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The Young, Hot and Talented Series

Meet the Characters of the Young, Hot and Talented Series

By

Shawn Bailey

I’ve seen so many comments on Facebook about people not liking serial novels. I for one, like writing them. I take pride in developing the worlds in which my characters live. And most of the time I end up developing secondary characters that my audience fall in love with. My current M/M book, ‘Do Me Right,’ is book 4 in the Young, Hot and Talented Series released by Siren Publishing. I won’t lie. Book one did start out to be a stand-alone book, but I and my fans fell in love with the delightful three members of The Kerry pop group…Frankie Kerry, Jonas Kerry and Gerard Tyler. I set them in my home town of New Orleans so I could introduce the world to restaurants, foods and the people that make this place so special. What I really like about this series is that the young men not only like the music they’re performing but has a passion for oldies for goodies too. Each book has its own play list.

The main characters in the series are actually violinist and singer-songwriter Frankie Kerry and his rich boyfriend Adam Montgomery. Even though the two of them got together in book one, ‘A Lover’s Concerto,’ their story still isn’t finished yet. Frankie was turning eighteen when the story began, he’s twenty years old now, but he still has some growing to do.

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In book 2, ‘A Little Cajun Soul’ I introduced you to the drummer in the group, Gerard Tyler who isn’t a blood relative of Frankie or Jonas, but fit perfectly in the group. His boy friend Luke cheats on him and even though he’s small and Cajun does not mean he’s a pushover. Gerard immediately leaves Luke and meets Giovanni Bassett, a French fashion designer in New York and fall in love with him.

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I really loved writing book 3 ‘Spoiled Rotten’ featuring the older Kerry brother, Jonas who plays the piano, guitar and is also a songwriter. Jonas has a lot of issues, to include having asthma and not taking good care of himself. Like Gerard, Jonas finds out that his boyfriend is cheating on him. And even though he looks and acts like a prima donna, Jonas doesn’t waste time in getting his ex-lover out of his life. He meets and falls for his rock and roll idol Brenton Tramayne, whose long blond hair and rocking body makes Jonas want to live and love again.

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The Kerrys are moving into the big time by book 4, ‘Do Me Right.’ They are on a European tour with several of the other acts from Albertson Entertainment and it’s time for Gerard’s mortal enemy bad boy R&B singer Noel Charles to shine. Once again Luke cheats on another one of his lovers. Noel isn’t a kid, is highly intelligent and knows what he wants out of life. He goes through managers as often as he changes his underwear, but he has a feeling his new manager Edward Green is not going to be a pushover.

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I’m already working on book 5. All I can say is someone is going to get what he deserves when he meets his match in the Orient.

I’ve introduced a lot of characters in the first four books and the story lines keep writing themselves in my head. All though I try to give each character his own individual story it’s impossible not to mention some of the others from previous stories because they are all on tour together and their relationships are still developing.

Spoiled Rotten

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Spoiled Rotten (MM)

by Shawn Bailey

Young, Hot, and Talented 3

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: SCORCHING

Word Count: 56,370

Alternative (M/M, Gay) Contemporary

AVAILABLE: Thursday, August 4th

[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA]

Jonas Kerry has sworn off guys after his two-year relationship with his ex-boyfriend Sean Johnson ends. Now Jonas just wants to concentrate on his music and wants to break away from pop and concentrate on rhythm and blues.

While his twenty-year-old younger brother Frankie is happily in love with their manager Adam Montgomery, and their other band mate, twenty-one year old Gerard Tyler, is keeping it hot and heavy with fashion designer Giovanni Bassett, Jonas just wants to write songs and chauffeur his five-year-old brother Kalen to and from elementary school and to photo shoots.

Although he is trying to change his life and take better care of himself, Jonas realizes that it isn’t easy. His idol, heavy metal band Vizio, returns to town, and its blond-haired lead singer Brenton Tramayne makes it very clear that he wants to make beautiful music with the gorgeous, brown-eyed songwriter.

