Sunday, August 24, 2014

~BLOG TOUR~ A Whole New Crowd by Tijan (8-24-14)



Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren't great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she's sent to a new family in the neighboring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She's elated. This is her chance for a new beginning, but secrets start being revealed and Taryn learns her new life has some ties to her old one, ties that she's not happy about. Her new family might not have been the lucky break she thought she had.


Then he nodded. “Congratulations.”
“On what?”
“You earned their respect.”
I snorted. “I don’t care.”
“I know.” A smile teased at the corners of his lips. “They saw that too and because of that, they fear you now.”


Taryn Matthews is a thief from the wrong side of town, with the wrong kind of friends and definitely the wrong kind of boyfriend. Brian, her boyfriend, is a junkie, his brother and one of Taryn's best friends, Jace is the leader of the panthers. She's headed in the wrong direction if she stays near them. You see Taryn doesn't know who her parents are and has been in and out of foster homes her whole life, the only constant in her life was always Brian and Jace. Until now that is, she has a chance at a new life, a good life, one without the drugs, violence and the thieving. It's a chance for her to start over from scratch with a new family. The only downfall is that she will have to leave behind her two constants, her family, Brain and Jace.

Taryn begins her new life with her new family and everything is going good. She might not be popular but she never has been and she's OK with that. It's not until Tray Evans,handsome, secretive, top dog at school, shows interest in her that things get spicy...It's not always in a good way either. One thing is for sure, there is a connection between Taryn and Tray whether she wants to deny it or not... There is no denying it, you could cut the sexual tension with a knife! If you ask me I would tell you that their brokenness fits perfectly with one another.

The stuff hits the fan when her old life and new life collide...but she is also to blame for that as she can't seem to let go of that life either. For her future and for her safety she needs to, she must!

I very much enjoyed this book. this was a Tijan first for me and it was the first NA I've read in a long time. I wasn't use to not having a lot of sex in my book. BUT...I have to say that she made up for it with all the sexual tension she had going on between Taryn and Tray. WOW! This book was full of suspense, sexual tension and it also has some action. A book about starting over and letting go. Her writing holds you throughout the whole book. I give A Whole New Crowd 4 Rockin Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟


“I may be an asshole, but I’m an asshole you can trust.” He smirked as he reached behind him and then placed a cold bottle in my hand. “I promise.” He took my other hand and led me back downstairs.
Maybe it wasn’t a great decision, but I gave in. The fight was always in me to survive and for once, I didn’t want to fight. I wanted to be watched over. If he volunteered for that position, so be it. Brian never watched over me. I watched over him and Jace had rarely been around.
When he sat on the couch, I curled up next to him and enjoyed my place among his group of friends. As the morning and afternoon passed by, I heard and saw the respect they had for Tray. They listened when he spoke. Everyone turned to him and no one ignored him. They genuinely liked him.
People had never genuinely liked Brian or Jace. Jace was feared. He was respected, but I didn’t know if anyone in his life liked him. It was the opposite for Brian. He was tolerated. He was a hothead. No one knew when he would explode and so he earned a reputation as being unpredictable. He was met with caution wherever he went.
It was an alien feeling, watching this different world unfold before me.
I liked it.




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Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books! Connect with the author: Facebook: Goodreads:

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