Series: (Book 2) Men By Numbers
Author: Ker Dukey
Release Date: August 6, 2016
I grew up in the foster system and bounced around from place to place. I know what you’re thinking. Bad things happened to me and fucked me up? Don’t feel bad for me. I didn’t know a privileged life, therefore I didn’t miss one. I was what I was and I made it work. I actually had a few good homes in my lifetime, met some good people, but that’s not what my story’s about. It’s not a Romeo and Juliet saga either, even if our stories do revolve around a similar basis. I knew a real love, a rare love, a love between two people that were never supposed to fall in love. Rival gang members are never allowed to fall in love and it cost us everything. The things I learned growing up the way I did is this: Love is deadly and often not real. People come and go and only the rare few stick around when shit gets tough. I learned the hard way what lurks behind false smiles, and that deceitful truths get whispered in sexual moans. I was taught that dark souls are not born but created, and you can avoid them, hide from them or learn and become them.
Revenge sculpted and molded me into the darkest of souls, and with my wrath comes agony and torment more severe than hell itself. I took out six of the men who hurt my woman and I will be coming for the rest. Get in my way and I’ll come for you too.
A man held hostage by his demons.
A man who can’t see beyond his past in order to reach for a future.
A vow to avenge
A vow to make “them” pay
A past written in black and red ink
A chance to begin anew…to live a life based on more than revenge.
A woman who sees beyond his past…beyond his actions and wants to make a life with him.
I knew going into Six’s story that it was going to be dark and bloody because regardless of his plan to live in the now…to make a go at a life about more than making other people pay for what he sees as his own mistake, Six’s memories and nightmares still revolve around his regrettable decision, and when his past extends into his present, he can’t help but get lost in his need to fulfill his vow of vengeance, even if it brings him and everyone who loves him down in the process.
Ker Dukey knows how to create dark and twisted male characters who are more bad than good but still have “honorable” qualities that illustrate just how contradictory they truly are. Six is an absolute contradiction of a man – he does things in order to not hurt anyone but what he does ends up almost destroying them. He can’t see past all of the evil deeds he’s done and pain he’s caused to the point that he’s drowning in it, and that keeps him locked inside his head unable to move on from his sins.
Six doesn’t see it, but Misty is perfect for him. She understands his darkness and isn’t afraid of it. She’s a fighter, and she stands up for herself and what she wants. She refuses to allow Six to dick her around regardless of how much she feels for him, but she also is willing to work for everything and show Six that he doesn’t need to be afraid to get close to her because she sees beyond his sins.
Six is one hell of a gritty and steamy read. In pure Dukey fashion, there’s a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, but then those actions make perfect sense and further illustrate just how tenuous lives can be, especially those that start off the way Six’s did.
A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 Poison Apples
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Pretty Stolen Dolls
Benny loves his pretty little dolls.
As long as they do exactly as they’re told.
He keeps them perfect by brushing their hair
and gives them pretty dresses to wear.
He likes to toy with them late at night.
One so timid but the other likes to fight.
When his favorite doll runs away…
despite the other doll promising to stay,
his heart becomes broken and he can’t help but cry.
He wants her back home or his pretty little doll must die.
Have you ever had to make a decision that haunts you every single day for the rest of your life…the life you stole back?
I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence.
I left her.
I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again.
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I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
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