New Release Tour: I Like the Way You Hurt by Lorrain Allen and Meet the Author

While I don’t like bully stories, I do enjoy a tale of redemption, and overcoming your mistakes. A lot to learn from this story.

I Like the Way You Hurt A Dark Interracial High School Bully Romance by Lorrain Allen will release December 6 in the Dark Romance, young adults genre.

After the tragic death of her father several years ago, Cocoa’s mother has finally found love again. Cocoa is uprooted from Los Angeles, California to a small town in West Virginia before the start of her senior year. Though she’s not enthusiastic about the move, she’s very excited that her mother has found the will to love again. Cocoa meets Maverick prior to the first day of school. Cocoa is biracial and is everything Maverick has been taught to hate. Though Maverick hates her on sight, a fire burns between them that could destroy both of their worlds, leaving them in ashes. Cocoa can sense the hurt and anger in Maverick wanting to burst free and consume everything in its path. Will Cocoa be the one person that can soothe Maverick’s soul before he self-destructs?

Maverick’s mother committed suicide to escape her abusive husband, leaving six-year-old Maverick to face the fists of his father alone. The only things Maverick can relate to are power, control, pain, and anger. He doesn’t know how to love. He’s afraid of the feelings that Cocoa stirs in him because he’s not supposed to want her with a fever that burns so bright that it leaves him aching. The only way he knows how to control his feelings is to destroy Cocoa and make her hurt.

WARNING: This book contains strong sexual content and triggers. The subject matter is very brutal. Readers beware. This book isn’t for sensitive individuals.

This is a standalone book.


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About the Author

Lorrain has enjoyed writing ever since she was a child and was also part of the poetry club in middle school. She loves to get away from the world and lose herself in a book. As a young adult, she became a romance book junky and was inspired to pen her first romance by the many creative authors whose books she’s read. She wants to provide her fans with a suspenseful read that has a twist at the end. The subject matters of her books are a little controversial, but life is boring without a little controversy.

Hi Lorrain, and thank you for being with us today.

What inspired you to write this book?

I absolutely love bully romances, so I wanted to put a different spin on my story.

What can we expect from you in the future?

Bully, dark, erotic, and contemporary romances.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I enjoyed watching the characters develop and the story unfold.

Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

Cocoa does not like for her friends to get bullied; she’ll fight for them with recklessness. Maverick likes control so when control slipped, he response is to lash out.

How did you come up with the title of your first novel?

My first novella is about a woman experiencing a sexual awakening by a dominant hence “Taboo Desires: Sexual Awakening”

Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

Have an open mind when reading Maverick and Cocoa’s story, there are many triggers.

How did you come up with name of this book?

Eminem’s “I Like the Way You Lie” reminds me of Maverick and Cocoa. Maverick likes to hurt people and feel pain.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?

I can’t answer this and give spoilers away lol.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day? 

I would spend the day with Cocoa. We would go shopping and to the nail salon.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

My characters came entirely from my imagination.

Do your characters seem to hijack the story, or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story? 

Initially I was shooting for a 40,000-word novella but my characters kept speaking to me, so the story ended around 55,000 words instead.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

This novel is about overcoming traumatic experiences, prejudices

Have you written any other books that are not published?


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