Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Consumer Critique: The Brick Yard

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

I don't typically read adult erotica, but I'm open to it, so I took the chance to The Brick Yard by Carol Lynne. She's an international bestselling author of erotic romance fiction. In this particular book, Lucky, a young man working to hone his martial arts instincts, comes to terms with his sexuality. The book contains hope and disappointment, and is unique in that it's erotic fiction that looks at gay romance.
Carol Lynne is acclaimed for her uplifting story lines and for conjuring vivid, smoldering encounters. She is a master of whisking the reader away with her stories and has recently released book 31 in the Cattle Valley series, Snake Charmer. Carol is also attending the biggest gay romance fiction event in the USA during October. This year it lands in the windy city of Chicago and is set to take the city by storm. Carol will be there not only promoting her "proudest book to date" but as one of the organizers of the annual event GayRomLit.
Excerpt from The Brick Yard
For Lucky Gunn, the hardest fight of his life happens outside the cage.  
On the south side of Chicago sits an old gym called The Brick Yard. Ten years ago, on a bitterly cold day, Lucky Gunn wandered into The Brick Yard dressed in a threadbare jacket, looking for refuge. He hadn't expected the owner, Tony Brick, to welcome him with a job and a place to sleep when Lucky's abusive and drug addict mother made it too dangerous to return home.
Dray was a gay man living in a world of straight fighters. When his secret was exposed to the media, he dropped out giving Lucky a piece of advice, if you want to make it as a MMA fighter, bury the part of yourself that won't be accepted.  
Lucky discovered the cage was the perfect place to keep his demons at bay, but when he learns his trainer and mentor, Brick, is suffering from end-stage cancer, he begins to spiral out of control. After eight years, Dray returns to help Lucky and Brick deal with the devastating news.  
With Dray so close, Lucky's old desires return, and Dray teaches him more than how to fight. Torn between his career and the passion he feels for Dray, Lucky's past demons resurface in full force, threatening his sanity and his budding relationship with Dray.  
Despite leaving the cage years earlier, Dray finds himself in the battle of his life with the only man he's ever loved. Will he stand and fight or walk away like he did years earlier?
About Carol Lynne
Carol Lynne is the acclaimed author of more than eighty erotic romance books. 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. More about Carol can be found at: https://www.totallybound.com/author/carol-lynne 
About Totally Bound Publishing
Totally Bound Publishing is Europe's leading eBook publisher of erotic romance fiction, with a catalog of close to 2,000 novels from more than 380 authors across the world. Based in Lincoln, it is the largest publisher of its kind in the UK, releasing up to nine books a week and trading internationally to a worldwide customer base. 

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