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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Speak of the Devil by Britney King @britneyking_ @ejbookpromos

Speak of the Devil
by Britney King
Psychological Thriller
Release Date: October 4, 2018

A huge thank you to Britney for this copy and for having me be a part of her team. 💖

Speak of the Devil is a captivating, darkly satiric psychological thriller which offers readers another savage look into a utopian cultish society where beauty and perfection are valued at all costs and it’s best to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. 

In the upscale suburb where Vanessa Bolton lives, she’s your average suburban housewife.
She does her grocery shopping on Tuesday, Thursday mornings are reserved for Pilates, Sundays for church. At home, she’s an impeccable housekeeper and a mother with a mediocre track record.
But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the city, she can be whatever you want her to be—provided you can afford the hourly fee.

In the rapidly expanding cult to which she belongs, Vanessa has been assigned the role of a “Siren”—a recruiter trained to use seduction to elicit compliance from her marks.

Vanessa’s latest assignment—an unsuspecting chemist merely looking for something without strings—proves to be her toughest yet. Unwilling to neatly slide into the roles society has prescribed for them, the two collide in a sensual and savage affair that threatens not only their own lives but also those they seek to protect most.

Featuring “tantalizing suspense, pulse-pounding danger, sex, and double-dealing,” Speak of the Devil is a timely and riveting psychological thriller that is impossible to put down.

My Review:

OH Vanessa and Elliot - what tangled webs you both weave.  Here's the thing with this series... Britney comes out blazing with The Social Affair and you're left needing to know more about New Hope.  Then BOOM, the Replacement Wife comes in and now we're getting into this cult - diggety! Now we have Speak of the Devil - where we're neck deep and probably getting rejuvenated as we read. **ahem**

Vanessa is a Siren - she is essentially a prostitute and uses her feminine wiles on both sexes to help recruit new members to New Hope.  But she's not just a Siren.  She's a (reluctant) wife, a mother and someone who is trying to find a way out... if she doesn't get rejuvenated to death first.  Elliot is a husband who just wants his wife back, doesn't want to give in to the pressure of his business and is Vanessa's mark.  They are multifaceted characters and while vastly flawed, you can't help but feel for the both of them.

What's so great about these books is that each book is a completely different story.  While snug in the same concept of the cultish life and New Hope, rather than just focusing on one character throughout the series, we get a look through different sets of eyes for each story.  LOVE!  I will, however, recommend that you read these in order.  While separate type stories, it helps to get the full background starting with book one - and they're such fast and entertaining reads, you will be glad that you did. 

I'm unsure whether this is an ending to the story as the ending leaves room for more to come, but yet feels like it could be complete if it wanted to be.  Personally, I'm always going to want more.  (hint hint, Britney!)

I do wish I had a little more to how that ending came about - while it does get explained, I still wanted some more detail.  And what happened with this and that character?!  I NEED ANSWERS.. but in the best way.

Another solid thriller.  I'm not sure if I could pick a favorite of the three and I don't think I have to choose so I just won't.  Highly recommend.


“....this is a series that stands apart from all other psychological thrillers out there as Britney King uses unique concepts and slays character roles.” - Elle’s Book Blog

“By far my favorite of the New Hope series. I couldn’t put it down!!” - Goodreads review

“The writing in fantastic. The plot was engaging and original…” - Between the Bookends

Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.

When she's not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.

Currently, she's writing three series and several standalone novels.

The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.

The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.

Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.

The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.

The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me. 

Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here: 
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Happy reading.


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