Please join us in welcoming A.M. Arthur to Sinfully as she celebrates the release of her new book Come What May.
A.M. Arthur on the All Saints Series
All Saints isn’t modeled after any one particular group or organization. I first took hard notice of the two words together when I discovered an Australian soap opera on Hulu.com called “All Saints.” It was set in a public hospital called (shockingly) All Saints and was kind of like “Chicago Hope: Down Under.” I liked the series, and I liked the name. So it stuck with me.
It stuck hard, because it felt extremely inclusive. It wasn’t focused on one particular patron saint, like St. Eligius, on “St. Elsewhere” was. While working on some other projects, I knew I wanted to use All Saints as a title of some kind, but it wasn’t until I started paying closer attention to the plight of homeless LGBT teenagers that I made the decision to write about that plight. To shine a light on it, so to speak.
So I made the decision to center my new series around a homeless shelter that helped LGBTQA+ teens and named it All Saints House. It felt inviting and inclusive. Comforting without being deeply religious.
While I was developing the series and decided that Jonas was going to work in a thrift store, I figured why not have the store and the shelter by neighbors and share the name? Community harmony. Thus was born the All Saints Thrift Store. The store itself is modeled after the many dozens I’ve visited over the years, for various reasons. Many, many of these stores give back to the community, and this store definitely gives back to the shelter across the street.
Hopefully folks will enjoy their time visiting both locations in this new series of NA m/m romances.
Come What May
Publisher ~ Carina Press
Published ~ 23rd May 2016
Genre ~ N/A Contemporary Romance
Jonas needs Tate. He just doesn't know it yet.
Or at least, he doesn't want to admit it. Because there is no way Jonas Ashcroft is gay. He's a straight, carefree frat boy player, just like any good son of a conservative state senator. If only his struggle to convince everyone—especially himself—didn't leave him so miserable. No matter how many girls or bottles he drowns himself in, Jonas can neither escape nor accept who he is.
Enter Tate. He's smart, confident, and instantly sees right through Jonas's surly exterior. Sure, he's done things in life he's not proud of, but he knows who he is and what he wants. And what he wants is Jonas. As their easy friendship intensifies into something more, Tate introduces Jonas to a life he's never known. One filled with acceptance and sex and a love that terrifies and excites them both.
But some inner demons refuse to be shaken off so easily. When Jonas's old life barges in, he faces a shattering choice, one that could destroy everything he and Tate have fought so hard for. Sometimes love just isn't enough—and sometimes it's exactly what you need.
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Meet A.M. Arthur
No stranger to the writing world, A.M. Arthur has been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long. She credits an early fascination with male friendships and "bromance" (and "The Young Riders") with her later discovery of and subsequent affair with m/m romance stories. When not writing, she can be found in her kitchen, pretending she's an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments
Thanks to the team at Harlequin and Carina Press, one lucky winner will receive the following:
$25 Amazon Gift Card
eCopy of Come What May
Jelly Plaid Tote Bag
Signed poster by A.M. Arthur
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