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Fourth and Long by Michele M. Rakes Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!


Welcome Michele Micheal Rakes

I’m discussing my writing process over at Drops of Ink.

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I’m hosting Michele Micheal Rakes today on my LJ as part of her Creative Minds tour with Dani CM for her new release Fourth and Long.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Fourth and Long Blog Tour With Michele Michael Rakes

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Welcome to Michele Michael Rakes today on the Fourth and Long blog tour. Michele chats a bit about the book, how it came to be, and is also giving readers the chance to win some great prizes, including an e-book set of Saving Kane and Fourth and Long to two winners, or a $15 Gift Card grand prize.

Good luck!


How Fourth and Long came to be…

Football is about passion, teamwork, and athleticism. The game is adrenaline inducing and rooting for your team is a year round experience. These athletes are the new gladiators. Football players epitomize the ultra-masculine ideal. Yet, there is always controversy. Trades abound. Players shake up the game with powerful personalities. There is sex appeal. Hard bodies. Just check out the football players in the yearly body issue of Sports Illustrated.

To this fan, their skills are sexy, and even a little homoerotic. All that…

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GIVEAWAY & R-rated EXCERPT: Fourth and Long by Michele M. Rakes

Check out Because Two Men Are Better Than One. Hosting Fourth and Long on the third blog tour stop.

Because two men are better than one!

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Irus Beaumont, cornerback for the Highlanders, has an issue with his nemesis: wideout for the Pirates, Jackson McCoy. Partly jealous over Jackson’s skill and ability to scrub coverage, Irus also struggles against an unbearable attraction to the receiver. Firmly ensconced in the closet, Irus also has a no football player rule, leaving his desires for Jackson unfulfilled. Anti-gay sentiment in the league keeps Irus closeted, even though he’d rather be out and proud.

When Jackson McCoy suffers a gay bashing at the hands of his team mates after winning the national championship, he finds himself traded to the Highlanders. Spring training brings out Jackson’s competitive nature, eliciting the aggression of his new team’s cornerback, Irus Beaumont.

In practice, Irus hurts Jackson badly. The injury places Jackson on the reserve roster. Jacks has plenty of time to contemplate his life, career, and his attraction to the sexy cornerback. Off to…

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