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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes - Prelude

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Atlanta in October (http://gayromlit.com/grl-authors) a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: everyday I will post 1 book from each author, and among those who will leave a comment, I will draw a winner. Very easy and very fast ;-) I will send a PM to the winner, so remember to not leave anonymous comments!

And the ebook giveaway goes to: cmtrudell

Today author is Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes:Shira Anthony is a complete sucker for a happily-ever-after, and rarely reads or writes a story without one. Never a fan of instalove, Shira likes to write stories about real men with real issues making real relationships work. In her last incarnation, Shira was a professional opera singer, performing roles in such operas as “Tosca,” “Pagliacci,” and “La Traviata,” among others. Her Blue Notes Series is loosely based upon her own experiences as a professional musician. Shira is married with two children and two insane dogs and when she’s not writing, she is usually in a courtroom trying to make the world safer for children. When she’s not working, she can be found aboard a 36’ catamaran at the Carolina coast with her favorite sexy captain at the wheel. She’s given up TV for evenings spent with her laptop, and she never goes anywhere without a pile of unread M/M romance on her Kindle.
Website: http://www.shiraanthony.com
Most recent title : Stealing the Wind (Mermen of Ea #1)
Publishers: Dreamspinner Press

Venona Keyes is a modern woman who believes in doing it all; if doing it all is only in her head. She amazes people that she can be wholly unorganized yet pack a perfect carryon suitcase for a ten day trip to Paris. Ms. Keyes is a believer in the just in time theory, and can be seen sprinting in airports to the gate before the plane door closes. Venona has experienced love and loss at the deepest level, and is thankful for writing and daydreaming, for it kept, and still keeps her sane. Writing also introduced her to some of the most supportive and wonderful people, to which she will always be grateful. Venona is a voracious reader, loves her two feline boys, volunteers at an animal shelter, is an accomplished speaker, enjoys swimming, biking, skipping, and her beloved over-grown garden. You can find Venona Keyes on Facebook and can email her at VenonaKeyes@yahoo.com.
Most recent title : Don't Try This At Home

Prelude (Blue Notes) by Shira Anthony and Venona Keyes
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623805961
ISBN-13: 978-1623805968
Amazon: Prelude (Blue Notes
Amazon Kindle: Prelude (Blue Notes)

A Blue Notes Novel

World-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can't translate the music in his head into notes on paper.

When a guest violinist at the Chicago Symphony falls ill, David meets Alex Bishop, a last-minute substitute. Alex's fame and outrageous tattoos fail to move David. Then Alex puts bow to string, and David hears the brilliance of Alex's soul.

David has sworn off relationships, believing he will eventually drive away those he loves, or that he'll lose them as he lost his wife and parents. But Alex is outgoing, relaxed, and congenial-everything David is not-and soon makes dents in the armor around David's heart. David begins to dream of Alex, wonderful dreams full of music. Becoming a composer suddenly feels attainable.

David's fragile ego, worn away by years of his grandfather's disdain, makes losing control difficult. When David's structured world comes crashing down, his fledgling relationship with Alex is the first casualty. Still, David hears Alex's music, haunting and beautiful. David wants to love Alex, but first he must find the strength to acknowledge himself.

Kindly offered by Dreamspinner Press


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