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  • Cover Reveal ~ Wild Pitch by Sloan Johnson

    Wild Pitch (Homeruns Series #1)
    by Sloan Johnson

    Coming June 18, 2015

    Wild Pitch by Sloan Johnson

    Synopsis

    There’s never been any question in Sean Tucker’s mind that he’d do whatever it took to make it to the major leagues and be one of the best pitchers of his time. The day he acknowledged to himself that he was gay was also the day he vowed to stay in the closet in order to chase his dreams. The problem is, he never counted on Mason Atley.

    Sean showed rookie short stop Mason Atley the ropes, both on the field and off. The two forged a friendship which continued as both of them moved through the ranks of the farm system and into the majors. Unfortunately, there’s always been one secret Mason never felt he could share with Sean. Until now.

    For seven years, Sean lived with the fact that he loved a man who would never reciprocate. When Mason admits that he’s always known he’s bisexual but has never allowed himself to pursue a relationship with a man, will Sean be able to put aside his reservations about starting a relationship with the friend he’d always assumed was straight? And more importantly, will they be able to find a way to stay together when their careers keep them apart more than they can be together?

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    Excerpt

    I waited until we’d polished off the entire pizza and the dishes were rinsed in the sink before confronting Sean about what I assumed was weighing on his mind.

    “So, are you still going to tell me you and Eric were just friends?” I asked, handing him a second beer. I’d switched to soda, on the off chance that he wanted to head back to the hotel. The only thing that’d make today worse was a DUI.

    “We were. We are,” he protested. His gaze bounced around the room, but never in my direction.

    “Bullshit. Trades are part of the game. We both know that, and yet Eric leaving managed to get into your head and throw off your game today. You can tell yourself whatever you want, but I know you better than that,” I reminded him. We’d lived together for the better part of a year, and not once was he able to pull the wool over my eyes.

    “Fine,” he grumbled, taking a long draw off his beer. I thought that was the closest I’d get to an admission from him as he rubbed the back of his neck. Then he crooked a finger against the side of his chin, twisting to the left, then the right, then the left again to crack his neck. As I watched him go through his nervous routine, I regretted pushing him when he obviously wasn’t ready. Something inside of him clicked and he started to talk again. “There may have been benefits included, but really, it wasn’t more than that. Neither of us are stupid enough to get involved with a teammate, so we settled for getting cozy in the closet when the urge struck. We figured it worked pretty damn well that the two gay guys wound up in the same room. What we did was no different from the shit the rest of the guys were doing, except we didn’t have to go out and find a new trick in each town.”

    “So you fucked and you were close enough that his leaving got to you, but you’re going to tell me you weren’t involved?” I shouldn’t push the issue, but I was pissed. I hated the fact that he was obviously in denial about what they meant to one another.

    “Yes, Mason, that’s exactly what I’m saying. Look, just because I don’t want a relationship doesn’t mean I don’t want to get laid every once in a while,” he argued. “And not wanting a commitment doesn’t mean I want a random stranger. Eric understood that and respected it. He’s in the same boat as me and we did what needed to be done.”

    “Then why the head trip? Ever since I’ve known you, you’ve sworn you’d never do anything that fucked with your game. What’s so special about him that he was worth it?” As I ranted, I thought I sounded like the scorned friend who’d never be what Sean needed. And how could I be when he had no clue that he was so much more than my just my best friend?

    Sean jumped off the couch and started pacing around the room, squeezing the back of his neck. “Because other than you, he’s the only person who’s come close to understanding how much baseball means to me,” he admitted. “I knew he wasn’t cut out for no-strings sex but he was willing to settle for that for me. He’s a good guy and yeah, I’m going to miss him. There, are you happy now?”

    About the Author

    Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

    When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

    Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

    Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.

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  • 2 Year Blogiversary

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    Two years ago today I decided to join the rest of the world and start a blog.   I joined up on Blogger and I started. Over these two years I have made friends with many readers through Facebook.  We all had one thing in common, we love to read romances!!!  I want to thank friends like Kimmi Wakefield who has poked me more times than my husband; Shannon Ferguson, who is in just as many street teams as I am; and so many others I cannot name.

    In these two years I have made many friends of the authors I have loved for so long.  Like, Heather Rainier, Morgan Ashbury, Honor James, Lori King, Tara Rose and so many more.  I have also made friend with many new authors (well new to me anyway) like:  Caitlyn O’Leary, Suzette Cauler, Suzy Shearer, Lynne St. James, Maggie Walsh, Elle Boon, Cecile Tellier, Grace Ryles, Sloan Johnson, S. Reynolds, RL Merrill, Felice Stevens, Jean Joachim, and so many others if I named them all, this post would take forever.  If I haven’t named you, please don’t be upset, I suffer from CRS and I haven’t had any coffee at the time I am writing this post.

