January 28, 2015

Cartel by Lili Saint Germain ~ BLOG TOUR & REVIEW

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Are you ready for Mariana’s story in this heart-wrenching NEW series!?
RELEASE DATE:  January 27th
Barnes & Noble Nook: http://bit.ly/1z0Cois
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1s4mdOH
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1s4mbGw

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Excerpt #1
‘This isn’t a fairytale,’ Dornan said wryly, as he watched her bring the soup-soaked bread to her mouth.
She paused with the bread in her hand, looking around the room in mock surprise. ‘You mean, we’re not Beauty and the fucking Beast?’
He laughed.
‘Well, you’re certainly beautiful,’ he said.
‘And you’re definitely a beast,’ she countered, pushing her empty bowl away and resting back on the bed.
‘But there’s no happy ever after for you,’ Dornan added, his eyes trailing over the chains to reach the cuffs that were now permanent bracelets on her wrists.
‘No,’ she said evenly, matching his intense gaze. ‘Not for any of us. Not in this world.’

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Book Summary
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How much is a life worth?

Mariana Rodriguez is the eldest daughter of a Colombian drug lord. Growing up in Villanueva, Colombia, she has never wanted for anything. Private schools, a lavish lifestyle, and the safety of the Cartel that her father works for.
At nineteen, she's got her entire life mapped out, and what a good life it's going to be: graduate from college, move to America, and finally be free from the stifling grip of the Cartel.

Only, her father messes up. A shipment of cocaine - a very large, very valuable shipment - is seized by the authorities whilst under his care and he becomes liable for the debt. Half a million dollars worth of cocaine.
Half a million dollars he does not have.

But he has a daughter, a very smart one, a daughter who would give up her very existence and offer herself as payment for her father's sins, to ensure her family survives.

But falling in love with the man who owned her wasn't part of the plan ...

Review by Sam 


So....people over here at FMR know my love for Lili St Germain! She writes, I read, I squeal like a highschool cheerleader, stalk her, and then wait not very patiently for her next release! When I caught wind that this badass author was bringing a new series to the table, you can sure as shit bet your ass I NEEDED IT IN MY LIFE! THEN.....I heard that it was going to be the prequel to the Gypsy Brothers Series, the " YOUNG DORNAN BEFORE TURNING INTO AN ABSOLUTE SICK AND TWISTED SON OF A BITCH" story! I would have sold my soul to anyone to get my mitts on this baby! 

This book DID NOT disappoint me! In true St Germain style she had me eating out of the palm of her hand! I devoured this book in one sitting, and can I just pinpoint that the detail in those first few chapters were described so beautifully, I was pulled in and could image every single scene taking place, playing out like a movie in my head.

I felt such a strong connection to Mariana, my heart broke for her, I felt so angry with the way she had been treated and wronged for so god damn long, I grew to love her as a female lead, and then BAMMMMM.....fate you bitch!!!
As I so desperately wanted from this book, we got to see Dornan in a whole new light! The whole
switch and flick to becoming the monster that we know he is and what made him that way! His father Emilio....the badass freaking KINGPIN of Il Sangue, is one tough son of a bitch and so Dornan didn't have rainbows and butterflies handed to him like any "normal" person would want for their kids, he had a LOT to live up to and with a whole bucket load of pressure thrown on the top, yeah, things are bound to go south and eventually he is gonna SNAP! 

This book is not as dark as the Gypsy Brothers series, it holds so much more love, sorrow and excruciating pain, that I felt a whirlwind of emotions, but I loved every second of it! I need the next book like RIGHT THE HELL NOW, Lili, you know I'm going to be stalking you until the next release.....*throws self on floor arms and legs going like a toddler* WHY YOU MAKE US WAIT????????????? I cannot wait to read the rest of the series and tie up some of the questions I am left needing answers to! FIVE HUGE STARS FROM ME!!!

5 Stars

Read Chapter One HERE
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The Cartel Trilogy Reading Order
Cartel #1
Barnes & Noble Nook: http://bit.ly/1z0Cois
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1s4mdOH
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1s4mbGw

Kingpin #2 (June 1st)
Empire #3 (October 1st)

Additional Books including these characters
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Gypsy Brothers Series by Lili Saint Germain
Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, Book One) FREE

Six Brothers (Gypsy Brother, Book Two) ONLY $0.99

Five Miles (Gypsy Brothers, Book Three) ONLY $0.99

Four Score (Gypsy Brothers, Four) ONLY $0.99

Three Years (Gypsy Brothers, Book Five) ONLY $0.99

Two Roads (Gypsy Brothers, Book Six) ONLY $0.99

One Love (Gypsy Brothers, Book Seven)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1JFMxTZ  

About the Author:
Lili Saint Germain
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Lili writes dark romance, suspense and paranormal stories. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.

She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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Gypsy Brothers swag pack containing signed
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