Blog Tour + Release Day Review & Giveaway: Killer Queen by L.H. Cosway

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Welcome to today’s stop on the KILLER QUEEN blog tour! It’s KILLER QUEEN’s release day today, so make sure to get reading!

The Killer Queen by L.H. Cosway

The Killer Queen by L.H. Cosway
Release Date: October 20th 2014
Companion novel to Painted Faces
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Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome…

Come inside The Glamour Patch club to see the star of our show, Miss Vivica Blue.

Do you want to read my diary you nosy little devils? Have a glass of champagne (you’ll need it) and get comfortable because you’re in for some crazy shenanigans brought to you straight from the horse’s mouth.

I can be whatever you want me to be: boy, girl, a little bit of both.

If you have a problem with a man in a dress then best be off with you. If males in make-up give you the willies, then I’ll say au revoir and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

So, who are we left with? Ah, a fine collection of curious souls. I want to tell you a tale of love, because those are the most glorious kind. I want to tell you about real love, a love that transcends labels and gender stereotypes.

The moment I first laid eyes on my Freda I knew that we were kindred. Well okay, I also knew I wanted to get into her pants, but that’s beside the point. My world was a grey place. I was at my lowest ebb. Then she came along and patches of colour began to spring forth. One day the daffodils were yellow and before I knew it, colour was everywhere, lighting up my life.

Love is not about how we appear on the outside, it’s about the soul contained within.

Our story was not a conventional one, but it was ours, and that’s what made it shine.

Killer Queen is a companion novel to L.H. Cosway’s contemporary romance, Painted Faces. It contains scenes that take place before, during and after the original story. It can also be read as a standalone.

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Killer Queen is a fantastic companion novel to Painted Faces! I really enjoyed Painted Faces, but I think I have to admit that I liked Killer Queen slightly better. Most likely because it was narrated by the fabulous Nicholas Turner.

Killer Queen can be read as a standalone novel, but I highly recommend reading Painted Faces first. Killer Queen recounts only parts of Painted Faces, though we also get some of Nicholas’s story before and after. I really liked that we got to see how Nicholas was before he met Freda – you can see how he truly does hit rock bottom. I felt for this man, this man who doesn’t believe he has any self-worth. Nicholas’s past still haunts him and he drowns his past by becoming a woman.

The world was full of all sorts, and I was definitely one of them.
We human beings are strange creatures, and that strangeness makes us fascinating.

When Nicholas gets up on stage and becomes Vivica Blue, he doesn’t have an abusive past. He becomes an entirely different person and he loves it. Some people may think his quirks are strange, but he doesn’t care what people think. I loved being in Nicholas’s head, reading his thoughts. His mind goes back and forth, confident one moment, and then hitting rock bottom the next. And despite traveling around the world, performing shows, meeting all sorts of people, he’s lonely. It’s not until he meets Freda that Nicholas’s world is brought back to life.

Every morning I woke up looking forward to the day because I knew she was going to be in it. I didn’t dwell on the past so much anymore; now I found myself constantly looking to the future. And I didn’t mind being alone with my thoughts so much, either, because my thoughts were often about her.

Nicholas is one horny little devil. He absolutely adores Freda and her body – you think you know how much Nicholas wants Freda in Painted Faces, but you truly don’t know the extent of it until you read Killer Queen. It was adorable seeing Nicholas being so taken and enamored with Freda. You can clearly see how Nicholas falls in love with her, even though he doesn’t see it himself. His demons won’t allow love in his life, and it takes much heartbreak for Nicholas to finally realize he is more than worthy of loving and being loved.

“I feel like I need her more than air. Is that love?”

It was such a delight being in Nicholas’s head, reading his POV on certain parts of Painted Faces. I was just really happy overall with Killer Queen. We get a much clearer view on who Nicholas is, and I loved seeing how sweet he is to Freda. The ending of the book had me smiling so much! If you’re a fan of Painted Faces, you definitely won’t want to miss this companion novel – you’ll be falling all over again for Nicholas and Freda’s story!

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Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.

