Amanda C Stone on The Adventures of Cole and Perry and 10 Books that Influenced Me ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway

Prism Book Alliance would like to thank Amanda C Stone for taking the time to talk with us today.

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Title: The Adventures of Cole and Perry
Author: Amanda C Stone
Publisher:
Cover Artist: Amanda C Stone
Release Date: 01/15/2015
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Humor/Comedy, M/M Romance

Blurb:

It all started when Cole met Perry in a bar. Over three years they had some exciting adventures, and misadventures. The six stories included in this book are all about their journey from bar to wedding.
The Anniversary
Another cancellation of plans by his boyfriend forces Cole out to the neighborhood bar. Not long after arriving he meets Perry. Even as exciting as Perry is, he’s unsure how the night will end.
The Fight
Cole and Perry are struggling to make time for each other and constantly at each other’s throats. A fight to the death will decide who is right or wrong in their arguments. But Cole really doesn’t want to shoot Perry.
The Threesome
Deciding they want to spice up things in the bedroom, Perry wants to have a one-time threesome. Cole’s nervous and doesn’t want to ask any of their friends to join them. Perry finds the perfect solution.
The House
After two and a half years together, Cole and Perry want to buy a house. Once they find the perfect house, they get to spend their first morning together in their new space. Perry will have to help Cole decide which room is his favorite.
The Baby
Both Cole and Perry are exhausted. Taking care of a three month old is hard when she’s up all night and is always hungry. If only they could find where they put the bottle warmer.
The Wedding
Cole is ready to make his commitment to Perry life-long. After careful planning, they created the perfect event. What could possibly go wrong? If only Cole didn’t ask the same question.

10 Books that Influenced Me:

1. The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques: The way the animals come to life in this series is amazing. It kept my love of fantasy books alive for longer than most. I wish I had continued reading them after it wasn’t “cool” anymore to like fantasy.

2. Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner; Babysitters Club by Ann M, Martin; Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal: The books let me know it was ok to love characters so much that you had to read every single book with the characters when they came out. I devoured these books. Most of my middle school years were spent with these friends.

3. The Eyes Of The Dragon by Stephen King: When I chose this book it was the first time I was old enough to go into my mom’s library and pick any book I wanted. My book version of sitting at the adult table for the first time. I also loved that it was fantasy and by King. I had no desire to read any of his horror so I liked there was one I could read.

4. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss: The very first book that I got to choose to read aloud to a classroom. An amazing book that I love and I enjoyed sharing that with my first group of kids I got to teach.
5. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell: The book my little one picked most of the time while my husband was away at OCS so she could have daddy read it to her by watching the video of him reading it aloud. I cried most nights after putting her to bed because those books were just as much for me as for her while he was gone.

6. The Rebuilding Year by Kaje Harper: My first M/M romance that didn’t have a girl in the mix. I had been reading a bunch of M/M/F ménage until then and wanted to get rid of the girls. This book had just recently come out and I decided to try it. Two and a half years later I haven’t looked back once.

7. Second Chances by T.A. Webb: I laughed and cried my way through this book. First one I read by him. It now also holds a very dear memory I have of my mom from when I lived with my parents while my husband was away.

8. Wet Paint by Will Parkinson: I loved Pitch by Will and had the chance to meet him at GRL in 2013. I am so thankful that I found him even though he was flying under the radar while there. He is a dear friend and I am honored to have read this book before it came out. The characters in this book are so real that I fully believe that Benny and Addy are out there somewhere living their lives together. Those are the type of characters that I strive to write.

9. Tymber Dalton, Kim Dare, Liz Borino, JA Rock, and Lisa Henry: Not any one specific book but their books opened my eyes to the fact that there is GOOD BDSM out there. There are tons of others that I didn’t include that I love to read. But these ladies started me on my journey. Without their books I’d still be trying to figure it out.

Ok, so not 10 but between all the ones that go together and series there are well over 10 books there.

Excerpt:

“Cole. I have a surprise for you. I want you to close your eyes and keep them closed until I tell you to open them.”
Cole looked up from his magazine at the doorway Perry’s voice drifted in from. He put the magazine on his nightstand and closed his eyes.
“They’re closed,” he called out. He wasn’t sure where Perry was in their apartment, but he sounded close.
Rustling and a strange squeaking noise reached his ears. Cole furrowed his brows trying to figure out what Perry was up to and what he was hearing.
“Okay. Go ahead and open your eyes.”
Cole popped his eyes open. He closed them and then re-opened them again. Nope, he still was seeing what was in front of him.
“Perry. Why is there–?”
Perry cut him off before Cole could finish his thought.
“So, we had talked about fantasies and things like that. I told you this was mine. So I’d like to introduce you to Freddy. Freddy, I’d like to introduce you to my boyfriend, Cole.”
Cole smiled at how nervous Perry was. His boyfriend was adorable trying to be brave with his ideas.
“Nice to meet you, um, Freddy. Perry, where did you meet Freddy?”
Perry had a small smile on his face that showed Cole he appreciated he was alright with what was happening.
“Online. I found Freddy on some website. Can’t remember the name now.”
Cole was stunned. His boyfriend didn’t go to those types of websites for any reason. Just meant Perry wanted to have the threesome and was willing to do it without asking one of their friends. Cole was so happy Perry had found a way to have his fantasy.

About the Author:

Armed with her Batman notebook, fourth grade Amanda C. Stone was ready to start writing stories about unicorns, family members, and her imaginary friends Pink Amanda and Blue Amanda. Today, Amanda is armed with a new notebook, along with a laptop, and a never ending supply of caffeine. Her stories are about all kinds of things, but the most important aspect is people falling in love.

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20 thoughts on “Amanda C Stone on The Adventures of Cole and Perry and 10 Books that Influenced Me ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway

  1. Thanks for the post – interesting list of books. I love the cover and premise – would be great to meet Cole and Perry.

  2. I love Eyes of the Dragon! It was the first Stephen King book that I was “allowed” to read, and it still holds a very special place for me.

    • The copy of Eyes of the Dragon that I read is still on my bookshelf from when my mom gave it to me after I read it. I’m so glad the book is special to someone else!

  3. I liked the six stories aspect of the book, which sounds good. Also, I remember some books when I was a child that I think of fondly to this day.

    • I’m glad the six stories aspect is something you like. I was hoping it wouldn’t turn people off. Which books do you still remember fondly?

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