Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Blog Tour: The Untouchables by J.J. McAvoy

TheUntouchables Tour

The Untouchables Ruthless People #2 
Publication Date: January 22, 2015 
Also in this series: The Untouchables 

Book 2 in the Ruthless People Trilogy.

Tour: The Untouchables by J.J. McAvoy"One Secret. Multiple Casualties.” Everything Melody Callahan has ever been told about her past is a lie. Her father lied. Her husband lied. But like all secrets…they come out. Not only is her mother, Aviela, alive but she won’t stop until she tears down everything Liam and Melody have spent the past year building. With a new target on their back and the media now focused on their family as the Presidential election approaches, Liam and Melody must fight on two battlefronts. Melody is torn between being in love with Liam and wanting to kill him for lying to her. Being in love and showing love are two different things in her world. Liam wants to do anything to protect his family even if that means hurting the people he loves. Family is everything… but what happens when they’re out for your blood? Everything they have been through is nothing compared to what is coming... ***Warning: This book contains adult language and subject matter including graphic violence and explict sex that may be disturbing for some readers. This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.***

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4. 5 Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Stars by Lisa Kane

I adored Ruthless People. It was gritty, raw and had an "In your face" feel to it and The Untouchables continues with the same degree of excellence. Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan have grown as individuals and as a couple in their marriage. Where they were once held together by the necessity of uniting two mob families with their nuptials, the lust they once felt has only intensified but is now deepened by the love the feel for each other. 

I noticed her dress and shoes in a pile next to the door. The sight of her soaking in our bathtub-the mounds of her breasts covered with suds, her hair in a messy bun, strands sticking to her neck and her eyes closed-was almost enough to bring me to my knees. 

There is no one but them that can understand their way of life. Being the boss and having to make the life and often the death decisions they are forced to make, isolates them, even from their own families. While Melody has virtually no living relatives, she does have a group of trusted individuals that she keeps within her circle. And even those she doesn't completely trust. But in spite of this, she is loyal to Liam's family; his parents Evelyn and Sedric and she accepts his brothers Declan and Neal. While she tolerates Declan's wife Coraline, she has mixed emotions regarding Neal's wife Olvia. If there is one person who comes close to her trusting with her life, it would be Liam. 

There are dangers all around. Even members of their own family want them dead.

"How did you two, of all people, become the Boss? You, Liam, will never be great," he said. "You will always be the crippled boy trying so hard to be a man. I guess that's why you can handle being married to someone with bigger balls." 

Their latest focus is on gaining control of the White House through the election of Senator Coleman, Olivia's father. At the end of Ruthless People, Liam discovered that Aviela, Melody's mother, long thought dead, is really alive. She is one of the most notorious hit man around and has had an agenda concerning Melody and her close relatives for years. What will Melody's reaction be to the news that Liam has been keeping this from her?

"You'd better kill me now, Aviela," I hissed up at her. "Or I swear to God, I will not rest until I take your head from your shoulders." 
She pulled a gun and pressed it into my wound. 
"You are a cub. I'm a lioness, sweetheart. Count your lucky stars you're not on my list today." With that she shot me once more before rising. 

The Untouchables is non stop action. It's full of suspense, intrigue, and sex. Melody and Liam burn up the sheets and any other hard surface they find at their disposal. The humor and the witty banter between them always serves to soften the harsh realities of their mob world. Everyone is disposable, everyone can be eliminated on a moment's  whim. So why do I love this series so much? JJ Macavoy's writing sucks the reader into this nefarious world of the uber rich, ultra powerful individuals who can buy, kill or control anyone. The intrigue that abounds in this book will keep you on tether hooks. How does Aviela manage to keep tabs on her daughter's every move? How is she able to get into her house with all the security and cameras? Who is controlling the White House and will Melody and Liam be implicated in things that are going on inside there?

"Lower your weapons," Grandfather said as he glared into her eyes. "The Italian cow..."
The moment he said it, three bullets went flying into them. One in the chest, one in the wrist and the other the knee: they all went down like cards. You don't outgun Mel.   

There are human interest stories in this book too. Health issues surround the women; some are reasons to celebrate and some are reasons to be fearful. None of the characters, even the ones we despise, are one dimensional. They have layers of flaws and warts like everyone else. So even when we wouldn't  mind them being taken out, they are still part of our reading family, and deserve a degree of loyalty from us. 

Of course this ends in the mother of all cliffys, much bigger than the one from Ruthless People. American Savages releases in March and I need my answers; I need Liam and Melody to be okay and I need to know that they will go on to love, and argue and fight the constant wars that surround them. So hurry up March! 

"If you can see him, he's touchable. Being untouchable is just an illusion people like us create to intimidate others. Everyone has a weakness."

About the Author
65497_1541399449440285_8932564999068005789_nJ. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.” She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy

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