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About the Author

Award-winning author G.A. Hauser was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA and attended university in New York City. She moved to Seattle, Washington where she worked as a patrol officer with the Seattle Police Department. In early 2000 G.A. moved to Hertfordshire, England where she began her writing in earnest and published her first book, In the Shadow of Alexander. Now a full-time writer, G.A. has written over eighty novels, including several best-sellers of gay fiction. For more information on other books by G.A., visit the author at her official website. www.authorgahauser.com G.A. has won awards from All Romance eBooks for Best Author 2010, 2009, Best Novel 2008, Mile High, and Best Author 2008, Best Novel 2007, Secrets and Misdemeanors, Best Author 2007.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147526805X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475268058
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,968,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author
Award-winning author G.A. Hauser was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA and attended university in New York City. She moved to Seattle, Washington where she worked as a patrol officer with the Seattle Police Department. In early 2000 G.A. moved to Hertfordshire, England where she began her writing in earnest and published her first book, In the Shadow of Alexander. Now a full-time writer, G.A. has written over 100 novels, including several best-sellers of gay fiction. GA is also the Executive Producer for her first feature film, CAPITAL GAMES which is now available on DVD and in the midst of production for her second interracial gay romance film NAKED DRAGON which she has not only produced but directed.
For more information on other books by G.A., visit the author at her official website.
www.authorgahauser.com
http://www.nakeddragonthemovie.com


G.A. has won awards from All Romance eBooks for Best Author 2010, 2009, Best Novel 2008, Mile High, and Best Author 2008, Best Novel 2007, Secrets and Misdemeanors, Best Author 2007.

Single Titles
The G.A. Hauser Collection
Single Titles
Unnecessary Roughness
Hot Rod
Mr. Right
Happy Endings
Down and Dirty
Lancelot in Love
Cowboy Blues
Midnight in London
Living Dangerously
The Last Hard Man
Taking Ryan
Born to be Wilde
The Adonis of WeHo
Boys
Band of Brothers
Rough Ride
I Love You I Hate You
Code Red
Marry Me
Timeless
The Farmer's Son
L.A. Masquerade
Dude! Did You Just Bite Me?
My Best Friend's Boyfriend
The Diamond Stud
The Hard Way
Games Men Play
Born to Please
Of Wolves and Men
The Order of Wolves
Got Men?
Heart of Steele
All Man
Julian
Black Leather Phoenix
London, Bloody, London
In The Dark and What Should Never Be, Erotic Short
Stories
Mark and Sharon
A Man's Best Friend
It Takes a Man
Blind Ambition (formerly The Physician and the Actor)
For Love and Money
The Kiss
Naked Dragon
Secrets and Misdemeanors
Capital Games
Giving Up the Ghost
To Have and To Hostage
Love you, Loveday
The Boy Next Door
When Adam Met Jack
Exposure
The Vampire and the Man-eater
Murphy's Hero
Mark Antonious deMontford
Prince of Servitude
Calling Dr Love
The Rape of St. Peter
The Wedding Planner
Going Deep
Double Trouble
Pirates
Miller's Tale
Vampire Nights
Teacher's Pet
In the Shadow of Alexander
The Rise and Fall of the Sacred Band of Thebes

The Action Series
Acting Naughty
Playing Dirty
Getting it in the End
Behaving Badly
Dripping Hot
Packing Heat
Being Screwed
Something Sexy
Going Wild
Having it All!
Bending the Rules

Men in Motion Series
Mile High
Cruising
Driving Hard
Leather Boys

Heroes Series
Man to Man
Two In Two Out
Top Men
G.A. Hauser
Writing as Amanda Winters
Sister Moonshine
Nothing Like Romance
Silent Reign
Butterfly Suicide
Mutley's Crew


Customer Reviews

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Too many coincidences.
JEFFERY WEBER
GA Hauser has written nearly 70 books, of which I have read about 98% and I have enjoyed nearly every one.
Richard F. Casson
I also liked the addition of the two older gents who helped Ryan out in the beginning.
Larry H. Mullen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By MDP on April 30, 2012
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Sweet small town boy Ryan, barely 18, having hitched his way from Nebraska has the good luck of being picked up by an older man in Las Vegas on his way to LA. Starting off his lucky streak he finds a place to crash with a sweet older gay couple, and has a pretty smooth way of it from the get go.

The only thing not going for Ryan is his choice in men, a particular one in fact, Sam Lockwood, who we were introduced to in "Down and Dirty" and again with his own story, "The Last Hard Man" (timeline runs in conjunction with this novel).

