Hello everyone! Today I am incredibly excited to welcome the fabulous Josh Lanyon to the blog.  Woo hoo! Josh Lanyon!

Josh is here to talk to us more about his new release, Kick Start, the latest in the Dangerous Ground series.  He has also brought a great giveaway to share with a ton of prizes!  So please join me in giving Josh a big welcome!

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One of the best parts of writing a series is you have time to explore the characters in a leisurely fashion. As the series progresses you learn more and more about them — as does the reader. Some of those discoveries are serious psychological insights that affect the course of the stories and the characters’ relationships. But some of them are just fun and goofy realizations. Sometimes these bits of insight make it into the books, sometimes they don’t. But for better or worse…

Five Things You Never Knew about Will Brandt and Taylor MacAllister:

1 – Taylor loves samurai movies

2 – One of Taylor’s most prized possessions is a baseball signed by Mickey Mantle

3 – Taylor outgrew childhood asthma

4 – Taylor doesn’t want to admit he isn’t exactly sure how many men he’s had sex with

5 – Taylor used to surf in high school

1 – Will was in college before he lost his virginity. To a woman.

2 – Will turned down being a sniper in the Marine Corps

3 – Will’s favorite dessert is cherry pie

4 – Will’s favorite author is Tom Clancy

5 – Will had perfect attendance all through school (he also won an award for penmanship in elementary school, but he doesn’t talk about it.)


kick startWill 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.

About the Author

josh lanyon avatarA 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 about Josh at the Just Joshin blog on Livejournal/Blogspot or through Josh’s mailing list.

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Josh is giving away a ton of great prizes throughout his blog tour.  If you follow the link and enter through the Rafflecopter form, you will have a chance at one of nine awesome prizes.  The contest closes tonight and winners will be announced Sunday December 8th on Josh’s Facebook page.  

Rafflecopter Entry Form

  • Grand Prize : Paperwhite Kindle with all DG books sent separately (including Kick Start) for winner to install.
  • Kick Start T-shirt
  • Kick Start Coffee Mug
  • Set of Magnets
  • 2 ebooks (1 prize) from Josh’s back catalogue
  • 3 audiobooks (3 separate prizes)  from Josh’s back catalogue from Audible
  • Top Secret Special Edition Mug

Open Internationally 

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