Review: Karma by K.T. Fisher

Karma CoverTitle: Karma (Kings of Rebellion #1)
Author: K.T. Fisher
Release date: June 14th 2015
Genre:  Dark Erotica
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Rating: 4½ stars

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

We first met Lauren in Rockstar’s Temptation, where she wasn’t the best sister to Maisy and tried to come between her and the man she loved. 

Lauren doesn’t know why she is such a bitch, but she is. There is no use denying it or hiding it. She believes in being who you are and fuck those who don’t like it. That also results in her not having many friends, if any, and not much family left. Even her boyfriend doesn’t want her anymore – well, he actually caught her in bed with his two friends and kicked her out. Her ex is pissed, and she soon realises the hard way that she never should have betrayed him. Yet, pretty-boy Andrew isn’t as innocent as she thought. In fact, it turns out he’s connected to one of the biggest gangs in America. 

Lauren is beaten and abused in every way possible. Her human rights are stripped, and she is treated like an animal. Blindfolded and gagged, Lauren has no idea what is going to become of her, or if she will ever get out of the mess she has found herself in. 

Karma has finally caught up with Lauren Ashford, but is this the end, or can someone out there help her? Are there men strong enough, or even brave enough, to face up to her captors?
When the toughest drug lords from Philadelphia come crashing into her kidnappers’ motorcycle club’s cabin, they find a beautiful girl chained up to a wall and made to live like a dog on the hard floor. She’s not the only one, though: beside Lauren, there are two other girls. Even these hard criminals can see that this isn’t right. In their world, women are treated with respect. 

From here, Lauren is given the greatest gift. To go home. Once back in the UK, Lauren is under the protection of the UK Kings of Rebellion crew and is shocked to find that even though they are dangerous, they treat her so much better. One of these men is Brandon, the oldest son and next in line to take over the family business. Is this the man that Lauren needs? Or do her old habits of being a “do now, think later” kind of bitch, come back to bite her in the ass? 

One thing is for certain, the president of the motorcycle club, who took her, wants her back… 

ONE SENTENCE.

KARMA IS SUCH A GRITTY, DARK AND AMAZING STORY THAT WILL LEAVE YOU MAKE YOU CRY, SMILE AND LAUGH!

Of course, one would feel as if her/his heart is being ripped into pieces by the author and later, the pieces will start mending and being nursed back to health before MISS K.T. FISHER WILL RIP YOUR HEART OUT AGAIN

Be nice bookies!

At least the author is kind enough to soothe your broken heart before ripping it again!

INTO PIECES THIS TIME!

So, I have never read any of K.T. Fisher’s novels yet. Karma is actually my first.

(Before anyone scream, YES, I CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVE NEVER READ HER NOVELS BEFORE!)

There are some…weird moments in this novel? Perhaps it could be the fact that I haven’t read about Lauren in Rockstar’s Temptation before, but in certain instances, I feel like she’s a little…um…is cheerful the word?

Or from another point of view, Lauren is a badass woman! Both physically and mentally, she is so strong and that is perhaps why I thought she is cheerful!?

Like I said, I didn’t believe how ‘bitchy’ Lauren is because I didn’t read the previous books, yet during her captivity, Lauren isn’t like that at all!

Polar opposites would be the term I use to describe her character!

Brandon ‘Grim’ is the sweetest, sexiest, intense and a really dangerous man when he wants to be! He’s so delicate when it comes to Lauren and I literally went ‘aww’ at their love!!

If you’re worried about the structure and writing of the novel, it is relatively fine!

Highly recommended for all readers, especially fans of Mandy Lou Dowson’s Retribution, Pepper Winters’ Monsters in the Dark series and Sarah Castille’s Full Contact will enjoy Karma!

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Review: Full Contact by Sarah Castille

Full ContactTitle: Full Contact (Redemption #3)
Author: Sarah Castille
Release Date: April 7th 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Pages: 305
Rating: 5 stars

*Thank you to SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca for providing me with an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

When you can’t resist the one person who could destroy you…

Sia O’Donnell can’t help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run.

Every beautiful thing Ray “The Predator” touches he knows he’ll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray’s darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he’s going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.

Full Contact is definitely worth more than 5 scorching hot and amazing stars!

