Triple Play by Sloan Johnson Release Day Blitz, Excerpt, Teasers & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, Sloan Johnson stops by today celebrate the release of Triple Play, the third book in the Homeruns series, I’ve *cough* liberated an excerpt from Sloan’s blog, there’s some scorching teasers and we also have a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Triple Play

(Homeruns 03)
by

Sloan Johnson

Drew Jackson seemed to have it all. He has a family who loves and supports him, a tight circle of friends, and is a rising star with the Milwaukee Mavericks. Then, it all begins to unravel. Cam, the only man he’s ever loved, falls head over heels for Drew’s teammate. He makes a critical mistake in the playoffs that he’s not sure he’ll be able to recover from. And then, his world really crashes around him…

Eric Sapp may no longer play for the Mavericks, but he’s still one of the guys. No one could have imagined how much his life would change when he agreed to help his former teammates mourn the end of their run for the pennant. After stopping a brutal attack, Eric is forced to face the feelings that’ve been growing for his roommate, Drew. That’d be much easier if Drew wasn’t hell-bent on pushing everyone away as he recovers.

Neither of them were counting on Bryce Shaw. He and Drew enjoyed the one night they spent together, but knew it was unlikely they’d be anything more since they lived in different parts of the country. After Bryce is relocated to help a failing LGBT homeless outreach, he wants to explore something more with the Mavericks’ short stop.

As much as Eric wishes he could be the one to help his friend, he knows Bryce holds the key to Drew’s recovery. Will pushing the two back together be the biggest mistake of his life or will they all learn there is strength in numbers?

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Triple Play by Sloan Johnson Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Sloan Johnson - Triple Play Reveal

Hi guys, Sloan Johnson stops by today with the cover to her upcoming release Triple Play, I’ve *cough* liberated an excerpt from Sloan’s blog, there’s some scorching teasers and we also have a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Triple Play

(Homeruns 03)
by

Sloan Johnson

Drew Jackson seemed to have it all. He has a family who loves and supports him, a tight circle of friends, and is a rising star with the Milwaukee Mavericks. Then, it all begins to unravel. Cam, the only man he’s ever loved, falls head over heels for Drew’s teammate. He makes a critical mistake in the playoffs that he’s not sure he’ll be able to recover from. And then, his world really crashes around him…

Eric Sapp may no longer play for the Mavericks, but he’s still one of the guys. No one could have imagined how much his life would change when he agreed to help his former teammates mourn the end of their run for the pennant. After stopping a brutal attack, Eric is forced to face the feelings that’ve been growing for his roommate, Drew. That’d be much easier if Drew wasn’t hell-bent on pushing everyone away as he recovers.

Neither of them were counting on Bryce Shaw. He and Drew enjoyed the one night they spent together, but knew it was unlikely they’d be anything more since they lived in different parts of the country. After Bryce is relocated to help a failing LGBT homeless outreach, he wants to explore something more with the Mavericks’ short stop.

As much as Eric wishes he could be the one to help his friend, he knows Bryce holds the key to Drew’s recovery. Will pushing the two back together be the biggest mistake of his life or will they all learn there is strength in numbers?

Release date:
29th September 2015

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Curve Ball by Sloan Johnson

WildPitchTitle: Curve Ball
Series: Homeruns, #2
Author: Sloan Johnson
Genre: Contemporary/Sports
Length: Novel (225 pages)
Publisher: Sloan Johnson (July 29th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Jason Klein’s living with the fallout from a decision he knew was the right one at the time. He never told anyone about the love of his life, which left him to mourn alone when he found out the man he gave his heart to, had been killed in combat. Now, his heart has had time to heal, but he’s not sure he’s ready to let himself move on. Until he meets Cam Morgan…

Without a job lined up following graduation, Cam Morgan took his best friend up on his offer to move to Milwaukee and stay with him until he could get on his feet. The last thing he wanted to do the day after getting to town was go to a party filled with a bunch of jocks. Sure, they were “professional athletes” but Cam was convinced that bigger bank accounts didn’t make them any more accepting of people like him. He certainly didn’t expect to meet Jason, the Mavericks’ catcher who broke every stereotype he’d had.

What started out as one hot, sweaty night together quickly grows into something deeper. Jason welcomes Cam into his home and his life, but now he has to teach the younger man that it’s not a sign of weakness to let people help you.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Curve-Ball-Homeruns-Book-2-ebook/dp/B012UKW5DW

Reviewer: KathyMac

Review: Curve Ball is the second book in the Homerun series, by Sloan Johnson. Wild Pitch is still my favorite between the two, but I did enjoy this one, also. Each book can probably be considered a standalone, but there are a few references in the story that related to the first book, but I don’t think it would hinder your reading.

Cam is Drew’s friend that we briefly met in Wild Pitch. He has just finished culinary school and has nowhere to go, so Drew invited him to stay with him for a while. These two are best friends and have been for years. As far as Cam knows, Drew is straight and has girls lined up every night. And, that is the picture Drew paints but he has been holding a pretty big secret from Cam for a long, long time.

