Friday, November 25, 2022

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Irish Rebel (Brooklyn Kings #7) by L.K. Shaw

Title: Irish Rebel
Series: Brooklyn Kings #7
Author: L.K. Shaw
Publication Date: November 22nd 2022
Print Length: 206 pages
Genre: Mafia Contemporary Romance

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Caitlín

After finally convincing my over-protective family to let me visit my uncle in Dublin, I know this may be my only chance to experience everything I’ve always wanted: Adventure. Excitement. Freedom.

Until I’m introduced to the man assigned to be my bodyguard. With his silver-flecked hair and wicked scar, Roarke radiates power and danger. Everything I’m drawn to. Except, he’s also the one standing in my way. I push all of his buttons, until one night I push too far.

Roarke

They call me a killer. And with each death I cause, my soul turns a little blacker. As an enforcer for the Irish mafia, I’ve always done what’s been asked of me. Including becoming the reluctant bodyguard for a woman who shines so bright, I’m afraid of tainting her with my darkness.

Caitlín tests my patience at every turn, determined to make my life hell. Even worse, she tempts me with her smart mouth and lush curves. In a moment of madness, I forget she’s off-limits and cross a line I can never come back from.

Now I’m torn between loyalty to the family I owe everything to—including my life—and the woman who just might be my salvation.

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EXCERPT:
“So,” Caitlín says, interrupting my musings. “How long have you worked for Uncle Carrick? I don’t remember seeing you the last time I was here.”

Not sure what she hopes to gain, I answer her question. “A little over ten years.”

“How come I never met you until yesterday?”

I cast a quick glance in her direction. “Have you met every person that works for your uncle, then?”

“All the ones he trusts enough to babysit,” Caitlín retorts.

“Obviously not,” I say drily.

“What do you do for him, exactly?”

My fingers tighten their grip around the steering wheel. I’ve never hidden what I do. Then why am I so hesitant to tell her? I keep my mouth shut.

She pivots in her seat to face me. “You must be the one who tortures and kills people for him, then. You remind me of my best friend’s brother-in-law, Pierce. He’s got the same ice-cold demeanor as you and that’s what he does.”

I force myself not to flinch at her description. Ice-cold. I’ve certainly been called worse, I suppose. Still, I’m not sure I like Caitlín having that impression of me. It’s for the best, though. She should understand the type of man I am. A killer. Maybe that will keep her from pushing me too far. Not that I’d ever hurt her. But a bit of fear never hurt anyone.

“How many men have you killed?”

As if that’s a question I’m going to answer.

“I almost killed someone once,” she says with extreme nonchalance after the silence continues.

My head snaps in Caitlín’s direction. She laughs the same glorious laugh from five years ago. The one that held me riveted. That drew me in. It’s the one that makes her whole being light up.

“You should see the expression on your face.” She cackles and then mimics bugged eyes and open mouth.

My lips flatten and I turn back to the road. I didn’t look like that.

“Seriously, though, I kind of sort of almost did.”

I assume this is another one of her games. To say something this outrageous so I’m forced to feed my curiosity. Because, damn it, I am curious. Fine, I’ll bite. “Who did you almost, kind of sort of, kill?”

Caitlín waves her hand around. “Some Polish guy. I would have got him, too, if Jack hadn’t screeched like a girl and thrown off my aim.”

If I remember correctly, he’s her eldest brother. “Where and when did this happen?”

“About four years ago, on a raid.”

Who the hell lets a twenty-year-old girl put herself in that kind of danger? “Your family let you go on a raid?”

She snorts. “Of course they didn’t. I snuck in.”

That makes more sense. No wonder I’ve been assigned this job and what Carrick meant when he says Caitlín is reckless and needs protection from herself. It does put her in a new light though. Maybe she’s not as innocent as I’ve assumed all this time.

She swivels again in her seat and her attention turns to our surroundings. A desire to get to know her rises up, but I squash that idea. It’s best to keep my distance. I can’t help but sneak a few glances in her direction though. At the way her dress rides up to mid-thigh exposing creamy porcelain skin. The barest hint of cleavage that’s just enough to make a man wish for more.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
LK Shaw is the bestselling author of the sexy, sinful suspense. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. She now reads, and loves, all romance sub-genres, with dark romance and romantic suspense being her favorite. LK enjoys traveling and chocolate. Her books feature hot alpha heroes and the strong women they love.

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Win a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of Irish Rebel by L.K. Shaw - open worldwide!

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31 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. Sounds intense several twists and turns.. Love it.

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  3. I love the excerpt and the great cover.

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  4. This sounds like a fantastic book. Congratulations on it's release.

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  5. This sounds like a fantastic book. Congratulations i cant wait to read it.

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  7. Happy Friday!

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  9. This sounds like a good book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  10. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  12. I love mafia romance and this books sounds fantastic!

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  13. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  14. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  15. I am loving the cover of this one and it sound so good.
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  16. The book sounds like an interesting read. Great cover!

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  17. The excerpt was intriguing and the cover is wonderful. Can't wait to read this one!

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  18. Sounds super sexy! Thanks for sharing an excerpt!

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  19. This looks like a book i would like to read after reading the book excerpt

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  20. Mafia Contemporary Romance - I love this genre & the rugged cover!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  21. The cover of this book is absolutely amazing

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  22. Do you ever work with new writers?

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  23. looks like a fun one

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  24. I enjoyed the excerpt, and I enjoy looking at that cover!

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