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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 litWillkommen, 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 little bit of both.If you have a problem with a man in a dress then best be off with you. If males in make-up give you the willies, then I’ll say au revoir and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.So, who are we left with? Ah, a fine collection of curious souls. I want to tell you a tale of love, because those are the most glorious kind. I want to tell you about real love, a love that transcends labels and gender stereotypes.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 forth. One day the daffodils were yellow and before I knew it, colour was everywhere, lighting up my life.Love is not about how we appear on the outside, it’s about the soul contained within.Our story was not a conventional one, but it was ours, and that’s what made it shine.Killer Queen is a companion novel to L.H. Cosway’s contemporary romance, Painted Faces. It contains scenes that take place before, during and after the original story. It can also be read as a standalone....

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Killer Queen Reviews

  • Christy
    2019-05-31 04:30

    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.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 perspective you’ve got to read. If you’ve read Painted Faces you know all about Vivica Blue AKA Nicholas. From the moment I met him, I was enamored with him. This story was a gem. Getting more of his past, his take on what happened during Painted Faces and a lovely glimpse into Fred & Viv’s future makes it a must read! “We’re all a product of our experiences, and I do what I do because it’s the only way I know how to cope. What’s strange to the rest of the world is normal for me.”Killer Queen is Vivica Blue’s story in the form of diary entries. It starts from the very beginning. Why Viv is the way he is. Viv is a troubled guy. With the help of a friend named Phil, he’s finally started to try and settle down and get his life together. Moving to a new city, taking a full time permanent gig as a drag queen. In his apartment building, he meets this girl. She is unlike any of the other woman he’s normally with. Fred is special. They become fast friends and she becomes the light in his dark life. In all my years, I’d never felt anything quite like this with a woman. I’d never had a woman make me feel the way Fred made me feel, and I suddenly realized just how much I’d been missing out on.
I don’t really want to rehash the story here… if you’ve read Painted Faces, then you get the gist. Fred is one of those characters guaranteed to put a smile on your face. She is hilarious, kind and understanding. I love the attitude she has and her snarky sense of humor. Most of all, I love that Nicholas feels that he can be himself with her. She loves and accepts him for who he is. That really shines through in this book. For someone who has never felt good enough, she makes him feel worthy. And my sweet and broken Nicholas. I love his flirty and fun side, but his damaged side is just as big a part of him. Seeing all the why’s was so important. I feel like we got an even bigger look into why Nicholas is the way he is. Even with his moodiness, he has the best heart. I was so happy to see he got the beautiful ending he deserved. I also want to express how much I love Phil. Yes. Phil. He is one of the greatest secondary characters. I adore this man even more when I see the kind of friend he’s been to Nicholas all along. Drag queens, friendship, cupcakes, sex, love and everything in-between. L.H. Cosway has a knack for writing unconventional and unique love stories. Her writing style is fluid and fantastic. For all fans of Painted Faces, I would highly recommend. And if you haven’t yet read Painted Faces, you’re really missing out. I would say you could read this as a stand alone, but I feel like you would get more out of it by reading the first book first!

