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Friday, 18 January 2019

RBTL Tours: Unfamiliar Waters by Andrew Grey


Title: Unfamiliar Waters
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Standalone
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance/ Law Enforcement
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Release Date: Jan 8 2019
Edition/Format: 1st Edition/Format ~ eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

With the pressures of the job bearing down on him, police officer Garrett Wreckley needs a vacation—in fact, he isn’t given a choice in the matter. Since the water has always soothed Garrett’s soul, he heads to the Caribbean, hoping some time alone sailing on the open water will help him pull himself together.

But even though he’s taking a break from law enforcement, Garrett can’t get rid of his cop’s instinct so easily.

He meets Nigel, a young man as innocent as he is beautiful, who grew up sheltered from the world, exploring the beaches and tropical forests with only the company of his aunt, his brother, and the wildlife and sea creatures he befriended.

As sweet, passionate love blooms, their time in paradise feels too good to be true… and Garrett’s gut and training tell him that might be the case. As he investigates, he quickly realizes everything is not as it seems. Will his snooping destroy not only their romance, but everything Nigel believes about his life?

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Excerpt:

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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.

Author Links
Facebook Group All the Way with Andrew Grey
Twitter @andrewgreybooks

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For Other Works by Andrew Grey
(Please Be Sure To Stop by His Website to See All of His Works)

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Giveaway!

Andrew is giving two lucky winners a chance to win any of his titles via Dreamspiners Press. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is hit the link below and leave an entry on the rafflecopter. Good luck!

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

RBTL Tours: The Deadly Prophesy of Enoch by Douglas C. Atkins


Title: The Deadly Prophesy of Enoch
Author: Douglas C. Atkins
Series: Standalone Title
Genre: Dystopian Fantasy with Christian Elements
Publisher:
Release Date:
Edition/Format: 1st Edition/Format~ eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Hundreds of years ago, deep within an ancient Jewish religious work, the details of a prophesied judgment day are revealed. Written in 300 BC, the book of Enoch holds the truth for the future. The world needs to know the reality, but one question remains-who will spread the word?

Long after the turn of the twenty-first century, water and oxygen are in short supply. With nearly all the natural resources depleted, a megacompany controls the insatiable demand for water and oxygen through its international desalination plants. But when the company's network administrator discovers someone is sending out classified security information about the plants, he has no idea that it is all part of a plot hatched by the Church of the Elect. Its leader, Shaul Eitan, is determined to carry out a plan to destroy all the desalination plants and, worse yet, to initiate a nuclear holocaust. Eitan wants nothing more than to destroy the human population forever. The Watchers have no choice-they must risk everything.

Chaos reigns in a future dystopian world as everyone wonders if the book of Enoch has foretold a truthful ending to the universe.

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From Chapter 28

“Better take it easy on that,” Kamryn said. “We have to conserve as much as we can. Wait a minute, how much did you drink?” Sabino held up the jug and saw that he had almost emptied it. He experienced a deep feeling of guilt. “Why the hell did you drink so much?” she demanded.
“I couldn’t help it. I was afraid I would dehydrate. I had to drink a lot, and I had to wash out my cut.”
 “Well, Ping, congratulations. You just finished a whole day’s water supply. Now we have enough for less than a day. I should drink the water, and you should go through all of the work of preparing a cactus.”
“Kamryn, I’m sorry, but I couldn’t stop,” he said, lamely trying to defend himself. “It’s like something that came over me. I had to drink.”
“Oh, bullshit. You have no self-control. That’s all. You come from a world of self-indulgence. You have no sense of conservation.”
“I said I’m sorry.”
“Sorry won’t save our lives,” she said. “Well, forget about it. We’ll just have to deal with it. Let’s have a look at your cheek.”
They continued to talk while she doctored his laceration.
“It seems to have gotten worse during the day,” she said. “There’s no way to disinfect it. I don’t know anything about improvised medicine.”
“What time is it?” he asked without thinking to look at his own watch. He was trying to change the subject. The pain of her cleaning the wound was much worse than the last time she had done it.
“It’s nearly five o’clock. How are you with that gun?”
“I’ll bet I can shoot better than you.”
“We need to hunt for something to eat. There are snakes out here, and maybe some mice, but they’re a bit small to shoot.”
“That’s my choice?”
“Unless you want to eat insects.”
“I’ll put on my shoes,” he said and started to grab them.
“Wait! Don’t pick them up. I’ll show you how to do it.”
“I can’t pick up my shoes?”
“Scorpions like to crawl into things. Pick it up by the toe and shake it upside down, then look inside. Don’t put your hand or foot in there until you’re absolutely sure nothing is inside.”
He looked inside and didn’t see anything, but he shook them anyway and looked again. Then he put them on.
“Thanks for the tip,” he said. They walked around in the late afternoon heat but didn’t find any game. The work of hunting made them very thirsty, and they drank a lot of their scant water supply. Soon, they packed up the site. The sun was almost down when Kamryn said it was time to walk. He was really hungry and wondered when he would have the opportunity to eat.
Like the night before, there was only a half moon. It was hard to see some of the rocks and smaller shrubs. Sabino stumbled many times; so did Kamryn. He heard her swear often. They rested several times and took stones and sand out of their shoes. She had told him that if they didn’t keep debris out of their shoes, it might cause blisters and sores. That could be disastrous. If that happened and the sores got infected like his cut, there would be no way to go on. They would become stranded in the desert and die.

