Wednesday, April 22, 2015

RELEASE DAY + REVIEW: Do Not Disturb by A.R. Torre (Deanna Madden #2)

Title: Do Not Disturb (Deanna Madden, #2)
Author: A. R. Torre (Alessandra Torre)
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Releasing: April 21st
18712934Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.

My rules:

1. Don't leave the apartment.

2. Never let anyone in.

3. Don't kill anyone.

The rules were simple and I broke them.
Now I must face the consequences.
Everyone else must face me.
DND - teaser 2


Shel: I thought I was prepared for DO NOT DISTURB but I really don't think I was. I think it's one of Alessandra Torre's darkest novels yet. AT quickly slips you in the mind of Deanna--killer, friend, lover, and cam-girl extraordinaire and it's interesting and disturbing. We get a bird's eye view of her dealing with her murderous tendencies as she puts herself or, at times, finds herself in new and uncontrollable situations.

Court: You know what? I thought I was too...but, alas I was not. Though I have spent the better part of the last 3 hours devouring this book. And it was intense, satisfying, insane, and the biggest roller coaster ride of emotions I have went on with a book in a while. I suspect that most of you won't have a clue what you're getting into...especially with it being full of eroticism that will make you cringe and blush and probably hot at the same time (AT has a way of pulling that out of you) and at the same is seriously twisted thriller that will make you want to live in a damned bubble. Or it does me. Whew. Carry on

Shel: On the surface you don't want to like Deanna because her strong desires to kill are so foreign and strange and graphic but at the same time you feel for her because you know it's something she's fighting so hard to overcome. You know that she wants to be 'good' and not harm anyone but she doesn't seem to know how to turn her compulsions off. It's with these conflicted feelings that you watch her careful control unravel..and unravel it does. Without going into spoiler details, know that this book is not for the delicate minded--her fantasies and reality become more horrific as the novel progresses and when we get to THE PART where it all goes to hell in a hand basket, it's the stuff horror movies are made of. Court: It is. It is brilliant. A.R. Torre's writing is flawless in how she sets the pace and tone at a breakneck speed, and you're on the train, and you know it's about to go over the edge of the cliff...and you can't and won't stop it. Why? Because she won't let you. Deanna will insert her claws into you...and not let go. And that is exactly where she wants you...and she'll smile while doing it. 

Shel: I know some people will not like Deanna; they'll hate her and find her unforgiveable. I found I felt incredibly sorry for her. I hate that her therapy isn't helping (...and I'm the only one who thinks that Derek is SKETCHY? hmmmm--I hope that is addressed in book 3); I hate that she feels so alone and unable to really have people in her life who she can trust; and I hate that she has to do some pretty damning things and will inevitably have to live with her decisions.
Even with all of the grimness of this novel, there were definitely some bright spots. Knowing that Mike and Jeremy supported and adored her and were looking out for her definitely gave some relief to some of those tougher chapters. Also seeing Deanna take some risks and try some new things was nerve wracking and interesting. I also loved see her claim her inner badass when she needed too--I  love badass women. Court: She is a badass at heart...and psycho and crazy, and above all, damaged. If I am wrong in still rooting for her as the heroine of this love story, then I don't want to be right. I was rooting also for some unexpected players in this (definitely cannot expand upon that, but I hope you notice some broadening of horizons in the department of people she talks to regularly). Even though there are some "whoa" things that will seriously keep you flipping the pages at warp speed, there is some funny times, some great moments for my techy at heart self, and I loved it. It's dark though. So, watch out for that. 

Shel: AT definitely left a lot of questions to be answered about D+J, the doctor, and Mike (and Alaska guy) and with a third book slated for this series, I am curious to see how she tackles these things. Court: Girl, it can't come out soon enough! But no pressure...right? Because it's still being written. 



A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written nine novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.

From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.


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