GIVEAWAY, REVIEW and Blog Tour - Kick by Carmen Jenner

Happy Release to Carmen Jenner
Kick is LIVE!
RELEASE DATE: January 26th, 2015

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.
 




“You gotta let go now, Princess. I gotta hand you over.”
Her panicked gaze meets mine. “He’ll shoot you.”
“No, he won’t.”
“Yes, he will.”
I smile down at her. “What are we just gonna stand here forever, you in my arms, your dad holding a gun to my head? If he shoots me, he shoots me. Ain’t nothing I can do about that, Princess. At least I’ll know I did one thing right.”
She takes a deep, shaky breath. “I’d be dead if it weren’t for you.”
I nod, because it’s true. If Slayer hadn’t come at a deal, Prez would’ve eventually killed her, and he’d have tortured her some more first. “Promise me somethin’?”
“What?”
“Get on your feet and then get the hell outta here. Prez will come looking for you again. He’s not a guy who likes to lose. Take as much money as you can, and get the fuck away from this life, otherwise you’re gonna wind up filling a body bag way too young.”
Lauren is wrenched away from me then. She screams as the Italian carts her off toward the clubhouse, flailing and slapping at him despite her injuries.
“Daniel!” she screams, reaching out toward me as he struggles to get her inside. Without thinking I take a step forward, but I’m attacked from behind. My knees go out from under me and I’m shoved face-first into the ground. Some heavy motherfucker sits down on my back. I buck, trying to unseat him, but I’m whacked in the back of the head until I stop.
“Well, isn’t that fuckin’ touching? The Angel scum, in love with my daughter? Didn’t I warn you away from her once before?” Slayer asks, circling me like a predator circles prey. The biker using me for a chair shoves his gun against the back of my skull.
“Yeah, I did,” Slayer continues, and he motions for the guy on top of me to force me to stand. I’m dragged up by the hair and presented to Slayer. “At the rally, where she fuckin’ went missin’!” His red, blotchy face almost touches mine. He’s so close I can see the blood vessels snaking out from the corners of his eyes. He’s fucking high. His daughter’s been locked up, raped, beaten, treated like a fuckin’ animal over some shit that she shouldn’t even have to know about, and the arsehole’s gettin’ high as a fuckin’ kite instead of findin’ her? He makes me sick. He’s everything I hate about the life. And he’s more than likely exactly where I’ll end up, because this is what we are—this is what livin’ in the club gets you: bitterness, enemies, and a shit-tonne of bad blood.

Kick (Savage Saints MC #1) by Carmen Jenner
Carmen Jenner, a new author for me to follow, this is my first book by her and I am delightfully hooked. 

This is NOT a love story. This is NOT like the biker books I'm use to reading...it's gritty, dark, raw, and violent. A very much needed change of pace for me. I am having some difficulties writing this review because I don't want to give anything away. But for those of you that know her work, this first book in her new series occurs after Greetings from Sugartown, for the present and the years between Welcome to Sugartown and Greetings from Sugartown for the past. BTW, it's written with flashbacks to the hero's (and I use that term loosely) past.


Since this isn't your typical biker book, we also get a hero to match. Daniel "Kick" Johnson is totally fcuked up. He is tormented by things in his past and believes it's an ongoing cycle. I liked him because I could see deep down he does have a heart, plus he wasn't as cold-blooded as some of his brothers. 


He apparently has singular taste in women and he is drawn to them like a heat-seeking missile. You get to meet Ivy, Lauren, and Indie, the women in his life and become familiar with their situations and tragedies. Murder, kidnapping and mayhem and other turns of events will keep you turning the pages. 




Sex, drugs, and violence ran rampant in this tale; which was expected, but I warn you there were some sexual situations that occurred that are not suited for the delicate reader. I am not a delicate reader nor a deviant, so don't judge me. I loved the story and how it was written, past and present. Usually, I find that way of story-telling annoying but it works here. This is not your typical biker romance, there are no smiles, giggles, and happy feelings. But you will get a wild brutal ride towards a HFN ending, which is enough. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.








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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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  1. Great review, sweet! Thank you so much! And thanks for being a part of the tour! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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    1. Great book! I really enjoyed it and looking forward to reading more from you.

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