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BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW! Destined Prey by Bailey Bradford

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Thank you for joining us! This book was written as a fundraiser for Peyton Hollingsworth, a family friend of Bailey’s who has been diagnosed with cancer.

*All proceeds and royalties from this book will be donated to help pay the medical bills for Peyton Hollingsworth. While he is currently being treated at St. Jude’s for Ewing’s Sarcoma, and treatment there is free, there are accumulated bills from his treatment and diagnosis before being sent to St. Jude’s.

About Peyton:

Peyton is a funny, loveable 10-year-old boy. He loves playing outside, riding go-karts, and Batman.

This morning we found out he has cancer.

Peyton’s mom, Cherri, took him to the hospital yesterday for trouble breathing. They were told he had a collapsed lung. After testing and labwork Cherri was told this morning (4/21/2015) that Peyton has a mass in his lung, back, and its spreading. They are now at St Judes waiting for the biopsy to take place.

I am a family friend who is very close to Peyton’s family. Any and all donations made will go towards travel, medical, and housing expenses so that his family can stay close.  His parents, Dave and Cherri, will most likely be missing work to stay with Peyton.

I will keep updating this as we get more information. We should know more within a few days, but I wanted to go ahead and get a jump start on this, so that we can help his family finincially, so this will be one less thing that they have to stress about.

If you’d like to help, a Go Fund Me campaign has been set up: https://www.gofundme.com/okwdr0 

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and donations.

 

Author Name: Bailey Bradford 

Book Name: Destined Prey

Series: Wild Ones

Book: One

Release Date: December 18, 2015 (available for early download on December 14 from Rainbow Ninja Press).

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Blurb:

Wild Ones book 1

 Destined Prey

All Jack Tucker wanted was to come home for a little while and try to figure out where his life had gone wrong. Moving from Wyoming to New York hadn’t turned out the way he’d thought it would, and a bad breakup leaves him bruised in more than just the emotional sense.

He doesn’t expect to be glad he’s back on the Double T Ranch with his brother, Rhett, and he sure doesn’t expect to find the place crawling with coywolves, wolves, and coyotes. There seems to be some kind of animal-warfare going on, and he and Rhett are caught in the middle of it.

Coywolves—the hybrid of wolves and coyotes, hated by both, and more predatory than either. Add in the fact that all the battling species are shifters, and there’s bound to be trouble.

Ben Akers is part of his brother’s pack. The only coywolf shifters in existence, they find themselves under constant attack from wolf and coyote packs determined to make the Akers pack extinct. But coywolves don’t die out so easy, and when Ben’s life takes a surprising turn in the form of one sexy human named Jack Tucker, they’re both in for surprises, danger, and, if Destiny rules, an abiding love that most people—and shifters—only dream of.

 

Pages or Words: 43,000 words

Categories: Erotica, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Paranormal, with a dash of Western/Cowboy.

 

Excerpt:

Jack Tucker watched his brother retrieve the rifle from the gun cabinet in the office. “Um. Rhett? What’re you doing?”

Rhett didn’t even glance back at him as he loaded the gun. “What does it look like I’m doing? You been living in the city so long you forgot how a Wyoming rancher lives?” Then he did look over his shoulder at Jack, and Jack kind of wished he hadn’t.

He hated seeing that judgment in his brother’s eyes, and knowing he’d never be good enough for Rhett, never be the man his brother was. “No,” Jack mumbled, “I didn’t forget.”

Rhett sighed and turned until he faced Jack. “Look, that was uncalled for. I’m… I’m sorry, okay?”

Jack was so startled by the apology that he gulped and couldn’t think of a word to say.

Rhett grimaced. “Yeah. Well, okay. Gotta check on some tracks Eddie said he found leading from his property to ours. I’ll be back in a few hours.” He left, striding from the room without seeming to hesitate.

Jack groaned and closed his eyes. Of course Rhett didn’t hesitate—he never had. Rhett always knew what to do, and how to do it, and who he was, and that he was right… Except, he apologized to me, and it screwed my head right up.

