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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Launch Party for Deanndra Hall - Giveaway #2 with Elizabeth Llewellyn

Now we have Elizabeth Llewellyn with us!! 

Hi! Check out my SUICIDE RIDE series. 
Right now, I'm putting the final touches on the third book, THE HIT. 
Ultimately, there will be as many as 8 volumes in the bunch, so hitch your Ride now!

You hitch your lift with this man 

You'll have your blood on your hand … 


Norman Dimond is the Silver Man, an over-the-hill LA-based rock 'n roll record producer who has seen better days. A set-for-life bisexual with a hard spot for younger men, he squanders his nights hustling cash-strapped gay-for-pay desperadoes who swagger into his den on the Sunset Strip, looking for drive-by love in all the right places. Lonely and at loose ends, he longs for a worthy dance partner, but despairs of finding him … Until one night, when he least expects it, in waltzes … 


Johnny Gellis is the Platinum Man, a beautiful straight wreck who needs fixing—and who wants exactly what Norman Dimond has to give: a platform, a stage. But does he want it badly enough? Desperate to outrun his demons, he's driving himself crazy, and is heading straight for the edge. Can Norman save him, before it's too late? 


When Norman meets Johnny, their heavy-metal fenders bend, sending the male-on-male sparks flying. Johnny's number-one-with-a-bullet hit "Suicide Ride" blows Norman's mind, while his number-99-with-an-anchor tattoo pricks up more than just his ears. And though this hell-bent, cliff-hanging headbanger is the man-boy of his dreams, keeping him on course turns out to be a waking nightmare. Can Norman do it? Can he put him on top while stopping him from breaking down and destroying them both? The deeper Dimond digs, the darker it gets; and as the secrets and suspense multiply, so, too, do the lies. Johnny is hiding something, that much Norman is sure of; and what's worse, he begins to feel the tug of even darker and ever more violent undertows—sinister, malevolent drags that Gellis himself cannot spin-rinse away. 

SUICIDE RIDE is at once a profound work of literature and a neo-noir Hollywood bromance for the ages. Gay fiction as well as literary fiction, it's one fast-paced rock 'n roll romance novel you won't be able to put down, a gritty, realistic, eye-poppingly pimped-out Ride, flush with all the car parts for a runaway success. Switching genres like lanes, SUICIDE RIDE: THE PLATINUM MAN is a total head spin—an ebullient, erudite, yet racy exploration of the ancient themes that obsess us, by way of the pop culture freeway.

They ended up tussling—and the towel ended up right where he had always known it would, on the floor.

Torn as they were between the tattoo and the man, Dimond’s eyes were overloaded; they hardly knew which way to turn, which gobsmacking vision to settle on first.

Finally, like twin magnets to a refrigerator door, they gravitated toward the ink. Faded blue but still all too visible above the coiling mound of pubic hair, it rode low on Gellis’s slim hips, like a gunslinger’s holster, and was so profanely flamboyant Dimond could not get over it.

Marveling, he wondered how much dope it had taken to endure those painful, prickly needles, plied, obscenely, into this most sensitive and private of parts. Those scars were surely hard-won.

Blow her fucking brains out!

And then, starving, his eyeballs gobbled up the goods. Unable to hold back, Dimond dug in.

“Oooh, Flesh and the Devil, baby! Fuck, boy, I hope you got a license to carry! Look at you …”

Incredulous, he was shaking his head. “God damn, you’re hot as hell! That nasty-ass tat?—and that shit you got hangin’? Fuck, kid, I knew it: the steak matches the sizzle!”

Not once did he look Johnny in the eyes. Luridly, rapaciously, he smacked his lips and clapped his hands.

“I got ta git me a bite o’ that.”

And that was all it took: with those dirty lyrics, he was charming the snake right out of the basket. Johnny tried to shield his nakedness, but it was no use: he was a goner—they both were.

As Norman made his advance, he went back as far as he could—all the way back to the end. Back on his word; back on his belief system; back like a bitch in heat. And despite the humiliation—because of it—he kept going back—back, back, back—back, like they all did.

As Norman came on, he backed up—and the farther back he went, the farther out he stood.

Back and out he went—back and out, back and out—until finally he found himself backed into one tight corner, from which there was no place left to go, but in—and no way around for his aggressor but down.

“No, man, don’t …”

While his kisser said no, his whisper caressed and said yes.


E. LLEWELLYN is an American-born expatriate writer living in London and Berlin, and is the author of the Hollywood neo-noir series SUICIDE RIDE, including THE PLATINUM MAN, THE FIX, and the third book in the series, forthcoming in 2014, THE HIT.

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Elizabeth is giving away one copy each of 
SUICIDE RIDE: The Platinum Man 
to one random commenter. 
Just comment below with your email to enter. 


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    1. Thank you so much for your interest in my SUICIDE RIDE series! ~ Elle


    1. Thank you so much for your interest in my SUICIDE RIDE series! ~ Elle

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    1. Thank you so much for your interest in my SUICIDE RIDE series! ~ Elle

  4. I love this series!!!! Anxiously awaiting book 3!!!

    1. Thank you, Michele! Lovely to see you here! Cheers, Elle

  5. Hello again, and thank you all for giving me a chance to spotlight my SUICIDE RIDE series here at Deanndra's launch party. I hope you'll take a moment to visit the Series page here: You can also visit me on Facebook at Elizabeth Llewellyn Author. Thanks again, and best of luck with the new release, Deanndra! Cheers, Elle

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    1. Hi, Deborah! Thank you so much for your interest in my SUICIDE RIDE series! ~ Elle

  7. Love these books.

  8. I really love these books and can't wait for the third! Elizabeth is a one-of-a-kind author!

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    1. Thank you, Felicity! I appreciate your interest in my work! Do please check it out on Facebook at Cheers, Elle

  10. Read them both and I anxiously waiting got the third in this amazing series . I'm so excited,I can hardly contain myself