Prism Book Alliance® would like to thank Andrew Grey for taking the time to talk with us today about their retro title from Dreamspinner Press Dutch Treat. Prism Book Alliance® recently reviewed Dutch Treat. You can find the review here.
Retro Reads Spotlight with Andrew Grey
1. We are here today to talk about the Dutch Treat. What can you tell us about it? It’s a story that uses a lot of my own experiences when I lived in The Netherlands for 5 months. It’s a story about two people from very different backgrounds and experiences finding out that people are people and that no matter where they live or how they were raised, they can find the other half of their soul.
2. Tell us more about our Main Characters? Michael has accepted a company assignment to The Netherlands. His life is in turmoil and his heart is bruised to hell. But what he arrives he finds it lonely to be away from everyone he knows. Eventually makes friends with Stephan. Both of them are reluctant to move forward with anything other than friendship because their time is limited.
3. What about Dutch Treat makes you the proudest? That I was able to give people who have never visited The Netherlands a taste of what that amazing country is like.
4. If you could change one thing in Dutch Treat, what would it be and why? I think I’d make Curtis even nastier. I used an old boss as the model and I toned him down. I should have used the idiot full on, even if no one would have believed the character.
5. What was the inspiration for this story? I spent 5 months in The Netherlands, so I used a lot of my own experiences and locations that I visited in this story.
6. Tell us about some of your other titles. I have so many, but I can tell you that I have started a new pen name Dirk Greyson. His first story was Day and Knight which is romantic suspense. Heat with plenty of action. Dirk also has a paranormal called Challenge the Darkness, set outside Yellowstone. This story was inspired by Kate Douglas’s shifter series.
7. Rapid Fire Time
Sweet or Savory? Sweet
Shave or wax? Shave
Jocks or Nerds? Jocks
Red Heads or Blondes? Both
Hamburger or Hotdog? Hamburger
TV or movies? TV
Cat in the Hat or Horton Hears a Who? Cat in the Hat
Pasta or potatoes? Potatoes
Favorite Color? Orange
Cook or bake? Neither
9. What are you working on? What is next? I am working on the follow up to Fire and Water and Fire and Ice. It’s called Fire and Rain. In this story one of my Carlisle cops meets and falls in love with a homeless man and his little brother. This one tore my heart out.
Title: Dutch Treat
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Rating: of 5 Stars
When Michael accepts a company assignment overseas, he doesn’t count on being dumped by his boyfriend on the way to the airport. The breakup is a bad omen–Michael’s time in Europe would be one long misery of loneliness and corporate backbiting if it weren’t for his friendship with his coworker, Stephan.
When he finds out Stephan wants more than friendship, Michael is torn. Even if he chooses to risk his one bright relationship in Europe for a chance at love, when this project is over, isn’t his only choice to say goodbye?
About the Author
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Andrew Grey will give a lucky winner an electronic copy of Dutch Treat.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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