NEW RELEASE REVIEW – King’s Reign by Nina Levine

Title: King’s Reign
Author: Nina Levine
Series: Sydney Storm MC #6
Release Date: May 31, 2018

The epic conclusion to King’s story.

I was chasing pure darkness.
Succumbing to the needs I’d forced to the far edges of my soul.
Running like a madman towards evil.
Then I found her.
She breathed life into me when I hadn’t thought there was any life beyond what I knew.
She gave me hope after I’d forgotten what it was.
She helped quiet the demons raging deep inside me.
Now I will lay myself bare for her.
I will bleed for her.
I will love her madly, deeply, passionately, completely.

King and Lily’s story comes to a heart-pounding conclusion in King’s Reign, the final novel in the Sydney Storm MC series. Delivering plenty of sizzle and brimming with unexpected emotion, King’s Reign had me firmly in its grip from the first page to the last. I loved King and Lily’s connection in this novel. While their chemistry was as electric as ever, their emotional bond seemed more profound and more genuine this time around. Despite the danger surrounding the club, King and Lily were inevitably drawn to one another, and the resultant push and pull was utterly addictive. I enjoyed seeing King so thoroughly unraveled as Lily broke through the darkness and pulled pieces of this enigmatic man into the light. King turned out to be so much more than I ever could have imagined and I loved finally getting to explore this character.

“Sometimes two people just weren’t meant to be together. Sometimes there was more hate than love, more war than peace. Sometimes love wasn’t enough.”

Since this book brings the storyline to a close, there are a lot of players to keep track of. Admittedly, I could have used a few reminders as to what roles certain characters had played throughout the series in order to really appreciate the direction this book took. However, Nina Levine definitely didn’t leave readers disappointed, serving up a satisfying ending to King and Lily’s journey. The reappearance of some familiar faces reminded me exactly what it means to be part of the Storm MC, and my heart felt right at home alongside the couples I’ve gotten to know throughout this series. Nina Levine effortlessly balances the raw, gritty angst of this story with plenty of delicious tension and a few beautifully tender moments. The writing was gripping, emotional, and delightfully feisty, ensuring I was entirely invested in King and Lily. Fans of the Sydney Storm MC series are in for one last wild ride with King’s Reign!


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Relent (Sydney Storm MC #1)

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Nitro’s Torment (Sydney Storm MC #2)

Nitros Torment

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Devil’s Vengeance (Sydney Storm MC #3)

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Hyde’s Absolution (Sydney Storm MC #4)

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King’s Wrath (Sydney Storm MC #5)

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Author Bio

Dreamer.
Coffee Lover.
Gypsy at heart.

USA Today Bestselling author who writes about alpha men & the women they love.

When I’m not creating with words you will find me planning my next getaway, visiting somewhere new in the world, having a long conversation over coffee and cake with a friend, creating with paper or curled up with a good book and chocolate.

I love Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, Lady Antebellum and pretty much any singer/band that is country or rock.

I’ve been writing since I was twelve. Weaving words together has always been a form of therapy for me especially during my harder times. These days I’m proud that my words help others just as much as they help me.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY – King’s Wrath by Nina Levine

Title: King’s Wrath
Author: Nina Levine
Series: Sydney Storm MC #5
Release Date: April 30, 2018

Finally meet the enigma that is King.

Our love wasn’t like everyone else’s.
There wasn’t a first date or flowers and gifts.
We didn’t have a song or cute nicknames for each other.
There were no calls during the day to check in with me, no coming home to cook me dinner, and no foot massages at the end of a long day.
That wasn’t how he loved.
But love me he did.
Madly, deeply, passionately, completely.
King loved with everything he had.
He just loved a little differently to most.

This is King’s story. From the beginning. All the ugly and all the beautiful, by the end of this duet you will come to understand the man behind the club.

King’s story will be told over two books – King’s Wrath & King’s Reign.

Nina Levine delivers the first part of King’s long-awaited story with this intense new addition to the Sydney Storm MC series. King’s Wrath is nothing I ever could have anticipated and yet everything I had hoped for. The journey Nina Levine begins in this novel is gripping and raw, perfectly capturing the ferocious enigma that is the Sydney Storm MC president. A twisted story that is only just getting started, prepare yourself for a few surprises as this book takes readers back to the beginning with King. The perfect mix of dark deeds, unexpected feeling, and electrifying chemistry, this novel dives deeper than ever before and promises to leave readers utterly addicted and begging for more.

“We loved each other too much. Too fiercely. Too fucking savagely. We would never survive this kind of love.”

King’s Wrath chronicles King’s path to Storm and his climb to club president, before picking up where the events of Hyde’s Absolution left off. King’s history was gritty, dark, and revealing, laying the groundwork for the MC man that inspires both fear and inexplicable intrigue. Nina Levine thoroughly surprised me as she unraveled King over the course of this story, demonstrating the breadth of his emotional turmoil and the depth of his personal pain. There was also a surprisingly compassionate and careful side to this mysterious biker that had only ever been hinted at before. It was this beautiful dichotomy that had me falling hard and fast for King.

“The worst kind of betrayal comes from those you love.”

While King’s Wrath is not a love triangle, two women consume King in this book: Ivy, his first love and biggest regret, and Lily, a new face with a fierce heart. While fundamentally different, both women are stubborn, outspoken, and push King in ways he’s powerless to deny. Nina Levine did a fantastic job developing both of these characters to be clear individuals with distinct voices and I’m curious to see where she plans on taking Ivy and Lily as the storyline progresses. Together with King’s siblings who exposed his tender, more thoughtful side, they helped reveal the man I always knew was buried beneath the ink and anger.

“As fast as we’d begun, we were done. And I was reminded once more that the journey through life was best taken alone.”

Storm MC is definitely back and ready for war in King’s Wrath. Readers will not be disappointed with glimpses of series favorites throughout the book. Nina Levine manages to make diving back into her MC world feel effortless and I was instantly right at home again with Storm. Paced to be devoured, this book had me riveted. Nina Levine’s writing absolutely enraptured, dripping with vibrant imagery and the kind of raw emotion that evokes a visceral response in the reader. I felt this one all the way through and I can’t wait to get my hands on what is sure to be the heart-pounding conclusion to this story. King’s journey was every bit as captivating, infuriating, and full of surprises as the man himself and its only just beginning.


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Relent (Sydney Storm MC #1)

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Nitro’s Torment (Sydney Storm MC #2)

Nitros Torment

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Devil’s Vengeance (Sydney Storm MC #3)

devils-vengeance

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Hyde’s Absolution (Sydney Storm MC #4)

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King’s Reign (Sydney Storm MC #6)

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Author Bio

Dreamer.
Coffee Lover.
Gypsy at heart.

USA Today Bestselling author who writes about alpha men & the women they love.

When I’m not creating with words you will find me planning my next getaway, visiting somewhere new in the world, having a long conversation over coffee and cake with a friend, creating with paper or curled up with a good book and chocolate.

