Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt and Review of Ignite by Kate Benson

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There's so much I want to say about this book, and it's all good!  Read on to see why I enjoyed it so much.  There's also an excerpt for you to read!



Ignite by Kate Benson
COPYRIGHT © 2015 Kate Benson

Some love sets off a spark… Others ignite the flame.

When the athletic Zeke Turner moves in next door to eccentric Addie Greyson, the unlikely pair become instant friends. Growing inseparable over the years, the two stand together through all the trials of adolescence.

Zeke returns for the summer after his freshman year of college right as Addie’s preparing to start hers at another school. Their time apart forces them to begin seeing each other in a whole new light. When the temptation becomes too much to resist, lines are crossed and their friendship is irrevocably changed.

As outside influences interfere, the relationship they’ve fought so hard to protect begins to suffer. When Addie feels the sting of betrayal from the only other person she can trust, it makes her question everything she ever thought she knew.

When fate brings them back together two years later, will they get a second chance? Or will they find out the hard way that there are some things you just can’t take back?


The Ignite Series
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Ignite (Book One)

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Ignite by Kate Benson
Exclusive Excerpt
Copyright ©2015 Kate Benson


The second my lips touch his, I know it's a risk, but I just can't bring myself to stop it.

My feelings, his words, knowing firsthand everything he put up with for my sake, I pour all of it into him. Parting my lips, I tease his lips with my tongue, begging for entry, unable to contain the whimper that leaves my chest when he grants it.

As he makes contact, his tongue gently massages mine, shooting sparks through my chest. Releasing my grip on his neck, I rest my hand on his jaw, loving the feel of his light scruff as it dances beneath my fingertips.

His hands rest low on my waist, splaying beneath the thin cotton of my tank top as I feel him hook his fingers into my belt loops, holding me closely.

As badly as I know I need to pull away for air, my head is swimming. Common sense leaves me as I wonder if ending this kiss will deprive me of some kind of oxygen only Zeke's lips can provide.

Zeke's lips.

What the hell are you doing?

That's all it takes to have me pulling away from him. Red-faced and panting, I bring my fingertips to my lips and quickly find my feet, taking a slight step back, instantly filling with regret.

Not for the kiss. That kiss was amazing.

Good thing, too, stupid. It may have just cost you everything.

No, my regret is saved exclusively for the massive line I know I've just crossed.

What the hell have you done, Addie?

“I was just completely captivated by this amazing love story. From start to finish I COULD NOT put it down. Kate Benson has yet again delivered a gripping poignant tale of friendship, love and the lengths you will go to for your loved ones.

The deliverance on point, well developed characters and a story line that will take you on one emotional ride, this is a ONE CLICK MUST.” ~Summer’s Book Blog

“Kate Benson does it again, I just love all her characters and Zeke and Addie are no exception.” ~Scandalous Book Blog


★★★★ 1/2 stars

Wow.  I can't believe how much I loved this book. I was hooked from the beginning when Addie and Zeke first met in the street as children.  I absolutely loved how the story followed them through childhood, into the teenage years, and then into them being adults. I also can't believe where life has taken the two and I look forward to reading the sequel and finding out.

I absolutely loved Zeke and Addie.  Those two are perfect together.  I hesitantly watched as the two moved from friendship into something else.  I loved how Zeke defended Addie from those who would bully her for being different and I loved how Addie wanted to protect Zeke from pain and bullying as well.  The chemistry the two had was amazing.  It was almost like I could see and feel their confusion, lust, and then love.

While this story progresses in a timely manner, there was one leap that totally lost me.  As in, it happened and I had no idea what was going on.  The story also had some developments that were a surprise, most good, and some that had me scratching my head and wondering what I'd missed.  There's plenty of laughter, smiles, and romance.  There's also some tears and anger, but also lots of frustration.

