Friday, October 6, 2017

Release Blitz & Review : Hideaway (Devil's Night, #2) by Penelope Douglas

Devil's Night, #2
by Penelope Douglas

Release Date:
October 2nd, 2017

Romantic Suspense

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Devil's Night is returning! Hiding places, chases, and all the games are back... 


Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark—it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.

But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?

You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me—and have ever since I was a girl—I think that maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.

I will never betray him.

So sit tight.

On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you 


You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.

No one can know what I’ve turned into.

I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over.

I want my life back.

But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be.

So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out.

I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.

Note from the Author: Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in CORRUPT (Devil's Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this. It is currently on sale for $0.99 for a limited time only.

Devil's Night Series on Goodreads:

Our Review of Corrupt HERE

Purchase Links for Corrupt (Book #1):

Purchase Links for Hideaway (Book #2):

Lindy's Thoughts:

Penelope Douglas is such an amazing writer.  I always anticipate her stories with so much excitement and yearning to get my hands on them.  Hideaway has been a book that I have very impatiently been waiting for.  When it landed on my Kindle, I was ecstatic!!!

Corrupt is my favorite dark romance.  I loved becoming completely immersed and obsessed with Michael and Rika's story.  Kai was my favorite secondary character in Corrupt, and I was longing for his viewpoint.  I wanted to get into his head, and see him fall as hard as Michael had for Rika. I wanted to see the broken pieces of Kai's soul put back together...

Hideaway is the sequel to Corrupt, and must be read in sequential order.  We met the four horsemen in book one, Michael, Kai, Damon, and Will.  These four grew up together as best friends, and were inseparable.  They came from wealthy, privileged, broken families; and each had their own secrets, and deep layers of darkness.  Every year on Devil's Night, the night before Halloween, they liked to stir up mischief and mayhem.  This was the night every year, where they let their darkness and deepest desires take over.

In Hideaway, we got Kai and Banks' story. Kai, Michael, and Will are all looking for Damon.  They know that he is twisted and wants revenge on them.  Michael wants to protect Rika, and Kai must protect a secret that only Damon knows.  Banks is also looking for Damon, but for very different reasons.  She wants to make sure that he is safe and protected.  Her love and loyalty towards him is unconditional and unshakeable.  

Kai and Banks have shared unforgettable and life changing moments with one another in the past, but their paths were not destined to intersect; until now.  Pitted against one another, what will these two do when the longing and desire for one another continues to grow beyond their control?  What will happen when the four horseman, Rika, and Banks, are reunited?  

Hideaway was a little slow moving at the beginning, and took me more time to get into than Corrupt; but it was still an excellent read!  Banks was a strong female lead, with guts, sass, and an adventurous soul.  She was intelligent, loyal, street smart, and had suffered greatly in her young life.  She was rough around the edges, but very vulnerable and warm-hearted once you pierced through her tough exterior.  Kai was a strong male lead as well.  While he had a dark side, he ultimately had a strong moral code for defending and protecting others. He was loyal, and wanted to please and honor his family.  He especially wanted to be as great of a man as his father was, and make him proud.  Kai and Banks were both characters that I loved and rooted for.  The passion and chemistry between these two was intense, and the sexual tension and build-up with every interaction had me wanting for more and anticipating how it would all end. 

Hideaway was full of suspense, mystery, darkness, revenge, betrayal, passion, secrets, loyalty, friendship, and love.  I don't know how she does it, but Ms. Douglas is able to make her characters well-rounded and so very real.  They come to life right off of the page.  We are able to see all of their darkness and unlikeable qualities, but still love them for all the good they possess as well.  The next book in the story will be, Kill Switch, which will be Damon's story.  I can't wait for the plot to thicken.  Especially, since we have been given insight in to why he is the most twisted and dark character of them all.  This segment has shown us some of his redeeming qualities, and I have hope that he will be able to heal and become a better person. 


I give, Hideaway, by Penelope Douglas, 4.5 Sensual, Passionate, Intense, Surprising, Redemption Filled Stars!  

Mikki's Review:

Devil's Night is BACKKKKK!!! 

I have been waiting for Kai's book since the moment I turned the last page of Corrupt. He completely stole a piece of my heart in Corrupt and counting down the days to this release has been such a fun experience. Sitting at the edge of my seat waiting for my most anticipated book of the year. I could not wait to find out what secrets Kai was keeping and who was the mystery girl that would turn his world upside down.  

You absolutely need to read Corrupt before Hideaway. This is a series that you want to read from the very beginning to understand the dark and twisted world of the four horsemen. If you have not started this series yet, you are seriously missing out! Penelope Douglas created a world that I want to visit over and over again. Her characters are captivating and the events that happen on Devil's Night are pretty intense! There is so much I would like to say about Hideaway. This story gave me all the feels!!! Penelope Douglas exceeded all of my expectations! Hideaway was my most anticipated book of 2017 and she delivered a story that will keep me prisoner of her words for a very long time. Corrupt left me with a book hangover that lasted well over a month. Hideaway will be exactly the same. 

I don’t want to say too much about what happens in the book because every fan of this series should experience the same kind of feels that I did. Going into the book with little info about where the author’s words are about to transport us. Be prepared to be shocked by the secrets that will be revealed in this story. I was left speechless a few times and still go back to read some scenes because I was like Whoooaaaa?!?!?! What I will tell you is that Banks and Kai have completely stolen my heart! Their chemistry was undeniable and their love story was perfectly imperfect. Michael, Kai, Damon and Will all have a special place in my heart, but Kai really stole the top spot with his book. The chase between him and Banks was deliciously addictive and unforgettable. Banks is the kind of heroine I love to cheer for. She’s strong and confident. She takes her place in the story and Kai had no idea what was heading his way. 

Hideaway is filled with old characters who you will continue to cheer for, new characters you will want to learn more about and a story that will linger with you for many days after you have turned the last page. This romantic suspense kept me on the edge of my seat until the end! The little teaser at the end of Hideaway for Kill Switch, which will be the third book in the Devil’s Night Series, was a jaw-dropping little piece of bookworm heaven. I can’t even deal!!! I’m so excited to read it! 2018 can’t come soon enough!


I give, Hideaway, by Penelope Douglas, 5 wild, chill inducing,  sensational, all-consuming stars!


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About the Author:

Penelope Douglas is a full-time writer living in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter. When she's not writing or reading, she loves road-tripping, touring retired, old ships, and pinning anything not nailed down. 

Her books include the Fall Away series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, Aflame, and Next to Never) and the Devil's Night series (Corrupt and Hideaway (and Kill Switch and Nightfall--not yet released). Please look for her stand-alones Misconduct and Punk 57. Available now. 

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