“Worse than it already is,” he muttered. Jack couldn’t stop himself from touching his left side, where his bruised ribs throbbed as the pain meds wore off. He was lucky, very lucky, that Rhett hadn’t pushed him on the accident that had sent Jack running home from New York, and possibly into the unemployment line. His boss hadn’t been happy with Jack taking off, even with a medical note as an excuse. Jack hadn’t told Rhett much about any of that. As far as Rhett knew, Jack had fallen down some icy steps, and that was all he was going to ever know about the incident.

Jack replayed his brother’s apology in his head and somehow it mingled in with Alex’s. Cold fear trickled down Jack’s spine and his gut cramped hard enough to make him worry about the dinner he’d just eaten.

After several minutes of trying to calm himself down, Jack stood and left. He’d wanted to sit and talk with Rhett about finances and try to decide if he should offer to let Rhett buy him out. Jack wasn’t made to be a rancher. He wasn’t made to be a New Yorker, either.

Jack didn’t know what he was supposed to do in life, and at the age of twenty-seven, he kind of thought he should have an inkling.

His cell phone was ringing when he stepped into his bedroom. Without looking, he knew it was Alex calling. “Who else would it be?” he huffed. It wasn’t like he had any friends left.

Rather than check to see how many times Alex had called and how many texts he’d sent, Jack turned the phone off, then stuck it in the nightstand. He eased himself onto the bed, then took a couple of prescription pain meds and washed them down with the rest of the water he’d brought in earlier.

The glass was old and familiar, and he felt a pang of regret as he looked it over after he set it down. Green glass, nothing special about it, yet he remembered so much as he stared.

He could see his mom in the kitchen, fixing a pitcher of tea, talking to him, and listening as he told her about his day at school or the chores he’d had to do around the ranch. She’d always been so kind and understanding, Jack had to believe she’d have been okay with him being gay. He’d spent many afternoons in the kitchen, helping her prepare meals or just basking in her presence. Losing her had almost broken him.

For a few more minutes, he let his mind go back to happy childhood days. His dad wasn’t in nearly as many of those good memories, but Chauncey Tucker hadn’t been a bad man. His dad had been more like Rhett—stoic, focused on the ranch and less on the people around him.

Jack ran one finger around the rim of the glass. He was surprised, really, that there were any of the old things left.

The sound of gunshot startled him so badly he jerked and nearly sent the glass flying.

“Shit!” He winced as he pushed it back, then stood as quickly as he could manage.

Another shot rang out, then a third, and fear quickly overtook every other sensation he’d felt until then.

Rhett had always been an ace shot. If he’d had to use three bullets, then there was something bad outside—a bear or a whole pack of wolves.

Jack didn’t like guns, but he went and got one from the gun cabinet anyway. He loaded it as he walked to the front door, and hoped like hell Rhett wasn’t hurt.

As soon as he stepped outside, the fine hairs at his nape seemed to stand up and vibrate, like some kind of primitive survival instinct warning alert system. Jack froze, his back to the door as his heart slammed hard against his ribs.

Another shot sounded, and it jolted Jack into action. “Rhett! Rhett!” He rushed down the steps and toward the direction the shots had come from. “Rhett! Are you okay?”

When Rhett didn’t immediately answer, Jack ran, careless with the gun, aware of that but unable to make himself do anything other than find his brother as soon as possible.

“Rhett!” He stumbled over something on the ground and almost fell before he managed to flail enough to keep himself upright.

Pain tore down his injured side, but he ignored it as he called out for his brother yet again. He cursed himself for not thinking to grab a flashlight. The sky was overcast and there was no moonlight to assist him in his search, and once he was past the barns there was no light coming from the house or other structures, either.

Jack realized that the cattle in the closest field were making enough noise to drown out his voice or Rhett’s, making it impossible for them to hear each other.

The sounds of the gunshots must have scared the cattle. Jack worried about a stampede, but he’d never seen any of the critters take out a fence, so he dismissed the idea.

