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RIPPLE EFFECT

Genre:  Erotic suspense
 

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.

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HERE'S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT RIPPLE EFFECT:

"Oh, this was the motherload of violence that had me shaking and shuddering, moaning and groaning, more than any other Keri Lake story I've read up till now."
-Stacey Is Sassy Book Blog

"This whole series was laid out beautifully ... Keri tells a twisted tale of violence, destruction, deceit that is thrilling, addictive and will leave you beautifully haunted by these characters."
-Read-Love-Blog

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5 #IveBeenRipped stars - Take a deep breath because Keri Lake is about to take you on an exhilarating, adrenaline-filled, action-packed ride."
-Relentless Romance Blog


"The mood is intense. Sinister, brutal and raw and not for the faint of heart, yet in the end you'll find yourself deeply in love with a brutal killer and the love of his life."
-Vanilla& Spice Book Blog
 
"It was compelling,it was intense and it was utterly f**ked up. Just how we like it when we're in the mood for something dark and gritty. We were hooked! Brilliantly written dark erotic suspense."
-Totally Booked Blog


"I adore a well written anti-hero and that's exactly what we get with Ripley.  Scarred by a tragic past and molded into the perfect killing machine he's quite possibly the darkest anti-hero Ms. Lake has written to date.  Scary hot and perfectly sociopathic I pushed aside my moral compass and devoured his mercilessness."
-Dates With K Blog

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Dark romance lovers UNITE! Keri Lake knocks RIPPLE EFFECT out of the park and into the next ball field. With twisted, heart-pounding, sexy, delicious goodness on every single page, Ripley will own your soul without remorse. Come into the dark, my beautiful butterflies...you'll want to stay."
-KL Kreig, USA Today Bestselling Author

"Everything is so well done and engaging. The story line is entertaining, the characters are enthralling and the writing is simply fabulous. The relationship between the two main characters is wonderfully done. Their connection is raw and powerful. Once again, the sex scenes between these two are sexy as f@ck.
-Arianna, Steamy Reads Blog
 
"I will say this, If you like phenomenally written dark as f*ck reads, pick this series up." 
-Feeding My AddictionBook Reviews

"I don't even know what to say about this book. It was truly amazing just doesn't do it justice. Ripley was swoon worthy and I felt his damaged soul right down to my core."
-Lina's Reviews Book Blog

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RIPPLE EFFECT IS LIVE!

I feel like it’s taken forever to release this book.  I’d had the idea for a while, and finally stole the opportunity to start plotting and writing it toward the end of summer last year. 

I love jumping into the dark and somewhat crazy alpha antiheroes, so Ripley’s character was a lot of fun.  He's a cold and unapologetic killer.  And Dylan is unlike any other female character I’ve written before.  She’s smart, tough and feisty and totally gets under Ripley’s skin. 

I’m so excited to share their story with you!

Ripple Effect will release in 4 episodes, spaced two weeks apart, so you won’t have to wait long for each.  The preorder link for the subsequent episode is at the end of each book, too, so all you have to do is one-click and the next episode will automatically appear on your Kindle on the day of release.  So be sure to keep scrolling when you read!

Toward the bottom of this post, you'll find some fantastic giveaways so be sure to check them out :) 

Many thanks to all of my betas, the bloggers and readers who've helped polish these books over the last month or so.  You've made me love this story and these characters even more

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.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

COVER REVEAL FOR RICOCHET!!

You know when you've got something incredibly exciting to share and you can't yet, so you kinda go a little crazy in the time you're forced to wait? I was there.  For the entire SUMMER that I had to sit on this reveal.

While writing The Fallen back in January, I was hit by a dark and gritty story, set in Detroit, but not part of the Sons of Wrath world.  I knew this one would be a contemporary romance from it's very beginnings and I kept it on the backburner, unsure of whether or not I wanted to jump into a whole new genre.  To me, it felt like starting over.

Then sometime in May, I was casually perusing Specular's portfolio on Facebook and my eyes immediately zeroed in on one helluva striking image.  The face fit the character for this story so freaking perfectly, I was mesmerized.  I decided I HAD to have him on the cover.  Long story short, I contacted the photographer and that was all it took - the MC in this story refuses to be ignored and the book is practically writing itself, now that I've got my muse.

Before I show this baby off, I have to thank the very talented Chris Davis (photographer) and the insanely gorgeous model.  Holy hella hotness!  He's a British model too, so you KNOW there's a sexy accent to go with dem looks.

I imagine something like this:

Also huge thanks to my brother Ryan (who happened to hog all of the design talent in the family), for taking the time to design the cover.  As one of the founders of a thriving business, he always has a lot on his plate, but never hesitates the many times I approach him with, "So I have this idea ..."  ❤

Thanks so so much to all the contemporary bloggers (I've never had so many bloggers participate in sharing the cover!) who are helping out with this reveal, and to the readers and bloggers (particularly my street team) who helped connect me to them.  Love yas!! ❤

Okay, I know, I know.  You didn't come here to read a story.

So without further delay, here is your first glimpse at Ricochet's cover and blurb! 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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RICOCHET

By Keri Lake

Adult Contemporary Romance - Standalone

Expected Release Date: Spring 2015

Image credit: Specular

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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