Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, & Giveaway – Fret by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

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AboutTheBookFret_Sandrine_FSTitle: Fret

Author: Sandrine Gasq Dion

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis

Length: 48,000 words

Release Date: September 01, 2015

Blurb: Former Navy SEAL Axel Blaze lives a solitary life. He doesn’t do emotions, and he doesn’t do babysitting. Used to being on his own, his job consists of Wetwork (a charming term coined by the KGB) for his former Master Chief, Mac. When an out-of-the-ordinary job lands on his doorstep, Axel heads down a path that includes a famous heavy metal rock band and one quiet, vulnerable, guitar-shredding virtuoso named Gareth Wolf.

Gareth Wolf’s life changed in an instant when a car he was a passenger in crashed, hurting his brother’s best friend and the band’s lead guitarist. They created the band, Skull Blasters, as kids. Gareth had always been happy in the background, playing roadie. With the lead guitarist’s injury, Gareth is suddenly thrust into the limelight and into a frenzied life he never imagined for himself. Finally fed up with living a lie, Gareth comes out as gay in a newspaper interview and finds himself in the bulls-eye of a crazed stalker. Somebody wants Gareth hurt – or worse – and Mac has been hired to be sure that doesn’t happen. Babysitting duty is NOT Axel’s strong suit, but Mac won’t be budged.

Enter Axel Blaze. Against his better judgment, the big man takes the job to protect the shy musician. The more time he spends with Gareth Wolf, the more he admires the man. Where’s a simple assassination when you need one? The situation becomes more volatile for each man as the attempts on Gareth escalate just as Axel finds himself falling for the quiet lead guitarist.

Strong, funny, smart-ass — and kinda sweet Axel is everything Gareth has ever wanted in a man. Too bad he’s off limits. As the stalker grows bolder, Gareth and Axel move closer emotionally – but is it too late? All Axel knows is that they don’t stand a chance if he can’t find the maniac trying to kill the man he’s come to care about. A lot.

Everyone knows that relationships that begin in pressured or volatile situations eventually fizzle out.

Or do they?

Excerpt

“Going somewhere?” I drawled.

“Yes, I’m going with the band to the bar on the corner.”

I stood up and stretched. “Okay, let’s go.”

“You are not coming with me.”

I stalked over to him and invaded his personal space.

“Oh, but I am. Until this is over, you don’t go anywhere without me.”

“You know what you remind me of?”

“I’m sure you’re going to tell me.”

“An STD.”

“Isn’t it weird how they all sound like flowers? ‘What a beautiful chlamydia!’”

“You’re a sick bastard.”

“Look at the fragile petals on that syphilis.”

“Fuck my life!” Gareth groused.

“When are you going to get it through your thick skull? I’m here to keep you alive. You think the person doing this is finished? Not from what I read, Gareth. So I will be on your ass — ”

“Like white on rice?”

“Use whichever unoriginal cliché you like.”

AboutTheAuthor

AuthorPicBest-selling author, Sandrine (Sandy) was born in Inglewood, California. Raised by “Old School” French parents, she later moved to Tucson, AZ. It was there that writing became a hobby. Always told she had a great imagination, Sandy wrote short stories for her friends in High School. In college, she took more writing classes while working on her Criminal Justice degree, but it wasn’t until a soap opera caught her eye that she got involved in male on male romances. On the advice of a friend, Sandy dipped her toes into the world of M/M Romance. Sandy takes the writing seriously and has had countless conversations with gay men as well as hours of research. She’s been involved with the military in one way or another for over twenty years, and has a great deal of respect for our men in uniform. She’s traveled the world, but has finally returned to Arizona.

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TourSchedule

August 26:

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

Evelyn Shepherd

August 27:

Loving Without Limits

Wicked Faeries Tales And Reviews

The Purple Rose Tea House

August 28:

Love Bytes Reviews

MM Good Book Reviews

The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat

August 29:

My Fiction Nook

Jill Prand

The Land of Make Believe

August 31

Reviews by Jessewave

Molly Lolly: Reader, Reviewer, Lover of Words

Nautical Star Books

September 1:

The Blogger Girls

Divine Magazine

BFD Book Blog

Sue Brown

September 2:

World of Diversity Fiction

Amanda C. Stone

LeAnn’s Book Reviews

September 3:

Prism Book Alliance

RJ Scott

Diverse Reader

September 4:

Eyes on Books

The Novel Approach

Foxylutely Books

September 7:

Man2ManTastic

Cia’s Stories

Daydream Believer Book

Sid Love Writes

One Comment:

  1. Thank you so much for being a guest, Sandrine! Looks fantastic! 😀

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