Cover Reveal: White Lies (Lost Kings MC #15) by Autumn Jones Lake

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Cover Reveal: White Lies (Lost Kings MC #15) by Autumn Jones LakeTitle: White Lies
Author: Autumn Jones Lake
Series: Lost Kings MC #15
Publisher: Ahead of the Pack LLC
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
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USA Today bestselling author Autumn Jones Lake invites you to the most anticipated wedding of the Lost Kings MC.

Sometimes we lie to protect the ones we love the most. The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

MC life is full of lies and half-truths.

Our world demands secrecy. Except from each other. Brotherhood requires honor, loyalty, and respect.

I owe everything I am to the Lost Kings MC. I’ll protect my brothers with my life, and they’ll do the same for me.

Nothing worth having is ever a smooth ride.

Why hurt each other with ugly truths when pretty lies provide so much comfort?

But what if a few white lies cost us everything?

After all, half the truth is still a lie.

Title: White Lies

Series: Lost Kings MC #15

Genre: Contemporary MC Romance

Photography: Wander Aguiar

Cover Design: Lori Jackson Design

Cover Model: Victorio Piva & Ashley Brooke Anderson

Author: Autumn Jones Lake

Release Date: November 12, 2019

From the Author

Here’s the behind the scenes stuff.

The process of finding a photo for my covers is always a daunting one for me. It sounds fun, “hey, let’s look at half-naked dudes for hours on end!” But the reality is, these characters are fictional (gasp!) They live in my head. I created them and give them life. No one person is ever going to match what I have in my head. I’ve come close but never perfect, because like I said, they don’t exist. (Teller’s covers are probably closest to what I had pictured in my head, in case you’re wondering. Then Wrath.)

I mean, maybe some authors have held, I don’t know, a casting call or something to pick the perfect model. But I don’t have the money, time, or resources for such a thing. Plus, I really think my time is better spent writing books.  I know some authors won’t write a book until they have a cover photo and then base their character off the photo, but that feels….I don’t know, weird to me. I don’t want to limit my creativity to what’s available in the photo marketplace. And, it’s also a little creepy to me because the person on the cover is not actually the character in the book, unless of course you’re writing a biography. I’m not knocking anyone else’s process. Whatever works for you, go for it. I’m just saying for me, those methods aren’t feasible.

So usually what I’m looking for is the emotion in the photo. The expression on the model’s face. Their body language. The lighting. The second I saw Justin Cox’s come-hither smile and hand down his pants, I knew he was perfect for Z’s covers. Did he have the same tattoos I’d described in the series? Um, no. Of course not. But he had the feeling and personality that I was searching for. Plus, it turns out Justin is just an all-around awesome human. I’m honored to have him on not 1 but 4 of my covers. I’m also now mildly obsessed with Megan Napolitan (from Zero Regret and Zero Apologies) and want her on all my covers forevermore. But that’s neither here nor there.

Anyway, when Mr. Lake and I started searching for the photos for White Lies, I just was not feeling it. I’ve learned over the last few years that there are a lot of BAD photos out there. Not every good-looking person is qualified to be a model. It takes a talented model and a talented photographer to create a cover-worthy photo.

Dreading the process, I contacted the photographer I usually buy my photos from and explained what I was searching for. As always, Wander and his team were extremely patient and sent me dozens of photos to look at. As soon as I saw this couple (models Victorio Piva and Ashley Brooke Anderson), I was intrigued. There were several shots that were fantastic. I think I narrowed it down to three but I was leaning toward one very similar to this one. I asked some trusted friends, went back and forth with Wander some more. Sent a few photos to my designer (the very patient and always prompt Lori Jackson) to ask her which one would be the best for her to work with and finally settled on this one.

Lori worked her magic and I’m just so thrilled with how it turned out!!

THIS IS MY representation of Heidi and Murphy in White Lies. Because of the things that happen in this book…the emotion in the photo of her holding his face, his hand on her waist, their foreheads touching…this was perfection!