Drew wants Cam to go with him to a cookout the team is having. Cam has had terrible experiences with male athletes so he is not looking forward to going. But, he doesn’t want to hurt Drew’s feelings so he makes a desert, because that is his specialty, to take with them.

Losing your first love has affected the way Jason lives his life. Almost a hermit other than when playing baseball, he has fought nightmares and guilt for the past 7 years. Spending time with the other players on the team during their off days helps Jason to keep from going stir crazy.

Jason is pretty new to the team and hides his sexuality from every one. As soon as he sees Cam at the cook out he is interested. He’s not put off by Cam’s flamboyance clothes or style. As a matter of fact he is pretty enamored with him. He spends most of the evening talking with Cam hoping they can get much closer.

Curve Ball is about Jason and Cam, primarily, but Drew has secrets that once exposed gives him quite a bit of page time. Cam has had a rough family life and he pretty much holds those experiences against everyone. Even when Jason is sincere and committed, Cam still has trouble believing him.

Jason had a first love that was killed in combat in the military. He carries a lot of guilt for not getting to say the things he wanted to him and now he won’t ever have the chance. He finds it very hard to give himself and his heart to anyone else because he still has nightmares about Adam, his first.

I understand Jason wanting to hold onto his first love and even being afraid of giving his heart to someone else. What seemed a little unbelievable to me was once he decides to share the story, they were young teenagers and I think they only kissed. They really weren’t even a couple and Adam goes to the military soon after. Jason has held onto his memory for seven years which seemed a little extreme.

Cam is a little wishy-washy in his feelings, as well. He doesn’t want charity from anyone nor does he want anyone to think he is helpless. He continuously refuses anyone’s help even when they are only trying to offer support and help.

I didn’t feel the passion and the connection with Cam and Jason like I did with Sean and Mason. I did, however, love the moments the author put in showing us bits and pieces of Sean and Mason and where they are with their family now. Mason was hysterical in this book and became one of Cam’s closest friends.

There wasn’t any angst to dwell on and the sex was spontaneous, but didn’t light up the sheets. I still enjoyed it and I am more curious than ever about Eric and hope he gets his own book soon. The next book will be about Drew and Bryce who is a friend of Jason’s. Bryce, for what we got to see of him, seems like he will be really interesting so I’m looking forward for that book.

The ending is not really a cliffhanger but it left some things unanswered which kind left me with a *whaaaat?* feeling. I’m sure we will find out in the first pages of the next book, I hope anyway.

I would recommend this story especially if you read the first book, and also, if you like low angst slow burn love stories with some baseball players in the mix.

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Curve Ball by Sloan Johnson Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have the brilliant Sloan Johnson stopping by with her newest release Curve Ball, we have a fantastic excerpt, a awesome Giveaway and KathyMac’s review to help her celebrate so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Curve Ball

(Homeruns 02)
by

Sloan Johnson

Jason Klein’s living with the fallout from a decision he knew was the right one at the time. He never told anyone about the love of his life, which left him to mourn alone when he found out the man he gave his heart to had been killed in combat. Now, his heart has had time to heal, but he’s not sure he’s ready to let himself move on. Until he meets Cam Morgan…

Without a job lined up following graduation, Cam Morgan took his best friend up on his offer to move to Milwaukee and stay with him until he could get on his feet. The last thing he wanted to do the day after getting to town was go to a party filled with a bunch of jocks. Sure, they were “professional athletes” but Cam was convinced that bigger bank accounts didn’t make them any more accepting of people like him. He certainly didn’t expect to meet Jason, the Mavericks’ catcher who broke every stereotype he’d had.

What started out as one hot, sweaty night together quickly grows into something deeper. Jason welcomes Cam into his home and his life, but now he has to teach the younger man that it’s not a sign of weakness to let people help you.

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Wild Pitch by Sloan Johnson

wildpitchTitle: Wild Pitch
Series: Homeruns, #1
Author: Sloan Johnson
Genre: Contemporary / Sports / Coming Out
Length: Novel (228 Pages)
Publisher: SJ Books (June 11th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: There’s never been any question in Sean Tucker’s mind that he’d do whatever it took to make it to the major leagues and be one of the best pitchers of his time. The day he acknowledged to himself that he was gay was also the day he vowed to stay in the closet in order to chase his dreams. The problem is, he never counted on Mason Atley.

Sean showed rookie short stop Mason Atley the ropes, both on the field and off. The two forged a friendship which continued as both of them moved through the ranks of the farm system and into the majors. Unfortunately, there’s always been one secret Mason never felt he could share with Sean. Until now.

For seven years, Sean lived with the fact that he loved a man who would never reciprocate. When Mason admits that he’s always known he’s bisexual but has never allowed himself to pursue a relationship with a man, will Sean be able to put aside his reservations about starting a relationship with the friend he’d always assumed was straight?

