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Librarian's Note: Alternate-cover edition for ASIN B0075WWJJ6Have you ever felt like an outcast? That you didn't belong and that somewhere, someone was waiting for you?Jade had been sheltered most of her life. Living in an isolated village with only sex and drugs to entertain. Her mother is an alcoholic and her father doesn't give a damn.Her only way out is to beg her AuntLibrarian's Note: Alternate-cover edition for ASIN B0075WWJJ6Have you ever felt like an outcast? That you didn't belong and that somewhere, someone was waiting for you?Jade had been sheltered most of her life. Living in an isolated village with only sex and drugs to entertain. Her mother is an alcoholic and her father doesn't give a damn.Her only way out is to beg her Aunt to allow her to stay as a guest in their London house.Jade meets fate head on. She finally finds a family that love and respect her and are not BLOOD.A raw emotional story about love, betrayal and sacrifice....

Title : in times of violence
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ISBN : 29615335
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Number of Pages : 122 Pages
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in times of violence Reviews

  • Amanda
    2019-04-11 14:23

    I was given an arc in exchange for an honest review. I really really wanted to love this book since I like MC romance novels. Sadly, that wasn't the case.I just want to start by saying that this book should have a trigger warning statement. Yes, I am well aware that MC romance novels have violence, but there is a suicide attempt and rape scene in the book that could potential trigger somebody. Now that that's out of the way..This was a quick read, but I couldn't get myself to read it all at once. I had to almost force myself to keep reading. The first two chapters were really long and the rest seemed like fillers almost to explain what happened after Jade initially met the Tyrants. Also, the whole love at first sight wasn't cute or cheesy I'm this book, it kinda annoyed me. It was a "I like the threat of danger and your looks so I'm in love with you"type of situation. And then the love triangle seemed short and messy. The time hops were almost confusing as points. I don't know.. It seemed as if it was labeled MC romance just because a bunch of guys owned motorcycles and fought sometimes and because the word love was mentioned.

  • Lori Hammons
    2019-04-14 16:39

    This is a different kind of romance story for me, and I loved it. Jade is trying to find where she fits in the world and finds that place in a gang. The writing is superb and I felt what Jade was going through. This is a riveting read!

  • Elaine Marie
    2019-03-28 21:46

    WOW, I love Jade's character. Very Well written.The author did an amazing job with this storyline.

  • Judith Rook
    2019-04-19 18:48

    Necessary ViolenceKarina Kantas’s novel “In Times of Violence” takes the reader into a strange social environment; one that most people have no direct experience of and which most people would draw back from if they met it in their real lives. But this sub-level of modern-day living does exist, and the author shows it to us, with power and authenticity, through the character of a female – a young woman who has become alienated from her dysfunctional family and goes to search for a substitute in London. She finds one, better by far than the one which has rejected her and let her down. But it is a family living on the edge of the legal system, a family which makes its own group laws and follows them honourably. When Jade joins the Tyrants, a motor-cycle gang, she is accepted and respected, and she blossoms. It is this positive aspect of a fundamentally violent life style that the author draws so clearly and so cleverly for the reader. Kantas does not try to excuse the generally negative behaviour of the gang members. She shows that in order to be true to their group values they must live in a constant state of confrontation with the outside world; but she also reveals the support and affection that they give to each other.Kantas presents Jade as an unusual young woman, driven by rejection and need, a young woman of determination, a young woman of violence. Perhaps this is the most shocking aspect of this novel. Jade is shown to be a violent woman, one who deals with her opponents violently. She thinks little of it; violence is a natural aspect of her new life.However, betrayal by the man she has come to trust cannot be dealt with through violence. In a moment of classic tragedy, Jade turns to another man for comfort, and the end is inevitable.This is a cleverly constructed book and the writing is controlled, stylish and accomplished. Kantas is a fine writer, with a great deal to offer in the way of reflection on modern-day society, and although it is targeted towards young adults, the story is relevant to a much wider readership.

  • Sharon
    2019-04-16 21:50

    This is my first book by Karina Kantas and I found it well-written and true to life. This is a quick read about a young woman who wants to escape her farm life looking for excitement. She ends up joining a motorcycle gang. I think this story is about self-discovery and what makes a family. This is really a very good story that you won't want to put down. It was thought-provoking. I thought it very realistic in story and feeling. There are ups and downs just like life. I will be reading more from this author.

