Title: ANARCHIST’S LULLABY
Author: Katie de Long writing as Tiger Tarantino
Genre: Psychological, Thriller, Suspense
Release Date: March 28, 2017
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My life went to hell the moment I punched Deckard Price. On camera, no less.
I swear, I just did what everyone was thinking. The better part of the country had been wanting to do it. His violent mainstreaming of white-nationalism struck fear into the hearts of everyone with a lick of sense. My little outburst brought smiles to millions of households, made millions of scared people laugh and feel powerful, just for a minute.
But every action has consequences.
Now, I’m on the run, with only a mysterious anarchist trying to protect me.
It’s only a matter of time before Price finds out who I am, finds me. And when he does, I’m worse than dead.
Anarchist’s Lullaby contains explicit and mature content that may be upsetting to some readers. It is a standalone novel following in the wake of Anarchy and Roses.
I smiled, still a little mortified that I’d all but begged for him to spill in my hand, the most impersonal way there was.
Impersonal, and yet somehow entirely too intimate. No distractions from my own body protesting a deep thrust, or a stray wad of spit making me want to laugh. Only him. Pulsing just a little as the orgasm tore through him. Breathing hard against me, every minute little sensation hanging in the air between us like fireflies.
Yeah. It might be days before that smile faded.
“You’ve never done that? Asked for it like it was a favor, not a given? Thought of denying someone just to make them wiggle and squirm?” His voice spiked me with lust. Maybe it was just the way he talked, or maybe he’d hit on something under the surface, something that appealed to me. “It’s about subversion of power. Letting yourself go, and somehow taking more control in the process.”
“Mmm,” I mumbled. “I’m not sure that I’d like letting go like that.”
He laughed, but his warmth made it clear he wasn’t laughing at me. “Woman, you’ve been itching to let go since we met. I’d hazard a guess that you haven’t learned to let go your whole life. Grade-grubber, obsessive perfectionist…I’d bet that you punching that asshole was the most spontaneous thing you’ve done in years.”
I shifted in my seat, uncomfortable with how close he’d come to the truth.
“Trust me, pumpkin, the ones who can’t let go are the ones who need it the most. At some point, you’ve gotta give yourself permission to fail. To be humiliated. To feel pain. To let someone else take the reins. Or to fight back against the reins, and be able to know you won’t break if you can’t evade your harnesses.” A wry smile illuminated his face. “There’s so many possibilities that only become available when you chose to give it all up. And when that day comes, I’m going to love seeing what you think.”
I shrugged, pressing my legs together. My body seemed to agree with him, both that it would happen, and that he’d be the one to do it, crack me open like a geode.
My mind wasn’t so sure, but…I couldn’t fucking wait.
Katie’s Dark Romance Playlist (Used when writing Anarchist’s Lullaby, and other books): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK59d4ugjkzgfmjFTZ8z1aKBCz60CBHc8
Katie lives in the Pacific northwest, realizing her dream of being a crazy cat-lady. As a kid, she flagged the fade-to-blacks in every adult book she encountered, and when she began writing, she vowed to use cutaways sparingly. After all, that’s when the good stuff happens. And on a kindle, no one asks why there’s so many bookmarks in her library.
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