Friday, May 12, 2017

Author Playlist: Cask Strength (Agents Irish & Whisky #2) by Layla Reyne

Release: May 1st, 2017
Romance Subgenre: M/M Romantic Suspense
Series: Agents Irish & Whisky #2

Professionally, the FBI team of Aidan "Irish" Talley and Jameson "Whiskey" Walker is as good as it gets, closing cases faster than any team at the Bureau. Personally, it's a different story. Aidan's feelings for Jamie scare the hell out of him: he won't risk losing another love no matter how heart-tripping the intimacy between them. And loss is a grim reality with the terrorist Renaud still on their trail, leaving a pile of bodies in his wake.

Going undercover on a new case gets them out of town and off the killer's radar. They're assigned to investigate an identity theft ring involving a college basketball team in Jamie's home state, where Jamie's past makes him perfect for the role of coach. But returning to the court brings more than old memories.

As secrets and shocking betrayals abound, none may be more dangerous than the one Jamie's been keeping: a secret about the death of Aidan's husband that could blow his partner's world apart and destroy forever the fragile bonds of trust and love building between them.

Author Playlist

I'm excited to welcome author Layla Reyne to the blog to celebrate her new release, Cask Strength. Thanks for sharing, Layla!

Thanks for inviting me to Romance Playlist! I’m thrilled to be here to celebrate the release of Cask Strength, the latest Agents Irish and Whiskey romantic suspense novel. Agents Irish and Whiskey follows FBI agents Aidan “Irish” Talley and Jameson “Whiskey” Walker as they investigate cybercrimes and the murder of Aidan’s late husband. Aidan, whose family fled Ireland, is the top field agent in the FBI’s San Francisco office. Jamie, twelve years his junior, is a former basketball star who fled the arena’s bright lights for the FBI’s Cyber Division. Jamie’s player past comes front and center in Cask Strength, when Irish and Whiskey go undercover—as sports agent and basketball coach—to investigate an identity theft case at a university in Jamie’s home state.

To get in the Cask frame of mind, especially for writing those game scenes, I created a playlist of all the arena songs I, as a sports fan, remember hearing at events through the years. These anthems would also be the songs in Jamie’s player soul that get him hyped for game time. Pulse-pounding, up-tempo, these are the tunes you need for overdrive! And at the end, you’ll find a little ode to mine and Jamie’s alma mater ;)

More favorite arena anthems? List them in the comments, and I’ll add them to Whiskey’s playlist!

About Layla Reyne

2016 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist, Layla Reyne, was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting Cask Strength on your blog today!

  2. I hope you've been enjoying this #GetSocial17 event. I have. I enjoyed visiting your blog. - Mama Vicky