BOOK SHOWCASE: Karina Kantas

From the pages of Karina Kantas…

 

Well hi everyone. Welcome my booth I’m here to tell you about the hit MC thriller series OUTLAW.

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I’m from the UK but have lived on the island of Corfu most of my life. I met my husband while on holiday and the rest, as they say, is history.

I’m an author of eight books, Illusional Reality being my latest. I write in most genres but I specialise in thrillers.
As well as an author, I’m a freelance writer, a designer of book trailers and promotions, a narrator and a VA.

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The four books in the OUTLAW series are not erotica, but there is a lot of SWEARING, VIOLENCE, SEX, DRUGS, MURDER…. You get the idea.

WARNING IF YOU ARE EASILY SHOCKED GO BACK NOW!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Book one of the hit series the OUTLAW is In Times of Violence a YA urban thriller and as you go down the line the books get more serious and violent. Buy still bloody fun to read.

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The OUTLAW series.

In Times of Violence, urban thriller

Huntress, MC thriller /romance

Lawless Justice, Vigilante MC thriller

Road Rage, MC thriller

Karina Kantas In Times of Violence

 

YA urban MC thriller

In Times of Violence

In Times of Violence is the first book of the OUTLAW series and was also my first published novel.

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REVIEWS

 

Sep 21, 2012
Bonnie 4 *

Loved the characters, remembered them from the Huntress but this was them before. for me it was a quick read..action,love,drama even cried in the end. family doesn’t always mean blood relatives. i can relate have quite a few of those. it’s a brotherhood. if you didn’t enjoy it you didn’t pay attention to what it was about!

Dec 08, 2015
Dawn 4*

“In Times of Violence” isn’t my usual choice of reading material, but I really enjoyed it! It’s gritty, dark, and (as the title suggests!) very violent in parts – probably not suitable for those who are squeamish or overly sensitive.
Karina Kantas writes with an honesty that I can appreciate and makes the journey through Jade’s tale smoother.

November 19, 2015
Barbara 5*

Jade is flawed like the rest of us
Having not read anything in this genre, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Jade, the main character, is flawed like the rest of us, leaving her unhappy home to find her niche in the world. Attracted to the leader of a biker gang, she makes herself known to him, gradually gaining a place as his girlfriend. The life they lead is fascinating, and she is accepted as one of the family, giving her the confidence she has always wanted.
The story takes place over a period of time, and love, betrayal, and danger run throughout. I like the way Ms. Kantas weaves her spell, one that will have you looking forward to the next book in this series.

 

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Want to know more about this YA urban thriller? What better way than hearing all about it from the author and as a bonus a two page reading from the book. Enjoy.

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I fell in love with the book The Outsiders and then the film. I became an author because of S.E.Hintons’s novellas.

The reason The Outsiders became such a loved and well known book was because every reader resonated with it.They cared about these toughies. They understand why they had to be hard. This was my Goal. And I’m thankful that the readers feel and see where I’m coming from. They understand why the Tyrants played a role. If people feared you, it meant they wouldn’t stand on you. If you were respected, no one would say anything bad to you again and if you had a family of brothers, you wouldn’t have to deal with your parents shit.

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When things got bad, they would deal with it using their issues with a fist. Violence for them was letting go of all the pain. Yes, of course it was wrong. But that was all the Tyrants knew.

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Jade’s first meeting with the Tyrants. But it doesn’t go as planned.

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Born in the midlands UK, I grew up in a poor, rough area of town and used my writing to escape an unsettling reality. Delving deep into my characters’ minds and hearts, I give my readers thought provoking and sometimes dark story-lines.

No matter what genre of fiction I write, you’ll always hear loud rock music playing while I work, as it allows me to fade away and become one with my characters.

Don’t except happy endings in my novels as I write about real life. What you will get, is exciting story-lines that will have you glued to the pages and eager for more.

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BOOK2 of the OUTLAW series

 

 

Book two of the OUTLAW series

Huntress MC thriller/romance

Revenge and love entwine in this powerful biker thriller
Huntress takes you into a hidden world of outlaw motorcycle clubs.

When Sofi learns of the pain her family’s suffered at the hands of the president of a motorcycle club, she vows to get revenge.
With her journalistic skills she infiltrates the club, but her plans go awry when she meets Buzz, the VP.

“Romance and retribution.”
Voted top ten of female authors of biker fiction.

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EXCERPT

Huntress

 

Okay, I might not be the smartest woman in the world, but that doesn’t mean I’m dumb enough not to have realized that all was not what it seemed when it came to my parents.

