RELEASE BLITZ: REVIEW AND EXCERPT: Fear the Beard by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Fear The Beard

Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC Series #2

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release: March 30, 2017

Model: Jacob Wilson –



Tally is a twenty-year-old single mother struggling to finish nursing school.  Has she made mistakes in life?  Sure, but her daughter isn’t one of them. She works hard, she studies even harder, and she’s only a few weeks away from graduating.

She’s living her life the best she knows how when she witnesses a near miss motorcycle accident between a car and a biker. A biker that happens to be the most talked about teacher at her college.

The moment she meets those startling blue, narrowly-escaped-death eyes, she realizes quickly that life as she knows it has changed.  No longer will she be content to let life pass her by, even if it puts everything she’s worked so hard for in jeopardy.


Tommy is a highly skilled doctor.  A teacher.  A veteran.  A fully-patched member of The Dixie Wardens MC.  He’s lonely, but also set in his ways.  What will it take for this man to accept that he needs to make some changes in his life? Apparently, it’ll take a guy in a truck, who’s preoccupied with his phone rather than focused on the road, nearly plowing into him on his bike at seventy miles per hour. Oh, and a twenty-something year old nursing student witnessing the entire thing from only a few feet away.

It only takes a second, a single heartbeat in time, as he looks into her worry-filled eyes to realize that he’d give anything for a single night with her.  He may lose his job in the process, but after that one incredible night turns into an amazing weekend, he knows it’s worth the risk for the promise of her forever.

Let me start by saying that I adore the paradoxical nature of this series’ title and the alpha heroes who grace the pages of its stories. These hardworking men seem to be pillars in the community – those willing to do the things that need to be done in order to solve problems and prevent mishaps – and while that says a lot about the type of guys they are, their background and past paints a slightly altered version of these fine and upstanding bikers!

Which is exactly why Lani Lynn Vale’s books and heroes are so enticing – they’re not afraid to get down and dirty when need be, but they also serve the community and protect those they love with their lives.

Take the alpha of Fear the Beard for example – Dr. Tommy aka Dr. Bones is a highly skilled doctor and a well-respected teacher of medicine, but he’s also a patched member of The Dixie Wardens MC; he views all of his roles as important and essential in defining who he is and he wouldn’t alter the steps his life has taken, but this current step in his life has just gotten a whole heck of a lot more complicated because it’s put a twenty year old single mom and nursing student in his path, causing him to take risks that not only threaten his career but his heart as well because a student/teacher relationship is forbidden – too bad staying away from her has become impossible.

I absolutely loved Tally; she is quite the walking contradiction, which illustrates her honesty as well as the varying situations she finds herself in, in terms of both her personal and professional life. Her life isn’t easy, and while she does rely on her family to help her with her daughter, Tally works hard to support them and take care of all of her daughter’s needs and she does a damn good job of it despite her less than ideal circumstances.

The relationship that Tommy and Tally build may not be conducive to the dictates of her school, but it’s one that is pretty essential to both of them, even when there’s forced separation so that Tally can graduate.

Fear the Beard continues to showcase Lani Lynn Vale’s ability to create storylines that include the perfect blend of steam, suspense, and drama and based on her description of Dr. Tommy, I completely understand his nickname and his orgasm inducing superpowers;)

4 Poison Apples

I leaned back in my chair, letting my pencil drop onto the couch beside me, and stared at him.

“What are you doing?”

He worked his jaw, his hand coming up to allow his fingers to scratch his beard.

He looked so freakin’ sexy, even doing innocuous things like touching his majestic beard.

It really was majestic…and longer than I remembered.

Was he growing it out? I wonder what it would feel like rubbing against the inside of my thighs?

“That look won’t get you anywhere right now,” he murmured.

I bit my lip.

“I…” I didn’t have anything to say to that.

I really shouldn’t be thinking about it.


I shouldn’t be thinking about how his cock filled me up. I shouldn’t be thinking about the erection I could now see straining his pants. I shouldn’t be wishing I could take it out and swallow it…

“Stop,” he snapped.

I’d bitten my lip, but my eyes remained on his cock.

And the next thing I knew, there was a two hundred and thirty-pound man on top of me, pinning me to the couch.

I gasped, taken aback at the suddenness.

He used my gasp against me, slamming his mouth to mine as he thrust his tongue into my mouth.

I moaned.

He tasted like chocolate.

I’d seen him eating M&M’s in class when I’d passed his classroom door on the way to my own.

I’d also been insanely jealous of that candy.

I wanted to melt in his mouth. I wanted to be the thing that he enjoyed the taste of.

He thrust his leg in between my thighs, and I parted them without hesitation before wrapping my arms around his shoulders and pulling him even closer to me.

I forgot what I was doing. I forgot where I was. I forgot everything, focusing only on the feel of his body on mine. The taste of his mouth. The smell of his skin.

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.


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