Reading Order: Painted Faces series

Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway The Killer Queen by L.H. Cosway

#1 ~ Painted Faces: EbookPaperbackGoodreads
#2 ~ Killer Queen: EbookPaperbackGoodreads

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L.H. CoswayL.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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Cover Reveal + Excerpt & Giveaway: Killer Queen by L.H. Cosway

The Killer Queen by L.H. Cosway

The Killer Queen by L.H. Cosway
Release Date: October 20th 2014
Cover Designed by: Letitia from Romantic Book Affairs
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Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome…

Come inside The Glamour Patch club to see the star of our show, Miss Vivica Blue.

Do you want to read my diary you nosy little devils? Have a glass of champagne (you’ll need it) and get comfortable because you’re in for some crazy shenanigans brought to you straight from the horse’s mouth.

I can be whatever you want me to be: boy, girl, a little bit of both.

If you have a problem with a man in a dress then best be off with you. If males in make-up give you the willies, then I’ll say au revoir and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

So, who are we left with? Ah, a fine collection of curious souls. I want to tell you a tale of love, because those are the most glorious kind. I want to tell you about real love, a love that transcends labels and gender stereotypes.

The moment I first laid eyes on my Freda I knew that we were kindred. Well okay, I also knew I wanted to get into her pants, but that’s beside the point. My world was a grey place. I was at my lowest ebb. Then she came along and patches of colour began to spring forth. One day the daffodils were yellow and before I knew it, colour was everywhere, lighting up my life.

Love is not about how we appear on the outside, it’s about the soul contained within.

Our story was not a conventional one, but it was ours, and that’s what made it shine.

Killer Queen is a companion novel to L.H. Cosway’s contemporary romance, Painted Faces. It contains scenes that take place before, during and after the original story. It can also be read as a standalone.

Now here’s an excerpt from The Killer Queen! ❤

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I was immediately happy to be left alone with my most recent object of attraction, and tried to think of a way to endear myself to her. She seemed a little defensive, and I didn’t like it. She was focused intently on stirring a pot of simmering bolognaise, not paying me any notice. Deciding to take the bull by the horns, I walked across the room and stepped up right behind her, taking her by the hips and affectionately resting my head on her shoulder.

Sometimes, forcing physical closeness with women worked for me. Not that kind, I’m not completely depraved. Often though, women liked it when I took them into my arms for a hug or pulled them onto my lap to sit. Unfortunately, Fred’s entire body went ramrod straight the moment I touched her. I instantly regretted the move, but at the same time I didn’t. Her supple hips felt good beneath my palms.

“Smells delicious, Fred,” I told her, brazenly giving her a squeeze. It was ridiculously inappropriate, but I wanted a reaction out of her. Needed one. Still, she barely moved and instead gave me a one word reply, “Yep.”

I leaned closer, allowing my breath to whisper across the back of her neck. She shivered and I think I saw her breath hitch, which made me grow a little hard. “The wine cost twenty Euros, and I got it from the off-licence down the road.”

“Oh, very la di da, Viv. You must be a big spender.”

I grinned, liking how she was subtly taunting me by continuing to call me by a woman’s name. “You like calling me Viv, do you?”

“What can I say, feminine blokes really do it for me.”

Enjoying this interaction, I decided to up the ante a level…or twenty. I spoke low and quick into her ear. “I can do that, if it’s what you’re into. In fact, I can be whatever you want me to be. I don’t think it is, though. I think you’re the kind of woman who likes a man to take the lead.” Then I pulled her hips back into mine. The feel of her soft arse flush against my cock did wonderful things. Wonderful things. I was having visions of throwing her over my shoulder and carrying her into my apartment so that I could have my wicked way with her. Unfortunately, my forwardness was not taken in the manner I had intended. Pulling swiftly out of my hold, she lifted up her stirring spoon and pointed it at me, as though it were a weapon that would keep me at arm’s length.

Okay. Listen here, back the hell up or I’ll knee you in the balls.”

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about the author

L.H. CoswayL.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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Signed copy of Painted Faces (open internationally)

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