Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Blog Tour: Faking It (Ringside Romance #2) by Christine D’Abo. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway


We are thrilled to welcome back Christine D’Abo to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of her new book Faking It, the second book in the Ringside Romance Series. Go check it out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!


Hello, my name is Christine d’Abo and I’m so happy to be here today.

I’m a firm believer that the good friends are the family members that we get to choose. The get us on a level that sometimes our biological family doesn’t. When I came up with the idea of Ringside Gym and the men who were involved with it, I wanted to make sure that their relationships reflected that feeling.

Max would be the “middle” child of the trio of heroes. He’s my peacemaker, the one who wants to make sure everyone and everything is okay. But Max has a problem – he doesn’t know what to do when he’s not needed. Zack no longer needs him now that he has Noland in his life, and their other friend Eli has been MIA due to his MMA career. Max’s life begins to drift and he questions not only what he wants, but also who he wants in it.

When Grady Barnes shows up on the scene, Max is equal parts intrigued and annoyed. Here is a man who seems to have it all, but is seemingly at the whim of his father. When Grady asks Max for help, he takes a leap of faith and agrees. What Max doesn’t anticipate is how quickly Grady will work his way into his heart.

All Max needs to do is find a way to prevent Grady from being forced into a marriage he doesn’t want, while not giving in to his impulse to sweep Grady into his arm.

Simple, right?

You can visit Christine at her websitewww.christinedabo.com, and chat with her onFacebook andTwitter. Want to keep up with Christine’s new releases? Sign up for hernewsletter and receive a free book!



Faking It

(Ringside Romance #2)

Christine D’Abo

faking it cd

Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 8th May 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance





Max Tremblay should be happy. His nightclub, Frantic, is one of the most popular gay clubs in Toronto, and his childhood refuge, Ringside Gym, is well on the way to reopening. But when he finds yet another drunk in the alley beside the bar, Max isn’t sure this is the life he truly wants.

Grady Barnes has it all. He’s rich, famous, and wants for nothing. Well, nothing but a good relationship with his father. When he discovers that his father is going to force him into an arranged marriage, Grady has had enough. He tracks down Max, the man who got him to safety after a night of overindulgence, and makes him a proposal: pretend to be his fiancé for two weeks and he’ll invest in Ringside Gym.

When the pair travel to Vancouver to attend a family wedding, the flames of their mutual attraction ignite, and they discover that the only difference between pretend and reality is how well they can fake it.


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working it

Working It (Ringside Romance #1)

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Nolan Carmichael is getting a fresh start—new career, new company, new life. The only problem is, he liked his old life just fine . . . until an accident robbed him of his health, his job, his self-confidence, and his ability to go out in public without having anxiety attacks.

Zack Anderson has scared away his last four executive assistants. So when he hires Nolan on a whim, he’s not too worried, since Nolan will be gone within the week anyway. Two weeks later, Nolan has made himself indispensable, completely reforming Zack’s schedule, life . . . and libido.

But in a company already torn by internal politics, one wrong step could ruin both their careers. And not only are they working to reopen Ringside Gym, Zack’s retreat when he was a troubled teen, but they also can’t help themselves falling for each other. If only the rest of their lives could go as smoothly as things do when they’re alone together.


Meet Christine D’Abo

A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over thirty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.





To celebrate the release of Faking It, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Riptide credit. Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 13, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. I like your description. Good friends are the family members that we get to choose. Indeed!
    Congrats on your newest release, Catherine. I haven't read your books before and this series seems like a good place to start! :)
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  2. Congratulations on the release, Christine. I'm new to your books, but these sound really good to me!

  3. Good luck with the release!


  4. love the blurb and cant wait to read
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  5. I'm looking forward to giving this a read.
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  6. I love all I have read so far, and look forward to reading the rest of this story. (jozywails@gmail.com)

  7. I love the blurb and fully agree that "good friends are the family members that we get to choose". Good luck on the book. I will be checking out the Ringside Romance books.
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  8. Congrats on the release!

  9. Congrats on the new release! This one is next on my TBR. sambooks76(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. congrats on the new release!


  11. I really enjoyed reading Faking It, the fake dating trope is one of my favourites and is actually what made me read the Ringside books!
    Congrats on the release!
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  12. I consider good friends to be my family members.
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  13. Congratulations on your new release. Sounds great and I'm looking forward to reading.
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  14. Congrats on the new release! colby69@verizon.net

  15. This sounds like a fun addition to a new-to-me series. I'll definitely be checking it out!


  16. Gah! Need to start on the first book STAT! Congratulations and much success, D'Abo.
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  17. Congrats and thanks for sharing about Max, and the review. This sounds great. I like the faking it premise, and that of the whole series. And I love Toronto and Vancouver, so will enjoy those settings. - Purple Reader,
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