Day 1 Bad Boy Vs. Good Boy with Amy Lane’s Bad Boy Dorjan

bad boys good boys buttonWelcome to the Bad Boys Vs. Good Boys Blog event hosted by:

Taryn of My Secret Romance, Dawn of Day Dreaming Book Reviews,

Autumn of The Autumn Review and Kat of The Book Tart.

Day 1

Amy Lane

I adore Amy Lane! She’s funny and snarky and one of the most generous people I know. I have been a fan of hers since I read her first books in the Little Goddess series back in 2009.(Amy? Write more!) Also, she was my second interview ever here at The Book Tart!

I am so happy to have her hanging out on the first day of our BBVsGB event with her yummy Bad Boy Dorjan from Under The Rushes. Dorjan’s love Taern is being interviewed over at My Secret Romance today too Click HERE to see . 😀 I LOVE these boys and hope you do too.

Oh! Amy’s is giving two prizes! *points down* An ebook of Under The Rushes in Prize Pack 1 and an ebook or Under The Rushes + SWAG in Prize Pack 2. 😀 Make sure you vote on your fav boys every day for more chances to win.

(((hugs))) Kat

PS. Don’t forget to check out my second guest today, Tina Reber! Click HERE


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Amy Lane will be on My Secret Romance

Jessica E. Subject will be on My Secret Romance

Karen Stivali will be on Daydrmzzz Blog

Kendall Grey will be on Daydrmzzz Blog

Jenn Sterling will be on The Autumn Review

Karen Booth will be on The Autumn Review


♥ Character Interview♥

Doran from Under The Rushes by

Amy Lane


1 Name and which book you’re from. Are you good or bad?  under the rushes

I’m Dorjan from Under the Rushes, and I’m bad.


2. It’s Valentine’s Day. What kind of night do you have planned for your special friend?  We’re going out on the streets of Thenis to fight evil, which is one of the reasons I’m bad.  I’m just dragging him out there, allowing him to put his life on the line because I’m not wily enough to lock him in a box to keep him safe.


3.  If you could wield cupids bow and arrow, who would you shoot and why?  I would shoot my best friend Areau, because I think love might cure the terrible pain of addiction and heartbreak that’s been twisting us for the past ten years.


4. Whisper sweet nothings in my ear telling me what you will do to me on Valentine’s. *blushes * Why, I think I already mentioned the destruction, mayhem, and violence?


5. While us ladies love to be wined, dined, and *clears throat* loved on Valentine’s… What is it you men want most on Valentine’s?  I wish for my province to be liberated from the grasp of an evil tyrant who has ruined my life.


6. Give me your sweetest/dirtiest twitter message (140 characters)

Taern—put away the scented oil and put on your armor.  I don’t want you to get hurt.


7. What do you look for in a woman?

Her ability to match me up with a suitable man.



Lightening Speed questions

Blonde’s, Redhead’s, or Brunettes? Brunettes


Boxer’s or Briefs?  All over knit underalls.


Chocolate, Strawberry  or Vanilla? 



Soft and Sweet or Up Against the Wall?  Up Against the Wall


Rain or SnowSnow


Cabin or Beach Villa?  Small room in large mansion.




I once loved a hooker named Taern
My nethers would flutter with just one stare.

He followed me home,

Wouldn’t allow me to roam

Without his sweet hand to my care.


I said “Boy, we can take this no farther!

Unless you’re outfitted in armor!”

He said, “Fine, plate my knickers!

But while you protect me from kickers,

Don’t forget what the thing inside’s used for!”


I said “I alone am off to save my province!”

He said, “Dorjan, that’s a big load of bollux!

You’ve nothing to atone,

You shouldn’t do it alone,

So shut up and take help just this once!”


So now I can’t live without Taern,

And since there’s nothing that he wouldn’t dare

To be at my side

Sharing battles, sharing lives,

I must finally admit that I care.



Under The Rushes


Copyright © Amy Lane


WHEN the bell rang for supper two spans later, Dorjan left his study and went upstairs to change.

The boy was lying there in his great ebony four-post bed, naked under the covers, waiting cheekily with his hands behind his head for Dorjan to come in.

Dorjan gaped at him for a moment and then shook his head. “I don’t have time for this,” he muttered and went to his armoire for the black wool smallclothes and a new overtunic that he wore with his armor.

It was the boy’s turn to gape. “You don’t have time for this?” he asked, and it was almost worth the headache he’d just caused Dorjan to hear him flounder for words. “I’m likely the only man to come to your bed happy for years!”

“Try ever!” Dorjan snapped, too out of patience to be tactful, and he hated the way the boy’s eyes widened with pity. “But I need to leave on the half hour, or my entire strategy for this evening will be for naught!”

Taern blinked at that and looked twice at the black smallclothes that Dorjan was putting on. “No,” he said with authority, sitting up in bed. The sheets and comforter slid down, revealing a smooth chest, pale but defined, and Dorjan had to force himself not to take a moment to look appreciatively.

“You’re not even supposed to be here,” Dorjan said after allowing himself a sideways glance. “You certainly don’t get to tell me what to do!”

