Hello and thank you for having me on The Snarkology. I’m thrilled to be here. Today I’d like to talk about reading, writing, and share the brand-spanking-new cover for my upcoming erotic romance novel, Circling Back, with you all. At the end of this post you’ll also find a Rafflecopter so you can enter to win the $10 Amazon gift card I’m giving away in honor of this cover reveal.
Like many fans of romance, I started reading Harlequin novels when I was a teenager. I loved the grand sweeping gestures and the over-the-top story telling. The secret baby trope was a favorite of mine. As I got a little older, I discovered erotic romance and was so inspired that I decided to try writing my own—which led to a brand new career. Even so, I still dipped my fingers into the occasional sweet romance so I could get my secret baby fix. A few years later, I fell in love with M/M romance stories and decided to pen one. Several stories later, I challenged myself by throwing a secret baby twist into a M/M novel I was writing at the time.
Fast forward eight years and about forty published stories later, and I found myself itching to write yet another secret baby story, only this time I was aiming for something a little different, a little more challenging. After nearly a decade of writing M/M romance, I set my goals on penning another M/M/F romance. To get in the right mind frame, I started reading every contemporary menage I could get my hands on. There were few to be found that I hadn’t already read long ago, which only furthered my desire to write another one.
The idea for Circling Back started as a speck of an idea about a reunion between three people and percolated at the back of my mind for almost a year before I finally couldn’t ignore it any longer. The characters took shape, their individual personalities coming to life, and I realized I wasn’t only writing a menage story, but yet another secret baby story with a twist. The short novella I had outlined took on a life of its own and kept going and going until it was a full blown novel with traces of all my favorite genres wrapped up in a pretty package. I hope readers enjoy following Stella, Holden, and Gavin’s journey to happiness as much as I loved writing about it.
So, without further ado, I present the cover for Circling Back.
About Circling Back:
A second chance is only the beginning…
Stella fled home at seventeen with a broken heart, an unplanned pregnancy, and a vow never to look back. Twenty years later, she has a career she enjoys and a solid relationship with the child she placed for open adoption. When that child goes in search of her birth father and calls for assistance, Stella is forced to return to her hometown and face the men who broke her heart, one of whom fathered her child.
Gavin and Holden raised a lot of hell as teenagers. They broke the law, broke their mother’s hearts, and almost broke each other before they finally got their act together. Through all the ups and downs, they stuck by each other and managed to build a happy life together. The one thing they couldn’t do was forget the woman they’d loved and lost.
Forced to face the past and each other after so many years is no small feat. The trio does their best to make amends and put the past behind them while forging new bonds. Old feelings are rekindled and new emotions emerge from the ashes of their youthful indiscretions. Something remarkable could be on the horizon if they’re strong enough to navigate the pitfalls of a triad relationship and stand strong against the outside forces conspiring to bring them to their knees.
To celebrate the new artwork for Circling Back, Amanda is offering a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader. Just enter using the Rafflecopter below and the winner will be notified by email on August 5th.
About the author:
Amanda Young lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two pampered pooches. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found chasing after a mischievous toddler or daydreaming about the characters in her next book. She loves to hear from her readers, and can be found on Facebook and Twitter. Her website, www.amandayoung.org, is where you can find up-to-date information on all of Amanda’s current and upcoming releases.
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Thanks so much for having me on the blog and sharing my hot new cover with your readers! Have a great day!