Thunder (Dixie Reapers MC 15)
Amity -- I thought Evan loved me. Instead he used me, humiliated me. Thunder didn’t just get me off the bridge that night. He saved me in every way that counts. He’s my rock. My hero. I only hope one day he’ll come to love me as much as I love him.
Thunder -- Seeing Amity on the bridge, ready to jump, brings my past back to haunt me. One look in her eyes, and I know she’s meant to be mine. I will lay her demons to rest. I’ll send every man who’s hurt her straight to hell. I failed in the past. I won’t this time.
Savior (Dixie Reapers MC 16)Dessa -- It never occurred to me my foster sister would go so far as to buy children to use as leverage against a club of bikers. When armed men burst through the door, I’m terrified -- not only of them, but of losing those kids. They mean everything to me, but they’re not really mine.
Savior -- Dessa loves Junie as if she were her own daughter. I feel like a monster taking my little girl away so I give in to my instincts and bring Dessa with us. I didn’t count on falling under her spell. She’s wrapped me around her finger, and I’m not sure I really mind.
WARNING: Intended for adult readers. Thunder/Savior Duet is part of the Dixie Reapers MC series and contains adult situations, graphic language, violence, bullying, teen suicide, and other dark content that may be triggers for some readers.
Praise for Thunder (DIxie Reapers MC 15)
"It didn't take long for me to fall in complete love with Thunder. He is so sweet and caring, he is an absolute doll. He doesn't hesitate to drive off into a storm and rescue a girl ready to jump off a bridge. Thunder does everything in his power to right the wrongs done to her. Amity is a true sweetheart and absolutely adored her. All the stars for Thunder and Amity!"
-- 5 Stars from Leslee Nevill, Amazon Review
"This is another great story from a great author! Thunder covers some dark subjects with compassion and grace. The happy ending is a testament to the characters strength and love, and healing."
-- 5 Stars from Elizabeth Morgan, Amazon Review
"...Thunder was amazing and the way he took hold of Amity and did not let her go was so sweet-He made the decision to keep her and did not look back. There is plenty of action, lots of twists, turns and WTF moments that will have you rushing to get to the next chapter to see what will happen next!"
-- 5 Stars from Dawn Greaves, Amazon Review
"Thunder is filled with some twists and turns, but watching the latest Dixie Reaper brother to fall for his woman has been both heart-wrenching and beautiful. Amity brings love and calmness to Thunder's life. Thunder gives Amity the safety and security she needs in order to shine. Together they find that all consuming love others only ever wish to have. From start to finish Thunder is well worth the ride!"
-- 5 Stars from Shelby, Amazon Review
"Thunder had my emotions all over the place as I dived into this story... this poignant story had me in Thunder and Amity's corner to get their chance to find happiness."
-- 5 Stars from Merry Jelks-Emmanuel, Amazon Review
"As a series long Dixie Reaper fan, this story does not disappoint! Lots of action and lots of growly, steamy biker love make this another hit!"
-- 5 Stars from Laura C, Amazon Review
"This is one of the best books ever written. It deals with real life issues, but HEA guaranteed. The characters are absolutely amazing and the story line is heartbreaking and gutwrenching and stays with you for days after you're done reading it."
-- 5 Stars from Nadine B, Amazon Review
"I loved this book. With everything Amity went through broke my heart. But Thunder came through and was there for for Amity. This is one of my favorite books. It dealt with issues that are real life and while it pulls at your heart strings it is still amazing. I can’t wait to see what happens next."
-- 5 Stars from Gretchen Calder, Amazon Review
"What Amity goes through is heartbreaking and terrible, but it doesn't color the whole story. Thunder is a great man, and it shows in his kindness and love of Amity."
-- 5 Stars from Tanieka Pelmore, Amazon Review
"This book had me hooked. These two deserved a happy ending, especially Amity. He promises and he planned to keep it. As always this author did it again."
