I was destined for stardom. From the age of seven, I was an all-star. Parent’s praised me, coaches worshipped me. As I got older, girls begged for me. I was Beltline’s baseball God, guaranteed to put this small town on the map.
Then, after one night, that future vanished.
The legend was laid to rest. I gave up my scholarship. I fled from Beltline. I left behind the girl.
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around two kindergarteners all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.
First in a new series—welcome to the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club, where hard bodies and hot leather are made for each other, and love gone wrong is the most irresistible of all… “I was the demon-possessed monster and she was the innocent, naïve angel. But none of that matters. She asks, I give and right now, I’ll kill anyone who tries to stop me from giving this woman what she wants—me.”
Dirk lives in the shadows—performing hits, maintaining order, and upholding the no-holds-barred legacy of the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club. A nomad with a restless spirit and a cold heart, the open road is his world. One of the few constants in his life: his desire for the one woman who has consumed his thoughts for years.
Saylor Samson grew up far from the harshness of Dirk’s world. But ever since she was seventeen she’s been drawn to this dark and mysterious man who always seemed to show up just when she needed him.
After years of fated encounters, he’s back. This time he’s taking her. This time she’s ready for the ride. But just when the darkness in Dirk’s life begins to fade, Saylor reveals a secret that puts them both to the ultimate test. Now, Dirk has to make a decision: submit to his destiny with the MC, or choose his own.
Get your tissues ready you will need them. No seriously you will need to have a box of tissues handy. I’m only warning you because I was not prepared when I needed them so here is your one and only warning! Now after telling you that I will tell you this is on my top 5 reads this year. I enjoyed Dirk and Saylor’s story. As in life things do not always work out as you plan sometimes life has other plans for you.
Dirk is a nomad he does what needs to be done for the Club. It’s his life the open road he has no roots no family only his brothers and he doesn’t hang around long enough to let them in. The only one he can really stand is Shady. He was never taught to love and there was no room in the cold heart of his to love anyone or so he thought until he meet a woman he just could not shake. He didn’t know her name but kept finding himself drawn to her helping her when she needed him. Could she be the one to show him how to love and that he could be loved.
Saylor Samson was an angel OK maybe not an angel but she was loved and knew how to love. She lived life to the fullest. Saylor was drawn to Dirk never asked questions only wanted to be with him, love him and in the end show him how to love. They are perfect for one another light and dark and Saylor has the ability to calm him with a touch or look.
I will forever think of Dirk and Saylor when skittles are around what to know why OH NO that is something you will need to read and experience for yourself. I personally loved it in the beginning and cried over it toward the end. I absolutely loved the two sides of Dirk there was the Bad A$$ biker that got business done and then there was Saylor’s Dirk the one that would move mountains for her no matter what, again cue the water works. Saylor what can I say about her no matter what she is facing in her life she finds the positive and focuses on that NO MATTER WHAT. She wants to do something she does it. Saylor loves unconditionally always accepted everyone for who they were and never expected or wanted them to change. The things Saylor and Dirk had to go through had me a blubbering mess at times. I will say one of my favorite scenes was when Dirk had a fit of jealous rage and went a little crazy on Saylor’s BFF Donnawayne let’s just say those tow never became best buddy’s after that episodes. LOL… Loved the fact that Saylor did not back down or show fear when she was around Dirks brothers. She held her won even had to calm Dirk down at one point. There were so many great parts in this book I cannot possibly talk about them all but I will say the ending broke me and I cannot wait for Sinner’s Revenge I need to know what happens now!
Kim Jones did a fabulous job setting up this new series.
Eat skittles and remember today is Great, and yesterday was even better.
A few of my favorite lines:
We got one shot, Dirk. One fucking shot in this life. Make it count. Don’t be like me and die and old man all alone ‘cause ya think Black beatin’ on ya fucked you up too much to be loved. Let that woman love you. And if you smart, you’ll love her back.” ~Roach
“Real love is wanting someone to experience the same, deeply powerful feeling that you do. The one that takes your breath at certain moments and speeds your heart at others. And it’s wanting it without any regard to who that person chooses to share it with. That’s the love I have for you, Dirk. And I would give anything in the world for you to feel what I feel. Even if it isn’t for me.” ~Saylor
“What you feel for me is love. What you felt for Black, that’s love. Your bothers, you love them. Love is all around you, Dirk. It always has been. What you think is respect and loyalty and all that shit-that’s love. Maybe not the way you fell it for me, but you have it for them too. ~Saylor
“Just as sure as God made little green apples and I’m standing here, I’ll take your fucking ear off if you don’t hear me out.” ~Shady
“I think I’ve loved you from the first moment I saw you all those years ago. I didn’t know what love was, but you showed me. You saved me, Saylor. You’re more than I ever could have hoped for in this life.”…”I can marry you. I can give you any ring your heart desires. But to me, this means so much more. In my world, Saylor, men like me don’t find women like you. We’re born as rejects, throwaways, and victims of society. You’ve given men like me hope. You’ve proven that we are capable of love. And in return, I want to give you something that proves my love to you.
