Monday, October 19, 2015

Release Day + Except + Giveaway + Review: Duce (World's End, Book 2) by Kai Tyler

Title: Duce
Series: Worlds' End #2
Author: Kai Tyler
Genre: MM Romance, Mafia, Suspense, Dystopian
Published: October 19, 2015
One mafia boss.
One rival's son.
One deadly setup.


Parties and orgies... those are the only things Carlos Carmichael wants to do. It's the only way he knows to deal with his life as the son of a notorious cartel boss. He'll get whatever he wants by any means necessary.

Until he tangles with a man who plays by totally different rules.

Dante Orsino has been raised in the old ways of honor, loyalty and respect of the business. His role as mafia underboss is more than just a job. It also makes him an heir to one of the biggest families in the Southern Territories.

When Carlos meets Dante and plays a silly game, their weekend tryst sparks a deadly cartel war.

For Dante there's no other life except—the life. And he wants Carlos in his. But in the New World, a gay man is a dead man. Can he find a way to keep everything he loves and stay alive?

In a new world gone mad, even the good guys are bad. Welcome to the World's End series.



Duce is the second book in the World's End series, although I read it as a standalone and fell right into the story.
 
Dante, aka D is a mafia underboss. He rules his way and he is a badass. Wtehile Dan is a gay man, he must keep it a secret, as it is against the law in many areas of the Southern Territory. One evening, he enters a bar and meets the most delicious looking boy - Carlos aka Carl. Dante isn't big on many one night stands,  but there is something about Carl that is just so attractive. D has never wanted to be in a relationship. He just doesn't have time for one....until he meets Carlos and realizes that this boy has started to capture his heart.
 
Unbeknownst to D, Carl is part of a big mafia family as well. When Dante finds out that there has been a hit put on him, he is furious. Obviously, D needs to take care of business, and he learns that the "business" is with Carlos' family. How does he handle that? The only way his heart will allow. He comes to the assumption that he doesn't want to live without Carl. Dante wants Carl in his life, and this idea just may be how he is able to do so and remain undercover with his heart.
 
Will Dante's plan work and be able to keep Carlos for himself? Will Carl's family retaliate and ruin the plans that he has?
 
Duce was a quick, yet good read. I haven't read many M/M books and Kai really knows how to keep it tasteful. The romance was great and I definitely plan on reading Sicario, which is the first book in the series. Great job Kai, you have a new follower!
 


An Action Scene from Duce © Kai Tyler 2015

Dante's POV
Flexing my fingers, I strode into the alleyway, keeping to the shadows.
"Move away from him." My steady, low-pitched voice hung in the humid air, arms stilled at my sides.
"This is none of your business, mister," the man Carl had approached in the club spoke as he straightened to his full height.
A large man, he stood wider than me and built like a wrestler. Same as his friend. They reminded me of an old nursery rhyme I’d read as a kid—Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
"I'll walk away if you let him come with me." The negotiator in me held court. In my line of work, this skill had saved my skin more times than I could count. Especially since it distracted the adversary into thinking I lacked the physical strength to back it up.
"Not until we're done here."
One look into Carl's rounded and pleading eyes and I switched tactics, stepping into their space.
Tweedledee growled and charged, swinging his arms.
My reflexes took over. After ducking low, I smashed my fist into Tweedledee’s groin. He gave an agonised grunt and fell with a thud to the ground.
Whoosh. Wham. Tweedledum came at me, fists jabbing in methodical motions like a boxer. Jaw clenched in a snarl, I ducked his punches, biding my time as I was slowly pushed back into a corner. My experience made me keep my composure while adrenaline flooded my veins.
The chance came. I stepped wide with my left foot, swung my right leg behind him and kicked back. Tweedledum tumbled. I pulled him backward with his arms and flipped him over my right hip. As the man crashed onto the ground, I corked my hand, ready to deliver a death blow.
"No!" Carl shouted, a terrified tremor in his voice.


A Smexy Scene from Duce © Kai Tyler 2015

Carlos's POV
"Your first time folding clothes."
I'd been admiring him so much I'd forgotten everything else. His words made me look at my handiwork and my cheeks heated. How did he know it was my first time?
"I-I'm sorry if it's not up to your standard." I felt inadequate and silly that I couldn’t fold my own clothes well.
"You did a good job."
"I did?" Warmth spread across my chest at his approving words.
"Yes, you did. Come here."
I didn't need a second invitation. I hurried to him.
Placing both hands on either side of my face, he stared at me for a minute, the expression in his eyes completely unreadable. Then he jammed his hands into my hair, tugged my head back, and lowered his lips to mine.
I melted against him. In contrast to the hardness of his body, his lips were soft. Full and soft. His tongue explored my mouth. Hungry. Seeking. Savouring. I groaned, grabbing onto his bare back and rubbing my cock against him.
He broke the kiss. Nuzzled my chin, my neck. Bristles scoured my skin. Callused hand wrapped around my dick. I gasped for air, leaked pre-cum like a tap. A thumb swiped and he spread the moisture, using it as lubricant as he jacked me.

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