Thursday, September 1, 2016

Release Blitz & Review: Disclaim - Pam Godwin

Disclaim (Deliver Series)
by Pam Godwin
Published: August 31, 2016
Genre: Dark Romance, Erotica

Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?

Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only
It is recommended to read after Deliver & Vanquish, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

4 Stars

Camila has been free from the clutches of slavery for 10 years, but her mind has never strayed from that small, dark room or the evil people who put her there. Fighting alongside other rescues she's determined to end human slavery once and for all, even if it means becoming a slave again herself. Her plan seems foolproof, until the eyes behind the mask reflect her youth back to her. Matias, the boy she loved at sixteen, the man she finds herself terrified of as she sits bound at his feet. He's got more secrets than she knows, the ten years have hardened him, but she still trusts the boy she knows inside. He could ruin her entire mission or he could show her that some chains are a good thing.

The business, drugs, women, much fucking blood.

Disclaim is dark, twisty, suspenseful, kinky, and impossible to put down. The third novel in the Deliver series brings us a strong heroine facing down her tormented past and the man she's held onto from her youth. If you've read the previous novels then you recognize Camila, a former slave turned vigilante. She's passionate, determined, and quick to place herself in harms way to protect others. I love her as a character, you never know what she's going to do next, but you see her owning every step. She's brilliant to read from, her POV filled with her inquisitive nature, her biting wisdom, and her undying hope. Matias, on the other hand, should probably be a character a reader dislikes or even tentatively likes, but I adored him from start to finish. I could see why he was feared, why he wasn't the sort to trust, but Pam Godwin wrote him in such a way that I instinctively sensed his good side. The story is dark, the characters immersed in a world of deceit, slavery being the ugliest part of it. The past between Matias and Camila is riddled in secrecy, horror, and pain. While it would be easy to let the characters wallow in it, instead Pam Godwin writes them as heroes fighting against their pasts and other's futures. There's also romance, the love of two individuals seeking a second chance, the love of two who's idea of bedroom behavior might cause others to shrink away, but brings out the best in them. Matias shows Camila a different way to be, a different way to fight, and a different way of love. Their BDSM relationship is different than many others on the market right now, it isn't as cliche, but it showcases the trust they build together. Their romance, though old in time, is new in many ways, allowing two young broken youth to throw an FU at their pasts.

Over the years, his need for her hadn't faded. It had become a living, starving thing inside him, ruling his fucking world. There was something else, though. Something beyond his desire to take, overpower, and claim.

Disclaim, while it can be read on its own, is best after completing Deliver and Vanquish. It's the best of dark-romance and I love the characters from every book in this series.I loved being surprised by the twists and I certainly didn't predict the direction Disclaim went.  Pain mixed with pleasure is perfectly written into Disclaim and I highly recommend it to readers who love their dark-romance with a strong plot and characters they'll want to hang onto.

The demon in front her wore a Matias-shaped mask, but beneath it lay the soulless reflection of pure evil.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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