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Title: Andrew’s Promise (Heroes #2)
Author: Nic Starr
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Young mechanic Andrew Campbell’s life couldn’t be better. He is about to restore a Ford Mustang with his dad before heading off on the ultimate cross-country road trip with his best friend, Tanner McKenzie.
But tragedy strikes, and Andrew’s life is shattered. Worried his family will be torn apart if he doesn’t step in, Andrew makes a tough choice between following his heart and doing what he needs to do to protect his little brother.
When Andrew pushes Tanner away, Tanner heads off on the planned trip alone. Once Tanner leaves town, his life takes a different path and it’s ten years before he returns. Now a firefighter, he’s never forgotten his first love, and no one has ever taken Andrew’s place in his heart. He’s determined to see if Andrew feels the same way. He just hopes Andrew’s excited to see him, hopes that he’s available—and finally out—after all this time.
They might not have been ready to deal with emerging feelings years ago, but now might be the time for their second chance at love.
Is my ‘sexy’ your idea of ‘sexy’?
Hi Nic Starr here. It’s great to be here and thanks so much for taking part in my blog tour for Andrew’s Promise.
Andrew’s Promise is part of my Heroes series, a series that features men who are heroes, not because they leap from tall buildings to save the day, but because they put other people first. They are all about love and protection, taking care of those people who are important in their lives. Being a hero may mean making sacrifices, or being understanding, or just being there. It’s what’s on the inside that makes a hero.
I need to be honest here, and say that even though my heroes are everyday men—mechanics, firefighters, schoolteachers, accountants—I have been criticized for making them too good looking. It may have only been one comment but it got me thinking about characters being ‘too perfect’.
Some of my heroes are lean and muscled like Tanner, or totally ripped from working out at the gym, like Andrew, who uses the gym as his escape. I like both these types of physiques and they suit the characters. I’m a fan of scruff, and a bit of hair on the chest but I’ve also written characters who are hair free. Andrew has a tattoo because I think they’re sexy and it fits his personality. He is a buff mechanic and drives a muscle car, and I find that image hot.
Do you have a preferred appearance, a ‘type’? Do you find a certain occupation sexy?
Maybe my characters are too good looking but in whose eyes? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all. I know some people hate tattoos, some people prefer dark hair, or maybe it’s just the right smile they find attractive. But when it comes down to it, apart from describing my guys at the beginning of the book, the focus is usually on their characters and actions, with a bit of hot sex to spice things up a bit. I like to think I leave enough room for the reader to use their imagination and picture ‘sexy’ in their mind.
I hope you enjoy Andrew and Tanner’s story.
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About the Author
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family-an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters-and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She’d love it if you stopped by to say hi.
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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