Tabloid Star is out!

First of all, I got good news today from Amber Allure. Even though Nick of Time has only been out for a few days…and those few days were at the end of August, I still sold enough copies to hit #1 seller for the month. Woot! I’m on cloud nine at the moment, because of that and because of my release today. Thanks so much to all of you who bought Nick of Time. I couldn’t do any of this without all of you. 🙂

Now for the other great news….though from what I understand some of you have already gotten your copies from Fictionwise, which seems odd to me, but hey what do I know? Lol

My newest release from Samhain,
Tabloid Star, is live and ready to be picked up. 🙂 I had a little chat at the Samhain Cafe last night about it. I enjoyed chatting with everyone who could stop by. Also some eye candy was posted. You’re probably not surprised by that…lol.

Here’s the blurb:

One hot night, one freeze frame…and one shocking surprise.

As a bartender at the Lucky Seven club, Josh Bauer could take a different guy home every night…if he wanted to. Working three jobs, however, makes it hard to connect with anyone. One man, though, is too much temptation to resist. A steamy encounter in a back alley leads to an explosive night of sex in Josh’s bed—a bed he isn’t surprised to find empty the next morning.
What does surprise him, though, is the front page of a tabloid. Apparently his one-night stand isn’t as anonymous as he thought it was.

Ryan Kellar’s career is taking off. Advance buzz about his movie says it’s a blockbuster, and going home with the gorgeous bartender is the perfect way to celebrate. And he thought he’d gotten away clean—until the picture in the paper shocks him into reality. Was Josh really just playing…or playing him for a fool?

Trust isn’t big on their list right now, but as their worlds fall apart, it’s all they have. At least until they figure out who took the picture. And why…

Product Warnings

Hot manlove, gratuitous licking of tattoos and dealing with stalking paparazzi.
Josh shrugged. “Some guys have an over-inflated opinion of themselves.” He rubbed his thumb over Ryan’s bottom lip. “So you think I’m a stud, huh?”

Ryan stuck out his tongue. “Don’t get too puffed up there. I might have just been saying that to get the guy to leave.”

“You’re the one making me puffy, honey. And don’t wag that thing at me unless you mean to use it.” Josh caught the tip of Ryan’s tongue between his thumb and finger, giving it a little tug.

Without thinking or worrying about anyone watching, Ryan leaned forward slightly and wrapped his lips around Josh’s finger. Sucking, he drew it in and scraped Josh’s skin with his teeth. Salt, lime and lemon mingled on his tongue, making Josh a flavor he’d love to taste more of.

“Much more of that, you’ll be on the bar and I’ll be doing body shots off your abs…among other places,” Josh growled.

Ryan shivered, and hell if his cock didn’t stiffen to press against his zipper hard enough to leave marks. He eased back and let Josh’s finger go with a grin.

Josh shook his head. “Who knew there was such a tease under that mysterious exterior?”

Before Ryan could answer, a tall blonde woman came from the hallway to sit next to him. He gave her a smile and Josh leaned over the bar to kiss her cheek.

“Rachel, love, what can I get you?”

“You know what I like, Josh.” Rachel’s voice held the clipped accents of upper crust Britain. “How’s business going?”

Rachel must be Josh’s boss. Ryan touched the brim of his hat. Had she seen him flirting with Josh? He didn’t want to get him in trouble.

“It’s been steady. Pretty good for a Thursday night.” Josh set a martini in front of her. “Dirty, with three olives.”

Rachel sipped and sighed. “You make the best martinis.”

“That’s why you hired me.” Josh strolled away to mix two drinks and came back. “How are you doing, boss lady?”

Her gaze wandered over the crowd. “I’m doing fine, Josh.” Her blue eyes landed on Ryan and she smiled. “Why don’t you take off early tonight? I’ll finish up your shift and help Pete clean up.”

Surprise crossed Josh’s face and Ryan figured Rachel didn’t tend bar very often. Something seemed to be bothering her, but it wasn’t his place to ask.

“Are you sure? I don’t mind staying.” Josh rested his arms on the bar and shot Ryan a glance.

“I don’t have anywhere else to go,” Ryan commented. And he really didn’t. He didn’t have anything to do until later tomorrow afternoon.

“Go on. You’ve been here late every night this week. I don’t want my best bartender getting sick because he doesn’t get enough sleep. I can handle the bar for a couple of hours.”

Josh came from behind the bar and gave Rachel a hug. “I’m not going to argue anymore. Thanks.”

Ryan fought to keep from laughing as Josh dragged him back to the office where they grabbed Josh’s backpack before heading out through the back exit.

“I live just a couple of blocks down. We can walk or we can catch a cab.”

“I’d like to walk, if that’s okay with you.”

The urge to jerk his hand away from Josh almost overwhelmed him, but he beat it back. He tightened his fingers and tried not to think about how good it felt holding on to him. No one would expect to see him out walking the sidewalks like normal people.

“Walking’s good with me.” Josh slung the pack over one broad shoulder and swung their hands as they made their way down the sidewalk.

Ryan let his mind empty as they wandered, ignoring the crowd of people around him. The nice thing about Hollywood was he never felt like he stood out. No one stared or pointed at him, whispering behind hands. No one looked twice at two men holding hands.

He did notice how Josh blocked people from bumping into him or bothering him in any way. Ryan wasn’t a small guy, but somehow Josh made him feel taken care of and cherished. Shaking his head, he gave a silent chuckle. Now if that wasn’t the silliest thing he’d thought in a long time.

God, they needed to get to Josh’s apartment so Josh could fuck all the sappiness out of him.
Hope you check it out and if you pick it up, enjoy it. Don’t worry…the next installment of Understanding the Past will be up tomorrow. 🙂

9 Responses “Tabloid Star is out!”

  1. Jess McAlister says:

    Awesome excerpt
    Spectacular coverart
    Mucho Congrats on your success:)

  2. Rhonda says:

    TA, congrats on Nick of Time being #1!

    I'm with Jambrea, Tabloid Star is now my favorite too!

  3. Alison K says:

    Woo Hoo! *races off to buy* seeing as it is 11:09pm now, it's so going to be a late one tonight!! *happy dance*

  4. Sioux says:

    I got Nick of Time on friday night, and Tabloid Star yesterday after seeing the note here in the blog about Fictionwise. Now I'm spoiled and want all your books days early…. Good job.

  5. mamasand2 says:

    TA, Congrats on Nick of Time being the #1 seller.

    And major congrats on your Tabloid Star. It was a riveting page turner that I couldn't put down. Josh and Ryan's story was also hot and sexy (of course), and a fantastic love story.


  6. Jen says:

    How rude – I forgot to congrats you!

    Becoming #1 for the month in only a few days. I gotta think not many people could pull that off. Congrats big time!

  7. Firecat says:

    Congrats on the #1 spot with Nick of Time!

  8. Jen says:

    I have to second Jambrea – Tabloid Star is definitely on the top of my fave list.

    I was confused also when I saw TS available @ Fictionwise yesterday, but that didn't stop me from taking advantage of it! 🙂

  9. Jambrea says:


    My new favorite TA book. 🙂


    Too cool about being #1!!!!

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