Author Feature: RBTL Presents Tales from Virdura by Graham Downs Blog Tour

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

I’m pleased to welcome Tales from Virdura by Graham Downs Blog Tour, sponsored by RBTL Book Promotions, to my Author Feature series.  Tales from Virdura is a MF  sci-fi romance.

 

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Cover (212x300)Title: Tales from Virdura

Author: Graham Downs

Series: Kingdom of Virdura (Book 2)

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: June 1 2016

Edition/Formats: eBook

Source: Author via RBTL Book Promotions

Blurb/Synopsis:

Explore Virdura, a world full of fantasy, magic, and drama.

Find out what happens when a dashing young farmer’s son swoops a neighbouring daughter off her feet.

Meet Queen Tricia and the Royal Wizard Solon. Or Queen Celeste, her daughter, as she continues to struggle to come to terms with her new role as queen after the death of her mother.

Or read about Tobin the Bounty Hunter as he takes down Jarvis, a merciless criminal who brutally slit a blacksmith’s throat.

All these stories and more await you in Tales From Virdura, a collection of flash fiction stories that take you deep into the world and the lives of the characters who inhabit it.

If you enjoyed reading A Petition to Magic, this might just be your next read.

You’ll find out more about old characters and meet new ones. You’ll read prequels and origin stories, and you’ll read original stories taking place in new locales within the Kingdom.

⦅This book can be enjoyed as a companion to, or separate from, A Petition to Magic Book 1 in the Kingdom of Virdura Series.⦆

 

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Excerpt

This is a free story out of the collection. It’s called Runt Wizard, and it’s an origin story for Solon the wizard, a principle character in the book’s sequel, A Petition to Magic:

Young Solon stared stoically ahead as two of his tormentors held him down, and a third ripped off his shirt from behind.

He gritted his teeth as the thin reed stung his naked back. And a second time. And a third.

Solon vowed that he would not cry out. He was the son of the Royal Wizard, and he would carry himself as such.

Three other children danced around him, snorting like pigs and calling him names.

“Foolborn runt!” they chanted. “Where is your all-powerful magic now?”

The mocking continued, and the lashings went on. Seven now, and Solon could feel blood trickling down his back. He focused on the smell of the boys’ sweat, mixed in with the dust of the dry, arid field they were in. Despite himself, a single tear ran down his left cheek.

“Oh, he’s a cry-baby now too, eh?” said one of the boys. “Pathetic son of a useless mage.”

Something inside Solon snapped. His eyes shot open, and under his breath, he began reciting an old incantation.

Another thwack of the reed.

“What’s he doing now, do you think?”

“Speaking gibberish. I think we may have beaten him a little too hard, boys.”

While his tormentors laughed, nobody noticed the storm clouds gathering overhead. Nobody paid any attention to the flash of lightning, and clap of thunder indicating how close it was.

Above a boy’s head (the one who had insulted Solon’s father), the sky crackled, and a blue bolt began to take shape, high up in the clouds.

 

Author Information

Author Photo (219x300)Graham Downs is a South African author. He was born in Alberton, in Gauteng, South Africa, and now lives in Germiston with his wife. Aside from being an independent author, he is a computer programmer in Rivonia.

Since publishing his first book (A Petition to Magic) in 2012, he has published four more, including his latest, Heaven and Earth: Paranormal Flash Fiction. This is a collection of six flash fiction stories, ranging from straight-up horror to downright weird.

Although he has always had a passion for writing, it wasn’t until December 2012, at the age of 32 that Downs finally decided to unleash his imagination onto the world at large. The result was A Petition to Magic, a short fantasy story about a wizard who cannot perform magic, and a queen who demands his help.

Following on the success of A Petition to Magic, Downs was asked by fellow author Darren Worrow in 2013, to contribute a story to a charity anthology called I am not Frazzle, benefiting the Devizes Community Centre for Children, in the United Kingdom. He eagerly accepted, and penned Stingers, which was included. The anthology was released in December of 2013. (Stingers was released as a stand-alone story on 16 June 2014.)

