Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, and Giveaway – Blood Lines by A.L. Bates

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Title: Blood Lines
Author: A.L. Bates
Genre: Gay Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller
Length: Novella
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


Mark Thomas owns his own “New York”-themed bar on an off-world colony.

Nate Fox is an ex-con gone straight.

He’s also Mark’s best friend and brother-in-law.

Mark has feelings for Nate. Nate has feelings for Mark.

But neither man is prepared to compromise their friendship or Mark’s relationship with Danny.

Blood Lines is a story about fidelity, trust, and respect. It’s a story about honesty and learning from mistakes.

And it’s a story about second chances.

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Exclusive Excerpt

Nate flung opened the door and passed Mark a bag. “Change of clothes,” he said.

It took Mark a moment, but he realized Nate had changed too. He was still wearing jeans and a black shirt, but they were new and clean. Mark opened the bag, feeling a sudden wave of joy to be able to change into something less sordid. He pulled out a pair of regular chinos and a red and white jersey. Then his face fell.

“What’s this?” he said, holding up the jersey. “You bought me a Red Sox jersey.”

Nate started the car, his smirk clearly visible on his smug face. “It’s all they had, I swear.”

“We’re in the middle of nowhere and you’re seriously telling me this is all they had?”

Nate gave him a sly grin.

“You seriously expect me to wear this. You’re an asshole, Nate Fox. I’m dying and you want me to spend my last days in this.”

Nate chuckled. “Dude, you don’t have to wear it. Stick to the cum-stained shirt instead; it’s a good look for you.”

Mark hesitated. Wear an enemy jersey or look like a hooker—it was a hard call. He pulled off his stained top and tossed it into the backseat. When he was dressed, Nate flashed him a satisfied, smug smile.

“You look good in that,” he teased.

“I hate you.”

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About the author

A.L. BATES has a keen interest in Sci-fi and adventure novels and enjoys writing stories with strong characters in imaginative backgrounds. Although an avid writer, Deep is the first published novella by A.L. Bates.

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