Monday, May 27, 2013

Control by M.S. Willis

 Want to know more about the artist that did the cover. Be sure to check out M. S. Willis' FB page. This cover is actually a painting that was done for the book. How cool is that. It is a beautiful piece.

Paige Stone lived anything but a normal childhood. Having been raised around an abused women's shelter operated by her parents, Paige was a constant witness to the tragedy and heartache suffered by women at the hands of the men they trusted. Out of refusal to ever allow that to happen to her,... Paige built walls around her heart at a young age. Those walls were only fortified when tragedy struck on her sixth birthday and took from her the only friend and love she knew. Now at 22 years old, and working as a private investigator, Paige is driven by a deep need for strength, independence and a stubborn refusal to accept help from another person. Surrounding herself with her three best friends, Paige never assumed that the autonomy she had worked so hard to build could be challenged.
That was, until Paige met Daemon Pierce.
Mysterious, strong-willed, and breathtakingly beautiful, Daemon seemed to instantly know Paige better than she knew herself. Paige is disgusted by Daemon's reputation as a womanizer, but becomes intrigued when she is unable to discover his background. Paige's curiosity about Daemon proves to be her downfall as she is swept up in his charming and arrogant pursuit to possess her in every possible way.
For the first time in her life, Paige will struggle for control while Daemon slowly dismantles the walls she has built around herself. Only time will tell who will be victorious in their battle of wills as Daemon teaches Paige the weaknesses within herself that she never knew existed. Paige stays one step ahead in her struggle against Daemon's controlling ways, but when tragedy strikes her life a second time, she has to choose; will she put her life in danger, or will she finally accept a helping hand?

***Content Warning - This is a new adult fiction with mature themes. It contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of sexual violence.***

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My review and a little story to boot: 5 stars

I had the honor to be asked to read an ARC of this book and be a beta reader for the author. No actually it wasn't even an ARC yet it was more like a manuscript because she didn't have the ARC copies ready yet. How did this come about you ask? Well, I had reconnected with a childhood friend on facebook and we found out that we both had a love for reading. Go figure! So in one of our conversations I said something about reading a book for an author friend and that she would have to read it as soon as it came out. That got us talking about me being a beta reader, blogger, and reviewing books. Anywho, so one day she contacts me and says " I have a friend who has written a book". My first thought " uh oh I may be in trouble" but I said "really that's cool" and then she asks if I would be interested in reading it (yep this could be a problem) and telling the woman what I thought. She went on telling me how she thought it was really good. So, me being me and liking to help out my friends in anyway I can, I told her sure I would. Then I let her know that if I didn't like it I would tell them but if I liked it then I would help spread the word about it. Now, remember this was a finished story and she was just wanting an opinion on it before she published it. I knew it was her first book and honestly was not expecting much even though I had been told by a long time friend that it was a really good book. Now in the past this friend of mine was very honest with people and it was one of the things I remembered most and loved about her, but it has been ages since we even talked until a year or so ago so I wasn't sure if she was just pushing this book because it was her friend. So, I started it not expecting much and just hoping that I didn't have to tell either of them that it sucked. After just the first page I was so into the book that I was tuning everything else out completely. I was amazed! Left speechless even. Have you ever read a book that the story was just so emotional it left your hurting but in a good way? Where you wished you could just step inside the book and be right there with the characters. I say characters but they seemed more like real people, friends even and I wanted my friendship to continue with them. It was so much better than I was told. I mean I was told it was really good that was a LIE it was amazing! I don't want to give anything away so it is hard to really tell you what all was amazing about it with out spoiling it. It is a very emotional book and has some touchy subject in it. I don't want to spoil anything at all, but I will say that it has you laughing in parts, and I mean I was laughing so hard I was crying. Then crying with your heart actually aching for the characters and wanting to just step in the book and give them a great big hug. Then it has your heart racing and wondering what is going to happen next.  I knew a little more of that background on it and I was still yelling WTH and NO, NO, NO DON'T DO THAT! Ya know in the horror movies where the girl is in the house alone (or so she thinks) and you know the creepy scary guy with the ax is there and she runs UP THE STAIRS! Yea dumb how you gonna get down and away now and you are yelling at her not to go up the stairs. It had some of those feelings in there too. It's got lust, love, hot sex, smiles, and thrills. It really was an amazing book and I am SOOOOOO GLAD I READ IT! I did actually read the ARC version because the book was so amazing that there was only one small part that was changed and it made it even better. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. M.S. Willis is an author to expect great things from with this being an amazing first book. Since I know she is going to read this congratulations M.S. Willis on one hell of an amazing debut book and the world is yours for the taking (insert evil minion laugh) YOU RULE!

Where to buy:  Amazon     Barnes & Noble

Wait keep reading because there is awesome info on a great giveaway!

Where to find M.S. Willis

Facebook       Blog page         Goodreads author page

prizes are:
 five of the dragonfly necklaces from the book (pictured below) 
and five $5 Amazon Cards. 
these necklaces were made just for the book and when you read it you will know why they are important. They are gorgeous! So you can go to her FB page to enter and while you are there you can like all the pages for the author and the artists or enter here.