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A Sinister Game

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,183 ratings  ·  87 reviews
In a world ruled by Game Leaders, a dark and dangerous man proposes a wager....

“If you can escape me for seven rounds, Victoria – if you can keep from being taken off of the board for that long, I will admit defeat and step down as Gray leader. But if I find you," he let the words sink in. "And if I capture you….” His voice trailed off just as his gaze trailed over her lip
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published November 18th 2012 (first published March 6th 2010)
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4.5 stars !!!



This book was sooo fuckin good !!

Different , exciting , hot .......

Forgive me, he thought. He begged the universe for forgiveness – because he knew what he was about to do to this woman. Nothing in the world would have been able to stop him – not even the gods.

Victor Black .... Man are you simply delish !!!


EDIT : 13/12/2012

How should I go about describing this book ??? Was it a dystopian ? Or was it just a beautifully sketched stretched out imagination ...
Jacquie Talento
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! I was blown away by this story. It pulls you in and doesn’t let you go until you have read the final page. This story is well written and filled with passion from the author.
Victor is determined to get Victoria to surrender and possibly be the top leaders as they would be unstoppable. He’s started cheating in the game and what more could Victoria do but accept his challenge and play his game? The stakes are high if he wins, but if she wins, is it all going to be worth it? They both are th
Julissa Tavarez
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Omg!! I love this story! In this book Heather Killough-Walden give us another strong woman, not a scare little princess that need a prince to rescue her. I love the plot, always keep you guessing, but never what you think, ;-) When you think it couldn't get better BAM! It does. I couldn't put it down until I finished the book and what an ending! I personally love all of her books, they are unique, they suck you in to the own world, which all of them are different. I totally recommended this book
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews-done
I was lucky enough to win one of the review copies for this book and I hadn't realized until I had started reading it that I had read the original (long ago), but it had been so long ago that I was still surprised. I had no clue where the book was going even with a past reading and I loved that, who doesn't like being surprised at how events turn out? ;)

The Game, is almost literally like it sounds... the Game is where team leaders take each other down in quadrants and fight to be the best/win.
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was one of the lucky ones who won a review copy of 'A Sinister Game' by Heather Killough-Walden.

I received the book in the middle of the night and that was that - no more sleep for me last night!!!
I had read & heard loads of great things about the original story but nothing could have prepared me for the new updated version!!! It knocked my socks off - I just could not put it down. Absolutely loved everything about it.

The characters of Victor Black & Victoria Red were fab - I really en
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: heather-s-books
I have to admit I am huge fan of this author, I have read nearly all her other books and series but the original book did escape my notice. Luckily for me Heather re-released it so I had the pleasure of being able to review it now. A Sinister Game kind of reminded me of those old movies like Tron and Rollerball where games won or lost determined a person's standing in the community. The gamers inside the wall were so conditioned to that life having no memory of their past that they never even qu ...more
Glenda Castillo
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One more great book by the wonderful Heather Killough-Walden. Thank you so much for allowing me to read and review this one. I look forward to reading it again, there is so much happening that it deserves another read!! Very few books warrant my reading twice, and those are the ones I rate 5 stars. As you can see, this is one of those.

First, I was so surprised to read a Syfy/Paranormal/action/suspense novel by Ms. Walden. Not usually my genre of choice, but after reading A Sinister Game, I might
Maggie Frank
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Holy Crap! I am a HUGE fan of this author and have read all of her BBW and Sam series. A Sinister Game is a completely different type of story but as I expected, is as brilliant as the rest:)
There are so many layers to this book that at times I was not sure who was on which side - LOVED IT!!! Victor Black, "sigh" , pause for reaction......... and Victoria was a total badass heroine.
The creativity of the backstory was amazing and I really did not see it coming - just when I think I have figured
Josette Reuel
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Now, how to review a book without giving anything away? This is a must read! Done... LOL
Guess I have to give you more than that, huh? Well, I really didn't know what this story was about when I started reading it, and I'm so glad I went in to it with no preconceived ideas, because that made it all that much better. The story takes us through a journey of discovery, with some results I never expected. The main characters Victor and Victoria are well defined and their journey is believable in the
What a fantastic book. I had no idea what to expect when I started reading it. I'm not even sure why I decided to read this as it's not the kind of book I typically read. Whatever the reason, who cares! I absolutely loved this novel. What an action-filled, sexy roller-coaster of a ride filled with twists and turns - and hot, hot men. I highly recommend this novel. You will not be disappointed. It's currently listed for $2.99 on Amazon, a total steal.

Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic. The characters are vividly written. The storyline is fast paced, thrilling and suspenseful all at the same time. LOVED IT.

Update: Reread this and YUP still 5 stars
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was given an ARC of this book. It was hard at first to wrap my head around all the “gamer” references because I automatically associated that term with Xbox. However, there is nothing Xbox’ish about this book! While it is about a game that is being played and the key players are being watched by the Game Lord and the Gods it mustn’t be confused with video games. At least that was my perception of the story. It’s the future meets ancient times with magic everyw ...more
Nov 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
*First off: Thank you Heather Killough-Walden for releasing this again so that people like me, that didn't get the chance to read it the first time around, could enjoy it now.
**Second: No (view spoiler) would ever use the word "teiting". That word is for 14 year olds while they look at their boyfriend in the couch after he has said something bad about her hair.If anyone needs some good tips on bad Norwegian words, I'm your girl.

