Saturday, June 20, 2015

"Seven Sons" by Lili St. Germain

Seven Sons
(Gypsy Brothers Book 1)
by Lili St. Germain

Seven Sons, the first book in the Gypsy Brothers series by Lili St. Germain, is currently FREE. Also available: Six Brothers, Five Miles, Four Score, Three Years, Two Roads, and One Love.

My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.
Including my innocence.
When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.
Before my father died, Dornan and his sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.
I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I'm out for revenge.
But I didn't expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.
I didn't expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.
Now, I'm faced with an impossible choice - Jase, or avenging my father's death?
Note: This story unfolds over seven volumes approx. 25-30,000 words each. Please note this book is dark romance and deals with serious themes including rape, violence and murder.

Confucius said, "Before embarking upon
a journey of revenge, dig two graves."
I planned to dig seven.
Sometimes I don’t think about it for hours at a time. Sometimes, a whole day will pass, and it’ll be there, under the surface, burning my insides with the brutality of its truth. My truth.
And I’ll get home from my dead-end job in this dead-end fucking town in the asshole of Nebraska, and I’ll have almost made it through a whole day of not thinking about it, about my father and Dornan Ross and his sons.
But then I’ll do something without thinking, like undress to go to bed, or slide under the covers of my bed. And I’ll see the marks they branded on my right hip – seven horizontal lines, each stacked on top of each other, made by casting the blunt edge of a butcher’s knife into fire and then pressing it into my flesh. A line for Dornan Ross and a line for each of his six older sons. Notches on a bedpost. Scarred for a lifetime so that I can never forget. Some are thicker than others, some short and others long, but each one a devastating reminder of everything they took from me that night.
Even if I stay in my stale clothes to avoid seeing my scars, I still can’t escape them. I never sleep well. I toss and turn, fitful and drenched in sweat, awakening from nightmares where they find me and turn the knife to the sharp side. Where they don’t just brand me – they cut me until I am dead, so I won’t talk to the police. I know things, see.  I know things that the police don’t, about purchased alibis and body disposal spots, about too many girls who went missing and too many men who kept too many secrets.
I used to wish every day and every night to forget about my father’s murderer and what he did to us. Not anymore. Now I want to remember every tiny detail so that I can exact my revenge.
Tomorrow is different. Tomorrow is my twenty-first birthday, the day I gain access to my secret inheritance. The several hundred thousand that my father managed to hide before Dornan framed him for the murder of a policeman and his family, a crime that Dornan and his eldest son committed as retribution for a drug bust that almost wiped the club out. It might be dirty money – my father wasn’t above money laundering and drug manufacturing – but it was his money. Dornan managed to seize control of the rest when he enacted his devastating betrayal.
Tomorrow is truly my birthday, for I will become another person. Today my name is Juliette Portland, but tomorrow I will wake up as someone else entirely.
Someone who will bring Dornan Ross and the Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club to their knees.

Praise for the Book
"What a story of revenge!!, A good read ... A good mix of love and hate.. It is definitely a page turner and I am anxious for the next book to come out!!" ~ Sandra Schanck
"This book is what I want in biker books. It has a bit of everything, the violence is shocking and ugly, emotions are all over the place, I love some of the characters and hate others. The writing is fantastic, I feel as if I am there watching everything unravel and I am scared of what is going to happen next. The story has me sucked in completely and I am going to be impatient waiting for every next book in the series. Highly recommend to read." ~ Peta Benjamin
"Seven Sons is mostly about the dark side of life, dealing with a deep look into a victim that of violence that is out for revenge and willing to risk her life to get it. It is not for the reader looking for a nice love story with happy ever after ending in this episode and the description of the next episode looks like more of the same theme." ~ Jane Jones
"I love a good biker book and this one did not fail to meet my expectations. Definite must read, you won't be disappointed" ~ Beatrice Valenzuela
"First this book is awesome. It gets you roped in from the beginning. [...] You will love this book and you will want to help Samantha exact revenge. You will want to get revenge for her." ~ Amazon Customer

About the Author
Lili writes dark, disturbing romance. Her USA Today bestselling Gypsy Brothers series focuses on a morally bankrupt biker gang and the girl who seeks her vengeance upon them. The Cartel series is a prequel trilogy of full-length novels that explores the beginnings of the club; the first book, Cartel, is out now.
Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.
She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.