There’s been one truth in my life-one thing that I’ve always known. My body is not my own. I’m a bargaining chip, used by my family’s business to seal a deal or impress a client. I’ve never had a real family, no mother to wipe my tears. Sure, I have a sperm donor, but he’s only seen me a handful of times and not a single time was he fatherly. One day, he shows up and offers me a gift, my freedom for informing on my brother. I had no clue I even had a brother. I want to know him, but the idea of freedom is something I’ve longed for.
As a former Marine, going into a hostile situation and retrieving a target was a specialty I excelled at until I was captured and held as a POW, cutting my military career short. Adjusting as a civilian was difficult until I met my “brothers” and we formed The Bleeding Scars MC. When my VP, Gunner, discovers he has a sister, I know it has to be me that saves her. Not only do I need to rescue her for Gunner, but once I see her picture and learn how she’s been locked up most of her life, I can relate to the lost look in her eyes. Rescuing Alejandra is the hardest mission I’ve ever had to accomplish.
No war has ever been won alone. The battles we face will be more than a little difficult, they’ll be explosive. Once the dust has settled and the war is finally over, I know deep in my soul, that it will all be worth it.
Releasing March 13th
Cover Design by Hang Le
“I sleep like shit. I have for a long time, but I’m not exactly sure what the trigger is. The VA gave me sleeping pills, but I won’t take them. I’d rather get up and work out than not have my senses about me.”
“What’s the VA?” I was guessing it was a doctor’s office, but I really was unsure.
Ace tilted his head to the side, and even though it was still dark, I could see his features soften. “You know, sometimes you seem like such an old soul, and then other times, there is this innocence about you.”
I didn’t say anything to that. What could I say? I surely didn’t feel innocent.
“The VA is a hospital for veterans. I’m just a dime a dozen there. Every soldier has some type of wound, whether it’s mental or physical, if they’ve been in the thick of it, then they’ve got scars.
“Your MC name?” I questioned because I’d wondered for some time why Bleeding Scars, but this conversation made me feel like I got it a little.
“Yeah, babe. Shane, Gunner, and I, we all got a past. A past that’s left its mark but made us who we are. Our MC is about knowing our past and doing what the fuck we want, the way we want, because of it. The thing with scars, though, they leave a reminder not to make the same mistake twice. You look down at your scar and know you did something to mark you, you’re not doing that a second time.”
“Wow, that’s pretty deep for bikers,” I joked, running my free hand up and down his chest, stroking my fingertips along his scar.
Ace grabbed my wrist and pulled me closer to him. “You want deep from a biker, you got to go deep. You might not like everything you find, but it won’t matter. You see me and my imperfections, you know I’m going to do everything I can to learn from my past and make sure what we’re building is solid. I’m going to get deep in you, Princess, in every fuckin’ way possible.”
He was kissing me. It was deep and hard. His tongue plunged into my mouth. Swirling. Creating desires, feelings, and want.
God, how I wanted him.
I’d never wanted anyone.
But so help me, I wanted him.
About the author
Abby McCarthy is an Ohio born reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. She loves to write and read romance because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether its flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?
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