This is my favorite Kate Benson book by far.  It does end on a cliffhanger and I can't wait to find out what happens next.  I have my fingers crossed and hope it'll be available soon and that Zeke and Addie will have the happily ever after they deserve.  Kudos to Kate Benson for writing such a good book.

*Thank you to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

About Kate:
I grew up in Texas and moved to Florida when I met the love of my life 14 years ago. I wrote my first poem when I was five and it was about my love affair with pickles. I still love pickles but I like to think my writing has grown since then.
I absolutely adore anything to do with books whether it's writing them or devouring them in one sitting. I live on music, love, and sweet tea. I am known for my silly but blunt personality. I've been lucky enough to find the love of my life, marry him and now we're working on our happily ever after. He inspires me in everything I do, but especially in telling love stories. I'm an ordinary girl living an extraordinary love and I'm so happy I get to share it with the world through my writing.

Social Media Links:
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Books by Kate Benson

The Promise Series:


The Callie Leveaux Series:


The Ignite Series:
Ignite (Book One)

Kate’s Books:
The Promise (The Promise Series, Book One):
The Promise Synopsis
Copyright ©2013 Kate Benson
Devastated by circumstances beyond her control, Sophie Ryan’s life rips her from the arms of her first love, Jack. With only memories of their lost love, she’s forced to start over in a new town; surviving on her own for the first time since he left. Trying to begin her new life, fate decides a different direction for her, causing her to make a choice she never thought she’d have to.
Unsure of commitment after his failed engagement, Chase Mitchell finds himself stuck on a path of failed conquests and late nights at the bar. That is until he finds a pair of mesmerizing green eyes sitting in his usual spot. Something about this quiet girl forces him to question everything he has ever thought about love.
As Sophie looks down at the fork that’s presented in her path, will she choose the right direction? Will she be able to move towards the arms of the man who stands in front of her? Or will she choose to keep her promise to the one life forced her to leave behind?

“The Promise will stick with me for a long time. I can honestly say that this book is in the top 10 reads for me of 2013.” Panty Dropping Book Blog
“If I could rate this book ten stars I would… Best debut book I have ever read.” Fictional Men’s Page for Book Hos

The Choice (The Promise Series, Book Two)
The Choice Synopsis
Copyright ©2014 Kate Benson
"What fate would you choose?"

Just when it seems she's finally moved on, devastation rocks Sophie Ryan's world again.

When long buried demons from her troubled past resurface, Sophie is forced to face her darkest fears, questioning everything she once thought was real.

Will she be able to return to the path she once traveled? Will she turn back on the promises she's made in the past? Or will she be confronted with the harsh truth that every decision, every choice, has a consequence?

When life thrusts a path in your direction, what fate will you choose?

“Kate Benson rocked it. The Choice is the second book in the Promise series and it is awesome. I was hooked from page one and there was no way I was putting it down.” Summer’s Book Blog

“Holy shit stick.... Kate smashed it again I'm sat here speechless. I loved The Promise, I love Chase I LOVED The Choice.” Fictional Mens Room for Book Hos.

The Secret (The Promise Series, Book Three):
The Secret Synopsis
Copyright ©2014 Kate Benson
Just as her life finally seems to be on the road to happiness, an unimaginable twist of fate rocks Sophie Ryan's world yet again.

Torn between two paths that promise her unconditional love and unbearable heartbreak, Sophie faces the hardest choice of her life.

New truths will be revealed, old demons will resurface, but when future and past collide, who will she trust to keep her secrets?

“What an amazingly detailed and well written storyline that grabbed my attention and even upon conclusion was not ready to let my body and mind go. I fell hard for this sweet love tryst.” MissyDevoursDelishReads
“It will captivate you from the very beginning and never let you go. I am one lady who is hooked on this series.” Panty Dropping Book Blog
“I have to say this whole series just blew me away!” Book Happiness

The Commitment (The Promise Series, Book Four):
The Commitment Synopsis
Copyright ©2014 Kate Benson
Sophie Ryan has not had an easy life.

