Monday, February 2, 2015

KICK by Carmen Jenner - Blog Tour

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RELEASE DATE: January 26th, 2015

I take a deep shuddering breath, close my eyes and stretch my hand towards him. His touch is gentle this time, far more gentle than I’d ever thought someone with so much uncontained violence to him could be.
“Spread your fingers,” he commands. I do, and he lifts the roll of tape, presses the edge to my skin and begins winding it over my knuckles. I close my eyes. The strident sound of it stretching out from the roll makes me want to flee. It makes me want to run as far from his touch—from any man’s touch—as I can possibly get.
The feel of the tape against my flesh, binding, holding, is so much worse. I tug on my hand, but he won’t let go. My heartrate skyrockets, and sweat beads erupt over my brow and upper lip. I’m in that room again, struggling, screaming, trying to fight them off, and failing.
 Biker knows it, too. His dark eyes challenge, they dare me to run, but they also implore me to stay. It’s ironic that the only thing keeping me here, keeping me grounded, is the man who abducted me.
He holds my gaze. I don’t know exactly what is hidden in his dark blue one, but it suffocates the panic within me, douses it like water flooding flames. He bends his head to my hand. Taking the paper tape in his mouth, he rips it with his teeth.
I still. I soften. His gaze doesn’t leave mine, not even once. Not even when he starts in on my wrist, gently biting through each piece of tape before pressing it down with his rough hands. I’m mesmerised by his mouth, the piercing, and the soft, full lips. The light catches a silver chain around his neck, something I’ve never noticed before—but then I try not to make a habit of staring too closely at him. Not now, though. Now I watch every twitch, every blink, every intake of breath, and every inch that is swallowed up by his mouth moving closer to my flesh.

When I was ten, my father indoctrinated me into the family.
A brotherhood who would fight, protect, and give their lives for one another. A club whose ties ran thicker than blood, murkier than the dirt and grime that tainted my soul. Stronger than the bonds that connected me to my own family.
A band of brothers, where loyalty was kept and paid in a currency of blood.
When I was twenty-seven, I betrayed that brotherhood.
I’ve spent every day since running, avoiding paying back that debt.
My name is Daniel Johnson.  I have betrayed everyone I ever loved.
And I’ll betray her too.
This is my story—if you’re screwed up enough to want to read it.

Warning: KICK contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations of a taboo nature. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.

My Review

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Daniel “Kick” Johnson is part of a brotherhood who would give their lives for one another. The MC’s ties to each other run thicker than blood. Kick has a dirty past made up of lies, betrayal and violence that have made him into a soulless monster. The only thing he ever had was his loyalty to his club and not once, but twice a woman made him turn against the men he thought were his brothers. In this story, he is not the hero, he is the villain and he will screw up and lose her too.

Kayla a victim of abduction by three cruel, inhuman men, who used, abused and raped her over the course of three weeks. Then one day she is taken from her cruel tormentors only to be abducted yet again by a biker who claims to want to help her. However, can she trust him, will he protect her as he says even from his own biker brothers. Why does he want to help her? Why is she drawn to his darkness? Will she ever be free?

My review:
I find myself drawn lately to books that have warnings like Kick does “Not intended for pussies” perfect statement right there. This is a gritty story that pulls you into its darkness from the first few pages. I love a book that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until you’re gasping for your last breath. Kick is an anti-hero of the highest order; he takes what he wants and damns the consequences. For the second time in his life he finds a woman, he cannot resist but he is poison to her just as he was poison to the one before her. Kayla or Indie as Kick takes to calling her I love that nickname, is kidnapped, horribly tormented, and brutalized by three sadist men. Kick is trying to save her and help her exact her revenge on the men who hurt her. He also happens to want her bad; the sexual tension between these two is hot. It is not your flowers and chocolate kind of romance. It’s dirty and grimy but you want to keep reading because it is that good. It is a non-stop thrill ride that takes you to flashbacks of Kicks past indiscretions and then back again to the present where he seems to be making the same mistakes. This time he’s older, wiser, smarter maybe. I love how he wears his heart on his sleeve, but doesn’t even realize he does it. He is so vulnerable, but he hides it behind a tough exterior and a leather MC patch. I wanted to hate him because he is not a good guy, but yet he is a good guy he just loves differently than your average fellow and I loved it. Indie starts as a victim, but with Kick’s help, she becomes a fighter who stops at nothing to get her vengeance. You just have to root for this couple to end up together even though they are both so royally screwed up.

This was the first book of Carmen Jenner’s I have read, after the first few chapters I added the rest of her books to my to be read list. I am hoping that Tank and Ivy are the subjects of book two because I think their story will really knock us on our asses.

Highly recommend if you are into the MC genre, you should be warned it is a dark book; there are rapes, violence, murder and mayhem. If you can’t stomach the occasional brain splatter this is not the book for you.

Received and ARC from TRSOR Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

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Carmen Jenner
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY Best Selling Author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.  She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.

While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though.
If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.


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