And as a special thank you to all of my lovely readers, I'm releasing SOUL ENSLAVED for a very limited time at just 99 cents!  You've all been so patient as I work to get this story right and I can't tell you how much I appreciate that.  Check out the book then scroll down and enter the Rafflecopter for some awesome prizes :)  You can also vote for your favorite dream cast in the Sons of Wrath Casting Contest for MORE prizes (link is below)!!

Additionally, a percent of sales will be donated to two organizations that keep kids off the streets in Detroit and the metro area.  Michigan winters can be harsh and it breaks my heart to know there are homeless kids braving the elements.  Just like last time, I'll make a donation in the name of Keri Lake's Caring Readers.


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SOUL ENSLAVED (Sons of Wrath, #3)

By: Keri Lake

Release Date: December 5, 2014

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 978-0-9848517-7-5


Imprisonment in Obsidius. Enslavement to a soul-sucking succubus. A reproductive cycle that’d send a sex fiend running into the arms of celibacy.

Given the choice, most demons would opt for death.

Gavin, eldest son of Wrath, has been sentenced to all three.

When the succubus decides its time to collect, though, he fears his nightmares have only just begun.

And Sabelle’s timing couldn’t be worse.

With a bad case of uncontrollable lust, thanks to his Savidon, the last thing Gavin wants is a vengeful succubus stoking his darkest desires, but debts must be paid—he just didn’t bank on enjoying his punishment so much.

Because the swinging bachelor may have found his perfect mate in the sexy seductress.

However, just as things seem to be looking up, past sins resurface, plunging the two into a deadly game of power and deception. As their worst fears merge into one unexpected threat, Gavin is determined to protect Sabelle and win her freedom.

At any cost.


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Sons of Wrath FAQ and updates!!

I’ve had questions come up after some have read The Fallen and I thought, since they seem to be similar, I’d just answer them here instead of private messages. Will there be more of Xander and Karinna (THE FALLEN)?

Originally I hadn’t planned to write much more—I was simply providing a character’s backstory.  As I’ve said before, I wrote this book at the request of a reader, after the Sons of Wrath books 1 and 2 were already out there.  This book tells the story of how Xander came to be Fallen. However, it seems readers have come to love Xander and Karinna more than I had anticipated!  Therefore, you will definitely see more of these two.

Even though I’m a cruel mistress and I LOVE to put my alphas through some hell, I think they all deserve a happy ending and Xander will get his … eventually.

Will this darker tone carry over to Soul Enslaved?

The Fallen is certainly not the darkest book out there, but it is the darkest thing I’ve ever written.  It deals with very disturbing themes of torture and rape—had me cringing as I wrote it so I’m certain readers had moments of wanting to scrub their eyeballs with bleach.  I’m always trying to push my writing to places that force me outside of my comfort zone.  It keeps it new and fresh for me.  Keeps me from getting bored. This book was an exploration into a very dark and twisted character that I introduced in Soul Resurrected (Xander).  I don’t think I’ll ever lose the darkness in my writing, but where horrific scenes were shown in The Fallen, I try to leave them up to the reader’s imagination in my other books (they tend to be implied).

Soul Enslaved will return to the usual banter and brotherhood that you’ve come to know in the series.  Gavin certainly likes his kink and you can expect to see lots of it in this book, but he’s not a sadist, so no mindfuckery or pain in this one.

When is the cover reveal for Soul Enslaved?

The cover is designed and is GORGEOUS.  I’m just finalizing the blurb at the moment.  Its never easy condensing an enormous book into 150-175 words, and this happens to be giving me hell.  I’ll plan the cover reveal for Tuesday, May 20th. 

Mark your calendars!!


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ALSO … I’ll have limited edition prints, signed by the very sexy Daniel Sobieray to give away for the release of the book!

How is Soul Enslaved coming along?

Very well, actually!  I’m taking my time with this because this installment gives more insight into the overarching story that’s building in the background.  I’m widening the scope a bit and want to make sure there are no glaring plot holes as the main story continues to progress.  Each brother’s story plays a role in moving it along and the further into the series I go, the more obsessed I become with double-checking my world-building.

