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Audiobook Month: Prophesy (The King & Alpha #1) Audiobook by A.E. Via Narrated by Nathaniel Black

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Blurb

Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father’s large paw prints was a responsibility he met head on. Now at age thirty-three, he is alpha of the alphas. As a direct descendant of the original Siberian pack, his wolf is bigger and stronger than Justice, himself is sometimes able to control.

His wolf howled long and hard but Justice kept it inside. It felt like a bass drum beating against his rib cage. The harsh breaths, angry snarls and the determined pacing inside him was overtaking him.

Justice takes his role of leadership and his legacy very seriously. He has little time for romance, not to mention a true mate. His packs are his priority. With a human government trying to regulate them, an uprising of rogue shifters, and a violent team of scientists trying to experiment on them, Justice has his hands way too full.

Chadwick ‘Wick’ Bentley is not enthusiastic when the captain of his escort tells him he has to leave his comfortable London home and go back to the States. As the Vampire King, he has no choice but to get his species back in line before they cause anymore chaos. At over one-hundred years old, Wick is no one to trifle with, but his smooth, charismatic manner makes him quite unique, despite the negative reputation vampires have. Wick has had nothing but time up to this point. He doesn’t feel the need to make issues pressing. Nothing is urgent in his life. Until he meets Justice. His beloved.

“Natural enemies can’t be mates.” Or so Justice thought. He knows his skepticism and rejection is hurting his mate, so while he fights their connection, Wick gets help from a source very close to Justice to help him win his beloved’s heart. Wick is a force all on his own, but when he’s blessed with a special gift from the Mother herself, not even Justice’s powerful wolf can prevent the prophesy from being fulfilled.

This story DOES NOT contain/mention MPREG.
No multiple pairings. No cliffhangers. It ends with a very HFN.

 

Review

I LOVED this! I am so psyched to see AE Via come to audio! I really hope she finds the ability to do more of her books in audio. This ROCKED. Nathaniel Black OWNED this! He is able to do ALL the accents as well as carry the drama in between the dialog with panache.  The story itself is wonderful, too.

 

We have two enemies, both alphas in their own worlds, who have no expectation of mating and yet find themselves not only drawn to one another but absolutely NEEDING the other. It was GLORIOUS! I love that uncontrollable passion and the feelings that come with it. Via is also gifted at giving us a good amount of action and adventure but not enough to detract from the base of the story which is our MCs falling in love.

 

There’s a good bit of humor, lots of hot mate sex, and LOADS of shifting and biting!

 

Absolute perfection, read by a true performer!

 

I cannot rate this highly enough!

 

6 of 5 stars

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Release Day Review: Something About You by Riley Hart

 

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Goodreads – Something About You

BLURB
Lucky Tyler Holloway has never felt particularly lucky. Frankly, he’s about as regular as can be. He works construction with his brothers, loves his small-town life, and shares a close bond with his family—especially his grandmother. Okay, so maybe he has a few secrets in his closet, like his bisexuality…and that other thing he doesn’t talk about… Maybe that’s why he’s always felt a little like an outsider.

Grayson St. Claire has it all: a dream job in LA, money, freedom. Saint has no attachments, which is just the way he likes it. Still, he’d be lying if he didn’t admit he missed his deceased parents who were the only family he had… Until he gets an e-mail from some guy named Tyler revealing the existence of a grandmother he’s never met, and prompting Saint to drop everything to drive across the country.

Saint and Tyler couldn’t be more different. Tyler hates the guy on sight, but there’s something about Tyler that gets under Saint’s skin. It’s not until they get to know one another that everything begins to change. But the Holloways and St. Claire’s have secrets, and their pasts are tied together in tragic ways they don’t know about. The odds are stacked against them and between their distance and their differences, Lucky and Saint have to admit that love alone might not be enough.

Review

I loved this! This is all about breaking free of expectations, explorations, self-discovery and a slow, simmering, solid path to true love. There is a LOT of sex but it is all really “moving the story forward” sex and not gratuitous.

 

The feelz are strong and deep and my only complaint is that we didn’t get to see more of our couple in the future… I think that would be an important piece for these two guys.

 

In any case, fans of the author will love this, gay virgin fans, friends to lovers and small town romance fans, as well.

 

Highly recommended!

