Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Blog Tour: Kick (Savage Saints MC #1) by: Carmen Jenner (Review, Teaser, & Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the tour for Kick by Carmen Jenner hosted by TSROR Promotions. I adore Carmen and this book is a great read. Make sure you check out the full tour schedule here.

Release Date: January 26, 2015
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Source: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"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 Thoughts:

This is probably the darkest book I have ever read and it is also one of my favorites. I don’t know what that says about me, but it is what it is. This is by far Carmen’s best book to date. I’m not going to lie, I was kinda terrified going into this book because it is a lot darker than something I would normally pick up, but I am so glad I read this book. This book makes you feel. There are no hearts and flowers to be found here and the book is so much better because of that.

Being a fan of Carmen’s books, I knew a bit about Kick going into this and well… let’s just say I wasn’t his biggest fan. Somehow though, I loved getting inside his warped head. He lives in a dark world and there is no light to be found there. This isn’t a story of his redemption but of his survival in the only world he knows. It’s a story of what he lost and what he finds. It’s dark and twisted and he isn’t a good guy, but he is a survivor and there is strength to be found in that.

Indie is also a survivor. I cannot even begin to explain how hard it was reading about her and the things she has lived through. Heed Carmen’s warnings, Indie is brought into the story in a horrifying way and she doesn’t hold back from showing you just how horrifying. But I think it is important for the reader to see what she went through to truly appreciate her strength and endurance. She too is a survivor and I think that is what ties her and Kick together. It’s not a happily ever after, it’s just an ever after. 

Kick is not a dark erotic story either, so don’t think that’s what you’re getting. Kick is so much more than that. It is really the story of these two people and the dangerous, deadly world they live in. It’s dark in the true messed up sense of the word. There are no steamy sexy moments underneath the darkness. It’s not that kind of read. Those moments happen right alongside the darkness and are a part of it. They aren’t separate but intricately woven together.

As I said, this book is not for the faint of heart, but if you can handle the darkness I urge you to give this book a read. It truly is Carmen’s best book and my favorite of hers. And yes, I really do question what this means for me, but I also cannot find it in myself to really care. So my question for you is: are you afraid of the dark?





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About The Author:

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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8 comments:

  1. Honestly, if Kick wasn't written by CJenner, I wouldn't bother reading this because I dislike glorified criminals. No matter how you flip the coin, even if they have the best intentions in the world, it's hard to condone or even justify this world IMO.

    That said, CJenner wrote another great novel

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    1. I agree, it is very hard to write a book where the MC is a bad guy and still make it likable, but I think what made Kick work is that she doesnt glorify it, she shows how horrible and twisted the world is without trying to make it okay, I think that is what I liked best about it

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  2. I love me some dark books, I really do. And this one does sound like a book I would be able to get into! I hate that I'm so behind with her books! I have to catch up and pick this one up as well!

    Wonderful review! *muggle huggles*

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  3. Hmm, interesting. I do love a dark, twisty book, if done well. I haven't read anything by this author, though if you enjoy it, I think it stands a shot with me. Great review!

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  4. Well shoot, girl. I'm really curious about this now. I wonder if I'd fall into the love category like you or if I'd hate it... Hahaha. I'm racking my brain for dark books I've read and I'm not sure I've read a ton? So maybe I need to read this one just to see! :D

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  5. I'm careful about the dark ones I read. I've been burned. But I believe you on this one.

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  6. I'm so glad to hear you loved Kick, Teresa. I have been so excited for it - and I haven't read Carmen's other books. I'll read them first but I can't wait to read Kick. I love a dark book - so perhaps we're in the same boat when it comes to whatever that says about us. ;)

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  7. "So my question for you is: are you afraid of the dark?" Omgeeeee, I love that line!!! And my answer to you is: Bring. It. On. I love this cover, and I love the gritty, dark, dangerous theme as well as how intriguing the characters sound. You've got me totally hooked, Wifey. This is one of my favorite reviews of yours -- BRILLIANT.

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