BLOG TOUR – CHARACTER INTERVIEW – Commitment Series Collection Books 1-3 by Karen Botha – #Excerpt

Please join me in welcoming author Karen Botha to my blog. Karen kindly brought along her character, Kyle Beaumont, to answer a few questions for us!

Commitment Series Collection by Karen Botha

Buckle Up – G-Force – Jump Start

Publisher: Self-published
Cover Artist: Jarmilla Takac
Genre/s: Contemporary Gay Romance
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Heat Rating: 4 flames

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Blurb

On the road of life, passion is what drives us, but love makes us stay the course.

Elliott Judd is a superstar race car driver and hotter than hell. Men and women fall at his feet and he enjoys the easy pickings.

Kyle Beaumont, a straight mechanic with a body to die for, joins the racing team of his dreams with his mind fixed on the job.

But as the racing seasons come and go, these men realize they might be racing to the same trophy, each other. With their physical and emotional exploits driven to new depths. they face devastating disruptions when the past crashes into them. Are their feelings for each other enough to keep them on the right track?

Find how passion and lust turn to love, and whether these driven men focus on happiness in the journey or the destination in this hot, sexy three-book series.

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Buckle-Up #1

Passion, lust and desire are the fuel that drives us. So, buckle up for the ride of your life.

Elliott Judd is a superstar race car driver and hotter than hell. Men and women fall at his feet and he enjoys the easy pickings. No one has tamed this wild stallion, but is he ready to settle down for the right person?

Kyle Beaumont, a straight mechanic with a body to die for joins the racing team of his dreams, and with his mind fixed on the job, he doesn’t realise that he is Elliott’s next trophy of choice.

As the racing season and the fight to be the world number one starts, so too does Elliott’s game of seduction.
Will Elliott crash and burn, or will Kyle succumb to this gorgeous man’s onslaught?

Buckle Up is the first book in a gay romance series by Karen Botha and a story of unlikely love.

G-Force #2

Love breeds intensity.
Intensity breeds passion.

Recovered from a life-threatening accident, Kyle Beaumont is a powerhouse who is eager to show Elliott Judd just how far he can push his hotter than ever physique. Their physical and emotional exploits are driven to a depth neither has ever experienced with anyone else.

As a racing driver superstar, Elliott loves handling power, and he’s geared up for taking everything Kyle throws his way. In fact, he craves it. But, when the past smashes into their lives, is the couple prepared to handle possibly devastating disruptions?

Set in a world of fast cars, intense love, and a burning desire to win at all costs, this is a love story brimming with unbridled lust. Join Elliott and Kyle as they race their demons to the finish line in hopes of taking home the ultimate prize-their undying love.

Jump Start #3

Falling in love is easy.
Making it work, well, that’s where the fun begins.

Falling in love with Kyle Beaumont helped Elliott Judd find a romantic piece of himself he didn’t know existed. The two men take the next step in their relationship when Kyle moves into Elliott’s place, but despite the passion he feels for his talented mechanic and lover, the scorching hot race car driver suddenly feels out of place in his own home.

Kyle adores Elliott, and thinks of him as the love of his life he didn’t see coming. But calling a mansion home and fitting into Elliott’s space is more of a culture shock than he’d anticipated.Join Kyle and Elliott as they adjust to sharing their lives with one another, both in and out of the spotlight. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll wonder if these two will ever get it right.

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Excerpt

Buckle Up

“It’s the first day of my new job as a race mechanic for one of the leading motor teams in the world. I can’t explain how long I’ve waited for this. The company had me jumping through hoops before I finally received the letter inviting me to come on board.

The pay isn’t as considerable as you’d expect, but the prestige is tremendous. And the lifestyle, well it’s one for a single man, that’s for sure. I’ll be abroad for the best part of eight months out of twelve, traveling around the globe to compete in races that test my skills to the core. The rest of the year, I’ll be running flat out developing next season’s car.

I’ve entered into this late. It’s the first day of track testing the new car. A disagreement with a previous employee means I’ve been offered a chance to show them what I’m made of. It’s a huge deal, so I’m grabbing this opportunity with both my greedy hands.

“We’ll practice pit stops.” James, the number one mechanic, says.

“I snatch my tire, remove it from the cover which keeps it up to temperature when we take it off the heating chamber, and run to the front of the garage.

“Keep the cover on. Elliott will be practicing his pit stop procedure too, so the tires don’t need to be fitted,” James says.

“Oh, OK.” Fuck, first rookie error and I’m only five minutes in. I start beating myself up. Hopefully the tires will warm back up to temperature again before we need them.

I don’t have time to be overly hard on myself. The two drivers, Elliott and Brad, make their entrance.

But only one stands out.

Elliott Judd.

He’s dressed the same as Brad, they walk at the same pace, and they’re even roughly the same size. But he’s brighter. The only way I can describe it is that he has color around him like no one I’ve ever met. A star quality. The tabloid hacks are right.

The second driver pales away against the white walls of the garage while Elliott glows.”

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☆ Character Interview ☆

What is your name? Do you have a nickname? If so, who calls you by it, and how did you get it?

Hi, I’m Kyle Beaumont, a mechanic with a dream. I realized that dream when I joined the top racing team in the world to be on the mechanics team for Elliott Judd, the race car driver world champion. I thought that being a top notch mechanic was my dream, little did I realize what I really wanted.

What character trait do you like most in yourself?

I love that I’m a big man with a bigger heart. I’m kind and finding Elliott has only brought that side of me out. I’m not ashamed to cry.

What character trait do you most dislike in others?

I despise dishonesty. There is no need for it, if you’ve got balls, stand up tall and be honest.

What is your most treasured possession?

I have two, other than Elliott 😉 I love the chair that Elliott got recovered for me. It’s a childhood heirloom which means the world. My more recent treasured possession is the motorbike which Elliott bought me when we first started dating. We’ve had some fun on that, I can tell you!

What is your greatest regret?

I’m not about regrets. I’m an easy going guy and I live in the moment. I think that’s why when Elliott came along and uncovered my buried emotions, it was an easier transition than it would have been for some. Life is short, and it’s about enjoying the special things now, not looking back.

What is your greatest strength?

Ooh, now, I am strong, does that count? I can throw around a tire like it’s a feather. You can read about just how strong I am in Commitment 4: Ignition when Elliott and I work with our personal trainer Florian to win some pretty impressive competition. Does that make me sound cocky, it’s not meant to, I’m sorry.

What makes you laugh?

The normal banter makes me laugh, people that I care about being stupid amuses me, not because they’re funny, because invariably they’re not. But, because they don’t take themselves seriously enough to be bothered.

What is your favorite food/drink?

Pizza is my favorite food, but it never used to be. I never really had a favorite until I met Elliott. But, since meeting him, and adopting the ridiculously rigid diet which he has to stick to for work, pizza is defo my food of choice because I NEVER get to eat it. Oh, and beer.

What is the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

If I tell you about this, it’ll spoil it for you when you read it, but check out Commitment 1: Buckle Up and you’ll know as soon as you read it what I’m talking about.

Cats or dogs?

Dogs all the way. The problem is though that as our life has us traveling all over the world, we can’t have either.

Do you put on both socks then both shoes, or one sock, one shoe, other sock, other shoe?

I’m a kinda haphazard guy, Elliott is the organized one, so yep, who knows what I’ll do next.

Do you hold the door open for the person behind you or do you let it go?

Always, unless it’s race weekend and it’s someone from the opposing team then I’ll do whatever I can to make their lives more difficult. But, that’s just the game plan.

Couch potato or gym bunny?

Gym bunny to the point that the hottest race car driver in the world can’t keep up with me in Commitment 2: G-Force.

If a boy/girl scout knocks on your door selling popcorn/cookies do you hide or answer the door and buy the stuff.

Sure, that was me at one time. Although, they’d struggle to knock on the door of our gated mansion nowadays.

How would you describe your childhood?

I had a very religious upbringing and that left me with a lot of great values, but has caused some issues when my lifestyle choices didn’t fit with my parents regimented ideas of what makes the perfect son.

What are your favorite activities?

Sport, gym and sex. Is there a theme there?

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Meet the Author

Karen Botha was born in Lincolnshire England where her father was in the royal air force. As a young girl she always had a passion for reading and writing. Working most of her adult life in digital marketing didn’t leave her much time to pursue her passion for stories. at the age of 36 She retrained for a reflexologist and started working for herself. This helped her free up more than enough time to enjoy a re-found passion for writing.

Her first novel was inspired by true life experiences and tales from clients. But don’t believe everything you read.

She enjoys traveling rugby and motor sport, this gives her inspiration and ideas for her books.

The first in the new LGBT series is a mm romance novel about a race car driver and his mechanic.

She currently lives in London with her husband and rescue dog called Shadow.

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