Friday, January 17, 2014

Vendetta Tour Blog


Title: Vendetta

Authors: Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Forbidden)

Release Date:  December 15, 2013

Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

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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.


~~Excerpt #1~~

I shake my head, muttering another curse. I should have just left her there. It's not like I have an overwhelming urge to play her knight in shining armor. God knows she's not a damsel in distress. The woman is poison, like all the Moores are. Unfortunately, despite what people think about me, I can't stand men hitting women, and I'm sure as fuck George wouldn't have minded taking another swing at her. We may be criminals, but we're not complete assholes.

She moans again as I put her in the backseat of my black SUV and buckle her in. I round the back, and open up the trunk, looking for something to bind her with. I shake off the fleeting thought that maybe she wouldn't fight me. It's Leighton Moore, for fuck's sake, of course she would.

Fishing out the cable ties, I go back and secure her wrists, then her ankles. It doesn't seem like enough. I don't want to see her eyes when she wakes up, which could be any second now, so I remind myself to hurry the fuck up. I take off the scarf from around her neck, feeling the silk under my fingers for just a second. Then I pull out my pocketknife, and slice it in half. I blindfold her, and then gag her with the other half.

At this point I know it’s probably overkill, but I've never kidnapped a woman before, so who knows? Plus, it's Leighton. She's not just any woman.

Of course I know Leighton Moore. I only wish I didn't.

I knew who she was the first time I laid my eyes on her. It didn’t make any fucking difference in the grand scheme of things. I was doomed to keep seeing her and not being able to do anything about it.

Shaking off that thought, I finally get in the car and start it, backing out and getting the hell away from this place.

When I'm far enough away, I pull over into a secluded woodland area on the side of the road and just sit there, my car idling. What the fuck do I do with her? I could take her to my place, I guess, but I'm barely ever there. Most of the time I’m either at my uncle’s house or I’m out, working. I take out my phone and stare at it, contemplating. I glance back at her, and realize I have no choice. I have to call my uncle.
I have to say that I really enjoyed “Vendetta” by Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane…yeah it had the whole “Romeo & Juliet” thing going for it, but with a mafia twist thrown in.  Devon Andre and Leighton Moore are part of two rival mob families that have a history of really bad blood between them.  Unfortunately, there’s a forbidden fruit attraction that has simmering between Devon and Leighton that doesn't bold well for either of them.  So, when Leighton witnesses a meeting between a business associate of her Father’s and Devon, Leighton realizes she may be close to exposing a potential traitor.  When Leighton is discovered, Devon makes the decision to kidnap her instead of leaving her in the hands of the traitor which will probably result in her death.
Once Devon has Leighton locked away, to buy time to decide what he should do with her, well, that's when “Vendetta” really starts to sizzle…  During the time that Leighton and Devon spend together, we find out about the history between the Andre and Moore families; the intrigues, power-plays and the oh so many secrets surrounding all of them. 
“Vendetta” may not be the most original story, but I liked the sexual tension and heat between Devon and Leighton and I really liked that I was a little fooled by who was actually trustworthy and who was not…Most of all I LOVED that I don’t have to wait months for the next book in the series!  Authors….please take note…. not EVERY book you write has to be a series!  Please, please, please write more stand-alone books!  Thank you Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane for writing a sizzling hot romance with some action, a little mystery and a pretty good story line that I thoroughly enjoyed and don’t have to commit the next 3-5 years of my life to see how it ends…
4 Stars ~Kathy 

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