Spotlight & Giveaway: Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde

Posted January 30th, 2014 by in Blog, Spotlight / 49 comments

Today it is my pleasure to spotlight Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde

Spotlight&Giveaway

Welcome to the club…

REAIn REAPER’S LEGACY we meet Sophie, who eight years ago 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.

Excerpt:

If Ruger and Horse weren’t planning to kill someone, why did they need a bat and duct tape? Those weren’t constructive-discussion-about-what-you-did-wrong supplies. Those were killing-someone-and-hiding-the-body supplies. The only thing missing was a box of big black garbage bags. I’d seen Dexter. I knew these things.
Miranda deserved serious payback for Noah, but she didn’t deserve to die. I didn’t need that kind of karma.
I called Ruger’s cell. He didn’t answer.
Then I crept across the hall and knocked on the door. There weren’t any screams or anything coming from inside. Good sign or bad? Hard to tell—this was my first felony and I didn’t know the proper procedure. I heard boots crossing the creaky wooden floor.
“It’s me,” I said, pitching my voice low. “Can you come out for a sec? I really need to talk, Ruger.”
“Ruger’s busy,” Horse replied through the door. “We’ll be done here soon. Go get packed and take care of your boy. We got this.”
I tried the knob. Locked.
“Seriously, Sophie, go back to your place.”
I backed away from the door. Now what?
The open window at the end of the hall caught my eye. The fire escape. Ruger had used it to get into my apartment, and Miranda’s place was a mirror of mine. Maybe I could get in that way to make sure everything was all right?
I ducked back into my studio for a quick check on Noah, closing and locking my own window while I was at it. Thankfully, he was still totally out. Not a surprise, given the night we’d had. I slipped out the door and locked it, then walked over to the hall window and stuck my head out to scope the situation.
Sure enough, the narrow iron landing stretched from my window and across the hallway before stopping under hers. I put my leg through cautiously and stepped onto the platform, making it creak. I glanced down and swallowed.
Never been a huge fan of heights.
I held the rail with one hand, trailing the other along the brick wall until I reached her closed window. I crouched low, peeking through. Miranda wasn’t much of a decorator, so she didn’t have real blinds, just a filmy, translucent scarf she’d tacked over the opening. Details might be little fuzzy, but I could still see clearly enough.
Her boyfriend lay facedown on the floor, hands bound tightly behind his back with duct tape. They’d wrapped his feet, too, with more tape around his head—like they’d decided to shut his mouth and just kept going. Blood trailed from a cut on his forehead and dripped out of his nose. Bruises were forming along his ribs. He seemed to be unconscious.
Ruger stood over him, aluminum bat in one hand, cell phone in the other.
Miranda knelt in the middle of the room, hands taped tight just like her man’s. More duct tape covered her mouth and she wore a sleazy nightgown that was probably supposed to look sexy. Horse lounged casually across from her, leaning against the wall. He seemed bored.
I sighed with relief. I’d been crazy to think they’d actually butcher two people in cold blood. That didn’t happen in real life. Sure, whatever was going on in there didn’t look fun, but I could live with that.
Ruger hung up his phone and shoved it into his pocket. He said something to Horse. Horse shrugged and must’ve cracked some sort of joke, because Ruger laughed. Then the big man walked over to Miranda, knelt down, and ripped the strip of silver off her face. Her lips quivered as she asked him a question. He shook his head as he replied, and she started trembling so hard I could see it from across the room and through the curtain.
Then things got bad.
Horse reached around and pulled an ugly black handgun out of the back of his jeans. I watched in frozen horror as he cocked the slider-thingy on top, clearly preparing to shoot. Then he said something else to Miranda.
Tears ran down her face as she slowly opened her mouth.
Horse nudged her lips wider with the barrel of his gun, pushing it in.
Holy fuck. HOLY FUCK.
I jumped up and pounded on the window with both hands, screaming at them to stop.
Ruger spun around, moving so fast I couldn’t follow. Within seconds he’d ripped open the window and jerked me into the room. The sash crashed down again as he wrapped his arms around me, pinning me to the front of his body, my back to his stomach. I tried to scream again, but his hand slammed across my mouth.
The bat clattered as it rolled across the wooden floor.
Miranda’s eyes darted toward me, full of desperate hope that quickly melted when neither man moved. Then Horse spoke.
“Time’s up, sugar. Usually people close their eyes. Your call.”
Miranda moaned, shutting her eyes tight and visibly bracing her body.
Horse glanced up, smiled, and blew me a kiss.
Then he pulled the trigger.

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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 www.joannawylde.net and connect with her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JoannaWylde or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/joannawyldebooks.

49 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde”

  1. Krysten M

    OMG! I’ve been waiting for this one ever since the first book came out! So happy it’s finally here 😀

  2. marcyshuler

    It’s a tense excerpt, but I’ve heard such good things about this book/series and can’t wait to read it!

  3. Steph F.

    Wow, what an awesome excerpt. That definitely left me wanting more. I loved the first book in the series and have been eager to read this one.

  4. Linda Brennan

    I enjoyed the blurb and excerpt – I can’t wait to find out what happens! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  5. kgagnon2013

    oh my god! I can’t believe Horse would kill her, that gun has to be empty! I am reading the first book right now and it is so good. It is edgy, and emotional and the characters are so great, I love it. This excerpt as exciting as it is, doesn’t have much interaction with Ruger and Sophie but I have read others and their chemistry is off the charts. I would love to win Reapers legacy, thanks for the chance!

  6. Kai W.

    I love the excerpt. There wasn’t any favorite phrase from the excerpt that I like specifically. I would love to read what will happen to Zack and Sophie.

  7. Barbara Hopkins

    The part of the excerpt that hooked me for this book is the one that follows:

    Ruger spun around, moving so fast I couldn’t follow. Within seconds he’d ripped open the window and jerked me into the room. The sash crashed down again as he wrapped his arms around me, pinning me to the front of his body, my back to his stomach. I tried to scream again, but his hand slammed across my mouth.
    The bat clattered as it rolled across the wooden floor.
    Miranda’s eyes darted toward me, full of desperate hope that quickly melted when neither man moved. Then Horse spoke.
    “Time’s up, sugar. Usually people close their eyes. Your call.”
    Miranda moaned, shutting her eyes tight and visibly bracing her body.
    Horse glanced up, smiled, and blew me a kiss.
    Then he pulled the trigger

  8. cahmmerritt

    I am so excited for this second installment of the series! Loved the 1st. Pre ordered this one on Kindle! Would LOVE to own a print copy! Thanks for the chance!!

  9. Michelle Huang

    Definitely can’t my attention although I haven’t started on the series yet!! Can’t believe that Horse would actually do that! Need to know what’s going to happen next!

  10. Margaret

    Oh yeah! Can’t wait to read! Favorite line: “Time’s up, sugar. Usually people close their eyes. Your call.”

  11. A.Caldwell

    Wow! Definitely caught my attention. Enjoyed Blurb and Excerpt. I will have to check this series out and put it on my to read list.

  12. Kim Perry

    I’m intrigued! I want to know what led to this scene and what happens next!
    If Ruger and Horse weren’t planning to kill someone, why did they need a bat and duct tape? Those weren’t constructive-discussion-about-what-you-did-wrong supplies. Those were killing-someone-and-hiding-the-body supplies. The only thing missing was a box of big black garbage bags. I’d seen Dexter. I knew these things.
    Miranda deserved serious payback for Noah, but she didn’t deserve to die. I didn’t need that kind of karma.

  13. Barbara Ann

    I’ve heard this is a great series and I really enjoy MC club novels. I can’t believe I haven’t started the series yet, but I’m certainly looking forward to it. I really enjoyed the excerpt and can’t wait to read more.

  14. Christine Kochanowski

    Sounds good, definite read only thing better is winning a copy. I love a bad boy and a little laugh makes it better. My favorite line was the first, it drew me right in “If Ruger and Horse weren’t planning to kill someone, why did they need a bat and duct tape?”

  15. dutcheja

    My favorite line is: If Ruger and Horse weren’t planning to kill someone, why did they need a bat and duct tape? Those weren’t constructive-discussion-about-what-you-did-wrong supplies. Those were killing-someone-and-hiding-the-body supplies. I definitely want to read more.

  16. Christine L.

    “If Ruger and Horse weren’t planning to kill someone, why did they need a bat and duct tape? Those weren’t constructive-discussion-about-what-you-did-wrong supplies. Those were killing-someone-and-hiding-the-body supplies. The only thing missing was a box of big black garbage bags. I’d seen Dexter. I knew these things.”

    I’m dying to knew what led to this scene …. and how it played out!

  17. Gretchen

    The cover and excerpt are awesome! I liked the part when she said it was her first felony and wasn’t sure of the procedure and that she knew things since she watched Dexter:)

  18. Maureen

    I read and really enjoyed the first book in the series so this looks good to me. My favorite line is: Horse glanced up, smiled, and blew me a kiss.

  19. Josette Schaber

    I’m having trouble posting… but I have read the first in this series and I’m looking forward to reading the next. Intense and wonderfully different from a lot of the books I’ve read.

  20. Jenn McElroy

    Great blurb & excerpt! I try to shy away from MC books, but excerpts like these drag me in!! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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