Review: Deep Redemption (Hades Hangmen #4) by Tillie Cole

Posted July 15, 2016 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, New Release / 0 Comments

Review: Deep Redemption (Hades Hangmen #4) by Tillie ColeTitle: Deep Redemption
Author: Tillie Cole
Series: Hades Hangmen #4
Published by Self-Published
Release Date July 10, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Erotic Romance
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Only through blood can the deepest redemption be found...

He was born to ascend.
He was destined to lead.
He was never meant to fail.

Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion. His beloved twin brother.
Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything else he once held dear…

But then his isolation is broken. Another prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her.

As the connection between them grows, so does Cain’s resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves...
... Even if the battle takes him to the gates of hell itself.

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Title: Deep Redemption

Series: Hades Hangmen #4

Genre: Contemporary Dark Erotic Romance

Author: Tillie Cole

Release Date: July 12, 2016

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My Review

Unlike her other books in this series, you really had no choice but to go into this one blind. So blind, we don’t even find out until a few chapters in who the potential love interest is. All we know is that at the end of the last book, Cain’s (Rider) brother Judah has assumed his position within the compound as Prophet and has him locked away. The book starts out very ominous and foreboding, and as with every other book in this series, doesn’t get much better from there. But that’s the thing with Tillie; she starts out throwing you for a loop and then provides headtrip after headtrip after headtrip throughout the rest of the story and you keep coming back for more because you simply can’t get enough. In fact, you beg her for it! Well, I do anyway. Just when I think she can’t possibly give me a character that makes me feel more than the ones before did, she goes and proves me wrong, and knocks me on my tail once more. If you thought you knew Rider from what we’ve seen in the other books, well, you’ll quickly come to find out you didn’t know him much at all. There were depths to this man I simply never saw coming and all it did was enable me to fall that much harder for him.

It’s so hard to really talk about anything pertaining to this story because Tillie drops one bomb after another, they all tie together, and not one of them can even be hinted at without spoiling the entire story for you. She has woven quite a tangled web and the best part is she even surprised me! Usually I can see twist and plot turns coming a mile away, but the doosie in this story I never even fathomed to be a possibility and I love that she pulled on over on me. It doesn’t happen very often in stories and just serves to make me treasure them all the more. Let’s just say that the theme of this story is not only loneliness, but that no one is who you think they are, whether that be their character or who they literally are as a person. The last 40% of the book was like zing, pew, zing, pew. Bombs being dropped everywhere. And just when you thought she was done, welp, there went another one. I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough!

As a character, we really got to the core of Rider in this book. And what I discovered, what brought tears to my eyes multiple times, was just how lonely he was and had always been. Imagine if the only person in your life, and I literally mean the only person you have ever really had in your presence, was manipulating you the entire time and was truly the devil in disguise. Imagine having only that person in your life, yet you are genuinely a good person and want to do right in the world. Imagine how much your world would be rocked when the veil came down and you saw all the awful truths that had been hiding in plain sight. Imagine learning everything you were fighting for was based off lies and half truths. Imagine how desolate that would make you as a person and how utterly alone you would be in this world. Then imagine finding the other beat to your heart, the other half to your soul, but knowing you needed to own up to your past transgressions and not believing you truly were worthy of them. To have your hopes and dreams touch your fingertips and then to have them literally ripped away. The last few chapters in this book brought me to my knees. I was openly crying. I was livid, SO full of anger at people I had grown to love. I saw where they were coming from yet I also saw a reasonable resolution. But to have everyone brought so low because of actions of others, to have them fighting against each other, for each other, just everything that transpired in those last few chapters. Whew, it makes me want to cry and rage about it again just thinking about it.

It will certainly be interesting to see where the next installment in this series goes. I “think” we are done with the crazy cult stuff, but who knows. If ever there was an author that could surprise me, Tillie is it. And I love ever depraved moment of it!

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It Ain’t Me, Babe

(Hades Hangmen #1)

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Sinning never felt so good…

A fortuitous encounter.

A meeting that should never have happened.

Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever…

Salome knows only one way to live—under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence—the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free.

Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.

River ‘Styx’ Nash knows one thing for certain in life—he was born and bred to wear a cut. Raised in a turbulent world of sex, Harleys, and drugs, Styx, unexpectedly has the heavy burden of the Hades Hangmen gavel thrust upon him, and all at the ripe old age of twenty-six—much to his rivals’ delight.

