Maggie Kavanagh on Blind Spot ~ Interview, Local Giveaway

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Title: Blind Spot
Author: Maggie Kavanagh
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Maria Fanning
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, M/M Romance, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Blurb:

Living together is bliss for Sam Flynn and Nathan Walker, but things never stay quiet for long in Stonebridge. On the night of Sam’s twenty-ninth birthday, the much-hated mayor of Stonebridge is found dead at his home. Sam suspects foul play, but just as he starts investigating the list of possible culprits, Nathan gets word of a new undercover assignment—one that includes a mysterious, sexy new partner. Though Sam struggles to trust Nathan and control his jealousy during Nathan’s absence, the stress makes a return to the bottle seem not only tempting, but inevitable—especially when Nathan starts avoiding his calls.

Yet Nathan’s fidelity isn’t the only thing on Sam’s mind. A visit from the mayor’s ex-assistant puts Sam in the line of fire, and he’s drawn into a complex web of duplicity spanning back to the night of his parents’ accident. Sam’s journey to uncover the truth about what really happened threatens to unravel long-held beliefs about his parents and puts his relationship with Nathan to the ultimate test.

Recent Release Spotlight with Maggie Kavanagh

We are here today to talk about Blind Spot (Stonebridge Mysteries #3).  What can you tell us about it?

Blind Spot is the third and final book in the Stonebridge Mysteries—the ultimate finale, if you will. I really wanted to write a book where the present mystery could be tied to something that happened in the past, and so there are two mysteries that Sam, the protagonist, is working to untangle here: the mayor of Stonebridge’s murder and the truth about his own parents’ death.

 Tell us more about Sam and Nate?

Ultimately these three books are about two things: Sam and Nathan’s relationship and Sam’s maturation. Sam starts off in book one as the kind of guy who never washes his sheets and leaves dirty clothes on the floor, but by the end of the third book, he’s grown up in a lot of ways. As the series progresses, Sam learns to take responsibility for his actions and how to be accountable to other people, which of course is essential for any relationship.

Nathan grows too, but in a slightly different way than Sam. His relationship with Sam forces him to confront some of his own hidden insecurities that at first glance you might not suspect are there. Both of the men have secrets and faults, but these books are about them acknowledging these realities, and growing stronger together in spite of them.  

What about Blind Spot and The Stonebridge Mysteries series makes you the proudest?

I think I’ve managed to balance the romance and mystery aspects of the books to make them satisfying for fans of both genres. I’m also pleased to have created a multicultural universe featuring men and women from all different walks of life.  

Blind Spot wraps up a number of loose ends from the first two books in the series.  What do you want to tell readers who have not yet started the series?  What about those who are already fans of Sam and Nate?

For readers who haven’t yet started the series, if you enjoy books that are strongly character focused and about the growth of relationships, these books are for you.

Established fans will enjoy seeing the whole gang—Yuri, Rachel and Alex, as well as Tim—and will get some exciting resolutions to their plot lines, as well as Sam and Nathan’s. This is also the steamiest book in the series, for those who are interested in that sort of thing. 😉

Does Yuri get his happily ever after, or is he just happy for now?

Yuri is happy for now—but I am sure he will get his HEA.

What is next for Sam and Nate?  Will we be hearing more from them?

As of now I’m not planning any more books that feature Sam and Nathan as the main characters, but I guess anything is possible! If there was enough demand and interest I would consider it. I can tell you that I’m planning a spin off with some characters I introduced in the third book, Eric and Simon. If I do decide to write it, I’m sure Sam and Nathan will make a cameo appearance, at the very least!  

What are you reading right now and what is next on your to-be-read list?

I’ve just finished Death By Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold and I’m starting the sequel, A Death at the Dionysus Club, tonight. These books are fantastic, Victorian-era fantasy/romance/mysteries, though I would say the mystery aspect is a little stronger than the romance, which is restrained due to the era and the personalities of the MCs, but still very delicious. They are in the same vein as KJ Charles’ Magpie series. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction and repressed but passionate Victorians.  

I’m also very excited for Harper Fox’s latest, Cold Fusion. You can bet that I’ll be devouring it soon.  

Rapid Fire Time

  • Larry or Sterek? Neither. I’m more of a Merlin/Arthur kind of gal.
  • Red or White? Red
  • Dogs or Cats? Cats
  • cinnamon or maple? Cinnamon
  • Cake or Pie? Pie. Pumpkin pie, that is.
  • The world’s best orgasm or a million dollars? A million dollars!
  • Favorite beverage? Green Boba Tea
  • Sweet or Sour? Sweet
  • Morning or Night? Morning
  • Champagne or beer? Champagne
  • What are you working on?  What is next?

I’m currently revising a MS which features another detective protagonist, this time working for the LAPD, who falls in love with a witness. I also have two WIPs that I’m planning on shaping up in the early part of 2016—one is a contemporary, lighter romance, and one is a fantasy-historical set in the 17th century. We’ll see if I can pull it all off!

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Links

Blind Spot on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble

Giveaway

Do you have a question for Maggie? Enter it below for your chance to win an ebook copy of any of the books in the Stonebridge Mysteries series!

About the Author

Maggie Kavanagh writes gay romances that explore flawed, human characters finding love. She went to graduate school for English literature and reads and writes voraciously, whenever she can steal a moment alone. You can find her in the wee morning hours typing away with coffee at hand and cat in lap, happily embodying the romance writer cliché.

While she focuses mainly on contemporary romance and mystery, don’t be surprised if a historical or supernatural tale slips into the mix, as she’s always eager to explore different genres. She lives in Southern California

 

Join Maggie during her Blind Spot Blog Tour at the following stops:

Carly’s Book Reviews—Wednesday, January 6

Prism Book Alliance—Thursday, January 7

The Novel Approach—Monday, January 11

Sinfully MM Book Reviews—Tuesday, January 12

MM Good Book Reviews—Thursday, January 14

Pride Promotions is also hosting a giveaway for the chance to win all 3 books in the series, signed by Maggie! Ends January 11. Enter here.

 

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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,

Brandilyn
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12 thoughts on “Maggie Kavanagh on Blind Spot ~ Interview, Local Giveaway

  1. The series sounds like something I’d really enjoy & I’ve added to my wishlist. Thanks for the interview & giveaway.

  2. Thanks for this fun post and interview. it is nice to get to know the author and also the main characters a bit better 😉

    Congrats on the release of Blind Spot and good luck with your future projects 🙂

    ahpg(at)ziggo(dot)nl

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