While I am not Frazzle was being prepared for release, Downs released his second story, Heritage of Deceit, on 1 December 2013. It’s a modern day thriller, and tells the story of a man working in an office, who stumbles across what he believes is a relic from an old genocide.

In October 2014, in time for Halloween, Billy’s Zombie was released. It is a very short horror story, about a high school boy whom everyone thinks is a freak. In an effort to exact his revenge on his tormentors, he borrows a book on necromancy from the library, which he successfully uses to raise a zombie from the dead.

Wanting to continue his foray into the horror/paranormal genre, he went on to publish Heaven and Earth: Paranormal Flash Fiction in April 2015. This is a collection of six flash fiction stories in the horror/weird fiction genre.

His newest work is due for release in June 2016, and is now available for pre-order. It’s called Tales From Virdura, and it continues the Flash Fiction format. However, he decided to revisit his roots, so to speak, as this collection expands upon the world and characters introduced in his first published story, A Petition to Magic

In addition to his published works, Downs has written many free flash fiction stories and essays, in a wide variety of genres. They’re all available for free on his blog. You can also find a monthly crossword puzzle there, sometimes with prizes for solving it correctly. Find both his free writing, and the monthly crossword puzzle, by visiting his Blog.

Graham Downs is always working on new stories, in a variety of different genres, and he hopes to go from strength to strength as he releases better and better writing, and his popularity continues to grow.

 

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 Read Between The Lines  June 21

The Book Quarry  June 22

Andrew Jericho June 23

My World June 24

Ramblings of a Book Nerd June 25

Dante Eternal’s Virtual Bookshelf June 26

The Recipe Fairy June 27

Between the Pages June 28

 

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Author Feature: Author Feature: RBTL Presents Rocked by a Vampire by Susan Griscom Cover Reveal

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m pleased to welcome Rocked by a Vampire by Susan Griscom Cover Reveal, sponsored by RBTL Book Promotions, to my Author Feature series.  Rocked by a Vampire is a MF paranormal erotic romance.

 

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Rocked by a Vampire (200x300)Title: Rocked by a Vampire

Author: Susan Griscom

Series: Immortal Hearts of San Francisco #3

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Designer: Susan Griscom

Cover Model: Brandon Katz / Period Images Photography

Release Date: July 29 2016

Blurb/Synopsis:

He’s dangerously sexy, impossibly arrogant, rude, and complicated as hell, yet what he reveals to her makes it impossible to stay angry and she can’t stop her growing desire for him.

Lane, the younger twin of two powerful and sexy vampires, has always walked in his brother’s shadow. And for good reason. There are monsters that plague his mind. Demons that once destroyed him. Broke him. Now, his desire for Vanessa torments him, igniting those revenants whenever he thinks of her. He’s desired her for months, but he hates what she is—what she stands for. Can the witch he loathes be the one to tame his demons, or will she only send him farther into hell?

He wants to claim her, own her until he discovers something about her he has no choice but to admire, and when she lets down her guard, all he wants to do is comfort her—love her.

Vanessa has her own fears to conquer. A witch by birthright, she’s powerful yet vulnerable. How the hell will she be able to help Lane defeat his demons if she can’t overcome her own?

They rock each other’s worlds, but when evil comes knocking at their door, someone will need to die or they’ll lose each other forever.

 

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Author Information

Susan Griscom (213x300)Susan Griscom writes paranormal and contemporary romance. She’s hooked on sexy romances and is a huge fan of superheroes and bad boys confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers, and abilities beyond the norm mixed with steamy romance, of course.

She loves those days when she gets to sit around in her sweat pants, doing nothing but writing emotionally charged stories about love and violence, and drinking coffee.

She lives in Northern California with her romantic husband and together they have five great superhero kids and eight mini-superhero grand kids, so far.

