Empty Nests (Nested Hearts #1)-Release, Blog Tour, Giveaway, and New Excerpt!
Neither James nor Gabe has ever had a real relationship. They might make a connection if they can get past their differences—and their fears.
At age fourteen, James Maron decided to prove he wasn’t gay despite vast evidence to the contrary. Now at thirty-two, he’s getting ready to send his son to college and wondering what he’s supposed to do next. Outside his son, his life consists of an IT job he hates and watching telenovelas with the women in his apartment building.
Gabriel Juarez is the CFO of a technology giant. He has looks, charm, fantastic wealth, a workaholic personality, and a string of boyfriends who only stick around because he’s too busy to tell them to leave.
A bad laptop/projector interface causes James and Gabe’s paths to cross. Friends, family, and coworkers jump to match Gabe with a nice guy, and James with anyone. But are they too different? Everyone will have to tread very carefully to keep things from ending before they start.
Today I’m going to be everywhere I can be if you want to pop in and chat with me about anything. I’ll be here on my blog, Twitter, my Facebook author page, Google+, Goodreads, and I’ll even check tumblr and ello though god knows I’m no good with those.
Today also starts the Empty Nests blog tour arranged by the lovely Will at Pride Promotions
Our first stop is Carly’s Book Reviews. Go take a look and find out ten things you didn’t know about it.
As part of the blog tour we are also having a Rafflecopter giveaway where you can win a copy of Empty Nests AND the sequel Bowerbirds which is set to be released in late August. The chance for two books with one click.
I hope all of you who take a chance on this book enjoy it and come back for the sequel. And now, a never before seen sample.
GABE CHECKED the time. It was nearly an hour to Berkeley in good traffic, which on the 880 was never a given. He’d been looking forward to the evening and did not want to be late. The idea of sitting in a theater with someone normal, listening to acoustic music, had settled into his mind as possibly the best idea ever. Certainly infinitely better than most of his meetings and far better than listening to a pretty airhead talk about reality TV. He even had plans to put his phone on silent.
He was reaching for his jacket when Tamyra came in, dropping a bunch of files on his desk.
“Have fun on your date.”
“It’s not a date.” They’d been arguing about it since she’d seen the event in his calendar.
“Then why are you wearing your first date shirt?”
Gabe looked at the comfortable dark-blue shirt he was wearing. “I do not have a first date shirt.”
“You have two, that one and the dark red one, which you wear on first dates.”
“It’s not a date. It’s an open mic night. He wants to expand my musical horizons.”
“Yeah, that’s the only thing he wants to expand.”
Gabe’s jaw dropped. Tamyra was sarcastic, snarky, and generally ruled his life with an iron fist, but she was rarely flat-out crude. “I can’t believe you just said that.”
“I saw the way he was looking you over in that lecture hall. If he invites you back to his place for a cup of coffee, don’t be surprised.”
“It’s not a date, and even it was, it would be the first ‘coffee’ I’ve gotten in a while.”
“I won’t wait up then.”
Gabe headed for the door with plans to make a grand exit before a thought pulled him up short. “Do I have a second date shirt?”
“If you do, I’ve never seen it.”