Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Series Spotlight~ Lee Brazil's Truth or Dare Series


Keeping House (Book One)
Contemporary M/M

Mischa knew his brothers were up to something. He didn't know it would lead him to Donovan Holloway and change his carefree lifestyle forever.

Donovan Holloway, advertising executive, newly made vice president of the company where he's worked for twenty years, grew up in a free love hippie commune, taking care of the parents who should have been taking care of him. He's worked hard to put himself through school and achieve the American dream. All he's ever wanted was a normal family life—house in the suburbs, two cars, two kids, a shaggy dog. A family to come home to—to care for, and to care for him.

Mischa Blake is the green eyed, liberally-pierced, black-haired, Mohawk-wearing spoiled youngest son of a Hollywood producer and his actress wife. Mischa has made a terrible mistake. In a fit of childish pique, he's accepted a dare from his older brothers. The dare? Live on his own, supporting himself completely for a year without accessing his trust fund. No problem. Except Mischa has never worked a day in his life, hasn't finished college, and has absolutely no skills that he can bring to the table.

So when he sees Donovan's ad for a housekeeper/gardener, he has nothing to lose by applying, because really...how hard can it be? 


Telling the Truth (Book Two)
Contemporary M/M/M

Truth or Dare. The Blake brothers upped the ante in their weekly poker game. When Terry loses, his debt of telling the truth sets him free.

Terry has lived his life according to the guidelines, by studying accounting, getting an MBA, and working for the family business. And while his work has its own rewards, something has been missing, and his eyes have only just been opened to what--or rather who--that could be.

Terry's brothers have upped the ante in their weekly poker game. A Truth or Dare challenge. Terry can handle any dare his brothers dish out, but the demand for Truth is a different matter. Terry is honor-bound to divulge secrets he's been ashamed to admit even to himself in the privacy of his own bedroom.

Twins Dex and Trick have finally found acceptance for their relationship in the homes of their friends. They'd never do anything to jeopardize that newfound sense of belonging. Fooling around with their friend Mischa Blake's prissy, domineering, oh-so-sexy older brother is risky. A one-night stand might be okay, but they close ranks afterward, pushing Terry aside.

Terry isn't going to back down without a fight. Dex and Trick are meant to be his, and he'll do whatever it takes to make them realize all the safety and protection they need can be found in his arms.


Giving Up (Book Three)
Contemporary M/F
 
Can Dr. Arden Grey teach Brandon Blake that giving up control is worthwhile, with the right woman?

Brandon Blake has a problem. His stressful job as CEO of the family production studio combined with the added stress of his self-imposed role of family caretaker has left him with an ulcer. His brothers are leaving home and making families of their own, and Brandon's interference has caused some serious rifts. The prescription? Therapy. He needs to learn how to give up the need to control everything. The sessions go well enough, even if Brandon can barely tear his eyes away from the curve of his therapist's legs.

Dr. Arden Gray knows all about control. She'd survived marriage to a dominant, abusive man, and has spent the last twenty years turning her life around. She's learned to take charge and has made a career of teaching others to do the same. Giving up that control isn't her forte, but after a few sessions with Brandon Blake, she sees something intriguing hidden inside him. Something that tells her he just might be the man she's been looking for. If only she can convince him that giving up control to the right woman will solve all his problems. 





Taking the Dare (Book Four)
Contemporary M/M
 

Morgan Hawke is happy with the status of his relationship with Dan Blake. After three years, though, Dan's ready to move their relationship to the next level.

Having seen his brothers find love and settle into family life, Dan Blake has realized he's ready for change. The only problem with that is that his lover prefers to maintain the status quo. Dan's up for the challenge of changing Morgan's mind. He's got plans, and he's used to working behind the scenes to get his way.

Morgan can't understand the changes he sees in Dan. They've come a long way from the office of the bar where they met, but he's not sure he's ready to move their relationship from the shadows to the front pages. Publicity is okay for Dan—he's got the weight of the Blakes behind him—but the Morgan isn't sure he's ready to let go of the past he's been clinging to. 

Can Dan manipulate a happy ending for this script?



Risking It All (Book Five)
Contemporary M/M

After nearly a year, Bastian Grey is growing discontent with the lack of intimacy in his relationship with Rick Claremont. Can an adopted cat be the key to a real relationship?

Fire fighter Sebastian Grey has finally gotten what he's wanted since he was sixteen: Rick Claremont in his bed. Only now he wants more. Convincing cautious Rick that loving him is a safe bet seems impossible.

Rick Claremont grew up in a hurry and experienced danger and loss early. He's not sure risking himself on Sebastian is a viable option. The man is gorgeous and the sex is amazing, but Sebastian's whole life is about taking chances. He throws himself off mountains for fun and runs into burning buildings for work. How can Rick trust this risk taker with his battered heart?

Will the advent of a cat and a corpse into their relationship give Bastian the entrĂ©e to Rick's heart as well as his bed? 



Donovan's Deal (Book Six)
Contemporary M/M Holiday

Making a family is harder than keeping house. Donovan's patience is wearing thin, but Mischa needs time to make things right. Will Christmas bring heartache or compromise?

Mischa Blake needs the relaxation of the Blake brothers' weekly poker games now more than ever as he feels the pressure of his responsibilities as a parent, partner, and student multiplying. When one of his siblings proposes reviving their game of Truth or Dare, Mischa revolts. Instead, they all agree to share a truth, and Mischa has to decide how much of his domestic situation to share with his family.

The frantic pace of life is overwhelming, and Mischa has begun to let things slide. With the holidays just around the corner, he figures his current situation is a temporary thing. When he misses one of his son's soccer game that Donovan left work early to attend, time runs out.

Upset by the hurt in their son's eyes, Donovan decides that something must be done. He's worried that he's pushed Mischa into doing things at the wrong time, pushed his dreams on his young lover, just pushed too hard for too much in general.

In a desperate attempt to get Mischa to think about what he wants instead of what Donovan wants, Donovan issues an ultimatum. He sends Mischa away with orders to think about his priorities. 


Books 1-3 available in print volume one

The Blake brothers are a typical Hollywood family- money, prestige and dysfunction go right along with the family production studio.

When Dan Blake gets the genius idea of combining a game of poker with a game of Truth or Dare, his brothers are right to be wary.

Losing has far-reaching consequences for each of them.

Mischa is looking to escape his brothers' interference in his life. He doesn't expect to find his vocation in Keeping House for Donovan Blake.(M/M)

Terry has always been content with duty and responsibility.

When he loses, Telling the Truth sets him free to pursue a whole new side of himself. (M/M/M)

Brandon Blake is afraid of losing control. He's more afraid of losing his family. Therapy was supposed to help.

Giving Up control to Dr. Arden Grey is a challenge Brandon isn't sure he can accept. (M/F)

Truth or Dare tells a story of three brothers' different life views: how they interact, forge relationships, and find a love unique to each of them, while strengthening their family bonds.

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