Thursday, February 15, 2018

First Impressions by Jay Hogan - Book Blitz + Giveaway


First Impressions
by Jay Hogan


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GENRE:   M/M Romance

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BLURB:

Michael:

Two years ago I made a mistake, a big one, and then I threw in another couple just for good measure. 
I screwed up my life big time but I made it through. I was lucky. 

Then I was given the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in Auckland, NZ, ‘The City of Sails’. 
Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to get my life back together. 
I grabbed it and packed my new set of golden rules with me. 

I don’t do relationships.
I don’t do commitment.
I don’t do white picket fences.

And I especially don’t do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and 
rock my world.


Josh:
The only thing I know for certain about Dr. Michael Oliver is the guy is an arrogant, untrustworthy player,
and I’d barely survived the last one of those in my life.  Once was more than enough. 
The man might be gorgeous but my eleven-year-old daughter takes number one priority and I won’t 
risk her being hurt, again. I’m a solo dad, a K9 cop and a son to pain in the ass, bigoted parents.

I don’t have time for games. 
I don’t have time for taking chances.
I don’t have time for more complications in my life.

And I sure as hell don’t have time for the infuriating Dr. Michael Oliver, however damn sexy he is.



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EXCERPT

The young officer behind Josh attempted to block the man’s escape only to have the knife sweep up 
and slice his defensive arm from wrist to shoulder. The intruder then threw him against the wall with 
a sickening crack and the officer slid to the floor, a spray of bright red blood arcing up against the 
cream paint.

Arterial. Shit. Michael instinctively surged from under the table toward the injured officer but stopped 
short when he realized his movement had drawn the intruder’s attention. They locked eyes, staring at 
each other for no more than a few seconds before the knifeman lurched toward him. Michael stumbled 
back against the wall just as the shepherd erupted from the corridor to his right and hurled himself 
at the knife once again. The guy’s arm spun in a wide arc toward the airborne animal, sending it 
careening into the bar. The act granted the man enough time to make it out the front door before the 
dog scrambled to its feet in pursuit.

“Paris!” the handler shouted as he caught sight of his colleague sprawled in a pool of blood on the 
floor, but the dog was gone. “Damn.” He spoke urgently into his radio then fell to his knees alongside 
the young officer. A commotion from the other side of the emergency exit broke in waves through 
the bar but the handler ignored it, focused solely on his injured colleague and putting pressure on 
the pumping wound as he shook the young man’s shoulder. “Jackson!”

In seconds, Michael was on his knees alongside the handler, dimly aware of the other man’s heat 
as their thighs pressed together. The wound was pumping big. “Move,” he ordered the man without 
thinking, only realizing his mistake too late.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jay is a New Zealand author writing in the LGBTQIA genre in MM Romance and Fantasy.
She has travelled extensively and lived in many places including the US, Canada, France, Australia 
and South Korea, and loves to add experiences from these adventures into her writing.

She is a cat aficionado especially of Maine Coons, and an avid dog lover (but don’t tell the cat). 
She loves to cook- pretty damn good, loves to sing - pretty damn average, and as for parenting 
a gorgeous daughter-well that depends on the day.

She has lovely complex boys telling sweet sexy stories in her head that demand attention and 
a considerable number of words to go with them. Their journeys are never straightforward and can 
even surprise Jay, but the end is always satisfying.

You can find her at:





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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION
Jay Hogan will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner 
via rafflecopter during the tour.


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12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway as well. Great post!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for dropping by.

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  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. How would you describe First Impressions? Is it a Contemporary M/M Romance with suspense elements?

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    1. Yes that's exactly it. It is probably also well described as an enemies to lovers romance where the two MC's disliked each other from the outset. The setting in NZ is unusual as there aren't many of this genre set there so it was fun to write about my own country. I think readers enjoy a change of scenery too and a chance to hear different slang and from a country that has a different feel to it.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the great post, I enjoyed reading it!

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  5. Hi everyone. Thanks for hosting my book 'First Impressions' today. I hope you enjoy the excerpt and I will be popping in and out over the day from NZ to answer any questions you might have.

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  6. How many hours do you spend reading a week? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Good luck! I read most days for at least 2-3 hrs. I wake early most days and read before getting up and at night I don't watch a lot of television. I prefer to get a couple of hours reading in. I get through a book every 2-3 days on average.

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  7. Hope your Saturday is a terrific one! Thanks for the giveaway and all the hard work you put into bringing it to us.

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