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review 2017-03-20 14:39
ARC Review: Shade’s Lady (Reapers MC #6.5)(1001 Dark Nights) by Joanna Wylde ~ Excerpt
Shade's Lady: A Reapers MC Novella - Joanna Wylde

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Shade’s Lady 

 (Reapers MC #6.5)(1001 Dark Nights)  
 Joanna Wylde  
 Contemporary Romance  
 Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated  
 March 14, 2017  
 eBook/Paperback  
 120  
 ARC Review Copy  
 

 

New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club…

 

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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“You get to travel,” I told him, frustrated. “In a few weeks or a month or whatever you’ll leave this place. You’ll go see things and do things, and for some reason you seem to have enough money to live on without taking a shitty job waiting tables.” 

 

Shade snorted. “Mandy, you don’t wanna know how I get my money.” 

 

“Let me guess—it’s bad?” I asked, rolling my eyes. “I’m starting to think I’m genetically incapable of being attracted to a good guy. No offense.” 

 

“None taken,” he replied, offering a slow smile. “I’m not a good man. But I’m not a man who’ll drag you down into the dirt, either. Or let you get caught up in club business. The Reapers have been around for a long time and we’re real good at taking care of our people. I’m not sayin’ I’ll never need a getaway car, but if I do, I sure as shit won’t trick my woman into driving it.” 

 

God, how was he so sexy when he was saying such terrible things? And that knowing, naughty look in his eyes…it wasn’t fair. 

 

“This is crazy,” I said, trying hard not to smile back at him. “I need to get to work and you need to go do whatever it is that you do that may or may not involve getaway cars”

 

 

Shade’s Lady is a seductive and delicious little addition to the Reaper’s MC series!

 

Shade is the national president of the Reaper’s MC and he is not used to having to work to get a woman in his bed. Mandy who’s beautiful and sassy is proving to be the exception, but when Shade sets his eye on her, she needs to prepare for a wild ride!

 

Mandy has a serious mistrust of men given her track record and those of her mother and sister you can see why. She can’t deny that Shade is one helluva sexy and commanding man, but she’s had her fill of men causing her nothing but trouble. When Mandy’s current good time (boyfriend) makes a mistake she shows how much spirit and attitude she has, this only intrigues Shade more. These too have one passionate, wild, and erotic ride. The sexual tension and passion is off the charts between them.

 

Mandy’s only soft spot is her sister and nieces. You see the love and protectiveness she has for them. When Mandy’s sister Hannah’s poor choice in a man comes back to bite them it will put Mandy, Hannah, and the girls into danger. Mandy has this mistrust/hatred towards the cops and she fears letting a powerful man, like Shade, into to help, so she is torn on what to do. Shade and the MC show what they can do and Hannah’s new boo will surprise everyone. 

 

Shade’s Lady has a little drama and no shortage of titillating and spicy moments. Mandy’s inner monologue with herself and Wonder Woman had me laughing. This was a pleasurable read! My only complaint is I wanted more of Shade and Mandy. 

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated via InkSlinger PR with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

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Joanna 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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review 2017-03-17 14:29
Review: Own the Wind (Chaos #1) by Kristen Ashley
Own the Wind - Kristen Ashley

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Own the Wind 

 Chaos #1  
 Kristen Ashley  
 Contemporary Romance  
 Forever  
 June 25th 2013  
 eBook/Paperback  
 389  
 Library  
 

 

Too hot to handle...

 

Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos--the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship...

 

Tabby is everything Shy's ever wanted, but everything he thinks he can't have. She's beautiful, smart, and as his friend's daughter, untouchable. Shy never expected more than friendship, so when Tabby indicates she wants more--much more--he feels like the luckiest man alive. But even lucky men can crash and burn...

 

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Own the Wind is book one in the Chaos series by Kristen Ashley. This is a breathtaking love story.

 

I’ve finally read my first Kristen Ashley novel. I started reading and couldn’t stop. I thoroughly enjoyed and liked all the different perspectives aka POV’s. The novel was that delightful and absorbing.

 

It was easy to picture everyone in this book. If you have seen Sons of Anarchy well this is like that, but light. Same brotherhood, same heart, but without the graphic violence and gore. I very much enjoyed that the club is clean and legal and that the men are still the bad ass bickers, alphas, I enjoy to read about.

 

Shy and Tabby where great, but boy did it take them a long time to get together. I liked how Ms. Ashley lade out the foundation of their relationship as a friendship that catches fire. And, boy does it sizzle. It took them a long time to hook up and I very much liked how the author made the time pass. It was easy to follow, easy to see the relationship develop, and made it that much sweeter.

 

This was a marvelous read and I look forward to continuing the series.

