The Therapist by J.A. Belfield is LIVE!

So for those who may not already know, J.A. Belfield has been a long-time writer bud of mine--like, back when I FIRST decided to publish my books--and she's been a great support throughout the years.  Today she's diving into a totally new genre with the release of The Therapist, an erotic serial that will be published every two weeks. 

I'm so incredibly proud and excited for her ❤️

Check out the cover and blurb and be sure to add the episodes to your TBR (but only if you like a hot Brit with master-level bedroom skills and a whole lot of kinkery).

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The Therapist: Episode 1

By J.A. Belfield

From International Bestselling author J.A. Belfield comes an intriguing erotic romance serial ...

Episode One: Through self-imposed rules and a learned composure, Chase Walker takes a married couple on their first steps into bedroom communication. The same stance he takes with every client on his list. That is, until his newest client walks in and gives a whole new meaning to a hard day at the office. With a face full of innocence and a beauty she seems unaware of, Abi O’Shay might just be the first person to crack his professional façade.

Series Synopsis:

Chase Walker: Founder of C.W. Consult. Sex therapist extraordinaire.

And, without question, always in control.

After years of schooling his emotions, Chase takes pride in his self-composure and firm lack of commitment. It takes only one, fresh-faced redhead in need of his services for all of that to fall to pieces.

Abigail O'Shay is everything Chase isn't. Sweet. Innocent. A virgin.

Chase has never wanted to defile anything more.

Except, if that whole therapist-client barrier isn't enough of an issue, Chase's own demons are only too happy to cock-block all the sinful fantasies treatments he has in mind for his latest client.

***The Therapist contains adult themes of a sexual nature.***

Grab Your Copy Here!

Teasers

Sons Of Wrath News!

I’m thrilled to announce that Soul Redeemed will be coming to you sometime this summer.  I’m currently working on Calix’s story, with a March deadline, and so happy to be back in the Wrath Brother’s world! 

I've missed my demons.

As some of you may have already seen on Facebook, the covers for the series have been updated.  As much as I absolutely love the old covers, after three years, I needed a fresh new look, and I’m so excited to share the covers for the first three books of the series. 

To avoid the confusion of urban fantasy, Soul Avenged now features Kane instead of Ayden. 

I should have the new paperbacks at the Dark & Seductive signing this summer (along with Calix’s book!).  And of course, signed books are available for purchase on my website as well. 

So without further delay, here are the new covers!  Many many thanks to the very brilliant Clarise Tan for her patience and creativity.  She took a skeleton idea and brought it to life in these gorgeous covers. 

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Author Guest Post: Eye Of The Soul by Terri Rochenski - Release Day Blitz


HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO 

EYE OF THE SOUL!


Eye of the Soul
Pool of Souls #1
Fantasy Novel
By Terri Rochenski
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: January 9, 2017
Keywords: Fantasy, Medieval, Adult, Novel

Escape.

That should be Hyla’s first thought as her people are chained and imprisoned for no imaginable reason.

Instead, Hyla finds herself traveling through a land void of Natives, with human soldiers pillaging in desperate pursuit of her, and in search of the mystical Pool of Souls—home to the one man who can save her people.

Or so she believes.

Led by her faith in the deity Fadir, Hyla is met along her journey by Jadon—a human male and fierce King’s warrior, and his childhood best friend Conlin—one of the few Natives aware of his Fadir-given Talents.

Protected by Jadon, guided by Conlin, and with an unfailing belief in the purpose of her pilgrimage, Hyla carries on.

Like her, though, another searches for the Pool, and should he gain access first, everyone she loves, and everything she knows, could be lost.

Forever.




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EXCERPT:


Cursing her arthritic fingers, Miri squeezed out a rag and draped it over the human man’s hot forehead.

“I’ve seen a lot more harvests than you, old goat,” she muttered, lifting his eyelids. “I’m thinking you’ll never catch up either. Doubt you last another half-moon’s phase.”

Miri pushed to her feet and stretched her hunched back. A heavy sigh slipped past her wrinkled lips as she glanced around the sick house. Keeping the night watch wasn’t too bad—she’d volunteered often since her old bones wouldn’t allow much sleep.“

Joints wasted, hearing all but gone …” Miri yanked on the long white braid lying over her shoulder. “I’m the old goat.”

She shuffled down the aisle, woolen kirtle swishing in the silence. A cool, autumn breeze rustled the crimson leaves of the magnolia and palm fronds overhead, drawing her gaze upward. Violet streaks lit the pre-dawn sky.A dog barked, yipped, and fell silent.

Miri peered across the village green to the thatched buildings beyond. A shadow passed between two cottages. Another three hurried toward the neighboring dwelling.

“Sight fading or my mind, too?” Miri rubbed her watery eyes, blinked, and leaned forward. Light flickered through the palm trees behind the outlying homes.

Torches?

The flames drew closer, weaving between the trunks.

Humans from the mainland? Miri’s hand clutched at her throat. Soldiers. Fadir have mercy.

The men crept through the village, taking up positions at every doorway. Two brutes, more horse-like in size than human, approached the sick house.

Sputtering torch held high, the first strode forward, dark eyes intent upon Miri. A green surcoat covered broad shoulders and fell to his thighs. The golden wheat sheaf of the city of Varosh adorned his chest.

Cold sweat beaded upon Miri’s brow. Breath burst from her lungs, and she moved back, clutching the door jam.

The second soldier stepped closer, chains and shackles clanking in his hand. He stopped two paces away from Miri, and a smile stretched his stubbled cheeks, revealing rotted teeth. “Good morning pointy-ears.”

