A MelanieM Review: The Greek Tycoon’s Green Card Groom by Kate McMurray

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Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

perf4.250x7.000.inddMarriage gets less convenient when love is involved.

It started simple: Ondrej Kovac marries Archie Katsaros so Ondrej can stay in the US, away from his judgmental family in eastern Europe. Archie marries Ondrej in exchange for the money to bail out his failing company. It’s a fraud neither man is convinced he can pull off.

But as Archie introduces Ondrej to New York society and Ondrej proves his skill in the office, they start to discover a connection between them. Can they overcome the rocky foundation their relationship was built on, meddling immigration agents, gossip columnists determined to out their deception, and an aggressive executive set on selling Archie’s company out from under him? Only if they can prove to each other their love is worth fighting for.

Well, to be honest, as much as I love Dreamspinner Press’ Dreamspun Desires series and author Kate McMurray, it was a long thought process to arrive at 2.75 stars for The Greek Tycoon’s Green Card Groom by Kate McMurray.  Not just for one reason alone but for several.

Normally I breeze through these stories.  They whip me along, carried by a romance, a fast pace reminiscent of those quickly churned out novels of decades ago and a plot I recognized turned MM.  Here I struggled to get through each page.  The storyline bogged down, as did the romance.  And there was absolutely so sense of any depth to character or location or background for anyone or anything.  Archie was supposed to be Greek.  But did we feel that or get that from the story or anything he said or did?  No, not really.  Ondrej gets a smattering of throw off lines about misunderstandings due to language…but nothing about his family or background was really explored in depth.  Nothing that gave us a real “sense” of Ondrej, the man recently immigrated.   And New York City which should have been a star city and character due to its importance as a location and raison de etre for Ondrej being there came off as a pale imitation of itself.

And Archie and Ondrej had as much heat together as an old pizza box, at least to me.  It felt that cold, old and stale.  Even the pizza rat might have given this a pass.

But I maybe I’m wrong.  The plot pulled it together in the end, the romance ended happily if too swift.  There really was never any really danger here.  If Kate McMurray is a favorite author of yours, you might want to pick this up.  The same if light romances are your thing.  For all others, you might want to give this a pass.  As always, I leave the choice up to you.

Cover art by Paul Richmond brands the series nicely but its not among my favorites.

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Book Details:

ebook, Dreamspun Desires #14, 218 pages
Expected publication: July 15th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 1634770870 (ISBN13: 9781634770873)
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An Alisa Review: Lock and Key by Z. Allora

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Rating:  3 stars out of 5

 

Lock and KeyRejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.

 

Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have.

 

After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved.

 

Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.

 

This was a nice story.  When Zack meets Drew for the first time it’s shortly after his eighteenth birthday.  Zack and his younger brother have just moved in with their older brother when they were kicked out by their mom.  Zack knows instantly that Drew is the man he wants to be with forever.When Drew turns Zack away he is devastated and runs to a bad situation.

 

Zach decides that if he can’t have what he needs, he will make sure that other submissives are able to and that they are not hurt by an incompetent dom as he was.  They both go through the motions while dying a bit inside every time they have to see each other.  Once Drew admits he made a mistake and wants to move forward in a relationship with Zack he feels so frustrated Zack keeps part of himself back.  Drew realizes waiting for Zack to admit his feelings isn’t the right approach and it will take him completely opening himself up for Zack to be open as well.

 

This story is told from Both Zack and Drew’s points of view.  It made it easier to connect with the characters and know how they were feeling.  All of the characters in this book were great and were supportive of the MCs, they are their own little family and will always stick by each other.  I hope this author does another book in this universe as I would love to see how Zack’s little brother, Jordan, grows up and finally gets a man of his own.

Cover art by K-Koji is great and really give a visual for the turning point of the story.

 

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Book Details:

ebook, 300 pages

Published: July 15, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 9781634771696

Edition Language: English

A Paul B Review: Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3) by Grace R. Duncan

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

AcceptanceQuincy Archer has been on the run for the past two months.  Being tepay-sa to his jaguar shifter pride means he is next in line to lead.  But even before he found his wolf shifter mate, he never wanted the title he was born into.  However, his father just won’t accept his decision.  In order to protect his destined mate from trouble, Quincy decides to go into hiding.  However three jaguars enforcers have found him in suburban Pittsburgh and beat him to within an inch of his life.  Too weak to shift or to get away in human form, he instructs the EMTs that arrive to take him to Presby hospital, where his mate works as an ER doctor.

