Josh Lanyon Hits The Ground Running…And A HUGE Giveaway!

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I first ran across Josh Lanyon’s Fatal Shadows in a small bookstore called Mysterious Galaxy. I picked up the book and fell in love with Josh’s first creation—Adrien English.

Now, many years later—and quite a few books as well, Josh takes us once again to places only Josh can imagine. I am thrilled to host Josh here for the Dangerous Ground Blog Tour and if you’ve never picked up a Lanyon book, do yourself a favour and grab as many as you can.

Cancel cable, tell the pool boy to put on some clothes and stock up on coffee beans and/or tea. It’s gonna be a wild ride.

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About the Book :
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Series : Dangerous Ground, Book 5

Author : Josh Lanyon

Publisher : Just Joshin

Release Date : December 1 , 2013

Pages : 128 pages (e-book)

Blurb : Will is finally braced to bring Taylor home to meet the folks. Unfortunately, not every member of the Brandt clan loves Taylor the way Will does. Then again, not everyone loves the Brandts. In fact, someone has a score to settle — and too bad for any former DS agents who get in the way when the bullets start to fly.

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About the Author

josh lanyonA distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author Josh Lanyon has been writing gay mystery and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction and a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery. Josh is also the author of the definitive M/M writing guide Man, Oh Man: Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks and Ca$h.

But, really…do you care? Probably not. More to the point, Josh writes gay or M/M romance — usually within the context of a mystery / romantic-suspense or action – adventure. Lanyon’s particular brand of erotic romance features sexy cops and smartass writers, tough Navy SEALs and sensitive artists, hard as nail special agents and…other hard as nails special agents.

Josh is an EPPIE Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his Significant Other. You can find out more at the Just Joshin blog on Livejournal/Blogspot or through Josh’s mailing list.

Check out what Josh is up to now by visiting his site joshlanyon.com ~ or email him.

You can also find Josh at

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There will be a total of NINE lucky winners, selected randomly across the entire BlogHop (Prize details listed below). For a chance to win one of these swagalicious giveaways all you need to do is follow the Rafflecopter link below, and fill in your details – BUT don’t forget to comment here too :


Kick Start Giveaway Info :
  • Begins Day 1 of Blog Hop, December 2, 2013
  • Ends on Final Day of Blog Hop, December 7, 2013, at midnight EDT
  • Drawings are open to both U.S. readers and international readers.
  • PLEASE NOTE : Winners will be announced on Josh’s Facebook Fan Page on Sunday December 8th, 2013 – there will be 9 winner in total (prizes as listed below)
Prizes :
  • Grand Prize : Paperwhite Kindle with all “Dangerous Ground” books sent separately (including Kick Start) for winner to install.
  • Kick Start T’shirt
  • Kick Start Coffee Mug
  • Set of Magnets
  • 2 ebooks to 1 lucky winner from Josh’s back catalogue
  • 3 audiobooks to 3 lucky winners (1 each) from Josh’s back catalogue
  • Top Secret Special Edition Mug
Good luck! And thanks for stopping by!

52 thoughts on “Josh Lanyon Hits The Ground Running…And A HUGE Giveaway!

    1. KC

      So cool, isn’t it, to discover Adrien English in a small mystery bookstore 🙂

      1. Yep, back in the days when you had to show up in person on Tuesdays if you wanted a new release right out of the box 😀

  1. Renee

    Can’t wait to read this series – I have the first book waiting on my Kindle – I loved the Adrien English series, and everything else I’ve read of Josh Lanyon

  2. KC

    I love Will and Taylor! especially Taylor, he’s so wild and cool and sweet too. And I really needed Kick Start after the wild ride (as Rhys said) of the previous books in the series. So wonderful to get to spend quality time with the guys, and i loved Bill’s character, such a quiet and strong presence; and the humor, and the sweet moments. If you’re just starting this series, i hope you have as much fun as i did 🙂

  3. helenajust

    An excellent book, and good to know that more are promised in the Dangerous Ground series.

      1. calacrocata

        I haven’t read it yet *shame on me* (still listening to the audio books of the previous 4 parts) but you’re making me so curious with all that talk about ‘new directions’ that I can barely keep my hands off it… 🙂

  4. Oh my God. What does it say about Word Press when a human gets the message: You are answering comments too quickly. Slow down.

    How about you speed up, WordPress?!

