Tour Stop & Giveaway: The Quarterback by Mackenzie Blair

Hello, I’m Mackenzie Blair and I’ve been reading romance novels ever since my mom took me to used book sale after book sale as a teenager. I loved that every romance novel had a happy ending. (Those covers were also pretty scandalous to my small-town mind, so there was probably a good dose of rebellion in my reading as well.) A few years ago, I discovered MM romance, and although I’d considered writing a romance novel for years, it turns out it took an MM story to finally inspire me to finish one!

So I hope you enjoy reading THE QUARTERBACK as much as I loved writing it.

Title: The Quarterback by Mackenzie Blair
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Erotic, New Adult, Romance
Length: 330 pages/Word Count: 88,000


Matt Lancaster is the star quarterback at Bodine College, a small Southern Division II school with an ultra-conservative Dean of Athletics. Matt is also very much in the closet, and he thinks he’s kept his secret well hidden. Until his best friends take him to a happy endings massage parlor and request a male masseuse for him.

In walks Trevor Kim, a gorgeous, pierced, tattooed fellow Bodine student who does massages—without happy endings—to pay for school after his family kicked him out for being gay. Trevor takes one look at Matt and breaks all his own rules about mixing business with pleasure.

Matt needs to keep his scholarship, win the National Championship, and survive his asshole father. Instead, he falls in love. Trevor needs to accept that the football god is meant to end up with him rather than a perky cheerleader. It’s time for a happy ending for both of them.

Add to Goodreads.

Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing

Author Bio

Mackenzie Blair is an award-winning screenwriter in Los Angeles who’s written for shows and films you’ve probably heard of. Mackenzie grew up in the South but fled the humidity for earthquakes, university, and a brief stint in finance. As a cynical idealist, she prefers to write happy endings whenever possible.

Author Links: Goodreads


To celebrate the release of The Quarterback, one lucky winner will receive a $30 Riptide gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 16, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


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10 Responses to Tour Stop & Giveaway: The Quarterback by Mackenzie Blair

  1. susana

    Congratulations on the release, Mackenzie. I’ve just read a review of The Quarterback and it sounds really good. I’m adding it to my TBR list

  2. Kim

    Best wishes for success with this book and beyond, Ms. Blair!

    Lowe15 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  3. Trix

    Looking forward to reading this!


  4. Denise Dechene

    Congratulations on the release. Looks good. Thanks for the chance.

  5. H.B.

    Looks great. Congrats and good luck with the release!
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  6. Timitra

    Sounds good

  7. Jennifer

    This is definitely on my purchase list!
    jlshannon74 at

  8. Lisa

    Congrats on the release!
    legacylandlisa at gmail dot com

  9. Purple Reader

    Thanks for the post and congrats, Mackenzie. Welcome to m/m romance. I too am a “cynical idealist,” but an older southern boy, & went to a conservative Baptist school. So it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out in this debut. – Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  10. Serena S.

    Congrats on the new release!