Miles Grant has been working a lot since his mate ran off.  While he understands that Quincy is trying to protect him, Miles still feels the pain of separation even if they have not claimed each other yet.  He has been working extra shifts to deal with the loneliness.  As he is ending a shift, he smells his mate as he is brought in by ambulance.  Miles has to make sure that Quincy is able to shift to heal but still have a reasonable explanation for his rapid recovery. Miles is grateful for the time they spend together while Quin heals; he knows that they will have to be apart again soon.

Once Quin gets on the road again, the enforcers who pulverized him send him photos of Miles stating that he is next.  Realizing that running away is not keeping Miles any safer, he decides to go back to the Forbes wolf pack territory and face this with his mate and their friends.  When Quincy confronts his father who denies any knowledge of his beating or the threats against Miles, Quincy does not know what to believe.  His father may be an ass, but he takes ownership of the bad things he has done.  If his father is not the one chasing after him and his mate, just exactly who is after Quincy and why?  With the help of their friends and an unlikely ally, the group sets about to find answers so that Quincy and Miles might have some peace as they try to start their lives together as mates.

I really enjoyed this third installment of the Forbes Pack series.  While it could be read as a standalone, having read the previous two books would provide some context to the story.   It was good to see the protagonists of the previous books used in a major supporting role in this book.  The plot lines from the previous books are wrapped up well and give a satisfying ending.  Through the story, Quincy learns that while being a solitary figure such as a jaguar shifter is drives his instincts, sometimes you need the help of friends to get things done.  While this book could be used as a finale to the series, I do hope we see more from this group of “pups” and “cats.” 

The striking cover by Reese Dante portrays the main characters as I would picture them.  The upper portion has the dark haired Quincy and the ginger Miles in human form while below that are their jaguar and red wolf.  It is truly nicely done.

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Book Details:

ebook, 236 pages
Published July 8th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 163477406X (ISBN13: 9781634774062)
Edition LanguageEnglish

SeriesForbes Mates 

  • Devotion (Forbes Mates #1)
  • Patience (Forbes Mates #2)
  • Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3)

Grace R. Duncan is talking Anime, Characters and Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3) (guest post and giveaway)

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Hello and welcome back to the Acceptance blog tour! Thanks so much to Scattered Thoughts for letting me take up space today.

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Like Finley’s obsession with werewolf movies in Devotion and Chad’s somewhat unhealthy attachment to all things ‘80s (especially music) in Patience, I knew I wanted to add something like this to Acceptance. It took me a little bit to figure out what Quincy was into, but I did and I go into that more in depth on the MM Good Book Reviews blog stop, along with the first of the anime references.

The next one I’d like to talk about is an anime that’s rather near and dear to me. While it wasn’t my first, it was what really pulled me into anime. The first I saw of Naruto wasn’t even the series itself. I caught an OVA (original video animation—basically a separate movie) of the characters and immediately wanted more of him.

Were it not for Miles’s determination to help keep him sane, Quincy was pretty sure he’d be climbing the walls. And in cat form, that was quite doable, though seriously inadvisable. He had no idea how he’d explain claw marks on the walls to hotel staff.

Quincy and Miles, like Chad and Jamie, spent most of the evening alone in their room. He introduced Miles to another of his favorite animes—this one the loud ninja kid in orange. Then they spent quality time focused on each other.

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Grace as Hagane Kotetsu from Naruto

You can see one of the openings for it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVdYYHbf-64
(Closer, by Inuoe Joe)

Naruto, the manga written by Masashi Kishimoto, has a huge following. You can see this by the sheer number of ninja uniforms, Akatsuki robes, and more at any anime con. I’ve been known to don a chuunin uniform a time or two, myself. *cough*

I have a lot of anime themes and music on my playlist for Acceptance. If you’d like to see more, check out the Dreamspinner Press post for it.

Thanks for joining me today! And thanks again to Scattered Thoughts for hosting me!

 

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Dr. Miles Grant acknowledges that his destined mate could be either gender even though his bisexuality cost him his family and his pack. Luckily he found the Forbes Pack, who happily accept him just as he is. What he never counted on was finding his mate in Pittsburgh or for his mate to be another species entirely—a cat!

Quincy Archer isn’t just any jaguar shifter. He is the heir to the leadership of his pride. Destined mates are nothing but legend to the nearly extinct and generally solitary jaguars, and Quincy certainly never expected to find one for himself, much less a male… or a wolf.

However, finding each other and coming to terms with their species is the least of their worries. Quincy is expected to select a proper female mate, father a cub, and take his place as heir to the pride. Except Quincy refuses, having no interest in women or leadership and knowing he isn’t right for it. But his father will stop at nothing—not even attempting to kill Miles—to get his way. Quincy and Miles must overcome many obstacles to stay together as the destined mates they’re meant to be.

