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Title: Sebastian & Owen (Storming Love: Tsunami)
Author: Nic Starr
Publisher: MLR Press
Cover Artist: Kris Jacen
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: 10/07/2016
Owen’s eagerness to win Sebastian back turns to desperation as a tsunami threatens to tear them apart.
The last twelve months have been hard on Owen Hewitt and even tougher on his relationship. For six years, Sebastian Carmichael has been the love of his life, but that love is put to the test as Owen sinks into injury-induced depression. Living with chronic pain and unable to do the things he used to do makes him feel like a failure, and causes him to believe he’s holding the younger Sebastian back.
When Sebastian takes some time out and leaves to stay at their holiday house, it could spell the end of the relationship. But as a tsunami bears down on the Tasmanian coast, it could spell the end of everything.
When I was a teenager (way too many years ago!) I LOVED disaster books and movies. There was something so appealing about watching nature take its course and our hero and/or heroine having to draw on their every last reserve to overcome the obstacles thrown their way. Probably the first natural disaster I saw on film was the tornado in The Wizard of Oz. To be honest, as a child it terrified me but then again, I did find the whole movie a bit disturbing.
Books were my thing. As soon as I was old enough to read I devoured books by the truckload and still do. I would raid my mum’s bookshelf and probably read stories inappropriate for my age group (Valley of the Dolls anyone?) but I loved everything I read – mysteries, thrillers, romances… The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico was one of those books. After reading it, I sought out the movie, then followed up with some other classics such as The Towering Inferno, with Paul Newman and Steve McQueen (yummo!), and I was totally freaked out by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
In more modern day, I’ve enjoyed Armageddon (Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck and an asteroid), Dante’s Peak (Pierce Brosnan and a volcano), The Perfect Storm (George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg and a storm with huge waves) and Titanic (Leonardo DiCaprio and an iceberg). All these movies have action and thrills, and strong heroes who always come out on top at the end of the day.
In our world of m/m romance I’ve read stories that have covered everything from meteor strikes (Herc & Pyotr by Atom Yang), bushfires (Fire on the Mountain by P.D. Singer) and blizzards (Seth & Casey by RJ Scott) to name a few. So when I was asked to write a story about a tsunami, I jumped at the chance.
Sebastian & Owen, is my latest book. It’s the story of two men who have been together for many years but who are struggling as the health of one puts pressure on their relationship. They end up having some time apart that forces Owen to take a good hard look at his life and his behavior. He comes to the realization that he’d been needlessly pushing Sebastian away, but before he can tell Sebastian, he must face a tsunami that threatens to take Sebastian away forever.
I do hope you enjoy reading Sebastian & Owen’s story. I’d also love to hear your recommendations for romances set around natural disasters so please let me know what books you’ve enjoyed in the comments below.
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About the Author
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family-an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters-and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She’d love it if you stopped by to say hi.
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