  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    2019-06-05 06:14

    ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️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 LOVED the book, many of my friends had recommended it or posted raving reviews about it, but still I felt skittish about it.Apprehensions, assumptions, are something that can ruin your perception.My inner dialogue —and I’m ashamed about it — was something like this : "A romance novel about a Drag and a woman? Really? What an odd concept!"Yes, I was not thrilled at the idea to read Painted Faces, then.I finally went over my "apprehensions" and read it this summer. And Painted Faces blew my mind. Indisputably.“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 little bit of both.Last year was also the year I fell in love with L.H. Cosway as an author, she has quite a singular voice and she made me devour her contemporary romance novels, literally making me lose myself in her unconventional and atypical stories.How could I believe that she would disappoint? I have no clue, and I’m still beating myself over it.Killer Queen is the second book in Painted Faces’ series. It is told in Nicholas’ point of view in form of journal entries and can be read as a stand-alone.Remember, in Painted Faces, Freda was meeting Nicholas, her new neighbor, an attractive man with an alternate persona, Vivica Blue. In Killer Queen we finally have a chance to get into Nicholas’ head, to understand a little better how he became Vivica Blue, and what his apparent nonchalance is hiding.“I’m about as straight as Clint Eastwood smoking a cigarette, wearing a brown leather jacket, squinting his eyes and casually pointing a gun in your face.”Killer Queen starts a few months before the actual meeting between Fred and Nicholas, with this morsel of a flashback, Nicholas revealing an interesting and significant exchange with his mom… “She set her lipstick down, picked up her perfume and spritzed her neck and wrists, then pulled out the clip that had been holding her curls in place.I stared at her, starry eyed, as she gave her reflection one last inspection in the mirror.-Well, how do I look?-You look…marvellous.”Oh, I almost forgot, you have to listen to this fantastic playlist, L.H. Cosway created to go along with the story! Not only the songs she chose are classics, but you’ll find the lyrics to match perfectly Nicholas’ mood.(Playlist onSpotify / YouTube)Before meeting Freda, Nicholas was drowning in sorrow, trying to escape his dark depressing thoughts and denying his heartache by blustering away his life all over Europe. He lost his mom early on in his childhood, and was never close to his dad.“I’m a train wreck, and you do not want to find yourself becoming collateral damage.”His fambloyant character hapharzadly forged over numerous encounters, he is going at great lengths to immerse the angst and disquiet he’s suffering from, but at the risk of destroying his life.Fortunately, with the help of a friend, he’s moving to Dublin and far from his usual antics“It still 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.”That’s when he meets, Freda, his neighbor, and I must say their first exchange was endearingly exquisite.In Painted Faces, I was dying to know what was going through Nicholas’ head, if he was toying with her or was serious, I wanted to know what he really thought about Freda, her roommate and Dorotea… So as much as it is the same story, Killer Queen didn’t feel like a repetition to me, Nicholas’ POV was informative and enlightening about his provocative persona.“The grey my world once was is brightening a little. Touches of colour are popping up here and there, like in The Wizard of Oz when things slowly began to transform into Technicolor.”If you thought you knew how cocky, flirtatious and seductive Nicholas was before, then you are greatly mistaken. He is way worse. Here’s your chance to read the unfiltered version of Nicholas, Dirty thoughts and talk : uncensored. YAY!“God, this woman was infuriating in her ability to avoid meeting my eyes.”I must say I loved Nicholas even more reading this book. He fascinated me in Painted Faces but completely charmed and ravished me in Killer Queen. I fell in love with a fictional character, again.That’s all you’re going to get from me, for those of you who are still strangers to Viv and Freda’s dazzling and enthralling love story, I prefer to let you discover firsthand about it.For those of you who read Painted Faces, don’t miss this opportunity to get in the mind of Nicholas! And this ends with an adorable epilogue. To conclude, I must encourage you to go against your concept of traditional, normal, usual romance. L.H. Cosway does writes ODD stories. And I’m saying ODD as the best compliment I could give, with the feeling that behind the odd, you get to discover unique characters, feelings yet unexplored, and vivid new worlds. You’ll get the romance that I know you are eager for, but you’ll win something of a rare beauty, and this is all the difference there is between your common romance novel and a L.H. Cosway’s book.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸Wonder Woman, in love, over.Reviewing for the lovely but wicked, Lana at : ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸Pre-review -->(view spoiler)[October, 20th 2014!!!Remember this guy, in Painted Faces?He goes by Nicholas... And Viv too.Well, he is back!To give us a tale about love and differences, andI just can't wait to read this novella! 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  • Lucia
    2019-06-26 05:22

    "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 unforgettable, complex and in depth depicted bookish couple I have ever encountered in contemporary genre.Story in Nicholas's POV was exactly as the man himself - captivating, eccentric and very colorful. This book provides a fascinating insight into the psyche of troubled man with sad past and fabulous performer with constant highs and lows in the present. It is one of a kind story and I adore it to pieces. It will break your hearts and simultaneously lift them up. I cried happy tears, I cried devastated tears, I laughed, I swooned. It was perfect reading experience and I can't recommend this book enough.Events and characters on the pages of this novel come truly alive through L.H. Cosway's rich and phenomenal writing. Unique settings? Unconventional situations? Intense and emotional tale of love and friendship? You will find it all in this book. Killer Queen is written in a form of diary entries. Readers get to see not only events from Nicholas' early life and events that that led him to Freda, but also his life in Dublin itself and period after the end of Painted Faces. Yeah, L.H. Cosway has been generous to her fans.And even though this novel can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend you to read Painted Faces as well. After all, Killer Queen is "only" companion novel. And if you want the full picture, the proper experience, Painted Faces from Freda's POV is a must-read. Moreover, her POV is a blast to read so I can assure you won't regret it!*ARC provided by author as an exchange for honest review*MORE REVIEWS ON MY BLOG Reading Is My Breathing

