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Commitment Collection by Karen Botha: Exclusive Excerpt!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Commitment Collection

by Karen Botha

“I’m pumped. I’ve been waiting for this day for months. New car, new starting procedures, new race rules. Yes, the simulator is a fabulous asset, but there’s no rehearsal like the real thing. And today is the day.

I trust my team which helps my confidence in the car’s safety. That means I can discard any nerves and allow my adrenaline to feed into the excitement which will drive me to reestablish myself as the top driver in this sport again. Psychologically, it helps if word gets out among the other drivers that I’m killing it on the track, so I’m psyched for today.

“Who’s that?” I ask through the team radio in my helmet. “The new guy with the tire?”

“He’s Kyle Beaumont. He’s a fresh recruit and excellent. Don’t worry,” James replies.”

“I’m anything but worried. Taller than me and broad, this guy lifts the wheel like it’s made of a lightweight foam. Jeez, even the guy’s jaw is strong. I linger a moment on his wide set shoulders and his firm neck. They’re adorable. His dark hair is shaved close to his head, so he has no protection from the sun. He scrunches his eyes against the bright light streaming into the garage. I bite my lip and I’m thankful no one can see under my helmet.”

“I can’t stop thinking about the guy as we run through pit stop after pit stop. When our eyes locked, the world slowed and another meaningless second shifted into a hot fury of passion. I watch in the mirrors as he slides a quick succession of tires onto empty wheel nuts without an ounce of first day nerves. His work is perfection. He’s perfection.

“Well done.” James pats me on the back as I hop out. Practice is over and it being the first day back, I’m pumped but know I’ll crash later. I need to do something to keep my spirits high.

“Thanks. Can I see Kyle in my trailer when they finish up here?”

“Sure?” James eyes me.

“Yeah, I’d like to get to know him. My life will rest partly in his hands, after all.” I grin so James knows I’m teasing although the jibe is fact. He slaps me on the back and doesn’t say a word as he walks off, leaving me to my thoughts.”

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Cover Reveal: Commitment Collection by Karen Botha

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Commitment Collection

by Karen Botha

Series 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.

Download your copy of Commitment Collection 1 – 3 now.

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Buckle-Up, Book 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.

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G-Force, Book 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.

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Jump Start, Book 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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Author Q&A: Karen Botha + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Please welcome Karen Botha to The Blogger Girls!

What does your family think of your writing?

My husband supports me more than I support myself to the point where he gets involved with plots, he reads everything I put out before it goes to anyone else, he also does a lot of the admin work I don’t have the time for and he manages my adverts. He’s amazing.

And his mum, who lives in South Africa is the same. She paid $85 including postage to get my first book sent out to her because she wanted to read it and doesn’t understand the kindle app on her phone. That’s when their salary out there is about $200 per week.

I’m a lucky girl.

Tell us about your current work in process and what you’ve got planned for the future.

From 3rd September I decided to launch one book a week until Christmas. The first of these was Commitment 1: Buckle Up all the way through to Commitment 6: Pole Position.

After that, Daisy from the Commitment series of books will feature in an Urban romance series called Love. The first of the series is named after her, Daisy. We’ll follow her life and understand more about what was going on in Commitment 5:Turbo Charged.

Do you have any advice for all the aspiring writers out there?

Oh yes, and it’s not like I’ve made it, but what I’ve learned so far is to write what you love. Don’t let anyone tell you what you should be doing. You’re the one who has to spend limitless hours with the characters, because it’s not just about getting them down on paper, it’s also the thinking time, dreaming time, insomnia. Yep, you get it, so write in a genre that makes you happy.

Oh, and then. Get. An. Editor. A kick-ass one. Do not compromise. And no, I’m not giving you mine because I love her.

If you could travel forward or backward in time where would you go and why?

I’m sorry, this sounds smug, but I’m so happy, I don’t want to leave my life. I have a great husband, a job that pays enough whilst allowing me the flexibility to write for hours on end. And I have my rescue dog Shadow who keeps me company while I do it. Can I stay where I am please?

We’ve all got a little voyeurism in us right?  If you could be a fly on the wall during an intimate encounter between two characters, not your own, who would they be?

Well, these aren’t characters, but seeing Teresa May and Donald Trump getting it on would be hilarious. Or was that a serious question?

If I were snooping around your kitchen and looked in your refrigerator right now, what would I find?

Oops, you’ve got me. About four bottles of wine, a champagne that one of my clients bought me to celebrate the launch of Buckle Up. A pack of chicken breasts are also loitering in there that we were supposed to be using two days ago for Fajitas and didn’t. Erm, some milk. And a load of ingredient type stuff like chipotle sauce, pesto, that kind of thing because I love to cook from scratch.

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