Thursday, April 11

***Excerpt Reveal*** Loathe Me by LP Lovell

Check out this amazing excerpt for LOATHE ME by LP Lovell! Pre-order your copy today!

Contemporary Mafia Romance

Cover Designer: Vixen Designs

Release Date: May 6, 2019



I’m a soldier. A killer. The Russian Elite.

She’s a mafia princess. A job. A runaway bride.

My business is death, however, I find myself manipulated into becoming a glorified babysitter to Adelina Ricci. She’s spoiled, naive, reckless, and yet she see’s parts of me I didn’t know existed. Makes me want things I had never even imagined. I will protect her from everything, but I can’t save her from me— that damage is already done.

A lethal knight. A rebellious pawn. A lie that will ruin them both.

Loathe me or love me?


“I know you heard that,” he says.

“Heard what?”

“Your footsteps are like a heard of elephants.” My gaze snaps to his and I glare. “I know you were listening.”

“You’re just going to let Gabi offer herself up.”

He inhales a deep breath, his broad chest rising and falling. “Your sister isn’t my problem. She contracted me to protect you, not her.”

I frown. “Wait, my father didn’t contract you?” Whatever slight imitation of an expression was on his face vanishes. “I want to speak to him.”

“If you wish to speak to Gabriella, that can be arranged.”

“What? Fine. Let me speak to her.” I hold my hand out for the phone, and he straightens away from the wall, moving past me to the kitchen.

“I’ll arrange it.”

“You literally just spoke to her!”


“So call her back,” I shout after him.

He ignores me and starts banging around, pulling out various pots and pans from the kitchen cabinets. “Sasha.” Still nothing. I get up and go in the kitchen. His back is to me as he turns on the stove. “Sasha.”

Still he ignores me, and my temper spikes. Anger and frustration at his blatant inability to give a shit bubble over in a red hot torrent. Stepping forward, I grab his arm with the intention of forcing his attention. I get a lot more than just his attention though. The second my palm makes contact with his skin, my back hits the wall and his hand slams around my neck. Those unsettling eyes are completely devoid. Blank. His grip tightens around my wind pipe, and I start to panic. He’s going to kill me. I slap over his forearm, my legs scrambling for purchase. “Sasha,” I manage to choke.

He blinks before finally focusing on me. A confused frown blankets his features, as though he can’t recall getting here. His grip loosens enough for me to suck in a deep breath, but he doesn’t release me. Instead, the tiny space between us closes, until his chest is plastered to mine, crushing my body. Warm breath fans over my face, and I twist my head to the side, avoiding that glacial gaze of his.

“I cannot decipher whether you are ignorant or simply stupid,” he says.

I try to buck away from the wall and he shoves me back so hard that my skull thuds against it. “Let go of me.”

His free hand grips my jaw in a bruising hold, forcing me to look at him. “I told you not to touch me, and yet here we are, Malyshka.”

“I want to talk to my sister.”

Those cold eyes sweep over me and a sickening shiver travels down my spine. I imagine he’s picturing snapping my neck. “What you want is of little consequence.” He shoves away from me, taking a deliberate step back. “You are insolent. Your childishness will be your downfall.”

The words cut far deeper than they should, and what little air is in my lungs, leaves in a rush. I turn and walk away without a word, rubbing over my aching throat. I have to get out of here and away from him. Though I know it’s a lot easier said than done. I feel like a mouse trying to wriggle out from under the paw of a lion. The odds are not in my favour.

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***COVER REVEAL*** Nine by T.M Frazier

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Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater, the highly anticipated new standalone from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is coming June 18th and we have the sexy cover!

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Nine lives. 

Nine inches. 

One chance to make her his. 

Preppy's brother is about to live up to the family legacy in more ways than one. 

This is the story of Nine, The Tale of Kevin Clearwater.

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T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five-time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world. T.M. enjoys writing what she calls sexy‘wrongside of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines. Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay. She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she's not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.


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Wednesday, April 10

***COVER REVEAL*** The Fallen: Genesis by Tillie Cole


Release date: May 29th 2019

The Fallen: Genesis is a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).


(A Deadly Virtues Prequel)


They told them they were evil.
They told them they were possessed by demons.
They told them that darkness ran in their veins.

Holy Innocents Home for Children is a haven for orphaned boys who have nothing and no one. The priests watch over them, educate them, raise them in the family of the church.

Except for some.

