Crossroads (Wind Dragons MC #6) by Chantal Fernando-a review

CROSSROADS (Wind Dragons MC #6) by Chantal Fernando-a review

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From New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes the latest in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series featuring a red-hot romance and plenty of mystery!

Ranger is at a crossroads: he has a chance to leave the motorcycle club and do something else with his life—but he keeps getting dragged back. When the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club asks for his help, Ranger agrees, not only because it is hard to say no to them, but also because he has a vested interest.

A woman is missing.

And Ranger knows her.

The Wind Dragons aren’t the only ones hoping this girl can be found—on the hunt is Johanna Chase, a stubborn detective who won’t give up until the missing woman is found safe. She needs Ranger to navigate the underground world of motorcycle clubs, and immediately, sparks fly. Ranger fights the attraction. He has no plans on going there, no matter how beautiful and badass she is. A biker and a cop? Ridiculous.

But the two of them soon realize that they’re in way over their heads, and now they have to trust each other in order to save her. With the WDMC and the police force at their back, it should be no problem, right?

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REVIEW: CROSSROADS is the sixth full length installment in Chantal Fernando’s contemporary, adult WIND DRAGONS erotic, MC romance series focusing on the men and women of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club. This is former member of the Wild Men MC Ranger, and police officer Johanna Chase. CROSSROADS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary although I recommend reading the series in order for cohesion and backstory.

Told from dual first person points of view (Ranger and Johanna) CROSSROADS focuses on the search for a missing woman. Ranger has been tasked to work with the local police on the hunt for a missing woman named Elizabeth-a woman Ranger knows only too well from his earlier days in school. Enter police officer Johanna ‘Jo’ Chase-the missing woman’s cousin- and the woman that calls to Ranger’s heart. What ensues is the forbidden romance between a member of the Wind Dragons MC, and a police officer sworn to uphold the law as they search for not one but several missing females believed to have been abducted by another MC.

The attraction between Ranger and Jo is immediate but Jo knows that to get involved with a member of the Wind Dragon MC could spell disaster for her career and Ranger’s reputation. As the investigation and search for Jo’s cousin builds, so too does the attraction and relationship between our leading couple. The $ex scenes are intimate, seductive and erotic without the use of over the top sexually graphic language and text.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including many members of the Wind Dragon MC, as well as Johanna’s partner on the force Travis. Faye and Sin return as well as a number of the other ‘old ladies’ in the Club. It is always fun to watch Faye work her magic with the big, burly bikers including our leading hero.

CROSSROADS is a story about finding love and making choices. Ranger is at a crossroads in his personal and private life. The MC lifestyle is no longer working and he will have to make a decision between his current path or towards a happily ever after with the woman he loves. The premise is intriguing and encouraging; the characters are dynamic and spirited; the romance is emotional, heartwarming and passionate. The conflict between Jo and Ranger focused too much on Johanna’s need to sacrifice love for a family member whose childish behavior caused some unpleasant moments between Johanna and Ranger-I wasn’t a fan but hey….every story needs some sort of conflict!

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Dragon’s Lair
Arrow’s Hell
Tracker’s End
Dirty Ride
Rake’s Redemption
Wild Ride
Wolf’s Mate
Last Ride
Crossroads

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Shade’s Lady (Reapers MC 6.5) 1001 Dark Nights by Joanna Wylde-Review & Book Tour

SHADE’S LADY (Reapers MC #6.5): 1001 Dark Nights by Joanna Wylde-Review and Book Tour

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SHADE’S LADY
Reapers MC 6.5
1001 Dark Nights
by Joanna Wylde
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, MC, romance
Release Date: March 14, 2017

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Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.

Or maybe not.

Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.

Right from the first.

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REVIEW: SHADE’S LADY by Joanna Wylde is the latest addition to the multi-authored 1001 Dark Nights series, and #6.5 in the author Reapers MC erotic, romance series. This is Reaper’s President Shade, and waitress Mandy McBride’s story line. SHADE’S LADY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.