Haunted by a crushing speech impediment, Styx quickly learns to deal with his haters. Powerful fists, an iron jaw and the skillful use of his treasured German blade has earned him a fearsome reputation as a man not to be messed with in the shadowy world of outlaw MC’s. A reputation that successfully keeps most people far, far away.

Styx has one rule in life—never let anyone get too close. It’s a plan that he has stuck to for years, that is, until a young woman is found injured on his lot… a woman who looks uncannily familiar, a woman who clearly does not belong in his world, yet a woman he feels reluctant to let go…


Heart Recaptured

(Hades Hangmen #2)

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Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned…

Beauty can be a curse.

Faith can be a cage.

Only love can set you free.

A few long weeks after being reluctantly ripped from the comforting embrace of her sacred prophet’s religious commune—the only life she has ever known—a terrified Delilah is thrust into a world enveloped by evil and swimming in sin.

Steadfastly devout in her faith, and retaining the deep belief that her soul is innately tarnished as a branded ‘Cursed woman of Eve’, Delilah is determined to find her way home to her people in The Order and away from the corrupt and damned outlaw motorcycle club—The Hades Hangmen—who hold her at their secluded compound for her protection—a ‘protection’ she strongly resents.

Delilah yearns to return home, convinced that only amongst her own people, and under the holy guidance of the Lord’s revealed prophet, can her Satan-spawned soul be truly saved. Conditioned her entire life to believe she is a witch… a life-long temptress… the devil’s whore… Delilah increasingly resents her beautiful face, her shapely body and her sensuous effect on men. But when a man of the motorcycle club—a deeply sinful yet stunningly beautiful man—is charged with her care, Delilah begins to see that this dangerous and moralless sinner from the ‘outside’ may offer her something she did not know could truly exist: unconditional love.

Kyler ‘Ky’ Willis loves his life: a daily abundance of brotherhood, liquor, the freedom of the open-road and—best of all—his pick of hot women. Raised a biker brat and now VP of the most notorious MC in the States, Ky has no shortage of club sluts warming his bed; a situation he takes full advantage of… until a certain blonde enters his life… a gorgeous pilgrim-blonde he can’t get out of his head… a pilgrim-blonde he and his club recently-rescued from some backward religious cult… and a pilgrim-blonde he’s been ordered to keep the hell away from and his whorish hands off.

When yet another in a lengthy line of drunken blunders forces Ky to reluctantly take charge of the pilgrim-blonde’s care, he realizes that there could be more to this woman than just supermodel looks and a stacked set of tits. He begins to see that she could be the woman who could do the impossible—tame his wild ways and capture his reluctant heart.

But the unyielding bonds of Lilah’s past are strong, her ‘people’ determined and, with a new Prophet in charge and hell bent on revenge, they are mightily reluctant to let her go…


Souls Unfractured

(Hades Hangmen #3)

Amazon US

My Review

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“For fractured souls are like magnets.

Drawn to collide into an impossible bliss…”

Labeled a ‘Cursed’ woman of Eve from birth, Maddie has endured nothing but pain and repression at the hands of The Order’s most abusive elder, Moses. Now living with her sister in The Hangmen’s secluded compound, finally, Maddie, is free. Free from the suffocating faith she no longer believes in. Free from endless years of physical and mental torment.

Just… free…

At age twenty-one, the timid and shy Maddie is content to live within the confines of her new home—safe from the outside world, safe from harm and, strangely, protected by the Hangmen’s most volatile member; the heavily pierced and tattooed, Flame.

Flame.

The man who ceaselessly watches over her with his midnight dark and searing eyes. The man who protects her with a breath-taking intensity. And the man who stirs something deep within her numbed heart.

But when circumstances conspire for Flame to need HER help, Maddie bravely risks it all for the broken man who has captivated her fragile soul.

The Hangmen’s most infamous member, Flame, is ruled by one thing—anger. Plagued by haunting demons from his past, an all-consuming rage, and isolated by an abhorrent hatred of being touched, Flame’s days are filled with suffocating darkness, pierced only by a single ray of light—Maddie. The shy, beautiful woman he cannot purge from his thoughts. The woman he has an overwhelming need to possess…

… the only person who has ever been able to touch him.

Flame’s mission in life is to protect Maddie, to keep her safe. Until a trigger from his troubled past sends him spiraling into madness, trapping him in the deepest recesses of his disturbed mind.

His Hangmen brothers fear that Flame is beyond saving.

His only hope of salvation: Maddie and her healing light.

About Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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