    To those of you who have opened the world of beta reading, thank you doesn’t even cut it.  I never had a thing I did well.  And with as many of you allowing me the privilege of beta reading……I must do an OK job of it!

    I want to shout out to the Book Obsessed Chicks, especially the Head Chick herself, Kim Rocha, who have welcomed me into their loving craziness and have offered me friendship.  Janet, Diana, Christine, Stacey, Voule…..Thank you.

    I am now a member of RWA and Long Island Romance Writers – Chapter 160 RWA.  Jennifer Gracen, Jeannie Moon, Jolyse Barnette, Patty Blount, Voule Walker, Diana Marick, Elizabeth Kastner and the other members, thank you for welcoming me to the fray.

    I am blessed by all of you, even if you never get to read this post, just know I thank you all.

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    At this time I would also like to thank all of you who have served this country.  Without you, there would be no books for me to review or a blog to write.  For that, I salute you and your service and remember those who have died.

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  • All of Me by Jennifer Bernard

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    My Review

    This is not just another baseball love story.  Each main character has their issues that can affect  their relationship.  One of them just happens to be a baseball player.

    Caleb is everything a baseball team would want in a pitcher.  When he was high on his career, he let what his father did ruin it.  So now he is in Kilby in a farm team to try to get back what he lost and hopefully get back his mojo.

    Sadie has the ex from hell!  Spoiled rich boy who humiliated, bullied and slandered her.  She gave in and kept to herself.  She swears off men…..until she meets Caleb.

    Thrown together to improve the image of the Kilby Catfish, Caleb does anything and everything just so he can keep talking to Sadie to him.

    Sadie tries so hard to stay away from Caleb, but can’t.

    I love Sadie so much.  Instead of each other healing each other, they kind of heal themselves because being together they realize what really matters in life and screw the rest.

    ALL OF ME (1)Synopsis

    Jennifer Bernard, the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen series, scores another homerun with a brand-new series about sexy, single baseball players.

    Playing for the Kilby Catfish is hotshot pitcher Caleb Hart’s last chance to salvage his career after a major league meltdown. But the day of his opener with the minor league team, Caleb strikes out with the gorgeous woman who is delivering a petition to run the unruly Catfish out of town. Now to stay in the lineup, Caleb will need to score big with the feisty brunette he can’t keep out of his thoughts.

    After the nasty lies Sadie Merritt’s rich ex-boyfriend spread about her all over town, she’s lucky to have a job at all. She can’t afford to screw it up by falling for the player who is supposed to be helping her change the image of the fun-loving Catfish. But that’s easier said than done when Caleb’s voice alone is enough to make her pulse race. And when he surprises her with a mind-blowing kiss, she knows there’s no turning back.

     Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/01/all-of-me-love-between-bases-1-by_31.html

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23166823-all-of-me?ac=1

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    JenniferAuthor Info

    Jennifer Bernard is the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriels series. She is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

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  • Embracing Her Love by Lynne St. James

    My Review

    This particular book in the series broke my heart on many levels.  First Anu is born and held in captivity.  That alone in itself is difficult to comprehend.  Then add all of the other things that are uncovered, gave tears in my eyes.  

    Ben has held the love of his family and his streak, close for so long.  Now it is his time to lead.  He is strong, loving, and courageous.

    My favorite part of this book is when Anu was talking to Harvey.  They always say pets are the best listeners.

    embracing her love, anamchara, paranormal, fantasy, romance, menage, love, erotic romance, jk publishing, lynne st. jamesAnamchara was supposed to be a safe haven for those who came to find peace and love. A hidden town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, protected by magical wards from the outside world until it was discovered by Branwen’s enemies, whom have fought for years to destroy Anamchara and Branwen, their ‘faerie godmother”. That’s when life took some dangerous twists for its residents.

    After defeating an old enemy, the people of Anamchara thought they were safe at last. At least until Ben found Anushka, a white tiger shifter, outside the wards and begging for help. She’d come to him to save imprisoned white tigers with ties to his father, the Alpha of the Anamchara Streak. Realizing she’s his mate, he’s torn between his loyalties to his streak and helping his mate, especially after discovering she is already promised to another.