Miri stared, heartbeat thundering in her ears. She’d been called worse in her eighty-three birth passings but never with such malice.

A single cry rang out across the village, and doors crashed inward. Screams rent the air.

“Don’t fight Native woman,” rotten-teeth sneered, shackles outstretched.

“W-why?” Miri whispered, taking a step backward.

A scowl narrowed his gaze, and his fist shot forward.Bursts of light and pain exploded through Miri as she crumpled to the floor.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.

Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.

Website: Terri Rochenski

Facebook:  Terri Rochenski, Author

Twitter:  @TerriRochenski

Goodreads:  Terri Rochenski



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GIVEAWAY!


A $10 Roane Publishing Gift Card!


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SURPRISE COVER REVEAL FOR RIPPLE EFFECT!

Surprise!

This month has been incredibly busy as I write Soul Redeemed and ALL FOUR episodes of Ripple Effect (I know … I’m a crazy woman), but I managed to squeeze in a cover design project in the thick of all that, and I thought I’d share a surprise reveal with all of you!

Many thanks to both J.A. Belfield, and my brother, Ryan, for their collaborative efforts in the design of these covers as well as their amazing talent.  I love the way it (they) turned out! 

As I mentioned in a previous post, Ripple Effect will be published in four episodes, as part of my Midnight Flings brand of erotic romance, priced at 99 cents each.  All four episodes will be available for pre-order and published two weeks apart so you won't have to wait long! 

The idea for this story actually came to me a while back as I was listening to a song by (my all-time favorite band) Deftones, called You've Seen The Butcher.  The darkness in this book mirrors the dark and moody tone of the song, and my male lead--Rip--is as haunting as Chino's voice.  Perhaps that's why I've been so excited to jump back into writing each time, ha!

So without further delay, here are the covers, blurb and a couple of teasers you’re welcome to share!  My writing partner, J.A. Belfield is also doing a surprise reveal for her episodes of Sex Therapy so be sure to keep scrolling down for the link to her site.

Ripple Effect

by Keri Lake

Erotic Suspense/Erotic Romance

Ripley

They call me RIP. 

I’m a killer.  A murderer.  A psychopath. 

In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.

I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.

I want to love her, but I no longer feel.

She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.

Something I’d kill for.

I’m not her savior—not even close.  In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s already suffered.

I’m her vengeance.  Tit for tat, as they say.

And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.

Dylan

For months, I’ve watched him.

I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover.  My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years.

I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.

Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.

And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.

It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to survive the ripple effect.

 

Teasers

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Playlist

My partner in crime, J.A. Belfield is also revealing her covers and blurb for Sex Therapy, so be sure to stop by her site and add them to your Goodreads shelf!

Something New Is Coming!

Happy Friday!
 
I have some exciting news! 
 
As some of you already know, J.A. Belfield has been my editor since Soul Avenged, whipping my stories into shape and fixing my seriously horrible grammar. Collaboration comes pretty natural to us – I don’t burn down cities when she tears apart my manuscripts and she doesn’t stab her eyeballs out with sporks when I make suggestions to hers.  (Well … not her eyeballs anyway, she needs those to edit my books.  Maybe she’s stabbing something else, but I’m not aware of it, if she does).
 
So a WHILE back, we decided to put our minds together and write a story.  How great would that be to have someone guiding me along as I go!  The problem?  She writes front to back and I write back to front (yes, I know … I’m completely back asswords).  Co-writing a book wouldn’t work because we approach it completely different.

Boo.
 
Then one day we were both discussing the direction of our writing goals and it so happened, we were on the same page, so to speak.   Again, we chatted about co-writing, but again, came to the understanding that I would probably leave her bald from pulling her hair out, and feeling stabby.

(she's the blonde, I'm the dark-haired one)

So we decided to collaborate a different way—write separate books under the same label.  There’d still be collaboration and brainstorming, but no stabbing or need for hair loss replacement therapy.  Yay!
 
I’m happy to announce a separate branch of my writing that will be dark and … steamier. It’ll be called Midnight Flings. 

I know what you're thinking ... "Keri, your books already have graphic sexual content.”

Yes, they do, but it in this case, sex will play a bigger role in the storyline. It’ll be an erotic romance, so you’ll still get the romance, HEA, etc., but the sex will happen quicker and is integral to the plot.

Imagine 50 Shades without the sex …

Yep, same thing here.

These will be published in episodes of anywhere between 20-30K words.

Best part?  ALL episodes will be available for preorder at once.  They will be spaced 2 weeks apart, so you won’t have to pull YOUR hair out, waiting for them.
 
Why episodes?

  • They’re easier to write and edit around our existing deadlines
  • They allow for more visibility on Amazon, as they’ll be priced at only 99 cents
  • I could use some practice in writing shorter books, don’tcha think?

Going back to the first point, I want to assure you, this will not affect any existing deadlines I have for my PNR and contemporary series.  Calix IS coming.  Dax IS coming.  Er … you know what I mean.
 
These books will include a number of genres too, from dark to light and contemporary to PNR and dystopian.
 
So for those who like the short and dirty reads, this will be right up your alley.  For those who don’t, you can expect all other titles will release as promised.

ADD RIPPLE EFFECT (EPISODES 1-4) ON GOODREADS:

ADD SEX THERAPY (EPISODES 1-8) ON GOODREADS:



Happy reading ❤

Top 5 Reasons To Come To SaSS in Norfolk!

