Blog Tour, Guest Post, and Giveaway – All That is Solid Melts into Air by Christopher Koehler

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Thanks for having me today. I appreciate the chance to talk about All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, which I’ll refer to as ATISMIA because the title’s kind of a mouthful. For those of you’ve been keeping up with this Blog Tour of the Damned, I’m a recovering from the flu and subsequent sinus infection enough to write blog posts instead of send off excerpts.

While the story is clearly over when the book ends, you’re just as clearly not through with Remy and Michael. What comes next for them?

So yes, you’re right. I have definite plans for Remy and Michael, including a third book. The question is, how much do I reveal of what happens between the end of ATISMIA and the beginning of Finding Solid Ground. Finding Solid Ground is the working title of Book 3 of the “Lives of Remy and Michael” series, by the way. I thought it resonated nicely with ATISMIA, which is part of why I chose such a long title for the middle book.

The story told in ATISMIA definitely ends when the novel does. I’ve left no loose ends, no ambiguous plot lines. Okay, so I’ve had some ideas about Craig McAvoy, Geoff Babcock’s roommate his freshman year at UC San Diego. If you’ve read ATISMIA, you’ll recall him. He’s the shy and skittish person Geoff tries to coax out of the closet and whom Remy forces the rest of the way out. This story, The Unnecessarily Complicated Life of Craig McAvoy, would start the summer after his freshman year. For some reason Craig seems like he’d like anime and manga and—gasp—yaoi. But seriously, don’t hold your breath about this one. This is not the droid you’re looking for.

As for what comes next with Remy and Michael, I have ideas. Cleary, by the end of FSG they will have earned their happily ever after, their HEA, if only because as much as I’ve put Remy and Michael through in Poz and ATISMIA, there’s plenty more torment where that came from. After all, stories without conflict, heartache, and pain are kind of boring.

I see FSG picking up when Remy and Michael are well and truly adult men, about ten years after the events of ATISMIA. They’re older, obviously, and life has worn the shiny off. Maybe one more than the other and best summed up as “I…I just never thought it’d be like this, you know?”

This decade will be ten years spent apart, so Remy and Michael will, in a very real way, have to become reacquainted. Will the men they are remember the boys they fell in love with? It’s an open question…. Okay, cut the crap, Christopher. This is Romancelandia and I’ve promised you an HEA. Of course they’ll eventually rediscover the boys they once were, but I never promised you it’d be easy, now did I?

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Title: All That is Solid Melts into Air

Series: The Lives of Remy and Michael: Book Two

Author: Christopher Koehler

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

Publication Date: 22 Jan 2016

Cover Artist: Bree Archer

Genre:  Contemporary, Gay, New Adult

 

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The Lives of Remy and Michael: Book Two

A CalPac Crew Story

I thought life after high school would be easier. I’d go to California Pacific for a year while I got a handle on my HIV, then after Michael graduated from high school, we’d blast out of here for colleges—and life—on the East Coast. Then I visited Boston and everything changed. I realized I like CalPac. Turns out, Boston didn’t have anything for me beyond one of the biggest regattas in North America.

Life grew more complicated when I got home. I couldn’t find a way to tell Michael that I’d just blown our plan for our lives out of the water. Then my CalPac coaches dropped a bomb on me. Those rowing officials who’d been watching me? They were recruiters for the national team, and my coaches wanted me to try out. They’d even let Lodestone coach me. Now I have to choose, school or crew, CalPac or Michael, and I still haven’t told Michael I can’t transfer. Is there even a place for Michael in my life? Somehow we have to withstand training at the highest levels and having different goals. Will love hold us together… or tear us apart? 

Purchase Links

Dreamspinner eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7344&cPath=1314

Dreamspinner Print: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7345

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/That-Solid-Melts-Lives-Michael-ebook/dp/B01ADGT5YW/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/That-Solid-Melts-Lives-Michael-ebook/dp/B01ADGT5YW/

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-allthatissolidmeltsintoair-1959012-149.html

2015NewAbout the author

Christopher Koehler learned to read late (or so his teachers thought) but never looked back. It was not, however, until he was nearly done with grad school in the history of science that he realized that he needed to spend his life writing and not on the publish-or-perish treadmill. At risk of being thought frivolous, he found that academic writing sucked all the fun out of putting pen to paper.

