Rycks (Black Reign MC 1)
Lyric: My orders are to find the highest-ranking member of Black Reign MCs and worm my way into his bed. Little did I know I would find the one man I could never forget -- the man who broke my heart six years ago and left me to fend for myself against Kiss of Death.
Rycks: Lyric ran out on me six years ago. Now I’m questioning my loyalties to both her and my mentor, El Diablo. She pulls at my need to protect at the same time she might just prove herself to be a traitor.
Wrath (Black Reign MC 2)
Wrath: As a lawyer, I’m singularly suited to El Diablo’s plan to infiltrate the DA’s office. I know the system inside and out. Then I meet a sexy little platinum-haired escort and all bets are off. What’s a man to do when a sexy single mom, her feisty but vulnerable daughter, and a few Saint Bernard puppies stand in the way of club business?
Celeste: The only way to finish Holly’s leukemia treatments is for me to keep up the payments to the hospital and clinic. I soon find myself working for a motorcycle club as a “cam girl,” doing live sex shows. Imagine my surprise when the man called Wrath turns up in the control room of my first cam show. He’s sexy as sin, and he’s also got me completely under his spell. Which sucks because he’s quite possibly the rudest jerk I’ve ever had the displeasure of meeting.
Praise for Rycks (Black Reign MC 1)
"Rycks is so hot and strong. Lyric surprised me, she's sweet and vulnerable... I didn't see her feisty fierce side coming, but when it did….she kicked butt and took names. The story was amazingly told. I felt connected to each character. I enjoyed the Banter between Rycks and Justice….they cracked me up."
-- 5 Stars from Tanya, Goodreads Review
"Oh boy, Rycks and Lyric were so explosive together."
-- 5 Stars from Jessica, Goodreads Review
"I LOVED RYCKS! This is my favorite book in all four series! I have waited impatiently for Rycks’ story. Lyric is his equal in all ways... I think this gives us more insight into Rycks’ and El Diablo which will probably be the best book ever because that woman will have to be as crazy as him!"
-- 5 Stars from Melissa, Goodreads Review
"Another great book in this series. Great characters and plot along with some suspense and action. As usual, this author writes a very enjoyable book. Always look forward to the next book."
-- 5 Stars from Carol Roll, Goodreads Review
"I'm so glad that Rycks got his own story. He is the embodiment of an Alpha man and it makes the story so much better. The story has everything grown mystery to surprises and does not disappoint. I highly recommend you picking this one up...one click awaaaaaaaay."
-- 5 Stars from DivasoftheSerengeti_Lioness, Goodreads Review
"I love the cover of this book... perfect model and attractive design! I also enjoyed the story and couldn't put it down until I finished. We get an introduction to Black Reign MC, their connection to Salvation's Bane, and the steamy HEA romance between Rycks and Lyric... I'm eager for the next stories to find out more about what's going on between all the MCs. It's going to be HUGE!"
-- 5 Stars from Dee_annad, BookBub Review
"Rycks and Lyric are epic in that Marteeka Karland way. There are always 2 sides to an argument or a situation and because neither of them know the other side they start this dance. I loved watching them find out each other sides and fallin in love despite all the issues they had."
-- 5 Stars from dragonwolf1995, BookBub Review
"This action packed MC kept me on the edge of my seat. Rycks and Lyric have a history and now they are reconnecting but there are secrets that may break them up again. When the dust clears will Rycks and Lyric finally get the closure that leads them to a happily ever after?"
-- 5 Stars from Raemje, BookBub Review
"A non-stop intense, suspenseful and thrilling roller coaster ride to go on. Rycks intrigued me and I wanted to know more about him and boy did his story pack a punch. Rycks and Lyric had some major hurdles to overcome but their connection was undeniable that nothing would stop these two from reuniting. This story pulled me in from the beginning, kept me enthralled, and left me smiling in the end. I cannot wait to see what comes next."
-- 5 Stars from DreaFernandez, BookBub Review
"Rycks is an absolute must read! It's the beautifully written age gap story of Rycks and Lyric. Their journey together is just loaded with surprises and chaos in the very best way. It doesn't take long for things to get hot and heavy with these two but when secrets start to spill it may not be as easy as they think for things to come together for them. This is a great fast paced, quick read."
-- 5 Stars from GKP2460, Amazon Review
"I wasn't sure sure what to expect with this new to me author, but I was blown away. I enjoyed the byplay between the main characters and secondary characters. I also like how the clubs ride the line of the law. There was a complex mixture of hardcore sex and violence with tenderness and kindness. The clubs seem to be very unselfish with their members and cruel to anyone trying to harm their "family." Overall, very good read. Highly recommend and am looking forward to the next in series, as well as picking up some for the earlier books in other series."