  • Amy (Foxy)
    2019-05-26 23:16

    LIVE -> http://amzn.to/1ELHzDJPainted Faces will be FREE this week (from 10/22-10/26): http://amzn.to/ZzP3ZO10/20/2014MARVELOUS!!!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 like Freda’s friend Nora? Or was I more like Freda in my ability to look past the lipstick and see the man behind it? In the end, I hope, I fall on the same team as Freda. As Nicholas said, ”I [have] no time for close-mindedness.”We meet Freda and Nicholas in Painted Faces, which happens to be in my top 2 favorites of 2013, where these two have a very unconventional love story. In Killer Queen it’s Nicholas’s story but told through his diary entries. This book has more to offer than just a retelling of "Painted Faces". Nicholas's story starts before he meets Freda and it continues on after "Painted Faces" left off. I loved getting to know the man behind the painted face and the man who is the painted face. One of the greatest parts of Killer Queen is the complex characters. They are a contradiction right down to their names. I loved their first meeting. Nicholas”You must be Freda.”Freda”Fred - you can call me Fred.”Nicholas“Okay, Fred, you can call me Vivica.”Freda”Cool - if we become close friends, can I call you Viv?”Nicholas”You can call me whatever you like, Frederick.”Being between male and female is a captivating part of Nicholas. As a straight drag queen people find him slightly unnerving. Luckily, Freda is not narrow-minded but instead a sassy woman with a sarcastic sense of humor. I love this couple because they just work. There's no easy road for them and yet they fit together nicely.Ms. Cosway writes outside the 'norm' for romance books. I love that her characters are unconventional and push the box. If you haven’t read anything by her don’t hesitate because you're in for a treat. Ms. Cosway writes about the most interesting characters whose lives are out of the ordinary. Through Ms. Cosway’s writing I’ve met a drag queen, street performer and an illusionist. Did I love it? To quote Freda and Nicholas:”Well, what did you think?” - Nicholas”It was brilliant!” - Freda✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦RELEASE DATE: 10/20/2014Pre-order | order: http://amzn.to/1ELHzDJPainted Faces is available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/ZzP3ZOSERIES:Killer Queen is a companion novel to L.H. Cosway’s contemporary romance, Painted Faces. It contains scenes that take place before, during and after the original story. It can also be read as a standalone.**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Saffron
    2019-05-29 01:28

    5 "Viv I love you so much" Stars!!! I absolutely LOVED this amazing, hilarious and naughty look into Nicholas's head. He is fucking adorable...This story is indeed a rehash of Painted Faces in Nicholas's POV. However, there are a few scenes before and after the events of the previous book. The glimpse into Nicholas's head was most of the time funny... But sometimes heart breaking too. He was so freakin' troubled and so sad and so alone that I just wanted to hug him and kiss him silly.The 'after' scenes were so sugary sweet. I usually don't like sugar so much but here I couldn't help but smile. It was perfect for both Fred and Viv. Especially, the scene where (view spoiler)[ Freda proposes to Nicholas. It was so perfect for them, so unique and unconventional and I loved it so much(hide spoiler)] Will I recommend this book?I am not a huge fan of reading the same thing in an alternate POV but I read book 1 so long ago that I didn't remember much from it and it was so much fun to re-read some of the stuff. Plus getting into naughty Viv's head was an awesome treat that I just gobbled it up.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • ♥Sharon♥
    2019-06-06 06:36

    5 I am FAPPY with VIV andFred ❤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. This has to be the best companion novel I have read. Really, no lie!I was savoring this one too. Being in Nicholas' head was something special. He just does funny things to my heart. ❤ Do not delay reading this one people. Get too it!!! Oh, in case your wondering, I simple adored the ending for many reasons but mostly because I didn't expect it at all. It just left me feeling HAPPY (among other things)!!

  • Jennifer Kyle
    2019-06-03 04:34

    4 ~ 4.5 Stars”I like to think of myself as a wonderful and unique snowflake.” 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. Is that love?"This book does have repeated scenes but brings the story full course through Viv’s despair, stage shows with a sweet ending for the couple. This story is more than worth the read for fans and I think your in for a treat!

  • Jeanne
    2019-05-31 01:34

    *****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 was so fun to catch up with Viv and Fred:) Who would have thought that a straight drag queen would end up on my book boyfriend shelf? Viv's pov was priceless, I loved it. I don't think I would suggest this as a stand alone, read Painted Faces first! So good!* br with Ami and Yasmine! Thanks ladies:)

  • SheReadsALot
    2019-06-14 04:29

    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 this book could be read as a standalone, I think Painted Faces is stronger and the better choice to start with first. Killer Queen is like a condensed Painted Faces with new parts of Nicholas's past and HEA explored but I'll be honest, while I love him and enjoy being inside his head...it's Fred that I think sold it for me. Fred aka Freda, the cupcake baking, smartassed heroine that I can genuinely say I like. I would like to hang out with her, I would definitely love be in her shoes and can say she's worthy of my respect. Is she a bleeding feminist? No, but to compared to a lot of tripe that gets passed for romantic heroines...she's cool. She had a few iffy moments but overall, she's a solid heroine. Now "Killer Queen" read quick, maybe because I ate every single word of new parts of Nicholas I got learn: how his life before his mother died was, how he met Phil, how deep his drug use was, how he ended up in Dublin. Then we get his perspective of the pivotal Freda moments. (Hint: He's a horny and kinky little shit. Love it) Sometimes he read feminine, sometimes masculine but it's a mess of Nicholas and it works for his character. And it's not verbatim of "Painted Faces", if you're worried. And then the future past "Painted Faces" HEA?! I should have guessed. I read the book and I still can't believe that happened. These are characters that I had in the back of my mind and Painted Faces is usually a book I rec to friends. So it was like revisiting a favorite trip in "Killer Queen" where a broken man and semi-broken girl become friends and find love along the way.One of my favorite reads of the year. Love the cover too. :)

