J.A. Redmerski’s “Killing Sarai” is LIVE now + I have an excerpt + a giveaway!

by Maryse on June 19, 2013 · 130 comments

in J.A Redmerski, News

Killing Sarai
<—- JUST RELEASED TODAY (a couple of days early!!), so I just bought it. I LOVE this author and while we are anxiously awaiting the sequel (The Edge of Never) to her HUGE hit The Edge of Never, she has JUST released this one! No need to wait for more of her fabulousness!

Wanna know more? Look below. Oooooh you guys. This is BAD GUY territory!!! No… not “bad boy”. BAD GUY!

“Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord…”

See where this is going? Oh YES!!!!!

And here’s a bit more news from one of our fellow readers that just read it:

Tiffany: Killing Sarai By J.A. Redmerski was released Today and It is a FANTASTIC Book!!! Way different than the Edge of Never..And I LOVED it!! Maryse Your Gonna Love it too!! ;)

Elizabeth: Does it end with a cliffhanger??

Tiffany: It’s not a cliffhanger … there is a sequel .. I don’t want to give anymore spoilers!


From the author of the New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling novel, THE EDGE OF NEVER, comes a story of passion and survival…

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

This is their story…

Exclusive excerpt!

Victor walks into the room. He leaves the door open to let the light from the hallway filter inside instead of flipping on the switch. I get the feeling he thought at first I might’ve been asleep.

He’s dressed from head to toe in refined sophistication, more-so than I’ve ever seen him and I can’t help but stare across the room at his dangerous beauty. His tall form moves through the path of light at the door and then is bathed in shadow when he approaches the bed where I lay.

“You’re leaving, aren’t you?”

“Yes,” he says and sits down beside me, his back straight, his hands resting along the tops of his legs.

“Are you going to come back?”

It takes him a moment to answer. He keeps his eyes trained on the window out ahead.

“It will probably be best that I didn’t,” he says.

My heart lurches. I swallow.

“When Javier is dead, either Samantha will take you where you need to go, or I’ll send Niklas for you.”

The back of my throat is beginning to burn, the top of my nose, just between my eyes is starting to itch.

I force the tears back.

I don’t want him to go at all, much less never come back. I want to stay with him, though I don’t know why.

“But what if others know?” I remind him, hoping to change his mind without him knowing the real reason why. “What about John Lansen? What about all of the other men I saw? Victor, they might know and maybe Javier won’t be the last to come looking for me.” I really don’t care if they do. That’s not what I’m afraid of. I’m afraid of Victor walking out that door and never seeing him again.

Finally, I manage to sit up, anger twisting my features at first, until I notice it and let them soften.

I cross my legs Indian-style on the bed and reach out to take his wrist, tugging on the sleeve of his jacket. I halfway expected him to retract it from me, but he doesn’t. He rests his hand upon the tops of my crossed ankles and just that simple touch, that single gesture, causes my throat to close up with emotion. I look down at his hand, my fingers shaking nervously against the cuff of his dress shirt.

He didn’t move his hand away…, I keep thinking to myself.

Tears brim my eyelids, but I breathe them back quickly.

“I am sorry, Sarai,” he says looking me in the eyes as his churn with conflict and indecision.

I get the feeling that he doesn’t want to leave me here. I feel it…I know it….

Slowly he stands up from the bed. I sit here, frozen in a chasm of self-defeat and anger and fear. Fear! How can he accuse me of fearing nothing?! I want to shout at him, tell him how wrong he is as he shoulders his bags and takes up the gun suitcase in one hand.

Instead, I wipe the few tears that did manage to fall from my eyes and I say across the room to him softly:

“Victor, you were wrong.”

He turns only his head to look back at me.

“You were wrong when you said I fear nothing. You were so wrong….”

He holds his gaze on me for only a second and then turns and walks away, closing the door and letting the darkness of the room consume me again.

Want a signed copy? Look even lower…

How to enter for a chance to win one: Just leave a comment below, and tomorrow night by 10pm EST, I will randomly select one winner.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The book will be sent directly from the author. This giveaway is open to EVERYBODY who comments – international too! YAY!!!

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{ 130 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria Malaveci June 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I would love to win! Thanks for the chance Maryse!

Tammy June 19, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds great!!! :)

A.J. June 19, 2013 at 8:11 PM

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Tracie June 19, 2013 at 8:12 PM

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Jenn Benando June 19, 2013 at 8:13 PM

I can’t wait to read this!!!

Jody Duffy June 19, 2013 at 8:13 PM

I love her other books and this one sounds really good too.

Krista June 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

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Brazilian Girl June 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

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Joy June 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

I’m reading this right now!!!

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Marcia June 19, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I loved the Edge of Never. This excerpt was incredibly tempting…I want to read the book! I would love to win a copy!

Teresa H. June 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

I would love to win a copy. I really enjoyed reading The Edge of Never. It was a 5-star book for me. Awesome giveaway!

Kristina June 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

You had me at the same author of the Edge of Never. Xo

Pamela June 19, 2013 at 8:32 PM

This is something different! Totally want too read it

Gloria June 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

I haven’t read this author yet. The blurb looks great though.
Can’t wait to see you next weekend Maryse

Tracie June 19, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I’m in!

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So many good books coming out this month & wish I had more time to read.

Amanda June 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Always appreciative of a chance to read books books by a author new to me.. thanks!.

