Okay I’ll start by firstly thanking Charley for hosting us today and by telling you all a little bit about how excited I was to take part in this whole amazing adventure… When I was first approached I was a tad worried that I’d fail miserably… I didn’t. I ended up getting my story written even if I did exceed the wordage just a tad. One of the best things about this whole process was creating our own little part of Texas, where our story took place, and listening to everyone else’s take on how it should be… lucky for us we were able to mesh the whole thing together and create something real for each of us.
Also, for me flooding is pretty much close to home… In 2011 we had a rip-snorter of a flood that passed through our part of Queensland. Luckily for me, the power went out so I couldn’t see what was happening outside my suburb… someone must have been looking after my neighbourhood that day as there was enough of a rise in the road that we didn’t get washed away. I can’t say the same for everyone else…Grantham the next town over (not even a minute down the road) was classed as ground zero.
In my story Adrian & Lockie, which was the first to be released on April 3rd I touched on this a lot and shared my fears and thoughts about that time in my life. I can honestly say I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the Flood portion on the Storming Love series. I’ve heard so much about the characters that I feel I know them already.
Before I forget here is the release date list:
April 3 Storming Love: Flood—Adrian & Lockie by N.J. Nielsen
April 10 Storming Love: Flood—Bridge & Doug by Jenn Dease
April 17 Storming Love: Flood—Pete & McKenzie by Jambrea Jo Jones
April 24 Storming Love: Flood—Steven & Derrick by AC Katt
May 1 Storming Love: Flood—Euan & Gregg by Pelaam
May 8 Storming Love: Flood—Patric & Sam by Cherie Noel
Also I’m giving everyone the chance to take home a book from my back list HERE. And just so you know Shadows on the Heart; By the Way; Trying Not to Love You; and Hollow’s Trouble (releasing this year from Goodreads) are already free books. [To be in the running for this prize all you need do is leave your name, contact details, name of the book, and what format you would prefer].
There is also an all over grand prize of a $50 gift certificate which will be offered over all the posts we are sending out.
I’m rambling now I have a tendency to do that when I’m nervous… I think each of the authors involved in the Floods stories is awesome in their own right. If you’ve never read their work before this would be a good place to start. Who knows, you might be able to add someone new to your favourites list.
On that note I will away and let you get on with checking out all the other wonderful sights on this blog tour.
Parker Williams, Inked Rainbow Reads, MM Good Book Reviews, Bayou Book Junkie, Bike Book Reviews, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Carly’s Book Reviews, Tara Lain, BFD Book Blog, Hearts on Fire, Velvet Panic, Cate Ashwood, Charley Descoteaux, Chris McHart, The Hat Party, Up All Night, Read All Day, It’s Raining Men, Michael Mandrake
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Author Names: NJ Nielsen, Jenn Dease, Jambrea Jo Jones, AC Katt, Pelaam, Cherie Noel
Book Names: Storming Love: Flood
NJ Nielsen: Adrian and Lockie
Jenn Dease: Bridge and Doug
Jambrea Jo Jones: Pete and McKenzie
AC Katt: Derrick and Steven
Pelaam: Euan and Gregg
Cherie Noel: Patric and Sam
Release dates and Blurbs:
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Adrian & Lockie by N.J. Nielsen: 30,270 words
Adrian Clarke knows his life is a hot mess. This is only one of the reasons he boards a plane and flies halfway around the world—so he can escape everything that’s determined to see him break. Lockie Rivers has worked his whole life on Tenderfoot Downs. After his boss died, Lockie remained as caretaker for the new owner—a man who’d never even set foot on the place. When circumstances bring them face to face, a flash flood comes along to threaten their very existence. Can virtual strangers work together to save their home, their hearts, and find their own slice of heaven?
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Bridge & Doug by Jenn Dease: 22,400 words
Fourth generation lawman, Bridge Bridgerton, has never seen Copper Creek, Texas, flood before. Doug Jones is a lifeguard stopping in Copper Creek to look after his grandfather’s house. Together, they help rescue some of the residents trapped in the rising water. And together, they feel an attraction for each other that gets stronger day by day. But, will they be able to stay together once the water goes down?
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Pete & McKenzie by Jambrea Jo Jones: 10,300 words
McKenzie Hallowell was born and bred in Copper Creek. He knew what could happen during flash flood season, but that didn’t stop him from driving through water during a storm. Almost dying might be the best thing that ever happened to him.
Pete Compton moved to town five years ago to take over a feed store. He’d been crushing on McKenzie Hallowell almost from the start. A flash flood brings them together, but will it also bring them love?
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Steven & Derrick by A.C. Katt: 13,102 words
When a flash flood strikes, Steven stays behind at school to find a little girl who hid from the storm. His lover, Derrick, comes to rescue them both but can only get Josie out. Will Derrick be able to get back to the elementary school in time to get Steven or will he lose him to the raging flood waters?
