Monday, September 1, 2014

Business or Pleasure by Ashley Ladd Blog Tour

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TITLE – Business or Pleasure

AUTHOR – Ashley Ladd
GENRE – Contemporary GLBT Erotica PUBLICATION DATE – August 22, 2014
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 40,822
PUBLISHER – Totally Bound

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Guy Rogers is extremely attracted to his new realtor, Tom Beaudreaux. As a passionate vegetarian and animal activist, he’s ecstatic that Tom is a kindred soul. He could never be with a carnivore. Unfortunately, Tommy isn’t really a vegetarian or animal activist. He never said he was either, he just didn’t eat meat when he was with Guy. And maybe he emptied his house of all meat and dairy products before inviting Guy over. In fact, Tommy’s family owns the most popular barbecue restaurant in town and if his family has their way, he’ll manage the new location.
When Guy finds out that Tommy eats meat and his family owns a restaurant that is a monument to eating meat, he’s livid and doesn’t know if he wants anything else to do with Tommy.
But then Guy’s life gets crazy –his dad’s paranoia blossoms into violent dementia, he gets arrested for picketing a doggy mill, and then he winds up in even more legal trouble. When Tommy sticks by him through all his trouble and does everything he can to help him, Guy wonders if he’s been too militant and narrow-minded. Perhaps he can learn to live with people who have opposite views.


Gunshots rang out as they turned onto Guy’s street.
Tommy looked at him and mouthed, “Shit! You don’t think…?”
“I hope not. I don’t know.” Guy pressed the gas pedal to the floor and the car shot forward, fish-tailing.
Tommy fisted the door, hanging on tight. “I hope we’re wrong.”
Guy’s intuition told him he wasn’t. His knuckles turned white they held the steering wheel so tightly. Unafraid for himself but scared for his dad, he pulled into his driveway and jumped out of the car, with Tommy close on his heels.
The woman next door ran outside screaming, tearing out her already tattered hair. She pointed at her front door. “Your father’s shooting up my house and is holding a gun at my dad’s head. He’s going to kill him. You’ve got to do something.”
Tommy yelled as he began dialing on his phone, “I’m calling the police.” As if on cue, police sirens blared in the distance and grew louder by the second.
“I’m going in. I have to stop him.”
“Wait for the police. Don’t put yourself in danger,” Tommy ordered forcefully.
“I have to take the chance. He could kill someone before the police get here. I can’t let that happen.” He put himself in harm’s way for animals, so certainly he could risk his life for his own father and other fellow human beings. He had no choice. It would be his fault if someone got hurt.
So he ran through the open door flailing his arms, hoping he would be in time. “Dad! It’s Guy. Don’t do anything. I’m here. You’ll be okay.”
“He’ll be okay? What about me? He’s got a shotgun pointed at my head threatening to blow it off,” the elderly neighbor cried.

This wasn't the typical romance story. These are two men that are very strong in their beliefs, and don't seem to be a match at first glance. However, they start to get involved, and realize, that they are not that different after all.

Both are in families that don't fully support them, their lifestyle, or their beliefs. However, both of these strong men are loving, caring, and refuse to give up without a fight.

Tommy and Guy may not seem like the perfect couple at first glance, but then again, who does? This story is full of love, laughs, pain, heartbreak, and yet, in the end, it all comes down to supporting those that you love no matter what. And in the end, isn't that the most important thing??

If Your Book Were Made Into A Movie – What Songs Would Best Fit The Story On The Big Screen?

If I Had You – Adam Lambert

Whataya Want From Me – Adam Lambert

Aftermath – Adam Lambert

Come Back to Me – David Cook

Always Be My Baby – David Cook

The Time Of My Live – David Cook

It’s Not Over – Daughtry

What About Now – Daughtry

Used To - Daughtry

Please share your favorite songs you listen to when you are writing:

It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr.

They Way You Look Tonight – Harry Connick Jr.

Just The Way You Are – Harry Connick Jr.

My Way – Frank Sinatra

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darrin

Dream Lover – Bobby Darrin

Sway – Michael Buble

Cry Me River – Michael Buble

Ashley Ladd bio 

 Ashley Ladd lives in South Florida with her husband, five children, and beloved pets. She loves the water, animals (especially cats), and playing on the computer. She's been told she has a wicked sense of humor and often incorporates humor and adventure into her books. She also adores very spicy romance, which she weaves into her stories. How you can contact Ashley: Email Ashley At - 



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