  • Debra
    2019-05-31 02:28

    ★★★★★ 5 Killer Queen Stars!Loved it! Full review to come.

  • Dee Montoya
    2019-06-17 03:10

    *****5+++ Showstopper Stars*****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 already magnificent and make it not only better but entirely unique. This time around we get to go inside Nicholas head; he's such a complex character and it was truly fascinating to learn about the depths of his emotions and the reasons that drove his passionate actions. Nicholas and Fred complemented each other flawlessly, their love and acceptance for one another was so fierce and I was deeply moved by it. We get a lot of new scenes from Nicholas past as well as new scenes from the future, all mixed with the story of how their love came to be but told, from the pages of Nicholas diary. My love for him is immense, I adore how funny, how manly yet delicate and sensitive he is, he's very addicting. I dare you to read this series and fall under the spell of Vivica Blue, music and passion will make you dream and enjoy a tale about passion and love like no other...My Killer Queen music playlist: ( A few of this songs I downloaded from the author's original playlist from the book)*The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel*Pumpin Blood by NONONO*Wake Me Up by Avicii*Hold Me Up by Conrad Sewell*Be Italian by Fergie*One Day Like This by Elbow

  • [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
    2019-06-22 04:09

    4 starsPainted 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' head though.BR with Jeanne and Yasmine

  • Claire Robinson
    2019-05-27 07:35

    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 released giving the alternate POV on a story that I have already read, sometimes they just read like the exact same book, but with the names changed round, and nothing extra is really gained from reading them. I think what makes this book stand out so much as the absolute antithesis of the aforementioned description, is that it could be read as a stand-alone (I wouldn’t recommend it as you would be missing out on a seriously good book, in Painted Faces), but this feels like a whole new story, Nicholas’s story. Nicholas and Fred rooted themselves into my heart when I read their story in Painted faces and now Nicholas is pretty much tattooed across my heart after reading Killer Queen. ”I like to think of myself as a wonderful and unique snowflake.”I love nothing more than a troubled man, and L. H. Cosway has taken us through some of the pivotal moments in his life with this book, it starts before his arrival in Dublin, covers that part of his life and his time with Fred, but you also get the after, so where Painted Faces finished, this story carries on a little further, think of the best epilogue you can wish for, and that is what we are given.”You’re a beautiful man. I hope you find happiness one day soon.”5 Stars isn’t really enough for this book, in all honesty it isn’t really enough for any of the books I have read by this author. ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for the above honest review.

  • Karen
    2019-05-28 23:38

    5 STARS[image error] “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 his head! [image error]She owned me so completely, and I’d never liked being at someone else’s mercy. I felt like her rejection could destroy my very soul.”At the same time it was heartbreaking to experience his feelings of worthlessness and despair. But what a glorious difference Freda made in his life. Even after just finishing the first book, I did not tire in the least to re-read the events from his perspective. And I also loved his song references.“I’ll apologize. It was the vodka. Well, it was me plus the vodka, which usually equals extreme fuckery.”[image error]I loved his playful way of torturing Fred, teasing and flirting. He is one hot number. [image error] “I want to be inside you, Freda.” “Mmm hmm,” she softly moaned, biting her lip. “What do you want?”“I think I want the same as you.”[image error] “You have a wonderful way with words, Fred. Disgusting, but wonderful.”[image error] She knew that the lyrics I sang were coming from deep within me. Another man might have written them for another woman, but for this moment in time, I claimed them as my own.[image error]What this book did have though, was that fantastic ending… the epilogue ending that completely melted my heart. So if you’ve read Painted Faces, and were wondering if this book brings the story any further… the answer is YES!!! And you will love how it all ends! Just sayin’[image error] “Nobody will laugh at you,” I murmured, bringing my hands to her throat and stroking downward with my thumbs. It was a move that always seem to both relax and turn her on. She melted under my touch. “And if they do, I’ll clobber them with my stilettos. How does that sound?” [image error]Anyway, Cosway has easily captured my heart yet again with her irresistible characters. I highly recommend these books.

