Fighter by Claire C. Riley


Fighter

By: Claire C. Riley
Fighter by Claire C. Riley

FIGHTER is a hot-headed alpha-male who won't take no for an answer 

Could prey and predator ever be anything more? 

Fighter… 
The club was my family, my blood, my entire world. They were the only thing I cared about…until her. Until Penny.
I was a soldier for the Devil’s Highwaymen, and Penny was a job gone wrong. An order from my president: take the girl and keep her hidden until it was time to give her back. Only as the days went on, I wasn’t sure I wanted to give the fiery little brunette back.

With a mane of long dark hair, golden wolf eyes, and a sassy mouth that spat poison at me every time she opened it, she needed to learn my rules, and quick.
And if she didn’t submit?
I’d be the one to punish her.
And I’d make her love it.
Penny was a wild woman, and all I could think about doing was taming her.

Penny…
He was brutish and stubborn, moody and single-minded, and he’d protect his club at all costs. He’d do anything they ordered him to do, a machine in a man’s body clad in dark leather and chains, and now he had a single focus…
Me.

I hated him and everything he stood for and wanted nothing but to be away from him. But as the hours turned into days and the days turned into weeks, I began to feel something I’d never felt before…
A craving for his brutal touch.
His rough kisses.
And his depraved punishments.

Fighter was the monster in the dark, and I was his willing victim. 

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also by this author: Odium II, Limerence 2, Odium Origins. A Dead Saga Novella. Part Two
 
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Fighter is the kind of book where you want to punch the main character as much as you want to take him in a back room and have your way with him. This book is full of suspense as you aren’t sure what he’s going to do next or how. Is he going to be a good guy? Is he a bad guy? Just what in the motorcycle club romance is going on here?

 

This was a great book. It really was, but I had the hardest time figuring out how I felt about it, especially since romance isn’t really my thing. Fighter made me feel extremely conflicted about the way he treated Penny and the way she responded. I did struggle to get through parts of the book but I’m glad I did as the later parts of the book justified, or at least explained, her responses to some of the things she dealt with. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so conflicted about not only a character but what was going on lol.

 

The life of a motorcycle club member isn’t always peaches and cream, but really who would believe it was? I can’t speak for anyone else, but when I was growing up, I remember hearing stories of violence and danger when it came to “bikers”. Fighter lives up to that stereotype. He has to do something he doesn’t necessarily want to for his club and it doesn’t paint him in the best light.

 

If you are looking for a great Motorcycle Club romance book, check into this series. Action-packed and full of steamy moments, each book will leave you satisfied but still wanting more.

 

Purchase Links

Amazon

 

About Claire C. Riley

Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author with almost twenty novels of various genres to her credit.

A lover of all things dark and dirty, she likes to write characters you love to hate but can’t help falling in-love with. She isn’t afraid to challenge herself, or her readers, to step outside of their comfort zones.

She also writes under the pen name of Cee Cee Riley, where she writes in the MC romance and post-apocalyptic romance genres.

Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, three daughters and one naughty beagle, where she can be found whiling away her days playing board games with her kids and reading.

 

Author of:

 

Odium The Dead Saga Series

Odium Origins Series

Limerence (The Obsession Series)

Out of the Dark Series,

Twisted Magic,

Beautiful Victim

Blood Claim

 

Co-authored books with Madeline Sheehan:

 

Thicker than Blood,

Beneath Blood & Bone,

& Shut Up & Kiss me,

 

And by Cee Cee Riley:

 

The Ride or Die a Devil’s Highwaymen MC Novel Series

And coming in November – The Devil’s Highwaymen NOMAD series.

Author of:

Odium The Dead Saga Series

Odium Origins Series

Limerence (The Obsession Series)

Out of the Dark Series,

Twisted Magic,

Co-authored books with Madeline Sheehan:

Thicker than Blood,

Beneath Blood & Bone,

& Shut Up & Kiss me,

And soon to be released by Cee Cee Riley:

The Ride or Die Series

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We Know the Truth, Do You? Anthology by Various Authors


We Know the Truth, Do You?

By: Various
We Know the Truth, Do You? Anthology by Various Authors

What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know?
We do.
Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51 which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know.
The truth is just a page-flip away.

* All proceeds will benefit US veterans.

 

 

 

 

When I initially agreed to join this blog tour for We Know the Truth, Do You? I had only the intention of making a post for it to help out. While I am normally absolutely terrified of aliens, I was very entertained by the Storm Area 51 raid groups. They provided me with hours of entertainment until it was shut down. Because of that, I decided to take a chance and actually read the book.

 

I have to say, I was totally shocked at how much I enjoyed the stories. I’m not in the habit of reading things there’s a good chance I won’t like but, for some reason, I felt like I should at least give it a shot. I figured I would read a couple of the stories and if I didn’t like it, then I just wouldn’t finish it or leave a review. I don’t think it’s right to punish an author for something I don’t like when I know going into it there’s a good chance I won’t.

 

In every anthology, there are some stories that speak to me more than others and that is true in We Know the Truth, Do You? as well, but even if they aren’t my cup of tea, they are very well written. I highly recommend this book, even if you’re afraid of aliens like I am. Plus the proceeds go to help Veterans, so even if you aren’t into this kind of thing, chances are you know someone who is. Some people really enjoy surprise books, I know I do!

