Today, I have author Karen Botha guesting at my blog. She’s here to talk about The Commitment Collection, her latest book series featuring super-hawt race car drivers. And of course she’ll be talking about super-hawt race car drivers. What can I say? I love that she’s a super-fan of this sport in the same way that I’m a super-fan of golf. Okay, I’ll shut up and hand the mic over to Karen.
Race car drivers have to work out. If they don’t then they can’t handle the gruelling couple of hours it takes to throw a car around a million bends at two hundred kilometers per hour. In the Commitment series, I talk a lot about how lean they are because not only are they walls of muscle, but they also have to watch their weight to be as light as possible so they add the minimal load possible to the car. Kimi Räikkönen was even told he had to cut his weight before the start of the 2018 Formula 1 world championship to assist the handling of the car.
But, who are my top three?
Or do I have one? I have a few which take my fancy.
First up in new to the grid, Charles LeClerc. Now, he’s a hot in more ways than one, he’s caused a sensation on the track so that everyone is talking about him, but off the track, it’s safe to say he’s not un-tasty.
The issue is, he’s soooo young. These racing drivers are like police officers, they’re getting younger. Or, am I getting older? Hmmm.
I couldn’t put this post together without mentioning Marcus Eriksson. How can anyone not consider him to be hot after getting out of the crash he had at Italy recently?
Anyone who gets up and walks away from that, and then races the next day has to be hotter than hell in my book. Plus, he’s also quite pretty.
Then, there’s Stoffel Vandoorne. He is pretty much at the back of the grid every single week. But, I will rush out to defend him, it’s his car. He was amazing when he was in GP2 but then as soon as he ended up at McLaren are we supposed to believe that his form took such a huge nose dive?
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Book Title: Buckle Up, G-Force and Jump Start Collection
Author: Karen Botha
Cover Artist: Jarmilla Takac
Genre/s: Contemporary gay romance
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Buy Links – Available on Kindle Unlimited
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt from 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.
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.”
About 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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