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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Give Me Books Presents: The Family Creed by Shauna Allen; #SeriesBlitz, #CoverReveal, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review, #Giveaway

Series: The Family Creed
Author: Shauna Allen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Told in the first person.

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".

Series Blurb:

Five brothers.
One family tragedy.
Untold heartache.

Emotional and haunting, THE EXECUTIONER is a powerful tale of love in the wake of grief. - New York Times Bestselling author, Skye Warren

A stormy, sexy winner. - USA Today Bestselling author,  Selena Laurence

THE EXECUTIONER is the stunning debut of the Family Creed series...Ms. Allen pens ahaunting tale of shattered  lives, grief and the healing power of love. - InD'tale Magazine

***Reader note:  This is the first of a 6-part emotional family saga series. Each story is 100% male first-person point-of-view, and while each full-length novel is guaranteed to have a complete HEA romance, their family mystery remains unsolved until the end of the series.

Cover Photo: Rafa Catala
Model: Chema Malavia
Release Date: May 11, 2017

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

A stray bullet ended my Army career, forcing me to follow in my father’s prison guard footsteps.  My sister’s disappearance ten years ago annihilated my family, forcing each of us to find a way to cope.
But I’ve survived.
At least until Genevieve Stone showed up, digging into the truth in the name of journalism and finding her way deep under my skin. I’m determined to do whatever it takes to find my sister, but when the case is blown wide open by the sexy reporter, I’m left with the ultimate question . . . can I trust her?
I’m a soldier, heart and soul.
I don’t do love.
War and death and pain are my church.
My name is Asher Creed.
I am the Executioner.

***Due to profanity, mild violence and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Also, please note the title. The hero is, in fact, an executioner on death row. While there is no intent to make any social or political statements, please do not read if this will be offensive to you.

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Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Andew Biernatt
Release Date: May 25, 2017
Rating:  4.5 Stars

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

The world callously moved on when my sister disappeared without a trace ten years ago.
My life—my family’s lives—froze in grief that torturous summer day.
My soul crumbled completely, a few years later, when I buried my son.
I survive the agony by hiding it neatly beneath my businessman fa├žade and all the accolades that money can buy.
But Harper Devlin is my Achilles heel. The one who got away
. . . with my broken heart.
Now she’s back and as irresistible as ever.
I shouldn’t want her. I can’t have her. But I need her.
And she needs me. I may have to conceal all my wounds just
to survive being around her again, but I’m willing to do it to help her build her dreams and her business. It’s what I do. It’s what I know. I’m damn good at it.
My name is Levi Creed. I am the Rainmaker.

***Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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My Thoughts:

Levi Creed has a plan for his future. He’s good at what he does but does it make him happy. His personal life hasn’t been really happy either. Harper Devlin is a woman trying to make something out of her passion. It was interesting to watch their business and personal life mesh together as lines drawn in the sand begin to blur.

A mystery surrounds his family, which should show the reader that reading this series in order would be a good idea. It reminded me that it had been just over two years since I read the first book. So to get back into the family, if you haven’t read that book in a while either, you may want to revisit Asher’s story.

The author does a great job of blending two stories together. We get to know who Levi is and get an idea of his own personal pain. Then we get to see the pain that the Creed family has had to deal with. Harper is a little gun shy but she’s willing to revisit what she and Levi started in the past. She’s also someone you might be able to connect to. I liked the idea of her business and if it was a real one, I could see myself as one of her customers.

It shouldn’t be tough for you to get this book finished in one day because once you get started you’re not going to want to put it down. The ending is a mixture of both happy and sad and maybe it will also have you knowing what your next book to read will be. And if you need more of an incentive the author will leave you with a Gunman teaser.

Cover Photo: Rafa Catala
Model: Chema Malavia
Release Date: June 22, 2017

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

I’m big, I’m brash, I’m the enemy’s worst nightmare.
I have survived the Army, my job as a SWAT sniper, and undercover narcotics stings.
What I can’t seem to overcome is the pain inflicted upon me and my family when my baby sister disappeared off the face of the earth more than a decade ago.
A piece of my history is missing, and the only way to cope is by masking my agony behind smiles and laughter. But that’s the worst kind of lie because that demon still haunts me, and as we get closer and closer to an answer about our sister, I feel further and further away from my truth.
At least, until she stormed into my life, a whirlwind of bravado and sex-appeal.
Shiloh Grant is the truth I’ve been searching for all my life. She is the strong one. She is my hero.
But when evil comes knocking on her door, I will slay dragons and storm Hell’s gates to save her. Mark my words.
My name is Jamison Creed.
I am the Gunman.

