Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Deliver by Pam Godwin

Thank you for joining me and Pam Godwin today on the blog tour for her latest Dark Romance book Deliver.  Thanks to Amber's Reading Room for organizing the tour.  Today I have a review for you along with an excerpt from the book Deliver and a chance to enter the tour wide giveaway.

Published: 24 February 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
Format: eARC
Source: From the author for an honest review
Rating: 4 out of 5
Book Buy Links: Amazon UK / Amazon US / B&N

Blurb
His name was Joshua Carter. Now it's whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can't deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her...from herself.

Romantic Thriller
Stand Alone (no cliff-hanger). The sequel is coming Summer 2014.
Content warning: Graphic sex, violence, and psychological abuse. Age 18+ only.

Review
Liv is the Deliverer, she chooses men who she then kidnaps and breaks, ready for them to start a life as a slave.  She does this because she has too, because she has no choice other than doing this. Her latest victim is different than her normal choice though.  Josh Carter has friends and family who will miss him when he is stolen but Josh fits the bill of what the client wants so Liv has no choice but to take Josh.

Josh is a virgin ready to give his life to the Church and God, then one day he is lured into captivity by the beautiful Liv.  Josh can see through Liv though and he is determined to break down her walls in the hope that she will free him.

I love Dark Romance, captive/captor stories but I haven't read one yet where the captor was female and the captive was male.  To be honest I found it a bit uncomfortable to read such a big strong male reduced to slave like status by a female.  I also found the beginning of the book very dark indeed.  Nothing is left to the imagination of how Liv deals with Josh's initial captivity and I lived through every terrible moment he endures.

At one point I wasn't sure whether I could carry on with the book as I did find some of the scenes difficult to read.  At one point it got to me so much that I desperately craved a happy ending something that I've never ever bothered about before.  The story does change direction towards the end of the book and I found this a little disappointing which is why I am not giving Deliver full marks.  I would have preferred Ms Godwin to have stuck to the original feel of the book.  Some things like Josh's, erm shall we say 'needs' were just a little contrived for me.

I recommend Deliver and if you like Dark Romance then definitely pick this one up.  I am giving Deliver 4 out of 5.

Excerpt
On his back, muscles bared, bound, and stretched the full length of the box, he was an erotic picture. She was a criminal, and as ashamed as she was by that, the disgusting, fucked-up part of her anticipated spending the next ten weeks touching every inch of this man.

She dragged her gaze from his body to his face, and guilt slammed into her.

He stared up at her with so much pain in his eyes. “Don’t hurt my parents.”

Her gut twisted. She knew that pain, lived it every day. She leaned in, lips hovering a breath away, and repeated what Mr. E had said to her. “That’s up to you.”

Resolve hardened his face. She knew that emotion, too. Her time in the box was permanently carved in memory, which had made Van’s threats of returning her there an effective form of control in her training.

Tendrils of resentment coiled around her throat. To dwell on her or the boy’s predicament would only bring irresponsible hesitation. So she did what she always did to distract her thoughts.

She reached into the cold place inside her, searching for something yearning she could sing with dispassion. The beginning verses of “What It Is” by Kodaline fell past her lips and shivered through the room. She sang with an icy pitch as she removed a blindfold from the trunk by the box and tied it over his wide, glaring eyes.

To deprive smell, a swimmer’s nose plug went on next. He could breathe through his mouth, and the cracks in the box allowed airflow, but it wouldn’t feel that way to him once she shut the lid.

The skin on his face was hot and damp, the muscles beneath jerking against her fingers. She continued to sing as she cuffed headphones over his ears, plugged them into the tablet outside of the box, and activated the timer. Twenty minutes of heart-hammering silence.

The music in her voice strangled, stopped. Twenty minutes alone with his thoughts. Then the misery would begin.

“It’s just the way it is,” she murmured with an ache in her throat.

His body was motionless, but she didn’t miss the goosebumps creeping across his skin or the slight tremor in his cheeks. The sudden desire to comfort him drew her closer, bending her at the waist, until her mouth brushed his, softly, unjustly. His lips pulled away in a quiver that she felt throughout her body.

She straightened and rubbed her breastbone, unable to soothe the ache beneath it. “I’m so sorry.” A whisper, too low to pass through the earphones.

Then she closed the lid.

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Author Bio
Pam Godwin lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.


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1 comment:

  1. Great review! Thanks so much for reading and participating in the blog tour!

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