Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde: Release Day Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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Title: Reaper’s Legacy (Reaper’s MC, #2)

Author: Joanna Wylde

Genre: Adult Biker Romance

Release Date: January 28 2014

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Synopsis

Welcome to the club…In REAPER’S LEGACY we meet eight years ago Sophie who lost her virginity to Zach. It was memorable, but not in the good way. Not only was the sex less than enjoyable, but Zach’s older, heavily tattooed and ripped, brother, Ruger walked in on them. Horribly embarrassing for Sophie, yet unforgettable for Ruger. That night left her with one good thing: her son, Noah. Sophie loves Noah more than anything, but is struggling to support both of them as a single mom and Ruger is furious to discover the pair of them living in near poverty.

Ruger is determined to give his nephew a better life and decides to make Sophie and Noah his responsibility – with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club. Living with outlaw bikers wasn’t exactly in Sophie’s grand plan, but Ruger isn’t giving her a choice. He can be a complete ass and sometimes even a little scary, but Ruger will be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him…has always wanted him. Now she’ll learn that taking a biker to bed is worth the risk.

 

 

Becs’ Review

 

Reaper's Legacy Dream Casting

 

I want all kinds of things. First I want to tie you up in my bed with my belt. Then I want to cut off your clothes and fuck you in every hole you have. I also want to come on you and rub it into your skin and lick your pussy until you scream at me to stop because if you come one more time you’ll die. Then I want to do it again. I want to own you, Sophie.”

 

Holy Fucking Hell!!

 

Well, it’s safe to say that I absolutely bloody loved this – devoured it in one setting, not even pausing to make Goodreads updates and I totally galloped through the story.  Totally compelling and never once did the pace seem to slow.

 

As the blurb tells us, Sophie is a single Mom, having gotten pregnant the night she gave her virginity to her loser boyfriend Zach and got caught having sex by his scary, badass older biker brother, Ruger.  Seven years later on, Zach and his child support are nowhere to be seen for dust and Sophie is raising her son, Noah, alone and gets herself into a scrape and Ruger rides in on his shining Harley (with Horse!) and decides enough is enough and whisks her back to Idaho to live in his basement protected by the Reaper’s MC.  Sophie fights him all the way – she’s desperately attracted to Ruger, always has been, and they’ve almost succumbed before but decides that it would be weird for her son and so decides to settle in temporarily and to try and ignore that burning desire she feels for Ruger.

 

“I want to own every part of you,” he continued, his breath hot against my skin. “I want to throw you face-first across this counter, rip off those shorts and fuck you hard and fast until my goddamn cock stops hurting and my balls don’t feel like they’re gonna explode.”

 

I just adored Ruger – I’m so glad that Joanna Wylde didn’t decide to give him any soft edges.  He is exactly what you’d expect a Biker hero to be – he’s an asshole!  He’s built, pierced, inked and never stops telling Sophie that he’s not a one-woman man but he still wants her anyway.  She can’t have any other men but he may have other women. What a dick!  I loved him!  He’s all no-nonsense, this is how I am, a take it or leave it caveman chauvinist but he’s sexy as hell and very protective and extremely possessive.  When he and Sophie finally succumb to that white-hot burning passion they share for one another, I think my Kindle almost caught fire!

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Sophie was a great heroine – there’s nothing remotely doormat about her despite her inauspicious beginnings with Zach The Loser.  She’s been to the school of hard knocks and, despite everything that she’s had to deal with, she’s a great Mom and Noah is an absolute credit to her.  I loved the way she stood her ground against Ruger when he was laying down his law – however much she wanted to throw caution to the wind and jump his bones, she knew that she deserved better than he was offering!

 

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Great humour in this too – I often read with a big ole goofy grin on my face as Sophie got to know the other old ladies and it was so fantastic to catch up with Horse & Marie.  We get to see plenty of them as well as the rest of the Reaper’s MC.

 

Right at the heart of the novel, at least for me, was the whole issue of ‘family’.  Sophie has been let down by just about everyone she could call family – Zach, her baby Daddy, is a complete loser and her own parents threw her out when they realised she was 16 and pregnant!  Ruger’s family, his Club, are there for each other through thick and thin, whatever the consequences.  They would die for one another and for their old ladies and there’s a strong love, bond and connection between these brothers that you would struggle to find in a lot of families.  It takes Sophie a while, and she truly does come to the whole situation with some fairly judgmental preconceived ideas about MC Clubs, but eventually she learns to value their loyalty and support.

 

So this was just the perfect balance of badass alpha hero, feisty kickass heroine, super-nova hot erotic sex scenes, real genuine emotions and love and brotherhood.  It’s a fantastic and worthy follow up to the truly wonderful Reaper’s Property and I honestly don’t know how I’m going to manage to wait for Em’s story in Devil’s Game, due for release in June.  It can’t come soon enough!

