Saturday, September 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Savaged by Nacole Stayton

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  Title:  Savaged 
  Author:  Nacole Stayton 
  Genre:  Contemporary Romance 18+ 
  Publication Date:  September 12, 2014

  The twist of a knife shredded Niko Kincaid’s world all around him, leaving him with two choices—accept his fate and die, or fight to live. He chose to fight, but the aftermath became a daily reminder, carved into his once flawless flesh. Despite years of self-imposed solitude, Niko hungers for companionship and suffers from an aching loneliness that the darkness cannot satisfy. He temporarily soothes his pain with women, hired women, whose only purpose is to service him.  Easy. He didn’t expect a complication like Cambree Evans, but desperation corrupts even the most innocent. When emotions blend with lust, will Cambree's softness and ability to look past Niko's flaws be the one thing that releases him from his own personal hell? Will the monster in the dark prove that his savaged heart is worth saving?

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Savaged was an amazing story... I would give this book 5 stars!  I devoured this book in one sitting.  And the cover I absolutely loved it, it totally describes the character so well in this book.  It is a true tragic tale that no one should ever have to live through.. but I am so happy I read this.  This is the first book that I have read by this author and it most definitely will not be the last.  This book has angst, grief, revenge and love.. the pure deep love that you can only make with your true soul mate.  This was a true beauty and the beast love story for modern ages and if I ever meet a beast like Niko sign me up!

Cambree is trying to make it on her own while taking care of her sick grandmother.  She works and goes to school, but her bills are piling up and her grandmother is getting sicker and the nursing home she has her in is about to kick her out.  When a stranger propositions her with working for his boss doing sexual favors can she honestly sell herself to make the money she needs?  She will make a decision that will change her life forever.

I'm no angel.  My innocence was given away freely a long time ago, along with my virtue.  There's no trying to sugarcoat it.  I've lived a not so glamorous life.  Trying to fill a void that existed in me with men.  Was it healthy?  No, of course not. But it made me feel wanted, cherished.  I was desperate to feel anything after the sudden deaths of my parents and I became everything they raised me not to be.-- CAMBREE

Niko is in hiding.. he can't look at himself in the mirror and see the beast he has become.  He was brutally attacked and left for dead.  He stays hidden from the world for more than the beast he believes he has become.  He is ashamed of his appearance and doesn't allow even his closest friends to see him.  He has no family and barely any friends anyway.  

After the accident, shame washed over me day in and day out, until finally I couldn't stand the sight that stared back at me in the mirror.  I was repulsed by my image.  The only way to stay sane was avoidance and avoiding people like the plague. The dark became my closest ally and I cherished it for keeping me concealed.-- NIKO

Even though he keeps hidden in his house he still has needs and the woman he normally has around aren't doing anything for him anymore so he needs someone new.  When he sends his best friend out to find a woman for him he never thought he would get someone that would not only cure his craving but make him believe that maybe he isn't a monster after all.  

Can Niko and Cambree heal eachother... can they help stow away all the demons that lurk in the subconscious mind.  Or will Niko's past come back to haunt them both?  Will he be pushed out of hiding to save the woman he loves?  

Pick up this book very soon!  You will not be disappointed what so ever!  I wish this story could keep going... I could see it as a movie.  Thanks Nacole for a wonderful and powerful love story.  I can't wait to read more from this author!  

I just love a book that is not your normal kind of love stories… I love ones that are a little darker, a little twisted, and ones that have me thinking, how do authors come up with this shit!  Savaged definitely takes us down that road!  I was drawn into the story of Niko and Bree from the beginning and it didn’t let go until the end.  It’s a captivating story that left my heart just broken.  I wanted them to work… they are so different but I was pulling for them to find their happily ever after.  This was the first book I’ve read from Nacole Stayton and I am now a huge fan!  I would definitely recommend this one.  It’s a complete story told in dual POV.

Niko inherited his father’s business after his father was murdered and now those people have come back to finish the job with Niko. But for some reason, he survives.  Beaten and stabbed he is left disfigured and decides to let the world think he is dead, considering he feels that way inside.   

“This is who I am now: a needy, hungry monster that lives in the world’s shade, unworthy of committing my life to another. “- Niko

His best friend Jarod has always been there for him.  Being always in the dark is a lonely place so Jarod finds beautiful women to come and service Niko and in return, he pays them thousands of dollars.  He has is regulars but his appetite is not being fed, he wants something different, so he sets Jarod to find it for him.

