Monday, May 23, 2016

Virtual Tour - The Bad Decision (Men of Machismo, #1) by Morgan Kay

Men of Machismo
The Bad Decision Legacy
Men of Machismo, #1
by Morgan Kay
Date of Publication:  May 12th 2016
Publisher: Sleeping Dragon Press
Genre: Romantic Suspense

From The Book Junkie Reads . . .The Bad Decision Legacy (Men of Machismo, #1) . . .
The suspense was in your face. The tension was filling the pages with each turn. The intensity of the fear pouring off the pages in regards to Tonya and her realization that her ex- will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The intense attraction. The magnetic pull of desire and lust. The curtain of hidden secrets, past deed, current dealing. All these things lend to the roar of a ride that culminates in a intensely climatic ending. 

There are some things you feel you just have to know. Then there are things that are better left alone never to be touched again, if ever. Tonya learns this and more. He ex wants her. Her best friend send her on a blind date. Her blind date desires her.

The tension, suspense, action, drama all unfolds with much to be rewarded if the end is accomplished alive and intact.  You may even laugh a time or two. maybe a little too loud before you get to the end.
**This ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.**

The Men of Machismo series revolves around nine friends who worked together in a male revue. Each book follows the life of a different former dancer seven years later. The Bad Decision Legacy is Will and Tonya’s story.

Tonya’s psychotic ex is stalking her. Not the best time to meet men, still her best friend begs her to show up for blind date dinner. Her plan includes the meet and greet, then heading home. Of course, she never expected a man who sent every hormone in her body into high alert. Will looked like her next bad decision.

Will’s work as a divorce lawyer included discouraging embittered women from ramming their soon to be exes with the car or setting fire to their husband’s latest girlfriend. No wonder he fell hard for Tonya. The first woman he met with no agenda, well almost none. It’s obvious Tonya is knee deep in trouble, but refuses to ask for help. Instead of running the other way, he contemplates dashing into the tornado she refers to as her life. With any luck, he might survive. 
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Lynne merely lifted an eyebrow as she opened the front door. Her friend waited for them both to pass, before speaking.

Their hostess babbled as entered. “Ah, well, we got the awkward introductions out of the way. I forgot to mention to Tonya that Marc invited you. I forgot until you arrived.” Lynne managed to deliver the words with a straight face, but winked in Tonya’s direction.
Tonya sucked in her lips, controlling her laughter. Unfortunately, her friend would never be a great actress. Her words sounded as stiff as any business owner who attempted to make his own cut-rate commercial.

Tonya excused herself by pointing in the direction of the bathroom, not trusting herself to resist laughing. Lynne acknowledged her signal while guiding Will to the family room, where mellow jazz music and glassware tinkling emanated. Marc must already be making his special martinis. The memory of various drinks in brilliant colors, with exotic names, made her regret her detour to the bathroom. After shutting the door with a little more energy than needed, she turned on the faucet full blast, covering her laughter.

Seriously, did Lynne think she was fooling anyone? Did Will think she showed up on her own, with no hint a single man might be the lure? A quick glance in the mirror revealed a flushed face. It was hard to tell if it was from laughing or playing her part in this farce. Dampening a washcloth, she patted her face. Thank goodness, she hadn’t bothered with full makeup. Her goal was to look like she hadn’t expected to encounter an eligible male. Well, she accomplished that all right with her ponytail and jeans.

 Nothing she could do about it now. She stuck her tongue out at her mirrored image. Her goal was not to encourage the man, but to score a free meal. A small sigh escaped as she turned the doorknob. Remembering the spark that zipped up her arm when he touched her hand, the man had potential. Try not to think about it. The last thing she needed was the emotional roller coaster that came with dating. She never managed to exit the horror ride called Clint. It was still going, whether she wanted to be on it or not. That would be a hard thing to explain in a budding relationship.

God, listen to me. Budding relationship. Get a grip, chick. Michelle pointed out the man must be a mess if his own fiancĂ©e abandoned him to become a man. Will would be smart to avoid me, because I’m a train wreck in the making, with a full-time stalker and the possibility of unemployment in the near future.
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How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
If you have ever seen or read Bridget Jones’ Diary, then you’ll have a clue. The characters could work with you or live next door to you. There’s plenty of steam and laughs.

What mindset or routine do you feel the need to set when preparing to write (in general, whether you are working on a project or just free writing)?
I start in the mornings, then write for six hours. I’m a little bit of ADD writer and sometimes find it hard to concentrate on one story. I often juggle two or three stories at one time.

Do you take your character prep to heart?
I think about the character for several weeks to figure out his or her motivation. I often talk to my husband about actions and reactions of the character.

Do you people watch to help with development?
I people watch all the time and store the information for later. I inadvertently eavesdrop on conversations. My daughter and I overheard two women plotting how they’d blackmail a person.

Or do you build upon your character during story creation?
I spend a great deal of time getting to know my characters through writing. They often do things I don’t expect.

Have you found yourself bonding with any particular character? If so which one(s)?
I’m especially fond of Teresa in Incognito because I used to teach high school too.

Do you have a character that you have been working on that you can't wait to put to paper?
Well, all the Men of Machismo are lurking in my mind.

Why did you choose to have nine friends? Why this ex-profession?
Everyone has secrets. Some are embarrassing. All my characters have something to hide, which is why I decided all the all male revue dancers. You hear plenty of women  say they danced to make it through college. Why not men? There are usually several men in a revue, which caused me to come up with the number nine.

Will each of the nine have a separate full length novel/novella in the series?
Yes, each one has their own book and story to tell.

Have you ever felt that there was something inside of you that you couldn't control?
I read the question and thought of the monster in Alien. I think you might be referring to characters. They do take over now and then.

 If so what? If no, what spurs you to reach for the inexperienced?
I read once that women prefer novelty to routine. I’m living proof of that. I enjoy trying out new things from food to activities as well as traveling. Sometimes I want to do things just to see how it is done for research.
I went to a shooting range to get the feel and impact of a weapon in my hand. It allowed me to describe it better.
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Author Info
Morgan K Wyatt writes steamy romances with a side of laughter under the name of Morgan Kay. The wisecracking heroines and hunky heroes are similar to the ones in her mainstream novels, but in the Steamy Interludes series, the bedroom door is left open.  Real life issues, humor, dogs are also staples in Morgan Kay romances.  
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