Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Cameron Wants To Be A Hero
By Anyta Sunday
Love, Austen (Book 2)
Lake: Did you get his number this time?
Cameron: Yes. But I’m not sure I should use it so soon.
Lake: What’s soon? Didn’t you last see him yesterday?
Cameron: I thought you’re meant to wait three days? Otherwise it looks desperate.
Lake: You are desperate.
Lake: From everything you’ve told me, sounds like this could be something.
Cameron: You think?
Lake: Message him. Keep it sexy.
When it comes to romance books, Cameron Morland can always read between the lines. When it comes to real romance, he may need a dictionary.
It’s Northanger Abbey, complete with a neo-gothic mansion and charming misunderstandings. But contemporary. And gay.
Special Blog Tour Excerpt:
Cameron cuddled into his hoodie, tucking his nose under the neck.
“These memories sure make me wonder. . . . But I could never go on my own.”
Henry delivered him a sneaky look, playing on Cameron’s curiosity. “I’m sure you’d manage.”
“But I wouldn’t have nearly as much fun.”
Cameron gnawed his lip and the neck of the hoodie slipped down off his jaw. “What if I’m equally freaked out? What if we uncover a secret too terrible for us?”
Henry’s eyes lit up. “Like what?”
Cameron looked away. “Never mind.”
“It’s ridiculous. Something John said, and I don’t believe for a minute.”
Henry frowned. “What did John say?”
Cameron rubbed his thumb over the bag. “He spoke to a guy you used to know. Mike, I think.”
Henry stiffened; a muscle in his jaw twitched, and the pause stretched. “I had a thing with a Mike, in England. In one of my off phases with Alicia.”
“What did he tell John?”
That you woo men and break their hearts. “That he found it strange how both your sister and your mother fell down the stairs.”
Henry scoffed. “Is that what Mike’s saying?”
“You mentioned that Georgie had a fall—”
“She did. When she was nine. Before our mum passed. Mum was ill, Cameron. She fought hard and lost. She was weak and slipped on the stairs, which sent her to hospital again, but it wasn’t what killed her.”
Cameron bowed his head. “I’m sorry, Henry.”
Henry’s warm fingers squeezed his. He cleared his throat. “Will you explore with me?”
“You still want to?”
Henry nodded, but his eyes glistened. Cameron wanted to distract him. “Maybe we’ll uncover a great portrait of a man so grotesque, his features will make our souls feel cold—”
“The Picture of Dorian Gray?”
“Perhaps we’ll uncover clues to scientific experiments. Stitched inanimate flesh—”
“Fine, you do one.”
“Georgie and I have been feeling unwell the last weeks. Whenever we’re inside, our spirits sink. Maybe we’ll find a journal from our great-great-grandfather that tells how his sister died in the home and he buried her under the house. How for days afterwards the walls howl—”
“This game was a bad idea.” Cameron chuckled and flipped his hood up again. “House of Usher?”
“The Fall Of.”
Henry turned up the last stretch of road hedged by dark, thick woods. A drumming hum of raindrops fell heavy on the roof. Henry turned on the wipers.
“Oh God, Henry.”
“Impeccable timing.” Henry looked rather amused. Like he couldn’t have timed the rain better if he’d written it in a book.
The high gray walls and unwelcoming house behind them loomed. The arched windows were dark. “When can I start holding your hand?”
When they stepped out of the car, he took Cameron’s bag.
“You can leave it,” Cameron said. “I doubt anyone here will steal it.”
Henry took the bag and clasped Cameron’s hand warmly, tugging him into a run. Under the shelter of the old porch, Cameron peered at the bag.
“I don’t want you to be alone tonight.”
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About the Author:
I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.
Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.
I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of emotion, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.
My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Thai.
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Cover Illustrator: Lauren Dombrowski
Lauren Dombrowski is a comic artist and illustrator based in the Chicago area. Previous publications of their work include co-written comics in Tabula Idem: A Queer Tarot Comic Anthology published by Fortuna Media, Dates! An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction (Volume 3) published by Margins Publishing, internal illustrations in Conventionally Yours, published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, and an internal illustration in Say You’ll Be Nine by Lucy Lennox.