Cover Reveal for Teaching Ben by Shae Connor (guest blog and cover reveal)


Teaching Ben by Shae Connor
Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 20

Cover Artist:  Bree Archer

Hi all! I’m happy to be here with the cover reveal for my next novel, Teaching Ben. Part of the Dreamspun Desires line, Teaching Ben releases on February 20. The covers for the books in this line are built on a standard template—like many category romance lines—but Dreamspinner’s cover artists work wonders within those boundaries. I was thrilled with the cover that Bree Archer came up with for Teaching Ben, which is the story of a former military college student and the teaching assistant for one of his classes. It’s set at a fictional college in Savannah, Georgia.

And now… the cover!

Gorgeous, right??

Now here’s all the info you need to preorder Teaching Ben for yourself!


Learning to love means a study in patience.

Fresh out of the military, Ben Cooper is ready for a new start. He’s away from his domineering father, making his own choices… and out of the closet. On his first day of college, he meets David Powell, who’s just the kind of gorgeous man Ben’s dreamed of. Too bad he’s the teaching assistant—which makes him off-limits in Ben’s eyes.

David is Ben’s age, but his life has taken a different path. He’s close with his family, who helped him deal with personal struggles after he came out. And while he’s staying away from any hint of scandal, Ben’s a kind of temptation he hasn’t faced in years. If only they’d met on more equal footing.

As the semester progresses and their lives become more entwined, keeping their relationship platonic becomes more difficult. They just have to hold out until the end of the semester….

Length: 54,700 words

Price: $4.99

Preorder links (other links coming soon): Ebook/Paperback

Dreamspun subscriptions: Ebook/Paperback

About the Author

Shae Connor lives in Atlanta, where she’s a lackadaisical government worker for a living and writes sweet-hot romance under the cover of night. She’s been making things up for as long as she can remember, but it took her a while to figure out that maybe she should try writing them down.

A member of the Romance Writers of America, Shae was first published in 2010. She’s released a long list of short stories, novellas, and novels, and has won two Rainbow Awards for Best LGBT Anthology/Collection, for her novella bundle Hands On in 2017 and for the baseball-themed anthology Playing Ball in 2014. Her novel Unfortunate Son was a 2015 Rainbow Award finalist for Best Gay Erotic Romance.

Shae is part Jersey, part Irish, and all Southern, which explains why she never shuts up. When she’s not chained to her laptop, she enjoys cooking, traveling, watching baseball, reading voraciously, giving and receiving hugs, and wearing tiaras. She also volunteers as director and editor of the Dragon Con on-site publication, the Daily Dragon.

You can find Shae hanging out on Twitter most any time @shaeconnor, or on Facebook at, but for the more direct route, you can visit her website at or email her at shaeconnorwrites You can also sign up for her mailing list.

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