Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Blog Tour - Holding Her In Madness By Kimber S Dawn

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Title: Holding Her In Madness
Author: Kimber S. Dawn
Release Date: March 22, 2014
Leo's Story of loving A Woman Gone Mad

Fuck first love.

Fuck fate. 

And Fuck You.

I'm Leo and this is my side of the story. This is where I came from, where I've been, and where I'm at...this is the story of a man that loved A Woman Gone Mad. I'm not telling it because I'm searching for absolution, pity, or even understanding from you, I'm for damn sure not telling it because I give a fuck what you think about me. I'm telling it because its MY story and if you don't like it...Suck it. 

If you're searching for a happily ever after, a prince with a glass slipper searching for the princess to sweep her off her feet...I'm sorry but this isn't that story.

It's about pain. Obsession. Regret. And time lost.

I fell in love with Lil back when we were way too young, I fell hard and I fell fast. When everything else around me was spinning in circles, she was the only sure thing that stood still.

When you finally get your happily ever after it's supposed to be happy.

But like I said this isn't that story... 

It's just me Holding Her in Madness, fighting against Lil's demons in the middle of fucking hell. 

***Warning: This is not a shy and tender fairytale love story. It's a raw, tragic, and gritty story inspired by true events. This book is not for the faint of heart, it contains graphic language, sex, violence, and drug use. MATURE Audiences Only. Not intended for young adult readers.***  

Book Trailer - Holding Her In Madness



As a man, sometimes you have to do what the fuck you have to do.
When you’ve been where I’ve been, seen the shit I’ve seen, and been shredded as many times as I have, there is no other option. Even if it means your life is hell. Even if it means from this point on, you are the one who carries all the weight and burden.

You fuckin’ do it because you love a woman, the only woman in this whole damn world. You do it because she’s your soul mate.  And without her, YOU would rather be fucking dead.
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Holding Her In Madness
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My Review

OMG.....This book has me stuck for words. This is a book I have been dying to read after reading the first book - A Woman Gone Mad. When I saw the book trailer I was so frightened to pick up the book. It was one of those movie moments were you are looking at the TV through your fingers - you want to look but are so scared at what you will see. 


This is one of those books that is going to leave you thinking about it for weeks. It gets right into your soul and takes root. This book had me reaching for the tissues as soon as I started reading it.  

A Woman Gone Mad is from Lils point of view and we know how heart wrenching that was. I don't think I stopped crying all the way through. 

Holding Her In Madness is from Leo's point of view and OMFG..... What a point of view. I really didn't know what to think when I read the blurb about this being from Leo's pov. Usually in a story when in has both pov's it works. But once you have read Leo's point of view you realise the male pov are all dull in comparison.  This is by far the best male pov I have ever read. Kimbers style of writing is amazing that I could actually picture Leo stood/sat/ pacing telling his side. For me the sign of an amazing book is when you can picture the story playing out like a movie in your mind. 

And let me tell you this plays out like your in the cinema, sound, picture the lot. 

Kimber gets Leo's pov so right, it really come across like a man's pov not a woman trying to tell a man's pov. And when you hear it from Leo, it breaks your heart. 

This story is traumatic, heart breaking, soul destroying and full of love. I cant begin to tell you the emotions I went through reading it. I rooted for Leo all the way through. 

I am not going to give you my version on what the story is about, you need to hear it from Leo himself. 

I will say, it makes you think of the consequences of actions. 

I love Lillian and Leo. Everyone should have a Leo. 

This is a story of true love, fate and the in between.

After reading this and getting to the end, my heart is hurting that this story is over, I CAN NOT WAIT to see what Kimber writes next. 

Sometimes when you read a debut book you can tell in the style of writing that it's a debut book. But with kimber the style, pace and tone for the book is that of a seasoned author. 

Kimber, What can I say about this book except F****** Hell girl. This book is outstanding. It's compelling and enthrals you from the first page. Its Stunning in it entirety. It's fantastically written. Its emotional. It tore my heart into pieces. And I loved it. I read it from start to finish in one go.  And I still can't stop thinking about it. 

Kimber Dawn is an author to watch out for. If you don't add these books to your "TBR" pile and read them you are seriously missing out. 

Without A doubt this book gets 5/5 stars and 5/5 for movie moments

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest opinion. 

A Woman Gone Mad



Forget everything you know about fairytales. There comes a point in a woman's life when she realizes not everyone gets a happy ending.

And no one knows this better than Lillian Shaw.

The safety of a small southern upbringing and a happy normal family couldn't keep life from chipping away at her.

And nothing leaves its mark like the bite of a broken heart.

