Please welcome the lovely Sue Brown! (Who definitely does not appear frayed IRL, no matter what she says. :))
I’m curled up on my sofa with the two mutts snoozing next to me and Captain America: The Winter Soldier on the TV. I’ve been staring at this page for a while but I have to confess, having just written 6 other blogs I’m blank for a subject. Would you mind if I just burbled for a moment?
My real life friends and I are, shall we say, at the latter end of our working lives, but my friends have two things against them. Firstly, they are back in the workplace after bringing up their kids, mostly in junior roles, and secondly, suffering from ageism as younger bosses judge them for being too old to work.
Ageism, whether aimed at the young or the old, seems to be pervasive at the moment. We don’t value age and experience, we don’t value new ideas and energy of the young.
I’m luckier. I work for myself and at the moment, I don’t think my age (almost 48) is against me. Okay, I’m not young and hot, more like middle-aged and frayed, but I can live with that. My fellow authors and I cover the age span, and I don’t think any of us would judge the others for it. We all bring something different to our stories.
I’ve read extensively these last few months because of the Rainbow Awards. I can’t say I could tell the age of the author from the books I’ve read, except maybe from the cultural references. I do know I need to get into the 21st century. I can’t use Die Hard forever as my go to film. Yes, it is a Christmas movie!
Stolen Dreams by Sue Brown
After cheating on and losing the man he loved, Morgan Conway decided to get his life right. Now he owns a coffee shop and is engaged to Jase, an actor and rising star. All is perfect in his world until the man he thought was gone forever walks into his shop. His hidden feelings rush to the surface, unfortunately there for everyone to see, including his fiancé.
Shae Delamere was crushed when Morgan cheated on him five years ago. But he has a reason for seeking Morgan out. As Morgan and Shae get to know each other again, they discover the extent that friends meddled in their lives to keep them apart. Morgan cannot deny he is still in love with Shae, but he is engaged. With some hard decisions to make, Morgan struggles not to hurt the men he cares about—again. Shae has secrets he came to share with Morgan, but revealing them now could keep them apart for good.
ONCE HE started work on Stolen Dreams as first assistant director, Morgan had little time to think beyond the endless meetings with the director and planning each shoot. Xander Bannatyne was a notorious control freak about every aspect of the shoot, which irritated Morgan, but he had learned so much from the director that he invariably kept his mouth shut until he had time to formulate a better argument. In return, Xander appreciated Morgan’s ability to take over all the day-to-day details of production. Morgan aspired to someday be second unit director, but for the time being, he was happy to learn his trade at the hands of directors like Xander Bannatyne.
His days were busy and full of phone calls, meetings, and more meetings. His nights were strained and deadly quiet. For the first time in their relationship, Jase was avoiding him, and it took Morgan back to the darker times with Shae, when the sound of the front door closing on an empty apartment seemed to happen more and more often.
Elroy just gave him an incredulous look when Morgan tried to discuss the problem with him. “Dude, he’s just met the third person in the relationship. This is the guy he could never compete with, which was fine while Shae wasn’t around, but now Elvis is in the building and what’s more, it’s obvious you’ve still got a hard-on for him.”
Buy Stolen Dreams: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5991
Because two of her book tours (for The Next Call and Stolen Dreams) are going to run simultaneously, we have decided we would have a common giveaway for both the tours! It makes for an awesome giveaway as you’ll see 😀
There will be FIVE winners chosen from this contest:
- First Winner will get a $20 Amazon Gift Card.
- Second Winner will get a paperback copy of Stolen Dreams. (The contest is open for everyone and not limited to a specific region!)
- First Runner up will get e-copies of The Next Call and Stolen Dreams
- Two Second Runners up will win an e-copy of either The Next Call or Stolen Dreams.
Contest Begins: 26th January, 2015
Contest Ends: 28th February, 2015
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BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
Jan 26th – The Novel Approach – Guest Post
My Fiction Nook – Promo Spotlight
Jan 27th – MM Good Book Reviews – Book Review + Promo Spotlight
Jan 28th – J. P. Barnaby – Guest Post
Bike Book Reviews – Book Review + Author Interview
Jan 29th – Alicia Nordwell – Promo Spotlight
Jan 30th – Prism Book Alliance – Author Interview
BFD Book Blog – Book Review
Feb 2nd – Love Bytes Reviews – Book Review
Feb 3rd – L.M. Brown – Guest Post
Feb 4th – 3 Chicks After Dark – Book Review
Feb 5th – GGR Review – Book Review
Feb 6th – Queer Town Abbey – Book Review
Because Two Men Are Better Than One – Promo Spotlight
Feb 9th – Foxylutely Books – Promo Spotlight + Book Review
Feb 10th – Charlie Cochet – Author Interview
Feb 11th – Joyfully Jay – Guest Post
Feb 12th – Sinfully Sexy – Guest Post
Feb 13th – Andrew Q. Gordon – Author Interview
Feb 16th – Molly Lolly – Promo Spotlight
Feb 17th – Nic Starr – Author Interview
Feb 18th – Wicked Faeries Tales and Reviews – Book Review + Spotlight
Feb 19th – Amanda C. Stone – Promo Spotlight
Feb 20th – RJ Scott – Promo Spotlight
Feb 23rd – Elin Gregory – Promo Spotlight
Feb 24th – Diverse Reader – Book Review
Feb 25th – Charley Descoteaux – Guest Post
Feb 26th – Inked Rainbow Reads – Book Review
Feb 27th – Elisa: My Reviews and Ramblings – Promo Spotlight
Fallen Angel Reviews – Book Review
About Sue: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has gotten expert at ignoring the orders.
Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.
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