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 Author Information


Doug Atkins has always felt that the human race is and has been raping and pillaging an abused earth. He deeply believes that the fresh water supplies of the world will disappear and we will be destined to survive on water supplies created at desalinization plants near our oceans. The Deadly Prophesy of Enoch takes place in that dystopian future.

He is a survivor of horrific life events. Drug and alcohol abuse, arrests, brushes with death, and the violent loss of his daughter, and the agonizing passing of his wife, plunged him into darkness and severed him from loved ones.

Never forgetting the despair of “the least of these,” he began loving others as a mentor to inmates nearing release, an advocate for the homeless in need of housing, and a hospice worker. Today, he is a volunteer custody case reviewer for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

Doug also served others through writing. He wrote hospital and church grants, was a copywriter for New Hope Chapel, an art critic for The Patriot Ledger, and a guest blogger on Boston Globe’s innovation and technology blog. He has also appeared in the academic/peer reviewed publication The Journal of Product and Brand Management.

In addition, Doug received honorable mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest, as well as placing second in the inspirational category of the Veteran’s Administration nationwide writing competition. He has been mentored by members of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and continues to improve his craft through continuing education programs, writing conferences, and his writing group.

Today, Doug is again happily married to Terri. Upon their vows, he gained three adult children and seven grandchildren. When he’s not writing, he can be found playing with dolls or acting out the role of a villain or superhero. He is having the time of his life!

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Giveaway!

Douglas is giving away a signed paperback copy of The Deadly Prophesy of Enoch. So if you're interested in getting your hands on a copy of this book then hit the link below and leave an entry on the rafflecopter. Good luck!

Monday, 7 January 2019

RBTL Tours: His Leading Man by Ashlyn Kane


Title: His Leading Man
Author: Ashlyn Kane
Series: Standalone Title
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press (A DreamSpun Desires Title)
Release Date: June 5 2018
Edition/Format: 1st Edition/Format~ Audio, eBook, Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

He wrote a comedy. Fate directed a romance.

Drew Beaumont is bored of the same old roles: action hero, supervillain, romantic lead. He’s not going to let a fresh gay buddy comedy languish just because they can’t find him the right costar. No, Drew bats his eyelashes and convinces everyone that the movie’s writer should play Drew’s not-so-straight man.

Aspiring writer Steve Sopol has never had a screenplay optioned. Now one of Hollywood’s hottest properties wants to be in a movie Steve hasn’t finished writing— and he wants Steve as his costar. Turns out the chemistry between them is undeniable—on and off-screen.
Drew swore off dating in the biz, but Steve is the whole package: sharp, funny, humble, and cute. For Steve, though, giving in to the movie magic means the end of the privacy he cherishes. Will the credits roll before their ride into the sunset?

Book Links
Amazon US
Amazon Ca
Barnes and Noble
*Nook


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Excerpt:

