Grand Opening~Kiss Of Leather @MorticiaKnight @TTCBooks&More

 

The men of Kiss of Leather celebrate a beginning, but will the price be another ending?
 
The grand opening of Kiss of Leather draws near and the pressure is on to make sure everything is completed for the big night. Master Josh is a perfectionist, so no detail is too small in order to enhance the quality of the prestigious club they’ve all worked so tirelessly on. Unfortunately, the endless demands on Josh’s time have caused him to forget the more important things in life.
David’s love for Master Josh is strong, but lately, that love has been constantly tested. How can a sub in a full-time D/s relationship serve a Master who’s never there? As things continue to deteriorate between him and Josh, David wonders if maybe his Master has tired of having to care for a sub 24/7.
By the time the grand opening arrives, Josh and David seem to have worked out their differences and David is hopeful for their future. The emotional collaring ceremony between Gavin and Kyle is a beautiful testament to the power of love. But when an unexpected party crasher intrudes on the evening’s festivities, the men are reminded that there are still too many unanswered questions related to Corey’s kidnapping.
More than ever, the men of Kiss of Leather need to stand united. Will Josh and David be able to do the same? 
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Excerpt from Grand Opening…
 
 As he pulled on his black gloves, the buttery soft leather slipping on easily, the door knob to the office jiggled. A knock sounded. “Yes?” Josh twisted and stretched some more in his outfit. Yee gads. I’ll be walking around like Frankenstein all night. Thank God I’m not the one doing a demo.
 
“It’s me, Master.”
“Hold on, sweetheart.”
Josh padded over to let David in. He opened the door and gasped. David had obviously already changed into his club outfit in the members’ locker room. He’d wanted to surprise Josh and he’d certainly achieved his objective in quite a hot way.
 
David’s chest was covered in straps of shiny vinyl, placed asymmetrically across his torso, the glimpses of his creamy flesh a striking contrast to the black material. The light definition in his biceps was highlighted by the armless shirt. But it was the pair of vinyl shorty-shorts, silver studs lining the sides, and the fishnet stockings that’d caused Josh to react so strongly, his cock swelling against the restrictive leather of his own outfit.
 
“Turn around. Show me the back.” Josh’s tone had been soft, almost reverent.
David did as he was told, his delectable, round ass showcased to perfection. Josh allowed his gaze to travel down the length of David’s legs to the combat boots that boasted a thick, studded strap wrapped two times around the ankle. David completed the turn.
“Do you like it?”
Josh grunted. “Damn, sweetheart. You’re going to be the most gorgeous boy here tonight.”
A sweet blush rose to David’s cheeks. Josh kissed the pink of his skin on either side of his face, then pressed his lips to the heavy, engraved sterling collar he’d placed on his boy’s neck well over a year before. He was charmed all over again by how beautiful and unaffected David was.
“Thank you, Master.”
David tipped his chin up, closing his kohl-lined eyes, and silently offered his lips. Josh gladly accepted, taking his mouth gently, but thoroughly. The scarlet lip tint David wore tasted of strawberries, his skin scented with a sugary vanilla.
Oh yes. I could eat him up right this minute.
 
myreview
5 meows
This is a book 4 in the series and needs to be read in order.
There is a lot going on. Josh, Gavin and Derick are finally ready to open Kiss of Leather even after the tragic kidnapping and rescue of Corey.Gavin is set up to collar Kyle but David is doubting his and Josh’s relationship.
Though the story covers all those things and more, it mostly is about Josh and David’s issues.
All of the storylines are  interesting making the story fast-paced and exciting. The characters are all unique, charming and interesting.
If you like BDSM, Ds relationships, BDSM clubs, hot Doms and fun, charming subs and a great romance this is for you.

Read the first three books in the series…

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M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers – but they’re all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story from Rockin’ the Alternative.
 
