Friday, January 10, 2014

Blog Tour: VENDETTA by Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane - Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway

SYNOPSIS

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.




MY REVIEW

4 HOT DEBUT STARS! 

Vendetta is a story about revenge and how the honor of family comes before anything, including love. Leighton and Devon share a forbidden passion; their families have lived in rivalry and hatred for long time so being together in any way is a complete mistake in anybody's eyes. 

The plot in this story was fun to read. It had action, suspense, and lots of sensuality. It was not a typical love story with mellow characters that have to overcome "normal" troubles. Nop, Vendetta wasn't like that at all; its characters phased more risky and complicated situations and I found that engaging. 

Devon is torn between committing to a revenge that he has always dreamed of OR follow and protect his heart for once. There's a lot at stake and he knows he can't betray his family but how can he resist his desire and feelings for Leighton? He's utterly conflicted yet at a turning point he's forced to make the ultimate decision...

Leighton was the most refreshing component of the story for me. She was so daring and a complete seductress and I really liked that about her. Even when she wasn't sure what her future would be she let her heart loose and lived in the moment. Also, in the toughest circumstances she fought as hard as Devon to protect her family and herself. So thumbs up for Leighton! 

Now the ending... I think it could have been more elaborated because it happens kind of fast. That being said and considering that this is not a hearts and flowers kind of story, the ending wasn't a deal breaker for me. I still really liked the story. 

This was a nice debut novel. A very entertaining and sexy standalone story to grab as a quick read. ;)


Favorite Quotes:

“I know what’s going to happen,” I say sadly, huffing out a breath. “I know it doesn’t change anything, but right now I don’t care. Kiss me, Devon.”

“In a different world, a different story, in any universe, we aren't meant for each other.
And I belong to her wholly. Completely”

“But his love is poison, the kind that breaks you and makes you wish you were dead, if it only meant he was happy. I was ready to die at his hands because of that love.”

CAST

TEASERS


EXCERPT

“Don’t think, Devon,” I say, standing up and pulling it over my head, dropping it aside. I walk backwards to my bed and undo the clasp of my bra, letting it dangle on my finger and then fall to the ground. I take my sweatpants off, leaving me in nothing but my panties. When he doesn’t say anything, doesn’t tell me to stop, I sit down on the bed and watch him.
The heat in Devon’s gaze, the intensity in his expression makes me feel like I’m the sexiest girl in the world. He stands up slowly, and walks over to me, his eyes still connected with mine. He gets down on his knees, so his face is almost level with mine. I watch as he takes his fill of me, a soft curse escaping his lips as his gaze touches my breasts.
“I don’t want you,” he says hoarsely, but there’s no fight left in his voice. My breathing hitches as I wait for him to finally touch me. 
I don’t dare speak. Putting my palm on his cheek, I decide to make the first move since he won’t. Bringing his face closer to my body, I gasp when his tongue finally peeps out and slowly traces over one nipple, and I know that he’s decided to give in. He pulls my nipple into his mouth, sucking gently, and then running his teeth over it. I squirm under his touch, wanting more.
His mouth releases its torturous hold on my breast and trails wet kisses up my chest, my shoulder and my neck. By the time he reaches my mouth, I can feel how damp my panties are, and my thighs are trembling. He swipes his tongue across my lips, begging entrance. He kisses me hungrily, delving into my mouth, tasting me. He pushes me back onto the bed with the force of his body, grinding his hips into mine. I feel his erection pressing into me, and it gets me even more excited. Grasping my wrists in his hand, Devon lifts my hands above my head and presses them into the mattress. His other hand traces from my temple, over my cheek and jawline, and finally rests on my neck. Pulling his mouth away, he rests his forehead against mine, his breathing as heavy as my own.
“I don’t fucking want you,” he says desperately.
“Devon,” I gasp out when he starts slowly moving against me, our clothes the only barrier between us. He instantly jumps away from me, his expression closing off. He throws a disgusted glance my way as he stands up and takes two steps back, leaving me bare and vulnerable.
Then he turns his back on me and leaves.


About the Authors:
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).

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VENDETTA
Amazon * Amazon UK * B&N * iTunes * Kobo

***GIVEAWAY***
2 Signed copies of Vendetta
2 $10 Amazon Vouchers
5 eBook copies of Vendetta
2 Vendetta swag packs 
a Rafflecopter giveaway




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