A Siren Erotic Romance

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Checking IN and Catching UP

Checking IN and Catching UP

By

Shawn Bailey

Whew! It’s been non-stop releases and promoting for me. No, I’m not complaining. I’m just coming down off of a whirlwind of releases since last we met.

I just want to thank everyone for making this a great 2015 so far. My publishers and editors have been fantastic in getting my new and my ex-Silver books back into publication. I still have a few left that I’m contemplating self-publishing (contemplating if time permits), but at the moment my muse has been busy and I’m working on multiple books at the same time for the next round of submissions.

It’s raining here in New Orleans. I’m off from work today and it gives me time to update my website and catch you up on my current and upcoming releases. So bear with me because this might be a long blog. All of the books can be purchased directly from the publisher or from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or Are. Note:  All are M/M Romance.

Recently Published:

Finger Licking Good – Phaze Books (August 2014)

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http://www.phaze.com/book.php?title=Finger+Lickin%27+Good

A Lover’s Concerto (Book 1 – Young, Hot and Talented Series) – Siren Bookstrand (September 2014)

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http://www.bookstrand.com/a-lovers-concerto

One For the Road (Spirits Anthology) – Dark Hollows Press (October 2014) (Paranormal)

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http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!spiritsantho/c2383

Jail Bait – Fireborn Publishing – (October 2014)

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http://www.firebornpublishing.com/store/

Kisses Sweeter than Candy – (October 2014) (Paranormal)

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http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2040-Kisses-Sweeter-Than-Candy.aspx

What Child is This – Fireborn Publishing – (December 2014)

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http://www.firebornpublishing.com/store/

I’ll Be Seeing You (Watching the Ball Drop Anthology) – Dark Hollows Press (December 2014)

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http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!watchingtheballdrop/cgkd

The Purest of Intentions – Dark Hollows Press (Jan 2015)

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http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!thepurestofintentions/c22n8

Sweetie – Amber Quill Press (Jan 2015)

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http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2115-Sweetie.aspx

A Love Not Forgotten – Dark Hollows Press (Feb 2015)

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http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!a-love-not-forgotten/c1wnq

Knights of Brazil – Amber Quill Press (Feb 2015)

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http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2134-Knights-Of-Brazil.aspx

Torn – Amber Quill Press (March 2015)

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http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2143-Torn.aspx

Naughty Nekos – Siren Bookstrand (March 2015) (Paranormal)

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http://www.bookstrand.com/naughty-nekos

Upcoming:

Silence (Re-Release Date – 3/22/2015) – (Amber Quill Press)

A Gentleman’s Gentleman – (Re-release Date 4/5/2015) – (Amber Quill Press)

Extravagance – (Dark Hollows Press) (TBD)

Thanks For Everything – M/M Romance – (Phaze Books) (TBD)

What I’m Working on:

Contemporary M/M Romance – (MLR)

Contemporary M/M Romance – (Dark Hollows Press)

Contemporary M/M Romance – (Fireborn Publishing)

2nd Book – (Young, Hot and Talented series – (Siren-Bokstrand)

3rd Book – (Those Warren Boy series) – (Phaze Books)

M/M Interracial Romance – (Siren-Bookstrand)

M/M Paranormal Romance – (Amber Quill Press)

M/M Contemporary Romance – (Amber Quill Press)

M/M Interracial Romance – (Amber Quill Press)

M/M Paranormal (Werewolves) – (Siren-Bookstrand)

As you can tell I don’t have too much time for anything else. In between I need to find time to read, do research, promote, and oh yeah, work a full-time job.

Until next time,

Shawn Bailey

Excerpt – Dream Boy – (M/M) Romance (PG Post)

Dream Boy

By

Shawn Bailey

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Being gay and in love with the most sought-after college quarterback did nothing for Hiro Aoki’s heart except make it break every time he saw Christian Hill parading around town with pretty girls on his arm. Christian also dated debutants and got invited to the most popular parties, while Hiro and his friends stayed home on weekends studying and trying to improve their GPA. What good did it do Hiro to be smart when the love of his life didn’t return his feelings?