“Where else am I supposed to serve out that contract you bought?” Taern replied tartly. “And I’m telling you what to do because you shouldn’t do it! Not for your health, not for your household—let Thenis save itself tonight!”

“You’re supposed to serve it out getting a stellar education with your sisters at Dre’s keep!” Dorjan snapped, going to his armoire without looking, which he felt was some accomplishment.

“I’ll send them a letter, I’ve things to do here!” Taern returned, and Dorjan was forced to glance up from the layers of suits and Forum robes in order to glare.

“I hadn’t thought you were cruel,” he said darkly, and to his credit, Taern looked away in something like shame.

“I’ll meet them,” he said stubbornly, “but not now.”

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“Then why did you get on the train?” Dorjan demanded, whirling around with his clothes in his hands. He usually changed into his sleek black smallclothes here in his room and then padded back to the stables to put on his armor. It needed to live in the stables because Ari was constantly refining it—and fixing dents, rents, and holes. Dorjan thought briefly of changing in the hall or in the washroom, but that would be ridiculous, and he was having a hard enough time maintaining his composure.

“To get you out of the train station, obviously,” Taern returned. He looked at the clothes in Dorjan’s hand and seemed to consider Dorjan’s hesitation, then sat back in bed and smirked. “That way I could come back and enjoy the show.”

Oh, niskets take this! “I’m going to change in the stables,” Dorjan said with as much dignity as he could muster.

“Why change at all?” Taern asked plainly. Forsaking his own dignity, he swung his feet out of bed and moved across the floor into Dorjan’s space.

Dorjan took a step back, and the insufferable boy looked up and matched him. Dorjan couldn’t help it—he did it again. In three more steps, his back was against his door and Taern’s hands were busy under his coat and starched shirt, fumbling with his smallclothes. His hands were cold, and Dorjan gasped when they got to the bruise on his stomach.

Taern gasped too and yanked on his outer shirt so hard a button popped off and hit the wall and the floor with a tinkle and a thud. The bruise on Dorjan’s ribs was spectacular—it exceeded the bandages there to help support his breathing. Suddenly Taern was touching the soft skin above the bandage, his hands delicate as a nisket in flight.

The look he gave Dorjan was eloquent.

“You,” he said deliberately, “will get yourself killed if you go out like this. I’m surprised you can walk without stiffness.”

Dorjan clenched the two halves of his shirt together. “It’s not my first injury,” he said tightly, “and certainly not my worst.”

Taern parted the shirt again, and Dorjan let him in order to avoid touching his hands. Somehow taking those clever questing hands into his would have been so very personal. “I can see that,” the young man said quietly, his fingers brushing upon the scars from other encounters— moments when the armor had failed, or when Dorjan had.

Dorjan grabbed the shirtfront and whirled away from him, deciding that changing in his own washroom was better than this.

“You may eat dinner with Krissa and Areau,” he said tightly. “We’ll discuss where you’re going to—where are you going?” He turned, harried, to find the boy, still naked, right on his heels.

“I’m following you,” Taern said, his dark brows drawn tightly over his blue eyes. “You keep trying to get away from me because you’re changing. That’s not going to happen. If you want to finish this conversation in such an all-fired hurry, you’re going to have to take your clothes off in front of me, and that will be a start.”

“A start to what?” Dorjan demanded, well and truly flummoxed. “You’re a boy—”

“I’m a whore,” Taern said, his eyes hard, “and you’ve just bought my contract.”



under the rushesUnder the Rushes

Release date: Dec. 21, 2012 |
Amy Lane (Author)
ISBN: 162380244X |
ISBN-13: 9781623802448 |
Format: Paperback and ebook


Ten years after Dorjan trusted a boy’s word over his superior officer’s, he and his best friend, Areau, are still living the aftermath-and trying to stop the man responsible. Locked in a careful dance to bring down a corrupt government, Dorjan struggles to balance his grief with Areau’s anger. Just when Dorjan reaches the end of his rope, he sees a familiar face in the shadows, and the boy he trusted a decade before offers him unexpected kindness.  Taern remembers the soldier who found him under the rushes and listened to his pleas to save his family.  When Dorjan reappears in his life, Taern is both captured by his commitment to justice and terrified by the risks he takes.  All Taern wants to do is fix him, but the oncoming destruction has been ten years in the making, and Dorjan doesn’t want his help. Not if it puts Taern at risk.  Powers clash and a world’s fate dangles between Areau’s madness and Dorjan’s nobility. While Dorjan fights to save the world, Taern joins the battle simply to save Dorjan, knowing everything hinges on the heart of a man in armor and the strength of the man who loves him.


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Meet Amy Lane

Amy Lane dodges an EDJ, mothers four children, and writes the occasional book. She, her brood, and her beloved mate, Mack, live in a crumbling mortgage in Citrus Heights, California, which is riddled with spiders, cats, and more than its share of fancy and weirdness. Feel free to visit her at, where she will ride the buzz of receiving your e-mail until her head swells and she can no longer leave the house.

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