RELEASE DAY ~ BEYOND ADDICTION by KIT ROCHA
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Today sees the release of BEYOND ADDICTION ~ Book #5 in the BEYOND series by the awesome writing duo KIT ROCHA!!
This is a fantastic series and one of our favourites. If you haven’t checked it out yet you really should give it a go!
(you’ll find links to the previous books posted below)
She’s fought like hell to leave the past behind.
Trix changed her name and her life when she got clean four years ago. Now, she has a new family and a job she loves—tending bar and dancing at the Broken Circle. As an O’Kane, she’s happy, untouchable. Until a nightmare from her old life tears her away from her home and drags her back to Hell—also known as Sector Five.
He’s still living—and dying—in it.
Losing Trix was the kick in the head Finn needed to get sober, but working as an enforcer for a man he hates is slowly crushing his soul. The only thing that keeps him going is his determination to destroy Sector Five from the inside. Then Trix comes back into his life—alive, in danger—and nothing else matters.
Getting her home could be a suicide mission. The only thing deadlier is the old spark that flares to life between them. Soon, Finn and Trix are battling the one addiction neither of them ever managed to kick—each other. And it could cost them everything.
Fancy a wee snippet from Chapter 1?!?
Logan Beckett was one sincerely unsettling motherfucker.
Finn recognized the irony of the sentiment. Next to Beckett’s tailored suit, polished shoes, and clean-shaven jaw, his own three-day stubble and bloodshot eyes weren’t exactly a character recommendation. The battered leather boots didn’t help. Neither did the tattoos–Mac Fleming made a big deal about how his sector was civilized, and Finn had always figured the tattoos reminded him of Dallas O’Kane.
Reminding Fleming of Dallas O’Kane wasn’t the way to get ahead in Sector Five.
Beckett knew that. He knew how to fake civilized like it was going out of style. Perfect clothes, perfect grooming, perfect loyalty. Hell, he even had a perfect wife–Mac Fleming’s eldest daughter, the ultimate accessory for an ambitious man eager to take on a leadership role in the family business.
What he didn’t have was a shred of humanity in his cunning gaze. Finn wasn’t exactly in a position to throw stones there–he’d done shit that had given him horrifying dreams, and a few things so bad the dreams were better company than the memories.
But goddamn, at least he had nightmares.
“You heard me,” Beckett said smoothly. “As of now, nothing recreational hits the streets without additives.”
Fuck, Finn hated the additives. The people who wanted oblivion were already wasting their money and lives, and they were doing it willingly. Drugs didn’t have to be a messy business anymore, because science had taken addiction out of the equation.
Beckett was putting it back in. With interest.
Arguing with the bastard was pointless, but Finn still tried. Not because he thought it would help, he just liked irritating him. “Doesn’t that make shit more expensive?”
The man sighed. “In the short term. But once all of our customers are equally dedicated, price increases will be well-tolerated.”
Equally addicted, you mean. “And if someone doesn’t want to get that dedicated? Are we not selling the regular stuff at all anymore?”
“Of course we are. If the price is right.” Beckett shuffled some of the papers on his desk and stifled a yawn. “I don’t want any of the small-time dealers handling it, though. The bastards can’t be trusted.”
Maybe not by him. Finn crossed his arms over his chest, forcing Beckett to stare at the lines of ink winding up his arms. “They’ll do what I tell them to do.”
Beckett sat slowly back in chair and studied him. “At one time, I would have agreed.”
Not an unreasonable doubt. At one time, Finn hadn’t been slowly undermining the whole damn sector. “You saying I can’t keep my boys in line?”
Beckett smiled. “Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying.”
A chill slithered up Finn’s spine. Christ, that smile was creepy. It was off, like the man knew how to move all the right muscles, but didn’t have anything to back it up. The only emotion lurking behind those cool blue eyes was anticipation.
Something was really fucking wrong. Beckett might hate Finn, might sneer down his nose and drop barbs into every conversation, but he never crossed the line into outright disrespect. Someone had to do the man’s dirty work.
Finn tensed, fighting the gut instinct to go for his gun. Shooting his way out of Five was a suicide mission–and a last resort. So he played the game, twisting his features into a scowl. “If you have a problem with how I run shit, maybe you should just lay it on out.”
That chilling smile grew as Beckett leaned forward. “All right–” A quick chirp from the small tablet on his desk interrupted the words, and he glanced over at it with a sigh. “Mac wants you in his office.”
