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Blog Tour: Embrace Me by Beck Grey

Embrace Me | Beck Grey

Love in the Pacific Northwest #2

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Release Date: April 28th, 2022

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Tadhg:

After a nasty breakup with my manipulative ex, I returned home to Seattle to lick my wounds. I’m done with relationships. From now on I’m focusing on my career.

There are just a few problems with this.

One, it’s not that easy for a Deaf man to succeed in a Hearing world, even with the right degree and experience.

Two, Quinn MacDougall. He’s my co-worker. He’s also incredibly talented, driven, and distractingly handsome.

Three, he’s hearing. And that’s the biggest problem of all. Can someone who isn’t Deaf ever truly understand and accept me?

***

Quinn:

Nothing is more important to me than family, and someday I’ll have my own. Well, I will, If I can ever find the right guy. Sadly, I can’t seem to make family and romance mesh. So for now, I’m concentrating on my career and getting a promotion at work. That is until my company hires a hot-shot architect with all the right credentials to easily snag the position.

I should resent him, but Tadhg Byrne is supremely talented and incredibly sweet. He’s also drop-dead gorgeous. And even though we have a ton in common I can’t ask him out. Why? We work together, and that’s just a disaster waiting to happen.

Plus, there’s the communication issue. He’s Deaf, my ASL is rusty as hell, and he’s just been through a really bad breakup. How could I possibly convince him to take a chance again with me?

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To say it had surprised me to see the hot guy from the coffee shop at my new job is an understatement. Quinn. His name is Quinn. And he’s adorable. Wait, no. He isn’t adorable. The way he’d concentrated on signing had been adorable. Okay, not adorable. It had been nice. Or fine, even. Yeah, definitely just fine.

And there’s nothing wrong with professional interest. Which obviously is all this is. My heart is racing because of first-day nerves. That’s totally understandable and has nothing to do with the almost frightening level of attraction I’m feeling.

Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck. Fine. He’s attractive. But under no circumstances will I do anything about it. I don’t need that complication. No hookups, no dating, no relationship. I’m fine just as things are. Plus Quinn doesn’t know ASL. Okay, he seems to know the basics, but I have no interest in playing instructor. Not with ASL, anyway. Wait! Jesus, what is wrong with me? Even thinking about that with a coworker, especially one I just met, is supremely stupid.

I watch Quinn leave and remind myself he’s a distraction, no matter how hot he is. But damn, Quinn MacDougall is very hot. In fact, he ticks all my boxes. Tall? Check. He’s at least six-feet. Blue eyes? Check. They are a beautiful deep blue, and I could lose myself in their velvety depths. Even his dark red hair and smattering of freckles work for me. And Fit? Dear god, check. Quinn has the broad chest, back, and seriously wide shoulders of a swimmer. I’ll bet he’s a breaststroke man. I very purposely do not imagine him in a competition speedo. Walking around the office with a hard-on would not be a good idea.

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About the Author

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Beck Grey is an LGBTQ romance author who lives in the Northeastern United States with their partner and two adorable dogs. Weekdays are passed spending their employer’s money. Evenings and weekends are devoted to writing stories involving hot characters, favorite tropes, and happily ever afters.

Any additional time is spent laughing with friends, drinking red wine, printing and painting minis, and playing D&D. There might even be video games. If there’s cake involved at any point it’s a win!

Social Media

www.beckgrey.com

Twitter: @BeckGreyWrites

Beck’s Blanket Fort https://www.facebook.com/groups/789307111722835/

Pinterest boards for Beck’s books: @Beck_Grey

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Release Blitz: Embrace Me by Beck Grey

Embrace Me | Beck Grey

Love in the Pacific Northwest #2

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Release Date: April 28th, 2022

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Add on Goodreads

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Blurb

Tadhg:

After a nasty breakup with my manipulative ex, I returned home to Seattle to lick my wounds. I’m done with relationships. From now on I’m focusing on my career.

There are just a few problems with this.

One, it’s not that easy for a Deaf man to succeed in a Hearing world, even with the right degree and experience.

Two, Quinn MacDougall. He’s my co-worker. He’s also incredibly talented, driven, and distractingly handsome.

Three, he’s hearing. And that’s the biggest problem of all. Can someone who isn’t Deaf ever truly understand and accept me?

***

Quinn:

Nothing is more important to me than family, and someday I’ll have my own. Well, I will, If I can ever find the right guy. Sadly, I can’t seem to make family and romance mesh. So for now, I’m concentrating on my career and getting a promotion at work. That is until my company hires a hot-shot architect with all the right credentials to easily snag the position.

I should resent him, but Tadhg Byrne is supremely talented and incredibly sweet. He’s also drop-dead gorgeous. And even though we have a ton in common I can’t ask him out. Why? We work together, and that’s just a disaster waiting to happen.

Plus, there’s the communication issue. He’s Deaf, my ASL is rusty as hell, and he’s just been through a really bad breakup. How could I possibly convince him to take a chance again with me?

Check Out the rest of the Series

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Excerpt

To say it had surprised me to see the hot guy from the coffee shop at my new job is an understatement. Quinn. His name is Quinn. And he’s adorable. Wait, no. He isn’t adorable. The way he’d concentrated on signing had been adorable. Okay, not adorable. It had been nice. Or fine, even. Yeah, definitely just fine.

And there’s nothing wrong with professional interest. Which obviously is all this is. My heart is racing because of first-day nerves. That’s totally understandable and has nothing to do with the almost frightening level of attraction I’m feeling.

Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck. Fine. He’s attractive. But under no circumstances will I do anything about it. I don’t need that complication. No hookups, no dating, no relationship. I’m fine just as things are. Plus Quinn doesn’t know ASL. Okay, he seems to know the basics, but I have no interest in playing instructor. Not with ASL, anyway. Wait! Jesus, what is wrong with me? Even thinking about that with a coworker, especially one I just met, is supremely stupid.

I watch Quinn leave and remind myself he’s a distraction, no matter how hot he is. But damn, Quinn MacDougall is very hot. In fact, he ticks all my boxes. Tall? Check. He’s at least six-feet. Blue eyes? Check. They are a beautiful deep blue, and I could lose myself in their velvety depths. Even his dark red hair and smattering of freckles work for me. And Fit? Dear god, check. Quinn has the broad chest, back, and seriously wide shoulders of a swimmer. I’ll bet he’s a breaststroke man. I very purposely do not imagine him in a competition speedo. Walking around the office with a hard-on would not be a good idea.

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About the Author

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Beck Grey is an LGBTQ romance author who lives in the Northeastern United States with their partner and two adorable dogs. Weekdays are passed spending their employer’s money. Evenings and weekends are devoted to writing stories involving hot characters, favorite tropes, and happily ever afters.

Any additional time is spent laughing with friends, drinking red wine, printing and painting minis, and playing D&D. There might even be video games. If there’s cake involved at any point it’s a win!

Social Media

www.beckgrey.com

Twitter: @BeckGreyWrites

Beck’s Blanket Fort https://www.facebook.com/groups/789307111722835/

Pinterest boards for Beck’s books: @Beck_Grey

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Giveaway

To celebrate their new release, Beck is giving a Signed Paperback copy of Embrace Me or Save Me (winner’s choice)

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Release Blitz: Feinted Love By Elle Keaton

Feinted Love By Elle Keaton

Crimes of the Heart #1

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Release Date: September 17th 2020

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A gambit for love and a half-baked revenge plot; one hot Seattle summer…

Arnie

One minute I’m minding my own business enjoying the sunshine, next I’m wearing my iced coffee.

I’m going to teach Tobias Barrington a thing or two; the first: you don’t always get what you want. I have no idea what the second is, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Falling in love with Tobias is not on my list of lessons.

Tobias

I’ve never forgotten Arnie Ferguson, or the night we had together. When I find him again, I want to get to know him—as more than a friend.

I may come from a wealthy family; but I know better than most that money can’t buy happiness. But brash, socially awkward Arnie Ferguson makes me think happiness is possible when you let your heart chose.

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From Tobias’s POV

Charley raises an eyebrow. “So, coffee guy…”

“His name is Arnie.”

“Coffee guy to me, until he decides to learn my name.”

“I like him, Charley.”

“You don’t even know him.”

“I know a little. He’s maybe a year or so younger than me, he graduated from a high school in north Seattle, and he has a degree in data science.” I can online stalk as well as anyone.

And, even though it was ages ago, I remember what it was like to be with Arnie, how good he felt in my arms, and how horribly disappointed I was when the police arrived and broke up the party. My one and only rebellious act; I’d been grounded for an entire year.

“First of all, I don’t want to know how you found that out—but still, second of all, you don’t really know him.”

I sigh but nod, because it’s true. “But I want to get to know him.” How do I get to know someone who seems to hate me? And who my dad is certain to despise.

As if reading my mind, Charley says, “Your dad will hate him. I suppose there’s not a better reason to date the guy.”

Andrew will hate Arnie. And he won’t be polite about it. If the two ever meet, my dad will take one look at Arnie and immediately know how much he makes, where he buys his clothing, how much he has in savings—and that information will leave Andrew cold. As he puts it, he doesn’t mind much that I’m gay, but I should date in my socio-economic zone.

I glance across the table. Charley is watching me closely. I sigh again. “Maybe if I manage to date Arnie, my dad will get so angry he fires me and forgets I exist?” I hadn’t considered that angle before. It was a possibility.

“There’s always hope. Have you come up with a strategy?”

“Not anything more than to keep going into the Buzz when he’s working until he gives me some sort of sign—or gets a restraining order.”

“Hmm.” Charley sips at his drink while he considers my problem.

While Charley plots, our food arrives. We eat silently, both lost in thought. This is one of the things I appreciate most about Charley: he never cares that I’m not super chatty and don’t always have something to say. We’re very opposite personalities, but we mesh. I only wish we were remotely attracted to each other; it would solve a lot of my troubles. My dad may not approve of Charley on a personal level, but his family has even more money than ours.

“Okay,” Charley says. “I’ll drop by the Buzz a couple more times with you, mostly so I can rile him up—it’s fun.” He laughs. “And then I think you need to fly on your own. See if you can catch him coming in for his shift, or even better, getting off work. Then just talk to him. Don’t let yourself get in your own way.”

“I’m really bad at talking,” I remind him.

“But you’re not,” Charley says. “You just need to break the ice.”

Somehow, I think Charley’s idea of breaking the ice is different from mine.

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About the Author

Elle hails from the northwest corner of the US known for, rain, rain, and more rain. She pens the Accidental Roots series, the Never Too Late series, and the soon be published Hamarsson and Dempsey series, all set here in the Pacific Northwest. All Elle’s books feature hot mm romance with the guarantee of an HEA. The men start out broken, and maybe they end up that way too, but they always find the other half of their hearts.

Elle began publishing March 2017, now she has ten books out. Fall 2019 Elle is adding a third series, Hamarsson and Dempsey, also set in the Pacific Northwest. H&D will focus on a single couple as they navigate the treacherous waters of romance and police work.

Elle loves both cats and dogs, Star Wars and Star Trek, pineapple on pizza, and is known to start crossword puzzles with ballpoint pen.

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElleKeatonWrites

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Website: https://www.ellekeaton.com/

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