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What is Bully Romance? USA Today Bestselling Author @ReneeRoseAuthor Breaks it Down | Alpha Bully Book Tour and $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #NewAdult #ParanormalRomance

Alpha Bully ( Wolf Ridge High, Book 1) by Renee Rose is on virtual book tour. The new adult paranormal romance stops at Reader...

Alpha Bully (Wolf Ridge High, Book 1) by Renee Rose is on virtual book tour.

The new adult paranormal romance stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a 
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What is Bully Romance? USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose Breaks it Down

“I thought I wouldn't be interested, but I should have known better... it's a Renee Rose. Yeah, I'm in…” --Melissa Marcella Headrick after reading a snippet from Alpha Bully.

Bully romance is the new dark romance catch-phrase, just like reverse harem took over for the term menage a couple years ago. My latest release, Alpha Bully, draws from all that is wonderful about the hot new genre, but the label may be a turn off to some.

The word “bully” carries a negative charge, so a lot of people have a reaction to the trope. I deliberated over putting it in my title or using it as a genre descriptor when I named Alpha Bully, a wolf shifter enemies-to-lovers high school romance. 

Before you judge, let’s break it down. What the heck is this bully romance, anyway? 

To me, it’s the same as any dark romance with an “alpha-hole” hero. He’s the dark, brooding type. It’s an enemies-to-lovers trope, but it’s set in high school, so it’s angsty, hot and delicious in that emotions-are-huge-when-you’re-18 way.

It’s the hero’s age and life situation that makes him a bully. There's a mixture of rebelliousness in there because he's not in total power of his life yet. The younger hero has all the swagger and cockiness of the dark romance hero, all the dominance, but he has limited power. Unlike one of my mafia heroes, who truly wields and owns his power, this hero still lives under the constraints of parents, teachers, school. 

And while some bully romances are written for a YA audience, mine are not. I write steamy, so my characters are over 18 before they have sex and the books will be labeled “new adult” for over 18 readers. Because like all my books, readers can expect a hot, dominant alpha male, unavoidable conflict and of couse, the hero will eventually end up on his knees for the heroine before they get their HEA.

In Alpha Bully, Cole, the school’s star quarterback (and a shifter wolf) steals Bailey’s quiz to avoid getting benched from the game for failing. Here’s the scene by her locker that follows:

“Thanks for the help, Pink.” Cole crowds against my backside, leaning in close to speak low in my ear, like this is some private, lover’s conversation and not more bullying from the biggest dick in the school. 

His voice rumbles deep, reverberating right into secret places it doesn’t belong.

“Fuck you, Cole,” I snap. I don’t usually curse, especially not at school, but this situation really calls for it.

I guess I’m still a chicken, though, because I don’t turn around, not willing to come eye to eye with my tormentor. I press myself even closer to the lockers to keep him from rubbing against me, but he just moves in tighter, and now I have smells and sensations that will haunt me along with his smirking face. 

He’s going for intimidation and it’s working, but my body registers it as something altogether different. 

Something foreign yet primitively familiar. Biological level, monkey brain shit that makes my downstairs unconscionably wet. Because no way do I find his muscle brained posturing sexy. 

It sucks that he’s Jacon Elordi level hot. Tingles race across the surface of my skin. I look down. Goosebumps. He’s giving me fucking goosebumps just standing too close. I don’t have to look to know my nipple are beading against my favorite polka dot skater dress. I fight the urge to cross my arms over my chest. He doesn’t need to know how he affects me.

He’s big. Strong. His voice is deep. His scent is cedarwood soap and masculine goodness. And his cocky bullshit does something squirmy to my core.

“Here.” His other hand appears in front of my face⁠—not the one still holding my locker closed effectively caging me in, but one on the other side of my head. He’s holding a piece of cinnamon Trident out to me.

“Really?” I snatch the gum and whirl around, too pissed now to avoid a face-to-face confrontation. “A stick of gum?” I hold it between our noses, cursing my hand for shaking. “Is this the going rate for taking someone’s quiz for them around here?”

Cole’s fiery brown gaze burns through me. I see the hatred in his eyes before he blinks and pretends he doesn’t give a shit. He shifts to lean a shoulder against my locker. “Well, you know, that’s all I can afford… seeing as how your mom stole my dad’s job and all.”

All the noise in my head quiets. My stomach drops out and I lose my breath. “What?”

So tell me, did I pique your interest enough to give it a try? I certainly hope so. Alpha Bully is on sale for $2.99 for a limited time, or FREE with #KindleUnlimited.

Alpha Bully
Wolf Ridge High, Book 1
by Renee Rose
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance 


Her mom robbed my dad of his job. Destroyed his life. Now I have to look at her every day.
The girl next door. A human. A hot little nerd.

She doesn’t belong herenot in Wolf Ridge,not at ouar high school, definitely not in my life.
She doesn’t know what I am. Which makes it all the easier to take revenge.

I will bring her to her knees. Pierce her heart. Make her bleed. For me. All for me.

NOTE: This New Adult book features steamy scenes with characters over eighteen and is for an audience that is also over eighteen.

Freebie alert! 

Alpha's Bane, the book that inspired this spin off series
 will be free Set 4th– 8th!!

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She's sold over a half million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today's Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA's Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy's Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews' Best Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite couple and author. She's hit the USA Today list five times with various anthologies

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