Told from dual first person points of view (Mandy and Shade) SHADE’S LADY follows the building relationship between Reapers National MC President Shade, and local cocktail waitress Mandy McBride. Mandy lived in a broken down trailer with her sister Hannah-a single mother of three whose ex was a piece of work however you viewed him. Shade was the youngest national president in Reapers MC history, and the man whose attention had firmly fixed on our story line heroine but there was one small problem-Mandy was in a ‘relationship’ with a weekend biker-a biker who was willing to sell Mandy for a piece of the pie. What ensues is the building relationship between Shade and Mandy; Mandy’s battle to keep from getting her heart broken; and the possibility that trouble has fallen back into Mandy and Hannah’s life.

SHADE’S LADY is not a story of romance but a tale about two people whose lives are intertwined by want and need. Shade wants Mandy. From the first time he saw our heroine working at The Pit, Shade has never stopped longing for the woman that caught his attention months before. Mandy is a strong and determined heroine whose own life spiraled out of control with a prior relationship; Shade had never wanted to settle down but something about Mandy calls to his inner self. Shade sees a future with Mandy by his side.

SHADE’S LADY is a quick read; a decadent and intense story; an enticing and exciting tale with a happily ever after-for now. The premise will captivate your attention: the characters are colorful and engaging; the relationship is spicy and hot but I did not feel the love connection between our leading couple.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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“You’re full of sh*t!” I said, waving my hand grandly. My drink sloshed and I licked the side of the cup, because this whiskey was way too good to waste even a single drop. “Wonder Woman is better than Batman. She’s got real power, not just fancy toys. Although she has those, too, which means anything Batman can do, she can do better.”
“Nope,” Shade said, shaking his head seriously. “She’s hot, I’ll give her that, but he’d take her in a fair fight.”
I held up a hand for him to wait as I polished off my booze.
“No way. She’s a goddess of war and she’s one of the best hand-to-hand fighters in history. She’s got an invisible jet, for God’s sake. How can you compete with that? All he has is a bunch of money and the stupid Batmobile.”
“Hand over the cup,” Shade said, narrowing his eyes.
“Why?” I asked, narrowing mine right back. I was good and drunk now, and I wasn’t sure I was ready to be done for the night.
“Demonstration,” he replied. “C’mon. Or are you chicken?”
“What are we, kindergartners?”
“You’re the one insisting Wonder Woman can take Batman,” he replied. “Chicken.”
Then he leaned toward me, raising a single finger to poke me in the center of my chest. Not copping a feel or anything remotely sexual, either. This was pure taunt. I handed him the cup and he tossed it on the floor, nearly falling off the bed in the process. I smirked—guess I wasn’t the only drunk one. Then he started listing to the side and I lunged for him, grabbing his shirt to keep him from going over.
Shade caught my arm, using the momentum to pull me onto his body with sudden force. My hands hit his chest and I raised my head to stare at him, stunned.
“What the hell are you doing?” I asked. Shade wrapped his arms around my waist, holding me tight to his body.
“Demonstrating.”

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Joanna WyldeJoanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction.

Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.

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Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye-Review, Promotion and Giveaway

Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye-Review, Promotion and Giveaway

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RIDE HARD
Raven Riders #1
by Laura Kaye
Genre: adult,contemporary, romantic, suspense
Release Date: April 26, 2016

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A shy and distrustful woman running from a controlling ex-fiance seeks shelter with an outlaw motorcycle club with a tradition of protecting those who can’t defend themselves, and falls under the watchful eye of the club’s mysterious and intense leader who’s intent on discovering all her secrets

Brotherhood. Club. Family.

They live and ride by their own rules.

These are the Raven Riders . . .

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before .

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REVIEW: RIDE HARD is the first full-length installment in Laura Kaye’s contemporary adult RAVEN RIDERS MC erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women of Raven Riders MC. This is Club president Dare Kenyon, and Haven Randall’s story line. There is a prequel novella-HARD AS STEEL– that can be found in the 1001 Dark Nights multi authored novella series. The Raven Riders is a spin off from Laura’s Hard Ink series.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Dare and Haven) RIDE HARD follows Haven Randall, and her best friend Cora-on the run. Haven has had to endure years of abuse and neglect at the hands of her father-a small time crime lord who had plans for his only child. When Haven and Cora ran, they found themselves prisoners of the Church Gang MC, only to be rescued by the Hard Ink warriors, and finally finding asylum with the Raven Riders MC. What ensues is a building relationship between Dare and Haven, and the Raven Riders’ struggle to ensure Haven and Cora’s future safety. With an inflated price on her head, Haven becomes the number one target in a war between rival MCs.

