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Release Blitz: 12 Dates of Christmas by Tanya Chris

12 Dates of Christmas | Tanya Chris

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Release Date: November 17th, 2020

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Blurb

Orion has devised a brilliant strategy for achieving internet fame—an Instagram campaign where he goes on twelve dates over twelve days, culminating in a made-for-TV happy-ever-after with fellow influencer and hot Brazilian model Afonso. Their pre-arranged fake relationship is bound to capture hearts and dollars, skyrocketing Orion from mid-tier to top-tier. His plan couldn’t be more perfect.

And then he meets Gustav. Gustav isn’t famous or devilishly dark and handsome. He’s not even on Insta. And he has an annoying habit of calling Orion out on his dubious ethics.

Now Orion is torn between fake fame and true happiness as he tries to continue his campaign while dating Gustav on the sly. The world thinks it knows a lot about Orion, but none of what it knows is true, and as Christmas comes to a close, Orion is wishing he could start the new year in a whole new way.

This 20,000 word Christmas novella takes place in a non-COVID timeline.

Excerpt

Gustav’s benevolent bulk and obvious interest were making Orion realize there were aspects of this fake boyfriend business he hadn’t given sufficient consideration to. Namely, how he was going to get laid. He and Afonso looked great on paper, but they were going to be duds in real life. They were both bottoms, for one thing, and both attention whores, for another. Attention whore wasn’t the nicest label Orion could stick on himself, but it was the most accurate.

On top of that, Afonso came across as emotional, finicky, and high-strung, none of which were characteristics Orion appreciated in a partner. He wanted someone like this guy—the blond hulk standing steadily in a swaying train car looking at him with eager eyes. But if Orion was “dating” Afonso, he wouldn’t be free to date anyone else. Even hookups would be dangerous because if he got exposed as either a liar or a cheater, this campaign that was supposed to make his career would be the end of it instead. He was going to have to keep his dick in his pants for the next six months.

“Maybe you’d join me and my friends when you’re finished looking at the tree?” Gustav suggested. “Or I could look at the tree with you.”

“No! I mean, thanks. For the offer. Only—” Shit. He didn’t like seeing the enthusiasm wash out of Gustav’s eyes. The two of them had been making a real connection. Why did fate have to be such a bitch? Yesterday, Orion hadn’t had even a tingle of interest in anyone, and now he had to meet someone on the first day of his self-enforced celibacy? It wasn’t fair. But he’d put too much work into this campaign to bag it for a stranger on a train, as handsome and friendly as that stranger might be.

“I’m meeting someone,” he told Gustav, giving up on putting it any other way.

“Oh. Well. Good for you.” Gustav’s smile was a hollow echo of his earlier one. “Like you said, Christmas is about connection. I hope it works out for you.”

Orion considered backpedaling. He could say it was only a friend he was meeting, get Gustav’s phone number, track him down later. But he didn’t. He’d been planning this for months. Months.

The subway jerked to a halt and the doors slid open. People poured on and off. Gustav headed for the exit with a mumbled This is my stop that Orion could tell was a lie. He felt like the prince watching Cinderella escape. He should at least have a glass slipper to remember Gustav by, but what would be the point? This Cinderfella wasn’t his to catch.

The doors slid shut, the woman Orion had given his seat to rearranged her bags, and the train moved on.

About The Author

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Tanya is an avid rock climber, a long-distance runner, and a participant in her local community theater where she has tackled most roles, including playwright, actor, director, producer, and stage manager. Her travels, both for climbing trips and for cultural exploration, have brought her to places as fascinating as Egypt and as beautiful as the Dolomites, though there’s no place like home.

Tanya is best known to readers for having written Aftercare and to writers for the quote “Writer culture is researching what degree is needed to be a paleontologist so your shapeshifting vampire dinosaur erotica will be authentic.” Her website features dozens of free stories, including the aforementioned (and highly authentic) shapeshifting vampire dinosaur erotica.

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Cover Reveal: Unwritten by J.R. Gray

Unwritten | J.R. Gray

Unscripted #3

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Publisher: Graybooks

Release Date: October 8th, 2020

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Blurb

Success was lonely.

I would have killed for the ability to use a hookup app or go out to a bar and meet someone but my life wasn’t my own. I belonged to the fans and the media. I should have been on top of the world but I was suffocated by fame.

I’d almost resigned myself to virginity forever and the impossibility of finding a relationship, until I met the most beautiful man I’d ever laid eyes on and hope sparked again, but in a cruel twist of fate, he was the only person forbidden to me: My director.

Twenty years older, and seemingly interested too, now I had four months to work with him while trying to keep my hands to myself or one of us would lose our job.

The temptation was going to kill me.

Unwritten is a slow burn, May-December with low angst and a dog that’s in charge. This book can be read as a standalone.

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Excerpt

“What’s taking so long?”

