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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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!


I have some news to share for my contemporary readers.

Remember I said that Ricochet was going to be a standalone novel?

Well it is. 

At this time, I don’t have any plans to build a series around Nick & Aubree.  That’s not to say I wouldn’t consider a small spin off novella, perhaps an epilogue down the road if readers want more of these two, but at this point, Nicks’s story feels complete to me, so I’m leaving it alone.


I’m not done with this particular world yet.  See, as I was writing Ricochet, another storyline was snaking it’s way into my brain—another character, representing the not-so-innocent fraction of the population affected by The Culling sweeps. His story is going to be about betrayal and vengeance, and of course, love (and lust!). The book runs somewhat parallel to Nick’s, showing the other side of what happens on Devil’s Night to those considered enemies of the ruthless Seven Mile Crew.

The male MC is a tortured antihero, an unlikely hero—a man with a bad ass temper and a death wish.  Like many of the alphas I write, he walks the line between good and bad, savior and annihilator.   Merciless and unapologetic. And now fueled by revenge.

You’ll see some familiar characters—DeMarcus Corley, Rev, Brandon Malone—but for the most part, it’ll be a whole new story with a whole new couple and some new characters thrown in.  It is a romance, in fact, a very raw and powerful love story, amid the darkness and violence.

This book is titled Backfire and you can ADD IT TO GOODREADS!

Backfire will be a companion novel to Ricochet, as part of my Vigilantes set.  It'll be a standalone, and my intent is to write it so that a reader can pick up either book in the set, without feeling confused as to what's going on.

I’ll be working with a very talented cover designer and I’m looking forward to sharing the face of this book with all of you once it’s ready!

I’m also working on Book 4 for my PNR series, Sons of Wrath, so I suspect the release date for Backfire is going to be spring 2016.

More to come so stay tuned!