Dare is a bit of an enigma-he is the Raven Rider Club president-a tough alpha male-who finds himself falling for the quiet and reserved Haven Randall. Haven is a woman who presents as weak, fragile and demure-her earlier years are fraught with abuse at the hands of her father and his men; she has been witness to all number of atrocities and evil. We learn a little bit about their pasts: the darkness, the damage and the heartbreaking losses. The relationship between Haven and Dare is one of immediate attraction but Dare believes their age difference is too wide to overcome, and that her presumed innocence is not for his taking. When Dare finds Haven’s ‘bucket list’ of things to do, he is the man who is going to make all of Haven’s wishes come true. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense. For someone with little experience Haven is a woman who knows how to please her man.

RIDE HARD is a slow building storyline where two women find refuge and comfort with a motorcycle club that is all about helping those who are unable to help themselves. The Raven Riders fight against abuse and neglect, and protect the woman and children who have suffered at the hands of abusive men. RIDE HARD is a bit of a vanilla MC, in that most of the violence and action takes place behind the scenes. The conflict resolution was quick-I was hoping for something more powerful and dark. There are a couple of familiar scenarios that may pay homage to Laura’s favorite author (whether intentional or not)- the similarity and resemblance to the other story line has been noted by this reader. RIDE HARD is a wonderful and exciting start to a new series.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Hooked (Viking Bastards #1) by Christina Phillips-a review

HOOKED (Viking Bastards #1) by Christina Phillips-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 6, 2017

Zach…



I like my sex dirty and disposable. I’m not into commitment or chicks who want more than one night. My brothers and club come first, second and last.

Until she walks into my life. Classy, rich and so out of my league it’s crazy. A week together should get her out of my system, but this good girl is so bad when we’re all alone and I can’t get enough of her.

I don’t do forever, but she’s hooked me so bad I don’t ever want to let her go. Except there’s no way a princess can live in my world and I sure as hell won’t live in hers..

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REVIEW: HOOKED is the first installment in Christina Phillips’s contemporary, adult VIKING BASTARDS erotic, romance series focusing on the members of the Viking Bastards MC. This is MC member Zach Reynolds, and HR specialist Grace Mulholland’s story line.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Zach and Grace) HOOKED focuses on the unlikely relationship between mechanic Zach Reynolds- a member of the Vikings Bastards MC, and HR specialist Grace Mulholland. Grace finds herself in a predicament when her car breaks down and her cell phone is dead. Walking into Odin’s – a seedy, rundown biker bar- finds our heroine going outside of her comfort zone and offering whatever it takes to the man in charge. Enter third generation MC member Zach Reynolds-a tattooed biker who demands everything from Grace and more. What ensues is the quick building relationship between two people from opposite sides of the track.

HOOKED is a story of erotica; a sexually, uninhibited look at one woman’s journey into the dark and dangerous world of the MC, and one man’s struggle to keep from falling for the ‘princess’ that calls to his heart. Like most MC story lines there is plenty of $ex and sexual situations but there is very little known about the Club and its members- the Club and everything it represents is secondary to the story line premise.

We are introduced to Zach’s sister Kat, and their brother Gage; tattooist and MC member Cade, as well as Grace’s sister Charity. The premise is entertaining and intoxicating; the characters are spirited and dynamic; the romance is passionate and erotic. The conflict is limited to Zach’s inability to accept anything beyond a one-night stand; any angst is brought about by demons from Zach’s past. I was hoping for a little more grit , danger and conflict but as an introductory story line HOOKED had me hooked from the very start.