 

But to Hiro’s surprise, when he agrees to tutor Christian in math, he realizes the football star may be harboring a secret longing for him also. Can the two young men actually become lovers and keep their growing relationship a secret from their families, the rest of the students, and the bullies on the football team?

 

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…Several cars drove up and parked near them. Hiro frowned. Jocks. Football players from Ridgefield University started climbing out of their rides and encroaching on their little plot of beach. The big lummoxes started horsing around, kicking up sand and generally making a nuisance of themselves. Redondo Beach was known as the Mecca for athletes. Numerous competitions were held there including the Super Bowl 10-K Run. If they got tired of lounging around the beach they could ride bikes, play volleyball or jog.

Gerald gathered his schoolbooks and tablets and tried to protect them. “Shit, what a way to ruin a day.”

Two of the big dummies started tossing a football back and forth, ignoring them sitting there. He and the others were used to this type of treatment from Michael and the others on the team. The jocks considered them geeks and dweebs just because they were smart and on the student council.

“Dream Girl” continued to play. A black SUV appeared.

Hiro recognized the driver. Christian Hill, the quarterback, stepped out the door looking like a Greek god. The warm sunlight reflected on his golden hair. Hiro’s gaze dipped lower. Christian had stuffed all those hunky muscles into a yellow and white sleeveless athletic shirt and matching shorts that hung precariously low on his hips. Hiro shivered from desire. Dreamboat walking.

“Go long,” Tristan Morrisant, one of the tight ends, shouted.

Christian dropped his beach towel and ran for the ball.

“Look out. He’s coming our way,” Ken shouted, hopping to his feet.

Hiro kept his eyes on the ball, trying to telepathically put it into Christian’s hands.

“Hiro, watch out!”

“Huh?” By the time Hiro stopped fantasizing he saw Christian fall. Down, down, down he went in slow motion. He came down too fast for Hiro to react. “Oof.” Christian’s face was in his crotch. Shit. It would be too much to ask that Christian not notice his erection.

Christian lay there for a couple of seconds before he moved. Instead of just lifting his head, he sort of turned over and lay there recovering. “I slipped on my sandals,” he said to his friends, who ran over to check on him.

Hiro groaned from the extra weight on him. “Ouch!” He caught a charley horse in one of his legs.

Christian talked to him. “Sorry, little dude.”

Hiro looked down into two lipid pools of blue that reminded him of the ocean. “It’s okay.” Christian Hill spoke to me.

Tristan helped Christian to his feet. “Are you okay, man?”

“Yeah,” Christian said. “I landed on something soft.” He never looked back.

Hiro stretched out his legs, groaned and tried to get the circulation going while the dumb jocks went off to play ball. His cock still smarted from having Christian’s face planted on it.

Ken looked down at him. “Are you okay, Mr. President?”

“Yes,” Hiro answered. “He has a hard head.”

Ken reached to help him up.

“Ouch, I ache like a puppy,” Hiro whined.

Ken smirked. “That’s the closest you’ll ever come to getting him to fuck you.”

Hiro grimaced as both Ken and Gerald chuckled. A one-sided love is the worst kind

 

 

http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1995-Dream-Boy.aspx

 

New M/M Release – Dream Boy

New M/M Release – Dream Boy

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From

Amber Quill Press

http://www.amberquill.com/

 

Dream Boy

By

Shawn Bailey

Being gay and in love with the most sought-after college quarterback did nothing for Hiro Aoki’s heart except make it break every time he saw Christian Hill parading around town with pretty girls on his arm. Christian also dated debutants and got invited to the most popular parties, while Hiro and his friends stayed home on weekends studying and trying to improve their GPA. What good did it do Hiro to be smart when the love of his life didn’t return his feelings?