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Euan & Gregg by Pelaam: 21,527 words
Euan looks forward to spending time with his best friend, and unrequited love, Gregg. But Gregg has a confession himself, he isn’t the straight jock Euan thinks. When the truth emerges, Euan learns of a side to his friend’s life he never imagined.
Just as they find out the truth Mother Nature unleashes her fury and they’re trapped on a mountain during the flood.
Even if they weather nature’s storm, there is still a more personal fury to be faced.
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Patric & Sam by Cherie Noel: 17,515 words
Patric Carselowey stole Samuel Touchet-Smith’s heart six years ago in an incendiary act of passion. Then he disappeared, joining the Army without a word. When he returned, treating Sam like stranger, he broke Sam’s heart. Now Sam’s meddling Maman and sister have booked him a hiking tour with Patric as the guide. Caught in the unexpected storm, will Sam’s wounded heart be healed during their race to safety or crushed once and for all by lingering misunderstandings and lost memories?
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Romance, Western/Cowboy (Please note that not all books will contain all elements.)
Sales Links: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowSeries.php?_STORM3
About the authors:
NJ Nielsen: NJ needs to write like she needs to breathe. It’s an addiction that she never intends to find a cure for. When you don’t find NJ arguing with Vlad, her muse or writing about the wonderful men in her stories, you’ll find her reading work by other authors she greatly admires. NJ lives in the SE of Qld, Australia with her family who all encourage her writing career even if she does occasionally call them by her character’s names. NJ thinks that anyone taking the time to read her stuff is totally awesome.
Jenn Dease: Jenn Dease is a Chef with a reading and writing addiction. The six bookcases in her bedroom are proof of this. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh with one of those families that have four generations in a four block radius. The Redheads, or her sisters, are the best things in her life. When they want to be.
Jambrea Jo Jones: Jambrea wanted to be the youngest romance author published, but life impeded the dreams. She put her writing aside and went to college briefly, then enlisted in the Air Force. After serving in the military, she returned home to Indiana to start her family. A few years later, she discovered yahoo groups and book reviews. There was no turning back. She was bit by the writing bug.
She enjoys spending time with her son when not writing and loves to receive reader feedback. She’s addicted to the internet so feel free to email her anytime.
AC Katt: She lives in New Mexico with her husband and new cat who, just as she does loves paper and words. She got a late start to her writing career but is now in a writing frenzy. Go figure!
Pelaam: Living in clean, green New Zealand Pelaam is a multi-published author of m/m romance and erotica. She’s loved writing since childhood and to become an author is a cherished dream come true. She grew up reading fairy tales and watching science fiction, horror and fantasy. When not writing she can be found indulging in her other passions of cookery and wine appreciation.
Cherie Noel: Cherie’s been in love with words since before she drew breath, and doesn’t see that ever changing. She write stories, full stop. Sometimes there’s music with them, sometimes they’re poems, and lately, to her great delight, a plethora of M/M fiction and erotic romance. Yum. Smexy man to the second…or third power…now that’s the kinda math Cherie can get behind!!
The hair curls or frizzes as it will, the eyes are green and tend to look in two different directions—no, really—and the rest is subject to change. You know the guy who didn’t know if he was a butterfly dreaming he was a man or a man dreaming he was a butterfly? Yeah, that’s Cherie, but substitute drag queen for butterfly and wacky, wild ex-Army chick for man.
Where to find the authors:
Jambrea Jo Jones: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2856938.Jambrea_Jo_Jones
NJ Nielsen: https://www.facebook.com/norma.nielsen.9
Jenn Dease: https://www.facebook.com/Jenn.Dease.5
Jambrea Jo Jones: https://www.facebook.com/JambreaJoJones
AC Katt: http://www.facebook.com/ackatt
Cherie Noel: https://www.facebook.com/CherieNoel
Facebook Author Page:
Jambrea Jo Jones: https://www.facebook.com/groups/565548900226323/
NJ Nielsen: @NJNielsen1 https://twitter.com/NJNielsen1
Jenn Dease: @momsdesk1 https://twitter.com/momsdesk1
Jambrea Jo Jones: https://twitter.com/Jambrea @jambrea
AC Katt: https://twitter.com/ackatt @ackatt
Cherie Noel: https://twitter.com/authornoel
Jambrea Jo Jones: https://www.pinterest.com/jambrea/
AC Katt: : https://www.pinterest.com/ackatt/
Cherie Noel: https://www.pinterest.com/authorcnoel/
NJ Nielsen: Blogger: http://normanielsen.blogspot.com.au/ WordPress: https://nielsennj.wordpress.com/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/public-profile-settings?trk=prof-0-ovw-public_profile-secondary Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108478475874292907770/posts
Jenn Dease: WordPress: www.jenndease.com
Jambrea Jo Jones: www.jambrea.com
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/pub/cherie-noel/46/b2/52/
Publisher: MLR Press