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Title: Long Haul (The Mile High Club #2)
Author: Michael P. Thomas
Publisher: JMS Books
Cover Artist: unknown
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Flight attendant Tanner Bradac and his occasional make-out buddy Clark Arnold find themselves on a layover in San Francisco on the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. Tanner is as happy about the ruling as any of his Facebook friends rainbowing up their profile pictures, it just doesn’t affect him personally—he doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Color him surprised, then, when he and Clark get caught up in the celebratory spirit of the day and return home as lawfully wedded husbands.
The wedding may have been a last-minute light-hearted lark, but Tanner and Clark are willing to give marriage a go. Tanner loves Clark—at least, he really wants to love Clark—and he figures the rest should just fall into place. How hard can being married to a guy you barely know really be?
I was born and raised in Denver. My parents were born and raised in Denver. My dad’s parents were born and raised in Denver, as were their parents, at which point “Denver” was pretty much a bunch of tents along the Platte River and a whorehouse on Larimer Street. When I graduated from high school, I hadn’t quite decided yet if I would follow my destiny to San Francisco or Paris or to the penthouse suite on a luxury cruise ship, but I certainly thanked goodness I would never have to set foot in boring old Denver again.
I did spend a few months in France, and I started my flying career, my writing career, and my career as the life partner of a 340-pound drag queen in San Francisco, but I’ve been back in Denver since 2008, and I gotta tell ya, it’s a great place to live. It’s sunny all the time, they’re pouring beer on a patio on every corner, and even the fat guys are sporty and handsome. Denver embraces its art and uplifts its artists. There’s a million times more ethnic and cultural diversity than there was in the 80s, and the gay community is visible, active, and always down for a good line dance.
I’ve set whole stories in places I’ve been to once; I’ve made up big cities and small tropical islands; a recent short was set mostly in Heaven. But I love writing about Denver. Because it’s a city I know and love—a city I once rejected that enticed me back; I can change!—Denver feels to me like equal parts setting and character. The things about Denver that inspire me—the sense of community, the shared passion for burgers and green chile and ice cream, the improved access to good coffee, the staggering number and diversity of hot guys—are not things I have to search for or dig through my memories to conjure; they are the ingredients of our everyday.
I say it a lot because it’s true: one of the reasons I write gay fiction is because when I was coming out in my teens I was powerful glad to have it around to read. As much as my nineteen-year-old self would have found a story with I don’t want to leave Denver as a central conflict hard to believe, it seems a natural-enough point of contention to me. I for one ain’t budging.
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About the Author
Michael P. Thomas is a flight attendant whose writing is continually inspired by his work with the flying public, who flatly refuse to be boring. The author of three novel-length gay romances and a number of romantic and erotic shorts, he writes gay fiction because when he was coming out he sure was glad to have it to read. After misspending his youth in San Francisco, he now lives in his native Colorado with his husband.
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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