Hey guys, we have a very quick visit from Jack L. Pyke with Breakdown, Tootsie is mad for this author and she has arranged for a great giveaway where one lucky commenter will win a copy of Breakdown. So I will give you a bit of info and then you can read Tootsie’s review and leave a comment for a chance to win <3 ~Pixie~
(The Society of Masters 03)
Jack L. Pyke
The evidence is there in his hands: the DVD and notepad convincing Jack that Gray is responsible for his kidnapping and torture, tearing Jack and Jan brutally apart. But with Jack trapped in his own mind, lost to blackouts and self-harming, getting away from Gray must take a back seat to getting away from himself.
While locked away in a secret facility run by the Masters’ Circle, a new beast is unearthed from the depths of Jack’s
tormented past. Martin only comes out to play when Jack needs to hide, a psychopath as capable of ruining Jack’s life as he is of defending him. Martin is the repository for Jack’s most horrifying memories, protecting him from the bloody tasks Jack can’t handle. Martin’s purpose is to drive everyone Jack fears – or loves – away, before they get the chance to hurt Jack again.
Now Jack hurts more than he ever has before, Martin is back, and Jack has to figure out what Martin knows that Jack forgot, before it’s too late.
Jack blames her dark writing influences on living close to one of England’s finest forests. Having grown up hearing a history of kidnappings, murders, strange sightings, and sexual exploits her neck of the woods is renowned for, Jack takes that into her writing, having also learned that human coping strategies for intense situations can sometimes make the best of people have disastrously bad moments. Redeeming those flaws is Jack’s drive, and if that drive just happens to lead to sexual tension between two or more guys in a D/s relationship, Jack’s the first to let nature take its course.
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One comment winner will win an ecopy of Breakdown
Giveaway has ended
Winner is Cornelia!!!
Winner will be picked randomly by Tootsie and contacted by Jack L. Pyke
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Series: Don’t series 03
Author: Jack L Pyke
Genre: Gay Contemporary, BDSM, Thriller
Length: Novel (270 Pgs)
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing (19th August 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Jack has the evidence there in his hands, the DVD and notepad off D.C. Sanders that proves Gray played a part in tearing him and Jan brutally apart. But with Jack locked away in his own mind and lost to his blackouts and self-harming, the past brings to light the origins of a new beast. Martin only comes out to play when Jack needs to hide, a psychopath who has perhaps tasted and tested Gray to the full. All Jack has to do is remember how… and why. And why is there such a serious sadistic kick in hiding the memory? (M/M)
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Review: If you’ve made it this far with Jack L Pyke’s Don’t series, Don’t…….stop now. We finally get to see things a lot more clearly and are able to understand Jack and what makes up his personality. A personality that is disturbing at times. A personality that holds him hostage to his past hurts and torture. Antidote was a hard book to read, stay on course, and get to the end. The author put us through the ringer, trusted us to hold on for the ride, and if you did, you really felt the imprint of Gray, Jack, and Jan. There was no cuddling, kissing on the forehead, or hand holding to get you through some of the most horrific events I have ever read. But, WOW, what a thrill it was on the other side. I think I, as a reader, felt almost as much elation for taking that journey with them and was still left standing to tell about it, as they must have felt. Well…..that’s an exaggeration because they went thru HELL. When we left Antidote, Jack was falling apart. His mind is like a weapon of mass destruction. It has turned on him sending him into a downfall of many twisting emotions. He is self-destructing and turning things around to the point that he doesn’t know what to believe, or who. Gray had finally reached his breaking point and said something I never thought I would hear him say – Mercedes Benz!!
The story picks up 5 months after that dreadful day when Jack lost it. We find Gray packing up his home and belongings and going back to his home country. Jack pleads for him to stay, for the 3 of them to be together, that’s how it is supposed to be. What we don’t know is what happened during those 5 months. Where was Jack and what was he doing? Where were Jan and Gray? Breakdown, the 3rd in the Don’t series, will answer those questions for us. We get answers to questions I have often wondered, as I’m sure you have as well.
Gray calls in Dr. Halliday, who is also with the Master Circle, to take Jack and give him the help and care he needs. This of course means being admitted into a mental facility run by the MC also. I don’t think, No….I know, the first time reading this I truly understood everything that was happening. After reading Breakdown I went back and re-read parts of Antidote. Things were much clearer to me, maybe because I had been inside Jack’s head at this point. I knew his secrets and I had a bigger understanding of his disorders. I’m not suggesting everyone do the same thing, but for me, I needed to go back and understand what actually took place that horrid day. I understood better the depth and despair that Gray took responsibility for. The emotional toll that he carried and the devastation he was left with. When he took Jack in, 12-13 years ago, he made it his mission to understand Jack and his disorders, how to address them, control them and give Jack peace that he never had prior to Gray.
Jack fights everything around him and everybody. It takes him quite a while inside the hospital before he is willing to address his demons. Dr. Halliday and the staff are very patient with Jack. They allow him to come to terms with realizing he has a problem, it’s not going to be fixed quickly, it is going to take lots of work and patience. When Jack finally agrees to work on his memories and his captivity, it’s hard for him. It was hard for me to see the bigger picture. But as he goes through his life with the help of the Dr and watching some tapes that help to trigger his memory, he starts to heal.
This is probably the hardest review I have tried to write. Mainly because I don’t want to give any spoilers, but to say what I want to say I’m afraid I will. So I am going to summarize it and STRONGLY recommend everyone to read Breakdown. Many things begin to make sense as Jack’s memories are brought to light. Things from Don’t and especially from Antidote that I didn’t realize until Breakdown how much I really didn’t understand. But Oh My Gosh, Jack Pyke!!! I think I may have said before that you were a masterful storyteller. I just didn’t understand how much of one you truly are. This is a complicated series. I think after you read Breakdown, maybe re-touch on some places in Antidote, you will agree that this is a physiological masterpiece. Jack has so many things working against him and are playing havoc with his mind. As Jack begins to gain an understanding of who Martin is and what he has done when Jack checks out, I begin to understand also. And what I understand is this is one crazy, fantastic thrill of a journey. And it’s not over yet.
Jack has been in the hospital for 5 months. He hasn’t had any contact with anyone other than Jan and that was very limited. He feels he is ready to see Gray, he needs to touch him, feel his presence and hold him. With Dr. Halliday’s consent, he lets Jack leave for the first time since he was admitted. When we came to the ending of Antidote and it was 5 months later and Jack is in the garden or the maze getting his nerve up to confront Gray, this is where he has been.
This series is a roller coaster of events. You will go on an emotional journey as the events unfold. It is imperative to read each book in order and for me to go back through and re-read again. The clarity that I received from doing that really brought home for me just how brilliant this author is. The research and planning that Jack done had to be monumental. Please take time out and read this series. Yes it is hard to read at times but so worth the journey. I can’t wait to see where this author takes us next in the lives of Jack, Jan, and Gray.