Saturday, May 2, 2020

Sicarii Book Tour and Giveaway

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Welcome to my Sixty Sixth Hosting for Silver Dagger Book Tours!

Normally, I can tell immediately if I'm going to want to read a book solely based on the synopsis and cover - this one I was on the fence about.  I like the cover, but I don't like that all three books have the same cover but different faces... It throws me off a little....  and I like the synopsis but it doesn't pull me in.  So I went onto Amazon and read through the reviews left there.
After reading through some of them, I have decided that I will absolutely be adding this one to my TBR pile!  I'm a sucker for a story line that makes people write reviews like this one.....

5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant Story TellingReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2020Series review (book1-3)
Wow. Definitely the most intriguing, most disturbing and disconcerting book I have read this year. If you are looking for something different and you do not mind feeling disturbed and uncomfortable, Sicarii is a great choice for you.  This is a pure gem of unique storytelling. I couldn't put it down and now I am nursing a serious book hangover I haven't experienced for a long time.
Gripping writing style, gut wrenching and thought provoking plotline, the most exciting group of characters and so much heartbreak. You need to take the warnings seriously as there are quite a bit of triggering elements (sexual, physical abuse and violence)along the way.
Be patient at the beginning until things make sense then you'll get sucked into this universe the author created.
You will experience feelings and gut twisting emotions you have probably never had, will get drawn into an unimaginable world of disturbing reality and will be definitively taken outside your comfort zone, meeting brilliant characters with intriguing background stories and follow the few love stories woven into the mix. Highly recommended.

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Sicarii: Part I 
by Adrienne Wilder 
Genre: MM Romantic Suspense 


When Ben Corbin’s uncle is murdered, he comes into possession of information about the man responsible for the death of his mother and father. A man his uncle appeared to be hunting. Now Ben wants to finish what his uncle began.

Jacob Moser fell into a cycle of drugs and abuse. His will broken, his life destroyed, he had no hope of survival. But the man who saved him is no angel; rather, the remnants left behind when all the complexities of what makes a person human are stripped away, leaving the darkest parts of a man.

Marcel Serghi lives by the rules of his House. Rules ingrained in him as a child under the most brutal conditions meant to hone him into a perfect killer. And throughout his life, he has made vicious enemies. Now innocent lives have been swept up into a storm of revenge against him.

But Marcel isn’t going to save them.

He’s going to change them.

Because life is a gift. 

*this series has a HFN and HEA

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Chapter I
The killer watched.
Light bled from Sam Water’s window, backlighting his silhouette. The pencil danced in his hand. Whatever drove him from his bed must have been important. He was up early, even for a school day.
Marcel leaned against the porch railing and coaxed a cigarette from the package in his hand. The momentary flame from the lighter outlined the web of scar tissue across his palm and three and a half fingers. The car bomb had also spared his thumb. A good thing. Learning how to write with his left hand would have been a bitch.
Not that an old dog couldn’t be taught a new trick. He was no old dog, but the teachings ingrained in him had been done so under conditions leaving no room for change.
The cherry of his cigarette flared in the darkness.
Night in this suburban neighborhood was nothing like where he’d grown up. Tucked in the mountains, there were only the stars, the moon, and the occasional candle. There the darkness wasn’t just a state of being. It was a living thing. All-consuming and unforgiving, conspiring with the wilderness to kill those too weak to survive.
Here the darkness was just a veil; once lifted, life returned, shattering any chance of reaching such perfection.
The storm door to the house opened, and the wooden slats on the porch creaked.
Mild green tea and aloe mixed with the honeysuckle blooming along the split rail fence nestled between the houses. The heat left over from the shower clung to Jacob’s skin.
“I wish you wouldn’t smoke.” In the darkness, there was only the sound of his breathing, the rustle of his clothes, the weight of his body pressing against the space around Marcel. A space that shrank to nothing with another small step.
Jacob’s caress traced the line of Marcel’s jaw. Layers of scars disrupted the gentle movement.
“Did you find your money?” Marcel exhaled a stream of bitter smoke.
“You gave me too much again.”
“It is a tip. For…you know. Good service.”
Jacob teased his fingers down the back of Marcel’s neck. There was more in his touch than physical contact. There was longing, yearning, endless want. But Marcel would never be able to give the man what he yearned for.
“You don’t need to tip me. You already give me so much.”
“I make you live in a motel.”
“Only because it’s close.”
“I could buy you a house.” The tip of the cigarette flared. Jacob was right, he shouldn’t smoke. Damn things never tasted like anything but shit.
“I don’t want a house.”
“You should. You are young. Young people should want a house. A family. A car. You have nothing.”
Jacob rested his cheek on Marcel’s shoulder. “I have you.”
“Nothing.” Marcel snuffed out the cigarette between his finger and thumb, then slid the butt into his shirt pocket. “You should go. Get some sleep.”
“I napped.”
Marcel cupped Jacob’s chin. He didn’t need the light to know how Jacob pleaded with his eyes.
Marcel saw it every time they were together. “No. I have told you many times.”
“Maybe I keep hoping.”
“It is a waste.”
“I don’t see it like that.”
“I could let you go. I could give you enough to go wherever you wanted. Back to school, maybe. What was it you wanted to do again?”
“I don’t want to go to school.”
“You should.”
“I’m happy.”
“You need more than an old man’s cock in your ass. You could go back and get your degree.”
“It takes years to be a doctor, and that dream sailed a long time ago.”
He was young enough to catch up to it. Or simply change direction altogether. All Jacob needed was motivation. A reason to want more. Someway for him to see there was more.
Marcel leaned down, and Jacob tipped his face up, leaving his mouth an inch, maybe less, but definitely not more, away from Marcel’s.
“You need to save those for someone you love.” Marcel traced the bow of Jacob’s lips with his thumb.
“Maybe I have.”
“No, Jacob. I fuck you. That is all.”
“And I’m okay with that. I—”
Marcel stopped him with a press of his finger. The tremor running down Jacob’s body was nothing more than a flutter of his pulse.
Jacob swallowed. “Please don’t send me away.”
One day Marcel would. But not today. Or tomorrow. Jacob wasn’t ready. “Friday. Ten o’clock.”
Marcel went back to tracing Jacob’s lips. He deserved to be kissed, to be loved. But that part of Marcel had been stripped away those nights on a mountain ledge when he was a boy.
“Go home.” He patted Jacob’s cheek. “Rest. You will need it.”
The whisper of tennis shoes against wooden slats faded into steps of rubber soles on concrete. Then those too were gone, leaving Marcel to the darkness.
In the window of the house next door, the boy finished writing whatever had pulled him out of bed. He folded the piece of paper in careful movements. Then he disappeared from view, and the patch of light coming from his lamp winked out.
And the killer watched.


