Friday, August 14, 2020

Feature & #Giveaway ~ Born For Leaving by Jude Munro @books_jude ~ New England State of Mind, Book 1 ~ M/M Contemporary Romance

Born For Leaving
New England State of Mind Book 1 
by Jude Munro 

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance 

About the Book:

When they say be careful what you wish for, do you pay attention?

Neither did Oliver Tunstead. 

Oliver wishes for nothing more than to get his mind off his crappy bartending job, pile of debt big enough to swallow him whole, and playboy ex-boyfriend/boss who refuses to back off. Too bad distractions, like the hot little convertible he has his eye on, cost megabucks. And Oliver is flat broke. Renting the spare bedroom in his rundown beachfront cottage is his only option to pick up the cash he needs—a risky proposition, as Oliver is the polar opposite of a people-person. When he responds to a bizarre ad in the Waterfront Gazette seeking summer housing, he gets more than he bargained for. But Oliver can cope… After all, how much harm can a single quirky tenant do to his tightly guarded life in three short months? 

Where Oliver is a loner by design, urban cowboy Bodie is a loner by necessity. A family dispute long ago dropkicked him onto the path of a lifelong wanderer. This changes when Bodie moves into the tiny beachfront cottage and starts working the door at Oliver’s bar. 

Despite Oliver and Bodie’s nearly paralyzing instinct to avoid commitment, they fall into a wary romance. And to their surprise, life as a couple is sweetly satisfying; that is, until their jealous boss devises a cruel plan to destroy the tentative bond they’ve built. True to form, Bodie hits the road, leaving Oliver to lick his wounds alone. 

Can these wounded souls defy their urge to flee and fight for love? 

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Meet the Author:

Jude Munro is merging with the writer’s original pen name, Mia Kerick. 

Jude Munro, very briefly Mia Kerick’s adult gay romance pen name, writes fictional characters in her adult gay romance novels who are drawn to the beach. They’ve sunbathed on the sands of many alluring East Coast beaches, along with the fantastical beaches in Jude’s books. They’ll answer questions like “Who do you think you are, the sun god?” (which they often resemble)ifthey can hear you over "Boys of Summer" cranking on their headphones. To most of Jude’s men, no shoes and no shirt is reallynot a problem. But even on the sunniest of beach days, the guys in Jude’s books dohave problems… as in, serious relationship issues. Many of which seem insurmountable. And each character must earn his day at the beach. (Yes, there is always a HEA). 

As Mia Kerick, this author’s books have been featured in Kirkus Reviews magazine. They won a 2019 IPPY GOLD award, a 2018 YA GOLD MOONBEAM, a YA Readers’ Favorite Award, several first place Rainbow Awards, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award, the Jack Eadon Award for Best Book in Contemporary Drama, a YA Indie Fab Award, a First Place Royal Dragonfly Award, a First Place Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Award, and a YA category finalist for the Eric Hoffer award, and more. 

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  1. Congrats on the release of your new book!

    1. Hi Julie! Thanks so much! I'm very happy with Born for Leaving! The response has been great!

  2. I am looking forward to reading Jude Munro's new release. I wish her much success on her book.

  3. Hi Audrey. I'm so excited that you plan tp pick up a copy of Born for Leaving. I don't think you will be disappointed, especially if you like your sweetness mixed with angst.

  4. Thanks to Saphsbooks for hosting me today!!