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Beyond Shame (Beyond, Book One)

Series: Beyond by Kit Rocha , Book 1.0
By: Kit Rocha | Other books by Kit Rocha
Published By: Moira Rogers
Published: Sep 16, 2012
ISBN # 9780988327801
Word Count: 87,000
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Categories: Romance>Multiple Partners Romance>BDSM Romance>Erotic Romance

Description
All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.

The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal–men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four’s ruthless leader, and he’ll defend the O’Kane gang with his life. But no fight ever prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet.

Her innocence is undeniable, but so is their intense sexual attraction, and soon they’re crossing every boundary Noelle barely knew she had. But if she wants to belong to Jas, first she’ll have to open herself to a dangerous world of sex, lust and violence. A world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission.
 
Reader Rating:  starstarstarstarstar (37 Ratings)
Sensuality Rating:   lipliplipliplip
Excerpt:
She’d been cast out of Eden and straight into Hell.

Noelle had never seen anything as menacing as the Sector Four slums at twilight. Back in the city, the buildings were elegant, each carefully planned to fit the aesthetic of those around it, each maintained by silent crews of landscapers and cleaners tasked with making every inch of the city sparkle. Shining towers with crystal windows reflected the endless blue sky, and straight roads intersected at perfect angles.

Here, in the slums outside Eden, squat, ugly buildings seemed dropped with careless imprecision. The roads followed no logic she could discern. Brick and wood alike were dark with soot from generators spitting smoke into the air. Graffiti covered the walls, lewd curses and symbols she couldn’t begin to decipher. Garbage littered the cracked asphalt and dirt paths, broken glass and suspicious liquids. Noelle swallowed the pain of her ridiculous high heels and picked a careful path toward the end of the street.

Walking grew more difficult with every step. The military police had thrown her out the gate at the west checkpoint with nothing but the clothes on her back. No money or credits, just a pair of earrings and a colorful party dress she’d bought on the black market, a flashy bit of fabric meant to catch a boy’s eyes.

It was still catching boys’ eyes. She felt the weight of their gazes as she stumbled, barely catching her balance against the frame of a vendor’s stall. Bright lights strung on wires twinkled above her head. Danced. She blinked and rubbed her eyes. The lights only swam worse, each flaring like a tiny sun trapped in glass.

Her mouth tasted odd. She touched her earlobe, felt the empty hole. She’d wasted the entire morning and most of the afternoon looking for someone who would trade cash for the glitzy baubles. Finally, one man had taken pity on her and traded a sandwich and a cup of juice for the earrings, laughing as he confided that his wife wouldn’t know real diamonds from fakes.

Too aware of all the eyes on her, Noelle turned. The little table where she’d devoured her meager meal was around the corner, but the man who’d owned it wasn’t. He was following her. Watching her.

Laughing.

Panic surged. Noelle spun and stopped, but the world kept on whirling by. Her ankle buckled and she pitched into a solid wall, a wall that reached out and grasped her arms in a steely grip.

A man frowned down at her, his gaze sweeping her body. She registered a stern face, dark, flat eyes and a full beard. Tattoos—on his wrists and arms, the kind they taught about in school and whispered about at church socials. The sector gangs, the rough criminals who controlled the slums and waged war on virtue and life.

She’d been cast into Hell, and he was a demon.
Reader Reviews (15)
Submitted By: najeela on Jan 28, 2014
I did not like this book. It was more sex than plot and it just seemed like everyone was screwing everybody just for the sake of screwing. I like a lot of sex in my story as the next person but I want a good plot also.
Submitted By: Mink08 on Jan 14, 2014
A good start to the series, really hot but likeable characters
Submitted By: Mink08 on Jan 14, 2014
A good start to the series, really hot but likeable characters
Submitted By: shyone1115 on Jan 8, 2014
I loved this book, it had great charters and a clear and intriguing plot. All over good read
Submitted By: survol on Jan 2, 2014
Great world-building, believable characters, HOT sex, and strong men with soft spots. I loved this and didn't want it to end. Already bought the next two in the series.
Submitted By: amandasmoke11 on Jan 1, 2014
I really enjoyed this book, the story line was so good that I now own the box set of this series!!! The scenes were very very hot turn on the fan and set aside a few hours to read this book you will not want to put it down
Submitted By: Safety Lady on Dec 27, 2013
Definitely HOT in the relationship department. A pretty good book but there were times I wanted to slap the female main character for being too submissive or maybe just young. Over all pretty good and quite steamy for a cold winter day. Happy reading.
Submitted By: rsml51 on Oct 27, 2013
Beyond Shame has a lot of sex and a little story, which is a shame, because what little story there was had the makings for an interesting plot. The writing style is fine and there are few errors. The characters, while likable, are not very well defined, but a background for each is provided. Not a favorite for me.
Submitted By: collinsclan2000 on Sep 27, 2013
This book is not for the shy reader. Hot, steamy and down right 'dirty'. You'll want a cigarette even if you don't smoke after reading these scenes. Character development is good. You like the characters so much you wish there was more about them. I had a very hard time putting this book down. It is a great length and I am glad there are more to come. I have high expectations after the first book. And I hope the story line continues with the characters. Seems like there is a bigger story brewing
Submitted By: dragonrene on Sep 24, 2013
This is my first Kit Rocha experience and definitely not my last. I love her bold writing style and all of her characters. Beyond Shame is jam packed full of excitement, surprises, hot sex (MFM, FMF, MF and even MFMF scenes) and thrills. A definite original experience and one I'll not forget. An fans of the genre will enjoy the thrill ride with this story ;)
Submitted By: madmadge on Mar 23, 2013
I'm having trouble finding words for this review, because this book blew me away! These authors do an INCREDIBLY good job of balancing the emotional and mental parts of sex with the hot visceral physical descriptions, all within a totally original and compelling universe. Complex characters, no cardboard alpha males here. If I could give this fifteen stars I would, and I'd as soon as I hit enter, I'm buying the next in the series!
Submitted By: suzee on Jan 14, 2013
Wow what can I say. I loved this book. I loved the characters, the plot and the writing style. I cannot wait for the next installment
Submitted By: tradaker on Jan 12, 2013
WOW, This book was AWESOME!!!! I liked it so much I signed up on the authors web site as a fan. I have never done that. This story keeps flowing and is so well written you wont want to put it down.
Submitted By: denise_b on Jan 1, 2013
This was my favorite book of 2012. Noelle is kicked out of her protected life in Eden and learns to contribute to the brutal and free society outside the walls. While it is a romance, as with their Southern Arcana series, the plot relies on characters beyond the main couple. In this case, the relationship also extends beyond the main characters. I can't wait to see what happens with the O'Kanes in 2013.
Submitted By: anonymoose on Oct 6, 2012
The authors have built a vivid, violent and interesting world with equally vivid, violent and interesting characters. This book is dark and won't be for everyone, and yet the romance is touching. I normally don't like reading ff but the way it was written fits very well with the story and with the main m/f relationship. I've read their Moira Rodgers books and this one is even better. I can't wait to read the next in the series!
 

Beyond Shame (Beyond, Book One)

By: Kit Rocha
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