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Violets & Violence by [Parker, Morgan]
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Length: 244 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Violet has magical talent. She can levitate, walk through glass, and be in two places at one time. What happens when Violet discovers true magic in the arms of a new man?

Luke Kemble enjoys the luxury of having Violet, all of her magic and all of her beauty, all to himself. What happens to Luke's illusion of reality when he and the love of his life are threatened by another man, a dangerous one that holds grudges and anger?

Carter Borden never fully recovered from the heartbreak of his ex-wife leaving him. What happens to a damaged man who begins to believe in magic once again?

Follow two men -- Luke and Carter -- as they learn the one truth about Violet's magic (that it's an only an illusion) and the one truth about her love (that it's not).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1824 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: QuoteStork Media, Inc. (31 December 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00R35FBZY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #454,689 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xac547324) out of 5 stars 39 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xac578618) out of 5 stars Uniquely incredible! A must read! 1 January 2015
By mjlovestoread - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have read every single one of Morgan Parker's books and I am always in awe of both his talent and ability to keep surprising with his creativity. With Violets & Violence, it's as if his writing has been taken to a whole new level. The storyline, while intricate at times, kept me incredibly fascinated. From beginning to end. I was intrigued right from the start and didn't come up for air until I finished the very last line.

At first glance the story seems to simply revolve around an illusions act, yet there are many other facets at play. Violet, our heroine, is seemingly involved romantically with her 'manager' Luke. Yet she also seems to be drawn to Carter, whom she brings onstage as a volunteer one night at her show. While Violet tries to juggle both her love life and her career, there are other players who want nothing more than to destroy her successful life by forcing her to repay a debt that was used to make her dreams come true.

The use of mystery and illusion to convey this storyline was utterly brilliant. I never knew what to expect next and my heart raced while taking the wild journey that this book delivered. I was caught up in the love that Luke had for Violet, yet was completely taken with Carter's affection for her as well. The absolutely sinister secondary characters that were hell bent on trying to break Violet and her world were written perfectly and added more to the already complicated puzzle.

Morgan Parker is able to combine some very sexy scenes, together with ones that are downright gritty, with ease. His way of writing is smart and can be both conventional and complex at the same time. He pays attention to detail and you become completely immersed into the storyline from the very start. I wanted to know the hows and whys and was happily rewarded at the conclusion. I was very pleasantly surprised and had that huge 'aha' moment when all was said and done!

This book has the mystery to keep you on edge. The romance and passion to keep you interested and the unique premise to keep you fully engaged.

Truly a story like no other. One that has stayed with me and forced me to reread immediately just to fully comprehend what had just transpired. In truth, I wanted to make sure I hadn't missed a thing. Every word is to be savored.

I'm thrilled to tell you that Violets & Violence is a bit of a mindf**k that made me smile happily. This book is well worth your time and deserves a huge 5 stars.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xac578a50) out of 5 stars Believe in the Magic! A mind-blowing read! 1 January 2015
By Wendy Racine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I was completely satisfied with this book as a whole. I loved everything that this book had to offer. By the time I was done, I knew that I have been on one of the most exhilarating ride I’ve ever been on. Morgan weaves a very intricate but fantastic web filled with suspense, action, some romance, and of course magic. And the way it is all written into the story and how it plays out is just brilliant. The characters of Carter, Violet, and Luke are intense and excellent. I needed to know what happened next and what everything meant. My mind was racing as I try to figure out where this story was gonna go and let me tell, you do not. There is more to the story than what you are reading and you have to dig deep to found out all the clues and details. Is it all just an illusion or is it real?!

This book is different from Morgan’s other books but that does not make it any less wonderful. Morgan’s storytelling and writing just captivates you until the very end when you finish and wonder what did you just read and then you have to re-read it again just to revel in its beauty. It is a book that you can not put down and gets your mind working. That is a great feeling to have while reading a story and this book gives it to you in spades. V&V does not disappoint in all aspects. This is an exceptional read that will lure into its world.
Do you believe in magic and illusion? Read this story and found out. I loved this book!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xac57b048) out of 5 stars Do you believe in magic? 8 January 2015
By Bookworm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I had the pleasure of picking up a book that is somewhat a departure from what I normally read even though I like to consider myself a reader of all things fiction. This one was literally magic! You'll see.

This was a really intriguing mystery from beginning to end because it kept me wondering what the heck was going on and frustrating me with the need to figure the puzzle out. The writer didn't make it all that easy but then again I don't consider myself much of a "mystery" reader. I need to read more of these types of books! When I finally made my guess as to who was who and what was what only to discover I was right in the next chapter made me feel like I had just run a victory lap.

