I couldn't wait to share a bit of Liam with you, so here's a free short that takes place on Liam's high school graduation! Grab it and start falling in love with Liam, because I certainly have!
Play it by Ear (Replay, 2)
Nine years ago Dawson Hayes was in a car accident that stole his hearing and chunks of his memories. One missing memory in particular has always bothered him, where was he the weekend before the accident? And why is he so obsessed with a band he can't listen to now and has no memory of having heard before?
Lando Meyers, Bass player and songwriter for Downward Spiral has lost his muse and hasn't written a line of music in over a year. When the band goes on hiatus he decides to go looking for inspiration in the one place he found it last, with a beautiful man who never called him again after the hot weekend the spent together nine years ago.
Don't miss this super sweet, low angst, second chance romance. This book is the second in the Replay series and can be read as a stand alone.
This Interview took place on November 10 at Lando Meyers’ Manhattan penthouse. His home was strikingly similar to Lincoln’s which I visited the week prior— expensive furniture, Downward Spiral paraphernalia. Unlike Lincoln, Lando had sheets of music and notebooks full of lyrics spread out on a desk in his living room, his bass guitar not far away. I asked for a sneak peek into some of his songs that are still a work in progress, but was predictably shut down in a polite manner.
The interview was conducted on Lando’s couch where he sat with his bass guitar in his lap and occasionally strummed when a question seemed to take a lot of thought or made him uncomfortable.
As mysterious as Lincoln Miller was, Lando struck me as a man with a lot more beneath the surface than he was willing to let show during our brief time together.
— Thomas Riley
Lincoln told me about how the band was started years ago. But tell me, are you all still as close as you were back in high school?
I love my bandmates, they’re like brother’s to me. I’m not going to pretend that after months on the road together, crammed into a bus, smelling each other’s feet we don’t get a bit fed up, but at the end of the day we’re family. We’ve all been through a lot together and we’ve formed unbreakable bonds. They’re all great guys, even when I can’t stand them.
I understand while Lincoln wrote the two most popular songs in the catalogue, you’ve written all the rest. Was it always the intention you’d be the primary writer for the band?
Lincoln writes when he feels particularly inspired, I write because it has to be done. One of the big sticking points when we signed with Epic was that we’d never perform songs by someone outside of the band. We wanted our songs to be personal and mean something to us. I certainly wouldn’t mind if Lincoln could manage to get inspired a little more often, but I’ll always do what’s best for the band and if that means I write almost all of our music, I’m okay with it.
Your songs are full of passion and a deep longing. Where do you get the inspiration for the songs you write?
Lando took a long pause after this question, seemingly lost in thought for several minutes before answering.
Someone very special to me inspired almost all of my songs.
There’s been a lot of speculation about your love life, you date more than any of the other band members but it never seems to stick. Are you saying there’s been someone in particular who managed to capture your heart?
Ha, yeah he captured it alright. It was short lived but it left a big impression on me. There’s not much else to say about it.
What’s it like to be an openly gay rock star?
I’m sure it’s no different than being a straight rock star— fans throw themselves at you, propose marriage, tell you how much they love you even though they don’t know you. It’s strange and in many ways not what I expected. But it’s all worth it to get to do what I love for a living.
There have been some rumors recently that the band is in a rough patch. It’s been reported Jude and Benji got into a fist fight backstage at your last show. Just last week, shortly after my interview with Lincoln, Jude was reportedly found with a prostitute. Is the situation as grave as it seems or do you think you can get through it?
I wouldn’t count us out just yet. We each have our problems, but at the end of the day we’re doing what we love and we’re not going to let that slip away.
How close are you to finishing your next album? Can we expect to hear new songs during your tour that starts next month?
Just some fine tuning left before we can record, everything it right on track.
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Tank is live!! Don't miss this steamy enemies to lovers romance with a side of fake boyfriend.
Shallow pretty boy, conceited fuckboy, immature assclown. Take your pick, they all apply to Brewer. The world is his ass buffet, and we’re all on the menu. I’ve never hated anyone like I hate Brewer. But when Rebel pairs us to do a scene together, I have to admit I’m looking forward to taking all my irritation out on his...well, you get the picture. When one scene turns into a whole fake relationship, I’m not sure we’re going to make it out of this without some bloodshed.
Tank has got to be the most boring, stuck up ass I have ever met. That man doesn’t know how to have fun, not even when he’s doing a scene. And if there’s one reason to smile, it’s working with me, right? All the more reason to keep my real self from him because he’d laugh me out of the room. But when we have to pretend we actually like each other, something unexpected happens. The more time we spend together, the more I see a different side of him…and dare to show a different side of me. What the hell is happening?
Tank is the second book in the Ballsy Boys Production series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s more fun reading the series in order. Expect plenty of laughs and a lot of sparks.
“Wait, an extra ten thousand for what exactly?” Brewer asks.
“He wants us to pretend to be boyfriends in real life,” I fill Brewer in.
“What?” Brewer frowns. “What exactly would we have to do?”
“Not much,” Rebel hurries to reassure us. “Post a few pics on Instagram, hold hands in public a little. Aside from that, leave all the social media buzz to me,” Rebel explains. “Oh, and you can’t tell anyone that it’s a ruse. Not even the other guys, just in case anyone were to slip up or something.”