I love Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, Lady Antebellum and pretty much any singer/band that is country or rock.

I’ve been writing since I was twelve. Weaving words together has always been a form of therapy for me especially during my harder times. These days I’m proud that my words help others just as much as they help me.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH NINA LEVINE & VIP EXCLUSIVE

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ESCAPE WITH AN ALPHA
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Welcome to some of Nina Levine’s #LifeIsMessy flash fiction. She writes these pieces when she’s struggling for words or trying to warm up her writing brain and shares them in her Facebook reader group. Sometimes the characters are familiar, other times they’re brand new. These pieces are just for fun, but you never know when one will turn into something more. To celebrate the launch of ESCAPE WITH AN ALPHA, Nina has written us an exclusive #LifeIsMessy bonus scene featuring Hyde and Monroe from Hyde’s Absolution!

Hyde

My gaze landed on Monroe’s ass the minute I stepped through the front door of her tattoo parlour.

Fuck.

Not a productive way to start the afternoon. Not when I had shit to get back to for King after I fixed her plumbing problem.

She straightened and turned at the sound of the bell chiming as I entered. A smile lit her face as she came my way. I’d never grow tired of that smile. Or those lips. “I’m going to make this worth your while tonight.” Her hands came straight to my chest before sliding down my body to my jeans. “Or maybe now. My next appointment isn’t for another hour, and Fox won’t be in until then, so we’ve got some time to kill.”

I clamped my hand over hers to slow her down. The last fucking thing I needed was her hand around my dick. “It’ll have to wait till tonight, Red. King needs me out on a job after this.”

She pouted. “He always ruins my fun. I can be quick.”

My mouth curled up in amusement. “You don’t know the meaning of a quick fuck.”

“I’m a woman of many talents, tiger,” she said with a sexy grin, her fingers working my belt. “I just haven’t chosen to bless you with a quick fuck yet.”

“Fuck,” I muttered, grabbing her hand again. “I’m just trying to get through the fucking day here, Roe. King’s busting my ass—I’m looking at about six straight hours of work to get through everything he wants done—so as much as sinking my dick in that sweet pussy of yours sounds like the best offer I’ve had all day, I don’t have time for it.”

She cocked her head. “You’ve had other offers today?”

Monroe was fucking lethal when it came to my restraint. When she stood in front of me dressed to kill like she was today, with sexy shit falling out of her mouth, there was no way I could resist her.

Wrapping my hand around her arm, I dragged her to the office. Kicking the door closed behind us, I pushed her up against it and claimed the kiss I needed more than anything. Being balls deep inside Monroe was a favourite place of mine to be, but more than that, I craved the connection to her that kissing gave me.

She looped her arms around my neck as she kissed me back, and when I finally let her lips go, she sighed. “I need to keep an eye out for customers.”

I reached for the bottom of her dress. “You have a bell on the front door.”

“Sometimes it doesn’t work. We need to open this door.”

I stopped what I was doing and met her gaze. “You want me to fuck you, Red? Or you wanna stand here and argue about the fucking door?”

“I want you to fuck me. With the door open.”

“Every surface of this office is covered with shit. It’s a fucking mess in here. Where do you suggest I fuck you?” There wasn’t even a spare wall to slam her up against. If she had a better option, I was all fucking ears, but from where I stood, this was the only place.

The heat in her eyes cooled, and she took a step away from me. “There’s plenty of places. You’re just being an ass now because of last night.”

I dropped my head for a moment and blew out a frustrated breath. She’d referenced the fight we’d had last night, which was becoming a recurring argument between us. The mess Monroe created in our bathroom with her makeup was in complete contrast to the rest of our home, which she kept obsessively clean. And I wasn’t a fan of it. Having to move shit all the time irritated the fuck out of me. After we’d argued over it last night, she’d hinted that I should sleep on the fucking couch, which I’d ignored. No fucking way was I going a night without her.

Looking back up, I said, “Not everything is about something else, Monroe. This has nothing to do with your mess at home.”

Her eyes widened. “I’ve told you—that’s not a mess! It’s—”

Jesus, this was the last thing I had time for today. I opened the door so I could go fix her plumbing and then get back to work. “I’m not getting into another fight with you about it.”

“What you like to call a mess in our bathroom is not a mess. I need to see all my makeup so I know what my options are. And don’t you walk away from me while we’re discussing something. You know I hate that.”

I was three steps out of her office, but halted my progress. She had a point—we both hated being walked away from. Turning back to face her, I raked my fingers through my hair and said, “I can’t win here, no matter what I say. And I don’t want a repeat of last night where you wouldn’t let me touch you. So let’s not get into this.”

“If we don’t get into it, we’re never going to settle it. I just want you to understand why I have all my stuff spread out in the bathroom.”

“I will never understand that. It makes no sense to me. Organise it into some containers or put it in the cupboards.”

“Ugh, men! You drive me crazy some days.”

“The feeling’s fucking mutual. Now, can I get to work so we can both go back to our day?”

She stared at me for a long few moments before saying, “Fine. But just so you know, I’m already feeling like a repeat of last night might happen again, so feel free to take your time getting all your work done this afternoon.”

“Fucking hell, Monroe,” I muttered as I closed the distance between us. Sliding my arm around her waist, I pulled her hard against my body. “I love you, but you don’t just drive me crazy some days—you fucking drive me to distraction. I can’t get enough of you, even when you’re arguing with me. Just so you know, I’ll be getting through that work as fast as fucking possible and then I’ll be coming home to finish what you started here. I don’t give a flying fuck if I break some of your shit, I’ll be clearing some space in our bathroom to fuck you on that vanity, exactly how you like it. And then I’m going to have you in the shower with all your toys. So go home after work and get ready for that, because there’s no fucking way it’s not happening.”

Heat flared in her eyes again. “Wait, you’re worried about breaking my stuff?”

“Yeah. Why do you fucking think I want that shit packed up?”

A smile spread out across her face and her body softened against mine. “Well why didn’t you say that?”

I’d never fucking understand women.

Fucking never.

“Fuck, Red, get your ass back in that office. No fucking way can I wait until tonight to have you.”

She continued smiling. “Sometimes you say the exact right thing, tiger.” And with that, she finally did what I wanted her to do.

PoP: We’re big fans of biker book boyfriends which is how we discovered your novels. What drew you to writing MC romance?

Nina: I was writing Madison’s story and she was the daughter of the MC president and J was just supposed to be a biker friend, but the minute he showed up on the page, the chemistry between them took over and I realised I had to write a story about them. Turned out, I loved writing bikers because they were completely alpha, dirty, bossy and could pretty much say and do anything that was over the top. I also loved being able to explore the darker side of life. And Sons of Anarchy was one of my favourite TV shows, so I had awesome inspiration!

PoP: You’ve written a lot of fierce, sexy, and unforgettable couples. If you had to choose, which couple is your favorite and why?

