February 23rd, 2016

andrew potter

Blog Tour: Torque by Charley Descoteaux

Torque by Charley Descoteaux
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Amazon Kindle: Torque

Blurb: Sometimes letting things get complicated is the best way to figure it all out.
Mick Randall is on the run, from the biker culture he grew up in and his impossible vision of love. Alaska should be far enough to escape his old life—until he rolls into a wrecking yard and gets lost in a pair of pale, bottle-green eyes.
Scotty Bell has spent years learning to channel his fiery temper into the heat of a welding torch. His sexual heat has always been slower to ignite, but one look at Mick rouses confusion alongside desire. In all his life, he’s only been attracted to one other person—his best friend, Mercy Taylor.
Mick lands a temporary job at the yard, and finds an uneasy crash pad at Scotty’s place…where the ragged ends of his emotions get tangled up in Scotty and Mercy’s relationship.
But when Mick hears a Harley engine from his past bearing down on him, his first instinct is to go back to the half-life he’d been living. Lest his secrets destroy the only two people who’ve ever made him feel whole.
Warning: Contains references to abuse, subversive ideas about sexual identity and gender expression, and a free-range bisexual on a mission.

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Meet the author: Charley Descoteaux misspent a large chunk of her youth on the back of a Harley, meeting people and having adventures that sometimes pop up in her fiction. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area during a drought, and found her true home in the soggy Pacific Northwest. Charley has survived earthquakes, tornadoes and floods, but couldn’t make it through one day without stories.

"Torque is an unconventional love story, featuring a bisexual man, a man on the ace spectrum, and a trans woman with no plans for surgery. Today I’m turning the spotlight over to Scotty Bell. He doesn’t like labels, but if he chose one for himself it would probably be asexual."

1) What’s your job like?
I weld at my gramps’ yard. It’s dirty work, but I love it. I have everything I need at Bell’s: a job, a place to live, family, and time to work on my projects. I’m proud of the parts cart I made from a busted shopping cart, wheels from a couple of broken wheelchairs, and a shock system I designed myself. It’s never bottomed out once, even back in the wilds where the yard isn’t paved.

2) Would you rather be respected or feared? Why?
Feared would be cool. *lol* Nah, I’ll take respected. If folks respect you it doesn’t matter if you’re tall or short, smart or… not so smart… If they respect you, you don’t have to go around proving yourself all the time.

3) What’s your favorite book?
I’m not big on reading but I watch a lot of movies. I like action and adventure, sometimes with vampires or other crazy shit like spies or bikers who never ride their bikes.

4) If you could go anywhere, all expenses paid, where would you go?
I’d go anywhere Mercy and Mick wanted to go. Ha-ha, Mercy would be the one making that decision, for sure. I don’t have to go anywhere. I’m happy at the yard with Mercy and Mick and Tom (my cat). It might be cool to check out the place where Mick grew up, down in Cali. But he wasn’t real happy there, so if he didn’t want to go back I wouldn’t push for it.

5) Tell us a bit about yourself.
Not much to tell. I like to play with fire (ha-ha, a welding torch). I used to get in trouble for fighting, but now that I’m having a little sex once in a while I don’t get as ticked off as I did back then. I never thought much about sex before (except when Mercy was around, but she wasn’t always around). Sex with Mick and Mercy is like fighting only it’s harder to get in trouble doing it. Mostly, anyway. Ha-ha.
Is this enough? Oh, yeah, thanks for having us!

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charley.descoteaux.3
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/CharleyDescoteauxAuthor/?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharleyDescote
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/charleydescote/
Blog: http://cdescoteauxwrites.com/
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27304313-torque

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2016 Rainbow Awards: The Best Laid Plans by Lauren Gallagher (006-02-16-2016)

The Best Laid Plans by Lauren Gallagher
Bisexual Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (February 16, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1619234068
ISBN-13: 978-1619234062
Amazon: The Best Laid Plans
Amazon Kindle: The Best Laid Plans

It's a foolproof strategy...until the emotional balance shifts. After yet another adoption falls through, Gabe is ready to give up, and Shahid isn't far behind him. Apparently, being a gay couple-half of which is Muslim-is just one strike too many for the powers that be. When their friend Kendra offers to carry their baby for them, both men balk at first, but gradually warm to the idea. Especially Gabe, whose bisexuality is open to the chemistry among the three of them. The plan seems simple. Kendra and Gabe, foregoing the cold, impersonal IVF clinic, paperwork and red tape, will conceive the old-fashioned way. They'll all share parenting responsibilities, and live happily baby after. But as the heat flares between Gabe and Kendra, Shahid's long-suppressed insecurities bubble to the surface. Then some unexpected news catches the trio off guard and derails their plans-and now one heart could be left out in the cold. Warning: Authors subsist on the tears of readers. Please recycle your hankies by wringing out and reusing. We'd hate to be the cause of a worldwide shortage of Kleenex.

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