By Sloane Howell
Published: December 13th 2015
Betrayal is easy, sex is a weapon, and information is power. Maggie Madison sits in the lofty towers of her city during the day, but at night she lurks the seedy underbelly, looking to snare the man who stole her innocence. Her simple quest becomes complicated when she meets a man who is as light as she is dark, as straightforward as she is deceptive. When a villain rises and sets her world alight, she must weigh her need for revenge against the good of the city she vowed to protect.
For mature readers, this book contains gratuitous sex and violence...
Fans of the dark feel of Jessica Jones and the gritty elements of Gotham will enjoy the story of a new superhero with a dark past, The Matriarch.
The debut novel from Sloane Howell is book one of The Matriarch Trilogy. The next two books are set to release in 2016. There are some plot arcs left unresolved to set up book two so this book does end in a cliffhanger but not without some resolution. For those with triggers, there are dark scenes where certain situations are implied but not described in detail. Thank you for reading.
Review by: Jill-Ann
Sloane Howell is a new find for me, and a gem I didn’t know existed! I couldn’t put this book down until it was finished and I didn’t expect this book to end as it did! It through me for loops. There were moments where I was hot and bothered but then scared for the characters I quickly came to love. I mourned the losses of some and felt anger in my heart towards those who caused harm. This is by far the darkest erotic romance I’ve read. It is most definitely not for the faint of heart. I can’t wait to hear when Howell will release the next one!
you meet this bad ass, potty mouthed sex diva who fucks the bad guys before she kills them, or to manipulate long enough to get the information she needs. Jump back in time and you meet the 12-year-old girl who is being uprooted from the home she knows and loves and moved into this hellhole with her brother and parents. This “country” is ruled by a feared “mob boss” kind of guy, who ends up killing her father in front of her, admits killing her mother and brother, then begins whoring her out (yes at 12). At 19, Maggie is your traditional red light distract whore. She seems to have excepted this life but then mob boss Kiril decides she needs to be moved to another ‘distract’. In transport she escapes, finds herself helped by a man, taught to fight (think Uma Thurman in Kill Bill) and goes back to her hometown and begins her destruction of Kiril and his empire. Just when you think it can’t get worse then Kiril, insert villain number 2 Ka0s. He also speaks of justice and wanting the rich to suffer. One more thing, let’s throw a love interest by the name of Cody into the mix just because things aren’t spicy enough! Oh and did I mention Ka0s is really Kyle, her presumed dead brother Kiril said he murdered!!
Sloane Howell lives in the Midwest United States and writes dirty stories. When not reading or writing he enjoys hanging out with his family, watching sports, playing with the dogs, traveling, and engaging his readers on social media. You can almost always catch him on Twitter posting something goofy