This is the Route of Twisted Pain

Neither This, Nor That

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MLK Publishing
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Legends are born from moments like these. Folktales spun around a single point in time so perfect, you can almost hear the click resonating through the universe as things align.

George Bell, aka Twisted, knows the odds are against him. Have been all his life. Born in a Louisiana bordello, raised around the rough and rowdy men of a motorcycle club, he’s never been the lucky type. But he believes luck can change, so when fate gives him a glimpse of breathtaking beauty, he’s more than willing to roll the dice. Chancing upon what could be the woman of his dreams, he's prepared to push this streak as far as he can.

Penny Dane's background gives her an edge in the life she's chosen to lead. Raised in a can-do family, she's resilient, rolling with life's punches and landing on her feet. But, when the past holds painful secrets—when a single misstep can turn deadly—can she trust the passion this man stirs in her?

On the surface, Bell and Penny don't work. Their mismatched worlds are too different. But like a backwater bayou, what you see is not the whole story, there are mysteries buried underneath. Penny is the red-haired beauty caught up in a web of lies. Bell is like no one she's ever met before. The problem is, he knows it.

18+ due to explicit content.

*Please note this book is part of the Neither This, Nor That MC book series, featuring characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of order, you’ll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you read them in order. Available now: This is the Route of Twisted Pain (book #1), Treading the Traitor's Path: Out Bad (book #2), Shelter My Heart (book #3), and Trapped by Fate on Reckless Roads (book #4).
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Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an early age. Every summer, she would spend hours in the local library, devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she says "I've always loved to read, but then I discovered writing, and found I adored that, too. For reading...if nothing else is available, I've been known to read the back of the cereal box."

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MLK Publishing
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Jul 5, 2016
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780996748650
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English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Erotica
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Fate is a fickle mistress. No matter a man's desires, she tends to give with one hand, and take with the other. Good or bad, it doesn't matter to her, as long as there’s balance.

Ralph Lewis, otherwise known as Po'Boy, made one decision that changed the trajectory of his entire life. On the losing end of a schoolyard fight, he'd been on his back in the dust, glaring up at the boy who'd flattened him. Had watched unbelieving as that same boy stretched out his hand, offering to help Ralph to his feet. Against every instinct, he had accepted.

In that instant, he went from friendless pariah to having a partner and ally. For the first time in his life, he was respected... and feared. Po'Boy spent the next decade defending his position at his best friend's side. Life was good. Fate has a way of taking back the reins, though.

A long-ago action places him directly in the crosshairs of their enemies, and circumstances force Po'Boy's hand. Members of motorcycle clubs, men like him who live an outlaw's life don’t treat kindly with traitors, and in their world, that is what Po'Boy has become.

With events threatening to pull him away from everything he holds dear, he's made to walk a careful line to keep those he loves safe. Bound by silence, for his brothers' sake, he'll suffer through the worst thing that can happen to a man who lives and breathes the brotherhood. Out Bad.

18+ due to explicit content.

*Please note this book is part of the Neither This, Nor That MC book series, featuring characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of order, you’ll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you read them in order. Available now: This is the Route of Twisted Pain (book #1), Treading the Traitor's Path: Out Bad (book #2), Shelter My Heart (book #3), and Trapped by Fate on Reckless Roads (book #4).

“Got your back,” is more than a saying in Retro’s world. Standing united as a club is a given, and loyalty is held as a standard of brotherhood. Forgiveness for transgressions, however, does not come easily, or ever in some cases. Retro’s only demand for his brothers is honor and integrity, and his belief is that everything else will fall into place behind those qualities. He is not wrong.

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In the rough realm of bikers, there are no shortcuts to win a place among the old guard. It’s a world where respect can only be earned, trust is painfully gained, and loyalty will be fiercely returned.

Jerry Rogers lived his life bound to those firm tenets which anchored his brotherhood. MHL&R was more than a patch on a leather cut, it ran thick as blood through Retro’s veins as he worked to better things for his club, and family.

Locked for years in a loveless marriage, Retro still found a sense of pleasure and peace knowing he’d at least always done his best to buffer their children from his single mistake.

Confronted by evidence that what happened in the past wouldn’t remain quietly buried any longer, Retro embarks on what might become his most important journey down memory lane. One that can only end in blood…and death.

 
18+ due to explicit content.

*Please note this book is part of the Neither This, Nor That MC book series, featuring characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of order, you’ll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you read them in order. Available now: This is the Route of Twisted Pain (book #1), Treading the Traitor's Path: Out Bad (book #2), Shelter My Heart (book #3), and Trapped by Fate on Reckless Roads (book #4).

Fate is a fickle mistress. No matter a man's desires, she tends to give with one hand, and take with the other. Good or bad, it doesn't matter to her, as long as there’s balance.

Ralph Lewis, otherwise known as Po'Boy, made one decision that changed the trajectory of his entire life. On the losing end of a schoolyard fight, he'd been on his back in the dust, glaring up at the boy who'd flattened him. Had watched unbelieving as that same boy stretched out his hand, offering to help Ralph to his feet. Against every instinct, he had accepted.

In that instant, he went from friendless pariah to having a partner and ally. For the first time in his life, he was respected... and feared. Po'Boy spent the next decade defending his position at his best friend's side. Life was good. Fate has a way of taking back the reins, though.

A long-ago action places him directly in the crosshairs of their enemies, and circumstances force Po'Boy's hand. Members of motorcycle clubs, men like him who live an outlaw's life don’t treat kindly with traitors, and in their world, that is what Po'Boy has become.

With events threatening to pull him away from everything he holds dear, he's made to walk a careful line to keep those he loves safe. Bound by silence, for his brothers' sake, he'll suffer through the worst thing that can happen to a man who lives and breathes the brotherhood. Out Bad.

18+ due to explicit content.

*Please note this book is part of the Neither This, Nor That MC book series, featuring characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of order, you’ll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you read them in order. Available now: This is the Route of Twisted Pain (book #1), Treading the Traitor's Path: Out Bad (book #2), Shelter My Heart (book #3), and Trapped by Fate on Reckless Roads (book #4).
Shattered following a devastating betrayal that results in the death of his friends, Lane Robinson finds himself in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a world away from his previous life as a Marine. Robinson is trying to forget the past, but healing from the deadly deceit that cut blood deep is hard, and memories of that treachery taint every interaction in his life. He misses the comradery and bond he had with his brothers in arms, and now can't help but view everyone around him with mistrust and suspicion.

Robinson meets a member of the Rebel Wayfarers motorcycle club, and with an introduction into the biker's circle of friends, he finds that elusive sense of home that has been missing from his life for too long. Initiated into the club and now called Gunny, Robinson buries himself in his new life as a Rebel member.

Secure within his newfound family, Gunny fills his days with solitary work and finds he possesses a gift for motorcycle restoration, forming a career out of this exacting passion. Trying to leave behind the man he was before the club, unfortunately his feelings of cynicism aren't so easy to set aside. Even within the club, surrounded by members he readily calls brother, he grants his trust to only a few. One of those is Davis Mason, national president, and a man he is proud to call friend.

Into this meticulously constructed life dances Sharon Elkins, the one woman who seems to possess the ability to tear down the walls he has spent so long building. She is the first person who sees beyond his surface facade, the first he's let get close in so long...can he trust the emotions she stirs in his soul?

As she becomes an ever more important part of his world, darkness from their former lives collides in a dangerous cascade of conspiracy and schemes. Can he protect the woman he has come to love, and will they be able to fight their way clear of the chaos that threatens to entrap them?

18+ due to explicit content.

*Please note this book is part of the Rebel Wayfarers MC book series, featuring characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of order, you'll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you read them in order. Available now: Mica (book #1), Slate (book #2), Bear (book #3), Jase (book #4), Gunny (book #5), Mason (book #6), Hoss (book #7), Duck (book #8), Watcher (book #9), Bones (book #10), Fury (book #11), and Cassie (book #12).

“Got your back,” is more than a saying in Retro’s world. Standing united as a club is a given, and loyalty is held as a standard of brotherhood. Forgiveness for transgressions, however, does not come easily, or ever in some cases. Retro’s only demand for his brothers is honor and integrity, and his belief is that everything else will fall into place behind those qualities. He is not wrong.

Full description:

In the rough realm of bikers, there are no shortcuts to win a place among the old guard. It’s a world where respect can only be earned, trust is painfully gained, and loyalty will be fiercely returned.

Jerry Rogers lived his life bound to those firm tenets which anchored his brotherhood. MHL&R was more than a patch on a leather cut, it ran thick as blood through Retro’s veins as he worked to better things for his club, and family.

Locked for years in a loveless marriage, Retro still found a sense of pleasure and peace knowing he’d at least always done his best to buffer their children from his single mistake.

Confronted by evidence that what happened in the past wouldn’t remain quietly buried any longer, Retro embarks on what might become his most important journey down memory lane. One that can only end in blood…and death.

 
18+ due to explicit content.

*Please note this book is part of the Neither This, Nor That MC book series, featuring characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of order, you’ll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you read them in order. Available now: This is the Route of Twisted Pain (book #1), Treading the Traitor's Path: Out Bad (book #2), Shelter My Heart (book #3), and Trapped by Fate on Reckless Roads (book #4).

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