I must say, Sarah Castille is the author of my many ‘firsts’! I was first introduced to MC romance through her Rough Justice novel (which by the way, is extremely hot and sexy!) and now, MMA romance with smoking-hot-and-sexy underground fighters and feisty-and-very-tough women!

Now onto the story…the relationship between Sia and Ray is…can I say, EXPLOSIVE?!

I swear everyone would be fanning themselves just from reading how Ray and Sia checks each other out!

(Or should I say devouring each other just from staring? Yes, Full Contact is an INTENSE READ!)

Sia O’Donnell has went through hell and came back, but only her brother and best friend knows what happened. She’s convinced she need a change and hid the girl she used to be with tattoos.

Yet to Ray, Sia embodies innocence and sweetness that he wants to protect. Both of them hid secrets from each other in exchange for some normalcy and of course…well, something happened.

OH WAIT…

NOT SOMETHING…

LOTS OF THINGS HAPPENED AND IT MADE ME SO SCARED TO EVEN FLIP ONTO THE NEXT PAGE!

Sia and Ray literally have full contact with each other and the amount of tension between them is just too much! The sexual tension, their intense stares, the kind of sex they have is just WOW!

(I promise you guys will go…PHEW! WOW! WOAH!)

I have never read such an intense novel before! Full Contact is a force to be reckoned with and definitely, this novel is highly recommended to be read!

 

 

 

Blog Tour: Full Contact by Sarah Castille (Giveaway)

Yo bookies! Remember the author who wrote the badass-smokin-hot MC novel, Rough Justice?
Yeap! Sarah Castille is now back with another novel!
Except this time, its dominant and dangerous MMA fighter and a woman who’s mesmerized by him!

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 Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for FULL CONTACT! Be sure to join in the giveaway below!
Full ContactTitle: Full Contact (Redemption #3)
Author: Sarah Castille
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance
Release Date: April 7th 2015
Purchase links: Amazon | B&N
When you can’t resist the one person who could destroy you…

Sia O’Donnell can’t help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run.

Every beautiful thing Ray “The Predator” touches he knows he’ll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray’s darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he’s going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.

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About the author:

SarahNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha males and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and travelled abroad before trading in her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home in shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Sarah loves to connect with readers. Sign up for her newsletter to hear about new releases: http://bit.ly/LgFZlb

Find her on: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for hosting this blog tour!
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Release Week Blitz: Full Contact by Sarah Castille (Excerpt + Giveaway + Review!)

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Full Contact, the third standalone book in the Redemption fighter romance series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Sarah Castille is now on sale!

“Castille continues to introduce characters who are both intense and vulnerable. The females are more than a match for the men in their lives, and these guys are worth their efforts.” —RT Book

“Castille’s follow-up to the excellent Against the Ropes doesn’t pull its punches.”—starred review and Best Summer Book, Publishers Weekly on IN YOUR CORNER

“Fifty Shades of Grey meets Fight Club.”—RT Book Reviews on AGAINST THE ROPES

Full Contact

 

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Ray wraps his arms around me and holds me tight as if something terrible has happened and he doesn’t want to let me go.

Full Contact. This is how Ray speaks when his emotions overwhelm him. I melt into his stillness. His body is hot and hard, his breath warm on my neck. He smells of leather and sweat, sex and sin. Nothing can tear me away.

When you can’t resist the one person who could destroy you…

Sia O’Donnell can’t help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run.

Every beautiful thing Ray “The Predator” touches he knows he’ll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray’s darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he’s going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.

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EXCERPT

Ray grabs my wrists and pins them to the mat over my head, his body angled over me. My breath catches in my throat, and I steel myself for the memories, the black rush, the heart-pounding fear, but it doesn’t come. Instead, a red haze settles over my vision, and I press my lips together and buck my hips, throwing him slightly forward.

Bad plan. Now his groin is only inches away from my face. He’s still wearing his jeans, which means that bulge isn’t a cup.

“Ray…”
His face softens. “I hurt you.”
“Yes, you hurt me. Keeping secrets hurts me. It makes me feel like you don’t respect me. And it makes me feel like I can’t trust you. So maybe you could return to your proper seat now. Tray table up.”

He shifts down, settling his weight over my hips, but he doesn’t release my hands. “I hurt you. Means you care.”

