As Sergeant At Arms for Devils Pride MC, Tyler “Trick” Malone’s take no prisoners reputation make him one of the most feared and respected members of the club. Unbeknownst to the MC, Trick indulges his most dangerous secret, traveling out of state twice a year to trade his cut for the whip he expertly wields at a gay dungeon.
Trick’s well organized life takes a turn when he saves bar back, and terrified submissive, Chase Ward in a Georgia dungeon. With his protector and dungeon owner dead, Chase is no longer safe in the place he once called home. With the new dungeon owners circling like sharks, he desperately begs for sanctuary in the arms of his savior.
A year later, the MC is still none the wiser that Trick’s houseboy is anything more than a grateful servant. Chase knows, if the club finds out their secret, they will kill Trick—the man he’s come to rely on for everything from the food he eats to the pleasure he feels to the security he craves. Even when gratitude turns to love, Chase never expects reciprocation from his ruthless Master. After all, the only way for them to survive is if Trick remains the heartless bastard the MC knows.
Trick is positive he has it under control and having Chase around has definitely made his life easier. There doesn’t seem to be any harm in letting Chase take a part-time job at Velvet Ropes, especially after meeting privately with the owners. That is until a bomb explodes at the club, leaving Chase fighting for his life and forcing Trick to face his long hidden feelings.
Even if Chase survives, that bomb has done more than rock the foundation of the popular leather club. It’s blown Trick and Chase’s well-guarded secret out of hiding, putting their lifestyle and their lives at risk. Now there is only one thing Trick needs to do before the club gets them and that’s to get revenge on the person who dared to hurt his precious boy.
Authors Note: Tricking Chase is a direct spin-off of The Protector, which is book 3 in my Sizzling Miami series. Though I tried to provide enough details that it isn’t necessary to have read that book, I cannot really call this a standalone.
Warning: Tricking Chase contains an established D/s relationship, hot guys on motorcycles, an undercover DEA agent named Snake, and a few visits from fan favorite Sizzling Miami characters.
First, I want to thank Elizabeth Noble from Emotion in Motion for hosting Tricking Chase today. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’ve had this book swirling around in my head for a year. The problem was figuring out where it fit in to the existing Sizzling Miami series. The truth was, while I knew there would be appearances from Sizzling Miami characters, this book really does veer far from the atmosphere I’ve created in that series. I also knew pretty early on that I was wanted to know more about Devils Pride MC, which REALLY wouldn’t fit anywhere in the existing series. Once I decided I was writing a second series, the idea of putting out a Book 1 that wasn’t a standalone was a little scary. I started calling it a crossover, a spinoff, definitely not a standalone. Is it absolutely necessary to read the Sizzling Miami series before reading Tricking Chase? I have had excellent reviews from people who haven’t read the other books, so no, it’s not. But I will tell you, and those reviews will tell you, you’ll get so much more out of Tricking Chase if you (at least) read The Protector. There are some definitive crossover scenes told from varying points of view that will have much more impact for having read The Protector.
So why do I write series books? To be honest, I can’t say goodbye to my characters. Each of my books has its own set of main characters and its own HEA, but I need to know what happens after the happily ever after. By creating a family atmosphere and tying my guys together on different levels, I get to revisit my favorite characters over and over, and it only makes me want more of them. Right now I’m in the process of writing a novella sequel to For A Reason and have already hinted that I will probably do one for Tricking Chase, not to mention a planned full length sequel to The Protector…see, I can’t say goodbye!
One reader asked me if this was my career. A year ago I would have said no, it was a side job. Since then I have spent less and less time on the business that I believed was my career and devoted more time to writing. As a result, I’ll have four books published the year and five books scheduled for next year. I think that means this is my fulltime job now, and that other business is just a side piece that I’m slowly letting go of. The realization of that dream is surreal, to say the least, and I honestly can’t wait to see where this road takes me.
It’s been a true pleasure to hang out at Emotion in Motion today. I’ll be checking back often, so if anyone has any questions about the book or either series, please ask and I’ll be happy to answer!
