EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
by Sunniva Dee
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Stunning club owner Leon keeps his world on a tight leash. He subdues his past by means of deviant sex, his martial arts, and his motorcycle. But when destiny throws him curveballs at the hands of a beautiful employee and a dying tormentor, he loses his precious control.
I’m Leon, number one object of Deepsilver’s rumor mill. Owner of student hotspot, Smother.
Since I was sixteen, the world has been mine. I do everything - my way.
Every co-ed in town clenches her thighs over me, but most don’t fit the bill. See, I like my girls broken. Once I detect my shade of don’t-give-a-fuck damaged, I fight hard, I fight dirty, and I don’t give up until I conquer.
Drunk fathers and frequent beatings don’t merit attention, but when my despicable dad starts the process of croaking, I’m forced to remember. Thus, the downward spiral begins: my latest broken-girl turns the tables on me and splits. My hot-as-hell employee, Arriane, throws me the curve ball of a lifetime. And suddenly - I’m out of control.
But at the center of my chaos, she exists. Always close, always sweet, and so beautifully fucking … wholesome. She represents everything I’ve shied from in a woman. Still - I crave her.
I’m Leon, and I don’t deny my cravings. Just - this girl is not surrendering. So here I am, fighting harder. Fighting dirtier. And goddammit all, I will - conquer.
Note: This is an edgy New Adult novel - with soul and meaning. It is 18+ because of the uncensored language and the explicit love.
Curiosity kills cats I hear, and I’ve died a million deaths over the years. Now, I’m ready for the slaughterhouse—for a new sort of death, a tougher, harder death.
I should not have come upstairs.
Should not have been with him.
Should not have insisted on going all the way.
My heart skips. I dress quickly and slink into the living room. Leon has cleaned everything up. The room is as tidy as it was before his breakdown hours ago. A blanket covers the broken window, and I’m sure he’s already called the installers.
In the kitchen, fresh coffee steams from the coffeemaker. A plate covered with cling wrap waits on the table. It has my name on it.
“I’m sorry,” the note begins.
“I’m sorry I took advantage of you, Arriane.” I blink over treacherous, stupid tears, because the words hurt and I’m the one who should apologize. I took advantage of him—his desperation. I start reading again.
“I’m sorry I took advantage of you, Arriane. It will never happen again.”
I finish the breakfast spread he’s made for me. Pour coffee into a mug. My heart’s still alive when I walk down the stairs and into the bar with my cup in hand. I don’t consider the damage the New Year’s crowd did to my decorations. Spilled beer and half-dried cocktails glue me to the floor, trying to keep me from his office. My shoes stick and rip free from the floor, alerting Leon of my proximity. I lose courage. I want to go home and postpone this.
“Arriane?” Leon’s voice sieves out so softly. Like we’re different now.
I inhale. Riip to the office slowly. Hurry with the last steps before I can change my mind. Then I peek in through the half-open door.
“You called?” I say, swallowing. I haven’t showered yet and smell of us. I have the early shift at work today, and I forgot to tie my hair back into a ponytail. Lord knows where the hairband is—I don’t. Slowly, I edge my face behind the thick sheet of my hair. His scent on me teases, causing a jab to my heart. Woodsy cologne, sex, and wrongness.
Praise for the Book
"Two giant thumbs up." ~ D. King
"I liked Leon in Pandora Wild Child. I just didn't like him with Pandora. I was really excited to read Leon's story and it rocked! It took me literally one chapter to fall in love with Leon. His story is dark, edgy, and gripping. It was sad, funny, and crazy at times. I couldn't put it down and to be honest I couldn't get enough. This series is awesome. I love it!!" ~ Jen
"Leon is so hot, I mean this book is so great ;)" ~ Angela McPherson
"In this companion book to Pandora Wild Child, Sunniva Dee takes us into Leon's dark and dangerous past, brightened only by his potential future with the only girl he cannot break, Arriane. Leon's history threatens everything and everyone around him, and one decision could cost him everything. Sunniva really pushed the envelope on this book and it really pays off. I was on the edge of my seat during this entire novel. I can't wait to see what she writes next!!" ~ Rachel
"This is Sunniva Dee's best book yet!! She didn't hold back, and I know my face was all shades of red at points. It ripped on my heartstrings and made me smile at the same time! I feel like an emotional wreck myself after finishing it! SO GOOD!!! Thank you for entertaining me thoroughly Sunniva Dee!! You are fabulous!" ~ Renee
"Sunniva Dee's books are some of the best written an angsty books that I have read. I have loved each and every one and Leon's Way lived up to and even exceeded all of my expectations. Great characters with a story that keeps you on a roller coaster until the end. I hope this is not the last we will hear of club Smother!" ~ Leslie
From the Author
Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago. I hold a Master’s degree in languages and taught Spanish at college level before settling in at the Savannah College of Art and Design as an adviser.
I write New Adult fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist - like in Shattering Halos, published by The Wild Rose Press in February 2014 and in Stargazer, released November 2014. The first book I’ve self-published was the New Adult Contemporary novel Pandora Wild Child, which made me a proud indie author in October 2014.
I specialize in impulsive heroines, bad-boys, and good-boys running amok. Then, there’s the intense love, physical and emotional attraction beyond reason - sensory overload for the reader as well as for the characters. Like in real life, I hope you’re unable to predict what comes next in my stories.
Yes, so I write what I love to read, and depending on the reader, you’ll find my books to be a fast-paced emotional rollercoaster - or disturbing because the struggles of love aren’t your thing. Here’s to hoping you have the same reading vice as me!
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