Seven of the orphans are no ordinary boys. They attract the attention of the priests for their acts of violence, of bloodlust. The priests realize these boys are drawn to the darkness.

And the priests are no ordinary priests. They are the Brethren, a secret sect who believe themselves on a divine mission to seek out evil in the boys in their care. Seek it out, and then drive it out.

The seven have fallen from God’s grace. And the Brethren will cleanse their blackened souls…

Dark Contemporary Romance novella. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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Thursday, April 4

***RELEASE BLITZ*** Out Gamed by Lila Rose


Title: Out Gamed
Author: Lila Rose
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: April 2, 2019


Roman “Gamer” Power didn’t know what a good life was until he became a member of the Hawks MC and Talon took over as president. Happy from being needed with his skills on the computer, his life is content. He can even go without the woman he admires from afar. A woman he’s dreamed of having as his own for a long time.

But the time to stand back waiting for her to heal is gone. 

Nancy Alexander’s world ended the day her husband died. All that keeps her going is the love of her kids and grandchildren. Happiness only makes itself known when her family is around. Then something changes. A certain biker, a certain young biker, shows her she’s not just a mother or grandmother. Instead, she’s something more to him. 

With an age gap she’s unsure of and her heart still torn, can Nancy finally be out gamed by Gamer?


Honestly love this series! Every book is different! Every one is Unique! They just get better and better.

Up this time is Gamer and Nancy!

Nancy for the last few years since her husbands death has just been existing for her children and grandchildren. She's so lost without her husband but she put's on a brave face and carries on. She has become part of the Hawks family and is ok spending time with them and working. Then at a Hawks BBQ Gamer makes himself known to her.

Gamer has had his eye on Nancy for a while but has kept his distance as he knew she wasn't ready for him but he's finding it hard to keep away from her. He lets her know he likes her and is determined now is the time to make his move. She will be his he just needs to have some patience.

These two!!! Gah i loved them!! I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. We hadn't really seen too much of either of them so i was eager to dive in and i can tell you i was not disappointed. 

I'm not really an age gap reader but the few i have read have usually been an older guy and younger woman, these two are the opposite of that and i found myself hoping to find my own Gamer!! 

The way the author has written this was done brilliantly. Nancy's situation was handled with care and the story is slow build with lots of flirting to help it along. I love how Gamer took his time. He got to know Nancy first. She needed to know he was serious and also she needed to sort out her own feelings. My heart went out to her when she felt that she was cheating on her husband she was really torn because she also felt what she and Gamer could have if she wasn't so scared. Thank god she gave in when she saw what a good guy Gamer was. Don't get me wrong he's allllll growly and alpha and all the good stuff but the way he treats her will have your heart swelling with joy! He's sooooo hot but also sooo sweet and swoony and YUM! 

I absolutely loved this story. It's not as action packed as some of the books in the series but i felt it didn't need the drama. Their relationship carried the story from flirty friends to Old lady status and i just fell for them both.

Of course we get to see the rest of the Hawks family. My favorite part of seeing them was Talon. I loved seeing him go all protective over Nancy and i equally loved the way Gamer didn't care less lol Soooo funny i had visions of Talon's head blowing.

I always recommend this series. There is something for every kind of reader out there so if you love reading multi genre this series is the perfect fit! I can't wait for more of Hawks MC, It never fails to deliver.

5 brilliant biker stars

Reviewed by Kerry

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Lila was born in Brisbane Australia, her step-dad was in the Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young age.

Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.

She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and paranormal. 

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Tuesday, March 12

***RELEASE BLITZ*** Malum by Amo Jones


Malum Part One (The Elite King's Club book 4), an all new dark romance by Amo Jones is NOW LIVE!

“Love is savage, love is blind, love is something they may not find…” Once upon a time, there was a young girl who lived in a battered trailer, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. One day, she fell down The Elite Kings’ rabbit hole. Sucked into a dark vortex of lies, hate, and deceit, and spat out by money, glitz, and power. There were things this little girl didn’t know, things she was about to find out and secrets that have been kept from her. Those secrets were guarded by the boys that were about to smash her world open and tear it all apart… He may be a Malum, but she is a Stuprum, born into this world but neglected by the choice of her mother. Her eyes may not glisten with stars, but they roar with fire, and when she finally reaches her peak, it’s that same fire that will burn. Them. All. Down. My name is Tillie Stuprum, and my story is not like the rest. Everything she thought she knew is a fabricated version of the truth. I’m Nate Riverside-Malum, the one your girl whispers about to her friends and whose initials are scratched down your back. Her story is not like the rest of them, because her story is dead.


