Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Book Tour for Switching Gears by Megan Slayer (Review & GIVEAWAY)

As a fan of sports-themed romances I was immediately drawn to this story and knew I had to bring it to you.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of Switching Gears by Megan Slayer through a sensual excerpt and my review.  Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win some gorgeous jewelry too!

Ethan’s about to meet his match in the last person he ever expected.
Ethan Long is a man on a mission—finish well and he gets to keep his ride at Flash Racing. Continue to crash and his racing days will be numbered. Other than being behind the wheel of a race vehicle, this good looking hot shot hasn’t got the first clue how to harness his ego or his talent. Until he locks gazes with Royce. Then all bets are off.
Royce Darden doesn’t play around. His no-nonsense attitude propelled him to the head of the merchandise sales at Flash. He’s good with numbers and facts…and a crop. Few people know about his wilder side and what he needs in bed. He sees the inner submissive in Ethan screaming for a turn. Can Royce convince the young driver that switching gears could be the key to his racing future?


“You’re only hot shit until the next wonder kid comes along. Prove why you’ve got staying power so Collin will have to keep you around.” Royce gasped for breath. Few people worked him up to the point of yelling. Ethan had made the short list. Royce shoved both hands into his hair. “Maybe no one has ever told you no, but I will. Stop being a shit so you can do what you love.”
Ethan didn’t say anything for the longest time. He stared toward the floor and shuffled his boot-clad feet.
“Thanks,” Ethan mumbled. “Collin told me we needed to hang out more. Said you’d be able to sell my crap better if you got to know me. Sounds like you already do.”
Before Royce could respond, Ethan met his gaze and grinned. “Now, do you want to fuck?”
“You can’t be serious.” So much for the emotional breakthrough Royce had expected.
“I can be, and I am.” The grin widened. Ethan winked then headed to the back of the motor coach. “And you can’t knock a guy for trying. Now, where do we sleep while this sucker’s in motion? Ooh! Bunks. Top one’s mine.”
Royce groaned. Dear Lord, this would be a long ride.



Megan Slayer's racing series continues with another hot and heavy read where opposites attract.  Ethan is the new racer in town trying to earn a permanent spot on his team.  He's brash and has a devil-may-care attitude where he revels in being the bad boy.  While this wildness might earn him fans it leaves the race owner frustrated and giving him an ultimatum to get himself together.  He's desperate to keep racing and is willing to use unconventional means to be a better racer.  After meeting Royce, the man slated to help him, he wants to be a better man too as he finds himself attracted to the older man.

Royce has been hurt by love before and is leery of it now.  He finds himself immensely attracted to Ethan though against his better judgement as Ethan is all about fun and being wild, whereas Royce enjoys the quiet and finer things in life.  He's attracted to the hints of submission the young man displays as he's missed flexing his Dom muscles.  Knowing that Ethan needs to learn control has them engaging in numerous BDSM interludes that are sweat-inducing but bring them closer together as the lines between true affection and lust begin to blur.

The super steamy BDSM scenes are frequent and take over the story at times.  The language is raw and the play intense but I still found myself eagerly turning the pages.  Ethan starts off the story as the more immature of the two, more playful, and more likely to say exactly what he's thinking.  You see Ethan gain more control and become more mature as the story progresses and as he becomes the man Royce wants it's up to him to take what Ethan so endearingly offers.  Royce doesn't want to be Ethan's keeper though, he wants more.  He wants an equal and it's a race to the finish to see if he crosses the finish line to a HEA.  While the character development wasn't as fully fleshed-out as I'd hoped I still found the characters enjoyable and the story satisfying and look forward to more stories set in this world.

My rating for this is a C+

*I received this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


When she's not writing the stories in her head, Megan Slayer can be found luxuriating in her hot tub with her two vampire Cabana boys, Luke and Jeremy. She has the tendency to run a tad too far with her muse, so she has to hide in the head of her alter ego, but the boys don't seem to mind.
When she’s not obsessing over her whip collection, she can be found picking up her kidlet from school. She enjoys writing in all genres, but writing about men in love suits her fancy best. The cabana boys are willing to serve, unless she needs them. She always need them. So be nice to Javier or he will bite--on command.
She also masquerades under the name Wendi Zwaduk and is published through Changeling Press, Decadent Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, MLR Press, Resplendence Publishing, and Total-E-Bound Publishing.

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Megan will be awarding a Bracelet/earring set - handmade in team colors of black and red, to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

-Giveaway is open to everyone.
-To be entered, leave a comment telling us your favorite sport, along with your email addy (no email=no entry).
-Winner will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 9/26.


  1. Thank you for the honest review and your kind words. I appreciate all you said and will use it when writing the next book -- there will be more! -- Thank you also for hosting me today. Much appreciated. :-)

  2. Thanks for the helpful review, sounds like a book I'd enjoy.


    1. Very honest and well written. I appreciate the review and Jody's kind words. :-) Thanks for stopping by Emily. Always good to see you at the blog stop.

  3. Nice review

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    1. I thought it was well written and informative. I appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by!