Monday, 15 February 2016

Marked by Rebecca Sherwin BLOG TOUR!

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I couldn't live without pain.
I'd been born into a life of torture and I walked the lonely road of torment, praying for mercy. I was scarred mentally. I was deformed physically. I was mutilated emotionally.
I was a sailor lost at sea, a soul lost in limbo, a shell of a man with no hope.
Until I found her. My fiery-haired, crystal-eyed little one who brought light to a life that knew nothing but darkness.
But she had dark shadows of her own. A past filled with anguish and brutality. A future that promised nothing but the barren life I understood too well.
We were two victims. Two loveless souls searching for something to live for. We were monsters. We were evil. We were doomed.
Our scars ran deep and our grasp on each other depended only on the search for punishment - for the next slice of pain that made us feel alive. We lived for the hurt, we lived for the anger. We lived to mark each other with intensity, belonging, and our own messed up version of recovery.
This isn't a love story. It's a story that cuts. It's a story that captivates. It's a story that questions morals and crosses the line of sanity.
It's a twisted story, one you won't see coming until it's too late...

Please be advised - Marked contains content that some readers may find disturbing.
**Marked is a STANDALONE novel**


So it’s no secret how much I LOVE Rebecca’s previous books, but I was actually pretty nervous about this one... I had a special hatred for any character that hurt or who had a bad word to say about Curtis (from the Twisted series)... You know unless he had done something to deserve it and even then it was a bit of a sketchy line... What can I say?! I love the guy! So I was nervous about reading Benny’s story because he was someone that seemed to have a real deep seated hatred for Curtis without having an openly valid reason. I wanted to hear his side more than anything, because even though I hated him I couldn’t hate him in the way I wanted to and that just confused me, he’s so enigmatic that I couldn’t help but be intrigued by him and drawn to him like a moth to a flame.

Marked is the life story of Benny ‘The Hunter’ Wright, so you get to know every last detail of his sometimes disturbing tale straight from the man himself as it’s told entirely in his POV, and boy does he have a lot to say! Benny broke my heart at least 10 times every chapter and as I read I couldn’t stop the protective instincts from surging to life and really why would I want to? He deserves protecting, he needs someone in his corner. You really need to heed the warning that comes with this book because Benny’s story isn’t one for the faint of heart, there is a lot of heartache and a TON of evil but if you stick with it and persevere you won’t be sorry, because his story is sensational just like the man himself.

Every story has that one character that shakes it up and changes everything... For Marked that is Faith. Faith explodes into Benny’s life in a blaze of colour, turns his world upside down and gives him things he never dreamed he’d have. I don’t really know how to sum her up other than her being a philosophical firecracker! Her moods flip quicker than a coin, one minute she can be raging out and the next she can be calm and spouting off some wisdom! So while Benny had my heart in pieces and was running away with huge chunks of it, Faith kept my mind in knots and between them they had me well and truly hooked, on both them and their antics, so much so that when I had finished the book I sat there for a while thinking ‘What am I supposed to do now?!’ They are just that imperfect couple that on first glance seem co-dependant and unhealthy for each other but when you dig deeper and get to know them and their methods and the reasons behind their actions you realise that they are actually perfect for each other, because no one else will ever be strong enough to be able to fill that void, soothe the ache that they both have and whenever I asked myself ‘Why are they doing that?’ I had Faith’s words in my head ‘What the little ones see, the little ones do’ when I added in the fact that they are basically just two scared, lost kids in adult bodies everything clicked and made sense and I felt like I totally got them both by the end of the book.

Rebecca’s books are always really deep and Marked is no different, the psychology was amazing... It was actually scary sometimes how warped Benny’s mind had become from his childhood, scary but so fascinating! Like I mentioned before Marked isn’t for the faint of heart, the things that Benny has lived and survived through are shocking so just prepare yourself for the waterworks... Grab a box of tissues just in case ;)

Thank you for telling The Hunter’s story Rebecca, I am so glad I got to know and love the real Benny :)

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“Relax,” she said with a smile. “I won't hurt you.” I trusted her. It was an alien feeling to me, and one I hadn’t felt since I met Freddy. “Ready?” I nodded, laid my head back and squeezed my eyes shut. “You know,” Faith said as the first prick touched my skin and I flinched, my body tensing. “There are many meanings behind the significance of the swallow.” I hummed, signalling for her to go further, lost in the sensation of her hand on my stomach and the needle pricking my skin. She was right – you can't count the number of times the needle pierces. It didn’t hurt; I’d felt enough pain to know what it really felt like, but this wasn’t pain. It was uncomfortable pleasure. It was pleasurable discomfort. “Traditionally it’s chosen by sailors. It symbolises the miles of ocean they’ve travelled.” Her voice was soft and comforting, allowing me to drift away from constant defence, like a sailor who had stopped rowing to feel the ebb and flow of the sea beneath him. “And some say it means ‘these fists fly’. Fighting talk, from boxers back in the day.” I slipped into the lull created by Faith and her soft touch, the way she made branding my skin forever feel as natural as breathing. “They’re usually inked in a pair on the chest, and the sailors believed that if they were lost at sea, the swallows would carry their souls to find peace.” That was exactly how I felt on the leather bed, exposed and open without saying a word. I felt like I’d taken a slice of peace to calm my lost soul.

About the author

Rebecca is a London born and bred mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor!) and spends her days with her nose stuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys...or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears.
She is the author of summer romance, Second Chance Hero, and the psychological romantic-suspense series, Twisted. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenge your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Rebecca’s stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world – to feel with them, to grow with them, to love with them. She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you.
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Other Books by Rebecca
Second Chance Hero (A Seaside Romance)
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The Twisted Series
Survival (Twisted #1)
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Revival (Twisted #2)
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Thrive (Twisted #3)
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Allegiance (Twisted #4)
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