Although they attempted to hide their true nature behind airs and graces, Jade, my mother, let her tongue slip occasionally. And when my parents argued, boy could they swear. It was like an explosion, as though they’d been holding it in for too long. All of a sudden, they would remember themselves, look at one another in disgust and then return to their charade.

Another clue that the pretty picture was a painting after all, was their association with Beth and Clay, two hard-core bikers; bikers that didn’t have a problem popping pills or smoking marijuana in front of me. In fact, when they deemed me old enough, they offered me my share.

My brother John took an overdose and killed himself when he discovered the truth. He was only twenty-two.

I suppose I blame myself, but John should never have read my diary.

Clay is my godfather. My father, Marcus, was the best man at Beth and Clay’s wedding. He’s always been straight with me; told me how it was whether I could take the truth or not.

One late, warm afternoon, the three of us were sitting on their veranda chatting, when I dared to bring up the taboo subject of my parents’ first meeting.

What Beth and Clay revealed changed my whole outlook on life. It changed who I was.

 

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HUNTRESS

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Now it’s time for the boys to ride bitch! The Kittnz are here.

 

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Part 3 of the OUTLAW series (not a sequel)

LAWLESS JUSTICE vigilante MC thriller

These Kittnz have claws. Six empowering women that own the night.

Cass has just gotten out of a abusive relationship. Fed up with people walking all over her, she decides that her life has to change. Enter the Kittnz. Now she can kick ass without remorse, get paid and serve the public at the same time.
She wished it was so easy.

Voted top ten of female authors of biker fiction.

“This book takes the typical tough guy biker gang, turns it into females, straps some leather and fishnets on it and goes to work kicking ass.”

 

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SCARLET

Scarlet isn’t just named that because of her hair colour. Oh no. Get on the wrong side of fiery Kittn and you might just live to regret it… might.

Scarlet is a professional photographer by day

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EVE

Eve is the party girl and a little bit slow. But don”t call her a dumb blonde or she will punch you out!

Eve is a mechanic by day and fixes the Kittnz ride. Bike of choice is a sexy Fireblade.

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WHAT THE READERS SAY

5*

If your sitting in a bar in London, and six beautiful women enter wearing black leather jackets, with a logo of a cats paw on the back, sit down, shut up,and behave. If you don’t, they will either hook you up, or knock you out. The Kittenz have arrived! Karina has put together a book that will keep you reading until you finish. Her story begins with the introduction of a young women into the Kittenz motorcycle club, then it gets exciting. Her charactors are believable, the story flows, and the ending isn’t what you might expect. This is a great book!

5*

This book takes the typical tough guy biker gang, turns it into females, straps some leather and fishnets on it and goes to work kicking ass. If you don’t love this book, something’s wrong with you. It’s an indie read but the author has a professional product with a great cover and a kick ass story. The main character is empathetic and engaging as she tumbles into the world of the Kittenz and becomes one of them.

5*

This was a very interesting read. I have never read a book about fighting, tough girls that were also professionals! Karina really creates an entire world and her characters are fascinating. The plot is fast moving so you won’t want to put this down!

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JADE

Don’t judge Jade by her looks. That would be a big mistake!

Jade is a doctor by day.

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EXCERPT

I love this scene in the book I hope you do too.
An hour of hard drinking and partying passed, when the doorman came up and handed her a note. Thinking she had a secret admirer and that she might be in for a good time, Ice opened the note and scanned the message.

The six words written down were enough to get her heart racing. “Meet me round back of the club R.” She knew who R was. Taking her coat from the back of her chair, she slipped out of the club unnoticed.

When Ice turned the corner, she found Raven dressed in leathers and sitting on a bike.

“Shit, what the hell are you doing here? How did you find out where I was?” Ice whispered as she looked over her shoulder to make sure no one was watching.

“It wasn’t difficult. Look, I know it’s risky, but I didn’t have a choice. We need your help.”

“Fuck, Raven, this is my sister’s wedding reception. I can’t just walk out. You promised me this night.”

“I know. Look, forget what you owe me; I’ll owe you. I need you to come with me now.”

“What, now? Dressed like this,” Ice cried, looking down at her silk gown.

“It’s not quite the look I wanted,” Raven joked. “There’s no time to argue. Get on.”

Ice knew an order when given, so taking the helmet Raven offered, she gathered up the bottom of her silk dress and stepped onto the bike.

