The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for L.H Cosway's "Killer Queen (Painted Faces #2."
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome…
Come inside The Glamour Patch club to see the star of our show, Miss Vivica Blue.
Do you want to read my diary you nosy little devils? Have a glass of champagne (you’ll need it) and get comfortable because you’re in for some crazy shenanigans brought to you straight from the horse’s mouth.
I can be whatever you want me to be: boy, girl, a little bit of both.
If you have a problem with a man in a dress then best be off with you. If males in make-up give you the willies, then I’ll say au revoir and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
So, who are we left with? Ah, a fine collection of curious souls. I want to tell you a tale of love, because those are the most glorious kind. I want to tell you about real love, a love that transcends labels and gender stereotypes.
The moment I first laid eyes on my Freda I knew that we were kindred. Well okay, I also knew I wanted to get into her pants, but that’s beside the point. My world was a grey place. I was at my lowest ebb. Then she came along and patches of colour began to spring forth. One day the daffodils were yellow and before I knew it, colour was everywhere, lighting up my life.
Love is not about how we appear on the outside, it’s about the soul contained within.
Our story was not a conventional one, but it was ours, and that’s what made it shine.
Killer Queen is a companion novel to L.H. Cosway’s contemporary romance, Painted Faces. It contains scenes that take place before, during and after the original story. It can also be read as a standalone.
Review: Kirsty Lander
*Sigh..* I just love Fred and Viv. ♥
The companion novel to this book, Painted Faces is one of the best books I have ever read. No question. It has everything I want in a brilliant book, and now? Now it gets even better because not only do we have one side of the story, from Freda, we get both sides. We get to delve deep in to the head of Nicholas and see what makes him really tick, see why he is the way he is, what has brought him to this point in his life.. I loved everything about it.
"I'm not the one for you, gorgeous. I'm a train wreck,
and you do not want to find yourself becoming collateral damage."
The great thing about this book is that you don't have to have read Painted Faces to enjoy it. Yes, like me, you could read it knowing the story and simply enjoy it for the incredible story that it is, or you could read it first, with no prior knowledge to the storyline, and still enjoy it for the great read that it is.
I don't know that many authors will go the route that L.H. Cosway does. Nicholas is a drag queen after all. It's risky, Nicholas isn't your usual male lead. He's no alpha male, no sports-star, he isn't a rich billionaire.. but he's so much more. He's different, intriguing and quite frankly, one of the best male leads I have ever had the pleasure of reading about. And Freda? She is the perfect match. She isn't perfect, she's not some angelic woman who can do wrong.. she's normal, with flaws and reading about the two of them and the struggles they have faced to be together is just so refreshing.
"Every woman is different. Some of them make you feel satisfied, others make you feel high,
most just make you feel used or dirty. But you, Fred, you make me feel cleansed. There's no
guile or ulterior motives with you. You're just in the moment for whatever it might bring."
I've said it before about this author and I would say it a million more times, she is truly talented and I don't think it is possible for her to write a book I won't enjoy. I can't wait to see what comes next.
"I feel like I need her more than air. Is that love?"
I rated "Killer Queen" 5 Hearts
“What has you so excited tonight?” Phil asked me, one hand on his hip, the other holding Pickles under his arm. The tiny dog struggled to break free, and Phil finally let him down.
I sat in front of the mirror in my dressing room at The Glamour Patch, using some mousse to slick my hair back away from my face. My lips were red, and I’d gone for a smoky grey eye shadow that highlighted the blue of my irises.
“My new neighbour’s coming to see the show. I can’t wait for you to meet her, Phil. She’s quite something.”
His lips quirked. “Ah, I was wondering why you were going all Frank-N-Furter tonight.”
I glanced at him as I topped up my mascara. “What’s that supposed to mean?”
He raised an amused eyebrow and folded his arms. “You always whip out the Rocky Horror when you want to get a lady all hot and bothered. They love that androgynous shit, not to mention those hot pants leave very little to the imagination.”
I grinned mischievously. “I do believe I’ll take that as a compliment, Philip.” A pause before I continued, “So, does it usually work?”
“Depends on the lady. If she’s that way inclined, yes, it works a charm.”
His answer pleased me. “Good to know.”
Phil was right — I was definitely going for androgyny tonight rather than full-on female, and it wasn’t because my head was messed up. It was because my own vanity was surfacing, and I wanted Fred to find me sexy. I wasn’t certain that a dress was going to do it for her, but once she saw how little my hot pants left to the imagination, as Phil so graciously put it, I was sure she’d be shifting in her seat.
Yeah, that’s right, my package, for lack of a better word, was well on display. Are you regretting picking up my diary yet, you nosy little things? No? Well, let’s see if we can change your minds. I will find a way to make you tug uncomfortably at your collars yet.Author Bio:
L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.
♥READ THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL!♥ Painted Faces
· Prize one: Signed copy of Killer Queen, Killer Queen tote bag, Limited edition MAC Rocky Horror Make-Up, Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack CD signed by Nicholas.
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