For me this book was like eating chocolat
Jeannie Christo
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was extremely lucky to win this book and even had I not, I would have bought it in a heartbeat!
Where do I even start...Fantastic! Drawn in from the very beginning. Absolutely in love with Victoria, her edge and her innocence. I wanted to love Victor too for all his bad boy ways. Every girl knows that bad boys are inherently sexy.
There were parts of me that thought Hunger Games but it went above and beyond in story, plot, character build, suspense, and everything else. I loved the battles betwe
This story was a truly original adventure, with a world that at first looked like a dystopia but turned out to be different, creative dialog, action-packed it kept surprising me chapter after chapter. The author indicated in the book that this was one of her first releases and that she unpublished it to later edit it, but decided to preserve many parts of the original manuscript, which explains the 'first book' feeling about it. The story had holes, and I had to suspend disbelief a few times, bu ...more
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This book was full of suprises and kept you guessing till the end. It was hard to tell who was friend and who was foe. One minute you thinks that Bloody Max and Victoria Red should be together and the next you think she should be with Victor Black. Overall this was a great book at a great price.
Karen Main
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it

The book was fantastic. Lots of twists and turns where the book left you guessing til the end.
Dec 18, 2012 rated it did not like it

DNF at 30%.
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m not really sure how I feel about this book; or to be more precise, the characters in this book. This book held a promise, which faded towards the end. *sighs*
The whole concept of the game and the wall and the energy being drained from the Gods could have been put up in a better way. The Gods using the “fuck” work so freely was funny yet somehow derogatory and a lil blasphemous, if you ask me. I didn’t really mind it a lot though. I don’t think I like Victor. I had problem deciding if he was
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
While I enjoyed the world-building and mythology behind the book (which alone deserve the two stars I'm giving it, imo), a number of things bothered me about it.

The protagonist was such a Mary Sue that I had to resist the urge to roll my eyes when it was revealed that yet ANOTHER creepy weirdo was in ~lurve with her. And the fact that a number of them were lusting after since she was fifteen, especially the hero, was really squicky for me. jfc people, I get that this is some future dystopia, bu
Sep 21, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book because it was tagged as sci-fi on Amazon and cost $1 for the Kindle version. Of all the genres this book tries to be--fantasy, sci-fi, mythological fanfic, romance, dystopian, thriller, adventure--by about the 3rd chapter it settles squarely on one: plot-be-damned romance.

This was a rough read--it feels hastily written with no professional editing. The story itself is interesting and had promise, but was recklessly abandoned too many times in efforts to play up the romance. I ke
Jul 01, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Don't believe the propaganda the book tries to sell you on about the heroine being some sort of genius strategist and super powerful mentalist. All she does throughout the entire book is run away. And while I give her some leeway for being in a state of panic (almost all the time it turns out) - how does the master strategist not think to bring some basic things with her when she makes her escape? How about just some food and water? How about even just an extra pair of underwear...anything. I ke ...more
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
So I started reading this and into the first few chapters I was trying to picture where this takes place, trying to get a feel for my scene and characters. It was difficult at first because of the teasers the author released but let me tell you.....WOW!!! This totally threw me for a loop. In a good way of course. At first I was thinking this wasn't going to be my kind of sci-fi book but Heather did it again. She got my attention and the book just took off. I love, love the characters (and becaus ...more
Ms. Walden is an absolutely exquisite story teller. I've read her other books and absolutely LOVE them (especially "The Third Kiss"). Unfortunately, I'm not much of a futuristic/science fiction fan and that's what "The Game" turned out to be (there is no hint to that in the book's synopsis.) While everything that makes the author addictive is still there, the subject matter just isn't my cup of tea.
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The story was exciting, fast paced and suspenseful. Right from the beginning of the book I was sucked into the world that the author created. I felt like I was running right alongside of Victoria as well as chasing with Victor. I lost several hours of sleep while reading this book. I just had to keep going to see what happened next with the characters. I recommend this book to anyone that is ready for an adventure.
Mar 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action,Romance
Shelves: kindle
At the beginning of the book I was tiring of the Alpha male desires beautiful younger woman who is intrigued yet afraid of him theme, but once again the author amazes me with her style and ability to tell a riveting story. Somehow she manages to tell a Sci-Fi story with Odin and Thor in it. Amazing. I am in awe.
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. It never really got slow, it was a little tough to figure out in the beginning, and even once explanations started coming in, things still remained a little fuzzy. But all in all an enjoyable read. On to the next book by this author :)
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was wonderful. The world building and details really pull you in and take you along for the ride. I highly recommend this book and anything Heather wrights. She is an amazing author and one of my favorites!
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a differcult book to read in the beginning but if you hang in there it is an awesome book and story well worth the time and the effort.
I have read it again since first reading it and it was better on second reading.
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awesome-books
It was really good but some parts were a bit wierd...
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Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website ...more
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