Goodness! One thing guaranteed from this series is it will leave you scratching your head wondering what the eff is going on! 

I have loved this series so far and i'm dying for the next one cause i need those answers! 

This book continues on from Tacet a Mortuis with Tillie being returned home. She's not sure who to trust but she's concentrating on looking after her daughter and trying to survive. I'm not gonna say more than this because it's too hard not to give spoilers as the story is so complex.

I love Tillie. She seems to take everything in her stride, kick her down, she gets back up. Tell her no, she does it anyway. Although you see her vulnerable side she doesn't show it to others only perhaps Nate. Shes been through so much already but the worst is yet to come. I'm not embarrassed to say i shed a little tear for her a few times. I'm hoping in the next book she gets a little bit of happiness because if anyone deserves it it's her.

Nate... i'm so torn over him. There are tiny flashes of the fun guy we thought he was in the first three books. A nicer side to him, but all we really see in this book is anger from him. I tried to keep in mind the past and his hurt over thinking Tillie had run off with their daughter but god he made it difficult to like him very much at all. I'm thinking this may be why I've rated 4 instead of 5 stars. I've come out of this book not thinking very much of him at all. I get the sexy a hole when the occasional softer side comes out but i'm not really sure any softer side came out towards Tillie, his daughter yes and those brief glimpses give me hope he can turn my feelings around for him. 

I do love the tale told in these stories. There's something unique and thrilling about it you can't help but get drawn into the crazy. As with the rest of the series there are questions galore that will have your head spinning like Regan in the Exorcist. Round and round the story goes, where it will stop nobody knows! Except maybe the Kings... and Amo of course!

Really looking forward to book 2. I'm biting my nails in anticipation!!! There's a new Queen in town!
4 royally messed up stars

Reviewed by Kerry

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Amo Jones is a small country girl totally winging this author thing (she's probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic. She's a profound work-a-holic, but when she's not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & partner at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.
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Thursday, January 31

***RELEASE BLITZ*** Crazy Beautiful Love by K.L Grayson


Title: Crazy Beautiful Love
A Dirty Dicks Standalone Novel
Author: K.L. Grayson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2019


There’s a fine line between love and hate…

Tess Walker is game for anything—except world-renowned photographer Beau Allen, the guy who inadvertently sent her life into a downward spiral. It has taken Tess years to find herself and become a person she can be proud of. Now Beau is back and making a play for her heart…a play she’s not sure she wants him to make. The more he pushes, the more her walls crumble, and Tess soon discovers that his sweet kisses and even sweeter words might be just what she’s been looking for in life.

And Tess Walker hates Beau Allen…

Beau Allen has it all: loving family, plentiful friends, and a job that sends him all over the world. What he doesn’t have is a home—or a reason to make one. Living out of a suitcase isn’t ideal, but he’s perfectly content. That is, until a beautiful woman barrels her way into his life and has him second-guessing everything. Tess is nothing like the women he’s used to and everything like the woman he wants. Grounded, strong, funny, sweet, and sexy. Did he mention sexy? Her curves make it hard for him to think, and his life’s mission soon becomes making her laugh and sigh and moan, because he really likes it when she moans. But Beau isn’t used to sticking around. Still, he’s hoping she’ll give him a reason to stay. 

Doesn’t she?

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Gah! I love this series so much!  I love the family feel it has through every book.  It's amazing!
The illusive Beau has returned home for his brothers wedding.  He's decided to take a break from his work as an international photographer because he realizes he's missing his families lives.  

Tess has been brought into the Allen fold by Mo.  Family dinner every Sunday is a must until one Sunday the only Allen Tess can't stand returns.  She blames Beau for a series of events he can't even remember.  She tries to stay away from him but meddling friends won't let that happen.

They keep being forced to spend time together.  

Beau doesn't know why Tess hates him but he feels a connection to her.  One he want's to explore.  He doesn't do relationships but he has a feeling about Tess he's never felt before.  

Tess is determined to keep Beau at arms length even when they are together but he keeps breaking down her walls and she can't help but drop her guard around him.

They both know that nothing could come from them getting together but a whole heap of chemistry and a connection neither can deny lets their bodies do the talking.

Can either of them admit their true feelings?  Could it work?

