Friday, 5 December 2014

****Corrupted & Warped by Alicia Taylor & Natalie Townson***** Book Blitz Dec 1st - Dec 5th @AuthorNTownson @taylorville86

Corrupted & Warped 

by Alicia Taylor & Natalie Townson

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Dec 1st - Dec 5th

I am going to marry a monster. 

He is my everything. 

He manipulates people for fun. 

He takes over their lives, consuming them. He dominates and crushes, ruling them, claiming their souls. 

No one has survived the games of Damon Hunt, so far. 

Before now. Before me. 

I am Ella Knight. I am corrupted.

My sister was a victim of Damon's games.

It’s my turn to play now. 

Damon Hunt has been my sole focus, my everything for three years, since my sister’s death. 

I'll manipulate him. I'll take over his life, consuming and crushing him. I am going to take away his soul. Damon Hunt will not survive my games. 

I will win. 
I hope.

by Emma Mistress of all Dark & Twisted

Corrupted is the debut novel by Alicia Taylor and Natalie Townson, this is the first of their Manipulation trilogy and the premise is something new, unique and different.

Ella Knight is a woman who has lost everyone who she's loved, so takes her grief, loss and anger and focuses it on solely getting revenge for her sister Lydia's death. She becomes the Mistress of manipulation and can switch off all feelings and emotions to get what she wants and deliver the justice she feels is deserved. She now is ready for her main target..... Damon Hunt, businessman, alpha male and the reason for Lydia's death, or is he??

Damon is an enigma, you as the reader and Ella don't get to see Damon as he's a master of deflection, shutting down and topic changing. He always speaks the truth though and he may not always answer but he never lies. He's also closed off but Ella gets through to him, she breaks his barriers down whilst also allowing herself to feel again. This is the question: Is the player being played? Is everyone just playing games or are real feelings being felt?

There is a third person in this 'relationship' an eerie, malevolent presence throughout this book in Lydia, she has 'corrupted' Ella's mind and possessed it to carry out these malicious mind games which will destroy more than Ella's target it will break her too...

This book really drew me in from the first page, I felt Ella's thirst for vengeance but her craving for a connection with someone after all the tragedy she'd suffered. Her conflicting emotions over Damon and a revelation that will leave you desperate for book two Warped!!!

Review by Nadia Chief Obsessive Pimpette

***gifted a copy***

"I am Ella Knight.
I am corrupted.
My sister was a victim of Damon's games.
It's my turn to play now."

This is a dark read as it's one womans journey to find vengeance but her path has been set due to grief and misery. It follows Ella as she focusses her pain on one man, Damon/Demon. Ella believes him to be responsible for the death of her sister. She has her diary to prove it and it becomes her bible whenever she needs inspiration or strength she draws it from her sisters most inner thoughts.
The diary adds another dimension to this novel and had the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end.
Ella is a strong but very broken woman who is blinkered to everything but her quest to destroy Damon. She has no other thoughts but focuses her energy on this end goal. She fights an internal battle with herself as she loses herself to Damon's wants and feels. She rages with her inner conflict.

Damon is quite a mysterious figure and it's hard to fathom him out. We have an opinion based on the diary excerpts and he is quite closed down and solitary. He is a man with a past and he too has secrets he's hiding. But I warned to him as he feels overwhelmed by Ella and he wants to keep her! Oh have I mentioned he's hot too?!? The sex scenes had me swooning...but this isn't what captured my heart with this novel.

It's a beautifully written novel about broken psyches, immersed in grief trying to piece themselves together with love. Both characters had me hooked. I want to know more...NOW! Knowing it's a trilogy I was expecting the cliffhanger and then next one I expect even more twists and turns. A little more of the supporting hot males would be great too...Tom is Ella's best friend (also hot sexy and gorgeous) Spencer is Damon's brother (swoon).

Lastly onto Leona....Hmmmmm. I have a feeling there is more to this bitch than meets the eye. She is a constant thorn in Ella's side. She is manipulative and a master puppeteer. Why does Damon run to her?!?!

See so many questions! This us a stunning debut novel by two wickedly talented ladies. Cannot wait for book two. I was blown away. Thank you for a heart wrenching read.

“Ella,” he rasps. “You’re gonna fuckin’ kill me. Sweet Jesus, baby.” He closes the distance between us in two strides. When he’s close enough, his hands grip on my hips and pull me into him. Our bodies clash, my blood ignites. Need washes through me. Damon’s scent envelopes me, he smells pure male. My chest heaves as I look up into his eyes, my breasts brushing against his chest with every inhale. “I can see everything, beauty. Every fucking thing. The rounded globes of your perfect arse, the mound of your pussy, the dimples at the back of your knees.” His hands move down to grip my arse cheeks. He squeezes roughly before pulling me into his hard cock. I moan as the move hits the perfect spot. “God, I need to keep you.”

Warped (Manipulation Trilogy, Corrupted, #2)

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I won’t be caught off guard again. I won’t let them win. They played the first round and won. Now it’s time for me to even the score. Damon and Leona will pay for their twisted games. Leona is first. 

His touch repulses me. 
His fake affection disgusts me. 
He sickens me. 

I need to get my head in the game. I need to be smart and break their bond to more easily crush them. Damon is clever. He knows what he’s doing. He’s been playing the game long enough. 

He’s twisted. 
I’m warped. 

It’s time to finally end this. 

Time to finally win.



By Emma Mistress of all Dark & Twisted

This second instalment in the Manipulation Trilogy by Alicia and Natalie lives up to it's title of Warped. It immediately starts from where Corrupted ended and has the added difference of Damon's point of view to some chapters also. His insight and viewpoint on events and what he actually sees and thinks is an additional benefit I loved.

Ella's journey in this book is an emotional one, she realises many things she was lead to believe were corrupted, how she's dealt with her past and grief 'Warped' her behaviour and outlook and she has a difficult time once she realises this as " the past can never be washed away forever." She has Tom as a constant to help her through as her and Damon's relationship has many factors to contend with, past secrets, exes and one constant Leona. They both are scared of their feelings for each other and once Ella sees the truth, she fears all that she wants maybe lost.

Damon has many demons he's trying to keep Ella from, many of which we're still kept in the dark about, but his pov made me feel so much more of a connection to him this time, his realisation of Leona's intentions was a great moment, but I fear that malicious character won't leave quietly!!

Damon has two women as a constant in his life, both with agendas and means of manipulation to get their own way. One is determined and 'warped' on getting her own way and the other just wants to be loved and chosen first for once. Who will Damon choose to have on his life forever??

**** I was fortunate to beta read this book ****

Review by Nadia Chief Obsessive Pimpette

***I was gifted a copy by the authors***

Warped is book 2 in The Manipulation Trilogy. It picks up exactly where the cliffhanger left us.

"All this man does is cause hurt and heartbreak. He is like a tornado destroying anything and anyone who gets in his way.
I will not let him destroy me. That was never the plan."

Ella has fallen in love with Damon and she is fighting am inner war with herself. She is struggling to reconcile the truth as written by her sister and Damons actions with Leona to the way her heart feels.

This novel also has chapters written from Damon's pov which gives us a greater insight into his character.

"She'll know what a monster I am."

Damon is fighting his own demons and is her playing her at her own game? The plot twists and turns and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Leona has a hold on Damon and the reason is always just kept out of reach. The lengths that woman goes to in this installment had me shaking my head and screaming at Damon to see her for what she really is.

Ella has a break through moment and the scene blew me away. Spoiler will need a whole box of tissues!

"I'm sorry daddy. I've been bad."
"I'll be good, I promise. I'll be who I was, who I am. I went down the wrong path but I'm correcting it now. I want happiness again. please daddy, help me"

We drive into a world of fractured minds and explore the truth from different perspectives truth can be warped by others. How obsession can ruin lives and the lengths people go to believing it's love. There are explosive moments and times when you sit back and think wow...I did not see that coming. I could not out this down.

The ending...
"Ella Knight knew nothing.
Ella Hunt will know everything.
It's time I Avow my sins."
Had me shaking my head in frustration...oh no they didn't...not again! I NEEEEDDDD to know...can not wait to read the final chapter in Ella's and Damon's story of self discovery and her journey through grief.

Amazing five star read.

“I need you,” I say as my hands glide over the planes of his chest, each muscle tightening under my palms.
“I know what you need, beauty,” he growls.
Damon squeezes my arse before one of his hands slides down the back of my thigh. He grips the back of my knee and brings my leg up to hook around his hip. I cling to his shoulders and dig the heel of my foot into his firm arse cheek to steady myself.
His hard cock bobs against my stomach, making me desperate for him. Damon presses his chest to mine and claims my mouth in a hungry kiss. His tongue collides with mine, and they battle together.
My blood heats to volcanic temperatures, my pussy clenching and dripping. I need him in me, filling me. Instead, Damon’s fingers make contact with my throbbing clit. He rubs around the hood in a soft circle before slipping down my wet folds to my entrance, where he slowly runs a fingertip around the outer rim before plunging two fingers inside. I cry out and my body clenches around hi
s thick digits.
“You’re so fucking wet, Ella. Fuck, you unravel me, baby.”

Damon starts a steady rhythm with his fingers as he kisses down my neck. I throw my head back and
 moan as he nibbles at my pulse point. I don’t know what it is about his nibbles but they turn my insides to mush. Moans pour from me as he pulls his fingers out and rubs hard on my hooded pearl.
My body trembles in his hold. Damon releases his grip on my arse to grip my hip, and walks me back a step, until my back presses against the cold, tiled shower wall. His assault on my pussy doesn’t stop. He alternates between finger fucking me and caressing my clit.
His other hand slips from my hip to my back, and slowly strokes up my spine. Goosebumps break out across my skin and I whimper. My nails dig into his neck as my orgasm builds, ready to break and make me float.
“Damon,” I cry. I just need something more, it’s not enough. Damon seems to notice, and his hand leaves my back to grasp my hair. He tugs, pulling my head back, and my chin juts into the air. Damon’s lips travel up my neck to rest at the tip of my chin.
His hand cups my pussy, his palm presses into my clit, his finger hooks in me. He hits my secret bundle of nerves, making me scream. Fuck, it feels so good.
I grind into his palm as he closes his lips around my chin and gently bites, pulling my hair at the same time. A deep feral growl erupts from him, vibrating into me, tearing a moan from me.
“Damon… oh fuck…. Damon… I’m gonna… ohhhh,” I pant out.
My upper body erupts with chills as Damon pulls away from me slightly, only to latch on to my nipple, biting with enough sting to send me over the edge. I scream his name as wave after wave of pure bliss rolls through me.

Avowed is now available for pre-order.

Three years ago I vowed revenge. Now I'm married with secrets, desperate to get past them.
I set out to destroy the man I thought ruined my life. I never saw it coming when he turned out to be the love I couldn't live without.
Damon was my target, now I'm determined to keep him.
Will he be able to get past my confessions, and forgive my actions? Will I be able to forgive his? We've come too far to lose it all now. It's time to fight for us, fight for our happiness.
Not every story is as it seems but it's time to avow our sins.
Both of us.

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Alicia Taylor was born and raised in the
East Midlands town of Derby, England, where she lives with her family and mass
of animals – she’s a huge family and animal lover.
Writing powerful love stories and
creating Alpha males with a dash of darkness has become a passion of mine, and
I have many stories and characters swirling in my head that I can’t wait to
share with you all. Is it weird to have so many voices in my head? I’m not
crazy, I promise… maybe a little bit.

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Natalie Townson

Natalie Townson is 33, a mother of one
beautiful little boy and lives in Gloucester in the UK with her Husband.
Corrupted is her debut novel that is a book one of the manipulation trilogy,
that she co writes with Alicia Taylor. Warped is book two in the manipulation
series. She has had a love of reading since a young age and her favorite
authors are Sophie Kinsella, J.S.Scott, Melody Anne and Stephanie Meyer to name
a few.

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