E is for Exclusive Excerpt
Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde
Releasing April 7, 2015
Silver Bastard is the first book in Joanna Wylde’s new Silver Valley series and it’s releasing on April 7th!! To celebrate the release, today we have an Exclusive Excerpt from Joanna Wylde – part of the S.I.L.V.E.R Bastard Blog Tour!! This is from Becca’s POV. Check out the other posts on the blog tour and make sure to enter the giveaway!!
About the Book:
Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward—full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.
Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her—the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.
Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants…
I had to remember that Puck was a biker, and not one of the nice ones. There was a reason the Silver Bastards protected Callup and all its inhabitants. Not out of the goodness of their hearts — I didn’t believe that for a minute. Nope, their protection was all about territory, kind of like a dog with a bone.
The Silver Bastards might not shit where they ate, but they had to shit somewhere.
Since leaving California, I’d lived my life according to one basic rule—I called it the Mom Principle. When in doubt, think about what Mom would do. Then do the exact opposite. It’d never failed me. Mom loved bikers, which meant I needed to stay the hell away from them. Hold out for a nice guy.
Nice. Normal. Boring . . .
When Joe kissed me I just sort of checked out. There was no burning need, no heated desire… Puck turned me on just by existing. With him actively existing right next to me, it was almost more than I could handle. To this day, I blame my hormones for my actions, because my brain certainly didn’t get a vote. I should’ve let it die, made a clean escape. Instead I had to open my big fat mouth and make things worse.
“You didn’t answer my question earlier.”
“Do you want to come over for dinner tomorrow?”
Puck ignored me, but I swear—his hands were suddenly squeezing the steering wheel so hard it should’ve snapped in half. The truck abruptly slowed and he swerved off the next turnoff to the river, brakes slamming hard. For a minute I thought we might go over the embankment into the water. I froze as he opened his door and got out, slamming it behind him. Then Puck walked away from the truck, kicking a rock hard as he looked out over the water.
Long minutes passed.
I fidgeted, wondering what was going on. Finally my idiotic, self-destructive curiosity got the best of me and I undid my seat belt, stepping out and moving toward him. He had to hear the crunch of the gravel under my feet but he didn’t say anything.
“Why did you get out of the truck?”
Silence. Had he heard me? Then slowly Puck turned, radiating a restrained intensity. His eyes flared as he started stalking toward me. Not walking—stalking. Like a predator in slow, inevitable pur- suit of its dinner. Crap. Puck liked to play with his food, too. I remembered that from California.
What the hell kind of mistake had I just made? I needed to run away, but it was too late—he already had me backed against the truck, although I couldn’t remember exactly how I’d gotten there.
Follow the Tour:
April 1st – S is for Silver Valley: Love Between the Sheets
April 2nd – I is for Interview: Shameless Book Club
April 3rd – L is for Lust: Smexy Books
April 4th – V is for Villain: Reading In Pajamas
April 5th – E is for Exclusive Excerpt: The Book Bellas
April 6th – R is for Reaper’s Tease: Book Binge
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About the Author:
Joanna Wylde is the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series and currently lives in Idaho with her family.