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Last Ride (Wind Dragon MC 5.5) by Chantal Fernando-a review

LAST RIDE (Wind Dragon MC #5.5) by Chantal Fernando-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 7, 2016

The Wind Dragons MC couple who started it all is back! We met the stars of Chantal Fernando’s bestselling series in Dragon’s Lair, and now Sin and Faye are ready for more—and with these two, that means more passion, more action, and more of the best kind of trouble.

Sin, president of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club, doesn’t mind that things have quieted down since he got married—with Faye at his side, he’ll never be bored. Plus, they’ve got their little girl Clover to keep them on their toes. But when new MC brother Talon needs help rooting out a traitor in his old club, Faye’s the first to volunteer. She’s more determined than ever to get involved and put her law degree to good use, but Sin soon finds himself riding to the rescue. Because he’ll kill anybody who touches a hair on Faye’s head—if she doesn’t get to them first. One way or another, tonight’s going to be someone’s last ride

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REVIEW: LAST RIDE is novella 5.5 in Chantal Fernando’s contemporary, adult WIND DRAGON MC romance series focusing on the men and women of the Wind Dragon’s Motorcycle Club. This is Dex ‘Sin’ Black and his wife Faye’s continuing story, and can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Sin and Faye) Faye finds herself the victim of a kidnapping aimed to bring the Wind Dragon MC president to his knees. While Sin searches for the woman that owns his heart, Faye discovers the who and why of her recent abduction. Meanwhile Talon (Wild Ride 4.5), the president of the Wild Men MC, comes to a decision about his current place within the Club, as he continues his search for the betrayer in their midst.

LAST RIDE focuses on Faye Black-attorney and wife of the Wind Dragon’s MC president-a woman who is both strong in mind and body- and isn’t willing to accept her fate as a kidnapping victim. When trying to talk her way out of the situation fails, Faye uses every means to escape her captors. Faye’s popularity within the Club is tantamount to rock star status, and I question the amount of endearing love bathed upon our story line heroine.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including most of the previous story line couples as well as a look at the growing families and potential new members for the MC. There are a few twists and turns; acts of betrayal; relationships that suffer; and family members who have a difficult time accepting what has happened. Faye and Sin’s relationship continues to be highly sexual, intimate and romantic.

There are some upcoming changes to the Wind Dragon MC. I am hoping for a full-length story line focusing on Talon and his new direction in life. The premise is subtle in its presentation of what is and what is going to be: the characters are entertaining-Faye’s night with the other women is full of laughs and surprises. The romance is a continuation of Faye and Sin’s happily ever after. LAST RIDE is a quick read; a story line that changes the direction of the series, and with it comes a few surprises, reveals, and the introduction of a few new members.

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Dragon’s Lair
Arrow’s Hell
Tracker’s End
Dirty Ride
Rake’s Redemption
Wild Ride
Wolf’s Mate
Last Ride

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Mettle (Spartan Riders MC #2) by J.C. Valentine-a review

METTLE (Spartan Riders #2) by J.C. Valentine-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 26, 2016

Talia McKinnon said goodbye to love the day she signed the divorce papers and moved across the country looking for a fresh start. With work occupying her days and nights, a relationship is the last thing on her mind, until a run-in with a hot-as-Hades, leather clad biker changes her mind. He’s everything she shouldn’t want but has to have. The problem is, he’s not that easy to catch.

Tucker “Country” Abrams believes in two things: brotherhood and women. He takes his job seriously and his women hard, but at the end of the day, the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes. But when a little detective work reveals that Talia may be much more than a one-night stand, Tucker is tasked with an impossible decision. Will he push her away, or go against every instinct he has and pull her closer?

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REVIEW: METTLE is the second installment in J.C. Valentine’s contemporary, adult SPARTAN RIDERS erotic MC romance series focusing on the men and women of the Spartan Riders Motorcycle club. This is Sargent at Arms Tucker ‘Country’ Abrams, and undercover agent Talia McKinnon’s story line. METTLE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but for cohesion and backstory I recommend reading the series in order as some of the events in book two are as of a direct result from some of the events in book one GRIT wherein threats against the club president’s girlfriend continue to grow.