I can not wait for you to read White Lies! Let me just say, Heidi is a BAD ASS and I just love her so much!! She’s probably one of my favorite characters because of how much she has grown up throughout the series.

Excerpt

One hurry-the-fuck-up face from Rock and I decide to eat my breakfast cold so I can get my ass to church on time.

I rush to get my ass dressed then meet Z and Teller outside.

Z loops a heavy arm around each of our necks and yanks us close. “Miss you, fuckers.” He slaps sloppy kisses on both our cheeks before setting us free.

Teller wipes the back of his hand over his cheek. “We just spent like three weeks on the road together.” He starts walking toward the clubhouse, and I follow.

Z’s not one to be ignored or dismissed. He muscles in between us. “I got so used to your grumpy mug every day. Now my life seems so empty without it.” He slaps Teller’s cheeks with an affectionate amount of force.

I clamp my hand on Z’s shoulder and pull him away before Teller punches him. “It’s not the same without you here, bro.” They’re not empty words. Z’s been our VP since before I patched into the club. Our whole dynamic feels off without him. This isn’t the same as him being off on a run.

This is life-altering.

We haven’t even tossed around names to fill the position yet. Love all my brothers. Trust them too. But no one can replace Z.

There’s no denying how he turned around our downstate charter, either. While the loss sucks personally, Z’s presence down there is good for the whole club. Something I try to keep reminding myself.

The three of us clomp up the front steps to the clubhouse, but Z freezes inside the door.

My gaze searches the main room, finally landing on Wrath’s maniacal grin. “Come here, brother.” He crooks a finger at Z.

“Don’t touch me, fucker,” Z growls.

Well, that’s as good as saying, “Please come give me a bone-crushing hug—” which is exactly what Wrath does. After chasing Z around the living room for a few seconds.

“One positive about moving downstate—I’ll need to see a chiropractor less often,” Z wheezes as Wrath sets him down.

“Stop being a pussy.” Wrath slaps Z on the back, knocking him forward a few inches. “You’re one of the few people I actually like.”

Z adjusts his cut and slaps Wrath’s shoulder. “Life isn’t the same without you trying to rearrange my insides every day, you fucking beast.”

Rock stomps into the clubhouse behind us and surveys the room. “Where’s Dex?”

Wrath turns. “Yo, Dex! Move your ass!” he bellows down the hallway.

Teller rubs the side of his head. “Jesus Christ, I think they heard you down in Empire.”

Sparky’s over in the corner getting wet-nosed kisses from Z’s dogs. I clap my hands, and they trot over to me for some attention.

Fifteen minutes and lots more grumbling later, we’re finally all seated around the table.

Rock’s not in a let’s-sit-around-and-bullshit mood. He slams down the gavel to call the meeting to order instead of telling us to shut the fuck up like he normally does.

“First order of business.” He pauses and casts a long look Z’s way. “Official word has come down from Priest. Z stays as president downstate.”

A mixture of congratulations and disappointment goes around the table. This isn’t news. It’s been obvious for months. Our national president has just made it official.

“How’d Sway take that?” Stash asks.

Rock shrugs. “He’s still having trouble with recovery. He knows he’s not in any condition to lead.”

“Never was,” Dex mutters.

“Amen to that.” Wrath leans over and taps knuckles with Dex.

“You worried he’ll make trouble for Z down the road?” I ask Rock.

“He can try.” Z grins.

“No way,” Sparky says. “You worked your dimple-magic and won them over, Z. That’s your club to lead. Sway can suck it.”

“Dimple what?” Wrath stares at Sparky.

Z grins, showing off said dimples.

“I dunno, bro. He just looks deranged,” Birch says, earning a high-five from Hoot.

“Look who strapped on a pair of balls this morning and came to play with the big boys.” Z’s smile fades. “I hope you know my choice was to come back home.” His gaze goes around the table. “I miss every one of you.”

