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Monday, January 21, 2019

Trapped by Fate on Reckless Roads by MariaLisa deMora








Title: Trapped by Fate on Reckless Roads


Series: Neither This Nor That, #4


Author:  MariaLisa deMora


Genre: MC Romance


Release Date: January 21, 2019



#LoveMeSomeRetro









Synopsis


“Got your back,” is more than a saying in Retro’s world.
Standing united as a club is a given, and loyalty is held as a standard of
brotherhood. Forgiveness for transgressions, however, does not come easily, or
ever in some cases. Retro’s only demand for his brothers is honor and
integrity, and his belief is that everything else will fall into place behind
those qualities. He is not wrong.

In the rough realm of bikers, there are no shortcuts to win a
place among the old guard. It’s a world where respect can only be earned, trust
is painfully gained, and loyalty will be fiercely returned.

Jerry Rogers lived his life bound to those firm tenets which
anchored his brotherhood. MHL&R was more than a patch on a leather cut, it
ran thick as blood through Retro’s veins as he worked to better things for his
club, and family.

Locked for years in a loveless marriage, Retro still found a
sense of pleasure and peace knowing he’d at least always done his best to
buffer their children from his single mistake.

Confronted by evidence that what happened in the past wouldn’t
remain quietly buried any longer, Retro embarks on what might become his most
important journey down memory lane. One that can only end in blood…and death.

http://bit.ly/GR-RecklessRoads


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What People are Saying

"MariaLisa deMora always touches my heart with her words.... She gives her characters a voice that I can hear and feel" - Rosa Sharon, iScream Books Blog

"Trina and Retro are up in some of my top couples I love that this writer has shared." - Fran Zoch, Little Shop of Readers

"Trapped by Fate on Reckless Roads is another testament to what an incredible writer MariaLisa deMora is. Her storytelling always exceeds my expectations and I consider her a Queen of character development." - Naughty Mom Story Time

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EXCERPT 




Beginning


Jeremiah Rogers angled his body away from the other person in
the room, shifted his gaze to the window, and caught sight of the reflection of
his own face. Gaunt and aged in ways he hadn't been a year ago, he stared into
the echo of his eyes.

Without turning, he said, “I can’t offer an excuse, because
there isn’t one. I won’t insult you by saying it never meant anything, because
you know how I am. You’ve always known how I felt about her. She...” Here he
paused, at a loss for words for so long his soon-to-be ex-wife stirred
restlessly, the fabric of her jeans making a shirring noise as her legs crossed
and re-crossed. The mattress groaned softly, a sound that had often been heard
in this room in years past, and one that made guilt dig its hooks a little
deeper into him because it had masked their lie.

Her silence drove him forwards. At this point, they’d been
talking so long he was ready to just have it over with. “I knew when I took you
to my bed we’d wed. Your father wouldn’t have allowed anything less. I also—”
He turned and saw her tear-streaked face looking at him out of the shadows.
They’d been talking so long the sunset had stripped the color from the room,
leaving everything in banded shades of gray and beige. He swallowed and pushed
ahead, needing to have all the secrets laid bare. “I also know you didn’t love
me then. We’ve made it work all these years, because neither of us wanted
more.” Retro shook his head. “I’m no longer content to live this way.”

“What’s changed?”

“You know what’s changed, Wanda.” She was smart, and he
suspected she’d already put two-and-two together. He was done living like this,
forcing himself through the days and avoiding the nights. Her lack of follow-up
on her question told him he was right.

“What about our kids, Jerry? How will we tell them?”

At her words, he pulled in the deepest breath he’d taken in
days, because with two sentences she’d aligned herself at his side. She knew
the lay of the land. She’d always known they weren’t a love match. It was one
of the things that made her so bitter towards his brother Isaiah, because he’d
found his love. Gone now for too many years, but Isaiah had kept his Hope’s
love alive in how he was raising their children. Wanda had tried to drive a
rift between the brothers over it. Unsuccessfully.

“Nelda won’t be surprised.” Their daughter was always putting
together unexpected puzzles, and from the sadness she’d borne in the past
months, Jerry knew Nelda had seen how he’d been pulling away from her mother.
“Boys will follow her lead.” He lifted his hands and scrubbed across his face.
“I never meant—”

“You’re not the only one to stray, Jerry.” Wanda’s declaration
took him by surprise and his palms were still pressed to his cheeks as he
jerked and looked at her. “I haven’t been happy for years.”

His blood started to boil and he dropped his fists to his
hips, staring down his nose at her for a moment. Then he laughed once, a
humorless bark of noise meant to keep him from saying things best left unsaid,
and he turned back to the window, their dimmed and blurred reflections now
highlighted by a deep blackness. “Since it all happened years before you came
to my bed, I wouldn’t actually classify it as strayin’, Wanda. Can you say they
were important to you at least?” He’d had suspicions once or twice, but Wanda
had been so…blameless. Every time he’d thought to bring up the idea of
separating, just the look on her face would seal his lips.

