Hot Blooded by Kendall Grey | Review + Tour

September 17, 2014 Blog Tour 1

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This week, Kendall Grey celebrates the re-release of her suspense/thriller, HOT-BLOODED, with a new cover, updated content, and a SALE!

If you’ve already read HOT-BLOODED, the plot is the same–nothing new or different there–but the book has been simplified to make it easier for readers to immerse themselves in the story.

For those who haven’t picked up HOT-BLOODED yet, you’re in luck! Not only do you get alternative content and a brand new, alpha female (MEOW!) cover created by Sara Eirew, but you also get a deal. HOT-BLOODED is on sale for just $.99 from now through Friday, September 19!

Here’s the description:

When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her family or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the siblings that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.

Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.

When tensions reach the breaking point and her family is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.

* HOT-BLOODED is a suspense/thriller that contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.

If you haven’t jumped aboard Keahilani and Blake’s crazy train, now’s the time to take the leap!

Kacey B says, “The twists, turns and surprises in this book keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.” Aloha Dawn says, “Flawless writing with a kicka$$ heroine that rivals some of the best of the movie screen, I could not put this book down!”

Check out HOT-BLOODED and see for yourself!

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Signed paperbacks (featuring the original butterfly gun cover and unmodified content, also known as “The Director’s Cut”):

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Kendall Grey is a rock star. No really, she is. I’ve liked, and even loved everything that she has written. Hot Blooded is simply amazing. PeleKeahilani / kicks so much ass. The book starts off with Keahilani  and her brothers dealing with the aftermath of their mother’s death. Mahina, her mother was everything to them. Proud, strong, and big on the ‘ohana. Pele and her two oldest brothers make the decision to do the best they can by their younger brother Bane.

My thoughts:

Wow! What an amazing ride!!! We jump immediately into the thick of things in this book. Pele or as she’s known in her day to day life, Keahilani, is a great lead. She’s at moments heart heartbreakingly tough and in the next moment super bitch. It was the epic merry go round of me liking her, me loving her, and me wanting to throttle her. She’s a super flawed character and I just LOVE THAT!

The atmosphere of the book is established as pretty dark and gritty in the beginning, and it sticks to those dark tones throughout. Also a huge plus for me. I don’t want things to be perfect and lily white. I want my books to be shady, I want to be uncomfortable reading it at times and Hot Blooded did that.

The characters of the book are all so deep, none of them are token at all. You scratch the surface off of them, and get a slight glimpse into all the things that lie beneath, and realize that this story could go on forever. I wanted to know more about not just Keahilani, but about all of the characters. Is this a standalone novel? Please don’t let it be a standalone. I feel like there is so much more to tell.

There was this moment pretty early in my reading when I wasn’t sure that there had been enough character building done up to that point. We get a short glimpse of what Keahilani’s life was like before her mother died, but not who she was. Did she always have a penchant for the darkness inside? If you get that feeling KEEP GOING!!! This is not a lack of character building. Instead it’s a ‘it’s not time for you to know that yet’ deal. The book, the writing, the story are all tight, clean, and crisp. I can honestly say that this is one of the best written books I have ever read, and yet it’s still go personality. It’s not a bland over edited book.

Hot Blooded is a book that I recommend, but please read the description of the book. Kendall puts warnings on her books for a good reason. 😉

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  • Annie Walls

    I LOVED this book!!! One of the best I’ve read this year.