RJ Scott Day: Sanctuary Series


As Love Lane Books is offering the Sanctuary Series at $2.99 each, I thought we could remind ourselves of the books and the pretty covers.

Morgan Drake witnesses a murder in an alleyway. He is the only person who can give evidence in prosecuting the cop responsible for the crime. When the FBI safe house where he’s being held is compromised, he follows the instructions of his agent in charge and runs.
Nik Valentinov works for Sanctuary, a foundation that offers witness protection when FBI security is questionable.

When Morgan’s handler sends him to Nik for safety, neither Morgan nor Nik could imagine that two weeks alone in a cabin in the woods could start something more. Something way more than just trying to keep Morgan alive. Something that makes their heart race more than danger. Love.

Dale MacIntyre, former Navy SEAL, works for Sanctuary. He’s the acting handler for a member of the Bullen family’s inner circle. He’s close to obtaining the evidence he needs to prove Elisabeth Costain’s death was ordered by them… until someone gets in his way.

Joseph Kinnon, active Navy SEAL, is back on U.S. soil for the first time in months, and he’s told the tragic news that his stepsister is dead, gunned down in an alley by an unknown assailant. He’s determined to find out who murdered her…until someone gets in his way.
They both want the same thing but have different methods of accomplishing their goals. They both want the Bullen family brought to account, but one wants justice and the other wants revenge. What happens between them, however, has nothing to do with either.

Beckett Jamieson, AKA Robert Bullen, has been rescued by Sanctuary from a situation in which he nearly died and is left temporarily blind.

Doctor Kayden Summers is the Sanctuary operative assigned to look out for him.

It soon becomes clear Beckett is the key to evidence left by his mom. Evidence that may well destroy the Bullen family. The two men become involved in a critical retrieval situation and when bullets start to fly there is only one thing between Beckett and death. Kayden.

Adam is given an assignment – to work with a man he hates. The same man that didn’t trust him two years before and destroyed their relationship in a single day.

Lee is adamant that he needs to understand why Adam betrayed the Bureau and the Bullen case is the perfect cover to get back in his ex lover’s life.

Against the backdrop of Sanctuary and the Bullen case can they both realise not everything they saw was real …

Manny Sullivan is the backbone of Sanctuary. He has his fingers in every pie and when he spots Josh Headley where he shouldn’t be, it is Manny who goes in and rescues him.

Josh is in Sanctuary witness protection after his dad turns on the Bullens. Not only is his dad a murderer but his ex is a liar who was using him for information. With his skill in information retrieval, he hopes to make a contribution to the solution.What started with the death of Elisabeth Costain is drawing to a close and Josh and Manny are in the middle of it all.

When Manny risks his life could it finally be time for Josh to risk his heart?

Jake spends every Christmas at Sanctuary One.

From a small child the cabin was home for his family in the special season, and with the third anniversary of his dad’s death approaching he arranges for Kayden, Beckett and himself to meet at the cabin a few days before Christmas. When a snowstorm means Kayden is blocked in NY with Beckett, Jake ends up in the cabin on his own.

Sean is being hunted and the only place he can run to is somewhere mentioned in an old journal – the original Sanctuary Cabin. The cabin is no longer in official use but it would be a good place to heal and take stock of just what the fuck is going on with his life.

Neither man is prepared for being stuck together for an entire week, nor for the secrets that threaten to get them both killed.

Worlds Collide (Sanctuary 7)It is the day after New Years and Dale is en route back to Albany in a private jet with Emily Bullen. She is coming back home after turning states evidence on her husband Senator Thomas Bullen.

What no one factored in, not Sanctuary or the FBI, was the lengths Griffin Ryland would go to in the effort to protect himself.

Joseph finds out Dale is in trouble and it is only with the help of his team of SEALs that he can make sure Dale is safe and that Griffin Ryland can’t cause any more trouble.

A snowy New Years, a deserted airport and a hostage situation with people already dead and suddenly the worlds of Sanctuary and the SEALs collide, with terrifying consequences.

Then, two weeks alone at a resort, falling deeper in love leave the two men with decisions to make and suddenly there is the chance to make forever a possibility.

RJ Scott Day: The Origins of Love Lane Books

One of the most prolific and successful gay romance authors is R.J. Scott. Today is her day on ukgayromance and I asked her to write a blog on why she set up Love Lane Books.


At the end of 2012 I found myself in the situation where I was getting back my rights to twenty or so books and suddenly I was self-publishing for real. I set myself up with a company name for accounts purposes and it was easy to come up with the name of the company.

When I was little I went to a school in a town in Essex and it was down a road called Love Lane Road. The school became known locally as Love Lane School, and that name has stuck with me even though I left the school at the age of ten.


The idea of there being a road to love is kind of apt for the kind of books I write as well, and so Love Lane Books was born.

So that is the name, what about the company itself? Love Lane books started out just as vehicle for my books but I then added my co-written books with Diane Adams and Meredith Russell when they too were released by the publishers. When Diane received back the rights to her Making of a Man series Love Lane offered to publish them, along with her new writing which has been super successful.

Diane is currently writing a book each quarter for Love Lane, and we are also publishing a new book from Meredith Russell. Chris Quinton and I are writing a new series which will be published through Love Lane, and plans are afoot where Amber Kell and I writing a series set around a Fire House in Atlanta.

Love Lane have Erika Orrick as our editor in chief, and have recently contracted three translators to undertake translations to French, Italian and Spanish. Our resident cover artist is the uber talented Meredith Russell who consistently creates stunning cover art.

Love Lane is certainly not looking to become a publisher like the big names, but a small corner where Love Lane can produce beautiful romantic fiction from friends is my space and I like sitting in it!

RJ’s hubby and I are Directors of the company and have recently decided to consider taking on new authors. At the moment it would be invitation only to existing authors, but we may have a call later this Spring that I am considering. So watch this space…

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