June 22nd, 2015

andrew potter

Euro Pride Con: Julie Bozza

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the Euro Pride in Munich, July 11-12, 2015, today author is Julie Bozza (Julie Bozza will also attend the UK Meet in Bristol): I was born in England, and lived most of my life in Australia before returning to the UK a few years ago; my dual nationality means that I am often a bit too cheeky, but will always apologise for it.

I have been writing fiction for almost thirty years, mostly for the enjoyment of myself and my friends, but writing is my love and my vocation so of course that’s where my dreams and ambitions are.

In the meantime, technical writing helps to pay the mortgage, while I also have fun with web design, photography, reading, watching movies and television, knitting, and imbibing espresso.

Further Readings:

Butterfly Hunter by Julie Bozza
Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: Manifold Press (November 12, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1908312963
ISBN-13: 978-1908312969
Amazon:
Butterfly Hunter

Amazon Kindle:
Butterfly Hunter


It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor - escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly. However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, his search is far from straightforward, and it's starting to look as if the butterflies don't want to be found. As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn - and that very often the best way to locate something really important is just not to want to find it...

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UK Meet: Henrietta Clarke 

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the UK Meet in Bristol, September 11-13, 2015, today author is Henrietta Clarke: Henrietta Clarke is a quirky Yorkshire lass who had the misfortune to discover the path she was actually meant to take in life three days into an intensive postgraduate course. Now free from the hell of law study, she divides her time between working as a lunchtime supervisor in a primary school, training as a fiction editor, and writing her own stories. When she’s not working, Henrietta can usually be found in the kitchen, hanging out with her parents and eccentric dogs or baking cupcakes. Every remaining second is spent reading or sleeping—sometimes simultaneously.
A hopeless romantic who is as much in love with the English language as with all the delicious fictional men it creates, Henrietta suffers from abibliophobia and has a serious book-buying addiction as a consequence. The day there are no unread items on her Kindle will be the day the Earth stops turning. Her other addictions include bad TV and chilli in any form, and she collects everything from books and DVDs to china elephants, keyrings and photo frames—most of which stay empty far too long. She has a minor obsession with rainbows, and plots everything in purple Sharpie.

Further Readings:

The Truth About Riley by Henrietta Clarke
Publisher: Bottom Drawer Publications (July 8, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: The Truth About Riley

Riley Aylworth’s life has been completely devoid of intimate contact since a fire left him with horrific facial scarring, so when he finds an ad for a phone sex service, he decides to give it a call. Except that the number is not a phone sex service—it’s the revenge Cameron Kirkwood’s ex-boyfriend took on him after an acrimonious split. Needless to say, Cameron is at the end of his tether and ends up yelling at his fortieth caller. What he doesn’t expect is for Riley to hit redial and yell right back.

The yelling is cathartic for both of them, and the pair end up talking. Cam explains how he landed in this bizarre situation, encouraged by Riley’s understanding and calming tones, and they continue their conversations long after Cam changes his number. From this decision springs a friendship that, over time, grows into a gentle romance—all over the phone, because Riley is too scared to meet Cam in person. Showing a potential boyfriend his disfigured face is the fastest way to get rejected, right?



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GRL & Blog Tour: Silver Scars by Posy Roberts

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the GRL in San Diego, October 15-18, 2015, today author is Posy Roberts. Moreover I'm also hosting the Blog Tour for Silver Scars: Thanks for hosting me today. I’m excited to be here to share an excerpt from my new book, Silver Scars. So let’s get started.

Silver Scars by Posy Roberts
Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press (June 22, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Silver Scars

A bomb destroyed high-powered lawyer Gil Lemieux’s seemingly perfect life, and PTSD has ruled every decision since the explosion that left him scarred inside and outside. Moving home with his mom is meant to be a temporary measure, just like proofreading for a medical institution is only meant to be a stopgap. But two years after taking on the wrong court case, he’s still living in fear.
Keith Kramer might be based 1,500 miles away from Gil, but their shared work brings them together—a chance meeting that’s life-changing. Gil is drawn to Keith’s good looks and intelligence, but it’s his innate understanding that Gil is more than the scars on his skin that is truly attractive. He’s everything Gil used to be and more. It blows Gil’s mind that his attraction might be returned.
Only doubt could widen the distance between them. Keith’s hopefulness, borne out of surviving some tough challenges of his own, isn’t enough to bridge the distance alone. Gil will need to believe he has as much to offer as Keith if they’re to build a life together.

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That's Gil from Silver Scars, mentally beating himself up in a therapy session because he's no longer that man he used to be. Explosions change things. But that excerpt tells you a lot about him, especially the last line. Gil is ready to move on, to fight for change so he can become even better than he used to be.

He's been working with Dr. Soto for months and making strides, but it isn't until he meets Keith, the man Dr. Soto thinks he fell in love with, that he's ready to work even harder. Love... er... lust can be a very powerful healing force. ;)



About the author: Posy Roberts writes about romantic male love. Whether these characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.
Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep; her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.

Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/posyroberts11
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PosyRoberts
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/posyroberts/
Facebook Author Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/757618490928296/
Website: http://posyroberts.com/



Tour Dates & Stops: June 22 – 26, 2015
22-Jun Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, My Fiction Nook, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
23-Jun Inked Rainbow Reads, 3 Chicks After Dark, As The Pages Turn, Cate Ashwood, Happily Ever Chapter, Prism Book Alliance
24-Jun Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, Molly Lolly, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Bayou Book Junkie
25-Jun MM Good Book Reviews, Hearts on Fire, Bike Book Reviews, BFD Book Blog
26-Jun Rainbow Gold Reviews, Love Bytes, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Chris McHart, Multitasking Mommas, Carly’s Book Reviews

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