Wednesday, December 23, 2015

There You Are by CJane Elliott ... Blog Tour and Giveaway!!

There You Are
CJane Elliott

Wild and Precious #2
Series should be read in order to best appreciate this book
Release Date: December 23, 2015
Pages or Words: 33,000 words
Categories: Bisexual, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG

Bisexual musician Cody Bellstrom is a free spirit, easygoing and unattached. On a cross-country trip, Cody befriends young Sandy Nixon and gets him safely to Portland and his uncle, Phineas MacDonald. Beautiful Phineas turns Cody’s life upside down, and Cody learns he's not as unattached as he aspires to be. With the hard-won knowledge of what lies underneath his need to be free, Cody wins a chance at real freedom and true love.
Ever since his longtime lover Allen died, Phineas MacDonald has lived a circumscribed life. He stopped performing as fierce drag queen Phanny Hill and works part-time in a bookstore. Phineas never expected to find love again. But when sexy and caring Cody Bellstrom turns up, Phineas feels his orderly life slipping out of his control. Cody brings him alive again, but now Phineas must find the courage to let go of his grief over Allen and give love a second chance.

“YOU SURE about this?” Bette’s pointed glance packed a world of meaning as she maneuvered the car through the DC traffic and Union Station came into view.
Cody shifted, touching the door handle to ready his escape. “Yes, I’m sure. Didn’t we go over this?” In excruciating detail, he added silently but didn’t dare say aloud. Not with the mood Bette was in.
“I’m giving you one more chance to come to your senses.” Bette pulled up outside the train station, frowning, and turned off the engine.
She looked so unhappy, Cody wanted to change his mind. I can’t, he thought.
Won’t, you mean, said the Bette in his head. He reached over and laid his hand on top of hers. “You’ll get along fine without me.”
“That’s not the point.” She nailed him with a baleful scowl. “We don’t want to get along without you. Dang you, Cody Bellstrom, you have no idea who you are to us.” At his puzzled expression, she turned away and stared stonily through the windshield.
“Well… I guess this is it.” Cody waited, but she didn’t respond. “I love you, girl, you know that, right? You and Aurora.” He meant it. He, Bette, and Aurora had been friends since they were college freshmen ten and a half years ago. Cody sometimes found it hard to believe that he’d known them since before Bette and Aurora had become a couple. It seemed like they’d been together forever.
A barely perceptible nod.
“Come on, Bette, don’t be mad. I’ll be back. I swear.”
“Sure you will.” She sighed and turned a softer face toward him. “Goddammit, you better. We love you. If you gotta do this, of course we can’t stop you. All we want is for you to be happy.”
A car honked behind them, and a uniformed officer motioned them to get moving.
“Shoot,” Bette muttered. “All right, babe. Get outta here.”
Cody leaned over and planted a kiss on her cheek. “I’ll text. And call. And Skype.”
“Okay. Send us a postcard from every stop, and take a picture of yourself in Powell’s Books when you get to Portland.”
“Will do.”
Cody opened the door and unfurled himself from the passenger seat, then hauled out his luggage, such as it was. He traveled light; always had. A knapsack, one rolling suitcase, and his guitar, and he was good to go.
He stood on the curb and waved as Bette pulled away, then strode into the station, his spirits lifting, while Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again” played on a loop in his mind.

1. Let’s start out by getting to know you. Tell us 4 things about yourself that are not in your bio.
1. I’ve picked up stakes and moved 3000 miles from home twice in my life. Each time was totally worth it.
2. I lived in San Francisco for four years and the experience was magical.
3. I’ve done one stand-up comedy routine in a real club. Never again.
4. I’ve kept a journal ever since the fourth grade. Writing is my therapy.

2. If you could go anywhere, all expenses paid, where would you go?

3. List three books you have recently read and would recommend
KJ Charles’s A Fashionable Indulgence and A Seditious Affair, the first two books in her Society of Gentlemen trilogy. She is a master writer.
Kaje Harper’s Life Lessons series. She is another great writer. The series has a compelling couple and is one of the few with children characters that I can tolerate.

4. What do you always order in a favorite restaurant?
Linguine with white clam sauce.

5. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months?
A couple more books published. Some fun trips with my family. My new home office set up.

6. What do you like to read?
I’ve been reading mostly m/m romance in the last several years. I also like mysteries, historical fiction, and biographies.

7. What do you look when choosing a book to read?
If it’s a novel, I tend to get ones written by women. I’ve found a lot of great writers that way.

8. What do you need someone to invent right away?
A way to be in two places so I can hang out with my family on the East Coast during the holidays and still live here in Oregon, which I love.

9. What does the word "romantic" mean to you?
A happy ending. Hope. Love triumphing over sadness or loneliness or evil.

10. Can you share something about your works in progress?
I’m working on the third novella in the Wild and Precious series, which is the story of Sandy Nixon who readers will meet in There You Are. I’m also writing a novel for Dreamspinner’s Dreamspun Desires category romance line. It’s going to feature some great romance tropes, including “poor little rich boy,” “ugly duckling turning into swan,” and “shipboard fling.”

Meet the author:
After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn’t looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.
CJane is an ardent supporter of LGBTQ equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories.
In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her husband and son support her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.
Where to find the author:

Tour Dates & Stops:
23-Dec- Book Lovers 4Ever, Louise Lyons, Joyfully Jay, The Hat Party
30-Dec- Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Love Bytes
6-Jan- Unquietly Me, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, A.M. Leibowitz
13-Jan- Havan Fellows, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Divine Magazine, Jessie G. Books
20-Jan- Happily Ever Chapter, Bonkers About Books, My Fiction Nook, Prism Book Alliance
27-Jan- The Novel Approach, Alpha Book Club, Bayou Book Junkie
3-Feb- Molly Lolly, MM Good Book Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews
10-Feb- BFD Book Blog, TTC Books and More, Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Up All Night, Read All Day

1 comment:

  1. No I can't play any instrument. I would love to play the guitar.