The Dark Duet (A Musical Interlude #3) by KaSonndra Leigh
Kindle format given by author for review
What does that word mean?
Kindness. Generosity... Love?
None of that applies to mine.
I think we should try vicious, corrupt...
I am not an innocent.
I do not believe in fate.
Revenge should have its moment to shine.
I’ve been a slave to circumstance...
A child of the shadows.
Now, I embrace the gloom and thrive inside it.
The battle inside me rages on.
At least it does until one day when... I find her.
I do not understand.
I cannot allow myself to believe that...
There is light inside the darkness.
** This novel contains mature content and situations that some readers may find disturbing. It is intended for an audience at 18+ years of age.**
Alestasia and Nikolai share tragic pasts as well as the manipulation of a sinister man who uses anyone he can to get what he wants. Alestasia’s life was destroyed and erased from her memory so that she could become the perfect assassin, and she is wrapped up into Nikolai’s world when they are partnered up to get her prepared for her role. They keep an innocent cover in their day-to-day lives, but behind closed doors they were turning her into a force to be reckoned with…and they were slowly falling for that one person who could fit along in their ill-fated mold.
KaSonndra once again gives us an enticing mix of danger, beauty, heartache, and sexiness for a story that doesn’t shy away from some stomach-turning moments and unexpected twists. Nikolai’s story was definitely worth the wait, and with more danger still lurking out there, we’re sure to get more of these two memorable characters in the future!!
Calming the sting growing inside of my chest, I take her wrist, ease her hand back up and away from my trousers and lock my gaze on hers. “You can make me forget nothing.”
No one can because I do not want to forget.~ Loc 90
“It’s simple, really,” she begins, her hazel-eyed gaze locked on mine, “it involves mastery of the stick. Treating it with care, realizing what makes your instrument unique.”
I am so fucked. “Is that right? I somehow believe you can handle a stick rather well.” ~Loc 494
He’s the picture of contradiction, a man who can be as cold as a snow storm, but then can turn on this gentle side of him that makes me want to throw all caution to the wind, strip him naked, and screw him until we both pass out. ~Loc 1003
Strange things about me: everything. I am strange, odd, unusual, and generally tend to make people think I swooped down from another planet. I don't know. Maybe I did. Who knows? I'm also a member of the #zombiesurvivalcrew on twitter. So if you need protection from the undead then don't hesitate to call on us.
I was born in the race-car city of Charlotte, NC, and now live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, NC, when I'm not hanging out in Bardonia (Lost Immortals). Most of my characters are based on people that I've met throughout my travels and adventures. People tend to stop and start conversations with me as if I've known them my entire life. Does this freak me out? Not really. My mom says that one day I'll get kidnapped by one of them. I told her that if it weren't for these lovely people then I wouldn't be able to create the stories that I do.
I have many favorite authors but there are some who truly rock my socks: Octavia Butler, Anne Rice, Kami Garcia, J.K. Rowling, Dean Koontz (on his good-book days), Stephen King (same as DK) Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Kostova, and so many more...
Some other common tidbits...hmm. I've watched the movie Under the Tuscan Sun almost 200 times. Seriously, the way I see it is if I keep watching it enough, then suddenly the house that Diane Lane lives in will magically appear in my backyard. I know. I have a huge imagination!