Learn more about Susan by visiting her website: http://www.susangriscom.com/

 

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Susan’s Upcoming Events for 2016

LoveNVegas 2016 Aug 5 & 6

Romancing Lake Tahoe Aug 19 & 20

Passion in Portland Sept 9 – 11

 

Other Works by Susan Griscom

* Immortal Hearts of San Francisco*

Tempted by a Vampire Book 1 ↙

(Currently On SALE for 99¢ Until Rocked by a Vampire Releases)

Captivated by a Vampire Book 2

Rocked by a Vampire Book 3 Coming Soon

*Anthologies*

Affairs of the Heart (Romance Box Set Vol. 1)

OBSESSION: A Collection of Light and Dark Contemporary Romances

*Standalones*

A Gypsy’s Kiss

Allusive Aftershock

Rekindled Love

*The Beaumont Brothers*

Beautifully Wounded Book 1 FREE Download

Beautifully Used Book 2

Beautifully Undone Book 3

*Whisper Cape Series*

Whisper Cape Book 1

Reflections Book 2

A Secret Fate  Book 3

Whisper Cape Boxed Set Books 1 – 3

 

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Author Feature: Maia Dylan’s Bearly Theirs

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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I’m pleased to welcome Maia Dylan to my Author Feature series.  She has stopped by to share her book, Bearly Theirs (The Bears of Greenspoint 1).  The title is published by Siren-BookStrandBearly Theirs is a MFM paranormal erotic romance. 

 

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Author Bio:

Maia Dylan lives, loves and works in beautiful New Zealand.  She married her best friend and they have two adorable, but stubborn children who obviously take after their father. 

Maia’s career has featured a lot of travel, and she has filled her time at airports and in the air with books, books and more books.  Her love of erotic paranormal romance has seen her amass a huge library.  She has been an avid reader and lover of ménage romances since she read her first book in this genre about three years ago.

In January of 2015, Maia submitted her first ever manuscript to Siren Publishing.  She wasn’t at all confident that it would be accepted and in fact she was expecting a nicely worded email with a resounding no!  Much to her surprise less than two weeks later she had an acceptance and a signed contract in hand.  Since then she has also been published by Evernight Publishing and is loving every minute of it.

Outside of writing, Maia loves to eat, so she loves to cook!  Her herb garden is legendary, but she still has issues getting tomatoes to grow.  She’s been a performer for years, and has even sung on international stages, she would love to own a classic Ford Mustang one day and of course have the opportunity to race it on a race track without fear of a speeding ticket.

Although ultimately her dream is to be able to write full time on a sandy beach with a Mai Tai at hand, she is quite happy to fit her writing in when she can.  As long as someone reads her books, gets a laugh and maybe come to love her characters and much as she does, then she feels that she is living her dreams no matter what!

 

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Maia has a special message for her readers. 

Thank you, for hosting me for, Bearly Theirs, The Bears of Greenspoint 1. This book released in May with Siren Publishing.  If your readers would like to they can post questions to me on Twitter using @Maiadylanauthor and I will answer them as I see them.

 

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Author Question and Answer: 

Maia  provided some questions and answers for her readers.

Q: Every book is special to an author.  What is it about this book that makes it special for you?

A: Every book is special, and I love all that I have written and the ones I have yet to write!  But this one is special because it brings in a little Japanese element that means a lot to me.  I lived in Japan for three years and it is a language and culture that is near and dear to me.

Q:  Sometimes things happen when you are writing a series that wasn’t expected at all.  Have you had this happen to you?

A:  Heaps!  I am not a planner.  I am a write-by-the-set-of-your-panties kinda girl.  There have been moments where I will finish up a scene and be like WTF?  I did not see that coming! 

Q:  Is that why you always include a danger element to your books?