  • вιвℓισρнιℓια {кιηgѕℓєу & ѕøяєη ƒσяєνєя}
    2019-06-24 05:32

    ...This book, these characters, those entries ....F*CKING FANTASTIC!!! Nicolas = all you could ever want for a character, and so much more!

  •  Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)
    2019-06-03 01:33

    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. Though, the selfish part of me longed for more glimpses into their unconventional and beautiful love story. L.H. Cosway made my reader dreams come true when she announced she was writing this novella.This novel made me fall in love with Nicholas even more (as if that was even possible).  In Killer Queen, you get a bit more of Nicholas' back story that was glossed over in Painted Faces.  You learn more about his tragic breakdown in France prior to moving to Dublin to work at the Glamour Patch.  Before meeting Fred, Nicholas was drowning in pain, women and alcohol.  But this isn't your typical "ladies man turned good storyline."  It's so much more than that. It's about a man finding love when he wasn't really looking, but he not only found love he found a best friend and someone to call home.Perhaps this is why I wanted to be with Fred so desperately. When she was around I forgot about my guilt. She made me feel cheerful, light, and yes, incredibly horny. It could very well have been my sex drive overriding my melancholy.Nicholas is a man who is a little bit tortured by his past and by the loss of his mother.  I found Nicholas's forward and pushy ways to be so endearing. They were a way for him to cover up his emotional fragility.  Falling for someone was unchartered territory for Nicholas, so when he meet Freda, he isn't quite sure what to do with those feelings.  The ways in which he goes about showing Freda his love are not the most traditional methods, but Nicholas is not your normal man."Who would have thought it, huh? A bloke who wore dresses and lipstick on a regular basis was going on alpha male. There was definitely a touch of irony in there somewhere."I absolutely LOVE Nicholas' unique voice and sense of humor. If you were to give me ten quotes from different male characters in books, I would be able to pick the one that flew out of his mouth in a second.  He said some of the cheekiest, most hilariously delicious things in Killer Queen.No, not a negligee, you saucy little devils."I was drunk enough to start wielding them like a crazy ex-wife who just got shafted in the divorce settlement and was now out to draw blood."Sprinkled throughout the book were several expanded and new scenes with Fred, Nicholas and the gang.  Soon after Nicholas and Freda meet, Freda comes home to find Nicholas having pizza with Nora, Harry, and Sean just like they're old chaps."Viv, you cow. Would you take my grave as quick?" she teased.I gave her my most dazzling smile. "Sorry Fred, the pizza was delicious. I couldn't resist." I paused and dropped my voice low, making sure my double meaning couldn't be missed. "I'm sure I can figure out a way to pay you back.""Be careful there Viv, or you'll end up bankrupt. You already owe Dortea a visit to her lady garden."What I love most about this story is how captivated and drawn in I was to Fred and Viv's love story.  Whenever I read Painted Faces, I felt positively giddy towards the end when both of the character came to their senses.  I've gone back and read that book multiple times and each time I get the butterflies and a crazy smile on my faces.  Killer Queen was like a walk down memory lane, reigniting those old feelings once again as I visit my old friends."Are those the dulcet tones of Leonard Cohen I hear? You are a true cliche of sadness, Viv."Killer Queen was sweet and heartwarming and it delivered tons of sexiness and steam.  What makes sex scenes truly hot for me is when an author can make you feel the emotions the characters are feeling (no, not that—get your mind out of the gutter).  I mean, you can feel the emotional connection that formed over the course of their friendship. With Freda and Nicholas there were so many things left unsaid for a long time that left this spark and incredible tension between the two of them. It made those intimate scenes between the two of them sizzle."I need you, too," I replied with an extreme level of intensity and then I was coming inside her. It was the best thing I'd ever felt; it made me feel the most crazed but at the same time the most sane I'd ever been in my life. I let my face fall to her neck. It was my safe place, my refuge. I could have lived forevermore between the beauty mark on her neck and the freckle on her collarbone quite happily."Do you have a favorite scene from Painted Faces that you were dying to read in Killer Queen?  Chances are Cosway has covered in this one.  From the "Combine Harvest scene" to the "Occupado Bathroom scene" to the "One Day Like this scene", we get to see all of those through Viv's point of view which I loved.  What shocked me was just how early on Nicholas fell for Viv.  Had I not read Painted Faces first, it may not have had quite the impact it had on me.  Knowing that he was struggling with the depth of his feelings from the beginning just pulled at my heart strings even more.I truly loved Killer Queen.  Nicholas' charm and emotional fragility and Freda's quick wit and sense of humor shine in this novel.  Their chemistry is intense and palpable. I will reread these two books for a long time to come just so that I can visit these two.  Cosway has penned a beautiful companion to Painted Faces while infusing the story with newness.4 stars* I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.★ Check out my list of UPCOMING BOOK RELEASES!!____________________________________________Find more of my reviews & other bookish things here:✥ Read this review on the blog!✥ My blog Reading Books Like a Boss✥ Like on Facebook✥ Follow on Twitter✥ Subscribe by Email

  • Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
    2019-06-19 06:38

    OK Darling's, what did I think....HAVE I GOT YOUR ATTENTION NOW...It wass Absolutely Fabulous....now I adored Painted Faces.....in 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 him...in fact he is one of my favourite book characters this year!!I'm all for champagne and some crazy shenanigans, and Viv was definitely entertaining. LOved Nicholas's diary about how he got into Drag, and he's little luv thing FRED!!OK, OK Yes it was a rehash of Painted Faces but in NAUGHTY Nicholas's POV.....but I certainly wasn't complaining. I don't like reading the same story twice, even if told from someone else's POV...BUT THIS ONE IS THE EXCEPTION!!So what do I think...Psssst....Missy Cosway your frickin AWEsome!!!

  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    2019-05-30 02:31

    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.

  • Brenna
    2019-05-27 02:24

    “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 inPainted 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 first met her gorgeous new neighbor, she had no idea it would lead her into the world of a singing drag queen. I absolutely loved being in Fred’s head and seeing Nicholas through her eyes. He was such a contradiction, an insanely handsome, dirty talking, alpha male who just so happens to dress up in drag and perform. While we get some insight into his motives and past, I feel like I learned so much after having read Killer Queen from his point of view. “Extreme highs, earth-shattering lows – I’ve had them all. My existence has been champagne and dirt. I’ve built a career around donning costumes and transforming into another person, and my life as Vivica Blue has certainly been an eventful one.”A lot of Nicholas’ backstory is mentioned but not given in much detail in Painted Faces and seeing the guilt and pain of his past through his eyes was heartbreaking. I feel like I understand him so much better as a character and can see why he did certain things. It was great getting scenes from before he met Freda and learning how he met his friend, Phil – I love their friendship! My favorite thing though, was getting his unique voice during meeting Fred. “I found her so hilarious that I was actually considering abandoning my quest to bed her in order to simply be her friend, because this girl was utterly priceless. Totally lewd and absolutely brilliant in my eyes. I’d never met anyone quite like her. While at first he just wants to get in her pants, it doesn’t take long for him to see she’s different. As fun as their bantering dialogue always was, it was hilarious to hear his dirty thoughts and him trying to figure Fred out. It was funny at times to see how much Fred seriously confounded Nicholas. He didn't know what to make of her, he’s was so curious and even though he is a horny bastard around her, he truly wanted to understand her.“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.” Killer Queen was a really special companion novella. Nicholas’ brutally honest narration was both heartfelt and emotional but also included his unique cheeky, pervy flare. I got to know the characters I already loved even better, relive some of my favorite moments, and see the continuation of their incredibly unconventional and touching love story. This book can definitely stand on its own based on quality, but I would definitely recommend starting with Painted Faces because it continues to be an absolute favorite of mine.I was fit to burst with the love I felt for her, and I didn’t just want to tell her in words, I wanted her to feel it with all of her heart that she owned me. 4.5 starsARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.See this review & others at No BS Book Reviews. Also 'like' us on Facebook. ♥

  • ❃**✿【Yasmine】✿**❃
    2019-06-09 23:20

    4 STARS'I like to think of myself as a wonderful and unique snowflake.'Genre: RomanceCover: 9/10Writing: 9/10Heroine: 8/10Hero: 9/10Humour: 4/10Hotness: 3/10Romance: 7/10Extra 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 forth. One day the daffodils were yellow and before I knew it, colour was everywhere, lighting up my life.Love is not about how we appear on the outside, it’s about the soul contained within.Our story was not a conventional one, but it was ours, and that’s what made it shine.'I must say I haven't read Painted Faces. As 'Killer Queen' was advertised as a stand-alone, but a companion novel, I wasn't sure whether I could just read 'Killer Queen' by itself. I could. But I probably shouldn't have.'Killer Queen' was much more of a (#1.5) book. It had bonus content at the beginning and end. But there seems to be a lot missing that was included in Painted Faces and it just made me feel like I was missing out on certain scenes and the characters' bonding.Despite Nicolas' one indiscretion, (view spoiler)[sleeping with Dorotea (hide spoiler)] I really loved him. He was a wonderful character; a metrosexual, gender bending, fucked up, drag queen. His tone and his nature was written to perfection.I also thought it was great how we got to see him fall for the passive-aggressive, curvy and untamed, Freda. Their banter was great, and Nicolas was totally captivated by her personality and nature.I needed more story and better sex. But Nicolas sparkled. Literally.“So this is me, darling, a complete and total contradiction. A fucking mess.”“A beautiful mess. But a mess nonetheless”["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kirsten
    2019-06-01 23:19

