Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Release Day Review & Giveaway:Beyond Ruin by Kit Rocha

The sectors will never be the same...

Adrian Maddox fled his royal life—and tragic past—in Sector One, choosing instead to join up with the O’Kanes. For years, he’s lived by one rule: love fast, love hard, and always be willing to walk away. He’s managed to guard his heart, keep it whole and untouched—until now.

They couldn’t be more different—Dylan, the brilliant, burned-out doctor from Eden who drowns his pain with drugs and self-destruction. Scarlet, the sensuous, sexy rocker from Three, a woman unafraid to embrace the world. And Jade, the whore turned spy from Sector Two, who battled addiction and came out stronger than anyone he’s ever met.

Separately, they make Mad long to open his heart, to tumble head-first into a sea of possibilities and wild love. Together, they make him burn, inside and out, with lust and unbearable, unimaginable pleasure.

Then one fateful moment shakes their world to its foundations—and leaves the sectors on the verge of all-out war with Eden. It’s the biggest fight the O’Kanes have ever faced, and Mad and his lovers are at the dead center of it. They could end up with everything they never knew they wanted—or lose it all. Including their lives. 

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What I thought about Beyond Ruin

Kit Rocha is back with the seventh installment in the Beyond series with a tale of love and war between the sectors. This book was real surprise for me. I was getting worried that the series was leveling out, and I'm jumping up and down now because, wow! Beyond Ruin was just incredible.

There were so many things I liked about this book.  Let me start with the writing.  I don't think I've ever highlighted so many passages as I did when reading this.  There were some very strong statements being made here, and there were places that the language touched my heart and head.  This quote was one of my favorites, and it was hard to pick only one to include here.

Power had its own silent language, one that screamed. It combined tiny, effortless shows of arrogance with bigger, louder displays -- of wealth, of violence.

I wasn't sure how I was going to like the romantic connections in this installment because I wasn't really invested in any of the characters from the previous books, except for maybe Dylan (Doc).  But again.. I was drawn into the lives of Maddox, Dylan, Jade and Scarlett in a way that surprised me. I adored this exploration of lust and love, and readers be prepared for some filthy scenes from these characters. I adored the fact that I saw them as a unit, all 4 complementing each other, when it would have been so easy to see them as two couples getting together.  But it had to be the four of them, and of course, the ride through their love story wasn't easy, but it was beautiful. 

The beginnings of war between the sectors and Eden provide a tension-filled backdrop for this story, and Kit Rocha did a fabulous job of setting things up in this book.  Within the first few chapters, everything in this world changes, and I didn't see it coming, which made for a wonderful reading experience. I probably liked this part of the book the best, the escalating tensions, the threats of war between Eden and the sectors had me biting my nails.

There was just so much for me to like with Beyond Ruin. It's a game changer for this series, that's for sure, and like the characters in this series, I'm left wondering who will survive the upcoming war?  

I love this series. 


I have a Beyond Series Bundle (Volume One) which includes three books in the series to gift away. 

To enter, send an email to redhotbluereads at gmail dot com by February 25, 2016 and let me know you want it!  I'll let randomizer pick a winner! 

BEYOND SHAME (87,000 words, 354 pages)

All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain. But ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms.

Those ruins house the corrupt and the criminal--men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. He'll defend the O'Kane gang with his life, but no fight prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet.

Her innocence is undeniable, and so is their attraction. But if she wants to belong to Jas, she'll have to open herself to a world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission.

BEYOND CONTROL (100,000 words, 398 pages)

Alexa Parrino escaped a life of servitude to become one of the most influential people in Sector Four, where the O'Kanes rule with a hedonistic but iron fist. There's nothing she wouldn't do for the gang--and for its leader. But she bows to no one, not even Dallas O'Kane.

Dallas fought to carve order out of the chaos of the sectors. Danger threatens his people, but his liquor business is flourishing, and new opportunities fuel his ambition. Lex could help him expand his empire--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.

BEYOND PAIN (89,000 words, 350 pages)

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.

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.

Kit Rocha 

Kit Rocha is the pseudonym for co-writing team Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. After penning dozens of paranormal novels, novellas and stories as Moira Rogers, they branched out into gritty, sexy dystopian romance.

The series has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and was honored with a 2013 RT Reviewer’s Choice award. Find out more at kitrocha.com, or sign up to be notified of their next release at bit.ly/kit-rocha-updates

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