A:  I write what I love to read. I love books that take you on a journey, but where the characters face a challenge that adds an element of urgency to them and to the book.  As a reader, there is nothing I like more than getting that goose bump, hair rising on the back of my neck feeling as I join the characters within the book I am reading on the journey to solve their mystery.  I want to give that to my readers. 

Q:  What are you working on at the moment?

A:  I have quite a few WIPS on the go at any one time. Right now I am working on book 9 ni my Grey River series, book three in my Sniper Team Bravo series, a collaboration work I have on the go with Sarah Marsh and Elena Kincaid and a couple of stand alones that had caught my muse’s interest. 

Q:  Do you have anything to say to your current readers or to those that haven’t yet read you work?

A:  If you have read any of my books, thank you so very much! It blows my mind that someone has actually read something that I wrote, but gosh I hope you enjoyed it!  Did you?  Please let me know, I find I suffer from a slight case of needy-nelly with my writing.  If you haven’t read my book, but you love erotic romance stories between strong men and an independent woman, where the path to their happily ever after can be a bumpy one, but there is always a happily ever after, and their love and laugher is real on every page, then you’ll find my books right up your alley!

 

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Blurb: 

[Ménage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, shape-shifters, HEA]

Keiko Saito is having the worst day of her life — but it also happens to be the best. The same day she learns of her brother’s death and her need to return to Japan, she discovers that the feelings she has harbored for two men for almost two years are returned.

Logan and Cooper Anderson have known that Keiko was their mate from the first moment they met.  They hired her for their business and planned to steal her heart at the same time.  Their idea to take it slow is shot to hell when she learns of her brother’s death.  They are together for one night, one perfect night when they allow their feelings for each other to dictate their actions. When they awake the next morning, their mate is gone.

Can Cooper and Logan find their mate in time to save her from the future she fears, or will they lose her before she can ever truly be theirs?

A Siren Erotic Romance

 

Excerpts:

Story: 

“You bellowed?” Keiko inquired dryly. Both men’s facial expressions changed in the same instant. Logan’s face slipped into its usual scowl and Cooper grinned at her. Both men started to talk at once, asking questions until Keiko lifted her hand and whistled loud and shrill. This was a skill she had perfected since coming to work at ACE and it came in handy when both men required her help. “As developed as my ability to multi-task is, and to be fair it is definitely higher than most and that is why you headhunted me for this job in the first place and pay me what you do, I have yet to master the ability to conduct two conversations at the same time.”

“Sorry, Kei,” Cooper said with a grin that told her he was anything but.

She shook her head and cast a slight look to the heavens for patience. “Now, Logan the Jenkins file still holds the status of pending, so it will be on the shared drive.” She held her hand up to stop him when it looked like he was about to interrupt. “Until that contract has been verified and the retainer has cleared, it will stay pending. Look in the commercial builds folder on that drive and there is a folder titled Jenkins.” Logan clicked his mouse a couple of times and then gave her the quick thumbs-up that he had what he needed.

“Cooper, there is nothing wrong with the spreadsheet I sent you. Have you changed anything in the master data and not transposed the same formula?”

Cooper got a sheepish look on his face as he tapped away on his keyboard for a moment. When he looked up from his screen, his grin was firmly in place again. “Yep, that is exactly what I did. Again. Sorry, Kei. What would we do without you?” He was the only person in the world that shortened her name, and she secretly loved it.

She nodded her head in response, then turned to look between the two men. “Will there be anything else tonight, gentlemen?”

“No, thanks, Keiko,” Logan said with a small smile and her heart stuttered at the intense look he suddenly got in his eyes. For some reason, it made her think of the way a predator would observe its prey. His look said he wanted to devour her, and she was only too willing to be devoured. She swallowed audibly and felt a gush of heat between her legs.

Giving them a wide, and hopefully not too fake a smile, Keiko nodded. “Great! Then have a good night and I will see you both in the morning.” Spinning on her three-inch heel, Keiko strode from the office pausing only long enough to grab her jacket and purse, then left. She took the elevator down from the top floor, buzzing her way out the door and into the muggy air of a Texas spring evening.

