Saturday, February 8, 2014

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway : Behind the Pitch (Seeking Serenity, #1.5) by Eden Butler

Behind the Pitch (Declan's POV)

Seeking Serenity , #1.5
by Eden Butler

Release Date: January 24, 2014 
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

Source: Author

eArc received for review

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Expat Irish rugby player Declan Fraser only wanted to play the sport he loves. 
He didn’t want to be stuck in this middle-of-nowhere town at this all too quaint 
university. He didn’t want his team captain to be an entitled jackass who switched Declan's position on the squad just to make himself look good. And he sure as hell didn’t want to fall in love with graduate student Autumn McShane.

Autumn is stubborn, but gorgeous; she bristles at any hint of dependency on 
anyone or anything, but she’s also a survivor. She’s everything Declan didn’t know he wanted. When Autumn finds herself in the middle of a challenging bet with her ex-boyfriend - who just happens to be the arrogant team captain that Declan hates -he feels honor bound to help her out. But he didn’t expect to fall for her in the process.

“Behind the Pitch” reveals the most twisted and erotic thoughts in Declan’s head as 
he navigates through his on again/off again, frustrating and deeply erotic relationship with Autumn McShane.  

And lordy, does he have a filthy mind.

Welcome to our Blog Tour stop for 
Behind the Pitch by Eden Butler
You can follow the rest of the Tour HERE

Seeking Serenity Series:

Chasing Serenity (Seeking Serenity, #1)


She will be the death of me.

McShane with her long, ginger hair that smelled like cotton candy one day and 
some weird flowery scent I can’t place the next.

McShane who kissed me back like she meant it, like she wanted more of me that 
day in the basement.

McShane who walked away hacked off when Morrison and I started throwing fists at 
each other after the match, when he got a bit too caveman for my liking. Pouncy 
bollocks. He deserved it. Telling me that McShane was his, that I needed to stay 
away from her.

And now, fecking now, she was blowing me off at this loud, obnoxious club.

I didn’t know what she was fussed about. Really, she should have thanked me. I was
only looking after her. But try convincing that stubborn woman of anything.

“I haven’t needed a man since my dad skipped out on us,” she said. “And I got over 
the domineering caveman shit after Tucker. Now it only pisses me off.”

As though I needed telling. I saw who she is, how she is. I saw that she’s strong, that
she’s capable. But fuck me if I couldn’t seem to quell the need to look after her 
anyway, to protect her. What was it about this girl? Why couldn’t I stay away?
And why the hell did she have to look so damn gorgeous?

I watched her dancing with her friends across the club. She kept downing drinks, 
Scotch of all things, as though it was water. Her hips moving in that tight dress 
called to me, had my eyes swaying from her face and lingering there far longer than
seemed decent.

But to hell with her if she thought I’d chase after her. I did have some pride, you 

She moved to the beat, swaying here and there, against her pissed friends, 
hammered to shite. They danced together with liquid ease, their bodies touching, 
bouncing, grazing against each other and it was all I could do to keep from running 
across the club and pulling McShane to me; to have her nestled against my chest, 
her hot breath moistening my neck.


My Review:

Oh my Squeeee!!! 

What an awesome addition to the Seeking Serenity Series! Declan's POV was a delectable treat that I was anxious to read since the moment I found out that it was going to be released. I am a HUGE fan of books told from a Male POV, and this one was everything that I expected it to be. If you have not read Chasing Serenity, which is the first installment of the Seeking Serenity Series ... You are missing out!!! What a fantastic story!

Behind the Pitch is basically some events of Chasing Serenity, but in Declan's POV. What I liked about this book is that even if it's in his POV this story did not feel at all like the same story I read a couple of months ago. I can't really say much about this novella without giving away spoilers from Chasing Serenity. What I will say is that Declan had some explaining to do in Chasing Serenity. I was even screaming at him when I discovered what he was hiding. Why? Why did you break my her heart? I'm really happy that Eden Butler ended up writing his POV. I completely understand now why he acted a certain way when things went downhill with Autumn. I really liked how the story switched from now to then. It was different from the other Male POV's that I have read.

Mr. Declan Fraser .... Sweet Jaysus!!! Where do I start with this yummy swoony Irish Sexy Beast ?!?!?! His accent will have you melting, his words will set your blood on fire and his charisma will have you hypnotized until the very last page. OMG!!! The way he calls Autumn '' Mc Shane'' ... I wish I could be Autumn for a day just so that I could hear him say that!!! *Swoon* If there was any doubt in my mind that he truly loved Autumn with all his heart and soul, it's gone! He is madly in love with his ginger angel. Awwwww!!! He's freakin' AMAZING!!!! #TeamDeclan 

Oh, and he's a dirty talker ... An Irish dirty talker! ;)

My Rating:

I give, Behind the Pitch, by Eden Butler 4.5 sexy, romantic, fascinating, sensual, fantastic stars! Declan's thoughts were wrapped into a deliciously addictive novella that left me wanting more of Mr. Sexy Smirk <3 

The Way I See Autumn & Declan: 

Author Bio:

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” will launch October 2013. When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, thinking up impossible plots, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football. 

Tour Wide Giveaway:

Eden is offering up (3) eBook set copies of 
Chasing Serenity & Behind the Pitch 

(1) signed copy of Chasing Serenity up for grabs. 
Giveaway is international and ends at 11:59 PM CST 02/17/2014.


  1. Oh, this looks like a good one! I want it now!

  2. Oh, I thought this seemed familiar. I read part of Chasing Serenity, but didn't finish. Maybe I should give it another try. I'm glad you enjoyed Declan's point-of-view so much. Great review, Mikki!

  3. Thanks fot the giveaway!!! These books go straight to my TBR list!


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