By Vivian Arend
A dangerous world of sex, lust and violence…
There are some writers who just ‘fit’ my reading tastes. This book? Not only fits, it’s like a feast where I can eat as much as possible and never feel that after-effect of pain/regret.
I have a serious addiction to new author Kit Rocha and the world she’s created in her new series Beyond. Book one is now available, and Beyond Shame has it all. It’s sexy, intriguing and sucks me in every time I accidentally open the pages just to peek at one little thing. I’m not surprised, really, because Kit is actually the new pen name of an old favourite of mine in the paranormal world, Moira Rogers, whose Southern Arcana series is like crack. I swear those books leap off my bookshelf and attack me at times, forcing me to re-glom through the entire world-to-date on a regular basis.
Beyond continues their addictive writing style, only in a dystopian society, no paranormal, thus the new pen name. But a rose by any other name is just as compelling, and I encourage you to check this out if you haven’t already. It’s on the hot side i.e. sizzling, multiple partners in the bed, but the sex isn’t for sheer sex sake or ‘insert Tab A into slot B’ emotionless fucking. It’s a part of the world, which makes it an excellent erotic story.
All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.
The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal–men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four’s ruthless leader, and he’ll defend the O’Kane gang with his life. But no fight ever prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet.
Her innocence is undeniable, but so is their intense sexual attraction, and soon they’re crossing every boundary Noelle barely knew she had. But if she wants to belong to Jas, first she’ll have to open herself to the gang, and to a world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission.