The Broken Bows MC Book 1
by Kerri Ann Genre: MC Romance
I lie to everyone.
I don't know where the truth starts anymore.
As Enforcer of the MC my job is to protect the club at all costs.
When I'm tasked with watching Oubliette—the sexy bartender from the Four Horsemen—that's when protecting the club became difficult. That's when keeping the lies straight was hard.
I thought she would be a simple job.
I was wrong.
I may chance everything to save her.
My life, my future…. My club.
He wants something I won't give.
He wants what I can't give.
Even if it means my release.
Even if it could help others.
I need a way out of this and through him is the best way.
Busta is arrogant, ruthless, and a complete prick.
I need to find a chink in his armor.
I'll do whatever it takes to gain my freedom.
Oh, how I've sinned and sinned. Even my brother's pious meddling can't undo the damage I've done. As VP of the Broken Bows MC I'm content to be the devious, dark and dangerous twin.
I love to cause mayhem.
I enjoy destruction.
Truth though? I wish he was by my side. I'd do almost anything to pull him away from his flock and back to the darkness that I know resides within him.
I will do it anything.
I see their evil, their malice.
I see myself in them.
My brother and the MC want me to return to the club, though it's not my home. It never was. The church has nurtured me, settling my demons. When an attack occurs on the club their request becomes my undoing.
They use her.
She is my desire.
Scarlet is True's though I covet her.
I've fought their pull like the taught string of the bow.
Like me, a single shot will ruin everything.
Read the novella that bridges the continuation of King to Pawn. (To be read between KING and PAWN)
I escaped hell. I was free.
I thought I could go back to normal.
Right now, normal hurts.
I've seen things—done things—I'm not the same girl I was.
It changed me—he changed me.
The only thing that feels right is my pain. Our club is in ruins. It's left me at the helm.
Twists and turns took me down this path that lead to further destruction. I know King orchestrated it all.
Thing is, I'm no one's pawn.
King won't take us down.
One way or another, he'll pay for the damage to us, to them,to her…
Mother of two insanely (well trained) sarcastic men, wife to a dangerously smolder inducing grumble bunny (fireman), and friend to some amazing ladies (you know who you are). Thanks for reading, thanks for being a friend, and I look forward to meeting you in the future for drinks, danger and laughs.
Living in Northern Ontario, Canada, Kerri loves to read, travel and find new reasons to write you fantastic love stories. Remember, not all love is clean. Dark, light, angsty, sexually charged and twisted—that’s her genre.
It’s heart wrenching stories where the muse directs her. As the instrument of their lives, their stories are told piece by piece. You can hope for the good guy to win, but it won’t always happen. There's no guarantee of an HEA (happily ever after) or HFN (happy for now), because life doesn't always have those.
Enjoy the OMG's and tears. Tear your hair out, toss a book or two, because Kerri Ann wants for you to feel their pain too. As they live it, you absorb it on the pages.
What are some of your pet peeves?
Manners. People have lost touch with the simple please, thank you, your mouth shut as you eat, not sneezing on each other.
Where were you born/grew up at?
North of Toronto Canada. I’ve never left, but my heart has had pieces left in travels.
If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
With those I love. If I couldn’t be with them, my phone would run out of power as I talked to as many as I could.
What kind of world ruler would you be?
I’d love to say fair and just, but I can be persuaded like anyone. Not by shiny things, not about power, but about trusting and feeling it’s the best way. Finding out that you can be tricked is awful.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
A long drive. A hot tub. A tea. A book. Dumb movies.
How to find time to write as a parent?
My boys are old enough to give me my own space. Hubby has odd hours at work, so I stay up late to write.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Quirky, dirty minded, optimistic, naive. Most important loving.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I knew to trust in the words. Letting the characters lead me. When the next story, then next rolled through. Their lives were more than a fleeting idea. That’s when I became a writer.
Do you have a favorite movie?
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
Broken Bows MC I’d love done! But….I think Crashed would be a great TV mini series. Just like all authors, we’d love to be seen and loved everywhere. LOL
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
That sounds creepy. I expect women in long robes, walking through the woods with candles and chanting. Just kidding. None.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Pitbull. I love hard, care deeply, need lots of love in return and would ask for devotion.
What inspired you to write this book?
Actually, Rook came to me first. I woke one morning, wrote it in a few days with hardly any changes. It flowed like water through my mind. It need no corrections, no revisions. It was perfect. Something about it made me feel like more of the story about the Bow’s had to be told.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Tons! I have so many stories building that I need a rubber room to settle the demons. Keep a weather eye on the future. My mind can’t quiet.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
Yes. A few now. some still to be written, some written and needing more.
Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Broken Bows MC series?
Needing a place to belong, Busta joined the Broken Bows. Their dealings were dangerous, Busta wanted no part in it. When a beautiful bartender sees something she shouldn’t, she’s taken hostage. He falls for her strength. He can’t stop thinking about her. He needs her. She’s had more heartache than most. She’ll do anything she can to break free. Anything, including seducing the man that holds her in place.
Where did you come up with the names in the story?
She’s his pain, his torture, his dungeon, his Oubliette. He’s hard to think of how his name came about. It just felt right.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Twists. Finding the extra twists that made it swing beyond the perfect to delusional.
How did you come up with the title of your first novel?
Chess. I thought of following the plays, thinking ahead to the next best move. What failure or catalyst that would break the story wide open.
Who designed your book covers?
Wicked By Design. Woman is a gem!
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. It’s like a child, you can’t change anything about them. If you did, they wouldn’t be as special.
Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I love writing dark, twisted, dangerous and WTF inducing moments.
What is your favorite part of this book and why?
When he realizes how strong she really is. How her strength shows his own feeling of weakness. He changes. She makes him better.
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
I’d watch her make drinks. Obi has the craziest names for drinks and I want to watch (and of course drink them).
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination? Imagination and real crosses. People always influence your thoughts.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
They take the reins. Without a doubt. Every story starts out with a blink of brilliance...that’s how I think of it. That little blink tells me so much about them, how they look, act, interact with the world around them. Once that’s happened I flow with the direction the story takes me. I don’t decide to murder or harm others, it just flows based on their influence.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
Oh yeah! The stories are stacking in the wings.
What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
David Gemmell, Jack Whyte, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Geri Glenn, Nina Levine, Meghan March, Cora Brent, Quinn Loftis, Katy Evans, Callie Hart and Pepper Winters….yeah it’s more than ten, but you asked :)
What book do you think everyone should read?
Should or can? I’d love everyone to read Last Breath. It’s dark and inviting. Not everyone can handle that though, though I dare them to give it a whirl.
How long have you been writing?
Since 2000 but only published since 2016. I’ve just reached my 2yr publiversary.
Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
Mix of it. Some as I write, some as I start with their thoughts.
What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
Not much. I research as I roll. Looking up facts, is necessary as I run through the story.
Do you see writing as a career?
I do. It’s not there yet for me, but I know it’s achievable as I continue.
What do you think about the current publishing market?
Saturated, cutthroat at times and open arm welcoming at others. I love it and hate it equally in turn.
Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
The story is what grabs me, not a genre. I love a good book.
Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I edit with music, I write with distractions. I find it easier to concentrate and push myself. Sometimes the words can get stuck, but hearing a word can help.
Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I can start more than one, but once the one hooks me, I stay in it until it’s done or I get stuck.
Pen or type writer or computer?
Computer. I can’t be without my Mac.
Tell us about a favorite character from a book.
Aeneas. He’s from David Gemmell’s Lord of the Silver Bow.
A day in the life of the author?
Solitary. You become a bit of a hermit as you write.
Advice you would give new authors?
Research the work. Don’t assume what worked for one author will have you making bank. Take your own advice and do what’s best for you. If it feels too good, don’t believe it without research.
Describe your writing style.
Fly by the seat of my pants. It’s a pantser not a plotter. I couldn’t plot for the life of me.
What makes a good story?
Identifying with the character. Believability.
What are you currently reading?
Not at the moment. I’m writing. It’s hard to read as you write.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Original I guess. I go where the story leads. An all African American MC, a believable real life PNR, Something I could think might be true.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Be smarter with your money. Don’t trust blindly.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
It’s like Voldemort. You know it’s out there but if you give it power it can block you and win.
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