***Due to profanity, violence, and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Thiago L.
Release Date: July 20, 2017

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

I’ve always been the quiet one. The brother no one noticed.
When my sister disappeared, it was easy to disappear right along with her, losing myself to my own personal hell and hidden pain, unable to face a life that didn’t make sense anymore—unable to face a family that no longer felt whole.
I hunted and searched until I found my way out. Driven by my
need to understand who or what took my sister from us, I learned all I could about the human brain, becoming an FBI Criminal Behavior Analyst. This is what has led me directly into the path of the monster who might hold the key to our family’s greatest pain . . . and straight back to the woman who I thought I’d never see again.
I met Tenley Cooper on a whim. One weekend of freedom. One weekend where I lost the pain that chained me down. One weekend that I lived the sweetest of lies—a lie that has come back to haunt me in the best possible way.
What does it take to bring the prodigal son home?
The truth.
My name is Joshua Creed.
I am The Prodigal.

***Due to profanity, graphic subject matter, and very strong
sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: David B.
Release Date: August 17, 2017


~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

Blind rage. Cold-hearted violence. These are my mistresses.

I’m not the man they believe me to be. I’ve contented myself with surviving.
Thriving on the blood of my sport. A mere shell of a man since my twin sister was ripped from my life more than a decade ago with no sign, no trace, no clues, and no closure. Half of my soul was torn from my body in the blink of an eye, leaving me to flail in the wind as I grapple with the brutal aftermath.
The only beacon of hope, the only light that has ever shone in my dismal world, has been Eden Montes—my sister’s best friend. The one girl I could never have, but have always wanted. She’s just as fractured as I am, a broken little bird, and yet she wants to fix me.
A man one breath away from breaking beyond repair.
Can we find our way? Even as my sister’s case finally finds closure? Will it be enough for both of us to find our way out of the darkness? Because the darkness is all I know, it’s where I live.
My name is Silas Creed.
I am The Silencer.

***Due to profanity, violence, and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Release Date: August 28, 2017
Rating:  4.5 Stars

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

I am the missing piece.

The little girl lost.

The heartache that has haunted my family for over a decade—their greatest joy and their greatest pain.

Over the last ten years, I’ve lived in the memories of those I love the most, trapped in their tears, weaved into the fabric of their lives, whispering the truth to their souls.

But it’s time for me to tell my story.

It’s finally my time.

My name is Claire Creed.

I am The Dove.


***This is the sixth and final book of this 6-part emotional family saga series. You have followed the Creed family and gotten each brother’s love story. You also finally know what happened to Claire—it’s time to hear it in her own words.

***Due to violence, graphic content, and potential triggers, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Please read with care.

***Also, please take note that The Dove is NOT a standalone novella. It is NOT a romance and it does NOT have a traditional happy ever after ending.


It also contains HUGE spoilers for anyone who has not already read the series.  So, if you haven’t read the first five books . . .


Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Go do that first. I’ll wait for you here.

I promise it’s worth it.

Here they are in order:

The Executioner (Asher Creed)

The Rainmaker (Levi Creed)

The Gunman (Jamison Creed)

The Prodigal (Joshua Creed)

The Silencer (Silas Creed)

If you have read all of these, well, then you’re ready for Claire’s story.

Buckle your seatbelts, kids. It’s about to get emotional.

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My Thoughts:

Claire Creed was the youngest sibling and only girl. Hers is a story of what not to do. She also had me thinking of a young girl, in my area of the country that could have been Claire. Her story puts a period to what the author has been building from the beginning of this series.

This book also builds on the anticipation that has been slowly building. The author lets you know at the beginning that there’s no HEA. If that’s the only reason for picking a book than you don’t know what you’re missing – especially if you’ve read the series. I can’t say it’s the perfect ending but it fits the series. It’s a great excuse, even though you don’t really need one, to get to know her brothers.

Author Bio:

Shauna grew up an only child with two open and loving parents in Central Texas. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother to three awesome kids, including one in the United States Air Force.
She loves her heroes hot and angsty and her romance on the emotional side. Shauna also writes contemporary YA novels as SC Montgomery and works as a freelance editor. She loves all things sexy, sassy, and Gerard Butler.

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