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Sep 16, 2014

Scavenger Hunt + Giveaway: Reaper's Stand by Joanna Wylde

I am so thrilled and honored to be one of the many blogs taking part in the scavenger hunt for Joanna Wylde's upcoming release, Reaper's Stand! I am a crazy fan of Wylde's Reapers MC series so being a part of this is definitely turning my fangirl hardon! ;)

All week long, various blogs will be revealing exclusive excerpts from Picnic and London's story so if you don't want to miss out, make sure you follow along daily. If you are just joining us now, head on over to Love to Read for Fun to start from the beginning!

One week, five days, twelve excerpts, and a whole lot of epic! This is one scavenger hunt you do not want to miss. As if that wasn't mind-blowing enough, Wylde is offering five winners signed copies of Reaper's Legacy, Devil's Game, and Reaper's Stand. Plus, a swag pack! WOAH, WUT. I know, right? So, stick around, read (and swoon) the amazing excerpt I've got for you, and enter to win!

Without further ado...

About the book:

Title: Reaper's Stand (Reapers MC, #4)
Author: Joanna Wylde
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Expected publication: October 7, 2014
Age group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.

Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?

Exclusive excerpt from Reaper's Stand:

Since then he’d gotten a reputation around town as a total slut, a reputation that seemed to be well deserved, based on what I’d seen here.

Not your place to judge, I reminded myself.

When I started my cleaning business, I learned early that everyone has secrets to hide and it wasn’t my job to uncover them. Get in, do the job, get out, go home. Easy and simple.

“If you knew me, you’d know I feel sympathetic toward you,” he said. “Like I said, I have daughters. But I’ve learned the hard way that you can’t control them. I’m a hard man and not even I can control them. You don’t stand a chance with this kid. Why don’t you just go home?”

Enough. I stood quickly.

“I’m not leaving without her. Will you help me, or do I need to start searching by myself?”

He didn’t move and his expression didn’t change, but the air in the room cooled.

“Sit your ass down,” he said, his brilliant blue eyes flashing. The absolute authority and will in his tone was indisputable, reminding me that this was a very dangerous man.

I sat.

Hayes rose to his feet, coming to stand in front of me. Then he leaned down and rested his hands on the back of the couch on either side of my head. His gaze pinned me, and my adrenaline surged.

What the hell was he planning to do?

“You do realize where you are?” he asked softly, which was way scarier than it would’ve been if he’d yelled at me. Quiet menace, carrying visions of bodies buried in shallow graves...

“You’re in my club. Outside this room are twenty men who will do anything to back me up. Anything. And outside this building are forests and mountains that reach all the way to Montana. Only witnesses out there are deer and maybe a moose or two. You sure you wanna piss me off? I just pulled my dick out of a willing woman’s mouth for you, so it’s not like I’m in a good mood to start with.”

I couldn’t breathe. My heart beat so fast that I thought it might explode out of my chest, and I knew for a fact that pissing him off was definitely the last thing I wanted to do.

“Now ask me nicely to help you,” he said, the words slow and deliberate. I nodded, taking a minute to steel myself.

“Mr. Hayes, will you please help me find my cousin, Jessica?”


Sudden moisture filled my eyes, and I felt myself quivering. I blinked quickly and forced back the tears through sheer will. I’d be damned if I’d give him any more satisfaction. Silence fell between us, his face six inches from mine, palpable tension hanging in the air. In the distance I heard music and noise from the party, all too aware that I was utterly at his mercy.

“Can I go?” I asked quietly.


About the author:

Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

Connect with Joanna Wylde: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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