ARC Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway: Backfire by Keri Lake

Cover Design: Hang Le
Image Credit: Eric Battershell Photography
Cover Model: Johnny Kane

*** WARNING! This book is for ADULTS only or may be unsuitable for people under 21 years of age due to sexual content, graphic violence, and/or mature themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you and please do not continue. ***

Backfire by Keri Lake

Series: Vigilantes #2
Published: July 9th 2016 by Self-published
Language: English
Print Length: 442 pages
Genres: Dark Romance, Suspense, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Ebook: Amazon US • Amazon CA • Amazon UK • Amazon AU • B&N • iBooks

No matter how unbreakable he may seem, every man has a weakness.

A year ago, my home became a bloodstained crime scene. That night marked the beginning of my hell—the same night I was tortured by my enemies and tossed into an underground prison to die.

They failed. I survived.

Now that I’m free, only one motive burns in my soul: revenge.

Lucky for me, they think Jase Hawkins is dead. Maybe I am. I’ve got nothing but a cold, merciless rage, and Black Betty, the sharp steel blade that never leaves my side.

Then she drifts into my life.

Lucia wants answers—so much so, she’s willing to fall into the darkness where my enemies lie in wait, to kill her for what she knows.

Or to take her for the depraved fantasies her body alone can rouse in a man’s mind.

Me? I want her for the fire in her touch that feeds my addiction, forces me to feel what has become numb, but my appetite for bloodshed runs deeper than flesh.

For my own sanity, I’ve vowed to stay away from her. Because she’s my only weakness, an obsession that leaves me craving more—one that could make even the most steadfast plan backfire.



You know how it feels when a sequel is everything you want and even more? Yes, it was what I’ve felt when reading Backfire. Keri Lake certainly has great talent in this genre and in the future, I wish she would write more dark romance.

I wasn’t able to let go this book from the beginning. Jase Hawkins, a broken shell of a man. Destroyed by the world. A thief. A murderer. A selfish prick with a single motive of survival. But some sweet moment could not cover up the quality of this badass guy. Calm and kinky are forced by circumstances to become criminals since childhood.

Lucia is a brave girl and very attractive. She was poor but not pathetic, smart, creative, feisty, and full of surprises. She challenge Jase in every step, made him out of focus but also the true anchor of his messy life. I liked to sew how their chemistry build together. How conflicts strengthen the bonds between them. Their destiny are already established long before their first meeting.

“Lucia saw beneath Jase’s mask, beneath the bones and flesh, and yanked at his soul like a beam of sunlight fighting its way through murky waters of swamp.”

Backfire is the type of story you want to read slowly. Savoring every words, twist, steamy tension, full action package, intrigue and heart felt romance. Beside the early narrative was intimidating, too many characters name and too detailed informations in this book, Jase and Lucia’s story will make you hold your breath from the first moment.





What Others Are Saying:

“Backfire is dark, gritty, and unapologetic. You’ll be reading it with your heart in your throat and your stomach twisted up in knots. It’s violent, a touch depraved, darkly erotic, action packed and absolutely, positively unputdownable.” -Dirty Girl Romance Blog

“It’s brilliant. It’s rewarding and it is a mind screw done perfectly. You will hear your heart break for what Jase and Lucy go through. You will love, hate and shatter.” -Kathy Coopmans, USA Today Bestselling Author

“So dark and disturbing you read with one eye open, unable to look away -riveted by what’s playing out before your very eyes as Keri Lake takes you on a twisted rollercoaster flying in different directions at great speed.” -Totally Booked Blog

“Once again Keri Lake has given us a wonderfully engaging story which sucks you into a whole other world, making you feel everything and revel in the brutal underworld that she has created. It’s a book you experience,not just read, and if you’re in the mood for this sort of story, it’s going to blow you away with its dark intensity.” -Escapist Book Blog

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Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she’s earned in science. By night, she writes dark contemporary and paranormal romance. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions when distraction sucks her in to the Land of Shiny Things.

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