RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW — Outcasts By Natalie Bennett

Title: Outcasts
Series: Badlands #3
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller

Release Date: May 12, 2018

 

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~SYNOPSIS~
*Grimm*
Pariah.
Dark Messiah.
Harbinger of death.
My reputation has always preceded me.
I’m a brother to the queen of the Badlands.
I’m one of the few confidants to her fiancé–the devil himself.
And those whispered rumors that I’m a silent killer, a true harvester of souls? 
They’re true.
People never see me coming. I don’t discriminate, I show no mercy, and I feel no remorse. 
My only loyalty is to my family and when someone important to them goes missing, I vow to do whatever is necessary to track her down and bring her back.
But the person I find is not the same woman who was stolen away.
Something’s different about her.
Something I find myself drawn to as we fight our way back to hell.


*Arlen*
Stubborn.
Reckless.
Original family disappointment.
My reputation has never preceded me.
I’m supposed to be this spoiled, rich b*tch who does everything her daddy tells her.
I was forbidden to even think about the Badlands.
But money means nothin to me and my paradise was a pretty cage I refused to be trapped in.
I fought my way out, I found a new family, and even though sh*t got tough sometimes it all worked out in the end.
And then I got kidnapped.
I thought it was over for me. 
I almost broke. 
I should have known he would never let that happen.
And I should have realized something inside me had shifted.
Maybe then I’d have seen the signs that I was falling for an irredeemable man.
A man who taught me that there was power in taking away a life. 
A man who showed me just how beautiful hell truly was.
It’s only fair I warn you that this is not a story about a rescued damsel in distress.
This is a story about what happens when a man who collects souls finally meets his match.

*Outcasts is the 3rd book in the Badlands series. This book can be read as a standalone but I recommend starting Savages & Deviants first.*

 

 

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~OTHERS IN THE SERIES~ 

 

 

 

 

 

~MEET THE AUTHOR~ 
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

You can find Natalie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

 

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descriptiondescriptiondescriptiondescription~WRITING – PLOT – PACE~
I feel like I just keep repeating myself whenever I try to write a review for this author’s books. I am a huge fan, and I pretty much love everything she has written to date. This was another fantastic read, and I am loving this series. It was well written. It was well paced. The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages. There was torture. There was rape. There were sweet moments. There were sick moments, and there was blood. A LOT of blood and gore. How none of these people have Hep C is beyond me (lol). Last, it was all wrapped up in a happy for now cliffhanger. 

 

~HERO~
GRIMM…I loved Grimm. He was deeply disturbed. He was sweet. He was hot. He was (eventually) all about Arlen. I wish he would have made his move a little sooner thus saving Arlen from being gang raped over and over again, but I also understood that was a turning point for both characters, so I went with it.

 

~HEROINE~
ARLEN…I loved Arlen in the previous book and I loved her even more in this one. She was feisty. She was strong. She rose from the ashes of being raped and became the perfect foil for Grimm. 

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~SECONDARY CHARACTERS~

As with the first couple of books, this one had some really great secondary characters. We see a little of Cali and Romero. We get A LOT of Cobra, who I adore, and I can’t wait to read his book. Although, I have NO idea who his heroine is going to be? Blue? Kat? Beth? Blue and Kat being two new additions to the series. Both of them intrigued me a lot. Not really sure how I feel about the whole (HIGHLIGHT TEXT FOR SPOILER) you are going to be a Daddy addition for Cobra. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out.

 

~HEAT LEVEL~
Medium. There are some pretty twisted sex scenes in this one. Most of them featuring pain and blood in one form or the other. There is also exhibitionism and voyeurism. 

 

~ANGST LEVEL – SEXUAL HISTORIES~
Low…relationship wise. Medium…plot wise. This couple is pretty tight from the minute Grimm saves Arlen. I will say I wasn’t overly fond that Grimm was sticking his dick down OW throats while Arlen was missing and getting repeatedly gang raped. There isn’t an OW scene or anything, Grimm just mentions it while having a chat with Arlen. They weren’t technically a couple yet, so I wasn’t overly bothered by it. That said, it would have been nice had he kept it in his pants while he was actively looking for her. There was no OW drama. There was some OM drama in the form of multiple men raping Arlen. These scenes were semi graphic in nature.

 

~IN THE END~
I loved it. Another fantastic book by Natalie Bennett. Well written and paced. Engaging and completely twisted as f-ck plot. Deranged (but at the same time lovable) characters. Great cast of equally f-cked up secondary characters. What more can you ask for? Therefore yours truly is going to give this one two very solid thumbs up. Bring on book four!description

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