Cat’s Meow~Holly & Hockey Boots V.L Locey #holiday #M/Mhockey

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Hi, Y’all! It’s December, and I love holiday romance. I would like to share one I really enjoyed. V.L. Locey’s newest release an M/M Hockey/holiday romance…Holly & Hockey Boots. I asked V.L. to share a little about  What she enjoys about the holiday season and she offered a playlist for Adam and Cason. I can’t wait to listen!  Don’t forget to check out my review!

Take it away Vicki!

I’d like to thank Cathy for having me over to visit today. It’s so wonderful to spend holiday time with friends and family. An important part of this season for me is holiday music. Music has always held a special place in my life, and in my stories. While I don’t generally work with music in the background, songs can play important roles in my work. Also, I think you can get a real taste for a character by the music they enjoy. Today I have a playlist to share with you with some songs that I feel really capture Adam and Cason, the leading men in Holly & Hockey Boots. I hope you enjoy the tunes and have a happy holiday season!

https://open.spotify.com/user/vllocey/playlist/5HNMp8XDJIKFnimkvFQaFz

V.L.

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Holly & Hockey Boots

V.L. Locey

Published by V.L. Locey

Release Date Dec 5th

Pages: 78

M/M Erotic Holiday Hockey Romance Novella

 

Minor league goalie Adam Seiger is a nice guy. He’s kind, cute, and a little quirky (but show me a goalie who isn’t) and he loves to interact with fans. During a meet and greet after a game Adam meets Cason Reyes, a hard-working young man with stunning amber eyes and a smile as sweet as a candy cane. Desperate to see Cason again, Adam does something more than a little naughty.

To add insult to the egg nog, it appears that one little white lie may end Adam’s chance of having a merry Christmas with a new boyfriend. Will he end up with nothing but a lump of coal in his stocking, instead of the man who owns his heart?

 

 

 

 

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My Review

5 meows 4 purrs

 

Adam Seiger is cute funny and an up and coming Goalie in the minor league hockey One night during a signing he spots a man that flips his switches. The man has his young nephew with him and wanting to see more of Cason he invites them to a Christmas party the team is sponsoring for kids. There is one big problem…There is no party.

Cason likes Adam, and they get together for coffee and kisses, but with Cason’s work schedule, raising his nephew and taking care of his ailing father there is little time for anything else. He is looking forward to the party and getting to know more about Adam as much as Finn.
But will Adam’s secret put an end to their romance before it begins?

I fell in love with Adam from the beginning of this story. I loved his outgoing personality and his quirkiness. I adored Cason and of course Finn and Cason’s father.
The story is fun, fast paced and full of quirky characters. I love a sweet romance and a heartwarming holiday story, and this fills both bills…add in some hot man-sex, and it’s even better!

If you like hockey romance ( or even if you don’t), interracial romance, cute kids, humor, sweet romance, holiday stories and hot man-sex, this is definitely for you.

 

 

A little more Holley and Hockey Boots

“So tell me about Adam Seiger, the first gay black goalie I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating spiedies with.”

I smiled around the mouthful of awesomeness. “Not much to tell,” I said after I swallowed roughly. “I grew up in Toronto, played lots of hockey, and was taken in by my aunt and uncle when my parents were killed in a motorcycle accident.”

“Ouch,” he murmured after dipping a fry into a glob of ketchup on his plate. “That must have been rough on you. How old were you when they died?”

“Four, so I don’t really remember too much about them. My aunt and uncle were the best, really.” I looked up from my food to find Cason staring at me. “Do I have food on my face?”

“No, no, you’re just,” he paused with a fry hovering in front of his face, “you’re probably the best looking man I’ve seen in this city for years. I guess I’m kind of stunned to find myself sitting here, on a date, with such a sexy jock.” I had to avert my sight, just until I could get the surge of embarrassment and white-hot lust under control. “See, that there—that is so hot. I love that about hockey players. They’re always so damn humble.”