    Against Ben’s better judgment, and with the help of Kristy, Quinn, and members of the town, they come up with a plan to rescue the tigers. Accompanied by volunteers from his tiger streak and Jeremy’s wolf pack, they set off on the perilous mission and if they are successful, they’ll not only save the white tigers from their horrific existence, but he’ll be able to complete the bonding with his mate—that is as long as Andrei, the other male tiger agrees to the threesome.

    Will they be able to succeed without bringing more danger to the people of Anamchara?

    This action packed paranormal fantasy will have you clinging to your e-reader as you hope Anushka, Ben and Andrei can survive their enemies and find their happily ever after.

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  • Cover Reveal ~ Gay for Pay by T.M. Smith

    Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future. Captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama. His high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember Amanda by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at club Berlin. A flyer in the men’s room promises fame and fortune for anyone willing to go on camera and have sex, with another man. Money is money, and how hard could it be, right? 
     
    Linc Larson is All Cocks most requested, most versatile model. The openly bi-sexual gay porn star will do anything with anyone, which pretty much writes his ticket in a versatility charged industry. Lincoln Carter is honest with everyone in his life, including his family, about who he is and about his sexual preferences. It’s not his sexuality that interferes with his personal life though; it’s his inability to trust. 
     
    What Linc wants right now, more than anything, is the chance to do a scene with All Cocks newest acquisition, Kris Alen. Six foot two with Auburn hair, an exquisitely toned body and enough ink on his skin to put Crayola out of business, Kris Alen is sex personified. Linc doesn’t know if it’s the “I want the shiny new toy” aspect that calls to him, or the distant and wounded expression that haunts Kris’s eyes. It becomes painfully clear soon enough that Kris is straight and only working the gay for pay angle that All Cocks brings to his bank account. 
     
    Can a bi-sexual man with trust issues break down the barriers that Christopher has built around himself and help Kris come to terms with the painful past he is hiding from. 
    Gay for Pay is a gay for you story about two men that will have to come to terms with the mistakes they made in their past if they want to stick around and have a chance at a future.  
    Gay for Pay is the first book in a series I’m planning that centers around the particular online gay porn site, All Cocks. I’ve always been intrigued by the inner workings of the industry, I follow the cockyboys site and their fearless leader, Jake Jackson, closely. They really seem like a family of sorts. So that is what I hope I’m creating with this new series. A group of guys that are drawn together for whatever reason, and become a family.   
     
    This first book will focus on the story of Christopher and Linc, but several of the characters you’ll learn more about as the series progresses are introduced. Chris and Linc were born from a conversation I had with a couple of gay porn stars at a book convention I attended in 2014. I don’t want to give too much away, as I want to keep everyone anxious to grab a copy when the book releases in June. And for anyone attending Rainbow Book Fair in Tampa in July, I’ll be there as well with a ton of paperbacks so you can stop by my table, we can visit, and you can grab some goodies!

     

    ~ An excerpt from Gay for Pay…

    A trip to the bathrooms and Chris learned there  really were Glory Holes in men’s rooms. And from the sounds that were leaking out from under the stall next to him, he was certain someone was getting nailed to the wall in there, literally. A loud thud and the wall shook, then a scream and a guttural moan alerted Chris that whoever was in there had found their peak. A cute little thing with long black hair streaked blue, eyes lined black as night fell out of the stall while zipping up his pants, with what could only be described as a grizzly bear following behind him. Chris had to look up at the guy, and that didn’t happen often.  

    Quickly making his way back to his group of friends smiling, anxious to tell them what just happened, he stopped in his tracks when he saw Linc pushed up against the bar, a big guy with black hair claiming his mouth. Linc wrapped his arms around the guys neck as he pulled the man closer, rutting up against him. Even over the bass of the music and the ringing in Chris’s ears, he could hear the moans Linc was emitting. He thought for a moment that the guy was going to fuck Linc right there up against the bar. He was sort of hard, a little jealous and very confused at those two emotions. He had never been turned on by another guy when he wasn’t in the mindset of Kris while filming a scene. Or out at the house surrounded by all that sex and the job. But right here standing in this loud, dark, smelly bar with half naked bodies writhing all around him, watching Linc climb up the guys body and wrap his legs around his large waist, Chris was turned on. 

    A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee! At 42 years young, she’s decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of “author” to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Smith is and outspoken advocate for Autism and equal rights for the LGBTQ community. Her Opposites series is based outside the normal parameters of social acceptability, examining a ‘what if’… What If to be gay or lesbian were the norm? What if to be straight labeled you as an Opposite and made YOU the Outkast?

     Please join me over on Facebook for the cover reveal party! There will be several different authors stopping by to help celebrate and there will be games and prizes. Follow this link to join the event… Facebook event