Backfire released, as you know, which means it's back to work this week.  I really should be writing right now.  Well, I’m writing this post, so technically I AM writing, so I guess I should be plotting.  Anyway, the Norfolk signing is coming up, and and now that I’ve had my first signing and learned just how much fun they are, I’m REALLY excited for this one!

So I came up with FIVE reasons you should come see me in Norfolk this July (in no particular order, but I have no shame in admitting that I hope, as a whole, they'll entice you).

1.     I get to meet you and tell you how amazing you are and how much I love that you read my books ❤

2.     I’m going to be signing with two super sexy cover models who are dying to meet you and sign your books and take pics with you.  I mean, look at these guys … how could you possibly deny them?  

The answer is you can't.  Don't even try.

Need more?  Go visit CHRIS and JOHNNY on Instagram.  You're welcome.

3.     I’m giving away a tote filled with a Tshirt, a gift card and one of these gorgeous quote bracelets. 

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4.     It’s in Norfolk, Virginia, which is only about 20 miles from Virginia Beach!  And where there's a beach, there are a lot of under-dressed bodies walking around.

I'm totally kidding - please don't try to walk this.

5.     Two words:  FREE.  SHIT.  It's a swag jackpot! 

6.     Yeah, I know, I said five, but let’s not forget the most important:  BOOKS!!  There’s going to be like 80 authors at this signing!  Holy hell, that’s A LOT of books to decorate your shelves, my friends. 

If you’re already planning to go and have your ticket, I can’t wait to see your beautiful face!  If you’re not, all I’m saying is, think about it.  Take these five, no, SIX reasons to bed with you tonight.  Dream about them.  (hello, I did say two sexy cover models too)  Subconsciously talk yourself into coming down.  Because I really, really want to meet you ❤❤❤

Here's more info, including the Facebook group (click the pic) where you can ask questions, talk books and see all the fun stuff going down at this signing. 

#Backfire Is LIVE!!

It’s LIVE!!  <<<This always makes me feel like a mad scientist

I’m so excited for you to meet Jase!  He was such a fun character to write—fierce and reckless and sexy as hell.  Lucia’s character is a combination of my sisters, so she definitely holds a special place in my heart.

Like Ricochet, this book has violence and darkness, but it has some sweetness to it as well, that I’m hoping adds a little balance to the story.  Again, this is not a continuation of Nick and Aubree, but it’s set in the same world as Ricochet. 

I just want to say thank you to all of the bloggers and my kickass street team for helping me spread the word over the next couple of weeks. ❤ Early reviews are up on Goodreads and I absolutely love the teasers that readers have created!  Be sure to stop by and check them out!

I’ve got a couple giveaways going on below, including a chance to win one of FIVE SIGNED PAPERBACKS!  (Signed by me AND cover model, Johnny Kane!)

You’ll also find an excerpt from the book, the link to my Pinterest board (where I’ve posted lots of yummy inspiration), and my playlist.  So as tempting as it is to stay on the cover, be sure to keep scrolling down!!

 

BACKFIRE

By Keri Lake

Cover Design:  Hang Le

Image Credit:  Eric Battershell Photography

Cover Model:  Johnny Kane

Adult Contemporary Romance - Standalone

No matter how unbreakable he may seem, every man has a weakness.

A year ago, my home became a bloodstained crime scene. That night marked the beginning of my hell—the same night I was tortured by my enemies and tossed into an underground prison to die.

They failed. I survived.

Now that I’m free, only one motive burns in my soul: revenge.

Lucky for me, they think Jase Hawkins is dead. Maybe I am. I’ve got nothing but a cold, merciless rage, and Black Betty, the sharp steel blade that never leaves my side.

Then she drifts into my life.

Lucia wants answers—so much so, she’s willing to fall into the darkness where my enemies lie in wait, to kill her for what she knows.

Or to take her for the depraved fantasies her body alone can rouse in a man’s mind.

Me? I want her for the fire in her touch that feeds my addiction, forces me to feel what has become numb, but my appetite for bloodshed runs deeper than flesh.

For my own sanity, I’ve vowed to stay away from her. Because she’s my only weakness, an obsession that leaves me craving more—one that could make even the most steadfast plan backfire.

Backfire Teasers

Fan-Made Book Trailers

Pinterest Inspiration Board

Read an EXCERPT from the book!

 

Giveaway!

Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card AND a tote filled with Backfire swag!

Enter To Win One Of FIVE Signed Paperbacks!

Long or brief, reviews are SO important to authors.  Leave an honest review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and enter the form below for a chance to win:

ONE OF FIVE SIGNED PAPERBACK COPIES OF BACKFIRE (signed by author and cover model, Johnny Kane*)

*Winners will be chosen at random.  If there are cancellations or circumstances that result in the models NOT being able to attend the signing, an alternate prize will be determined.

 

NOTE: You MUST submit the link to your review in this form to be eligible. Winners will NOT be drawn from the various sites (they will be chosen based on this form):

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Available NOW from J.A. Belfield…

And the blurb:

Daniel Larsen is playing a dangerous game, and he doesn’t even know it.

 A two-wheeled speedster. A little redhead in a bar. Evenings spent away from his pack. Innocent enough for most, but for Danny, the combination leads down a path of destruction and straight to a hell he doesn’t even see coming.

Entangled in a nightmare that started with his own brother and the cat he brought into their home, Dan’s driving himself toward a solitary existence—except for the curvaceous Olivia Fanella. Seduced by his new companion, and happy to ignore the divide growing between himself and the pack, Danny is oblivious to the trap being laid out for him.

Before long, Danny’s integrity gets questioned. His loyalty gets questioned. Hell, he even questions himself.

