Friday, May 05, 2017

Spotlight & Giveaway: Concourse (Five Boroughs #5) by Santino Hassell

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Concourse

(Five Boroughs #5)

Santino Hassell

Concourse_500x750 (1)Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 1st May 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary Gay Romance

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Synopsis

Ashton Townsend is the most famous celebutante of Manhattan’s glitterati. The black sheep of his wealthy family, he’s known for his club appearances, Instagram account, and sex tape. Most people can’t imagine him wanting for anything, but Ashton yearns for friendship, respect, and the love of his best friend—amateur boxer Valdrin Leka. 

Val’s relationship with Ashton is complicated. As the son of Ashton’s beloved nanny, Val has always bounced between resenting Ashton and regarding him as his best friend. And then there’s the sexual attraction between them that Val tries so hard to ignore.

When Ashton flees his glitzy lifestyle, he finds refuge with Val in the Bronx. Between Val’s training for an upcoming fight and dodging paparazzi, they succumb to their need for each other. But before they can figure out what it all means—and what they want to do about it—the world drags them out of their haven, revealing a secret Val has kept for years. Now, Ashton has to decide whether to once again envelop himself in his party-boy persona, or to trust in the only man who’s ever seen the real him.

Available now from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/concourse

::: Debra’s Review :::

 

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About the Five Boroughs Universe

FiveBoroughs_SeriesLGNew York City—home of soaring skyscrapers, concrete boulevards, and the hopes and dreams of millions. A city where opposites attract and romance is found in unlikely places. From the glittering penthouses of Manhattan to the blue collar neighborhoods of Queens, values get tested, cultures clash, and connections made. Men of diverse backgrounds examine their lives, test their sexual boundaries, and seek success in an unforgiving urban landscape that moves fast and stops for no one. Despite the odds, there’s love to be found in the five boroughs as long as they’re willing to work for it.

Check out the Five Boroughs Universe. http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/universe/five-boroughs

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Meet Santino Hassell

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Santino was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed grunge kid, then a transient twentysomething, and eventually transformed into a guy who spends his days and nights writing romance with an edge.

Santino is a dedicated gamer, a former fanfic writer, an ASoIaF mega nerd, a Grindr enthusiast, but most of all he is a writer of LGBT fiction that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Concourse, 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 6, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

32 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite series! I'm reading Concourse right now. Love Ashton and Val. :)
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  2. Ahhh I am so excited for this! It's my most anticipated May read and after Insight I have no doubt Concourse will be phenomenal!
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  3. I love the 5B series and can't wait to read this one. sambooks76(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Santino writes amazing books. Every time and better. This series has been awesome and I can't wait to read more! :)
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  5. Thanks for the great tour and good luck with the release!
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  6. I've read all of the Five Boroughs books and just bought this one. I appreciate the time and effort that goes into each one. carryback(at)lycos(dot)com

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  7. congratulations on the release, Santino. I love this series
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  8. I loved this one! Can't wait for the next book, I'm in love with the 5B series.
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  9. the 5B series is the best thing to read
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  10. Oh how I love this series!

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  11. Love the 5Bs. Looking forward to reading them all again. Though it's never the same as the first time around.

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  12. ICOS is still my favorite but I have loved everything so far. Just got Insight last night. Thank you.
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  13. I adore Ashton and Val. 😍
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  14. So excited for more of the Five Burroughs!!! Thanks for the chance! Tanyamarieward °at° hotmail °dot° com

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  15. Such a fun book! Ashton and Val were mega!yummy.

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  16. I have been wanting to read this series and this new book is going to force me to. Good luck with the new release.
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  17. Congrats on the release!
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  18. Santino isn't an author I've read as yet

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  19. congrats Santino and love your stories
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  20. I love this author, but I still need to read these books. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    -Lauren
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  21. Congrats and thanks for the post. The series has been good so far, and this sounds like a great addition. I enjoy Hassell's raw, real characters and the urban setting he puts them in. - Purple Reader,
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  22. Love this series. Looking forward to reading this book.
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  23. I love this series. I've been waiting for Ashton's story! kimcurington(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Santino is such an amazing author.
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  25. Love this series so hard! And that cover, wow! pinnyharris(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I am so ashamed to say I have put off starting this series for AGES now. but I love this author's other works and I do own most of them, it's just finding time. super excited from all the buzz this book (and the series in general) is getting though. thanks for the chance!! hmohring(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Looks very cool!

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  29. If this shows up twice, I apologize ahead of time, I'm having internet problems...

    Santino, congratulations on your new release. This is my favorite series that you've written. I can't wait to pick this one up. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.
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  30. This series has me hooked! Can't wait for Concourse. :)

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  31. Another fun blog tour and another great book. How long until Santino quits his day job to write full time? I wish him success; he so deserves it, unlike some best-selling authors out there.

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  32. Another fun blog tour and another great book. How long until Santino quits his day job to write full time? I wish him success; he so deserves it, unlike some best-selling authors out there.

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