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The Devil has met his match
When Tatum O’Shea decides it’s time for some payback, no one is safe from her new game – not even the devil himself. Tate is going to get her happily ever after, even if it means making everyone else unhappy in the process.
But a persistent Jameson, a meddling Sanders, and an amorous baseball player make it very hard for a girl to keep her focus, and suddenly it seems Tate has a few too many suitors for her fairy tale ending.
Sometimes, it’s very difficult to tell who Prince Charming really is …
WARNING: may induce Kindle throwing, screaming at fictional characters, and possibly a few tears. Also graphic sexual situations and sadomasochistic themes.
Jameson watched the Bentley pull up the driveway. Sanders got out of it, alone. They hadn’t spoken the entire time. Jameson hadn’t called – if he had, he probably would’ve lost his shit. And he didn’t want to do that. Sanders probably hadn’t called for the very same reason.
“Nice little vacation you had there,” Jameson commented, taking in Sanders’ rumpled suit.
“I wouldn’t say that,” the younger man replied, heading into the house and straight into the kitchen. Jameson followed him.
“I almost thought you had left with her,” he voiced his fear. Sanders stopped in front of a cupboard.
“I would never do that. I simply tried to reason with her,” he said.
“Oh really. And how did that go?” Jameson snorted. Sanders snorted as well and pulled open the cupboard.
“Not well. She is severly unbalanced.”
Jameson was a little shocked as he watched Sanders pull a bottle Jack Daniel’s out of the cupboard. He walked up next to him, watched as Sanders got a tumbler out of another cupboard and then poured about three-fingers worth of the amber liquid into the glass.
“She’s also a bad influence. What are you doing?” Jameson demanded. Sanders handed the glass to him.
“This is for you,” he replied. Jameson took the glass.
“Oh god, why?” he groaned, then knocked back the liquid.
“She offered to sleep with me.”
Jameson started choking on the whiskey. Sanders pounded on his back, but Jameson waved him away. Stumbled over to the sink and turned on the faucet, stuck his mouth underneath it. He must have heard wrong. He couldn’t believe it.
“I’m sorry,” he gasped for air, leaning against the counter. “You’ll have to repeat that. What happened?”
“Sex. She offered to have sex with me.”
“I see. Did you take her up on this offer?”
Oh my god. I have to kill Sanders. How am I going to do this? That stupid bitch …
Character Inspiration Pics
• Jameson is Nick Bateman
• Tate is Sophia Bush
• Sanders is James Gatenby
Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since …, forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.
LINKS to STYLO
Stylo is giving away (open international):
• Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet
• Set of the whole trilogy – all three paperback books, signed
• Set of the whole trilogy – all three paperback books, signed
W.T.F can you say about the Kane Trilogy?
Apart from One Click That Bitch?
These three books are so different yet each one is outstanding in its own way.
I haven’t read in a long, long time a book that I so loved and hated simultaneously, as fascinated as I was horrified. A train wreck of a relationship, as beautiful as it is broken, brutally raw, poignant, passionate, tragic and destructive. If the Devil had a fucked up contemporary fairy tale it would be this and the ride has only just begun…
Who knew the Devil had a soul? With Separation the fairy tale is fucked six ways till Sunday, sideways with a cherry on top. Forget every single feeling and emotion you had in the first because Stylo Fantome twists it, lubes it, fucks it and spits you out the other side knowing you had a fucking amazing bookgasm and rendered completely speechless and incoherent in the process, satiated and dazed……..
The absolute sheer beauty of it is that while on the emotional journey of this one the author can change every single thing we thought we knew or felt from the previous one. That’s a special kind of talent. I am now totally convinced she will stop my heart with Reparation.
Stop my Heart? Try shredded it, kicked it to kerb and stomped all over it. Fuck Me.
The conclusion to this rollercoaster ride had me screaming in my head, “No, she wouldn’t, she wouldn’t fucking take it there, No, oh Hell Fucking No?” so many times I was almost catatonic. Lights were on but nobody was home, speechless and incoherent again but for totally different reasons. For an author in her debut year to have the ability to give you the feels, the good, the bad and the ugly with three books that while connected have completely different paces and emotions is quite the feat.
1. the making of amends for a wrong one has done.
2. the action of repairing something.
Reparation picks up where Separation finished. Tate is on a mission, to destroy and annihilate the Devil, she’s hurting but switched off, numb but focused and this train wreck relationship is so broken with pieces scattered so far that you wonder is there any glue strong enough to put it back together, can Jameson continue to fix what he so casually broke when Tate is determined and on a path of destruction. And who of our beloved secondary cast is going to get caught in the crossfire?