  • Kate Clark
    2019-04-06 14:34

    This is my first novel by Karina Kantas and I was Transfixed!Here is a Powerful Passage:“I suppose it started on my seventeenth birthday. Yes. Let’s start there. It’s as good a place as any. I decided that best way to celebrate was down the local with my boyfriend, David, and his mates. Get pissed, stoned, and chill out. I didn’t have any friends at the college I attended. So, no party not like Mum would have let me have one anyway. Unfortunately, nobody was in a great mood. The atmosphere was strained, and I didn’t force myself to have a good time; it was obvious it wasn’t going to happen. By the time, I got home, I was depressed. There must be more to life than this? What was my purpose? Why was I born? I needed to sit down and think. Something needed to change, and it was up to me to change it. That was the beginning. That was when it all started.”The novel movement was liquid! Each character was fully-developed, flawed and so authentically human. The violence and suspense was interwoven with a warm familial relationship among the MC members, lots of British slang colored the narrative which added such realism and really took the reader on a thrill-ride through the streets of London.Lovely Booklover, I Never reveal ANY spoilers in my reviews as I wish for you to discover the joys of each Tantalizing Tale for yourself. I kindly recommend you purchase this book for your home library.

  • Felicia
    2019-04-09 16:27

    I received this book in exchange for a review.I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately this is one that I DNF'd. It takes a lot for me to not finish a book. This is literally only the second book I couldn't finish so far this year. I gave it a good bit before I decided I couldn't get into it and ultimately went to reading something else. Maybe it could have gotten better, but I personally felt like the two chapters, which were rather long chapters, of the story that I did read just felt like the story dragged on and on.Instalove is one of my biggest pet peeves in books and this had one of the most instant "instaloves" I've ever seen and it personally just annoyed me so much.Maybe I'll eventually be in the mood to go back to this story, but at this point it just wasn't for me.

  • Nicole
    2019-03-28 17:30

    **Trigger Warning** for violence, alcohol abuse, suicide, drugs and rape. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This story follows young Jade as she meets and falls for the President of a biker gang. Sounds good right? I love me a good MC Romance... To be honest I was a little disappointed.I felt the story was too rushed, and kinda all over the place. This one book could have been made in to two or three very detailed books in a series, if each story line was fleshed out a little. I would have loved to learn more about each character. I didn’t find myself to emotionally invested in any of them. Jade, Dylan, Clay and Marcus all have a lot of potential, I just need a little more from the author about them.

  • Allison
    2019-04-08 14:47

    This was the first book I've read by Karina Kantas, and I was surprised that it was marked as YA for some of things that happen in it. I was okay with stuff that happened but I'm sure an 13 year old would understand all of it. With that said I did enjoy the book, the last several chapter were definitely my favorite part. Im not going to say too much and spoil it but I really like the plot twist. I found Jade a good character with flaws like a normal human being who just wanted to escape her old life. I wish we had gotten more background on the rest of motorcycle crew since they were around a lot though. It was a pretty fast read and I managed to finish it in about two days.

  • Chrystal
    2019-04-22 21:26

    LovedI love this book. She joined the gang to feel love. They all took her in an treated her like a her. She loved with the 2 brother in love with Marcus or so she thought. But Dylan was the one who really loved her. But she didn't want to hurt Marcus. So they kelp its secret. Then Dylan was killed to protect he brother.

  • Kaye Springett
    2019-04-20 18:21

    I won the series of these books and so glad I did they were great and just got better and better don’t be put off by it being for a YA they were so good and definitely worth a read I will be keeping and eye on this author from now on

  • Geoff (G. Robbins) (merda constat variat altitudo)
    2019-03-24 20:33

    I came to this book, not really knowing what to expect from it. A lost girl in search of happiness? Perhaps. An amoral tale of urban violence in gangs? Maybe. How time affects gangs and there members? Certainly.The central character of the book, Jade, is a bored country girl who wants a life. After running to London she becomes infatuated with the leader of a local motorcycle gang. The novel covers the period and events around her time with the gang.The storytelling is in the first person from Jade’s perspective. This is combined with a flashback at the start of the book which looks back a year. Unfortunately, this incident is never referred to again in the book as it progresses through the years. This disorientates the reader, who is left trying desperately to understand the timescales. The problem with this book is that its neither fish nor fowl. The romance is handled in a very unemotional way, as is the action of the gangs. It feels like Jade could be as easily describing a gang of chartered accountants. There just doesn’t seem to be any passion in the piece, with the exception of the final confrontation, which is quite well handled. If the rest of the book had been as good as that, it would have been a good read. Unfortunately, it isn’t. The author really needs to hone her descriptions; clothing and attitude does not describe a scene. Depth is in the soul of the characters.There are too many spelling and grammatical errors in this book for my liking. The formatting is also poor, with large sections being randomly indented.

