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    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    THE SILVER SWAN by Amo Jones




    Title: The Silver Swan
    Series: The Elite Kings Club #1
    Author: Amo Jones
    Genre: Romance
    Release Date: March 7, 2017


    Blurb

    Riddle me this...
    “I am neither dead, nor alive, and I’m not something little Madison can hide.
    But you will be dead, by the time this is done...
    the timer starts now, and the games have just begun…”



    Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. What she wasn't hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn't think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows?

    About this book:
    I need to admit something right now. The Silver Swan is f*cked. It might be the most insane story I've ever written with equally insane characters. Who knew? You know, when I started this book, it was supposed to be YA. I wanted to write a book that my sisters could read. A book that won't have people look at my mum like "damn... what sort of messed up shit happened to your kid?". The angst, the assholeness, the games, the f**kery, the WHAT THE F**KING F**K ARE YOU DOING???!!!...
    I cannot even.... anyway, this is a warning (and the only one I'll give you). It's crazy. I don't compare my work to my others, but this book is f**ked. It will most likely stomp all the f**k over people's hard limits (and not give a sh*t while it's doing it) and will make you second guess all the morals you thought you had.
    This most definitely is not looking like a love story right now... more like a..... I don't even....*shakes head* anyway, I apologise now. You asked for it..........








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    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    What was that???



    No seriously. What the heck did I just read???



    Even though I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect, I now realize I didn't know shit!! I'm beyond mindblown. I'm mind-obliterated!!



    THE SILVER SWAN was a YA book that was absolutely NOT for young adults. I don't care what the author said, I'm not allowing my children or any other teenage children I know read this. Nope. Not til they're older. Nosiree Bob. It was a story about 17 year olds who acted and behaved way beyond their years. I did some crazy shit when I was 17-18, but these kids took it to a whole other level of cray. Was it because of the money? The lifestyle? Their upbringing? Who the heck knows, but it made for a truly captivating read.

    Madison and her father have relocated and once again she's the new girl at school. But her past has followed her all the way to The Hamptons. She luckily finds a fast friend in Tatum, but catches the eyes of The Elite Kings Club, a group of bad boys at the school, one of which is her new step-brother. The leader of the pack, Bishop, can't seem to leave her alone and she finds herself equally obsessed with him. And so the games begin.



    Madison was a little wannabe badass but I loved her snark and her attitude. However, she was a touch too naive when I consider how bright she seemed in many areas of her life. And she was gullible which made for some interesting times of me laughing at her (no, not with her) from the sidelines. It was Bishop who really kept me reading. He snagged me, hook, line and sinker. Despite his secrecy, his meanness, his crudeness and his utter disregard for anyone's feelings, I wanted more of him. Every time he did something to screw with Madison, I was busy trying (I'm still trying) to figure out his motives.

    So here I am... at the end of this book... the story is unfinished... and I still have absolutely no clue what the heck was going on!! I still don't even know what this story was about. What I do know is that I WILL be looking forward to the next book because I need answers!!

    Release Date: March 7, 2017
    Genre: Dark YA (not a romance) Romance
    POV: Heroine - 1st person
    Steam: 3.5 out of 5
    Book Type: Book One of The Elite Kings Club series


    Excerpt

    “Nate?” I whisper. “Maybe I took a wrong turn.”

    Silence.

    “Nate!” I yell down the phone. “This isn’t funny.”

    “I’m not laughing, sis. Keep going, we can see your headlights.” What am I doing? I’m basically relying on the fact that Nate and I had bonded a little and that both our parents are together. I’m not sure those facts are worth my life. No, he wouldn’t. I’m just being paranoid. The only time, except for school, where I didn’t bring my fucking pistol either. I sag in defeat. My dad will not be impressed with my not carrying, and my mom will no doubt be screaming at me from the other side about how these are the reasons why she and my dad educated me so much on firearms. I’ve failed as a fucking daughter. I shuffle up in my seat.

    “Nate, I don’t fucking see anything up here but ja—OMG!” I slam on the breaks, all four tires locking up in a skid. I squeeze the steering wheel tightly, banging down the locks on the doors. “Nate!” I yell into the phone.

    Silence.

    Slowly, I look up out the front windscreen, the thick dust from my tires interrupting the loose gravel still floating in the air and that’s when I see it again.

    Ten men.

    Ten dark hoodies covering their faces.

    Ten—“Nate..” understanding sets in. Ten.

    Slamming the gear into reverse, I’m just about to floor it backwards—to hell with anything or anyone behind me—when my driver’s window smashes into a million pieces, the tiny shards of glass falling onto my lap. I scream, my hands coming up to shield my face just as an arm slips inside and pops up the lock.

    A deep menacing chuckle breathes over the back of my neck just as a leather gloved hand wraps around my mouth and pulls me out of the car. “Hello Madison. You don't know us, but we know you. We want to play a game. Here's what happens if you lose...”






    Author Bio


    Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar.
    She loves to write like how she lives, hanging on the edge of insanity with a wine glass in one hand and her morals-or lack thereof- in the other.

    Those are not my monkeys, I swear....
    Oh those hellhounds? Yeah, those are mine.




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