Cain (Hell’s Lovers MC #4) by Crimson Syn-Review and GiveawayTour

CAIN (Hell’s Lovers MC #4) by Crimson Syn-Review and Giveaway Tour

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CAIN
Hell’s Lover’s MC
by Crimson Syn
Release Date: August 27, 2017
Genre:adult, contemporary,erotic, BDSM, romance, MC

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 27, 2017

Sophia Moreno is a mystery wrapped up in a gorgeous package.
She’s soft and sweet, but there’s something hidden in the depths of her green eyes.
From the first instant my eyes held hers, I claimed her as mine.
When I finally have my hands on her, she’ll know I’m not one to play games with.
I’ll torture her into ecstasy until she’s screaming for me to take her,
Because the god she’ll worship is one kinky mother fucker.

Cain Scardino is a wild man with a dominant streak
And I’m more than willing to hand myself over to his sensually erotic instructions
He’s a sexual god with a wicked taste for the taboo
But what Cain doesn’t know is that I yearn to succumb to his dark desires.
As he tightens his ropes on my body, he also secures them around my heart.
He’s the only man who could take me so completely
And I’ll do anything to be tied down by him.

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This series is full of naughty alpha bikers, explicit sexual scenes and dirty language. This one in particular has a very sexy DOM who wants to play.

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REVIEW: CAIN is the fourth installment in Crimson Syn’s contemporary, adult HELL’S LOVERS MC erotic, romance novella series focusing on the men and women of the motorcycle club the Hell’s Lovers. This is Sargent at Arms, thirty five year old Cain Scardino, and thirty year old, pole dancer Sophia Moreno’s story line. CAIN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous installments is revealed where necessary.

NOTE: CAIN contains graphic scenes of BDSM, and may not be suitable for all readers.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Sophia and Cain) CAIN follows the building relationship between pole dancer Sophia Moreno, and Hell’s Lovers MC Sargent At Arms Cain Scardino-a relationship predicated on lies and secrets. Sophia is the new hire at Ravenous-the bar and strip club owned by the Hell’s Lovers MC, and a woman with a secret that if revealed would surely result in our heroine’s death. Enter Cain Scardino, all muscled, Dominant who catches the eye of Sophia Moreno. What ensues is the building relationship between Sophia and Cain, and the fall out when the truth is revealed. Ramon Tuco Moreno and the Los Perdidos MC continue their threats against the Hell’s Lovers MC but the Columbian Cartel is about to come forward with threats of their own.

The relationship between Sophia and Cain is one of immediate attraction but I had a difficult time with the developing relationship as the attraction was purely sexual, and Sophia’s fall from grace came with a desperation and proclamation of love that reflected negatively on our already embattled heroine. The $ex scene are erotic and intense; the BDSM scenarios are aggressive and not without some questionable intent.

CAIN is another dark and gritty MC story line. Our ‘hero’ is a Dominant; a man who enjoys making the women in his life submit including Sophia Moreno-a woman whose secrets will destroy Cain’s trust in the woman with whom he will fall in love.
The men of the Hell’s Lovers MC are dangerous, foul-mouthed and misogynistic; the women tend to be collateral damage in the battle between the warring MCs.

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Wolf
Grayson
Riggs
Cain

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Reviewed by Sandy

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About the Author

My name is Crimson Syn, not really, but what fun is it to use my real name. Instead I’ll use my inner goddess’ name, it’s much more fun that way. I grew up in New York City where I had a wonderful education, loving parents and awesome friends. What more could a girl ask for?

I started writing at the age of sixteen. The first romance I read was Stephanie Laurens’ Devil’s Bride. Since then I have been influenced by dozens of flourishing romance authors and even more dashing and daring rogues. I must say it, but Fifty Shades was not my first erotic romance, nor did it influence me to start writing them. If you’ve never read Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Hoyt, Lisa Kleypas, Bertrice Small or A.N. Roquelaure’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, then you’re missing out. Those were my sweet introductions to erotic romance, and boy were they hot.

So here I am, after reading so many wonderful stories, I have too many sinful tales of my own not to share. I like my alphas rough and possessive, and I have no shame in saying it or writing it. I had delightfully wicked teachers growing up, their books took me to new worlds and brought me new loves. So, I want to do the same for you. I want to indulge my readers in those steamy reads that will send them into the arms of dangerous alphas and deliciously sexy rogues, without leaving the confines of their nice warm bed. If I am able to entice your inner goddesses, then I have done my job and I am satisfied.

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Vigor (Spartan Riders MC #3) by JC Valentine-Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

VIGOR (Spartan Riders #3) by JC Valentine-Review, Excerpt and Giveaway Tour

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VIGOR
Spartan Riders MC #3
by JC Valentine
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, MC, romance
Release Date: August 29, 2017

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After escaping an abusive marriage, Spartan Riders bartender Ginger “Red” Mercury is determined to live life on her own terms. When the club’s VP declares her untouchable and stakes his own claim on her, she finds herself ready to wage war.

