Brynn Stein: Living Again Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Blog Tour for Living Again

Hi all,

Thanks for visiting the next stop on my blog tour.

If you’ve seen any of my other posts in this tour, you’ve read about my two main characters, Daniel Larson and Jonah Thacker and Jonah’s son, Ethan.

I want to talk today about what happens when a minor character takes over. Lawrence Thompson, Daniel’s uncle, was supposed to be a minor character. The whole story started out as a fan fiction and Uncle Lawrence was barely mentioned. He demanded more time in this version.

He became a whole plotline all by himself.

He’s extremely homophobic and is one of those that is not content to just live and let live. Especially when it comes to Daniel. He hadn’t approved when Daniel was with Tom, five years prior to the story, and he’s not happen now that he’s ‘with’ Jonah. Mind you, this unhappiness starts long before Daniel is actually with Jonah.

Homophobia and money and power do not mix well, and Uncle Lawrence gets up to all sorts of no good trying to keep our boys apart.

My characters seem to do that a lot, especially for the stories that are repurposed fan fiction. Characters that I think are minor…indeed were minor in the fan version, jumps out and demands to have the spotlight.

Comment below and let me know if that ever happens to you. Have you ever had a character, that you really tried to keep in the minor role, who absolutely demanded more attention?

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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. There will be three winners. 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.

Blog Schedule:

Blog Stop Date of blog Name of Host (or Name of Blog) Address of Blog
1 7/8/2014 Jessica Davies
2 7/10/2014 Grace Duncan http://www.grace-duncan.com/guest-author-brynn-stein/
3 7/11/2014 Emma Tett http://emmy-j.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/brynn-stein.html
4 7/14/2014 Tara Lain http://taralain.com/blog/
5 7/16/2014 Charlie Cochet’s Tea House http://www.charliecochet.com/blog/
6 7/18/2014 Lex Chase http://lexchase.com
7 7/21/2014 Anne Barwell http://anne-barwell.livejournal.com/
8 7/22/2014 Suki http://sukifleet.wordpress.com/
9 7/24/2014 JP Barnaby http://www.jpbarnaby.com/
10 7/28/2014 Tempest O’Riley http://tempesteoriley.com/blog/
11 8/4/2014 Kit Moss  http://kitmossreviews.blogspot.com
12 8/7/2014 Michael Rupured http://rupured.com
13 8/11/2014 Shae Connor http://shaeconnorwrites.com
14 8/14/2014 Charley Descateaux http://cdescoteauxwrites.com/blog
15 8/18/2014  Elizabeth Noble http://www.elizabeth-noble.com/my-blog
16 8/21/2014 Grace Duncan http://www.grace-duncan.com/graces-blog


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Blurb of Living Again:

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.

Buy Links:

Dreamspinner

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5240&cPath=55_887

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22575458-living-again?from_search=true

(links to other sites from the Goodreads page are not yet active)

 

Brynn’s Bio:

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.

Please feel free to contact Brynn at any of the following:

http://brynnstein2.wix.com/books-and-thoughts
https://twitter.com/BrynnStein
http://brynnstein2.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/
brynnstein2@gmail.com

 

16 Comments:

  1. Hi Brynn! Thank you so much for being a guest! This happens to me nearly every single book. LOL Which is why I end up writing more series than anything. Some aren’t even supposed to be nice guys and just end up growing on me and needing to tell their story.

    Congrats on the new release!

  2. I’ve just had the same thing. I wrote a minor villain, and gave him maybe three lines of backstory; the backstory came together and exploded in my head; he’s got his own full length book with his version of events coming out next February. I think it’s a good sign when an antagonist takes on his own life: it shows you’ve got a rounded, fully motivated character, which supports the book much better than an antagonist who’s just there to serve a plot role.

    Congratulations on your release!

  3. Hi Brynn, I am a reader not a writer so I cant comment on minor characters taking over my writing. I have read books where I really like a minor character and hope that the author will give him his own novel. I look forward to reading your book. Congrats on the release.

  4. While I would love to figure out if I could write books, I haven’t had the time or chance to really try yet. Therefore, I haven’t had a minor character that was insistent yet. 🙂 I have seen many other writers that I follow say that this happens more than a few times for them. Congrats on your new release; it sounds fantastic.

  5. That’s what I like best about series–learning more about someone from an earlier installment!

  6. Thanks for all your comments. Charley, thanks so much for letting me stop by. KJ Charles, I’d love to know the name of your book so I can meet your insistent character. Hanna, Jen, and Trix. Thanks so much for commenting, even though you haven’t had this experience. I appreciate you taking your time to comment.

  7. This book looks great, I’m making the rounds, I’d die for that signed copy! (tammystwocents@gmail.com)

  8. Thank you for the post and the chance!!!

  9. I wish you all the best on your new book.

  10. Melisha Bonnette

    Please add me to the drawing again. The more I find out about the book the more I need to read it!

  11. Thanks so much to everyone who followed the blog tour for Living Again. I loved getting to know all of you, and I had a ball visiting all the various blog sites.

    I chose three winners to the drawing, as promised, yesterday and am now posting the winners at all the blog sites.

    The winners are:

    The signed paperback copy goes to Jen CW
    The two electronic copies go to Ardent Ereader and Trix

    Winners, please email me at brynnstein2@gmail.com to give me your information.

    Jen, I’ll need your mailing address so I can send you the signed copy. Please also tell me if you want me to put anything in particular in the signature.

    Ardent and Trix, let me know if you have a Dreamspinner account. It’s easier on this end if I can just tell them who you are and have them transfer a copy to your bookshelf. If you need other arrangements, please let me know that too.

    Again, thanks SO much to all the hosts who helped me out, and thanks to all you who commented.

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