M. LeAnne Phoenix on The Covenant (Covenant Series #1) ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: The Covenant (Covenant Series #1)
Author: M. LeAnne Phoenix
Publisher: Cool Dudes Publishing
Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Poetry, Romance


When love is forbidden, who can you trust?
Seventeen year old David has been best friends with Jonathan for as long as he can remember, but the day he sees the pastor’s daughter press a soft kiss to Jonathan’s cheek everything changes. Overcome by jealousy, his explosive reaction reveals a deeper connection that sends their relationship spiraling down into dangerous territory.
When their clandestine love is discovered, they have nowhere to turn for help. The brutal circumstances of their parting test David and Jonathan’s covenant to each other in unimaginable ways. Forced to face their fears, it is in their darkest moments that the two young men discover that the courage, hope, and strength they need to to fight for their love, has been the foundation of their covenant all along.

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  • Excerpt

    David opened his locker to get out his Biology, History, and Music History books and shoved them into his backpack, swallowing hard against the lump in his throat. Jonathan’s comforting hand lit on David’s side as he came to lean on the locker to the right of David’s own, holding up in one paint-besmeared hand, a small piece of black cardboard. On it, David saw symbols, ones he thought might be Greek. Remembering the foreign exchange student from Thessaloniki shared Jonathan’s sixth period art class, he smiled and turned to his boyfriend as he took the proffered gift.

    “What does it say?” David couldn’t help but smile at the joy lighting Jonathan’s eyes. “This has to be something that Kallias helped you make—”

    “You aren’t wrong,” Jonathan interjected. “That is Greek writing and Kallias even taught me how to say it.”

    “Enlighten me, please!” David rasped, focusing wholly on Jonathan’s gift. “Say it and then tell me what it means.”

    “If I say it right, it’s agape menomou—”

    David furrowed his brow, repeating, “A guppy man oh moo?”

    Jonathan slid down the locker in a giggle. “Noooo! I must have said it wrong because your face… oh my gosh, your face!”

    Blushing and biting his lower lip, David sank down to his haunches in front of Jonathan. “Then say it again, slower, and tell me what it means!”

    Jonathan looked around, and seeing no-one in their locker bank, leaned up to whisper the Greek in his ear, the sounds slower… thicker. “Agape menomou means O love of my heart.


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    About the Author

    LeAnne Phoenix would tell you that the worst time of her life was the two years that she attempted to take off from writing. If you asked her to explain exactly why she did such a thing, you would most likely get the mad attempt to arch an eyebrow like her dad and then a shake of the head as she told you it was unlucky to speak of such things. Suffice it to say, it will never happen again!

    Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas in the mid-1970’s, Ms. Phoenix was young and wild (and even free!) during the crazy wondrous decade known as the 1980’s and the even crazier but now grungy decade of the 1990’s. Music is second only to the muses that live and breathe to fill her mind with beautiful men, and music always helps them to tell their stories. She is never without her iPod or her computer no matter where she goes, although, she does like to hike and take pictures of the sky and the moon, and even the occasional shot of the sun through the branches of a tree.

    An avid cat lover, Ms. Phoenix has been owned by many throughout her life, though her current owner is one Lily-Rose, who really would like for her to step away from the keyboard and pay her some attention! After all, hasn’t she earned it?

    Where to find the author:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mleannephoenix

    Twitter: @MLPhoenix

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mleannephoenix/

    Website: www.mleannephoenix.com

    Tour Dates & Stops:

    15-Jan: Prism Book Alliance, KathyMac Reviews, Velvet Panic, Mikky’s World of Books, It’s Raining Men, Carly’s Book Reviews

    18-Jan: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Kimi-Chan, Nephy Hart

    19-Jan: Bayou Book Junkie, Unquietly Me

    20-Jan: Louise Lyons, Books A to Z, Michael Mandrake, My Fiction Nook

    21-Jan: Iyana Jenna, Hearts on Fire

    22-Jan: Havan Fellows, Happily Ever Chapter

    25-Jan: MM Good Book Reviews, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews

    26-Jan: Inked Rainbow Reads, Dawn’s Reading Nook, A.M. Leibowitz

    27-Jan: Jessie G. Books, BFD Book Blog

    28-Jan: Love Bytes, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, Alpha Book Club


    Farewell Giveaway
    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.

    Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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    4 thoughts on “M. LeAnne Phoenix on The Covenant (Covenant Series #1) ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway

    1. Although Spanish is my mother language, I tend to use English to describe everything… Including feelings. I love English because it’s got thousands of beautiful words, with so many different nuances…

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