“You’re doing good things down there, Z,” Dex says. “They need you.”

“And as much as I hate saying it, we need a new VP.” Rock points his gavel at Z.

Z leans forward, looking down the table. His gaze lands on me, and the usual mischief on his face disappears. “I nominate Murphy for the position of vice president.”

Air stalls in my lungs. I blink and stare, then slowly turn my head, searching my brothers’ faces as if someone else here shares my road name. The implications of what Z said sinks in and I swivel back to face him. “Are you serious?”

“I second Murphy for VP,” Teller says, lifting his hand in the air.

Loud chatter spreads around the table, and Rock bangs the gavel again.

“What’s going on here?” I ask.

“Are you deaf?” Z asks. “By-laws say I nominate my successor. And I nominate you.”


Slow Burn (Lost Kings MC #1)

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Forced to represent an outlaw biker, a married attorney must come to terms with her feelings for her client while avoiding the danger he brings into her sedate life.

President of the Lost Kings MC, Rochlan “Rock” North, hasn’t managed to find a woman capable of making him want to curb his wild ways—until he meets sweet, innocent, married lawyer Hope Kendall.

Forced to represent the outlaw biker, Hope is rattled by her immediate attraction to Rock. Hope is a good girl in a good marriage. Rock thrills her, but she’s not going to throw away everything she’s built on a fling with her criminal client.

Rock respects Hope enough to leave her alone, even as he realizes he’s become a little obsessed with her. When their connection endangers her life, he’ll have to destroy her in order to save her.

After tragedy strikes, Rock is determined to earn Hope’s forgiveness and convince her that even with their staggering differences, they’re meant to be together.


Corrupting Cinderella (Lost Kings MC #2)

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Love is the ultimate outlaw.

Although widowed attorney Hope Kendall cares deeply for President of the Lost Kings MC, Rochlan “Rock” North, the truth is they come from completely different worlds. Add to that the fact that they are also both headstrong people, and they have a very rough road ahead of them.

Real love isn’t a fairy tale.

For Rock that means introducing Hope to what it really means to be part of his brutal and shady world, where the Lost Kings Motorcycle Club is his main focus. For Hope it means accepting the things she can’t change, and understanding that Rock is a man who will do anything to keep her safe.

Love doesn’t follow any rules.

As Rock continues to draw Hope deeper into his world, painful misunderstandings, past relationships, and opposition from the members of his club will threaten to drive them apart.

How do a lawyer and a badass biker with a heart of gold keep their love alive while their opposing worlds collide?


Three Kings, One Night (Lost Kings MC 2.5)

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Three short Holiday stories set in the Lost Kings MC world.

1) Murphy and Heidi
Spending Christmas Eve with his best friend’s little sister will be a challenge for Murphy. Especially when a would-be boyfriend stops by and Murphy realizes there’s a lot he doesn’t know about Heidi these days.

2) Wrath and Trinity (note: this story takes place between Part 1 and Part 2 of Slow Burn.)
When Wrath and Trinity find themselves in the clubhouse alone together on Christmas Eve, will they be able to set aside their animosity for one night?

3) Z and Lilly
Z has a surprise for Lilly, but will it be enough to make her break her number one rule, and let him spend the night?


Strength from Loyalty (Lost Kings MC #3)

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As a dark cloud descends over Hope and Rock’s already precarious future, will a long-hidden secret push them both past the point of no return?

Struggling attorney Hope Kendall loves her outlaw biker boyfriend Rochlan “Rock” North with all her heart, but the questionable activities his motorcycle club is involved in threaten her legal career.

But does she even want this career anymore?

As a near-death situation makes their professional differences seem insignificant, a cloud descends over their personal relationship’s already unsteady future.

Even though Hope seems to have finally found her niche in the club as Rock’s ol’ lady, can she mingle in politics with neighboring clubs as well? A trip to the Lost Kings MC downstate charter will put her to the test.