A year after inoculating the threat from notorious cartel leader Ricky Cruiz, Garrick “Repo” Stone, the last-standing original member of the Spartan Riders MC, has his focus on something else: monogamy. Having decided to settle down and take an ol’ lady, he has his sights set on Red…and he has his work cut out for him if he hopes to win her.

When a new threat makes itself known, threatening everything the brothers stand for and care about, they’re left scrambling to find out who’s behind it before it’s too late. With the high-stakes game of war looming over them, will Red be able to open her heart to love before outside forces pull her and Repo apart?

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REVIEW: VIGOR is the third installment in JC Valentine’s contemporary, adult SPARTAN RIDERS erotic, MC, romance series focusing on the men and women of the Spartan Riders MC. This is club VP Garrick ‘Repo’ Stone, and club bartender/bunny Ginger ‘Red’ Mercury’s story line. VIGOR can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous installments is revealed where necessary.

NOTE: VIGOR contains graphic scenes of violence, questionable behavior, and sexual scenarios that may not be suitable for all readers.

Told from several third person perspectives including Garrick and Ginger, VIGOR focuses on the acrimonious relationship between the Spartan Riders’ VP and last-standing original club member Garrick ‘Repo’ Stone, and the Club’s bartender, mother hen and bunny Ginger ‘Red’ Mercury. Years earlier, college freshman Ginger Mercury had a one night stand with the sexy but married biker Garrick Stone, and neither one would ever forget their first time together. Years would pass, marriages would dissolve, and a long trail of men and women, including one another, both in and out of their lives would find the now forty two year old Spartan Riders’ VP looking to settle down. Declaring Ginger off-limits and claiming our heroine as his own, Garrick sets about staking a claim for the woman that has called to heart for far too long. What ensues is the building but tempestuous relationship between Garrick and Ginger, and the hunt for a spy inside of the Club. The ongoing war between the Spartan Riders and the Cruiz cartel threatens not only the MC but the women they love.

VIGOR is another dark and gritty MC story line that focuses on the lives, loves and threats against the Spartan Riders’ members and anyone who potentially crosses their path. We get up close and personal with Garrick and Ginger, as well as revisiting two couples from the past: Blake and Gabby (Grit #1) ; Tucker and Talia (Mettle #2). There is trouble brewing for Curtis ‘Taco’ Nash; and someone in the club is ratting out their secrets to the Cruiz cartel.

The relationship between Ginger and Garrick is a frenemies to lovers; a second chance for both in the hopes of settling down and ending the roller coaster and emotional upheaval of nameless one-night stands. Throughout the years Garrick and Ginger continued to ‘hook up’ but Ginger had her share of abuse in a previous relationship that ended in divorce, and she wasn’t willing to let go of her independence for any man including Garrick Stone. Ginger is a strong willed, alpha female who gives as good as she gets but Ginger has a past with the Club President, and it is that past that clouds her judgment about her relationship with Garrick Stone. The $ex scenes are aggressive, rough, intense and provocative.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including several members of the Spartan Riders MC, as well as the newly crowned ‘queen’ of the Cruiz drug cartel-Luciana Cruiz-who is plotting revenge and the take over of the Spartan Riders clubhouse and territory.

Like many MC stories and series, the biker lifestyle is dangerous and dark. There are no hearts and flowers: the men are rough, misogynistic, and somewhat abusive-woman are used; rarely respected, and nothing more than an object for sexual release and aggression. Monogamy is rare; respect is limited. Finding the woman that calls to their heart is uncommon but the Club members are each slowly succumbing to love and a happily ever after-for now. The premise is edgy; the characters are rough, brash and independent; the romance is spirited and intense.

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Grit
Mettle
Vigor
Brash

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Ginger opened her eyes to the feel of Garrick’s fingertips lightly stroking the side of her face and realized she’d fallen asleep.
Breathing deep, she sat back, wincing at the pinch in her spine. “How long was I out?” she asked groggily as she touched her fingers to her hot, damp cheek—the one that’d been pressed against his chest.
“About an hour.” Garrick plucked his shirt, grimacing. “You drool.”
“I do not!” Ginger flushed, feeling fifty shades of embarrassed. Because sometimes she did drool. But she was not about to admit that.
“Tell that to my shirt.” He looked over at her and smirked. “No worries, babe. Your secret is safe with me. Besides, it’s nice to know you have at least one flaw.”
Ginger scowled, then frowned as his words registered. “You thought I was, what, perfect?”
“The thought had occurred to me.” Standing, Garrick crossed his arms over one another, grabbed the hem of his shirt, and stripped it over his head.
Ginger could only stare at the perfection he presented. Even for an older man, he had an incredible body. It was obvious from the thick, defined muscle that he took care of himself. And that dusting of salt and pepper hair that ran in an upside-down V from his chest to his waistband got her panties all in a twist.
He was so masculine and sexy, it hurt to look at him.
Licking her lips, Ginger remembered their conversation. “Well, I’m not perfect. I’m just me. You though…wow.”
Oh man, had she just said that out loud? Garrick’s gaze captured hers, and yeah, she definitely had. And it was clearly going to his head.
And not the one in his pants.
“Like what you see?”
Well, she’d already stuck her foot in it. No sense in beating around the bush now. “You know I do.” They’d had sex before, and she’d let him go down on her last night. Considering how wet she’d been then, it should be obvious.
“Then maybe,” Garrick said, his gruff voice full of seduction as he leaned down over her, bracing his hands on the back of the couch, so she had to tilt her head all the way back to meet his eyes, “you should act on it.”
Ginger pressed her lips together. Her fingers itched to touch him, to explore the body that’d felt so good on hers so long ago. She wanted to get properly reacquainted. But should she? She’d already messed up and let him do things she never should have allowed. If she took this step, if she let him have her completely…he’d have her completely.
And he knew it.


