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BLOG TOUR – GUEST POST: “Running Wild” by SE Jakes



Thanks so much to Boys in Our Books 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.


The PNR Element or, huh, I didn’t think I wrote PNR…

Well, at least not as SE Jakes.  I didn’t think I did anyway, but it’s interesting what’s considered PNR—it’s definitely a big umbrella.  To me, having someone who’s got a bit of second sight (and I fully admit that I have it as well) isn’t PNR to me, unless the rest of the book is set in a PNR world.

I mean, I’m not paranormal, am I (looks around for answer)? If I was, I’d do a lot more cool stuff, I think.  But, for instance, because Tommy from Hell or High Water has a bit of the sight himself, the books have a PNR tag.

And there is a slight woo-hoo element toward the end of Running Wild, I’ll admit.  For me, it came out of the fact that I’m a big believer in myth, in ‘help from above.’ No spoilers here, and I can’t tell you for sure if what Sean’s feeling during that scene when he’s running through Havoc is all in his head (thanks to the myth of Havoc that Ryker shares) or if it’s a real thing, but I want you to think about the times that you might’ve had a weird feeling from a place, or a gut feeling to not go someplace—or vice-versa.

I mean, I guess some people might consider that PNR, but to me, it’s something pretty real that happens, whereas PNR signals vampires and werewolves (although my mother is pretty convinced that vampires exist, although I think personally she’s watched a little bit too much of True Blood :)


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).


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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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…

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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!


One comment on “BLOG TOUR – GUEST POST: “Running Wild” by SE Jakes

  1. I did call it a “light pnr element”, in my review. Thinking about it, in the context above though, it really is more normal than how I think of pnr, typically.

    I have come to like the gut feelings and “glimpses” of things in SE’ s recent books. It’s a connecting thread in her writing that is recognizable and I’ve just come to expect it.

    Maybe there needs to be a different term for this type of element. Like ESP?



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