“Rhett!” His throat burned as he hollered again.

Lightning streaked across the sky, blinding Jack for a moment, then thunder followed and he couldn’t contain his startled yelp as his ears rang from the sound.

Or his shriek when six pairs of glowing yellow eyes appeared between him and the fence line.

“Shit!” Jack skidded to a halt and hoped he could steady his hands, and force himself to do what he had to do.

Interview:

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Bailey author of Wild Ones book1: Destined Prey.

Hi Bailey, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

  • Tell us something no one else knows about your characters.

Jack has a phobia. Frogs terrify him to no end. He doesn’t share this information because it could be used against him. Even Kermit gives him the heebeegeebees.

Ben likes manga. He is just getting into it, and he’ll tell you he reads auto mechanic books and true crime novels…but he’s got a secret stash of Deathnote and a few other manga series.

  • Have you ever written something that made you cry?

Yes, when *SPOILER ALRET IF YOU HAVEN’T READ SOUTHERN SPIRITS BOOK SEVEN!* Ro died in Ascension comes to mind. There were a few instances in that series where I cried. Happened a time or two in my other series, too.

  • Have you ever co-written with someone before?

Nope.

  • What is the most difficult part of writing for you?

The beginning. I don’t know why, but once I get the first couple of chapters down, I’m good. Usually.

  • Name your four most important food groups.

Wine. Tea. Water. Pizza. Those are MY food groups whether anyone else considers them so or not, lol.

 

Buy Links:

http://www.rainbowninjapress.com/Destined-Prey

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-destinedprey-1942060-340.html

http://www.amazon.com/Destined-Prey-Wild-Bailey-Bradford-ebook/dp/B019950LR8/

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/599662

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Meet the author:

A few things about me.

I am a married mom of four who spends most of the day writing, either on stories or at the blog. I love to write as much as I love to read. I am generally quiet and laid back, choosing to let things slide off me rather than stick and irritate me.

And it’s really hard trying to think of descriptives for myself, so I’ll just let y’all e-mail me or comment at the blog if there’s something specific you’d like to know, and spare you from reading a boring bio.

 

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bailey.bradford.9

Twitter: @BaileyBFun4Me

Blog: http://baileysplayroom.blogspot.com

Website: http://baileybradford.com

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3087007.Bailey_Bradford

Publisher: Rainbow Ninja Press

 

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Rafflecopter Prize: E-copy of ‘Destined Prey’ by Bailey Bradford

 

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GUEST POST and EXCERPT!- Don’t Stake My Life On It by Bailey Bradford

 Today we welcome Bailey Bradford to the Two Men Are Better Than One Blog. 

Mmmm, Vampires!

Vampires—they’ve come up in the world, from scary, soul-sucking demons out to murder innocents, to sexy, biting, mysterious and often somewhat tragic heroes.

I know I’m not alone in being glad of the change, either. There’s just something intriguing about vampires. Give them a conscience, a heart, emotions, and eternity? Oh yes. They are very sexy!

Much like shifters, vampires are popular in many genres. Brooding, dangerous, attractive—and in the case of many of my vamps, sarcastic with a side of goofy. Don’t Stake My Life On It is the second book in my The Vamp For Me series, and it contains a good bit of humor. In it, we get to know Radney a lot better, and he has a chance to redeem himself to us, which is great, considering his introduction in book one. He was kind of an ass.

I love taking a character who starts out as borderline bad, and showing the reader the gooey inside that makes said character have such a good heart. Misunderstood? Check. Crazed from blood lust? Check! Radney has a whole slew of issues, not the least of which is his dislike of actually biting a human being. If he doesn’t get his scheduled bagged meals, he tends to go a bit crazy with blood lust, and that’s never an attractive experience for a vamp of the people around them. In fact, it can be a deadly experience.

Luckily, Radney wants to change his ways. He might not be the brightest guy in the world, but he’s not what other vamps think he is, either. Radney’s had centuries of wallowing in his own despair. Now it’s time for him to start making his way out of that bleak pit.

