The Has Been Series by Kat DeSalle and Kristin Jones


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TTTG-Strings, fake bodies, what lubricant to use, and which angle looks best on camera, these are all things Tony knows. What he doesn’t know is how to pursue a real relationship, one outside the industry that’s making him retire and leaving him behind. Tony DiMarco, aka Ting Tang Tony, made a big name for himself– regardless of being small–in an industry where size truly does matter. He’s had a long career hiding behind a camera lens where his shortcomings didn’t affect him at all. At 38 he’s forced to find a real life where hopefully size doesn’t matter. The last place he thought his life would change is in Florida.

Tripping over the gorgeous and upstanding, Emily Grant, snaps him out of the pity-pot he is just about to take a bath in. However, having never dated outside the industry has him second-guessing everything. How would someone possibly want his “little engine that could”? Can Tony open up about his playboy-style career, and more importantly, can he overcome the insecurities that he’s shoved aside his whole life?

Tony’s got his work cut out for him, he needs to penetrate the walls Emily’s built to protect herself and her own insecurities. Will she be able to handle Tony’s crazy double life he’s trying to hide from her, the one he lives back home in L.A.? There’s a small chance it might work, that it might fit—something Tony certainly isn’t used to. This may be his one opportunity to find that missing puzzle piece he’s only been able to fantasize about.

The whirlwind journey these two set out on will keep you rooting for the underdogs, and teach you that it’s not always the size of the package that’s important—it’s what’s inside that matters most.

Genre: Romantic Comedy

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SMBOMTRod Stick—though his birth certificate says Rodney Moore— has everything a top-notch porn star ever wanted. Friends are his new family, money satisfies his every wish, and endless lines of willing and ready women fulfill any voids his jaded childhood left behind. Drugs and alcohol patch the remaining leaks those things can’t fix.

However, things are beginning to change. His friends and their bachelor lifestyle are fading in the hot L.A. sun. Irresponsible decisions and self-destructive actions have his career on the rocks. Like his best friend, Tony, he worries he’s going to be the next “has-been.” To complicate things further, a certain sexy and dangerous amber-haired stripper is changing him into another person—one that he isn’t sure he can handle. They say you can’t make a “ho into a housewife.” But two hoes? There are better odds in Vegas.

Can Rod find the solace he searching for in his own private dancer, Crystal Amber? Settling down with her might close the door on that dark chapter of his life forever—the one he’s been running from since he was a kid. Or, will he lose himself and everyone else around him instead creating his own version of hell?

Sometimes our own light is hiding in dark places. Will Rod find his?

Genre: Romantic Erotica

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kat and kristin author photoAbout the Authors:

Kat DeSalle is one half of the crazy writing duo that created the HAS BEEN SERIES.

Born and raised in California, she graduated with a degree in Fine Art, which introduced her to a number of creative outlets. She dabbled in various jobs ranging from teaching art, to working in the finance industry. Ultimately, she found her passion in writing. Now, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and children, where she follows her dream of writing romance novels.

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Kristin Leigh Jones is the wearer of many hats—not literally—although she does look good in one. From being a full-time mom, wife, chef, maid, dog walker, litter box scooper to owning a photography business and working as a freelance editor … She now adds writer to her long resume. Between juggling all these tasks she squeezes in as much time as possible for snuggling her babies, reading, and watching football on Sundays in the fall. Da Bears! Hailing from the Midwest her whole life, she fully appreciates the change of seasons but admits to really only enjoying it less than 5 months of the year.

Kristin is very thankful to have found another half of her brain in her dear friend Kat. Who, might be thousands of miles away, is never farther than a text or a phone call. Together they make up the dynamic duo writing and producing the hilariously romantic and sexy Has Been Series.

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May 28th

Review – Mama’s Got Flair
Review – The Crafty Cauldron
Promo – Indie Impressions

May 29th 

Excerpt – Book To Light Your Fire 

Review – We’re Jumpin’ Books 

June 1st 

Guest Post – Second Book To The Right 

June 3rd

Review – kindle books and more

June 10th 

Review – Battery Operated Book Blog

Review – Fictional Book Ho’s 

Kamlin98 – Amazon Reviewer – … sometimes I crave a more realistic multifaceted character I’m happy to say that this book delivers on all levels

Review by TLBC’s Book Blog – “This was a great read and I’m really happy with how things ended. Rod was a pleasant surprise and he definitely wiggled his way into my heart!”

Sue Ann from Bookalicious Babe’s – I will start by saying that this is not the typical type book that I normally read. BUT, when I was asked to read it, I said SURE – I will give it a try. I do like reading erotica type books – and believe me, this is NOT your normal erotica. This was so much more than I expected — it was erotica with some humor and romance all mixed together and it was AWESOME!!!! Review of Out With A Bang and Stick Me Baby…One More Time

Gina from Gina’s Library of ReviewsTing Tang Tony : This book is not your normal erotica. Its erotica/humor/romance all rolled up into one. Stick Me Baby….One More Time: It takes a crisis like addiction to show someone who really cares and who doesn’t. I can’t wait to read the 3rd book when it comes out.

Samm – Amazon Reviewer – I don’t know what to say except wow! This story is in a league of its own.




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  1. Jennifer Lessard says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this series, you guys ROCK!


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