- All paths lead to destruction in the new Torpedo Ink novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.
Savin "Savage" Pajari is convinced he's not worth a damn thing. He's not like his brothers. He's a sadistic monster, a killer—a man no woman could truly love. So it completely throws him when a stranger risks her life for his, pushing him out of the way and taking the hit that would have sent him six feet under. If he had any kind of sense he'd leave her alone, but Savage can't get the woman with a smart mouth and no sense of self-preservation out of his head. With one kiss, he's lost.
Seychelle Dubois has spent her entire life not feeling much of anything, until Savage comes along sets her whole body on fire. Kissing him had been a mistake. Letting him get close would be a catastrophe. He's the most beautiful—and damaged—man she's ever met. He has a way of getting under her skin, and what he's offering is too tempting to resist.
Seychelle knows so little about Savage or the dangerous world of Torpedo Ink, but his darkness draws her like a moth to a flame. Loving him could mean losing herself completely to his needs—needs she doesn't understand but is eager to learn. But what Savage teaches her could destroy her.
I always knew I would write Savage's story. He had been calling to me for a very long time. My heart broke for him because he was so lost. What I didn't know was that I would be sharing his story, and ultimately, two stories with you. Most of my long-time readers are aware that Savage is a sexual sadist. I did so much research and spoke with two counselors who help me try to understand what happens to children who are victimized for extended periods of time by pedophiles or traffickers. I knew there was no changing what Savage was, no miraculous cure for the pain caused during his childhood. For me, that made the heartbreak worse because it meant he also knew it as well. I began to write his story just to get it out of my head and to give him a happy ending or one I could live with.
I began receiving hundreds of letters asking for his story and once that started, it was like a dam had broken or there was a conspiracy. The letters poured in. In my community I asked why, knowing he was a sadist, readers would want his story. I pointed out it wouldn't be a fairytale because, I must share the reality of what their lives would be like. I appreciated the honest answers and was convinced to share his story.
My solution is to give you Savage's story in two stand-alone books. The first, Annihilation Road, tells the story of his meeting and falling in love. There is very little in it to trigger readers who have read the Torpedo Ink series and know the stories are raw and edgy. The story is complete and will satisfy the reader. The second book Savage Road, comes immediately following in January 2022 and is a stand-alone: it follows Seychelle and Savage's journey both physically and, more importantly, emotionally. As always, club business will be shown in both books, but there is no important information a reader will miss if they choose not to read Savage Road. There are elements in Savage Road that some readers may find triggering as the book deals specifically with his sexual proclivities. Both books are intense, emotional and the story of two people in love in a heart-breaking situation. I loved the characters and their stories and found them to be courageous in so many ways.
I truly hope you love them too whether you choose to read one or both of the stories of their journey together.
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