 

 

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J.C.-Valentine

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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RIGGS (Hell’s Lovers MC #3) by Crimson Syn-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

RIGGS (Hell’s Lovers MC #3) by Crimson Syn-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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RIGGS
Hell’s Lovers MC #3
by Crimson Syn
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, MC, romance

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 7, 2017

I’m a sick, perverted f*ck.
I want to defile the only innocent thing that exists in this god forsaken place.
Luna is as pure as they come, eighteen, untouched, and beautiful.
But I can’t have her. It’s not right.
A woman like Luna deserves someone better than me.
But the hunger I have for her seeks control,
And I don’t know if I’ll be able to hold back much longer.

Jason Riggs is as hot as they come.
He’s everything I yearn for in this empty life of mine.
Hiding away in Ravenous is my only hope for a future, and I want Riggs to be a part of it.
But he’s hiding something, something wicked and dirty.
I won’t stop until I find out his secrets.
And when I do, he’ll be all mine.

***This biker daddy is a sweet bundle of alpha goodness.***
Mature audiences only: 18+
This series is full of naughty alpha bikers, explicit sexual scenes and dirty language. This one in particular is full of very naughty daddy play.

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REVIEW: RIGGS is the third installment in Crimson Syn’s contemporary, adult HELL’S LOVERS MC erotic, romance novella series focusing on the men and women of the Hell’s Lovers MC. This is thirty three year old tracker/ road captain Jason Riggs, and eighteen year old waitress Luna Cordova’s story line. RIGGS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.

NOTE: RIGGS contains scenes of graphic violence, sexual assault, and erotic ‘daddy play’ which may not be suitable for all readers.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Luna and Riggs) RIGGS focuses on the building relationship between Luna Cordova and Jason Riggs. Months earlier, Jason Riggs came to Luna’s rescue following a sexual assault that left our heroine fragile, homeless and in need of some TLC. For six months Riggs fantasized about the woman currently living in his apartment, an apartment he no longer called his own. Tired of waiting for Riggs to make the first move, Luna discovers our hero’s fetish, and begins a sultry seduction of the man who wants her to call him ‘daddy’. What ensues is the building relationship between Luna and Riggs, and the continuing search for the elusive members of the Los Perdidos MC. Threats will be made, and Luna will become payment for sins of the past.

RIGGS is an erotic, novella length story; a dark, gritty and edgy story about two people struggling with their attraction to one another, and one man’s need for a woman to call his own. The premise is dramatic; the characters are broken and colorful; the $ex scenes are carnal, steamy and explosive. The character building is a little more detailed than in the previous story lines. We learn about Luna and Riggs’ heartbreaking pasts, and the earlier years that shaped the man and woman they have become.

