Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Tour for Unconditional Surrender Box Set (GIVEAWAY)

As a fan of the m/m genre I'm excited to introduce you to this wonderful collection of military stories and the sexy men that inhabit them.  Keep reading to get a taste of the Unconditional Surrender box set, with a focus on Civilian Master by Cassandra Carr.  Learn more about Ms. Carr's story through a character interview as well as an excerpt.  Learn about the other stories in this collection by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win GCs, swags, and eBooks too!

Strong. Sexy. Sizzling.
There's nothing like a man in uniform, and thirteen of today's hottest gay romance authors are celebrating military heroes and the men brave enough to love them.
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Clay's back in his hometown, years after fleeing shortly after his seventeenth birthday. He's an Army Ranger, but after a mission goes horrifically wrong, The Powers That Be in the Pentagon decide Clay and his team need a forced vacation. He's got nowhere else better to go, and the ambivalence he feels toward trying to reconcile with what remains of his family has driven him to the last place on earth Clay ever thought he'd want to see again.
He's been interested in the BDSM lifestyle for a while, but Special Ops doesn't exactly give a person an opportunity to explore stuff like that. Clay finds a club in a larger city a ways from his hometown, and decides to check it out. While there, he runs into the only man he's ever loved and one of the reasons he left. Now Flynn is a Dominant, and though Clay bolts, he fantasizes about what it would be like to be under the man's control.
After Flynn tracks him down and the two begin to explore Clay's submissive nature, though, they may both be getting more than they bargained for. Then Washington calls earlier than expected and Clay and Flynn must make a choice about whether their relationship is long-lost love or a nice break from reality.


In the space of a few seconds, Clay had climbed on top of Flynn and kissed him. It surprised him so much he readily opened his mouth for the other man’s tongue. When the kiss turned even deeper, both men made needy noises and gripped each other harder. If this kept up, Flynn would be severely tempted to do as Clay asked and bend him over the nearest horizontal surface to have his way with him, breaking a whole bunch of club rules along the way. They shouldn’t even do this here, but fuck it all if Flynn was gonna put a halt to this slice of heaven.
Clay didn’t let him go, continuing to explore Flynn’s mouth in an almost violent way, but Flynn loved every minute of it, because that meant both of them were desperate for each other. He’d been so afraid Clay would decide their first scene had been a mistake and canceled this one, but not only did he show up, he’d actually gone out and purchased an outfit he thought Flynn would love. And he did. Flynn’s hands slid down the sheen of sweat on Clay’s back and grabbed his leather-clad ass. Clay gasped into Flynn’s mouth, so Flynn continued to explore, his hands pushing between them now to play with Clay’s nipples. Clay moved restlessly on top of him, finally tearing his mouth away.
“Never knew making out could be so much fun.”
“I’ll make out with you anytime,” Flynn promised, his breath coming in short pants. “But now, we should probably cool down before they throw us out.”
Clay looked around from his perch atop Flynn’s thighs. “It’s a sex club. What’s the problem?”
“Remember the no-sex rule in this area? They try to keep things pretty clean in here and, though it’s completely stupid, that seems to apply a little bit more to the LGBT pairings.”
“That sounds like discrimination.”
Flynn shrugged. “I can see their point, but yeah.” He took a deep breath. “Anyway, much as it pains me to say this, and believe me, it does, I need you and your sexy ass to get off me.”

An Interview with Clay from Civilian Master...
Please tell us about you: job, hobbies, special talents, and anything else you would want to share.
I'm an Army Ranger, on an R&R assignment right now. The last mission my team took part in was a mess, to put it politely, and the Army gave the whole of us some forced time away to get our heads back on straight. As far as specialties, I'm the dude who uses the battering ram or whatever to get in -the breacher is the Army term for it, and I also do explosives. I don't have hobbies. I'm a Ranger.
Where did you grow up?
*sneers* In a boonyville town you should be happy you've never had to visit. I hated it there. The only good thing about that craphole was Flynn. *smiles and stares off into space*
Tell us about the first time you met. Was it love at first sight?
*laughs* Uh, no, since we were both still little kids. But as I got older and realized I liked boys, Flynn was it for me. Still is. But don't tell him I said that, his ego is big enough.
What drew you to each other?
Now or then? Then, mostly my desire to not be in my house and to be with Flynn. Now, he makes me feel safe. That sounds like a pretty corny line coming from an Army Ranger, but it's true.
What is your favorite part of him?
*blushes* Uhhhhh...
That's not what I meant.
No, no, I wasn't even thinking along those lines. Eesh. No, um, just, he knows how to get into the deepest parts of me, let's just put it that way. Geez, that still sounds dirty.
Do you love a challenge? If so, how do you handle it?
You're not a very good Ranger if you don't love challenges. Usually I devise a plan and complete the mission. With Flynn it was different because even though I'm put in life or death situations every day, it felt like there was so much more at stake here.
Care to share future plans?
Stay alive and come back to Flynn. That's about the best you can do in my line of work.


Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.
She thinks the best part of being a writer is penning stories about love and sex while most others struggle with commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers.


EMAIL:  AuthorCassandraCarr AT gmail DOT com


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  1. I'm always touched by military men's willingness to lay down their lives for people they don't know. Preordered the set last week, can't wait!

    Trix, vitajex(At)Aol(Dot)com

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  3. Gotta love a man in uniform! I loved the character interview :)

  4. I've had this set pre-ordered for more than two weeks! I'm so happy it's finally going live tomorrow! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. I love men in uniform because they look so handsome in it!

  5. Their service and their uniforms :)

  6. Am anxiously awaiting to see what kind of Military man, Sasha Devlin has in store for us : )

  7. I love military men because I grew up around them (both my parents are veterans).

    Love the character interview. Thanks!

  8. For their loyalty, bravery and willingness to risk.

    I have this pre-ordered - awesome special price.


  9. I was honored to be given an ARC for review. All the stories are amazing i highly. Reccomend getting it

  10. I love military men for their strength, loyalty, and the small crack that shows their vulnerability!

  11. My love respect of military men and women began when I was very young. My dad, uncles, and several uncles-in-law all served in the various military branches.

  12. I love a man in a uniform they are here to protect and keep us safe I have a lot of respect for them because they may one day have to give their life for us.


  13. My son is in the army just a few months ago so i am very proud of him and love him.

  14. Their bravery (& their hotness). Thanks.