Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Vendetta - Book Tour (V)

Title: Vendetta
Authors: Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Forbidden)
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

Please note: this is not dark romance.
I am not a good man.
I have lied and cheated and stolen. I've decided between life or death, like it was
my due. None of it matters, not anymore. These are not my sins.
I see her raise her hands, the dark metal she's clutching reflecting the moonlight.
Her finger trembles as she cocks the gun pointed at me. Her eyes are cold,
determined, but I know.
I know her.
My name is Devon Andre and I confess my sin. I am not a good man because this is
the woman I love.
She pulls the trigger.
* Standalone contemporary romance.
* Mature reader advised due to sexual content and strong language.

Review—Vendetta by Autumn Karr & Sienna Lane

“Inside, I’m anything but calm.  The news must have spread by know that Leighton f***ing Moore is locked up in a room on the top floor of a house full of people who want nothing but to harm her.”

Devon Andre is just one of the bad guys.  Being a part of the Mob has its downside…tying up loose ends, taking care of things, dealing with it; these are all common phrases amongst the family.  Problem is, his family is gone; killed long ago by the Moore Family, the only Irish Mobsters in the area.  Now, Devon finally has a way to exact revenge…by kidnapping Leighton, Keith Moore’s only daughter.

“The Moores and the Andres have been at it long before I was around.  I knew that if anyone had reason to do this, it was them.  And now, we finally have proof.  Now, I can finally get my revenge.”
“I shouldn’t have brought her here.  The thought echoes in my mind as I sit in my uncle’s office discussing this new turn of events regarding my parents.  Everyone’s putting their two cents in about what should come next, the excitement palpable in the room.  But I’m not listening to any of it; instead, I’m wondering how I got myself into this mess.”

It seems Devon is having a hard time dealing with his decision to kill the Moore family, or at least Leighton.  The more time she is locked in that bedroom, the deeper his uncertainty goes.  Can he really kill her?  Will he?  With a history between them; one of looks across the commons, avoidance, and ultimately lust, Devon is truly torn…and Leighton doesn’t make it easy for him to resist her.

“I dread having to tell her my intentions, but how can I not?  She should know what her family did, what they took from me.  She should understand why I’m doing this to her.  It’s not going to change her fate, but at least she will get the answers she deserves.”
“I should just kill her now.  I stop dead in my tracks, seriously considering it.  I can’t let her live anyway, so what’s the point of all this torture?  A hollow laugh rips out of my throat, because I know I won’t do it until I absolutely have to.  So I’ll continue to f***ing torture myself.”

Why is he torturing himself, knowing that what he feels for Leighton ultimately will keep him from killing her?  He knows that the more attached they become, the harder it will be in the end…or is there something greater than even him working to set not just her free, but Devon as well?

“She knows the way our world works, and why we were a mistake from the very start.  That she should have never hoped for anything when it came to me, because ultimately, we’re enemies, and you can’t afford to have mercy for your enemies.  She knows all of it.”
“I wish you were someone else,” she whispers, and I hear the tears in her voice.  My eyes open and I kiss her wrist hovering over my mouth, wiping away the single tear streaking her cheek with my thumb.  “Me, too,” I say, and I’ve never meant anything more than I do those two words.”

This has got to be one of the best mob family/star-crossed lovers’ stories I’ve read in quite some time!  Karr and Lane have got this world on lock-down!  I read the entire book in one sitting, flipping pages like they were on fire, because I just had to know what little twist was going to be thrown in there next.  And that ending…seriously?!? Seriously.  Never. Saw. It. Coming!  I hope there is more, even though there is no cliffhanger, I want to see more.  I want to delve deeper into this world, this dark place of organized crime, forbidden loves, and turf wars.  Please, please, please keep writing! 

**4.5 I Hate You Because You’re You Stars**

Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr are two friends with a joint love of reading, writing, 
candy, and Disney heroes (and Disney songs, of course.)When they aren’t scheming against fictional characters, or talking about their 
favourite books, you can find them ogling tattooed models and trying to figure out 
how to get them to do a cover shoot for their next book.
Together they wrote VENDETTA, releasing this December, and hopefully many more 
books to come.They love to hear from readers, so don't hesitate to contact them 
through their Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/18TGRU9).

Autumn Karr
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/autumn.karrauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7195738.Autumn_Karr
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutKarr
Sienna Lane
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sienna.lane.39 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7195737.Sienna_Lane
Joint Sites
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karrandlane
Blog: http://karrandlane.wordpress.com/

Purchase Link: 
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00HCR24SA
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HCR24SA
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vendetta-autumn-karr/1117712091
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/vendetta/id780540815
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/vendetta-39
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18331733-vendetta

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