Cambree aka Bree is a struggling college dropout that is beyond poor.  Using every last dime to care for her ill grandmother, she is literally on her wits end. Behind in payments to the care facility she doesn’t know what she will do, until a handsome young man propositions her.  He explains his boss’s situation that he is seeking female companionship and he would pay her $50,000.  She flat out tells him no and is appalled by the suggestion.  But as she examines her bleak situation, she reconsiders and decides against her better judgment to go through with it.  This money would be more than enough to give her grandmother the care she needs.

The connection that both of them feel toward each other is something neither expected.  They are both drawn to each other.  He devours her body like no man has before.  Her loyalty to him and is something that no woman has gave to him.  Their world is in the dark, she’s no allowed to see his horrible scars.  But even without the light, she is drawn to him, she sees him like no one else can.

“There’s no denying my attraction to him. Although its may be to a man I’ve never really seen before, I’m drawn to him.  Money or not, an escape is exactly what I think we both need.”- Cambree

“I’ve never asked you to come out of the darkness, or even invite the light in.  All I ever asked is that you allowed me to come in.”- Cambree

The twist and turns that come out when Niko discovers the truth about his attack left me shocked! I so love books that give me surprises that I never saw coming!  Can Cambree convince Niko that he deserves a life outside of the dark?  Can she convince him that he deserves to live his life?   What will happen when Niko comes from the dark and into the light? Will it be too much? Can Cambree accept him and still love him when everything is out in the open???  Or will Niko push her away thinking she deserves more than what he can give?  This is one that I devoured and could not put down!  I would highly recommend this one if you like the darker side of things!

"I was repulsed by my image.  The only way to stay sane was avoidance and avoiding people like the plague.  The dark became my closest ally and I cherished it for keeping me concealed."
Savaged by Nacole Stayton takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster right along with Niko, while he tries to navigate a life lived in the seclusion of the dark, and move it toward the light of living that is offered; especially after he meets Cambree.  What was supposed to be a night or maybe a few nights of sex in exchange for a large sum of money turned out to be so much more; for both of them.  This book was so different from anything that I have read and I loved it!  I give it 4 light sparkling stars and encourage everyone to take a chance on it, you will not be disappointed!
Cambree is struggling to make ends meet, taking care of herself and her grandmother after dropping out of college.  She is desperate, with no one to lean on and little money in the bank to pay for the nursing home that doesn't seem to treat her grandmother as a person.  While trying to indulge selfishly in one meesley cup of coffee, her entire world is turned upside down when a handsome stranger, pays and buys her a second cup while offering her a proposition that she never thought she could possible entertain.  It is only with the threat of her grandmother being thrown out of the nursing home due to non-payment that Bree take a chance, and agrees to the sum of 50K for a sexual encounter with Niko; under strict guidelines of course.
Niko has lived the last years of his life in utter seclusion.  After taking a beating outside of a bar one night, he is badly scarred and left for dead.  Repulsed by his looks and not understanding the reasons behind someone wanting to end his life, he chooses to allow the world to believe that he is dead and takes on a fake persona.  In doing so he never leaves the house, barely leaves the dark, where his mind and soul reside.  When it all becomes too much, his most trusted bodyguard and best friend Jarod finds a willing female to come service him for the night.  There is only darkness in their encounters, no passion-filled kisses and definitely no touching allowed.
"My dear, Cambree.  You knew what you signed up for.  You chose to come.  No one forced you....You're scared you've come to fuck a monster?"
Niko is drawn to Bree from the very first time he meets her and he breaks so many of the rules that he has put into place for what he claims is his own sanity.  Bree is drawn to Niko as well, even though she knows nothing about him, not even what he looks like.  Although it seems rather fast, they both carry an immense emotional baggage with them, they begin to fall for each other; doing things that they each never thought possible.  Until the unthinkable occurs.  Someone breaches the security at Niko's estate and he again fears for his life and now for Bree's as well.  He goes to all lengths to keep her safe from his enemies; or so he thinks, as he unintentionally pushes her closer and closer to his biggest enemy by far.  The reader turns each page, wondering how it will turn out for them.  I know I was personally silently cheering for them to be together as a couple.
"You invited me into the dark and oddly it wasn't as frightening as I thought that first night.  I felt alive in your arms..  I felt cherished and adored.  One day soon, I hope you realize that you love me because I've known it all along."

  Nacole Stayton is the Amazon Bestselling author of The Upside of Letting Go, as well as other new adult and contemporary romance titles, including A Graceful Mess and In the Lyrics. She is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass State where she spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life, like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle. She is passionate about her faith, family, and The Vampire Diaries.  


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