Friendy Friday with Amy Aislin + GIVEAWAY
Happy Friday Rock 'n' Rollers! Welcome to Friendy Friday, the place where I share with you books by some of the authors I've come to know, love and respect. Today I want to share with you the latest release from Amy Aislin, a fellow member of the Rainbow Romance Writers chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Amy is a super supportive and creative author and I'm excited to present her new release.
Amy was also brave enough to take on my Most Likely interview questions. Here she is:
Most likely to get in trouble doing…
Young – Riding around the neighbourhood on my bicycle. Seriously, my friends and I were all over the place with no regard for pedestrians, other cyclists, or, worse, cars. Honestly, it’s a miracle I’m still alive.
Current – Reading at work. I haven’t gotten caught yet, though! And I only do it during slow periods. Granted, they’re not many.
Most likely to be reading…
Young – Something by Kit Pearson or Jean Little, who are authors I read in my pre-tweens and tweens. They write wonderful stories for young readers. One of my favouite books by Kit Pearson is called A Handful of Time and is about a girl who finds a pocket watch that takes her back in time to when her mother was her age. She’s also the author of a fabulous trilogy about a a young girl and her younger brother who get sent from England to Canada during World War II. It’s still a great read more than 20 years after I first read it.
Current – m/m romance, almost primarily, with a tiny bit of m/f romance thrown in and some young adult fantasy.
Most likely to be watching…
Young – Oh man. Sailor Moon, probably. It’s the one TV show that I can really remember watching with any consistency.
Current – Hallmark Christmas movies. (Yes, even in the summer. I own many of them on DVD and have several more still recorded on the PVR from last Christmas.) Some anime. Bull, which I’ve recently been binge-watching. And all of the Arrowverse shows: The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow.
Most likely to be drooling over…
Young – Ooh, Devon Sawa. Johnathan Taylor Thomas (oh, JTT!). Nick Carter (I still drool over him, not gonna lie). Matthew Lawrence. Joshua Jackson.
Current – Grant Gustin. Chris Evans. Shemar Moore. Jensen Ackles.
Most likely to be the … of the party
Young – I liked parties when I was younger. I think I had a better tolerance for crowds then. I was never the life of one or anything like that. Just went, hung out with my friends, played charades (because we were so cool), and listened to awful 90s music.
Current – Nowadays I avoid parties like the plague lol! I don’t like large crowds…or even small crowds. I suck at small talk. I hate having to shout to be heard. I sound like a grump, don’t I? But honestly, there are so many other things I could be doing. If I do end up at a party, I’ll make the most of while I’m there, but then I always need a day locked away with a book or a movie marathon to recover.
Most likely to NEVER be caught doing …
Young – I have no idea how to answer this question! What would I have never been caught doing? I mean, I’d never go sky diving. I tried to avoid public speaking whenever I could. I’d never do karaoke (trust me, you don’t want to hear me sing. Also see previous sentence re: public speaking.). I wouldn’t pick my nose in public. I probably wouldn’t walk up to a stranger and strike up a conversation. (Introvert here, ladies and gents.)
Current – See above J
Title: The Heights
Author: Amy Aislin
Series (name + # in series): Lakeshore #1
Release Date (Print & Ebook): September 20, 2018
Length (Print & Ebook): approx. 75,000 words, or 320 pages
Subgenre: m/m contemporary romance
Potential trigger warning: one of the main characters suffers from panic attacks
Cover artist: Stacey Blake @ Champagne Book Design
All buy links:
Amazon (this is the universal Amazon link): http://geni.us/TheHeights
iBooks (universal iTunes link): http://geni.us/TheHeightsApple
Twenty-one years ago, a four-year old child was kidnapped from his front yard. He was never found. Until now.
All Nat Walker wants is to make his late father’s dream of running a father/son woodworking shop come true. And he had the perfect building in mind—until the new guy in town came in and bought the place right out from under him. The fact that the new guy is adorable means nothing. For all Nat cares, he can take his new dance studio and waltz back to New York City.
Professional dancer Quinn Carroll couldn’t be happier that he made the move to the small town of Lakeshore, Oregon. Sure, it’s not New York, but now he’ll be living closer to his adoptive brother. And since his studio will be the only one in the area, he should get enough business to keep him busy. Besides, there’s something about this place that seems familiar...
He doesn’t expect to fall hard for the local, grumpy woodworker who won’t even smile at him.
Or find out that his entire life is a lie.
“That’s also the most I’ve heard you talk since we met.”
He removed his stick from the fire and let his burned marshmallow cool. “I talk.”
“Not much.” Quinn assembled a second s’more and ate it in short order. “But that’s okay. You talk when it matters.”
Nat froze with the marshmallow halfway to his mouth.
Aloof. Uncommunicative. Grumpy. Words that had been used to describe him at various times in his life by people who hadn’t made an effort to get to know who he really was.
Quinn had him pegged in only a couple of weeks?
He ate his marshmallow, chewing slowly, half an eye on Quinn. Quinn, who was adorable and sweet and charming but who Nat had judged as flaky and immature. Turned out he was smart and exceptionally astute.
Quinn assembled yet another s’more, his foot tapping in tune to whatever song played in his head. Jesus, did he never sit still? The fingers of one hand drummed on his thigh as if playing a mental piano even as he attempted to eat a s’more one-handed.
He was like a coiled spring, tightly wound. What did Quinn do to expel all that energy besides dance? Soccer? Running? Hockey?
Nope. Not going there.
Except now that his brain had gone there, it didn’t want to go anywhere but there.
Amy started writing on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class was forced to stay inside for recess. Tales of adventures with her classmates quickly morphed into tales of adventures with the characters in her head. Based in the suburbs of Toronto, Amy is a marketer/fundraiser at a large environmental non-profit in Toronto by day, and a writer by night. Book enthusiast, animal lover and (very) amateur photographer, her interests are many and varied, including travelling, astronomy, ecology, and baking. She binge watches too much anime, and loves musical theater, Julie Andrews, the Backstreet Boys, and her hometown of Oakville, Ontario.
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