As for the love story in the thick of all this chaos … I’ll say this, it doesn’t happen often, but I’ve had a couple tearful moments while writing it.  Some scenes were harder to write than others.

I find when I write, there’s a particular song for each book, that, no matter what I’m doing just before I hit the keys, pulls me into the story immediately.  Sort of like a theme song that allows me to slip into the world.  For Soul Enslaved, it’s Always by Killswitch Engage.  The song came on the radio while I was driving the other day and reminded me of the heart-wrenching scene I have to write and my mind immediately went into daydream mode, imagining it as I battled 5 o’clock traffic.

I will continue to post updates on the story and let you know of a release date as it gets closer.

What is the deal with this new book, Ricochet?  It’s not a paranormal romance?

This will be its own separate post, so I won’t go into too much detail.

A while back, I had an idea for a contemporary romance, but never really pulled the trigger on writing it.  Well, it turns out, my head hasn’t forgotten about it, because a couple weeks ago I was slammed with the opening scene while driving an hour to a meeting.  It’s dark.  It’s gritty, but not as graphic as The Fallen and has NO paranormal elements in it.  So think of the Sons of Wrath world through the eyes of humans and you’ve got Ricochet.  This will be a standalone romance.

I’ll have more info about this one at a later date, but writing begins this summer, after I’ve handed off Soul Enslaved.

In the meantime, you can check out my inspiration board on Pinterest or add it to your Goodreads shelf!

Hey what’s going on with the Audiobook for Soul Avenged?

I actually listened to a few chapters this morning and it’s coming along!  I can’t yet say when it will be available but the first 14 chapters have been uploaded and they sound fantastic!  Jarman does such a nice job keeping all the voices with multiple characters distinct enough to keep track of who’s talking – it’s crazy!!  And I love his voice for Wade…wait til you hear it.  Haha!

Will let you know as it gets closer to completion.  Maybe I can post a little teaser at some point!

Lots of stuff coming your way so stay tuned for updates!





It’s Release Day for THE FALLEN!

At the request of a very awesome reader during the Bitten by Books party last December, I decided that Xander’s story had to be told.  This book is a prequel to Soul Avenged, a spinoff of the Sons of Wrath world, but NOT part of the overarching storyline that spans the series.  I'll caution, this is the first book I've written with a content warning slapped to the front of it.  In most of my books, I imply horrific scenes.  In this book, I'm showing them.  It's not gratuitous violence on my part--all of it is important to understand these characters, both of whom, are a little more complex than they appear on the surface.

I also added the playlist to the front of the book.  As I've mentioned before, music plays a HUGE role in my writing.  My playlist helped me get inside this dark world every morning.  Some songs just seemed to help mold the characters.

To thank my readers for their continued interest in my books, I'm offering The Fallen as a FREE download!  If you’re new to the Sons of Wrath, this is a great opportunity to acquaint yourself with the dark, dangerous fallen angels and demons that dominate the streets of Detroit. Below, you'll find a short excerpt and links to download your free copy.


GENRE:  Dark, erotic paranormal romance

Warning:  Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language.

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 …


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

Enjoy a short snippet then click the link below to pick up your copy!


Karinna tugged at his grip, as Xander guided her up a winding staircase and came to a stop in front of a dark wooden door, with deep black grooves, that gave off an ominous warning of bad things on the other side.

He pushed it open.

Awe and horror battled inside her head as she looked around the room. Unlike the relatively normal décor on the first floor, it did look like something out of the serial killer’s edition of Better Homes & Gardens.

Beautiful enough to have her admiring the color scheme.

Terrifying enough to leave her contemplating the quickest exit.

A large steel cross stood atop a thick brown rug, in the center of the room. Chains hung from the ceiling. Paddles and whips of varying size and shape dangled from the wall. A gun safe, in the same shades of beige and brown, stood off to the side, holding God knew what, considering the rest of the interior design.

How very color coordinated.

A dungeon that would bring the most sadistic Dom to his knees in tearful appreciation.