On top of that, just when he believes life might be going a little better, he gets served the roughest shot he could never have imagined—not even in his worst nightmares—and Danny has no idea how to come back from a hit like that.

**Cornered contains scenes that some readers might find upsetting**

 CORNERED is available NOW.

the most spectacular sex scene ive ever read! And I mean ever! ~ Maghon, Happy Tails & Tales

Meet Daniel Larsen and fall in love a little!

Amazon UK | Amazon US | iTunes | Barnes&Noble

Add CORNERED to your Goodreads.

GIVEAWAY!

1 winner will win the Holloway Pack!

Titles included: Darkness & Light, Blue Moon, Resonance, Caged & Unnatural.

On Darkness & Light:

If I did not have to eat or sleep I would have read in one seating.

On Blue Moon:

Once again, J.A. Belfield has blown me away!

On Resonance:

Resonance is the WAY TO SHORT, heart breaking, hungering, pulse fastening, amazing, loving, tear jerking […], fairytale ending, plot twisting, novella to keeps us […] satisfied until Caged gets published.

On Caged:

CAGED is more than just a pretty cover—this book tastes as good as it looks!

On Unnatural:

This book will knock your socks off.

For your chance to win all of these titles in ebook, simply fill in the Rafflecopter!

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About the author:

 

Best known for her Holloway Pack Stories, J. A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, two dogs she treats like babies, and a cat that drives her nuts. She writes paranormal romance, with a second love for urban fantasy.

Find her here:

Amazon | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram

     

★★★Exciting News★★★

EXCITING NEWS!

Hello lovely readers,
I've been dying to share this news with all of you! 

Remember this handsome face??
 

Well he’ll be flying all the way from the UK and signing books with me down at the Sexy & Sassing Author Event in Norfolk this July! 
 
Both cover models, Chris Williamson from Ricochet and Johnny Kane from Backfire, will be attending this event, signing books and swag for fans!

I'll have limited copies of each book at the signing, so if you'd like to reserve a copy prior to the event, please fill out this pre-order form:   KERI LAKE PREORDER FORM

But hurry, as I’ll be closing it down soon so I have time to get the books ordered!

Be sure to select the correct event on the pre-order form or your books may be sent to the wrong location!

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO JOIN THE FB GROUP!

 

2016 BOOK SIGNINGS!

I'll be attending the following signings this year, covering east coast and west coast: GOLDEN GATE AUTHOR EVENT - (San Francisco, CA) - June 11 SASS STAR STUDDED EVENT - (Norfolk, VA) - July 9

Because I'm in the giving mood (it's my birthday), and I'd love to see you there, I've got tickets up for grabs!  Scroll down to find out how to enter!

Paperback copies of Ricochet AND Backfire will be available at both events as well!

That's not all ... Sexy Backfire cover model, Johnny Kane, will be at the Norfolk author event signing copies of the book!

(Photography by Mike Ruiz)

Lots of amazing authors will be attending and tickets are going fast.  Click on the links below to for more information!

I'll have limited copies of each book at the signings, so if you'd like to reserve a copy prior to the event, please fill out this preorder form:   KERI LAKE PREORDER FORM

Be sure to select the correct event on the preorder form or your books may be sent to the wrong location!

WANT TO WIN TICKETS TO EITHER EVENT?

Send me a message at keri (at) kerilake.com and be sure to tell me which event you'd like to attend.  I'll pick two winners from the messages!

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION & JOIN THE FB GROUPS!

Cover Reveal: BACKFIRE

It's finally here! I've been dying to show off this gorgeous cover, designed by the insanely talented, Hang Le.  Paired beside Chris Williamson's handsome face on Ricochet's cover, these books are going to look so damn pretty on my bookshelf.

Before I get to the goods, I want to thank Eric Battershell for working with me and traveling to Florida to photograph the sexy model that I had to have for this cover.  In fact, I'd gone through a number of images before I stumbled upon his, and I refused to consider anyone else for Backfire.  He matched the face of Jase Hawkins so perfectly.  Thank you to model, Johnny Kane, for being so awesome (and possessing some damn good genes).  Follow him on Instagram for some ridiculously hot pics.

Many many thanks to Hang Le for being so patient and so wonderful - absolutely love working with her!

I also want to thank Book Slut Goddess from The Literary Gossip for recommending Eric!

Finally, I just want to mention that I wouldn't have considered a spin off to Ricochet, if not for the amazing support of the contemporary bloggers and my wonderful readers who encouraged me to write more of this genre. ❤

Okay, okay, I know what you came for, so without further delay, here is the cover and blurb for BACKFIRE.

Add it to your Goodreads shelf and be sure to enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win an ARC before it releases!

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BACKFIRE

By Keri Lake

Adult Contemporary Romance - Standalone

Expected Release Date:  June 2016

Cover Design:  Hang Le

Image Credit:  Eric Battershell

BLURB:

No matter how unbreakable he may seem, every man has a weakness.

A year ago, my home became a bloodstained crime scene. That night marked the beginning of my hell—the same night I was tortured by my enemies and tossed into an underground prison to die.

They failed. I survived.

Now that I’m free, only one motive burns in my soul:  revenge.

Lucky for me, they think Jase Hawkins is dead.  Maybe I am. I’ve got nothing but a cold, merciless rage, and Black Betty, the sharp steel blade that never leaves my side.

Then she drifts into my life.

Lucia wants answers—so much so, she’s willing to fall into the darkness where my enemies lie in wait, to kill her for what she knows.

