Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye: Review and Excerpt Tour with Giveaway

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Laura Kaye has something hot and fun and new to share with you today – a scene from her upcoming book, Ride Hard, the first in her Raven Riders Motorcycle Club series about a new kind of MC with a protective mission. You might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! So read on for a taste and grab your copy of the first book in this sexy new series!
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RIDE HARD EXCERPT POST – Revenge

I’m thrilled to be celebrating the release of my 25th novel, Ride Hard, the first book in my Raven Riders Motorcycle Club series about a new kind of MC with a protective mission. You might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! I can’t wait for you to get to know Dare, Haven, and everyone in the Raven world! And see down below for a giveaway and a bonus story offer! I hope you enjoy this excerpt from the book!

Excerpt from Ride Hard:
His left hand dragged down her body, over the small mounds of her breasts and the flat plane of her stomach. His fingers settled on the button to her jeans. “Because you realize now I have to exact my revenge.” He paused there, giving her the chance to tell him to back off.

She shivered beneath him. “I guess fair’s only fair,” she whispered.

That’s my girl, he thought, even though the sentiment was really problematic. On all kinds of levels. “You want me to stop, Haven, you just say the word.”

“Don’t stop,” she said, her lips parting, her breathing coming faster.

On a groan, Dare claimed her mouth with his. He tugged the button to her jeans free, yanked down the zipper, and pushed his hand beneath the snug material to find her hot and so damn slick.

Her tongue stroked against his, and he swallowed her moans as his fingers stroked her folds. She rocked her hips and parted her legs without him having to ask, pulling a growl of approval from low in his throat—and making him know that fingering her wasn’t going to be enough.

Not for him.

Not this time. And not that it had really been last time, either.

Dare wanted more of Haven. He wanted to taste her, drink her down, wear her on his skin. On his mouth.

Kissing her long and hard and deep, he gently withdrew his hand from between her legs and pushed at the denim around her waist. Haven clued in to what he was doing and helped him push down the material until she was bared to her knees.

And then Dare shoved down her body, gripped her hips in his hands, and planted his face against the triangle of blond hair at the junction of her thighs. 

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Get a FREE bonus story from Laura’s Hearts in Darkness world for buying RIDE HARD before April 30!

About Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1):
Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…
Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.
Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.
The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…

My Review:  I am a total Laura Kaye fan girl, and her Hard Ink Series has been one of my favorites.  Needless to say, I've been so excited to read Ride Hard, the first book in her new Raven Riders Series, which is a spin-off from the Hard Ink series.  I loved the fact that the novel centers around an MC Club, which happens to be one of my favorite type of stories.  The Hard Ink guys also make an appearance in the book, which was an added benefit that was awesome as well.

Ride Hard is Dare, who is the president of the Raven Riders MC Club, and Haven's story.  The circumstances in which they met weren't the best by any means, but are a prime example of the exemplary kind of MC Club the Raven Riders are, highlighting the fact that one of their main purposes is to protect those who can't protect themselves.  Haven and her best friend find themselves refugees at the Raven Riders Compound after being rescued from a really bad situation.  Haven is very withdrawn and shy, and the reason why she's the way she is turns out to be her scumbag father, who she's running away from.  Her Dad is as bad as they get, and he's determined to get Haven back, which presents quite the challenge for Dare and the Raven Riders, but is a challenge they decide they are more than willing to take on.

Dare finds himself attracted to Haven, despite his attempts to ignore his attraction because he is quite a bit older than her.  Haven, however, is just as attracted to Dare as he is to her.  Haven's story is heartbreaking as the details of what her life has been like unfold.  Dare's story is also heartbreaking, and as Haven and Dare get to know each other better, it becomes obvious that despite their age difference, they are meant to be together.  Circumstances as they are, however, threaten to keep that from ever being a possibility.  Their romance is both sweet and very steamy.  The story itself is also filled with plenty of suspense and danger, especially as things come to a head, which provides for some nail-biting action and keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next.  The ending left me very satisfied with the way things went, while at the same time left me counting down the days until the next novel in the series releases.  Ride Hard is a great beginning to a series than fans of Laura Kaye will love.
4.5 Hearts

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Don't forget you can grab HARD AS STEEL, a Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover Novella out now and pre-order RIDE ROUGH, book 2 in the Raven Riders Series (out April 25, 2017)!

Laura Kaye - author picAbout Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.




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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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  2. Thanks for sharing this and I'm glad you liked this one so much!

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