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Killer Queen

(Painted Faces #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,922 ratings  ·  294 reviews
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome…

Come inside The Glamour Patch club to see the star of our show, Miss Vivica Blue.

Do you want to read my diary you nosy little devils? Have a glass of champagne (you’ll need it) and get comfortable because you’re in for some crazy shenanigans brought to you straight from the horse’s mouth.

I can be whatever you want me to be: boy, girl, a l
ebook, 264 pages
Published October 20th 2014 by L.H. Cosway (first published October 19th 2014)
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Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Fred & Viv stars!
It seriously pisses me off that we live in a world where you can’t be free to express yourself in whatever strange way you happen to choose.

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Here lately, I have been over the companion novels. The ones that are pretty much the same story from the other main characters pov- you know what I’m talking about... but this is VIV we’re talking about. I couldn’t skip this one and I’m so glad I didn’t. Being in his head was fantastically fun and inspiring. This is one perspectiv
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 5 KILLER STARS ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Note : As opposed to what my introduction may seem to convey, I am 100 % positive about this book.

Where to start? Last year, I had my sights on a little story for a really long time. I kept reading its blurb, but couldn’t bring myself to open the book and read it. Something, unfairly, kept putting me off about it. I went on with this push and pull dance for quite a while, almost a year I believe.
I was well aware of the thousands of readers that had L
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars-read
"We human beings are strange creatures, and that strangeness makes us fascinating."

One of the best feelings ever? Getting back to your most favorite characters whom you completely adore and immersing yourself in their story once again. When I found that L.H. Cosway was writing companion novella to my favorite novel of 2012 Painted Faces, I was ecstatic. Written in Nicholas's POV, Killer Queen is a story about life of drag queen Vivica Blue and sassy Dublin-native Freda - the most
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In January 2013 I read "Painted Faces" (the first book in this series) and I was conflicted. The book made me question myself. Was I someone who could date a drag queen? That question lead to long discussions with my book friends over the subject of Nicholas and his chosen career path. I spent my time reflecting on what kind of person I am. Am I a judgmental person li
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 I am FAPPY with VIV and Fred ❤

This is going to be short and sweet.

If you read my review for Painted Faces then you know I thought it was such a beautiful story. I LOVED LOVED LOVED Nicholas (VIV) and Freda (Fred) in that one. I didn't think I had any more love to give but damn it, Killer Queen was FANFUCKINGTASTIC!

With companion novels, sometimes things can go terribly wrong and your left feeling deflated, as though you just reread the same story. But L.H. Cosway killed it with this one. Thi
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4 ~ 4.5 Stars

”I like to think of myself as a wonderful and unique snowflake.”

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As companion novels go this one is very well done. Viv/Nicholas’ pov is superb and had me laughing and basking his love for Freda. I enjoyed the way he likes to embarrass her with his dirty talk and how scared he was losing her. I loved seeing Freda through Nicholas’ eyes, she is one of my favorite heroines and the way Nicholas adored her was just beautiful.

"I feel like I need her more than air. I
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: br
*****5 Fappy stars!*****

" It was a new sensation for me to want to mark my spot, but she brought out my inner caveman. Who'd have thought it, huh? A bloke who wore dresses and lipstick on a regular basis was going all alpha male. There was definitely a touch of irony in there somewhere."

This was marvelous! Then again, I love everything L.H. Cosway writes. Her books are starting to take up a lot of room on my favorite shelves. I love that her characters are so unique and unforgettable. It wa
I normally frown on companion novels. BUT I am so there for Vivica Blue.

4.5 Stars--This is a companion novel that didn't lose its luster.

L.H. Cosway has proved she can write. She's written an interesting hero in Nicholas Turner aka drag queen Vivica Blue and fleshed him out some more. He is hands down one of my favorites ever written: owns a dirty mouth, tows the gender bender line and damaged. Also, doesn't hurt that he fucks like a champ, eh?

"Killer Queen" is told from Nicholas's POV. Though t

★★★★★ 5 Killer Queen Stars!