This couple!!  I loved the dynamic of them.  There was this push pull between them that you felt in your gut.  Beau pushed, Tess pulled away.  I think this was probably my favorite thing about Beau was that he never gave up.  To say he didn't want a relationship at the start he was so accepting of his feelings for Tess i loved how he just went with it.  

My heart broke a few times for Tess.  She's put up a good front so far throughout this series but this one saw her break.  She cracked wide open!  I, on more than one occasion shed a few tears for her.  I think the fact that Beau was the only one who could get her to open up, made them all the more special.

I loved the storyline.  It was steady throughout.  It kept me turning those pages and falling in love with this brilliant couple.

This series is turning into a fabulous one.  Each book has been different and great in their own ways but i think this one is probably my fave of the lot.

Really sweet,  angsty, beautiful, heartbreaking, sexy and wonderful.  Bloody loved it!!  One to go!! Bring on Cooper!!! The girl who grabs him is gonna be something special!! 

5 Double D Stars

Reviewed by Kerry

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A Dirty Dicks/Big Sky Novella
(Kristen Proby Crossover Collection)
Releasing March 12, 2019


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K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.

***TOUR & REVIEW*** Strength by Jo Raven

Author: Jo Raven
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Art: Lori LovesBooks Jackson!!
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There’s a girl asleep by my bed. Her name’s Sophie and she’s the love of my life. 
She doesn’t know that. I’ve never told her. 
I’ve been the biggest asshole the world has seen. 
I want everything from her but I can’t ask for it. I fucked up, I’m probably dying, and it’s too late for second chances…
This is a standalone story in the Wild Men world (companion to Dark Child). This is the story of Cosima's sister (Cosima is Merc's girl).


Know what i did at the end of this book? I phewwwww'd i phewwww'd hard!! Thank goodness Ms Raven did not torture Griffin too bad. That poor fella deserved a break!!

We saw a glimpse of these two in Cosima and Merc's story and i honestly feared for Griff. We all know the queen of boy torture can be very mean to our hero's, and although he took some it wasn't too bad lol 

Sophie is head over heels for Griff but she can't read him very well. They have a past that didn't turn out so well and Sophie is wary of saying or doing anything with Griff in fear of him running away.

Griff is forced to accept Sophies help. He has no friends or family to help him out and now more than ever he needs a friend. He's undergoing cancer treatment and although it hurts his pride he moves in with Sophie so he can fight it. He still has feelings for Sophie but after what happened before he is determined to hang on to his anger at her for the way things ended before. 

The more time they spend together the more Sophie starts opening up to Griff and him to her. It's like walking on eggshells for Sophie but she's determined to know him. She wants to know everything about him, so they begin the journey of fighting cancer and fighting for each other.

Awwww poor Griff, my heart broke for him. He truly felt alone and i hated that for him. He had a whole bunch of baggage but i loved how Sophie fronted out his anger and broke him down. I'm sure anyone else would have left him to it but she never gave up and i loved that about her. They were both strong in their own way and by the end i had a little "whoop" moment for them i was so happy.

Loved this addition to this series. Great to see another happy couple to add to the family.

5 Strong stars

Reviewed by Kerry

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Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood, Damage Control and Hot Candy. She writes edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines. She writes about MMA fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that bleed into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven original story. 

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Wednesday, January 30

***CHAPTER REVEAL*** Darkness Embraced by Tillie Cole



Born to sit on opposing thrones.
They were never meant to fall.

Tanner Ayers is the heir of the Texas Ku Klux Klan. Fed nothing but hate, violence, and intolerance from the day he was born, Tanner kills for his cause without remorse.
Until he meets Adelita Quintana, the daughter of the most brutal cartel boss in Mexico.
Adelita and Tanner hate each other instantly. But there is something between them that neither can explain or deny. Hate turns to desire, desire turns to love, and for the first time Tanner sees how wrong his whole life has been.
For years, Tanner does everything he can to find a way for him and Adelita. He walks away from the Klan, his family, everything he ever believed, and joins the Hades Hangmen. But now the Hangmen are at war—not only with his own family, but with Adelita’s too.
When Adelita and Tanner are thrown together again, they are forced to fight for a love that should never have been. For a love that puts them and everyone they have ever loved in danger.
The White Prince.
The cartel princess.
And a future that seems shrouded in darkness…

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.


Austin, Texas
Present Day . . .