And more importantly, will they be able to find a way to stay together when their careers keep them apart more than they can be together?

ASIN: B00ZGYBGCQ

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Pitch-Homeruns-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00ZGYBGCQ

Reviewer: KathyMac

Review: I don’t know how I have managed to not read any books from this author, but now that I know how incredible her writing is, I’ll be rectifying that, immediately.

Wild Pitch, by Sloan Johnson, is an incredible story of friendship, love, overcoming fears, and perseverance.

I was moved several times over the course of reading this book. Ms. Johnson has taken current affairs about gay players in sports and showed that homophobia is still a major concern. However, the times are changing. And, they are changing for the better. I’m sure this is not true everywhere, we know it’s not true, but I do believe it is better than it used to be, and Wild Pitch shows us that there are good people out there. Accepting people who could care less about what you do in the privacy of your own home.

Sean has always known he was gay, but it was something that he had already made peace with keeping this information to himself. Being a pitcher for the major leagues is his life’s dream, and the one person that he wanted was also the one person he couldn’t have. Or, so he thought. His straight best friend…straight, married, best friend.

When we meet Mason, he has a marriage that has crumbled, his stats on the field are not the best, and he wants his best friend more than anything. Never admitting to anyone that he is, at least, bi holds him back from telling Sean the truth. He’s had plenty opportunities over the years to confess his own secret, but he held back thinking he wanted the wife, kids, and the white picket fence.

Even though Mason and Sean are on opposite teams they have always been friends first and foremost. Mason gets a call one night from Sean’s teammate to come and pick up his inebriated ass. When he gets him back to the house, one thing leads to another, and secrets spill. Sean can’t believe what he is hearing, but deciding to not pass up this opportunity, he gives in to Mason’s desires and wow, it was amazing.

I loved this story for many reasons. The author’s writing is something that I connected to right away. She allowed the characters to work through their problems, for the most part, together. Oh, there was a couple of times a tantrum ensued sending them off to separate corners, but they didn’t stay away too long.

Their relationship was not what I would consider insta-love, although, they did love each other very much. They started out as friends so their bond was very strong. Once they moved into a relationship status Sean was afraid to push too fast, too soon, in case Mason changed his mind.

With the help of Sean’s sister, and Mason’s parents, they gave unlimited support and advice only wanting the best for both of them. Regardless to the obstacles they faced, whether it is an ex-wife or injuries, they stood by each other with a formidable wall.

This is a really touching and moving story that will have you biting your nails one minute, and the next. You will be smiling from ear to ear. The story did not revolve only around the MC’s. Ms. Johnson has included several secondary characters that were vital in bringing this story to its full potential. Each one had a purpose adding so much value to this story. Sean’s sister, who lives with

Sean most of the time, is struggling through her own problems and Sean and Mason, both, were there for her in any capacity. It was really beautiful how both of them watched out for her and tried to protect her. There are a couple of guys on the team that were instrumental, as well, and I hope they eventually get their own story.

This story is not cliché or predictable. One of the reasons that I stayed glued to the pages was because I wasn’t sure how everything would turn out. To say that the author threw in a couple of surprises and bonuses would be an understatement. Without spoiling it for anyone, I will just say that the ending was soooooo good. I wasn’t sure whether to smile or cry and honestly, I think I did a little of both.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves friends to lovers, sex scenes that are super-hot and passionate, and happy ever after’s. You definitely get all of that and a lot more, and for me, I have just found another author with a catalogue I can’t wait to delve into.

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Wild Pitch by Sloan Johnson Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Wild Pitch by Sloan Johnson

Hi guys, we have Sloan John popping in to show off the cover to her upcoming release Wild Pitch, Sloan is also letting us have a peek at an excerpt and she’s holding a giveaway where you could win your own copy of Wild Pitch, so check out the book, enjoy the excerpt and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

WildPitch

Wild Pitch

(Homeruns Series #1)
by

Sloan Johnson

There’s never been any question in Sean Tucker’s mind that he’d do whatever it took to make it to the major leagues and be one of the best pitchers of his time. The day he acknowledged to himself that he was gay was also the day he vowed to stay in the closet in order to chase his dreams. The problem is, he never counted on Mason Atley.

Sean showed rookie short stop Mason Atley the ropes, both on the field and off. The two forged a friendship which continued as both of them moved through the ranks of the farm system and into the majors. Unfortunately, there’s always been one secret Mason never felt he could share with Sean. Until now.

For seven years, Sean lived with the fact that he loved a man who would never reciprocate. When Mason admits that he’s always known he’s bisexual but has never allowed himself to pursue a relationship with a man, will Sean be able to put aside his reservations about starting a relationship with the friend he’d always assumed was straight? And more importantly, will they be able to find a way to stay together when their careers keep them apart more than they can be together?

Coming June 18, 2015

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