Secrets never stay hidden.
The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.
Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined… with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope.
Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’ and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the redhead from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met—her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister’s control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.
As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.
Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.
Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.
AK – part of the psycho trio with Flame and Vike, his story has literally gutted me. Buried deep inside is so much pain, regret and sadness. He lives under a cloud of guilt but to those around him he is strong, ex military, a sharp shooter and fiercely loyal to his brothers especially Flame and Vike and in addition Lil’ Ash (I can’t wait for his book)
Phebe has never known anything other than pain, torture and loss. Her life in the order strictly controlled, trained to recruit men by using her womanly ways for a long time she was a willing participant, believing in all that the order stood for. Cracks started to show, her beliefs are rocked and the guilt that she feels almost too much to bare.
It felt like these two were destined to find each other. Both filled with so much pain, so much guilt, they were the light in each others darkness, the raft to cling onto in stormy seas, they saved each other in more ways than one bringing sunshine into each others lives.
This book is all kinds of AMAZING!!! Its raw, its brutal but at the same time it is also beautiful and full of hope. For someone saying I didn’t have the words, I have certainly found plenty to say. I urge you to read this series, start from book 1 and prepare yourself to be captured heart and soul by the Hangmen and if you have already then you are going to love, love, love this book as I did.
LIVE FREE, RIDE FREE, DIE FREE
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.