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Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many grace_nohateof which got her into trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.

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Let the Romance Heat Up with the Summer Lovin’ Anthology (giveaway and excerpts)

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Title:  Summer Lovin’

Author: LJ Hamlin, Janelle Reston, Eric Thornton, Jessica Chase, A. M. Leibowitz, Sarah Hadley Brook

Publisher:  Torquere Press

Cover Artist: Kris Norris

Release Date:  7/20/2016

Heat Level: ranges from 1-4

Pairing: F/F and M/M

Length: 44,000

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Gay Romance, Lesbian Romance, Anthology

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Synopsis

Back in the 1950s, leather jackets, white t-shirts, and poodle skirts were the biggest styles, and going “parking” was all the rage. Summer flings were the thing to do, whether it be with the cute tomboy that caught your eye in school, your older brother’s friend, or the hot mechanic who fixes your car just right. In Summer Lovin’, love doesn’t only have to last the summer.

These six stories are penned by both seasoned scribes and new authors; the anthology provides readers with the perfect opportunity to explore offerings from their favorite storytellers as well as find a new favorite or two.

Containing F/F and M/M stories from authors LJ Hamlin, Janelle Reston, Eric Thornton, Jessica Chase, A. M. Leibowitz, Sarah Hadley Brook, Summer Lovin’ is sure to have something for fifties loving readers.

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“You okay, little man?”

Billy startled at the deep, husky voice near his ear and turned to see his new acquaintance leaning into the car, watching him closely. He swallowed and tried not to focus on the musky scent rolling off the dark haired stranger. Fighting the urge to lean in and breathe him in, Billy’s eyes swept over the chiseled jaw, dark stubble and, oh god, those full rosy lips, before rising back up to meet his gaze. Deep chocolate eyes peered into his green ones, searching for something. Wait… He asked something, right?

“Umm, what did you say?”

A smile spread across his face and Billy trembled. God, he was the sexiest man Billy had ever seen.

“I asked if you were okay,” he repeated slowly.

Billy’s eyebrows furrowed then, and he looked down at the keys in his hand, his mind trying to process something. His eyes widened at the memory and he turned his gaze back at the stranger. “Wait! Did you call me ‘little man’?” he asked, incensed.

The sexy man nodded.

Billy harrumphed, his irritation obvious.

“Give me your name and I’ll stop calling you that,” the greaser offered, still smiling. The dimple in his left cheek only upped his sexiness.

“William Hadley. Billy,” he whispered, his cheeks heating up. “And, I’m five eight,” he huffed. Why did he say that? Why did he care what this guy thought of him?

“Well, Billy,” he leaned in closer, letting his breath ghost across Billy’s face. “I’m Gene Milgram and it’s a pleasure to meet you.”

“Gene,” Billy repeated, letting the name roll around on his tongue for a minute and swallowing hard when he realized Gene was still leaning into the car. “Um, I guess I need to call someone to tow it, huh? I wonder if there’s a pay phone anywhere near.”

Gene grinned. “Nope. But I can help you.”

Billy’s eyes widened. “You can? On a motorcycle?” He glanced back uncertainly at the small bike. “Um, yeah, I don’t think that’s strong enough to—”

Gene’s laughter rumbled out into the darkness and Billy looked him as if he was crazy. Did this guy seriously think a motorcycle could tow a big car?

“Sorry, Billy,” he chuckled. “No, I didn’t mean my bike. I own an auto shop and I just closed up a little while ago. Why don’t we just head back and get the tow truck and take care of things?”

“We?” Billy squeaked, glancing at the motorcycle again, his heart hammering in his chest.

Gene waggled his eyebrows at him, laughing. “Well, yeah, I can’t just leave you here in the dark. What if another opossum decides to pull something crazy again?”

Billy felt his face heat up. He knew Gene was just being friendly, but it had been a long time since another man had made him feel so off-kilter, even though he was sure Gene was straight. He looked back over his shoulder again and wrestled with his fear of motorcycles. Something told him that he could trust this man, though.

Sighing deeply, he finally nodded. Gene pulled the car door open and waited, his hand on the door handle. Once he climbed out, he felt a little lightheaded, swaying a little before Gene’s arm snaked around his waist, holding him close to his side.

“Whoa, there. You feeling dizzy?” Gene’s mouth was so close his breath caressed Billy’s neck, sending a shiver down his spine.

Billy nodded a little, feeling foolish. “My head hit the steering wheel, but my arms cushioned the blow. I think…I think I’m just a little dazed.”

