Running Wild, (Havoc #1) by SE Jakes Virtual Book Tour


Thanks so much to SlitsRead for hosting me on the tour for Running Wild: Havoc Book 1.  This is the start of a brand new series, with different heroes for each book and HEAs at the end of each book.  Sean Rush and Ryker stole my heart a long time ago, and I’m excited for you guys to meet all of them.

RUNNING WILD:  Havoc Book 1

Embrace the danger…

Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie. That’s why he was in the Army, why he steals and races classic muscle cars . . . and why he can’t stay away from bad boy Ryker, a Havoc Motorcycle Club lieutenant. Fortunately, Ryker can’t seem to stay away from Sean—he’s spent the last eight months breaking into Sean’s apartment and stealing into his bed, leaving Sean physically satisfied but increasingly restless.

Sean has always avoided relationships. He likes to come and go without being controlled. And Ryker is possibly the most controlling man he’s ever known. Still, he finds that he wants more from Ryker than their silent nighttime encounters.

Then one of Sean’s thefts goes bad, and Ryker’s protective instincts kick into overdrive. He takes Sean to the Havoc compound, determined to keep him safe. But Sean’s past threatens the safety of Havoc—and everything Ryker holds dear. Worse, Ryker’s hiding secrets of his own. Soon it’s obvious that the adrenaline rush can’t keep them together anymore. But maybe love can.

*Read an excerpt

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FYI, I’m also writing a m/f MC series under the Steph Tyler name—the first book of that series, Vipers Run is out now as well.  And there’s a very light crossover in that you’ll see names of MCs that are main characters in my Vipers series—namely Vipers MC, along with the Heathens.  Havoc’s friendly with Vipers, not so much with Heathens (they seem to be everyone’s enemy at the moment)


Here’s a snippet from a scene toward the middle of the book. Ryker has just proved to Sean that he doesn’t mind his MC knowing they’re together — by kissing the hell out of him in front of everyone. And then he tells Sean to get on the back of his bike, so he can take Sean home. Sean has objections…



Still, I kept my voice down so no one could hear when I told him, “I’m not riding in the bitch seat.”

He was trying not to grin, but failing. “Why not?”

“I know exactly what it means when you ride on the back of a guy’s bike.”


“It means you fucking own me, Ryker.”

“Don’t I?”

His words were a low rumble that shot straight to my dick and holy fuck . . . I had no answer. Well, obviously I did, but I refused to put voice to it.

I was out—that wasn’t the issue. And obviously being out wasn’t an issue for him either. But the MC shit, we’d never talked about it, what it meant for us. All these men knew about our relationship, knew he was looking out for me. Knew he considered me his.

I swear I had to remind myself to breathe.

“Get on the bike, Sean.”

This time, Ryker’s tone left no room for argument. If anything, it made me harder. I stopped thinking—par for the course when I was around Ryker—and I got on the bike behind him.


Mare & Sil review

Thank you Riptide Publishing and SE Jakes for a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review.
It is no secret, well if it is, it should be well known that I (Mare) love me some SE Jakes.  Personally I think she is one hell of an author and also an amazing person to get to know. So when SE let out the bomb that she was writing a M/M biker book I for one couldn’t wait. And I blabbed and blabbed about it to my co-bloggers.
When it was time, when we had the books in our hand, my co-blogger Silvana and I decided we would do a BR. BR’s are so fun cause you get to talk about the book step by step and bit by bit.
So it kinda went like this:
Mare:” I haven’t started it yet Silly, I’ve been busy all day. I should start it later this evening. Have you started it?”
Silvana: “OMG YES Mare! Mare! IT’s A GAY HAWK.”
Mare: “STFU. Are you serious. OMG. I am so going to kick out my company and get on it.”
(time difference btwn us is something like 15 hours. She’s WAY ahead of me. Like a day ahead)
So I stayed up, way past my bed time to read. And then woke up early and read some more. Silvana had 10% left to go so I waited.
Then it went a little like this:
Silvana: “I finished Mare. What did you think of it? “
Mare: “I gave it 5 stars in GR. But I think the story was more 4 stars.”
Silvana: “Yes 4 stars is what I give it.”
Mare: “But I gave .5 stars cause he really was HAWK.” 
Silvana: “YES!”
Mare: “And another .5 cause Sean was such a bad boy. And he stole cars. And drag raced them. And you know how I feel about bad boys.” 
Silvana:  “Lol Mare I do. I loved Ryker. He was awesome. “
And our convo went on some more to talk about the story line at times being busy. Almost like ADD on the pages. 
But it’s so SE and what I truly love about her. 
About Sean and Ryker and the chemistry btwn the 2 of them. 
About sex on the car and how hot that scene was. Then I threw in about another book of SE’s and the “hurricane scene” 
Silvana popped her SE Jakes cherry with this book. 
But I’m pretty sure she’s going to go read Prophet now 🙂 Just remember Silvana he is mine!!!! 
So all in all SE Jakes, you did it again. Another bomb diggity bomb read. Another man I fell for (Sean). another story I/we devoured, another Wild fucking Ride. So thanks lady!!!! 

SE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want in both fiction and real life. She lives in New York with her family and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really…

You can contact her the following ways:


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Truth be told, the best way to contact her is by email or in blog comments.

She spends most of her time writing but she loves to hear from readers!

SE Jakes is the pen-name of New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler (and half of Sydney Croft) — please go to my media kit to learn more!



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