Friday, July 15, 2016

Deep Redemption by Tillie Cole Blog Tour!



He was born to ascend.
He was destined to lead.
He was never meant to fail.

Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion. His beloved twin brother.

Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything else he once held dear…

But then his isolation is broken. Another prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her.

As the connection between them grows, so does Cain’s resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves…

… Even if the battle takes him to the gates of hell itself.

Contemporary Dark Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

Christy's 5 + Star Review:

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I had been two men in my life. I was beginning to understand that neither of them were real. They were both the ultimate pretenders. Rider pretended to be a Hangman, but always stood on the outside, looking in. Cain pretended he was a prophet, outwardly faking strength, yet drowning in fear underneath. But if both of these men were a ruse, then who the hell was I? Who was the real me?

This book completely wrecked me.

In the previous books of this series, Rider was one of those characters I loved to hate and hated to love. I wondered how Tillie could write a book about this ‘villain’ of the series and make us love him. Make him truly redeemed. Somehow, she was able to do this easily and flawlessly. Prophet Cain or Rider was a completely lovable character. I felt for him so much. I feel like he 100% redeemed himself.

Rider has sacrificed everything to do what is right. He knows he has made terrible mistakes, but he can’t stand by and watch his brother do the things he’s doing. He can’t watch his people be treated this way. So he’s locked up. Isolated. Beaten. And it’s devastating. He feels completely alone in the world. Some of the only friends he’s ever had, he betrayed. Now he has no one. Until she shows up in the cell next to him.

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One person. One person changes everything for Rider. How I would love to tell you about this person and her story… but I can’t. It’s a story you want to explore on your own. Just know that the female lead in this story, well, I’m not sure Tillie has ever written a woman quite like her. Especially in this series. Their love was completely pure and exceptional.

“You changed it all. You changed everything.”

As much as I loved Rider, nothing compared to the love I had for the woman he was paired with. There has never been a woman with that much strength in these books. It blew me away. I loved that she had been through so much, yet still had so much love, compassion and such a backbone! Her story was hard to read, much like Rider’s in some ways, yet she was so so strong. She gives hope, light and love just by being her. And strength. If it wasn’t for this woman, I’m not sure if Rider would have ever found that strength deep within himself.
“You are a good person, Rider. A pure soul always finds love. Even through hate, they will always find the ability to claim love.”

“I’m not good. I don’t believe that.”

“Then I will believe it for you.”

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There was so much emotion in every page of this story. Every single second of the book, I felt something. It’s been a while since I’ve cried so long and thoroughly while reading. Once about that 60% mark hit, I’m not sure I stopped crying until the very last page. I love books that make me feel like this, that impact me so strongly. Tillie Cole has this gift with her writing- she brings those feelings out like no other.

This story was nothing like I expected it to be. It exceeded all my expectations, and they were fairly high to begin with. There were several twists that were unexpected that I absolutely loved. A few new characters were dropped in that weaved into the story perfectly. This book shattered my heart at times, but I loved every second. This book and series are among my favorites and I highly recommend them!

In such a short space of time, she had become my everything. My morning, noon and night. My reason to wake each day. In the end, she had been the greatest blessing I could have prayed for.
A saint for the ultimate sinner.

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Tillie Cole hails from a small
town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English
mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As
soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big

After graduating from Newcastle
University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her
Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a
teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social
Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin,
Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into
fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and
traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary
Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie
enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far
too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that
extra square of chocolate.


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