Monday, 21 July 2014

RELEASE DAY BLITZ & REVIEW - HiT to Live by Margaret McHeyzer

Anna Brookes, AKA 15, held the title of the girl with the golden aim. Through dedication and training she quickly rose to be the best assassin in the world. 

But no amount of preparation could guard her heart against falling in love. Anna’s armor was severely crumpled when she met Ben Pearson, the one man that managed to get under her skin and stay there. 

When Katsu Vang, a powerful player in the Yakuza, became a threat to Ben, Anna did the one thing she knew best–she went into assassin mode and fought the problem at the source. Katsu Vang proved to be an admirable adversary that even Anna couldn’t take down on her own. 

Because of her undercover intel work, Anna became a target for Katsu. She was sold into the sex trade and continuously injected with heroin until her body was hopelessly addicted. 

Ben Pearson was hiding behind his own mask, which finally dropped as his true identity was revealed to Anna in HiT for Freedom. 

Ophelia is Ben’s right hand at the job he held as a front. Ophelia has her own vendetta and wants her mother’s killer brought to justice.

Katsu has vanished but his power still poses an imminent threat to all concerned. Anna Brookes is the common link between all the players… The one woman that can put all the pieces together… 

The one woman that can tear everything down. 


I’m not sure how long my mind is enveloped in darkness, pain, and weakness. I have no idea how many days, or even weeks pass by as I lay in this bed, completely consumed by my own worst terrifying nightmare – a loss of control so complete I’ve forgotten who and what I am.
The bleakness is present in every breath I take, the blackness evident in the shadows behind every flutter of my eyelids.
My body is not my own and the reality is unnerving. It shakes and still craving the drug, all while my system tries to purge the dirty drugs that have been pumped into me since the moment I was sold into sexual slavery.
Through the looming, horror-filled moments, I do grasp a small sliver of clarity and begin to make plans.
Plans to kill the man that bought me, the wife that insisted I whore myself out, and the daughter who encouraged men to indulge their gruesome fantasies.
My plans go deeper and stretch further than just seeking justice for myself.
Those men that were hurting the little girl in Katsu’s care will also be dealt the hand they deserve.
My head clears just a little more as my aching body is covered in goose bumps and a fine sheen of cold sweat as I think of Katsu.
My plans for him grow more detailed and precise as my body lays slumped and broken, slowly healing itself.
I will be Anna Brookes once more, and when I’m fully recovered, there’ll be no stopping the full force of what I’ll bring to Katsu Vang.
The pain I’ve endured will be nothing in comparison to the red hot wrath that I’ll happily inflict upon him.
He will die by my hand. It will be a slow, torturous, agonizing experience for him. For me it’ll be a delicious revenge, and my burning hunger to end his life will be satisfied as I watch him beg for mercy from me.



We are brought back to the moment from book 2 where Anna and Ben are missing and the FBI and others are looking for them.  

What will they find?  

What is in store for Anna?  

What does Anna have in store for her enemies?

Taken back to Anna’s gruesome kidnapping and into a world of the sex trade, suspense, secrets, action, uncertainty, anticipation, and things that you have to read over to believe.

The things that Anna endures are gruesome and horrific, but she is 15 and she will get her revenge.  And revenge is always exciting with 15.

Ben and Anna’s relationship develops and Ben steps it up for the love of his life.  It was so exhilarating to see Ben transform to become Anna’s equal.  He really does love her for who she is.  But Anna is always one step ahead of Ben – and always will be. 

“We’re essential to each other.”  Ben unfastens my bra and slides it off.  He hooks his thumbs in my panties and slowly slides them down my legs.   

“Let me take care of you, Anna, even if it’s only behind closed doors.

Ben links our fingers together and leads me into the bathroom.  The spa is filled and jets are on.  He holds my hand and helps me in.

I could do it on my own, but he wants to take care of me, so I’ll let him.

“Thank you,” I say as I lean in to kiss him.

I loved the way Margaret wove this story in so many different directions.  The romance and passion between Ben and Anna with everything that was happening and going on around them and to them.  

The dark and twisted moments that had me squirming in disbelief and left in shock – let’s just say – scalpel, rats and pipe cleaners…. Arrggghhh..

I feel a shudder rip through Ben’s body as his fingers tighten around mine.

“You scare the shit out of me sometimes,” he says so matter-of-factly.

I just thought - Wow – Margaret made this story move from one to the other so effortlessly.

So well written, well executed and characters that are excellently portrayed to their truest form.

My pleasure, my joy, is to watch someone die who truly deserves it.  To watch them breathe their last breath, and know I’ve caused their end – my absolute fucking pleasure.

I was lucky enough to read and ARC so I don’t want to give too much away. 

But I will say - HiT to Live was a gripping roller coaster ride which had me squealing in disbelief and clenching my thighs at the thought of what was happening, as well as enjoying so many beautiful moments between Anna and Ben.

I loved every minute of it.  There was always an unexpected turn around every corner.  It kept me intrigued and absorbed, and kept my imagination engrossed in everything Anna and Ben.

Margaret McHeyzer you Rock it.  Thank you from bringing Anna to us.


Series must be read in order:
HiT 149
HiT for Freedom
HiT to Live
Anna Brookes In Training (companion novella)

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 I don't do 'normal'. I've found that the more I write, the more I like being different to other authors. I write in first person, and I love to challenge a reader. I take the normal and switch it around. For me, I really enjoy getting a reaction from a reader. So if I can evoke an emotion (regardless of if it's the emotion the reader wants) then I figure that I've done my job as an author I want to be. I really quite revel in taking people out of their comfort zones and pushing them to read something different. My genre of writing is, well quite frankly, where ever my mind goes. I won't label myself because I don't like sticking to one genre. My goal with writing is just to take people away from whatever is going on in their lives, even if it's only for a split second. I'm a go with the flow sort of person and don't really take a course of action to get where I am going. I live in the moment and don't usually worry about tomorrow because whatever life is due to bring me, I'll be happy to accept. I love my family and friends and will help anyway I can if someone needs it. I really don't like people that are nasty just because they can be, I don't believe that's necessary, I mean life's hard enough as it is! I hope you enjoy my books, I've had a hoot writing them. There's more to come..... Til next time. M xx

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1 comment :

TBR said...

Yay!! I love your review!!! Awesome!!!

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