After being rejected by Sam, Ryan finds himself meeting a drool inducing LAPD cop, sparks fly and soon the two are dating. Insecurity and doubt play on our cop as he deals with the implications of dating a truly beautiful boy-man. I can hardly wait for the angst! With this in mind It reads like a beginning of a longer series (I hope) with Ryan making his way with a new relationship and celeb status in Hollywood.

Cameos from Ms. Hauser's universe appear including the Richfield men, Sam Lockwood has a major role and of course Adam Lewis is our boy's agent. As always the men are hot and the action with said men are even steamier. Mmmmm.

PS. Amazon would not pick up "The Last Hard Man" due to uh, issues, you can find it on several other e-readers sites for sale, one of Ms. Hauser's hottest books by far.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JEFFERY WEBER on July 30, 2012
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One long fantasy. Everything works for aspiring model and/or actor Ryan who is about to turn 18 years old at the beginning of the story. Of course it helps that he is physically very attractive and seems to be a nice guy. Too many coincidences. Nothing bad ever happens. With one exception, no ups and downs. Nothing seems real, as in this is all a pleasant but boring dream.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard F. Casson on May 4, 2012
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Ryan is a 17 year old boy from Nebraska who is innocent but knows he is gay and wants desparately to be able to become a celebrity in Hollywood as either an actor or a model. He has the guts to hitchhike accross the country to accomplish his unlikely ambitions. Fortunately, while hitching outside of Las Vegas, he is picked up by an older gay gentleman who together with his husband of 30 years takes Ryan under their wings, without any ulterior motives, and helps him start out on a path to unusually quick success. After accepting their hospitality for a short while, but not wanting to take advantage of their generosity, he sets out on his own, getting a busboy job and an appartment in West Hollywood while staying in touch with and maintaining a loving relationship with his now surrogate parents (or perhaps grandparents). Thus starts a book which I consider unique in the M/M Gay Erotic genre in that in this book all of the characters, with one possible exception, are good people, doing good things for each other without any of the pitfalls usually encountered in this genre. Ryan first falls for Sam, a hunky tatoo artist, but his crush comes to naught; however, he soon meets and falls in love with an LA cop, Barrett. Much hot sex soon follows. Sam is the possible exception to whom I referred, but in reality, Sam too is a good guy though to understand him one needs to read two of GA's prior books, Down and Dirty (the name of the tatoo parlor Sam where Sam is employed) and The Last Hard Man which is Sam's story and a very hot one at that. Unfortunately, you cannot buy The Last Hard Man in paperback or e-book from Amazon, but you can buy the e-book from other sellers whom you will be referred to at GA Hauser's web site.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Jett on February 11, 2014
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What a Guy. First he gets picked up while hitching from Nebraska by a wealthy retired gay man who takes him to his home where he lives with his partner. So fortunately they know Hollywood photographers. See, 17 yo Ryan has come to Hollywood to be an actor. With his first attempt he lands a job for thirteen dollar an hour. Also he finds a place to live (in West Hollywood, mind you) for $200 a month with a transvestite and buys a car. On his first audition, he gets hired for a sitcom. This boy must sleep with the angels. Other reviews give more details about his book, but suffice it to say that it is possibly one of the worst books I have tried to read. The sex scenes were a real yawn. Hauser may have written 80 book, but this is one she should have skipped. It is nothing more than an extremely unrealistic tail. Pass it up.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Larry H. Mullen on May 6, 2012
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This book was a real delight to read. Nothing too kinky for anyone! Its the story of what happened to the young man rejected by a jerk in The Last Hard Man. Not available on Amazon but you can find it. The characters in this book are young and fresh and just the kind of guys you'd like to know. I certainly hope that we see more of them in the future. I also liked the addition of the two older gents who helped Ryan out in the beginning. I sorta feel a kinship to them as I fit that age bracket. I also like the way that the author weaves in her characters from past stories. Its like a big family!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By gaterider on May 5, 2012
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This book was great!! The author introduces us to some new characters, who are wonderful!! She also bring back some regulars, who really add something special to this. As you go along with this story, you really start to feel for Ryan, and keep hoping that something wonderful is just waiting for him. This does have a very happy ending, and you do start to feel as if the book is telling the story of old friends, and some new ones. The most special characters (for me), are the older gay couple, happily married for 30 plus years. Keeps the feeling going for our own happy ever after!!
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