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Friday, March 22, 2019

Her... Him... Betrayal (Corrupt Empire #1) by Sarah Bailey

18++ "I'm appalled, bewildered, frustrated, and weirdly touched by the character dynamic throughout the course of the entire story. Of all these things that I feel, I simply cannot look away. I've never discussed a book more with my peers, and I've never needed to know what happens next in a series more than with this selection. This in many ways makes the novel a controversial work of art. To put it simply: I'm all-in." MJBurroughs, Goodreads

Description:

It all started one dark night. The last night I saw my family. The night I met him. The only man to haunt my every moment. 

Her 
I witnessed something I was never meant to see. 
He took me. 
He broke me. 
He made me his. 
And now he wants to use me to bring down my family. 

Him 
I was never meant to have her. 
The daughter of the scum who stole my life. 
I took her. 
I broke her. 
I made her mine. 
And now she'll do anything I say. 

One tattooed anti-hero gets caught up in a whirlwind with an innocent heiress. It'll keep you on your toes with its web of lies and secrets. 

If you're a fan of dark romance, dive into Betrayal, the first book in the explosive Corrupt Empire Series. 

EXCERPT

Self-preservation made me freeze. If I alerted him to my presence, it wouldn’t help anyone. I ignored the voice in my head telling me the real reason I couldn’t move had more to do with how awestruck I was by the gun-wielding stranger.
Thanks brain. Not!
“Look, can’t we put all of that behind us? It’s been over twenty years,” Dad said.
The angel’s expression didn’t change. Cold, almost calculating. It sent chills running down my spine. Terrifying and beautiful at the same time. A deadly combination.
“No.”
There was no other warning. Two shots fired in quick succession. The sound rang in my ears. My parents collapsed one after the other. I put a hand over my mouth, stifling a scream. He’d shot them right between the eyes. There was no question in my mind. They were dead.
Dead.
The word stuck in my head.
Dead.
Dead.
Blood poured out of the back of their heads, pooling on the wooden floor beneath them. Their chests were still, unmoving. Tears pricked at my eyes.
My parents were dead.
Dead.
I looked at the angel again. He stared right at me. The surprise in his eyes faded after a second. I fell back onto my hands as I tried to scramble away.
“No, please,” I whispered.
He didn’t raise the gun to me. His lip twitched. I backed up right into the counter behind me, putting my hands up.
“Please don’t kill me.”
In five long strides, he stood before me. His very presence made my heart hammer erratically in my chest. I could hear it loud and clear in my ears. Up close, I got a real sense of just how tall and well-built he was, muscles rippled under his suit jacket as he moved.
“I’m not going to kill you,” he said, his voice quiet. “But you and I are going to have a little talk.”

About the author:
Born and raised in Sussex, UK near the Ashdown Forest where she grew up climbing trees and building Lego towns with her younger brother. Sarah fell in love with novels when she was a teenager reading her aunt's historical regency romances. She has always loved the supernatural and exploring the darker side of romance and fantasy novels.

Sarah currently resides in the Scottish Highlands with her husband. Music is one of her biggest inspirations and she always has something on in the background whilst writing. She is an avid gamer and is often found hogging her husband's Xbox.

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6 comments:

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds like a wonderful book.

Sarah said...

Thank you so much, glad it sounds interesting :)

lildevilgirl22 said...

The book sounds interesting

debra Philippon said...

This seems like it would be a good read for this summer.

Nancy P said...

Interesting cover

CJ said...

Awesome cover! Thanks for sharing the excerpt with all of us...