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Blog Tour & Review ~ Raze by Tillie Cole

To take back life, one must first face death...

One man stripped of his freedom, his morals...his life.

Conditioned in captivity to maim, to kill and to slaughter, prisoner 818 becomes an unremorseful, unrivaled and unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Death and brutality are the masters of his fate.

After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge...bloody, slow and violent revenge.

Revenge on the man who lied.

Revenge on the man who wronged him.

Revenge on the man who condemned him and turned him into this: a rage-fueled killing machine. A monster void of humanity; a monster filled with hate.

And no one will stand in the way of getting what he wants.

One woman stripped of her freedom, her morals...her life.

Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill ‘The SilencerVolkov, head of the infamous ‘Triadbosses of New York's Russian Bratva. Her life is protected. In reality, its a virtual prison. Her fathers savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative and coveted underground gambling ring—The Dungeon—ensures too many enemies lurk at their door.

She dreams to be set free.

Kisa has known only cruelty and loss in her short life. As manager of her fathers death match enterprise, only grief and pain fill her days. Her mafia boss father, in her world, rules absolute. And her fiancé, Alik Durov, is no better; the Dungeons five-time champion, a stone-cold killer, the treasured son of her fathers best friend, and her very own—and much resented—personal guard. Unrivaled in both strength and social standing, Alik controls every facet of Kisas life, dominates her every move; keeps her subdued and dead inside...then one night changes everything.

While working for her church—the only reprieve in her constant surveillance—Kisa stumbles across a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires. He doesnt talk. Doesnt communicate with anyone. Hes a man beyond saving, and a man she must quickly forget...for both their sakes.

But when weeks later, out of the blue and to her complete surprise, hes announced as the replacement fighter in The Dungeon, Kisa knows shes in a whole lot of trouble. Hes built, ripped and lethally unforgiving to his opponents, leaving fear in his wake and the look of death in his eyes.

Kisa becomes obsessed with him. Yearns for him. Craves his touch. Needs to possess this mysterious man...this man they call Raze.
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Before I begin my review, I just have to say: I LOVE RAZE!! He's mine, so back off... *smirks*

“You’re Raze, you’re death. Let’s fucking Raze hell!”

If you know me, you know I’m a massive fan of dark romance, so when I heard that one of my all-time favorite authors was in the works of writing one, I was overcome with so much excitement. Let me tell you right now, this story did not disappoint. This book...wow! Tillie has written some fantastic stories, but this is on a level all on its own.

I killed because I had to. I had no other choice. I was already dead, no more than a number; stripped of morals, stripped of freedom and stripped of life. I was an animal conditioned to inflict pain without remorse. And you cannot kill someone who has no soul.

Raze is known as fighter 818. He was forced to fight since he was fourteen years old. Being thrown into the Gulag, he fought and killed to survive. He can’t recall how he got there; only able to recall snippets of his past. But one thing he’s certain of is that he was wronged. He was never meant to be imprisoned in the Gulag and he has a name -- a name of the man to blame. And there will be a time when he will get his revenge.

“Open your eyes, baby,” I whispered, but Raze shook his head.
My eyebrows furrowed in confusion, a twinge insecurity rippling through me, until Raze gasped and said, “I’m closing my eyes, so I can feel being inside you.” He placed his hand over his heart and rasped out, “I’ve seen too many bad things with these eyes. This, I will feel in my heart.”

Being the daughter of the most powerful man in the Russian mafia, Kisa is meant to live a certain way, which includes being engaged to Alik, the son of another powerful Russian mafia leader. If I could describe Alik in one word it would be BRUTAL. From the way he fights, to the way he treats others, and especially the way he treats Kisa. Alik is obsessed with Kisa and extremely possessive of her. I will be honest and warn you right now, Alik’s scenes with Kisa are not easy to read. Like I said, he’s brutal.

Anyway Kisa loves Alik in a way, but he’s definitely not the love of her life. She lost that man a long time ago. She hasn’t felt that spark with anyone since. It doesn’t help that Alik is keeps her on a tight leash. The only time he lets her out of his sights is to volunteer for their church. While passing out care packages to the homeless, Kisa is attacked, but then a mysterious man rescues her. He immediately elicits feelings in Kisa she shouldn’t be having. And when Kisa and the stranger’s path cross again, the pull they have on each other is obvious. Things get even more complicated when Alik starts to get suspicious.

“Whatever our souls are made of—“
“His and mine are the same...”

I fucking LOVED this story. It was intense and violent with some dark elements that readers of dark romance will find engrossing. I couldn’t put this story down. It was addicting and extremely fast paced with a couple twists and turns. As for the characters....Raze has become one of my all-time favorite Heroes. Yes. You read that correctly. There’s just something about Raze that make me want to love and protect him deeply. Ugh! I don’t know how Tillie does it?! This story is fucking phenomenal. Tillie, if you’re reading this, you need to write more stories like this. You have a knack for writing dark romance, chick. This was fucking phenomenal!