Sleep had become another elusive goal in his life since their weekend at Clay’s. No matter how hard Ty tried to wear himself out with work, the mere act of closing his eyes activated his brain. In the silent hours of the night he went over every dead end, every possible lead, and lately, every step of Alaric’s crazy plan.
It didn’t help to know that Saul was refining it, making it into something he could live with. Allowing Chase to be part of it had been a mistake. Even as he was agreeing, Ty knew it was wrong. His gut told him it was and he always listened to his gut. It was the same instinct that saved his ass more times than not on the battlefield, the same instinct that told him he was needed at home. Ignoring it would be foolish and he may be a lot of things, but he prayed foolish wasn’t one of them.
It had been over a month since the meeting at the Bennett Group and the waiting was only adding to the problem. Usually when a situation presented itself, the time between planning to execution was no more than a matter of days. He never gave himself too much time to overthink or overanalyze. Get in, get the job done, and get out. Bing, bang, boom. It was one of his many mottos. Four plus weeks of waiting, thinking and analyzing had him doubting everything. The plan sucked, the people involved with amateurs, Chase and his cousin would be in danger...was it any wonder his instincts were screaming?
Coming full circle, his instincts also told him that Saul was the first real lead he had in finding Alicia. Those same instincts told him that the genius was the first real resource he could trust. Their personal reasons were solid and ones he could fully support. Their offers to help him had seemed both genuine and honest. It did help that Kyle was now involved with Saul, giving the man another layer of incentive to keep his word.
That was the cynic in him for sure. On the surface there were a lot of similarities between them and he could see that Saul was an honorable man. If men such as them could be considered honorable. But, that added incentive...yeah, it kept the cynic in him happy as a pig in shit.
Warm lips nuzzled his throat, bringing his focus back to the man in his arms. Ty knew he hadn’t made a sound, but Chase was so attuned to him that his sleepless nights had become Chase’s. “Ty, how can I help you sleep?”
The sleepy use of his given name made him smile. It had taken time, but it was getting easier for Chase to say. Ty could answer a hundred different ways and Chase would be all too happy to comply. Some nights he just wanted to turn it all off, and nothing shut down the analytical part of his brain like getting lost in Chase’s welcoming body. Some nights he needed a sounding board, and Chase was always right there to listen and give him another perspective. His precious boy, his partner...his everything.
Someday he’d tell him. Someday he’d get the words back. Someday they would live free of the life or death threat hanging over their heads. Someday they wouldn’t have to hide who they were to each other. Someday the only thing staining his hands would be the oil from his bike and not the blood of his enemies. The somedays were piling up and he just hoped he lived long enough to see it.
Meet Jessie G
"Wearer of Many Hats" is a title that was given to Jessie by a former employer some twenty years ago. This dubious distinction, along with the job description "everything is her fault", came after she fixed an electrical problem—during her interview—that the office had been having for years. After that, if anything went wrong, her coworkers immediately declared it her fault so she'd have to fix it. This position of importance inspired the owner to convert a closet into an office, thereby providing her coworkers endless opportunities to refer to her as “the girl in the closet.”
Today she is still the “Wearer of Many Hats” and her family has readily jumped on the “everything is her fault” bandwagon. Most mornings start at 5am, where she stumbles into her home office (which is step or two up from a closet) to tackle her personal email, watch gay porn and satisfy her Trivia Crack addiction. By six, she’s caffeinated and ready to take on the world. Wearing her favorite red power nightgown, she expertly designs websites, provides SEO and social media services, freelances as a bookkeeper, cooks, cleans and writes.
Writing has been the elusive, life-long goal that seemed to be getting further away as the years went by. It took 30+ years to achieve, but she’s decided that timing is everything. The world wasn’t ready for m/m romance back then, and now that it is, the girl in the closet has finally found her writing home.
Jessie is a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics and happily ever after. She’s a lover of strong secondary characters and series filled with families, biological or chosen. All are themes you'll find throughout her books.
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