November 23, 2019: I've got some release dates to announce! Dust Trail Blues, my MM contemporary romance set in and around a small Mississippi salvage yard and the nearby town will be released on December 20th from Nine Star Press while my MM rocker romance will release on January 27th 2020 from Nine Star Press. An angsty, dark tale dealing with issues of self-harm, domestic abuse involving a male lead, PTSD, instances of stalking, and the importance of having a strong support system, Halfway to Someday is the first of three books that will feature members of the band Wild Child and their bodyguards.
Dust Trail Blues
Coming December 20, 2019: The last place Nash wanted to break down was south Mississippi. With his extreme heat sensitivity and one scorching Mississippi summer, he had every intention of passing through the state as quickly as possible. Too bad his bike had other ideas, leaving him stranded on the side of the road in a rather desperate predicament until a tow truck driver happened by and offered him a hand.
Jude knew his brother would be pissed at him for being late, but there was no way he could pass by the sun sick rider and not offer a helping hand. When it turned out fixing the bike wasn’t going to be cheap or quick, he and his reluctant brother, Justice found themselves with a houseguest full of sarcastic whit and a bunch of surprises.
The last thing Justice thought they needed was to be lending a helping hand to a stranger when it seemed like their entire world was crashing down, thanks to their uncle Les and a lean Justice hadn’t found out about until it was almost too late. But he can’t deny that Nash is pleasant to look at, and when the sparks start to fly between them, it’s too stunning to turn down. Besides, soon as the bike is fixed, Nash will be riding out of his life forever, so what harm would giving in do?
But sweltering beneath the heat of that Mississippi summer sun is a secret just itching to get out, and when it does, it just might change all of their lives forever.
Desolation Angel is an evocative contemporary drama with compelling characters and excellent pacing. Music lovers will appreciate the story line.
Nicki (Goodreads Review)
I absolutely loved this book. I think this is my favorite one so far out of all of Layla Dorine's books. There
is so much chemistry between all of the characters and the story flowed so smoothly that I when I
started it I found it hard to put it down.
Kathleen (Goodreads Review)
Tripping Over the Edge of Night
Going home had never felt so wrong.
When Derrick received the phone call informing him of his mother’s death, it felt like the bottom had dropped out of his entire world. Gone was every hope and ideal he’d left home with, replaced with the bitter realization that he’d run out of time, run out of plans, and was desperately close to running out of give-a-damn.
It doesn’t help to come face to face with his older brother, Ray, who’d spent much of his childhood either ignoring him, ditching him, or complaining about his very existence. It’s enough to send him right back on the road again, or at least, it would have been, were it not for a house, a cat named Slash, and Mason, his best friend-with-benefits, now the head librarian in town and hot as sin.
It was hard enough leaving Mace in the first place, but a second time? He didn’t think he had it in him to be so heartless. Twelve years ago he’d slipped away under the cover of darkness, without even a single goodbye. Now, standing on the edge of night, looking down at the tiny town he’d fled, Derrick is left with one burning question:
Can the door to the past ever be closed enough to allow space for the future?