Friday, August 22, 2014


Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Viper!  Enjoy Kele Moon's newest series and stay for the review and Giveaway. 

The Viper 
by Kele Moon
Publisher: Loose Id
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn


Marcos Rivera is a fighter. A gang member. Someone who has seen the dark side of humankind and survived. He has lost family and gained enemies. He has stolen cars and destroyed hearts, stripping one for money and the other for pleasure. His past is haunted and his future is bleak.

Until her.

Katie Foster is a high school history teacher. Smart, strong, and sexy. She is a woman Marcos shouldn’t want. Shouldn’t touch. Shouldn’t love. He met her in Garnet, a backwards, hick town that’s the last place in the world he wants to be, but he finds himself going back for a taste of the forbidden.

Katie represents all that is good in the world, and Marcos knows he’s nothing but trouble for her perfect life. He fights and he screws. He commits crimes and he breaks the rules. He will never change and he will never escape his gang lifestyle.

Or can he?

What happens when two different people from two very different walks of life risk it all by giving into the passion that threatens to consume both of them? Can a woman who only knows how to play it safe give her heart to a man who lives hard and loves harder?

Will she survive The Viper?

The Viper is a spinoff of Kele Moon's popular Battered Hearts series.  Marcos is a bad boy trying to get out of the gang life.  When he literally crashes into Katie's life, his brief encounter starts to shift his perspective of what is possible.  Katie is a model good girl.  But being the girl-next-door has its own set of chains. It is when she meets Marcos, does she realize the meaning of authenticity and courage.  Without knowing it, he inspires her to take risks and be brave enough to stand up for herself.  

There are some very charming moments in this story.  The interactions between Marco and Katie are tender and the dialogue is sweet. I admired Katie's courage of reaching out to Marco via Craig's List.  Truly, a contemporary twist to finding a missing connect. I can also admire a guy who drops everything to meet a girl for the possibility of something.  Those are the reasons we read romance, right? Beyond that, this is a very familiar story that does not add anything new to the traditional trope.  

I do have a critique of the title.  "The Viper" seems to imply something that the book is about a fighter.  Unfortunately, this book has very little to do with moniker.  There is hardly any fighting and little about the world of MMA fighters. Given the context of the her previous series, Battered Hearts, it would be very easy to assume that this would too. Readers need to know this is NOT about the fighting world.

Readable and enjoyable, though not terribly original, I would recommend this book if you are interested in an sweet romance not in the context of the fighting ring. 

Author Bio:

A freckle faced, redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives off pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who had infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts–They wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Kele Moon is offering the following prizes for the tour wide giveaway. The giveaway is open internationally and ends 08/31/2014 @ 11:59 PM CST.

1 x $25 Amazon or B&N gift card (winners choice)
5 x eBook copy from any of Kele's backlist including The Viper

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review!