Told from several third person points of view METTLE follows special agent Talia McKinnon on her assignment to infiltrate the Spartan Riders MC in the hopes of ferreting out a human trafficking ring. The FBI’s most recent undercover agent with the Spartan Riders MC has gone dark, and Talia has volunteered for the next undercover assignment. What ensues is the building relationship between Talia and the Spartan Riders Sargent at arms Tucker Abrams- a manwhore whose latest club bunny has been pushed to the side- and Talia’s search for any information that will lead to the missing women, and proof that Tucker and his MC are involved.

The relationship between Tucker and Talia is quick to develop as Tucker is a man who never refuses an offer for a night of uninhibited $ex but is also a man who doesn’t do relationships or love. Talia’s undercover assignment does not include taking her marks to bed, but in order to get close to the MC, Talia is willing to go above and beyond until her cover is blown by one of her own. One thing stands in Talia’s way-club bunny Bambi-a woman who has her claws in Tucker Abrams. The $ex scenes are erotic, intense and provocative. There is plenty of sexual tension and palpable energy between our leading couple.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including club President Blake Mahone and his girlfriend Gabby (Grit), as well as a number of Club members-The Spartans VP Repo has his eyes set on club bartender Ginger-a woman scorned when the man she loved fell in love with someone else. We are introduced to Talia’s co-workers and fellow agents in the field, some of whom may be working for the other side. The characters are real, heartbreaking and intense.

The world building looks at life within the MC: the friendships, rivalries, rules and regulations. Sex is a regular part of their every day life, and no one is immune from jealousy or threats.

METTLE is a fast paced, intriguing story of betrayal and trust; lies and deceit; friendship and love; forgiveness and letting go of the past. The premise is engaging and riveting; the romance is passionate, energetic and seductive. J.C. Valentine’s METTLE will suck you in for the ride of your life.

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Sinner’s Revenge (Sinner’s Creed #2) by Kim Jones-Review and Giveaway

SINNER’S REVENGE (Sinner’s Creed MC #2) by Kim Jones -Review and Giveaway

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SINNER’S REVENGE
Sinner’s Creed #2
by Kim Jones
Release Date: July 19, 2016
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance, MC

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The sizzling second book featuring the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club, bikers bent on riding chrome and meting out mayhem…
Shady has spent the last eight years of his life dedicated to the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club. But after losing the man who was both his brother and his best friend, he has a new purpose—to avenge the death of the greatest nomad in Sinner’s Creed history.
His plan is flawless. His mission is simple: seek and destroy. There is no room for distractions—especially a distraction like Diem.
She’s infuriating. Demanding. Complicated. Impossible. And for some reason, Shady can’t stay away. But he only has space in his heart for one love: Sinner’s Creed. And the club always comes first. Always.

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REVIEW: SINNER’S REVENGE is the second installment in Kim Jones’s contemporary, adult SINNER’S CREED erotic, romance MC series focusing on the members of the motorcycle club Sinner’s Creed. This is MC member Shady (aka Zeke Robinson), and pharmaceutical rep Diem’s story line. SINNER’S REVENGE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but for cohesion and back story I recommend reading the series in order as many of the events in the current story line occur as a direct result of the events of book one Sinner’s Creed.

Told from dual first person points of view (Shady and Diem) SINNER’S REVENGE follows Shady on his journey of revenge. Following the murder of his best friend and Sinner’s Creed nomad Dirk Dixon, Shady has vowed retribution and vengeance against the MC responsible -Death Mob. Along with fellow MC members Rookie and Tank, Shady enacts a plan that focuses on vindication, taking out as many members of Death Mob as possible as he struggles with the loss of the man he considered closer than blood. The MC will always be number one in Shady’s life but when the beautiful, demanding, strong willed woman with attitude Diem enters his life, Shady is caught between the MC and moving forward with the woman that calls to his heart…but Diem has a secret-one that could end Shady’s life, and in this the twist to the story comes full circle and even more personal.

The relationship between Diem and Shady is built upon secrets and lies. There is plenty of back and forth, push and pull, and frenetic banter between our leading couple. The $ex scenes are intimate,erotic and hot.