She told herself as she walked the three blocks to her bus stop that there was no way that Logan or Cooper could tell that she had basically drenched her own panties in front of them. She would simply lie down and die of mortification if they ever knew how easily they turned her on. By the time she had reached the bus stop, and her phone started ringing, she had convinced herself that her secret was safe and that they had no clue.

 

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“Jesus Christ,” Logan groaned as their office manager scampered from their office and out to the elevators so fast she basically left skid marks on the carpet. “Did you smell that?” Logan turned to his brother and from the mask of barely controlled need etched on his face, it was clear that Cooper had caught it as well.

Cooper closed his eyes and inhaled deeply again. “You’re damn fucking skippy I smelled that. Keiko saw something in the look you gave her that she definitely liked. Her breathing rate increased, I could see the pulse at the base of her neck start beating wildly, and the sweet, sweet musk of her arousal fucking filled this office.” Eyes opening, he turned to look at Logan, and Logan could see his eyes flickering green to black, which spoke of how close he was to losing control to his bear. “Our mate is needy and not going to her and fulfilling that need is fucking killing my bear.”

Logan nodded. He understood exactly what Cooper was saying. Hell, his own bear was pacing impatiently within him, roaring his desire to chase their mate and claim her as theirs, but they had to show some restraint and control. There were issues they had to sort through before they claimed their mate, not least of which was explaining the fact to her that they had the ability to shift into half-ton bears with nothing more than a thought, and were members of the Greenspoint bear sloth. That tended to be one hell of a precursor to telling someone she was destined to be the love of their lives.

 

Adult:

“The first day you stepped into our office, you wore this pale blue blouse with mother-of-pearl buttons.” As he spoke, Cooper reached out and gently began to slide the buttons of the white silk blouse she wore now through the buttonholes. “I wanted nothing more than to remove that shirt, button by button and expose the beautiful expanse of skin I knew hid beneath it.” He matched his words with his actions, gently opening the blouse, pulling it gently from the waistband of the skirt she wore.

The breath caught in Cooper’s throat at the sight of the white demi bra that she wore that pushed her breasts up, plumping them slightly at the top. “Holy…shit.”

Unable to resist, Logan leaned in and looked over her shoulder, getting the full effect of the fantastic things this particular bra did for her breasts. “Sweet mother of God,” Logan murmured as he reached up to slip the blouse from her shoulders. “If I knew you had a penchant for wearing sexy as all fuck underwear like this under those suits of yours, we would have been here a hell of a lot sooner.”

Cooper took a deep breath to try to curb the desire building within him at an astonishing rate. “You were wearing a dark blue pencil skirt with that blouse, and I loved the way it clung to every sweet curve.” Cooper dropped to his knees in front of her, and the sweet scent of her arousal filled the air. The waistband of her skirt loosened and Cooper knew that Logan had released the button and zip at the back. “Now, normally, I’m the kind of guy that rips the wrapping paper off my presents and prefers to dive straight into dessert. But in this case, I’m willing to wait a few seconds more than I want to, because I have the feeling that bra you’re wearing might be part of a set, designed to drive a man insane.”

Gently, he gripped the edge of her skirt and slid it over the luscious curve of her hips, and then let it drop to the floor, leaving her standing in just her underwear, and Cooper growled at the barely there panties their woman was wearing. He looked up at the goddess who stood before him and nearly swallowed his tongue.

Gently he ran his hands up the backs of her legs. He groaned when he got to the naked globes of her ass. “You wear G-strings? Logan’s right, if we knew about these we would have been here a hell of a lot faster.” Unable to wait another minute, he gently stripped the small scrap of lace from her beautifully bare pussy and then tugged her hips toward him. “Lean back, love. Rest your shoulders on Logan’s chest.” He watched as she complied, noticing that Logan had stripped the bra from her, and removed his own shirt. His hands cupped her breasts, his thumbs strumming her dark nipples, and a rosy red shade of arousal had swept across Keiko’s chest and up her neck.

