Dark Warrior by Lily Harlem


Thank you for inviting me today and for hosting my new MM novel, Dark Warrior which is just out at Totally Bound and available from all good ebook retailers.

Dark Warrior is set in Kenya and stars Doctor Leo Rotherham and Malik who is a tribal warrior. Malik has just returned to his people after living and training to be a medic in Nairobi.

I really loved writing Dark Warrior, it was one of those novels that just flowed from my fingertips. The characters were vivid in my mind and the story line had twists and turns—not just in Leo and Malik’s relationship, but in their environment—that had me excited and itching to get it all down (I’m talking midnight bandits, deadly wildlife and mysterious happenings).

The sexual tension was enormous fun too. Neither Leo nor Malik can admit to their growing feelings or their attraction to each other. Homosexuality is not accepted in a small Kenyan village the way it is in Leo’s home city of London. So I got to have lots of tense moments where electricity charged between my two men but nothing happened. Lingering appreciative looks and the building up of frustration because they couldn’t do anything about their needs had me tapping away day and night, actually feeling sorry for what I was putting them through.

But then of course—this is a happy ever after erotic romance book after all— they do finally get their moment and boy, do sparks fly. Enough to start a wildfire in the Kenyan plains! Below is an excerpt, it’s hot, to whet your appetite.

I hope you’ll check out Dark Warrior and journey to Africa with Leo and Malik.

Lily Harlem

Blurb for Dark Warrior:

While some passions live on the surface, others—wilder, darker passions—have to be kept buried deep.

Dr. Leo Rotherham is following his calling by working in rural Kenya for the charity Medics On Hand. While he expected a primitive way of life and limited medical supplies, what he doesn’t bargain on is falling for handsome village warrior, Malik.

Malik is well respected, knowledgeable and loyal to his tribe. He’s also beautiful, brave, modern and, much to Leo’s dismay, married. Isn’t he?

No, it turns out Malik is as free as the animals that roam the African plains at night.

Soon the tension is building between the two men and Leo isn’t sure if he’s coming or going. Whenever he’s around Malik he can’t help but notice the reflected look of lust in his eyes and feel the longing sizzling between them.

Malik stands too close, not close enough. Forbidden attraction simmers between them and the need grows to dizzying heights. But dare they admit to each other what it is they want? And are they brave enough to act on their desires and be honest about their lust? One thing is for sure, a passion this big, this powerful can’t be contained and it’s all going to explode in the most spectacular of ways.

Follow the Dark Warrior blog tour to read the next instalment from this passage, each post will run onto each other throughout the tour so make sure you keep checking back  to get more of this great story!

Excerpt from Dark Warrior:

“Ah, yeah, so good, but be careful,” Leo warned, his abdomen tensing and his breaths quickening. He bit down on his bottom lip.

“Take a bit more.” Malik pulled his fingers from Leo’s arse, re-lubed them then fingered his way back in. Three this time, stretching Leo wider.

Leo reveled in the burn of being opened up and he bore down for more. A drip of pre-cum leaked from his tip, smearing onto Malik’s palm.

“Ah, yes, I will be careful,” Malik said, noticing it. He released Leo’s dick and it tapped down onto his belly.

Leo groaned. His arse was hot, on fire. Malik’s thick digits the width of cocks he’d taken in the past.

“Just here… This is where you like it, yes?” Malik asked, tipping his fingers forward, onto the inner wall of Leo’s rectum.

“Fuck, yes…” Leo jerked.

Malik had applied a long, steady pressure to his prostate. It felt amazing, as if every nerve in his body was concentrating on that one sensation and about to explode around it.

Malik chuckled. “Yeah, that’s the spot.” He rubbed it, smoothing his finger over and across it.

Leo groaned and twisted. He was desperate for the sensation but also it was so much, too much, especially if he didn’t want to come just yet.

“Please.” He gasped. “Please fuck me, Malik.”

“Yes. Yes, now it is time.” Malik pulled his fingers from Leo.

Leo dropped his arms down and propped himself up onto his elbows. Malik was already wearing a condom and he gripped Leo’s hips, hoisted him forward and placed first Leo’s right leg, then his left, up onto his shoulders.

Leo lay balanced beneath him, his arsehole just kissing the tip of Malik’s cock and his shins pressed against his ears. Damn, he hadn’t enjoyed this position for so long, it was intimate and deep and a shiver of anticipation ran through him.

“Relax,” Malik said, the tip of his glans finding purchase with the center of Leo’s lubed hole.


