Friday, October 4, 2013

Men of Sports and the 2013 Rainbow Awards

The Rainbow Awards announcements brought it home to me this week that I haven't talked much about my International Men of Sports series with TA Chase that's had books releasing over the past several months. So here goes!

I'm thrilled that our second book in the series is a Finalist in the Gay Contemporary Romance category! Chasing the King of the Mountains is set in France during the Tour de France, and we had such a fun time writing it and researching the sport of team cycling.

Here's the blurb:

Pascal might be chasing the title of King of the Mountains, but will he realise in time that Laurent is chasing him?

Pascal Durant, one of the best mountain riders in the cycling world, was about to finally win his first polka-dot jersey denoting him King of the Mountains in the Tour de France. Then he suffered a horrific accident that left him unable to complete the race. In his forties and fighting chronic injuries, he knows he only has one more shot at the top.

Laurent Desrochers, an internationally known reporter, hears about his dear friend’s crash and watches a moving viral video of Pascal, bloodied yet unbowed, congratulating the winner. When Pascal tells him he’s going to do the Tour one last time, Laurent decides to convince his network to let him follow Pascal on his quest.

Friends for a decade, they had never thought of the other as more. Pascal’s focus on his sport and poor taste in men has never produced a long-term relationship. And Laurent’s constant travel causes a rift between him and his fiancé Jan that proves insurmountable.

Laurent finally realises his ideal partner has been in front of him all along. Can he pull Pascal’s focus from his goal long enough for him to know he’s being chased...and let Laurent catch him?

Available at Total-E-Bound, Amazon, ARe and more.


Our first book in the series was given an Honorable Mention in the Awards. A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood is our India book and tells the story of a cricket player and a Bollywood actor.

Here's that blurb:
A handsome Bollywood actor must choose between his career and a rugged cricket player from his past, who he’s fallen in love with…again.

Rajan Malik has the world of Bollywood in the palm of his hand…a beautiful girlfriend, starring roles, adoring fans…He should be happy, but behind the façade lies a man conflicted and exhausted by the pressure placed on him by his ill mother, his agent and society. His life is not his own, and all he wants to do is escape.

Indian Premier League cricketer Ajay Singh can’t believe how bad his university roommate Rajan looks when he spots his picture in the paper. They had parted on bad terms. Still, he’s moved to offer Rajan his support by renewing their friendship.

But friendship was not all they shared back then. Though Ajay is out, Rajan isn’t willing to give up his carefully cultivated Bollywood image to be with him publicly. And with very little privacy, it won’t take long for someone to find out they are more than friends.

Their renewed secret affair is fraught with difficulties as they deal with the death of Rajan’s mother, the secret of Rajan’s till-now absent father, a jealous friend, intrusive social media, and threatening notes from someone who seems to know all about their private lives.

It’s a bit of a sticky wicket they find themselves in. Will it be too late when both men finally realise that they’ll need to compromise, or stand to lose everything?

Available at Total-E-Bound, Amazon, ARe and more!


Our latest release is set in Germany. At First Touch follows two soccer/football teammates as they are made to realize how right they are for each other if they just open up.

Here's that one:

Excelling at the game he loved was everything to King, until Lukas showed him at first touch how much better his life could be…

Ewansiha 'King' Kroenig is at the pinnacle of his professional football career, even with a problem knee. He keeps his cool and keeps his head down, and that control has served him well. King is bisexual and has been known to date beautiful women, while he also occasionally satisfies his craving for men with the team’s trainer. It’s a good life, but starting with one bizarre and personal request from his ex, Silvia, his orderly life goes spinning out of control.

Lukas has no problem admitting he’s gay, but with a loudly homophobic team captain, he knows better than to go there around the team. He has his whole career ahead of him and is being groomed to take over for their star player, King Kroenig. If he admires King for more than his athletic prowess, what can it hurt?

No harm, no foul…until a certain trainer who knows them both well decides to play matchmaker, then all bets are off. And once they’ve experienced that first taste, they want more. But it’s not as simple as hooking up or dating when you’re teammates, with high profiles and little privacy. And when they each suddenly gain responsibilities they never expected, they must figure out a way to reconcile their personal lives with the expectations of others.

Reader Advisory: This book contains one MMM ménage scene and brief references to offscreen underage sex.

Available at Total-E-Bound, Amazon and ARe.


Right now we're hard at work on book four, titled Blindsided. In this one we go Down Under and see what happens when you throw together a hunky but lonely rugby player and a popular lifeguard. :) So far, the results have been steaming hot! Blindsided will release towards the end of 2013. More to come when we get cover art and a blurb written! :)

After that...well, we have over a dozen more countries and sports in mind. So as long as we enjoy writing it and you enjoy reading it, we'll continue to serve up the athletic men you love in far-off and unusual settings.

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