“I’m gonna taste you now, love.” Cooper gently lifted her left leg to place it on his shoulder, trusting his brother to hold her strong all the while looking up into her lust-glazed eyes and grinned. “Feel free to scream for me.” Then he placed his mouth right over her very wet pussy, listening to her sweet cry of shocked pleasure, and swept his tongue through the hot liquid that had pooled there, pulling it into his mouth. Her flavor was sweet and salty and so fucking addictive he knew she was going to quickly become his favorite meal. Then he settled in to drive her crazy. He took the sounds she made as verbal clues, telling him what she liked and how she liked to be pleasured.

When he swept the flat of his tongue up and over her swollen clit, she thrust her hips forward with a cry. When he gently slid his finger up inside her hot, tight pussy, she shuddered and gripped his hair, which he liked a lot, but it was when he combined the two together that had her screaming his name as she shattered against his tongue. Growling softly, he lapped up every drop of cream her body rewarded him with, loving her through the first orgasm of many he was determined to give her tonight.

As he pulled back he felt the last sliver of his heart, the part he held back in case all their plans went to hell, slide away and join the rest, completely and utterly with her.

 

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Author Feature: Alison Mello’s Saved By a Soldier

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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bio-pic-216x325I’m pleased to welcome Alison Mello to my Author Feature series.  She has stopped by to share her book, Saved By a Soldier.  The title is published by Limitless Publishing.  Saved By A Solider is a MF contemporary erotic romance. 

 

Author Bio:

Alison Mello is a wife and stay at home mom to a wonderful little boy. She lives with her amazing family in Massachusetts. She loves playing soccer, basketball and football with her son.

After having her son, Alison started reading again and fell in love with Contemporary Romance. Reading made her happy and gave her something to do when she had downtime.  As she started to read more, she started to notice things she really enjoyed in a book and things she didn’t. She began to have ideas for writing one of her own.  One day she literally woke up and started writing.  She realized that if there was ever a time for her to write, it was now.  She had a part time job to give her something to do. The hours at work were slow and she was bored with what she was doing, so while her son was off enjoying his friends over summer vacation she got started.

Alison finished the first book in two weeks and decided that she really enjoyed writing, so she kept going. She already had ideas in mind for books two and three, so she kept writing.  That is how the Learning to Love Series was born. Somewhere along the line, one of my Beta readers convinced me that Michael, a character from Finding Love, needed his own story.  That is when Alison added the fourth and final book. Alison hopes you enjoy her books as much as she enjoyed writing them.

She’s so glad she started this writing journey and hopes you will stay with her for the ride. Chasing Dreams is scheduled to release in April and the first two books of the Love Conquers Life series will be out this summer!

 

Saved-By-A-Soldier_jacket-2-185x300Synopsis:

Patricia Ann Fitzgerald is no man’s arm candy… 

Refusing to entertain her mother’s ridiculous notion that she should become the perfect little housewife for her ex-boyfriend Ben, Patty escapes to her father’s lake house to focus on what matters most to her. She has to break through her writer’s block and start her next book.

Medically discharged from the service and suffering from PTSD, Carter Montgomery is still trying to get his life back in order…

When Carter’s father Jackson suggests a week at the lake, it’s not only so he can gain a little clarity about his future. Jackson has other plans for his recovering son, intending for him to watch over his best friend’s daughter while she’s on a solo writing retreat—an idea that doesn’t please Carter at all.

Patty finds it hard to get any work done when her attention keeps diverting to the handsome stranger next door…

Patty is persuaded to attend a charity event, despite knowing her ex will be in attendance. When Ben rudely interrupts Patty’s dance with her father and drags her off the floor, Carter is quick to intervene. He’s tired of admiring Patty from afar, and refuses to see her treated that way. Ready to ditch the stuffy event, Patty escapes with her savior someplace where they can finally talk.

