Thursday, February 06, 2014

Payoff (Market Garden #6) by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov Blog Tour, Exclusive Future Market Garden Excerpt & Giveaway

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Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/Aleksandr Voinov/L. A. Witt blog tour for the newest Market Garden story, Payoff!

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off our backlists (excluding Payoff) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on February 9th, and winners will be announced on February 10th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.


Exclusive Excerpt from Market Garden #8

 Nope, it doesn’t even have a title yet! This is a tiny little sneak peek at what we’re working on right now. Please note this is from an unedited work-in-progress.

Rahil, a friend of Mike and Geoff’s, is a bit of a paintball prodigy, and has joined the guys for some of their naughty games on the field. Frank’s brought some of his rentboys to play too…including the gorgeous Zach. The first time we saw Zach, he approached Spencer in If It Flies, and he’s had Rahil tripping over his own feet since the first time they played.

As those of you who’ve read Capture & Surrender probably remember, this is a winner take all brand of paintball. You capture someone on the field, he’s yours. All yours.

We now go live to the paintball field where Rahil is on the hunt…


Rahil peered out from behind the bunker, trying to work out where the next attackers were coming from. Nothing from the front. He thought he saw a moving camo to the left, where the trees stood pretty dense. There was a lot of dead wood there, and part of a trench, so he could easily outflank whoever was trying to outflank him from there. A quick, habitual check told him the hopper was still full, so he left his cover and ran in a low crouch towards cover.

A couple balls of paint zipped past him, so he dropped flat on his stomach behind another fallen tree and squeezed off some bullets just as the enemy was leaning out of cover. A muffled pained curse told him he’d hit, although the other player seemed very reluctant to acknowledge it openly. Several seconds passed. Then, finally, “I’m out.” The player who stepped out of cover with his marker raised was none other than Chris, that cocky son of a bitch everyone got a kick out of shooting. Rahil always got a little thrill out of adding a Chris-shaped notch to his barrel.

He used the pause to roll to the side and slide into the trench that was running along the side of the field. The trench was empty and offered him a lot of protection, so he ran along for about fifteen yards or so and climbed out at the end of it, ending up on his knees in the protection of another piece of plywood cover.

Yes, there was definitely one player trying to flank him from the very edge of the field. Rahil peered along the field. And that player came without backup, too. There was nobody in sight on that line at all. So he made his way behind the trees and covers, moving slowly and carefully. The bulk of the enemy was either trying to get through on the other side or tried to protect the flag, but a stray or two might still be dangerous.

He circled around the other player who was now flat on his stomach behind a bunker, squeezing off the occasional round likely when he thought he saw something. For the hell of it, Rahil picked up a stone and threw it to the side.

The player quickly adjusted his position and leaned out of cover to investigate the noise.

Enough time to cross the distance.

He extended the marker and touched the other player on the hip. “Captured.”

The other player almost jumped out of his skin, and when the man cursed, Rahil almost jumped out of his. That voice. Oh fuck.

Staying low to avoid a stray paintball, his “prisoner” turned around, and Rahil’s throat tightened as he met Zach’s gorgeous eyes through his visor.

Though the lower half of Zach’s face was hidden behind the mask’s grill, Rahil swore he could feel the grin that narrowed the man’s eyes. “Well.” He leaned back against the bunker and rested his weapon across his lap. “You have me. What’re you going to do with me?”

Uh. Yeah. About that . . .


Payoff (Market Garden #6) by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov


Title ~ Payoff (Market Garden #6)

Author ~ L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Genre ~ M/M Erotic Romance

Due for Release ~ 3rd February 2014



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.

Link to Tina’s Review for ~ PayOff

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Series Reading Order

Book 1 ~ Quid Pro Quo ~

Book 2 ~ Take It Off ~

Book 3 ~ If It Flies ~

Book 4 ~ If It Fornicates ~

Book 5 ~ Capture & Surrender ~

Book 6 ~ PayOff ~

Book 7 ~ If It Drives ~ Due for release 7th March 2014




About Aleksandr Voinov

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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About L.A. Witt

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).

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Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off our backlists (excluding Payoff) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on February 9th, and winners will be announced on February 10th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.


  1. I just love this series. I want more!

  2. Thanks for the excerpt. I have all the books so far.

  3. Loved the excerpt for #8!

    I just read Payoff last night, and loved it (but then I do love the whole Marked Garden series). Looking forward to If it Drives (pre-ordered of course) and the as of yet unnamed #8. :)


  4. Thanks for introducing me to this series; it sounds pretty great. Love your blog!

  5. This series sounds great

  6. Please add me too !!! mevalem258 AT gmail DOT com

  7. Love this series, thanks for the chance!

  8. We did paintballing for Christmas one year. YEOUCH! Those paint balls are surprisingly hard.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway!!! Can't wait to start this series!

  10. book sounds great..cant wait to read

  11. Sounds intriguing! Adding to my TBR!

  12. I think this is a good series. Thanks for hosting this review and giveaway

  13. Ooh, that is a fun excerpt!


  14. Thanks for the excerpt of the newest Market Garden book. I can't wait to read Payoff - Tristan and Jared are my favorites. Thanks for the chance at winning a copy

  15. Have heard so many great things about this author and series! Woot, hope to win :-)

  16. I just realized I don't have any of this series, nooooo! And I really want to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    debbie-1985 at hotmail dot com

  18. Oh my gosh, love this excerpt! What is Rahil going to do about that...? XD

  19. Love MG and love this excerpt! Can't wait to read more and find out what happens. ;)

  20. Love the MG boys. Please count me in. Cann't wait to read more.

  21. Squee!! I just love the Market Garden boys! So excited to have more. :-D

  22. Please count me in!

  23. Loved the excerpt. Looking forward to seeing reading the book when it becomes available.

  24. I just love this author so anything from their backlist would be amazing!

  25. Market Garden is a great series and I'd love to win this giveaway.
    andreams2013 at

  26. Any of the would be great. Thanks for the chance.

  27. Oh, YES! The paint ball is back! *happy dance* Also looking forward to If it drives.

  28. Look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.