Blog Tour and Book Review: Backfire by Keri Lake

June 16, 2016

Title: Backfire
Series: A Vigilantes Novel
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance - Standalone
Published: June 9, 2016 Cover Design: Hang Le Image Credit: Eric Battershell Photography Cover Model: Johnny Kane 

No matter how unbreakable he may seem, every 
man has a weakness.
A year ago, my home became a bloodstained crime scene. That night marked the beginning of my hell—the same night I was tortured by my enemies and tossed into an underground prison to die.
They failed. I survived.
Now that I’m free, only one motive burns in my soul: revenge.
Lucky for me, they think Jase Hawkins is dead. Maybe I am. I’ve got nothing but a cold, merciless rage, and Black Betty, the sharp steel blade that never leaves my side.
Then she drifts into my life.
Lucia wants answers—so much so, she’s willing to fall into the darkness where my enemies lie in wait, to kill her for what she knows.
Or to take her for the depraved fantasies her body alone can rouse in a man’s mind.
Me? I want her for the fire in her touch that feeds my addiction, forces me to feel what has become numb, but my appetite for bloodshed runs deeper than flesh.
For my own sanity, I’ve vowed to stay away from her. Because she’s my only weakness, an obsession that leaves me craving more—one that could make even the most steadfast plan backfire.

"Backfire is dark, gritty, and unapologetic. You'll be reading it with your heart in your throat and your stomach twisted up in knots. It's violent, a touch depraved, darkly erotic, action packed and absolutely, positively unputdownable." -Dirty Girl Romance Blog
"It's brilliant. It's rewarding and it is a mind screw done perfectly. You will hear your heart break for what Jase and Lucy go through. You will love, hate and shatter." -Kathy Coopmans, USA Today Bestselling Author
"So dark and disturbing you read with one eye open, unable to look away -riveted by what's playing out before your very eyes as Keri Lake takes you on a twisted rollercoaster flying in different directions at great speed." -Totally Booked Blog

"Once again Keri Lake has given us a wonderfully engaging story which sucks you into a whole other world, making you feel everything and revel in the brutal underworld that she has created. It's a book you experience,not just read, and if you're in the mood for this sort of story, it's going to blow you away with its dark intensity." -Escapist Book Blog


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" It's said everything in life naturally follows the path of least resistance.

If that's true, I should be dead".

Jase Hawkins has fought for everything his entire life. Growing up in the streets of Detroit has hardened him and made him into a not so nice person. But what he takes pride in his family and he would do anything for his grandmother and little brother.

When they both get brutally murdered, his quest for revenge took an all time high and he will not stop until everyone pays for what happened. Setting up a plan wasn't all that simple but what Jase never expected was to meet a girl that literal set his blood on fire.

"We're civilized for the most part",....." But every one of us hides a monster,I think". 

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Lucy loves exploring the gritty Detroit area. Is it the safest thing to do? No. But she gets inspired by the dark and griity abandoned places and when that happens, her Photography is better for it. Having been on her own for a long time now, she knows how to take care of herself. But when you're faced with the worst kind of evil, all of that goes out the window and all you're left with is fight or flight. Meeting Jase was unexpected and knowing that he wanted her for his own personal agenda, Lucia felt a whole new kind of fear.

"What I wouldn't give to nail you against this wall and smile when your morals come crumbling down". 

What started out as a plot for revenge, soon became a living nightmare filled with secrets,murder and a whole lot of evil. I loved how the author made us feel like we were really a part of everything. From the buildings to the shocking discoveries, she made us FEEL it. There was one brutal scene that had me covering my mouth because it was just too much for me and I had to speed read that scene just to get it over with. And let'not forget those hot as hell scenes because, Dayumm!! *fans self*

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If dark revenge is your thing and you've read "Ricochet" then you don't want to miss this one. Until then, I'll be patiently waiting for "Ballistic" and yes I've already laid claim to that man. 


Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she’s earned in science. By night, she writes dark contemporary and paranormal romance. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions when distraction sucks her in to the Land of Shiny Things. 

She loves hearing from readers …


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