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Friday, November 9, 2018

Give Me Books Presents: Preach by Stylo Fantome; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Live, #Review, #99Pennies, #LimitedTime

Title: Preach.
Series: Church Duet #2
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 9, 2018
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Give Me Books Promotions and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


A shattered woman.

A changed man.

Church Logan wanted to kill someone, and Emma Hartley wanted to die - they were a match made in hell.

But one little cut, a pint or two of blood, and suddenly everything between them is different.

Are they still destined for greatness? Or has the darkness finally eclipsed them and torn them apart?

Looks like it's time for Church to practice what he preaches.

Ignition, meet explosion.

**Warning: if you have triggers - this story will touch on a lot of them. This book is a dark romance, 65,000+ words.

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My Thoughts:

Emma Hartley has me worried.  Paul “Church” Logan is more of a secondary character in the beginning of this second book.  He’s more of a thought, a memory.   Emma has more of a staring role.  It’s been a few months since I was first introduced to Church and as I’m reintroduced to our characters it seems that you have no choice but to read these books in order.

I give the author continued kudos for switching from first person to third person.  For the reader, it’s like we’re ghosting Emma as she tries to navigate her new normal.  I’m still trying to decide if Church is crazy or not.  Is his brain different from ours?  Or maybe he’s a product of his upbringing?  If you watch The Dr. Oz show at all you know he has his True Crime segments.  I have to wonder how he would see Church or even Emma.  I would call them a modern day Bonnie and Clyde because I could see them getting the same amount of notoriety should the media get involved.

Can’t figure out who is more terrifying – the parents or the children.  It also makes me wonder if the so-called “professionals” try to see if there is any type of correlation there.  Maybe that’s what the author wanted me to figure out.  I found it interesting to see that Emma and Church seemed to have a logical explanation for their madness.

In this book Emma seemed like someone that doesn’t care but our author shows us a glimmer of humanity.  She believes in sticking up for those whose voice has been squashed.  Right at that moment I decided that no matter how hard this book was to read, I had no choice but to finish.  It’s something that had my heart pounding from beginning to end.  Even though I saw those two dreaded words, I didn’t feel that their story was over.  So much seemed to be left unsaid.  I’m glad that I got the chance to get to know this author’s writing style.

The only issue I had was if this story ever got made into a movie.  I think people would enjoy it but it would just make it too real for me.  With a book you can disconnect from what’s happening but not so much when you’re given graphic visuals.  Same with nightmares – a movie gives me something that I have to see with my eyes.  It makes it harder to forget.  With reading, there are outside forces that may override what my mind sees.  Makes me wonder if this author’s duet was born from nightmares.

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Author Bio:

Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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