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GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: “Brandon Mills Versus the V-Card” by Lisa Henry & JA Rock

Hi, we’re Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, and we’re touring the m/m world with our latest release, BRANDON MILLS VERSUS THE V-CARD, available now from Loose Id. BRANDON is #2 in the PRESCOTT COLLEGE series, which started with MARK COOPER VERSUS AMERICA. We’ll be talking about virginity, dinosaurs, college, and more. We’ll also be giving away prizes and sharing blurbs and excerpts!

Thanks so much to Boys in Our Books for hosting us.


The Joy of (Awkward) Sex

My first time having sex was magical. I trembled and gasped and opened like a blossom and all that. I discovered untold pleasures and went from girl to woman in the space of a single breath. The angels sang, the stars wept, and the dude got down on one knee and proposed to me because I was his soul mate. Why else would we have been having sex?

Ok, seriously. The first time I had sex, it was to see what all the fuss was about. I spent most of the encounter wondering if there was any place still open where I could get a sandwich. The guy and I moved to different states a week later, and if we were soul mates, then the universe has a strange sense of humor. I think losing my virginity was, paradoxically, the best case that could have been made for abstinence.

Lisa and I suspect the first time is like that for a lot of people. When you’re young and nervous and not sure what to do with your hands and too self conscious to have honest, open conversations with your partner about what you like—assuming you even know what you like—the odds of having mind-blowing sex right out of the gate are long.

So when we wrote BRANDON MILLS VERSUS THE V-CARD, a novel about two college kids—one a klutzy nerd who still plays dinosaurs and one who can’t stand physical contact—we knew when we finally got these two in bed, things were going to be a bit…fumbly.

We’re sure some people’s first times are magical, and we certainly enjoy romances that feature sexy, graceful deflowerings. We just wanted to look at the flip side of the coin and try to capture the awkward, embarrassing, “is-it-in-yet?”-ness of our first times. Because who doesn’t want to make that stop on Memory Lane?

We hope that the cherry-popping scene in BMvtV-C is at least a little bit hot. We also hope it kinda makes you cringe. And laugh. Real life might not always be as steamy as romance. But for us as writers as well as for our characters, the way expectations clash with reality can lead to some unexpectedly fun, beautiful, and memorable moments.



Boys in our Books would like to offer one commenter on this post a chance to win ebook copies of both “Mark Cooper Versus America” AND “Bradon Mills Versus the V-Card”! Just leave your contact info in your comment, and we’ll draw a winner at random.

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Smart, shy Prescott sophomore Brandon Mills is working hard to overcome his troubled past and be normal. With the help of his friends Mark and Deacon, and his brothers at Phi Sigma Kappa, he’s slowly coming out of his shell. But when he accidentally drenches a freshman in orange soda, he faces something he’s not ready for: a boy crushing on him.

Alex Kekoa pledges Phi Sig because it has everything he wants: a house full of nerds who won’t tease him for being smart, a dog, and Brandon Mills. Brandon is just the type of guy Alex needs to help fulfill his college ambition: losing his virginity. Except Alex doesn’t know that Brandon can’t stand to touch or be touched.

When Alex and Brandon are drafted onto the Phi Sig Academic Challenge team, their mutual attraction grows. If there’s anyone who can help Brandon discover it feels good to touch and kiss, maybe it’s klutzy Alex with his cute glasses and his dinosaur obsession. But as the competition–and their relationship–heats up, Alex’s determination not to die a virgin clashes with Brandon’s vow of lifelong celibacy, forcing them to examine what’s truly important to each of them about love.


Loose Id



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26 comments on “GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: “Brandon Mills Versus the V-Card” by Lisa Henry & JA Rock

  1. Debra E
    November 6, 2014

    I loved that scene in the book! I thought it was realistic and sweet and sexy. I always roll my eyes when two guys doing it for the first time are going at it like porn stars.

    (I already have both books so don’t put my name in. )

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jenf27
    November 6, 2014

    You are so right on with this post! Brandon Mills Versus the V-Card sounds like a great read. Thanks for the contest.

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com


  3. Serena S.
    November 6, 2014

    Awesome series! Count me in! Thanks for the giveaway!


  4. rojoroaors
    November 6, 2014

    Oh wow what a good giveaway thank you.


  5. Karen E.
    November 6, 2014

    Great giveaway. Thanks.


  6. trishaboylove
    November 6, 2014

    I seriously cannot wait to read these books! I’ve read some pretty awesome reviews about them! :)


  7. dusty273
    November 6, 2014

    The series sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance! anamaribelcardenas@yahoo.com


  8. Aine
    November 6, 2014

    I want it!
    So excited for Brandon !!


  9. Nicoletta
    November 6, 2014

    Thank you for the giveaway! I really want to read it!


  10. Margo
    November 6, 2014

    I think it’s a great idea to show the awkwardness of losing your virginity. I think sex is just as often funny as it is hot. Let’s face it. Sex is often gooey or sticky, or your body parts don’t quite cooperate. I always realize AFTER the fuss is over what position I’m in and it’s like yoga gone wrong.


  11. Antonia
    November 6, 2014

    Great post! Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the chance to win!


    • Antonia
      November 6, 2014

      Oops! Forgot my email: amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com


  12. Barbra
    November 6, 2014

    Thanks for the giggle. I needed this after a long day at work. The book sounds like something I’ll love. :-)


  13. Jen CW
    November 6, 2014

    Thank you for the great post and giveaway! I have been wanting to read the first book for a while and now I”m super excited about the second.


  14. H.B.
    November 7, 2014

    Wonderful post! Thank you for the giveaway! I haven’t read either of these but they sound too good to pass up.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com


  15. Paige
    November 7, 2014

    Would love to read both – thanks for the giveaway!


  16. Tammy
    November 7, 2014

    You are so right about first time sex in most books! I also have to chuckle at some of the positions characters are able to achieve. I feel like I need to get out the Kama Sutra to check it out. Thanks for the great post and giveaway.


  17. Kim W
    November 7, 2014

    I’ve read Mark Cooper and Brandon Mills is in my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway
    kimandpete at me dot com


  18. Loren
    November 7, 2014

    Thank you for the chance mevalem258 AT gmail DOT com


  19. Rissa J
    November 7, 2014

    Is it too late to enter?
    If not, I would very much like to be counted!
    Thank you for the chance! :)


  20. Lisa G
    November 7, 2014

    I so want to read this series – thanks for a shot at winning both of these books.


  21. alishead
    November 9, 2014

    These sound great. Thanks for the giveaway.



  22. debby236
    November 10, 2014

    It does sound wonderful. I hope to read it. Hope I am not too late to enter.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com


  23. Allison
    November 11, 2014

    I want to read these so much! aahickmanathotmaildotcom


  24. blackasphodel
    November 12, 2014

    I’d love to read Brandon Mills Versus the V-Card!



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