Ben always gets what he wants, and he isn’t willing to let Patty slip away…

Patty fights to preserve her blooming relationship with Carter from the critical eyes of her mother and the scheming ways of her ex. Will Carter manage to get his life back in order in time to save Patty from the life she never wanted?

Tagline: “She had his protection, but she wanted his love.”

 

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Author Feature: RBTL Presents Rekindled Flame by Andrew Grey Blog Tour

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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I’m pleased to welcome Rekindled Flame by Andrew Grey Blog Tour, sponsored by RBTL Book Promotions, to my Author Feature series.  Rekindled Flame is a MM contemporary erotic romance.

 

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Rekindled Flame (200x300)Title: Rekindled Flame

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: (Set in the Bronco Boys Universe) (Book 1 in Spin Off)

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: June 13 2016

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Morgan has worked hard to build a home for himself after a nomadic childhood.  When Morgan is called to a fire, he finds the family out front, but their tenant still inside.  He rescues Richard Smalley, who turns out to be an old friend he hasn’t seen in years and the one person he regretted leaving behind.

Richard has had a hard life.  He served in the military where he lost the use of his legs and has been struggling to make his way since coming home. Now that he no longer has a place to live, Morgan takes him in, but when someone attempts to set fire to Morgan’s house, they both become suspicious and wonder what’s going on.

Years ago Morgan was gutted when Richard moved away, so he’s happy to pick things up where they left off, but now that Richard seems to be the target of an arsonist, he may not be the safest person to be around..

 

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Excerpt

“They are going to release me from the hospital this afternoon. I didn’t want you to visit and not find me.” There were hems and haws. “Thanks for saving me.”

Morgan hung up and stared at his phone. This was a moment of decision, and Morgan pushed aside the blanket, hurried into jeans and a T-shirt, pulled on a pair of shoes, and then ran out the door to his car. He rushed to the hospital, swearing when he had to stop at each light. Finally he arrived and caught an elevator to the second floor. He half expected to find room 212 empty, but Richie sat on the edge of the bed wearing jeans and a flannel shirt that hung on him, probably from a donation bin.

“I didn’t mean for you to run down,” Richie said. “I didn’t want you visiting when I wasn’t going to be here.”

“Where are you going to go?” Morgan asked.

“Some people from the Red Cross said they were going to put me up in a hotel for the week, and some people here at the hospital banded together to get me a chair, so I was going to go there.”

“No. It’s nice that they’ve got you a chair, but I have room, and you can come stay with me. The house is on one level, and we can figure out how to get you where you need to be. You can’t go to a hotel.” That just wasn’t something he could let happen to his old friend. “When will you be able to go?”

“The doctor needs to sign the discharge, and then I can leave.”

Morgan got the wheelchair that was sitting in the corner. It wasn’t new, but it was serviceable, and he wheeled it over to Richie and lifted him down into it. “I should have asked if you wanted to wait on the bed.”

“No. I’m used to being in a chair.” He sounded about as thrilled as if he were saying he was going to the dentist for a root canal. “I hate them. The entire time I’m in this damn thing my head screams that I’m not what I was.”

“Want to tell me what happened?” Morgan offered.

“Fuck no. I’ve done way too much talking about it to too many people. Everyone says if you talk about it, you’ll feel better,” he mocked. “All it fucking does is make you relive the worst shit in your life, and who wants that?”

“Okay. Then tell me about your family. Are your mom and dad still alive?”

“No. They lasted about six months after all this shit. I was in one of those veterans’ facilities where they put the angry and nearly dead. It was one of those facilities that were on the news all the time because it was complete crap. They came for a visit and were driving back.” Richie lowered his gaze. “Dad was too tired, and he ran off the road. I don’t know what they were thinking. Dad and Mom were past seventy, and they drove down to the DC area every week to see me.” He turned away. “That’s enough of this crap. How’s your dad?”

