Please join us in welcoming Pauline Allan to Sinfully today. She has popped in to chat about her latest book Savior. the first book in the Tattered Club Series.
A Word from Pauline Allan
Car rides. Simple enough for most people, but for me it’s a gateway to unseen worlds. When I drive my mind opens, thinks, fantasizes about the what-if’s. With the curves in the road, I can feel a hand sliding over the crest of a hip. On the straight away, the ridges of a tight abdomen. The writing world opens up like a velvet robe waiting for me to slide my arms inside and wear the world to type the words on blank pages.
For my new series the tradition was no different. On my way to work I pass by a state prison. It’s not located in a big city and when you drive by you can slow down, pull your sunglasses off your nose, and watch (as I lovingly call them) the boys in the yard. My brain turns and twists with thoughts. Each guy has his own story, some doing chin-ups on a metal standing bar, some throwing a football back and forth, some just leaning against the fence with loops of razor wire overhead.
I was driving one evening and thinking about the show Shameless as I drove by the prison. If you’ve never watched this show I insist you start now. Gay movies, shows, tend to leave me empty. The preconceived roles of what “gay” means is paraded across the screen for judgement, but not with this series. Hell no. Mickey and Ian are raw, sexy, and real. Now, you might be looking at my bio saying to yourself, “What in the hell does this straight woman know about a gay man?”
I know that I desire love, passion, explosive sex, and a deep connection to a lover. Those traits are blind to gender or genetics. We are human first and labels…never. Mickey and Ian embedded their way into my heart and, let’s be honest, hot lust. When these two went at it, holy Christ it was amazing and thick with emotion.
And this leads me to my new gay erotic romance series. The Tattered Social Club is a collection of five full length novels. Five books that drag you through the rough streets on the south side of Chicago where love is like a butterfly in a tornado and emotions can be lethal. Book one, SAVIOR, takes you on the journey of Niko and Ethan. One an ex con and the other a young man who lost his innocence and respect to take the easy road only to find out it wasn’t worth the price he had to pay.
The books gravitate around a well-seasoned tattoo shop in the city where new developers are manipulating the city to make big money and leaving families without homes and a community. The club is threatened and the five rough, shady (and did I mention sexy?) tattoo artists go to great, and sometimes illegal, lengths to save the shop they love.
Niko, Ben, Seth, Knox, and Mitch let you in, kicking and screaming, to their world where one lives hidden in the darkness of his mind and another can’t experience love without a heavy hand. These men are broken and lovely, struggling and succeeding.
The books are titled, in order of release, SAVIOR, DAMAGED, SAFEWORD, ACES, and LIAR. DAMAGED will be released in June of this year. As in all of my books, these are stories of men finding worth in a world that tells them they are worthless.
Love finds a way to survive in a barren landscape of crime and violence. Niko knows the streets too well, but when the stakes escalate, the young man in a pair of blue skinny jeans proves he’s more than a pretty face. He is someone’s savior.
Savior: A Tattered Club Story
(Tattered Social Club Series #1)
Published ~ 13th March 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
With a violent past, Niko Malikov knows revealing any weakness could be a death sentence. Growing up on the rough city streets was a lesson steeped in violence. He has always been the go-to guy and, now, his successful career at The Tattered Social Club as one of their premier artists has proven anything is possible. Anything but revealing his secret. A secret that would destroy the man he’s become. That unshakeable strength is wounded when a young man walks into the shop wearing a pair of skinny jeans.
Ethan Cohen sold his soul for a bed. With the scars of his past still visible, he’s ready to move on. Nervous and determined, he enters the Tattered Social Club to get a tattoo from the hottest artist in the state. All he wants is a phoenix tattoo, but the gruff bulky guy sitting in the studio has no plan of letting that happen. Ethan knows from the moment they steal that first kiss, the man with the painted skin isn’t ready. Maybe he isn’t either. Against everything his broken heart is whispering he wants. God, he wants to be wrapped in those strong arms, but he’s fighting for freedom with a man unwilling to be free.
So different. Falling into each other’s shadows. The undeniable need. The savior.
Meet Pauline Allan
Pauline lives in the Midwest with her hero husband, two handsome boys, one ornery cat, and a lovely Pitbull. She enjoys writing erotic romance for all readers. From contemporary gay romance to gay fairytales, Pauline shares stories that she holds close to her heart. By day Pauline is a special care baby registered nurse and by night a hopeless romantic. She loves to travel to New Orleans twice a year to recharge her creative battery and enjoy a bag full of powdered sugar covered beignets. Sit down, relax and Laissez les bons temps rouler! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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