*Cover Reveal* Badass (The Wild Series) ~ S.K. Hartley

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Synopsis

Go to Harvard.

Get a degree in politics.

Marry Dustin Coleman.

Shit, I had my life planned out for me at an early age. my stupid fucks I called parents were influential politicians and I had to do as I was told…Get my degree in politics from one of the most prestigious colleges in the States, plan my wedding to Dustin Coleman son of a powerful DA and keep up appearances.

ALWAYS keep up fucking appearances.

But one night something snapped…

The pearl necklace around my neck quickly disappeared along with the prim and proper cardigans that I wore daily, gone was the elegant young woman of two high ranking politicians, gone was the innocent and naive Blaine Paxton. Now I was someone new…

Someone  BADASS.

Turning my back on my high maintenance family I set out to prove that a woman can do exactly what men can do…have hot, no strings attached fucking without consequences or feelings.

Until him…Ryder Wilde.

His name alone could make even the straightest of men fucking swoon, he was hot, sexy and…BADASS.

But now I want to know him, I want to see how fucking far I can push him. The man everyone wants but can never have. I want to be the one to tame him, to catch him.

Just so I can watch him fall on his ass.

And love every minute of it.

 

Excerpt

Once upon a time, I was sweet and innocent.

Then shit happened.

The End.

Maybe I should start from once upon a time…

See that girl over there? Yeah, the one in the disgusting pink cardigan and matching pearl necklace? That’s me…Well, that was me two years ago before the ‘shit happened’.

So, I guess this is where I am supposed to pour my heart out and tell you I was abused or that my father was an alcoholic. No, this is where I tell you about how two people fucked me over by fucking each other.

Can you see where I am going with this?

Two years ago I was going to Harvard, two years ago I was working towards a degree in politics, two fucking years ago I was engaged.

My whole life had been planned out for me from an early age, my father using his ‘influences’ to push me into the direction he wanted me to go.

No, I had no fucking say in it, I mean Jesus! My parents are politicians. I couldn’t even sneeze without permission.

You think in this day and age a girl might be able to choose her own future, her own path. Fuck no, not me! I had to comply with the ‘master plan’. What a pile of shit!

Go to Harvard.

Get a degree in politics.

Marry Dustin Coleman.

Dustin ‘fucking’ Coleman, even his name is vile! Sneaky piece of shit!

Yeah, even my marriage was arranged.

My mother had set me up with the son of a powerful DA and naturally she was ecstatic, me? Not so much.

Felicity Paxton was a politician by day and a socialite by night, only meeting with the most powerful and money hungry names in the business. She was hell bent on keeping up appearances, always keep up appearances. No hair was to be out of place, no chipped nail polish and heaven forbid no frowning.

“No one likes a bride with frown lines, dear.” She would say.

She was fucking delusional.

I played along with their sick and twisted games to manipulate anyone and anything in their path, including me. I didn’t have a choice in the matter anyway.

I was a timid twenty year old, molded by her parents to ensure appearances were met. And if they weren’t well shit, I would be disowned. There is nothing worse than a powerful politicians perfect little girl going rogue.

Anyway, I’m sure you’re wondering where this timid girl went right?

Cue my ex-best friend Sophia; she was the daughter of the police chief inspector so naturally we were best friends. Gag me! She was also press hungry; she would do anything to get her face in the magazines. That included becoming my best friend and maid of honor at my wedding.

Look I wasn’t always the bitter bitch I am now but hell; I thought I could trust Sophia. I know she was a leech but beside that she was my best friend, someone I could trust.

Or so I thought.

Keeping up so far? Good.

So this is where the ‘shit happened’. Hold on to your hats because this is about to get pretty ugly.

“What do you mean it’s no big deal? You’re in our bed with…her!”

Yeah, you guessed it I walked in on my fiance and my best friend having sex in our bed, a week before the wedding/freak show. Now, if that was me now I would have cut them a new one. But that wasn’t me; I was timid and afraid of my own damn shadow.

“Come on Blaine, it’s just sex.”

Just sex? Apparently I had missed the fucking memo that it was okay to fuck your best friend a week before your wedding.

“You’re kidding right? How do you expect me to be okay with you sleeping with her?”

Was I the only person with a moral compass here? This was not okay.

“No, I expect you to do as your future husband says and just get over the fact that I have a mistress.”

Oh yeah, he played that card.

But what really pissed me off was Sophia, sitting on my damn bed with a smirk on her face, not even trying to cover her surgically enhanced tits.

“You look surprised Blaine? It’s funny how naive you actually are. You know your father has several mistresses.”

The bitch spoke, damn what I would give to go back two years and kick seven shades of shit out of her.

