Shae Connor on Tongue & Groove ~ Guest Blog No Giveaway

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Title: Tongue & Groove
Author: Shae Connor
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Gay, Gay Romance, Romance
Release Date: 08/29/2016


Sometimes home is what two hearts make of it.

After fifteen years on the road, rock singer Saul Wilder doesn’t know if he remembers how to stay in one place. While healing from a vocal cord injury, he decides to restore the cozy but neglected Atlanta home his grandmother left him. When home renovation specialist Perry Abrams arrives to assess the job, Saul’s on board with mixing business with a little pleasure. The sex is scorching hot, but the more they learn about each other, the deeper they fall emotionally as well. Trouble is, Saul’s a traveling man and Perry’s a homebody, so finding common ground to share could put the brakes on their relationship before it has a chance to get started.

The Deal with the Art

Thanks to Brandilyn for having me guest today!

One of my favorite things about self-publishing is having more control over the cover art for each story. I’ve talked before about being a frustrated artist and how AngstyG did such an amazing job with the cover art for this set of novellas. With Tongue & Groove, though, I’ve played around more with creating promo graphics using quotes from the story.


I wanted the promotions to focus on both the main characters, so I started out with Perry. You’ve all seen Saul on the cover, after all. Perry deserved his turn in the spotlight, too. Finding the perfect image of him didn’t hurt matters.


Saul is a rock singer for a band called Hail Core, and late in the story, they play their first concert in several months. Perry’s in the crowd, of course, and Saul plays a song for him. This quote boils down so much of their relationship in one sentence that I had to feature it.


This one was a lot of fun. Yep, black stockings and garter belts figure into the story more than once. 😉


Saul stepped back into the spotlight for the final graphic. Straightforward and to the point, that’s Saul all the way around. And he’s got his sights set on Perry all the way.

I had a great time using these graphics to highlight the interplay between Saul and Perry. I hope readers find lots more when they dig into the full story!


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About the Author


Shae Connor lives in Atlanta, where she’s a lackadaisical government worker for a living and writes sweet-hot romance under the cover of night. She’s been making things up for as long as she can remember, but it took her a long time to figure out that maybe she should try writing them down. Shae is part Jersey, part Irish, and all Southern, which explains why she never shuts up. When she’s not in front of her laptop, she enjoys cooking, traveling, watching baseball, reading voraciously, wearing tiaras, and hugging a lot. She’s also the volunteer Director/Editor for the Dragon Con on-site publication, the Daily Dragon.

You can find Shae hanging out on Twitter most any time @shaeconnor, but for the more direct route, you can visit her website at or email her at shaeconnorwrites You can also sign up for her mailing list.

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