√v^√v^√♥ Kristy’s #7 Pick √v^√v^√♥ The Upending Tad Series by Kora Knight


The Upending Tad Series by Kora Knight


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Loser Takes All

Tad’s weekend started out like any other: hitting a college frat party with a handful of buddies. But just as the evening hits its peak, things get up-ended fast. Ditched by his drunken, trolling friends, Tad winds up getting hustled by three jocks playing poker. Now he’s forced to pay his dues in the most outlandish of ways: accepting a couple broken bones or spending an hour with his victors’ favorite flogger, Scott. But the tantalizing torture quickly proves to be the least of Tad’s worries… and the kickoff to a night of raw, shocking lust.

Test of Endurance

The last time Tad saw Scott, the ripped physical trainer left him with quite a lot to think about. And that’s pretty much all Tad’s been doing for nearly two weeks straight. At his wit’s end, he seeks Scott out, voluntarily, on his own terms. Will the completely different setting offer what he’s seeking; proof that their exchange’s unexpected turn was just a random mishap? Hormones run amok and truly nothing more? Or will being in Scott’s presence suggest something different… their newest encounter tempting Tad’s resolve while testing his ultimate limits.

Sideline Submission

Round two with Scott hadn’t been what Tad expected, but it did end up providing a few important realizations. For one, that crazy first encounter was definitely more than mere male hormones. Which meant he felt a true attraction to the guy. Something that explained his defenselessness against Scott’s smoldering charms. Seriously, the dude had cut through his fortifications like the things hadn’t even existed.
Which, yeah, was pretty unsettling.
So when Scott unexpectedly seeks him out, Tad’s too drained to fight his turmoil any longer. Allowing himself a much needed fix, he agrees to hang out, neither he nor Scott knowing Dom boy Max will end up part of the deal. What starts out as an unassuming evening quickly turns shockingly licentious. Question is, will Tad be able to handle it? And more importantly, what path will it send him down in his ongoing journey of discovery?

Prized Possesion

With Tad’s reservations firmly on the one-eighty, he’s finally more at ease exploring this intriguing new part of himself, especially where his attraction, and affections, for Scott are concerned. But when their evening plans get cancelled, Tad winds up watching the guy in action at the gym instead. Kickboxing lessons lead to sparring, which in turn leads to a face-off more erotic than Tad could have ever imagined. With huge new boundaries crossed, both men are floored like never before. Have these milestones finally put all Tad’s hang-ups behind him?

Bringing It Home

It’s Friday night and Tad finds himself doing pretty much what he’d expected. Celebrating with his friends at a night club in honor of their buddy Breck’s birthday. The music’s pumping, drinks are flowing, as laughter and dancing bodies abound. Nothing too outlandish, nothing unusual.

Until Scott and his own crew show up at the place. Funny how the one person Tad prefers above all others is the last person he wants to see. But now that he’s spotted the guy across the room, he can’t seem to take his eyes off him. Which winds up being a very bad thing. Seems Scott out in public with other attractive men is a much different story than Tad’s used to.

As one disturbing event after another unfolds, Tad splits before he loses his mind. But the breather he needs he does not get. In fact, things just go from bad to worse, the night ending on a note he never would have imagined. As things between Scott and him hit rock bottom, the only direction left must be up. If only Tad’s life would follow such a formula. But the path he’s been walking lately has never been that simple. With a world of revelations finally revealed, can Tad find it in himself to make peace with Scott’s past so they can finally head into the future?


With his secret out and uncertainty behind him, Tad finds himself in this new, incredible place. A place where, finally, he can just be himself. Which means no more over-analyzing every feeling Scott stirs inside him. Because now Tad has the confidence to act on them instead. To be with the guy that he’s head over heels for in every imaginable way. In public. In private. Without any reservations. An internal freedom he never knew existed until Scott came and unlocked the door. Experience their story’s epilogue installment, filled with playfulness and promise, laughter and love. And, yup, some of that hot stuff, too.


Kristys Review (2)5 Star ReviewThis is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, my be all / end all FAVORITE M/M series EVER.  Loser Takes All was the perfect beginning and AFTERGLOW is the perfect end to the perfect series. It had everything I needed it to have, everything I wanted it to have and a few things I didn’t even know I wanted (but it turns out I really REALLY did)

Tad and Scott are just the most amazing, interesting, alpha male, hot couple. They are the perfect blend of gorgeous muscles, beautiful faces, strong male personalities mixed with just the right amount of sweet, shy, sincere emotion. These boys are absolutely my favorite. Their banter is hysterical, the way they are enamored with each other is endearing and being able to see them navigate their way through their new relationship is heart-warming. I have to say, I didn’t think I could love these boys any more than I already did BUT I was wrong….I love them more with each book.

Kora is amazing and considering how invested I was in her boys, I was honestly worried the final book wouldn’t live up. But it did more than live up to my expectations, it exceeded them. This entire series is one I will read over and over and ….over.

The only negative thing I have to say is that I’m sure the wait for Max and Shawn’s book is going to be excruciating.

Kora’s AWESOME Q & A

What was the hardest scene/book/character for you to write?

The hardest scene for me to write in Tad’s book was the break up scene. It was just so damn emotional in my head. I hate sad. LOL But I gotta say, Max is the hardest character to write. Writing his excerpt was way harder than anything in Tad’s book. He’s such a mad mess, so emotionally fragmented, that he’s a wicked head space to climb into. I have a feeling his book is gonna be a monster to write. LOL 

 If you could rewrite the ending to any of your books, which one would it be and what would you have done differently?
I would rewrite the ending of Afterglow and let Tad crash at Scott’s after all. 😉 

 Is there anything that you’re dying to write, but you’re afraid to? 
There’s not much I’d be afraid to write about. Tad’s story set the bar pretty high. LOL But that being said, I’d LOVE to write a m/m paranormal romance involving mermen. Unfortunately, I don’t think very many people would go for that. LOL  

Is there anything you refuse to write? If so, what is it and why?
I refuse to write about cheating, because I hate it, regardless of the why’s it might have taken place. It also just really stresses me out. And since it I try to avoid being a masochist… 😉
I also won’t write about threesomes or more, pretty much because they stress me out, too. I can’t imagine sharing my lover, my soul mate, with another, so ultimately, I can’t write about something I don’t understand. It would feel forced and wouldn’t end up right, and I’d be miserable the whole time writing it anyway. LOL   

 If you could choose to be anything other than a writer, what would it be? 
I’d be an artist, most likely a graphic designer. But I’d definitely have to go back to school for that. Things have changed a ton since I was in college. LOL 

 What’s your idea of the perfect novel?
A story with just the right amount of action/adventure, comic relief, sexual tension, romance and, of course, a unique, un-cliché story line. 
 What was your favorite subject in school?
Art class. Very therapeutic. 
Where’s the strangest place you’ve gotten an idea for a story?
In my car while listening to the radio. Either that, or while suntanning at the lake. Neither of those is very strange… LOL

Answering with only characters from your books (and give us a reason)   
       1) Which character would you have liked to date – Scott. He’s the perfect blend of playful and pervy, and totally someone I could trust with my life. But that being said, Tad sure would be fun to date, too. His timid side endears me like nothing else. 
       2) Which character would you have married – Scott. He’s the perfect package in my book.
       3) Who would have been your best friend – Jay. He’s just so freaking fun. 
       4) Who would your personality have clashed with – Max. His hot/cold attitude would drive me bonkers. LOL 
Thanks Kora for taking the time, I can;t tell you how much i appreciate it.  Now….go write, I need MAX.

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