Well written and thought out, to the point where I'll be sure to pick up another book by this author. In fact, at the end of the book is a preview of another that is due out in early 2015 that looks equally as intriguing and I'm very much looking forward to reading it.

This book has a little of everything. Mystery, very interesting characters, plot and dialog. I particularly enjoyed the inner dialog that was often humorous although I would not label this a funny book. It's definitely a mystery romance and a very good one at that.

Speaking of romance, there was not an overabundance of steamy scenes (the mystery taking precedence -which I personally liked) but the ones that were there sizzled.

I read cover to cover (including acknowledgements, etc.). Just when I thought I had it all figured out I'm floored by the fact that the author is a man. Not for any particular reason, but I tend to select books that are written by women and I just ASSumed this was also written by a woman. In hindsight, there was one particular chapter that should have been a big red flag that a man was behind the scenes crafting this tale but I won't spoil that for you.

My hats off to Morgan Parker for creating a truly enjoyable read.

Note to author: I need to know how Lucky is doing?

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xac578ef4) out of 5 stars Love is like magic... and that's no illusion 1 January 2015
By Lisa - A Risque' Affair Book Blog - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I often read a story and know right away how I'm going to review it and how many stars I'm going to give it. It was a very different scenario with Violets & Violence. The magic that's written on the pages goes far beyond just words in a book... and that's no illusion.

Magic is all about slight of hand, carefully lighted sets and fooling ones mind to believe something took place that could never possibly have happened. Violet is a master at her craft and a rising star. Everything that she is, it's not real... it's all an illusion. Luke knows this. He knows all about Violet and her secrets, but Carter has no clue what he's gotten involved in. Carter is broken and had stopped believing in the magic of love, until he meets Violet. He needs to overlook the scars of the past and stop over-analyzing the parts of Violet that she shows him... because he'll never see the surprise she has up her sleeves.

One of my favorite quotes from this novel? "Stop focusing on the depreciation of everything, okay? Start living." This one quote sums up everything, to me. Love is often described as magic, but isn't magic just an illusion? You can't go through life thinking that way and waiting for the other shoe to drop. You need to learn to believe... even in the unimaginable.

To me, this book was all about the details, much the same way that a magic trick is. All the little details help make up the bigger picture, but once you start stripping them away... what are you left with? The truth. About 75% of this novel was about the details. The layers keep getting added, until you have no choice but to start peeling them back to make sense of it all. I believed in the illusion. Once the details are stripped away, you can really appreciate the book as a whole. There's no such thing as perfection. It's how you learn to deal with all the faults.

The ending, it was exactly what I hoped it would be. As a reader, you are given enough answers without filling in all the gaps. The gaps... they're one of the best part. You, as the reader, get to go back and fill them in. The best part? That feeling you get long after you finished the last word and realize... you do believe in magic.

I gave this 4 1/2 stars.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xac578b4c) out of 5 stars Magically twisted and suspenseful thriller 24 January 2015
By Xkoqueen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Morgan Parker is a nom de plume for a man of mystery and former Canadian banker who has found his new career. His latest book, Violets and Violence, is a home run. Violets and Violence is an intensely intriguing thriller that is set primarily in Detroit.

This story is rich with detail, and Mr. Parker masterfully added layer upon layer as he spun his story. I was so deeply engrossed in the plot that like a member of the audience at one of Violet’s magic shows, I missed the small details that might have given me a clue to the illusions in the story.

“Magic happens in life’s seams, the tiny space, like this, that exists between the moments that count.”

Just as the latest player, Carter Borden, learns about Violet and those who surround her, the reader slowly gets the details on all the characters and how they are involved. By slowly, I don’t mean it wasn’t done well. On the contrary, Mr. Parker’s slow-drip of detail kept this reader’s senses heightened, glasses on and nose in book. I could not put this book down! That slow peeling back of the characters personalities, backstories and possible future amplified the mystery and suspense in the story.

The characters in this riveting tale are fully developed and complex. The story is told from the dual perspectives of Carter, the new love interest, and Luke, the long time love interest. Their stories don’t overlap all that much except for their interest in the beautiful and beguiling magician named Violet. The characters all collide in the unimaginable and dramatic culmination of the story. In order to avoid spoiling the story, I cannot gush over any more details.

If you read only one book in 2015, make it Violets and Violence. I am already planning a re-read of this well-written tale.

“Love is the biggest illusion of all, and all it takes is a bit of work —the very thing you hate —to keep it alive."

**Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official