Saturday, 15 February 2014

Release Blitz & Review: Lili Saint Germain's "Six Brothers (Gypsy Brothers # 2)."

Release Blitz & Review: Lili Saint Germain's "Six Brothers (Gypsy Brothers # 2)."



I have lied.

I have cheated.

I have given my body and my life to the man who destroyed my family and left me for dead.

I have killed, I have sinned, and worst of all, I have enjoyed the misery of others.

I have licked the salty tears of a father mourning his firstborn son, and nothing has ever tasted so sweet.

I have died, and I have been resurrected, a phoenix from the ashes.

I know I’m going to hell. I’ll burn in the fiery pits alongside Dornan and his sons for the things I’ve done, and for the things I’m about to do.

But I don’t care. It will be worth every lick of the devils flames on my guilty flesh to destroy Dornan Ross.

One down, six to go.

Review: Surj Harvey

So, I thought the first book in this series was harrowing... I mean everything Juliette (Sammi) had been through, everything she'd lost left me devastated for her. But the silver lining was it had made her stronger, harder, almost resilient to any form of pain. I saw a woman who would stop at nothing to exact her revenge. What I wasn't expecting in this book was for things to go from bad to worse for her and for her to accept that it was part of parcel of the journey she had decided to take. Yup, Dornan was one fucked up, twisted Son of a bitch who seemed to take immense pleasure in tormenting and torturing those he ... liked??? See, fucked up. It was all about ownership and control and that's exactly what he wanted and what he thought he'd got from Juliette:

"Pain is good," he says, hands squeezing my neck tight before releasing me again. A warning. 
"Remember? Pain means I fucking own you."

Juliette continued her mission with six brothers to go and as much as I saw her grow from strength to strength, I also saw a vulnerability, a fragility to her, and that just tore at my heart strings. There were moments I wondered whether she would break, whether she would drop her mask but no.. she'd endure hell before she gave up her mission!!! Fuck this woman was hardcore. 

"To be wronged is nothing, unless you remember it." Confucius
I would never forget. And so for me, being wronged was everything. 

I was also given more of an insight into the life Juliette had before everything was taken from her. It was like a chain reaction... one event kicking off the next until that fateful night and all of a sudden, everything was becoming clearer. What I'd read in book one was unfortunately only the tip of the iceberg and the picture that was building wasn't pretty.. it was damn right ugly and at the heart of it... Dornan!!! That man truly made my blood boil and I couldn't wait to see his further demise. Unfortunately, I knew that as his sons died one by one, his life would start to spiral out of control. I knew the one person who would bear the brunt of his grief was the person who was responsible for it...Juliette. For her, it was a vicious circle.. a bitter sweet revenge. 

Some people would call me a whore. A girl who sold her soul to the devil. 
Who let him inside her, with no remorse. Who danced with the monster who destroyed
everything. To those people, I say only this: I didn't have to sell my Dornan Ross my soul. 
He already owned it. And once I've killed him, maybe I can take it back. 

I couldn't wait to find out who was next on Juliette's hit list. She'd definitely got a taste now and I could see the hunger in her. She wanted her next kill but she wasn't stupid. This wasn't something she could rush... rushing meant mistakes... mistakes meant risking everything she had worked so hard for being exposed...and  that wasn't going to happen. Instead, she was calculated, methodical and when she chose her next victim... I jumped for joy. Fucker never saw it coming until he was face to face with her and on deaths door!!! 

Jase played a bigger part in this book and as much as I loved his character, I saw him as Juliette's Achilles heel!!! He was the love of her life, her weakness, the one thing she couldn't resist and a couple of times I wondered whether he'd guess or whether she'd pour her heart out. I'm not sure how this will play out but I can't see her secret remaining just that for the rest of the series. He's already seeing through acting so how long before he guesses? 

He meant maybe we should forget about this. This being fireworks, and burning, 
and electricity jolting every time we were near each other. I knew exactly what he meant. 
And I had no intention of forgetting it. 

The writing in "Six Brothers" remained true to the story and characters... blunt, dirty, raw and I'm glad Lili didn't hold anything back when putting pen to paper. Her characters are seriously fucking with my head but I'm loving the direction the books are headed. Each seems to give us a little more information, another piece of the puzzle to add justification to the task at hand... 2 down... 5 to go and for me... the last one will be the sweetest!!! 

I loved this dark, tortured, twisted fuck of a read and rated it a mind fucking 5 Hearts!!!

I'm aching inside., the utter desolation of my vengeful quest almost too much to bear. 
But I will bear it. Because I refuse to buckle. They will not break me. 
I'm a fighter after all. And this fight's only just begun. 


Some people would call me a whore. A girl who sold her soul to the devil. Who let him inside her, with no remorse. Who danced with the monster who destroyed everything.

To those people, I say only this: I didn’t have to sell Dornan Ross my soul. He already owned it. And once I’ve killed him, maybe I can get it back.

When I think about life before Juliette Portland supposedly died, I think of the midday sun, and the way it caught the water, making a million tiny diamonds glisten in the Venice Beach waves. I think of laughter and first kisses, of ice cream, stolen beer, and Ferris wheels.

I think of how much I loved Jason Ross, and how valiantly he fought to protect me when the rest of his family were beating and fucking me to within an inch of my life.

I think about my father, and how whenever he was near, I felt safe, no matter what.

I think about my mother, and how indifferent she was to my existence, to the point where my father was going to take me away from everything, including her, so that we could have a life free of the constant danger that a club like the Gypsy Brothers meant. 

I think of how, if he had succeeded, what a wonderful life that would have been. 

It’s true what they say—keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Only, they forgot to add: Don’t keep your enemies so close that they can strike without warning. That was my father’s mistake. That was our fatal undoing.

When I was planning my revenge, I vowed not to make the same mistakes he did. Allowing the enemy too close—Dornan was VP of the club, my father had been the President, but he had been quickly losing control as Dornan and his sons outnumbered him. 

I vowed not to make the same mistakes my father did. But here, now, laying pinned beneath Dornan as he fills me with his rage and grief, his eldest son dead by my hand and the funeral in just a few hours, I have to wonder if I’m heading down the exact path that led to our destruction all those years ago.

About the Author:

Lili writes dark romance. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, chocolate, wine, and hanging at the beach. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

Lili also writes paranormal fantasy.

Connect with Lili:

Twitter: @Lilistgermain1

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