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Guest Post: EJ Russell for Mystic Man

Many thanks to Open Skye for inviting me to stop by today as part of the Mystic Man blog tour! Mystic Man is a contemporary novella set in Connecticut, part of Dreamspinner’s States of Love collection. To celebrate the release, at the end of the tour I’ll be giving away a $20 Amazon gift card and an ebook copy of Clickbait (another of my contemporary romantic comedies) to one lucky commenter.

As part of my writing process, I always try to find a picture of an actor or some other public figure who fits my general mental image of my main characters. I do this because I am so not a visual person—and because description is the hardest thing for me to write. Dialogue? Heh. No problem. My characters can natter on to each other until the cows come home. My first drafts tend to look more like screenplays than novels with all of the verbal sniping.
But then I have to get down to work and describe things—their home, their clothing, their hair and eyes and skin and…stuff. It’s much easier for me to jump-start my writer’s brain if I’ve got a picture to look at than if I try to close my eyes and imagine things. (When I close my eyes, I hear words—I don’t necessarily see images, which is something that I used to argue endlessly about with one of my friends who’s an artist. But I’m an auditory learner. He’s visual. Our brains are wired differently.)
So since I can’t see my character’s hair and eyes and skin and…stuff in my head, I collect visual aids in the form of online photos. I cast them, as if I were casting a play or movie.
When I was “casting” Mystic Man, my mental image for Aaron, my historian/librarian, was Anthony Head as Giles in Buffy. What can I say? It was the glasses—and the fact that Giles’s natural habitat was the library as he delved into the historical archives to help Buffy fight the good fight—that made that one a no-brainer.
I’m not sure exactly why I zeroed in on ice dancer Charlie White as my image for Cody. I know that Charlie’s last name was why I decided to use another colorful name—Brown—for Cody’s surname.
I’ve always been fascinated by Charlie White as an ice dancer. I mean, back in his competitive World/Olympic champion days with Meryl Davis, he didn’t look like someone who could be into such an intricate and mannered and regulated sport. With that fabulous mop of blond hair and that grin? Let’s face it. He was Surfer Dude on Ice.
That’s one of the things I loved about him—the juxtaposition, the contradiction, the playing against type. This video is from 2014 when Charlie and Meryl won their Olympic gold medal. In the first piece (my favorite), their original dance to a My Fair Lady medley, Charlie’s whole attitude and demeanor is exactly Cody’s enthusiasm and joy.

I told Brooke Albrecht, my cover designer, that Cody looked like Charlie—especially the hair—and she found the perfect cover model!

Mystic Man
A States of Love Novella
When a series of personal crises prompt risk-averse research librarian Aaron Templeton to apply for a job on the other side of the country, nobody is more surprised than he is. He nearly runs home before the final interview except for one little problem: he has no home anymore. He put his condo on the market before he left California and it’s already sold. Only an encounter with free-spirited Connecticut native Cody Brown at the Mystic Seaport Museum staves off Aaron’s incipient panic attack.

Cody loves nothing better than introducing newcomers to the great features of his beloved home state, and when the newbie in question is a rumpled professorial type with the saddest blue eyes on the planet? Score! The attraction between the two men deepens as they explore Cody’s favorite spots, but when difficulties arise and Aaron’s insecurities threaten to overwhelm him, will Cody’s love be enough to keep him in Mystic?

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Author bio:
E.J. Russell–grace, mother of three, recovering actor–writes romance in a rainbow of flavors. Count on high snark, low angst and happy endings.

Reality? Eh, not so much.

She’s married to Curmudgeonly Husband, a man who cares even less about sports than she does. Luckily, C.H. also loves to cook, or all three of their children (Lovely Daughter and Darling Sons A and B) would have survived on nothing but Cheerios, beef jerky, and Satsuma mandarins (the extent of E.J.’s culinary skill set).

E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

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Audiobook Month: The Long Way Home by Z.A. Maxfield, narrated by J.F Harding

Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/The-Long-Way-Home-Audiobook/B01MQGGZ71?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_4&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=4GVDMJXBB991JR8MT96Z&

Blurb:
Ever since the accident that cost him his job on the Seattle police force, Kevin Quinn has been living with psychic abilities he refers to as the ‘gift that keeps on taking’. His attempts to use his talents to help the police have been met with limited success. Yet, when teenage boys start going missing from the beach cities of Southern California, Kevin gets on a plane.
Connor Dougal has every reason to believe all psychics are fakes and charlatans. He’s still numb from the disappearance of his first love, a boy who went missing 10 years earlier. Everything he aspires to is a direct result of that tragedy, even the acquisition of his detective shield. The irony of having to babysit Kevin Quinn is not lost on him.
These two suspicious men must develop trust and respect for one another to solve the case and, on the way, maybe fall in love.

