Friday, 5 December 2014

Release Blitz & Review: for Ker Dukey & D.H Sidebottom's "Cadence (Deception # 2)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Release Blitz & Review for Ker Dukey & D.H Sidebottom's "Cadence (Deception # 2)."

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He had her love. Her devotion. He destroyed her with it!

Years I loved Faye Avery from a distance, watched my brother have something he didn’t deserve. She was always too good for him. Dante had a need for control and that grew with him from childhood, infecting her to bend to his whim.

When Dante abandoned her, the girl who put his future and needs before her own, I rediscovered the girl who lost herself to the heartache. She blossomed and flourished in the light of the love she deserved - until he robbed me of her. Breaking her down, dimming the essence of the woman she had become.

Dante had a darkness inside him that led him down a path of depravity. He was too far gone. He functioned on corruption, humiliation, power and retribution, and all for something that never happened.

What he forgets is this! I not only wear his face, I carry the darkness inside of me too, and my wrath will coat him with it so thick he will drown under the rain of my reckoning.
He wants Star, a memory of a girl he used to know. He stole Faye, a woman who owns my heart and is the cadence in mine.

I will find him.
I will take her from him.
And then I will kill him. 

Review: Surj Harvey

Ever seen a photo of these two authors? They look like regular women, you know, the girl next door types... the types that look like butter wouldn't melt. But turn the pages of the books they write and whoa are you in for a shock. Honestly, I'd love to have a rummage around in their heads because the stuff they come out with is the stuff nightmares are made of with a twist of a love story. Yup, their books are anything but conventional and I mean that in every sense of the word so if you're looking for something different, then look no further, this series is the one for you and trust me, it will not disappoint.  

Ker dukey and DH Sidebottom really are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to pushing the boundaries of what we see as acceptable in fiction and yet their words captivate us, reel us in and leave us begging for more. "Facade" was a book that completely threw me off kilt and that ending... no one would have seen it coming and I mean no one. There were no clues that I could see that hinted to anything like what was revealed and so I couldn't wait for the sequel which would hopefully give me some answers.

He played with her, manipulated her emotions until (like a little lost sheep), 
she clung to her master as her only source of comfort. 

Well, I read "Cadence" and blooming' hell, they went and did it again. I thought the first book had shocked me but it was nothing compared to this sequel. Holy sh*t balls they scared the living daylights out of me. Trust me when I say, you'll need your big girl panties for this one. "Cadence" saw these authors take their writing to a whole new level, crossing every line imaginable in order to give us this raw, gritty and often horrifying story line. The scenes were violent and pretty graphical,  the words at times even more so. Like I said, this one is not for the faint hearted but if you have balls of steel, then dive right on in and join the party.

Star, dante and Cade's Story was one marred with guilt, blame and a burning desire to exact revenge and all of those elements were wrapped up in a cute little bow I called "love." Yup, believe it or not love was at the core of this story line and it was this that made the characters do all sorts of crazy stuff. I witnessed the lengths dante, Faye and Cade would go to for those they held dear.... was it right? Not always? In fact at times it was damn right insane but at the centre of it all was that four letter word. 

Granted, love is painful, the most painful thing we endure on this earth but it's also
none judgemental; it's shameless and freeing the other person of all the things they find 
imperfect about themselves because to the person that loves them, there is no such thing. 

Dante remained as psychotic as ever and the synopsis depicted him perfectly.. he was depraved, a sociopath and he had no guilt for his actions. At times, he was more a wild animal than a human and I was desperate to know whether he'd always been this way or whether something or someone had forced him to become the man he was now. Faye spent much of this book guilt ridden, filled with self loathing and blame for events that were completely out of her control. She didn't see it that way with a turn of events meaning she couldn't ever go back to the person she'd once been or the life she'd once had. I truly felt for her and the impossibly position she found herself in. And Cade.... now this was a hero if ever there was one. He'd do anything and everything to get his woman back and exact revenge on those who had wronged her... and trust me, that list was a long one. 

"Cadence" took me on one hell of a crazy ride crazy ride where nothing was at it seemed and twist after twist continued to throw me off balance. There was deception, double crossing and treachery and (at times) it was difficult to work out who was friend or foe... everyone was a suspect at one point or another.  Just as I thought I'd worked it all out, something else would happen to throw a spanner in the works. Some of the curveballs were fab but others not so much  and (for me), there were certain elements to the storyline that were resolved far too easily and a little predictably (I guess I wanted the characters to suffer even more than they already had but that's probably the sadist hiding within me ...lo and it's just my opinion). 

"I love you, with everything, with every single breath I take. You gave me life
when I didn't want to carry on, you held me up when I wanted to fall and you made
my heart beat, as broken as it was. And it's only you it will ever beat for again."

If you're looking for a book to get your heart racing, that makes you feel uncomfortable and makes you squirm in your seat, that puts the fear of God into you but ultimately is a love story, then pick this up. But be warned, make sure you done your girdle of steel because trust me, you're going to need it. I rated "Cadence" ❤️❤️❤️❤️

About Ker Dukey:

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active... I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could of improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I'm not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I'm a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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About D.H Sidebottom:

Author of The Heart of Stone, Room 103 and Shadows of Sin series, and the new Blue Butterfly series.

D H Sidebottom is a fulltime mum/author. She lives in Derbyshire, England with her children and two dogs. She is an avid reader and her tastes range from horror to erotic, but she loves to help new authors get into the ‘scene’. She loves rock music and tattooed guys, and has a weakness for coffee, wine and Belgian buns

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