The Replacement Guitarist Series by Lori Toland – Excerpt, Review and Giveaway

Released: August 30, 2014
Blaze Shinozuka has two goals: get a job as a guitarist and lose his virginity. At an audition for a famous pop star, he draws the attention of celebrity manager Jason Stockton—and their instant attraction sends his world careening off its axis just as he is thrust into the gritty world of rock ‘n’ roll.
Straight-laced music manager Jason Stockton is always professional and never dips his pen in the company ink. But there is something about Blaze that leaves him wanting what he shouldn’t. The guitarist’s exotic beauty and compelling innocence is a temptation Jason can’t resist.
After one lie in the national media pushes them apart, Blaze must decide whether he will trust Jason, a man he shouldn’t touch, let alone love. The cutthroat, jealous world of rock ‘n’ roll, has chewed up and spit out the toughest musicians, and Blaze vows he will be the last man standing, even after the music stops.



Released: November 14, 2013
Jason Stockton and Blaze Shinozuka are looking forward to escaping their hectic rock and roll lifestyle for a relaxing holiday. Their plan seems promising, and the passion between them burns hotter than ever as they keep each other warm despite the icy temperatures.
When a surprise Stockton family get-together threatens to reveal what Jason would rather keep hidden, their budding relationship is put to the test and an impromptu trip to Hawaii makes the differences between them more obvious than ever.
Thanks to two chaotic family holidays and a lot of painful secrets, Christmas could end up being more than their new found love can endure.
And *NEW* The Journey Onward…
Getting back from paradise and being alone is exactly what Jason and Blaze need to build their relationship and break down the barriers between them but nothing is ever that simple. Being in LA means back to work for Jason and Blaze gets a sample of what life will be like as Jason’s partner.
Can loving each other be enough to keep them together? Blaze is finding out how much work goes into keeping a relationship alive and in their darkest hour, they will have to stand united as partners to weather a storm that could devastate their future.
Released: May 5, 2014
When Blaze got his dream job, he never imagined within a year he would be fired. After a botched performance with Cassie, he’s kicked off the tour — and so is his boyfriend Jason — but Blaze is determined to live his dream again and he may have found the perfect band to do it with.
He will stop at nothing to be back on stage, though the costs of stardom may bring an end to his romance with Jason. Can Blaze have it all? Or will Blaze have to leave his first love behind to follow his destiny?


*NEW* RELEASE – September 2, 2014
Blaze Shinozuka is a bonafide rockstar with his band, Razor’s Edge. After his romance with music manager Jason Stockton crashed and burned, Blaze is free to live and love. It’s been a wild and heady year that’s been blissfully drama free until the one man he’s been avoiding comes careening back in to wreak havoc on his heart once again.
Jason Stockton has become the superstar he never wanted to be. When his music reality show becomes an overnight success, he’s thrust into the limelight against his will. He’s coping with intrusions into his private life but then a chance encounter sends him right into the arms of the man he loved…and lost.
Their time apart has changed them, except the passion between them burns brighter than ever. With the media hounding them in the midst of multiple scandals, they find they can only depend on one person — each other. Will they learn to trust that their love is enough to see them through it all? Or will this be their final dance before calling it quits, this time for good?


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“Shouldn’t you be out with your band mates?” Jason asked as he unfolded his menu.

Blaze didn’t answer right away. Instead, he pressed his full lips together into a thin line as Jason remembered kissing him while tasting his sweet, hot tongue. He bit back a groan just as Blaze answered. “They weren’t going anywhere I liked.”

“So are you sitting over here sulking for not getting your way?” The barb flew out so naturally, Jason didn’t even have time to think about it and instantly regretted his words.

Blaze recoiled for a moment but then held up his beer. “Does it look like I’m sulking?”

“Actually, it does. I figured you’d be out fucking the first available hole by now.”

Blaze’s mouth dropped open. “Sounds like you’re bitter that you can’t get a piece of me.”

“No. Just reminiscing. I knew you when you were a one hit wonder,” Jason said.

“I knew you back when you were being truthful about your sexuality.” Blaze threw out a barb of his own just to see if Jason would lose his cool.

Jason narrowed his eyes. “Well, flaunting it in everyone’s face only works well for you.”

The bright red spots on Blaze’s cheeks reminded Jason of when they used to make love, though now they were dark crimson from anger. Jason’s cock didn’t recognize the difference as it lengthened and pressed against his zipper.

As their waiter came toward them, Jason adjusted himself discreetly and moved in his chair to hide his erection. He stopped to take Jason’s order, which blocked him from seeing Blaze for a moment but when he left, those unforgettable aqua eyes were full of fire again.




The Replacement Guitarist
The story was very entertaining.  The sex scenes by themselves was enough to hold my attention.  I think the character of Akihiko “Blaze” Shinozuka is very sweet and endearing, and his relationship with JasonStockton is quite explosive.  There was enough drama as it to hold my attention.  I won’t get into the details and give out any spoilers.  I just want to say the book is worth reading.  There will be much more interesting things to come in the next installment.  The only reason I gave it a 4 star is because there should a little more from the plots.
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Home For The Holidays
This second book had much more details, drama, interesting interactions between all the characters.  The book was veryengrossing.  Blaze and Jason are still working on their relationship.  There are so many secrets reveled.  The drama almost go sky high.  The situation is getting stressful on their relationship, but they forge ahead, because neither can live without one another.  The ending was surprising, and that is what will lead to their downfall for the next book.
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Into the Fire
This third book was the continuation of all the dramas from the previous book.  Blaze and Jason are both of a job.  Now, what?  So keep forging ahead with so much stress and tensions, which bound to affect their relationship.  However, they did an admirable job to keep going.  Things did not go according to plan, when Jason still have reservations about his relationship Blaze in the eyes of the public.  Also, to compound things further to the wrong direction.  Cassies’s crisis is hitting rock bottom, so Jason have no choice but help.  That create more tensions and misunderstanding between Blaze and Jason.  They call it quit at the end of this book.   I have already said too much.  Give it a chance and you will not regret it.
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This last book was excellent!  It is still full of dramas, heartaches, joys, and everything in between.  I just want to say I love it and it has HEA ending.   Even tough it almost did not work out in the middle of the book.  I think Lori Toland is a very talented writer.  I will definitely check out her other works.
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CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.

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