Nina: This question is so hard to answer!! I have a few favourites, but if I had to choose one couple, it would be Nitro & Tatum. I loved that they were both so hardened by life and didn’t open up easily. They both had to work to get the other to allow them in, and they both had to come to terms with themselves and make some big changes to grow. I know all my couples do this, but it felt like Nitro & Tatum fought this the most. And that’s what I love about writing – watching that struggle to grow and make changes. It’s life, and we’re all flawed and make mistakes and either learn from them or stay stuck. I love exploring that, and I’m finding that my writing is evolving more and more into digging deeper into human flaws and creating imperfect characters who sometimes are a struggle to like.

PoP: Your Storm MC and Sydney Storm MC series are thrilling, hot, and full of surprises and yet each novel also stands apart in its own way. Which book was the easiest to write? Which was the hardest?

Nina: Havoc was the easiest to write. He and Carla just fell onto the page. I know this may be hard to believe 😉 but up until I wrote the first half of Havoc (which was just after I wrote Revive), I’d kind of censored my bikers. When they said or did something that I thought may have stretched the dirtiness a little too far, I pulled them back. I deleted a lot of dirty stuff and toned it down. But with Havoc, I just let him and Carla be as dirty as they wanted. And that was fun! Carla was especially fun to write because of the fact I didn’t censor her. My hardest book to write has hands down been King’s book (and it’s still not finished because of this!). It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my writing since my mother passed away, but I’m doing much better with that now. However, I’m still finding King’s Wrath hard to write because of all the intricate plots I’ve got going on. Weaving in his life story plus all the club issues that have been going on for the entire series has been much harder than I ever anticipated. I thought I may struggle with King himself (getting him exactly right) but that hasn’t been a problem at all. He’s been in my head since 2014 and he is the character of mine who I know the best. I pretty much know him inside out and I don’t ever struggle with knowing how he would react to a certain situation, so he just falls onto the page. It’s just everything else going on that is making this a difficult book to write. I’ve also had to write his woman a few times now to get her right. I played with writing the book entirely in his POV also, but decided for the story to work best I wanted her POV in there too. So yeah, this book has been a journey! I’m aiming to finish writing his first book soon! And fingers crossed his second book flows much easier.

PoP: You seem to enjoy writing complicated, brooding alphas with filthy minds and even filthier mouths. Were you always comfortable getting down and dirty with your book boyfriends or was it something you had to grow into?

Nina: LOL at the filthy. Yes, I love writing that! I remember writing the first sex scene between J & Madison and blushing while I wrote it. Afterwards, I was like “huh, that was actually fun!”. By the time Nash’s book came, I was completely good with writing the filthy side of my men.

PoP: When you first hit publish on Storm, did you ever imagine you’d have two series worth of deliciously dirty bikers out in the world? What did you originally have in mind with J, Madison, and the rest of the Storm MC crew?

Nina: I had no idea that this is where I would be now! I didn’t plan that first series in the beginning. I simply wrote Storm and put it out there and went with the flow. That book did extremely well and readers were excited for a second book, so I wrote Scott’s book. I wasn’t sure what possessed me to say I’d write his next because in Storm he was a complete ass lol! I didn’t even really like him in that first book. But I ended up loving writing his story and fell in love with his character. However, the night before I was to publish his book, my friend called me up and told me that she hated him. She’d read his book and told me he was a complete dick and the kind of guy that never grows up. I appreciated her honest feedback but was then completely confused about how to proceed. I mean, it was too late then to change him when I had to publish the book the next day. And besides that, I actually personally loved his character. So I went with my gut and I hit publish the next day. I felt so sick over the whole thing and hadn’t heard back from any of the bloggers reading the book, so I closed my computer and took my daughter out for dinner and told her that my publishing career was most likely over. LOL! So it turned out I was right to trust myself on that one because that book hit the USA Today Bestseller list and Scott Cole is one of the series favourites.

After the success of Fierce, I decided I should get serious about planning out the rest of the series. Back then, I used to fly by the seat of my pants. These days, I’m much more organised with plans for series and mapping them out in advance.

PoP: Who was your favorite character to write and what was it like being inside their head? Did they make you laugh out loud? Blush profusely? Curse the day they popped into your head?

Nina: I have two favourites – King from the Storm MC series and Charlize from Risk. I love being inside King’s head because he’s so different to me in pretty much every way. He’s decisive, confident in his decisions, gives no fucks what anyone thinks, and he doesn’t get bogged down in details. He’s a make-it-happen man. And I have to be honest, I love writing his violent side. Not sure what that says about me?! Writing him in King’s Wrath, though, has shown me his vulnerable side and honestly, I swoon over that side of him. Being in his head for this book has made so many of his actions in past books so much more understandable. I am fascinated by my writing process and how I can have no understanding of why a character says or does something until much later in the book or even in the series. And then it’s like an aha moment where it all becomes clear. A lot of that has happened while writing King! And Charlize – she was so much fun to write because of her hilarious inner thoughts and funny moments. That story was roughly planned, but I had no idea of how the characters would show up on the page because I didn’t do any planning for their personality types or anything like that. I simply sat down and decided I needed to think of a funny and mortifying situation a woman could find herself in and then write that to open the book. And Charlize just took off from there. I love her because I feel like she has so many traits that most women can relate to.

PoP: In addition to your MC series, you’ve written a rocker and friends to lovers romance. What other tropes do you hope to tackle in your writing career?

Nina: I have plans for so many! There will be the accidental pregnancy book featuring Avery and Tyler from Steal My Breath. I’ve got the billionaire trope with Ashton Scott and the office romance/billionaire trope with Risk (I’ve still got the second book in this duet to write and am really looking forward to that!). I have a book I started writing way before Storm that I want to finish – it features a married couple on the rocks. It was inspired by Pink’s album The Truth About Love. I’ve got the opposites attract novella I wrote about a laid back tattoo artist who falls for an uptight career girl, titled Her Kind of Crazy. I’ll be expanding that book and releasing it this year. Other than those, I’d love to write a ‘woke up married in Vegas’ book, a secret baby book, maybe a jilted bride book, and a marriage of convenience book. I’d also really love to write a small town romance series, and it would definitely need to have a story about a woman who returns to the small town she grew up in and finds love with her first love again *sigh*. Oh, and I’d love to dedicate a whole series of standalones to a second chance romance series. I adore second chance romance!

PoP: How do you shape your characters? Are they reflections of the people you have encountered or do you write them the way they speak to you?

Nina: I wouldn’t say they are planned as reflections of the people I encounter, but sometimes I find myself writing a character who I later realise was probably influenced by someone I’ve met. Having said that, there are a few characters I’ve written who have gone through similar experiences as mine, so they’ve been partly shaped by some of the people I’ve known. Generally when I’m planning out a novel and the main characters, I start with their wound and go from there. Everything else about them has to fit into character with that.

PoP: What do you do to help writer’s block should you encounter it?

Nina: Oh man, I’ve definitely suffered over the last year with this. I had to acknowledge that my self care was lacking and that I had worked myself into burnout. Grief on top of that only made it worse, and then physical injury forced me to take time off and figure it all out. I had to go back to basics with my self care and improve my sleep, eating and movement. Regular massages and physiotherapy helped too. And then just getting out and living life rather than working all the time was also key for me. Girls weekends away are one of my favourite things to do. Taking time away from social media is another key thing, although I do struggle with this when a lot of my work is on social media. And trying to set aside time first thing in the morning for writing is beneficial for me because I tend to write much better then. And lastly, when the words aren’t coming on the main book I’m writing, I’ve found that working on side projects really helps my creativity flow. So I’ve been slowly working away on some fun side projects the last couple of months and am excited for where they will lead!       

PoP: If you were to pitch your books to new readers in one sentence, what would it be?

Nina: If you don’t love romances with dirty-talking alphas, you won’t love my books 😉 

— Nina Levine asks Prisoners of Print —

Nina: How did the two of you meet and decide to blog together?

PoP: We met when we were 14 years old, working at the public library across the street from our high school reshelving books. Candy was singing a highly inappropriate song on the opposite side of the shelf, and the rest is history. After graduation, Becca went to college hundreds of miles away, but we never lost touch despite life continuing to keep us geographically separate. A few years ago, while messaging about books we’d recently read, we came up with the idea to start a book blog. We thought it would be a fun way to reconnect and share something we love with one another. Prisoners of Print was born, and here we are over four years later.

Nina: I love this!! Love that you’ve been friends for so long and share a love of books! 

What is your absolute favourite thing about blogging?

PoP: Hands down, the relationships we have cultivated. Blogging has allowed us to connect with authors, other bloggers, and fellow readers in ways we could never have imagined. What starts out as a shared love for the written word evolves into something so much more. It’s kind of incredible when messages about your swoon-worthy book boyfriend turn into talking about real life, supporting one another through the difficult times, sharing in each other’s joy, and making plans to one day meet up. We love that blogging has allowed us to connect with so many different people from around the world in ways we would never have been able to otherwise. We truly cherish the genuine friendships we’ve made in the book world.

Nina: I agree that the messages that start off being about book boyfriends and turn into beautiful friendships are a special and wonderful part of this community. I’ve definitely treasured our chats, Becca. You’ve been there for me at times I needed someone to chat with and that has meant so much to me.

I’d love to know each of your top 3 favourite books! Which books do you still think about to this day and wish you could read all over again?

B: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
, Rule by Jay Crownover
, and The Coincidence series by Jessica Sorensen

C: The Edge of Never series by J.A. Redmerski
, From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
, and Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Nina: Some amazing books here. I also loved Rule, Ten Tiny Breaths and The Edge of Never! Oh and I’m pretty sure I’ve read the first Coincidence book by Jessica Sorenson and loved it too.

Last 5 star read for each of you?

B: Recovered by Jay Crownover

C: The Birthday List by Devney Perry

Nina: Paperback or ebook? Why?

PoP: We can really go with either one, but if we had to choose, we would say that it would be eBooks. We like to have the highlight ability so that all our favorite quotes or things that we can relate to are always at our fingertips. Plus, eBooks allow for being able to carry more than one around at all times 😉

Nina: I love being able to highlight my fave parts in ebooks too, but I still love reading paperbacks. I tend to buy fiction in ebook form and non-fiction in paperback (except when I reallyyyyy can’t wait for the paperback to be delivered!).

One of my fave tropes is the ‘married in Vegas’ trope. I pretty much devour any movie or book I stumble across with that storyline! What is the one trope for each of you that you can’t go past?

B: I adore a good sibling’s best friend romance. There’s something about quietly wanting someone forever and having them in your life but always out of reach that just tugs on my heartstrings. I can’t help but get caught up in all of the delicious tension and inevitable angst. Plus, that moment when things finally click is always kind of magical! Happily ever afters carved out of a lifetime of longing and barely maintained patience tend to be so much sweeter, too.

C: I’m a sucker for a second chance at love. We all make mistakes in life and sometimes those errors lead to losing something we didn’t know we wanted – especially in the form of love. There’s something so special about witnessing that redemption, the growth, and the overcoming of obstacles that seemed impossible at one point in time.

Nina: Next book on your TBR?

B: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

C: The Pleasure of Panic by JA Huss

Nina: When I’m ready to settle in and read a book, I love to do that either on the couch, the sunbed or in bed. And I like to set myself up with a cup of tea and chocolate! Where do you prefer to read, and what are your reading must-haves?

B: I’m pretty content to read anywhere there’s quiet and a glass of wine or cup of coffee. However, most of my reading happens in bed at the end of the night cuddled up to my cat. If there’s a big blanket, fuzzy socks, and something yummy to sip on I’m a happy girl.

C: In an ideal world, I’d be in a hammock by the water somewhere. Since that’s rarely possible for me, my favorite place is curled up in bed at night. My husband and daughter are asleep and the world is quiet. My puppy curls up next to me and I escape to a new world…it’s perfection every time.

Nina: I love snuggling under a big blanket too, Becca! And reading by the water is a fave place of mine too, Candy!

I detest spoilers!! Do you girls like them?? If you love them, do you actually search them out?

PoP: Absolutely not! We both love the thrill of going into a book and being taken on every turn for ourselves. There’s something about experiencing every raw emotion and a delicious anticipation that leaves us loving a book that much more. However, that’s not to say that sometimes a little trigger warning isn’t helpful when it’s necessary.

Nina: How does blogging fit in with the rest of your life? How much time do you spend on blogging each week?

PoP: Even after almost four years of doing this, we’re constantly evolving as bloggers. Maintaining a balance between work, family, and the vortex of social media is difficult, but we’ve managed to become pretty efficient and organized in how we tackle the everyday aspects of our blog. We tend to meet up online after dinner to go over scheduling for the next day, dedicating a couple of hours to getting things taken care of so we can focus on our lives offline, the social aspects of blogging, and whatever else we have going on at the moment.

USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine is an Aussie author who writes alphas with a side of dirty and sassy women who don’t hand their hearts over easily.

When she’s not creating with words you’ll find her planning her next getaway, visiting somewhere new in the world, having a long conversation over coffee and cake with a friend, creating with paper or curled up with a good book and chocolate.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY – Hyde’s Absolution by Nina Levine

Title: Hyde’s Absolution
Author: Nina Levine
Series: Sydney Storm MC #4
Release Date: June 20, 2017

The Sydney Storm MC are back and war is coming.

Monroe Lee is a handful.
She fights me, challenges me and tries to resist me.

Where I’m jagged, she’s smooth.
Where I’m dark, she’s pure.
Where I’m broken, she’s whole.

I am not a good man.
I’ve hurt everyone I’ve ever loved.
I should walk away before I ruin her too.

But fuck, we are fire together.
And I’ve been out in the cold too long.

At a time when everything is falling down around me, she might just be my saviour.