“So yeah, enough about me or my face will combust,” I said, and Cason chuckled then shoved his fry into his mouth. “How did a kid with a dad from Argentina get into hockey? I’d think you’d be a soccer fan.”

“Oh, I am, but winter in Binghamton means hockey, so I go to the games when I can afford it. I like the speed of hockey, and the violence. Also, the goalies are really cute.”

I coughed and ducked my head. “You’re doing it again.” Cason laughed and I felt the rib pit tip dangerously to the right. Making him laugh again now seemed like the most important thing ever. “Do you always talk up your dates this way?”

“Only if I’m dreaming about a kiss at the end of the date,” he confessed, but I saw a shade of pink settle into his smooth cheeks. Seemed he was a bit of a blusher as well. That was good to know.

“Yeah, that dream is pretty sure to be fulfilled if you keep talking like that.”

Meet V.L.

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, 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.

 

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Other Books by V.L. Locey

Gone Writing Publishing M/F 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)

Roster Addition (A To Love a Wildcat novella)

 

Coming 1/18/17… Angle Play (Book Four of the Venom series)

Coming 5/3/17… Playmaker (An F/F Venom series novella)

Coming 11/1/17… Flow (Book Five of the Venom series)

 

 

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

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)

An Erie Halloween

An Erie Operetta

An Erie Garden Party

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

 

Independent LGBT Releases

On Broadway (Part of the Changing on the Fly M/M charity hockey anthology)

 

Coming 2017

 

Coming 3/1/17…Point Shot Trilogy Boxed Set

Coming 6/1/17… Goaltender’s Penalty (An M/M hockey romance novella)

Coming 8/1/17… Coming 8/1/17…Double Minor (A Cayuga Cougar LGBT Duology)

Coming 9/27/17…Finding the Edge (book #1 of the Brighton Wood Blades series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat’s meow~Audio review~Opposites~TM Smith~ #giveaway #dreamcast

 

 

Opposites is now available on Audiobook 

Written by T.M. Smith

Narrated by Greg Boudreaux

In the year 2081, our planet survived global

warming on an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded,

Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society

anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge

role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he

worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene: the gene has

the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born

gay, and all female children be born lesbians. 

 

A new society was born

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are

ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the

government that still rules society. Twins, Aiya and Aiyan, are preparing to

meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House.

But not everything is as it seems. 

 

Nature vs Nurture 

Love is Love… it knows no gender and doesn’t

conform to restrictions or boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden,

the prince of House Devi, that he is matched with and eventually marries. But

when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after

GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another

will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two

hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites. 

*WARNING* Opposites is an Adult Dystopian

majorly M/M novel that contains explicit sexual content and relationships

between gay, lesbian and straight couples. There are brief scenes of violence. 

 

Opposites: Audible | Amazon Audio | iTunes

I asked  TM if Opposites were made into a movie who would  he choice for Raven and Tanis be. Yes, I had a favorite couple! Here is her reply.

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by Cat’s blog today for her stop on the Opposites Audiobook tour. I decided very early on while writing Opposites exactly how I envisioned Raven and Tanis. Raven is the fictional form of one of my best friends, Lucien. Lu is a Celtic Minister who believes in his own kind of faith, and he believes very strongly in that faith. I wanted to capture that in Raven, and I think I did with Lu’s help. The only thing he asked when I started trying to figure out the physical likeness for Raven was… 1)Make sure it’s someone who is not only gay, but openly gay. 2)Make me look good! The first person that came to mind was Adam Lambert. So he became my vision of Raven.

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I think He was the perfect choice. Adam is exaxtly how i pictured Raven. 

 

Tanis took a bit longer. I originally considered Alex O’Loughlin, an actor most notably known for his role of Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O. Lu thought that Alex might be too old to be believable as Raven’s man, so the search continued. Several other people in, I found an image of a model on facebook, Daniel Osborne. He’s blonde haired, blue eyed, tatted up and very beautiful. Lu agreed, so Dan became my Tanis. One of these days, Hollywood will come calling, and when they do I already have my cast for this sexy pairing… The Priest and his Warrior from Greece!

