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Title: Alpha Barman
Author: Sue Brown
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Genre: Gay, Gay Romance
Release Date: 11/24/2016
Jake Tyler walked out of Special Ops two years ago, a devastated, broken man after he discovered his sister brutally murdered by her husband, Riley. Since then he’s found a kind of peace running a rural bar. The last thing Jake Tyler expects is his former team to turn up with grim news. Jake’s ex-brother-in-law has escaped from prison and is heading Jake’s way. The team is here to protect Jake, whether he likes it or not – a decision reluctantly shared by their leader, Jake’s ex-lover Mitch Mitchelson.
Mitch is angry and hurting. The man he trusted – the man he adored more than anything – abandoned both his team and Mitch. Jake never gave Mitch a chance to help or come to terms with his desertion. Regardless of mission protocols, Mitch isn’t about to open his heart again to that kind of pain.
But the strong attraction between them can’t be denied. How are they ever going to work together when Mitch still resents Jake’s disappearance, and to Jake, the team represents everything that destroyed him in the first place? And meantime they wait for Riley to find them… and to settle the threat once and for all.
I can’t deny the reason I wrote Alpha Barman was a comment by one of my best friends that all my men are too nice. At the time it stung, because I do try to write a variety of men, but she has a point. I am most comfortable with middle-class, somewhere in the Home Counties English men. Gay, straight, bi, these are the men I know. Somebody else told me all my men are librarians. Is that supposed to be an insult? Librarians look after books. I love books.
However, I have a hankering for the alpha male types too. I grew up with Mills & Boon alpha male, feisty females tamed by their hero, stories. As much as I knew they were a fantasy, I still enjoyed reading them, and there is a solid place for them. People need escapism as much as they need gritty realism in their drama. These books bring colour into our lives and allow us to escape the pressures of real life. The world is an uncertain place at the moment. Perhaps we need escapism more than ever.
Back to Alpha Barman. I wanted to straddle both worlds in this book; grit and escapism. A proofer told me she’d got to page 47 and was dripping in testosterone. That worked for me! I’ve written all kinds of books, but just for once, I wanted muscles rippling and growling dudes. This is my story.
About the Author
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.
Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.
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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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