Thursday, February 6, 2014

Blog Tour Review: Payoff (Market Garden #6) by L.A. Witt & Aleksander Voinov

Today Waves of Fiction is participating in the blog tour for Payoff by L.A Witt.  For our stop we have a review to share with you as well as an awesome post from the authors!
Payoff (Market Garden, #6)
Payoff (Market Garden #6) by L.A. Witt & Aleksander Voinov
Published on February 3rd, 2014 by Riptide Publishing
About the book
Tristan and Jared have got it made. When they aren’t raking in the cash together at Market Garden, they’re burning up their own sheets and getting closer by the day. But something isn’t right. Tristan’s on edge, and Jared doesn’t understand why.

Before they can hash things out, their services are requested by none other than Rolex. And Rolex doesn’t just want to be a bystander this time. He wants Jared while Tristan watches, and he’s more than willing to pay for it.

But Tristan’s reached a breaking point, and even that huge wad of cash might not be enough to keep tonight’s arrangement from crashing and burning.
My Thoughts:
I love these books!  I was immediately hooked after reading Quid Pro Quo and after a sexy lap dance in Take it off I have been dying to know what Jared and Tristan have been up to!  Well Payoff did not disappoint me and I am left squeeing for these two characters!

Payoff takes off where Take it Off left off.  Tristan and Jared are together, but still working at the Market Garden.  Things have been going okay and they both knew going in that their line of work was just that work.  That was until Tristan started questioning things and feeling things he wasn't used to feeling.  When Rolex walks in the true test begins and it was heart breaking to watch both Tristan and Jared come to terms with what was coming.

The previous two books only gave us one POV and I was excited to see that in this one we get to see inside both their minds. They were both thinking the same thing and that was nice to know, it made it to where I wasn't cringing wondering what the other person was thinking.  I don't like being blindsided with my favorite characters which these two definitely are.

Tristan and Jared have come along way since the very beginning but they are just as hot as ever.  This book deals with more emotions which was awesome to see.  In this installment I wanted more than just spicey scenes and I loved seeing them actually talk to one another.  They needed to say a lot and clear the air because if they didn't I don't think they would have lasted.  After having the air cleared I am more than happy with the outcome.  It was what I wanted and I am happy with their HEA.

Now don't get me wrong there are some pretty hawt scenes, I mean its Tristan and Jared.  You shouldn't expect anything less from them, but their soft moments were just heartwarming and awesome.  Their spicey scenes were beyond hawt though and Rolex just added a whole other level.

I am hoping that Rolex gets his own book.  I have only read two others from this series and they didn't involve Rolex, but I am hoping the others might feature him.  He is quite the character and well I just really want to know his story!  This series just gets better and better and they are fun books that pack quite a punch!
4 Suns

Payoff (Market Garden)-Saved by Porn
To avoid getting into any kind of trouble with my still-employers, the following scenario is for entertainment puproses only and does not, in fact, reflect anything bordering reality.

Okay, so I got the disclaimer out of the way. Lori and I have already told the story about how the Market Garden series started. It did not, in fact, start with Quid Pro Quo. The first part was If It Flies. But while If It Flies was in edits, it had already become clear that there was so much untapped potential.

Imagine, if you will, one of London’s financial centres. It’s where we do actually have a number of skyscrapers clustered together. In one of those sits a financial editor with nothing to edit. A slow week, you see. And nobody else in the office—or at least, no boss and boss’s boss. It’s about 13:00, after lunch. Four more hours to go. The nondescript open plan office is quiet. The editor in question is stretched out across his desk, brain liquifying with boredom. Said editor is much better with stress and heavy workload than boredom. Much. Much. Much. Better.

There. A window pops up in Google chat. It’s Lori, who’s just fallen out of bed.

“How are you doing?”

“Kill. Me. Now.”

“What’s up?”

“Soooooo bored. I’m gonna kill somebody just to break up the boredom. Spree killing in Canary Wharf. If you see that headline tomorrow, that was me.”

“Ehhhh. Or we could write something?”

“It’s gotta be short.”

“Let’s write some porn?”

The editor perks up. Porn at work? Awesome. Getting fired for that would definitely shake things up.  “Let’s do this!”

And Lori sent me a link to a shared document, where, in due course, the first few lines appear out of nowhere:

“Feast or famine in this place, isn’t it?” Tristan sighed heavily. He wore his boredom as if he wondered how dare the universe not entertain him, and lounged as much as anyone could on a barstool. He was like a cat in that respect. He could stretch and bend to get comfortable—at least, Jared assumed he was comfortable—anywhere he damn well pleased. Right now, his arm seemed like the only solid piece of his body, his elbow on the bar and his hand against his face, holding up his head as the rest of him poured over the edge of the bar, onto the seat, and down the stool leg to where the toe of his boot touched the floor.

And we wrote a solid 90% or so on paid time, and the rest when I got home that evening. Hurrah for slow workdays. 


Aleksandr has been published for twenty years, both in print and ebook. He has ten years’ experience as a writing coach, book doctor, and writing teacher, and he works as a financial editor in the research department of a pan-European investment bank.

After co-authoring the M/M military cult classic Special Forces, Aleksandr embarked on a quest to write edgy, dark, sometimes literary M/M and gay fiction (much of which is romance/erotica)—the only way he can use his American Literature degree these days.

He’s been published with Heyne/Random House, Carina Press, Samhain Publishing, Loose Id, Dreamspinner, Storm Moon Press, and others.

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 L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer currently living in the glamorous and ultra-futuristic metropolis of Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, two cats, and a disembodied penguin brain that communicates with her telepathically. In addition to writing smut and disturbing the locals, L.A. is said to be working with the US government to perfect a genetic modification that will allow humans to survive indefinitely on Corn Pops and beef jerky. This is all a cover, though, as her primary leisure activity is hunting down her arch nemesis, erotica author Lauren Gallagher, who is also said to be lurking somewhere in Omaha.

L. A.’s backlist is available on her website, and updates (as well as random thoughts and the odd snarky comment) can be found on her blog or on Twitter (@GallagherWitt).


  1. That anecdote's put a smile on my face that's a mile wide--classic!


  2. That is so funny and having met them, I have no problem at all visualizing that from them at all.

  3. Thank you for the post it put a smile on my face =)

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