Today we're kicking off the blogtour for LE Franks and
Six Days To Get Lucky
Mixologist Nick Valentine never thought love was in the cards, but after a scorching Valentine’s Day kiss from bouncer Davis “FatBoy” Newman, he’s beginning to think it’s possible. After four weeks of dry spell, Nick’s losing patience—it’s time FatBoy stop acting the gentleman and just throw him over the bar or Nick may just change his mind.
All FatBoy wants is a shot at winning Nick’s heart. As long as meddling bosses, an Irish hurling team and a bar riot don’t ruin his chances forever, he might just get lucky and take the man of his dreams, home.
Reaching across the empty bed next to me, I rode out the last waves of my dream alone. I could still feel his phantom kiss on my lips and the sensation of a hand stroking along my thigh.
The rest of it was just a blur of emotions and sticky residue on my sheets—though I could guess at it without much effort. FatBoy Newman had been a specter haunting me at work so it was no great leap to assume he’d shouldered his way into my dreams as well.
In fact, he was at the root of my problem: I’d been having a hell of a dry spell.
Four weeks of near misses had done nothing but stoke my bad mood and turn my balls a lovely shade of indigo that matched my jeans…
Four weeks of dashed hopes…
Four weeks since the most romantic kiss of my life…
Four weeks of nothing.
Fuck the South and its mythology of the Southern Gentleman—if FatBoy Newman didn’t stop treating me like a delicate flower and throw me up against a wall soon, I was going to explode.
It was six days until St. Patrick’s Day, and FatBoy had until then to make his move, or I was moving on.
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We had a chance to ask the author a few questions...
- Hi, thanks for joining us today. Please tell us about your book.
6 Days to Get Lucky is told through the perspective of our protagonist Nick Valentine. He’s twenty-five, runs the bar in a popular restaurant, and he’s taking a step away from his uber single, no commitments lifestyle to try to have some sort of relationship with bar bouncer Davis “FatBoy” Newman. Things aren’t going well, fate has stepped in to provide one obstacle after another keeping the pair apart until Nick is fed up. He’s giving their relationship until St Patrick’s Day then all bets are off.
- How difficult was it to get into the main character’s head?
Nick is actually pretty fun to write. He’s a smart ass. And mouthy. And he pisses people off, but the ones who take the time to get to know him love and respect him. I have a lot of friends like Nick. Snarky buggers.
- Is this book a standalone or do you plan on visiting it again?
This is actually book 2 in the series that contemplates the emotional development of Nick as a human being and the pair as a couple (those things not being mutually exclusive) over the course of a single year.
- Why did you choose to write M/M stories?
There is a great deal of freedom in writing within this genre. I can follow my muse wherever it leads me. The fact that the fight for acceptance and equality for all sexual orientations and gender identifications is still raging in 2016 means we all need to stand up and represent, and books are a great way to do that.
- Where do you find your inspiration?
I have voices in my head. And when one finally speaks loudly enough for me to pay attention – well, I go with it.
About the author:
LE Franks lives in the SF Bay area and writes M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated and sometimes a little bit dark. LE Franks is a best selling author and finalist for 2013 & 2014 Rainbow Awards. Her books are available through her publishers at MLR Press, Dreamspinner Press and Wilde City Press and Pride Publishing and online bookstores.
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