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Demons On Wheels MC #1

Tannin's Thunderbolt

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When Raiyana Parente learns a Mob boss wants her dead for refusing to become his business partner, she runs. No clear plan in sight, she ends up in the parking lot of Scotty’s Place, a posh strip club in Creek Ridge, Ohio, believing the tall, muscled biker in jeans and dirty boots is the man sent to kill her. She couldn’t be more wrong.

Sterling Tanner, known to his Demons on Wheels MC Brothers as Tannin, is hit by the thunderbolt the moment he looks into Rai’s dark eyes. But the trouble she brings with her isn’t something the MC needs. Still, what’s a man to do when the woman he has to have, no matter what, shows up?

As their rough and dirty sexual relationship burns up the sheets, Tannin must find a way to keep Rai safe. But can he win her heart as well?


Published August 17, 2017

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Ravenna Tate

41 books83 followers
Ravenna Tate lives in the Midwest where it’s cold six months out of the year, but inside her stories you’ll find plenty of heat. The sex is hot, the men are alpha, and the women give them a run for their money.

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Profile Image for Fatimama.
1,017 reviews54 followers
December 29, 2017
This was irritating. I got bored with all the ‘kinky’ sex. And seriously, is it just me but I think floggers, paddles, whips should be brand new for every lover. Like do the H even sterilize their ‘toys’?! So gross.. yuck how can any woman be turned on?!? Yuck yuck
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846 reviews32 followers
August 21, 2017

The superduper, remarkable Ravenna Tate has come out with an all-new series that will not only blow her fans away, but will have lovers of MC romance flipping their e-reader pages with glee. Tannin’s Thunderbolt is the first book in the new Demons on Wheels MC series. Considering the glut on the market with MC romances, I was a little leery as to how this would turn out.

I needn’t have worried, this was an absolutely fabulous start to her series! The characters were fascinating, three-dimensional, gritty, raw and real. I could really see these guys in my mind’s eye and I wanted more! Our heroine, Raiyanna, is running for her life when a mob boss puts a price on her head. She ends up stopping and running into Tannin, the sergeant-at-arms of the Demons On Wheels MC. And when he’s struck by how much he wants this woman, he brings her into his club despite the fact she could be a heap of trouble for him and his brothers.

We are introduced to Gorgon, Vassago, Legs, and the others family members as they all try to help Rai out from her troubles with mob boss Vito from a surprising source. She also has lots of very steamy, dirty, sex with Tannin and she learns how he got his name. (He does enjoy “Tannin’” her bottom red. It’s another remarkable series for Ravenna!
Profile Image for Pam.
401 reviews2 followers
August 18, 2017
Tannin's Thunderbolt is the first book in a new series by Ravenna Tate. Raiyana Parente is the proud owner of her own marketing firm, Silver Lining Marketing. She has every right to be proud. She built the company on her own, from the ground up, and she's done a remarkable job. Or has she? When disaster strikes, she's forced to take what she can, leave her home and company, and run. She has no idea where to go or what to do. She's beyond stunned and heartbroken. How can she fight something she never knew about? Where is she going to go? Who can she turn to? What is she going to do to save her business, employees, friends, and even herself?

Tannin has the great misfortune of meeting Rai as she pulls off the highway into the entrance of Scotty's, the strip club owned and operated by the Demons on Wheels motorcycle club. Due to some unfortunate food choices, as well as her panic and fear, she makes a terrible first impression on Tannin. But Tannin sees past the snark and defiance in Rai to the terror and desperation underneath. He knows he's going to catch hell for it, especially since he knows nothing about her, but there's something about this woman. Against his better judgment, he brings her into Scotty's. Sure enough, the rest of the group is none too happy about this. But all that soon changes. When Tannin learns what's happening, he has some serious decisions to make. Does he throw this woman out? Or does he help her? If he helps, does he do it alone or involve the members of Demons on Wheels in any of this? It's not an easy decision. There are unknowns and danger everywhere. In the end, will anything make any difference?

Ravenna Tate has long been a favorite author for me. However, I admit I had a few doubts about this book. I've never cared for the motorcycle club romance subgenre, and I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this story. But I love it when favorite authors go in new directions, and I'm so very glad I read this book. It's not just a motorcycle club book. It's not just an erotic romance. Ms. Tate brings the very best elements of storytelling to this book in so many unexpected ways. The characters are charismatic, authentic, and totally engaging, and the interactions of all the characters are captivating and refreshingly realistic as well. This story is not at all predictable, and I love the unique storyline and setting. Ravenna Tate has always had a genuine talent for writing unique stories. I was totally hooked by this book from the first page, and can't wait to read the next book in the series. I give Tannin's Thunderbolt my highest recommendation without reservation. Thank you, Ravenna Tate, for proving to me once again that preconceptions have no place in a reader's mind. This was an exceptional book, and you are truly impressive as an author!

One final note. Please be an informed reader and consumer! This is an ADULT book. It contains explicit language and sexual scenes. If you don't enjoy this genre, think hard before buying any book you know you won't enjoy. There are book synopses and reviews available on Goodreads and all booksellers' websites. USE THESE RESOURCES. DON'T LEAVE A NEGATIVE REVIEW WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WON'T ENJOY THE BOOK. IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE AUTHOR! She works extremely hard to provide a quality work product. If you know you'll object to the book's subject matter before you buy it, you're doing yourself and the author an extreme disservice.