I swallow hard and meet his gaze. “You hurting me means I was being stupid. Things were going where I didn’t want them to go. Now I’ve had a wake-up call. You have secrets you can’t share. You need to protect your secrets. I need to be with someone I can trust, and I need to stand on my own two feet. It’s just not going to work between us.”

His gaze darkens, searing me to the core. “You want to be done? Or are you scared and trying to push me away?”

The air shifts between us, electrifying, tightening my nipples and heating my blood. I am hyperaware of his thighs tucked against my hips, carrying most of his weight as he sits astride me in a dominant MMA position. My wrists, hot under his palms, press against the cool mat, restrained in a way I could never have imagined allowing them to be restrained. My chest rises and falls twice for every one of Ray’s breaths, and my core tightens. The innuendo isn’t lost on me. God, yes. I want to be done in the carnal sense of the word. But only by Ray. And I don’t really want to let him go.

“I don’t want to lose you.”

Ray’s hands tighten on my wrists, and he leans down and brushes a kiss over my lips. “I don’t want to lose you either, but I live in a dangerous world. I’ve got stuff in my life that would make your head spin. I need to protect you from that, and I’ll do what it takes to keep you safe, even if it means you hate me for it, because for the first time in my life, I want something more than doing my duty. I want a life and I want you in it. I’ve got one bad guy to catch and then I’m free. And after I’m done and after what went down this evening, you’ll never have to worry about being safe again.”

Finally, he releases my hands but I don’t move. Heat sweeps through my belly. I feel both vulnerable and curiously safe lying beneath him. My gaze shifts from his intense gaze to his sensual lips, and my breasts swell, remembering the touch of his hands, the gentle press of his lips. He wants me. Not just today, but tomorrow and the tomorrow after that.

“You make it sound like I don’t have a choice about being with you.”

“You don’t.” He leans down and kisses me with a savage fierceness that takes my breath away.

About the author:

SarahNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha males and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and travelled abroad before trading in her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home in shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Sarah loves to connect with readers. Sign up for her newsletter to hear about new releases: http://bit.ly/LgFZlb

Find her on: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest

 

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A Rough Justice Blog Tour: Review + Interview with Sarah Castille (Excerpt + Teasers!)

RoughJusticeTourBanner1Hey bookies and all you Outlaw MC bikers-lovers out there! Welcome to my stop on Sarah Castille’s Rough Justice! (Psst, it’s my first biker book and ROUGH JUSTICE IS AMAZING!)

RoughJusticeTitle: Rough Justice (Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club #1)
Author: Sarah Castille
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 3rd 2015
Purchase linksAmazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Chapters Indigo | Book Depository | Books-A-Million | IndieBound

From bestselling author Sarah Castille comes a scorching new series featuring red-hot, hard-riding bikers and the women who can’t help but love them…

IT TAKES A GOOD, STRONG WOMAN

Raised in a motorcycle gang, tough, beautiful Arianne Hunter has always dreamed of a normal life. But no sooner does she escape her father’s domineering grasp than she wakes up to find herself in a rival gang’s clubhouse—at the mercy of the dangerously sexy Jagger Knight.

TO TAME A MAN WHO’S HELL ON WHEELS.

The alpha leader of the notorious Sinner’s Tribe, Jagger Knight is all muscle, all biker, and all man. But somewhere inside this hard tattooed outlaw, Arianne senses a kindred spirit—and she can’t ignore their tempestuous attraction. Can she beat him at his own game in a revved-up blaze of glory? Or will their passion spark a war that’s the end of the road for them both?

EXCERPT

She didn’t have to look up to know Jagger was watching her. She could feel his gaze burning into her skin, but instead of intimidating her, his frank interest made her bold. Lifting her head, she shook off her fear, and met his stare full-on, smiling before she dropped her gaze. Confident, not challenging. That was the key.

And from the smile that spread across his lips when she reached the table, she could tell she’d played it just right.

“Vexy.” The deep rumble of his voice vibrated through her body, sending a rush of heat straight to her core. And he’d remembered to use her road name.

“Nice to see you again.” And she meant it. She’d been fantasizing about him all week, mentally stripping off his clothes, running her hands over the breadth of his shoulders, his massive chest, those taut abs, and then lower, tugging off his belt, her own heat rising as she ripped open his fly. Power, barely contained, beneath her, above her. Inside—

Jagger gave a satisfied rumble, as if her words—or her face—had settled something in his mind.

“What can I get you?”