Christopher is also something of a hothouse flower. Inside of almost unreal conditions he thrives to set the results of his imagination free, and for most of his life he has been lucky enough to be surrounded by people who encouraged both that tendency and the writing. Chief among them is his long-suffering husband of twenty-two years and counting.

When it comes to writing, Christopher follows Anne Lamott’s advice: “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” So while he writes fiction, at times he ruthlessly mines his past for character traits and situations. Reality is far stranger than fiction.

Christopher loves many genres of fiction and nonfiction, but he’s especially fond of romances, because it is in them that human emotions and relations, at least most of the ones fit to be discussed publicly, are laid bare.

Writing is his passion and his life, but when Christopher is not doing that, he’s an at-home dad and oarsman with a slightly disturbing interest in manners and other ways people behave badly.

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Visit him at http://christopherkoehler.net/blog or follow him on Twitter @christopherink.

 

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22 Jan – Dreamspinner Press Blog

23 Jan – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

26 Jan – BFD Book Blog

28 Jan – The Land of Make Believe

30 Jan – Prism Book Alliance

1 Feb – MM Good Book Reviews

3 Feb – JP Barnaby

6 Feb – The Novel Approach

9 Feb – The Purple Rose Teahouse

10 Feb – Diverse Reader

 

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Audio Tour, Character Cast, and Giveaway – Gay for Pay by Tammy Middleton

 

Hello everybody and welcome to the Gay for Pay Audio book tour! 
Each day there will be one or two stops for Reviews, Spotlights, Exclusive content, Teasers and Excerpts plus a giveaway. I hope you will follow the tour each day, and leave a comment on the different blogs that have signed up to participate, we love comments! 

 

Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future: captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama, his high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember, Amanda, by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at Club Berlin. A flyer in the men’s room promises fame and fortune for anyone willing to go on camera and have sex, with another man. Money is money, and how hard could it be, right? Christopher Allan Roberts becomes Kris Alen, All Cocks’ newest addition, a gay for pay porn star.
Lincoln Carter is honest with everyone in his life, including his family, about who he is and about his sexual preferences. Linc Larson, the openly bisexual gay porn star, will do anything with anyone, which pretty much writes his ticket in a versatility-charged industry. It’s not his sexuality that interferes with his personal life; it’s his inability to trust. What Linc wants right now, more than anything, is the chance to do a scene with All Cocks’ newest acquisition, Kris Alen. Six-foot-two with auburn hair, an exquisitely toned and inked up body, Kris Alen is sex personified. Linc doesn’t know if it’s the “I want the shiny new toy” aspect that calls to him, or the distant and wounded expression that haunts Kris’s eyes.
Linc figures out early on that Kris is only working the gay for pay angle that All Cocks brings to his bank account. Can a bisexual man with trust issues break down the barriers that Kris has built around himself and help Christopher overcome the painful past he is running from?
©2015 TM Smith (P)2016 TM Smith
Buy links: Amazon US | Audible 
 

Gay for Pay Dream Cast – Victor, Andrew & Mattie

I am utterly fascinated with working threesomes, especially the three guys that run the hugely popular gay porn site, Cockyboys. My threesome is slightly molded after that throuple, but they are their own characters and really developed their own personalities as I wrote Gay for Pay. I can’t tell you how much fun, and how challenging it was to write their story.

Victor is the oldest of the throuple, an immigrant from Romania when he was a child. His family disowned him when he came out in college, but thankfully, a few years later he met the first of two men that would change his life. I always had this modern day Dracula in my mind while I was writing Victor, and then I watched the new Dracula movie with Luke Evans and I knew immediately, that is what my Victor would look like.

