Thursday, October 8, 2015

~*★Release Blitz with Review★*~ Tormented (Scorpio Stinger MC #4) by Jani Kay

Title: Tormented
Series: Scorpio Stinger MC #4
Author: Jani Kay
Genre: New Adult/Romantic Suspense
 Release Date: October 8, 2015

Can there be redemption for a man with a tortured soul and a twisted heart?


Hell bent on revenge, anger and hatred taint my soul.
Only rage and vengeance keep me alive. Nothing else matters.
There is no room for love. No room for relationships or a family of my own to distract me.

I’m damaged and beyond redemption. 

Until I meet my arch enemy’s sister. She's off limits, but despite my best intentions, I just can’t get the dark haired beauty out of my mind. 

Can Eva tame the beast and make me human again? Can she help me find redemption?

Perhaps HELL is the only place for a man like me. 


Harrison. Dark. Broody.
Twisted and tortured. Definitely tormented.

A beast?

Maybe he is, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting him. On some deep level we connect—I see past the damaged outer into his very soul. Can I be the one to crack through his hardened shell and thaw his heart to bring out the real man he’s hiding even from himself? 

Is there redemption for a man like Harrison Summers?
Or will he drag me straight into hell with him?
Title: Tormented (Harrison's Redemption)
Author: Jani Kay
Genre: Romantic Suspense, New Adult
Series or Standalone: Series (Scorpio Stinger MC #4)
Rating: ★★★★ Stars
Reviewer: Melyssa
I’m a sucker for an MC book and when this one came across me in my blogging travels, well I wasted no time signing up for it. Sometimes a girl needs a bit of biker in her life.

On second thought, maybe it’s just me. But whatever.

The blurb jumped out at me and the cover caught my attention (which covers don’t honestly do much. I’m the blurb chick). What drew me in even more was that while this is technically an MC series, this book held the sister of a member of the MC and a cop.

And not just any officer either, but one drenched in darkness. I was sold that quickly. Stories that feature characters that have lived through unspeakable things and have to learn how to come out the other side, I’m usually sold on pretty quickly. As was the case here.

What I learned as I started reading was there was a lot more with this couple that while mentioned in this book in various instances throughout, I knew nothing about. I hadn’t experienced the full effect of their first meeting or how they came to be what and where they are when this one starts.

So if you’re like me and never picked up a Jani Kay book (well, this series anyway), stop now and go back. You’re gonna want the background. I made due without it, but now that I’m done this one, I am going back because not only do I want more Harrison and Eva, but I want Ryder and Jade too. Captivating characters they were during their time in this book.

I’m not going to spoil anything for anyone that hasn’t experienced this series or this book before now, but I will say that my introduction here to both Eva and Harrison gave me enough to connect to them. They had both been through some pretty painful things in their lives before meeting (Harrison especially) and I felt that their reactions in situations had merit. It read very real to me in that regard. So connecting to them made me able to connect to the feelings that were building between them. Or at least feelings that were being expanded on.

You could see Harrison’s struggle with the realization that Eva just wasn’t some lay. She wasn’t like any of the women he’d been with previously (after suffering the loss of another) but he cared despite it. He couldn’t explain what the hell was happening to him (which I gotta admit, was kind of funny at times because even the people around him could see what was going on here when he didn’t) and made me that much more invested in the moment where the lightbulb did go off.

When he stepped away from the darkness that he had lived his life in and walked into the light that is Eva for him. And man did I get the payoff that way.

The suspense in this was written very well, at least to start. The situation Eva finds herself in and the pain that comes from it as its happening, god. My heart hurt. I wanted to hurt someone. I think in a way because I wanted things to work out for these two that I may have become a whole lot like Harrison while reading.

I wanted more shown in terms of the resolution, how it all played out. I felt that at least in the action areas there, it could have been drawn out just a tiny bit more, to make it seem a little more believable, but at the end of the day, I do believe the bad guy here met the proper end. He got what was coming to him and for this reader, that’s a payoff besides the romance that I was after.

The love scenes are steamy, so if you’re in it for the heat, this one definitely has it.

Along with a pretty concrete story of coming to grips with moving on from a dark incident in your life, forgiving those you think caused or wronged you and living your life happily, instead of on the edge just waiting for death.

This read as more than just your typical MC style book and I’m glad that it did.

My thanks to the author and all others involved for allowing me the chance to read this before release. It was a pleasure.
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Reading Order

Scorpio Stinger MC Series

#0.5 Ryder Prequel

#1 Two Worlds Colliding

#2 Unchain My Heart

#2.5 A Biker Christmas

#3 Gods & Monsters 

#4 Tormented
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She glided toward me with a sexy smile on her luscious lips.

“Hey, you.” Her voice was low and husky. Sexy as fuck.

Both our work schedules had been crazy and even when I’d called Eva to just have dinner with me, she’d made excuses why she could not see me. As tempted as I was to show up at her door again, I didn’t want to upset her and risk her refusing to accompany me to the event, so I got stuck in at work putting in more time than I had in the last few weeks.

“Fuck, I missed you,” I said as it hit me like a bullet between the eyes.

Red lips and long sweeping eyelashes were complemented by dangling earrings that shone as the light caught them. I took her hand in mine and kissed her fingertips before spinning her around so that I could admire all of her.

I nearly choked when she turned her back to me. The dress dipped to just above her ass, the fabric draped in such a way that it begged to be touched.

“You like?” she purred, turning her head so that she could peer seductively at me from under her lashes.

“I'm speechless. You look . . . so utterly fuckable, I just want to tear that dress off you­ with my fucking teeth,” I admitted.

“Haha. It took me hours to get ready. We have an event to attend, remember?” She raised a perfect eyebrow at me, smiling smugly. “And you look pretty dashing yourself.” She stroked my chest, smoothing out my dress shirt. “Hmm, a bowtie. That’s sexy as hell.”

Her fingertips brushed the edges of the black silk and then along my jaw line, causing my blood pressure to rise a few degrees. She stood on her toes and planted the softest kiss on my lips. Her perfume snaked its way to my nostrils and turned my mind to mush.

I frowned, not sure how I felt about her wearing that dress. Jealousy swarmed my gut and found a resting place in the pit of my stomach. I swallowed hard, trying to rein it in and act maturely.

“I’m going to be the envy of every man there.” She smiled knowingly. Fuck. This was doing my head in. “I will kill any fucker who tries to touch you. You are mine only. Remember that.” 

Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author - Jani Kay lives in Western Australia within a ten minute walk to the beach which is one of her favorite places to chill out.

She has been a bookworm all her life - as a voracious reader, she would gladly spend her last dollar on a book. She is always fascinated that for the mere price of a book (often less than the price of a coffee!), she can escape her life for a while and see through someone else's eyes into their world.

Jani loves the colour red, is a fiery Aries, is impatient and always storming ahead with those ram's horns, bashing her head...she has a wicked sense of humour and loves laughing.

In her 'other' life, Jani is a business woman and a scientist - a creative scientist though - she formulates skin care products and brews up concoctions in her laboratory...

She has 2 beautiful children who have grown into amazing young adults and Jani is very proud of them.

Besides reading and writing, her favorite 'thing' is traveling and drinking cocktails on the beach while watching the sun set over the ocean (Sex on The Beach anyone?).

Above all, she believes in Kindness, Karma, Miracles and Magic...

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