Review:

A good story with great narration.
Kevin is a reluctant psychic (the ‘gift’ manifests after an accident). He’s asked to work on a missing persons case where he meets Connor. Connor is assigned to assist Kevin in the investigation; at first they don’t get along, but very quickly they develop a rapport which leads to a mutual attraction. As they grow closer, the mystery of the disappearances unfolds. There is quite a bit of wit and humour in the story that kept me engaged throughout.

Story: 4 of 5 stars

Narration:JF Harding was really good! This was my first time listening to him after which I bought a couple more books that he’s narrated. His pacing, inflections and timing was spot on for the characters. The subtle humour and wit of the prose was nicely voiced and he portrayed the dynamics and chemistry of the 2 MC’s very well.
Definitely a story I will listen to again.

 

5 of 5 stars

 

Overall: 4.5 stars out of 5

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Guest Post: Bru Baker for Under a Blue Moon!

BB: Thanks for joining me on Open Skye Book Reviews today! I’ve got an exclusive excerpt from my latest release, Under a Blue Moon, which is the second book in the Camp H.O.W.L. series.

One of the things I had the most fun with this time around was focusing more on what kinds of activities a luxury werewolf camp would offer. These kids aren’t going to be satisfied with canoeing and lawn darts, so I had to get creative. Since Nick and Drew are new hires at Camp H.O.W.L., they’ve been asked to sample all of the camp’s classes–it doesn’t go over so well with Nick.

 

Excerpt:
“I’m not saying I won’t do it, but it’s ridiculous. I mean, werewolf yoga? Really?”
“I believe they just call it yoga, but go ahead.” Drew crossed his arms and gestured for Nick to continue.
Nick growled and tossed the class schedule he’d been holding onto the table. They’d closed down lunch in the mess hall ten minutes ago, so they were the only people in the room. He’d held it together when Anne Marie had given him the schedule, but now that the wolflings were out of earshot, he wanted to vent.
“I can’t believe she’s making us take all of the classes.”
“It makes a lot of sense if you think about it. I mean, more for you than me, but I’m willing to do it along with you. Think of it as orientation. This way you’ve experienced everything your wolflings will while they’re here. It’ll make it easier for you to commiserate with them when they complain about Kaylee’s gong.”
Nick gave him a flat look. “She does not have a gong.”
“Oh, but she does. It’s part of her centering exercises during meditation.”
“Meditation?” Nick grabbed the paper, scanning it with wild eyes. “Oh, you have got to be kidding me. Ninety minutes of meditation?”
“With gongs,” Drew said helpfully.
Nick didn’t have time for this. Harris had been held up at the compound out on Catalina Island, which meant Nick and Kenya were still splitting his counseling load. He’d already had four sessions this morning, and he still had a list of check-ins that was longer than his arm. And now Anne Marie wanted him to sample all the classes Camp H.O.W.L. had to offer? Was she crazy?
“We’ve got tonight and all weekend,” Drew said with a smug smile. “You don’t teach any weekend classes, and wolflings can’t schedule sessions during those hours anyway because they’re required to be in class.”
When had Drew become an expert on his schedule? Not that he was wrong. He wasn’t. But somehow they’d managed to get wrapped up in each other’s business. Nick knew Drew’s clinic schedule better than his own session schedule, which definitely was clear this afternoon and all weekend.
“Fine. We can’t do all this in one weekend, though. There have to be twenty classes there.”
“So we do six this weekend and six next weekend, and so on and so forth until we’ve taken all the classes on the list at least once. You’ll have to find some time to sit in on the weekday classes too, you know.”
Nick knew that, but that was different. He could see the value in taking Harris’s class on social media or even Drew’s class on werewolf health. But yoga? Meditation? Horseback riding?
“Does that say Ultimate Frisbee?” He shoved the schedule at Drew, who laughed.
“It’s a big thing in cities, I think. Don’t tell me there isn’t Ultimate Frisbee in Denver.”
Nick was sure there was, but he was also sure he didn’t care. At least that session was only thirty minutes.
“How about we make it interesting?” Drew suggested. “Put a wager on it. I bet you I can kick your ass at whatever we do this weekend.”
Nick slitted his eyes at him. “Who picks?”
“If we’re doing six, we can each pick three.”
“And who decides if an ass-kicking has been administered? Assuming, of course, they’re not peeling you off the floor. Because I think that’s an automatic win.”
Drew smirked. “We’ll let the instructor decide who was better.”
“What’s the wager?”
“A favor.”
Nick opened his eyes and studied Drew. He looked innocent enough, but his heart was going a mile a minute. He either had something up his sleeve, or he knew he had no chance in hell of beating a werewolf.
“Fine. I pick fencing, agility training, and swimming.”
Drew held a hand out to shake. “Yoga, meditation, and martial arts.”
Oh, it was on.

