New Release, Series Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: ☆Signal Bend☆ by Susan Fanetti

I have a serious addiction to MC books…and I mean a SERIOUS addiction. But lately I find that most MC books are a dime a dozen. Seems like anyone and their mother think that they can write a great MC book, when in reality I can probably count the authors that truly pull it off on one hand. So it gets harder and harder for us as readers to find those truly gritty, emotional and erotic reads that we crave.

A few months ago I was going through my kindle TBR and noticed I had a book that I had originally gotten as a freebie that I hadn’t noticed,  Move the Sun. Not really expecting much since I’ve never heard of the author before, I decided to give it a shot…and was blown away. When I find an amazing new series, I just have to shout it from the rooftops and introduce everyone to it, and this is just one of those series. Erotic, gritty, action filled, and addicting, this is a series that is a must read. After devouring the book, I proceeded to stalk the poor author, who graciously allowed me to pick her mind about the series and her dream cast so that I can introduce it to you guys. So if you’re looking for your next great MC book, this is a series that you just have to check out.
If you haven’t yet read anything by this author, don’t miss the list of books in the series along with the dream cast below. And if you have, then we have a treat for you today from Susan’s recently released, All The Sky, book 5 in the series, along with the dream cast and a sexy excerpt!!
Joseph “Havoc” Mariano is an enforcer for the Night Horde MC. He’s a punch first, think maybe kind of guy, a man of action. He’s impatient and frustrated with the quiet life—times are changing, his town is changing, his club is changing, and Havoc places the blame squarely on the women that his brothers are settling down with. There’s only room for two women in his life: his mother and his sister. Romance holds no appeal for him whatsoever. He’s a homegrown, hometown boy whose attitude covers scars he’s mostly forgotten about.

Corinne Hawes is a single mother struggling to find a way to make a life for her and her teenage son, Nolan. She is an artist at heart, a free spirit on whom the structure and rigor of routine chafes hard. When she takes a job that makes Havoc her boss, they butt heads. But in their confrontations, a spark ignites. When they let their guards down, that spark explodes into a blaze.

While Cory learns to trust Havoc, and Havoc grapples with a major shift in his priorities and outlook on life, the period of legitimacy and peace comes to an end for the Horde. They had no idea that they were in so deep until an old enemy resurfaces and perpetrates a horror that affects Havoc, and Cory, profoundly. 

Note: Explicit sex and violence.

Dream Cast
From Chapter Eight:

Her fifteen-year-old son wasted, in the middle of a biker orgy? Cory couldn’t say it was her worst parenting nightmare—that one had to do with the side of a milk carton—but it was high on the list. Jesus. If Lindsay ever got wind of it, who knew what she’d do.

She’d lost her mind. Thinking about it, she rubbed her wrist, bruised from Havoc’s restraining grip. And now she was out of work again. That was where she needed to focus this morning. Figuring out a new job. Bonnie was being great and seemed to like having them in her back yard, but she couldn’t lean so hard on a friend forever.

She had just gotten dressed, preparing to take her little netbook to the town library for the wifi, so she could do some job hunting, when she heard a motorcycle on the road. It got loud, and then it stopped. From behind Bonnie’s trailer, she couldn’t see who it was or tell where it stopped, but she had a bad feeling, and she looked out the window over the banquette.

In a couple of minutes, Havoc came around from Bonnie’s driveway, headed right for the RV.

Fuck! She backed away from the window, until she was almost in the bedroom. He knocked, three sharp raps. She stayed where she was. He knocked again, and then put his face up to the screen, peering in.

“I know you’re in there—I pulled up next to your truck.”

Again, fuck.

She went to the door. “What do you want?”

Without invitation, he opened the door and stepped up, forcing her to step back as he came into the RV. She really wished she’d locked that fucker.

“You’re not quitting. And you are listening.”

Part of her felt like she should be relieved, but she wasn’t. She felt threatened and angry. He was such a bully. “Fuck you. Get out.”