Or to take her for the depraved fantasies her body alone can rouse in a man’s mind.

Me?  I want herfor the fire in her touch that feeds my addiction, forces me to feel what has become numb, but my appetite for bloodshed runs deeper than flesh.

For my own sanity, I’ve vowed to stay away from her. Because she’s myonly weakness, an obsession that leaves me craving more—one that could make even the most steadfast plan backfire.

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Backfire Teasers

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 Backfire Playlist

 Giveaway Time!!

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Cover Reveal Sign-Up for BACKFIRE

Phew!  It’s been a while since I posted on the blog, but there’s a reason for that—I’ve been so freakin’ busy plotting and writing books, I feel like I’m crawling back into reality for the first time. So today I thought I’d tackle two things:

  1. I have the sign up for the cover reveal for Backfire
  2. I’ll address the questions I’ve received about Ricochet and Backfire

In TWO WEEKS—March 3rd—I’ll be sharing the gorgeous cover for Backfire, the second book in the Vigilantes series!!  Any bloggers who’d like to sign up for the reveal, simply click this link:

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Thank you so so much for your incredible support!

Okay, now on to some of the questions about this new book and how it relates to Ricochet (I’m not going to say TOO much as I don’t want to spoil any of the story):

Is Backfire a continuation of Nick and Aubree?

Nope.  This is a totally new couple.  I wanted to keep Ricochet a complete standalone, as promised, but I didn’t want to leave that world behind yet, so Backfire is a spin-off of Ricochet.  There will be a second book to this spin-off titled Ballistic, but each book can be read as a standalone with its own HEA.

Will we see more of Nick and Aubree’s story?

I’ve tossed around the idea of a short novella, but nothing has been plotted out yet, at this point.

Will characters from Ricochet appear in Backfire?

Yes.  There will be some characters from Ricochet and a whole lot of new ones.

Is this going to be the same storyline as Ricochet?

This is a Vigilantes novel, set in the same world as Ricochet, so the theme of revenge and corruption will carry through.  It’s also a look at how another home was affected by Devil’s Night.  The circumstances are different from Nick’s though.

Be sure to pop in on March 3rd when I’ll reveal the cover for Backfire!  In the meantime, add it to your Goodreads shelf!

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A mystery hovers around the Haunted Bear Glacier near the remote town of Charming, Alaska--one Town manager Chia Petit’s determined to solve. There's nothing she loves better than a good Alaska adventure--when she's not obsessed by her sexual needs or her obedience to rules.Will Chia lose her town to those with dollar signs clouding their judgment, or will her undeniable, wanton attraction to Hung Durand distract her?

Mating Urge

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Michelle Howard

Desperate to escape her stepfather and false criminal charges, Elliana Cage needed a way out. It made perfect sense to sneak onboard the first ship departing her home. When her path crosses with a handsome stranger, she’s in for the surprise of her life.

Aran T'Kar didn't expect to discover a beautiful woman hiding out on the Zanian. Protocol dictates detainment, but Aran can't resist the urge to take one taste.

My Blood Runs Blue

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Stacy Eaton

Officer Kristin Greene has always felt something was missing from her life. Kristin finds herself investigating a homicide where a woman has had her throat ripped brutally out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she is thrown into a world she never knew existed. When Julian and Alexander crash into her life, she is pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive.

Darkness & Light

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J.A. Belfield

When Jem Stonehouse, dreamer of werewolves, meets werewolf Sean Holloway, worlds collide and fantasy becomes reality. Apart, the two are safe but live unfulfilled lives. Together, they'll become prey to rival packs, as they have been for hundreds of years. To keep history from repeating itself, he must win her love.

Can Jem accept her destiny,or is her inner wolf buried too deep to save her future with Sean?

Calm Assurance (Orlosian Warriors Novella) -

Dariel Raye

A straight-laced Nephilim-descendant and a human trouble-magnet?

Asriel - Orlosian Warrior, descendant of Nephilim, law enforcer - glimpses Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble like a tornado, and she becomes his obsession.

With no hope of finding love in his dimension, he breaks the cardinal rule, leaving his home to protect her, but she has also drawn the attention of his enemies.

Laurel Heights

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Denise Moncrief

Laurel hopes Laurel Heights will be a safe haven to escape her abusive past. Are the bumps, thumps, and bangs in the night caused by the murderer of her cousin James, her ex-boyfriend seeking revenge, or a disturbed soul trying to communicate with the living? Drawn together by the mystery, Chase and Laurel become entangled in a relationship that seems hopeless. Can their love survive the haunting of Laurel Heights?

Eternal Night

by

Jade Kerrion

Alone for a millennium, since a human murdered her beloved consort, Ashra, the immortal icrathari queen, rules over Aeternae Noctis, the domed city of eternal night. Her loneliness appears to be at an end when her consort's soul is reborn in a human, Jaden Hunter, but will their reunion be thwarted by enemies without, treachery within, and the greatest mystery of all—what is the city of eternal night?

Rock Solid

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Bonnie Edwards

A sexy ghost story linking 2 series: The Brantons and Perdition House

.

Jake MacKay gets a ghostly call demanding he come to Perdition to give an estimate on renovations.

Lexa Creighton is a descendent of people who worked in the haunted bordello.

Just because her ancestors are dead doesn't mean they won't mess with her sex life!

With the spirits of Perdition interfering, Jake's pursuit of Lexa gets … complicated.

Soul Avenged

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Keri Lake

After her home is invaded by lycans, the brutal attack is the only memory Ayden carries of her former life.

