HEY THERE FRIENDS, I AM SO EXCITED TO BRING YOU THIS PROMO POST TODAY! BOWERBIRDS IS THE SEQUEL TO EMPTY NEST; NESTING HEARTS 2; BY ADA MARIA SOTO! I HAVE THE BOOK INFO, COVER, EXCERPT, LINKS, A GIVEAWAY AND EVEN AN AUTHOR POST, SO LET'S GET STARTED!!
Author Name: Ada Maria Soto
Book Name: Bowerbirds
Part of a series? If yes, can this book be read as a standalone? Yes and No
If a series, what is the series title? Nested Hearts
If series, what number is this book? Book 2
Release Date: Target date is August 26 2015
Two very different men have a chance at happiness, but only if they can let go of their painful pasts and allow love to take precedence.
After spending his teens and twenties raising his son, James Maron is now dating Gabriel Juarez, the wealthy and sophisticated CFO of the TechPrim technology empire. But after a life of proudly holding his head above the poverty line with the ethos of work, priorities, responsibility, and thrift, he is not looking for a Sugar Daddy, he does not need to be rescued, and Gabe’s wealth is as terrifying as feeling love for the first time.
Gabe has never been good at balancing his high pressure job with his relationships. Money usually clears most of the bumps, and when a boyfriend walks away, Gabe figures it’s for a good reason. But James isn’t like other boyfriends. He doesn’t want Gabe’s money for one, and if Gabe wants to keep his relationship together he will have to finally face the ghosts of his own past and reconsider his priorities.
Pages or Words: 60,790 words
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
DOESN'T THIS SOUND FANTASTIC! I LOVED BOOK ONE SO MUCH, I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS ONE (IF ONLY THE BEATLES WERE RIGHT ABOUT THAT 8 DAY WEEK :p) HERE ARE THE LINKS: GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!
NOW FOR AN EXCERPT:
FOR THE millionth time, a load of baseball gear left by the apartment door nearly sent James tumbling. It was one of the very few things he would not miss when Dylan left for college. He checked his watch and saw it was pushing five in the afternoon. He could technically still make it to the laundromat and get a couple of loads through, but the place filled up quick after five and it became difficult to get the good machines. Ada Maria Soto
Dylan came out of his room, his hair sticking up at odd angles from his postpractice shower. “Hey, Dad. I was starting to worry. How did the concert go last night?”
As a last-second surprise, Gabe had gotten them tickets to the California Honeydrops at the Fillmore. After a couple glasses of wine, Gabe had even talked him into dancing. “It was good. Stop leaving your gear by the door.”
“Good?” Dylan tried for a scolding look, but there was too much humor in his eyes. “No, just good does not end with you coming home… um… twenty-one hours later than expected.”
Dylan had been nagging him about getting a social life and a boyfriend for years, but James hadn’t realized he would become so nosy about it once it happened.
You’d think he was the parent here. “The concert ran a bit late, and we got a room in the city.” Then they decided not to leave that room until a few hours after the normal checkout time, followed by a late lunch.
“Does it matter?” James asked as he picked up Dylan’s baseball gear.
“The Saint Francis,” James muttered, deciding to risk a Monday wash.
“Again? Well, here’s to scoring a sugar daddy.”
“What?” James froze for a second as he tucked a baseball bat under his arm.
Dylan headed for the kitchen and rummaged around the fridge. “I mean, a guy with a steady job is a good thing these days, but one who can score you concert tickets and hotel suites on a whim is a pretty sweet deal.” He pulled an apple from the veggie bin.
James felt his phone buzz in his pocket. He juggled around the gear until he could pull it out and saw he had missed a call ten minutes earlier.
“He’s not what?
“Hi. It’s me. Stuck in traffic. Seriously, traffic on a Sunday. I think the Niners are playing or something. Don’t worry, I’m on the hands-free setup. Just wanted to say I had a really nice time this weekend. The concert was a lot of fun. The other activities were fun too. Don’t know how busy I’m going to be this week, but I’d love to be able to come up there for lunch or dinner. Catch a movie or something. Oh, Tamyra left me nine messages, the last one informing me that I’m getting ‘Genie in a Bottle’ for my new ringtone. I’m hoping I can pass it off as a postmodern ironic statement or something. Oh look. Traffic is moving. Well, I’ll talk to you later. Drive carefully. Bye.” Bowerbirds
James kept the phone to his ear even after the message ended. Dylan stared at him, one eyebrow raised. He had a funny feeling Dylan practiced that look in the mirror. James hung up the phone. “You know what? My love life is none of your business.”