“I’ll start with some of this.” The Devil Dog seated be- side Jagger pinched Arianne’s ass.

Without hesitation, Arianne grabbed his wrist and twisted his arm behind his back. “I’m afraid my ass isn’t on the menu.”

Wham. Jagger thudded a knife on the table between the outstretched fingers of the biker’s free hand. “You don’t fucking touch her. You don’t talk to her. You don’t look at her. And you sure as fuck don’t disrespect her.”

The table stilled. If he had been any other man, she might have thanked him verbally, or she might have pointed out that his actions were dramatic and unnecessary, since she had the situation in hand. But he wasn’t just any man. He was an outlaw biker president, and his actions weren’t directed solely at saving her ass from a squeeze. In that brief exchange, he’d laid down the law for the bikers on both sides of the table. First, he was in charge. And second, Arianne belonged to him.

So she gave him a simple nod of thanks. Her response seemed to please him. His face softened almost imperceptibly as he unclasped her hand from the Devil Dog’s wrist, then tugged until she released her captive. Her skin tingled at his touch, and when he rubbed this thumb lightly over her knuckles, she felt each stroke as a throb between her thighs.

REVIEW

Two words. DEVASTATINGLY HOT.

They weren’t kidding when they say Rough Justice is part of a scorching hot series with hard-riding bikers and women who can’t help but love them! I have been waiting to read this book ever since I know of it and this book is not just amazing.

IT’S MIND-BLOWING AMAZING!

Rough Justice is my first novel from Sarah Castille and my virgin step towards contemporary romance novels with hot and dripping-with-sex bikers!

(Yes, I actually researched on what’s Outlaw MC because I have absolutely no clue what is it! It stands for Outlaw Motorcycle Club by the way! :D)

Here I am right now, suffering from all those beautiful feels from the book, wondering what the hell have I been doing without reading books with all these f***ing hot and sexy bikers!

Yes yes, it has always been rich-and-hot billionaires or club owners with some alpha male attitude towards the women they love but BIKERS JUST TAKE DRIPPING-WITH-SEX (and that whole alpha male attitude) INTO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL!

Seriously I’m not even joking, I am being one hundred percent serious right now.

Rough Justice has open my mind and right now, the things going through my mind besides being jealous about those people at the Fifty Shades of Grey LA premiere, IS TO GET MORE OF SARAH CASTILLE’S BIKER NOVELS!

 Arianne Hunter takes the whole badass-headstrong female character to a whole new level. Literally. She’s the toughest and the most kickass person in the entire book.

Jagger Knight takes the whole sinfully-sexy-dripping-with-sex-oozing-with-hotness thing OFF THE CHARTS. Yes, it has blasted off the hot meter!

Jagger is the MC President and no one dares to challenge him. Until Arianne Hunter, the daughter of the rival club. The woman born into the biker life and the only one who dares challenge his authority.

I am going to shut up right about now because spoilers might start sprouting from this incoherent-ranting blogger.

Just know this, Rough Justice will make you fly off the handle from all that sexy and frustrating scenes!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for readers to take a break from hot billionaires and club owners and take your first step into the bikers journey!

(Just so you know Miss Castille, I am waiting patiently (not really) and anxiously for your next Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club novel!)

INTERVIEW

1) There are so many novels out there with alpha males. What do you think makes your alpha males different (or in terms of sexiness :D) that stands out from the others?
My badass boys are bad. They are one percenter outlaw bikers and there is no sugar coating what they do. That said, they are intensely passionate- about life, about their club, and when they fall for a woman, they fall hard.

2) It seems that you have a thing for hot bikers! How did the idea of writing about them got to you?
My hubby and I did a motorcycle trip from England to Norway. On the ferry between Harwich and Ebsjerg, we met lots of bikers and their stories gave me the inspiration for Rough Justice.

3) Your latest novel, Rough Justice, has both lead characters from rival biker gangs. How did the idea of having a female biker as your main character got to you?
I wanted a character who was already immersed in the world and who understood the culture so she could attract a man like Jagger, president of the Sinner’s Tribe. He needed a strong woman to stand by his side, and who didn’t need to be taught how to live the life.

4) Are there any real life people who resembles Arianne Hunter, your female lead?
I modeled Arianne on all the kick-ass heroines I’ve loved in books and movies: Trinity from Matrix, Lara Croft, Mercy Thompson, Black Widow etc.