Newly bitten lycan, Kane Walker, has something Ayden wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest. To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.

But time is running out.

In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most.

It's time to meet and interact with the authors and celebrate the release of this incredible box set. Come join them for an evening of fun. There will be prizes and games. September 25th.

A PLATINUM EVENT! OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY FOR THE PARANORMAL OBSESSIONS ANTHOLOGY!

Calinda B

is a bestselling author who crafts erotic short stories and paranormal, sci-fi and contemporary romance novels. An avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast with a quirky sense of humor, she's always finding ways to torture her characters, and to entertain her long time love, her two cats or her kids and friends. She lives in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, a place that soothes her soul and gives her plenty of time to write, scuba dive, work, write, bike ride, write, kayak, write and write some more.

With seventeen books roaming the universe and more in her head, you can find her on her 

BLOG

or

FACEBOOK PAGE

. You can sign up for her

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, get free books, access to giveaways and more.

Michelle Howard

enjoys a crazy life that involves wild kids, a loud dog, and a husband who tolerates the madness. Like many authors, she’s dreamed of writing since reading her first romance novel many years ago. She loves paranormal and contemporary romances and is a fan of the classic romances by Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood.

I love to hear from fans so please reach out to me through

FACEBOOK

or 

TWITTER

. If the mood hits you, leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

Stacy Eaton

has been a full-time police officer since 2000. Her current assignment is as Detective of her small town department. She enjoys crime scene investigation; taking a passion in putting the pieces together to figure out the crime. She is also a business owner where she helps people get the awareness out for the causes they care most about. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center. She is a mother of two, a son proudly serving in the United States Navy and a tween daughter who is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves cheerleading. Her husband is also in law enforcement. She loves music and photography. Stacy has published 12 novels to date, with several more coming out in the next year. Visit her on

FACEBOOK

or

TWITTER

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J.A. Belfield

lives in Solihull, England, with the best husband in the world, aka Mr B, a couple of back-chatting but pretty cool kids, a pooch she treats likes the baby of the house, and a couple of scrawny cats that like to vomit in unnecessary places.

Although best known for her Holloway Pack series: DARKNESS & LIGHT (July 2011, J. Taylor Publishing), INSTINCT (February2012, J. Taylor Publishing), ETERNAL (July 2012, J. Taylor Publishing), BLUE MOON (December 2012, J. Taylor Publishing), RESONANCE (April 2013, J. Taylor Publishing), CAGED (August 2013, J. Taylor Publishing), and UNNATURAL (April 2014, J. Taylor Publishing), amongst other titles, she is currently trawling her way through a New Adult Post Apocalyptic and would LOVE to try her hand at YA. Maybe she will.

J.A. Belfield also writes children's picture books under the pen name Jenna Lyn Field. Visit her on 

FACEBOOK

 or 

TWITTER

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Dariel Raye

is a multi-published author, musician (sings and plays 9 musical instruments including piano, organ, brass, and percussion), counseling psychologist and educational consultant who tutors algebra and statistics. An animal lover, she actively supports several animal rescue and cruelty prevention groups. She writes IR/MC (interracial/multi-cultural) paranormal and fantasy romance and is presently writing a shifter series, “Dark Sentinels,” a reluctant hell-dweller series, “Kushiel’s Keep,” two Nephilim series with vampire-like heroes, “Orlosian Warriors” and “Cain’s Progeny,” “Lifegivers,” a paranormal romance series with a variety of beings, and an erotic fantasy newsletter serial. To learn more about Dariel and her books, Visit her 

BLOG

and join her 

NEWSLETTER

for news about releases and events.

Denise Moncrief

is a Southern girl who has lived in Louisiana all her life, and yes, she has a drawl. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children, who not only endure her writing moods, but also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and scrapbooking.

Accounting is a skill she has learned to earn a little money to support her writing habit. She wrote her first story when she was a teen, seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she had read. She's been writing off and on ever since, and with more than a few full-length manuscripts already completed, she has no desire to slow down.Visit her on 

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 or 

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Jade Kerrion

defied (or leveraged, depending on your point of view) her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Philosophy, as well as her MBA, to launch her second (and concurrent) career as an award-winning science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance author. Her debut novel,

Perfection Unleashed

, won six literary awards and launched the

Double Helix

series, which should be read in order for maximum enjoyment. (Hang in there for the happy ending…)

Life Shocks Romances

features her sweet and sexy contemporary romance series.

Eternal Night

won the Gold Medal in Fantasy at the 2014 Royal Palm Literary Awards. She writes at 3:00 am when her husband and three sons are asleep, and aspires to make her readers as sleep-deprived as she is. Visit her on 

FACEBOOK

 or 

TWITTER

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Multi-published author

Bonnie Edwards

lives with her husband and pets on the rainy coast of British Columbia. She believes life should be lived with joy. That joy shows up in her earthy, irreverent love stories. Bonnie uses long hikes to bounce ideas off her husband and her standard poodle, who almost always agrees with her.

She has written novels, novellas and short stories for Carina Press, Harlequin, Kensington Books and Robinson (UK) although now she publishes her work herself.

Sometimes her stories have a paranormal twist, likes curses and ghosts, other times not. But they’re always entertaining and guarantee a happy ending. Visit her on 

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 or 

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Keri Lake

is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she’s earned in science. By night, she writes dark contemporary and paranormal romance. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions when distraction sucks her in to the Land of Shiny Things.