Gene nodded his understanding and helped him up the short hill to his bike, parked on the side of the road. Billy startled when he saw it up close.

“That’s a 1947 Triumph Speed Twin! Is that a custom paint job?” Enthusiasm won out over his fear as he leaned in and traced his fingers along the seat.

Gene’s eyes widened in amazement and he finally let his arm slip away from Billy’s waist. “You know about bikes?”

“Yeah, a little. When I was a kid, I dreamed of owning one, but my mom always said they were too dangerous, of course. Then when I saw James Dean riding one, I decided to learn more about them. Last year, I finally decided to try taking a spin and I…I…” His face reddened and he looked at the ground. “I fell off the bike before I even started it,” he admitted.

Gene chuckled a little, but wisely kept his thoughts to himself.

Billy smiled, “Yeah, it wasn’t funny at the time, but…” He cleared his throat. “So, um, how do we do this?”

The greaser handed him the helmet. “Only got one and no way am I letting you ride without one.” He grinned. “You seem a little accident-prone to me.”

 

From “The Great Pretender” by Sarah Hadley Brook

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LJ Hamlin – L.J.Hamlin is a twenty something (getting older every day) writer, who has been writing all her life, mainly in notebooks no one else ever saw. But then she found M/M groups online and was encouraged by friends to share her stories. After a while (with a lot of pushing) she got brave enough to try getting published, so she could share with more people, and she hopes to never stop. LJ loves cats, and pretty much all animals, is a collector of many things, often weird, but most of all books.

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/L.j.hamlin91

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LjHamlin

Blog http://ljhamlinbooks.blogspot.com/

 

Janelle Reston – Janelle Reston is a pansexual powerhouse whose F/F and queer romance has appeared in numerous anthologies. Hobbies include watching The X-Files and making sexual innuendos. She lives in a northern lake town with her partner and their black cats.

Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/janellereston/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/janellereston

Tumblr: http://janellereston.tumblr.com

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/jreston

Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/janellereston

 

Eric Thornton – Eric Thornton tends to write what comes to mind. You never know what could come from him next. He lives in the south with his spouse who supports his work.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.j.roberts.5

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/ericbkroberts/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eric_Thornton_1

 

Jessica Chase – : Jessica Chase has been writing for what seems like her entire life, and finished her first short story at the age of five.  It wasn’t very good.  Since then, she’s improved a great deal, but writing has continued to be her passion.  She loves reading and enjoys exploring the worlds of others as well as creating her own and has been involved in several writing groups.  She writes all kinds of relationships and is always looking to write more, but M/M and F/F romance is something she is particularly fond of.  She enjoys fantasy and horror, and loves putting her own spin on the genres and creating interesting characters and worlds.  Jessica studied at Oxford University and fell in love with the city and its weird quirks and traditions.  She still reads anything she can get her hands on and spends her weekends wandering around various museums and old houses, walking through the countryside looking for inspiration, or sitting in the garden and playing with her pet tortoises.  She is lucky enough to have the support of some wonderful friends.

Website: http://chasestories.webs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessica.chase.96387

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jchasestories

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/jessicachasewri/

Other Social Media: http://JChaseStories.blogspot.co.uk

 

A.M. Leibowitz – A.M. Leibowitz is a queer spouse, parent, feminist, and book-lover falling somewhere on the Geek-Nerd Spectrum. Ze keeps warm through the long, cold western New York winters by writing about life, relationships, hope, and happy-for-now endings. Hir published fiction includes four novels as well as a number of short works, and hir stories have been included in anthologies from Supposed Crimes, Witty Bard, and Mischief Corner Books. In between noveling and editing, ze blogs coffee-fueled, quirky commentary on faith, culture, writing, books, and hir family.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amymitchell29

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/UnchainedFaith/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/amyunchained

Pinterest: https://twitter.com/amyunchained

Web site: http://amleibowitz.com

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8544236.A_M_Leibowitz

 

Sarah Hadley Brook – Sarah Hadley Brook lives in the Midwest and is a mother of two wonderful young men. During the day, she works in the non-profit world, but reserves evenings for her hobby-turned-passion of writing, letting the characters she conjures up in her mind take the lead and show her where the story will go. When not working or writing, she can be found reading, working on dollhouses, trying her hand at new recipes, or watching old movies and musicals. She believes in “Happily Ever After” and strives to ensure her characters find their own happiness in love and life.

Website: www.sarahhadleybrookwrites.com

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In the Spotlight: Into the Blue by Pene Hanson (excerpt and giveaway)

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Into the Blue by Pene Henson
Release Date: July 7, 2016

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Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Colleen M. Good

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Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to be interviewing Pene Henson author of Into the Blue today. Hi Pene, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

  • What’s the easiest thing about writing?