She was right though, as much as it fucking pains me to say it, my father was a notorious player. He had a shit load of mistresses that were happy enough to drop their panties for the politician. Fucking snake.

But this wasn’t about my father and his que of desperate whores, this was about my fiance fucking my best friend. And what the hell I was going to do about.

I know you’re desperate to find out exactly what I did.

Did I run to daddy?

Did I lose my shit and turn evil bitch on them?

No, I did exactly what my parents feared most.

I went rogue.

Meet S.K. Hartley

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S.K. Hartley is a mother, wife, avid reader and writer based in the not so sunny North West of England. You can find her either glued to her computer desk, in the library (yes they still exist) or floating around her favorite authors book signings!

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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Nephilim Warriors by K.A. Young

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Title- Prophecy Of The Female Warrior
Series- Nephilim Warriors Book # 1
By- K.A. Young
Genre- Mature Audiences 18+-Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Anna Wilkins is a prototypical housewife. She buys groceries, picks up the dry cleaning and hosts dinner parties.
Everything was picture perfect from the outside looking in until the life she was born to live collided with the life she was living. Her husband is murdered by a creature from another realm, a creature that is only visible to her. Through her pain, his death awakens a part of her she didn’t know existed. She is then thrust into a life of Vampires, Werewolves and Sexy Nephilim Warriors. Drawn to her by a bond as old as their race, a Nephilim Warrior finds Anna at her darkest hour and seeks to arouse what lies dormant within her. The scorching sexual attraction she and the Warrior feel for one another may be beyond anything either of them can control…
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Pain is something that I never fully understood until this moment. You can’t even comprehend the agony of losing someone that was part of you until it happens to you. You always know and accept that life ends in death, but you also believe that you have more time than you truly do. You envision a satisfying, long life. You picture yourself wrinkled and happy on the front porch, rocking in a comfortable chair, looking over at the man you love who’s seated next to you. His eyes are crinkled with laugh lines, permanently imprinted on his handsome face; proof of a long life filled with happiness. At least, we Southerners picture it that way; the front porch is the quintessential icon of Southern culture.
My Joe and I spent many evenings on the front porch of our plantation-style home, sipping sweet tea and listening to the sounds of chirping crickets along with birds singing their delightful night songs. We should have had more time; he was only thirty-six. Way too young to die.

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I originally got this book because it was free and sounded like a book that was right up my alley. Let me tell you it definitely is a great book to read and I couldn’t put it down. Especially since this is the first book that I have read that dealt with Nephilim type characters. So when I knew this was going to be a part of a series I was happy. The author has taken “housewife” Anna and has her whole world turned upside down as she’s known it; even though she has always thought something was different about herself but always tried to keep it on the back burner. That is until that unfortunate incident where she learns reasons behind it.

You soon find out why the book is named Prophecy of the female Warrior and that Anna is actually a Nephilim Warrior. I enjoyed reading this book, who does not love books that have to do with warriors of any kind. In this book your reading about an offspring of a very interesting mating. Talk about mating, there are some great hot scenes in this book!

The author did an excellent job with the flow of the story and the plot details. She not only had a great story but she also had a strong relationship struggle and action which added more friction in the story. As the story ends for the first book, there are questions I was asking myself; but, the good thing is book 2 and 3 are already out so I didn’t have to wait to keep reading. If you love paranormal reads then I think you should definitely give this great read a try. I think that I will definitely keep my eyes open for more books by K.A Young!! And the best part is you can try the first book out for FREE.

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Title-Destiny Of The Female Warrior

Series- Nephilim Warriors Book # 2

By- K.A. Young

Genre- Mature Audiences 18+-Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Nothing has ever come easily for the last female warrior of the Nephilim. Now that Anna has found her place in the world, she has much to learn about her new role as Queen. As the mating bond becomes clear, emotions run high as one of the sexy warriors must step aside while the other takes Anna as his Queen and assumes the throne. It is a wild ride, as Anna must return to Georgia to deal with a vampire that is waging war on residents of her hometown. Luckily, she has her best friend/paired sorceress Elise around to keep things interesting. Anna struggles to find the perfect solution that would allow her to remain loyal to her past as well as honor the responsibility of her present.

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#1 I sit on the small grassy patch next to his grave, unaware of how I arrived here, why I’m here, or even how long I will remain.  So much has changed in my life over the last year.  First, I lost my mortal husband, Joe.  Shortly thereafter, a Nephilim warrior named Eli swooped in like a whirlwind, turning my life inside out.  I rub my hand across the smooth granite headstone, stopping to trace his name with my fingers.  Joseph Adam Wilkins Born October 16, 1974 Died August 10, 2011.  It was raining the day of his funeral as if the heavens grieved over his passing.  I smile, remembering the life we shared, a time when I was oblivious regarding the supernatural world, believing I was merely human, and not the last female warrior of the Nephilim race.  It is strange how life unfolds, nothing is predictable when it involves me, a fact I am learning to accept.

I lift my head and look around the cemetery.  It looks different from how I remembered it.  My internal alarm blares loudly inside my head.  I have learned to trust my instinctive warnings.  I scan the area, assessing the perimeters for threats.  I hear rustling in the nearby trees behind me.  I turn to investigate; my vision is superb so I am puzzled why I can’t make out the face of the shadowy figure in the trees.  My hand, still resting on the headstone, suddenly feels damp and slippery.  I lift my hand to my face; blood covers it, but whose blood?

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Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17610593-destiny-of-the-female-warrior

Barnes & Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/destiny-of-the-female-warrior-ka-young/1114942487?ean=2940016543482

Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Female-Warrior-Nephilim-ebook/dp/B00AMQ601A/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

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Title- Blood Kiss

Series- Nephilim Warriors # 3

By-K.A. Young

Genre-Mature Audiences 18+-Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Julie manages her life the best way she knows how, by waking up everyday and putting one foot in front of the other, along with a little help from modern medicine. Most days she holds things together pretty well; as the mother of twin toddlers and a wife to a husband she can barely stand she still manages to keep up appearances and paste a smile onto her face. Until dreams of a sexy vampire plague her nights leaving her panting when she wakes.  Julie begins to struggle with her own urges though she dare not admit aloud that she now has a taste for blood. She longs to indulge her desire by taking the vein of the vampire that makes her quake with need. How much longer can she keep the creature inside of her at bay? Only time will tell if Julie is strong enough to resist her darkest desire or if she even wants to try.

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“I’m still having the dreams.” I sighed and smoothed out my high ponytail as I stared at the large floor plant in the corner of the office to avoid Dr. Weismann’s scrutinizing gaze. I could hear him rocking back in his large office chair, something he always did as he waited for me to continue, but this time I wasn’t planning to divulge anything further. I scrounged up the courage to make eye contact with my psychiatrist of the past five years.

“Julie,” he began as he peered over his reading glasses. “You are well aware that it is unwise to withhold information from me. How am I to help you if you don’t trust me enough to confide in me?”

He set his pad aside, and then folded his hands in his lap. He was attempting his silent chiding technique. In as much as he had studied me to learn my patterns, I was also a diligent student. This would only last three to five minutes, and then he would sigh and glance at the clock to evaluate how much time remained in our session, which would leave a whopping three minutes. I had timed my delivery perfectly; just enough time remained for him to write my prescriptions, but not enough time remained to delve into the issue. I kept my face blank of any expression as I watched him complete his ritual and tear off my prescription from his pad.

“All right, here are your prescriptions; it’s the usual two hundred milligrams of Zoloft, ten milligrams of Ambien, but I’m upping your dosage of Klonopin to one milligram. You should see a marked difference in your anxiety. I reached out to take the scripts from him when he pulled them back. “Julie, you and I have made a lot of progress these past few years. You mustn’t allow your insecurities to set us back a bit­; you know can trust me.”

“I do trust you, Dr. Weismann, and I will discuss this with you when I am ready. I need a little time to process the dreams before I can talk about them. They’re… well, different than they used to be.”

His eyebrows shot up. “Different how?” I could tell he wanted to have this discussion now, but luckily, time would not allow us to continue.

I sighed, “I… I don’t know, they just are. Can I have my scripts now, I need to pick up the kids and get to the pharmacy, then the grocery store. I have a million things to do when I get home,” I pleaded with him to let this go.

He pressed the prescriptions into my open hand. “If you get shaky or have an extreme episode like you did last month, you take two Klonopin and have Bill call me. This is nothing to play around with, understand?”

I nodded and he opened the door. Thank the Lord God Almighty, I was out of there.

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Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17901888-blood-kiss

Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Nephilim-Warrior-Series-ebook/dp/B00DLATI0E/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Kiss-Nephilim-Warrior-ebook/dp/B00DLATI0E/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372168562&sr=1-3

BN.com http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-kiss-ka-young/1115814333?ean=2940016713267

Nook UK http://uk.nook.com/ebooks/blood-kiss-by-ka-young/2940016713267

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K.A. Young is a paranormal/ urban fantasy romance author that lives with her family in the South. She began writing because her mind was swimming with incredible stories that were begging to be told. Her love for reading began as a small child when she realized that a good book was an instant escape to a mystical land that could be reached anytime and from anyplace.
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