Blow after blow, Lillian tries to stay optimistic, but when faced with a choice that could destroy her future, she gives in to the temptation.

When your first true love comes crashing into your happily ever after, you're supposed to walk away. Not fall back in love.

But saying no to Leo was something Lillian could never do...

Once lines are crossed is there any going back?

Or is the risk that Lillian Shaw takes going to leave her broken again...

And this time be enough to make her A Woman Gone Mad?

***Warning: This is not a shy and tender fairytale love story. It's a raw, tragic, and gritty story inspired by true events. This book is not for the faint of heart, it contains graphic language, sex, violence, and drug use. MATURE Audiences Only. Not intended for young adult readers.***


My Review from when I was part of the blog tour

Debut Book

Lillian Shaw's boyfriend Michael cheats on her. Her life changes, She starts babysitting and meets Leo. After again more heartbreak. She meets Nick. Will this be the end of Lillians heartbreak. 

Ok guys i know that was short and sweet, but the cello tape is on, I don't want to tell you too much about this story, for fear of giving anything away or spoiling it. 

I will you, for a Debut book.... WOWWWW. This is the most amazing book I've read.  I have to tell you I couldn't put it down. I cried Big Fat Huge tears, I gasped, I went through the whole range of emotions. That you would expect from a seasoned author. 

If I had to pick a Favourite character it would definitely be Lillian and leo. For reasons you will discover when you read this book. Yes this book is that great I am frightened of letting anything slip. 

This book is one persons struggles. This book makes you sit up and think and stays with you long after you have read it. 

This Book is  Completely Stunning. Its an exceptional read. 

The supplies need to come out with this one. 

Lockable Room,
Ear Plugs- So you are not disturbed. 
A few hours of your life

Kimber, What can I say but thank you for a truly, compelling, stunning and  beautifully written book. 

I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This books gets 5/5 stars and 5/5 for movie moments. 

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Book Trailer - A Woman Gone Mad

About the Author
Who is Kimber? Shit, sometimes even I don't know, lmao. However if I had to type up an author bio (which, son of a bitch, I do) this is how it would read. BTW, caught a lot of shit for this author bio. Really don't give a fuck though, because I was asked to type up a bio. And if I can only say one thing for certain about myself, it's this: I'm real, I don't back down from what I believe, I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. I don't bite my tongue and I never try to hide the ugly parts of who I am... You either love me or hate me, but if you love me... I'll always be loyal, no fucking matter what ;)

I can be called a billon different things—daughter, wife, mother, labor unit nurse. I sell pussy on the side. *Coughs* That would be Persian kittens, thank you…you dirty-minded scoundrel. I'm a book blogger, book pimp, and a book whore. My two indulgences are my Jack’s in life…Jack Daniel’s and Blackjack. My biggest dream, the day I'll acknowledge that I've succeeded in life and can I die a happy woman, is the day I get to go two stark-naked hour-round sexual bouts with Jason Statham. *Sighs*

I was born and raised in Louisiana… and No, I do NOT live in a bayou, I actually see the beaches on the gulf coast more than I see a bayou, lol. I started writing poems and short stories very early in my life. You know, for the Michaels and Leos and Nicks in my life. I've been a book hoarder since I was eleven years old, but then a couple years ago something wonderful happened! The 50 Shades of Grey craze brought to life my inner smut whore and I commenced to read anything and everything smut affiliated. When reading wasn't enough anymore and I noticed that so many of the authors of my favorite indie authors and their books weren't getting the exposure their work deserved, I turned it into a mission, starting my own blog, buying their books and reading them one by one. I then wrote my reviews for my blog and didn't hold back in writing them (Hell yeah those motherfuckers a profanity laden). I've never done a single thing in my life halfway. I always go all in. After the success of my Blog, and the insistence of one of my bestest friends, my sister from another mister, Trina Taylor of Bad & Dirty Books, I was ready to finally take the plunge and see if I could write a book that was worth a damn. I'm a Southern girl to my core, a self-proclaimed smut whore, and I keep hearing that I’m an author, but honestly… I don’t believe the rumors, lol. I don’t feel like a kickass bitch spittin’ out lyrics, or stories, like a motherfuckin’ rockstar. Tattooed across my ribs are the words I have always lived by: 'Aut viam inveniam aut faciam tibi.' Latin for: If I cannot find a way, I will make my own. If you want to contact me, give me a shout out at 3am because my story just decimated your work day potential, or hell if you want to stalk me (I’ve met some of my BFF’s that way, don’t judge a stalker, they are awesome, fun, kickass bitches) follow me on these links:

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