Loved it! Full review to come.

Dee Montoya
*****5+++ Showstopper Stars*****

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Why did I wait so long, to read this book? Silly me, having loved Painted Faces so much, I should have picked up this masterpiece the minute it came out. Every single one of my senses felt consumed by this story. Reading Fred's and Nicholas story again but from his POV was so satisfying that I might have to read it again, perhaps a few times a year, is that good!

L.H Cosway is a master storyteller and what a treat to her fans to recreate something that was alre
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4 stars

Painted Faces in Nicholas' POV plus some added scenes.

As companion novels goes this was a pretty good one. I was laughing at a lot of Nicholas' thoughts. Had I not read PF I probably would have been a bit lost especially not knowing what Fred was thinking.

This felt like reading one of your favourite books a second time around. While it was still good and I love the couple, it felt all too familiar with a lot of repeated scenes and dialogues from PF. It was worth getting in Nicholas' h
Claire Robinson
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "If I was into girls, I'd do you." Stars!

There is one thing you can pretty much be sure of with a book by L. H. Cosway, and that is that it will never turn out how you are expecting it too, and that she never lets you down when it comes to being 100% original with her storylines. You need to read Painted Faces if you haven’t already as it just highlights just how freaking amazing she is.

”Why are the beautiful ones always so troubled.”

I always get a little nervous with books that are release
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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“I wanted her to want to know everything about me. It was unnerving how desperately I yearned to bare my soul to her, expose my flaws and have her accept me anyway.”

So if you are reading this book, I’m assuming you’ve already read Painted Faces. If not, then, get to it!!! Because the story is equally as endearing from either POV. And so I’ll keep my review short and sweet. This is the same story but from Nicholas’ point of view. And what a treat it was to be inside h
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This book, these characters, those entries ....


Nicolas = all you could ever want for a character, and so much more!

 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

I read Painted Faces early last year at my friend Brenna's recommendation.  She told me that I was going to love Freda's character.  And boy did I love her.  But I also fell in love with Nicholas, or as Fred so affectionately calls him, Viv.  

Fred and Viv's love story has always stayed with me and I recommend it to anyone looking for a dose of something different and immensely addictive.  When Painted Faces came to a close, Fred and Viv's love story was fully complete and resolved. Thoug
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OK Darling's, what did I think....


It wass Absolutely Fabulous....
now I adored Painted fact it is one of my favourite reads this year!!

But Killer Queen....was just...a killer...I mean...I laughed my ass off, I swooned....yes I swooned, hell who wouldn't swoon over Nicholas AKA Miss Vivica Blue.

Impression of me swooning over Nicholas *giggles* Yes I've got it bad folks.....luv'd fact he is one of my favourite book characters this year!!

I'm al
Oct 14, 2014 rated it liked it
This was basically Painted Faces from Nicolas's point of view with some extra bits thrown in before and after.

Some of the scenes were glossed over, so if you haven't read PF, you might not understand what was going on.

It was OK, but I wasn't overly impressed.
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Why are the beautiful ones always so troubled, huh?”

It was such a treat to dive back into the eccentric world of Fred and Viv. I fell in love with these two in Painted Faces and I’m happy to say that I fell even further while reading Killer Queen. I’m not usually the biggest fan of companion novels because they can often be too repetitive, but this one was a real win for me.

In Painted Faces we got the story of Nicholas (Viv) and Freda (Fred) all from Fred’s snarky point of view. When she f
'I like to think of myself as a wonderful and unique snowflake.'

Genre: Romance
Cover: 9/10
Writing: 9/10
Heroine: 8/10
Hero: 9/10
Humour: 4/10
Hotness: 3/10
Romance: 7/10
Extra book Details: Hero POV; 1st person. Approx 190 pages.
'The moment I first laid eyes on my Freda I knew that we were kindred. Well okay, I also knew I wanted to get into her pants, but that’s beside the point. My world was a grey place. I was at my lowest ebb. Then she came along and patches of colour began to spring
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Definitely not a "Drag" stars!!

