Monday, July 10, 2017

Blog Tour: Heart of the Steal by Avon Gale and Roan Parrish. Includes Will and Vaughn’s Road Trip Playlist


We are excited to welcome Roan Parish and Avon Gale to Sinfully today as they celebrate the release of their new book Heart of Steal. They have popped in to share with you Will and Vaughn’s Road Trip Playlist. Go check it out!


Will and Vaughn’s Road Trip Playlist

At one point in the novel, Will and Vaughn take a road trip to Durham, North Carolina. The trip is official FBI business, and Will’s driving, so he gets to pick the music. Here’s what I think he would have on his playlist – Will’s a big fan of 90’s alternative, as you can see.

I’m pretty sure Vaughn knows the David Bowie version of the first song on this list, and the last two.

1. Nirvana, The Man Who Sold the World

(Not that this reminds Will of Vaughn, or anything >>)

2. Soundgarden, Fell on Black Days

3. Smashing Pumpkins, Today

4. Blind Melon, No Rain

5. STP, Interstate Love Song

6. Alice in Chains, Would?

7. Fiona Apple, Criminal (this one might come along with a Very Pointed Look at his passenger)

8. Counting Crows, Omaha

9. Mazzy Star, Fade Into You

10. The Smiths, This Charming Man

11. Pearl Jam, Jeremy

12. Nine Inch Nails, I Just Want Something I Can Never Have

13. Foo Fighters, Monkey Wrench

14. Alanis Morrissett, You Oughta Know

15. Garbage, Queer

16. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Deanna

17. Bush, Glycerin

18. Violent Femmes, Country Death Song

19. Gin Blossoms, Hey Jealousy

20. Johnny Cash, God’s Gonna Cut You Down

21. Johnny Cash, Walk the Line


Heart of the Steal

Avon Gale and Roan Parrish

HeartoftheSteal-fPublisher ~ Philtre Press 

Published ~ 11th July 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance





Responsible, disciplined William Fox channeled his love for art and his faith in the rules into being an FBI Art Crimes agent. Right and wrong, justice and injustice—the differences are clear, and Will has spent his career drawing a line between them. Maybe his convictions have cost him relationships, but he’s not willing to compromise what he knows is right. Until the night he meets Amory Vaughn.

As the head of his family’s philanthropic foundation, Vaughn knows very well that being rich and powerful can get him almost anything he wants. And when he meets endearingly grumpy and slightly awkward William Fox, he wants him more than he’s wanted anything. Vaughn is used to being desired for his name and his money, but Will doesn’t care about either.

When Vaughn falls back on old habits and attempts to impress Will by stealing a painting Will admires, their nascent bond blows up in his face. But Vaughn isn’t willing to give up on the glimpse of passion he saw the night he took Will apart. Before Will knows it, he’s falling for the man he should have arrested, and Vaughn has to realize that some things can’t be bought or stolen. Love has to be given freely. But can a man who lives by the rules, and a man who thinks the rules don’t apply to him, ever see eye to eye?

Heart of the Steal is a standalone romance with a happy ending. It features a Southern gentleman who thinks he’s always right, a buttoned-up FBI agent who secretly likes his buttons unbuttoned, and wall sex. And desk sex. And picnic blanket sex.


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Meet the Authors


avongale_thumbAvon Gale wrote her first story at the age of seven, about a “Space Hat” hanging on a rack and waiting for that special person to come along and purchase it — even if it was a bit weirder than the other, more normal hats. Like all of Avon’s characters, the space hat did get its happily ever after — though she’s pretty sure it was with a unicorn. She likes to think her vocabulary has improved since then, but the theme of quirky people waiting for their perfect match is still one of her favorites.

Avon grew up in the southern United States, and now lives with her very patient husband in a liberal midwestern college town. When she’s not writing, she’s either doing some kind of craft project that makes a huge mess, reading, watching horror movies, listening to music or yelling at her favorite hockey team to get it together, already. Avon is always up for a road trip, adores Kentucky bourbon, thinks nothing is as stress relieving as a good rock concert and will never say no to candy.

At one point, Avon was the mayor of both Jazzercise and Lollicup on Foursquare. This tells you basically all you need to know about her as a person.

Avon is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary Agency.



b&w author picRoan Parrish lives in Philadelphia where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.

When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.

She is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary Agency.




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