 

 

Excerpts

Who am I?
by LE Perez

“Mr Lopez!” Geneva looked at her mother and substitute teacher as they exchanged a look. “What is going on?” She demanded.
*

“So let me get this straight. My father, the man I’ve known my whole life, Sgt. Emilio Martinez, is an alien. Not an illegal or legal alien, but a for-real alien.” Now Geneva knew they were crazy.
They had spent the better part of the last half hour telling her ‘The Truth’.
Her father had arrived a little over forty years before. After twenty or so years of being poked and prodded, the powers that be had assessed him to be no different than any other human, so they gave him a new name and assigned him to the one place they could always keep an eye on him, Area 51. He wasn’t supposed to marry, much less have a child. He did both and was able to avoid any repercussions until recently.
“So what happened?”
“The Area 51 Raid. Real or not in the past year it has focused an incredible amount of scrutiny and someone from the base released some classified information.” Adam Lopez looked at Geneva’s mother before continuing. “The information was about you. Well not just you, but your father and who he really is.”
“So what does that mean? Is that why he didn’t come home?”
“He’s not allowed to and for now he’s being forced to act as if you don’t exist.”
“But I do exist.” Confused Geneva looked at them both, “so does this mean I’m an alien too?”

Burner Phone
By Valerie Puri

A beat-up pickup truck with dark, tinted windows pulled into the parking lot. It parked at a gas pump, as though the driver planned to fill up, despite the bag over the nozzle indicating it was out of order. Either the driver didn’t realize, or this was who Jimmy was waiting for.

He froze, the straw still in his mouth. He wanted to rush over to the truck and meet the driver so they could get a move on. But, if this wasn’t who he expected, what then? He would look like a crazy man rushing an unassuming person in the middle of nowhere. That was a good way to get pepper-sprayed, stabbed, or shot.

 

 

About the Anthology

In July of 2019, author Terri A. Wilson contacted other authors with a simple idea. “I think it would be fun to create an Area 51 anthology and release it around the time of the big invasion. Maybe a charity anthology- all genres. Any interest?” 

The idea caught fire among her writers community, with writers she knew sharing the idea with writers they knew. In the end, 47 authors of all different genres agreed to try their hardest to craft a story that honored Terri’s few stipulations. 

  1. Stories didn’t have to include aliens, but they needed to incorporate Area 51
  2. Stories had to be professionally edited
  3. Stories had to be submitted on a tight deadline so they could be professionally assembled and formatted
  4. All proceeds from the book would go to the United States veterans foundation selected by the group. *Due to legal reasons we cannot directly name the foundation in any book marketing.

In the end, over twenty authors submitted stories to the anthology. 

“I am so blown away by the response to this antho.” Wilson said. “The energy is overwhelming.” 

Ebook and print versions are available September 20, 2019 to coincide with the original date of Alienstock and Area 51 Bootcamp, the two major events planned for the Area 51 raid.

https://area51raidanthology.com/

Purchase Link:

Amazon

 

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Magic’s Mate by Robbie Cox


Magic's Mate

By: Robbie Cox
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 115
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Published on: August 9, 2018
Magic’s Mate by Robbie Cox

Adira Brennan never felt so foolish. Jensen never intended to mate with her, never intended to use her for anything except a good time until his true mate returned. Now, with her magic in shards thanks to using it to bring harm, Adira is sent to Bull Creek to help the alpha there take a stand against a pack of coyotes, but can she rely on her magic when the time comes?

Sent to Bull Creek by the Paranormal Council, Dimitri Everest kept a close eye on the hodge-podge collection of residents that made up the community, too busy to open his eyes or his heart to the possibilities of romance. Then Adira arrived and the panther within Dimitri did more than just purr.

Also by this author: Enter the Witch: The Witches of Savannah, My Mate's Wife

 

This is the first book in the Destined Mates series. The story’s main protagonist is Adria. She is a witch done wrong by a wolf shifter. I mean really wrong. She decides at the urging of a fellow witch to check out Bull Creek. I mean why not get out into the wilderness. Help those people who need help. It will be a breath of fresh air. But the older witch does nothing without a plan in place. Oh and her magic is on the fritz, but its because of the above-mentioned wolf shifter.

 

Dimitri is a cougar shifter, or I guess a mountain lion or a Panther depending on where you are from. Anyways, he is the leader of Bull Creek. Bull Creek is somewhere I would like to live, a place where people can be themselves. It is a place for the broken. Not to wallow in their pain, but to fix themselves. Regardless of shifter, power, human, Bull Creek is a safe haven. Or it was. No safe haven is without those who want to control, those who want to be in power, those with an agenda.

 

Can Dimitri protect his town from those who wish to do it harm? Will Adria fix her power? Is peace out there for two individuals with damage? Well since I read the book, I know. But you will need to read it as I don’t give up the goods, at least without some libations and a good conversation.

 

Obviously, as one who reads my reviews, you will notice that I read them out of order. Yes, I was offered #7 to read as an ARC before official publication. So, I read it. #1 has been sitting since I bought it at BoBase earlier this year. I know I am horrible with both reviews and reading my TBR list, but I swear I am getting better. With the minion out of the house soon for school, I should have more time to read. That’s what they all say though, right?

 

This book has some heat, I mean you have mated partners, there is going to be some heat. It doesn’t have as much as with some of Robbie’s other books, so if you are looking for a book that burns your fingers from the heat, this one may just singe a little. Overall, I like the way the world is building. As it is the first in the series, there is world-building versus character building that comes into play. Since I already knew a little about their stories from book 7, to know the origins of Adria really helps to form the world in a better way in my mind.

 

About Robbie Cox

I live in sunny Florida where I spend my days taxiing the family to various places while jotting down the many crazy thoughts inside my head. I enjoy a freelance career writing for several magazines sharing some of my interesting viewpoints on life and those around me. I can usually be found on my back porch watching the squirrels chittering at the birds while enjoying a cigar, a scotch, and the many characters that talk to me inside my head.

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