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Andrew was always Matt Bomer. Before I started writing him, before I had a name for him, when all I knew was this character was going to be one third of my throuple, I chose Matt Bomer.

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Matthew, more often referred to as Mattie, was a little harder to choose. His visual aesthetic actually changed from where I saw him at the beginning of Gay for Pay, and what he looked like at the end after the curve the story took while I was writing it. I wanted someone tall, thin, beautiful and vulnerable. But I also wanted someone that seven books from now you can see how he has grown as a man and a person, so his look will change with him. That is how I ended up with a young Charlie Hunham.

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Gay for Pay pinterest album…

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A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee! At 44 years young, she’s decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of “author” to her list of accomplishments. Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, Smith is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights.

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Tour Schedule

2-1 | Review |BIKE BOOK Reviews

2-2 | Review |MM Good Book Reviews

2-2 | Spotlight |Multitaskingmomma

2-3 | Spotlight |GGR-Review

2-4 | Review | The O’Raven Chronicles

2-5 | Review | Prism Book Alliance

2-5 | Spotlight | Spectra {AO}

2-6 | Spotlight |Love Bytes Reviews

2-8 | Review |Man2ManTastic

2-8 | Spotlight | The Purple Rose Teahouse

2-9 | Review | Cathy Brockman Romance

2-9 | Spotlight |TwinsieTalk Book Reviews

2-10 | Review | Divine Magazine.net

2-11 | Review | Crystal’s Many Reviewers

2-12 | Review | Tracy Bayoubookjunkie

2-12 | Spotlight |KathyMac Reviews

 

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Blog Tour and Giveaway – Souls For Sale by Asta Idonea

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Title: Hell To Pay & 21st Century Demon
Author: Asta Idonea
Series: Souls For Sale
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
Length: Long Novella/Short Story
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

Hell To Pay Synopsis

The contract was destroyed and Tom’s soul saved from Hell.

Or so they thought.

Demon deal-maker, Saul, and his mortal lover, Thomas Ives, find themselves on the run when the other demons take none too kindly to Saul’s bending of the rules. With the denizens of Hell on their heels, Saul and Tom must fight to stay one step ahead, knowing that if they’re caught there’s only one direction they’re headed: down.

When Heaven decides to get involved, Saul’s actions are no longer a mere bureaucratic misdemeanour but the basis of a factional confrontation. And now only one question remains: to whom does Tom’s soul truly belong?

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21st Century Demon Synopsis

It should have been an easy job: a contract signed and a new soul earmarked for Hell. But when suave demon deal-maker Saul chooses nerdy Thomas Ives as his next target, events take an unexpected turn. The lines between business transaction and pleasure blur, and Saul must decide whether he cares more for his professional reputation or the soul he just condemned to eternal damnation.

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Buy Links

Don’t miss the Amazon Sale – 30% off for the first 48 hours after release.

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/souls-for-sale-by-asta-idonea/
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Souls-Sale-Asta-Idonea-ebook/dp/B01B6YUI5K/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Souls-Sale-Asta-Idonea-ebook/dp/B01B6YUI5K/
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/Souls-Sale-Asta-Idonea-ebook/dp/B01B6YUI5K/
Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/Souls-Sale-Asta-Idonea-ebook/dp/B01B6YUI5K/
ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-soulsforsaleseriesbooksoneandtwo-1973473-149.html

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About the author

NICKI J. MARKUS was born in England in 1982, but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.

Nicki launched her writing career in 2011. She published works through Wicked Nights Publishing and Silver Publishing before both companies closed their doors. She is now self-publishing some of her works, including the novella Time Keepers and the fantasy novel The Ragnarök Chronicles.

Nicki also writes M/M fiction under the alternate pen name of ASTA IDONEA and has had several short stories published by Wayward Ink Publishing. She is currently working on her first M/M novella.

Nicki works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys: music, theatre, cinema, photography, sketching, and cross stitch. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel.

Social links:

Website: http://www.nickijmarkus.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NickiJMarkus
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickiJMarkus