Release Day Launch, Review & Giveaway: Halligan To My Axe by Lani Lynn Vale

Halligan To My Axe (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #2)
by Lani Lynn Vale
You’re the Halligan...

Kettle had it all. Until he didn't.
He lost it all in a moment. One heart stopping, soul shattering moment, and there wasn't a single thing he could do about it.
From that day forward, he stayed away from relationships.
Then he responded to a possible fire and there she was, rocking his world when he didn't want it to be rocked.

To My...

Adeline was just a schoolteacher. She lived a boring life.
Until she stole something.
And it didn't have anything to do with the sexy firefighter’s heart.
Oh, she stole that, too, even if he didn't want it to be stolen.


Kettle didn't realize just what kind of trouble Adeline was in until it nearly ripped her from his life.
There was no way anything was taking that away from him. 
Not again.
One man was about to see up close and personal what fury looked like on the face of The Dixie Wardens MC’s enforcer.


A halligan is a forcible entry tool, used hand in hand with an axe, by fire fighters.

High school chemistry teacher, Adeline, is new to town.  A resident of Benton about a month, she can't help but notice the smokin' hot man that runs by her apartment.  Imagine her surprise when she has to make a call to the local fire department and the man who has been the inspiration for all of her steamiest fantasies is the one who jumps out of the rig.  For Kettle, the life of a fire fighter and patched member of the Dixie Wardens MC has always held excitement, danger, brotherhood and a bevy of women at his beck and call.  He never thought he'd want to be a one woman man until he hops out of his rig as a first responder and sees the woman who would consume his thoughts and his heart.  When Adeline's brother ransacks her apartment and ends up taking money from both her and their blind sister, Viddy, Kettle can't help but think there's danger lurking in the shadows for Addy.  Now that Kettle has found the Halligan to his Axe, he'll stop at nothing to keep her.

I really, REALLY liked this book.  Let's count it off, this book has: a MC, fire fighters, policemen, plenty of  steamy bedroom scenes.  That alone was enough to make me want to pick up this book.  I've read enough MC books to appreciate the fact that while Addy and Viddy have history with another MC, they're not against them, but they're not groupies either.  I found Kettle to have a great balance of alpha and sensitivity (rare, right?), while Addy is a strong, charasmatic and funny female lead.  While we see the strength of the Dixie Wardens brotherhood on more than one occassion, we also see a great relationship between Addy and Viddy.  Halligan to my Axe is book 2 to the Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC and I can't wait to pick up book 1!!! This one is a 4 1/2 flaming stars!!!

“That thing’s not going to pop off and nail someone in the eye, is it?”  I asked dryly.
Adeline collapsed backward on the bed, panting slightly before answering.  “It would serve that bitch right.  I can’t believe she gave me these jeans.  I haven’t fit into these since I graduated from college.  We used to fight over them constantly.”
She stood and walked carefully towards me before collapsing into my arms.
I caught her easily enough, supporting her weight with my arms as I walked her backward to the bed and let us both fall.
She bounced with me, landing in a heap with the corner of the comforter covering her face.
She didn’t remove it, and I waited for a good ten seconds as I ground my hips into hers before realizing that she didn’t plan on moving it.
Sighing, I reached up and flipped the blanket off her face to find a smile on her lips with her eyes closed.
“I’m not into paper-bagging my women.” I quipped.
“Paper bagging?” She asked, looping her arms around my neck.
“Yeah, covering their faces as I fuck them.” I teased.
She scowled, leaned forward, and bit me on the neck.
Her pointy little teeth sank slightly in without breaking the skin, causing me to jerk in reaction.
“Hey,” I said, tickling her.
She started laughing.  “Uncle! Uncle!  Stop!” She squealed.
I stopped reluctantly and started to move off her when she wrapped her legs around my hips, causing me to still.  “Yes?”
“I need to make a stop somewhere before you take me to school.” She said, running her fingers along my bearded jaw.
I raised my arm and glanced at the watch on my wrist before looking back at her.  “You don’t have time to stop anywhere and get there before eight.”
She shrugged.  “I’m always late.  They wouldn’t know what to do with me if I wasn’t late.”
I laughed and stood up, taking her with me.
“Get your shoes on,” I said, enforcing the demand with a quick slap to her ass.
She dropped her legs from around my waist and laughed before turning and heading to the bathroom.
Her ass looked great in the jeans, which was no surprise since they were so tight she had to wiggle and squirm to get into them.  I just hoped she didn’t rip them in the middle of class or something.  I couldn’t even make out a panty line.
“Keep your pants on.”
“If you’re lucky!” I yelled as I made my way out to my living room.
I would be taking Adeline to school today, due to her rental car being damaged in the fire.  Or, at least, that was what she thought.  In reality, I wanted to keep an eye on her, otherwise I’d have let her use my truck.
Sure, the rental had seen a bit of damage, but not enough to make it unusable.  She didn’t need to know that, however.  I’d had it towed by Dixie last night, so she wouldn’t even see it to know that I’d lied.
Although ‘lied’ was such a harsh word.  I liked ‘omitting the truth’ better.

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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