This is a first for me—participating in a Meet The Character Blog Hop. Not only it is fabulous to check out other people’s characters and meet some that interest you, I get the opportunity to introduce you to one of mine.
So firstly a big thank you to Suki Fleet who invited me to join the group of talented writers participating in the hop. You can check out Suki’s post here, where she introduces us to Matthew from her recent release Skeleton. I’ve had the pleasure of reading and enjoying this story so can highly recommend it.
Jan has given up on love, at least the romantic kind.He loves his five-year-old son Henry more than anything.
But when Henry starts school, Jan is introduced to Matthew, a very sweet but shy young man who helps out in Henry’s class. Although he tries desperately to ignore his attraction, Jan finds himself falling for Matthew—he’s everything Jan needs.
But amid creepy silent phone calls and possible break-ins, things start to fall slowly apart for Jan. Matthew wants to trust Jan, but the skeleton Jan has been trying to keep buried in his closet and the guilt he feels threatens to destroy everything good in his life.
I’d like you to meet David Simpson. Dave is one of the characters from my upcoming m/m romance, A Day At A Time.
What is the name of your character?
David Simpson, although most people call him “Dave”.
Is he a fictional or a historic person?
Very much a fictional character.
When and where is the story set?
This is a contemporary romance with a corporate setting. The guys work together in the marketing department of a large company. Don’t lots of romances start when people meet at work? I know mine did!
What should we know about him?
Dave’s focus has been very much on establishing himself in his career and attaining financial stability. So much so, that the search for love has taken a backseat. But that soon changes when he decides to act on the feelings he has for his colleague Sean.
What is the main conflict? What messes up his life?
Sean is quiet and conscientious. He’s also gorgeous and the object of Dave’s crush. Although they take tentative steps toward a relationship, Sean’s past threatens to end things before they’ve really begun. Dave needs to tread carefully.
What is the personal goal of the character?
Dave is looking for someone to love. Love has been elusive but also not really something he’s been looking for up until now. It’s a matter of timing—before the focus was on career and ‘making it’, now the focus is on finding someone special to share his life with. Dave has a strong protective instinct and something about Sean calls to him. He just needs to convince Sean that they are meant for each other.
Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The book is called A Day At A Time.
Here is the blurb…
Sean Vargos is quiet, well respected, and dedicated to his job. But Dave Simpson sees Sean as more than a coworker. He’s fought his attraction to Sean for months but can’t get him out of his thoughts.
They tentatively embark on a relationship, but Sean isn’t all that he seems. He struggles to put his past behind him and overcome his fears.
Dave, with his good looks and open nature, accepts that sometimes Sean’s doubts get the better of him and he runs. Dave just wants the chance to show Sean he can be trusted and the past doesn’t have to dictate their future.
When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published?
A Day At A Time is being released by Dreamspinner Press on 29th October. It is available for pre-order by clicking here.
And now I’d live to introduce you to next week’s authors. Make sure you keep an eye out for their posts on 27th October.
Meredith has just released Cutting Out. Check out her website for details and her post.
Blurb: A twenty-year veteran of the shearing shed, Aussie Shane Cooper loves his job, and the home he’s made for himself in New Zealand. If he’s a little lonely, he’s got good mates to keep his spirits up. When a hot, cocky young shearer named Lachlan Moore catches his eye at a competition, he’s content to look but not touch, knowing the young man is out of his league.
Lachie wouldn’t mind a piece of Shane, but the gorgeous gun shearer from Australia is soon forgotten when the Christchurch earthquake hits, and tragedy strikes Lachie’s family. Lachie deals with it the best he can, cutting himself off from all he knows. A year later and he’s back in the shearing shed, out of practice and lacking confidence. That Shane’s there to watch him flounder doesn’t help his nerves.
As Lachlan struggles to re-acclimatise, Shane can’t resist giving him a hand to get back on his feet. As they move from friends to something more, Shane finds himself wanting to know everything he can about Lachie. But Lachie’s got secrets he desperately wants to keep, and when things come to a head, those secrets might just mean the end of them before they’ve truly begun.
Blurb: New South Wales, Australia, 1876. As captured outlaws, Jim Kelly and Mark Turner face the gallows. Help comes from an unexpected quarter, but their hasty escape goes wrong and now Jim’s life hangs by a thread. Mark is driven by desperation to form an alliance with an infamous bushranger who may hold clues to his mysterious past. But as Jim and Mark’s relationship intensifies, it is also tested. Their secret is discovered, tempers fray, and jealousy flares.
I hope you enjoy meeting the characters from these great books.