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Cat’s Meow~Bad Boys For Hire~ Ryker and Ken by Rachelle Ayala

Hi. Y’all Welcome to Sexy Saturday. This week I am introducing you to some Bad Boys. Do you like Motorcycle Clubs? How about Beach Bums.  Rachelle Ayala has both for you.

I asked Rachelle about her new series  Bad Boys for Hire.

Bad boys are guys you don’t bring home to your conservative religious mother. They march to their own tune, don’t follow rules, and live dangerously.

Guys who ride bikes are generally bad ass. It’s noisy, fun, dangerous, and exciting. Whenever I see a guy on a bike flying down the road, cutting in and out of lanes, and roaring around corners, I know he’s fearless. Being fearless is wildly attractive, at least to me, and that’s why I love Ryker Slade. He’s fearless, but he has principles, a code of honor.

Extreme surfers like Ken are also fearless. They get on fifty-foot waves that crash so hard, they can be recorded on the Richter scale. Ken might not have traditional career goals as a doctor, lawyer, or accountant, and living dangerously is not a stable lifestyle, especially for a woman like Jolie, who has OCD. But Ken is the perfect man: sensitive, considerate, and oh so hot. Having a surfer’s perfectly sculpted body makes him legendary and the perfect man for when that wedding goes all sorts of wrong.

First up is Ryker A dark MC(Motorcycle Club) Romance

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MY REVIEW

 

5 Meows 4 purrs

Ryker is an ex-marine and ex-biker down on his luck. He never had any plans of coming home but after an injury that got him out of the service, he returned and now can’t find a job and is living in a barn doing odd jobs and panhandling when he has to.

Terri is a florist. She is about to turn 30, is a bit overweight and has a secret past. She can be quite outspoken and harsh at times. Her friend is getting married, and she and a group of friends are working on wedding plans. Terri is a florist, one is a baker, another a photographer, they all work in the wedding planning field. One day at a weekly planning meeting they see a hot man panhandling, and Terri approaches him with harsh words. So she ends up offering him a job for the afternoon not thinking he would show.

I love Rachelle Ayala. Her stories range from sweet, to moderately sexy to this one that turns up the heat. I loved Ryker. I liked that Terri is not your ordinary sweet, perfect leading lady. She is quite the opposite. He is a broken man. There are a lot of shocking twists, and the story keeps you turning the page. My mouth dropped open several times. I even had to say WTF at the end. It was a shock but AMAZING. There is lots of sex. It’s very steamy.

If you like florists, ex-marines, biker gangs, bad boys, strong, feisty women, larger women, twists, and steamy sex, you will love this!

The next book in the series is Ken (A Hawaiian Vacation Romance)

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MY REVIEW

5meows 3 Purrs(Moderate heat)

Wow! Rachelle Ayala never ceases to amaze me. Every book she writes is so unique and so good. I started reading this, and before I realized it, I was up half the night finishing it.

Bad Boys for Hire Ken is book two in the series and can be read alone as both books are so different, but you would probably enjoy it even more if you read in order since there are recurring characters, and the beginning picks up with Jolie’s wedding.

Jolie is stranded at the altar after her husband-to-be is a no show. Not only does her husband not show, everything that could go wrong does, but butJolie is also a tough woman and puts on a strong appearance at the reception.

Ken is hired to stand in as a groom at a wedding. It is an odd request but he needs the money, so he gathers is crippled sister up and heads to the venue, only to arrive too late. Nikki, Jolie’s friend, meets him at the door and offers him a different job, to go to Hawaii and woo Jolie.When he sees Jolie, he takes the job but turns down the money except for a ticket for his sister for his personal reasons.

I loved this story. It is light-hearted and so funny at times, then there are serious notes as well. I adored Jolie. I can relate to her OCD, and Allergies, though mine is nothing compared to hers. I adored how Ken accepted Jolie as she was and worked so hard to get her to recognize him and fall for him. There are a few really steamy sex scenes. There are a few twists, and I loved the ending.

If you like men for hire, escorts, beach bums, strong, passionate women, sweet romance, funny romance, steamy sex scenes and one heck of a great anytime read, I highly recommend this one.

