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Penance (The Chicago Defiance MC Book 2) by K E Osborn (1)



First and foremost, I would like to thank my mother, Kaylene Osborn, for her work as my editor. You have worked with me to make Penance the best it can be. Hours of work has gone into this manuscript, and I know you put as much effort into my work as you possibly can. Thank you for believing in me and giving me the courage to trust in myself.

To Diana – I’m so glad to have you on my BETA team. Your feedback is always on point and every comment you make I pay special attention to. Your thoughts and ideas always help to make my stories grow, and I couldn’t do this journey without you. Thank you so much for everything you do. This series would be lost without you. And so would my team.

To Kim B – Thank you for all your thoughts and effort in your BETA process for Penance. You made some really great comments about the story which only improved the end product. I’m so happy to have you on my team, and I’m grateful you have been with me for so many of my stories. I hope we can continue for many more to come!

To Carol – I feel like anything I say in these acknowledgments is getting old hat, lol. I thank you for being a part of my team, for the work you’ve done, for always being there. I don’t think a small paragraph in the acknowledgment section truly can grasp the amount of love I hold for you. My book journey would never have been the same if you weren’t in it. You help me, you support me, you’re always there for a friendly ear. I’m so lucky to have you. I just hope you know how truly appreciated you are. You’re the best!

To Andrea – Your input is always top notch. The way you find those nuances that I tend to miss always astound me every time. I’m so grateful to have you on my team, not only as a BETA, but as a dear friend. Your insight and knowledge are second to none, and I couldn’t imagine doing this series without you! Thank you for believing in me and making me believe in myself. You are such a great support and lift me up when I need it. I love you, mama bear.

To Cindy/Thia – I love that you always manage to find the little Aussie-isms that I manage to slip into the manuscript. Yes, some are meant to be in this one with Smokin’ Joe, but the rest of the time, you help me fine-tune it. I’m so grateful to have you on my team, your help is priceless. I’m so privileged you’re willing to help me and so honored to call you a friend.

To all of my awesome BETA readers – Thank you for once again putting your thoughts into this book. I appreciate all of your energy and ideas, and together we make a great team. Without you beautiful ladies, this book wouldn’t be at its best potential. So thank you, every single one of you.

To Christine – My publicist extraordinaire. You’re not only the woman who constantly kicks my ass, the woman who stops my panic attacks, the woman who shows me how to do things the right way – you’re also my dear friend. Over the many chats we’ve had, our friendship has blossomed, and I know I wouldn’t have had such an amazing release for book one without your help and support. You make me want to be a better writer. You make me strive for more. Thank you for making me see that there’s so much more that can be done, and there’s still so much more left to do. We got this!

To Nicki – Thank you for proofing my new series. You did such a wonderful job on book one, and I’m so happy to have you working on my bikers. You’re a gorgeous person, and I’m so glad to have you on my team.

To Jane – This book is dedicated to you. So I guess I should write something sappy and sentimental, but that’s not what our relationship is about... okay, you’ve twisted my arm… I’m not one who makes friends easily. People find me a little odd – strange – sometimes weird. But you have always been the first person to accept me and all of my quirks. You embrace my weird. Just as I embrace yours. We bonded over bikers, our friendship grew almost instantly, and I’m so glad it has because if I try to imagine my life without you in it, my heart hurts. Having you as a bestie is a bonus. Our plotting parties, our sprinting sessions, and our laughing fits are what make my life feel like I know I am doing something right. I don’t know about you, but I’m damn happy we met ‘cause I kinda love you. So this book is dedicated to you, for all the help you gave me to make it the best it can be.

To Kellie – My amazingly talented cover artist. When I approached you with the ideas for this biker series you went away and came back with a load of images. We picked a few and then ran with it. Look at what you came up with! The covers for this series are the best, and as we keep going, they just get better and better. I’m so glad I have you on my team. You just… get me!

To my beautiful, playful and utterly adorable pup, Bella. Honestly this dog is so freaking spoiled, to get a mention in every single book of mine, I don’t know *shakes head* but seriously, I don’t have any siblings, or children, or a partner, so to me Bella is like a friend that I can count on always to be there. That might sound sad to some people, but to me, it’s just perfect. I love you, Bella, now stop stealing the damn tissues!

Last of all, I want to thank YOU, the reader. Your continued support of my writing career is both humbling and heartwarming. I adore my readers so much, and honestly, couldn’t keep going without the love and support you all show me each day. Thank you for believing in me, and I hope I can keep you entertained for many, many years to come.


Thank you.

Much love,

K E Osborn