Friday, September 14, 2018

Virtual Book Tour: One-Eyed Royals (Seven of Spades #4) by Cordelia Knightsbridge (Review+Giveaway)


Thanks for checking out the blog tour for One-Eyed Royals, the fourth book in the Seven of Spades series!
We left Levi and Dominic broken up and broken-hearted. But there are new threats facing Las Vegas, and crossing paths on a case again is just their luck…


About One-Eyed Royals
Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Cash Plays, book three of Seven of Spades.
Shattered by their devastating breakup, Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo find themselves at war right when they need each other most. While Dominic is trapped in a vicious cycle of addiction, Levi despairs of ever catching the Seven of Spades. The ruthless vigilante’s body count continues to climb, and it’s all Levi can do to keep up with the carnage.
When Levi’s and Dominic’s paths keep crossing in the investigation of a kidnapping ring with a taste for mutilation, it feels like history repeating itself. Thrown together by fate once again, they reluctantly join forces in their hunt for the mastermind behind the abductions.
But the Seven of Spades hates sharing the spotlight, and they have an ace in the hole: a new batch of victims with a special connection to Levi. Their murders send shockwaves through Las Vegas and change the rules of the game forever.
The Seven of Spades has upped the ante. If Levi and Dominic don’t play their cards right, they’ll end up losing everything.






5+++ Stars!!!

I'm going to be perfectly honest here, after the clusterfuck that book 3 was for me, I wasn't sure I was going to read the last two installments of this series. However, I loved the first two books so much, that I decided to give it one last try and wow, just wow, Cordelia Kingsbridge managed to restore my faith in her writing and her characters in one fell swoop. Please, be aware that you need to read the first three books in the series before One-Eyed Royals, while the third one wasn't my favorite, you do need to read them all because they all follow an ongoing storyline with the Seven of Spades and Dominic and Levi's relationship that spans through all books. Also, if you haven't read the previous stories, please stop reading because this review may contain spoilers.

While I was heartbroken with Dominic's gambling issues, which were still a problem in this book, and it was awful seeing Levi spiraling out of control with everything he was going through, there was some light at the end of the tunnel, which made it easier for me to read despite it all. Also, there was a lot going on with the Seven of Spades and I have my suspicions on who they might be, and I can't wait until the last installment to find out how off base I am or how I finally got it right, LOL.

Overall, I think this was my favorite book in the series, not only did Ms. Kingsbridge manage to make me forget how much I didn't want to continue reading, but she made me fall in love with Levi and Dominic all over again. The writing, the flow, the different storylines all converged masterfully to keep me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end, and even when there were so many things happening with the cases, with Levi and Dom and with the Seven of Spades, it never felt like too much. Now, the only problem will be having to wait until December until the last book is out. *bites nails and wills the days to go by faster*

*** Copy provided to the reviewer by Riptide Publishing via Netgalley for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***



About the Seven of Spades Series
Las Vegas has never seen a serial killer like the Seven of Spades.
The self-styled vigilante is on a mission to cut down the wicked and treacherous, and Sin City has no shortage of targets for their bloody wrath. What happens in Vegas . . . ends with the Seven of Spades’s calling card on a grisly corpse.
Standing against the killer are Levi Abrams, a dedicated homicide detective locked in a constant struggle to restrain his own dark side, and bounty hunter Dominic Russo, a charming rogue with a heavy secret weighing on his shoulders.
The hunt for the Seven of Spades sends Levi and Dominic on a collision course, igniting a passionate relationship forged in conflict and sealed with blood. Together they’re stronger than the sum of their parts, but a wily, elusive serial killer isn’t the only threat that will strain their bond to the breaking point.
Ante up, because the Seven of Spades is all in. Are you?


About Cordelia Kingsbridge
Cordelia Kingsbridge has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, but quickly discovered that direct practice in the field was not for her. Having written novels as a hobby throughout graduate school, she decided to turn her focus to writing as a full-time career. Now she explores her fascination with human behavior, motivation, and psychopathology through fiction. Her weaknesses include opposites-attract pairings and snarky banter.
Away from her desk, Cordelia is a fitness fanatic, and can be found strength training, cycling, and practicing Krav Maga. She lives in South Florida but spends most of her time indoors with the air conditioning on full blast!
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Giveaway
To celebrate the release of One-Eyed Royals, Cordelia is giving away a $10 Riptide gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 15, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following along, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the review, this only encourage me more to read the book. :)
    Then again, I already love the series anyway.
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  2. Love this series! kathleenpower@comcast.net

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  3. So looking forward to bingeing this series!
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  4. I love this entire series, thanks for the chance.

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  5. Thanks for the review. Sounds like a good series. colby69@verizon.net

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  6. Must.Read. Book. 3. First......

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  7. congrats and love the cover
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  8. Thank you for the review!
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