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Wolf
Grayson
Riggs

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Reviewed by Sandy

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PROLOGUE
Six months ago…
“SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK?”
“She’s got a nice curve to her.”
“How long do you think before I have to pick her up?”
“Give me about a week with her and I’ll have her all primed up so you can
ride her away into the sunset, bro.”
“Make sure you take good care of her.”
“Dude it’s a paint job, not rocket science. Pick her up in a week.”
I walked out of Knox’s repair shop feeling hesitant and even a little
strange having to walk home. But Knox had promised me a paint job and who
better to do it than one of the brothers. I was feeling absolutely exhausted and
completely out of it. I had just finished a job and my body was finally feeling it.
I’m in the business of stalking people. Not the type of stalking your
perverted little mind is thinking about, although that kind could definitely be a
lot of fun. No. I do surveillance installments for a special array of clients. I had
built a pretty good reputation of keeping to myself and keeping my mouth shut.
Word spreads pretty quickly around the more affluent members of society, and
every now and then I’d get a call with pretty high payouts. A good side job to
have as a Hell’s Lovers, it gave us access to a lot of information with a lot of
profitable benefits.
In this particular case, the lady wanted surveillance done on her cheating
husband. I had placed a few cameras in the house, but I needed to set up visual
and audio in his office at work. Getting in without being noticed was the
hardest part, especially when I had to infiltrate the security system first.
Did I mention I also handled a few hacking jobs on the side.
Nights like this were few and far between, but like I said, this job alone
would pay my rent for at least a year. The way I saw it, it had to be done, and it
felt great to add another zero to the amount in my savings account.
The streets were dead silent and I was deep in thought as I crossed the
street and headed to my apartment. A shrill scream coming from one of the
warehouse alleys stopped me dead in my tracks. I froze and waited, but I didn’t
hear anything else. Out of the corner of my eye, about a block away, I saw a
young girl run out into the street only to be dragged back into the shadows.
This part of the street had more than a few broken street lamps, and my body
tensed as I tried to adjust my eyes to the darkness. At the same time, I was
assessing my surroundings, but the back streets were always pretty much empty
at this time of night.
I slowly made my way up the block, keeping myself on alert in case
someone jumped out at me. I was ex-Navy Seal, sneaking up on someone was
my expertise. Well, that and being able to use anything in my reach as a
weapon, now that was a honed trait.
As I rounded the corner, her piercing scream shot me into action and my
survival instincts kicked in. As I came up to the dark alley anger coursed
through my veins. The man was a big guy, taller than me, and that’s pretty big
considering I’m six two. The girl looked so tiny and fragile pressed up into the
concrete wall. Her jeans were at her ankles and he was struggling to pull his
own pants down as he dug his hands in between her legs.
“Open up, you fucking whore! Don’t you dare fight me! It’s fucking time I
get paid for all the shit I’ve given you!”
I scowled in disgust at him and went right into action, stealthily coming up
behind them. Her big blue innocent eyes focused on me, unshed tears making
them glisten. In that moment, I felt the dire need to save her and take her far
away from there. She was a fighter and immediately began struggling harder
as I approached. But the mother fucker didn’t like that, and he reached back and
punched her in the gut taking her breath away.
Feeling as if all the demons were carrying me over to them, I grabbed the
collar of his shirt and held him in a vice grip. Catching him off guard, I put all
my strength into my fist and punched him twice on the side, right up against the
liver. He grunted and staggered back. Her knees gave way and she dropped to
the ground. I stepped in to grab her before she collapsed to the floor.
Taking her in my arms, I leaned her gently back against the wall. Her eyes
met mine for a brief moment. “Give me a second, baby girl. I’ll be right back.
I then turned back to the piece of shit behind me. In his hurry to get at her,
one hand was struggling to keep his pants pulled up while the other held a
blade.
“She’s fucking mine!” he yelled out.
I growled in anger and lunged at him. He swung his arm around, but I
caught him by the wrist and squeezed. His eyes widened and his mouth opened
in horror at the sound of his bone cracking. He screamed as his fingers
released the knife. I hit him with a clear upper cut that sent him sprawling onto
the pavement a few feet away from me. I had to be careful or I’d kill him. My
training taught me how to kill, but it also taught me control. I straddled his
large form and grabbed him up by the collar. I punched with precision, twice in
the nose, a feeling of satisfaction running through me as I heard the crack. He
groaned and grabbed his face. I fisted his shirt and forced him to look at me.
“I see you around here again and I’ll fucking end you.” I shoved him back
and the coward crumpled back on the pavement and scurried into a corner.
I went back to the fainted beauty. Dark raven locks flowed around her face
and I pushed them back and lingered on her soft features. She looked young
and fragile. My eyes took in her long lashes that touched high rosy
cheekbones. Her red lips were slightly parted and her breathing was soft and
steady. I looked down and her shirt had been torn open exposing two round
pillows that were encased in what looked like the softest lace, a little worn
from use. The urge to lean my head there was sudden, and unexpected.