The easiest part for me is knowing these characters’ hearts and thinking through how they would respond to the world and the things that happen around them. But generally there’s no bad side. 

I love the act of writing enough that my extremely early mornings don’t feel difficult. Not that the work of writing is always easy, but it’s always a joy.

  • Name one author (living or dead) you’d like to write with?

My friend Jo and I wrote a large number of stories together and I’d love to see what we will do if we commit to a novel. She’s a powerful and heart-breaking writer who knows all the odd little quirks of humanity, all the ways people fail others and come good anyway, and I suspect our joint novel will be more complicated than anything I could write alone. 

But she has no idea about tenses and point of view. So I’d be in charge of that.

  • Tell us about your cover and how it came about.

I could talk about this cover forever. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. When our art director, CB Messer, met with me about the cover she had read the book. She’s lived in Hawaii and so connected with the imagery and the subject matter. We instantly agreed on the visuals of that early morning light, the pale golds and shifting blues of surf at dawn. CB suggested we could focus the front cover on the power of the surf and the surfing competition or on the relationship between the characters and the sea. Honestly, either would have been gorgeous but I felt relationships are critical to the book. It’s a gentle book despite their sporting prowess. 

When she sent this drawing through, I loved it even more than I anticipated. I love the light in the sky and reflecting from the water. And the boys, waiting for the next wave, Ollie’s profile and Tai’s strong back visible and recognizably them. It’s the moment before a wave comes in, that waiting time before everything changes.

And then the back. With the warm sunlit deck of the Blue House and the five boards leaning together, one for each of the people living there.

CB is an exceptional artist and really captured the book.

  • Is this book part of a series? Do you have ideas that could make it into a series? If it is a series, tell us a little about it.

No, no it’s not and it was never intended to be. However (is there always a forever) I do have a story to tell about Hannah, who lives with Tai and Ollie. She’s a joy to me. Broad-shouldered and laid back. She’s in love with her best friend but I don’t know that’s going anywhere. I think she could have a whirlwind of a girlfriend who knocks her off her steady perch. And then Tai and Ollie and Sunny would be in the background.

  • Word association. Tell us the first thing that comes to mind when you read these words.

Ketchup – We still call it tomato sauce.

Flakes – Goldfish food

Elastic – Heart ❤

Timer – How to get kids to do anything faster

Google – where all my documents live

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Into the Blue by Pene Henson

Blurb

Tai Talagi and Ollie Birkstrom have been inseparable since they met as kids surfing the North Shore. Now they live with their best friends in a pulled-together family, sharing life and the saltwater in their veins. Tai’s spent years setting aside his feelings for Ollie, but when Ollie’s pro surfing aspirations come to fruition, their steady world shifts. Is the relationship worth risking everything for a chance at something terrifying and beautiful and altogether new?

 

Pages or Words: 236 pages, 72,600 words
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance

Excerpt

Across from them, one of the Brazilians plays guitar. Ollie doesn’t recognize the song even when a couple of others sing along. The beach is wider and the sand finer than on the North Shore, but every beach is a little like home. Ollie misses the Blue House; he misses the surf and the palms and the shoreline he knows so well. He misses Jaime and Sunny and Hannah. Still, though he’s as far from home as he’s ever been, Ollie’s comfortable. These are his people, too. He leans back on his arms and looks up into the dark.

He’s watched the night sky since he was a little kid, but down here in the Southern Hemisphere he doesn’t recognize the hundreds upon hundreds of stars. The Southern Cross is up there. Ollie tries to orient himself.

Tai shifts toward him, then looks up and follows Ollie’s gaze. The warmth of Tai’s body settles into Ollie’s heart, grounds him. Ollie leans into him a little, and their arms brush to the elbow. The contact simmers in the air between them.

Unexpectedly, Ollie knows what he wants. “Come back to the hotel,” he says quietly to Tai. He pitches his voice low. It hums across the tiny space between them. No one else can hear him over the pounding surf and the sound of the music. It’s easy to be bold in the dark of a beach where Ollie’s never been before. He’s shocked by that same boldness.

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Pene Henson has gone from British boarding schools to New York City law firms. She now lives in Sydney, Australia, where she is an intellectual property lawyer and published poet who is deeply immersed in the city’s LGBTQIA community. She spends her spare time enjoying the outdoors and gazing at the ocean with her gorgeous wife and two unexpectedly exceptional sons. Into the Blue is her first novel.

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