Monday, October 19, 2015

House of the Rising Son by Trevann Rogers (VNBtM, excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT ADULT title



It is my pleasure to have a guest post by author Trevann Rogers, who answers the question....



What do you think is the strongest attraction about the genre(s) you like to write in?

TR:  House of the Rising Son falls into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre as well as the m/m corner of Gay Romance. As I began to pitch my book, everything I read or was told about the book market said “Paranormal is dead.  No one wants it anymore.”  And yet bookstores are filled with books about the supernatural, fantasy movies are booming, and the television is filled with paranormal/supernatural/fantasy shows.  Someone is consuming these products.

If, like me, you have a stressful job and deal with human suffering, do you want to come home and watch NCSI or Law and Order?  I don’t.  I would feel like I was still working.

I want to watch Supernatural (Team Sam AND Dean, thank you), or Beauty and the Beast (Vincent is sexy as hell even when he transforms), or Vampire Diaries (Damon can suck my *cough* blood anytime). I want to watch heroes who are able to handle whatever life throws at them, even when they are dealing with forces most mortals would not be likely to face.  The fact that they're gorgeous is just icing on the cake.  In addition to being brave and strong (and beautiful), they have friends who would die for them.  How many of us wish we had that?

On the other hand, leading lives that are safe and predictable is good, too. Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy lets us feel the excitement without making us feel threatened in our real lives.

As for it being Gay Romance...Two times the hero, two times the fun.


 
by Trevann Rogers
 ADULT title
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BLURB:

Cheyenne is a half-human incubus whose star is on the rise in the Unakite City rock scene. His father, the leader of the supernatural races, would prefer he keep a “low profile”, but screw that. Cheyenne has as much music in his veins as royal incubi blood.

Alexander's future is all set—finish law school, join the family firm, and marry someone who'd be good for business. Not that he has a say in any of it. He's barely met the woman his father expects him to marry.

As Cheyenne's musical career takes off, his carefully constructed life begins to unravel, exacerbated by an ex-lover who can't let go, a crotchety barkeeper with a dirty mind and a pure heart, a drag queen who moonlights as a nanny, and Alexander—who's not sure if he's falling for the incubus or the rocker.

Cheyenne denies who he is, while Alexander hides what he wants. Together, they learn that getting what they truly want means being who they truly are.


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EXCERPT
 

While waiting for their drinks, Alexander studied the deep grooves carved into the table, trying to ignore the friction of Cheyenne’s thigh rubbing against his as the musician tapped a heel to the thump of the DJ’s music. Once the drinks arrived, Alexander downed half the bottle before he realized Cheyenne’s large green eyes were staring at him.

“So where’s your girl, Prudhomme? I mean, Prune Danish. No, wait...”

“Prudish. Shit, Prudence,” Alexander sputtered.

Cheyenne’s eyes sparkled. “No, you got it right the first time. Where is she?”

He shrugged. “Home, I guess.”

Cheyenne cocked his head. “Oh, really?” He put his hand on Alexander’s leg. “What’s up? You can tell me.”

“It’s not working out.” Alexander dragged his teeth over his lower lip. “It’s my fault.” He couldn’t keep his attraction to Cheyenne out of his voice. “I don’t know what’s happening to me.”

Cheyenne put his thumb to his lip and paused. “It’s like the drink.”

Alexander tilted his head, not sure he heard correctly. “The drink?”

“Yeah, that nasty ass bourbon. I bet your father drinks it. Your uncles. All your friends. Everybody, right?”

He didn’t answer, but waited for Cheyenne to continue.

“It was just expected that you’d drink it too. So you did.” His hand moved up Alexander’s thigh. “But now, maybe it’s okay to drink what you like. A different brand, a better vintage. Because you want it. Because it tastes better.” Cheyenne licked his lips. “Because it feels right.”

Alexander cleared his throat and brushed his lap, pushing Cheyenne’s hand away. “I can’t.”

“If you change your mind, let me know.”

“You don’t understand. It’s not that easy. My whole life will change.”

“It already has.”



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Trevann Rogers is a writing pseudonym. She is two authors with day jobs, living in the wilds of Connecticut with Molly, a chubby rescue mutt who'd rather eat and snuggle than just about anything else, Chloe, a tough as nails terrier mix who never met a pillow she didn't want to kill, and Lil Monkey, a sock monkey who thinks he's real and hopes no one catches him sneaking out of the window in the middle of the night to live his own adventures. (He claims, among other things, to have written several SyFy movies and had a gig as a male stripper at one of the local establishments. Who knows?)

Apropos for writers, the two women met as pen pals and stayed connected through their love for words and an unquenchable addiction to music. They use a pen name to spare their families questions regarding why their relatives write about gay male rock stars, incubi, attorneys, Were's and vampires.

Okay, that's not true. But it could be.

Social worker and executive by day, their hours to write are long after the sun goes down and the creatures who live in the shadows come out to play. Between day jobs and other obligations, they learned long ago that being themselves means living after midnight.

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22 comments:

  1. Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?

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    1. Samuel's rule is to live among humans but unknown to them. He has no desire to go back to a life of 'living on the run'.

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    2. Interesting question, Mai. Thanks for coming by and asking it!

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  2. Great excerpt, thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Glad you like it, Danielle, thanks for dropping by!

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  3. Thanks for the kind words--and you are welcome.

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  4. Great excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Eva, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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    2. Great to hear, Eva. Thanks for taking the time to visit!

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  5. Thanks to this blog for introducing me to Trevann. I am so glad to meet you.

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    1. You are quite welcome, Misty. Thank you for coming by!

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  6. Nice to meet you too, Misty. Hope you enjoy the book.

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  7. Sounds like a great book, I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Victoria, I hope you enjoy the book.

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  8. Paranormal will never be dead. I love the SUPERNATURAL guys too. Go Winchesters.

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    1. I agree Mary, too many people like paranormal and supernatural for it to ever go away. As for the show, 11 seasons says something about how popular the boys are. I like Castiel and Crowley too.

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt! I am looking forward to reading this book. Thank you.

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