“Maybe if we’d been able to get out of the door on time we’d be ahead of schedule not behind like I wanted.”

“It’s not my fault Alfred had a difficult day.” I laid my head against the headrest and turned to stare at the crowd behind a set of barricades, a line of police between me and them. My breath caught in my chest.

“I think it is your fault.”

I pushed the crowd out of my mind trying to focus on what Finley was saying.

“Alfred is part of the family.”

“A part of the family who makes you late for all your call times,” Finley said exacerbated. We’d had this conversation so many times our parts were pre-written.

Alfred was in charge and neither he nor I was changing it.

“I had to say goodbye to him.”

“Did you?” He looked at me in the rearview mirror.

“And have him pout while I’m trying to work tomorrow? Do you want to deal with him all day?”

“I think we need to have an intervention with you and your dog.” Finley loved to rag me. He’d been my bodyguard since ‘the incident’ when the studio insisted that I have one. We’d become fast friends.

“Ha. Ha. Ha. Guess who’s going to be walking Alfred when my dog walker quits again?”

“I told you we will never go back to those dark two months.” He did the sign of the cross.

About the Author

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Gray is a cynical Chicago native, who drinks coffee all day, barely sleeps, and is a little too fashion obsessed. He writes realistic and damaged characters because everyone deserves a happily ever after.

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Release Blitz: Rewritten by J.R. Gray

Rewritten |  J.R. Gray

Unscripted #2

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Publisher: Gray Books

Release Date (Print & Ebook/Audio): June 4th 2020

Length (Print & Ebook/Audio): 75,000

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Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rewritten-Unscripted-Book-J-R-Gray-ebook/dp/B0883CQRCZ

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Blurb

 Movie star 102: The headlines are never what they seem.

Quellcrist wasn’t new to fame or the effect it had on a relationship. He’d been married in the spotlight for as long as he’d been famous. But that was before Hale. He knew it was going to test him but even he hadn’t known the toll that months apart would take on his fledgling relationship.

Long days of shooting, different time zones, calls every day dwindled to days without calls, and rumors were all over the rags. Through it all Quell had to battle his own worst enemy but he didn’t know how to win against something inside him. Depression ate him whole and pain took over.

There was so much more at stake than losing his boyfriend, he was losing his best friend. His lifeline, the love of his life. Was there any way to come back from the damage done?

Can they rewrite their ending?

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“What a morning.” Quell grabbed a robe and slipped it on, leaving it untied as we headed towards the kitchen.

“What because you’re internet gay or because my dick is being talked about on TMZ?”

“Both. I really do want to see what they are saying about you.” He started the coffee pot and turned to lean against the counter.

I already had my phone out and was pulling up twitter. “I have a shit load of tags.”

“They are tagging you in this shit?” He looked a little annoyed on my behalf.

“Oh yeah, and #HalesPackage is trending.” I turned my phone around to show him and it was back to laughing. “Mark wasn’t kidding. This has turned into a monster.”

“I know what your next birthday gift is!”

“I’m not sure I want to know with that look on your face.” I stuck my phone back in my pocket and got down mugs.

“I’m going to find the best ones and print them and get them framed for the office.”

I scrubbed a hand over my face. “The sad part is I know you probably will.”

“Fuck yes. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.” His joy was contagious. I wanted to take pieces of it and save it for rainy days.

I etched it into my memory, knowing I would keep it all close to my heart.

“For you. You should do it for your own birthday.” I took the coffee he set in front of me and followed him out to our deck.

He took a seat in one of the chairs and kicked his feet up. I sat in the chair next to him and ran a hand over his shin. This was intimacy. Little moments with him. My heart ached at the idea of  being separated from for so long in only a few days.

“I’m going to dig through this tag,” Quell said, pulling out his phone after smiling at me.

“Of course you are. Don’t favorite any of them.” I pulled up TMZ instead. I wanted to see what kinds of things were being said. It was probably the worst thing to be doing but I couldn’t stop myself. I was curious and I knew it would be eating me alive if I didn’t

“Why not?” he asked, laughing.

“Are you serious? Do you realize that will be top news? If Quellcrist King is faving thirst tweets about me?”

“Oh… good call. Maybe I’ll wait a few weeks to do that.”

I glanced over, blinking at him. “A few weeks?”

He shrugged, giving me a wink. “We’ll see how public stuff goes.”

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About the Author

Gray is a cynical Chicago native, who drinks coffee all day, barely sleeps, and is a little too fashion obsessed. He writes realistic and damaged characters because everyone deserves a happily ever after.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of REWRITTEN, J.R. Gray is celebrating with an Instagram Spotlight Tour and Giveaway.

Check out the hashtag, #RewrittenTour, on Instagram, comment on any host photos by tagging a friend, and you’re entered to win e-copies of book 1 in the series, UNSCRIPTED.

All details are here: instagram.com/anoveltakepr

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