King of Fools
(Book One, The Farthest Islands Series)
Luke Skaar is a young man who struggles hard to find his place in this world and hides his doubts from everyone – especially from himself. , Loved by women, surrounded with friends, working in a bar, and blowing off steam with his adrenalin filled hobbies, he seems the most careless guy in the world. But he’s not. He’s burdened by the memory of his accident and by the inexplicable things that have been going on ever since. When finally he gets a chance to start anew, his life becomes even stranger. And spooky. On his way to The Farthest Islands, he meets a woman who mesmerizes him completely, and suddenly, he finds himself in a chaos of fear, doubts, passion, and attraction. He tries to get to the truth, but sometimes, the truth is just too much to take.
About B. L. Pride
B. L. Pride is a team of two best friends from Maribor, Slovenia. They’ve got a lot in common, but their love for books, stories, and new worlds they explore and inhabit constantly has brought them even closer together. The venture that started with Barbara’s decision she would not fight against her wish to write anymore, hit a whole new dimension when Lea read what her best friend had written. The decision was not an easy one, but it was made eventually – and L. started to translate their first work, now titled Addiction (Book One, Beyond Life Series). There have been a whole bunch of ups and downs ever since, but they didn’t quit. Now they have just published the first book of a new series, Addiction is getting re-edited, and Insanity (Book Two, Beyond Life Series) is waiting to be published alongside Addiction.
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By Sarah Wathen on July 29, 2015
Luke is one of those guys who is dangerous to fall in love with. I always do, invariably. But, I’ve known too many Luke’s too often in my life and he’s the kind of guy that breaks hearts as easily as snuffing out cigarettes. He’s a little lost and a little wounded, made even more alluring by a pretty face, careless hair, and a cool demeanor. He’s cool enough in the beginning as to be the kind of dick you might want to slap in a bar after you’ve just found him with another woman. But that’s okay with me, because since King of Fools is written in Luke’s point of view, I get to be the dick. That’s one of the things I love most about this book—being able to step into the shoes of my favorite kind of guy to love and hate. And the plot thickens from there…
You wouldn’t know it to look at him, but Luke has experienced an accident that brought him too close to death to ever be the same. Mentally, possibly physically, definitely spiritually. You see, something followed him back from the beyond. Something cold, vaguely needy and slightly terrifying, and from the beginning I’m not sure whether I should be turned on or repulsed by that something. Luke isn’t sure either. In fact, he’s trying very hard to ignore it and pretend that he wasn’t in an accident at all. Luke’s accident is only touched on delicately at first. The author does give us the juicy details later in the book, and they are worth waiting for. Having been in a death defying accident myself, and perhaps crossed over to the beyond for a brief moment like Luke, I love the way that BL Pride handles this life (or death) experience. She nailed it. But we aren’t fully initiated until close to the end.
By Mia Malishka on July 29, 2015
I wouldn’t want to reveal too much, but I have to mention the ending. Not what happens in the end, but what it made me feel. I thought the ending was just as one of a kind as Luke and Deirdre. I know what is going on, but at the same time I don’t. She told me everything, but I’m still in the dark. It’s probably what Luke feels, and I loved the way I feel I know him and understand him even in his most ‘moody’ moments. I would recommend this book to everyone who wants to experience some good old romance but appreciate to explore under the surface as well. And on the other side of where we are now. Another dimension? Or the world of the dead? I’m not sure.
By Amazon Customer on July 29, 2015
It starts off with Luke, who is cocky and is still trying to figure out what he wants out of life. He lives by the moment, always searching for the ‘thing’ that he wants that seems just out of his grasp. Then he’s offered the perfect job, one that seems to be exactly what he’s looking for. So he doesn’t say no, even though his mom warns him against it, and then — his life completely changes.
First, he meets this entrancing woman, who he can’t deny her anything. She becomes his whole life — he’s barely hanging on to his dream job and all the inexplicable things that are happening with that. Then he discovers that she might not be a normal human being….
A great read, one that hooks you in and drags you along for a ride.
By Ana on July 29, 2015
By Dandelion on July 29, 2015
Can’t wait to read the second of the series!