In the past two years, she’s faced heartbreaking loss, gotten a rare second chance at unconditional love, revealed her darkest secrets and been forced to make unimaginable choices.

Dusting herself off time and time again, she’s always bounced back in the name of love.

After suffering yet another devastating blow, Sophie is faced with the choice of fight or flight.

With forces and emotions from her past still in play, will she find that some promises are made to be broken?

Or will she finally make the commitment it takes to find the forever she’s been searching for?

“I laughed, cried and cheered all the way through to the end and if you only read one series in 2014 please make it this one.” Scandalous Book Blog
“I shed tears and I laughed. I adored these characters that Kate has brought to life. Chase is just the most loveable book boyfriend I have ever met,” Fictional Men’s Page for Book Hos

Exclusive Excerpt from
The Promise by Kate Benson
Copyright ©2013 Kate Benson
The light from the bathroom splays across the bed, illuminating her features just enough for me to see the way the blush heats the soft planes of her face. Her long, thick eyelashes rest there just above her cheeks, brushing her newly sun-kissed skin. I can just barely see the light dust of freckles that dance across the bridge of her nose.
As she gives me the small smile that always causes my breathing to hitch, those rogue dimples of hers pop up and are just begging to be kissed. She opens her eyes and I feel my heart stopping for what feels like the millionth time today.
Every time she looks at me, everything else simply ceases to exist. My girl is beautiful. She’s simply breathtaking and she really has no idea. I’m under her spell, completely enraptured by her, but she doesn’t seem to have a clue.
I tighten my grip on her bare waist as I trace the outline of her perfect lips, continuing to marvel at her before I’m able to speak again.
“You are absolutely everything to me, Sweetheart. I didn’t even know my heart was capable of feeling so much. Before I met you, I was just floating and I didn’t even know it,” she opens her eyes again and they meet with mine. “But now I’m alive. I wouldn’t be able to exist without you, Sophie. Don’t ever doubt what you mean to me. Ever.”

The Callie Leveaux Series:
****This series contains subject matter that is suitable for adults 18 years of age and older.****
Escort (Book One):
Escort by Kate Benson Synopsis
Copyright ©2014 Kate Benson

I'm Callie Leveaux and I'm an escort for those with only the most specific of tastes.
In my world, sex is a buffet.
That dark, daring spot where only the most adventurous visit?
That's my corner.
The deviant ones with the least to lose come to me.
They get their fill, treating their palates while the rest steer clear, because they know what they like and they know only I can give it to them.
My name is Callie and I'm the girl you've been waiting for.
If you pay the right price, you can get a little taste.

“Wow!! This book is an amazing read it's so different from what we've seen from Kate Benson before with The Promise Series.” Crazy Cajun Book Addicts
“This raw and smoking sexy read will have you begging for more! I can't wait for the next installment in The Callie Leveaux Series!” The Book Fairy

The Callie Leveaux Series:
****This series contains subject matter that is suitable for adults 18 years of age and older.****
SAVAGE (Book Two):
SAVAGE by Kate Benson Synopsis
Copyright ©2014 Kate Benson
Since the night I met her at a shitty basement party in high school, I’ve wanted her, craved her. Even when we were fifteen, she had something animalistic, primal hiding behind those grey eyes. I still can’t put my finger on what it is about her.

Whatever it is, I’m addicted.

Callie Leveaux? She’s always craved sex. Up until now, she didn’t even care much who it was with, but I’m about to change all that.

I sat on the sidelines, struggling to kick one vice so I could trade it for my addiction to her. You might think I did it to be a better person, but the truth is, it’s always been for her.

My name is Tommy Savage and I’m the man she’s been waiting for.

“Kate Benson knocked it out of the park with this one. She has a special way of drawing you into her story and her characters. I can’t wait to read more!! This is definitely a 5 star read for me.” Summer’s Book Blog
“Ladies this one is a drop your panties read! Kate you did it again! Loved it!” Panty Dropping Book Blog

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