Thursday, November 30, 2017

Featured Guest Author: The Coach by Thom Collins with Guest Post and Giveaway.

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Today we would like to give a warm welcome to Thom Collins on Sinfully. To celebrate the release of his new book The Coach he has popped along to give us an insight into why he likes rugby players so much. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway.


Thanks for having me here at Sinfully to celebrate the release of my story The Coach. For readers new to my writing, The Coach is a great place to start. It's a quick read, high in heat and romance. The story centres around Josh, a journalist working for a small newspaper, and Cole, the coach of a local rugby team, currently on a winning streak.

I have to admit that, as with all sport, when it come to the rules of rugby, my knowledge of the rules is seriously lacking. I'm a lot like Josh in that respect. He's pretty clueless when he's first assigned the job of writing about the team. But what I do have is a huge appreciation for the rugby players. These men are gods. Big, broad, well built, strong in the butt and thigh -- rugby players have my ideal body type. Cole is my fantasy man made flesh and he was a dream character to write. He's strong, handsome and very sexy. Josh falls completely in love with him and I hope readers will too.

The Coach originally featured in the anthology Right Here Right Now from Pride Publishing, and I'm delighted it's getting a stand-alone release now. If any of your readers are familiar with my previous books The Coach is a slight change of pace. Books like Closer by Morning and Silent Voices were thrillers – pretty dark in places too – but this all romance. Two guys meeting and falling in love. The new cover art by Posh Gosh perfectly captures Cole in a moment of quiet reflection. With winter coming in fast for many of us, The Coach is a great quick read for a cold, frosty evening. Make a hot drink, grab a blanket and snuggle up warm with Cole and Josh.


The Coach by Thom Collins

thecoach_9781786516442_800[115839]Release: 28th Nov. 2017

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: M/M (sports)

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A routine assignment unlocks the secrets of his past.

News man Josh Holleran knows very little about sport and prefers to cover the crime desk. When his editor sends him to interview representatives from the local rugby team, Josh has little enthusiasm.

The Woodbridge Warriors are celebrating, having qualified for a national competition and it’s a significant story for the rural area, but Josh knows nothing about the game. His interest increases massively when he meets Cole Jansen, the hunky team coach. Cole is a big, beefy guy in his mid-thirties, exactly Josh’s type.

There’s something very familiar about him. Josh can’t shake the feeling that they’ve met before. Soon he realizes exactly who the coach is and how he knows him. A shameful secret from Josh’s past is about to be revealed and he’ll have to overcome his regret to stand a chance of happiness in the future.

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Meet Thom Collins


Thom Collins first MM novel Closer by Morning was released by Pride Publishing in 2016. His love of page turning thrillers began at an early age when his mother caught him reading the latest Jackie Collins book and promptly confiscated it, sparking a life-long love of raunchy novels.

The novellas Gods of Vengeance and Silent Voices were published by Pride in early 2017, followed by the novel Anthem of the Sea, the first book in the Anthem Trilogy in. He recently finished the second book in a series and is currently working on the third.

Thom has lived in the North East of England his whole life. He grew up in Northumberland and now lives in County Durham with his husband and two cats. He loves all kinds of genre fiction, especially bonk-busters, thrillers, romance and horror. He is also a cookery book addict with far too many titles cluttering his shelves. When not writing he can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes. He’s a keen traveler but with a fear of flying that gets worse with age. Since taking his first cruise in 2013 he realized that sailing is the way to go.




Thom is giving away three prizes:

1st Prize: Ebook bundle: 3 books: The Coach, Silent Voices, Gods of Vengeance (EPub or PDF)

2nd and 3rd Prize: The Coach ebook (EPub or PDF)

Just enter the rafflecopter draw below for your chance to win.

Good Luck! X

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  1. I enjoy watching a good game of rugby now and again , being ex Army I love the annual Army v Navy match at Twickenham.

  2. I am just getting into rugby. I don't know all the rules yet but the player's body are soooo sexy.

  3. I just know that rugby is a favored sport overseas. Since it appears to be a version of soccer and football without any pads...those guys have got to be tough!

  4. I love football/soccer (go Manchester United!), but I've never really watched rugby.

  5. I don't know anything about rugby, but I heard it's like soccer I think.

  6. Rugby isn't exactly a popular sport here so i haven't really watched it though I know it's a hard contact sport similar to soccer and well I guess American football.

  7. I don't understand all the rules of the game, but you know the adage: "Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen". I like how despite the violence of the game the players usually avoid to maim one another (at the very least they rarely do it intentionally) and how once the game is over, the camaraderie takes over and all join for a friendly time, beer and fun.

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway :D

  8. I have never watched rugby.

  9. Sorry, American football for me all the way :)

  10. I don't know much about Rugby being from America but they have to be incredibly tough and fit to play without protection like that. I was pretty excited when the rugby player , Jarryd Hayne played for the SF 49's in the NFL a couple years ago. It was a shame it didn't work out.

  11. I've never watched rugby because people here in the States are obsessed with american football.