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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ARC Review: Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye (Tour) ~ Excerpt/Giveaway
Ride Hard: A Raven Riders Novel - Laura Kaye

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Ride Hard 

 Raven Riders #1  
 Laura Kaye  
 Contemporary Romance  
 Avon  
 April 26th 2016  
 eBook/Paperback  
 320  
 Edelweiss  

 

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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This is my first Laura Kaye experience. I’ve had Ms. Kaye on my TBR since she came out with her PNR series Hearts of the Anemoi and of course I added the Hard Ink and Raven Riders to my TBR pile. Yes, I bought the Hearts of the Anemoi series, all of them, and meant to read, but of course I got distracted, so I’m diving into her MC Contemporary Romance.

 

Ride Hard is book one in the Raven Riders series by Laura Kaye. It is a spin-off from her Hard Inkseries. The Raven Riders series can be read as a standalone and you don’t have to read the Hard Inkseries to dive in.

 

Even though I did’t read the Hard Ink series I was just fine picking this up. Yes, the guys from Hard Inkmake appearances, which of course if you haven’t read them it makes you want to read their stories and for fans who love the Hard Ink guys, it will be a treat to see them again.

 

Raven Riders MC President Dare is honorable, loyal, gruff, and alpha sexy. Haven is shy and has lived a very sheltered life. She and her best friend Cora, have taken shelter with the Raven Riders. Haven brings out Dare’s protective instincts even more then they already are. This story is full of sexual tension between our leads. These two were sweet. They had several endearing moments together, but they also had some very steamy moments.

 

What I liked about Ride Hard was the introduction to all the characters. The guys of the Raven Riders MC are all so scrumptiously delicious and intriguing. I also love that the MC is on the up and up and not a 1% MC, which is the bad kind. These guys have a great mission and what they do is awesome. I love how they are dedicated to helping those who can’t protect themselves.

 

What I had trouble with in this story is that it moved a little slowly at times and I didn’t fall head over heels in love with Haven. She felt too innocent, too shy, and I didn’t connect well with her.

 

All and all I enjoyed Ride Hard and the introduction into the Raven Riders. I had a delightful time reading this story. If you love a slow burning romance and MC romance, then you should give Ride Hard a try.

 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

 

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HARD AS STEEL now available
RIDE HARD now available
RIDE ROUGH coming April 25th, 2017
RIDE WILD coming October 31st, 2017

 

 

 

 

“So much better out here,” Haven said, the night air cool against the tingling warmth of her skin. Although she was pretty sure that not all of the heat burning through her insides was from the alcohol—her unusual flirtatiousness and closeness to Dare over the past half hour had made her desperate with a heat that had nothing to do with her drinking game.

 

She walked to the railing and leaned against it, chuckling a little at herself for needing the support it offered. She felt so damn free, and it was a heady, exhilarating thing.

 

“What’s funny?” Dare asked, settling a hip against the railing right beside her. Arms crossed, jaw ticking with tension, dark eyes blazing, he was staring at her like he wanted to reprimand her or devour her. Oddly, neither alarmed her the way she would’ve expected it to.

 

Haven shook her head, leaning it back and letting her gaze float over the night sky. Blurry points of light swam in the moonlit heavens. It was beautiful and peaceful despite the pounding bass beat of music thumping from inside the clubhouse. “Not funny, just good. Happy, you know? Being able to do something a little . . . scary, but knowing I’d be safe doing it.” When Dare’s gaze narrowed, she shrugged. “I don’t know.”

 

A long moment passed before Dare finally spoke. “You are safe here, Haven. Never doubt it.”

 

Peering up at him, she nodded, all kinds of words sitting on the tip of her tongue, challenging her to let them fly. “It’s weird feeling safe—or at least safer—after a lifetime of not. It makes me want to try things I could never let myself try before. It makes me . . .” She shook her head and dipped her chin.

 

Dare stepped closer, his thighs coming up against her hip. He lifted her chin and made her look at him. The contact combined with the command in the gesture lanced white-hot desire through her veins. “Makes you what?”

 

“Want to feel alive,” she whispered, her heart suddenly racing in her chest.

 

Dare’s jaw ticked again as his gaze swept over her face. She didn’t think she was imagining the raw emotion pouring off of him and wrapping around her, but she wasn’t sure if she was reading that emotion right or projecting her own desire onto him.

 

“Do you feel alive, Dare?” she asked, the alcohol flowing through her and the night spinning around her like she was walking through a dream.

 

“Jesus,” he bit out.

 

The rough desperation in his voice made her wet between her legs. “Just once,” she whispered, not sure what she was asking him for.

 

But he seemed to know. Because his hand was suddenly tangled in her hair and his mouth was suddenly on hers, claiming, probing, tasting. 

 

Haven moaned and parted her lips, inviting him deeper.

