Release Blitz + Giveaway – Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

Posted by Ing on 17 November, 2015 // ★★ 126 Comments ★★


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Title: Corrupt
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: Dark | Erotica | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Organized by: As the Pages Turn

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I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.


Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.


The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.


• • • Corrupt ~ Excerpt • • •

I turned and stalked off, taking a left down the hallway toward the elevator. The doors opened as soon as I pushed the button, and I stepped inside, trying to calm my racing heart.

They still intimidated me.

And excited me. And challenged me. And knotted me up.

I’d kind of wanted to go to a party but not with them.

The doors started closing, but just then a hand shot into the elevator, and I jumped, seeing the doors re-open. I sucked in a breath, staring wide-eyed as Michael reached in, grabbed my shirt by the collar with one hand, and pulled me out.

“Michael!” I shouted.

I stumbled into him, and before I knew what was happening, he grabbed my wrists and locked them behind my back, walking into me and forcing me backward, back down the hall toward the kitchen.

“Let me go!” I demanded, my lips brushing the tip of his chin.

“I don’t know, guys,” he teased over my head, “she still seems pretty fucking easy to push around. What do you think?”

Laughter greeted me as he forced me back into the living area.

Every muscle in my body was on fire, and the tips of my toes kept getting caught under his sneakers.

I twisted my body, trying to break his hold. “What the hell are you doing?”

I pushed against his chest and jerked my body to the left, tearing out of his hold with every muscle I could muster.

I stumbled, losing my balance, and fell backward, crashing to the floor. Pain shot through my ass, running down my legs as the fall knocked the wind out me.


Shooting my hands behind me, I pushed myself up and bent my knees, looking up at him as he advanced.

He stalked over and then stopped, towering over me. I immediately moved my hands and feet, crawling backward, away from him.

But then I felt something at my back, and I halted. I twisted my head, seeing a dark pant leg, and I didn’t know if it was Damon, Will, or Kai, but it didn’t matter. I was closed in.

Oh, no. I slowly raised my eyes, seeing Michael’s lips tilt in a devious smile. I stopped breathing, seeing him lower his body to the floor, planting his knees between my bent legs, and his hands at my sides.

My neck arched back as his face hovered over mine, but I tried to keep myself up as much as possible, no matter how close his body got.

“I thought you were one of us,” his whispered, his breath caressing my lips. “I thought you could play.”

I stilled, staring into his eyes.

You’re one of us now. Will had said that to me on that night so long ago.

Michael’s amber eyes searched mine and then dropped to my mouth, his breathing growing heavy as he stared at me like he was about to take a bite.

I wanted to cry. What the hell was going on?

Three years ago was nearly the happiest night of my life, and it quickly became the worst. And ever since then, Michael not only acted as if I didn’t exist, but also, at times, as if he wished I didn’t.

Now the guys were free, and they were all back together again. What did I have to do with any of this? What did he want with me?

“I don’t know this game,” I told him, barely audible.

He stared into my eyes, thinning his own as if studying me. “All you need to know,” he finally answered, “is that you can’t tap out.”


About Penelope Douglas

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Penelope Douglas is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Fall Away series.

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and believes there is too much blood in her Coca Cola stream. Or too much Coca Cola in her blood stream. Or…

You know what? It doesn’t matter. She loves Coke. Now you know.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and daughter.

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  • (3) Signed copy of Corrupt (Intl)
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126 Responses to “Release Blitz + Giveaway – Corrupt by Penelope Douglas”

  1. Leah Trierweiler

    fantastic read! I loved the character development! I’m going to recommend this one to friends! Loved it.

  2. Amanda h

    This book was amazing. I loved seeing both perspectives and I loved some of the secondary characters just as much as the main characters!

  3. Joanna Labanza

    I seriously love Penelope Douglas’ works and the first time I saw the synopsis I FELL IN LOVE! It was dark. It was erotic. It was simply Penelope! ♥

  4. Stephanie

    I can not wait to read this book!! Living in a small town I have to wait to go into the cities to get my copy.

  5. Evelyn villegas

    This book is hawt! And I love that Penelope has my very rare coke blood type. Makes any future surgery I might have less Scarry 🙂

  6. Marlie

    I’ve started it yesterday and I’m loving it, I can’t wait to get out of work and reach my home to finish it today!!. Thanks for the oopportunity to participate in this giveaway.

  7. Nicole C.

    Read this as soon as it became available and loved it! Thank u so much for the chance at this awesome giveaway! ?❤️?

  8. samia

    umm.. it’s my first time entering giveaway in a website. Just wanted to know what I do after I got all the points? Thanks. 🙂

  9. Julie Mayer

    Thanks for the chance! I loved this book. I just finished it last night and I already want to read it again!

  10. TIna

    Loved Loved Loved this book! Went straight to the top of the best reads of 2015 list! Easily in the top 5!!!

  11. Jennifer

    So stoked that was published a little early! Surprises like that are much appreciated. I’m very excited to experience the darker side of Pen’s writing with this book and definitely looking forward to Misconduct in a few weeks!!

  12. Christin Ostheimer

    I pre-ordered Corrupt as soon as the link was up, but was so sure that it wasn’t the book for me. My reason to buy it was simply that I adore Penelope and her writing in general.

    Well, colour me converted. From the first page, the book sucked me in, each character fitting tightly like in a puzzle. I was overrun with so many emotions and reread it as soon as I was done.

    Never read a book even remotely similar or comparable.

    … I wish someone wound call me their little monster and want to learn fencing this instant!

  13. Stacey Spence

    What a amaxing book. Loved it and had me guessing through out the whole book. I think i chewed my nails off.
    It is definitely in my top ten reads of 2015

  14. Ashley Tompkins

    I absolutely loved this book! Through many twists and turns, you couldn’t help but to fall inlove with the characters! Penelope Douglas created another amazing book! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  15. Bebastitch

    Penelope is one of my favorite auto, Her stories are beauyiful written and unforgetable so thank you so much for this chance!!

  16. Jenn Garza

    Just finished what I was currently reading so I can dive in. I’m loving what everyone is saying so far!

  17. Pamela Stallings

    I bought the ebook right when it came out. So excited to read it. I’ve been waiting all year, I love Penelope’s books.

  18. leslie driskell

    Loved this book & hope there is more stories coming with these characters. Penelope Douglas is amazing! !

  19. Eline

    I love Corrupt and I’am sad that I’ve already finished reading it! It’s not a normal romance story and I need to say that this book is a must for al the readers who haven’t started reading yet. It would serioulsy be an honour to have a signed copy of Corrupt!!!

  20. Carrie

    The blurb sounds amazing! I love that it is different from your usual writing. Though I do love all your books!

  21. Lilly

    Absolutely loved this book. It was disturbing and amazing all wrapped up in one crazy mind blowing novel. Can’t wait for more. (Hopefully) give me Will first!!

  22. Samantha U.

    I can’t wait to read this book. I’ve been looking forward to it since Penelope Douglas first started to talk about it.

  23. I already had the amazing opportunity to read an ARC of this book and it is truly amazing! There is so much going on and it’s all amazing! I had the best time reading it and it’s definitely one of my top 5 favorite reads of this year!

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