I swallowed hard and scrunched my eyes shut. Looking up to the sky, I let
my hands guide me as they trailed down her naked thighs and knees until I
found the waistband of her panties. Not looking at her was even worse. As my
hands drifted over her, I could feel her soft warmth even more intensely.
Hastily, I lifted her, dragging her jeans up over her hips and waist. Her tiny
body leaned against mine and the soft scent of lavender filled the air around
her. I breathed her in as I cradled her in my arms and walked the five blocks to
my apartment.
As soon as I entered the dark space, I slammed the door shut and made my
way into the bedroom. I laid her on my bed and took a good long look at the
delicate beauty. She was so young, so innocent. For some reason, my body
became alive with arousal, but I kept myself under control. She was pulling at
my body with some sort of invisible magnet and I was in complete shock at
myself. My mind filled with thoughts of how sweet her cunt would taste on my
lips, and how long and sleek her hair was, perfect to twist around my fist,
giving me control over her small body as I drove my cock snugly inside of
her.
I turned and left her lying there. I walked out and took the elevator up to
Grayson’s loft. I needed a place to crash, and the club’s VP had plenty of rooms
to spare. To be honest, I didn’t trust myself to be near her, didn’t trust myself to
be alone with her.
Images of her face and body kept drifting in and out of my thoughts and
my dreams all night. I woke up early the next morning and went down to see
her. I needed to know that she was real.
She looked so damn beautiful as she opened the door. She must have
rummaged through my clothes and was wearing an old Nirvana t-shirt I had
tucked in a drawer. Her perky breasts pushed at the fabric letting me know she
had nothing on underneath.
My eyes travelled down to her long sultry legs and I just stood there,
imagining them wrapped around me. She shifted and my eyes met hers, her
eyes shined brightly back at me and when she smiled my heart slammed into
my throat.
“Hi,” she whispered.
“Hi, yourself.” I watched her carefully as she stepped back and let me in.
She looked so tiny in my apartment and all I wanted to do was cradle her on
my lap and murmur sweet nothings into her ear. My cock jumped and I quickly
rounded the kitchen counter, trying to put as much space as I could between us.
I cleared my throat. “Did you sleep well?”
She folded her hands in front of her, shyly playing with the hem of the
shirt. She looked so virginal in that one moment and I could feel my blood
flowing hotly down to my groin. I stifled a groan.
“Um…yes.” Her answer was a soft whisper.
“Did you eat?”
“You…don’t have any food.”
“Fuck.” I grimaced and rummaged through the cabinets to find something.
I sighed when I came up empty handed. “I’ll get you something.”
She nodded and I looked down, not sure what else to say. After a few
seconds she broke the silence.
“Thank you…for last night. My foster father can be a bit brutal.”
“You’re foster father?” my astonishment showed in my face .
She nodded and when she spoke it was the softest of whispers, I had to
strain to hear her. “We had an argument last night. I…I told him I was running
away and he chased me out into the street. I never thought he’d go that far.”
I listened carefully to her confession and a million questions arose, but I
went with the most important of them all. “Has he ever touched you before?”
“No. He’s said stuff to me, but never laid his hands on me.”
“Fucker!” I looked her up and down. She looked thin and frail. “Do you
have a place to stay?”
She bit her bottom lip and once again my cock stirred. “Not really.”
“Then you’re staying here.”
“But…”
I shook my head. “You need a place to stay and this place is as good as
any.”
“I don’t want to intrude…”
I took the three short strides up to her. Taking her chin in my hand, I lifted
it slightly, having her look up at me. “What’s your name, baby girl?”
She hesitated for a moment before answering. “Luna.”
I waited for a last name, but she stayed quiet and I accepted that. If she
didn’t want me knowing her name, I wasn’t going to force her. “Luna, I’m
Jason Riggs. Most people call me Riggs.”
She smiled sweetly and my heart melted. “Hi, Riggs.”
“Hi, baby girl.” I stared at those pretty blue eyes for a good long minute
and then stepped away from her. “You can stay here as long as you’d like. No
worries about me. I can stay at a friend’s.”
“You won’t stay here with me?”
I turned to her and gave her a wolfish grin. “Baby girl, I’m gonna’ be real
honest with you. I’m a grown man, and if I stay here with you, watching you
wear my shirts like you do, I won’t hesitate to take you in my arms until your
moaning my name. You understand me?”
Her cheeks tinted a rosy pink and she looked down to the floor.
I stood up and grabbed a bag from my room, stuffing it with jeans, shirts
and the necessary stuff. I didn’t need much, I never did. When I came out I
noticed she was still wearing my shirt and was perched on one of the kitchen
stools.
I stood in the hall entrance, leisurely taking my time gazing over her legs,
I wanted to keep the mental picture in my mind for as long as possible. When
my eyes travelled up to her lips, I noticed them slightly part and she gasped
softly as her eyes lingered on me.
I shook my head as I headed towards the entrance. I opened the door and
turned to look at her one last time. “Don’t worry about food. I’ll take care of it.
If you need anything, anything at all, I left my number on the nightstand for
you with an extra set of keys.”
Without letting her respond, I slammed the door behind me and trudged
up to Grayson’s apartment. If I stayed with her, there was no telling what I’d do
to her. I wasn’t about to leave her completely alone, and at least if I was
upstairs I would be close by if she needed me. There was something about
Luna that captured me, for the life of me I just didn’t know why.