Raven speedily left the car park. Ice looked behind and was grateful that no one saw her leaving, especially being on a back of a motorbike with a leather-clad rider.

“Fuck, my sister’s never gonna let me forget this,” Ice cursed. “Where we going anyway?” She called.

“Back to Northampton,” Raven shouted back. “Hey, if everything turns out okay, you can still make it back before they cut the cake.”

Ice doubted it. Thankful that she was wearing a warm coat, Ice shut the visor and leaned on Raven’s back as she raced down the motorway towards Northampton. And here’s me thinking I wasn’t coming back here until tomorrow afternoon. She owes me big for this.

They had only just passed the Northampton sign when Raven turned into the Riverside Industrial Estate. Slowing down, she parked her bike opposite a large warehouse.

“What the hell are we doing here?” Ice asked carefully stepping off the bike. Flattening down the creases of her dress, she caught up with Raven who had already crossed the road.

“The plan was to borrow some files, but Eve’s gone and got herself fucking locked in the office. Don’t ask how it happened. The security guards due to do his rounds at eleven. We’ve got to get her out of there.”

Ice looked at the time displayed on her gold watch. “Shit, that only gives us ten minutes. Where’s the office?”

Picking up her skirt, she ran behind Raven and hoped she wasn’t going to have to scale a wall. Thankfully, they entered the building via a propped open fire-exit door.

“This way,” Raven whispered.

The warehouse was cold and dark. Night lighting only made the scene even more sinister. Ice imagined the headlines if she was arrested dressed like a prom queen. The newspapers would have a field day

After running down the length of the warehouse, the rest of the Kittnz came into view. They were still standing outside the office where Raven had left them.

Storm was smoking a spliff, looking as though she didn’t have a care in the world. Jade laughed at someone’s joke.

“Nice to see you’re keeping a good watch,” Raven said, making Jade jump.

On seeing Ice, Scarlet snorted. “I didn’t know it was formal dress,”

“If I’d known, I would have changed into something more appropriate,” Storm added with a smirk.

Jade sniggered.

“Yeah okay, very funny. Jokes on me- ha ha! How much time to we have?”

“Four minutes,”

Unpinning her hair, Ice took two clips and pushed them into the lock of the office door. After a minute of moving them around, trying to find the correct position, the door unlocked.

Eve opened the door so fast, Ice fell into the office, flat on her face. Ignoring the sniggers behind her, she picked herself off the floor.

“I knew you could do it,” Eve greeted. “You look beautiful, by the way.”

“Thanks,” Ice answered. “Raven, if you’ve got everything you need, we better get out of here.”

“We haven’t had a chance. Bimbo here locked herself in the moment she entered.”

“Fuck – okay, you get the files; I’ll go and stall the guard. Jade, you come with me, you can listen out and let the others know when it safe to leave.”

“How do you plan to stall the guard?” Scarlet asked.

“Oh, I’m sure I’ll think of something,” Ice smiled. “I hope to God the guard is male.”

The Kittnz chuckled, then entered the office and began their search.

Ice was sitting outside the now shut fire-exit door. When she saw the guard turn the corner, she started sobbing.

“Hey, who are you? What you doing here? This is private property,” he shouted, and walked briskly toward her.

Ice knew her performance had to be an Oscar winner if she and the rest of the Kittnz were going to get out of there.

“Oh, thank God,” she cried. “I was looking around, hoping someone would be here.”

Standing up, she wiped away her non-existent tears. The security guard, a young guy with blonde hair and blue eyes, did a double take when he saw Ice close up.

“What are you doing here,” he repeated, gently.

Ice sniffed. “I had a fight with my boyfriend. It was stupid, but I made him stop the car and I got out. The bastard drove off and left me,” Ice sobbed some more. “I was hoping there would be someone here. I don’t suppose you have a phone I could use? Could you call me a taxi? I’ll be ever so grateful.” Ice finished with a sexy smile.

Putting his arm around her shoulder, they walked away from the exit door.

“It’s okay. Of course I’ll phone you a taxi. I have a phone in my cabin. Don’t worry. Come on.”

“Oh, thank you,” Ice sniffed. “What’s your name?”

“Jimmy, but you can call me Jim, if you like.”

“Jim, you’ve really helped me out. I don’t know how I can ever repay you,” For emphasis, she put her arm around his waist and snuggled on his shoulder.