It was hard but he’d try.

Malik pushed forward.

Leo was tight. His body resisted at first but then Malik found a way in. Once he had, he sank in an inch and stilled.

Leo panted through the delicious impalement. This stretch was as much as his hole could accommodate and now he just had to take the long density into his body. He grasped Malik’s wrists.

“That’s it. Hold on,” Malik said.

Their gazes connected. Leo thought he could happily live in the adoration and lust that he saw shining from Malik’s eyes. He could swim in it, drown in it, be wrapped in it forever.

Malik sank deeper.

Leo held his breath.

On and on Malik went, tipping over Leo as he tunneled to full depth.

“Ah, yeah,” Malik groaned.

Leo had never felt so deeply penetrated or so full. With his hips bent up, he was trapped on Malik’s shoulders and spread wide open. His entrance and his prostate was available for Malik and now, as Malik had moved forward and down, his cock was rubbing up against Malik’s hair-coated stomach.

“Breathe, Leo.”

Leo sucked in a breath and as he did so, his arsehole contracted.

Malik groaned and shut his eyes. “Damn, I want to steam in and out, just take you there on a fast fucking ride.”

“Do it,” Leo begged “Please, do it.”

“You sure?”

“Yes.” He squeezed Malik’s wrists tighter. “Yes, more than anything.”

Malik gritted his teeth. A tendon flexed in his jaw then he withdrew, almost out.

But Leo didn’t have time to miss him, because he plunged back in, so hard and fast that their balls slapped together.

“Yes,” Leo shouted. “Like that.” It was just what he needed after days of pent-up desire—a good hard fucking with a big black dick.

Malik grunted, pulled out and thrust back in again.

Leo felt like a doll beneath him. Malik’s power and the position he’d folded Leo into meant there was little he could add to the rhythm or pace. But that suited him. He just wanted to be taken.

His cock was straining, and the wiry hair razoring against it was a blissful extra sensation. The filling in his arse, when Malik plunged to the hilt, was almost more than he could cope with. It was as if his whole body was full of Malik.

His prostate hummed, the pressure building to explosive levels. “Ah, yes, yes, I’m coming,” Leo shouted, knowing the point of no return had arrived. His spunk had left his balls and was hurtling through his shaft. He stared up at Malik, who watched him with an expression of awe.

“I’m…coming…” Leo moaned, the last word ending on a groan as cum shot from his cock.

His whole pelvis contracted, pumping and pulsing around Malik’s hardness. Leo grunted. He could hear his wild, animal sounds echoing around the canyon and it added to his pleasure.

“Fuck,” Malik cried. “Me too.” He upped the tempo for four carnal lunges then stilled.

Leo reached up, cupped his cheek and held his face as he came. Malik’s jaw slackened on Leo’s palm and great huffs of air left his lungs.

Leo could make out Malik’s shaft pumping within him, filling the condom. His cock released yet more pleasure and he clamped and released his sphincter around the thickness invading him.

Malik groaned and dropped down. He caught the majority of his weight on his elbows but still, Leo felt the breath push from his chest and his legs flopped apart, finally in a more natural position, hugging Malik’s waist.

He didn’t care about the weight. Instead, he smoothed his hands up Malik’s back, pulling him closer and holding him as he trembled through the last of his orgasm. A long low moan left Malik’s throat.

“Shh…” Leo whispered against the side of his head. “I’ve got you.”

“So…good…” Malik murmured breathlessly. “I’ve never had it as good as with you, Leo.”

“I feel the same.” As Leo had spoken he realized his words was true. There was something about Malik that hit all of his buttons, physically, emotionally and in that special place in his heart that was labeled love.

About Lily Harlem

Lily Harlem is an award-winning, best-selling author and lives in the UK with a workaholic hunk and a crazy cat. With a desk overlooking rolling hills her over active imagination has been allowed to run wild and free and she revels in using the written word as an outlet for her creativity. She has over seventy titles published (thirty novels) and more on the way. In 2014 she hit the #1 spot on Amazon Best Sellers lists a total of six times and Breathe You In was named as a USA Today Reviewer’s Recommended Read.

Lily’s stories are made up of colourful characters exploring their sexuality and sensuality in a safe, consensual way. With the bedroom door left wide open the reader can hang on for the ride and Lily hopes by reading sensual romance people will be brave enough to try something new themselves? After all, life’s too short to be anything other than fully satisfied.

Find Lily Harlem on line

Website http://www.lilyharlem.com/

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