Release Blitz: Hard Chrome by Vanessa North (w/ excerpt + giveaway)

Hello my lovely readers,

I’m excited to have you here to celebrate the release of Vanessa North’s latest book Hard Chrome, her first book in the American Heavy Metal series. Tanner is inheriting her late father’s car shop – much to the dismay of Duke, a car technician who worked for her father and has doubts she is the suited candidate to do the tough job. Can those two different characters get along and get their HEA?

Check out the post for all the book info plus read the excerpt.
Also don’t miss the chance to win a really cool price in the giveaway. 🙂

Also check out my post on October 30 for my review.

Happy reading. 🙂

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Title: Hard Chrome
Series: American Heavy Metal  # 1
Author: Vanessa North
Genre: M/F Romance, Contemporary, workplace romance
Release Date: October 21, 2019 (ebook), October 29, 2019 (print)
Publisher: Carina Press
Length:  49.000 words

Hard Chrome deals with subjects some readers may find difficult, including domestic violence, animal cruelty, drug use, and teen pregnancy.


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He’s tough. But she’s tougher.

Tanner Ellis left American Heavy Metal in her rearview mirror. She didn’t see the beauty behind the grease stains and the polished chrome until it was too late. Now she’s back, determined to save her father’s legacy—and bring the South’s premier classic-car shop into the new century. Nothing is going to stop her—especially not the sexy tech who refuses to follow her lead.

American Heavy Metal is the only home Duke Wilson’s ever known, and no high-heeled, sharp-tongued princess is going to take it away. He tolerates Tanner’s advice, and it’s fun to push her buttons, but she doesn’t belong in the shop—never has, never will. The sooner she realizes that, the sooner he can find his new normal.

When Tanner falters, revealing the pain beneath her bravado, Duke comforts her the only way he knows how. And when violence from his past threatens their future, she’ll be there for him, offering him the one thing he’s always wanted—a shot at a real family. He just has to convince himself to take it.

This book is approximately 49,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

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“Well, hey there, princess.” The gruff voice, drawled out in amusement, stiffens my spine.


“Is this seat taken?” He parks himself on Mac’s barstool.

“Yes,” I hiss. “Get lost.”

“Oooh, are you on a date?” He peers around the room, and then his shoulders drop. “Nah, nobody in this place is fancy enough for Tanner fuckin’ Ellis.” He juts his chin out and smirks at me, and while it should make me want to smack him, I can’t help but notice how his scruffy jaw is thrown into prominence, and the effect is rough and virile in a way that sends heat racing down my spine.

“Except that guy,” he continues, standing up again to stage whisper, “But he’s gay. Hey, Alfie. I was just keeping your seat warm.”

“Join us.” Mac drops on the barstool and slides a basket of food across the table to me. Before I can protest the impromptu invitation, Duke pulls another barstool over and sits next to me. Despite his rough appearance, he smells more like soap than motor oil, and as his arm brushes mine, his smirk turns into a genuine smile.

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Author bio  – Vanessa North

Vanessa North is a romance novelist, a short fiction geek, and a knitter of strange and wonderful things. Her works have been shortlisted for both the Lambda Literary Award and the RITA© Award, and have garnered praise from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in Northwest Georgia with her family: a Viking, twin boy-children, and two large dogs.


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Vanessa North is celebrating the release of HARD CHROME with a big giveaway! Three prizes are up for grabs: (2) $10 Amazon Gift Cards and (1) Signed Paperback of Hard Chrome + some serious auto-shop inspired swag!

Your chance to win *click*

Please note: the giveaway is not sponsored, administered or endorsed by Mikku-chan / A World full of Words.

Blogtour and release blitz hosted by/through A Novel Take PR


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