The sand crunched under my feet. Bullets flew around my head. My chest was tight, ready to snap, as I watched Gull and Arizona take shots to their heads and drop to the floor.
Both of them fucking dead and done.
A whistle cut through the carnage that was this fucked-up deserted farm. I glanced up to the barn beside me. AK was signaling to me from his place on the roof. He sliced his hand over his throat. I got his message—we needed to draw the fuck back.
My gaze snapped to the noise. Viking was scrambling to his feet. When I saw Flame striding toward the crumbling stables across the clearing I knew why. The psychotic motherfucker was walking toward where the Klan were stationed, like he couldn’t be fucking killed, arms stretched wide, firing bullet after bullet toward my old Klan brothers, who were taking us out with fucking pinpoint accuracy.
I aimed my gun, focusing on taking down the assholes that had now turned their attention to Flame. AK narrowed his eyes and, with his usual sniper precision, sent bullets flying into the skulls of a few of those who’d abandoned their cover to come at Flame.
But the fuckers had a sniper too. These weren’t the skinheads the Klan was known for. The dumb shits everyone always thought of when it came to white power. No, these were the brothers I’d spent years training up. The ones who were kept in secret, so the feds and rivals didn’t know the Klan’s true strength. My father had meticulously recruited these guys. These were the fuckers who were gonna ignite the surprise wildfire that would spark the race war. The soldiers no one ever saw coming.
No one but me.
“Flame!” Viking jumped up from his place behind an old tractor and sprinted toward his fucked-up brother. Rudge jumped into the spot Vike left. AK tried to give Vike the cover to get to Flame, spraying a blanket of rapid bullets toward the Klan. But this branch of the Klan were stronger, smarter, and knew exactly what AK was doing. I tried to help, emptying my gun of its ammo, signaling to Smiler to give them cover too. But even with our guns, and AK’s fucking perfect aim, bullets came raging from all directions. We were outnumbered and out-skilled.
Like it was in fucking slow motion, I watched Vike dive for Flame. But the giant red motherfucker was too late. A bullet sank into Flame’s side. The psycho dropped to the ground, blood pouring from the wound in his stomach.
“FUCK!” AK screamed, then jumped down off the barn’s roof. Rudge ran toward Vike and Flame, helping them get the fuck out of the line of fire. “Pull back!” AK shouted to me and Smiler. “Get the fuck back!”
I stood, firing shots in the direction of the Klan as AK, Rudge, and Vike dragged Flame from the bullets’ path. Jumping into the truck, I brought the engine to life. I felt the others put Flame in the back. AK hit the roof. “Fucking go!”
My pulse raced as I skidded the truck on the road, the Klan’s bullets sounding like exploding grenades, rocking the chassis as they hit the body of the truck. Vike, Rudge, and Smiler came roaring behind on their bikes, all three firing back at the Klan to give us the break we needed to get Flame home.
Reaching into my cut, I pulled out my cell and hit a number. “Tann?” Tank said a second later.
“Flame’s down. Klan were at the drop-off point. Came at us strong. Fucker got himself shot by losing his shit. Get Rider or Edge or who-the-fuck-ever to the club. He’s been hit in the stomach.” I looked in the rearview mirror to see AK pressing down on the wound. Flame was fighting the brother off. His fucking black eyes were crazed as blood spilled out onto the bed of the truck.
“Flame! For fuck’s sake! Keep the fuck still. I know you don’t want me touching you, but fucking think of Maddie. I don’t stop the bleeding, you’re gonna fucking die! You want that? You want to leave Madds alone without you?”
Flame’s body stilled, but I could see his nostrils flaring with his fast breaths. Fucker was close to nuclear.
“Tann? Tann, you still there?” Tank’s rushed voice came through my cell.
“Yeah. Fuck, Tank. They came from nowhere. We were making the exchange and they sprouted up from nowhere and started shooting. Arizona and Gull are dead. Bullets in their heads and sent to the boatman. They didn’t have a fucking chance. Better tell their prez.”
“Jesus Christ. How long until you’re here? You need backup?”
“No. We’re only ten minutes out. Get the fuck ready in case these assholes are on our tail. I’ll let you know if shit goes south.”
I cut off my cell and raced the fuck home. Slash, Smiler’s prospect cousin, was on the gate. Kero, brother from Arlington, was keeping watch beside him. We cut through the gate, Vike and Smiler riding in behind. I slammed the truck to a stop and jumped out.
“Help me get him down,” AK said.
AK and I lifted Flame from the truck’s bed just as Styx and Ky came barreling out of the clubhouse door. “Get him inside,” Styx signed, Ky voicing the prez’s words. We carried Flame through to the clubhouse to the room we’d had set up as a medical room the minute war had been declared by the Klan and the cartel. And good thing too, because we’d been getting hit on all sides for weeks now.