While Rock works hard to give Hope the honesty she craves without betraying his loyalty to his brothers, tension from outside forces threatens to push him to the brink. But it’s the one secret Hope has hidden all along that may finally drive them apart for good.


Tattered on My Sleeve (Lost Kings MC #4)

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I had her first.

Eight years ago, the Lost Kings, MC was recovering from turmoil within the club Wrath and Trinity met.

I fell in love with her.

After three perfect nights, Wrath knew she was the one. But Trinity’s dark past was about to catch up to her and the Lost Kings MC was her only hope for protection.

Then we fucked everything up.

One misunderstanding led to a mistake that locked both of them into a war to see who could hurt who the most.

We’ve wasted too many years. It’s time for Trinity to understand—she’s mine.

When long-buried secrets are finally revealed, Wrath will stop at nothing to fix things and make Trinity understand she belongs to him.


White Heat (Lost Kings MC #5)

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The queen always protects her king.

For straight-laced attorney, Hope Kendall, loving an outlaw has never been easy. New challenges test her loyalty as she discovers how far she’s willing to go to protect her man.

If you have hope, you have everything.

MC President, Rochlan “Rock” North finally has everything he’s ever wanted. Hope as his ol’ lady and his MC earning money while staying out of trouble. The only thing left is to make Hope his wife. But as their wedding day nears, an old adversary threatens Rock’s freedom, the wedding, and throws the Lost Kings MC into chaos.

Love makes the ride worthwhile.

While the club waits for Rock’s fate to be decided, Wrath has to balance solidifying his new relationship with Trinity and fulfilling his president’s orders.

Loyalty gives an outlaw strength.

Threats from unexpected places will challenge every member, but in the Lost Kings MC, brotherhood isn’t about the blood you share. It’s about those who are willing to bleed for you.


Between Embers (Lost Kings MC #5.5)

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If you were wondering what some of the other LOKI men were up to during Rock and Hope’s wedding… this is your chance to find out.

Between Embers (Lost Kings MC 5.5) is a collection of three short stories, approximately 25,000 words. This is intended to be a companion piece to White Heat (Lost Kings MC #5). If you do not enjoy reading similar scenes from a different character’s point of view, then please skip this.

However, if you were curious about what Teller was doing the morning of the wedding. What Murphy and Heidi talked about when she arrived at the clubhouse, or how Z and Lilly spent the night, I think you’ll enjoy Between Embers.


More Than Miles (Lost Kings MC #6)

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Blake “Murphy” O’Callaghan, Road Captain of the Lost Kings MC, has the world by the balls. Money. Women. The wide-open road. It’s all his, everything he wants…except the one girl he loves, the one girl who’s off limits. His best friend’s little sister, Heidi.

Abandoned by her mother when she was only eight, Heidi Whelan’s familiar with heartbreak. Especially the heartbreak of falling in love with her big brother’s best friend. When Murphy pushed her away, it broke her heart. Now, on her eighteenth birthday, he claims he loves her? Growing up around the Lost Kings MC, Heidi’s witnessed his manwhoring ways. He’ll never give that up for her. Besides, he’s too late: Heidi’s in love with her high-school boyfriend Axel.

Axel Ryan loves two things—motorcycles and Heidi. He signed up to be a prospect for the Lost Kings MC because it seemed like a fun way to get closer to her. Now that he’s gotten a taste of MC life, he’s not so sure this is where he belongs. He’s confident Heidi shares his dreams for the future, so even if he chooses another road, their relationship will survive the detour.

With more than miles between them, will the deceptions they’ve lived with for so long be too much to overcome? Can Murphy convince Heidi that the hard roads they’ve traveled will lead to the most beautiful destination of all,
or is he destined to ride the open road alone?