5) Same goes for Jagger Knight. Are there any real life people whom you got your inspiration from?
I got the inspiration for Jagger from a biker I saw in a bar in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He looked like Jason Momoa, but covered in leather. Mmmmm.

6) You write about badass and headstrong women. Do you think you can relate to them too? 
We all have a little badass inside us!

7) Any actors and actresses you have in mind for Arianne and Jagger?
Definitely Jason Momoa for Jagger. And maybe Natalie Portman for Arianne

8) Okay, last question! Hot billionaires, dripping-with-sex bikers, oozing with hot-wickedness club owners. Which one would you choose? 
Has to be dripping-with-sex bikers!

Now now, some teasers to get your blood rushing!
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Check out the remaining teasers here!

About the author:

SarahNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha males and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and travelled abroad before trading in her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home in shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Sarah loves to connect with readers. Sign up for her newsletter to hear about new releases: http://bit.ly/LgFZlb

Find her on: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest

 

ROUGH JUSTICE Blog Tour Schedule: http://xpressobooktours.com/2014/11/24/tour-sign-up-roughjustice-by-sarah-castille/

Review: Rough Justice by Sarah Castille

RoughJusticeTitle: Rough Justice (Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club #1)
Author: Sarah Castille
Release date: February 3rd 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Pages: 289
Rating: 5 stars

*Thank you to St. Martin’s Paperbacks for providing me with an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

From bestselling author Sarah Castille comes a scorching new series featuring red-hot, hard-riding bikers and the women who can’t help but love them…

IT TAKES A GOOD, STRONG WOMAN

Raised in a motorcycle gang, tough, beautiful Arianne Hunter has always dreamed of a normal life. But no sooner does she escape her father’s domineering grasp than she wakes up to find herself in a rival gang’s clubhouse—at the mercy of the dangerously sexy Jagger Knight.

TO TAME A MAN WHO’S HELL ON WHEELS.

The alpha leader of the notorious Sinner’s Tribe, Jagger Knight is all muscle, all biker, and all man. But somewhere inside this hard tattooed outlaw, Arianne senses a kindred spirit—and she can’t ignore their tempestuous attraction. Can she beat him at his own game in a revved-up blaze of glory? Or will their passion spark a war that’s the end of the road for them both?

Two words. DEVASTATINGLY HOT.

They weren’t kidding when they say Rough Justice is part of a scorching hot series with hard-riding bikers and women who can’t help but love them! I have been waiting to read this book ever since I know of it and this book is not just amazing.

IT’S MIND-BLOWING AMAZING!

Rough Justice is my first novel from Sarah Castille and my virgin step towards contemporary romance novels with hot and dripping-with-sex bikers!

(Yes, I actually researched on what’s Outlaw MC because I have absolutely no clue what is it! It stands for Outlaw Motorcycle Club by the way! :D)

Here I am right now, suffering from all those beautiful feels from the book, wondering what the hell have I been doing without reading books with all these f***ing hot and sexy bikers!

Yes yes, it has always been rich-and-hot billionaires or club owners with some alpha male attitude towards the women they love but BIKERS JUST TAKE DRIPPING-WITH-SEX (and that whole alpha male attitude) INTO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL!

Seriously I’m not even joking, I am being one hundred percent serious right now.

Rough Justice has open my mind and right now, the things going through my mind besides being jealous about those people at the Fifty Shades of Grey LA premiere right now, IS TO GET MORE OF SARAH CASTILLE’S BIKER NOVELS!

Arianne Hunter takes the whole badass-headstrong female character to a whole new level. Literally. She’s the toughest and the most kickass person in the entire book.

Jagger Knight takes the whole sinfully-sexy-dripping-with-sex-oozing-with-hotness thing OFF THE CHARTS. Yes, it has blasted off the hot meter!

Jagger is the MC President and no one dares to challenge him. Until Arianne Hunter, the daughter of the rival club. The woman born into the biker life and the only one who dares challenge his authority.

I am going to shut up right about now because spoilers might start sprouting from this incoherent-ranting blogger.

Just know this, Rough Justice will make you fly off the handle from all that sexy and frustrating scenes!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for readers to take a break from hot billionaires and club owners and take your first step into the bikers journey!

(Just so you know Miss Castille, I am waiting patiently (not really) and anxiously for your next Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club novel!)