The Dangerous Ground Reboot
~ KICK START ~
When the time came to begin work on the 5th book in the Dangerous Ground series, I had to give some thought as to where the next four books would be headed. The first stories were all about the struggle of moving from partners and best friends to lovers -- and juggling that new relationship with careers as federal agents. But as much as I enjoyed exploring the various angles and complications, I know most readers want to see progress. Most readers prefer to read about grown ups, and grown ups work stuff out, so I knew it was time to resolve some issues -- yet at the same time kick things up a notch for Will Brandt and Taylor MacAllister.
At the end of Dead Run there are some momentous changes in Will and Taylor’s personal and professional lives. Those changes will inevitably have serious ramifications for them, and those ramifications would create believable conflict in any relationship, let alone one sometimes as delicately balanced as that of Will and Taylor. But the potential conflicts are new ones because Will and Taylor are in a whole new phase of their relationship.
But part of that phase is that they are growing more secure and comfortable with this new relationship, and Kick Start reflects that change. This is probably the lightest and most playful of the stories, and I think it provides a much needed breather given the various traumas of the past books. This one is for all the readers who pleaded that they wanted -- needed -- to see Will and Taylor happy in their coupledom.
So here you go, Gentle Readers. Enjoy. I will refrain from mentioning anything about the “lull before the storm.”
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Author : Josh Lanyon
Publisher : Just Joshin
Release Date : December 1 , 2013
Pages : 128 pages (e-book)
Blurb : Will is finally braced to bring Taylor home to meet the folks. Unfortunately, not every member of the Brandt clan loves Taylor the way Will does. Then again, not everyone loves the Brandts. In fact, someone has a score to settle -- and too bad for any former DS agents who get in the way when the bullets start to fly.
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A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author Josh Lanyon has been writing gay mystery and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction and a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery. Josh is also the author of the definitive M/M writing guide Man, Oh Man: Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks and Ca$h.But, really...do you care? Probably not. More to the point, Josh writes gay or M/M romance -- usually within the context of a mystery / romantic-suspense or action - adventure. Lanyon's particular brand of erotic romance features sexy cops and smartass writers, tough Navy SEALs and sensitive artists, hard as nail special agents and...other hard as nails special agents. Josh is an EPPIE Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his Significant Other. You can find out more at the Just Joshin blog on Livejournal/Blogspot or through Josh's mailing list.
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- Begins Day 1 of Blog Hop, December 2, 2013
- Ends on Final Day of Blog Hop, December 7, 2013, at midnight EDT
- Drawings are open to both U.S. readers and international readers.
- PLEASE NOTE : Winners will be announced on Josh's Facebook Fan Page on Sunday December 8th, 2013 - there will be 9 winner in total (prizes as listed below)
- Grand Prize : Paperwhite Kindle with all "Dangerous Ground" books sent separately (including Kick Start) for winner to install.
- Kick Start T'shirt
- Kick Start Coffee Mug
- Set of Magnets
- 2 ebooks to 1 lucky winner from Josh's back catalogue
- 3 audiobooks to 3 lucky winners (1 each) from Josh's back catalogue
- Top Secret Special Edition Mug