Double Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, and Giveaway – Roadhouse Reds and Spider Webs & Cover Art by Layla Dorine

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Born moments before his parents crashed landed on Earth, Jason was raised in foster care. As soon as he was old enough, he packed his backpack and hit the road. Just him and his bike.

Now a jaded young man, living above a roadhouse diner and bar with several other misfits, he struggles to understand friendships, relationships, and the bonds of family.

Unbeknownst to Jason, other refugees from the planet Altiss also made it safely to Earth. After discovering Jason living as a human, they seek to safeguard him and his fledgling abilities.

As Jason’s powers begin to manifest, his mate arrives on earth looking to claim him. Ano ki stalks Jason, seeking to gain his trust, and his proximity only intensifies Jason’s burgeoning magic..

Fearing they will be dragged back to the planet they fled, the refugees prepare to do battle. In Jason, they believe they may have what is needed to tip the scales in their favor.

Left with no choice but to accept his heritage and learn to fight, Jason struggles with some harsh lessons about love and trust amidst a backdrop of battle and betrayal.

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Losing his brother leaves rocker Jace Christenson struggling to understand how it happened, and what he can do to open the door to conversation about suicide and mental illness.

Losing his brother leaves rocker Jace Christenson struggling to understand how it happened, and what he can do to open the door to a conversation about suicide and mental illness. A trip to visit an old friend who runs the tattoo parlor where he got his first tattoo soon nets him a conversation piece, in the form of a semi-colon tattoo, but the pain of grief is still overwhelming. Reconnecting with his band is an obstacle he’s not sure he can overcome. It takes some time away with best friend and fellow bandmate Troy Paulus to finally get him to open up and accept that the things he’s feeling are normal parts of the healing process. And if along the way, the two grow even closer, than that’s just a bonus right?

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“I’m glad we came out here,” Jace said in between a debate as to whether a particular cloud looked like the clown from a jack in the box or a slinky tumbling down the stairs.

“So am I, I’ve always wanted to go camping.”

“Why didn’t you? Before now I mean.”

Troy was silent for a minute or two, rolling onto his stomach, elbow beneath his chin as he stared down at Jace.

“Guess it’s ‘cause I never had anyone who was willing to come with me, until you.”

The sun made a halo around Troy’s hair, and before he could give it too much thought Jace hooked his hand behind Troy’s head and pulled him closer.

“I wanna kiss you,” Jace murmured.

Troy’s answer was to kiss him instead, rough, demanding, which Jace was happy to answer in kind. He tightened his fingers in Troy’s hair, gripping his shirt and drowning in the sensation of Troy’s body pressed flush against his. When they finally broke apart, they were breathless, fingers still clutching each other’s hair and clothes.

“I’ve wanted to do that for a while now,” Troy admitted.

“Why didn’t you?”

“Wasn’t sure if you wanted me to.”

“Coulda asked.”

Troy smirked, scooting even closer and running his fingertips along the side of Jace’s face. “So could you.”

Jace licked his lips and nodded, as Troy leaned in and kissed him again. This time the kiss was gentler, less desperate and more filled with passion. Jace groaned and wrapped his arms around Troy, pulling him close.

“I’ve wanted to do that for a long time, too,” Jace admitted after they’d broken apart again. Troy had rolled onto his back, pulling Jace with him so Jace’s head was on his chest, his body curled up against Troy’s side. The breeze carried with it a gentle spray from the falls, the rushing water providing a steady stream of background noise.

“Think the band will freak that we went away so I could clear my head and ended up coming home a couple?” Jace asked after several minutes of listening to the falls and Troy’s heartbeat.

“Naa, they’ll probably wonder what took us so long.”

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About the author

LAYLA DORINE lives among the sprawling prairies of Midwestern America, in a house with more cats than people. She loves hiking, fishing, swimming, martial arts, camping out, photography, cooking, and dabbling with several artistic mediums. In addition, she loves to travel and visit museums, historic, and haunted places.

Layla got hooked on writing as a child, starting with poetry and then branching out, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. Hard times, troubled times, the lives of her characters are never easy, but then what life is? The story is in the struggle, the journey, the triumphs and the falls. She writes about artists, musicians, loners, drifters, dreamers, hippies, bikers, truckers, hunters and all the other folks that she’s met and fallen in love with over the years. Sometimes she writes urban romance and sometimes its aliens crash landing near a roadside bar. When she isn’t writing, or wandering somewhere outdoors, she can often be found curled up with a good book and a kitty on her lap.

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