Sicarii: Part II 


When Ben Corbin’s uncle is murdered, he comes into possession of information about the man responsible for the death of his mother and father. A man his uncle appeared to be hunting. Now Ben wants to finish what his uncle began.

Jacob Moser fell into a cycle of drugs and abuse. His will broken, his life destroyed, he had no hope of survival. But the man who saved him is no angel; rather, the remnants left behind when all the complexities of what makes a person human are stripped away, leaving the darkest parts of a man.

Marcel Serghi lives by the rules of his House. Rules ingrained in him as a child under the most brutal conditions meant to hone him into a perfect killer. And throughout his life, he has made vicious enemies. Now innocent lives have been swept up into a storm of revenge against him.

But Marcel isn’t going to save them.

He’s going to change them.

Because life is a gift. 


*this series has a HFN and HEA



Sicarii: Part III 


When Ben Corbin’s uncle is murdered, he comes into possession of information about the man responsible for the death of his mother and father. A man his uncle appeared to be hunting. Now Ben wants to finish what his uncle began.

Jacob Moser fell into a cycle of drugs and abuse. His will broken, his life destroyed, he had no hope of survival. But the man who saved him is no angel; rather, the remnants left behind when all the complexities of what makes a person human are stripped away, leaving the darkest parts of a man.

Marcel Serghi lives by the rules of his House. Rules ingrained in him as a child under the most brutal conditions meant to hone him into a perfect killer. And throughout his life, he has made vicious enemies. Now innocent lives have been swept up into a storm of revenge against him.

But Marcel isn’t going to save them.

He’s going to change them.

Because life is a gift. 


*this series has a HFN and HEA






I am a writer of contemporary and speculative fiction and artist of all things monster. I live to create new worlds and the people in them. Several of my books have been best sellers both nationally and internationally. I have also been a finalist in the LAMDA awards, the "Oscars" of gay literary works. 

I do my best to write original stories with powerful characters and emotion as well as a fast-paced plot. My goal isn't just to deliver a good story but to take the reader into the story and let them experience the characters as if they are right there with them.

While almost all my books have a romantic element, I will be the first to admit, they are not traditional romance. In fact, I'd like to think there is nothing traditional about them. And the stories I paint are done so way outside the lines of traditional genres. 

One of my favorite things to do as a writer is push the boundaries of what makes a story and to deliver the unexpected and maybe even change the perspective of the reader. 

My characters are more often than not, beautifully flawed, not always the good guy, and make mistakes. Their stories will take dark turns which, in the end, make the light at the end of the tunnel all the brighter.

If you're looking for something different, exciting, and unique, my books are for you. 






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46 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good beginning to a compelling series! Adrienne Wilder is a phenomenal author. She knows how to tell a story.

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  2. Thanks for hosting Adrienne. I'm so glad you checked out the reviews and decided to give it a try. Adrienne is an excellent storyteller.

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  3. Thank you very much for having me. I really appreciate it :)

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  4. Wow...this series looks absolutely phenomenal.

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  5. I like the colors and the basic design looks spooky!

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  6. What does the MM stand for in MM Romantic Suspense?

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  7. @Barbara Montag - the MM stands for Male/Male :)

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  8. The cover looks very suspenseful, Thanks for your good works.

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  9. I like the covers. They have great colors and photos.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  10. i love the cover!!

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  11. David Hollingsworth7:19 PM, May 03, 2020

    The cover is striking!

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  12. I think the cover is really nice.

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  13. I think this series sounds really great Adrienne! I can't wait to read your books.

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  14. I really like the it! Def draws me in

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  15. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. I enjoyed reading it.

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  16. This sounds terrific! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. The cover definitely looks like a scary story.

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  18. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  19. I love the cover. The colors are beautiful!

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  20. Love the cover. Seductive and creepy all at once.

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  21. I think the cover is really nice love to read it too.

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  22. love the face in the sword it looks cool

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  23. omg this looks super interesting!! now i'm way too invested in jacob and marcel �� the cover is awesome, i love it!

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  24. I like the cover, it conveys a dangerous situation

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  25. I wish the covers were a little different, maybe different colors for each.

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  26. The covers look mysterious and thrilling.

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  27. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  28. The books and the covers look great.

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  29. The cover looks very sinister!

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  30. I think the covers look very nice.

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  31. I'm super excited about this

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  32. I think that the name of the book is interesting.

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  33. I think that is looks cool!

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  34. I like the colors used and the faces in the sword/knives in the covers. I have no questions for the author.

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  35. i think the cover looks great. a great job

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