Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Trainwreck by Michele Micheal Rakes

Author Name: Michele Micheal Rakes

Book Name: Trainwreck

Series: Trainwreck

Book: One

Release Date: January 25, 2016


Detective Sergeant Vincent Sweetwater hates dead bodies. That’s why he’s an

undercover narc and not a homicide dick. So why is he standing on a sandy beach in

California staring at a lifeless body—oh yeah, the suicide attempt. Lieutenant Hanson is

making a statement. Something about life worth living. Shows what he knows.

As Vince examines the tortured body, he feels an empathy and déjà vu for the victim,

her wounds are similar to scars he has only a vague memory receiving. An intense

desire to find her killer fills his queasy belly as a dark game of cat and mouse begins.

The young woman’s death forces Vince back into a secret life dominated by sex,

perversion, and sadomasochism. Estranged from his wife he still loves and longing for

the man who possessed him once, Vince buries his torment deep inside meaningless


*Warning: This book contains adult content and situations. NOT FOR THE


Pages or Words:  374 pages

Categories: BDSM, Bisexual, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Ménage/Poly,

Romance, Thriller


Vincent Sweetwater twisted the Harley’s throttle. The power in the motor 

thrummed between his legs. The bike seemed heavy, angry; like she wanted to fall flat 

on her face. Like she yearned to drag him across the gritty asphalt. Vince needed to feel 

the pavement shred his clothing and bite into his skin. Punishment for being a man who 

thrived on suffering. 

Why can’t I control myself, damn it? 

-You’re supposed to be one of the good guys.

Fuck off.

-Stop drinking, Sweetwater. 

Vince envisioned choking the life out of his conscience. The damn thing made it 

difficult to be an asshole, yet somehow he didn't let it stop him. Nothing stopped him 

from being a dick to his wife. Vince squeezed the throttle. The speed would numb his 


The machine growled beneath him, giving her two fucking cents, and he ignored 

the wanton slut. Vince was too malicious to give her what she craved. If he did, there 

would be no turning back. 

Still, the iron bitch demanded more power. Urged by a quiet whisper from somewhere in 

the darkness of his mind, Vince let off the throttle long enough to grasp the clutch and 

toe it into sixth. 

184 words:

Vince grabbed the remote and clicked on the news. He paid little attention as he 

rubbed his aching hip. When Lola Romero began her news report he glanced up to see 

an official photo of himself in uniform. 

“Jesus, talk about an old fucking picture.”

Despite being only twenty-three in the photo, he hadn't appeared young and 

fresh faced. His eyes had held a kind of darkness even then, and his best efforts were 

unable to hide the pain.

“An L.A.P.D. Information officer confirmed the return to duty of Detective Vincent 

Sweetwater just one week after a horrifying display of violence toward a man who was 

reportedly beating his five-year-old son in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Inglewood. 

Detective Sweetwater was nearly killed last year in a motorcycle accident on the Pacific 

Coast Highway and is still under scrutiny following alleged misconduct while under deep 

cover with the narcotics division.”

“Bite me, Lola.” Vince shut off the TV, flopping back on the bed, staring into the 


“Fuck my life. It was more than a year ago. Bitch.”

I hate people.

The room fell silent and he turned back to the freezer. His hand hovered lovingly 

over the lid before he lifted it. “Hey, pretty. I know what to do with you now. You’re going 

to meet the son of an old friend.”

The girl had dead-fish eyes. Half-lidded, green once upon a time, they stared 

unseeing from a frost glittered corpse. Hair like sunburnt grass pricked her high 

cheekbones and full lips. He smoothed it back stiffly. The realization this would be the 

last time he felt her youthful body rushed through him like a phantom out of the dark. He 

was almost surprised at her lack of life.

On a shelf across the room was a black tarp, which he spread on the floor. With 

singular effort he struggled to get the partially frozen corpse from the freezer. She 

landed with a sick thud. The man apologized to her as though she were still living, 

stroking her stiff hair soothingly. He started to roll her in the black plastic, cocooning her 

in a final darkness, to be reborn from the chrysalis in the morning sunlight. Only then 

would Vincent Sweetwater come to know her and whom she represented.

Buy the book:

Meet the author:

Michele Micheal Rakes lives in a small town in the shadow of a big mountain and works as a

surgical technologist assisting in the removal of tonsils and testicles. Three grown children, a one

year old granddaughter named Thrasher, two psychotic Egyptian Mau’s, a husband with hair

down to his knees, an Amazon for a wife, two Harley’s, and a ferret named Teeny Tiny Ferret

Feet (husband insists her name Little Feet, we all know he’s wrong) life is gets pretty wild.

Note: Wife recently passed away from cancer and this book is dedicated in loving memory of

Mary Louise Castleman. Love you babe!

Where to find the author:


Facebook Author Page:

Twitter: @MicheleRakes


Goodreads Link:

Publisher: Michele Micheal Rakes

Cover Artist: Drai Bearwomyn

Cover Photography by Dan Skinner

Editing: Tina Adamski

Tour Dates & Stops:


Book Lovers 4Ever, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words


Love Bytes, Mikky's World of Books


Full Moon Dreaming, Man2ManTastic, Bonkers About Books, Bayou Book Junkie


BFD Book Blog, Velvet Panic, My Fiction Nook, Gay Media Reviews, The Novel Approach


Happily Ever Chapter, Hearts on Fire


Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Three Books Over The Rainbow


Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, KathyMac Reviews


Havan Fellows, Jessie G. Books


Cathy Brockman Romances, Inked Rainbow Reads


Divine Magazine, Prism Book Alliance


Molly Lolly


Dawn’s Reading Nook


Alpha Book Club


MM Good Book Reviews


Louise Lyons


Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings

Rafflecopter Prize: Three separate prizes: $15 GC, A copy of Trainwreck, Saving Kane/Fourth and Long gift pack.

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