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!


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!


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!


By Keri Lake

Adult Contemporary Romance - Standalone

Expected Release Date:  June 2016

Cover Design:  Hang Le

Image Credit:  Eric Battershell

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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.

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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:

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!

Buy A Book & Support A Great Cause!

Leaves are changing and the temperatures are dipping into sweater weather here in Michigan.  For many, it’s a welcomed transition, a break from the sweltering heat and humidity of the summer months.  For others, it’s a warning of the brutally cold months ahead and the impending struggle to keep warm throughout winter. 

With the holidays fast approaching, this time of year isn’t always filled with joy and mirth and the excitement of Christmas morning.

Organizations like Detroit Goodfellows, whose mission is to ensure “No Kiddie Without a Christmas”, help Detroit families celebrate the season by distributing holiday gift boxes to children ages 4-14.  Each child receives warm clothes, books, games and candy.

And so … for this year’s donation, I’ll be partnering up with writer bud J.A. Belfield and her children’s book alter ego, Jenna Lyn Field, to help make Christmas special for Detroit and Birmingham kids.

Now through Halloween, a percent of sales from Ricochet will be used to purchase and donate copies of Jenna Lyn Field’s special edition Christmas coloring books to Detroit Goodfellows AND Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the UK!

J.A. Belfield will donate a percent of sales from Darkness & Light, Book 1 in her addicting paranormal romance series.

Colour Me Funky Christmas Coloring Book is 56 pages of coloring bliss, and makes a great gift for all ages!

Amazon UK | Amazon US

In addition, I’ll also make a donation to my favorite youth shelter, Covenant House, a sanctuary for young people who have nowhere to go.

All donations will be made on behalf of Keri Lake’s Caring Readers and J.A. Belfield’s Hollerers.

Buy or gift a copy of Ricochet or Darkness & Light and support a wonderful cause!

Darkness & Light purchase links:

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Ricochet purchase links:

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Please fill out the following form to receive a personal note of thanks from the authors  ❤

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