Thursday, January 17, 2013

Black Knights Inc.

If you're looking for a hot, wild, and sexy read...have I got a series for you.

A while ago we had a new member join my local RWA chapter. When she introduced herself, she told us her first novel was coming out in August of 2012. Hers is one of those fairy tale stories: She wrote a book, submitted it, and wound up with a three book deal! To say I was a tad jealous was an understatement...but she was super sweet, so I couldn't hate her too much!

She passed around postcards for her upcoming series, to be released August, September, and October of 2012. Based on the covers alone, I decided those books were a must for my TBR pile. But, we all know how that goes. The pile gets so big, things tend to get buried.

In August the first book, Hell On Wheels, debuted. I had every intention of grabbing a copy to read, but life, as usual, got busy and I didn't. Her second book, In Rides Trouble, debuted on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. Okay, now I was green with envy, but also more positive than ever that I wanted to read those books. Still, life got busy, the TBR pile got bigger, and I never got around to ordering the books.

Then, one night at a chapter meeting, the lovely Julie Ann Walker shows up to share the good news of her bestselling book, and brings FREE copies of them. So I got two books I'd been dying to read, autographed by the author, for zero dollars. Talk about a win win.

And then life got in my way again. I set the books in my pile (It literally is a pile.) and there they sat. Over Christmas break I placed an Amazon order, and needed another book to make my $25 and over order to get free shipping. I figured I might as well complete the set, so I bought Rev It Up, the third novel in the series.

To make a long story short...I know, I know...too late. I started reading Hell on Wheels the Saturday before I went back to work after Christmas vacation. It was late, so I got through the prologue and one chapter before I couldn't keep my eyes open. The next day, I sat and finished Hell on Wheels and read all of In Rides Trouble. I literally could not put them down. I didn't go to church, I didn't write my blog for the day, I didn't check e-mail, I barely talked to my hubby. I just read and read and read, because these books were so damn good. Then I picked up the third one Rev it Up, which took a bit longer to read, only because, dang it all to hell, I had to go back to work and could only read at night. But I polished if off in less than a week. I just couldn't help myself. I couldn't get enough of her sexy, alpha heroes and heart-stopping action and suspense. I'm also a sucker for a series where characters overlap and we get to follow some of them into and beyond their happily every after.

And, joy of joy...there's a fourth book in the series coming out, Thrill Ride. Trouble is, I don't know how in the world I'm going to wait three more long, long, long months before it comes out in April. And I'm hoping there will be more to the series, because by my calculations, Ozzie, Bill, and Angel need their stories told...and so perhaps do Christian and Mac...maybe even ex-CIA Agent Zoelner. A girl can dream, right? Because I just can't get enough of those hot, wild, and sexy Black Knights.

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



  1. Wow. What an endorsement! I'll definitely check out this series. How to find the time to write...

  2. Have you noticed specific aspects of her writing that make it stand out, Debra?

  3. Not surprised you were green with envy, Debra!
    I'd be interested to know if she has an agent and/or who publishes her books.

  4. Ana, that's the problem I have too. Too many books to read..,not enough time to write.

    As for what stood out, I liked the combo of action and romance. Her characters were very real. And although the sex and violence were pretty graphic at times, it worked for the story. I also like a series that mentions other characters and story lines, and there was plenty of that as well.

    Paula, She's published with Source Books/Casablanca.

  5. Wow, Deb!

    Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support. There is no higher praise for a writer than to be given an endorsement from a fellow - multi published and wonderfully talented - writer. I'm humbled and honored!

    Happy writing and happy reading everyone!

  6. Wow, that is a great endorsement, Debra. The books sound great! I'll have to add them to my own "way too long" TBR list.

  7. Hi Jules,

    Thanks for stopping by. Like I said, I can't wait for the next one, and I hope there are more to come after that!

    Jennifer...I was glad I moved them to the top of mine.

    (If you remember the post I did a couple of weeks ago about re-reading books, you can can see the Black Knight books in the picture of my TBR pile!)