 

Dare jerked back from her, his fingers rubbing roughly over his lips. “Fuck, I’m sorry.”

 

On instinct, Haven’s body pursued his, pinning his back to the railing. “Please don’t stop,” she said as her hands gripped his shoulders. She had the strongest urge to climb him, to wrap her legs around him, to grind against the hard bulge pressing electrically against her belly.

 

“Please,” she whispered, tilting her mouth toward his. “I liked it.”

 

Dare’s hand cupped the back of her head. “You’re killing me.”

 

“Dare,” she said, her body restless against his.

 

In a move that sent the world spinning, he flipped them around so that she was the one pinned against the railing. He pushed his legs between hers and leaned down over her, forcing her to arch her back, to yield, to open to him. “Tell me what you want from me. Say the words,” he said, his eyes absolutely on fire.

 

Her heart was a runaway train in her chest, frantic and picking up speed. The thought of giving voice to her desires was terrifying and thrilling and dizzying all at once.

 

“I want your mouth,” she said. The words sounded odder out loud than they had in her head, but they were more accurate than asking him to kiss her—because her mouth wasn’t the only place she wanted his.

 

“Jesus,” he rasped again, his mouth coming down on hers once more.

 

The whimper she released was part relief, part anticipation. It had been so long since she’d kissed someone that she felt a little uncertain, but Dare’s intensity barely allowed her the capacity to worry about it. He was like a dark storm bearing down on her, relentless, magnetic, all-consuming.

 

Rough callouses from his hands scratched against her cheeks as he guided her. Hard breaths spilled over her lips, and the wet slide of his tongue tasted like whiskey and desire and man. Her hands found the soft length of his hair, and her breasts pushed against the hard plane of his chest.

 

Then her lips were freed as his mouth slid over her skin—exploring her cheek, her jaw, her ear, her neck. He hiked her up to sit on the wide railing, the move surprising a gasp out of her, especially as he crowded the space between her legs, pushing himself closer, bringing his erection against the place between her legs craving friction, hardness, so much more of him. Maybe even all of him.

 

One strong arm wrapped around her back and held her steady, while the other hand stroked her hair, her face, her breast. The soft groans and breathy grunts spilling out of him were delicious and thrilling, and bolstered her confidence that she wasn’t the only one losing herself in this moment, in these touches. She almost couldn’t believe this was happening, and part of her was certain she must be dreaming. Because Haven Randall didn’t have beautiful things in her life. At least, never before.

 

 

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review 2017-03-09 16:42
Review: Reaper’s Fire (Reapers MC #6) by Joanna Wylde
Reaper's Fire (Reapers Motorcycle Club) - Joanna Wylde

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Reaper's Fire 

 Reapers MC #6  
 Joanna Wylde  
 Contemporary Romance  
 Berkley  
 August 9th 2016  
 eBook/Paperback  
 384  
 Library  
 

 

It’s time for more men and motorcycles in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Reaper’s Fall...

 

The club comes first.

 

I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.

 

Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.

 

I’m coming for you, Tinker.

 

Soon.

 

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Reaper’s Fire is book six in the Reapers MC series by Joanna Wylde. 

 

I’m not sure what has drawn me into this series. Maybe it’s the sexy covers or maybe it’s the hard core bicker men or maybe it’s the issues each couple go through or the passion that sets the sheets on fire. It’s probably all of it combined.

 

Falling in love was not on Gage’s agenda; especially when he’s undercover protecting his club, but he just can’t resist falling for his landlady, Tinker.

 

Tinker aww man her husband/ex-husband is an ass. I felt for her and what she went through. No one should have to go through what she did alone. Gage never expected to find a women that would make him think about settling. He loves his club, it’s his life, and he has and will do anything for them. 

 

The sexual tension was strong between Gage and Tinker. When he finally tells her the truth and claims her as his property; well it’s intense. The chemistry was hot and steamy between them. Theirs also some drama in the town and Tinker’s best friend was great. She added the comic relief. 

 

Their where a few things that bothered me: 

 

– We don’t get closer on the bad guy and his sister. 
– We don’t get closer on Tinkers husband/ex-husband.
– I thought that Tinker could have had a kid of her own. We have procreation options available to us. The end was nice, but with how powerful the opening was, I felt sad that she didn’t get to experience the joy of caring her own child.
– I wasn’t fully on board with what Gage felt he had to do for his club. I get it and think of it as undercover work an agent or cop would do, but eww.
– Also from the last book it’s mentioned that Gage got cut up and I was hoping we would get that scene in Reaper’s Fire, but we don’t. It’s the authors book, so they can add or not add stuff, but I was just hoping it would be in here, so I was just a little disappointed we didn’t get that scene. 

 

Reaper’s Fire delivers action, suspense, and club business. It was a fun read. 

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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