Lorelie Brown on Take Me Home ~ Guest Blog Local Giveaway

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Title: Take Me Home
Author: Lorelie Brown
Publisher: Riptide
Cover Artist:
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Romance, Winter Holiday
Release Date: 11/07/2016


Thanksgiving arrives in one week and one day. Feeling hemmed in by parental expectations? Are they disappointed by your sapphic proclivities? I can help! The only pay I want is the holiday meal!

I didn’t know what I was looking for until I saw her Craigslist ad.

I love my family. I’m lucky to have them—well, most of them. But my aunt? I’m so tired of her giving my mom crap because I happen to be a lesbian. So one pink-haired tattoo artist pretending to be my girlfriend will annoy my Christian fundamentalist aunt right back and make my Thanksgiving perfect.

Only . . . Brooke turns out to be cuter and more complicated than I expected. And before you can say “yorkiepoo,” we kiss . . . and abduct a dog together. I want to keep them both—but Brooke isn’t the kind to be kept. Lucky for me, I’m the kind to chase what I want.


They say inspiration comes from all sorts of places, right? When it comes to my new holiday novella, Take Me Home, you’re absolutely right. Two years ago I saw a viral post make the rounds about an ex-con looking for a Thanksgiving dinner and willing to act like a boyfriend in payment. That guy drove a van and was an ex-drinker. Maybe you remember it? It seemed like the ultimate meet cute – but then I did some alternate-universing thing to make it into a lesbian romance:

Thanksgiving arrives in one week and one day. Feeling hemmed in by parental expectations? Are they disappointed by your sapphic proclivities? I can help!

I’m twenty-four and all but six months of those years have been spent outside of prison walls. I’ve been told I look anywhere between seventeen and thirty with healthy applications of makeup. I have my own car, which has sweet-as-hell flames painted on the nose. Best VW Rabbit on the West Coast. I work as a tattoo artist, so depending on the family, I can either talk long and loud about my work or pretend to be a stripper.

Other things I can do:

Talk about how I only eat clean, whole foods even while I scarf down an embarrassing number of calories.

Ask your married family members if they’re really sure they’re straight.

Talk about the mundane trap that is the bourgeois middle-class life and how no one will shackle me down.

Launch into conversations with how I plan to have seven babies and discuss in detail the homebirth I’ve attended. Will you give me bonus points for saying “placenta” as the cranberry sauce is served?

I’ll consider taking part in a catfight, but only if it evolves naturally. No jumping without provocation will be done. I also draw the line at groping anyone, but if you want to kiss me after your grandfather says amen, I’m cool with it.

The only pay I want is the holiday meal.

The result is Take Me Home, my Thanksgiving novella. Keighley is looking for help with her Christian fundamentalist aunt and annoying cousin. She answers Brooke’s ad and is surprised to find such a cute, mysterious woman. When they bond over dog napping, Keighley realizes that Brooke is the one that she wants – but Brooke might be more invested in keeping her secrets than opening up to love.


Take Me Home on Goodreads
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Amazon UK
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Local Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Take Me Home, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to an ebook retailer of your choice! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 12, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

About the Author

After a seminomadic childhood throughout California, Lorelie Brown spent high school in Orange County before joining the US Army. After traveling the world from South Korea to Italy, she now lives north of Chicago. She writes her Pacific Blue series of hot surfers in order to channel some warmth.

Lorelie has three active sons, two yappy dogs, and a cat who cusses her out on a regular basis for not petting him enough.

In her immense free time (hah!) Lorelie cowrites award-winning contemporary erotic romance under the name Katie Porter. You can find out more about the Vegas Top Guns and Command Force Alpha series at www.KatiePorterBooks.com or at @MsKatiePorter. You can also contact Lorelie on Twitter @LorelieBrown.

Connect with Lorelie:

Website: loreliebrown.com/
Twitter: @LorelieBrown
Facebook: facebook.com/lorelie.brow


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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18 thoughts on “Lorelie Brown on Take Me Home ~ Guest Blog Local Giveaway

  1. “Will you give me bonus points for saying ‘placenta’ as the cranberry sauce is served?” OMG – I might not be able to eat cranberry sauce this year!

    Thanks for sharing the inspiration for the story.


  2. Love the idea of someone posing as a button-pushing SO, rather than one the family will immediately love!


  3. LOL! I guess you have to be very clear with what you offer and your qualifications… Congratulations on the new book, Lorelie. It sounds really good.

  4. LOL, It actually sounds like a crazy fun Thanksgiving. The mentioning of babies at the family table in front of my mom is asking for trouble though. She might actually find a guy/girl for whoever brings it up so you could get started, lol.

    Good thing I don’t eat cranberry sauce too XD.

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  5. Some of Thanksgiving movies feature “crazy” family and I love watching them. Probably because I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving myself, being an Indonesian 🙂


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