The Carina Press m/m week blog tour kicks off today. We’re pleased to welcome author Dev Bentham today.
Guys and Dogs
I’m not the only one who finds a man who loves his dog irresistible. A quick Google search turned up a tumblr or two of cute guys and their even cuter dogs. On top of the fact that dogs make the very best hang-out buddies, they’re relationship mavens. Having an awkward conversation with your SO? The dog is sure to provide distraction during the worst bits and consolation when it’s over. First date jitters? Bring the dog along and everyone will have a better time (or you’ll find out fast that this guy doesn’t like the pooch, in which case the choice is clear, the man has to go). And my favorite strategy for looking for love – troll the dog park.
The main character in Moving in Rhythm, Mark Apolostolos, suffers from pathological shyness. He’s crippled in social situations, particularly ones involving attractive men. His one real friend is Belle, a mixed breed blond he adopted from the pound. They eat, sleep and run together, keeping each other exclusive company until Mark’s drawn out into the world by a call from his brother. Transported to a new city they find solace in the dog park where Seth Miller goes regularly to socialize his rescue greyhound Fred Astaire. Two men, two dogs, what could be better?
Do you have a favorite dog enhanced love story? Or maybe you prefer cats? I’d love to hear some pet love tales (tails?).
A glance at the six books coming out from Carina this week makes me amazed at the scope of our corner of the romance world. The settings span centuries, from long ago in Ava March’s 1822 London story of class boundaries stretched and Erastes’s evocation of light and art in Florence in 1875, to not so long ago, with Larry Benjamin’s chronicle of young love in the 1970’s and 80’s and all the way to Kim Knox’s story of passion in dystopian 2050. Dev Bentham’s story is set in the present with love finally found, as is KC Burn’s tale of a relationship rekindled. Our protagonists are artists and aristocrats, pickpockets and soldiers, all steaming hot.
- A Brush With Darkness by Erastes
- Brook Street: Thief by Ava March
- Moving in Rhythm by Dev Bentham
- Bitter Harvest by Kim Knox
- First Time, Forever by KC Burn
- What Binds Us by Larry Benjamin
Check out the other stops along the tour.
- 3/19 – Dev Bentham at Fiction Vixen
- 3/19 – Ava March at The Macaronis
- 3/20 – Larry Benjamin at Joyfully Jay
- 3/21 – Kim Knox at Rarely Dusty Books
- 3/22 – Erastes at The Macaronis
- 3/23 – KC Burn at Babbling About Books, and More
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