Monday, May 09, 2016

Blog Tour: Risk Aware by Amelia C. Gormley includes Giveaway

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Hi, and welcome to the RISK AWARE blog tour!

RISK AWARE is probably the longest single writing project I’ve ever undertaken. I started working on the concept in the spring of 2013, not long after I finished writing SAUGATUCK SUMMER. Geoff and Robin first appeared as minor characters—already in an established relationship—in SAUGATUCK SUMMER and I wanted to pursue their backstory.

Disabled people aren’t generally featured in BDSM fiction, and the sorts of BDSM usually portrayed is largely focused on activities that could be injurious—if not actually fatal—to something with Geoff’s condition. The story concept gave me an opportunity to examine several things we don’t often see in erotic romance. But it also meant I had to step far outside my own personal sphere of knowledge and experience on multiple levels. Which meant research was required.

Lots and lots of research.

The upshot is that the book took me over two years to write. If you’ve followed my posts on other blog tours in the past, you’ll know that’s highly unusual for me. I wrote SAUGATUCK SUMMER—a longer book—in about fifteen days. A lot of this is because I kept setting the manuscript aside to work on other projects and then taking a while to get back into things. But most of it is that getting it right required so much effort. So it’s particularly gratifying to finally get to share it with everyone who has been waiting for Geoff and Robin’s story, and also with people who may just be coming into the Saugatuck universe.

So thank you for being here!

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Risk Aware

Amelia C. Gormley

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Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing 

Published ~ 9th May 2016

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Tattoo artist Geoff Gilchrest is convinced his life is some sort of cosmic joke. Why else would a hemophiliac also be a masochist? He’s given himself more than one elbow bleed since puberty just doing what guys do when alone and bored, so forget about whips and chains. How many partners would contemplate playing with someone even a mild flogging could kill?

Gallery owner Robin Brady knows he can deliver what Geoff needs: to be taken to the edge of danger but never beyond. But Robin came to Saugatuck to get away from the leather scene and heal from a betrayal by his former sub, so he’s not sure he should get involved with Geoff. His ambivalence isn’t helped by the fact that Geoff’s unwillingness to communicate about his well-being hits Robin in some very raw places.

Geoff’s hemophilia isn’t the obstacle he thinks it is. Instead, a lack of trust—on both their parts—is what could end them before they have a chance to begin.

:: DEBRA’S REVIEW ::

 

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Meet Amelia C. Gormley

Amelia C. Gormley published her first short story in the school newspaper in the 4th grade, and since then has suffered the persistent delusion that enabling other people to hear the voices in her head might be a worthwhile endeavor. She’s even convinced her hapless spouse that it could be a lucrative one as well, especially when coupled with her real-life interest in angst, kink, social justice issues, and pretty men.

When her husband and son aren’t interacting with the back of her head as she stares at the computer, they rely on her to feed them, maintain their domicile, and keep some semblance of order in their lives (all very, very bad ideas—they really should know better by now.) She can also be found playing video games and ranting on Tumblr, seeing as how she’s one of those horrid social justice warriors out to destroy free speech, gaming, geek culture, and everything else that’s fun everywhere.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Risk Aware, Amelia is giving away an ebook copy of the Strain series. Leave a comment to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 14, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

17 comments:

  1. Wow, that is an interesting dilemma to explore. I know how difficult being a hemophiliac can make life, so I am very curious to see what happens in your book.

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  2. Sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for the chance, Amelia!
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  3. An interesting concept to look more into. It'll be interesting to see what the characters are like and their mindset.
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  4. Congratulations on the release, I can't wait to read it, I love the author's characters development from previous, I bet this one is as good as the others.

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  5. Congrats on this new release (looks really different and interesting) and thanks for the generous giveaway and the chance to read your Strain series.

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  6. congrats and sounds like a great story
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  7. Sounds interesting & it would be good to re-visit Saugatuck.
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  8. I like stories that go outside the expected.

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  9. Congrats on your new book. Sounds like an intriguing premise. - Purple Reader
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  10. That would most definitely put a level all its own into play. But I would hope that with enough trust and information it could be safely achieved.

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  11. Congrats on the captivating concept.
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  12. Such a unique and interesting concept for a book. Bet it was as challenging as it was fulfilling to bring this story to the page. Can't wait to read your new book.

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  13. Wow, after two failed attempts to praise Debra's review for this book via my phone (keyboard too small and of course I had to drop my phone) then my Kindle (hovering fingers often spell disaster and lost comments, lol), I somehow ended up on this page. Turns out that was a good thing, because now I know about the blog tour too. Let's hope this comment "takes".

    I'm new to M/M and curious about BDSM, yet I'm leery of S&M (being a scaredy-cat wuss myself). After reading the great review by Debra, I'm eager to read this book now. Also want to read Saugatuck Summer, and the review on this site said that Risk Aware would make for an excellent prequel. So I'm very interested to begin this book, and reading others by Amelia, because they contain more than just hot smexy times, yet enough to satisfy my appetite, based on the great reviews I've read.

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  14. Wow, after two failed attempts to praise Debra's review for this book via my phone (keyboard too small and of course I had to drop my phone) then my Kindle (hovering fingers often spell disaster and lost comments, lol), I somehow ended up on this page. Turns out that was a good thing, because now I know about the blog tour too. Let's hope this comment "takes".

    I'm new to M/M and curious about BDSM, yet I'm leery of S&M (being a scaredy-cat wuss myself). After reading the great review by Debra, I'm eager to read this book now. Also want to read Saugatuck Summer, and the review on this site said that Risk Aware would make for an excellent prequel. So I'm very interested to begin this book, and reading others by Amelia, because they contain more than just hot smexy times, yet enough to satisfy my appetite, based on the great reviews I've read.

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  15. Sounds like it's going to be quite the ride!

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  16. Thank you for the excerpt and the giveaway!

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  17. Thank you for the excerpt and the giveaway!

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