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!
Profile Image for Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life.
858 reviews31 followers
August 26, 2017
Are you ready to go for a ride that will take your breath away?

Then tighten your helmet and hold on tight, Tannin will take good care of you!

Raiyana 'Rai' Parente didn't have a plan when she got in her car except to run. You never know how fast you can run until you hear you have price on your head.

Sterling 'Tannin' Tanner left the world he grew up in several years ago and never looked back.

These two unlikely individuals meet in a rather unconventional way and their chemistry is electric right from the start.

Can Tannin get Rai out of her mess before she's found? And when all is said and done, will Tannin make Rai his 'old lady' or will she ride away leaving Tannin in her dust?

Tannin's Thunderbolt is an exciting. heart pounding, sexy read that grip the read right from the start.

Rai is a strong, independent, successful woman that isn't afraid to stand up for herself. I love that she understands the danger she is in, but still risks it all for a chance at love.

Tannin may come off rough around the edges, but he's got a heart of gold behind his biker vest. He works hard, plays hard. and loves hard. Any man that is willing to walk away from his life to stand by his friends because it's the right thing to do, is a winner in my book.

And in case you're wondering, Rai and Tannin are hot, hot, hot! Rai has always had fantasies and Tannin is more than happy to make them come true. You will need a cold shower or two by the time you've finished Tannin's Thunderbolt.

I loved Tannin's Thunderbolt with it's witty banter, all consuming passion, and thrilling intrigue. It's everything you could want from a MC romance with a Ravenna Tate flare.

Tannin's Thunderbolt is stunning read that can't be missed. So hop on your cycle and ride on over to Scotty's Place and meet all the Brothers of the Demons on Wheels MC.
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2,855 reviews66 followers
August 19, 2017
I have been reading this author for a long time now and she never fails to amaze me as how she can write different genre's of erotic romance. MC books have been a "thing" lately and I was interested to see how Ms. Tate would write one. Well, she did it again. I really enjoyed the story of Rai and Tannin. This was a different type of MC where as they protected women instead of hurting them. When Rai collides with Tannin and ends up getting sick all over him, the story picks up. We discover she is one the run from a Mob boss and that the MC guys know who he is. Tannin is attracted to Rai, even though he keeps telling himself it's not a forever kind of thing, but Rai finds herself falling for him anyway. Will the club be able to protect Rai and themselves? And will Tannin EVER let Rai into his heart? Well, you'll just have to get the book to see how things turn out. I will be eagerly waiting for the next book in this series!!
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115 reviews
August 21, 2017
I loved this book! I loved how Tannin and Rai got together. I loved the evolution from attraction at first sight to total down and dirty sex. I loved that they were both leery of trust, but overcame it. I loved the friendships formed at the strip club. I loved the way the strip club and the atmosphere around it was described. I loved the way the friends had each other's back.I loved the sex scenes (did I already mention that?). It clearly was a fun read for me.
This story was different from what I had previously read from Ms. Tate, but she brought the MC scene to life. I can't wait for book 2.
116 reviews
August 18, 2017
In this book By Ravenna Tate we meet Tannin and Rai. Rai is on the run a mob boss placed a hit on her. Her only plan is to run. She run's right into Tannin's path. She is a buisness women he is a biker. Will they work, will he help to save her. This story takes us from their first meeting, through their burgeoning relationship. I liked watching them come together, and meeting all the characters in the gang that live and work at Scotty's Place the buisness the club runs. I can't wait to see where the story goes from here.
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2,581 reviews16 followers
September 11, 2017
I love this start to the Demon on Wheels MC series by author Ravenna Tate. Tannin’s Thunderbolt is action packed, rough around the edges, and hot as sin. I couldn’t put this story down and wanted more when it was done. The characters have personality and charisma. I felt very connected to them and wanted their happy ending.
Rai is a brave woman. She might be scared when we meet her but she still is fighting. Her spirit and drive make her a heroine to recon with. She is a very hard worker and loves with her whole heart.
Tannin is more than he seems. MC Biker on the outside but inside he is a knight in shining armor waiting for the right woman to show that to.

Over all this is one of stories that grips you and doesn’t let go. I would love to read more about the MC’s in the future. If you want a love story that walks on the wild side and is full of action and adventure this is the one to pick up.

Five Shooting Stars
September 22, 2017
I love this author. That being said this book was out of this world. I didn't expect to love a MC book so hard. Most have too much violence or the Club is a bunch of criminals and that doesn't appeal to me. But she wrote this story without all that. The members are not angels but they were not horrible people either. She put the feeling into the characters and the situations that you can relate to and really feel. I am on the edge of my seat waiting for more in the series.
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3,990 reviews37 followers
November 2, 2017

Tannin is a brother in a mc. She's running from the Mob and finds Tannin and the club and will never be the same.
Profile Image for Angel.
17 reviews
August 26, 2017
it was an ok book not bad but not great
seemed like alot of shes not into that but he'll make her into it weather she liked it or not
Profile Image for Bonnie.
941 reviews
September 24, 2017
So sorry, but had to DNF at 39%. The storyline was shallow and superficial and the sex was continuous, over the top.
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