Blurb:
Once in a blue moon, opposites find they’re a perfect match.

Nick Perry is tired of helping people with their marriages, so when a spot opens up to work with teens at Camp H.O.W.L., he jumps at it. He doesn’t expect to fall in lust with the dreamy new camp doctor, Drew Welch. But Drew is human, and Nick has seen secrets ruin too many relationships to think that a human/werewolf romance can go anywhere.

Happy-go-lucky Drew may not sprout claws, but he’s been part of the Were community all his life. He has no trouble fitting in at the camp—except for Nick’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing attraction between them, and his ridiculous stance on dating humans. Fate intervenes when one of Drew’s private practice patients threatens his life. Will the close call help Nick to see a connection like theirs isn’t something to let go of?

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Bio 

Bru Baker writes sophisticated gay romantic fiction with strong characters, real-world problems, and plenty of humor.

Bru spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. She now balances her time between writing and working at a Midwestern library in the reference department. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices.

Visit Bru online at www.bru-baker.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Release Day Review: The Best Worst Honeymoon by Andrew Grey

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https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-best-worst-honeymoon-ever-by-andrew-grey-9640-b

Blurb: How can heartbreak turn into happily ever after?

Tommy Gordon is all set for happily ever after—until heartbreak strikes when his husband-to-be leaves him at the altar. In a bid for distraction, his best friend, Grayson Phillips, suggests he takes advantage of the luxury honeymoon anyway! But the last thing Tommy wants is to go alone, so he invites Grayson and his son, Petey, along.
Beautiful Bonaire lends itself to romance, and along with close quarters, relaxing on the water, and a matchmaking kid, Tommy and Grayson soon find themselves closer than ever… and considering more, much to Grayson’s delight. But before they can plan the best best honeymoon ever, dark clouds descend in the form of Tommy’s ex and a sting from paradise that could ruin everything.

Review: Another simple, sweet Andrew Grey story.
This is an ideal “at the beach” read. Tommy and Grayson have been friends for a long time. When Tommy is jilted on his wedding day, Grayson is the shoulder he leans on through the ordeal, (along with a supportive family).
The story doesn’t break new ground in the ‘jilted at the altar’ and ‘best friend to lover’ tropes, but the story flows nicely. Even though I knew that ‘the ex shows up with regrets for breaking it off’ portion of the story was coming up, I wanted to see how it would play out. The 2 MCs had their own (real life) issues, but they worked them out drama-free.
Overall, this is a sweet, uncomplicated romance, best enjoyed with a nice glass of *whatever you like to drink* ☺

3.5 stars out of 5


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Release Day Review: Under a Blue Moon by Bru Baker

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Dreamspinner Press:
https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/under-a-blue-moon-by-bru-baker-9642-

Blurb

Once in a blue moon, opposites find they’re a perfect match.

Nick Perry is tired of helping people with their marriages, so when a spot opens up to work with teens at Camp H.O.W.L., he jumps at it. He doesn’t expect to fall in lust with the dreamy new camp doctor, Drew Welch. But Drew is human, and Nick has seen secrets ruin too many relationships to think that a human/werewolf romance can go anywhere.