Guiding her inside the room, Xander kept his eyes on her, as though assessing her reaction. After tossing Karinna onto the bed, he crossed the room to the ominous-looking safe and rifled through its contents.

Bolt. Run. The door had been left open. A straight shot. He could be quick, but she’d always been a sprinter. Her tongue thickened, mouth drying as visuals of Texas Chainsaw Massacre passed through her mind. Jesus. What if she picked the wrong door? Would his leather-face doppelganger fly out, swinging?

She had no intentions of finding out what lovely little devices he kept inside that safe, either. Before she could talk herself out of it, she jumped up and made a dead run for the door.

Yeah, she wanted in. Wanted to find the sick sons of bitches who’d hurt her sister. Being tortured and raped had crossed her mind, though the reality of it smacking her in the face didn’t exactly lead her down the path to acceptance. Being alone with a psychopath out in the middle of nowhere never once played into the many ways she’d contemplated getting in the club, for sure.

Shame on her for not having a game-plan for that shit, but c’est la vie, as the saying went, no sense beating herself up over it.

Fuck this.

The steady thud of his boots disappeared to frightening silence.

She glanced over her shoulder, fear strangling her breaths at the long, dark and empty hallway.

A wall of muscle smashed her cheek and knocked her back a step. Out of instinct, Karinna hammered his throat and punched his face, throwing his head to the side.

He growled. Shit. Growled? Only beastly things growled.

Arms gripped around her waist, and he hefted her over his shoulder, as he’d done back at the club. Karinna screamed. As long and as loud as she could, she screamed until the rasp stole her voice.

Now she’d done it. Pissed him off.

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Release Date For The Fallen!!

I have a release date for The Fallen!!

Man this has been one crazy story.  I can’t believe how quickly it snowballed into the monstrosity that I’ll be publishing in … well, I’ll get to that in a moment.

What I wasn’t expecting, was that this simple little novella—a very light exploration into a side character of the Sons of Wrath series, would turn into a story that I’d absolutely love writing.

Xander is one fucked up guy.  Which means I was all over his character.  And Karinna ... I'll let you tell me what you think of Karinna.  I describe her as a tough, kickass female like Ayden but not as brutal.

When I turned the manuscript over to a writer friend of mine, J.A. Belfield, for a beta read, it sat somewhere around 38,000 words.  Ms. Belfield had some suggestions for me—one of which was, write the story the way it needs to be told. 

I’d been so worried about trying to keep this thing to novella length, that I had to cut scenes I loved.  Scenes that made the story and characters so much stronger.  So I followed her advice and now, the book is a whopping 75K.

Yep.  Not really a novella at this point.  More of a short novel.  Hey, ya know?  What did I expect when my novels tend to be about 500 pages??

But it’s still going to be FREE.

If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, then you know I'm a huge fan of music when I write (cos I post music all the time).  The Fallen has a playlist (all my books have playlists), but each song on this list added something to the story--characters, plot, difficult scenes, the songs provided a whole lotta inspiration, particularly Lola Montez by Volbeat and Beautiful Pain by Eminem and Sia.  And I cannot write Xander without hearing Rob Zombie's Pussy Liquor on endless loop inside my head.  So because the music was such a big part of writing this book and pulling me into this dark world, I did something different this time, by adding the playlist to the front of the book.

Now on to the release date …

Advanced copies will be going out to readers next week.  The book will be available for everyone on APRIL 17TH!!!  Just over two weeks away!!!

In the meantime, add it to your Goodreads shelf:   The Fallen (A Sons of Wrath Novella, #0.5)


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Some have asked about paperback copies.  There won't be paperbacks for sale (unless you guys threaten to tie me up and confiscate my chocolate stash for a week) - at least not initially, but I'll have a stock of them for giveaways.  On release day, I'll be giving away a paperback every hour between noon and 5pm.  You'll not have to purchase anything to participate!  More details to come ...

I hope you enjoy the story.  This is a special ‘thank you’ to those of you who’ve stuck with me and continue to support my writing.  Without you and all the likes, shares, follows, recommending the books to others and leaving reviews, I’d never find readers.  Thank you so much❤