Blog Tour+Review+Giveaway: KILLER QUEEN by LH Cosway

Posted October 23, 2014 by Erin in Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour+Review+Giveaway: KILLER QUEEN by LH Cosway

KILLER QUEEN Blog Tour+Review+Giveaway: KILLER QUEEN by LH Coswayby LH Cosway
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four-half-stars
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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.

Excerpt

“What has you so excited tonight?” Phil asked me, one hand on his hip, the other holding Pickles under his arm. The tiny dog struggled to break free, and Phil finally let him down.

I sat in front of the mirror in my dressing room at The Glamour Patch, using some mousse to slick my hair back away from my face. My lips were red, and I’d gone for a smoky grey eye shadow that highlighted the blue of my irises.

“My new neighbour’s coming to see the show. I can’t wait for you to meet her, Phil. She’s quite something.”

His lips quirked. “Ah, I was wondering why you were going all Frank-N-Furter tonight.”

I glanced at him as I topped up my mascara. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

He raised an amused eyebrow and folded his arms. “You always whip out the Rocky Horror when you want to get a lady all hot and bothered. They love that androgynous shit, not to mention those hot pants leave very little to the imagination.”

I grinned mischievously. “I do believe I’ll take that as a compliment, Philip.” A pause before I continued, “So, does it usually work?”

“Depends on the lady. If she’s that way inclined, yes, it works a charm.”

His answer pleased me. “Good to know.”

Phil was right — I was definitely going for androgyny tonight rather than full-on female, and it wasn’t because my head was messed up. It was because my own vanity was surfacing, and I wanted Fred to find me sexy. I wasn’t certain that a dress was going to do it for her, but once she saw how little my hot pants left to the imagination, as Phil so graciously put it, I was sure she’d be shifting in her seat.

Yeah, that’s right, my package, for lack of a better word, was well on display. Are you regretting picking up my diary yet, you nosy little things? No? Well, let’s see if we can change your minds. I will find a way to make you tug uncomfortably at your collars yet.

KQ-7

My Review

“For everyone who adored Fred & Viv. I wrote this for you.”

First off let me say, if you are on the fence about reading this DON’T BE!  I read Painted Faces back in 2012 and 5 starred it. This companion book to PAINTED FACES is like reading a whole new story. Not once was I bored or thinking this is something Ive already read.  I couldn’t get enough of them and was so happy to find out that the author was going to give us more, I recommend this book 100%. You will fall  in love with these unconventional characters, all over again.

Killer Queen is written in Nicholas’s POV. We get to see it all and more, through his eyes. We get Nicholas, before he became Viv, we get some of what went on in Painted Faces and what life was like for Freda and Nicholas after PF.

“The irony of the entire situation was that I’m about as straight as Clint Eastwood smoking a cigarette, wearing a brown leather jacket, squinting his eyes and casually pointing a gun in your face.”

I adore these two. I don’t know how LH Cosway does it, but they are the sexiest most unique (yet relatable) characters I have ever read. Freda is a woman with insecurities and a bad past with men. So bad that she has shut her self down. Nicholas is a drag queen. The reasons behind his dressing like a woman are beautiful and troubling, all in one. To have him retell the story sheds so much light on his life, I have a special place in my book heart for him.

“Right then, her body was my church.”

The best part of the book is the tension between them. To see how much he wanted Freda, was HOT. Nicholas has a very dirty mouth and makes no apologies for it. Once things got frisky I was about to bust. LOL!  Personally I love a good  build up, with sexual tension that you just want to, idk? (use your imagination)

“When I was done with her, she wouldn’t even know the meaning of the word embarrassment anymore, because I was going to dirty all her clean right up.”

The ending, oh the ending <3 I can’t tell you how wonderful this book was. If you loved Painted Faces and aren’t afraid to fall for a man who has a dirty mouth and is drop dead sexy, then this book is for you. LH Cosway has blown me away. She is unlike any other, writes with a crazy cool style. Always connecting me with music and other rad pop culture. Always creating cool as hell heroines and holy hot dirty talking heroes. I am forever a fan!

Each chapter has a song at the beginning. Being a huge music lover, this buttered my biscuit. I found myself going and listening to the song and it just made the reading experience so much more. Take a listen to the playlist below.

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About LH Cosway

L.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.

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