“This is not just a token of my love, but my vow to always be your man. I’ll protect you take care of you, and devote my life to making you happy. Saylor Samson, will you do me the honor of being my ol’ lady and wearing my patch?” ~Dirk
Kim Jones is a writer with big dreams. Inspired by her personal experience inside the MC life, she’s chosen to write biker romance stories that are authentic—expressing the true meaning of brotherhood and the lifestyle of motorcycle clubs.
In 2013, Kim began her self-publishing journey. Saving Dallas, her first MC series, is based on the life of an influential president who juggles the pressures of the Devil’s Renegades Motorcycle Club, and the search for true love.
Taking the club life and her career a step further, Berkley will be releasing Sinner’s Creed, her second MC series, in March of 2016—an inside look into the life of a 1%er and his sacrifice for what he believes in.
Kim plans to continue to self-publish off her Saving Dallas series, and has signed a two book deal with Penguin-Random House for Sinner’s Creed. She resides in south Mississippi with her husband, Reggie, two dogs, a cat and a donkey
CONQUERING by Ryan Michele is out today! If you love strong heroes with heroines that can go toe to toe with them, you are going to love CONQUERING! Find out more about CONQUERING below, read the first chapter, plus be sure to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card!
Wes ‘Stiff’ Collins lived life on the wild side. He worked from the moment he knew what the word meant, always making the best of every situation. There was nothing about his past he would change.
Without a real family except his brother Xander, Stiff joined the Vipers Creed Motorcycle Club, and they taught him what it was to have people he could depend on. When his past crashed into his present, he vowed to protect the club that had always been his steady, even if it meant turning his back on the woman who had given him life.
Chelsea Miller’s life was simple: work, take care of her family, and save for the future. Everything was about having a goal and a plan. However, when her sister ended up battered and bruised on a diner floor, everything she thought was in her past suddenly threatened her future. In a moment, she had a new goal, everything else be damned. She would protect her family … at all costs.
Stiff and Chelsea’s worlds collide in an explosion of determination, strength, and lust. Will they give in to temptation, or will conquering each other be too steep a price? Two people not afraid to put in the work will either overcome everything in their paths or finally crumble under life’s troubles they can’t escape, all in the name of family.
**Due to content, mature audiences only.**
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Ryan Michele found her passion in making fictional characters come to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible and has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.
She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and many more romances. And whether it’s bikers, wolf shifters, mafia, or beyond, Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.
When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.
Man Candy by Melanie Harlow
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.
But I can’t resist.
The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.
He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.
I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.
It might be the biggest mistake of my life.
“It’s so good to see you, Jaime,” he said. “You look great.”
“You too,” I said before I could stop myself. I didn’t want him to think I still cared—in fact, I wanted him to know I wasn’t fooled by his charm. I wasn’t that silly little girl anymore, the one who’d doodled his name in her notebooks and blushed when he said hi at school and cried herself to sleep when he asked another girl to his prom. That silly little girl was gone, and in her place was a confident, smart, professional woman who knew her worth and, even better, the truth about love. No more stars in her eyes.
But why did he have to be so hot?
OK, pull yourself together. No drooling.
“I’m so glad this worked out.” Quinn let me go but stood too close, his feet planted wide and his arms crossed over his chest. He wore jeans, a gray knit pullover that hugged his muscular chest and arms, and his feet were bare. His hair was damp and messy on top, just like it had been the last time I’d seen him in person. His full lower lip made me want to bite it. Maybe even draw blood.
“Sorry, I just got out of the shower,” he said sheepishly, ruffling his hair. “Want to come in and catch up? Or maybe go out for a drink? I just need to throw some shoes on.”
“No.” Trying desperately to shove the image of him in the shower from my mind, I elbowed past him and trudged up the stairs. My cheeks were hot, which meant they were probably turning scarlet. They ruined my poker face every time.
“Come on, it’s Friday!”
“I have work to do.” He was naked a few minutes ago. And wet.
“Did you have a bad day?”
“No.” Rivulets of water streaming over those muscles.
“You already have plans tonight?”