“One was.” She gave him that, and then he saw her reflection
move, shifting to the opposite side of the bed. She slowly stood and then
waited for a moment, and when he didn’t turn, told the room, “I’m going to
start supper.”

Surreal.


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 In The Series


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Amazon   •   iBooks   •   B&N   •   Kobo



Amazon   •   iBooks   •   B&N   •   Kobo






 Also by MariaLisa deMora


Series Reading Order & Series Buy Links
Amazon  •  Barnes & Noble  •  Kobo  •  iTunes



 • • • • • •


Occupy

Yourself Band series


 
Amazon  •  Barnes & Noble  •  Kobo  •  iTunes
• • • • • •



Standalones

 Amazon  •  Nook  •  iBooks  •  Kobo 


Amazon  •  Nook  •  iBooks  •  Kobo  •  Google Play

  

Amazon  •  Nook  •  iBooks  •  Kobo  •  Google Play




Author Bio

Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an

early age. Every summer, she would spend hours in the local library,

devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she

says “I’ve always loved to read, but then I discovered writing, and

found I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available,

I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.”

A hockey fan, hiker, gamer, and single mom of a special needs son, she

embraces her inner geek and has been working in the tech field for a

publishing company for a couple decades.

Music is a driving passion, and she says, “I love music of nearly any

genre — jazz, country, rock, alt rock, metal, classical, bluegrass, rap,

hip hop … you name it, I listen to it. I can often be seen dancing

through the house in the early mornings. But I really, REALLY love live

music. My favorite thing with music is seeing bands in small, dive bars

[read: small, intimate venues]. If said bar [venue] has a good selection

of premium tequila, then that’s a plus!”

Connect with MariaLisa












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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christmas at the Clubhouse MC Charity Anthology



Christmas at the Clubhouse 
Charity MC Anthology

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Cover Designed Donated by The Final Wrap
Formatting by Ashley Wheels


Join 12 of your favorite MC authors as they bring you 11 inside look stories at how Christmas is done at their Clubhouse. ALL proceeds from this release will benefit Toys for Tots. ALL proceeds from this release will benefit Toys for Tots.



Badger's Christmas Chance by Aden Lowe
Badger considers life outside the Hell Raiders MC, but to get the woman he's
always wanted, plus pecan pie, can he stay put?

Silver Belles by Avelyn Paige
The big day has finally arrived for Raze and Darcy. Everything is finally
falling into place, but just before the wedding bells can ring, disaster strikes.
Now, Darcy is between a rock and a hard place. She must choose between pure
wedding bliss or no wedding at all. 


A Sinner's Christmas by Colbie Kay


Bam Bam thought this Christmas would be like every other year at the clubhouse
until the door opens and the woman he could never have is pushed into his arms.



Santa...Nope The Grimm Wolves by D.M. Earl


When one of their own needs help will the club be able to pull together in time
or will their efforts be too late?



A Bastard for Christmas by Emily Minton and Shelley Springfield


Mistletoe, presents, and decorations, it’s Christmas time again. Let’s gather
around the tree and sing some carols. Screw that. We’re doing this biker
style. Whiskey, women, and weed. It’s time to celebrate like a Bastard.



A Korrupted Christmas by Geri Glenn


Tease hates the holidays, but most of all Christmas. And now, with his club
dealing with yet another catastrophe, he could do without it entirely. But that
isn’t going to fly with Laynie. She’s determined to give her man a festive dose
of Christmas spirit, whether he likes it or not.



A Forsaken Mistlehoe by JC Emery 


Tomorrow is Christmas, but I’m unwrapping my present tonight. Zander Strand is
MC royalty and the love of my life. So what if he doesn’t know I exist? He
doesn’t need my name to make this angel’s bells ring. I just hope he can get
it in and I can get out before anybody realizes who I really am.



Savage Christmas by Kathleen Kelly


Can Dane find Kat the 'perfect' Christmas present? Or will all his efforts
be in vain as his club, his kids and those closest to him foil all his hard
work?



Steeling Christmas By K E Osborn


When a club girl vanishes, Steel and his brothers will do all they can to get
her back, even delving into the life he thought he’d left behind. Can Steel
keep his life in order or will he lose it all... just in time for Christmas?



Merry F’n Christmas by Kerri Ann


Christmas hasn't been a pleasant event in my life or the club. Oubliette--the
tinsel terrorist--is trying to make Christmas great here in the Broken Bows.
Will it kill me?



Most Rikki-Tik by MariaLisa DeMora


Kirby Westbrook came home from overseas with a mission, to resurrect his
grandfather's MC.