She loves hearing from readers …

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PARANORMAL OBSESSIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

I've got some exciting news to share! Fans of paranormal romance, check this out.  Back in January, writer bud, J.A. Belfield, told me about a group of authors looking to form a paranormal boxset and asked if I'd like to join.  For the last few months, I've been secretly working behind the scenes with eight super talented writers and bestselling authors to bring you PARANORMAL OBSESSIONS.  Take a look! 

Paranormal Obsessions Video Trailer

COMING SOON!!

PARANORMAL OBSESSIONS will take you places you’ve never been: haunted mansions, small towns, even mythical places created with romance readers in mind. These STEAMY ROMANCES will light up your life or darken your door.

We have sexy ghosts, shapeshifters, vampires and Nephilim from NINE bestselling and multi-published authors in one fabulous box set: PARANORMAL OBSESSIONS will get your blood pumping and raise your temperature!

To get a daily update on each book and the authors involved, and find out great ways on how you can get a chance to win some swag, like the Paranormal Obsessions FB page!

If you'd like to review Paranormal Obsessions, shoot me an email:  keri (at) kerilake (dot) com.

WINNERS OF TEN SIGNED PAPERBACKS!

For the release of Ricochet, I offered up 10 signed paperbacks to the first 10 people who left HONEST review of Ricochet AND submitted the link to their review in a separate form (for verification purposes only). I have the first ten lovely reviewers who took the time to post their thoughts about the book! 

Congratulations to:

Amanda L.

Rebecca H.S.

Eliza I.

Dora B.L.

Timitra C.B.

Aleksandra A.

Sunshine L.

Loyda H.

Lana K.

Michelle C.

Each of you will receive an email this evening, notifying you of the prize!

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been shipping out prizes and have many more to send, so please be patient as I get to each person!

Additionally, the first 50 who submit a review will be receiving a signed postcard from me as well AND be automatically entered in the drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.  You’ll receive notification of the winner once 50 submissions have been received (almost there!) or deadline has been reached – whichever comes first (deadline was extended to August 14, 2015).

Additionally, I’ve drawn a winner of the $25 gift card for the bloggers who helped me out prior to release day!

Congratulations to Melissa E.!!

I’ll be getting in touch with you this evening as well to notify you of your prize!

Still a couple spots open!  Submit the link to your review HERE and you’ll be automatically entered into the contest!

HUGE thanks to everyone who helped with the tour, left a review and recommended the book to others.  I cannot tell you how much that means to me.  ❤❤❤  You’ve truly made this an exciting venture into a new genre and I can’t wait to write you the next contemporary.

What’s next?

I’ve got a secret project that I will reveal soon.  At the moment I’m collaborating with an amazing cover designer for that.  In the meantime, I put it up on GOODREADS  ;)

AND

Soul Redeemed is up next for my PNR series, which means I get to go back to the very awesome David Wagner to put together something sexy for Calix’s cover!  More details to come!!  Add it to your GOODREADS shelf!

Have you grabbed your copy of Ricochet yet??

 

 

Ricochet Tour - Winner Announced!!

The Ricochet blog tour has sadly come to an end and now it’s time for me to crawl back into my lab and work on my next wicked little concoction! What am I working on next??? 

I’ll explain in a minute, but first, I want to announce the winner of the TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY!!

I also want to thank the lovely ladies at Enticing Journey Promotions for organizing the tour – they did a fabulous job.  And to the amazing bloggers who not only helped me with the tour, but left reviews, hosted giveaways and takeovers and created some of the most stunning graphics I’ve ever seen—you've gotta check them out on my Instagram—THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Without further delay, the winner of the $50 Amazon gift card AND signed paperback copy of Ricochet is …

Drumroll ….

LAUREN S.!!!

Congratulations!!  I’ll be emailing you this evening for shipping details!

Another $50 Amazon gift card is STILL up for grabs!!

I’ve not yet reached the first 50 submissions on this form, so leave an honest review, submit your link here and you’ll be notified of a SECOND $50 Amazon gift card plus you’ll receive signed Ricochet swag!

Click HERE for the submission form!

Once I’ve received 50 submissions, an email will be sent with more details on how to win the second gift card.

In the meantime, I’m working on TWO books, if you can believe that!  A secret project for my contemporary readers that I’ll announce soon and SOUL REDEEMED (Book 4 in my Sons of Wrath series).  More news to come so stay tuned!

If you’re around at 2:30 PM EST, stop in at The Literary Gossip’s one year anniversary where I’ll be celebrating with an amazing line up of authors!  Lots of prizes up for grabs, and I’ll have a signed copy of Ricochet to give away so stop by!

 

RICOCHET BLOG TOUR!

What an amazing week this has been!  Ricochet released on July 9th and I've been absolutely humbled by the response to Nick's story.  Thank you so much for the kind messages, the posts to my FB wall and the mentions ❤  That rocks the hell out of my day!

Today begins the blog tour and your chance to win a SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY of Ricochet plus a $50 Amazon gift card (see the Rafflecopter form below)!!!  I'm also giving away bonus prizes for leaving an honest review for the book on Amazon or B&N! 

Many many thanks to the wonderful bloggers who've signed up for the tour and helped spread the word! ❤ Also, to the readers who've read the book and recommended it to others - I cannot thank you enough ❤

 

 

 

"This book is what would result if The Punisher and V for Vendetta ever had a baby. A super fucked up but incredibly awesome baby." ~ Dirty Girl Romance

"Holy. Fucking. Hell. Mind is blown and I'm left reeling. I've pulled myself together and can now write the review this book deserves." ~ Sam's Ramblings

"Ricochet was my first foray into the world of Keri Lake and if I could describe her writing style based on this alone, the words Evil Genius come to mind. " ~ Smokin' Hot Book Blog

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#RICOCHET Is LIVE!!!!

