Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ten by Ker Dukey blog tour!

Title: Ten (My Brother’s Best Friend)

Author: Ker Dukey

Released: December 20, 2015

Cover Design: Pink Ink Designs

Photographer: Clyph Jean Philippe

Model: Kyle Nelson

Ten years old I fell in love
Ten years was the price of that love
Ten years later our world’s re-collide
Alexandria (Alex)
My brother Jonah was possessive when it came to the things he owned; this unfortunately included the people in his life. The forbidden love between his best friend and me was just that… forbidden.
Our families were from different walks of life and as a sheriff’s daughter being with a Moore’s kid would never be tolerated. To my parents their son and Dalton Moore were on different paths and their friendship would end as soon as college began but it was my brother who had a craving for trouble. He was always looking for danger, committing petty crimes and getting away with it because Dalton would take the fall, blackening his already stained name. When Jonah found out we broke the rules by loving each other, his consequences impacted us all with immeasurable suffering.
Betrayal comes with a debt and it would be paid by all of us.
One with their heart,
one with their mind
and one would pay in blood.
Alexandria (Alex) 

Soul mates, 
not everyone believes they exist, but that’s because they have never met theirs. 
How can someone who has never felt a connection so fierce, that you feel the power of it in every molecule of your being, believe such an thing exists? 
How can you explain to them that the jolt that ignites every nerve ending in your body is like the sky crackling and exploding with lightening before it joins with the earth for the briefest yet most magnificent of moments, displaying the true force of nature’s power? 

When that one person you were created with, comes into your life, you know without any doubt that they’re yours and you are theirs. It’s nature in its truest form. There is nothing more natural then falling in love with your soul mate. 

True love Is like an out of body experience, you transcend before crashing back into your body seeing life through new eyes. 
You don’t just find your soul mate; you reunite with them with intensity so powerful nothing can stop it. A love so potent you feel it in the atmosphere, and you see it in their aura. 

Dalton Moore was my soul mate and I lived to love him.  
He was in my every childhood memory. 
Every dream I conjured. 
He was every good decision I made…

But for him… 

I was in his every childhood memory. 
Every nightmare he slipped into.
I was the worst decision he ever made.

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Ten years old I fell in love.

Ten years was our price of that love.
Ten years later our world’s re-collide.

When I saw the blurb for this book- the brother’s best friend- I knew I had to read it. After thinking and thinking about this story…. contemplating what I should rate it and if I even liked it, I’ve come to one conclusion. Honestly, I think this one was a little too fucked up for me. That first 15% stared off in a bad way and turned me off the story. Yes, a lot of people will love this book, I’m in the minority of it just being okay for me. I didn’t really connect with either of the two main characters and I never felt that what happened to Alex was completely justified. Even if she did what was accused. Also, I felt she forgave much too easily. I just had trouble with some of the scenes...
“I want the pain of loving you stop stop.” He beats at his chest. “I want to cut the fucking thing from my chest to stop the pain of every beat, because as long as my heart beats in my chest, I’ll never stop wanting you, loving you, hating you.”

Ker’s writing is excellent. I actually really love her style and the fact that she writes difficult to read topics. As much as I wanted to love it, sadly I didn’t. HOWEVER… I WILL be reading the next book in this series. Because SIX. The character Six was my favorite character AND favorite part of this book. So yeah, I’m totally reading Six’s book! To all those who love a dark romance and don’d mind some violence and hard to read scenes, this may just be the book for you!

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I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.

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