-- 5 Stars from Wanda, Amazon Review
"It’s a great read and I can’t wait for the next installment."
-- 5 Stars from Debra Harken, Amazon Review
"Honestly i can't get enough of these stories and Rycks certainly is a book not to be missed... I just love these sexy, action packed stories. They certainly are a must read for me, and I'm sure you will enjoy it as well."
-- 5 Stars from Mozzy, Amazon Review
Praise for Wrath (Black Reign MC 2)
"This was a slightly different romance angle for the strong and mysterious character of Wrath. This is one of the things that Marteeka is excellent at...she always leaves you wanting more! I never feel quite ready to move on from her characters' lives and story. I love reading about how the characters evolve and grow into themselves and their relationships....even when it's ultra steamy in unexpected ways!"
-- 4 Stars from dee_annad, BookBub Review
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Rycks/Wrath Duet (Print)
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Excerpt from Wrath
“I think you’ll like corporate law, Vincent.” The man currently schmoozing up to me was a weasel. If I could have my way, I’d’ve tossed the fucker off the balcony of the huge suite the firm of Lawson, Hughsman, and Gray had procured. The firm was having a little romancing session at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Springs for several lawyers they were considering bringing into their fold. Including me. I was supposed to be scoping out Nathaniel Lawson, the son of the founding member of the firm. He was the personal attorney of the new District Attorney in the city. He was the man responsible for keeping away lawsuits and criminal investigations into anything Harold Collins might be threatened with so the DA’s office at looked clean and untarnished. This guy, Stewart Gray, was a pompous windbag and as big a scumbag as everyone else in that fucking firm. And the fucking DA’s office. I hated all of them. But I couldn’t show it.
“Perhaps,” I replied vaguely. “As long as it makes me money.”
“Oh, there’s plenty of money to be had,” Gray chuckled. “Join us. We heard about your work taking down the former DA, William Barrison. Who knew the son of a bitch was so corrupt? Hid it for more than a decade, but you brought him out into the open. Thanks to you, the city is a much safer place.”
“I live to serve.” I grinned slightly. “As long as it makes me money.”
We both laughed.
This was a bust. Nathaniel Lawson was on his best behavior, other than the high-end call girls and even higher-end drugs at the party. They were considering five other prospective partners. Only one of them would get the spot in the firm, and I was beginning to think this whole angle was a bust. I just wanted to get out, get with Black Reign, and rethink this whole setup. We needed a different approach.
“Well, my friend,” Gray continued. “If you want to make money, I guarantee you, you’ve come to the right place. Lawson, Hughsman, and Gray can make you a lot of money.” He emphasized “a lot” and gave me a knowing look. “With money comes power. With power comes perks.” He gestured toward a long table with pretty much any kind of quality drug or liquor a man could want. There were Cuban cigars, Legacy rum, some kind of expensive absinthe, and, of course, heroin, cocaine, and various other mind-altering substances.
As if that whole line had been a setup, a door opened just beyond the well-stocked table and several very beautiful, very sophisticated women entered. “See what I mean?” Gray looked positively gleeful, actually rubbing his hands together as he eyed each woman like a kid in a candy store. “Yours to enjoy, Vincent. Take your pick. There’s nothing they won’t do. Live out your nastiest fantasies with as many of them as you like for as long as you like.” He clapped my shoulder. “These are just a very few of the perks you can enjoy as one of us.”
Normally, I’d have smiled politely and passed, but one woman caught my eye in a huge way. She was ethereal in her beauty. Long, platinum-blonde hair, flawlessly pale skin. She’d dressed in red, naturally. Some skimpy little number I couldn’t even register. All I saw was the woman. Short and slight, she had rounded hips but was very slender. Her legs were perfectly formed. Just the right amount of muscle to grip a man tight during sex. She looked out of place among the other women. It wasn’t something I could put my finger on, but she just didn’t fit.
Nervous. She looked nervous. Where the other women smiled and sought out a partner, this girl seemed unsure of herself. She smiled politely when she had to, but she didn’t have that shark-like quality the others did. If she was looking for the wealthiest man of the bunch -- and when did an escort not do that? -- she wasn’t doing a good job. In fact, she seemed to avoid eye contact whenever she could. Lord knew more than one of the men in the room tried to get her attention. She was easily the most beautiful woman in that room. Instead, she wandered around, looking at the artwork on the walls. She avoided the table with the alcohol and drugs.
My very first thought the second I could see her from head to toe was that if I fucked her the way I wanted, I might break her delicate frame. My next thought was, “I can be gentle.” It was a Goddamned lie, but I told myself that anyway.