 

But to Hiro’s surprise, when he agrees to tutor Christian in math, he realizes the football star may be harboring a secret longing for him also. Can the two young men actually become lovers and keep their growing relationship a secret from their families, the rest of the students, and the bullies on the football team?

 

http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1995-Dream-Boy.aspx

New M/M Release – Conquering Kameron

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Amber Quill Press
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Conquering Kameron
By
Shawn Bailey
Boston University graduate Kameron Santella lands a job with a prestigious publishing house, but instead of getting the job of his dreams, he ends up at the bottom of the corporate ladder, working his butt off in the mail room. One afternoon, he meets a handsome older man named Vern, whom Kameron thinks is a senior editor. Vern takes a liking to Kameron and invites him on a weekend trip to the museum and dinner. Before the outing ends, romance ensues, and Kameron finds himself falling for the silver-tongued devil. But on Monday morning, Kameron gets the shock of his life when he learns that Vern is actually Vernon Henderson, the no-nonsense CEO and publisher of Henderson’s Publishing Company whom everyone seems to fear.
Will Kameron be able to forgive Vern’s deception and build a relationship with the alluring man, especially when not only his career but his heart is on the line?
http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1956-Conquering-Kameron.aspx
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Out with the Old and In with the New

Out with the Old, In with the New

By

Shawn Bailey

This year can’t get over fast enough for me. Here’s looking back at one hell of a year.

MySpace changed and I lost my favorite blog with the real cool anime website.

My cell phone died and I brought a new Apple phone. I still don’t know how to use it.

Someone hacked my Yahoo account. Publishers are still sending important stuff to that address even though I informed them of what had happened. People forget. I can understand it.

Writing-wise, this should have been the best year for me financially, but it wasn’t. I had a publisher ask me why some of us write for other publishers and not him exclusively? I’ll come back to this shortly, so remember you’re waiting for my answer.

My Nook broke so I’ve fallen behind on my reading, which means I have not done any book reviews.

I haven’t brought any movies this year, so I haven’t done any movie reviews.

I haven’t brought any anime or manga since April, so I haven’t done any anime or manga reviews.

Sorry about the excuses. You don’t deserve it.

So what did I do? This year I wrote several books for the publisher that asked me the question. The books have been published and so far I haven’t seen a penny of royalties when I know I’ve sold a hell of a lot of books. I’m not going to mention any names, but I wasn’t the only one this happened to.

Fellow writers even though I haven’t been as wordy as most of you about what happened and what is still happening to us, believe me I’m well aware of what is going on. When I think of all the bullshit we went through to write those books it’s a shame that we have been treated like second class citizens because we ask for compensation. This is a business. I don’t have time to kiss anyone’s behind or beg for what I am due.

Dear publisher this is your answer:  We write for other publishers because this is our livelihood and you won’t pay us.

So without royalties I couldn’t pay bills on time, buy anime, manga, books, CD, DVDs or writing supplies. I couldn’t go to conferences and mingle with my peers, I couldn’t pay my webmaster to update my website and when the money ran out I couldn’t pay for advertising to promote my books (fortunately they sell because my fans are loyal).

I couldn’t buy my asthma inhaler. I couldn’t buy clothes or give my grandchildren decent birthday and Christmas gifts.

Lessons learned in 2013:  Never trust a stranger and don’t put all your eggs into one basket. In 2014 things are going to be different.

On a positive note, I did published Sexual Healing, Adored, Diamond in the Rough, and Unchain my Heart with other publishers and look forward to working with them in the new year.

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So as this year comes to an end I hold no animosity for anyone and I wish everyone well. As I sign off for 2013 I won’t make any promises but I’ll try to start 2014 off right with my writing. I have been working diligently on some new projects and series I plan to submit shortly.

Please enjoy the rest of this year and see you in the next one.

 

Shawn Bailey