*A huge THANK YOU to Tillie Cole for allowing me to Beta read this. As always, it’s an honor *


Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmers daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
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A time for change ~ Grace starts her own book blog!

What? What does this all mean?

Well, the time has come for me to move on from Sweet Spot Book Blog. I adore this blog. The day Thessa invited me to join her here to co-blog was an exciting day for me! When our friend, Holly, joined us, it was the perfect combination…the three of us together doing what we love! I’ve been blogging with my two good book friends for a few years now, and we’ve been through so much together.

Before joining this blog I had the desire to start my own, however, at the time I was not ready. I am now. With Thessa’s and Holly’s blessing and support, let me introduce you my next blogging endeavor…My Book Snack.

I may be leaving Sweet Spot Book Blog, but I’m not really technically going anywhere. I’ll still be reading and reviewing books, just on my own blog now.

I would be very honored for your visit. My welcome post has a cookie recipe! ‘Tis the season for holiday baking and all!

Much peace & love,


Blog Tour ~ Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen #2) by Tillie Cole Review & Giveaway

Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned… 

Beauty can be a curse. 

Faith can be a cage. 

Only love can set you free. 
A few long weeks after being reluctantly ripped from the comforting embrace of her sacred prophet’s religious commune—the only life she has ever known—a terrified Delilah is thrust into a world enveloped by evil and swimming in sin. 

Steadfastly devout in her faith, and retaining the deep belief that her soul is innately tarnished as a branded ‘Cursed woman of Eve’, Delilah is determined to find her way home to her people in The Order and away from the corrupt and damned outlaw motorcycle club—The Hades Hangmen—who hold her at their secluded compound for her protection—a 'protection' she strongly resents. 

Delilah yearns to return home, convinced that only amongst her own people, and under the holy guidance of the Lord’s revealed prophet, can her Satan-spawned soul be truly saved. Conditioned her entire life to believe she is a witch... a life-long temptress… the devil’s whore... Delilah increasingly resents her beautiful face, her shapely body and her sensuous effect on men. But when a man of the motorcycle club—a deeply sinful yet stunningly beautiful man—is charged with her care, Delilah begins to see that this dangerous and moralless sinner from the 'outside' may offer her something she did not know could truly exist: unconditional love. 

Kyler ‘Ky’ Willis loves his life: a daily abundance of brotherhood, liquor, the freedom of the open-road and—best of all—his pick of hot women. Raised a biker brat and now VP of the most notorious MC in the States, Ky has no shortage of club sluts warming his bed; a situation he takes full advantage of… until a certain blonde enters his life… a gorgeous pilgrim-blonde he can’t get out of his head… a pilgrim-blonde he and his club recently-rescued from some backward religious cult… and a pilgrim-blonde he’s been ordered to keep the hell away from and his whorish hands off. 
When yet another in a lengthy line of drunken blunders forces Ky to reluctantly take charge of the pilgrim-blonde’s care, he realizes that there could be more to this woman than just supermodel looks and a stacked set of tits. He begins to see that she could be the woman who could do the impossible—tame his wild ways and capture his reluctant heart. 
But the unyielding bonds of Lilah’s past are strong, her ‘people’ determined and, with a new Prophet in charge and hell bent on revenge, they are mightily reluctant to let her go... 
Dark Contemporary Romance. 
Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and very mature topics. 
Recommended for age 18 years and up*

“You are my unattainable dream come true.”

Words that describe this story:


You know, every single time I finish a Tillie Cole novel, I have the hardest time articulating how much I love it. I don’t know how she constantly does it. The depth of information and emotion that went into this story is very apparent. Like “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” this story is unlike any other MC stories out there. This wasn’t an easy read. You will find some scenes tough to stomach and you will be shocked. And be warned: You will cry (but in a good way).

Pussies were created to be licked good and fucked hard – never worshipped.

Ky is the VP of the Hades Hangmen, and as an outlaw, he will not hesitate to kill those who threaten his club and those he cares about. Ky is beyond loyal. He is also crass; with a completely unfiltered mouth...I loved him instantly. He loves women and apologizes to no one regarding his promiscuous ways. It wasn’t until a certain Pilgrim blonde beauty emerged that things begin to change.

I stared at the girl reflected in the glass, my lip curled in disgust. She was beautiful; flawless golden skin, long blonde hair, cornflower blue eyes...a most impressive disguise. The creation of utmost evil.

Lilah is one of Mae’s sisters from the commune. All her life, she is lead to believe that she is a Cursed Woman of Eve. According to what she has been taught by her religion, her beauty is evil and lures men into temptation and into sin. Her beauty is a curse.

After being rescued from the Order, all Lilah wants is to go back. She believes her salvation can only be obtained within the walls of the Order. She doesn’t know anything about living on the outside; her new surroundings scaring her. But what frightens her the most is Ky – the man who captivates her.