Happy-go-lucky Drew may not sprout claws, but he’s been part of the Were community all his life. He has no trouble fitting in at the camp—except for Nick’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing attraction between them and his ridiculous stance on dating humans. Fate intervenes when one of his private practice patients threatens Drew’s life. Will the close call help Nick to see a connection like theirs isn’t something to let go of

Review
This story can be read on it’s own. It is set in the same place as book 1, Camp H.O.W.L, The secondary characters appear in both books with a very brief appearance from Tate and Adrian (mc’s in book 1). I liked this story better than the first book. Both characters feel an irresistible pull towards each other, it’s meant to be. A sort of fated mates but with Drew being human. Nick is a bit of an idiot though. Absolutely convinced here no point in trying for a relationship because Drew is human and it’ll never last. It’s a good twist showing a shifter who is condescending towards humans and having to eat his words as Drew proves he is just as good in many ways. I do wish Nick apologised properly to Drew for his attitude. The close call brought him to his senses but he was still being an idiot and making assumptions. Drew is a sweetheart, so full of compassion. He knows his limitations within the were community and works within them to fit in. He had never had a problem before until Nick, who was happy for a one night stand cut wary of anything more when they met again. I’m starting to love the Camp H.O.W.L crew and hope there is another one in this series within a series.

4 of stars out of 5


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Audiobook Month: Papa’s Boy by Sue Brown Narrated by Aaron Pickering

Dreamspinner Presents
https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/morning-report-series-6498-

Blurb

When Ray Sloane tires of the men in his usual club, he finds himself in the Pink Palm, an inauspiciously named spit-and-sawdust dive, not the sort of place an elementary school teacher and pastor’s assistant should be seen in. On the other hand, Ray needs a fresh face. But what he gets is a closeted, desperately unhappy divorcé named Zeke.

Losing his teaching job and his kids has left Zeke bitter and in denial about his sexuality, but Ray is determined to get under his skin. Just as Zeke starts to relax, life interferes with Ray’s plans: Lee, the teenage organist from St. Mark’s, tells his parents that he was abused as a teenager by a prominent congregation member from his old church, and Ray becomes the target of bullies at school and has to worry about his own job. With the specter of what happened to Zeke hanging over him, Ray must protect Lee and his own reputation, all while trying to convince Zeke that he doesn’t need to run away when their relationship grows more intense.

Review
The third book in the Morning Report series centres around Ray who was on the periphery of the story in the last book as Noah’s assist. Ray is a teacher rather than a Ranch hand, moving the story away slightly. Feeling frustrated with life Ray tries a new bar and there meets Zeke. Zeke is a character that has been beaten down by life, so desperate at one point he tried to take his own life. Ray is drawn to him before he knows all this. Sue Brown has certainly held nothing back with this story. The hatred in the Town, well from a couple of influential sources, is building and from this we start to learn the route of it. I do like the way this theme has been developed over the last three books. A much more realistic timeframe than those where the hatred is over with quickly. Over the course of extreme situations where a young man is left fighting for his life after standing up for himself the Town starts to wake up to what is really happening. The two different strands, Zeke’s story and developing relationship with Ray and Ray’s support for Lee eager to find out what happens next.

Either by now I was used to Aaron Pickering’s narration or he has got into his stride with these stories. Much better and overall my preferred one narrated. Although Luke and Simon are still my favourite characters. There is a lot of emotions that Aaron’s narration does justice to. Zeke and Ray’s characters are portrayed very well.

4 of stars out of 5

 

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Blog Tour: The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever by Andrew Grey

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Andrew Grey: I will confess that when I was writing this story, I let my mind take me on vacation for a little while. Dominic and I have been to Bonaire a couple of times and we are planning to go back in the next couple of years. It is a water sport paradise, diving and snorkeling like no place else in the world. Its also relatively unknown so it isn’t flooded with tourists the way some of the other islands are. That makes it the perfect place to have a relaxing holiday away form the hustle and bustle of life. At least that’s how I feel. I remember the first time we went, after spending time on and in the water snorkeling over sponges, coral, sea turtles, sea horses, fish, urchins, octopi and good ness knows what else, we had some lunch and then went into town. We figured we’d get a t-shirt or something. There were no t-shirt shops or touristy places like that at all. It was a regular town with shops for the locals. We managed to find a small department store that sold some shirts and I got one for Dominic and I. That has changed some now with more people discovering this paradise. I just hope it remains the grogrous place it will always be in my head.


Blurb:
How can heartbreak turn into happily ever after?
Tommy Gordon is all set for happily ever after—until heartbreak strikes when his husband-to-be leaves him at the altar. In a bid for distraction, his best friend, Grayson Phillips, suggests he takes advantage of the luxury honeymoon anyway! But the last thing Tommy wants is to go alone, so he invites Grayson and his son, Petey, along.
Beautiful Bonaire lends itself to romance, and along with close quarters, relaxing on the water, and a matchmaking kid, Tommy and Grayson soon find themselves closer than ever… and considering more, much to Grayson’s delight. But before they can plan the best best honeymoon ever, dark clouds descend in the form of Tommy’s ex and a sting from paradise that could ruin everything.