    4.5 Definitely not a "Drag" stars!!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 year ago, and I did not feel lost or like I needed to re-reference things. If anything, reading this made me remember everything that happened through Fred's eyes. It felt like no time had passed, and actually made me want to go and revisit her point of view again. I adore this couple! I think this has everything to do with LH Cosway's writing and her characters. She is very talented with her unique individuals who are a nice break from the usual ones that we run across. I have loved every single one of them, books and characters alike. I love their easy and humorous banter. Even when deep issues are involved, they don't damper the mood at all. I felt this with Killer Queen. As troubled as Nicholas was, and how dark his mood or depressed he got, he still always seemed to have sex on the brain. I thought this was comical, and helped me forget all the negative things that happened to him. I remember him being forward in Painted Faces, but I had no idea what a horn dog he was. I loved that. I would definitely recommend reading this one! Yes, the story is rehashed, but to me it didn't seem repetitive like some other installments of other series that I've read. And if you haven't read Painted Faces or any LH Cosways work...what are you waiting for? You have to meet this wonderful hero, Viv!

  • bibliophile (Romance Addict)
    2019-06-26 04:11

    4.5 TROUBLED BOY, FUNNY GIRL STARS“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 about Nicholas. I have to admit that I liked him even more in this book, and I think it goes back to the fact that I got to know him more. “I allowed my hand to run down her body until it reached her stomach, and then I started to rub. “Ah, so the little one was conceived on a baking counter.”Fred laughed softly. “It certainly brings new meaning to the term bun in the oven.”“Fat plus happy equals fappy. It’s an illness prevalent among those quite comfortably and smugly in love.”“As soon as the song was over, Fred was leading me to our table. “I’m famished, Viv. There’s nothing like getting married to work up an appetite, and I’m having the strangest craving for both cake and sausage.”“Well” —I smirked— “Melissa and Danielle have taken care of one of those things, and I’d be quite happy to take care of the other.”Secondary Characters: the only secondary character that I loved in this book even more than I used to, is Phil. In Painted Faces, Phil played the Cupid in the story, but here, we got to know more about him and I actually really liked him & admired how much he helped Nicholas. Steaminess: well, this book was cute, but I wouldn't say it was hot, or steamy in any way. HEA: I loved the ending of this and how we actually got to know more about their future. Recommendations: To contemporary romance fans that likes their books to have that unique factor.

  • Anne
    2019-06-09 05:19

    "I can be whatever you want me to be: boy, girl, a little bit of both."<3

  • Erin
    2019-06-04 04:35

    "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 unconventional characters, all over again.Killer Queen is written in Nicholas's POV. We get to see it all and more, through his eyes. We get Nicholas, before he became Viv, we get some of what went on in Painted Faces and what life was like for Freda and Nicholas after PF."The irony of the entire situation was that I'm about as straight as Clint Eastwood smoking a cigarette, wearing a brown leather jacket, squinting his eyes and casually pointing a gun in your face."I adore these two. I don't know how LH Cosway does it, but they are the sexiest most unique (yet relatable) characters I have ever read. Freda is a woman with insecurities and a bad past with men. So bad that she has shut her self down. Nicholas is a drag queen. The reasons behind his dressing like a woman are beautiful and troubling, all in one. To have him retell the story sheds so much light on his life, I have a special place in my book heart for him."Right then, her body was my church."The best part of the book is the tension between them. To see how much he wanted Freda, was HOT. Nicholas has a very dirty mouth and makes no apologies for it. Once things got frisky I was about to bust. LOL! Personally I love a good build up, with sexual tension that you just want to, idk? (use your imagination)"When I was done with her, she wouldn't even know the meaning of the word embarrassment anymore, because I was going to dirty all her clean right up."The ending, oh the ending <3 I can't tell you how wonderful this book was. If you loved Painted Faces and aren't afraid to fall for a man who has a dirty mouth and is drop dead sexy, then this book is for you. LH Cosway has blown me away. She is unlike any other, writes with a crazy cool style. Always connecting me with music and other rad pop culture. Always creating cool as hell heroines and holy hot dirty talking heroes. I am forever a fan!Each chapter has a song at the beginning. Being a huge music lover, this buttered my biscuit. I found myself going and listening to the song and it just made the reading experience so much more. Take a listen to the playlist below.4.5 STARS!