  • Karina Kantas
    2019-03-26 15:24

    In Times of Violence is an urban thriller about a bikers gang based in London, UK.A mixture of violence, romance, tragedy and comedy, this novel is an exciting read, that you will not want to put down.Conflict action, it's an emotional roller coaster ride."It was much better than I expected [as a 57-year-old grandmother living in rural Kentucky :-) ], the characters are true-to-life and interesting, 'real' people [the have jobs!] that feel out of place in society. The violence is real, and well-written. I read it straight through in one sitting and enjoyed it a lot. I recommend this book for people who like to read about 'rebels' and why they make the life choice they do." - USA"THIS WAS A VERY EXCITING AND EASY BOOK TO READ.I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END.I THINK WE ALL IMAGINE OURSELVES AS REBELS,AND I COULD RELATE TO THE STORY.THE FRIENDSHIP AND VIOLENCE WAS MIXED TOGHETER WITH SKILL, AND I WILL RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR ANYONE, AND ANY AGE." - RomaniaProfessional review:

  • Barbara
    2019-04-20 18:24

    Having not read anything in this genre, I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Jade, the main character, is flawed like the rest of us, leaving her unhappy home to find her niche in the world. Attracted to the leader of a biker gang, she makes herself known to him, gradually gaining a place as his girlfriend. The life they lead is fascinating, and she is accepted as one of the family, giving her the confidence she has always wanted.The story takes place over a period of time, and love, betrayal, and danger run throughout. I like the way Ms. Kantas weaves her spell, one that will have you looking forward to the next book in this series.Well done. 5 stars.

  • Dawn
    2019-04-11 21:30

    "In Times of Violence" isn't my usual choice of reading material, but I really enjoyed it! It's gritty, dark, and (as the title suggests!) very violent in parts - probably not suitable for those who are squeamish or overly sensitive.Karina Kantas writes with an honesty that I can appreciate and makes the journey through Jade's tale smoother. However... there are numerous problems with typos and spelling mistakes ("pillar" instead of "pillow", "wide-birth" instead of "wide-berth", etc.), punctuation errors, and missing words. It's a shame, as this book deserves some TLC.

  • David Richards
    2019-04-16 22:35

    I happened to read through this book when I was helping Karina to sort out some formatting problems that were preventing her from uploading it to Smashwords. As a result it was only a quick skim through rather than an in depth read. And although this genre isn't what I would normally read, it does have a leading female character which always appeals to me. I liked what I read and I will probably read it through again properly. When I do I will update this review. But I already know that it is definitely worth a look.

  • Amy
    2019-04-17 15:29

    This is not typically the type of book I read. However, it kept me wanting to keep reading to see what happened next. Even though the characters where engaged in a lifestyle that was completely foreign to me, I found myself relating to them and the decisions they had to make. I could see myself and people I know in them. I really enjoyed the book.

  • Bonnie
    2019-04-21 18:25

    loved the characters, remembered them from the Huntress but this was them before. for me it was a quick read..action,love,drama even cried in the end. family doesn't always mean blood relatives. i can relate have quite a few of those. it's a brotherhood. if you didn't enjoy it you didn't pay attention to what it was about!

  • Karina Kantas
    2019-04-21 22:27

    Nook format of my best seller, urban thriller, In Times of Violence.

  • Kazz Mossman
    2019-04-04 21:35

    A enjoyed this, Karina Kantas writes really well and knows how to weave a story with some great characters to keep the reader hooked.

  • Leah
    2019-04-17 21:30

    Reading this reminds me so much of S.O.A. Well put together and the characters are relatable. I laughed and cried while reading. I look forward to reading the next book!Well Done, Karina Kantas!

  • Julie Stafford
    2019-04-03 19:37

    Could Be a True Story!!In Times of Violence, Karina Kantas, has created a great story about the life of a young girl as she grows up into adulthood. It goes through the changes in her life right up to where she has grown children of her own. It is an MC story so there are some people who might be shocked however I found it very true to real life. Karina did an excellent job of creating the story of Jade's life and her friends. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and it will be hard to put down until you finish it. The next book Huntress starts out even better, if that's possible. Kudos to Ms Karina Kantas for creating such a true to life story.

  • Karina Kantas
    2019-04-06 14:26