“Guess you’ll have to give me that job critique later.” Finn rolled out of his chair, his hand still itching for his gun. The spot between his shoulder blades itched just as much when he turned his back on Beckett, even though he’d stopped caring about taking a bullet in the spine a long time ago.
Hell, he’d stopped caring about damn near everything a long time ago.
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BEYOND Series Reading Order:
Book #1 ~ Beyond Shame
Book #2 ~ Beyond Control
Outtake Read #2.5 ~ Beyond Denial
Book #3 ~ Beyond Pain
Novella #3.5 ~ Beyond Temptation
Book #4 ~ Beyond Jealousy
Novella #4.5 ~ Beyond Solitude
Book #5 ~ Beyond Addiction
Due for Release late 2014/2015:
Novella #5.5 ~ Beyond Possession
Book #6 ~ Beyond Innocence
Novella #6.5 ~ Beyond Ecstasy
Book #7 ~ Beyond Ruin
LINKS TO KIT ROCHA
All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.
The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal–men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four’s ruthless leader, and he’ll defend the O’Kane gang with his life. But no fight ever prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet.
Her innocence is undeniable, but so is their intense sexual attraction, and soon they’re crossing every boundary Noelle barely knew she had. But if she wants to belong to Jas, first she’ll have to open herself to a world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission.
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She refuses to be owned.
Alexa Parrino escaped a life of servitude and survived danger on the streets to become one of the
most trusted, influential people in Sector Four, where the O’Kanes rule with a hedonistic but iron fist.
Lex has been at the top for years, and there’s almost nothing she wouldn’t do for the gang…and for
its leader. Lie, steal, kill—but she bows to no one, not even Dallas O’Kane.
He’ll settle for nothing less.
Dallas fought long and hard to carve a slice of order out of the chaos of the sectors. Dangers both
large and small threaten his people, but it’s nothing he can’t handle. His liquor business is flourishing, and new opportunities fuel his ambition. Lex could help him expand his empire, something he wants almost as much as he wants her. And no one says no to the king of Sector Four.
Falling into bed is easy, but their sexual games are anything but casual. Attraction quickly turns to obsession, and their careful dance of heady dominance and sweet submission uncovers a need so deep, so strong, it could crush them both.
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Free online read (or Kindle file download) of a deleted scene from Beyond Control, featuring
Ace and Jared.
DABWAHA is a yearly event run by popular blogs Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books where readers fill out brackets pitting beloved books against one another and then engage in a couple weeks of all-out warfare as they try to encourage people to vote in the best interests of their bracket–or in the worst interests of the brackets of people in the lead.
In 2013, Beyond Shame was one of the 2012 finalists pitted against some of our personal favorites in the Paranormal and Speculative Romance subgenres. In the tradition of bribery and mayhem, we offered to provide a deleted scene featuring Ace and his friend Jared at the O’Kane party held for the Sector Three recruits, as seen in Beyond Control.
The chances of our plucky little self-pub novel surviving round one were always tiny, but
we planned to share the story either way. So for all of you who voted, or didn’t, or just want to read about Ace being dirty and in denial…enjoy!
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A woman with no future…
Live fast, die young–anything else is a fantasy for Six. She’s endured the worst the sectors had to throw at her, but falling in with Dallas O’Kane’s Sector Four gang lands her in a whole new world of danger. They’re completely open about everything, including their sexuality–but she hasn’t survived this long by making herself vulnerable. Especially not to men as dominant as Brendan Donnelly.
A man without a past…
Bren is a killer, trained in Eden and thrown to the sectors. His one outlet is pain, in the cage and in the bedroom, and emotion is a luxury he can’t afford–until he meets Six. Protecting her soothes him, but it isn’t enough. Her hunger for touch sparks a journey of erotic discovery where anything goes–voyeurism, flogging, rough sex. He has only one rule: he won’t share her.
In Bren’s arms, Six is finally free to let go. But his obsession with the man who made him a monster could destroy the fragile connection they’ve forged, and cost him the one thing that makes him feel human–her love.
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Hacker Noah Lennox lives in the shadows, fighting a one-man war against the corrupt leader of Sector Five. The only weak spot in his armor is his best friend’s sweet younger sister–the girl he swore to save, even from himself. With her brother dead and a target on their backs, getting her out of the sector–and out of danger–meant giving her up for good.
