The moment Lefty exited the room, Gia locked the door behind him and slid to the floor. She rested the back of her head against the door. Her shoulders shook with her silent sobs. Tears rolled down her cheeks. Memories assailed her, the sound of dancehall music, the feel of blinding lights and roaming hands. Her stomach rolled. I thought I was over this. The minute she had a shot at freedom, she’d taken it, fleeing the country and building her life from the ground up. Now, the whisperings of Mylandra coming to the United States had her reverting to the frightened youth she’d once been. Furious with her regression, she swiped at her tears and gained her feet, stumbling into the bathroom. “You will not let her win.” She stared at her reflection. “You’re a survivor. It’s what you do no matter what. She can’t touch you now. You made sure of that.” There’d been a reason she went in with the Dueling Devils and catered to motorcycle clubs. They appreciated loyalty and protected their own. She’d learned a long time ago might makes right, and the ones with the power made things happen. Turning on the faucet, she splashed her face and blotted it dry with a towel. She reached for the bag of touch up items she kept in the top drawer of the vanity. Calming as she repaired the damage from her mini meltdown, she cursed her past and the claws it had sunk deep into her. I’ll never be normal. She sucked air into her lungs. But I can be happy and successful, which is more than I ever let myself dream of for a second.
Satisfied with her appearance, she carefully rebuilt her walls.
Title: Ride: Dueling Devils Box Set
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Erotic Romance
Experience the Ride from the beginning.
The red, white, and blue rally used to be a high point for Ardy Larkin. The festival brought in enough money for the town to scrape by, and added a bit of excitement to the air. This year everything’s different. Her father made a deal he couldn’t back, and now her life is forfeit. Demanded as payment for their debt she finds herself attached to the biggest, baddest, member of the Dueling Devils M.C., their president, Demon.
In need of someone to watch his children while he was away, Ardy Larkin seemed like the perfect solution to all Demon’s problems, until he caught a case of feelings for an innocent girl who didn’t belong in his world. When a dangerous situation forces his feeling to the forefront, he shows her what it means to be claimed by a member of the Dueling Devils.
Book 2: Payback
She paid the price for her family’s debt working for the Dueling Devils M.C. Love was never meant to be part of the deal. But somehow, the dark and dangerous club president, Demon stole her heart. Now she’s thrust into hell fire. The Sidewinders’ personal attack on Demon’s family has the M.C. out for blood. As the rough side of Demon’s lifestyle rears its ugly head, she’s tested to her breaking point.
Consumed with keeping his family safe, Demon is determined to put the Sidewinders in the ground. Focused on revenge, he watches the miles between him and Ardy grow. The. M.C. comes first, but he won’t let Ardy walk away now that he’s claimed her. Backed into a corner he does the only thing he knows how to, fight his way out.
Book 3: Wrecked
You can’t have love without trust, so Lefty never looked twice at a woman. Betrayed at a young age, the only people he trusts are his brothers in the Dueling Devils motorcycle club. The boys took him in and showed him the meaning of family and loyalty. Then he broke his own rule and slept with the same woman more than once. She became a habit, and he got ensnared by the island beauty who ruled her strip club with an iron fist. The problem is, Gia’s not interested in anything serious.
The minute Gia Hughes began to trust Lefty, she knew she was in too deep. The smart thing would’ve been to walk away, but the chemistry between them was too powerful. Then he started asking for more, and she was forced to run from the only thing she ever really wanted—a place to belong. The skeletons buried in her closet need to stay buried to keep her safe, but all too soon that decision is taken out of her hands.
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration.
After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household.
She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.
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