  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    2019-06-20 07:13

    ‘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 new revelations and ‘afters’ to make this a veritable smorgasbord of Nicholas in all his troubled and outgoing fabulousness.“Why are the beautiful ones always so troubled, huh?”Once again he entertained us, had us grinning from ear to ear, tried to shock us (nice try buddy) and told his story with warmth, wit, pain and love.Despite not loving Killer Queen to the same extent as Painted Faces due to the repetition we wouldn’t have missed his story for the world and we’re so happy we got to hear parts of it in his words. He truly is one of a kind. We adore this man with every fibre of our being and for us, this book acted as a closure of some sorts.‘I’d worshipped many women, but never before had I wanted to stake a claim.’For some, they’ll be happy to leave Freda and Nicholas’s story at Painted Faces. We understand that. However; we personally couldn’t have had one without the other. Like Nicholas and Freda themselves….they were meant to be.Our Reviews for PAINTED FACES and KILLER QUEEN ✦✦✦ TB Blog :TotallybookedBlog✦✦✦ Come say Hi : TB on Facebook✦✦✦Follow us: TB on Twitter✦✦✦Check out: TB on Pinterest✦✦✦ We're on TSU: TB on TSU

  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    2019-06-10 07:38

    ‘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 new revelations and ‘afters’ to make this a veritable smorgasbord of Nicholas in all his troubled and outgoing fabulousness.“Why are the beautiful ones always so troubled, huh?”Once again he entertained us, had us grinning from ear to ear, tried to shock us (nice try buddy) and told his story with warmth, wit, pain and love.Despite not loving Killer Queen to the same extent as Painted Faces due to the repetition we wouldn’t have missed his story for the world and we’re so happy we got to hear parts of it in his words. He truly is one of a kind. We adore this man with every fibre of our being and for us, this book acted as a closure of some sorts.‘I’d worshipped many women, but never before had I wanted to stake a claim.’For some, they’ll be happy to leave Freda and Nicholas’s story at Painted Faces. We understand that. However; we personally couldn’t have had one without the other. Like Nicholas and Freda themselves….they were meant to be.ஐღ ஐღ ஐღ ஐღ✦✦✦ TB Blog :TotallybookedBlog✦✦✦ Come say Hi : TB on Facebook✦✦✦Follow us: TB on Twitter✦✦✦Check out: TB on Pinterest✦✦✦ We're on TSU: TB on TSU

  • ★Moonrise Books
    2019-06-11 01:34

    Love these characters, and such a great story! Killer Queen is a companion novel to Painted Faces, but can be read as a standalone. It retraces Nicholas and Freda's steps through Dublin in the form of Nicholas's diary, which gives the story a whole new perspective. And while many of the events from the first book are revisited, there are new, meaningful reveals that offer important insight into our main characters' lives.Nicholas is thrilled to meet his new neighbor, Freda, and enjoys her company more than anticipated. As she takes on a role working with Nicholas at the Glamour Patch club, their friendship grows stronger. But after a strange and unsettling turn of events in Scotland, their relationship is put to the test. Will Freda prove to be Nicholas's undoing, or will she bring him the joy he always wanted but never thought possible?Taking us beyond the original tale, our lovely main characters delve into new territory. And while there are some painful moments, this is an exciting love story full of hope, promise, and intrigue. Such an amazing and original tale, I was hooked from start to finish!This book can be read on it's own. However, I highly recommend staring with the first book to get Nicholas and Freda's full story.Note: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Didi
    2019-05-27 00:10

    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. Nicholas as always, steals the show. He is amazing and I'll love him and Freda forever.

  • Katie(babs)
    2019-06-22 04:19

    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 certain scenes from Painted Faces in Nicholas’ POV.Nicholas still has a love for Fred’s breasts and her lady garden. I cracked up during the explanation of why Nicholas doesn’t go near the lady garden with his mouth, as well as a scene toward the end of the book when he and Fred aren’t speaking. It involves him seeing Fred’s breasts again, which he thinks have gotten bigger and better because he hasn’t seen them or touched them in so long. He is enamored of Fred period, although her boobs are an added plus for him.Nicholas is such a hoot, a lovable hoot. But we also see his moments of depression and some angst because of his past that led him to becoming a drag queen performer. You really get a good feel on who Nicholas is based on his internal thoughts and feelings and why he acts the way he does.The ending is so AWWWWW. This is the type of book that you want to hug and hold close while you sing show tunes. Another winner from Ms. Cosway. I would recommend you read Painted Faces first and then Killer Queen.

  • Maida
    2019-05-29 02:26

    This novel gets extra points for being named after a Queen song. VERY APROPOS!Thanks so much to Jeanne for the recommendation! I was really enjoying the novel... until I got towards the end, only to learn about the (view spoiler)[unexpected pregnancy (hide spoiler)]— a plot twist which, by the way, the reader could see coming a hundred miles away. These types of storylines are definitely my least favorite since they're usually quite annoying & not very original. Regardless, I'm grateful that the author gave fans closure & a proper send-off to Freda & Nicholas. <3 xoxo*3.5/5 stars*