Contest and Shock & Awe Blog Tour with Abigail Roux


Good morning all.  Today ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords is happy to play host to the Shock & Awe Virtual Book Tour featuring one of our favorite authors, Abigail Roux and her new Sidewinder series.  I am so excited about this book and the new couple of Nick and Kelly.  They won my heart immediately and they will win yours too.  Shock & Awe is one of Scattered Thoughts Best Novels of 2013.  You don’t want to miss this one.  And here is bunch more reasons to acquaint yourself with Nick, Kelly, and the rest of the Sidewinders:

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Shock & Awe blog tour! Thank you to ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords for hosting today. If you’re following along, you might find this handy dandy schedule of use, and you might be interested in keeping up with me each day, because I’ve got a couple goodies to give away. In celebration of Nick and Kelly’s coming out, so to speak, I’ve got three of their Heart and Clover T-shirts for three lucky commenters. And I’ve got five sets of trading cards with original artwork and character work-ups, something I intend to add new cards to every year, which makes this first year’s cards pretty important if you’re an obsessive collector like I am.

Author Bio: 

Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year.
Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of Call of Duty throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.
Connect with Abi:

Shock & Awe Blurb:

Shock & Awe CoverAfter barely surviving a shootout in New Orleans, Sidewinder medic Kelly Abbott has to suffer through a month of recovery before he can return home to Colorado. He’s not surprised when fellow Sidewinder Nick O’Flaherty stays with him in New Orleans. Nor is he surprised when Nick travels home with him to help him get back on his feet—after all, years on the same Marine Force Recon team bonded the men in ways that only bleeding for a brother can. He’s very surprised, though, when Nick humors his moment of curiosity and kisses him.

Nick knows all of Kelly’s quirks and caprices, so the kiss was a low-risk move on his part . . . or so he thought. But what should’ve been a simple moment unleashes a flood of confusing emotions and urges that neither man is prepared to address.

Now, Kelly and Nick must figure out what they mean to each other—friends and brothers in arms, or something even deeper?—before the past can come back to ruin their tenuous future.

You can read an excerpt and purchase Shock & Awe today from Riptide!

Contest Giveaway:
Abi is giving away some great goodies along the tour, including three of their Heart and Clover T-shirts for three lucky commenters and five sets of trading cards with original artwork and character work-ups. Just leave a comment at any of the stops along the tour to enter. The contest closes on November 25th.

Contest Rules:

  • By entering the giveaway, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Please note that the contest is open worldwide, winners will be chosen tour-wide and comments left with an email address will be entered to win.
  • Winners will be selected by random number. No purchase necessary to win. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  •  Winners may be announced on the blog following the contest. By entering the contest you are agreeing to allow your name to be posted and promoted as the contest winner by ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords.
  • Prizes will be distributed following the giveaway Riptide Publishing..
  • By entering you are agreeing to hold ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords harmless if the prize or giveaway in some way negatively impacts the winner.
  • Readers may only enter once for each contest. Duplicate entries for the same giveaway will be ignored. In the event of technical problems with the blog during the contest, every effort will be made to extend the contest deadline to allow for additional entries.
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  1. Debra E · November 21, 2013

    So glad Kelly survived so he could entertain us and have dirty sex with Nick! Looking forward to more!


  2. Verena · November 21, 2013

    Nick and Kelly are so perfect for each other!


  3. Suzy · November 21, 2013

    Shock & Awe was awesome! I’m so glad Abi didn’t kill off Kelly…we would have seriously missed out!


  4. s0ph1ar0s3 · November 21, 2013

    It’s always fascinating to get the behind the scenes stuff of what goes into a finished book. Yay! I’m glad Kelly survived to get his story and continue on and I would have shed tears over Nick dying because he’s been a favorite secondary character.


  5. Melanie Tye · November 21, 2013

    I am so glad that Abi didnt kill Kelly off. Kegger I love the name maybe Digger can find love in there somewhere. I adore all of sidewinder. Ty and Zane are amazing too. Nickels are amazing too. I cant wait to read ball and chain and the next sidewinder book.


  6. Ana Garcia · November 21, 2013

    Kelly and Digger, I would never have imagined a romantic relationship of these two.


  7. Pauline Simmons-Gordon · November 21, 2013

    Kelly and Digger? OMG, I so would not have ever gotten that from the books. I actually saw Nick and Kelly way back when I was reading Divide and Conquer. I didn’t think anything would come of it, but I saw it. I AM SO GLAD THAT SOMETHING CAME OF IT!


  8. Kris · November 21, 2013

    Kelly and Digger well that would be amusing and… explosive, there would probably even be a body count, but can’t imagine much romance. Hmmm?


  9. Lena · November 21, 2013

    Well I got sucked into the Cut & Run series like everyone else. I have also bought Shock & Awe but haven’t read it yet but that just makes the anticipation sweeter.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some great items 🙂


  10. engese31 · November 21, 2013

    I am so happy and grateful to your friend. I fell so hard for Kels! And yeah I don’t get the kegger ship but hey…………..ship what you want 😉


  11. Aniko Laczko · November 21, 2013

    I’m glad your friend quit smoking! Lol. And as much as I like Digger, Kelly belongs to Nick


  12. Tammy · November 21, 2013

    I’m still laughing that there could have been a Digger/Kelly. It would have been very interesting though. Glad things worked out the way the did because I love me some Nick & Kelly.


  13. Ashley E · November 22, 2013

    So what’s Nick and Kelly’s ship name? Kick? or Nelly? Either one is just… too funny.


  14. Peggy · November 22, 2013

    I’m so excited about this release, can’t wait to read it!!


  15. michelle rae · November 22, 2013

    I am so glad we get more of the Sidewinder boys. If you haven’t read Shock & Awe yet, you’re in for a treat!


  16. Dawn D · November 23, 2013

    Love these guys. Can’t wait for more!


  17. chickie434 · November 23, 2013

    Just finished book 3 of Cut and Run, off to 4!


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