With a side helping of humor, of course.

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Blurb:

Stakes, kilts and holy water—Andrew Meyer is in for the time of his life!

Radney’s tired of being the coven oddball. He had his reasons for being the way he was, and he let those reasons rule his life for centuries. Another mistake—almost harming a human he’d been sent to keep an eye on—has sent Radney on a mission of self-improvement. He’s going to conquer his issues and be the best damned vamp ever!

Maybe.

Andrew Meyers has the term paper from hell to write. It needs to be original and intriguing. What could be more so than people with a vampire fetish?

But when that fetish turns out to be one he has, for a very sexy, kilt-wearing, neurotic vampire, the tables are turned. Andrew isn’t prepared to find out that vampires are real, but he learns it anyway. With help from his twin brother, Erin, he just might be able to find a happy ending—or an ecstatic beginning—for him and his hot as hell red-headed vamp. If he’s careful, and patient, he might even find the vamp for him.

General Release Date: 25th August 2015

 

EXCERPT: 

Radney generally didn’t care for the great outdoors, but having found a cave to hide in for a few days had been necessary. Chelsea was mean enough to off him and to take on Claude if he tried to punish her for it.

Not that Claude would hold back with her any more than he did with Radney. Even so, Radney was beginning to suspect that Claude would do a happy dance if Radney ran off permanently or got staked. The more time Radney spent pouting, the sorrier he felt for himself.

Unfortunately, he needed to feed. Paolo had brought him fresh bagged blood before Radney had left. There was no way Radney wanted to risk getting so hungry he went nutty with blood lust again. Plus, he wanted to prove to Claude that he wasn’t totally useless. Radney remembered his time as Beiste’s property. Anyone who hadn’t served Beiste well had come to an ugly end. He’d never let anyone be a burden.

A burden to the coven. That’s what I am, but not for much longer.

Radney yawned and let out a squeak when he forgot he was still a bat. Hanging upside down in a cave with dozens of other bats wasn’t something he should have forgotten about doing, yet he’d done just that.

The small sound he made alerted many of the other bats to his awakened state. They began to chatter, as he thought of it, and some even flew around him, eagerly seeking his approval.

It was like he was the Bat King—or Bat God, maybe. Radney liked the latter one better. The bats had been very chummy with him since he’d first flown in and staked out a spot on the cave ceiling. He guessed they could tell he was more than just a bat. He was a Top Predator. An Apex Predator, even.

Every time Radney thought that, he saw the first letter of each word capitalized and it made him feel like he should be thumping his chest and roaring.

Neither of those things worked well for a bat.

 

Buy link:

https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/dont-stake-my-life-on-it

 

Bailey Bradford

A few things about me…

I am a married mom of four who spends most of the day writing, either on stories or at the blog. I love to write as much as I love to read. I am generally quiet and laid back, choosing to let things slide off me rather than stick and irritate me.

And it’s really hard trying to think of descriptives for myself, so I’ll just let y’all e-mail me or comment at the blog if there’s something specific you’d like to know, and spare you from reading a boring bio. 😀

www.baileybradford.com

www.baileysplayroom.blogspot.com

www.facebook.com/bailey.bradford.9

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Pride Publishing: Featured Authors

We are excited about the launch of Pride Publishing and to help celebrate their launch, will be introducing you to some of their fabulous authors each week. 

This week we feature best selling M/M authors Bailey Bradford, Carol Lynne, and Amber Kell.

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Who we are:

Pride Publishing delivers empowering, enchanting and endearing storylines that are sure to capture readers’ imaginations from start to finish. We are proud to be flying the flag for the GLBTQI community and providing a platform for readers and authors who are passionate about characters who identify as GLBTQI.

The Pride Team believe that quality is of utmost importance. We discover, cultivate and refine charismatic stories with fascinating plots and compelling characters from inspiring authors. The result is a truly enjoyable and captivating reading experience – the very best stimulation for the imagination.

