RELEASE DAY REVIEW, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY – Greed by Fisher Amelie

Posted October 29, 2013 by admin in Adrienne's Reviews, Giveaways, Release Day, Reviews / 0 Comments

RELEASE DAY REVIEW, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY – Greed by Fisher AmelieGreed by Fisher Amelie
on October 29, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 377
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Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what’s mine and I take what’s yours...because that’s what I do. I want.
My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I’m in this for the money and nothing else. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I’m every man’s worst nightmare and every girl’s fantasy.
I’m Spencer Blackwell...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Fisher Amelie’s GREED is being released TODAY and we are so excited to join in the release day launch for it. GREED is a mature young adult/new adult contemporary novel and is the second book in The Seven Deadly Series. Check out what we have for you today and then enter to win in the blog tour giveaway! You could win a signed copy of VAIN, Book 1 in the series, or a Kindle Fire!

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Spencer, Bridge, Ellie, Emmett, Jonah, Cricket, Eugie, even Piper, I loved them all.  Rarely do you read a story where almost all the characters are so integral so the entire plot.  Each person who came in contact with Spencer influenced him either good or bad and directed him either right or wrong.  However, the names I mentioned are crucial to Spencer’s future.  Spencer struggles with personal demons, namely Piper for the entire story.  He’s done some terrible things and they’re weighing heavily on his mind.  Things he did for money.
“The greed was more powerful than the will to do right.”
He could acknowledge his wrong doing he just couldn’t stop himself from doing it.  That’s until something happens with his kid sister Bridget aka Bridge.  It’s a turning point for Spencer.  He can either continue down the same path or he can make a really tough choice and veer off course.  He veers off course and it sends him to a place he never dreamt he’d go.  A place that will eventually make him face some hard truths about himself and where he comes from. His journey isn’t easy and Piper doesn’t let him forget any of it.  She’s a constant that he wishes to be rid of.
Cricket was unexpected and Spencer is thrown even more off course after their meeting.  She sends him in a tailspin that further causes him to question his past.  She is the light when all he sees is dark.  I loved her spirit, I loved the description of her.  I thought she was perfect for Spencer and she kept him on his toes he unbeknownst to him does the same for her.  Cricket was unavailable though and had no intentions of changing that.  This brings me to my only issue with the story.
Ethan
Ethan is Crickets man for the last 15 years.  They have a deep history and they’re very very close.  What I didn’t like was how unresolved I felt at the end of the book.  It felt like one minute Ethan was there, the next he was saying things that I thought would lead somewhere only he disappears.
I thought the relationships between Spencer and Ellie and Emmett were perfect.  He needed to see a family that loved each other.  That stuck together through thick and thin.  A family that would bend over backwards to help each other.  He needed to see stability and love.
I also really enjoyed seeing Spencer’s vulnerable side when it came to Eugie.  I thought that part of the story really brought out his character even more.  I think even Spencer was surprised by the effect Eugie had on him.
All in all I was really pleased with Greed.  I thought it was a heartfelt story of redemption.  I’m really looking forward to what Fisher Amelie has in store for us in the next book of the series, Fury.
 This is a stand alone book however, I would be remiss if I didn’t encourage you to read the fantastic book 1 in the series, Vain.

*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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Prologue

Greed is a strange, strange sin.

All you want to do is acquire.  Acquire money, acquire material, acquire time, acquire energy, acquire attention.  The running mantra is “I want, I want, I want” but that quickly turns to “I need, I need, I need.”  
Suddenly there just isn’t enough time for friends, for family, for anyone.  Your goal is to acquire and to make sure what you acquire stays acquired.  Your life depends on it.  You don’t see truth because the truth is shadowed by enormous homes, incredibly fast cars, in lavish spending.  Your life no longer belongs to you, but you are blind to it all because those around you are seeking the same.

So you shuffle along at an impossible rate, and you pass the real world around you.

But what you’ll come to realize, altogether too late, is that it’s never enough.  It’s simply never enough.

Chapter One

“It’s confirmed.  Peter Knight of Evergreen won’t approve the acquisition.  You know what to do,” my snake of a father told me, not two steps into his front door.

“I just got off a seven-hour flight.  You can’t let me settle in?  Possibly say hello?”

He stood, watching me, a slight tick in his square jaw.  He tucked his hands into his Italian silk pants.  His six-foot frame followed the steps up to the foyer and stopped a few inches away from my own.  We were face to face.  Although I fell an inch shorter, he no longer intimidated me.  I knew if I had to, I could kick his ass.

“Hello, Spencer,” he said, a serpent’s smile spread wide across his mouth before falling flat.  “Get to work. I don’t pay you to sit around.  I don’t care if it is your Christmas break.”

We stayed where we were, each waiting on the other to back down.  The tension was palpable.  In the end, his face relaxed and he began to chuckle, stepping aside and making way for me.  I picked up my bags and headed for my room, giving myself plenty of space to pass him without touching him. 
When I got to the bottom of the stairs, I changed my mind and threw my bags on the second to last step, intending to pick them up later.  I stretched my muscles, loving the feel of my back popping, and started for the kitchen.

“Where the hell do you think you’re going?”  he asked, still standing in the foyer, watching my every move.

“If I don’t say hi to Mom and Bridge, they’ll think something’s up,” I told him and continued on.

He didn’t respond, but I felt his stare burning into the back of my head.

 
 

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GREED Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17795023-greed?ac=1

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About Fisher Amelie

Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client’s said, ‘Hey! You’re funny. You should write books’. Which in turn she said, ‘Hey, get out of here! This is the lady’s restroom.’ While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.

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