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Great choices TM!! I am crossing my fingers you get that call!

If you want a little more sexiness here is a link to the Raven and Tanis page

 

 

Meet the Narrator of the Opposites series; Greg Boudreaux

The spicier side of the oh so amazing narrator, Greg Tremblay, Boudreaux brings the more erotic LGBT titles to life like the Opposites series by TM Smith – the Fitting In series by Silvia Violet and the Assassin/Shifter series by Sandrine Gasq Dion, just to name a few! 

 

You can find Boudreaux on Facebook, Twitter or Audible.

    The Opposites series Audiobooks and links   
myreview
5 meows 5 purrs
Opposites is a sexy post-apocalypse story where to keep the world from over populating a scientist invented genes where people were born gay. The houses made matches and inside those matches births were  chosen. This was to assure a perfect world and keep the genes gay. But there is an anomaly called Opposites that was beginning to become more frequent.
This is a very intriguing story with a great concept. The characters are all interesting and there are quite a few of them, as we meet the parents, and the main characters of this story.
Greg Boudreaux or Tremblay is one of  my very favorite narrators. If I see his name it goes right on my wish list. He made and already sexy story come to life and even sexier if that is at all possible.
But enough of my rambling…go buy a copy and listen for yourself!
If you like post-apocalyptic stories, a new world, prearranged marriages, and super sexy romance with some hot man-sex you will love this!

 

 

 

Opposites: Audible | Amazon Audio | iTunes

The Library, an Opposites novella: Audible | Amazon Audio | iTunes

The Cellar, an Opposites novella: Audible | Amazon Audio | iTunes

 

 

 

Opposites

The Opposites series, book 1 

CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE SERIES

 

 

The Library 

An Opposites novella {book 1.5} 

 

Appearances

The Opposites series, book 2 

 

 

 

The Cellar 

An Opposites novella {book 2.5} 

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | iTunes

 

 

Coming Soon: Snapped, Opposites series book 3

 

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

 

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!

 

Author links: Amazon || ARe || Smashwords || Website || Facebook || Twitter 

 

 

Cat’s meow~~Hide and Seek By T.M. Smith #newrelease #sexymen




Dusty Anderson left his hometown in Justin, Texas for the Big Apple not long after graduating high school with dreams of becoming an actor. A year later, no closer to realizing his dream but pretty damn close to being broke, he comes across a flyer in a local gay bar that provides a solution to his dilemma. Six years later, Dusty has all but forgotten his dream to be an actor. The family he gained when he went to work at All Cocks and the job itself are enough for him, for now at least. 

David Thompson is barely twenty-one, high on life and starting his second year at NYU as an Art student. Now that he is old enough to enjoy the city’s night life, David finds his first crush at a local hot spot in the village, The Monster Bar. Young love is laid to rest though, when David comes out to his mother and older brother with disastrous results. 

A tragic incident at the hands of David’s brother changes the course of all of their lives and brings the two together, but is it coincidence or fate? Regardless of unlikely circumstance, Dusty is inexplicably drawn to David, who suddenly finds himself alone in the world. Protective of David from the start, Dusty realizes his extended family at All Cocks and his best friend Kory will not understand this new relationship. Fearing the worst, Dusty plays a dangerous game of hide and seek, risking everything to keep David safe and sheltered. 

But hiding can only last for so long, and David and Dusty aren’t the only ones dealing with uncertainties. The Dimir men find that the one thing they’ve longed for might be within reach and Dusty’s father, Dean, arrives in town unexpectedly with secrets of his own. Truths come out and trust is put to the test. Can the All Cocks family find the happiness they deserve? 

This is the 6th book in the All Cocks stories series, the series would read best if read in order, but each book can be read as a standalone story. 


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The reviews are in!
 
