OS: Welcome to Nic Starr for stopping by and sharing with us about Runaway and a Giveaway!
A big thank you to Open Skye Book Reviews for hosting me today as I celebrate the release of Runaway.
Runaway is my latest release. It’s part of the Dreamspinner Press World of Love collection. The World of Love stories are “contemporary romances spotlighting the unique features, qualities and attributes of a specific country as well as the universality of love wherever it’s found.”
The story of Nate and Damien takes place in the Australian state of New South Wales, starting in a small country town on the north coast, followed by time spent in Sydney. To celebrate the release of the book, I thought I’d share some of my beautiful city of Sydney with you all.
One of the biggest events of the year is Australia Day (26th January). For many it’s a celebration of being Australian, for others it’s just a good excuse for a piss up and party! In recent year’s its also been controversial because it recognises the anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet in 1788 which doesn’t acknowledge the fact that the Aboriginal people were already here.
Personally, for me, I see the day as a time for everyone to get together and celebrate our national pride and diversity. A lot of the action happens on and around Sydney Harbour. I love the jet flyovers and the Ferry Race.
Using ferries is a form of public transport to get from one side of the harbour to the other. On Australia Day, they hold a race where the ferries are decorated, loaded with people, and cheered on as the race along the harbour, around an island and back to underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge which forms the finish line. The maritime police hold back the flotilla of boats and yachts of all sizes that follow the ferries along. I first went on the race about 15 years ago as an invited guest of a corporate sponsor. This year I went again when they opened up to paying guests for the first time. Here’s a photo from the race. It was a grey and overcast day but still fun!
As strange as it may be, the other thing that is a highlight is the release of the latest lamb commercial. The Australian meat industry have used the fact we all have barbecues to really promote lamb as the meat of choice every year – and the ads are usually well done and humourous.
Click here to see the 2017 Australia Day Lamb Ad. ? This one features a lot of our famous faces and cultural references (there’s even the Mardi Gras towards the end) but got a bit of flack as usual.
I hope you liked seeing a little piece of my city and enjoy experiencing a little more when reading Runaway.
If you’d like to see some more of my beautiful country, you can visit the following blogs who are hosting me during the Runaway release.
April 5 – MM Good Book Reviews
April 10 – Alpha Book Club
April 11 – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
April 12 – The Novel Approach
April 13 – Open Skye Book Reviews
April 13 – Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
April 14 – My Fiction Nook
April 17 – Love Bytes
April 18 – Divine Magazine
April 19 – Long and Short Reviews
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Dr Nathan Powell is ready to settle down near his family, and hopefully find the man of his dreams. He returns to the small coastal town where he grew up, but while life is simpler than it was in the city, there are also complications—like patients’ reactions to an openly gay doctor. And like running into Nate’s first love, Damien, an out-and-proud local business owner who is unwilling to be any man’s dirty secret. The reunion reignites old desire even while it stirs up Nate’s guilt over the way things ended with Damien.
When Nate’s nephew runs away, Damien accompanies Nate on his mission to find the young man. The drive to Sydney, and the search of the city, gives Nate time to reconnect with Damien—and to wonder if he made the right decision years ago—when he determined a future for them was impossible. Is a fresh start realistic for two men in their forties? But before he can ponder the second chance they’ve been given, Nate must locate his nephew.
World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.
Dreamspinner Press: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/runaway-by-nic-starr-8358-b
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Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XSSNXHJ/
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Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told.
Nic loves to spend time with her family—an understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and a cherished Cairn terrier. Nic is a foodie and wine lover who lives in the city but is a country girl at heart. When not writing or reading, she is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
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