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The highest stakes…

My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.

Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble.

A trailer park princess.

The son of a criminal king.

We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game.

His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to lose everything.

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THE KING is the first book in the new Masterpiece duet about risking your heart and finding yourself. It’s a spin-off from the USA Today bestselling Endgame trilogy but can be read separately.

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“Penny and Damon’s story was a slow burn that will consume you from start to finish. I could not put the book down once I started. The story, the characters, the drama and the twists and turns were brilliantly written. And that ending!” ~ Sultry Sirens Book Blog

“I love this book. It’s everything that I could of thought I needed when it came to Damon Scott and his story. It’s dark and sad but beauty shines in the most unexpected places.” ~ The Heathers’ Blog

“Absolutely beautiful… I’m stunned. The King was everything I wanted and more. Both damaged and broken Penny and Damon will steal your heart.” ~ A Naughty Book Fling

5 ROYAL STARS! “Many scenes took my breath away. I felt myself deeply immerse in the story. The intensity level was overwhelming. Warren is one of the best writers of the genre dark romance.” ~ Girls Behind the Books

“Dark, gritty, powerful, angsty, deeply compelling with complex characters, fantastic writing, a perfect pace and a cliffhanger from hell! Mind blowing!” ~ Books, Coffee & Passion

“Penny was both Damon’s strength and weakness, but while Penny may have started this book as innocent and somewhat naive, she was far from weak… I’m giving The King five-plus stars.” ~ Dog-Eared Daydrereas

“With their pasts and present intertwining, all Damon has ever wanted is for Penny to be safe. This was a dark, twisted, exciting, sad, and emotional book!” ~ Red Lipstick Blondie

“As I’ve learned to love from Skye Warren, the writing style and the pace of this story was incredible. It’s easy the get invested in this emotional tale with all these beautiful words merged together. I felt for Penny so much.” ~ Book Maniac Forever

“I was fascinated with Damon and what made him tick from the beginning… even more so when Penny was thrown into the dark world of underground of all things that are just so f*ed up.” ~ Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe

“I never know quite what I’m going to get when reading a book by Skye but I do know I’m never going to be disappointed… Damon is an enigma, his outside facade is one of a tough businessman who no one questions but with Penny he’s different he’s protective and almost tender.” ~ Sweet Spot Sisterhood

“I was anxiously awaiting Damon Scott’s story and The King did not disappoint. I have loved The Endgame Series since the beginning and was super excited about the Masterpiece Duet.” ~ Books Books Books Blog

“This book is dark and disturbing but extremely honest in its delivery… Although their story is a sad one, it is this in depth reveal of their back story that cements these characters into your heart and soul and leaves you on the precipice of desperation for them to get their happily ever after.” ~ The Romance Cover

“I can’t imagine a greater bookish pleasure than reading something written by Skye Warren… Dark poetry. One of the aspects I care for most is this author’s intricate, subtle sensibility in her writing. Words that touch deep and resonate with so much knowledge of the pain a heart can harbour in silence.” ~ Literaria

“Overall, this book was a suspenseful slow burn dark romance. I loved Penny’s character so much. She was strong, resilient, smart and yet had that vulnerable aspect to her.” ~ 4 Chicks Flipping Pages