Who am I?

It’s 2020 so I thought it was time to update my “About” page. I figured I’d update the blog feed with the same post, only better. How can it be better? GIFS!!!!!!!!

Anyways, this is who I am. If you already know me, King of Nice is available for preorder right now 🙂

I was born in the pacific northwest, but call the Southern California desert my home. I grew on a steady diet of Nintendo, Thundercats, and Transformers. When I was little I wanted to be a cartoonist, and though that never happened, I’ve always considered myself a storyteller.

 

I love to create worlds and characters. Sometimes my mind is overflowing with different ideas that I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to telling.

By this point in time, I guess I should tell you, I’m a guy. RH are my initials. Since I write YA romance, many people assume RH Tucker is female, but nope! I’m a dude 😛

 

Which makes it awkward at times in this western society. Men are not generally thought of as romantic or in touch with their softer side.

 

Maybe it was my upbringing. I’m half Mexican and have one brother, but we were raised by a single mother. Who herself was raised by a single mother. And I have five aunts and two uncles from that grandmother. Let me tell you, those aunts were around constantly. Not only did they help my mom raise me and my brother, I probably have more than enough ideas from listening and watching them for future stories LOL!

 

Whatever the reason, I’ve loved the romance side of a story just as much as any action part of the story. Watching and reading about Spider-Man, I wanted to know will he or won’t he end up with Mary Jane. Superman is amazing, but being Clark Kent and that push-and-pull he had with Lois Lane was great. I love the romantic sides of stories.

 

So it’s no surprise that I loved the teen romcoms growing up. She’s All That is my personal fave, but other sare just as great. Pretty in Pink, Can’t Hardly Wait, 10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless, the list can go on and on.

I love the young adult category and writing YA romance. I used to say, “I write books that could be on the CW. Or a Freddie Prinze Jr. movie”. And while I still think that’s true, a reviewer once described one of my books as “cute and edgy” and I think that describes my works best.

 

I don’t write outlandish scenes, but I keep it real. My characters aren’t super clean, who suddenly stop themselves from uttering a four-letter-word, but my pages aren’t curse word after curse word, just because. It’s real. It’s what I remember about high school, and it’s what I loved about those teen movies. If one of my books was turned into a film it’d be rated PG-13.

 

Anyway, that’s what I write. Who I am? I’m just a guy who likes a good story and probably drinks too much caffeine. Some people might say I eat too much pizza, but that’s nonsense. You can never eat too much pizza. And I will go to my grave debating anyone who thinks Rocky Road isn’t the best flavor of ice cream. Because it is.

King of Nice now available for pre-order

The next book in the Kings of Karmichael series, King of Nice, is available to pre-order now!

Here’s the synopsis 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

EJ Tyler is one of the Kings of Karmichael—the hottest band in the world. Each band member were given their own nickname, which has since become their personal branding. EJ is the King of Nice. And he hates it.

What kind of girl wants to go out with the nice King, when his bassist is the hot Queen, his brother is a teen heartthrob known as the King of Hearts, and his drummer is the baddest of bad boys, the King of Bad? Being the King of Nice has become a black cloud that hangs over his career because nice guys finish last, and EJ is proof.

Skye Robbins isn’t a heartbreaker, no matter what all the celebrity blogs and news sites are saying. She’s not a huge rock star, like the Kings of Karmichael, but she has some status. Unfortunately, the last few guys she’s gone out with have used that to their advantage to try and gain sympathy from the media and further their career. And Skye’s had enough of it.

When Skye and EJ come to Las Vegas for a month-long music festival, the two agree to a plan that could help both of them get rid of the monikers that they desperately want to ditch. Setting up a fake relationship should be easy. They’ll go out for a while, and at the end, EJ will break up with Skye. She’ll help him party in Vegas, besmirching his nice reputation, and she’ll act heartbroken in the end, proving she’s not the girl everyone believes she is.

But the more time EJ and Skye spend together, the more they begin having feelings for one another. As the deadline looms for the breakup, what happens when the lines blur between what’s real and what’s part of their deal?

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King of Hearts is OUT NOW!

Derrik Tyler has it all. He’s a world-famous rock star with a legion of adoring fans and has obtained teen idol status. He even has a Hollywood starlet who wants nothing more than to be the only girl in his life. It’s a publicity stunt only his band knows about, but that’s not keeping her from trying to turn their fake relationship into a real one. Yep, he has it all. Except for the girl who stole his heart before his life turned into a rock n’ roll rollercoaster.

Zoey Jacobs has been friends with Derrik since middle school. Before the Kings became the hottest band in the world. She even dated Derrik before he was known as the King of Hearts—the biggest teen heartthrob in the last decade. But that’s all in the past. She’s just a few short months away from graduating high school and moving on to college.

When spring break rolls around, Derrik invites Zoey along for the last leg of the band’s tour. What should be an amazing road trip turns into Derrik’s personal mission to win back his first love. But can two people from different worlds reignite a past relationship, or is a teen icon and a future college freshman too big of a gap to cross?

King of Hearts is the first book in the Kings of Karmichael series. The series is interconnected, but each book can be read as a standalone.

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