 

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Excerpt 
“I’ll be fine, Mom. All I want is to be left alone so I can cry like an eight-year-old where no one can see me.” Tommy was trying to be lighthearted but knew it fell flat. “Just go and have some fun, eat lots, and for God’s sake, make sure everyone has a good time.”
“If you say so, dear.” She patted his cheek, and Tommy hugged both of them before getting them out the door. As soon as he closed it, he heard the beeps and squawks of the game in the other room.
“You should go and have dinner with everyone else,” Tommy told Grayson.
“Petey is having the time of his life. He loves your television. That thing is so massive, he thinks he’s getting lost in the game. If you want to go on up and lie down, I’ll stay down here with him.”
“Whatever you want. Eat anything in the refrigerator. Not that there’s very much. I suppose I’ll need to get food now.” Tommy’s head throbbed. “I was supposed to leave on my honeymoon in four days, so there isn’t much, but help yourself to whatever there is.”
“What are you going to do?” Grayson asked.
“About what?”
“Your trip,” he answered, stepping closer.
“I’ll probably cancel everything and just stay home. I can work and try to take my mind off this whole awful mess.”
Grayson shook his head. “You should go anyway. Why let him ruin a perfectly good vacation? It’s been too long since you took some time away, and it would let you get out of town and away from anyone who knows about what happened.”
Tommy’s shoulders slumped even further. He wasn’t sure if he was up for anything at all. The thought of crawling into a cave to hide was overwhelmingly inviting. “I sure as hell don’t want to spend an entire week alone.” He leaned forward, leveraging himself to his feet. “I can cancel most of the plans and take the hit on the others.” Tommy shuffled toward the stairs, almost too tired—and maybe a little drunker than he thought—to lift his feet. “Unless you and Petey want to come.”
“He has school, and….”
Tommy looked over his shoulder. “I could say the same thing to you that you just did to me. You don’t take vacations either, and I have everything paid for. I could check into having Xavier’s ticket transferred or see if there are others available. I have a suite at the resort, so there’s plenty of room.” He yawned. “Think about it.”
He climbed the stairs, went right to his bedroom, and closed the door. He stripped off his clothes and got into bed, pulling the covers over his head. Then and only then did he let his emotions loose and cry the way he’d wanted to for hours.

Author Information

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Cover RevealL: Three Months to Forever by Hudson Lin

 

I’m Hudson Lin and welcome to my cover reveal! Three Months to Forever was inspired by my own three-month work stint in Hong Kong, when I fell in love with the city. This cover illustrates just how diverse Hong Kong is. From the towering skyscrapers, to the shimmering harbor, to the mountains that surround, Hong Kong is beautiful in so many unexpected ways. I can’t wait to share the city with you through the story of Ben and Sai and how they turn three months into forever.

Blurb:

Ben is looking for an adventure when he accepts a temporary assignment in Hong Kong, but he never anticipated how his life might change when he meets a sophisticated older man named Sai. Their initial attraction is sizzling and soon grows into more as Sai takes Ben on a tour of the city’s famous landmarks and introduces him to the local cuisine. Sai stimulates Ben’s intellect and curiosity, and for jaded corporate lawyer Sai, Ben’s innocent eagerness is a breath of fresh air. It would be so easy to fall in love….

But nothing is that simple. Sai’s job forces him to do things that violate his morals, and his relationship with his family is a major obstacle to any lasting relationship with Ben. Back in Toronto, Ben’s father is ill, and can he really leave behind his home for a man he’s only known for a short time? With the clock ticking, they must decide whether to risk it all and turn three monthsinto forever.

Author Bio:

Hudson Lin was raised by conservative immigrant parents and grew up straddling two cultures with ofttimes conflicting perspectives on life. Instead of conforming to either, she has sought to find a third way that brings together the positive elements of both.

Having spent much of her life on the outside looking in, Hudson likes to write stories about outsiders who fight to carve out their place in society, and overcome everyday challenges to find love and happily ever afters.

When not engrossed in a story, Hudson knits, drinks tea, and works the 9 to 5 in the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada.

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