“No.” Steam rising as he stroked himself beneath the spray.
“You don’t love me anymore?”
I froze as the shower fantasy exploded into bits, replaced by a humiliation that paralyzed me, one foot on the top step, one hand on the banister. Slowly, I turned my head and glared at him over one shoulder.
Now the grin cocked up on one side. “Because you used to, you know. You told me.”
“You need to forget about that.”
“Yes,” I snapped. “That was a long time ago. Back when I was young and impressionable and believed in love.”
His brows went up. “You don’t believe in love anymore?”
“Not the romantic kind. That’s a fantasy used to sell things like lipstick and roses and diamonds.”
“Pretty jaded for twenty-seven, aren’t you?”
I resumed heading up the stairs. “I’m not jaded, Quinn. I’m just a realist.” And I’ve been burned before, trusting guys way less attractive than you.
He said nothing more, and I let myself into my flat. As soon as the door was shut behind me, I leaned back against it, exhaling and fanning my face.
He still got to me. That was so aggravating.
I mean, how was I supposed to sleep at night? Quinn Rusek was one fine piece of man candy, and I had a sweet tooth for him that wouldn’t quit.
But he’d made fun of me! Again! A nice guy would have at least pretended not to remember what I’d said. Or maybe apologized for humiliating me. Or not have brought it up at all!
What an asshole.
A hot asshole—the worst kind.
Curse you, Alex, and your generous heart.
And curse you, Quinn, for getting under my skin again. You stay away from me.
But a traitorous little part of me hoped he wouldn’t.
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.
Dark Mafia Prince by New York Times bestselling author, Annika Martin is LIVE!
Don’t look at me like that. So trusting.
Like you think I’m not a monster.
Like I won’t wrap your hair in my fist and bend you to my will.
Like I won’t sacrifice you, piece by piece, to save my brother.
I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have because every time you look at me, you see somebody good. That friend who died.
And when you look at me like that, I die again.
I spent years making myself invisible.
A good girl, apart from the noise. Then you came back, beautiful and deadly in your Armani suit. Don’t look at me like you still know me, you say.
But I remember your smile and those sunny days.
Before they lowered your small casket into the ground.
Before they told us the prince was dead.
Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who enjoys writing dirty stories about dangerous criminals! She loves helping animals and kicking snow clumps off the bottom of cars around the streets of Minneapolis, and in her spare time she writes as the RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.
Ret North knows exactly who he is—a Dominant male with an insatiable sexual appetite. He’s always been a top, searching for his bottom…until a notorious switch catches his eye.
Alese Kane has grown tired of her usual partners. She’s been watching Ret for months, wanting to run her tongue along his hard muscles. But his need for total control stops her.
Ret worries that a relationship with Alese would be impossible, but his giant ego and even larger cock tell him otherwise. Unable to deny his attraction to her any longer, Ret convinces Alese to submit to him.
When Ret dominates Alese, will she submit or will she top from the bottom?
I can almost smell her arousal from across the booth, and my mouth waters from the scent.“Lucky bastard,” I whisper so quietly that only I can hear over the music in the background.
Stella’s body starts to tremble, her creamy skin glistening under the lights. Her breathing changes and she lets out a small moan.
Misha’s hand stops and he whispers in her ear. She nods before his hands start to move again under the table. “Open your eyes, Stella. I want Master Ret to watch you fall apart in my lap.”
Her head slowly moves off his shoulder and her eyes flutter open.
I swallow, my mouth suddenly dry when our eyes meet.Without breaking eye contact, and with my hand still holding my hardened cock, I pick up the scotch and watch over the rim. I try to quell the thirst, but it doesn’t work.
I don’t need a drink. I need a submissive.
ABOUT CHELLE BLISS
Chelle currently lives near the Gulf of Mexico and is a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. Currently she’s written over thirteen books and loves spending her free time with her man, 2 cats, and her hamster.
She’s the one woman he could never shake or forget. Nora Cantres was buried so fucking far inside Connelly he didn’t have breath left for anyone else. She’d managed to avoid him for more than a decade, but now the running stops. He’s made damn sure of it. Yet just when he’s got her in his bed, in his life, the secret she’s been hiding is unexpectedly revealed, blowing his entire world sky high.
Connelly Colloway was every man’s man. Confident. A little cocky. A whole lot of sexy. Once upon a time Nora thought he was hers, but then he betrayed her in the worst possible way, setting them on paths that didn’t include the other. Now he’s wormed his way back into her life and while she’s never loved anyone but him, she can’t let him back inside. She has too much to hide, too much to lose.
