Monday, June 29, 2015

Blog Tour: Wild Pitch By Sloan Johnson

There’s never been any question in Sean Tucker’s mind that he’d do whatever it took to make it to the major leagues and be one of the best pitchers of his time. The day he acknowledged to himself that he was gay was also the day he vowed to stay in the closet in order to chase his dreams. The problem is, he never counted on Mason Atley.

Sean showed rookie short stop Mason Atley the ropes, both on the field and off. The two forged a friendship which continued as both of them moved through the ranks of the farm system and into the majors. Unfortunately, there’s always been one secret Mason never felt he could share with Sean. Until now.

For seven years, Sean lived with the fact that he loved a man who would never reciprocate. When Mason admits that he’s always known he’s bisexual but has never allowed himself to pursue a relationship with a man, will Sean be able to put aside his reservations about starting a relationship with the friend he’d always assumed was straight? And more importantly, will they be able to find a way to stay together when their careers keep them apart more than they can be together?
It’s been a while since I have read a Sloan Johnson book, so when I saw that she was writing a M/M book that was about baseball players I was pretty excited and wanted to get my hands on it as soon as I could.  So of course when the opportunity arouse to sign up to review it I jumped right on board.  Wild Pitch is the first book in the Homeruns series and let me tell you this one was a homerun in itself.  From the start I didn’t want to put it down, and I didn’t until the very end.  Luckily the kids were taken care of so I don’t feel much guilt about that, oh alright I feel zero guilt, sue me this book was hot!

Sean and Mason have been friends for years, even though they play on separate teams they have stayed close throughout the years and even their own teams know that these two are best friends.  Sean has known he is gay all of his life, even if he is still in the closet it doesn’t mean that he hasn’t had relationships, he has.  Mason is in the middle of a divorce but unknown to Sean, he is Bi and has had a crush on Sean for a while now, but unlike Sean Mason has never been with a man.  So when the truth comes out and Sean and Mason decide to try to have a relationship it still isn’t easy and sadly Sean is who makes it hard.  I can understand his fears, hell if it were me I would be worried about not just losing my best friend but having my heart ripped to shreds too.  Mason has some hard decisions to make, not just about his relationship with Sean, his divorce with his ice queen bitch of an ex but about what he wants to do about his career.  I am gonna warn you now, this is one sexy hot read so make sure you have spare panties nearby because Mason and Sean will make the ones you have on very wet when you read some of the sex scenes.

I am hoping that the next book releases soon, don’t worry this one is about a different couple so there are no cliffhangers in this one.  If you are a M/M fan like I am then make sure you check out Wild Pitch by Sloan Johnson, I think you will love to read about these guys playing with their bats and balls (yes I went there did you really expect me not to?) as much as I did.


“Are you saying what I think you are?” I asked, my mind still holding me back from pushing him back on the couch to give him what he seemed to be begging for. My fingers tangled through his hair, holding him so his face was barely an inch away from mine. I feared that, if I let go, the trance would be broken and I’d never know what it felt to press my body against his.

“Yeah, I think I am.” Throwing caution to the wind, I placed my hands on his shoulders and shoved him back. His wavy hair felt like silk under my fingers as I plundered his mouth with a crushing kiss. He moaned as his hips bucked against mine, just as desperate for release as I felt. A surge of connection jolted through my body, from my mouth all the way down to my cock, urging me to claim him. There’d be time for regrets later, but if this was what Mason wanted, I would be the one to give it to him.
My cock begged to be freed from the confines of my jeans, pleaded with my hands to reach between our bodies and pull his sweats over his hips, but I couldn’t. Just like my performance earlier in the day, I allowed someone else to weasel his way into my mind and I choked.

“Mace, we can’t do this,” I said with more than a trace of resignation behind the words. “I don’t want you doing something with me because you think it’ll take my mind off what happened earlier. You deserve better than that. If you’re really interested in guys, that’s awesome, but I can’t be your guinea pig. You mean too much to me for me to lose you when you decide you want to go back to women. I wouldn’t be able to stand being pushed aside because your tastes change.”
Mason’s face contorted as if he’d eaten something sour. “Dude, you make it sound like it’s a banquet dinner and I’m going to decide I picked the wrong entrée! Why can’t life be a buffet? If I’m in the mood for a steak, I’ll have the steak. If I want the salmon, I’ll grab a piece of that. Life’s short, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to get to St. Peter and regret never trying steak. Unfortunately for me, the only cut I’m interested in is you.”

“See, that’s exactly what I’m talking about,” I countered. “Let’s keep going with your ridiculous analogy, because you seem to focus better when we’re talking about food… what happens when you try the steak, only to decide that you can’t stand it? What if you realize that what you thought was steak was closer to a nasty fast-food burger? I don’t want to take that chance.”


About the Author:

Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.

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