Blog Tour for Living Again
Stop 2: Grace R. Duncan
Thanks for visiting the second stop on my blog tour.
I wanted to talk about my lead character, Daniel Larson, from my newest book, Living Again. He started out life as a character in a fan fiction, but evolved into someone new when I let him out of the confines of the fandom. He’s still an independent man who has been through a lot. He’s caring and sensitive and tends to think of others before himself.
When Daniel first meets Jonah, he was instantly attracted. Jonah’s a nice looking man, and Daniel has been alone for a long time.
He couldn’t help but notice—even with blurry vision—that Jonah was well built and drop-dead gorgeous. He looked to be about six foot two or so, probably around 200 pounds—every ounce manifested in perfectly formed muscle. His close-cropped blond hair was just long enough to try to curl. Daniel thought that if Jonah grew his hair a little longer, he’d have a headful of unruly curls.
He wasn’t wearing a nurse’s uniform—probably because he worked through a private agency and not for the hospital. He wore a black, long-sleeved cotton shirt—neither overly dressy nor overly casual—with the top two buttons open. The waxed chest that peeked through had Daniel wishing it was a little hotter in here so that maybe his newfound personal assistant would open another button. He found that he couldn’t wait until his eyes cleared up completely. By the looks of things, he was going to have quite the treat during his convalescence.
But, he decides he has to be professional. He can’t act on his attraction. That doesn’t keep him from getting distracted from time to time.
Daniel thought to himself that bureaucracy had a way of muddying up even the simplest situation. He tried to stay with the conversation, but it had been all he could do to ignore how absolutely delicious Jonah looked all spread out over the armchair like that, and now he was swinging his legs back and forth, making his muscles ripple in a most interesting way and leading Daniel’s gaze straight toward… well, nothing that he had any right looking at. He forcibly dragged his eyes back toward a more appropriate spot and rejoined the conversation.
There are other things keeping them apart. Not the least of which is Daniel’s Uncle Lawrence. But we’ll discuss him on another stop on the tour.
I’m having fun with my blog tour so far, though I’m still kind of learning how to do all this.
I want to raffle off a signed paperback copy of the book, as well as an electronic copy to two different people. The way it will work is this: Comment below and follow the tour to the other stops. Comment there too. Your name will be entered one time for each different blog you comment on. At the end of August, I will announce the winners.
(I don’t have all the blog addresses yet)
|Blog Stop||Date of blog||Name of Host (or Name of Blog)||Address of Blog|
|3||7/16/2014||Charlie Cochet’s Tea House|
|13||8/18/2014||Elizabeth Noble||http://www.elizabeth- noble.com/my-blog|
Topic for blog tour stop 3: Spotlight on Jonah Thacker
Thanks for playing.
And thanks again Grace for letting me come by.
Daniel Larson has walled himself off from any possibility of romance since his lover died violently five years ago in Afghanistan. The same bomb that ended his partner’s life took the lower part of Daniel’s left leg. The only support Daniel has, his Uncle Lawrence, is dead-set against anything homosexual, including Daniel.
Now, a popular language teacher at the local university, Daniel’s suffering from a car accident that broke his one good leg. His uncle, who is much better at throwing money at things than offering emotional support, provides a rented power chair and a private in-home nurse. Unbeknownst to his uncle, the nurse comes in the form of a man named Jonah Thacker.
Instantly attracted, Daniel and Jonah fight their mutual feelings in favor of professionalism. They become friends anyway, and Jonah shares his life with Daniel, including his handicapped son, Ethan. As Jonah and Daniel grow closer, Daniel becomes more involved in Jonah and his son’s lives, even being there for Ethan when his medical conditions worsen. But when Daniel’s uncle finds out the nurse he’s hired is male, he uses all of his resources to keep Jonah and Daniel apart.
(links to other sites from the Goodreads page are not yet active)
Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres—everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural—she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered “slash,” male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.
Brynn lives in Virginia with one of her two two-legged children, and two four-legged ones. Her supportive family encourages her writing and provides a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.