Vendetta by Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr-Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway
by Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr
Genre: contemporary, new adult,
Release Date: December 17, 2013
VENDETTA by Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 17, 2013
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.
REVIEW: VENDETTA is a new adult, contemporary, stand alone romance storyline co-authored by Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr. The premise focuses on two twenty something adults-Devon Andre and Leighton Moore-the prodigy and heirs of two mob bosses whose families have been at war for generations. When Devon’s parents and younger brother were killed leaving the thirteen year old Devon an orphan, he pledged that one day he would take everyone in the Moore family down. Only he did not realize that fate and love would play a hand in his future with Leighton Moore.
VENDETTA is a storyline that traverses between a contemporary Romeo and Juliet; with a side of Goodfellas and a little bit of the Sopranos. This is a story where forbidden love will play a role in the life and death situation that encompasses Leighton as she is held prisoner by the Andre family and more accurately Devon Andre-himself.
The storyline is slow to develop; as the relationship between Devon and Leighton builds –there is something akin to Stockholm Syndrome-where a prisoner emotionally bonds or falls in love with his or her captors. The reader is not privy to much of the background information and connection between our leading couple, who definitely have some sort of past, and in this the storyline and their relationship is slightly confusing. It is only when the truth is finally revealed that the reader will have the ‘ah-ha’ moment of realization.
VENDETTA is told from alternating first person POV between Devon Andre and Leighton Moore. The reader is pulled into the minds of two young people, who by birth, are forced into a world that neither one wants or wishes to control. There is some graphic imagery as it pertains to violence and death, as well as, some non-consensual sexual situations.
Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane have twisted the tale of Romeo and Juliet but unlike the original, our couple do get their happily ever after. There is an epilogue, of sorts, that focuses six months in the future, but I would have felt more of a connection if we were privy to what transpired during the ensuing time.
If you like a story of forbidden love with a bit of a twist then VENDETTA is the read for you.
Copy supplied by the authors.
Reviewed by Sandy
I stiffen the moment he walks through the door, his eyes pinning me as soon as he locks it shut. He’s carrying a bag of food in his hands, and places it on the table along with his car keys as he makes his way over to where I’m sitting on the chair. He smells faintly of cigar, mixed with his spicy cologne. Even with all the mixed emotions I’m feeling right now, the anger and the pain, I still want him. I’ll always want him.
“I brought something you will definitely like this time,” he says in greeting, flashing me a grin. His mood seems lighter than before he left, which makes me even madder because there he is, grinning playfully while I’m hours away from being taken away.
He pulls out his phone, then quickly checks the screen and shuts it off, putting it back in his pocket. I’ve never seen him bring a phone in here before. A plan starts to form in my head. If only I could get my hands on that phone, everything would be so much easier. I could call someone to let them know where I am, to come and get me while I’m still here.
“I’ll eat later.” I stand up from the bed and take a step closer to him. I place both of my hands flat on his hard chest, and give him a sultry look. “I have something else I want right now,” I say, looking pointedly down his body.
His green eyes narrow to slits, turning heavy-lidded. “Is that right?” he asks, already pulling his shirt off with both hands, sliding it over his head and revealing his sculpted abs and toned chest. One glance at his body is all it takes.
My eyes linger on the indentation of his hips, that sexy V I love to run my tongue across. I lick my bottom lip, anticipation and lust taking over my senses. He undoes the button on his jeans, but then stops there. I lift my head up, giving him a curious look.
“I want to see you,” is all he says, his eyes never leaving mine
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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Autumn & Sienna are offering up the following:
(2) Signed copy of Vendetta
(2) $10 Amazon Vouchers
(5) eBook copy of Vendetta
(2) Vendetta swag pack
The tour wide giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 01/20/2014.
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