NOW FOR THE KILLER BLOG POST ADA DID FOR US! THIS IS AWESOME!!
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Ada Maria Soto author of Bowerbirds. Hi Ada, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hi, it's nice to be here. I'm Ada. I'm a born and raised Californian who has been living in New Zealand for the last decade. I studied theater, film, and television and worked a little in each. Currently I'm an almost full time mom to a two year old and I write when I can. In my tiny scraps of free time I do things like knit and make jam. I'm also a sports fan but I'm not great at picking winning teams to support.
Bowerbirds picks up pretty much right where Empty Nests left off. James and Gabe are properly together now but they still come from very different worlds each of which brings its own baggage. Gabe is very much a fixer and wants to 'fix' James's life to make up for how busy he is with work. James is very proud and does not want or need a sugar daddy to fix anything. He's also terrified at the very idea of being in love since it's something he's never done before.
AS I SAID BEFORE, I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS ONE! I LOVE YOUR WRITING STYLE AND I KNOW IT IS GONNA BE MORE OF THE SAME AWESOMENESS EMPTY NESTS WAS!!
Give us an excerpt from your work in progress or latest book.
Here is a bit from my current Work in Progress currently slated to be finished god only knows when. It broke 60k the other day and I don't think I'm half done. I wouldn't be surprised if I end up splitting it into two or three books, maybe three novellas, I have no idea. The working title is A Friendly Favor.
The muffins at the Rainbow Palace Café and Books were not the best, Julian had to admit. The sweet ones were always a bit dry and the savory ones strangely oily, but it was the closest thing the area had to a non-alcoholic gay club.
A waiter with more tattoos than clothes put a slightly oily spinach muffin in front of Julian and a huge slice of triple chocolate cake in front of Matt. He walk away without a hint of acknowledgment and Julian felt like a cranky old man as he resisted the urge to call the kid back and deliver a lecture on customer service. Instead he watched Matt tear into his cake as if it had personal offended him, devouring it in great fork fulls,
"Careful, you'll make yourself sick." Matt flicked his dark eyes up and Julian felt like a grumpy old man again. He'd been having that feeling a lot lately
Matt did start to chew a little more slowly. He had yet to say what was wrong or why he'd called. He had made it about two thirds through the cake, and had picked off the frosting, when he finally had enough and pushed it away.
"So, Jerry and I broke up." Matt's voice was flat. He didn't look at Julian, just squished cake crumbs with the back of his fork.
"I'm sorry." Julian had known Matt over five years and the whole time he had been with Jerry. Not that Julian had ever met Jerry. Matt used Portland as his home base and was only in town a couple times a month for work if that, but Matt had always seemed a happy guy and talked about his relationship often. "How are you holding up?" Matt shrugged and squished some more crumbs. "Was there a particular reason or did it just stop working?"
Matt sighed and dropped his fork onto the plate. "He said he wanted me around more, which is sweet and all but he made it into an ultimatum, 'me or your job'."
Julian decided that Jerry was an asshole. "And you love your job."
"I love my job. I'm great at my job." Matt briefly spread his arms wide. "I'm awesome at my job, or at least as awesome as someone can get at my job. Yes, it involves me working in several different states and a fair amount of international travel. I mean I could have probably asked to get assigned to one office, and I'd actually been planning on it, but I wasn't digging the whole ultimatum thing. Plus he dropped this on me at like five in the morning twenty minutes before I had to leave for the airport. There was screaming involved, some unpleasant things said, and by the time I got to the other side of security I had a text telling me my stuff would be in storage when I got back to Portland."
'Yep,' Julian thought. 'Definitely an asshole.'
THIS SOUNDS GREAT TOO!! CAN'T WAIT!! THANKS FOR THE AWESOME BLOG POST ADA!
NOW FOR AN AUTHOR BIO AND SOCIAL LINKS:
About the author:
ADA MARIA SOTO is a born and raised Californian Mexican-American currently living as an expat in the South Pacific with her toddler and partner.
She has studied and worked in theater, film, and television with all the usual crummy side jobs of a struggling artist. She has dysgraphia and phonological dyslexia but refuses to let that slow down her writing.
She is a sports fan dedicated to the Oakland A’s, San Jose Sharks, Auckland Blues, USA Eagles, New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand Black Caps, and the Chennai Super Kings.
She loves to hear from her fans, or really anyone who has read her work.
Where to find the author:
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5321801.Ada_Maria_Soto
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
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