This has always been a fucked up fairy tale from the very beginning,
“I want Prince Charming to ride up on a white horse, and carry me off to his castle. The only difference between me and other girls is once I get there, I want him to bend me over the throne and pull my hair while he fucks me hard and calls me names. But I know that’ll never happen with you …”
It has confused me, fascinated me, and horrified me. Reparation brings me understanding of how these two are so right together, how they work no matter what society says a relationship should or shouldn’t be and how even in a dark fucked fairy tale unicorns and rainbows still exist just a little rougher with a touch of kink.
“I said I wanted Prince Charming; you’re the Prince of Darkness.”
“Still a prince, baby girl.”
Reparation shows beautifully the chemistry, banter, sarcasm, arguments, constant pull and push between these two, both stubborn, neither having expected to find this connection and both woefully ill-equipped to deal with it.
The Devil has met his match…..
“All I wanted was sex. Just a little freaky sex, every now and then. When the fuck did it get so complicated?” he grumbled.”
“When you met your match, sir.”
Make no mistake, Satan is in the building again in Reparation and oh I do love him so. Dirty talker, controlling, rich and fucked up sex god that he is. Tate on the other hand broke my heart – hurting, angry and so alone even when surrounded by people, her journey is this book has so much depth and emotion, at times you want to throttle her and at times hug her and say it will be ok. Her head was an incredibly difficult place to be in ………..
“If he doesn’t want you fucking anyone else, that means he’s jealous. And if he’s jealous, that means he cares. And if he cares, then maybe he really never lied. And if he never lied, then you don’t have to ruin everything. And if you don’t have to ruin everything, then maybe you can admit out loud that you have most definitely, certainly, positively, absolutely, irrevocably sold your soul to Satan.”
And then we come to Sanders
“Maybe we just know her in different ways. You fulfill her emotionally and I fulfill her sexually. Maybe we’ve been in a threesome this whole time,” Jameson suggested.
“Sometimes, Sir, you make me ill,” Sanders snapped
He is so important to both characters and this trilogy it’s insane. And it is a threesome in my eyes of the emotional support type. So when this happened I had one of my “Oh Hell Fucking No” moments………
“This is for you,” he replied. Jameson took the glass. “Oh god, why?” he groaned, then knocked back the liquid. “She offered to sleep with me.” Jameson started choking on the whiskey. Sanders pounded on his back, but Jameson waved him away. Stumbled over to the sink and turned on the faucet, stuck his mouth underneath it. He must have heard wrong. He couldn’t believe it. “I’m sorry,” he gasped for air, leaning against the counter. “You’ll have to repeat that. What happened?” “Sex. She offered to have sex with me.” “I see. Did you take her up on this offer?” Pause. Oh my god. I have to kill Sanders. How am I going to do this!? That stupid bitch.”
How far does Stylo go?
I’m not telling……….. 😉
Go one click and discover for yourself but be prepared to buckle that seatbelt and hold on tight because her writing is flawless and captivating – the characters and story in this trilogy will grab you and not let go.
The Devil will take you to Hell and you just won’t care……………………….
“Tatum Elliot O’Shea, sometimes I think you are the stupidest goddamn person I have ever met. Sometimes I think you’re crazy. Sometimes I think I hate you. Sometimes I think you’re a psychotic bitch, sent from hell to drag me back. But always, ALWAYS, I think you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
Well, well, I did not see this coming….
Degradation was fast, hot and freaky and I wasn’t completely sure how I felt about Jameson (though I was kinda falling for him and his kinky ways) but I knew I definitely liked Tate.
Come Separation , I loved Jameson but Tate was winding me up no end…. and by the end of the book I couldn’t be sure what the hell she was planning but I wasn’t looking forward to it!!!
Then we got Reparation and I was totally messed up emotionally for both of them!!
Tate by now doesn’t trust anyone, not even herself or her thoughts.
She has revenge on her mind, big time, but even while plotting and planning, she’s second guessing her feelings and plan of attack!!
Jameson has given her time and thought she’d come round, however I don’t think he expected her to switch off quite as she did. Acting normally when she knew people were watching but it was all show… Jameson was so aware of this but didn’t seem to know what to do to help her.
Their arguments, snark, back biting and the sex (be it make up, angry, car, against a wall, monkey or whatever kinda sex – c’mon you get what I’m saying ‘cos you guys know what they are like!!) all make great hot reading. They’re still as smokin’ and volatile as ever as a couple – or are they, have they ever been a couple…. that’s the big Q I suppose.
This pair are perfect for each other – I just wished at times that they could see it themselves. They are so similar – too damned stubborn and bloody minded…. Jeez, more than once I wanted him to actually tell her how he felt. In her case, she could have called him on some of his comments – maybe they’d have realised that they were what each needed!!