White Knuckles (Lost Kings MC #7)

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Two Tattered Souls

After countless detours, Wrath and Trinity’s wedding is only ten days away. Together they’ve battled their demons and are ready to declare their commitment to each other in front of their entire Lost Kings MC family.

One Bitter Enemy

No one is prepared for the threat that crawls out of the shadows and issues an evil ultimatum. One that places Trinity’s future in danger and jeopardizes the entire club. Trinity’s more than ready to put her life on the line to save the club. For her it’s not a question.

An Impossible Choice

Wrath’s role as protector of the club forces him to choose between the safety of his angel or the future of the Lost Kings MC and all they’ve built together. But Trinity won’t relent. A queen always fights for her king. She’ll risk everything to hold on to the love she shares with Wrath.

Faith is Stronger Than Fear

When evil takes her for a ride, will Trinity’s faith in Wrath and her faith in the Lost Kings MC be stronger than her fear?

White Knuckles is the seventh full-length novel in the popular Lost Kings MC series. It is suggested readers have at least read books four through six in the series before reading White Knuckles.


Beyond Reckless (Lost Kings MC #8)

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Blood doesn’t make you family, loyalty does.

Marcel “Teller” Whelan, Treasurer of the Lost Kings MC, has always been two things—honest and responsible. At ten years old, he was already taking care of his baby sister. At eighteen, he patched into the Lost Kings MC and took a major role in shaping the club’s future.

Three years ago, he thought he’d met the perfect woman, only to have her reject everything he is—a Lost King.

One bullet is a lifetime supply.

Now, after an accident that left a girl dead and Teller almost crippled, he’s struggling through the darkest time in his life. His niece, sister, and Lost Kings MC family are the only things holding him together, but his reckless actions are bound to drive everyone away.

Then, in the most unlikely place, he crosses paths with her again. The woman he once thought might be his perfect match.

Love soothes our inner demons.

Sparks fly for both of them. She’s the ride-or-die woman he needs, able to calm his many demons and bring the light back into his life. But she has a secret—one that forces him to lie to his brothers.

In chaos we trust.

When Teller’s brothers find out who he’s falling in love with, it will create a storm of chaos for the Lost Kings MC. But if there’s one thing Teller’s turbulent life has taught him, it’s that sometimes love is worth the chaos.


Beyond Reason (Lost Kings MC #9)

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When the most toxic people come disguised as family, who can you trust?

Betrayal by blood cuts the deepest.
Teller’s found his ride or die girl. The light Charlotte brings to his life has touched the darkest parts of his soul. But a devastating secret from her past resurfaces to threaten their future.

Every truth can be erased with one lie.
When a sinister truth is exposed, it forces Charlotte to question everything about herself. Even whether she’s worthy of Teller’s love.

The darkest betrayals never come from your enemies.
With Teller’s love roaring louder than the lies, Charlotte can finally put her demons to rest. But has too much damage been done for her to prove her loyalty to the Lost Kings?


One Empire Night (Lost Kings MC #9.5)

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Kings only bow to their queens.

Spend the holiday catching up with your favorite Lost Kings MC couples.

One Empire Night is a 30,000 word holiday novella. It should be read after Beyond Reason (Lost Kings MC #9).


After Burn (Lost Kings MC #10)

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Certain secrets can either strengthen you in ways you never imagines or incinerate your whole world.

One spilled secret shines a light on the throne of lies I’ve been sitting on for years.

A revelation with the power to test the bonds of brotherhood like never before.

Promises I’ve made to my brothers I burn to keep. Vows made to my wife I swear to honor.

Through the web of tangled loyalties, one thing remains clear.

Hope is embedded in my soul.

A love so rare I’ve spilled blood to protect it.

Each painful piece of our pasts brought us to this moment.

Together, we’ve built something beautiful, significant, and ours.

And one uncovered truth could burn it all to the ground.