 

5 badass biker stars

 

Series Reading Order

  1. Reaper’s Property
  2. Reaper’s Legacy
  3. Devil’s Gamedue June 2014

 

Excerpt

Reproduced with kind permission from Berkley Publishing

 

“Hey,” I called as I climbed back up to the deck. “You mind if I sit up here for a while longer?”

“What it’s for,” Ruger said. He stood at the railing, leaning forward on his elbows and looking out across his kingdom. He must’ve gone in and taken a shower while I was putting Noah to bed, because his hair was damp. He’d changed into a pair of worn flannel lounge pants that hung low enough to expose his hipbones.

Maybe I was projecting one of my dirtier fantasies, but I was pretty sure he wasn’t wearing anything under those pants, either.

They certainly gave me a nice, defined view of his ass.

The look worked for him in a big way. Ruger was all lean and muscular, with a six-pack that tapered down nicely and biceps that were a work of art. Oh, wow. One of his nipples was pierced, too. I’d never seen that before. His pecs were broad and hard, large enough to be hot without venturing into man-boob territory. And his tattoos . . .

I’d always wondered about his tattoos.

His back was all Reapers MC, but his arms and shoulders had ink, too. I wanted to study them up close, but that seemed sort of rude. Also, I couldn’t quite get my eyes to focus.

I settled for standing next to him, leaning forward against the rail.

“Want another beer?” he asked. I shook my head.

“I’ve had enough,” I replied. I’d had slightly more than enough, actually. I’d swayed climbing the stairs, and to be honest, I needed to either lean on the rail or sit. I felt my cheeks warm, and then I giggled.

Ruger glanced at me, raising his brows in silent question.

I giggled again.

“What?”

“Pretty buzzed,” I admitted, smiling at him. “Guess the beer hit me a little harder than I thought. Been that kind of day. Not enough food, not enough sleep. You know how it goes.”

He smiled back at me, and damn, he was beautiful. He’d definitely taken out some of his piercings, though.

“Why do you have less metal in your face now?” I asked, my sense of tact lost along with my sobriety. “It makes you look less scary and more human.”

He glanced at me, raising his brows.

“I pulled most of ’em out last winter,” he said. “Started boxing, and they aren’t so good for that.”

Huh. I didn’t know what to say about that. My eyes caught on the ring he’d left on the lower left side of his lip. I wondered how it would feel if I kissed him there, maybe sucked it into my mouth. I’d tug on it with my teeth and then attack the rest of his—

“You’re cute when you’re drunk,” he said, startling me.

“I’m not drunk,” I told him, indignant. “I’m buzzed. Perfectly okay . . . just . . . happy.”

He laughed, then leaned over to whisper in my ear.

“Get much happier, you’re gonna pass out. Then imagine what I could do to you.”

That was pretty funny, and I found myself giggling harder.

“Are you flirting with me?” I asked, feeling daring. I’d been trying to figure him out all day. Why hadn’t I just asked? I’d been afraid to talk about our relationship before now, but I couldn’t remember why. “Because I don’t understand you, Ruger. Half the time you seem to hate me and then it all changes. Keeps flipping back and forth. It’s weird.”

He raised his brows. My eye caught on the piercing there, too. I wondered how much that hurt. Of course, it was nothing compared to his tattoos. My eyes dropped back down to his lips. They were full and way too soft for a guy, which I knew for a fact because they’d been all over my neck earlier.

Yup, I’d definitely suck on those, given the chance. I’d suck on them for a good long time.

Then I’d start moving down, trying out that pierced nipple on the way down to his cock. Was it as big and built as the rest of him? I wanted to know, desperately. I swayed again, feeling heat rise up through me, nipples hardening.

 

 

Coming Soon……………..

 

Devil’s Game – due for release June 2014

Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies—the Reapers—using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her. Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club’s president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger—a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he’s The One. Or so she thinks.

 

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Giveaway

We’re thrilled to be able to give away a signed paperback Reaper’s Legacy from Joanna herself.  For your chance to win, just enter the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!!

 

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Author Bio

Joanna Wylde is the author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series and currently lives in Idaho. Learn more at her website and connect with her on Twitter at  or on Facebook.

 

  

73 comments:

  1. I havenot read any biker books but I want to read this book Thank you for the giveaway.

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  2. I have been waiting for this book, shaking in my shoes

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  3. DYING to read this!!! joanna Wylde and Madeline Sheehan are my favorites when it comes to bikers! <#

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  4. My all time favorite is Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley---Tack is my book husband...and many have come close, but no one has been able to dethrown him......

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  5. Hard to choose, I would have to say Motorcycle Man or Chief's Angel.