Sharon Tyson June 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Looks different and LOVED The Edge of Never so very curious to read this one. :)

carrie June 19, 2013 at 8:51 PM

The Edge of Never was fabulous, maybe this will hold until sequel comes :)

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I really liked The Edge of Never, so I’m looking forward to reading this also.

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OHHH!!! This sounds so good! I loved The Edge of Never! Looks like I found my weekend read.

Leigh-Ann McDonald June 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

This one sounds good. Can’t wait for the Edge of Always to come out.

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Heather June 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM

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Lynn June 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

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Maryann Buchanan June 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Adding another to my TBR list!

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Lacey T June 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM

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Lea June 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Pick me :)

Thanks for the giveaway! *fingers crossed*

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Denisse June 20, 2013 at 12:14 AM

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Courtney M June 20, 2013 at 5:41 AM

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Awesome thank you!
Love her books!

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sandy sciacca June 20, 2013 at 6:58 AM

sounds awesome, adding it my TBR list now, ok so maybe i’ll move it to the top of list:) thanks

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Beverly June 20, 2013 at 7:38 AM

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Thank you!

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Adding it to my TBR list :)

Corinne B. June 20, 2013 at 8:22 AM

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Rose June 20, 2013 at 9:20 AM

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Jean June 20, 2013 at 9:30 AM

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Isadora June 20, 2013 at 9:36 AM

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Sharleen June 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Definitely adding on my TBR list

RUBI June 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM

I would love to win a copy!

Rebecca Drake June 20, 2013 at 10:21 AM

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Alicia B June 20, 2013 at 10:57 AM

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Corrie June 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Sounds like a great read. I would love to win it!

Jen C. June 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Ya! Going on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

Krysta June 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

I cant wait to read it!! Curse my nook for not having it yet, I guess i need just need some patience haha

Alison K June 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

LOVED Edge of Never, this one sounds great too!

Aleksandra A June 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

OMG, can`t wait to read this book. I really love The Edge of Never. I know this book is not the same, but I really like the description of the book. So dark, yet with hope. And the cover is so emotional. When you see her, you wonder what happened to her and want to know more about her. I`m so excited about this book <3

Thank you for this amazing giveaway <3

Caitlin Coffey June 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM

This book sounds awesome! I absolutely adored Edge of Never, so I’m excited to see how this one is.

Nicole June 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Cant wait to read!!!

Jenn June 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Can’t wait to read it!!!!

Molly F. June 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I’m dying to read this! Thank you for the giveaway.

Patty June 20, 2013 at 12:37 PM

ok I will try again…never win anything

Feifei June 20, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Just finished with this!! DYING for the next one!!!

Joanna I June 20, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Can’t wait to read! :)

Kristina June 20, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Looks awesome, can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway

Kat June 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM

I’ve needed a J.A fix for a while! Thanks Maryse for the, as always, stellar giveaways!

Amanda Ladyha June 20, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I can’t wait to read this one!

Angi June 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Just bought this one. Can’t wait to read.

Susana Dorado June 20, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Thanks Maryse….this book sounds good….

bn100 June 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Sounds intriguing

Kyle June 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I finished the book and it does end in a cliffhanger… but it just left me really excited for the next book. I am a fan! Can’t wait to see where she goes with this!!!

Nancy S June 20, 2013 at 3:47 PM

can’t wait to read it ! So enjoyed the Edge of Never!

Stephanie Krayeski June 20, 2013 at 4:41 PM

I loved the Edge of Never!!! Can’t wait to read this novel too!

mercedes June 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I would love a signed copy. :)

Brandi Bradford June 20, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Wow! Sounds great! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

Andy June 20, 2013 at 5:11 PM

I would love to read this book!!! Thanks.

Anna June 20, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Would love a copy of this!

Yolanda June 20, 2013 at 6:14 PM

I would love to read this, thanks.

Jessica McDonald June 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM

This sounds awesome. Gonna have to check this out.

Beth June 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Looks like a great book!!!!

Mick Murphy June 20, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I absolutely loved The Edge of Never and I cannot wait for to read this one! Really hope to win!! Thanks for the giveaway!

TG June 20, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Just bought this book and I can’t wait to start reading it. I thought The Edge of Never was a beautifully written book and loved every minute of it, even the heart-wrenching ones. Thanks for the giveaway…love your blog!!!!

Michelle M June 20, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Oh this looks gooooood. Looks like a darker read, but I’m okay with that.

Martha I June 20, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I love the cover! Can’t wait to read it!

Erika June 20, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Loved The Edge of Never and keep hearing about this one. Hope to read it soon! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mertxe June 21, 2013 at 4:02 AM

I finished Killing Saray and is soooooooo good. Victor and Saray ….WOW

Melanie June 21, 2013 at 6:45 AM

I would love to win! I loved “The Edge of Never!” This one sounds amazing as well!

Sweeta D June 21, 2013 at 8:40 AM

I’m in the middle of Killing Sarai and it is so so so good! Redmerski is an incredible author!

Brianna Lee Reviews June 21, 2013 at 9:31 AM

I love this author! Great giveaway, thanks!

Irini Doyle June 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I literally can’t tell you how excited I am to begin reading this book!! I looks and sounds so awesome!!

Michelle September 15, 2013 at 2:02 PM

I loved The Edge of Never! I would love to read Killing Sarai! Your book reviews are the best because I’ve LOVED every book you’ve given rave reviews for!

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