Author: Jack L. Pyke
Novel: Psychopaths & Sinners, Don?t? book 5
Release Date: 22nd May, 2018
?Because us? Psychopaths and sinners? we don?t need fixing, Gray.?
Three bodies, three mutilations, each one with something? unusual inserted into the wounds. The deaths are enough to leave Ash Thomas scrambling around to find someone to trust as the murders hit so close to home and heart.
For Gray Raoul, MI5 director of G-Branch, the deaths offer something else, a fall back into a familiar life where culling serial killers cater to his own darker mindset. But the farther Gray moves away from home, the more he realises serial killer games in the field are nothing compared to who he has locked up back at home. Sometimes walking the fine line between psychopaths and live-in lovers is a far darker game.
For Ash, that might just mean he?s on his own now, facing a killer who has a deadly fascination for pretty young men and dancing Holly Blue butterflies over their skin.
Sleeping with Psychopaths: Sharing the Sheets with Readers.
Huge thanks to Men & Men Midnight Caf? for hosting the final day of my tour! It?s been one dark ride. Yesterday I was at Divine Magazine https://divinemagazine.biz/, looking at the dark symbolism behind the ultimate Don?t? psychopath: Gray Raoul, the Crown?s Dog Soldier and culler.
Today the Don?t psychopaths are slipping beneath the sheets with some gorgeous author & reader questions. And it gets pretty? intense! Thank you to everyone who supplied a question!
Author Ben Brock. When one twin dies and the other lives, sometimes the living twin experiences survivors? guilt, guilt that they are living and their twin is dead. Does Jack ever feel as if the ?wrong? person got the majority of consciousness? Does he feel as if Martin would make less of a mess of things if he had more control than Jack does?
This is so tricky! As I mentioned yesterday at Divine Magazine, Jack?s a sociopath in his own right. Born in the UK, he?s made through Cutter?s enforced social climate, where Cutter ensures Jack carries on loving being cut during sex, but then he also denies Jack that cutting high in order for Jack to live in all that regional? instability and chaos that Cutter loves driving. When we first meet Jack, Jack is Cutter?s late-teenage gang leader, handling stolen goods, carjacking, dealing drugs, and later domestic terrorism with arms deals. In order to survive in a psychopath playing field when his world falls apart, Jack then ?walks? into Martin, giving Jack a secondary personality that has all the tools to survive in the psychopath playing field that surrounds them. Martin is a psychopath in his own right, and he comes with one hell of a full love of ?born this way, baby? innateness. Yes, they?re very much like twins or brothers, with that love-hate relationship, but they differ so much with how both are also no more than passing strangers in the night, ones who only have notes and lovers? reactions to gauge just what they?ve both been up to. Where ignorance is bliss, can you really miss what you don?t know?
Is there guilt there, though? That Martin could cope better with more control?
Here, Jack?s come through dark situations on the back of Martin?s need to protect them. Jack needs him around even if he can?t see it. But on the flip side of only having notes and people?s reactions to gauge just what Martin does, Jack also sees that Martin perhaps wouldn?t survive without him too. There?s the likes of a knife wound on one of his lover?s hips from just how dark Martin is. So, yes, Martin survives chaos by dealing in chaos, but Jack?s life isn?t always chaos. In calm quarters, Martin would no less survive any better than Jack if Jack stepped into Martin?s chaos.
Martin?s built like any violent chemical reaction: born to get vicious, but like most chemical reactions, they only burn for so long before it hits a wall and burns out. So as much as Jack needs Martin?s aggression and game play to get through life, Martin also needs Jack?s coolant to try and balance them out. I think Jack would feel more guilt if that reaction failed and someone got hurt more because of it. But if Jack will ever come to see that, that they both have a right to co-exist, it remains the ultimate question for DID sufferers in general! But it is also something the series finale goes head to head with, for better or worse.
Author T.s. McKinney: I want to know how you’re going to handle the fact that I love Jack and Martin. From where I?m sitting, my heart is going to be broken one way or another…
There?s a twist coming, T.s., and you have my word, you?ll fall in love again, in all new different ways. I promise. Might take a while, but Jack? he always gets there in the end. And Jack wouldn?t be who he is without Martin. But you never know, maybe there?s room for just? one? more?
Vicky. What the hell does Jack read in his stolen newspapers off Craig? Martin too LOL
Jack?s a mechanic, he?s after the car sales section. Martin? he just goes true pig-in-a-blanket style: wrapping someone up in it and seeing how long they squeal after he sets it on fire! That and burning the car sales section before Jack gets at it.
Michelle Booklover Simm: Would Jan be able to cope with Martin if there was no Gray or anybody?
I think Jan knows Martin needs Gray there to survive. He?d work his soul out to keep them all together, no matter how much Martin could kick against it and want to drive Gray into a joint psychopath grave. With Jan, there?s just too much fight in him lately to dwell on Gray not being there. It?s not an option for him.
Sue. Is there?s a chance of another book?
Well, after Psychopaths & Sinners, there?s Don?t 6: Fractured, where we see just how far Gray is falling, and where that leaves Jan, Jack, and Martin. It also brings in Gray?s son, and just how everything spirals as he gets caught up in his dad?s world. This one is already with the publisher, but is marked as the last novel in the series. But I think the Don?t lads have earned a rest. They?ve worked so hard for some peace. Just might take a while to get there!
Thank you for staying with me on this tour, and thanks again to MM Midnight Caf? for hosting on me on my final day! It?s been an awesome tour!
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Jack L. Pyke blames her dark writing influences on living close to one of England?s finest forests. Having grown up hearing a history of kidnappings, murders, strange sightings, and sexual exploits her neck of the woods is renowned for, Jack takes that into her writing, having also learned that human coping strategies for intense situations can sometimes make the best of people have disastrously bad moments. Redeeming those flaws is Jack?s drive, and if that drive just happens to lead to sexual tension between two or more guys, Jack?s the first to let nature take its course.
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