Or so he thought.
Emma Cibulski has made her own home in Sector Four, as a full member of the O’Kane gang and apprentice to their infamous tattoo artist. When Noah–the first man she ever loved–stumbles back into her life, it’s her chance to have it all. The spark between them burns hotter than ever, and this time her fantasies are far from innocent.
But can they handle the heat…or will Noah’s dark secrets drive them apart forever?
Note: BEYOND TEMPTATION was originally published in the anthology MARKED alongside stories by Vivian Arend and Lauren Dane.
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She’s been looking for the perfect man. She found two.
When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O’Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone’s sweet little sister . It’s time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O’Kane can—with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang’s wickedly sinful tattoo artist.
Lorenzo Cruz is a warrior, taught by his commanding officers in Eden that involvement equals distraction. Emotion is a liability, and desire a sin. In Sector Four, he finds decadence, shameless sex—and his own dark urges. No battle strategy prepared him for how Rachel makes his heart race…or the way his rival for her affections sets his blood on fire.
…and a sinner.
Ace Santana has a dirty reputation and a mind to match, especially where his new lovers are concerned. He’s eager to help Cruz embrace his dominant side, and to explore the lines between pleasure and pain with Rachel. But corrupting them quickly becomes an obsession, a need he can’t deny—and a love he never imagined.
Three hearts on the line means a hundred ways their ménage a trois could go wrong. After all, even O’Kanes do forever two-by-two. One of them could be the missing piece that makes them all whole…or a temporary diversion destined for a broken heart.
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Originally published in Alphas After Dark in April, 2014
Mia risked everything to walk away from a gilded cage in Sector Two, but grasping at freedom was only her first trial. With no protection in the sectors, every day is a struggle to stay alive. Her best hope now is a job working for the most dangerous gang in Sector Four–the O’Kanes.
When a motorcycle accident leaves Derek Ford riding a desk at the O’Kane compound, the last thing he needs is a sexy new assistant upending his office and his life. Especially someone like Mia, who greets his growls and commands with smiles and a fierce independence.
The friction between them generates an undeniable heat, and Mia’s stubborn refusal to let life beat her down stirs Ford’s darkest protective instincts. He has the power to take care of her, protect her not only from discomfort but from threats of her past…but first he’d have to claim her.
And Mia will never be kept again.
Set during Beyond Jealousy.
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BLP REVIEW ~ TRACY
I’ve loved the Beyond series since I read book 1, Beyond Shame. The sense of hope, family and belonging, the lives and stories of the characters in the books just engage me so much.
It also helps that the stories are action packed, full of twists and turns, intrigue and let’s not forget some super hot, oh so sexy, down & dirty encounters!!!
Beyond Addiction takes a slight turn in pace. Finn & Trix have a history that not a lot of people in S4 are aware of. They have hurt & been hurt by each other and have spent years apart, but their attraction is still there, time nor space have dampened that.
Addiction is a really emotional read. Neither of the main characters had a good life in Sector 5 and there is loss and regret laying heavy on both of them. Through the story, we get to see Trix’s place in Sector 4, how she came to her new life and her sense of belonging & family. Finn has been on the outside for so long, never felt like he belonged so he doesn’t know how to be a part of something – doesn’t feel worthy of a lot of things but for Trix he’ll try anything!
I love the world that the KR girls have developed in the Sectors and beyond. In Addiction we get to see more of what happens in S5 as well as out on the fringes and we meet some new and interesting characters (some of these are instantly detestable and a few I’d love to find out more about in future books)
The Sectors leaders make an appearance. As ever there is double dealing, backstabbing and treachery. I still can’t stand some of the leader characters and there’s one I can’t quite decide on – is he good or as bad as the others?? Only time will tell I suppose.
As I said, the pace of this book is slightly different from previous reads but that doesn’t mean that the sex and action are diluted in any way. We catch up with all of our favourites and get to see them in action – in more ways than one! Keep your eyes open for one scene in particular that is smokin’ HOT!!! One Word – Lex!!!
I was a bag of mixed emotions reading Beyond Addiction – I ran the gamut and even had to grab a tissue a time or two (so be prepared).
Another excellent addition to what is one of my favourite series EVER. The girls write such a fantastic story, and gods, they know how to keep us coming back for more!
A definite 5* star read and one not to be missed!!!!