Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Estate Series Spotlight


Have you heard about The Estate Series? If you answered yes then you are a good slave. If you said NO then you need to be punished. This series by M.S. Willis is dark, twisted, and unique. Some say soul gripping and intense. I was a little leery about this one because I was told it was very dark and twisted but I fell in love with some of the characters and loved hating the others. 

So do you want to know a little more about The Estate and the magnificent author who has created this dark and twisted world? Well then you need to read all of the books in the series. Let's start this journey in to darkness with 5 fact and a little about each book.
Five Facts about The Estate Series:

1. Each book is a captivity story told from the perspective of the two main characters.

2. The main characters and the reason for captivity changes with each book

3. The recommended reading order for the books is 1. Madeleine Abducted, 2. Joseph Fallen and 3. Hope Restrained (releases 1/30/14).

4. The next two books will be released before Summer 2014
Honor Bound (The Estate #3)

5. Some reviewers have stated the series is so dark it needs its own genre, even though the author generally describes it as dark romance

The first book that came out was: 

You can find my review here
She was meant to be his destruction…
A pawn played in a perilous game between father and son…
Yet, her strength was more than either man could imagine.
As Maddy learns to save herself…
She becomes the one thing that could set the son free.

Madeleine Clark was raised to become a concert cellist. Sheltered and naïve, she remains hidden behind her music, a protection from the world around her. On the night of her first solo performance, Maddy accepts the admiration of a stranger and finds herself captive in a cruel and twisted power struggle between a sadistic father and his son, Aaron.

Seemingly dangerous and uncaring, Aaron manages the business operations of his father’s estate. Wanting nothing to do with the slaves kept at the Estate, Aaron refuses to take part in the deeper depravities of his father. Despite his resistance, Aaron’s father ‘gifts’ him with a petite, brunette woman he can’t refuse.

A bond forged in conspiracy and deceit, Aaron struggles to save Maddy by teaching her to survive in the world in which he’d been raised. An unlikely union, Aaron soon learns that great strengths can exist within small packages, while Madeleine learns that love and light can exist in the darkest of places


Now this is the next book that came out but it is a prequel. It tells you a little more about Joseph and how The Estate came to be.
You can find my review here

There is a fine line between genius and madness…
Between love and hate,
Between right and wrong.

Joseph had created The Estate for her…
His wife,
The woman he chose to bear his child.
She was beauty unsurpassed;
And her song was unlike anything he’d ever known.

However, their love was a story that would not find a happy ending.

In this prequel novella to the Estate series, follow Joseph Carmichael as he creates a world unlike any other. Because, in order to comprehend The Estate, you must understand Joseph; but, in order to understand Joseph, you must discover how a man falls from light into the pitch black depths of ultimate darkness


The next book to come (and the one with my favorite Estate member, Xander) is going to be released very soon. I have been lucky enough to get a sneak peak at it and WOW (shivers run down my spine) is all I can say.
My review of this will be coming soon
She was meant to be his assassin
A forced player in a rivalry within The Estate
Yet her loyalty was to no person but herself
When Hope is taken captive by Xander Black
She becomes the one thing that can ensure Aaron’s reign

Raised within a rival crime network, Hope Delacroix wanted nothing to do with The Estate. A fierce warrior, Hope is given no choice but to kill Aaron Carmichael. Caught in her attempt, Hope is captured by Aaron’s top guard in an effort to discover who sent her.

Ever loyal and protective, Xander Black’s sole objective is to defend Aaron and Maddy. Willing to do whatever is necessary, Xander gives in to darkness in order to force information out of Hope.

As Xander enslaves Hope to break her down completely, he learns that in the two years since Joseph Carmichael’s death, dissension still exists within The Estate.

“I find it ironic that your name is Hope…especially considering that you have none.” ~ Xander Black

Five Facts About The Estate:

1. The Estate is a crime network created by Joseph Carmichael

2. Joseph’s son Aaron is the executioner for The Estate

3. Xander was adopted by Joseph to be a playmate for Aaron

4. The Estate members are taught to be vile and depraved

5. Madeleine Clark is the first innocent woman to be made a slave at The Estate

Author Bio:
M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013.  Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing.  Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician.  When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.
5 Facts about M.S. from M.S.
                     1. I’m a 35 year old momma of 2
                     2. I’m a native Floridian
                     3. I have a love of all things macabre
                     4. I play piano, cello and guitar
                     5. I’m a photographer