Friday, February 21, 2020

Creeping Beautiful by J.A. Huss Release Blitz


I wasn’t the one who broke her but I played my part.
She came to us when she was ten. I raised her. I loved her.
I taught her how to survive in a world of evil men.
But it wasn’t enough.


I wasn’t the one who saved her but I did my best.
She needed me as much as I needed her.
Bought and paid for on the auction block.
But not for the reasons you think.
She was my weapon.


I wasn’t the one who lied to her but I hid her truth.
She was broken before I got there.
Wild and angry. Defiant and bratty.
But she trusted me most.
She loved me best.
So I set her free.

Indie Anna Accorsi is a woman lost in her past.
A pretty little nightmare.
A gorgeous piece of misery.
A mess of lovely darkness.
She is creeping beautiful.
And now we want her back.

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I tried to track her that first year. I felt obligated. I mean, I did turn her into this… bloodthirsty sociopath, right? The least I could do was keep an eye on her and make sure she didn’t lose her mind and start offing people. But she literally disappeared. No trace. By this time Adam, Donovan, and I had been running ex-Company teams for several years. We had connections. Not anything as intricate as what we had before the Company fell, but it was enough to get intel and keep teams alive.

Even with all that, Indie was gone. I found some security cam footage of her truck right after she left. Had a decent, if spotty, track record of her as she made her way east towards Mobile. But after that… nothing. That was under two hours.

Two hours.

That’s all it took for her to wipe herself off the map.

It was a weird time for me. I was so fucking confused. I kept playing what happened back in my head over and over again. Donovan left right after Indie, claiming he couldn’t be a part of this. So it was just me that night.

Just me. All alone in this house.

I’ve been alone here before. Every time Adam and Indie went on a job I stayed behind.

But this wasn’t that kind of alone.

This was… loneliness.

Adam wasn’t picking up his phone. I called him constantly through that night, but he never picked up once. Finally, I had left so many messages his voicemail was full and I gave up. I went up to my bedroom and fell asleep, confident Adam would call me with some kind of update.

He sent a text.

A fuckin’ text that said, “It’s over.”

Just thinking about that fills me with hot anger right now.

How do you send a text like that?

I called him back that same day. He didn’t answer. I texted. He didn’t answer. So I busied myself tracking Indie on the various security cams.

I figured, OK. Everybody needs a moment. We just need to get our heads on straight and figure this out. And then they’d all be back.

No one came back.

Well, I guess that’s not true. Obviously, someone covered the furniture in white sheets and shut the house up.

But everyone moved on so I moved on too. Went to my machine shop. Turned the upstairs into a livable apartment. Started making some art pieces. Mostly outdoor sculptures. Opened up a fucking Etsy shop.

Which makes me chuckle a little, that’s how stupid it sounds. I was a thirty-two-year-old retired child-assassin trainer selling metal art on Etsy.

But I like my fucking Etsy shop. It calms me. Gives me purpose. And I sell a shit ton of art on there.

Once Indie left there was nothing. I had nothing. She was my everything. I probably could’ve been happy if Adam had come home. Probably could’ve stayed in the business if he was there.

But he disappeared too.

He’d moved on. The things that happened that day could not be fixed.

We were all… broken.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

It seems that I'm often at a loss for words, but this story, Creeping Beautiful, is the epitome of the phrase.

I love it, I love McKay. My heart aches for this story, and especially Adam. My mind spins as if Donovan was working his magic.
And Indie – sweet, young, desperate Indie. 
Or is she?

I would like to offer a quick warning. This story is not for the faint of heart. The subject matter is twisted and involves children. These aren't normal children, and this is NOT a normal story. Just keep that in mind. Make sure you have some time to really commit to this because when you've finished reading the book, this story is NOT done with you.

I thought this was going to be a romance. I thought I was going to get a twisted ménage story. Instead this is a history study, it's a psychological study, and it's a real-time narration of what happens when someone’s reality is fractured. Creeping Beauty went above and beyond what I thought I was going to read, but I must say I was slightly disappointed with some of the questions that went unanswered. I feel like I need to re-read it, slowly, to find them... which is no hardship.

This story is just WOW! It is a suspenseful story to keep you on the edge of your seat until the end kind of story. The main characters are part of The Company that makes assassins. Adam has McKay, who was gotten for him when they were young so Adam would not be alone. Now Adam is looking for a young girl to train. On the island, there are many young girls to choose from, but he knows which one he wants when he sees her.

Creepingly beautiful was what came to mind when Adam first saw Indie Anna Accorsi. He knew she was the one he wanted to bring home. And everyone else was bidding on her too. But Adam got what he came after. She was 10 years old when she came to live with Adam and McKay. While Adam was her protector, McKay was her trainer and Donovan was the one to help keep her mind safe. And then there was Nathan St. James, the boy next door – well, he lived across the woods from them.

For years she would do a job, Donovan would talk to her and help her process things, and Nathan would be her friend and then her boyfriend. Sometimes Indie would disappear but she couldn't remember where she went. It was like her mind was hiding things from her.

After being gone for four years, Indie finally comes back and the four are back together. And the things that happened and the reasons she left all come back. Can they help Indie remember without her losing her mind for good? Will she leave again when she learns the truth? Will they find out who was in control of her mind?

This was a mind-bending story that will have you glued to your Kindle because you have to know what will happen next. It is a dark and twisted story and I want to see where book two goes.

JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller's list 21 times in the past five years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her new sexy sci-fi romance and paranormal romance pen name is KC Cross and she writes novels and teleplays collaboratively with actor and screenwriter, Johnathan McClain.

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017. Her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Five of her books were optioned for a TV series by MGM television in 2018. And her book, Total Exposure, was nominated for a RITA Award in 2019.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

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