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


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.


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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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!

Cover Reveal: THE FALLEN

It's here!!! Man, I've been DYING to show this sucker off!  As I've mentioned in previous posts, at the request of a very awesome reader during the Bitten by Books party, I decided that Xander's story had to be told.  This book will be a prequel to Soul Avenged, a spinoff of the Sons of Wrath world, but NOT part of the overarching storyline that spans the series.

It can be read as a standalone.

I'm labeling this an erotic novel based on the content.  Yes, I said NOVEL because when I set out to write a NOVELLA, it just doesn't work.  This book is looking to be 60K words--short for me, but still considered a novel.  Therefore, I'm dubbing it a short novel.  Ha!

Even though it's longer than I originally planned, it's still going to be FREE.  There will NOT be paperback copies available for purchase, but if you're signed up to my VIP email list, there will be opportunities to WIN a signed paperback!  Get signed up today and you'll be able to view ALL FOUR candidates in the Cover Model Contest for Soul Enslaved and vote for the two finalists!!  A special perk for all my wonderful email subscribers.

As I've said before, this is the first time I've had to slap a warning on the book based on content. In all fairness though, this is Xander we're talking about.  If you've read Soul Resurrected, you know he's a character who kind of walks a very fine line between good and baaaaaaaad.  He was not originally created to be a hero.

You've been warned.

Huge thanks to my ridiculously talented brother, Ryan, for the design of this cover.

If you could share this post to get it out there in the blogosphere, I would be incredibly grateful! ❤

Okay, enough of the blah blah blah.  Without further delay, allow me to present, THE FALLEN (A Sons of Wrath Prequel):




To catch the Fallen, you have to become the very evil you were bred to slay.

Show loyalty.  Be willing to go deep into the gritty underbelly of the world, where the vilest acts of human carnage thrive and seep into your mind like a black poison, consuming every part of you that was once good.  Ignore your dark cravings and keep to the most important rule of all: never save the mortals.

This is the life of a Sentinel.

Some call us the toughest angels in the heavens.  Unbreakable.  But even the strong can break in the face of temptation.

Human females have always been the forbidden fruit for our kind—an enticement I’ve resisted for centuries, until she came along.

Karinna lusts for vengeance.

She wants inside the darkness, where the Fallen own the corrupted streets of Detroit—the perfect bait to take down the biggest crime ring the city has ever known.

I want her.  To have her, though, I’ll have to break the rules.

For one taste of the forbidden, I’ll have to commit the most heinous sin of all …

An exact release date for this book has not yet been determined but will likely be April 2014!!  In the meantime, add it to your Goodreads shelf:

The Fallen (A Sons of Wrath Novella, #0.5)



I'd love to have you assist with The Fallen Release Day Blast!!  If you've got openings in April, please sign up below:

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Grab a copy of Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1) here:

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