 

About the Author

My name is Crimson Syn, not really, but what fun is it to use my real name. Instead I’ll use my inner goddess’ name, it’s much more fun that way. I grew up in New York City where I had a wonderful education, loving parents and awesome friends. What more could a girl ask for?

I started writing at the age of sixteen. The first romance I read was Stephanie Laurens’ Devil’s Bride. Since then I have been influenced by dozens of flourishing romance authors and even more dashing and daring rogues. I must say it, but Fifty Shades was not my first erotic romance, nor did it influence me to start writing them. If you’ve never read Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Hoyt, Lisa Kleypas, Bertrice Small or A.N. Roquelaure’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, then you’re missing out. Those were my sweet introductions to erotic romance, and boy were they hot.

So here I am, after reading so many wonderful stories, I have too many sinful tales of my own not to share. I like my alphas rough and possessive, and I have no shame in saying it or writing it. I had delightfully wicked teachers growing up, their books took me to new worlds and brought me new loves. So, I want to do the same for you. I want to indulge my readers in those steamy reads that will send them into the arms of dangerous alphas and deliciously sexy rogues, without leaving the confines of their nice warm bed. If I am able to entice your inner goddesses, then I have done my job and I am satisfied.

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Grayson (Hell’s Lovers MC #2) by Crimson Syn-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

Grayson (Hell’s Lovers MC #2) by Crimson Syn-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

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GRAYSON
Hell’s Lovers MC #2
by Crimson Syn
Release Date: May 25, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, MC , romance

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She’s a wildcat in bed and she’s driving me insane!
Ever since that first night I can’t get enough of Rahyne Andrews.
Her kisses, her body, her moans, drive me crazy. I can’t seem to say no to her.
My only problem is, that she doesn’t seem to be interested in more than my body.
And I’m not about to have my control taken away from me.
She either bends to my will, or I’m walking.

Grayson Carter is everything I ever dreamed of and more.
He’s built like a rock and knows how to satisfy my every need.
But the last thing I want is to have another failed relationship.
Especially, when it involves a member of the Hell’s Lovers.
I’m the one in control, I’m always in control…
So why is it that Grayson Carter is the only man who has ever made me beg for more.

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REVIEW: GRAYSON is the second novella in Crimson Syn’s contemporary, adult HELL’S LOVERS erotic, romance series focusing on the Hell’s Lovers motorcycle club. This is Club Vice-President Grayson Carter, and bartender Rahyne Andrews. GRAYSON can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Grayson and Rahyne) GRAYSON follows the building relationship between Hell’s Lovers Vice President Grayson Carter, and newly hired Ravenous bartender Rahyne Andrews. Rahyne was first introduced in book one-WOLF-and is best friends with the Club’s President’s wife Scarlett Chase. Grayson Carter has found the woman that calls to his heart-Rahyne Andrews-but Rahyne is determined to remain friends with benefits. Our heroine refuses to commit to one man but her actions, behavior and attitude scream possession and rage. When the Los Perdidos gang make good on their threats against the Hell’s Lovers MC, Rahyne finds herself targeted by the man in charge. What ensues is the build up to war between the Hell’s Lovers MC and the Los Perdidos gang, and the struggling romance between Grayson Carter and the woman he loves.

Once again, the character development is limited. We know very little to nothing about Grayson and Rahyne-their histories and backstories are virtually non-existent. There are moments of graphic violence, questionable consent, attempted rape and physical destruction all of which I expect in an MC story line but I question the heroine’s actions in the early stages of her relationship with our leading hero. Her hot and cold attitude left much to be desired.

All of the previous story line characters play secondary and supporting roles including Road Captain Jason Riggs, and waitress Luna. Riggs and Luna’s story line is next in RIGGS.

GRAYSON is a novella length, erotic romance. The premise is dark and gritty; the characters are passionate; the romance is wicked and carnal. I do have to question a couple of situations that appear to have been left unaddressed in the story.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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WolfWOLF
Hell’s Lovers MC #1
by Crimson Syn
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, MC, romance

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Scarlett Chase is every man’s wet dream.
As soon as I laid eyes on her, I knew she’d be mine.
That is, until I found out she was untouchable.
One kiss, one forbidden touch, will have me out on the streets and stripped of who I am.
Yet I want her. I need her. And I’m done following all these damn rules.

Wolf Stone is my obsession.
Ever since he pulled over on that empty road, I’ve been tormented by the man.
His possessive words and heated looks have me tightly wound.
One touch, and he lights me on fire.
But I want more.
I not only want him in my bed, I want to keep him for myself.
But he won’t budge, and now it’s up to me to entice his sleeping wolf.

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REVIEW: WOLF is the first installment in Crimson Syn’s contemporary, adult HELL’S LOVERS MC erotic, romance series focusing on the members of the Hell’s Lovers motorcycle club. This is thirty three year old Club President Wolf Stone, and twenty three year old attorney Scarlett Chase’s story line.

Told by dual first person perspectives (Wolf and Scarlett) WOLF follows the building but forbidden relationship between Hell’s Lovers MC president Wolf Stone, and attorney Scarlett Chase. When Scarlett’s car breaks down on the side of the road, a sexy, dark and brooding biker stops by to give her some help not knowing their connection to one another is more than a mutual attraction but one born of history and a love for the Hell’s Lovers MC. Wolf Stone will make an offer Scarlett will not refuse but in doing so places both of them in the line of fire from the club members and a rival who is demanding that Wolf and the Hell’s Lovers MC go into business with the Los Perdidos gang.

