Friday, January 10, 2014

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway : Vendetta by Autumn Karr & Sienna Lane

Welcome to our stop on the Blog Tour of:
Vendetta by Autumn Karr & Sienna Lane
You can follow the rest of the tour HERE

by Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Forbidden)
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

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Please note: this is not dark romance.

I am not a good man.

I have lied and cheated and stolen. I've decided between life or death, like it was my due. None of it matters, not anymore. These are not my sins.

I see her raise her hands, the dark metal she's clutching reflecting the moonlight. 

Her finger trembles as she cocks the gun pointed at me. Her eyes are cold, 
determined, but I know.

I know her.

My name is Devon Andre and I confess my sin. I am not a good man because this is the woman I love.

She pulls the trigger.

* Standalone contemporary romance.
* Mature reader advised due to sexual content and strong language.

My Review

Betrayal, lies, deception, forbidden love, we find it all in Vendetta by Autumn Karr & Sienna Lane. The cover and blurb of this book caught my attention right from the start. I was very excited to read it. I’m very happy with this debut novel from Team Karr/Lane.

Vendetta is the story of Devon Andre and Leighton Moore. They both belong to a powerful mob family. Rivalry has always been present between these two clans. What Devon never expected was to fall for the princess of the Moore clan. Their number one enemy. Leighton and Devon try to fight their attraction because deep down they know they can't love each other. When Leighton secretly watches a business meeting between Devon and one of her father’s man, she is shocked. Devon discovers Leighton at the warehouse and has no other choice, he has to kidnap her. He brings her back to his uncle’s house where he keeps her captive. As the days go by, Leighton and Devon discover who they really are, and how far they will go for love and family.

This story was enjoyable and intriguing. Forbidden love, two family fighting … sounds familiar? Well it does have a Romeo & Juliet flair to it, but with some exciting twists. Leighton and Devon have great chemistry together. You can feel the sexual tension between them.  I have to be honest and admit that it did take me a bit of time to connect with this couple. I felt that there was something missing between them. I could not figure it out ... until a twist came along! After I read that part, I understood some of the reactions and emotions that these two were having. It all made sense. Even if the connection was slow with the characters, the story was fast-paced and included a few twists that I never saw coming. 

The story is told from a dual POV, which in my opinion is just awesome! I love reading from a dual POV :) When I read the blurb, I had a few ideas of how this story was going to play out. After reading a few chapters, I was surprised with the way this story was developing. I got a few WTH?!?!? moments. The last few chapters of the book were intense. I could not wait to find out what was going to happen next.  

My Rating

I give, Vendetta, by Autumn Karr & Sienna Lane 3.5 enjoyable, intriguing, engaging stars! Overall, this was a great read that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys forbidden love stories with unexpected twists ;)


I shake my head, muttering another curse. I should have just left her there. 
It's not like I have an overwhelming urge to play her knight in shining armor. 

God knows she's not a damsel in distress. The woman is poison, like all the 
Moores are. Unfortunately, despite what people think about me, I can't stand 
men hitting women, and I'm sure as fuck George wouldn't have minded 
taking another swing at her. We may be criminals, but we're not complete 

She moans again as I put her in the backseat of my black SUV and buckle her
in. I round the back, and open up the trunk, looking for something to bind her
with. I shake off the fleeting thought that maybe she wouldn't fight me. It's 
Leighton Moore, for fuck's sake, of course she would.

Fishing out the cable ties, I go back and secure her wrists, then her ankles. It 
doesn't seem like enough. I don't want to see her eyes when she wakes up, 
which could be any second now, so I remind myself to hurry the fuck up. I 
take off the scarf from around her neck, feeling the silk under my fingers for 
just a second. Then I pull out my pocketknife, and slice it in half. I blindfold 
her, and then gag her with the other half.

At this point I know it’s probably overkill, but I've never kidnapped a woman 
before, so who knows? Plus, it's Leighton. She's not just any woman.

Of course I know Leighton Moore. I only wish I didn't. 

I knew who she was the first time I laid my eyes on her. It didn’t make any 
fucking difference in the grand scheme of things. I was doomed to keep 
seeing her and not being able to do anything about it.

Shaking off that thought, I finally get in the car and start it, backing out and 
getting the hell away from this place.

When I'm far enough away, I pull over into a secluded woodland area on the 
side of the road and just sit there, my car idling. What the fuck do I do with 
her? I could take her to my place, I guess, but I'm barely ever there. Most of the time I’m either at my uncle’s house or I’m out, working. I take out my 
phone and stare at it, contemplating. I glance back at her, and realize I have 
no choice. I have to call my uncle.

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About the Authors

Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr are two friends with a joint love of reading, writing, candy, and Disney heroes (and Disney songs, of course.)When they aren’t scheming against fictional characters, or talking about their favourite books, you can find them ogling tattooed models and trying to figure out 
how to get them to do a cover shoot for their next book.

Together they wrote VENDETTA, releasing this December, and hopefully many more books to come.They love to hear from readers, so don't hesitate to contact them through their Facebook page (

Autumn Karr

Sienna Lane

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Autumn & Sienna are offering up the following:

(2) Signed copy of Vendetta
(2) $10 Amazon Vouchers
(5) eBook copy of Vendetta
(2) Vendetta swag pack 

The tour wide giveaway is open internationally
Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 01/20/2014.


  1. This is the second review I've read for Vendetta, and I'm intrigued. And that cover! I like the Romeo and Juliet spin, too.
    Thanks for the review, Mikki!

    1. It was a great read! Thanks for stopping by Andrea ;)

  2. Despite the moments of WTH this sounds so intense and yeah that synopsis and cover scream read me now..LOL

  3. This sounds like an intense book! Would love to find out what happens.


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