Happy Release Day to Posy Roberts!
We are thrilled to welcome Posy Roberts to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of North Star, the complete trilogy bundle. Go check out what she has to say and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway.
Freedom & Summer Love
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, my bike was my main mode of transportation. I rode it everywhere. It was my freedom and responsibility.
I lived right at the top of what we called North Hill. It had many ways down—some near free falls, some lazy and winding, numerous dirt biking trails, and a few straighter roads that weren’t nearly as fun. I usually chose what everyone on the north side dubbed The Steep Hill. It was fabulous: two stomach-lurching swoops that got me going so fast my long hair streamed behind me and I could pass cars if I didn’t apply my brakes.
And if I wiped out that the bottom, which happened, there wasn’t a cell phone in my back pocket to call for help. Instead, I had to rely on my own ingenuity and willpower to get me and my wrecked bike back home.
Aside from the scraped knees, I didn’t get in much trouble. That might be because everything my friends and me did was either in public or at a house where a parent was home. But I did get a few kisses and looked through my first nudie magazine. I tried to smoke, but nothing happened aside from me having an asthma attack. Thank God for inhalers!
At a skate park, I fell in love with a boy, who I discovered lived close to me, at the bottom of the boring hill. He made worth driving down it with it. We spent the summer before tenth grade riding all over town, him on his skateboard and me on my bike. We’d take long walks holding hands. We’d kiss for hours. Seriously hours!
When I wrote my North Star trilogy, especially book 1, Spark, I wanted to celebrate that freedom I had growing up. So I have Hugo and Kevin meet in a small town where fishing is huge in the hardwood forest, and just outside of town, numerous trails offer a setting where these two young men can get lost, hide from their families, the complications of lives, and find each other. They discover their sexuality there as well, falling deeply in love. Despite being great for each other, college separates them, and they lose touch.
Hugo and Kevin don’t meet again until years later and in a post 9/11 world where kids are no longer allowed that sort of freedom. Outdoors is now seen as dangerous, kids must be monitored at all times, or at least be a text away, and Kevin is raising a son and daughter in this new world when he meets Hugo again. Without the freedom Hugo and Kevin had as kids, they never would’ve fallen in love. Kevin never would’ve realized he was bisexual. And their reunion years later would’ve been a very different story.
Falling in love in summer is amazing. All my summer romances were filled with passion and a sense of “hurry, this could end at any moment” and lots of skin. ;) In Spark, you get to read about Hugo and Kevin falling in love twice. In Fusion, they discover that no matter how passionate they are about each other, Kevin still has to explain who Hugo is to his kids and his ex. And in Flare, Hugo and Kevin are confronted by people sabotaging their newly created family. But that summer passion is still there. They already saw what happened when they allowed their relationship to end once, so they know what they’d be giving up. North Star is a story about first loves, second chances, families, and fight for the people you love no matter what.
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 5th August 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
Nearly three years ago, North Star was released book by book. Now you can get the entire series as a bundle!
Falling in love again is easy. Fitting into each other’s complicated lives isn’t.
Hugo and Kevin were best friends and secret lovers in high school, but a chance meeting years later proves that the spark that drew them together before is still there. In Spark, Hugo and Kevin must try to put together a relationship while overcoming the obstacles of coming out, divorce, and children. In Fusion, an unexpected illness may tear apart all they’ve been building. And in Flare, though they’ve finally settled together happily, outside forces are working hard to upset their family.
Meet Posy Roberts
Posy Roberts writes about the realistic struggles of men looking for love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.
Posy is a Jill of all trades and master of the drill and paintbrush. She’s married to a partner who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep during her writing frenzies. Her daughter, a budding author and cinematographer, helps her come up with character names. For fun, Posy enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make regular life more interesting.
a Rafflecopter giveaway: 1 $10 Dreamspinner Press gift card and 1 $10 Amazon gift card.