No man can truly love a Cursed woman of Eve.
And no woman of Eve will ever have the love of a pure soul.

Because Lilah is Mae’s sister, and Styx will do anything to keep Mae happy, Styx orders Ky to teach and guide Lilah through her new surroundings. Lilah captivates Ky. For every smile she makes, he finds himself more enthralled by her. He finds satisfaction in teaching her and just flat out loves making her happy. She might be flat-out-crazy, especially with her bible-spewing-religious-loving-ways, but it doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of her. But can Lilah be convinced that Ky sees more in her than her beauty?

“Every single second of my life...because it eventually led me to you...it lead me to fall so deeply in love with you, Ky...the man who recaptured this bruised and battered heart.”

This story exceeded my expectations. Ky makes me smile just by being who he is. As for Lilah, she just broke my heart. Her life wasn’t easy and I kept up hope that she was going to find her happiness and freedom. After all the trials and obstacles these two went through, my heart is full knowing they found each other.

This was another masterpiece by Tillie Cole and like many others out there, I know we’re all looking forward to the next book in this series. Bring on FLAME & MADDIE!!

*Many thanks to Tillie for allowing me to Beta read this. It’s an honor *
I smashed through the doors of the kitchen. Hush and Cowboy were sitting around the table. Lifting their bottles of Bud in greeting, they then saw Lilah.
“Lilah,” Cowboy said with a smile as he tapped his Stetson. “Mighty good to see ya, darlin’.”
Lilah bowed her head and blushed. She probably wouldn’t speak now that they were in here and she’d just faced the bitch lickin’ twins. But I’d worked in the garage all day and I was fuckin’ ready to eat a cow, so she needed to get over that shit right the fuck now.
Turning to Lilah, I said, “‘Kay, sweet cheeks, this is a kitchen.” I looked around, hand on hips, and just started pointing at shit. “Table. Seats. Knives. Dishes. Sink… erm…” Her eyes were following my every move. Bending down, I ripped open a drawer and pulled some flat round thing with a handle. I lifted it in the air and stared at the damn thing.
“And this,” I said, staring at the thing again. “You use it to beat the fuck outta someone that don’t get your steak cooked fast enough.”
Dropping the iron whatever-the-fuck-it-was on the countertop, I turned to see Hush and Cowboy staring at me like I was stupid, then caught Lilah’s face, her lip twitching, and before I knew it, she started fuckin’ laughing.
“Shit, Ky! You ever cooked a meal in your life?” Cowboy asked.
“Never had to, so shut the fuck up!” I snapped. Then I picked up the black heavy thing again. “And what the fuck is this?”
A small hand wrapped around mine on the handle, and I looked down to see Lilah smiling up at me. “It is a cast iron griddle.”
“You know all this shit? Cooking and such?”
She nodded enthusiastically. “I am a very good cook.”
You are?
She laughed again. “Yes. It is a woman’s duty to prepare food. I was trained from a young child to cater to a man’s every need.”
“Damn. Perfect fuckin’ bitch right there,” I heard Hush say under his breath. He sat back in his chair, watching Lilah, waiting to see what she would do next. Lilah heard Hush’s comment and, seeing his attention, ducked her head.
Hush put up his hand when he caught me glaring. “Not making a move, only saying she’s one good bitch, so wind your fuckin’ neck back in, brother.”
Startled by a touch on my arm, I peered down to see Lilah with the griddle to her chest. “Do you have fresh ingredients?”
“Erm…” I turned to Hush and Cowboy. Cowboy pointed to the fridge.
Lilah’s eyes fluttered and I knew she was nervous. I gripped her chin between my finger and thumb, forcing her to look at me.
Taking a breath, she asked, “May I cook for you?”
You wanna cook for me?” I asked in shock.
She nodded. “Yes, very much so. I thoroughly enjoy cooking. It is my best skill.”
She was beaming bright red, and I had no idea why.
Then fuckin’ have at it, sweet cheeks,” I said, loving seeing that look on her beautiful face.
She nervously glanced to Hush and Cowboy, who were watching us like we were on some fucked-up reality show. “Would… would you like to eat also? I… I am used to cooking for many people. I do not know smaller-sized recipes.”
Hush and Cowboy glimpsed over at me, and I flicked my chin, telling them they could stay. This was the first time she’d really spoken to anyone outside me. It would be good for her to get used to my brothers.
Cowboy threw her a grateful smile. “Sure, darlin’. I could eat.”
Hush tipped his beer neck in thanks.
Lilah placed the skillet on the steel countertop and set to working in a fucking flurry of activity. Hush threw me a beer, so I joined my brothers at the table. They tried to talk to me, but I couldn’t hear them over watching Lilah’s face. She loved this shit. It was the first time she wasn’t playing with her hand, tightening her headdress or running that tongue of hers around her lips.
Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother -- a farmer's daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses. 
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