Manic by J.A. Huss

Tragic by J.A. Huss
Publication date:  May 20th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks.  Some girls get parents.  Rook got the foster care system.  Some girls get Prince Charming.  Rook got an abusive frog.  Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it.  Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look.  The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy!  He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s portfolio.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world.  It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

TRAGIC is a new adult contemporary romance.




Read my full review of Tragic here:






Manic by J.A. Huss
Series: Rook and Ronin #2
Publication date: August 1st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future—Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract!

It’s three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike’s paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine’s camera, and three months of twenty-four hour filming for Spencer’s Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute…what reality show? Maybe she should’ve read that STURGIS contract a little closer? 😉

Sure, Rook’s bank account is almost overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Her new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy them.

Add in a mysterious man from her past, a road trip to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and a final show in front of the entire world where all her good are on display, and you’ve Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!


I truly appreciate a sequel that picks up right where the first one ends and Manic by J.A. Huss does just that! Rook has finished her first modeling contract and is about to start her second which is doing erotic modeling for Sturgis Motorcycles. Because she was in such a funky mood when she signed the Sturgis contract she really has no idea what she agreed to do so reading about her temper tantrums were quite entertaining.

“I’m not the genius who perfected this plan. That’s Spencer. I’m not the hacker who executed this plan. That’s Ford. I’m the liar who cleans up this mess. And my job starts now.”

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Rook and Ronin are still together in Manic but things are complicated when Clare still can’t seem to get her junk together. Plus, we get to know Ford and Spencer better who have been friends of Ronin’s since their college days. There is quite a bit of animosity between the three guys but when they need one another, they have each other’s backs.

“Rook,” he whispers into my neck. “I want you in my bed every night. I want you to be part of me forever. I want to make an us with you.”

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Rook and Ronin truly have a love story for the ages. There is jealousy, insecurities, and secrets but over the course of time they have to decide if they are willing to put their trust in each other and let love in. J.A. Huss has a writing style that I truly enjoy and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series which is titled Panic and is scheduled to be released in fall 2013.

And, on a complete side note: I love how J.A. Huss put “End of Book Shit” in the table of contents!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Manic in exchange for an honest review.









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J.A. Huss

J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.


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-A custom necklace
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  1. i think i would say that i prefer athlete as boyfriend^^ but perhaps it’s only because i’m in a strong sport romance phase^^

    thank you a lot for the giveaway

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