“He’s doing well. I swear sometimes he’s going to outlive us all. He’s in Florida now and seems happy. He remarried, and my stepmother is okay, but she makes Dad happy, so that’s what really matters.”

“There’s a but there somewhere,” Richie prompted.

“She doesn’t approve of some of what she sees as the choices I made in my life. Not that it really matters. She and I aren’t particularly close, and when I call she says hello briefly and then passes the phone to my dad who, believe it or not, is easygoing and doesn’t let things bother him. We talk, and he tells me about what he and Lydia are doing. I know more about where they went to eat on a daily basis than I do about the dinner I had last night.”

“So you’re a fireman,” Richie said when the conversation petered out after a few minutes.

Morgan had wondered what it would be like to see Richie again after all these years, but this was never what he’d pictured.

“I love it. The hours can be horrendous, but I like helping people, and there’s a huge rush when you’re at a fire. The adrenaline pumps, and you have to be on your toes. Split-second decisions that can mean the difference between life and death. I thought about going into the service the way you did, but I was already out, and at that time DADT was in force, and I couldn’t do that, so I went a different way.”

“Mr. Smalley,” a woman said as she came into the room. “I have a few forms for you to sign, and then you should be free to go.”

She handed Richie a clipboard, and he signed. Morgan waited for him to get his things and then realized he probably didn’t have any. What little Richie had was gone in the fire.

“That’s it?” he said as he handed the clipboard back.

“Yes.”

She turned and left, and Richie sat still, staring at nothing.

“That’s it. I have nothing, am nothing, and have nowhere to go. I’ve hit the complete and total bottom of the barrel.”

He turned away to look out the window, and Morgan watched as Richie bowed his head.

“Let’s get out of this place. It’s depressing,” Morgan said as he gripped the handles of Richie’s chair. As he was about to turn him, an orderly came in and took control of it.

“Ready to go, sir?” he asked in a bright tone.

“Ready as I’ll ever be,” Richie said, and the orderly wheeled Richie out of the room.

As they walked down the hospital corridors, Morgan wondered what would have happened if he hadn’t stopped in and recognized Richie. Would he have ended up on the street somewhere? It was clear that the people who had been taking care of him weren’t able to do that any longer now that their home was gone as well. Things happen for a reason.

“I’ll bring my car around,” Morgan said when they reached the hospital doors. He hurried across the lot and brought his car up under the portico. The orderly helped Richie get in, and Morgan placed the chair in the trunk. He waved and got in the car.

“You can drop me anywhere you want,” Richie said. “I can take care of myself.”

“Okay,” Morgan answered and put the car in gear.

He had a number of stops he wanted to make, and the first one was Target. Richie grumbled when Morgan pushed him to the personal care aisle and told him to get what he needed. The protestations grew louder when they reached the clothing section.

“Just get what you need and stop bitching,” Morgan snapped. “You can pay me back if you want, but you need things, so quit the griping and just say thank you.”

“You’re bossier than my drill sergeant,” Richie countered.

“And you’re a pain in the ass.” Morgan glared at his childhood friend. “Now that we have that out of the way, get some pants, shirts, and underwear. Regardless of how you feel, you need some basic things, so pick them out. I know you have your pride, but you lost everything in a fire yesterday. There’s no shame in accepting help from an old friend.”

Richie hesitated. “As long as you let me pay you back.”

“Fine,” Morgan agreed, and Richie propelled himself in the department, choosing a few things. Once he knew Richie’s size, Morgan added a few others, and they wheeled up to the checkout. The purchases were rung up, and Morgan put the amount on a credit card.

“I will pay you back for all this,” Richie reiterated as he wheeled himself back out toward the car with Morgan carrying the bags. “I hate this,” Richie commented as soon as he was buckled in the seat. “It sucks being dependent on other people all the time.”

 

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Andrew-Grey-199x300Andrew 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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