WOLF introduces the reader to the member to the Hell’s Lovers MC: Vice President Grayson Carter, Sargent at Arms Cain Scardino, Club Enforcer Seth Scardino, Road Captain Jason Riggs, and Scarlett’s mother Regina Chase, as well as a quick introduction of Scarlett’s best friend Rahyne Andrews. Rahyne and Grayson’s story is next in GRAYSON.

WOLF is a novella-length story of erotic romance. The couple’s instant attraction quickly develops into a physical relationship but a relationship that is forbidden by the Club rules. The $ex scenes are erotic with sexually graphic language and text. The epilogue fast forwards the story line approximately one year where we get a glimpse into the couple’s HEA. The premise is enthusiastic; the characters are interesting; the romance is hot, fast and demanding.

I did have a couple of issues including the lack of character development, as well as some problems with grammar and errors. I would have like to know more about Wolf and Scarlett’s individual histories but nothing was revealed or forthcoming-the novella length story may not have been conducive to a complete history, but there is always room for some background information in every story line-necessary information required to make the characters less one dimensional.

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It was late when I entered my apartment. I sank down on the couch and stared out into the city. I lived in a high rise in downtown L.A., it offered a good view and it was near the club, I also owned the building. I had a few investments, mostly in stocks, so I did well for myself. I didn’t really have any family or anyone I truly cared about, except for Wolf and most recently, Scarlett. I used to do security for the military, and after retiring, Wolf gave me a place to stay and opened his doors for me. I was glad to have someone like Wolf. He’d been a good friend throughout the years. When he took over as President, he immediately named me VP, and it’s been that way for the last five years. The brotherhood was my refuge and although we didn’t voice it, we were a pretty tight knit family.
I stood up and went to grab a beer. I headed down the hall to my bedroom, where an empty bed awaited me. Usually it didn’t bother me, but lately I’d been yearning for a warm body to press up against. Specifically, a voluptuous blonde, with eyes the color of emeralds. My cock stirred and I sighed as I took a swig of my beer and sat at the edge of the bed.
Images of Rahyne spread out on my mattress kept flooding through my mind and they had been non-stop lately. It didn’t matter where I was or who I was with, I couldn’t get the temptress out of my head. It was starting to worry me.
I never even thought of settling down. I lived my life peacefully, went where I wanted, fucked who I wanted, and didn’t give a shit about anything. But with Rahyne…fuck, I thought my urgency to have her was just an infatuation-something that would go away in a matter of weeks. Six months later, and my body still craved hers, more now than ever before. Running my hands through my hair I fought my desire to go looking for her and I gulped down my beer.
Lying back on the bed I let her image envelop me and I pulled out my shaft-hard as a rock as usual-and stroked myself, remembering the sound of her sweet whispers, and the moans and whimpers I heard on an almost daily basis. I groaned, imagining the wonderful feeling of her tight pussy hugging my swollen member. Remembering the way she shouted my name, and how her body gripped me, made me jerk off harder. Knowing I could manipulate her body to such extremes had me grunting my release as streams of white fluid leapt out and landed on my stomach. I breathed out and splayed my arms on the mattress. Closing my eyes, I imagined her by my side, and the only thought that came to my mind, before I drifted off, was that I was going to make her mine.

About The Author

My name is Crimson Syn, not really, but what fun is it to use my real name. Instead I’ll use my inner goddess’ name, it’s much more fun that way. I grew up in New York City where I had a wonderful education, loving parents and awesome friends. What more could a girl ask for?

I started writing at the age of sixteen. The first romance I read was Stephanie Laurens’ Devil’s Bride. Since then I have been influenced by dozens of flourishing romance authors and even more dashing and daring rogues. I must say it, but Fifty Shades was not my first erotic romance, nor did it influence me to start writing them. If you’ve never read Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Hoyt, Lisa Kleypas, Bertrice Small or A.N. Roquelaure’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, then you’re missing out. Those were my sweet introductions to erotic romance, and boy were they hot.

So here I am, after reading so many wonderful stories, I have too many sinful tales of my own not to share. I like my alphas rough and possessive, and I have no shame in saying it or writing it. I had delightfully wicked teachers growing up, their books took me to new worlds and brought me new loves. So, I want to do the same for you. I want to indulge my readers in those steamy reads that will send them into the arms of dangerous alphas and deliciously sexy rogues, without leaving the confines of their nice warm bed. If I am able to entice your inner goddesses, then I have done my job and I am satisfied.