*I received a copy for an honest review*

MEET RACHELLE

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Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it’s within the pages of a book.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award.

She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.

 

Message:

Hello everyone. I am a writer who loves to combine romance with suspense and humor. My foremost goal is to take you, the reader, on a shared emotional journey with me as my characters grow and become more true to themselves. I believe stories are the means for us to connect and experience life in new ways. As a writer, I’m privileged to share my private dreams and visions with readers. I’m a romantic. I believe in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feel that everyone should find love as often as possible, even if it’s within the pages of a book. Happy reading and loving!

 

Download a FREE surprise ebook by subscribing to her newsletter: http://bit.ly/RachAyala and find her books at online retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, Google Play, and Smashwords. Borrow her books at Scribd.

 

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For more books and reading order:

Reader’s Guide: https://rachelleayala.me/reading-guide/

Reading List

Romantic Suspense

Chance for Love Series

Broken Build, Build engineer Jen Jones falls in love with the man whose life she ruined.

Hidden Under Her Heart, A young nurse, Maryanne Torres, struggles with a difficult decision over an unwanted pregnancy.

Knowing Vera, Playgirl Vera Custodio belatedly discovers that her father might have killed her boyfriend’s mother many years ago. [2015 Angie Ovation Award Winner]

Contemporary Romances

Sánchez Sisters Series

Taming Romeo, Medical student Evie Sánchez is recovering from heartbreak when she runs into the boy she left behind.

Claiming Carlos, Restaurant manager Choco Sanchez finds herself caught between two hot men, an epic food fight, and a war to save the restaurant.

Jewells in Love Series

Whole Latte Love, Carina Chen, a career-oriented young woman, has no time for distractions—especially the sexy, guitar-playing barista she rooms with.

Jingle Belles Christmas Series

Christmas Flirt, Bad girl Lacy Reed gets more than she bargained for when her naked selfies turn up on her boss’s phone.

Santa’s Pet A brilliant girl genius plays elf to a substitute Santa and turns both their lives upside down when he is charged with a sex crime and she loses her company to hackers.

Bad Boys for Hire Series

Bad Boys for Hire – Ryker Terri Martin gets caught in the middle of a motorcycle club vendetta when she tries to hire a biker for her birthday date.

Bad Boys for Hire – Ken After Jolie Becker is left at the altar, her friends secretly hire a handsome beach bum to cheer her up.

The Remington World Series

The Remingtons: Leap, Laugh, Love, A pro surfer on holiday after being attacked by a shark gets tangled up with an Army Ranger on leave with a mission.

The Remingtons: Blush of Love

A hot New Year’s Eve date with bad boy Gunner Gibson leaves Safire wondering if it’s love at first blush or something more sinister.

Sweet Romances

Christmas Stray A couple grieving for their son is snowed in with a stray puppy and a little boy. Is there room in their hearts for a Christmas miracle?

Deck the Hearts: A Christmas Creek Romance Can Holly’s jolly Christmas spirit help Grinchy Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek?

Her Christmas Chance: A Christmas Creek Romance A woman with cerebral palsy and her tomcat disagree about the attractive ex-con next door. Will a dose of Christmas magic reach through his dark secrets.

A Veteran’s Christmas Series

A Father for Christmas Sweet romance between a homeless veteran and a single mother whose daughter asks Santa for an unusual gift. [Gold Award Winner, 2015 Readers’ Favorite]

A Pet for Christmas A veteran suffering from PTSD fights to return from Afghanistan and give his family their Christmas wishes.

Have A Hart Romance Series

Christmas Lovebirds Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?

Valentine Hound Dog A fashion designer and her basset hound puppy convince a burned ex-firefighter that beauty is never skin deep and neither is love.

Spring Fling Kitty A stray cat shows a fire chief and his fiancée’s sister that doing the wrong thing is sometimes right when it comes to love.