IT’S LIVE!!! Oh man, feels like I’ve waited an eternity to release this sucker!  After the exciting cover reveal back in September, it’s been absolute torture!

And now the day has FINALLY arrived!!

RICOCHET is my first contemporary romance, and though I was a bit nervous jumping into a whole new genre, I have to say, I enjoyed every minute of writing this book.  Definitely a dark and gritty read, so be sure to check out the warning at the front.

I cannot wait for you to meet Nick.  Of all the heroes I’ve written so far, he holds a very special place in my heart.  He's tortured and fierce, but smart and sexy at the same time.  I love writing complex MC's that walk the line of good and evil, and Nick definitely had me questioning what makes a character villainous.

I just want to say thank you to all of the bloggers and my kickass street team for helping me spread the word over the next couple of weeks.  Special thank you to the Goodreads community for giving me a very warm welcome into the contemporary genre ❤  Early reviews are up on Goodreads and some of the teasers that readers have created are gorgeous!  Stop by and check them out!

I’ve got a couple giveaways going on below, including a chance to win one of TEN SIGNED PAPERBACKS I'm giving away!

You’ll also find an excerpt from the book and my playlist, so as tempting as it is to stay on the cover, be sure to keep scrolling down!!

RICOCHET

By Keri Lake

Adult Contemporary Romance – Standalone

Image credit: SPECULAR

Cover Model:  CHRIS WILLIAMSON

WARNING:  **Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language.  Trigger warning for self harm.

BLURB:

The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.

Three years ago, I had everything.

A beautiful wife.

A son.

A reason for living.

Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.

They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I’m cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.

A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.

I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who’s seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.

Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.

An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.

If she doesn’t destroy me first.

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 Excerpt

With my right hand, I pinned her flailing fist, then released her throat and seized the other. She stilled, flat against the wall, with my body pressed into hers.

“You had everything to do with it.” I pushed harder, my muscles steeled. “He didn’t just wrong me, he annihilated me. And there you were, stroking his cock, smiling beside him all the while.”

“All you saw was a smile, then. You should’ve looked deeper. So what? I’m your revenge? Your ticket to hurting him?” She sneered. “Guess what? He doesn’t give a shit about me. He never did. So, go ahead, Nick. Kill me.” She lifted her head away from the wall, only inches from my face. “Snap my fucking throat, if that’s what you plan to do. You’d be doing him and me a favor.”

Her body pulsed with tension, the tremble beating against me, through me, inside of me. Anger. Hate.

So much hate.

With one quick twist of my hands, I could’ve snapped her neck, been done with the whole plan and exited my miserable fucking existence on the wings of a bullet to my skull.

Instead, I slammed my lips against hers. Loving the struggle of her body trying to push me away. Hating the fact that her lips tasted like sweet salvation, beckoning me to whatever web of deception she’d been weaving since I’d taken her. Her delicious smell pervaded my senses—water on the flames burning inside of me, steaming up my mind.

Three years.

The last time I’d devoured a woman’s lips was three years ago, and that had been out of love. Kissing Aubree was something else entirely. Not gentle or tender. I kissed her violently, with all the fury locked inside of me, our frantic breaths clashing with one another.

Her moan vibrated inside my skull, as her hands clenched to fists, trying to break free from my grasp.

She opened her mouth wider, dragged my lip between her teeth, and bit me.

Aggression surged through my body and rattled the cage of something dark inside of me.

I wanted more. More pain. More rage. I wanted to tear into her while cursing her name. Purge myself of the hate until it was spent.

I broke the kiss, breaths heaving, as I glared down at her. “What do you know about Brightmoor?” I rasped.

“I don’t know anything about Brightmoor,” she gritted out.

Lies. “Yeah? Then, why did you have the fucking blueprints tucked in your purse? Devil’s Night plans safe and sound, beside your goddamn lipstick and compact.”

Her chest rose and fell as I kept her captive against the wall, her stare deadpan. “I didn’t—”

“Don’t lie to me.” I pressed harder, lips to her ear. “I fucking hate liars,” I whispered, inciting a shudder in her that brought a smile to my face. “Why did you have the chip?”

“I stole it.”

“You stole it.” I wanted to laugh at the stupidity of such a thought, but my voice lacked any ounce of humor or inflection. “I don’t think you did, Pistol Lips. I think he gave it to you. His little pet.”

“I fucking hate you.” Venom laced her words as she stared back at me, those golden eyes blazing with vehemence.

I licked my lips and glanced down at her pert breasts, and smiled. Squeezing her captured wrists with one hand, I reached up under her dress, only grazing the patch of lace that kept my finger from being inside of her, knowing everything she was too stubborn to admit.

Her lids turned heavy, as drunken eyes riveted on my lips.

“Tell me how much you hate me.”

“Don’t,” she warned, and I caught the scrape of her tongue across her teeth.

Grabbing a handful of hair, I tugged her head back until her neck stretched taut, and like a creature of night, I wanted to bite down into that supple flesh and rip her throat out. Dragging my tongue along her shoulder, I made my way to the base of her neck and bit her collarbone. She let out a gasp and I released her wrists. Lust blazed through my veins, when her fingers tangled in my hair and her leg curled around my hip, drawing me against her.

“You know what, Aubree? I fucking hate you, too, but goddamn … you taste so good.”

Hell was having her skin against mine and craving her so badly I wanted to crawl out of my own body.

 

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