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I didn't think I could love Nicholas/ Vivica Blue any more!

Killer Queen was an excellent companion novella to LH Cosways Painted Faces. I am so glad we got a little more backstory from our favorite drag queen/ female impersonator, Nicholas. This was all in his POV, and navigated as if we are reading his journal.

If it's been a while since you've read Painted Faces, fear not, you can jump right into Killer Queen with no problems. I think I read it about a y
bibliophile (Romance Addict)

“sometimes you can be in a room packed with others and still feel absolutely isolated.”

As I read this, I realized that Nicholas grew on me. I liked him way more here than Painted Faces, and I finally understood his actions.

Series: This is the second book in The Painted Faces series. The first book was in Fred's POV, this one is a retelling but in Nicholas's POV.

Main Characters: Nicholas & Fred are very unique characters, and I was intrigued to know more ab
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful!! When I read Painted Faces I fell in love with Fred and Viv. I thought their story was a beautifully full story, then I read this book. Wow! The same romance but from the hero’s POV. Outstanding! If you love a character driven story you’ll find Viv’s character one of a kind.
At the beginning of each chapter there is a “soundtrack.” Listen to it while you read the chapter and you won’t be disappointed. The music rips the emotions from your chest and brings the scenes to life.
"I can be whatever you want me to be: boy, girl, a little bit of both."

Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
4 stars

Loved the POV from Nicholas/Viv's perspective. It has been a while since I read Painted Faces but I do remember how much I loved Nicholas - irreverent, cheeky, cocky, incorrigible, damaged, needing love and connection, and totally hooked on Freda/Fred. This book just reminded me of how much I liked book 1 and want to read it again. Different, funny and sometimes poignant.
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"For everyone who adored Fred & Viv. I wrote this for you."

First off let me say, if you are on the fence about reading this DON'T BE! I read Painted Faces back in 2012 and 5 starred it. This companion book to PAINTED FACES is like reading a whole new story. Not once was I bored or thinking this is something Ive already read. I couldn't get enough of them and was so happy to find out that the author was going to give us more, I recommend this book 100%. You will fall in love with these unconventi
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Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it

‘What’s strange to the rest of the world is normal for me.’

Once we arrived at the Epilogue in Painted Faces, we knew we had to delve straight in to Killer Queen. We were desperate to hear Nicholas’s voice after being completely fascinated and enamoured with him throughout Painted Faces.

Nicholas is a witty, eloquent and cheeky narrator although we were a bit disappointed with how a large part of the story is a retelling of events from Painted Faces. There are however some beautiful and poignant n
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015

‘What’s strange to the rest of the world is normal for me.’

Once we arrived at the Epilogue in Painted Faces, we knew we had to delve straight in to Killer Queen. We were desperate to hear Nicholas’s voice after being completely fascinated and enamoured with him throughout Painted Faces.

Nicholas is a witty, eloquent and cheeky narrator although we were a bit disappointed with how a large part of the story is a retelling of events from Painted Faces. There are however some beautiful and poignant n
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, his-pov
Ah, Nicholas, I love you.

This is the companion book to Painted Faces, and gives us Nicholas's pov plus some extra bonus scenes. You can read this as a standalone, but honestly I wouldn't. It's much more worth it to read Painted Faces then this.
The best thing about this book was seeing how much into Freda Nicholas was. I didn't realize he thought about her and planned his routine around her as much as he did. The extra bonus scenes were awesome, they gave me the answer to my epilogue needs. Nic
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Killer Queen (Painted Faces #2) by L.H. Cosway is for the fans of Painted Faces, one of L.H.’s best novels to date, If you loved Painted Faces, you will adore Killer Queen. Nicholas, the main protagonist is such a saucy, sassy man ho (until he meets his Fred, the main protagonist of Painted Faces), honest without a filter, sweetheart. I love his personality and his lust that turns to love for his Fred. Revisiting these two was like a breath of fresh air. I wasn’t bored at all, and I loved seeing ...more
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L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.



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