“Oh, get out of here. Go home. Go find some pretty young thing and make the most of what’s left of the night.”
Without meaning to, Drew glanced over at Steve, who was talking to Flora. “Not really my thing.”
Nina eyed him shrewdly. “Oh? Like them a little older than you, do you?”
Damn it. “I don’t date.”
She let out a lewd chuckle. “Who said anything about dating?”
“Nina!” Drew hissed. Fortunately no one seemed to be paying them any attention, everyone dragging ass to get ready to leave for the day—or else hightailing it, fueled on some kind of post work energy infusion Drew would very much like the recipe for. “I’m not going to screw around with a costar. I’m more professional than that!”
Nina raised one well-manicured eyebrow in an incredibly articulate retort. Okay, so she probably knew him too well to buy what he was selling. He didn’t date in the business, but that had never stopped him from hooking up with other actors and actresses who shared his philosophy.
Well. Maybe Drew should just be true to himself. “Whatever. I gotta go, Nina. See you tomorrow!”
If he hurried, he could catch up with Steve in Wardrobe.
By the time he got there to hang up his expertly tailored jeans and gossamer-thin T-shirt, Steve was unfolding his own cargo shorts. “Hey. You got big plans tonight?”
Drew winced. “I still have to hit the gym.” He’d skipped working out too many days this week. “But first, fuel.” He slipped his belt through the loops and set it in its cubby. “You?”
“I run in the mornings.”
Of course he did. Drew wanted to ask And the shoulders? but he had too much self-respect. Okay, champ. Here’s your chance. “What about this Saturday?”
Steve paused with his hand on his fly. “I’m running then too?”
Drew narrowed his eyes, trying to decide if he was playing hard-to-get or being obtuse. “After that. Seven o’clock, eight if we want to be fashionably late and make an entrance.”
Steve paused, brow furrowed. “Are you, uh…?”
Not exactly the resounding yes Drew had been hoping for, but he injected his voice with as much confidence as he could fake. “I’m asking you to dinner.” And then abruptly his feigned confidence fled and he added, “My date canceled to go to Hawaii, and the idea of spending four hours in a tux eating canap├ęs and schmoozing with people who spent a thousand dollars a plate to schmooze with me makes me hate humanity.”
“Gosh, you’re such a people person,” Steve said, drier than a stale saltine in Vegas. “I can’t imagine why you have trouble finding dates.”
Ouch. Drew probably deserved that. “Sorry, that just… ugh. Let me start over?” He unbuttoned his jeans and started shimmying out of them. The process took a few seconds. “I have an extra ticket to a fundraiser dinner at the aquarium. I guess the penguins need a new air conditioner or something. I always take Leigh to stuff like this because I know she’s not using me for publicity and she can hold up her end of the conversation without trying to get in my pants.” He finally got the skinny jeans down to his ankles, but he didn’t dare kick them off because Will would murder him if the seams ripped. Instead he bent to work them over his feet. “But she can’t come. And I like spending time with you.”
Damn it. When Drew glanced up, Steve still didn’t look convinced. He certainly wasn’t jumping at the chance to spend a night off with Drew. Maybe Drew had read him wrong.
But finally his expression cleared and he said, “Pick me up at seven.”
Yes!
There was just one problem, of course.
Drew still didn’t know if it was a date. Or even if he wanted it to be.

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Author Information


ASHLYN KANE is a Canadian former expat and current hockey fan. She is a writer, editor, handyperson, dog mom, and friend—sometimes all at once.

On any given day she can usually be found walking her ninety-pound baby chocolate lapdog, Indy, or holed up in her office avoiding housework. She has a deep and abiding love of romance novel tropes, a habit of dropping too many f-bombs, and—fortunately—a very forgiving family.

Author Links
Twitter @ashlynkane
Website

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Competition

Interested in winning your own copy of His Leading Man? Ashlyn is giving 3 lucky winners the chance to win their own ecopy. All you have to do is hit the link below and leave an entry on the rafflecopter. Good luck!



Friday, 21 December 2018

RBTL Tours: New Tricks by Andrew Grey


Title: New Tricks
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Standalone
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Release Date: Dec 11 2018
Edition/Format: 1st Edition/Format ~ eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

In matters of the heart, there’s no such thing as business as usual.
Thomas Stepford spent years building a very successful business and now at thirty-nine, he wants a quieter life. With his parents needing help, he decides to return home. He can’t get away from business completely and needs an assistant—but the man who is hired isn’t quite what he had in mind.

Brandon Wilson, the ink on his degree barely dry, needs a job, and his mother helps him get one as Mr. Stepford’s assistant. Thomas doesn’t seem to remember, but Brandon worked mowing the stunningly attractive older man’s lawn years ago. Thomas was Brandon’s teenage fantasy, and now he’s Brandon’s boss.

Thomas and Brandon are both determined to keep their relationship strictly business, but the old attraction is still there. They learn to work together even as the tension between them reaches the boiling point. But just as they start to surrender, Thomas’s old life in New York calls him. Even if he resists that pull, can their newfound relationship survive when Brandon receives the call of his dreams... from Hollywood?

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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.

Author Links
Facebook Group All the Way with Andrew Grey
Twitter @andrewgreybooks

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For Other Works by Andrew Grey
(Please Be Sure To Stop by His Website to See All of His Works)



Giveaway!

Andrew is giving two lucky readers the chance to win their choice of any of his titles via Dreamspinners Press. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is hit the link below and leave an entry on the rafflecopter. Good luck!