Release Blitz & Review ~ Six by Ker Dukey

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SixKerDukeyI grew up in the foster system and bounced around from place to place. I know what you’re thinking. Bad things happened to me and fucked me up? Don’t feel bad for me. I didn’t know a privileged life, therefore I didn’t miss one. I was what I was and I made it work. I actually had a few good homes in my lifetime, met some good people, but that’s not what my story’s about. It’s not a Romeo and Juliet saga either, even if our stories do revolve around a similar basis. I knew a real love, a rare love, a love between two people that were never supposed to fall in love. Rival gang members are never allowed to fall in love and it cost us everything. The things I learned growing up the way I did is this: Love is deadly and often not real. People come and go and only the rare few stick around when shit gets tough. I learned the hard way what lurks behind false smiles, and that deceitful truths get whispered in sexual moans. I was taught that dark souls are not born but created, and you can avoid them, hide from them or learn and become them.

Revenge sculpted and molded me into the darkest of souls, and with my wrath comes agony and torment more severe than hell itself. I took out six of the men who hurt my woman and I will be coming for the rest. Get in my way and I’ll come for you too.

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After reading Ten, I was quite excited to get into Six’ story.  He was a very intriguing character, from the time he had spent in prison to the parade of people leaving his house each morning.  He seemed like such a good guy in the way that he had treated Alex; I was dying to learn more about him and the road that had led him to be the person he had become.

Several days after finishing this book I am still unsure what exactly to say about it.  There were parts of it that were excellent; where everything seemed to be flirting with perfection.  Then there were parts that felt completely opposite.  Things were rushed, characters seemed to go against their established traits.  None of the bad points were enough to outweigh the great moments, but they still left me unsatisfied.  Made me question if sections of the book had been edited out for length.

I loved the darkness of the story.  The gritty details that were embedded through Six’ history.  The descriptions of the events that made up his past were stellar.  I could feel those moments; Ker made those things visceral for me.  I wanted more of that type of detail throughout the book.  I wanted to feel all of the things that were happening to the characters, but it sometimes fell short, for me.

I really did like the broad strokes of Six and Misty’s story.  I loved almost everything that had to do with Haley and the pain that surrounded her.  I just wanted more.  More of the darkness, more of what could have made this book one of the best books of the year.  But in the end, it just seemed to gloss over a lot of the resolutions that needed to happen in the end.  I wanted more after the climax of the book; I needed to know more about what happened to everyone, and everything after all hell broke loose.

I’ve read a few Ker Dukey books and will likely read more in the future.  She isn’t afraid to go to the dark corners most other authors avoid.  I only hope, in the future, the journey from the darkness will be more detailed and varied than the one that was taken in this book.

 

3.5 Feathers

 

 

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00022]Ten years old I fell in love
Ten years was the price of that love
Ten years later our world’s re-collide

Alexandria (Alex)

My brother Jonah was possessive when it came to the things he owned; this, unfortunately, included the people in his life. The forbidden love between his best friend and me was just that… forbidden.
Our families were from different walks of life and as a sheriff’s daughter being with Moore’s kid would never be tolerated. To my parents their son and Dalton Moore were on different paths and their friendship would end as soon as college began but it was my brother who had a craving for trouble. He was always looking for danger, committing petty crimes and getting away with it because Dalton would take the fall, blackening his already stained name. When Jonah found out we broke the rules by loving each other, his consequences impacted us all with immeasurable suffering.
Betrayal comes with a debt and it would be paid by all of us.
One with their heart,
one with their mind
and one would pay in blood.

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COMING SOON

This is a Dark title with adult themes

From Bestselling Authors Ker Dukey & K Webster comes:

Pretty Stolen Dolls

Benny loves his pretty little dolls.

As long as they do exactly as they’re told.

He keeps them perfect by brushing their hair

and gives them pretty dresses to wear.

He likes to toy with them late at night.

One so timid but the other likes to fight.

When his favorite doll runs away…

despite the other doll promising to stay,

his heart becomes broken and he can’t help but cry.

He wants her back home or his pretty little doll must die.

Have you ever had to make a decision that haunts you every single day for the rest of your life…the life you stole back?

I have.

I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence.

I left her.

I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again.

I’m sorry.

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Ker picI have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bedtime stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so, I thought it best that I tell my own.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.

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