Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Re-release, New Cover and Review: Hot- Blooded by Kendall Grey

This week, Kendall Grey celebrates the re-release of her suspense/thriller, HOT-BLOODED, with a new cover, updated content, and a SALE! If you’ve already read HOT-BLOODED, the plot is the same--nothing new or different there--but the book has been simplified to make it easier for readers to immerse themselves in the story. For those who haven’t picked up HOT-BLOODED yet, you’re in luck! Not only do you get alternative content and a brand new, alpha female (MEOW!) cover created by Sara Eirew, but you also get a deal. HOT-BLOODED is on sale for just $.99 from now through Friday, September 19! 

When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her family or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the siblings that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness. Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else. When tensions reach the breaking point and her family is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser. * HOT-BLOODED is a suspense/thriller that contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.

If you haven’t jumped aboard Keahilani and Blake’s crazy train, now’s the time to take the leap! Kacey B says, “The twists, turns and surprises in this book keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.” 
Aloha Dawn says, “Flawless writing with a kicka$$ heroine that rivals some of the best of the movie screen, I could not put this book down!” Check out HOT-BLOODED and see for yourself! 

Signed paperbacks (featuring the original butterfly gun cover and unmodified content, also known as “The Director’s Cut”): http://www.kendallgrey.com/?page_id=4666 

Let me start off this review with how much I adore Kendall Grey. I have had the privilege to meet her twice in the past year and she is such a great person. When I first heard about Hot Blooded, I knew I had to read it.
This book is not a flowers and rainbows romance. This book is dark, gritty and dirty. Hot Blooded doesn’t have a HEA.  What it does have is amazing strong characters. It has a story within a story. It has a storyline that you have not read before.
The book takes place in Hawaii. Keahilani is our lead female character. She is bold and strong and will do anything for her ohana- family. Her mom dies and she is now in charge. Left without their mother and no money, the family is lead to a marijuana garden. A business idea forms. They produce the best pot on the market. We follow Keahilani and her journey to distribute the drugs.
Enter Blake! He works for someone who doesn’t want the ohana in their territory taking business away from him. Blake and Keahilani have an instant attraction! The sex is explosive! But they are on opposite sides.
Keahilani’s brothers, Kai, Mano and Bane are a huge part of the book. I hope as the series continues that we learn more about them.
This book had twists and turns and I loved it. Hot Blooded is like nothing I have red before and I can’t wait for the next book in the series. There is not a cliffhanger in my opinion just a desire for more.
 I highly recommend this book to people who like dark books and don’t mind for a non HEA ending. 

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