I shift in my seat and peek at Brewer again. That doesn’t sound like too much trouble for as much money as they’re offering.
“You can’t fuck around while we’re boyfriends,” I point out to Brewer, my voice more rough than intended.
Brewer narrows his eyes at me.
“Then neither can you.”
“Hey, no problem,” I hold my hands up. “I’m not the one fucking a different guy every weekend. Half the time you can’t even bother to take them home, you just fuck them in the bathroom at the club.”
“Excuse the hell out of me. I didn’t realize you were my fucking mother,” Brewer snaps.
I stand up quickly, my chair clattering loudly to the floor behind me.
“Guys,” Bear shouts as Brewer shoots out of his chair as well. “This isn’t going to work if you can’t pretend to like each other.”
Brewer’s expression morphs from pissed off to a sugary smile.
“That’s no problem. What’s not to love about my big ol’ grizzly man?” Brewer teases, reaching out and sneaking his hand up my shirt. His fingers stroke through the patch of dark hair on my stomach, and I suppress a shiver. “You do realize that if I’m not allowed to fuck anyone else, that means you’ll have to take care of me off camera.”
“Is your right hand broken?” I challenge.
“That’s the deal, teddy bear, take it or leave it.” Brewer stares me down with challenge in his eyes.
“Give me the damn paper to sign,” I demand, holding my hand out toward Rebel.
I have a surprise!!
Meet the Band with this exclusive Replay Introduction: Rock Bottom. Grab it free on Instafreebie or download the Mobi file above!
Downward Spiral— a band with a handful of platinum records, and almost no hope of making it. Meet Lincoln, Benji, Lando, and Jude— the hottest rock stars of the decade, who’ve just about hit rock bottom. Don’t miss their full stories in the upcoming Replay series!
****This short story contains a depiction of self-harm ****
Rebel is live now on Kindle Unlimited!
"I don't do relationships, I break them." ~ Troy
If there’s one thing life has taught me it’s that everyone eventually leaves. But that's okay because I have a strategy: no friends, no boyfriends, limit repeat hook-ups, no sleep overs, and above all leave them before they leave me. I’ve put my break-up skills to work doing others’ dirty work for them.
The last thing I expected when I agreed to do an embarrassing breakup song and dance was to end up on the doorstep of the very recognizable—and stupidly sexy—Rebel. When you meet a man like Rebel you'd be insane not to make a move. And just because he has me tossing out every single one of my rules doesn't mean I'm in trouble, right?
“I’m everyone’s friend, but no one’s everything.” ~ Rebel
I love working for Ballsy Boys, but when you make the kind of videos I do relationships are pretty damn impossible. Besides, guys find me sexy and want to either be with me or be me, but no one has ever cared enough to see the real me.
Until I meet Troy. He has no problem whatsoever with my job, but he’s determined to keep me at a distance. For the first time, a hook-up alone is not enough. I want more with him. Hell, I want everything. But he resists at every step until I’m about ready to give up. What do I need to do to show him that this is real and worth fighting for?
***Rebel is the first book in the Ballsy Boys Series and is a super sexy MM romance with plenty of good times. While this book and this series do contain some instances of sex outside of the main relationships, they DO NOT contain cheating.
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The Wait is Over! Gage's HEA is finally here!
“I was sure my heart had withered away years ago, but then you smiled at me, and I felt it beat again.” ~Gage
Years ago, I fell in love with my best friend’s little brother. Then, he took his own life, leaving me shattered and unable to piece my heart back together. I’ve been a zombie for nine long years. Until a crazy, gorgeous man walked into Heathens Ink and injected color back into my world of gray. No matter how hard I try to resist Beck, he just won’t give up on me. I would need steel willpower to withstand his gorgeous long legs in those high heels and his drawer full of lacy lingerie. But is this just a kinky hook up or does it have the possibility for more?
“We’re both broken, but our jagged edges fit together well” ~ Beck
When you’re half of a whole you never contemplate what life would be like without your matching piece. Since my twin sister, Brianna, died last year, nothing I do seems to quiet my soul. I know there has to be some way for me to feel happy and whole again. And, when I look into the pained eyes of the tattoo artist at Heathens Ink, I feel like I have a purpose. I can’t explain it, but I feel like I have to find a way to put him back together.
**Shattered Pieces is the fourth book in the Heathens Ink series, each book in the series CAN be read as a standalone.
I'm sure many of you know the fabulous Nora Phoenix (and if you haven't read her debut novel No Filter yet you need to get on that ;) ). After I beta read No Filter I knew I absolutely had to collaborate with Nora. That girl is all kinds of dirty and unique 😜. So we came up with an idea that's sexy as hell and a bit outside the box.
Breaking It is the first book in our Ballsy Boys series which revolves around the men of Ballsy Boys gay porn studio. What makes this series unique is it's as much about the studio and the men as it is about their Happily Ever Afters. It's going to be filthy, heart warming, and a good dose of humor as well (did someone say banana suit??).
We're really excited to share this project with you and are planning the first release for the end of January. Excerpts and teasers to come ;)
And no worries, my Heathens Ink men and Nora’s men aren't being pushed to the side, you just get MORE sexy, gorgeous men!