Goodreads: http://tiny.cc/wjekyy


PLEASE NOTE - Christmas at the Clubhouse will be live on all platforms for 7 days, before moving to Kindle Unlimited.






If you love MC book this is an awesome one to read. Not only will it get you in the Holiday mood but it will give you a taste of  several Authors and several series. These are short stories but they do introduce you to characters, situations, and the MC's each author writes about. All of the stories were great, but I have to admit my favorite was Silver Belles by Avelyn Paige. I have read her Heaven's Rejects MC series and loved getting more of the story on Raze and Darcy. Raze is the head of the Heaven's Rejects MC. He was secretly in love with Darcy since they first time they met but she was with his best friend. After here husband is murdered Raze and Darcy get together. After a series of letter from her husband to both of them after his death they realize that he knew all along that the 2 of them should be together. Their wedding day is set for Christmas, but Darcy's Father has a heart attack and they almost loose him. They decide to put the wedding off but Daddy is having no part of that.









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Monday, October 29, 2018

Cassie by MariaLisa deMora



Title: Cassie

Series: Rebel Wayfarers MC, #12

Author: MariaLisa deMora

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: October 29, 2018





#neversaynever













Synopsis





After
losing the woman he believed his one and only, can a man like Hoss have a
second chance at true love?


Final
main book in the Rebel Wayfarers MC saga.


For
years, agoraphobic Cassandra Williamson has struggled to keep her world from
collapsing entirely by pushing to do things that bring her pleasure, even as
they carry fear. Acquiring art is one outlet she doggedly pursues, determined
to bring compelling pieces into her life, even at the cost of nerve-racking
visits to crowded gallery showings.


A
long-time admirer of reclusive artist Isaiah Rogers, Cassie has made a point to
snap up what she can of the increasingly rare pieces of artwork the
biker-turned-painter makes publicly available. Any evening spent at one of his
showings becomes a longed-for escape from her ever-narrowing world. The thing
with these showings though, is to see…you must also be seen.


After
organizing a meeting with the pretty, blonde art-lover Hoss found so
intriguing, his emotions are stirred for the first time in years by a curiosity
that feels inexplicably more. He’s been alone for such a long time, could this
be his chance to find love again?


Even with
many enemies defeated, life in an outlaw MC is never easy, or safe, and Hoss is
forced to make a choice: His happiness, or perhaps her very life.





*Please
note this book is part of the Rebel Wayfarers MC book series, featuring
characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of
order, you’ll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the
skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you
read them in order. Available now: Mica (book #1), Slate (book #2), Bear (book
#3), Jase (book #4), Gunny (book #5), Mason (book #6), Hoss (book #7), Duck
(book #8), Watcher (book #9), Bones (book #10), and Fury (book #11).


 http://bit.ly/GR-Cassie


 








What Others are Saying






I was
pulled in from the get go and just loved how it gave me all the feels! I
enjoyed the secondary characters and love how MariaLisa adds them in. Never
overtaking, always giving the story more than you thought possible."
Shay, Mommy's A Book Whore











One of
the many reasons I love this author's writing style is because of her ability
to make me feel everything. I never finish one of her books without feeling
like I've been through the wringer, having my emotions squeezed out of me…. I'm
feeling very bittersweet about this being the end of such a beautiful journey.” – Rosa, iScream Books Blog






"
This was
most definitely the best and saddest goodbye I have ever had to endure. I’ve
grown to love these characters so much. I will never forget their journeys to
finding love and the brotherhood that makes them the BEST MC series I have ever
enjoyed." - Naughty Mom Story Time







  
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Excerpt


The art
lover


Cassie


Cassandra
Williamson sat on her couch and stared at the wall. Tomorrow, that empty, bare
spot would be filled with beauty. Tomorrow.

The
artist’s gallery show ended yesterday, and from past experience, she knew it
took the service two days to crate and move the sold pieces. The timing was
predictable, happening like clockwork, something she deeply appreciated.
Tomorrow she would have to open her door, allowing people she didn’t know entry
into her house. Maybe they’ll send the same delivery men. Barry and his crew. I
can hope. Scant solace in that thought. Even if she liked him, Barry would
still be invading her sanctuary. She drew a shuddering breath through her nose
and then slowly blew air back out her pursed lips. I can do this, she thought,
fists clenched tightly, pressing hard against the tense muscles in her thighs. I
can do this. Another hard-earned breath, pulling air through an ever-tightening
constriction.

She
flicked her gaze towards the door, and her heart raced faster, picking up more
as she looked back to the empty space. Then—and the conscious focus shift
allowed her to relax slightly—to the covered walls that surrounded her. Over
the past seven years, she had collected six paintings from the same local
artist. Six pieces of art which, when she looked at them, drew her out of
herself and back into memories of the world for at least an evening,
remembering the first moment she saw them. Love at first sight. She released a
humorous snort, the near brush with panic slowly ebbing away, fingers of
tension easing from around her lungs. Paintings initially glimpsed across a
crowded room, the colors and composition of the art calling out to her with
such impact that she couldn’t walk away without knowing she would take some of
that beauty with her. Each of the six provided her with a window into a world
she hardly inhabited any longer.

