Sunday, December 14, 2014
Siren Authors Holiday Hop & Giveaway December 15-19
“The Bath House Boys” series by Berengaria Brown
Pinky’s gay bar was the only place in town for gay men to meet and relax until Abe Tillman decided to build a gay bath house. It took every cent he could borrow but he did it, and now the bath house has opened.
“Kissing His Man” is Frank and Ralph’s story. They meet at the bath house. Frank Ashman’s lover left him seven months, three weeks, four days, two hours and twenty-eight minutes ago. At Pinky’s gay bar the server shows him a brochure featuring the facilities of a new gay bath house that’s just opened in town. There he meets Ralph Sellars. They explore the delights of the bath house together. There are the rainforest showers, the hot tubs, the sauna, the swimming pool, and the restaurant, not to mention the freedom brought by the lack of clothing on the members there. Oh yes, and the bedrooms upstairs, each one complete with a drawer full of toys.
But both Ralph and Frank are burdened with baggage from the past. Can they move on and make a new future together? Or is their relationship doomed to be just sex in the bath house instead of a genuine future together outside in the world?
Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/kissing-his-man
“Welcoming His Man” moves straight into Jethro’s story. Now he’s met Frank and Ralph, he decides to try out the bath house for himself.
In the small town where he grew up, Jethro Wraight was persecuted, harassed, and traumatized because of his sexual orientation. Now living far away from where he grew up, Jethro’s only just starting to learn that it’s okay to be gay. Jethro goes to the gay bath house and meets Bart Moreton there. Bart still lives at home with his parents, even though his dad keeps telling him to get a real job, because he’s determined to become an artist. His work is good, and sells well at craft markets, but he doesn’t make enough money to survive on alone as yet.
Jethro’s never had a boyfriend before, but the two men instantly form a bond. Jethro is taking his very first steps in displaying affection openly. Bart’s focused on becoming an artist. The immediate friendship between them surprises them both.
Buy Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/welcoming-his-man
During the first two books, Zeph, the server in the bath house’s snack bar and cafe, has been very involved and helpful in other people’s romances. But he can’t wait any longer to get his own romance started.
Zephaniah Deakin, the server in the snack bar at the gay bath house, is in love with the cook, Roger Woodhead, but he never notices him. Zeph is determined to break into Roger’s heart and mind.
Roger knows what Zeph wants and it’s the same thing he desires. But he can never ever sleep the night with anyone, and once Zeph finds that out the relationship will break up for sure. Roger doesn’t want to leave the bath house. It’s the best job he’s ever had. And he certainly doesn’t want to upset Zeph. So the best plan is for them not to get any closer than chef and server.
Zeph manages to persuade Roger to relax in the hot tub after work one evening and then they go upstairs to one of the private rooms. Roger convinces himself that it’ll be all right because Zeph won’t expect him to sleep the night there.
Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/wanting-his-man
The final story is “Touching His Man”. Abe’s bath house has brought so many other men together, surely he deserves some happiness of his own? And there’s been a mystery hanging around the bath house for a while. It’s time to sort that out, too.
Charles Dover upset some important people who have terminated him from his job, kicked him out of his apartment, and are making him leave town. He hides in the garden at the bath house. Abe Tillman, the bath house manager, finds him there and wants to help him. Charles isn’t sorry for what he did, but speaking up has certainly trashed his life. Abe suggests that Charles change his appearance and move into the bath house and work there behind the scenes.
Abe is worried about turning forty and being overweight. His entire life is invested in the success of his bath house, but he wants to open his heart and soul to Charles as well as his bedroom door. Is there any chance of them forming a relationship or will Charles have to hide forever?
Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/touching-his-man
The Grand Prizes:
$100 Amazon Giftcard to one reader
$50 Amazon Giftcard to one reader
$100 Amazon (INT) Giftcard to one reader
$50 Amazon (INT) Giftcard to one reader
On top of those fabulous gifts, every author will be drawing winners on their own sites for various swags, ebooks, and gifts.
TO WIN a book of your choice from my backlist COMMENT ABOUT THE BATH HOUSE BOYS in the comments section here on my blog and include your email address.
TO WIN one of the grand prizes:
There is a secret code embedded in this Holiday Hop. Each author has one word of it, and readers must visit each site to collect all of the words and enter them on this form.
My word is word #5 EROTIC
HOLIDAY HOP PRIZE ENTRY FORM
There are 32 Authors, and 32 Words, so be sure you capture all of them. Individual prizes on each site will be given away per terms of the author hosting them.
The link to the main Hop page: http://lorikingbooks.wordpress.com/holidayhophomepage/
The link to the Holiday Prize Entry Form: