Spotlight & Giveaway: Renegade by Chantal Fernando

Posted November 22nd, 2019 by in Blog, Spotlight / 29 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Chantal Fernando to HJ!
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Hi Chantal and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Renegade!

 

To start off, can you please tell us a little bit about this book?:

This book was extremely fun to write, and is a love story about Renegade and his neighbor Isabella.

Between wild parties and rumbling motorcycles, living next to the Knights of Fury MC has always left Isabella curious, but after a night in Vegas, she gets a firsthand taste. Drinks in the club surrounded by burly bikers soon turns into a series of daring decisions, which don’t seem so bad until she wakes up the next morning. Married. To Renny.

Could she be more of a cliché?

Nothing complicates an annulment like lingering temptation, especially when Isabella and Renny give in to their need, putting their marriage where their mouths are. But as Isabella learns what outlaw life is really like, she’ll have to decide if she’s in love with a biker—or in over her head.
 

Please share your favorite lines or quote(s) from this book:

He’s a beast, a machine, a piece of fucking artwork.

 

What inspired this book?

My travel to Vegas- I’ve always wanted to write a book with a shotgun wedding!

 

How did you ‘get to know’ your main characters? Did they ever surprise you?

My characters always end up taking over and controlling the story- which is sometimes annoying when I’ve plotted something else, but always keeps it interesting!

 

What was your favorite scene to write?

The moment they find out they got married.

 

What was the most difficult scene to write?

Isabella finding out Renny had lied to her.

 

Would you say this book showcases your writing style or is it a departure for you?

I think it does showcase my usual writing style, but the readers will have to let me know if that’s true or not!

 

What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

I want them to have fun, and enjoy the ride with the characters. I think it shows that sometimes you can give people second chances, and they will prove themselves worthy.

 

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned?

I’m currently working on a co-write with Amo Jones which I’m very excited about! My next locked in release after Renegade will be book 3 in the Knights of Fury Series, Temper.

 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

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Excerpt from Renegade:

I start dialing a mechanic and the rumble gets louder as a black Harley comes to a stop behind my car. It’s kind of been our unspoken rule that the bikers and I live harmoniously, but don’t really engage, so it surprises me when someone gets off the bike and removes his helmet.
Hello, Mr. Biker. He’s one good-looking biker, that’s for sure. Dark hair, dark eyes, stubble and a tall, built body dressed in all black. He slowly approaches, eyes on my car.
“Need some help?” he says, his deep timbre sending a shiver down my spine.
“That would be great.” I’m desperate at this point, especially when the phone rings with no answer from mechanic number one. “I don’t know what happened. It only made it down the road before it just stopped.”
He comes to stand next to me, and fiddles with the engine before getting in the car and trying to start it to no avail. “I’m going to have to take it in to the clubhouse,” he says, frowning. “We can fix it and get it back to you ASAP.”
“I appreciate the offer,” I say, shifting on my feet as he stares at me. “But I’m kind of supposed to be in Vegas today.”
I’m going to have to call the last person I want to call to ask if I can borrow his car.
My father.
Ugh.

“Vegas? We’re actually heading that way ourselves. We can give you a ride, if you want,” he says, shrugging. “I’m Renny, by the way.” He holds out his hand for me to shake.
Renny?
I vaguely remember hearing this name before. Maybe it was when that woman used my phone.
“Isabella,” I reply, shaking the tattooed hand. It’s big, yet warm and soft, despite the calluses on it.
“I know who you are,” he murmurs. “You helped Skylar when she needed it.” Skylar, that was her name! “Now why don’t you let us return the favor? It’s the least we can do.”
“I didn’t really do anything,” I say, surprised he remembers something so small. I mean I let her inside to use my phone, and that’s about it. Anyone would do that for someone that they see is visibly in distress.
“You helped. That day…” He pauses with a far-off look on his face. “It was a tough day. We lost someone important and you helping her… Well, it meant a lot. So thank you.”
“You’re welcome,” I say, knowing that arguing would be pointless. “What are neighbors for, right?”
He grins at that, a little dimple popping up on the right side of his cheek, distracting me. “So what about my offer. Do you want to hitch a ride to Vegas?”
His offer sounds tempting, but I really don’t know these men, and I’d rather drive there by myself. Even if that means I have to call my dad.

Who am I kidding? While I wouldn’t feel comfortable driving to Vegas with Renny and his friends, I’d probably still choose that option over asking Dad for help.
My phone rings, bringing me back to reality, especially when my sister’s name pops up on the screen.
Shit.
“Ariel, hello?” I say, raising a finger to Renny apologetically. I turn my back a little for privacy, glancing down at my shoes, silently praying that everything is okay.
“Izzy, have you left? I’m in labor, it wasn’t just Braxton Hicks. You need to be here now!” she says in a panic. “The way these contractions are coming on…” She starts to scream in pain, and I hold the phone away from my ear, wincing. “Fuck!”
Man, I am never having a baby if that is what I have to go through. My older sister is one of the strongest women I know, and she has a high pain threshold, so anything that makes her sound like that gets a nope from me.
“I’m leaving now,” I promise, turning back to Renny. “I’ll be there as soon as I can, Ariel. I love you.”
“I love you, too,” she says before hanging up.
I weigh my options and the likelihood that I will make it to Vegas in time. I may not know Renny, but I promised Ariel I would be there for the birth of her child. My niece or nephew. And I will not let her down.
“So when are you leaving?” I ask before I can give any more thought to what I am doing. I need to go, and I need to go now. It’s a five-hour drive, and maybe, just maybe, I will make it before the baby’s head crowns and ruins Ariel’s vagina.

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Book Info:

New York Times bestselling author of the Knights of Fury MC series Chantal Fernando is back with trouble in the form of a renegade.

Good girl Isabella wouldn’t miss the birth of her sister’s baby for the world. So when her car breaks down and one of the bikers next door offers her a ride to Vegas, it’s too tempting to pass up. Besides, she can think of worse travel conditions than wrapping her arms around Renny, otherwise known as Renegade.

Tall, dark and handsome, the man is pure sex on a Harley.

Between wild parties and rumbling motorcycles, living next to the Knights of Fury MC has always left Isabella curious, but after a night in Vegas, she gets a firsthand taste. Drinks in the club surrounded by burly bikers soon turns into a series of daring decisions, which don’t seem so bad until she wakes up the next morning. Married. To Renny.

Could she be more of a cliché?

Nothing complicates an annulment like lingering temptation, especially when Isabella and Renny give in to their need, putting their marriage where their mouths are. But as Isabella learns what outlaw life is really like, she’ll have to decide if she’s in love with a biker—or in over her head.

This book is approximately 67,000 words

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Meet the Author:

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando lives in Western Australia.

Her published novels include four books in the Resisting Love series – Chase, Kade, Ryder and James; the New York Times bestselling novel Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around. Her latest releases include Toxic Girl, Saxon, and a USA bestselling biker romance novel Dragon’s Lair.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.
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29 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Renegade by Chantal Fernando”

  1. Kim Brewing

    I’m a lover of the OTT possessive, protective guy….I’d probably kill him in real life, but love him in BBF!

    • Kim Brewing

      I just realized I had to update my account!!! geesh. Still love the OTT Possessive, protective guy

    • Lynne Brigman

      My favorite quality in a book is strong protective quality in the guy. I love it when the a guy that is tough but can also be soft and sweet.

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