Monday, January 12, 2015

Updated Blog Tour and Review for Carnal Persuasion (Severed MC #4) by KT Fisher and Ava Manello


Book: Carnal Persuasion
Series: Severed MC #4
Author: KT Fisher & Ava Manello
Genre: MC
Cover Design: Margreet Asselbergs
Cover Model: Asher Collins
Cover Photographer: Richard Hunter of RIHUPHOTO
Hosted by: Francessca’s Romance Reviews


The fourth instalment in the Severed MC series finds Cowboy wrestling with his demons. Can he go on, or is he too broken after everything he's endured?

Meanwhile the citizens of Severed are caught up in a war, and it's down to Severed MC to try and save them.

This book is going to blow your mind.



3.5 Stars!

This was a tough book for me to get into, probably for a few reasons. One, it's been a few months since I read the last one, Severed Justice, so I was having a difficult time really remembering a lot of the details, and two, it felt pretty rushed. This fourth book picks up where the last one left off - after a pretty tough tragedy, and the Severed MC is barely hanging on. Cowboy, particularly, had a really rough go with some of the things that he witnessed and also due to losing a friend. He was really at the end of his rope when this book starts off, and I had a lot of hope that this would be a deep book with a good connection, but I didn't feel that that was delivered.

Cowboy and Lucy, who I did not remember at all, are supposed to have this attraction to one another, yet she never seems to bring up to him that she walked in on him with a gun in his mouth. It's as though it never happened, which seems a little unrealistic. She didn't even ask him about it, and it's not like she tried one time, and he stopped her. It just was like it was Chapter One and then done. This book, as with the others, does switch point of views, which I still appreciate, but, as a whole, this book just seems like it was a filler book to set up another story, and yet, there has to be a tragedy, as well. Even the tragedy did not affect me at all, and with the first three books, I was sobbing.

There is also typically a lot of heat in these books, and Cowboy and Lucy argue, but we have no back story, that I can remember, at any rate, on why Lucy first tries to push him away just because he is bossy. He also seems very drawn to her, but I really can't seem to figure out why. I feel pretty bad that I can't seem to remember the characters, but I also think this could be an area for the authors to beef up their characters, as well as to broaden the book, itself, by adding in back story for those of us that are not reading it back to back and may need the reminders. There are several other series that do this well, and I always find it helpful.

Overall, I still enjoy these authors and the story that they continue to tell about the Severed MC. I really feel for this group and their Old Ladies. They truly can't seem to catch a break, and they aren't really even a bad MC. They all originally came together out of a love for riding, and yet, they continue to get attached, hurt, killed, etc because others around them can't seem to get it together. And...the fun never stops. There is a new enemy in town, and while they have figured out what the plan is, they have not truly stopped it, yet, as I am sure more is to come.




It’s dark when I let myself into Emma’s apartment. Even if everything has gone to plan, I know it will be tomorrow before she gets back. 

I shouldn’t have let her embark on this crazy scheme of hers on her own. But, she was so determined; nothing and no one could sway her from her path.

I sink into her sofa, guilt eating away at me.

I’m carrying a shit load of guilt around with me these days. Guilt that I’ve let Emma go in search of a madman, guilt that I didn’t rush into that cabin in time, guilt that I sat there in the shop whilst Danni died just feet away, guilt for not getting to Cassie quickly enough and even more guilt that in my stupid ignorance I hadn’t realized she was still alive when I got there.

There’s so much guilt it feels like a fucking cancer, destroying me from the inside out.

I sit there in the darkness, alone.  I feel so fucking alone all the time now, even when I’m in a crowd of people.  Emma’s spent the last three months focused on revenge.  It’s the only thing that’s kept her going. It was the reason she needed to get out of bed in the morning.  I don’t have a focus and I sure as shit don’t have a reason for getting out of bed anymore.

This is a dangerous time of night. The time between midnight and dawn.  It’s the time where I let the dark thoughts take over.  Would anyone miss me if I were gone? I really don’t think they would.  I think they’d be better off if I wasn’t here.  I’m just a dead weight now.

I’ve lost weight. My jeans and shirt hang from my hollow frame.  I have no interest in eating. I’ve been keeping my own company most of the time.  Not that anyone’s really noticed; they’re all so busy living their own lives, as they should.

The last three months, hell, the last six months, have been the scariest that most of us have lived through.  We’ve been hunted, betrayed and picked off, one by one.  I’m such a selfish prick I didn’t notice when my best friend was falling apart and turning into a rat.  How could I not see the hell that he was going through?  Perhaps though, he just learned to hide it well. A skill I’ve come to master myself of late.

I try to think of anyone who’d be better off with me in their life and I’m sad to say that I can’t.  Sure, a few people would shed tears if I wasn’t around anymore, but they’d soon pick up and move on with their lives.  Angel has Eve and Elizabeth. Prez has Teresa and they’re expecting a baby.  Emma’s going to move on with her own life once tonight’s over.  Come tomorrow, she won’t need me anymore.

I understand now what I have to do.  It’s like a fog has lifted, revealing the clear path lying ahead of me.

I turn the polished metal in my hands. Such a small thing, yet it can destroy so many lives.  Tonight though I’m going to use it to make other people’s lives better.  That’s got to be a good thing. Right?

I place the barrel of the gun in my mouth, closing my lips around it.  Am I supposed to say a prayer now? Make a peace with my God?

The problem is I no longer have faith.  How can you watch so many people you love die and still have faith in a religion?

It’s selfish of me to do this here. It’s not fair on Emma. She’s tough though. She’ll handle it. She’ll get over it.

Spinning the barrel, I leave the decision to fate. Bracing myself, I pull the trigger.  The click of the gun masking the soft click of the door opening.

Russian fucking roulette.  The pull of the trigger is the only noise the gun makes.  Fate has decided. She’s not done with me yet.


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Other books in this series:

Severed Angel (Severed MC#1)
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Carnal Desire (Severed MC#2)
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Severed Justice (Severed MC#3)
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About the Authors 

KT Fisher 

I love reading, it's my favourite hobby. I've always had ideas for my own books packed into my head so I thought I would write them out for people to enjoy.

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Ava Manello

Passionate reader, blogger, publisher, and author. I love nothing more than helping other Indie authors publish their books be that reviewing, beta reading, formatting or proofreading, 

I love erotic suspense that's well written and engages the reader, and I love promoting the heck out of it over on my book blog.

I'm a mother, but most of all I'm me!

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