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  6. Reaper's Property!
    Thanks for the chance :)

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  7. My all time favorite is Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley but I love many of them....

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  8. my favorite biker series, is this one!! I love the Reaper MC series

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  9. I loved Storm by Nina Levine and am so looking forward to the Reaper series

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  10. Reaper's Property is my fav so far...until i read this one of course....

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  11. Been looking forward to this one would be great to win

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  12. Reapers Property.... I <3 Horse =D

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway!! Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley

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  14. The book I can only think, Taking Chance. I know its not a biker book but he does ride a motorcycle. Thank you, for the giveaway

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  15. Reaper's Property is my favorite biker romance so far!

    Barrie

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  16. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I have never read one so don't have a favorite, but would like to try ;)

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  18. Storm by Nina Levine, then Joanna's Reapers, then Bella Jewel's Sinners

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  19. I love the Undeniable series from Madeline Sheehan but I've read some great Mc books lately and I loved Reapers Property thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  20. I love this series so much, I can't wait to read this book! My other favorite biker series is Bella Jewels Sinners series and I also really liked Storm by Nina Levine.

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  21. Hmm...it's between Motorcycle Man and Reaper's Property.

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  22. oooh it all started with Horse for me... I have yet to find such a badass Biker as him... well Maybe Tack from KA's Motorcycle Man

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  23. Books by Madeline Sheehan and Kristen Ashley

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  24. I haven't read any biker romance books, but I've been wanting to check this series out with all the good things being said about it. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  25. Love this series by Joanna Wylde. I also like Kristen Ashley's books.

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  26. I haven't read any, but I would love to read this! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  27. Kristen Ashley's "Own the Wind" and Chelsea Camaron's "One Ride"! Looking forward to reading Joanna Wylde's.

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  28. I read Reapers Property & can't wait to read this book

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  29. Reapers Property, Undeniable and Motorcycle Man in that order.

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  30. I love The Undeniable Series by Madeline Sheehan. I have Reapers Property, I just haven't read it yet...I think I might change that, it sounds so good as does this one! Thank you for this giveaway!

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  31. I havent read any at this point, didnt know there was any out, but I will be keeping an eye out for them

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  32. Sad to say, but I haven't read one yet....

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  33. fave biker book......Deuce from Undeniable and Tack Allen from Motorcycle Man :) <3 thank you for the great giveaway!

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  34. Saving Dallas, by Kim Jones. Love both books!

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  35. I love The Breakneck series by Crystal Spears and also Reaper's Property.

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  36. The Undeniable series. Thanks for giveaway.

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  37. Motorcycle man by Kristen Ashley!!

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  38. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley is my favorite. Happy Reading.

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  39. Haven't read any biker books but this one looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley.

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  41. Undeniable series!! Thanks for the GA!

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  42. I haven't read any biker series yet but hope to soon! Thanks!

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  43. I haven't read a biker series yet, but it looks like I need to remedy that! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley! Tack is the man!

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  45. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley

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  46. Haven't read much of biker books, but I would like to (;

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  47. "Reaper's Property". Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

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  48. Bella Jewel's Knights Sinner and Reapers Legacy was great

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  49. Haven't read any of the biker books but would love to read one!

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  50. I like Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde and Undeniable series by Madeline Sheehan! :)

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  51. I like series by Kristen Ashley, Madeline Sheehan and Joanne Wylde.

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  52. I like this series and the first one, Reaper's Property is my favorite this far. Or also, Craving Constellations.

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  53. I haven't read any biker books yet... but I also took a very very long break from reading! I am in LOVE with SOA though and have a feeling this will be another genre for me to look into!

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  54. Motorcycle Man and the Chaos series!!

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  55. Reaper's Property has been my favorite. I can't wait to read this book and the rest of the series.

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  56. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley :))

    thanks for the chance!!

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  57. Biker romances are a genre I have not started yet! Looks like now is a good time! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I've not read any biker romance novels. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Motorcycle Man from Kristen Ashley!

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  60. Reaper's Property is def my favorite! Thanks so much for giveaway!

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  61. Great giveaway! Reaper's Property and Motorcycle Man are my favourite biker novels.

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  62. I haven't read a ton of them-- have a bunch on my wishlist-- but I loved Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley-- actually all of the books in the that series and the spin off.

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  63. reapers legacy has to be my favor so far

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  64. VERY HOT !!!!!!!!!! can't wait to read this book .
    I would have to say Ruger is on top right now . Num "sigh"

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  65. My favorite is Reaper's Property!!! :D

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  66. Undeniable is my favorite :)
    Thanks for a chance,I have read the book and its great :)

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  67. My favorite biker novel was Chief's Angel.

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