-- 5 Stars from Autumn Tate, Amazon Review
Praise for Savior (Dixie Reapers MC 16)
"Another emotional read from this talented author. Savior lives up to his name and Dessa comes into her own. They really deserve their happy ending!"
-- 5 Stars from Leslee Nevill, Amazon Review
"This was a simply fantastic story... these guys are committed to their families and especially the children. Happy reading."
-- 5 Stars from Angela H. Johnson, Amazon Review
"An emotional heartwarming tale of love and loss that had me tearing up and swooning from the first page to the last. The dynamics and coming together of Savior and Dessa was more than a romance. It was about family and not the family you were born into, the one you choose for yourself. My heart was filled full of love, joy and happiness throughout this story. I absolutely loved it."
-- 5 Stars from A. Fernandez, Amazon Review
"Loved this story! I’ve been waiting for Savior’s story since we first met him as a prospect and it was perfect! He and Dessa were a perfect fit. This was one of my favorites by Harley. Once I started the book, I couldn’t put it down!! Finished it in one sitting. I highly recommend this one along with all the other ones in this series."
-- 5 Stars from Jessica M., Amazon Review
"As usual this author has another great book. Good characters and plot along with some good twists and turns plus humor and suspense. A very enjoyable book."
-- 5 Stars from CRoll, Amazon Review
"Loved the characters, Loved the story line. It grabbed my attention from the word go. There are not enough books with handicapped heroes. So definitely unique and absolutely realistic. Every book in this series is better than the last."
-- 5 Stars from Nadine B., Amazon Review
"Well, Savior will definitely tug at those heartstrings! It's beautifully intense as well as beautifully written. Savior and Dessa's story isn't your typical love story and I don't think that author could have chosen a better character for Savior's love interest. Well done Ms. Wylde, you've done it again."
-- 5 Stars from GKP2460, Amazon Review
"This one is a little different and will bring you to tears. you will learn new things about a man that was supposed to be a good man, you will learn some really awesome things about a woman that will keep on truckin' no matter what is thrown at her. Savior and Dessa have a long road to travel and they get there together. it's the best way to show them all that no matter what, they are here for the long haul!"
-- 5 Stars from Debbie Powell, Amazon Review
"I'm a wheelchair user and we are very underrepresented in romance stories. So, it was great to get this story Dessa is a great character she comes as very real in her situation. Savior is a family man trying to being his kids together and have a real relationship with Dessa. It's a great story to read..."
-- 5 Stars from Tanieka Pelmore, Amazon Review
"I didn’t want to put this book down, I felt as if I was in the story with this couple, the pain an heartache I felt for them was crazy. The author made me feel every emotion."
-- 5 Stars from Autumn Tate, Amazon Review
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Excerpt from Thunder
I leaned against the porch post in front of my house and watched the storm. Lightning streaked the sky as the rain poured down. I’d always loved weather like this, which was only a small part of how I’d gotten my name. Torch had once commented that when I lost my temper, it was like the thunder booming. Needless to say, when it came time for me to patch in, they’d given me the name Thunder. Couldn’t complain. It could have been worse.
Normally, I’d be at the clubhouse on a Friday night. As much as I liked to party with my brothers, some of the club sluts were getting a little too clingy. Veronica, in particular, couldn’t seem to take a hint. I let her suck me off once, and now the bitch thought she meant something to me.
A shadow moved through the dark, and I had a feeling Merlin was making his way over. He lived two houses down, and lately, he’d been hiding from the President’s daughter. Portia had her eye on Merlin, and the poor bastard didn’t know how to let her down gently. He’d found her infatuation cute at first. Now that the girl had been chasing him for months, he did his best to hide every chance he had. Although, why the fucker was lurking in the shadows in the middle of a damn storm, I didn’t understand. Surely Portia wasn’t out in this mess.
“Would you get your ass on the porch and stop creeping along like a serial killer?” I called out.
The figure darted closer, and I realized the shadow was far too small to be Merlin. What the fuck? Portia came onto the porch, rain dropping off her, and panting for breath. “What the hell are you doing here?” I demanded. “Does your daddy know you’re running around?”