No sooner had we got Flame on the bed than Edge came through with his medical bag. Brother had been a trauma surgeon in the army before he went postal for a while, causing him to be put in a nuthouse. When he got out, fucker decided he liked to use his skills in cutting people up as much as he liked healing them. He joined the Arkansas chapter and quickly became one of the most ruthless brothers we had. He had one blue eye, one brown. And just in case no one realized he was already fucking insane, he dyed his hair on the side of his blue eye ice white, and left the brown side black. But no matter how fucked in the head he was—and that level of insanity could probably even beat Flame’s—brother had been a godsend since he’d been brought here with his chapter.
He tied his long crazy-ass hair back off his face and leaned over Flame. Crazier peering down at crazy. Flame, the fucker, quickly acted like the psycho he was and started thrashing on the bed, trying to reach for his knives to get at Edge. But Edge was good at what he did and, even more so, wasn’t fazed by anyone. Not even Styx made this guy pause to watch his mouth. Even if the crazed fucking smile he wore twenty-four-seven made you think otherwise. “Stomach wound?” His tongue lapped around his lips. Fucker seemed to get hard from the sight of people in pain.
“Bullet. Sniper . . .” AK started reeling off shit about Flame’s injury. Rider came through the door, running his hand over his shaved head. The brother still wasn’t accepted by half of the club, but he was a good medic, so Styx allowed him to help when needed. He seemed to work well with Edge, which was a fucking miracle in itself.
“What’ve we got?” he said to Edge, and the two of them started working on Flame’s wound, cutting off his clothes. I saw it in Flame’s eyes before he reacted. Saw the rage in his black gaze before he pushed Edge and Rider away, going nuts to get off the gurney. AK and Vike tried to hold him down, but the brother had fucking lost it.
“Need me to smash old Bill into his face? Knock the wanker out?” Rudge asked, holding up his fist—the fist that frequently knocked his bare-knuckle fighter opponents on their ass. Or, more often than not, fucking killed them.
Shaking my head, I jumped forward to help keep Flame down. Edge approached with a needle and syringe, his mismatched eyes lit with excitement. Suddenly, Maddie and Lil’ Ash crashed through the door.
“Flame!” Maddie rushed toward her husband, pushing Edge out of the way. Flame stilled the minute he saw her. “Get off him,” she said to everyone, her voice tight with warning. I backed up. AK and Vike did the same. Edge was pulled back by Styx. I got out of the way and just fucking watched. “Baby,” Maddie said, putting her hand on Flame’s cheek. His fucking wide eyes set on his wife and didn’t move. His breathing was heavy, but calmed when Maddie spoke. Tears fell down her cheeks, but her voice was steady.
“Maddie,” Flame whispered, and she kissed his head.
“Baby, you’re hurt. You need to let Rider and the doctor heal you.” His eyes were losing life. His blood was seeping onto the bed, and the fucker was about to pass out. Maddie pulled on his hand, and he refocused on her. “I am staying with you,” she said. “I am not leaving your side. And I will be here when you wake up.”
Flame exhaled, then his eyes started to close. Edge and Rider were fucking rocking on their feet waiting to get to him. I was no doctor, but I didn’t think his injury would kill him. I’d seen men come back from ten times worse in the army.
The second Flame was out, Edge and Rider pushed through to him, all business. Most brothers left the room, but I couldn’t keep my eyes off Maddie. Because the bitch had told Flame the fucking truth. She stayed beside her husband, gripping his fingers, running her hand over his head. She was whispering into his ear, and my chest nearly fucking cracked at the sight.
My eyes closed, and my hands balled into fists at my side. I’m here, mi amor. I’m here . . . I will never leave you . . . I could feel Adelita’s hand in mine. I could feel her finger on my cheek, and I could smell her rose perfume. Smell it as if it was right beside me. As if she was right beside me . . .
The sound of the floor creaking made my eyes snap open. A hand came down on my shoulder. Tank. “You good?”
I nodded my head, then turned. AK and Vike were still behind me, watching as Edge and Rider worked on Flame. AK had his hand on Ash’s shoulder. The kid was white. And he wasn’t taking his black eyes off Flame. Fucking locked on his brother on that gurney.

“Styx is calling church in thirty minutes,” Tank said. He looked at me. “Let’s get a drink.”

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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