He made the first move even before they got to the cabin. Pushing Ice up against the wall, he kissed her hungrily. When she responded, he gathered up the skirt of her dress and groped his way past all the netting, until his hand found what it was looking for. Ice gasped as his fingers slowly teased their way down and started to probe. She was so hot; there was no way she was going to tell him to stop. However, they were still on the Kittnz escape route, and Ice didn’t want to have sex outdoors, not when there was a perfectly good office nearby.

Gabbing hold of his balls, she whispered in his ear.

“I want you so bad. I want to feel you inside of me. I’m ready, but not here, please. I want you to see all of me. I want us to be naked, to explore, and taste one another.”

She nibbled his ear and felt satisfied when he returned with a deep sigh.

Taking her hand, they ran down the path, turned left from the warehouse, and ran into a small building that was no bigger than the Kittnz garage, but big enough for what Ice had planned.

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CASS/ICE

Ice is the new recruit. She no stranger to violence only this time she’s the one dishing it out!

Ice is a journalist by day.

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RAVEN

Although Raven says she doesn’t want to be thought of as the top-dog, president, boss of the Kittnz. You better make she you treat and respect her as if she is.

Raven is a lawyer by day.

After seeing so many scum bags getting away with their crimes, Raven decided it was time they got real justice. And so she founded the Kittnz MC

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STORM

Storm and Ice could be twins and this causes a mistaken identity for one of these beauties.

Storm is a psychiatrist by day.

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I guess I’ve always had biker blood in me. They have been part of my life since I was young. I was never in a MC but I was around them.

 

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ROAD RAGE

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Book 4 of the OUTLAW series (not a sequel)

Road Rage MC thriller romance

After a dark and violent past, Gem now leads a quiet life. But when she is asked out by a member of the super bike racing team, RAGE, the want for adrenaline soon takes over.
Gem learns too late that Rage are no different from the animals she’d escaped from. The past and present are about to catch up with shocking and deadly results.

“A highly charged action packed ride. This book doesn’t slow down.”

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REVIEWS

 

5*

The story in this book draws you in, entwining you with the characters as each page is read. It is detailed and colorfully twisted to keep you on the edge of your seat. You really feel the pain of the main character and it envelopes you with emotion, as you hang on every last word. I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it to everyone looking for an exciting story…looking forward to reading many more. Thank you, Karina Kantas

4*

Another fast-paced biker fic from Karina. Gem escapes a nightmare existence as a member of the Hawks, only to be lured back into the violent lifestyle by another biker group, the road racing Rage. Proving herself a valuable asset as a winning racer, Gem believes she has finally found a ‘safe’ way to live a wild, exciting lifestyle she secretly craves. Hoping the Rage will fill an arcane need for acceptance and respect, she discovers, too late, the darker side of the group, and finds herself once again ensnared by the Hawks. Only her courage and love for the Rage member, Doc, will see her through the ordeal

 

Gritty, raw, emotional and kicks arse

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I didn’t go to the Jester again for a couple of days. I gave Shep the excuse about being tired. I just couldn’t bear the thought of facing Bre and Tex again. I knew I couldn’t avoid the place for long, though. I never did tell Shep what happened that night. He had a short fuse, and I didn’t want him starting a fight with one of his friends over me. Well, that was what any decent guy would do for his girlfriend. However, things didn’t run that way in Rage, as I was to find out that evening.

After we got our drinks, we headed to where the others were seated.

“Hey,” I greeted. I wasn’t expecting an answer.

Blade indicated to Shep to leave. I was left alone with seven male members staring at me. It didn’t go unnoticed that Bre wasn’t present. I looked for her the minute I walked into the bar. I was secretly glad I didn’t have to spend the night looking over my shoulder worrying what she was thinking or saying about me.

“So where’s Bre tonight?” I asked no one in particular.

“Yeah, about that,” Blade said. His smile quickly changed into a scorn. “You lay a hand on another patched member again, and you’ll suffer a Rage beating. Do we understand each other?”

“If you’re a hang around, property of the club, anyone can have you,” Turbo said.

“No, they fucking can’t,” I yelled. “And God help them if they try.”

I looked at each of their faces. They were serious. I wasn’t about to push it or explain to them about being molested by two of their members. I doubted Blade would give a shit anyhow. So I just nodded my head and silently vowed that if another patch tried it on with me, I’d make sure I wouldn’t walk away so easily.

“I’m gonna let that go for now, out of respect for Shep. But you’re not a member of this club, and it’s the first and only time I’m gonna be lenient.”

Folding his arms, he stared hard into my face. I stared back. He didn’t intimidate me.

“So what we gonna do with you?” Turbo sighed.

“You want in?” Gbh asked.

