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Hopechest (The SOS #4) by Kailee Reese Samuels Blog Tour + Guest Post

Kailee Reese Samuels
(The SOS, #4)
Publication date: July 4th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Kaci agreed to the most important question of her life.
And then she had her fiancé taken hostage.

He played her game and trained for battle.
And now he is completely unprepared to lose.

Loving her once, Sal fell for her eccentric, wild pixie. She used her abilities—aiming her target to get revenge—but Kaci stumbled into a dangerous love, putting Sal through a gut-wrenching hell.

Can Sal ever forgive her sins of the past?

With the questions on the table, one inescapable truth looms before their relationship. His calculating mind and intimidating body built for the greater good, leaving Sal changed. No longer the curious submissive boy of the past, his new outlook is one of defiance, kink, and control.

Will Kaci embrace the changes – or – is the end closer than she ever imagined?

There is nothing he can do—
No praying on his knees for forgiveness
No bargaining with the devil to save their relationship
In this heartbreaking battle, Sal will lose.

In the fourth and final book of The Story of Salvatore, Sal Raniero begs to reverse the clock as reality leaks into his perfect bubble. With his love of the fetish world shoved to the backburner, he learns not only the meaning of love, but how precious time is.

The war begins when Sal rages into Sugargrove—
Nothing safe from his wrath
Nothing sacred in his path
…including the Hope he longed to keep.

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Guest Post

Aside from my own Sal Raniero, there are two lead male characters which I love. The first one is Merc from JA Huss’ “Meet Me in the Dark.” I adored having his story and while I could go on and on about that and even drool a bit, I won’t.
I think the thing the made Merc stand out more than other characters was the sheer realistic portrayal in which Ms. Huss wrote him. During the story, he never comes across as inaccessible. He could be any guy in any given neighborhood. Though he isn’t without his flaws, his emotional bank is tied up inside, but that only furthers the belief as so many men are not willing or able to let those they care about truly be close to the them. Merc and Ms. Huss taught me much about pacing and staying true to the character’s tempo.
For a human male, my vote overwhelmingly goes to Merc. Kudos to Ms. Huss for creating such a memorable character. This brings me to my favorite lizard man himself, Uyane Meoraq, the Sword of Sheul in R. Lee Smith’s “The Last Hour of Gann.”
Perhaps my love of Meoraq springs from hours of playing EverQuest in my younger days and loving the iksar males like no other. He is without a doubt one of the best anti-heroes ever. You desperately long to hate every single thing about him—he’s arrogant, cocky, and foremost, a bastard, yet you end up falling in love with this unforgettable, savage beast.
He serves the broken alpha male role up nicely, and Ms. Smith never diverts from maintaining his space within the world. All too often in science-fiction/fantasy, we end up with characters of a different race behaving with more humanistic qualities as the story progresses. Through it all, Ms. Smith remains true to his character, his voice, and his scaled, skewed belief system. I found the spiritual moments profound and touching. Not to mention, I love the use of religion – even a fictional one – in books. This book triggered my own needs to include that as a quality in my writing as Sal deals with his Catholic upbringing, seeking forgiveness for the sins he cannot control.
Though I have not finished the series, B.B. Blaque’s Jordan in the “Beautiful Evil” is an incredible, beautifully written ass. He has all the addictive qualities of a highly-coveted book boyfriend. I’d like to thank you for this opportunity to talk about some of my favorite boyfriends, in addition to my own. If you would like to share some of yours or talk Sal theory with me over coffee, tea, or wine, please feel free to contact me! Take care! Kailee xx


Author Bio:

Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse.


KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her characters ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.

Creativity is the way to change.

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