Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Guest Post & Book Review - Guarding Midnight by Kacey Hammell

Guarding Midnight by Kacey Hammell
Canadian Muscle #1
Genre: suspense/erotic/romance 
ISBN: 978-1-77233-292-6
Now available with Evernight Publishing


Being the hired muscle just got a whole lot harder...

No one knows sacrifice better than former Army Sergeant Gavin Bennett. He’s witnessed firsthand the emotional, physical, and mental toll of being caught in the crossfire. Being a bouncer-slash-bodyguard may not be Gavin’s dream job, but he’s willing to do just about anything to help out family. When Gavin reports for his first day of work, he quickly discovers a woman who threatens to crack his legendary cool.

Shree Walker is on the run from a dark past she tried to shut away. Battered and broken, happily ever after doesn’t exist for her. Ready to start fresh with a new life in a new city, she is happy dancing at the Vixen Club. She’d be even happier without the presence of the prickly new bouncer who won’t let anyone or anything get past his carefully guarded defenses. He’s a distraction she doesn’t need. And a temptation she can’t resist.

When Shree is kidnapped by the criminal mastermind hell-bent on taking the club at any cost, Gavin has to make a decision. Hold tight and continue to keep Shree at arm’s length. Or break down his walls and take a chance on something more powerful than them both: Love. 

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 Book Trailer Credits to: Beckey at In the Pages of a Good Book

Avid Reader. Romance Author. Redhead…
Canadian-born author Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic. A romance reader from a young age, she fell in love with happily ever afters.  These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass, and emotion to the many genres she writes. 

A mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.

Guest Post

Kacey Hammell's Five Fave Foods

Thanks for having me today, on day 2 of the Guarding Midnight Tour.

*waves to readers* Hello everyone.  I know some won't know me, so I'll give you a brief overview into who I am.

I'm married, mom of three teens, and a cat & dog, raising cattle and chickens, and loving the country life.  I was born a country girl and even though I lived in a couple of cities for a little bit of my life, you can't take the country outta me! *g* There's nothing like it.

I love food.  Who doesn't?

Here are some of my fave foods, you know, in case I ever stop by your house to say hello...

1. Tacos - soft shells or lettuce to wrap it up in, lots of cheese and sour cream, peppers and onions.
2. Lasagna - the more cheese on top, and onions and peppers inside, the better!
3. Grilled Salmon Fillets - lots of butter and lemon please!
4. Caesar Salad - I love a lot of croutons on top!
5. Ham, potatoes, salad and corn - with the ham baked for a couple of hours in the oven, then grilled for about ten minutes on the barbecue!!

Now I'm starving! LOL

Thanks for letting me stop by today.
Happy Reading!


Guarding Midnight is a exciting read that draws the reader in and keeps you gripped right until the end.  The plot is exciting with lots of suspense and danger as well as a wonderful romantic storyline that is full of love and lust.  I really enjoyed this book, the story flowed really well and the main characters were likable and realistic.  This is the first book in the Canadian Muscle series, and I look forward to reading more books in this exciting series.

Shree is running from a dark past and is working as a dancer while she is studying to be a nurse.  She is the star attraction at the Vixen Club so she comes to the attention of the criminal mastermind who wants to take over the club.  Ex soldier Gavin is brought in to guard Shree and the other dancers and he's instantly attracted to the beautiful, talented star dancer.  Can Gavin crack the walls that Shree has built around her heart? And can he keep her safe?

I loved both Gavin and Shree, as well as the supporting characters.  Gavin is a tough alpha male who's still recovering from an injury he received in Afghanistan.  He is super sexy and ultra protective, he's a character you can't help but fall in love with.  Shree has a traumatic past, and she us working hard to overcome that.  She is hardworking, talented and is someone I can imagine being friends with.  The characters are believable and I instantly connected with them and wanted to keep reading to find out more about them.

The suspense part of the storyline is fantastic.  Fast paced, exciting and dangerous it keeps you turning the pages of this wonderful book.  This is the first book I've read by this talented author, and it won't be the last.  I wholeheartedly recommend this book and give it five out of five stars.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a honest review.


  1. Thank you so very much, J.J. !! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Guarding Midnight.
    Thank you for taking the time to read it, and sharing in the tour.
    Thanks so much!

  2. Now I'm hungry too. :) I agree, Kacey is a very talented author and I loved Guarding Midnight. It's such a fantastic read.