“I need help.” She stared up at me with wide eyes. “Well, not me. It’s someone I know. She’s in trouble, Thunder. I tried to find Merlin, but he didn’t answer his phone or the door. I don’t know what else do to.”
“Talk to your parents?” I suggested.
She shook her head. “You don’t understand. Amity needs help. I’m grounded and Daddy took my keys. I got a voicemail from Amity that’s freaking me out. I tried calling back and she’s not answering. I need to find her!”
She pulled out her phone and pulled up the message. She put it on speaker and hit play. The first thing I heard was someone crying as if their heart had broken into a million pieces. She sobbed and tried to catch her breath a few times before finally speaking.
“Portia, I’m sorry. I know I promised, but I can’t do this anymore. Thank you for being my friend for the past three months. None of this is your fault. I just can’t… can’t --” The message cut off, and I stared at Portia.
“Who the fuck is Amity and why does it sound like she’s about to kill herself?” My heart pounded against my ribs. I’d never tell Portia, or anyone else, but hearing about that woman just now took me back to a dark place. One I’d never told a soul about.
“How do you not know?” Portia asked. “Her name has been all over town. Remember the guy at school who recorded himself having sex with his seventeen-year-old girlfriend?”
“The asshole who sent a sex video to the entire senior class?” I asked. “Are you telling me that girl is the one in the video?” Shit. I’d seen her picture in the paper, and I’d heard people talking. I’d eavesdropped on a few conversations, but I hadn’t realized she and Portia were friends. Hell, if the Pres knew, he’d have been busting some heads around town. From what I heard, the punk who sent the video and screwed the girl over would be spending the next ten years in prison for child pornography. He’d put in a request to be tried as a youth. The judge had declined. And fuck if that hadn’t made me smile.
It didn’t matter if he’d willingly broken the law. He’d known taking that video, then sharing it, was beyond wrong. Some assholes thought the rules didn’t apply to them. I might not walk the straight and narrow, but I’d never do something like that. Hurting women and kids went against everything I believed in. Same for abusing animals.
She nodded. “Amity didn’t know he was playing a cruel joke on her. And she sure the hell didn’t know he’d recorded them. People whisper when she walks through town, or outright call her a whore or a tramp. Her parents…”
“What about them?” I asked, pushing away from the porch post. I knew there were some shit parents in the world, but surely hers hadn’t turned their backs on her. If I’d ever had a daughter, I’d have treated her like a princess. Hell, I was still young. Plenty of time to find my one and only and start a family.
“They’re awful, Thunder. You should have heard some of the things they’ve said to her. They blame her for all of it, and only care how she’s made them look to their friends. She turned eighteen last week, and they threw her out.” Portia hugged her arms around her waist. “She didn’t have anywhere to go. They didn’t give a shit.”
Sounded like her parents needed their asses kicked. But the longer we stood here talking, the worse our chances of finding Amity before she hurt herself.
“Where would she go, Portia?” I asked.
“She’s been living on the streets. I have no idea where she is, Thunder. But she’s alone, and she’s hit rock-bottom. I think she really means to end it all.” Portia sniffled and I could tell she’d be crying any moment. “I should have asked my dad to help her. I don’t know why I didn’t.”
I cursed and pulled my keys from my pocket. “I’ll find her. Go home, Portia. If your parents start looking for you, this is the last place you need to be. Since you didn’t go to them first, I doubt you want them on my doorstep when I get back with Amity.”
She placed her hand on her lips. I saw the sheen of tears in her eyes and knew the waterworks would start any moment now. “If you find her in time. That message is an hour old. What if it’s too late?”
I didn’t even want to contemplate not making it. I ran down the steps and around the side of the house to the carport. Didn’t matter that I’d barely be able to see my hand in front of my face. I couldn’t let Amity end her life. Her situation wasn’t anything like the other girl I’d known, but it didn’t stop me from comparing the two.