Not for
almost ten years.

That
thought snaked through her mind, bringing the panic back full force, freezing
her into place, eyesight dimming around the edges as she fought for control.

Cassie
had been dealing with the affliction of anxieties all her life. From the
near-normal teenage angst of obsessing over socially awkward moments up through
now, when her fears could practically paralyze her, they were always there. She
had pushed through when she could, found comfort in draping herself in soothing
rituals, and used coping strategies to smooth over the anxiety when she
couldn’t. Lately, the struggle seemed harder than ever, and it took real work
to find reasons to force herself out of the house. Cassie wanted to refuse to
bow before the demands of her anxiety, needing to experience anything, trying
to bull through dealing with even the most uncomfortable situations in an
effort to keep her world from narrowing even more than it had.

The art
shows were one way she’d determined she could draw herself out. But it couldn’t
be just any shows. God, no. The art has to be worth it. She had gained that
knowledge after dealing with horrifically public panic attacks in the middle of
more than one gallery.

Logically
she would know afterwards that not every eye had turned towards her. But, in
that moment, the weight of imagined stares could nearly bow her in half, making
it impossible to move even an inch towards the temporary reprieve and safety in
a bathroom, or the emotional failure of an exit. She’d be stuck in the center
of a room, face, by turns, burning red or pale as death, her breathing fast and
loud or drawn as tiny, short pants that invited dancing black spots of
hyperventilation along the edges of her vision, and her skin damp with sweat
that smelled like terror.

Just the
thought of a public attack raised her respiration rate and Cassie had to fight
to bring herself under control, refusing to spiral while sitting on her own
couch. I’m safe here. Safe. Safe. Safe. She held tight to a failing conviction
that felt slippery as an oiled snake. I hate being like this.

She
stared at the uncomplaining empty space on the wall, a blameless opening
patiently waiting for delivery of the piece she bought. There’d been wide-open
terrain surrounding the beautiful woman in the painting, but somehow those
vast, unfenced fields hadn’t been frightening when captured in stillness on
canvas. Ease with an expanse like that was an anomaly for her, and she looked
forward to hours of exploring the shading and pigmentation the artist used.

The
artist. Cassie let herself think of him for a moment. Isaiah Rogers,
semireclusive phenomenon and conundrum. A man who could create impossibly
beautiful art while living the life of a solitary biker, at times compared by
art critics to eccentric masters of the past. She pushed from the couch and stood,
still staring at the wall. Breathe. She attempted to pull a ritual into play as
she consciously ran the script through in her head.

Tomorrow
morning I will hear the doorbell and open the door. Nothing bad will happen.

I will
let the men in, and they will hang my new piece in place. Then they will leave.
Nothing bad will happen.

Things
will go just as they always have with the deliveries. Nothing bad will happen.

Their
job. They will do their job, and then they will leave. And, nothing bad will
happen to me. Never again.


Copyright
© 2015-2018. MariaLisa deMora. All Rights Reserved.





















 In the Series


Series Reading Order & Series Buy Links
Amazon  •  Barnes & Noble  •  Kobo  •  iTunes




Also by MariaLisa deMora



Occupy
Yourself Band series


 
Amazon  •  Barnes & Noble  •  Kobo  •  iTunes


 • • • • • •


Neither
This, Nor That MC series


Amazon  •  Barnes & Noble  •  Kobo  •  iTunes



 
Amazon   •   iBooks   •   B&N   •   Kobo



• • • • • •



Standalones

 Amazon  •  Nook  •  iBooks  •  Kobo 


Amazon  •  Nook  •  iBooks  •  Kobo  •  Google Play
  



Amazon  •  Nook  •  iBooks  •  Kobo  •  Google Play


Author Bio

Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an
early age. Every summer, she would spend hours in the local library,
devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she
says “I’ve always loved to read, but then I discovered writing, and
found I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available,
I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.”

A hockey fan, hiker, gamer, and single mom of a special needs son, she
embraces her inner geek and has been working in the tech field for a
publishing company for a couple decades.

Music is a driving passion, and she says, “I love music of nearly any
genre — jazz, country, rock, alt rock, metal, classical, bluegrass, rap,
hip hop … you name it, I listen to it. I can often be seen dancing
through the house in the early mornings. But I really, REALLY love live
music. My favorite thing with music is seeing bands in small, dive bars
[read: small, intimate venues]. If said bar [venue] has a good selection
of premium tequila, then that’s a plus!”

Connect with MariaLisa









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