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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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…
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)!
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:
Dare jerked back from kissing Haven, his fingers rubbing roughly over his lips. “Fuck, I’m sorry.”
On instinct, Haven’s body pursued his, pinning his back to the railing. “Please don’t stop,” she said as her hands gripped his shoulders. She had the strongest urge to climb him, to wrap her legs around him, to grind against the hard bulge pressing electrically against her belly.
“Please,” she whispered, tilting her mouth toward his. “I liked it.”
Dare’s hand cupped the back of her head. “You’re killing me.”
“Dare,” she said, her body restless against his.
In a move that sent the world spinning, he flipped them around so that she was the one pinned against the railing. He pushed his legs between hers and leaned down over her, forcing her to arch her back, to yield, to open to him. “Tell me what you want from me. Say the words,” he said, his eyes absolutely on fire.
Her heart was a runaway train in her chest, frantic and picking up speed. The thought of giving voice to her desires was terrifying and thrilling and dizzying all at once.
“I want your mouth,” she said. The words sounded odder out loud than they had in her head, but they were more accurate than asking him to kiss her—because her mouth wasn’t the only place she wanted his.
“Jesus,” he rasped, his mouth coming down on hers once more.
The whimper she released was part relief, part anticipation. It had been so long since she’d kissed someone that she felt a little uncertain, but Dare’s intensity barely allowed her the capacity to worry about it. He was like a dark storm bearing down on her, relentless, magnetic, all-consuming.
Rough callouses from his hands scratched against her cheeks as he guided her. Hard breaths spilled over her lips, and the wet slide of his tongue tasted like whiskey and desire and man. Her hands found the soft length of his hair, and her breasts pushed against the hard plane of his chest.
Then her lips were freed as his mouth slid over her skin—exploring her cheek, her jaw, her ear, her neck. He hiked her up to sit on the wide railing, the move surprising a gasp out of her, especially as he crowded the space between her legs, pushing himself closer, bringing his erection against the place between her legs craving friction, hardness, so much more of him. Maybe even all of him.
One strong arm wrapped around her back and held her steady, while the other hand stroked her hair, her face, her breast. The soft groans and breathy grunts spilling out of him were delicious and thrilling, and bolstered her confidence that she wasn’t the only one losing herself in this moment, in these touches. She almost couldn’t believe this was happening, and part of her was certain she must be dreaming. Because Haven Randall didn’t have beautiful things in her life. At least, never before.
I read one of Laura Kaye's books quite awhile ago and I really enjoyed it, so I put her on my ATR (Authors To Read) list and when the chance came along to read Ride Hard, I didn't hesitate in getting it. And I'm glad that I didn't because I would have been missing out on an amazing read. Ride Hard was such a great start to this series and I can't wait to read more of Ms. Kaye!
I completely adored Haven - she's sweet and light and so good-hearted that it's impossible not to love her. She's had a tough life but she never let it corrupt her or make her a bitter, hardened person. Haven is strong and passionate and caring - she's just wonderful. She's so full of life and wants nothing more than to live life and that's one of the things I love most about her, but honestly, I don't think there was a single thing that I didn't love about her. Haven is a heroine who will get in your heart and make you proud of her.
With such an amazing heroine, we definitely needed an amazing hero and we without a doubt got that with Dare. He's an incredibly good, protective, selfless man and he completely stole my heart. I said it before but Dare is just so good, sometimes a little too good because I wanted to shake him and have him be selfish when it came to Haven and giving them what they both wanted. I did appreciate that about him but at the same time I wanted my happy ending and for them to be together and I was so glad when everything worked out.
Ride Hard is the most unique MC book I've ever read. It still has its raw, dirty, and dangerous moments, but it doesn't have that usual grittiness that I've come to expect with MC books. I didn't mind that at all though or think that it was unrealistic - I actually really enjoyed that aspect of it. The Ravens are good, down-to-earth men and if there was ever an MC that I wanted to be a part of, it would be theirs no question.
Ride Hard was beautiful and heartbreaking, sweet and sexy, and classy and dirty. It's full of action and drama and I never wanted to stop reading. It was an excellent book and I'm so excited for Ride Rough next!
Ride Hard is the first book in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club series, it's told from Dare and Haven's POV, and they do get their happily-ever-after!
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