Blue Chow Christmas Brian and Cait are in love, but they both have secrets that could blow them apart. Can two lost chow-chow sisters open them up for true love and commitment?

Sports Romances

Played by Love, A soccer star dons nerd glasses to score a anime fangirl who won’t date jocks.

Roaring Hot! A playboy motorcycle racer hires an aspiring actress when he is challenged by his grandmother to bring a real girlfriend to her birthday party.

Intercepted by Love, A quarterback hiding from his Super Bowl losing interception meets a small town librarian with an active fantasy life.

Rattler’s Baseball Series

Playing the Rookie, A rookie pitcher and a sports intern on the rebound connect to get over their exes.

Playing Without Rules, A ballplayer’s girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he’s like his abusive father.

Playing Catch, Catcher Kirk Kennedy has never met a puzzle he can’t solve. Until he meets bartender Jeanine Jewell. What he finds knocks his balls out of the park and could very well end his days behind the plate.

Laguna Beach World

Lucky in Laguna, Scriptwriter Lucky Lenigan regrets writing dog walker Tally Tallahan into a reality show as another man’s love interest.

Historical Romance

Michal’s Window, The young Princess Michal loves her father’s enemy, the upstart David who becomes king.

 

As you can see Rachelle has a little something for everyone!

 

#sexysaturday~~Tape to Tape @vllocey #hockeyromance #5meows

Hi Ya’ll! Welcome to sexy Saturday. Today I have a sizzling hockey romance for you by one of my favorite romance authors…V.L. Locey. Don’t worry, if you’re not a sports or hockey fan, I think you can still love this book. I do.

I asked Vicki to share a little bit about something  we may take for granted…

Location, location, location!

Many things go into a book aside from the writing, research, editing, proofreading, cover art design, blurbs, and the dreaded synopsis. Plot, character growth, humor, romance, drama, action and setting are just a few of the elements that have to be introduced as seamlessly as possible. Let’s talk about setting for a little bit today.

Since Tape to Tape is about hockey, we can assume that part of the story will take place on the ice. There will also be locker/dressing room scenes. Those are universal settings for just about any good sports romance. It’s once we leave the stadium that our books become more individualized and unique. Dot and Theo both call Philadelphia home, so there are mentions of the city, as well as shopping trips and a visit to a famous theater in the City of Brotherly Love. I feel that touching on the beauty and history of the city adds a flavor to the book. I hope you agree!

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Venom defensive coach Dot “The Shadow” West has made a nice life for herself. She’s found a new position on an up-and-coming women’s professional hockey team, her daughter is thriving, she gets along well with her fellow coaches and her players admire and respect her. She’s proud to have accomplished so much by herself. Everything is running smoothly in her life with no help from anyone, thank you very much.

 

Sadly, there’s one annoying glitch in Dot’s new life, and it’s in the form of good-looking Theo Grier, former Wildcat goalie and co-host of a controversial sports talk radio show based in Philadelphia, home of the Venom. When Dot loses her cool and calls in to spar with Theo on the air her structured and solitary existence takes a sudden unexpected turn. Before she can hip check the smug fool out of her life she somehow ends up working with him on a new talk radio sports program.

 

Can she defend her heart against the unwanted feelings Theo is stirring up? Or will she continue to guard herself, and her past decisions, against the offensive moves being made by the ex-goalie? The only man to ignite her passions – and ire – in years?

 

 

A Little More Tape To Tape

 

“Security lets you down here?” I asked.

“I’m an old ‘Cat. They love me down here,” he informed me. I walked past him and began to pull on a mitten. “I thought maybe we could grab a cup of coffee and discuss the show next Monday.” That made me pause for a scant moment but just for a moment. I kept walking and dressing. Theo caught up to me with ease. His legs were as long as a thoroughbred’s. “Did you hear me?”

“Yes, I heard you. I then chose to ignore you.” I wrapped a red and black scarf around my neck, nodded at Eddie the security guard stationed by the staff/players entrance, and then stepped out into a freezing cold Philadelphia night.

“You plan on treating me this coldly forever?” Theo asked as I slid past him. If he thought holding the door open for me would chill me out, he was sorely mistaken.

“Probably,” I said with my eyes locked on my blue Honda Pilot. “My grandmother always said that the best way to deal with a wart was to freeze it.”

“Ouch,” Theo chuckled while keeping up with my pace easily. Each breath out clouded in front of my face. “I hope I’m just a finger wart and not an anal wart.”

“Oh, you’re an anal wart. One of the biggest ones that I have ever had the misfortune to encounter,” I parried as my Honda got closer and closer. Theo jumped ahead of me to bar my path. I gave him a lethal glare. He smiled and held out his hand. I eyed it warily as if it were an asp ready to strike.

“Coach West, I think we need to start over,” Theo said as his hand hung in the cold air. I raised my eyes from his big hand to his face. Then I gave him a strong “Please spare me” look. The man didn’t have the sense to stop trying to be sexy. A gust right off an iceberg howled around the Houseman, lifting Theo’s white scarf high into the air behind him. “It’s a pleasure to meet you in person, Coach West. I’m Theo Grier, ex-goalie and world’s largest walking anal wart.”

I snorted and glanced up at the LED parking lot light wobbling overhead.

“Could that have been a smile I saw on ‘The Shadow’s’ face?” Theo asked. I rolled my eyes then shook my head.

“It was a tiny sneeze.”

“Right, a sneeze,” he said with just a hint of skepticism. “Maybe you should shake my hand so you can get out of this nasty cold weather. A hot cup of coffee at the Black Boar Bar & Grill might be just what you need to help thaw out, Coach West.”

“For your information, Mr. Grier, I do not need to thaw out. I’m quite comfortable, toasty warm, hot even,” I replied keeping my arms crossed over my chest.

“Yes, that you are,” Theo said in a vibrating voice that had dropped just a smidgeon. There was something about his voice, the way he held himself, and that damned large hand of his still waiting for mine that made me feel a trifle too warm inside my coat.

“Flattery will get you nowhere, Mr. Grier.” I pushed around him.

“How about honesty then,” he said and then planted his massive self in front of me once again.

“You’re persistent, I’ll give you that,” I sighed.

“When I see something I want, I go after it.”

“And you want me?” I asked.

“Yeah, I want you to shake my hand and join me for coffee,” he countered smoothly. I studied his face then with a huff extended my hand, all toasty warm in my mitten, to him. His fingers curled around mine, making my hand glow like a red coal in a fire pit. We shook slowly, one could have said sensuously, but handshakes with mittens blocking the skin-to-skin can’t be sensual, can they?

 

My Review

5 meows 4 purrs

Dot is the defensive coach for the Philadelphia Venom women’s team.  She is a single mother and has taken care of herself and Abigail for the past 12 years. She is a strong, fierce woman that takes care of what’s hers and that includes her women on her team.

Theo is a controversial sports reporter. He makes a remark about her team and she calls in and this causes issues with her management. Her punishment is to do a sports show with Theo. The sparks fly. And I do mean fly!

I absolutely loved this book. This is a series but it stands alone pretty well, though you may wonder who a few people are. I suggest you read the first two books but I think you can enjoy this even if you don’t.

The storyline is fun. It is mostly about the difference and the arguing between Theo and Dot. We also get a bit of Maggie and Derrick which I loved since Derrick is my favorite leading man from the Wildcat Series. The characters are amazing. Every one of them. I loved Theo and his strong opinions. I loved Dots strength. I loved Dot’s daughter Abigail the most. She really made the story. I loved how she wanted to be British and spoke that way. It was so much fun. And of course we had cameos from many ‘Cats and Venom books.

If you like hockey, contemporary romance, strong characters, interracial romance, and some very steamy sex scenes you will love this.

 

 

Meet V.L.

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

 

You can stalk V.L.:

Website: http://vlloceyauthor.com/

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/pages/VL-Locey/124405447678452

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My blog- http://thoughtsfromayodelinggoatherder.blogspot.com/

tsú – https://www.tsu.co/vllocey

 

Gone Writing Publishing Backlist Books and Upcoming Releases

Pink Pucks & Power Plays (Book One of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

A Most Unlikely Countess (Book Two of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

O Captain! My Captain! (Book Three of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Reality Check (Book Four of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Language of Love (Book Five of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Final Shifts (Book Six of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Clean Sweep (Book One of the Venom Series)

Twirly Girl (Book Two of the Venom Series)

Tape to Tape (Book Three of the Venom Series)

 

Coming Nov. 16…Roster Addition (a To Love a Wildcat hockey romance novella)

 

Torquere Press Backlist and Upcoming Releases

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse (Part of the He Loves Me For My Brainssss anthology)

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 2: It Came From Birmingham

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 3: He’s a Lumberjack and He`s Undead

Love of the Hunter

Goaltender`s Penalty

All I Want for Christmas – A Toms & Tabbies Tale

Early to Rise – A Toms & Tabbies Tale

 Every Sunday at One (Part of the 2013 Charity Sip Anthology)

 Night of the Jackal

An Erie Halloween

An Erie Operetta

An Erie Garden Party

Back to the Garden (Also part of the Mythologically Torqued Anthology)

 

Ellora`s Cave Backlist and Upcoming Releases

Bound, Boarded and Bagged

Two Man Advantage

Game Misconduct

Full Strength

Shutdown Pair

Long Change

 

Independent Releases

Coming October 5, 2016…On Broadway (part of the Changing on the Fly M/M hockey romance charity novella)

Coming Dec. 20, 2016…Holly & Hockey Boots (a gay erotic holiday hockey romance)

 

 

 Are you looking for a fun, sexy book for the summer? I can vouch for all the above whether you wnat a M/M or M/F contemporary or a M/M shifter they are all good.( I especially loved the Toms and Tabbies.)

 

Cat’s Meow~Rock Bottom @JosephineTraynor #fallenrockstars #review

Title: Rock Bottom
Author: Josephine Traynor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 1, 2016
“Money. Fame. Success. I had it all. And now I have nothing. No band. No contract. I’m roughing it with the commoners, and I have no idea what the fuck I’m doing.”


Reece Ashton is used to living the dizzying heights of being a celebrity, until his only other band member leaves just as they were about to embark on a world tour. Sold out shows, groupies, and living the high life are long forgotten as he has to learn to fend for himself while living in suburbia. Hiding out in the tiny town of Portmouthe, England is as about as far away from the spotlight as possible. He doesn’t want to be there, but he’s got nothing but time on his hands now that he’s been left high and dry by his band mate. No job, limited money and no life skills – he’s completely out of his element. No one in town knows he’s there except one girl who keeps his secret. Falling in love was never part of his comeback plan.

Madelyn Arnett knows all too well what it’s like to be on the wrong end of the paparazzi. She’s quietly rebuilding her life in the sleepy town of Portmouthe away from the prying eyes of trash media when the most famous musician on earth ends up in her workplace. Worried that when the media comes hunting for him, they will find her and she’s worked too hard to let some spoiled little rock star take her life away from her. But this helpless rock star is in need of a friend. Turns out, she’s the only person on the planet to truly know the real Reece Ashton. Fighting to not fall in love, she knows their time is fleeting as the glare of the spotlight comes hunting for Reece.

“I don’t say this a lot but seriously I think this is one of my favorite reads of 2016!! The storyline had me addicted and the characters story was electric!!” ~Alpha Book Club

 

“…a fantastic debut that kept me turning the pages and wanting to know what was going to happen to these two characters that had stolen a little piece of my heart.” ~Tamara (Goodreads Review)

 

CHAPTER ONE 

My ears are ringing. The dull drone is amplified by the drumming of blood thumping in my head. This is not from the hordes of people singing along to our songs at a sold out concert. No, no. This ringing is from the understanding of the conversation that just went down. My band mate Sean is nowhere to be found. He’s dropped off the face of the Earth. That means, without him. I have no band. Without a band, I have no tour. Without a tour, I have no career. And without a career, I’m nobody. My band is my life, and now that the other half of the band is gone, I have no life. A little voice in my head is telling me ‘I’m Reece fucking Ashton, and I’m a superstar’. Well, I was a rock God until about twenty-four hours ago. I stand up, stretch my legs in the jeans I’ve been wearing since yesterday, and start to pace my manager’s office in the heart of London. My hands make a fist and shake my fingers open. This sick to the stomach feeling hasn’t left me since I found his letter of ‘I’m sorry. I’ll make it up to you’ in my dressing room yesterday. My stomach rolls again, but my anger tampers it down just for a moment. I close my hands over my ears, but that just amplifies the ringing, and let out a long frustrated sigh when I move my hands.

“There have to be options.” My gravelly voice doesn’t sound like my own. A couple of hours of hard drinking and trying to find the answer at the bottom of a bottle has left me feeling less than stellar. “What about a replacement?” I run my hand over my stubbly chin before grabbing at the back of my neck to try and loosen the muscles. I push off the chair, and it causes it to knock into the coffee table. I turn and catch a glimpse of myself in the window’s reflection. My normally styled blond hair is a floppy, lank mess and in serious need of a wash. Everything about me needs a wash. The dark circles under my green eyes highlight my tiredness. My Hendrix shirt has trapped the smell of sweat and alcohol as I’ve been too busy trying to call Sean to get answers and getting drunker with each dial. My hand slides up to my bicep and touches the tattoo peeking out from under my sleeve. It’s a picture of sheet music wrapping around my bicep. The first few chords of my first number one. It’s my reminder that hard work will pay off. It’s about the only thing that hasn’t been taken from me. As tired and as seedy as I am, I’m itching to go out for a run. I think I got an hour’s sleep on my manager’s lounge. This was the same lounge that I punched and kicked the shit out of when no one could answer me and the rotting truth had been confirmed. The last twenty-four hours have been my version of hell. I’m in desperate need of a shower, but wanting this sorted is my top priority.

“And even if a replacement was an option, what are you going to pay them with? Hugs? You have no access to any equity. The company isn’t going to comp you on this,” David, my manager says while holding his palms up to me. Even when it’s gone to shit, he’s optimistic about the future. “Besides, it was a done deal. Either the pair of you or nothing. That’s what the contract says.” So much for optimistic.

Taking David’s advice, we pooled all our assets under the business name. My bank accounts, bar one, are all managed under the umbrella that is now being checked over by the fine-toothed comb of the taxation department. That equals all my assets, even the money in my accounts tied to the business, are frozen. I have one credit card in my name and was set up for emergencies. I’m meant to be rehearsing on a stage that sits in the middle of an arena getting ready for our first world tour, not chewing my nails in an office watching it all disappear before my very eyes. My fingers dig into the back of the material covered lounge chair, and I lift it off the ground to bring it down sharply. If all eyes weren’t on me before, they are now. The jolt satisfies only a tiny part of me, and I fight the urge to toss the chair out of the window. Knowing that I would have to pay for that window to be fixed is the only thing stopping me.

“I can’t fucking believe this!” My left fist slams into my right palm. Pivoting on my foot, I pace in front of David’s desk. My knuckles rap twice on his desk before I turn to face him. “Truly. All fucking gone?” My right eye starts to twitch. I throw my fisted hands in the air and yell out ‘fuck’ ’til my lungs empty before pressing a knuckle into my eye. The two younger executives make for a quick exit following my outburst. I wait for them to scurry from the sinking ship that is my life before David turns back towards me. I’m fighting the urge to punch someone in the throat. “How in the fuck did this happen? How could this happen? You’re my manager, tell me how this happened! I trusted you that this would be the best decision. Where does this leave me? I can’t leave the country. I have a house I own outright back in Australia, but I can’t leave here to go back to it. What am I supposed to do?”
 review
4 meows 3 purrs(moderate heat)
Rock Bottom is a great story of  not being ready for everything. For taking everything for granted. Reece is on the top of the world preparing for a world tour when he finds himself in his manager’s office with a missing partner and all of his accounts frozen. His manager offers him a home in a Podunk town in nowhere and encourages him to write some solo stuff. Reece is faced with more important issues. He is in a house and can’t even work a toaster, washer or dishwasher. This really added some comedy to a story that would’ve been quite angsty. He meets a young woman who seems immune to his charms even though she recognizes him and is willing to keep his secret safe.  She introduces him to Pinterest ( which is so funny). Little does Reece know that Madelyn also has a secret.
I really liked the story a lot. there is a sweet romance that slowly builds, some comedy, and a big twist about where and why his partner is gone. Both Reece and Madelyn are intriguing and charming characters. Though Reece the rock-star was arrogant and a jerk we find that once knocked off the stage, Reece the person has spunk, heart and is sexy as heck.
There is also the manager and Madelyn’s brother Trent( I thought was hot) and later we get Deni and a funny hotel worker.
If you like funny, sweet and sexy romance, rock-stars, journalists and an all over good story this is for you.
*I received a copy for an honest review*
Josephine Traynor is very good at keeping secrets – she’s been a closeted writer for years, but only got brave enough last year to show her writer friend a small chunk of what she’d written. 

She’s a mother of two small boys and only told her husband about her book when it was completed. God knows what he thought she was doing on the computer for all those hours!
Josephine’s a lover of tea and has a thing for all things that smell like vanilla. She loves a good book that makes her laugh and has heaps of character growth. Her aim is to write books that inspire, cause sore stomach muscles and have memorable characters for all the right reasons. 
Josephine Traynor is not her real name. The pen name is derived from Josephine being her favourite girls name and Traynor is inspired by Will Traynor from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. His message from that book was for everyone to be brave in this world and to make their mark. This was a huge lesson for her to get over her fear of publishing. She’s doing this for her, her dream is to be a published author, what’s your dream and go after it.


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Release Blitz & Giveaway – A Cowboy’s Home (Montana #3) – RJ Scott

Author: RJ Scott
 
Release Date: July 8
 
Cover Art: Meredith Russell
 
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One burned and broken man finds his way home. Can he find peace in the arms of a man easy to love?Justin made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, battling domestic terrorism, never the man he really was, using hate to avenge the death of his best friend. The friend he’d killed.

What he doesn’t count on is getting shot, and if he’s going to die he wants it to be on Crooked Tree soil. Home.

Sam is as much a part of Crooked Tree as any of the families, and the offer to buy into the ranch is a dream come true. But falling for a hidden, secretive, injured man isn’t the way to keep his head in the game.

MY REVIEW

5 meows 2 purrs ( Low heat index)

Justin has been missing since he was 15 . His entire world he was living in since  the tragedy so many years ago is shattered when  he finds out it’s all lies to manipulate him and turn him into an assassin. Adam isn’t dead, but home living with his brother, though he still has amnesia. Shot and hurt he heads to the Crooked Tree to some old hidden miners shacks to die.

Sam is dealing with his own demons. Just returning from his grandma’s funeral he is hurt and raw. When he hears a noise in his  pantry and sees a trail of blood he realizes someone is hurt and hiding somewhere on the ranch. What he didn’t expect to find was Ethan’s missing brother and a man he couldn’t forget.

A Cowboy’s Home is a very angsty, sad story of Justin and Sam. I liked how Sam didn’t cower to Justin even under gunpoint and helped him even though he appeared dangerous. The emotions are extremely high as each character has to deal with his feelings about Justin’s return.

If you love feisty chefs, sexy, mysterious black ops, cowboys, police detectives, and a very good romance you will love this…though you really do need to read this series in order.

 

Meet RJ

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RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. 
 
RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.
 
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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