SINNER’S REVENGE has a large ensemble cast of characters including several members of both Sinner’s Creed and Death Mob motorcycle clubs. We are also introduced to Diem’s extended family adding a surprising twist to the story line premise.

The world building continues to focus on the MC lifestyle -their lives and loves, family, battles, power and control. There is a large amount of violence both graphic and implied-revenge is not pretty or docile; retribution is ugly and determined.

SINNER’S REVENGE is an intense, passionate and vengeful story line. The premise is gritty; the characters are passionate; the romance is steamy. The twists and turns you will never see coming.

Click HERE for Sandy’s review of book one -Sinner’s Creed

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Wild Ride (Wind Dragon MC #4.5) by Chantal Fernando-a review

WILD RIDE (Wind Dragons MC # 4.5) by Chantal Fernando

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 11, 2016

Talon has a complicated relationship with the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club. He’s the president of their rival club, the Wild Men, but he’s also related to one of their members—who hates him. He could handle that, but he’s also got problems in his own club; someone is leaking information and disrupting their business, but Talon can’t find the mole. So the last thing he needs is even more complication in the form of a beautiful single mother who’s bolder than half the bikers on his squad. But he can’t take his eyes—or his hands—off her…

Tia’s always been a little reckless, up for a good time wherever she found it, but she’s also a great mom to her young son. So even though she thinks Talon is basically sex on a stick, when she realizes she wants to be more to him than just a club groupie, she has to take things a bit slow. Plus, a momentary attraction, no matter how smoking hot, isn’t worth risking her son’s happiness in any way. Is there any chance that Talon might be up for a more permanent arrangement? Or has Tia leapt before looking once again?

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REVIEW:  WILD RIDE is a novella length story in Chantal Fernando’s contemporary, adult WIND DRAGONS MC series focusing on the men and women of the Wind Dragons motorcycle club. This is rival MC president Talon, and Tia’s story line. WILD RIDE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty although I recommend reading the series in order for cohesion and backstory. Tia is Bailey’s (Rake’s Redemption) best friend, and Talon has played a secondary role throughout the series.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Talon and Tia) WILD RIDE is a story of forbidden romance between the Wild Men MC’s president Talon, and Tia-a dental assistant under the protection of the Wind Dragon MC. Tia has pined after Talon since their first meeting but Talon is not willing to risk the tepid truce between the Wind Dragon MC and the Wild Men he leads. When attraction and need pull our leading couple together, Talon knows he is going to face the wrath of Rake, a man almost as close as the brother’s in the Wild Men MC. But trouble is brewing for Talon when one of his men is killed, and the murderer may be someone on the inside. Hoping to uncover a possible mole, Talon calls in a marker from the Wind Dragons MC. Wind Dragon prospect Vinnie and Shayla’s story is next -Wolf’s Mate August 2016. Shayla is under the protection of Wild Men’s president Talon.

WILD RIDE is a fast paced, friends to lovers, quick building romance that looks inside the lives of the rival MC. Talon is a man determined to protect the woman that he loves and keeping her safe means keeping private his relationship with Tia. Because of the novella length of the story, I felt the character building was lacking, and I wanted more of Tia and Talon.

We are introduced to several members of the Wild Men MC; Rake and Bailey (Rake’s Redemption) play secondary and supporting roles, as well as a few cameo appearances by a number of the Wind Dragons MC.

The world building continues to focus on the dangerous and competitive world of the motorcycle clubs: the members, the illegal activities, violence and death, and the women they love. The premise is entertaining but lacks the intimate details and building relationship between our leading couple; the characters are colorful and animated; the romance is a quick build to a happily ever after for now-I am hoping for more of Tia and Talon in the upcoming stories.

WILD RIDE sets up the next book Wolf’s Mate wherein Talon calls in a marker in his quest to uncover a mole within his MC.

Reading Order and previous reviews
Dragon’s Lair
Arrow’s Hell
Tracker’s End
Dirty Ride 3.5
Rake’s Redemption
Wild Ride 4.5

Copy supplied by Netgalley

Reviewed by Sandy

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