BLOG TOUR: Tough Luck by C.M. Stunich


Title: Tough Luck (Hard Rock Roots #3)

Author: C.M. Stunich

Release Date: November 14, 2013

Genre: New Adult Romance

Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions




Ronnie McGuire is my target. But I wish he wasn’t. I didn’t sign up for this destruction, this pain. In his music, I hear his soul crying out for me. If I could, I’d run away from here and never look back because to tell you the truth, I’m terrified. There are forces weighing in on me that even I don’t understand. I’m scared. Things are dangerous. This could get real ugly, real fast. & & & Lola Saints is a godsend. But I wish she wasn’t. I don’t know sh*t about her, but already, I’m hooked. When she plays, I can almost imagine the ghosts of the dead are calling out to me. If I could, I’d shed my soul and leave the pain of the past behind me. But I can’t. I have to figure out if there’s a way to fall in love anew and respect the old. But something else is going on, something weird. Something that tells me my tough luck might just run out real fast. *This is NOT the last book in the series. There will be later books featuring Turner and Naomi again, and they also appear in this volume quite a bit. 😉


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Another fantastic and intense book from the Hard Rock Roots Series! I was so eager to find out what would be happening next that I read this book in one sitting. The characters were crazy and real and the story line was full of mystery, suspense, sex, and crazy messed up rockers.

Ronnie and Lola perfect for each other once they realize what they both need. Of course they’re just as messed up as Turner and Naomi but all of them are good people (deep, deep down). They are extremely loyal and caring for those that they are closest to. Lola is feisty, wild, and eventually shows that she’s a way better person than the people she was originally associated with. Ronnie is living day by day still latched on to his dead girlfriends memory when Lola makes an appearance. After these 2 hook up, they both become better versions of themselves. They (along with all the other characters in this book) felt like real people that I was following along with and not just a story.

This book had me just as wrapped up as the previous books in the series. I was anxious on behalf of the characters and felt genuinely concerned for their wellbeing. I could feel the tension in the atmosphere surrounding all of them and it truly felt like I was watching a movie in my head. The writing style was great and I’m giving this an excellent 5 out of 5 books!



“You look like you’re about to pass out.  Take a breather, will ya?” I tell him, wishing he’d give me some sign of life in those dead eyes.  They’re dark and swimming with negativity.  I can tell he’s not living in the here and now.  He’s somewhere else altogether.  My job is supposed to be to keep him there, force him down into the depths of pain and let him impale himself on his own tragedy.  Instead, I get the urge to pull him back.

        Before I can stop myself, I’m spinning around in front of him and bumping the toes of my shoes against his, clutching his shirt in two grasping hands and pressing our mouths together.  I’m not shy with my tongue, forcing it between his lips and tasting all of that melancholy and anguish.  At first it’s like kissing a fireplace hearth, all old ash and extinguished flames, but just as I’m about to pull away, I see a spark.  It’s small at first, burning deep within him, taking over his lips and scorching me with brilliant heat.

        Ronnie’s hands come up and find my ass.  He doesn’t start off with small talk either.  He goes straight for the gold, grabbing and caressing my flesh with greedy hands.  Careful, Lola, or you might get burned.  I push up against him, struggling to stay on my tiptoes so our faces can stay somewhat even.  I kind of want to climb his ass like Godzilla on top of the Empire State Building, just get all up in there and find my perch.  Ronnie responds to my scrambling by lifting me up by the cheeks and slamming my back into the metal pole of a street sign.

        “Oi, watch yourself, fuck face,” I growl out, but the small ache in my spine is nothing compared to the raging burn that’s coming up from below.  What the hell are you playing at, bitch?  This is not what you’re supposed to be doing.  I hear my logical self screaming at me from the back of my mind, but I don’t pay it any never mind.  What I am supposed to do anyway?  A forest fire’s just caught in a dry bush.  I could put it out, but it’d take a lot of effort.  It’s easier just to let it burn.


About the Author


C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin’s (yes, that’s her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance. Always a fan of the indie scene and ‘sticking it to the man,’ Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend’s offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich’s books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers. C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world. Ms. Stunich can be reached via e-mail or by post and loves to hear from her readers. Ms. Stunich also wrote this biography and has no idea why she decided to refer to herself in the third person.

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