Nina Levine serves up another fiercely addictive MC romance with Hyde’s Absolution, the newest addition to the Sydney Storm MC series. After what feels like one seriously long wait to hear this mysterious man’s story, this novel did not disappoint. Every bit as intense, sexy and full of feels as I’d imagined, Hyde and Monroe’s journey was utterly captivating. I devoured this book, desperate for more of the Storm MC family I’ve come to love and anxious to unravel Hyde for myself. Hyde and Monroe were absolutely electric, their chemistry off the charts and their emotional connection incredibly heartfelt. Nina Levine not only knows how to write swoon-worthy biker BBFs, but she definitely excels at creating the kind of feisty, strong heroines perfect for her possessive alpha males. Nina’s writing is exquisite, effortlessly demonstrating her growth as an author and making this book one of her most memorable works yet.

“Even though she lived and breathed in my soul, I wasn’t in hers. She didn’t know me, and she had no reason to trust me.”

Hyde was so much more than I ever imagined he’d be. As his past came crashing back into his present, we got to experience an entirely new side to the character. The raw emotion that came with those revelations quickly pulled me under Hyde’s spell and kept me mesmerized for the duration of his journey. I loved how Nina Levine juxtaposed the ferocious and oftentimes vicious side of Hyde with the vulnerable and heartbroken man who was desperate to reclaim and defend his family. Monroe’s complete acceptance of Hyde’s flaws, vices and scars was nothing short of breathtaking and allowed the reader to get an intimate look into this seriously complicated hero. By the time all was said and done I’d definitely fallen head over heels for Hyde. I loved his deliciously dirty and unapologetically alpha side as much as I did his caring and tender one. Nina Levine has truly outdone herself with this badass biker.

“Why God? Why is the only man I want to sleep with a moody asshole?”

Monroe was a woman after my own heart – intelligent, independent and unwilling to settle for anything less than what she deserved. I adored her strength and the fearlessness with which she took on Hyde and his many moods. I enjoyed seeing Monroe with her friends and family. They gave me a glimpse of her insecurities and fears that helped me connect to the otherwise seemingly confident heroine in unexpected ways. Nina Levine certainly knew what she was doing bringing Monroe and Hyde together because the push and pull between them was hot, hilarious and totally unique. I loved their witty banter and the scorching interludes they shared. This couple undeniably sizzled in a way that kept me furiously flipping the pages. I have no doubt that Monroe was the perfect addition to the MC women and I look forward to seeing her really find her place amongst the Storm family in the future.

“At the end, we’d both been like casualties of war who stared at each other through vacant eyes, hurling words intended to hurt the other because that felt like the only way to allow the pain out.”

While Hyde and Monroe’s story absolutely enthralled, it was perhaps the MC storyline that kept me so riveted to this novel. Nina Levine picks the club business right back up and continues it in a way that had me on the edge of my seat, desperate to figure out how it would all shake out. I loved seeing more of Kick, Nitro, Devil and King, as well as the women who drive them crazy. Hyde’s Absolution held the same feeling of family I’ve come to love so much from this series and it took no time at all for me to fall right back into Nina Levine’s fictional world. In true Nina Levine fashion, she left my head reeling and my heart raging for the next book in the series but Hyde and Monroe’s journey was as sexy and satisfying as I could have wished for. Overflowing with vibrant characters, brilliant imagery, genuine emotion and pulse-pounding action, Hyde’s Absolution is Nina Levine at her very best!



I tore my attention from Hyde and gave it back to Tatum when she said, “I’ll call you tomorrow.”

Hyde’s presence had pretty much wiped all coherent thought from my mind, so I simply nodded and murmured, “Okay.”

As she and Nitro walked away from us, Hyde moved closer. His scent almost hypnotised me, if that was even possible. Looking down at me, he said, “What are you drinking?” The husky tone of his voice was like the final nail in my coffin. He could lead me down the path to sin with that voice.

“A Cosmo please.”

He turned to the waiting bartender and ordered drinks before shifting his gaze back to me. His body was so damn close it almost pressed against mine. His eyes dropped to my chest. “You weren’t made to be subtle, were you, sugar?”

“Can’t say that word’s in my vocabulary, no.” The way he was devouring my body told me I’d made the best decision when I bought the black dress I wore tonight. Knee length with a plunging neckline and accentuated with a belt around my waist, it clung to every curve I had. My girls were up and proudly out, just the way I liked them. I mean, if you had it, flaunt it, right? And I’d had the red in my hair touched up that afternoon. It hung in lazy vivid red curls to just below my breasts. I wasn’t sure which part of me he thought wasn’t subtle, but I guessed it had something to do with my dress by the way he seemed unable to draw his gaze from my body.

Finally he found his way back up to my face. The heat flashing in his eyes shot a round of lust through my veins. Good God, this man, though. I wondered if he had any idea of the storm he caused within me. “Don’t ever add it.” If what he said didn’t make my legs sway a little, the forceful, gravelly way he said it did.

The bartender placed our drinks on the counter, distracting us from each other. Hyde dropped some cash on the bar, took a mouthful of his whisky and looked back at me while I got down as much of my drink as I could in one mouthful. God knew, I needed it. I could stand my ground with any man, but Hyde had a way of catching me off guard.

“You calm down after that thing about owing me money this morning?” And there he went, flipping my feelings about him on their head.

I fixed him with a look that let him know I wasn’t impressed. “I didn’t have anything to calm down from.”

“You seemed all worked up about it.”

I threw some more of my cocktail down my throat. “I wasn’t.” But I was getting there now, that was for sure.

He drank some more whisky, keeping his eyes steady on mine. “Okay.”

Okay? Oh no he didn’t. He didn’t get to end a conversation with that bullshit. “Okay? Seriously, you’re going to end with that?”

“It seemed pointless to argue.”

I finished my drink and placed the empty glass down with some force. Sliding off my stool, I said, “We weren’t arguing. I was simply telling you like it was.”

“Yeah, I’ve picked that up about you.”

My eyes practically popped out of their sockets. “Picked up what about me?”

“That you like to tell men like it is.”

“I do not! You just have this way of pushing my buttons. I feel like it’s you, not me.”

His lips twitched. “Sugar, if I knew which buttons I was pushing, I’d push them some more. I never said I didn’t like the way you told me how it was.”

I snatched my bag off the bar. I needed a moment to get my thoughts under control. In the space of seconds I’d switched from wanting him to wanting to smack him to wanting him again. My mind needed a break from the whiplash. I took a step away from the bar and said, “I’ll have another Cosmo.”

Without waiting for his response, I headed in the direction of the ladies room. I’d almost made it there when a hand slid around my waist and I was pushed up against the wall in the dark hallway. A hard body pushed against mine as the hand around my waist slid down to settle on my ass and warm breath whispered across my cheek. “My cock likes that attitude of yours. Surprised the fuck outta me, but I can’t deny I want more of it.”

The proof of his statement ground against me, sparking need all over me. Every inch of my skin blazed with desire. I gripped his shirt with both hands and found his eyes. “You and I weren’t made for each other, Hyde.”

“I’m not saying we were.”

My body went to war with my mind. It fought me kicking and screaming, desperate for what he was offering, but I didn’t want to surrender. “So what’s the point of starting something?”

He pushed his cock harder against me. “I came here against better judgement tonight. Nitro told me you’d be here and I came because I couldn’t, for the fucking life of me, get you out of my head. I want my hands on those curves of yours and my dick as far inside you as you can take it.”

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Dreamer.
Coffee Lover.
Gypsy at heart.

USA Today Bestselling author who writes about alpha men & the women they love.

When I’m not creating with words you will find me planning my next getaway, visiting somewhere new in the world, having a long conversation over coffee and cake with a friend, creating with paper or curled up with a good book and chocolate.

I love Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, Lady Antebellum and pretty much any singer/band that is country or rock.

I’ve been writing since I was twelve. Weaving words together has always been a form of therapy for me especially during my harder times. These days I’m proud that my words help others just as much as they help me.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY – Devil’s Vengeance by Nina Levine

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Title: Devil’s Vengeance
Author: Nina Levine
Series: Sydney Storm MC #3
Release Date: December 15, 2016

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Synopsis

The Sydney Storm MC are back and war is coming.

Dating the sister of a friend is a bad move, but falling for the sister of your club’s greatest ally is the absolute worst move.

Especially when he makes it clear he doesn’t want a biker anywhere near her.

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Review

Nina Levine returns readers to the Sydney Storm MC with Devil’s Vengeance, Devil and Hailee’s sizzling story. From the moment we first met Devil earlier in the series, I’d been waiting to unravel this enigma of a man and Devil’s Vengeance definitely didn’t disappoint. Devil and Hailee were electric, their delicious chemistry and inexplicable connection obvious from the very start and their innate understanding of one another’s soul utterly captivating. I got lost in their sexy, sweet push and pull, eager to discover what made these two tick and wholly invested in their happy ending. Both independent and incredibly stubborn, Hailee and Devil shared plenty of sarcastic banter and the kind of filthy flirtation that kept me riveted to their story. Throw in some great new secondary characters like Hailee’s hilarious grandmother and all of the familiar MC faces and Nina Levine has written another exceptional MC romance with Devil’s Vengeance.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in my thirty years, it’s that perfection doesn’t exist. Everyone’s story is filled with imperfection. And who am I to judge yours?”

Like all of the Storm women before her, Hailee was feisty, passionate and a force of nature all her own. I absolutely adored getting to know this multi-talented woman. Her unwavering compassion, kind heart, generous spirit and artistic soul made her incredibly enchanting. Beautiful inside and out, Hailee proved herself time and again to be the perfect match for Devil and I was in awe of her ferocity and loyalty. I enjoyed getting to know Hailee even better through her family, friends and bandmates. These peripheral relationships really shaped this character, giving her depth as well as adding plenty of heart and humor to the story. As Nina Levine developed this character over the course of the book, we got to see Hailee’s insecurities and vulnerabilities rise to the surface. It was these raw and honest moments where Hailee felt so incredibly tangible that allowed me to connect with her so completely and had me rooting for her and Devil to find their happily ever after.

“I think we meet people when we’re supposed to. When we need them.”

Devil has had me intrigued from the moment he first appeared in the series and I knew that whatever his story was, it would captivate me. Nina Levine definitely delivered, revealing this character to be a man who was equal parts charming and fierce with an incredible capacity for love. Devil was delightfully dirty and all kinds of alpha with a surprisingly sweet side that was totally adorable – the complete book boyfriend package all wrapped up in ink and dipped in bad decisions that had me swooning from page one. While there were definitely aspects of Devil’s history that I felt needed a bit more exploration, I enjoyed getting to know the pieces of his past that made him who he was. Plus, seeing Devil with his family opened my eyes to an entirely new side of this character and gave me an even greater appreciation for the kind of man he was below the stereotypical MC surface. Devil is definitely up there on my list of all-time favorite Storm men.

“Why do we continue to love those who cut our hearts out and let them bleed all over the floor while telling us they really do love us?”

As far as the storyline goes, this novel seemed to have less action and adventure, making Devil and Hailee’s story more about their emotional journey and the strategic aspect of club business than the heart-pounding, gut-wrenching chaos some of the other books have thrived upon. For that reason, the pacing is a bit slower, but not in a negative way. As always, I enjoyed seeing more of King, Hyde and the rest of the Storm MC crew. The overarching MC storyline just seems to get more and more tangled the further into the series we go and it has me itching to find out what will happen next. Nina Levine also set up Hyde’s book, dishing out just enough detail to get me hungry for more of his story, as well as teasing at King’s incredibly complicated past. With her scorching interludes, witty dialogue, heartfelt emotion and intriguing club dynamics, Nina Levine has only managed to sink her hooks deeper into me. I adored Devil and Hailee’s story and I can’t wait to see more of this couple in the future along with all of my favorite biker BBFs as the Sydney Storm MC continues to fight for love and brotherhood.

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I decided to be completely up-front with my thoughts. “Are you just after sex here? I mean, if you are, I’m on board with that, but I’d rather know going in what this is rather than thinking it could be more when that’s not what you’re thinking.”

He smiled harder and leant forward so he could kiss me. His lips on mine blazed a line of hunger along my skin. Every inch of me wanted more. And he didn’t disappoint.

Parting my lips, he deepened the kiss, his tongue searching for mine. He took my face in his hands, and his body slid across the lounge towards mine until we were touching.

I wanted to crawl into his lap and never let him end this kiss.

I wanted to rip his shirt off and put my hands all over his body.

God, I wanted to do so many dirty things to him—things I’d never done to another man, but had dreamt of.

“Darlin’,” he rasped, pulling his mouth from mine, which made me want to cry out my disappointment. “We need to stop this now or else I’m not gonna be able to stop. I’d happily fuck you on this lounge if it’s what you wanted, but I doubt it is.”

I took hold of his face. “I need your lips on mine for at least another five minutes, and if you can’t control yourself, that’s on you.” My words came out on a huff of bossy breathlessness, because that’s what a kiss from Devil did to me. I could only imagine what sleeping with him would do. Hell, he might cause me to stop breathing all together.

His eyes widened a fraction before he grinned. “Jesus, you’re something else, woman.”

And then he gave me what I wanted.

And I knew what his answer would be about whether this was just sex or not.

This was never going to just be about sex.

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Dreamer.
Coffee Lover.
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USA Today Bestselling author who writes about alpha men & the women they love.

When I’m not creating with words you will find me planning my next getaway, visiting somewhere new in the world, having a long conversation over coffee and cake with a friend, creating with paper or curled up with a good book and chocolate.

I love Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, Lady Antebellum and pretty much any singer/band that is country or rock.

I’ve been writing since I was twelve. Weaving words together has always been a form of therapy for me especially during my harder times. These days I’m proud that my words help others just as much as they help me.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY – Nitro’s Torment by Nina Levine

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Title: Nitro’s Torment
Author: Nina Levine
Series: Sydney Storm MC #2
Release Date: September 20, 2016

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Synopsis

Tatum Lee is a pain in my ass.

She’s stubborn, full of attitude, and she doesn’t like to do what she’s told.

And yet, at a time when I should be focusing on the war my club is at, she consumes my mind because she’s also fearless and fierce, and I’ve never met a woman like her.

The thing about war, though, is the minute you let your focus drop, your enemy rises up and attacks. And sometimes they bring you to your knees in ways you never imagined.

The other thing about war? You learn just what you’re capable of doing to protect those you love.

Review

Just when I think Nina Levine couldn’t possibly write a more swoon-worthy biker book boyfriend, Nitro comes along and proves me wrong. Nitro’s Torment was sexy, thrilling, and full of so many unexpected feelings that I couldn’t help but be left wanting more. Nitro and Tatum were a match made in tattooed badass heaven and I found myself instantly under their spell. From the first page to the last, this couple shared an absolutely explosive chemistry. Fueled by a mutual stubbornness and soul-deep recognition of one another’s demons, Nitro and Tatum challenged each other, creating a constant friction that sparked something fierce, hot, and unyielding between them that was utterly addictive.

“When Nitro kissed, he fucking claimed you. He used his mouth to say all the things he didn’t say with his words.”

Nitro was a surprise from beginning to end and I found myself enjoying every minute of unraveling this enigma of a man. Not only was he all delicious, dirty, and raw alpha male, but as the story progressed, Nina Levine also revealed a softer side to Nitro. Utilizing his relationship with his siblings and niece, we got to see the protective, caring, and slightly broken man that lay beneath all the fury and fight. It was this duality that proved to be so simply breathtaking, branding Nitro on my heart in a way I couldn’t have anticipated. Throw in his developing relationship with Tatum and the complicated brotherhood he calls home and Nina Levine has skillfully created a bold and beautiful multidimensional character that is entirely captivating.

“You might be unpredictable out there in the world, but here with us, you’re predictable in all the right ways.”

It’s been a long time since I’ve loved a female character as much as I did Tatum. Nina Levine expertly developed this character in a way that made her relatable, lovable, and deeply moving. Although her initial sass and independence had me grinning, it was her innate understanding of Nitro’s darkness and the exposure of her own fears and insecurities that had me hooked on this heroine. Tatum was flawed, broken, and undeniably human, making her easy to connect with and root for. Her strength, ferocity, and unfailing loyalty allowed Tatum to fit seamlessly into Nitro’s dark and dangerous MC world. As their story progressed, Tatum proved to be the perfect match for Nitro and together these two characters stole my heart with their entertaining push and pull, sizzling sexual tension, and heartbreaking honesty.

“I thought life had already handed me my heart on a platter. Bleeding and bruised. Turned out life wasn’t done with me yet. Bleeding and bruised wasn’t enough.”

One of the things I’ve come to love about Nina Levine’s books is the incredibly enthralling overarching storylines that connect each novel to the next. Not only do we get the excitement of each couple’s personal journey, but we also get to see the MC evolve and grow. There is nothing more thrilling than getting lost in the vibrant personalities, heart-pounding action, and gut-wrenching emotions of the Storm MC world and the Sydney chapter is no exception. I am already hooked on the complicated relationships and mysterious inner-workings of the club that color this series and I can’t wait to see where Nina plans on taking Nitro, Kick, King, and the rest of the crazy Sydney Storm MC crew.

“The lonely stretch of highway was a silent battleground, but we filled that silence with the sounds of shattered bone and tortured grunts.”

From the first word to the last Nitro’s Torment was an adventure. Gripping, passionate, and delightfully dirty, Nitro and Tatum’s story packed a powerful punch. Their gritty pasts and emotional scars led to some incredibly poignant moments that totally wrecked me in the very best way. Heartbreaking and yet swelling with hope, Nitro’s Torment exemplifies Nina Levine’s phenomenal storytelling and extraordinary character development. This author continues to blow me away with her lyrical prose, amusing banter, sizzling sensuality, and deeply compelling emotions. Perfectly paced and undeniably spellbinding, Nitro and Tatum irrevocably marked me with their heartfelt story. Already anxious for more of the Sydney Storm MC, Nitro’s Torment is an absolute must-read for any MC Romance fan!

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I sat next to him. I wasn’t sure why except that for the first time since I’d met him, he seemed like he needed someone. Even if it was just to sit with him. I stole a glance at his face. It was hard to find skin under all the dried blood. “I take it the other guy lost.”

He held my gaze for a long time before answering me. God, how I wondered what thoughts ran through Nitro’s mind. It felt like he either ran from them or got lost in them, but I wasn’t convinced he was often comfortable with them.Something we had in common. “That depends on your definition of winning.”

I didn’t need him to spell it out for me. And I didn’t push him for more. Instead, I walked into the bathroom. Locating a clean washer in the drawer, I wet it and walked back out to him. Standing in between his legs, I began the task of cleaning up his face.

This was something I knew well. My brother had often turned up on my doorstep in this state. Caring for him had always been my responsibility. How could it not be when his journey in life had been dictated by my own?

Nitro hissed when I accidentally pressed too hard on his cheek. His hand landed on mine and he halted my progress. “I can do this myself.”

I pulled my hand away from his face. “Yeah, you can, but I’m doing it, so just let me.”

“Always arguing with me,” he murmured, allowing me to go on.

I worked in silence and when I’d cleaned the blood from his face, I said, “I’m going to get some ice for your face. Wait here.”

I hurried down to the bar because I figured he had work to get back to and no time to waste. Kree loaded me up with ice and a towel to wrap it in. When I arrived back in his room, he was in the shower. He didn’t take longer than a few minutes and when he exited the bathroom wearing only a towel around his waist, I sucked in a breath at the magnificence of his body.

Nitro was a powerhouse of hard muscle that went hand-in-hand with his fearless warrior instincts. Standing before me, almost naked, his masculinity caught me off guard and a rush of desire hit me. My thoughts stalled and I momentarily forgot what I was doing. All I could focus on was the throbbing need deep in my core. A new hum filled my entire being, unlike anything I’d ever felt before.

Damn.

Shit.

No.

“You got ice?” His deep voice snapped me from my hypnosis.

“Ah… yeah,” I mumbled, shoving the towel with the ice in it at him, almost dropping it as I did so.

He frowned, his eyes searching mine. “You good, Vegas?”

Fuck, no, I wasn’t.

I was fucked.

Completely.

I nodded, swallowing hard. “I’m good.”

I was so far from good.

I wanted something I didn’t want to want.

I wanted him.

How the hell did my world turn in such a short space of time? What the fuck triggered that? Because whatever it was, I needed to un-trigger it.

He took the ice from me and turned to head back into the bathroom, grabbing clothes on the way. I was helpless to do anything but watch him walk away. My eyes stayed glued to the powerful muscles that built his back. And that ass.God, that ass. Even covered in a towel it was hard not to stare at.

I was so engrossed in his back and ass that he caught me off guard again when he dropped the towel and dressed without closing the bathroom door.

Fuck it, I was out. I yanked the bedroom door open and left as fast as I could. I needed to find a quiet corner and gather my thoughts. I needed to wipe everything that had just happened from my memory. Somehow, though, I suspected Nitro was not a man to ever be wiped from a woman’s memory.

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USA Today Bestselling author who writes about alpha men & the women they love.

When I’m not creating with words you will find me planning my next getaway, visiting somewhere new in the world, having a long conversation over coffee and cake with a friend, creating with paper or curled up with a good book and chocolate.

I love Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, Lady Antebellum and pretty much any singer/band that is country or rock.

I’ve been writing since I was twelve. Weaving words together has always been a form of therapy for me especially during my harder times. These days I’m proud that my words help others just as much as they help me.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Relent by Nina Levine

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Title: Relent
Author: Nina Levine
Series: Sydney Storm MC #1
Release Date: February 23, 2015

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Synopsis

Evie Bishop grew up loving Kick Hanson. He loved her, too. They were inseparable. Best friends who looked out for each other. Until the day scandal hit their families and ripped everything apart, changing the course of all their lives.

Kick follows a dangerous path that leads him to the Storm MC where he spends his days buried deep in a violent and lawless world that is slowly consuming his soul. Evie works hard to escape the hopelessness that threatens to swallow her after her family is ripped apart. She builds a stable life for herself, however it’s devoid of the one thing she has always longed for – Kick.

The love these two have for each other never wavers but sometimes in life, love isn’t enough. Even in the times they find each other again, they can never make it work. Kick fights against bringing Evie into his world and Evie refuses a life with Kick if he won’t fully commit to her. However, when circumstance throws them together again, Kick knows he must finally make her his. The trouble is, Evie’s done. She loves him but she believes their chance to be together has long passed.

When Kick finally stakes his claim, will Evie relent and give their love another go, or has Kick left it too long to go after the woman who has owned his heart forever?

Review

I am officially in a Kick Hanson hangover! Nina Levine has once again taken the MC romance world by Storm (haha… see what I did there?) with her newest novel, Relent! Relent is the first book in the Sydney Storm MC series, a spin-off of her Storm MC series and I could not be more excited for this new adventure. Nina continues to blow me away with her beautifully complex characters, thrilling storylines, and ability to set the pages on fire with the chemistry she creates. We’ve already gotten a taste of the overarching story that will run throughout the whole series, connecting each book to the next, and I can tell its going to be an intense and exciting ride. Evie and Kick’s story had the perfect balance of heartache and passion, pulling me into their world until I found myself completely consumed by their story.

“I do know you. I know how you like to handle shit you don’t want to deal with. I know you prefer to shut down and not let your feelings out. And I fuckin’ know you feel every-fuckin’-thing deep, babe.”

Evie Bishop is my favorite kind of feisty female lead. Besides her obvious beauty, she is intelligent, loyal, and loves fiercely. She also happens to have a smart mouth that can be absolutely filthy, holding her own with the big bad alpha male in her life. I loved watching her transformation from broken and lost to fearless and sure. Nina Levine made sure this was a woman you could relate to and adore, securing an undeniable connection with the reader. Kick Hanson is everything a delicious alpha male BBF should be. He’s hot as hell, unwavering in his allegiance, and ferociously protective. He also happens to say all the right sexy things to get a girl melting at his feet. I fell harder for Kick with every growl that left his mouth. Between their scorching chemistry, fevered discussions, and the extensive and complicated history tying them together, Nina Levine has created something simply combustible with this couple.

“And I’m in the mood for some fun. Let’s shake this shit up, boys. Let’s show Sydney what the fuck Storm is made of.”

Nina Levine conjured up plenty of feelings from me with Relent. She had me feeling devastated, giddy, furious, and captivated by her words, unable to walk away until it was over. I laughed a lot and found myself lost in the sarcasm and hilarious banter of this story, never wanting it to end. Relent had so much more going on than I could have imagined. Not only was this Evie and Kick’s love story, but Relent was about finding family wherever it may be and fighting to protect it. The juxtaposition of Kick’s family with Evie’s and the Storm MC family painted a highly emotional picture of what it means to stick together. Nina had me on the edge of my seat as their bonds were tested and I’m so anxious to see where she is planning on taking the Sydney Storm MC. I’m already addicted to this crew and curious to hear their stories. Nina Levine has once again managed to pull me in and get me hooked on her fantastic and crazy MC world. Bring on more Storm!

Rating
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5++ sinfully, sexy, Storm MC stars!!

Excerpt

Kick grinned and came towards me, his hands reaching for the button on my jeans. I slapped his hand away. “No,” I said firmly, giving him the evil eye. “You’ve had your fill this morning and I’m all out of orgasms.”

He smirked. “Baby, you are never out of orgasms.”

I raised my brows, trying to look stern. “I am today.”

Crossing his arms over his chest, he said, “So you’ve got a dentist appointment and then what?”

“Then I’ve got work. Why?”

“I’m just trying to figure out how long until I can get my dick out again.” When I smirked, he added, “You don’t seem to realise just what you do to me, Evie.”

I put my hand on my hip, settling in to hear this. “Tell me, Kick, what do I do to you?”

He uncrossed his arms and took the few strides separating us. “You cause an insatiable fuckin’ need in me that I’ve never experienced before. Even if I fucked you all day long, I’d still never get enough.”

Oh god.

My core clenched.

Maybe I did have more orgasms in me today.

He traced my lips and then cupped my cheek before kissing me. “I’m taking you to your appointment and then to work, and then I’m picking you up from work and taking you back to my house. Today we play my way. With my toys,” he growled, and I felt his growl all the way through my body.

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Don’t miss the rest of the Sydney Storm MC series:

Nitro’s Torment (Sydney Storm MC #2)

Nitros Torment

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Devil’s Vengeance (Sydney Storm MC #3)

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Hyde’s Absolution (Sydney Storm MC #4)

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King’s Wrath (Sydney Storm MC #5)

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King’s Reign (Sydney Storm MC #6)

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Author Bio

Dreamer.
Coffee Lover.
Gypsy at heart.

USA Today Bestselling author who writes about alpha men & the women they love.

When I’m not creating with words you will find me planning my next getaway, visiting somewhere new in the world, having a long conversation over coffee and cake with a friend, creating with paper or curled up with a good book and chocolate.

I love Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, Lady Antebellum and pretty much any singer/band that is country or rock.

I’ve been writing since I was twelve. Weaving words together has always been a form of therapy for me especially during my harder times. These days I’m proud that my words help others just as much as they help me.

 

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