Standing at the top of the steps that led down to the door, he crossed his arms over his broad chest. He had a bandage over the knuckles of one hand. “You need the goddamn job, and I am fucking sick and tired of trying to find good people to work that goddamn place. You’re not quitting. You’re working tonight. So just get off that.”

“What do you care what I need? And who are you to say if I quit or not? I already did!”

“Well, I don’t accept your motherfucking resignation! You quit under false pretenses!”

He’d stepped closer, and she backed off. “What does that even mean?”

He growled and slammed his fist down on the little counter. “You’re pissed at me for no good reason! Nolan went there last night on his own. As soon as I saw him, I got him out of there.”

“No, you didn’t—he wasn’t ‘out of there’ when I got there. You were bringing him from way in the back!”

With his head down, as if he were praying for patience, he gritted, “Fuck’s sake, woman! Are you just trying to piss me off? I was helping him. He had to puke.”

“BECAUSE HE WAS DRUNK!” She had a vague sense of how completely irrational she was being, but she couldn’t rein it in. She was shaking with anger and anxiety. With another step backwards—she was almost to the bedroom—she took a breath and tried for a steady voice. “Just—just get out. Get out. Stay away from us.”

He took another step toward her, then set his frame, his arms crossed, his legs widening to fill the space between the cabinets and the nearest of the banquette’s bench seats.

“No.”

Just that one word, like he didn’t need more than that. God, she was so pissed. She knew it was stupid. He was a big, violent biker who could tear her into pieces, but that wafting sense of reason was no match for the undertow of her churning emotions, and she ran at him, barreling into him as if she could push him bodily out of the RV. “GET THE FUCK OUT!”

He barely budged. So she tried again, making rabid grunts as she tried to move him, and then his hands were around her arms, just above her elbows, and he was dragging her forward and up until she was so tight against his chest she was sure she could feel his heart beating.

His eyes narrow and his lips curled with menace, he leaned down until they were almost nose to nose and snarled, “You are way over your stupid chick head.”

And then he kissed her, his mouth slamming over hers and his tongue instantly, deeply in her gasping mouth.

There wasn’t anything he could have done that would have shocked her more. Stunned into inertia, she didn’t pull away immediately. He seemed to take that as acquiescence or maybe even welcome, and he gentled a little, one big, hard hand moving up to cup her jaw. As his force eased, she felt a familiar clutch and tingle between her legs and the sudden impulse to draw him closer.

That’s when she pushed him off. And this time, he backed off immediately.

“What the fuck was that?” She was breathing hard.

So was he. “I—I don’t know. Fuck!”

“You need to go. I mean it, Havoc. I need you out of here.”

He stared at her, as if his dark eyes could bore into her head. “Yeah. But you’re on the bar tonight. Five sharp. Don’t make me come and drag you there, because I fucking will.”

With that, he turned and left the RV, slamming the door as he went.

Cory dropped into the banquette, her head spinning.

And don’t miss the rest of the books in the Signal Bend series

(Books 1 & 2 follow Lilli and Isaac, while the next books all have different couples)
Book 1
Lilli Accardo moves to the dying town of Signal Bend, Missouri, where the citizens have made a devil’s bargain to stay afloat. Lilli quickly garners the attention of the whole town, particularly Isaac Lunden, President of the Night Horde Motorcycle Club and de facto protector of the town and its citizens. When it turns out that Lilli is there under murky circumstances, Isaac decides to get close and try to figure out what she’s hiding. Their chemistry is instantaneous and electric, but each is a potential danger to the other. Action, sex, and drama ensue as Isaac and Lilli try to navigate the rocky terrain between trust and threat. 
Note: Explicit sex and violence
Book 2
Lawrence Ellis, with vast wealth and power, has made it known that he wants control of Signal Bend, Missouri. He is a man who always gets what he wants; there are no limits to the lengths he’ll go, and he has the means to pay all manner of people to do his dirty work for him. The Night Horde MC, led by its President, Isaac Lunden, is wildly outmatched but prepared nonetheless to defend their hometown to the last man, and they are willing to do whatever they must to protect their home. Lilli Accardo, Isaac’s old lady, with her own special skills and resources, stands with them, rebelling against Isaac’s need to shield her.

