What do you think of a bully saving a victim and changing both of their worlds?
$10 Amazon gift card raffle (old fashioned way- drawn from a hat) for one commenter who leaves a response to my question and their email address!
I will draw the winner in one week- on February 17th. Disclaimer: this date is not written in stone.
And if you follow me on BookBub I will send you a virtual hug. (Link below–for BookBub not the hug LOL.)
Today is cover reveal day for my Coming of Age Gay Romance DEAD SEA.
Thanks to Gay Romance Reviews for helping me with this!
It’s been eight months since my last release, but Dead Sea has been a living manuscript for almost five years. In terms of details, the story has undergone many twists and turns, but the underlying plot remains the same.
Kyle is the stereotypical bully. He intimidates teachers and students, so they’ll stay out of his way. Kyle doesn’t trust anyone. His family life is an exercise in survival. He doesn’t trust in society—he has no reason to. But when push comes to shove, Kyle shows decency. He comes upon a student (a victim of his threats) drowning in a riptide and risks his life to save him. And this experience changes Kyle. Profoundly, and for the better.
Lenny is the stereotypical victim. He strives to be invisible at school so he can live his life without ridicule, which is the only thing he expects from other people. He also flies under the radar at home. Thanks to a confrontation years ago with his father, he believes he must keep his true nature hidden–the major part of his identity that exists more in the fictional realm than in reality. When two students discover Lenny’s secret and threatens to expose him, he takes to the ocean and for a moment hopes to never emerge. When the meanest kid in school saves him, the world looks different to him.
I’m excited about the challenge of a new release.
I’m also excited that I’ve joined some groups and social media that help me to become more involved in the writing community. First, I am the featured February author at a romance readers club I joined, the Gay Romance Readers Club. I have posted on their blog. And I am offering a free and award-winning book—The Red Sheet. I hope you check it out—it’s a story that will make you laugh and cry. All you have to do is join the club to get free gay romance from bestselling authors.
Instagram has been so much fun for me. I’m a little bit addicted to creating cool gay romance posts that inspire me and hopefully many of you.
Here’s my link:
Okay, BookBub has turned out to be more of a challenge than I expected. So if you read this and like to support an author who is doing her best to get “out there” here please follow.
Well, thanks for listening…
Here is Dead Sea’s official blurb:
Kyle is a swaggering bully; Lenny strives to be invisible.
Kyle has been left alone in the world; Lenny is the world’s biggest loner.
When Kyle saves Lenny from drowning, their lives will never be the same.
After a brutal encounter with school bullies, Lenny swims out into the ocean, determined to let the current whisk him away. Next thing he knows the meanest kid in town is pulling him from the waves, promising to be his Dead Sea, and to never let him sink.
All Kyle wants is to get out of beach cleanup, is that too much to ask? So he goes for a swim, only to come upon the most epic “nobody” in the senior class drowning in a riptide. Lenny’s haunted gaze grips him, and Kyle makes the impulsive decision to save his life or die trying. And through this ordeal, Kyle and Lenny are transformed.
Kyle’s heroic act sets him on the straight and narrow, and he opens his heart to the young man he dragged from the ocean. Lenny changes too but is still unable to reveal the truth of his pain. While drowning in a sea of secrets, the reformed bully and wary victim fall in love. But staying afloat in the Dead Sea is not as simple as it seems.
DEAD SEA releases March 3rd and is available on Kindle Unlimited or is $2.99.
Hope you check it out!