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Title: Empathy

Author: Ker Dukey

Genre: Dark Romance/Erotic Suspense

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I am a brother
I am a police detective
I am a contract killer
I don’t want to love
I don’t want to feel
I don’t want … EMPATHY.

They say some people are born with decreased activity in the front central lobe causing them a deficiency in empathy. Maybe that’s true about me but whether I was born this way or created in a moment of evil, empathy was something I didn’t possess until her green eyes met mine in the mirror and I couldn’t take her life.
I didn’t want to feel, didn’t want this woman in my life complicating how I lived but she was there at every turn. Sent to haunt me for my sins. Her light so bright she provoked a shadow from everyone she touched. When a job turns bad quickly altering my life forever I’m forced to feel. When nothing is making sense I’m forced to face truths I never would recover from. When life drowns you in its cruelty you don’t know which way the current will drag you or who you’ll become once you re-surface.


I was a daughter
I was a student
I was a victim
Did I have his love?
Did I make him feel?
Did I have his empathy?
When the actions of a soulless killer forces sorrow into my veins I never dreamed the man healing my wounds would be the one to leave the worst scar. His love would scar my soul. Scars are permanent; I will never feel the relief from them. Will I learn to live with them, remember why I have them and learn never to let him close enough to inflict more? Will I eventually cover them… like tattoos coating them with new memories, new love and new starts? I didn’t know these answers because the pain was too suffocating, the only thing I knew was they will always be under the surface lingering. He had scars too, from his sins. There is nothing that can cover them, they were too deep, too ugly, too dark and they marked us both forever.

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Ker has blown me away with this book and I’m still reeling at the ending even though it is a few days since I finished it!

This book had me at the blurb and holy crap it didn’t disappoint! The twists and turns in this story had me captivated from the start and had my attention right until even the last flaming sentence! Ker what are you doing to me?!?! Seriously!

If you are a fan of sweet angsty romances then this isn’t the book for you!!! It is a dark read but in a really messed up sense and just when you *think* you know what is happening BAM you are hit with yet another mind messing twist!

This has to be a must read for 2014 and is likely to be one of those “Marmite” reads (you’ll either love it or hate it) but you definitely have to give it a go. 

Melody’s sadness was deep and you really feel for her, especially as you have a first hand experience of how her life crumbled. Blake is a complex character and he caused me the most issues for the best part of the book. You don’t want to like him but …..! The sexual chemistry between these two is immense and from the get go you know that they ought to be destined for great things together but then there is a bigger part of you that knows they shouldn’t be and this really messed with me! 

Then there is Ryan. He is just … well there really are no words! He is the focus of Blake, the overprotective big brother who does what he can to keep him safe and on the straight and narrow. Even though Blake’s life is messed up and he has seen and experienced things leaving him broken, he still goes the extra mile to make sure Ryan is cared for. Ryan is a friend to Melody when she really needs one too. But then everything just goes to shit and I still can’t get my head around how things actually turned out. Aarrgh!

The ending will get you! It really will and when I say that I mean right up until THE LAST CHUFFING page too! I’m in bits, and feel like I have been well and truly bitten, chewed up and spat right back out. I can’t rave more about giving this a go and it has to be up there as one of those MUST reads!

Five “I still can’t chuffing believe” it stars!

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LAST Empathy DividerMeet Ker DukeyKer Dukey

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could of improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

You can find me on facebook where i love interacting with my readers.

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