 

Bailey Bradford

 Bailey BradfordBio: A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn’t happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey’s brain demanding to be let out.

Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey’s office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey’s presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.

Social Media Links:

http://www.baileysplaroom.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/bailey.bradford.9

Tweet me at @BaileyBFun4Me

http://www.baileybradford.com

Check out this great book by Bailey Bradford

My Life Without Garlic (#1 in The Vamp for Me series)

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It was simple curiosity that led Augustin to the vampire dating site—he thought it must be a joke started up by a bunch of weirdos. Man, was he right—but it just so happens that those weirdos really are vampires, and when one shows up at his place, Augustin’s world is turned upside down.

First he’s got a psychotic vampire to deal with. Then he’s got one who is much more fun hanging around.

Except now that Augustin knows that vampires exist, he can’t be left alive. Or can he? When an alternative is offered up, Augustin doesn’t care for it, either. After all, he doesn’t want to be whisked off to some disgusting vampire den.

Tony’s the vampire next in line to lead the coven. He wants to be a fair man, and that means arguing against killing Augustin. If he’s also attracted to the sarcastic, adorable man, where’s the harm in that?

The attraction between Augustin and Tony is undeniable, but deny it is what they both try to do. Someone is going to have to bend or break.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously available on the author’s blog.

https://www.totallybound.com/my-life-without-garlic

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Carol Lynne

CarolLynne_highres Bio: An avid reader for years, one day Carol Lynne decided to write her own brand of erotic romance. Carol juggles between being a full-time mother and a full-time writer. These days, you can usually find Carol either cleaning jelly out of the carpet or nestled in her favourite chair writing steamy love scenes.

Social Media Links:

http://www.carol-lynne.net/

Check out this great book by Carol Lynne

Welcome to Lobster Cove (#1 in the Lobster Cove series)

welcometolobstercove_800When following your dream lands you in Lobster Cove, Maine, anything is possible.

After gaining custody of his younger brother, Boone Jensen moves to a unique LGBT community on the coast of Maine. There, he hopes to find work as a stonemason, heal his broken heart and give his brother a safe place to call home.

Life was good in New York City for chef Dante Madia, until his business partner betrayed him. Determined to trust only himself, Dante risks everything on a new restaurant venture in a small fishing village built on acceptance.

Neither man is looking for love, but in a town like Lobster Cove, secret dreams have the ability to become realities.

https://www.totallybound.com/welcome-to-lobster-cove

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Amber Kell

AmberKellBio: Amber Kell has made a career out of daydreaming. It has been a lifelong habit she practices diligently as shown by her complete lack of focus on anything not related to her fantasy world building.

When she told her husband what she wanted to do with her life he told her to go have fun.

During those seconds she isn’t writing she remembers she has children who humor her with games of ‘what if’ and let her drag them to foreign lands to gather inspiration. Her youngest confided in her that he wants to write because he longs for a website and an author name—two things apparently necessary to be a proper writer.

Despite her husband’s insistence she doesn’t drink enough to be a true literary genius she continues to spin stories of people falling happily in love and staying that way.

She is thwarted during the day by a traffic jam of cats on the stairway and a puppy who insists on walks, but she bravely perseveres.

Social Media Links:

https://amberkell.wordpress.com/

Check out this great book from Amber Kell

An Omega’s Heart (#2 in The Under Wolves series)

anomegasheart_800When everything is lost, the only thing left to fight for is love.

Conley Elnon has been abused most of his life. He agrees to help the War Council in uncovering a vampire mole in exchange for having the opportunity to find his family. When he meets his mate Jacob, he leaves him in order to track a mad bomber intent on taking out shifter camps.

Jacob refuses to let his mate escape. He’s waited too long to find his fated mate to let him leave before he’s had a chance to say little more than hello. When he finds his mate in the middle of vampire territory, Jacob has to use all his skills to help his mate figure out the truth between vampires and shifters and how they are responsible for what happened to Conley’s family.

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

https://www.totallybound.com/an-omegas-heart

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