Thursday, July 14, 2016

Virtual Tour - Vengeful Vows (Sins of the Flesh, #3) by Parker J. Cole

Vengeful Vows
An Edgy Christian Romance
(Sins of the Flesh, #3)
by Parker J. Cole
Publish Date: May 25th 2016
Publisher: eLectio Publishing
From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Vengeful Vows (Sins of the Flesh, #3) . . .
If drama is what makes your day spin on its axis then you have certainly found the one that will keep you on your toes. There are twist, turns, zig-zags, and even some 'get out of here' moments. This read was a full cast of characters that you would love to hate, hate to love, and then just hope for the best. There was so much going on and so many questions that needed answers. This was my first read from Parker J. Cole's Sins of the Flesh series. 

The characters are deep, captivating, alluring, deceptive, twisted, lost, desperate, and more. The plot thickens with each new chapter. With each new turn of the page. Heck the plots had plots of there own. There was something going on all over the place. You would be lured in by something on the pages. And you would stay just to find out what the results were. Vengeance has its own way of corrupting a mind and breaking a spirit, but would there be anything that can heal it. 

I got myself a well written tale filled with much emotional ups and downs. Finding the truth behind it all will lead to finding the truth in the word. Here I found me a good clean dramatic romance that happens to center around hurt, pain, and revenge. Daffodil and Vincent had much to work through to get to where they both wanted to be. The host of other secondary characters draw you in further providing you with possible future stories to want to know more about.  I cannot adequately relay how moving and emotional involved you would get when reading this one, but take the time to invest in a read you will remember. 
**This ARC was provided via Parker J. Cole in exchange for an honest review.**

Sins of the Flesh series:
Many Strange Women – Sins of the Flesh, #1
The Other Men – Sins of the Flesh, #2
Vengeful Vows – Sins of the Flesh, #3

Daffodil Simmons knows how the world works. She’s the spider, all the world is a fly. She has spent her life spinning webs, using people for personal gain. And now, she’s about to spin her biggest one yet – for vengeance. She'll do whatever it takes to get revenge on the two men who abandoned her: her father, and her former lover. When she blackmails her half-sister Leah Westwood’s ex-lover to do her bidding, she tightens her fist around his will and brings him into submission to her plans.

Vincent Miller hates that Daffodil has a noose around his neck, forcing him to do whatever she wants. But he’ll do anything to steal Leah back from Jacob Westwood, the man who destroyed his life, even if it means making a deal with a blue-eyed spider. Yet as Daffodil spins her web, he finds himself entrapped by a silk of a very different kind and intrigued by a woman who only sees him as expendable prey.

Everything is going according to plan until another spider, a ghost from Daffodil's past, begins to interfere with their web. It's a battle of wits against a powerful foe. When it comes time to make the ultimate choice, can Daffodil lay aside everything she’s ever known… for something even greater? Can Vincent set aside his need for revenge to go after what’s in front of him?
Buy Link:  Amazon

How would you describe you style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
Readers have stated my writing style is lyrical, descriptive, and rich in detail. In all honestly, I try to make sure I am telling the story in a conversational tone. Each time I write a book, I don’t want the narrative to be so chocked with hard to pronounce words, symbolism, and metaphors that one forgets you’re reading a book.

What mindset or routine do you feel the need to set when preparing to write (in general whether you are working on a project or just free writing)?
I like to create a certain ambience when I’m writing. If I am on a deadline, then I like dead silence with maybe a muted movie on the TV so I can focus. If I am free flowing, I prefer to have some sort of noise in the background. Also, I like to have my dog, Sarah, nearby. She’s my muse. Sometimes, she’ll sit or lay on my feet. Other times, she’ll be in the vicinity.  I like to have her around. Most of the time, she just snores her head off but I prefer her snoring like a man next to me than away where I can’t see her.

Do you take your character prep to heart? Do you nurture the growth of each character all the way through to the page? Do you people watch to help with development? Or do you build upon your character during story creation?
Characters are simply the voices in my head looking for a way out.  They’ve always been there but now they’re banging on the door, eager to be jotted onto paper. I let their story tell itself.  Some of my characters’ traits are based off my experiences with people.

Have you found yourself bonding with any particular character? If so which one(s)? I
 heard one of the greatest quotes from an author friend of mine who is an avid reader. She said, the first book a writer publishes, they can hide themselves but with each book, they reveal themselves. I think she has glorious insight into a writer’s mind. In each book I’ve written I’ve left an aspect of myself there. It’s not just in one character but in all of them. My books are my children. I’ve raised them from idea to book hood. You can’t relate to just one.

Do you have a character that you have been working on that you can't wait to put to paper?
I have a great idea for a detective series. I already know his name, who his enemy is, his home life, and what his personality is like. I’ve yet to narrow down his love interest. Two women in my head keep vying for the role and you know how some women can be when they’re in a battle over a man. I really can’t wait to get to him. I think he’ll be a great addition to my works. I can’t wait to put him on paper.

Have you ever felt that there was something inside of you that you couldn't control? If so what? If no what spurs you to reach for the unexprienced?
My impulsiveness is something I can’t always control. I’ve gotten better but I hate the rigidity of a planned thing sometimes. Impulsiveness leads to adventure. It takes fear along for the ride as you jump into the unknown. But there is such a thing as being too impulsive as you don’t always think clearly if you should jump into the unknown. I’m not sure I’ve control it yet but we’ll see. 

Author Info
Parker J Cole the author of Dark Cherub and the Sins of the Flesh series; this includes Many Strange Women, The Other Man, and Vengeful Vows. She is also host of The Write Stuff, which showcases Christian authors worldwide and the Parker J Cole Show interviewing guest, news, and commentary. When not writing or hosting, she spends most of her time reading, knitting, cooking and concocting new ideas for stories. She lives in Michigan with her husband and dog, Sarah.
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