“This was a sweet story, aside from the bad things David must overcome, and I was not disappointed with any of it. The All Cocks family continues to grow, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming next.”
– Just Jen from The Blogger Girls
 
“This series is fabulous. Each set of men have their own trials and tribulations and are connected like a large family. Each time I read a story in this book I say this is my favorite. They just get better and better. I have no idea how T.M. Smith will top this but I can’t wait to see.”
– Cathy Brockman Romance Author
 
Teaser…
 
 

myreview

Hide and Seek is book 6 in the All Cocks Stories It can stand alone fairly well, but I suggest you read them all so you have a better grasp of all the other characters.Several characters do recur.

This is Dusty and David’s story and is a beautiful but sad story. I warn you to have a box of tissue handy.

Dusty is at the hospital to support his best friend Kory, while his boyfriend Jon is in the hospital after a bad shooting in a gay bar that left some dead and several injured.
Dusty reads about the shooting in the paper and finds out the shooter first beat his own brother and left him for dead. He finds out David is in the same hospital struggling for life all alone and something pulls him to visit.

The story goes on with Dusty helping David get well, remember what happened and try to get back on life. Dusty finds himself falling for the sexy little guy but this causes and issue. Will his friends accept David since he is the brother to the man that killed Gio and injured Jon.

There are many struggles in this story and it is all heartfelt and some quite sad, while others quite surprising. There is also a sweet twist at the end that lightens the mood of such a sad story.

This series is fabulous. Each set of men have their own trials and tribulations and are connected like a large family. Each time a read a story in this book I say this is my favorite. They just get better and better. I have no idea how T.M. Smith will top this but I can’t wait to see.

If you like gay porn stars,tear jerkers, sweet romance,a few surprising twists, and some hot man-sex this is just what you need for these cool nights. I promise it will warm you up ( and make you cry).

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia;
TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now
calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or
ticking away on her next novel.
 
Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and
decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is
passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people,
Love is Love!
 
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The All Cocks stories

 

Gay for Pay
An All Cocks story, book 1 
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French translations: Amazon FR | Kobo France | Fnac 
 
Fame and Fortune
An All Cocks story, book 2
 
How to Deal 
An All Cocks story, book 3
 
Dare to Hope
An All Cocks story, book 4 
Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | ARe | SmashwordsLive for Love
An All Cocks story, book 5
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Cat’s Meow Reviews that Purrr~My LIfe in Reverse by Casey Harvell

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Welcome to Cat’s Meow~~Reviews that purr

Today I have a sweet friend Casey Harvell with her new release MY Life in Reverse.

This isn’t a romance t si more a tale of a survivor of emotional abuse.

Title: My Life In Reverse

Author: Casey Harvell

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages: 173

Heat: 0

Meows: 5

Warning: Over 18 advised~~Strong Language

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About the Book

There are three sides to every story:

1)            My side.

2)            Your side.

3)            My screenshots.

You never loved me.

You loved the idea of me.

You loved saying I belonged to you, and trying to enforce it.

You loved controlling me.

You loved manipulating me.

You even loved hurting me.

But you never loved me.

 

You loved what I could give you.

You loved everything you took from me.

You loved saying it was yours.

You loved to break me down.

You loved to break my heart.

You loved to use things I love as a weapon against me…

But you never loved me.

 

For a long time, I thought that it was my fault.

That I was lacking.

That I could control how you treated me.

I tried to please you.

I tried to conform.

It damn near killed me.

But it didn’t work.

 

This is a New Adult Romance and has strong language, violence and sexual situations. It is not recommended for persons under eighteen years of age.

You can buy a copy at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Reverse-Casey-Harvell-ebook/dp/B01GP52H2W/

MY Review

My life in reverse is a very unique story written in a very unique style. The story is about a woman and her life as a victim of emotional abuse. It is riveting and really drags you into the story.
If you like stories based on real-life experience, gritty edgy tales, stories of survivors, strong female leads you will like this.

 

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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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