Tate’s interactions with Sanders and his reaction to her were intriguing and on a couple of occasions showed a different guy. We saw a caring, obviously loving side, a quirky funny side and then a more ‘in charge’ side to Mr Kane’s ‘Man-Friday’…. I adore the way he and Jameson bounce off each other – it comes across that he feels confident & secure enough in his position in JK’s affections to say what he thinks (and feels needs said) at times. As ever, I loved Sandy!
Nick Castille, the baseball player, makes another appearance and kicks Tate’s plan for revenge up a notch – well, not strictly true, after a change of heart about her next course of action where Nick is concerned, a bomb is dropped on Tate (but is it fact or fiction?) and this is the catalyst that causes her to head toward Nick (hell, truth be told, she ran like the devil was on her tail – which, when you consider her name for Jameson, he kinda was!!).
Now, I am well aware that he’s been a fairly stand-up guy to this point and he’s always had Tate’s best interests at heart, but man, I’ve felt for a while that I wouldn’t trust Nick as far as I could throw him – no-one is that nice!! He annoys me for some of his actions in Reparation , sneaky bloke that he turns out to be, but then he goes and pulls the stand-up guy routine again…. honestly, I was backwards and forwards with how I felt about him come the last part of the book!
Ang and Ellie once again flit in and out of the story. It was interesting to watch Ang and Jameson tolerate the other (even if it was just in their mutual concern for Tate!)
The relationship Angier has with Ellie comes under scrutiny and is the cause of some ‘oh no, you did not just do that’ moments! After everything, Ang grew on me (again) and the cheeky would-be-porn-star finagled his way back into my affections!!
I was delighted with how the series wound up in Reparation . Kane melted my heart – not what I ever expected from the Devil – and Tate came back to being the girl we first met in Degradation .
Tatum and Jameson are a very unconventional couple and where their journey over the series has been at points tough to take, heart-breaking, enraging, frustrating (to the point of wanting to punt my kindle through a window!!) and at points confusing as hell, their story is one that I’ll come back to and would recommend everyone read!!!
Well done Stylo – for your first series this has been an outstanding success!!! I can’t wait for your next book and am looking forward to getting my mitts on it already!!!
Prior Books in the Series
Book 3 – Reparation – is also .99 for a limited time
(A standalone novel)
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland
Genre: A contemporary romance novel
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RELEASE DATE: January 26th, 2015
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative
Model: Josh Kloss
Photographer: Scott Hoover Photography
Additional Books by Vi Keeland
Belong to You (A Cole Novel, Book One)
Made For You (A Cole Novel, Book Two)
First Thing I See (Stand Alone)
Left Behind (Stand Alone)
About the Author:
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!
TAKE A BOW (THE PERFECT PLANS SERIES- BOOK 2)
Sometimes, dreams come true.
They seem too good to be true.
So many questions, one affirmation…I am in love with Alexander Tate. Everything I’ve ever dreamed of was standing right in front of me. My ultimate fantasy come true. My more. So, why am I running?
Aby Ryan spent twelve years doubting herself…Can she really learn to trust others before learning to trust herself?
Alex and Aby’s story continues in the powerfully sensual sequel in The Perfect Plans Series, Take a Bow. The final installment of their story is wrought with jealously, endless desire, sinfully decadent sex, betrayal, humor, empowerment and, of course, love.
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C.J. WELLS BIO:
Co-Authors, and sisters, Christa Gibbs and Jill Syed reside in Ontario, Canada. Born and raised on da’Rock [a.k.a. St. John’s, Newfoundland], their laid back personalities and eclectic sense of humor is indicative of their native roots. Although fluent in Newfinese, both are quite eloquently spoken, showing no remnants of an accent unless alcohol is involved.
Fluent in air-guitar [she trained in Europe], Christa, by day, transforms into her Executive role in the Property Management World. This wonderful position lends credence to her altruistic life experiences lived vicariously through the many residents within her keep. This translates beautifully to her evening endeavors, which include creating lovable characters and interesting storylines [when she’s not catering to her loving ‘Oooge’ — a.k.a. biker hubby]. An avid reader of erotic romance [upwards of two to three novels per week], Christa decided to give her own incessant fairytale sex-capade fantasies a voice.
When she is not behind the camera in her Photography Studio, Jill spends portions of her days mentally cataloging all the reasons why she shouldn’t become an indulgent drinker at the helm of her three young children during the absences of her Pilot husband [though you will hear her undying love and devotion for them often: “blessed”]. Passionately creative, Jill spent many years capturing life moments on film, canvas and even paper. Having dabbled in the writing of many children’s books, all of which ended up covered in dust and never carried through, clarity hit once she collaborated with her sister: “Ohhh, the steamy sex was the missing ingredient”.
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