    1. Honey, you know I’m always glad to have you over. *hands you coffee*

      WordPress sometimes in like my aunt in the passenger seat when you’re going twenty in a fifteen zone! SLOW DOWN! YOU’RE GOING TO GET US ALL KILLED! LET THE TURTLE PASS US! It looks shifty. Gonna knife us if we piss it off 😀

  5. Nancy

    Word Press may be slow, but the opening scene in the new book is so fast it leaves you breathless! Speeding car with bad guy driving. Will drops onto the roof in an attempt to save Taylor. Will falls off the car … my head is spinning! And now I have to work for 8 hours before I can get back to the story. ;-( I am not good at waiting.

  6. Antonella

    As far as I gathered ”Kick Start” is more about the relationship, I’m looking forward to read it. This even though all other books in the series are a perfect mix of action and relationship stuff.

    I can believe you are to quick for WordPress, dear Josh, because you are the quickest and most gracious answerer in the world!

    Thank you for hosting the Dangerous Ground Blog Tour, Rhys!

    1. This one is definitely lighter and more playful than the others. 🙂

      Thanks, Antonella. I guess I’ve frightened Word Press with my flying fingers.

  7. I remember when I first read one of Josh Lanyon’s books it was paperback and I had never heard of ebooks. The Adrien English books were one of the few gay books I could find. It is amazing how much has changed since then.

  8. By the way, I just had to comment on how much I love that new cover of Rhys’s. Black Dog Blues. It looks great!

  9. I consider those who easily found Josh Lanyon’s books in paperbacks lucky! In my country we MM romance readers either have to be happy with ebook formats or ordered the paperback from faraway bookstores online.
    Never stop me to read any new titles from Mr. Lanyon though. 🙂

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  11. Ivarisha

    Everytime I read one of Mr. Lanyon book I remember Rhys saying – He is a God.
    And well, yes, he is. <3
    I'm two chapters aways from the end of Kick Start and I don't want it to end 🙂
    Thank you Mr Lanyon.

  12. Abby

    Half way through reading Kick Start and I’m really liking it.
    I’ve had a love/hate (well hate is too strong a word but I was very angry at times) relationship with both Taylor and Will throughout the other books in the series and so far in this book have not wanted to either slap them or cry over them so that makes a change.

  13. Trix

    Sounds fantastic…but why would the pool boy need clothes, even if you’re reading?

  14. Johanna

    I finished the book last night! Am I tired and cranky? Yes! Was it Worth it? Yes!!!!
    Loved this book. Smart, fun, and exciting! Left me wanting more! Oh, and I saw those new Japanese covers for the AE books, they are amazing!!! Thanks Josh and Rhys for sharing today!!!!

  15. Sylvia

    Adrien English in a small bookstore, imagine that! I’m very much looking forward to Kick Start and Rhys, your Dirty kiss is also on my reading list 🙂

  16. I am reading Kick Start now – and loving it ♥ I honestly forgot just how much I love these guys… Tay mostly. No, Will. Aaaargh!!! I will just take both 🙂

  17. Janan

    I love how so many authors have been to Adrien’s bookstore with their characters. Just proves how REAL Josh’s books are. Still need to read this series tho so winning a prize pack would be fantastic.

  18. Kirsten

    My first experience with Josh was Mexican Heat. I loved the California setting– and I was very happy to find out a lot of his books take place in LA!

  19. I haven’t read Kick Start yet, but I’m really, really looking forward to it. You guys aren’t making waiting for it any easier either… LOL. After a couple of weeks I’ll have time to enjoy reading it properly though. Meanwhile I’m re-reading the series by listening to it and that’s… wonderful!!! 🙂

  20. Brenda

    I just purchased and finished reading my first Josh Lanyon book last Friday, simply amazing. The title of my purchase, Dangerous Ground, talk about timing.

  21. Marti

    Adrien English was my first introduction to Josh’s books. Love Jake and Adrien. Then I found Will and Taylor – maybe a cross over, Josh?? 🙂

  22. Chris

    Thank you for introducing me to Josh Lanyon. Downloaded Blood Red Butterfly to see if I wanted more. YES please!!! Been up all night reading.

  23. secretobcession1

    Late to the party I see. Oh well. Finished Kick Start the other day…5 Stars!! I just wanted more story at the end.

  24. Devony

    Heh…late as usual.
    Just wanted to thank for the heads up on Josh Lanyon being an author to check out.
    *eyes cross* Just finished Adriens’ series & I gotta say I am just not ready to say goodbye to the boys!*sniffs*….Jake finally made sense! I have to say through most of the series he was sooo hard to like & I wanted to shake them both! But by the end Jake was so easy to love;) Gonna miss the whole freakin’ cast lol
    So yep another great author;)

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