Hard As Steel by Laura Kaye: A Hard Ink/Raven Rider Series Novella: 1001 Dark Nights
We so excited to be able to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Laura Kaye's HARD AS STEEL!! HARD AS STEEL is a Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover Series Novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. It is due to be released on September 22, 2015! Grab your copy of this sexy novella today!
About HARD AS STEEL:
A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover Novella After identifying her employer's dangerous enemies, Jessica Jakes takes refuge at the compound of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. Fellow Hard Ink tattooist and Raven leader Ike Young promises to keep Jess safe for as long as it takes, which would be perfect if his close, personal, round-the-clock protection didn't make it so hard to hide just how much she wants him—and always has. Ike Young loved and lost a woman in trouble once before. The last thing he needs is alone time with the sexiest and feistiest woman he's ever known, one he's purposely kept at a distance for years. Now, Ike's not sure he can keep his hands or his heart to himself—or that he even wants to anymore. And that means he has to do whatever it takes to hold on to Jess forever.
Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕ This little gem, deserves a 5 cups rating for its intensity both in and out of the bedroom. Fans of the series will definitely love Ike and Jess finally getting their very steamy and passionate HEA.
In this crossover novella, fans of The Hard Ink series will get more than a glimpse of two secondary characters thats been there from the start. Ike and Jess are explosive as a couple especially when they finally let most of their barriers down. For a short story it packs a punch and although the storyline runs parallel with the latest book in the series, it holds out quite well on its own. Ike and Jess' story reveals well developed characters with their own demons to face but when they finally come in together its one explosive encounter. We also get a glimpse of the Raven Riders, that will be the start of a new Laura Kaye series.
And to get an idea how hot this book is check out the excerpt above (Cue the airconditioning!)
HARD AS STEEL EXCERPT: Unforgettable
I’m thrilled to be here celebrating the release of my 21st book, HARD AS STEEL! After a midnight break-in at her apartment, close friends and Hard Ink Tattoo co-workers Ike Young and Jessica Jakes are forced into hiding—and forced to confront the feelings they’ve always denied for one another. I have always adored friends-to-lovers and forced proximity stories, and HARD AS STEEL delivers that and more, including a taste of both my award-winning and best-selling Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series! Check out this excerpt:
Voices woke her. No, one voice.
Ike. Talking and restless in his sleep. She couldn’t understand the slurred words, so she turned onto her back and closed her eyes. Ike’s body followed hers. He turned on his side and curled himself around her—close enough to feel that his cock was totally hard against her thigh.
The heat that shot over her body had nothing to do with Ike’s fever.
God, he felt big and thick against her. Her hands itched to stroke him. She licked her lips, her mouth hungry to feel his heaviness on her tongue, against the back of her throat. She shifted her hips, her core clenching at the thought of feeling him penetrate her, open her, ride her. Hard.
Nearly holding her breath, Jess stayed still. His erection would go away and her heart would stop racing and then she’d fall back to sleep and forget this ever happened.
As if. In the dark, she rolled her eyes at herself.
There were cocks and then there were cocks. This one did not feel forgettable, thank you very much.
“Jess,” Ike whispered.
“Uh, hey.” Because it wasn’t weird at all for them to talk while his hard-on was touching her.
No answer. And then: “Fuck, Jess.” His hips rocked, grinding his erection against her thigh. He released a rough breath and nuzzled his face against hers. His lips dragged across her cheek until he was pressing his lips against her ear.
Holy fucking shit.
“Uh, Ike?” she said. Was he awake? If not, did she want him to be?
A hand dragged up her stomach, pulling her tank top with it. He squeezed her breast, hips grinding, harsh breaths in her ear.
My God, she was gonna die from how fucking hot this was.
He mumbled something that sounded a helluva lot like “need you,” and Jess was pretty damn sure if he kept this up, she was going to come without him getting anywhere near her clit.
Not to mention, if he was dreaming about being with her and needing her, what did that even mean? Something? Nothing? Everything?
He didn’t give her time to debate it. Ike shifted, his body rolling partially on top of her. It was too much weight on her thigh and knee, which she forced up and out from under him—unintentionally putting her thigh under his waist and his big body between her legs.
He rocked against her, but this time his cock ground against the very top of her thigh. Fuck, so close to where she was absolutely throbbing for him.
She didn’t want this to stop, but she couldn’t let it go on, either. Could she?
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. 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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