Cadence by Ker Dukey & DH Sidebottom


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He had her love. Her devotion. He destroyed her with it!

Years I loved Faye Avery from a distance, watched my brother have something he didn’t deserve. She was always too good for him. Dante had a need for control and that grew with him from childhood, infecting her to bend to his whim.
When Dante abandoned her, the girl who put his future and needs before her own, I rediscovered the girl who lost herself to the heartache. She blossomed and flourished in the light of the love she deserved – until he robbed me of her. Breaking her down, dimming the essence of the woman she had become.
Dante had a darkness inside him that led him down a path of depravity. He was too far gone. He functioned on corruption, humiliation, power and retribution, and all for something that never happened.
What he forgets is this! I not only wear his face, I carry the darkness inside of me too, and my wrath will coat him with it so thick he will drown under the rain of my reckoning.
He wants Star, a memory of a girl he used to know. He stole Faye, a woman who owns my heart and is the cadence in mine.
I will find him.
I will take her from him.
And then I will kill him.

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Once again I ask why we are limited to five stars.  Why can’t we have a million stars for books such as Cadence?  I talked my friend into reading Façade and she loved it.  She is dying to get her hands on Cadence now but since I received an ARC I took it upon myself to torment her while I read.  What started out as little messages of OMG you
won’t believe this soon turned into “OMG I can’t watch this. Hold my hand.”  Needless to say she was not happy with me but now is dying a bit more to get her hands on this book.  I was already a fan of these two authors, now I think they have gone on my list of authors I worship.
Ker Dukey and D.H. Sidebottom, took dark and twisted to an epic level in this book.  Lies are exposed and the truth is even harder to handle.  Evil runs wild in Dante’s mind and he has no hesitance with acting upon those tormented thoughts.  Faye proves she is more than an artist and star, she is a woman, with desires and determination to find justice, even if it is on the same level of deviance as Dante.  She fights fire with fire so to say.  We get to know Cade more in this book and he is a dream but don’t mistake his sexy man appearance for someone who is weak.  Oh no, he might not push his alpha personality often but when he does watch out.
I am not going to get into the actual story here because there is no way to put it without giving spoilers but let me tell you, not only does the authors manipulate the minds of the characters, they twist the readers minds as well.  I usually can sit down and write my review moments after finishing a book, but this time I had to wait a day just to get the heart rate down and the mind cleared.  Reading this book was like going through a haunted house.  You find your bearings, walk a few steps and think you have it under control and a new monster jumps out in front of you and scares you to death.  No character in this book was safe from the evil that Dante casted.
The authors will have you gasping for air, wanting to close your eyes but you can’t and a heart rate increase that clearly can’t be good for your health, but all of that is so worth it once you are done.  I love my dark and twisted books, but this one tops it as far as wiping me out when I was done.  I had such a book hanger after I finished I couldn’t even contemplate picking up my kindle for the rest of the day.  I am sad to see that Faye, Dante and Cade’s story has ended, maybe they will pick up and take us to a new level with them but I doubt it.  I am so thankful for the epic ride they gave us.  If you love the darkest of the dark and the mind manipulation that is tormenting, you MUST read this series.
 
Ker DukeyKer DukeyI 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 of 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.
You can find me on Facebook where i love interacting with my readers.
D.H. Sidebottom Dawn StancilAuthor of The Heart of Stone, Room 103 and Shadows of Sin series, and the new Blue Butterfly series.
D H Sidebottom is a fulltime mum/author. She lives in Derbyshire, England with her children and two dogs.
She is an avid reader and her tastes range from horror to erotic, but she loves to help new authors get into the ‘scene’. She loves rock music and tattooed guys, and has a weakness for coffee, wine and Belgian buns