After Glow (Lost Kings MC #11)

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With her by my side, my reign is complete.
Then, one uncovered truth shines a light on the throne of lies I’ve been sitting on for years.
A revelation with the power to test the bonds of brotherhood like never before.
My ruthless obsession to protect what’s mine burns hotter than ever.
Promises I’ve made to my brothers I burn to keep.
Vows made to my wife I swear to honor.
Through the web of tangled loyalties, one thing remains clear.
Hope is embedded in my soul.
Together, we’ve built something beautiful, significant, and ours.
A love so rare I’ve spilled blood to protect it.


Zero Hour (Lost Kings MC #11.5)

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The night we met, I only tagged along to support my best friend. Then I saw Lilly. There’s no harm in picking up a girl for myself, right?
One time. A few hours with her underneath me. No longer than a night. That’s all I ever need with a woman. I’m the Vice President of the Lost Kings MC. There’s no shortage of women waiting to warm my bed.
Lilly’s appetite matches my own and one night suits her fine.
But it’s not enough. I can’t get her out of my head, even though she makes it clear she’s not available. Suddenly, I find myself seeking Lilly out on holidays and special occasions, using any excuse to be near her.
That’s when I realize she’s the only one I want to spend all my nights with.
Now if I can convince her what we have amounts to more than a few lust-filled hours.
I don’t where we went wrong but this is how it all begins…


Zero Tolerance (Lost Kings MC #12)

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I’ve spent a lot of years as a hit-it-and-quit-it player only seeking a good time. As Vice President of the Lost Kings Motorcycle Club, willing women are never in short supply.
I never needed any of them for long.
Until I met her.
My perfect woman. Like a mermaid, she was beautiful, smart, and hard to hold onto.
I thought I’d convinced her we’d be good together long-term, but then she disappeared without a word.
Almost three years.
That’s how long it’s been since I saw her.
Just as I finally moved on, my mythical woman resurfaces.
She forgot to mention one little thing before she vanished.
One small secret growing up into a big lie.
It’s a betrayal too big to overcome.
I should hate her.
Even though she’s heartbreak wrapped in a seductive package.
I want her more than ever.


Zero Regret (Lost Kings MC #13)

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Love happens when you least expect it. So does heartbreak.
I thought we were finally done with the lies.
Secrets? Sure, Lilly’s still holding on to plenty of those.
My perfect woman is secrets buried under beautiful layers of deception.
She’s the seductive siren bent on destroying my heart.
It doesn’t make me want her any less.
Just like before, she’s an addiction I can’t break.
I’ll never learn my lesson when it comes to her.
But I refuse to ever let her go.
One by one I’ll unlock all her secrets.
I love a challenge. And I’ve never followed the rules.
Now that she’s back in my life, she’s mine forever.
And anyone who hurts or threatens her better prepare to die.


Zero Apologies (Lost Kings MC #14)

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One by one, the lies have been unraveled.
I’ve shed blood to protect Lilly. To protect our family.
I’d do it again and again as long as it means she’s safe.
It’s time to marry her, cherish her, and spend the rest of our lives together.
We were so close to our happy ending.
Then chaos swept it away.
The road ahead remains unknown.
Loyalty, honor, brotherhood.
Kings forever, forever Kings.
I’ll never betray my club.
Even if it means losing everything.

About Autumn Jones Lake

Autumn is the USA Today bestselling author of the Lost Kings MC series. She believes true love stories never end and that’s reflected in the books that she writes.

Autumn is easily amused, a procrastinator and writes romances with loving alpha heroes who cherish the sassy women they fall in love with. She prefers to write her romances on the classy side of dirty, and she’s a sucker for a filthy-talking, demanding alpha male hero. The bigger the better. She enjoys testing boundaries and breaking rules with her stories. Happy For Now endings make Autumn’s heart pitter-patter.

Autumn’s past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law. Playing with her imaginary friends is her favorite job so far. She’s an active member of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Autumn was born and raised in upstate New York. She still enjoys all four seasons there with her very own alpha hero and their dogs.

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