Thursday, 29 January 2015

Blog Tour - Kick by Carmen Jenner

Title: Kick
Series: Savage Saints MC #1
Author: Carmen Jenner
Publisher: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2015


When I was ten, my father indoctrinated me into the family.

A brotherhood who would fight, protect, and give their lives for one another. A club whose ties ran thicker than blood, murkier than the dirt and grime that tainted my soul. Stronger than the bonds that connected me to my own family.

A band of brothers, where loyalty was kept and paid in a currency of blood.

When I was twenty-seven, I betrayed that brotherhood.

I’ve spent every day since running, avoiding paying back that debt.

My name is Daniel Johnson.  I have betrayed everyone I ever loved. 

And I’ll betray her too.

This is my story—if you’re screwed up enough to want to read it.

Warning: KICK contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations of a taboo nature. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.

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Carmen Jenner...What the f*ck have you done to me? You gave me Elijah and chocolate banana cream pie, and Jackson with his wombat encounter. I mean, hell, you gave me Sugartown....and then you throw a complete f*cking 180 with Kick.

I don't like to do spoilers, or give book reports. I like to give first gut reactions. And at this moment my gut is in complete knots. I will tell you that it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to read the preface. Read it...and then read it again. Normally I start with a quote from the actual story but in this case I will quote the amazing Carmen Jenner.

“KICK is not for the faint of heart… There will be situations that will be hard for you to read; they were hard to write. Some of them gutted me.”

This book was dark; it will take you so deep that you won't want to put it down but won't want to turn the page. It is raw and it is gritty. I don't think I took a deep breath until the end.

Oh Kick, where do I begin to express my feelings for you?

“I am a monster. Not because I'm a product of my environment, or because I like to hurt women. I am a monster because I choose to embrace my darkness – I revel in it and nurture it like it's a newborn. I feel it regularly from the suffering of others, because that's what I do: I make those I love suffer. I betray everyone who ever wrongly put their trust in me. And at the end of the day, this girl will be no different.”

I felt compassion for Kick very early on. The situations that he has to endure are going to break your heart. You are going to fall fast and hard for these characters. Don't say I didn't warn you.

This book is not for the faint of heart. This book will make you question your values. Carmen, I have to say it was pretty awesome to see you write something so out of the norm...for you, anyways. It was dark; it was heavy and at times almost unbearable. But in the end, extremely satisfying. I feel like you gave us everything you had in this story.

I give KICK a very heavy 6 stars. Not an “OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, IT WAS SO HOT” 6 stars but a very quiet and speechless 6 stars.

~ Stacey, 6 stars

Carmen! Woman! I hope you're going to pay the prescription for Xanax I need after reading this book! Oh, and maybe throw in a gift card to my local liquor store for good measure. It's a good damn thing I read this during the day or I'd be drunk off my a**. And I totally mean that as a compliment. There aren't too many books that drive me to drink or feel the need for medication.Kick is one that may just call for both.

Readers, make sure you heed Ms. Jenner's warning. Because she's right, we're not in Sugartown any-more. In fact this book makes the Sugartown series seem like the kiddie play place at McDonald's. Kick is extremely raw, full of bada**ery, sex and violence. There are no punches pulled here, no hearts or flowers, no unicorns sh*tting rainbows. It's brilliant and bloody. In fact, it's bloody brilliant!

My suggestion is to just go into this book blind, with both eyes and mind wide open. The elements of this story are weaved perfectly together. It's mindf*ckery at its finest. So, yeah, I'm being vague on purpose. Just read it. 

Kick is the first book in the Savage Saints series. Alternating in first person POV’s from Kick and Indie. There is absolutely no cliffhanger and can be read as a standalone.

~ Erin, 5 Stars

Well, what the f*ck can I say about this book, this hellish roller coaster of a story that was dirty, gritty, dark and harsh? I only have one word.


Kick was born in the MC life, and will die in it. In between, he'll betray or disappoint everyone around him.

That's not going to change. The girl is no exception. She may end up the biggest betrayal of all.

I have to start by saying that this review is not easy for me to write, because this book was not easy for me to read. Kick comes fully equipped with a heavy, honest warning, which I took in and rec-onciled myself with before I even read the first line.


Rape is my hard limit. A book that deals, in part, with such a topic is not one I usually pick up, because it's not entertaining; it hurts and unsettles me. But I was ready to handle it, and handle it I did. I sur-vived this book - and please understand, I mean that in best possible way. Because if it was an-ything less than a brilliantly written, artfully formed book, by a writer I consider a favorite, I wouldn't have even given it a chance.

But I did. And I am glad of it. I can't say I enjoyed it - that's too light, too happy of a term to properly describe the experience of reading Kick. And it is an experience. Like I said above, this book is a roller coaster. Slow to start, it chugs uphill, setting you up for the plummet, the twists and turns and the direction changes, and then brings you home, leaving you with wobbly legs and a sense of satisfac-tion that you faced your fear and did it anyway.

Would I change anything about Kick? Maybe. It took me several chapters to feel anything - possibly because I was SO geared up, SO prepared for it - but I also wonder it that's actually a bad thing. Because once I felt my first heart-pounding moment, I was all in. I'd had the anticipation of what was to come, and then I got the payoff. And it was worth the wait.

~ Beth, 4.5 stars

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 Author Bio

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY Best Selling Author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.

She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.

While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though.

If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.

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