We are thrilled to welcome Kelly Wyre and A.F. Henley here today at Sinfully on their blog tour to celebrate the release of Breaker, book 1 in their new series Exile. Go check it out and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway.
Welcome to the Breaker (Exile, Volume 1) Blog Tour and Giveaway! We're both super excited about this new release and thrilled to be able to share it with you. Throughout this tour, we're going to be introducing many of the characters within, and associated with, Exile's bizarre shores, as well as introducing Exile itself. Then we're going to top that off with a quick little teaser.
However, before we get into any of that we wanted to remind you that we've got a couple of awesome giveaways going along with the tour so be sure to read through to the end to find out how you could win either a Silver-plated Starfish Anklet (just by leaving a single comment!), or the grand prize of a signed, print copy of Breaker, a coordinates bracelet with the Believe. Seek. Prove. reminder so you can always find your way back to the island of Exile, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market.
The Character Discussion
Kelly Wyre: I’d like to thank my team, the Academy, and that wonderful Key Grip with the fantastic--
AF Henley: *removes Kelly’s gin & tonic* No. Kelly. Not that speech. Or this blog. We’re doing the NOVEL tour. Remember?
KW: Oh. *sniffs* Well. In that case… I’d like to thank the editors, the proofreaders, and of course, my co-author, who steals my damned liquor.
AFH: Ah, our poor editors. Yes. And, hey – you're American. You pay like, 80% less for liquor than I do. Of COURSE I'm going to steal your liquor.
KW: *starts to retort* *rethinks options* Right. So. OKAY. Today we’re going to talk about Isolde, who is a wonderful character with a great many things… well. Wrong with her, really.
AFH: This poor baby. I love her so much.
KW: Tell us a little about her, then. *steals back drink*
AFH: But like, you want more than that? Isn't the fact that I love her enough?
KW: No. No it’s not. I need more. Just like when I tell you to enumerate all the reasons you love me. The fact that you do isn’t an all-encompassing reason. I need DETAILS. I need ENRICHMENT. I need… To know why you wrote this one, yo!
AFH: Oh God. The pressure. The constant pressure. Well, I thought we needed somebody cute and funny and troubled.
KW: ...so you mean like… all the rest of your characters?
AFH: Hey, you're one to talk, Kelly! At least mine aren't COMPLETELY broken!
KW: Hey - most of mine come with the super glue and duct tape repair kit! Also known as expensive therapy and true love and hope and you know, all that life changing shit.
AFH: Aren't happily-ever-afters awesome: :D
KW: Yes. They absolutely are. *clinks glass*
Eddie offered her a quick wave and a smile. "Shouldn't you be sleeping?" he whispered.
She shook her head. "Slept already. It was a bad day. The suppressors make me tired." Her face brightened. "But I'm good now. Will you play with me?"
Eddie opened his mouth to say that was probably a bad idea, and then had to fight back a grin when he considered what he'd been about to say. A flash fire as a result of spending some time with a lonely kid would be no different than a needle administered by one of the lovely Med Center staff. "I will," he told her. "What are we playing?"
She had several blocks strewn on the bed, and the sight of them made Eddie's stomach clench. They'd been hewn from what appeared to be wood and each one had been painted with bright colors—red, blue, green, yellow. And who had carved them, Eddie wondered. Who had sanded those edges and made sure the colors were so vivid? It was foolish to think it might have been Kaeva. But he did. It was the kind of surprisingly sweet and shockingly adorable thing that Kaeva would do.
He sat down on the end of the cot and the scent of her drifted up from the sheets. It was the same smell of any space that had been occupied by a child for any length of time—somewhat sweet, somewhat dirty, but it also carried the acrid undertones of a fire long gone but not forgotten.
"They're baby toys," Isolde told Eddie, fingering one of the blocks. "But Lake brought them. He said the blocks told him they belonged here today." She leaned closer to Eddie and grinned devilishly. "He's so weird!" She shoved the entire collection of blocks into a pile between the V of her sheet-covered, sprawled legs, turned to Eddie and nodded. "Let's build a pyramid. Like the 'Gyptians had. I like the 'Gyptians. They had cat gods."
Eddie reached for one of the blocks, a small baby blue one that matched Isolde's tunic perfectly. "Okay. Where do we—"
"Not that one!" Isolde snatched the block away and handed him a larger, red one. "That one's too small. You have to put the big ones on the foundation. Lake showed me. He said that the foundation has to be built with the strongest parts."
"Oh," Eddie said, face serious and tone reverent even though he wanted to grin like nobody's business. Talk about your hidden life lesson. "Well, that makes sense."
Isolde nodded. "He's smart. He said that's why the big blocks are red. Just like our hearts."
A great big thank you to Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews for hosting us today, and another to you for joining in on the fun. Best of luck with the giveaway and we hope you enjoyed the post!
Until next time,
Kelly Wyre and AF Henley <3
Kelly Wyre and A.F. Henley
Publisher ~ Less Than Three Press
Published ~ 10th January 2017
Genre ~ Urban Fantasy M/M Romance
In the wake of several near-cataclysmic events, humanity created the Cure, a DNA-altering antidote to death by disease and old age. But all cures come with side effects: a small percentage of the population develops a wide range of powers, some of which are lethal to others, and some which are lethal to the wielder.
These people are called the Estranged, hunted and shunned, safe only on the Island of Exile. It is here that Kaeva and Eddie meet—and where they set a prophecy in motion, quite possibly sealing their own demise, and even the end of Exile.
Genre: Gay, Urban Fantasy
Notes: contains some explicit content and includes thoughts and discussions of past and potential suicide
Connect with the Authors
Kelly Wyre enjoys reading and writing all manner of fiction, ranging from horror to romance. She used to work in advertising but is now happily chained to her writing desk and laptop. Kelly relishes the soft and cuddly and the sharp and bloody with equal amounts of enthusiasm. She's a coffee addict, a workaholic, a chronic night owl, and loves a good thunderstorm. Currently Kelly resides in the southeastern United States.
Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica. A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish. Henley has been proudly publishing with Less Than Three Press since 2012.
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