Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review: Raze by Tillie Cole



To take back life, one must first face death...

One man stripped of his freedom, his morals...his life.

Conditioned in captivity to maim, to kill and to slaughter, prisoner 818 becomes an unremorseful, unrivaled and unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Death and brutality are the masters of his fate.

After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge...bloody, slow and violent revenge.

Revenge on the man who lied.

Revenge on the man who wronged him.

Revenge on the man who condemned him and turned him into this: a rage-fueled killing machine. A monster void of humanity; a monster filled with hate.

And no one will stand in the way of getting what he wants.

One woman stripped of her freedom, her morals...her life.

Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill The SilencerVolkov, head of the infamous Triadbosses of New York's Russian Bratva. Her life is protected. In reality, its a virtual prison. Her fathers savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative and coveted underground gambling ringThe Dungeonensures too many enemies lurk at their door.

She dreams to be set free.

Kisa has known only cruelty and loss in her short life. As manager of her fathers death match enterprise, only grief and pain fill her days. Her mafia boss father, in her world, rules absolute. And her fiancé, Alik Durov, is no better; the Dungeons five-time champion, a stone-cold killer, the treasured son of her fathers best friend, and her very ownand much resentedpersonal guard. Unrivaled in both strength and social standing, Alik controls every facet of Kisas life, dominates her every move; keeps her subdued and dead inside...then one night changes everything.

While working for her churchthe only reprieve in her constant surveillanceKisa stumbles across a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires. He doesnt talk. Doesnt communicate with anyone. Hes a man beyond saving, and a man she must quickly forget...for both their sakes.

But when weeks later, out of the blue and to her complete surprise, hes announced as the replacement fighter in The Dungeon, Kisa knows shes in a whole lot of trouble. Hes built, ripped and lethally unforgiving to his opponents, leaving fear in his wake and the look of death in his eyes.

Kisa becomes obsessed with him. Yearns for him. Craves his touch. Needs to possess this mysterious man...this man they call Raze.
Candi's 5* Review:
Holy crap this book was freaking awesome!! I absolutley love Tillie Cole and her books and this one def did not disappoint, not in the least!! Yep, it was totally different than anything i have read from her before, Yep, it was dark and twisted but it is absolutley brilliant!! From page one I was sucked in, I could not put it down for nothing, my poor hubby and kiddos were on the own until I finished Raze but even then I didn't want it to end!!

They have known each other since they were babies and even then they were destined to be together, soul mates. Luka Toltosi was the love of Kisa Volkov's life......until suddenly jealousy and greed tears them apart in a flash. Not only has her twin brother Rodion been murdered but she also learns that Luka was killed as well leaving her broken beyond words.

In a flash life for Raze changed in an instant. The only way for him to survive is to fight till death and either he will win and survive or he will lose and die. From the age of 14 he was thrown into the Gulag prison and pumped full of drugs and forced to forget his life before being imprisoned until suddenly one night he is able to escape and the only thing he can think of is revenge on the one person who wrongly accused him and sent him to "hell"

12 years later Kisa is now engaged to Alik. He is a fighter as well and completley crazy!! He is extremely jealous of Kisa and threatens anyone who even looks her way. Despite his possessive controlling ways Kisa loves Alik although her love for him could never compare to her love for her Luka. Alik keeps a tight hold on Kisa and never lets her out of his sight unless she is helping out with her church. While volunteering one night and handing out care packages to the homeless Kisa is attacked but then a mysterous man comes to her rescue. There is just something about this man that pulls her to him, even though she knows she must be crazy she can't explain it........could it be??? Could it really be him???

Again, holy crap!!! This book kept me on the edge of my seat. That Alik was a real piece of work!! I freaking loved Raze and I could not get enough of him and Kisa together. The way he felt for her will pull at your heart strings. He is so lost and broken but dispite what he can remember he knows she means something to him. GAHHHHHH, I can't keep going on and on or I will give it away just trust me when I say....GO ONE CLICK THIS BOOK!!! Besides, if its a Tillie Cole book, you can't go wrong :)

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Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother -- a farmer's daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the 'Toon', Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven 'proper mint' and 'lush' years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, "D'you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book." Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and "just bloody do it!" For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing -- yep, there's more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl... Ye-haw!



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