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Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2) by Laura Kaye-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

RIDE ROUGH (Raven Riders #2) by Laura Kaye-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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RIDE ROUGH
Raven Riders #2
by Laura Kaye
Release Date: Aporil 25, 2017
Genre: adult ,contemporary, erotic, MC, romance

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Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

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REVIEW: RIDE ROUGH is the second full length installment in Laura Kaye’s contemporary adult RAVEN RIDERS erotic, MC, romance series focusing on the men and women of the Raven Riders MC. This is club vice-president Maverick Rylan, and interior designer Alexa Harmon’ story line. RIDE ROUGH can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual third person points of view (Alexa and Maverick) RIDE ROUGH is a second chance story line between the vice-president of the Raven Riders MC, and interior designer Alexa Harmon. Five years earlier, upon the death of her brother and fellow member of the Raven Riders MC, Alexa Harmon walked out of Maverick’s life without looking back. Fast forward to present day wherein Alexa is preparing for her upcoming nuptials with wealthy businessman and real estate investor Grant Slater- a man Alexa once thought she loved but a man who has become too controlling and too possessive with the approach of their wedding date. Enter Maverick Rylan, the man to who Alexa once gave her heart, and the man who will sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves. What ensues is the rekindling romance between Maverick and Alexa, and Maverick’s desperate attempts to save Alexa from a man willing to destroy everyone Maverick loves.

The relationship between Maverick and Alexa is one of second chances ;a rekindling romance between two people destroyed by the death of Alexa’s brother Tyler- a member of the Raven Riders MC. Alexa and her mother had a difficult time coping with their grief and loss so much so that our heroine pushed away the only man she would ever love. Throughout the years Maverick has stood watch, protecting Alexa from afar, and he is the man she runs to when life with Grant becomes difficult and troubling. Alexa and Maverick’s love for one another has never waivered in the face of Alexa’s decision to walk away from everyone that reminded her of the past. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense.

There are a large number of secondary and supporting characters including all of the Raven Riders MC membership, as well as Club President Dare Kenyon and his significant other Haven Randall, as well as Haven’s best friend Cora who may or may not have an attraction to Club member Sam ‘Slider’ Evans. We are introduced to Alexa’s long-suffering mother Cynthia who struggles with more than the grief of a mother who has lost her son.

The world building looks behind the scenes of the Raven Riders MC: their struggles to maintain power and authority in the face of a legal system with dirty hands in the back pockets of one too many politicians and businessmen; and the brotherhood, family and life long friendships in the Raven Riders MC.

RIDE ROUGH is a story of friendship, rekindling romance, second chances, betrayal and loss. The premise is dramatic and impassioned; the characters are dynamic and lively; the romance is seductive and hot. RIDE ROUGH is a thrilling and intoxicating story that will leave you breathless and wanting more.

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Hard as Steel (Novella)
Ride Hard
Ride Rough

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“What am I going to do? My entire life is wrapped up in him. My job. Where I live. My car. Where Mom lives. Everything. Oh, God. This is going to be a nightmare, isn’t it?”
Maverick grasped Alexa’s hands. “One thing at a time. You’re out. You can stay here as long as you need to. I have plenty of room. I’ll help you through it. That’ll give you time to figure out what it is you want. There’s no rush.”

“Okay,” she said. “Okay. God, thank you.” A shiver raced over her skin.

“You don’t have to thank me. I’m so relieved for you that I might fall the fuck over,” he said, his thumb rubbing over her knuckles. She almost managed a little smile. “Your hands are like ice, Al. I shouldn’t have made you stand her all this time when you’re soaking wet.”

Alexa shook her head. “It felt good to get it out, Maverick.”

“Glad to hear it. Would a hot shower make you feel better? I can find you a T-shirt and a pair of boxers to change into while your clothes dry.”

All the TLC and understanding he was giving her reached right inside her chest. When was the last time someone had taken care of her this way?

The last time you were with Maverick. The truth of that thought made her breath catch. “Yeah. I’d like that,” she managed.

He gave a tight nod and stepped back, and she missed his heat immediately. “Uh, good. That’s good. You remember your way around?”

“Of course,” she said. How much time had she spent here over the years? Even before they dated? At one point, Maverick’s place had practically been a second home.

“You okay?” he asked, watching her.

She pushed off the door. “I don’t know yet,” she said, coming to him. “But what I do know is how grateful I am to you. For everything. For being there when I told you not to. For listening. For just . . . being you.”

“Always.” He crossed his big arms and ducked his chin, like something about the exchange made him uncomfortable.

“I mean it,” she said, and then she pressed onto tiptoes and kissed his cheek, his stubble tickling her lips. “You saved me tonight.”

“No,” he said, eyes flashing, one brow arched. “You saved yourself, Al. I was just your getaway driver.”

Staring into one another’s eyes, the tender moment stretched out, morphed, suddenly flashed hot. Being so close to him set her body on fire, and finally she could actually consider acting on it. Need roared through her, a living, breathing thing. “Maverick,” she whispered.

“Fuck, Alexa, I think you better go take that shower,” he said, his jaw ticking. “Now.”

She released a shaky breath and nodded. He was right. Of course, he was.

So, showering. She could handle that. Afterward, God only knew what she was going to do.

 

About the author

Laura Kaye-21Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and monster puppy, Schuyler, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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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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“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.

Copy supplied by the publisher through Edelweiss

Reviewed by Sandy

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Laura Kaye NewLaura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

 

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