I was shocked. That was the last thing I was expecting. I hadn’t given it much thought up until then. I was happy enough hanging out with the club. I should have known hanging with them meant I’d become club property. I was Shep’s girlfriend and happened to like riding fast bikes. I enjoyed being associated with their name, but I wasn’t about to allow any female or male arsehole mess with me, whenever they felt like it. I’d rather walk away than go through that prospect stage again.

Blade didn’t wait for an answer.

“To become a member of Rage, you need to own and be able to handle a super bike. We’ve seen what you’re capable of, so you have that part covered.”

Again, I was shocked. So they had been watching me race. I felt honoured that I’d finally gotten their attention.

“But you haven’t been here long enough to bring anything into the club. Why should we allow you to join?”

“Membership is limited to those that we feel deserve the honour,” Turbo added.

“And what’s in it for me?” I asked.

Doc laughed and then replied. “Status, respect and money.”

“Sounds good.” I smiled.

“Okay,” Blade said. “These are your options. You can either remain as a hang around or prove your worth.”

“And how do I prove myself?”

“You and Bre have a problem with one another. If you’re to be a member of this club, we need to get it fixed. I won’t have any hostilities between members. You want in, you fight Bre one on one. You win. You get your patch. But I warn you, if you don’t pull your weight, you’ll be out. Decide now. You either stay and become Rage’s property, you fight Bre, win and get your patch, or you walk away and don’t show your face again.”

“What’s Shep say about this ultimatum?”

“He doesn’t have a say,” Doc barked.

“So, what are you gonna do?” Turbo asked.

“I’ll fight,” I said.

Blade nodded his head. “Be at my house at nine o’clock on Friday evening. Gbh will give you the address. I don’t want to see you around here until then. You got it?”

“Yeah, I understand,” I said, and then stood up while I waited for Gbh to write down Blade’s address.

I found Shep leaning against the bar. He’d been watching the interaction.

“Take me home?” I said.

“Sure thing, let me speak with Blade first, okay?”

“Okay. I’ll meet you outside.”

I left the bar without another word.

As I stood outside waiting for Shep, I lit up a cigarette and inhaled deeply. My mind was reeling. What the hell was I getting myself into? I’d already walked away from years of high status within a club, and now I was thinking about starting off at the bottom again. And although Rage was in a different league to the Hawks, I was surprised at how similar their club rules were.

Shit. And then there was the fight I had to contend with. I wasn’t worried about going one on one with Bre. I was certain I could take her without too much effort. I doubted she had as much fighting experience as me. Only it had been a long time since I’d been involved in a serious brawl. And what was it Doc said I’d get in return? Status, respect and money. To be associated with Rage would be cool. Respect, well that was always a plus as long as that included respect from Rage. But where did the money factor come into it?

How much were these guys making on the races? I knew you could make good money racing professional, but it also took a lot of money to keep the club set up. Sponsorship would help. Even so, the money had to come from somewhere. In fact, it made me wonder just how many members actually came from rich families and which members made their money from Rage. Money was something I’d never had a lot of.

I’d already agreed to fight Bre, and that was going to happen whether I joined the club or not. I needed to get her off my back, and the bitch needed to be taught a lesson.

“Did you know that was going down tonight?” I asked Shep when we got back to my place.

“Yeah, I had a feeling. What did you expect, Gem? You slammed Tex down with your God damn lid, gave him a concussion for Christ’s sake. You got off easy.”

“The bastard tried it on with me,” I yelled. “He practically raped me in the car park.”

I saw Shep’s fists clench. At last, some emotion.

“And,” he said. “That still didn’t give you the right to punch out two of our members.”

The word ‘our’ made me step away from him. I was an outsider, even to Shep. I’d gotten it wrong. He had no intention of defending me.

“Will it get better?” I asked, my voice raising an octave. “If I join your club, will they finally respect me? Will you?”

Shep walked towards me and pulled me into his chest.

“I do respect you, Gem. But there is only so much I can do.”

“What I don’t understand is that they hate me, so why would they want me to join?”

“They don’t hate you. I wouldn’t be with you now if they felt that way. Shit, half of the guys fantasize daily about you. Blade’s impressed with your riding skills and thinks you’ll be a great asset. And I think you’ve made a friend for life with Dawn. Oh, and Doc’s got it bad.”

“What do you mean?”

“He really digs you. Can’t you tell?”

I shrugged.

“And in answer to your question,” he continued. “Yes, it will get better. For now, you’re an outsider and Rage is wary of outsiders.”

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