After toying with them for months, Ellis loses patience for the game and rains down destruction on the Horde, their families, and the town itself. Tested to their very limits, beyond anything they could have imagined, forced to travel dark roads, the citizens of Signal Bend fight a war no one—not even they themselves—thinks they can win.

Challenged constantly from without, beset by their own inner demons, Isaac and Lilli must find the true strength within their bond. Isaac needs to protect what is his; Lilli needs to stand on her own; but they are stronger side by side.

Dream Cast

Book 3
Signal Bend, Missouri survived a war on its streets and has arrived at a period of growth and peace. The town and its guardians, the Night Horde MC, relax into this moment of hope, looking toward the future for the first time in decades.

Everyone but Robert “Showdown” Ryan. Having suffered tremendous loss in that war, and taking on the burden of blame for it, Show has nothing left of himself. He is an empty husk of a man, drowning in grief and whiskey, seeking relief in numbness.

Shannon Bannerman has come to Signal Bend to manage the new Keller Acres Bed & Breakfast. She has left a successful city life to start anew in this tiny town, trying to keep the door closed on the regrets of her past.

Shannon is drawn to Show despite his stony detachment, and he is drawn to her despite his need to stay numb. But the pain in their pasts is deep and damaging. Only real love, like neither of them has ever known, could heal it.
Dream Cast
Book 4
Signal Bend, Missouri and the Night Horde MC gained notoriety after a shootout on Main Street brought down major players in the Midwest meth trade. The media have turned the Horde into folk heroes, and Hollywood wants a piece of that action.

Riley Chase is America’s Sweetheart, with a starring role on a popular television series, and now she’s the lead actress in the movie about Signal Bend. In Hollywood she’s hounded by the press, without the luxury of privacy or secrets, forced to play out her most intimate moments, even tragic ones, on a public stage. In Signal Bend, she’s nearly anonymous, able to discover who she is behind her image.

Bart Elstad is the Horde Intelligence Officer. His responsibility is to keep the club’s secrets buried, especially while the world is looking their way with a long distance lens. He’s in charge of the actors while they’re in town to research their roles.

Bart and Riley forge a quick but intense connection. A casual connection without expectations soon deepens, far more than either of them could have predicted. He sees the woman behind the starshine. She sees the man under the leather. Two very different worlds merge for a brief moment, but reality can’t be suspended forever. 

Chaos breaks loose both within and beyond the club. Tensions that have been simmering boil over, with catastrophic consequences. The Horde’s most powerful allies, concerned that their secrets might be exposed in the spotlight of fame, become dangerous enemies. Riley gets caught in the middle. With the future of the Horde in the balance, Bart makes a sacrifice that will change the club, and his life, forever.
Dream Cast

Want a sneak peek into book 6? I know you do! Well Susan was kind enough to give us the title; Show and Fire, name of the characters; Len and Tasha and her dream cast. Release date is still pending, but I’ll keep you guys posted!
Who’s in drooling pervy anticipation of this book? THIS GIRL!

I was born and raised in the Midwest–Missouri, to be precise. A few years ago, I was transplanted into the dusty soil of Northern California and have apparently taken root there. An inveterate geek and gamer, I am a fan of many things considered pop culture and maybe even lowbrow. I’m a particular fan of Joss Whedon. Seriously. If he wrote it, I’m in.The Signal Bend Series is in progress, with four books and a novella released so far: Move the Sun, Behold the Stars, Into the Storm, Alone on Earth, and In Dark Woods (the novella). All the Sky, Book Five in the series, will be released 12 April. Two more books are planned to complete the series.

The Freak Circle Press is an independent collective of friends and fellow writers. I post there under the handle “laughingwarrior.”

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Please note that All the Sky will be exclusive to Amazon/Kindle for the first 90 days of its release. During that time the only format offered is either Mobi or PDF 

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  1. Omg, where have I been that I haven't heard of this series? I need to read these asap!

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