But when Karma finally catches up to them the only question is: can he forgive her monumental deceit or will she lose everything she holds dear, including Connelly?
Book 4 in a 4 book series. Each book features a different brother and each can be read as a STANDALONE. To get the full Colloway Brother experience, however, it’s most enjoyable to read in order.
***Mature readers only, 18+. Features alpha men with foul language and penchant for hot sex.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
*sniff* The end is so sweet. *sniff* I have fallen head over heels for each of the Colloway Brothers. Each one has captured my heart in some way or another so to have an ending…yeah I am sad. Granted I am still #TeamBompPop for Luke but each brother has snuck in and claimed a piece of my heart.
Conn…omg I have waited for this man. He and Ash were such DB Man Whores so when Asher fell I giggled but to see Conn finally fall was an amazing ride. I mean to see Conn actually bet a piece of 1 Million dollar property that no one would ever make him whipped like his brothers…yeah I was sooo excited for it. I wanted him to admit defeat and sign over that property.
Nora was the perfect woman for Conn. She knew and loved him before he was the DB he is today and so she has no trouble telling him like it is. I loved her fiery sassy attitude. I loved how she loved him so hard. Conn has never experienced love like he had with Nora with anyone. He actually closed down his heart to woman after she left him. This is what made him the cold man he is today. But much like Grey when he sees his woman, he will stop at nothing to get her back.
The couple fight it like crazy. When we see the twist happen I was stoked and then I wanted to kick Conn in his nuts. He was totally outta line for his reaction to Nora because as we know, he is no angel!! *Shakes finger at Conn*
The push and pull these two have for each other …you can feel it. While you are reading it, you can feel the misery and joy. The pain and sorrow. The excitement and love. They have so much love to give and yet they seem to be fighting more than they are loving towards the end of the book. So much happens and so many secrets are revealed…..the book kept me reading and turning my pages as fast as I could. I needed to see my couple and I needed to see them together.
The epilogue….it’s like the icing to the cake….and people I freaking love cake. It gives us a great look at the couple we love and the family we will miss.
This is definitely one of my favorite series and I will miss them greatly but I guess that is what re-reads are for. To fall in love with them alllllll over again.
I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out, I’m a raving bitch. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).
“An unexpected evil brings both the MC and Military world together in this brand new series by J.M. Walker”
He refuses to fall in love.
He was born alone and he will die alone. Or, at least he thought so until now.
Vice-One is all he knows. His squad. His brothers. The men he spends every day protecting. He is empty and only one person can fill this void. This darkness.
Meanwhile, Genevieve Gold makes it clear he should stay away when she is everything he craves.
She is lost.
Her heart has been ripped out; stomped on…crushed into tiny pieces, leaving only a gaping hole behind.
King’s Harlots is all she has. Her club. Her sisters. Her life. But something is missing until he shows up.
Angel Rodriguez is everything she hates but everything she needs.
Putting differences aside, they will work together to bring down a malevolent force threatening to rip them apart…
This is a story full of emotion, angst, and of course tons of grit. There are multiple stories going on with one common denominator, find out who’s taking the girls! It has a plethora of suspense, a surplus of humor, and ample sex appeal.
Angel is a Vice-One team leader and if he’s not on an assignment with his “brothers”, you can find him with his construction company helping to repair the King’s Harlot’s MC building. He’s all alpha, he’s dark and domineering, and he’s after Jay. Lucky girl! I found him easy to love right away. He’s a good guy with a huge heart. It’s just took the right girl to open it up.
Jay (Genevieve) is the president of King’s Harlots all woman Motorcycle Club. Wow, incredibly impressive. I liked her, but thought she could have been a smidge more solid. Don’t get me wrong, I think she was perfect in most everything, I just wish she would have swore more, or punched someone or something. I guess I’m a dork, but I just love those crazy fighter types! She’s dealing with a mountain a shit. Her missing sister, disappearing girls, and attacks on her MC. Now, add a holy hotness Military man and her sanity just went out the window.
The supporting characters cast isn’t too big. Those that bare mentioning would be Max and Dale. I found Max to be a pretty excellent friend. She seems to be dealing with some shit of her own (*cough, Dale) and could use her own book (eh em, JM). Dale on the other hand, he’s kind of a dick, but a dick you want to know more about… I suppose he could make a cameo in Max’s book….lol!
So to wrap this up. The storyline is excellent… MC and Military… great combo! The pacing is good, the dialogue flows, and the tension leading up to the climax was just right. Can’t wait to see the detonation that will be Max vs. Dale.
J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.
“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron
Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.
Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.
Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.