Thursday, September 25, 2014

Serial: Volume One by Lily White & Jaden Wilkes is Now Available & Reviewed

Jude Hollister kills. Born with everything, wanting for nothing, murder has become his addiction. He kills women who entice him. He immortalizes them while they’re still young and beautiful. How will he manage to save the one woman he loves?

Ronnie Lapierre is a survivor. Born with nothing, she’s struggling in a dead end job with an abusive bastard for a boyfriend. Jude offers her a way out, salvation beyond her wildest dreams. What will happen when she learns his terrible secret?

Gideon Blake is the brightest mind to come out of Quantico in years. Charged with finding the Cascades Butcher, he’s perfect for this game of cat and mouse. Will his own dark past lead him to success, or drag him into the depths of hell with the most dangerous man he’s ever encountered?

Hearts will be broken, families destroyed, and good men will turn evil. In the end, only one will remain. Find out who survives in this intense story of love and ruin.

Serial. A brand new dark, erotic thriller from the twisted minds of Lily White and Jaden Wilkes.

Warning: Explores dark themes of murder, violence, sexuality, BDSM, the nature of evil...basically all the good stuff.

***Serial is a serial, shorter stories published faster. How long is ultimately ends up becoming is solely dependent upon our readers. The more you want, the more we write.***

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Jude has everything but he isn’t satisfied, so he kills for pleasure. Ronnie is a struggling waitress who is abused by her boyfriend and dreaming of a knight in shining armor to save her. Jude wants Ronnie, but will she want him after she finds out who and what he really is? Then there is the man who is trying to find the CK killer, Donovan Blake, he has his own past which is dark and you get to see just a little bit of it at the end of this book. This was a great start to the series. I can’t wait to see what happens with Jude and Ronnie. It was a dark book but I have a feeling it will get darker and dirtier, just like I like it!

Characters: The characters were well written
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller
Would I read more by this author: Yes

Wow! I have to say that Serial is off to a blood-curdling start. As this is the first book in the series, it serves to set the stage – introducing the major players, getting a lay of the land, and providing a good amount of background on Jude and insight his sociopathic tendencies. I liked how the authors took us inside Jude’s mind when his urge to kill would come on him and drug us along for the ride when he fed his red. The care with which Ms. White and Ms. Wilkes develop Jude’s character and kills is impressive. As is the abused persona that inhabits Ronnie’s character. It is obvious that these ladies have done their research in both of these disturbing topics and have got to great pains to get their creation right. The interactions feel real as do the murders. I will admit that there was one murder in this volume that I wish could have been done more than once because that individual deserved to die, repeatedly.

Like most, I read for different reasons and the books I choose tend to depend upon my mood (yes, even when I sign up for a review). Sometime I read to get away, to laugh, to fall in love, to fall in lust, to be entertained, to look at the world in a way that is not my normal view, to expand my horizons, and to challenge my belief system. Sometimes I want the book to be so fantastical a work of fiction that there is little or no basis in reality. Other times I like my book to be a work of fiction with a healthy dose of reality. Serial falls into this latter category and provides one heck of a read. This is not a love story (at least not yet) nor is this erotica, this is the mind of a serial killer – so strap in and enjoy the ride because it promises to be a bumpy one full of twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night. I, for one, cannot wait until Volume Two’s release.

This is a collaboration between two writers who have made the genre of dark romance more dark than the deepest coal mine. So I shouldn't have been surprised at the level of warped, but ... wow! It is hot, disconcertingly addictive, and fascinating for the voyeur reader.

I usually don't like episodic stories, but in this case an opportunity to cleanse the brain is welcome – just not for too long.

I cannot really say whether you will enjoy it, as this isn't a standard romantic tale, but it is definitely well written. What I would like to say is if you know it's not going to be your thing, then don't read it. There is no shortage of books, so why put yourself through it and then complain about the content – the blurb is very clear.

Jaden Wilkes

Jaden is the pen name of a girl living on the prettiest farm in BC. She shares her space with her husband, her children, and an Irish Wolfhound named Tiberius. She can now be found lurking in the dark corners of the internet looking for artful porn gifs, dirty poems and places to promo her work.

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Lily White

Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. Most of the time she can be found wandering around aimlessly while her mind is stuck in some twisted power play between two characters in her head. You may recognize her in public by the confused expression, random mumbling, and occasional giggle while thinking up a scene. Lily's favorite things in life are reading, thinking about reading, buying books for reading....and writing. Her other secret pleasure is meeting with her plot editor in public to discuss her books and watching the shocked expressions of the people around her that don't realize she's talking about a book. When Lily is not reading, writing, wandering or freaking out innocent bystanders, she's sleeping. – Bio from Amazon

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Serial Volume One by Lily White & Jaden Wilkes to read and review for this tour.

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