Monday, October 09, 2017

Blog Tour: Sightlines (The Community: Book 3) by Santino Hassell. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway


We are thrilled to welcome Santino Hassell to Sinfully today as he celebrates the release of Sightlines, the third book in The Community Series. Go check it out!


Meet the boys of the Black family

What lies beneath the surface of the world you thought you knew?

The Community is a sexy paranormal suspense trilogy about queer psychics working to overthrow the leader who swore to protect their kind. Each book tells the story of three brothers who were raised separately and couldn’t be more different, yet find their way together in order to defeat the people threatening them all.

Nate Black


“I never connect with people,” he said quietly. “But I connected with you.

Nate Black is introduced in INSIGHT, book 1 of The Community trilogy, as an outlier in his own powerful family and a newbie to the overall psychic Community. He travels from his small Texas town to New York City to investigate the mysterious death of his twin brother, and meets Trent along the way. Trent is a void—a non-psychic—but their connection is instant and intense.

Nate is one of the most vulnerable characters in this series because of his insecurity about his place in his family, his lack of trust for the people in the Community who are guarding the many secrets surrounding his twin’s death, and his unstable grip on his psychic powers. He’s also mega hot—blond with silver eyes and a grungy style, and totally overwhelmed by the sophisticated sexy psychics he encounters in the big city.

Holden Payne


It wasn't every day he was flat-out rejected by a cyborg. It was putting a serious cramp in his game.

Holden Payne is the son of the Community’s leader, raised privileged yet never fully accepted by his father. Holden is sophisticated and sexy—usually seen in sleek suits with his light brown hair carelessly falling over his forehead. He also usually uses sex to get his way because for a long time he’s considered sex to be his strongest tools. He’s a strong empath so knowing what the other party is feeling (or using his ability to project his own emotions onto them) tends to intensify sex. Unfortunately, his empath powers don’t work on the man sent to keep an eye on him. The man he also happens to fall for…

Chase Payne-Black


Chase is the outcast of the Community and both his families—the Paynes and the Blacks. He’s covered in tattoos, has a distinct punk rock style, and a gutter mouth that would send sailors running out of a bar. He’s brash, blunt, and frankly kind of an asshole.

His only soft spot is for a certain drummer boy who gets sucked into the nightmare of the crumbling Community. And it’s his love for that same boy that allows Chase to rise up and shed the shackles that have held him back for years.

To read more about these three complicated men, read INSIGHT, OVERSIGHT, and SIGHTLINES—out on October 9th. You won’t regret being sucked into the world of The Community.



(The Community: Book 3)

Santino Hassell

Sightlines_500x750Publisher ~  Riptide Publishing 

Published ~ 9th October 2017

Genre ~  Paranormal Gay Romance



Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He's the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He's the son of the Community's founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he's nothing like his charismatic family. No one knows what to make of him, which is how he wound up locked in a cell on the Farm yet again. But this time, the only man he's ever loved is there too.

Elijah Estrella was used to being the sassy sidekick who fooled around with Chase for fun. But that was before he realized the Community wasn't the haven he'd believed in and Chase was the only person who'd ever truly tried to protect him. Now they're surrounded by people who want to turn them against their friends, and the only way out is to pretend the brainwashing works.

With Chase playing the role of a tyrant's second-in-command, and Elijah acting like Chase's mindless sex toy, they risk everything by plotting a daring escape. In the end, it’s only their psychic abilities, fueled by their growing love for each other, that will allow them to take the Community down once and for all.

Available now from Riptide Publishing.

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About The Community Series


What lies beneath the surface of the world you thought you knew?

Secrets and lies have twisted an underground community founded by psychics escaping persecution. Blackmail, sex, and social climbing in the name of power has created an irreparable rift.

In the eyes of the founders, there are two sides: loyalists and everyone else. Surely no one would emerge from their tightly woven webs. And they certainly wouldn’t sow the seeds of rebellion within the heart of the Community’s only queer night club.

Now an outcast, a scion, and a runaway are leading a revolution to save not only the men they love, but the entire Community.

Check out The Community series!


Meet Santino Hassell

Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family but grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into a grumpy introvert and unlikely romance author with an affinity for baseball caps. His novels are heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, and his desire to write relationships fueled by intensity and passion.

He’s been a finalist in both the Bisexual Book Awards and the EPIC Awards, and was nominated for a prestigious RITA award in 2017. His work has been featured in BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Washington Post, RT Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.





To celebrate the release of Sightlines, one lucky winner will receive a $15 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 14, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Thanks for the post and congrats on the new release!

  2. I'm rarin' to get cracking with this book! Mazingergirlie (at) Gmail (dot) com

  3. I just finished this last night. It was the perfect ending to the series! Highly Recommend.

  4. Thanks for the chance! Can't wait to read rhis book! :)

  5. First I've heard of the series, glad I stopped by today.

  6. Congrats on the release. I loved Insight... I'm looking forward to the next two!

  7. I love Santino's books! Looking forward to this series!
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  8. Looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the chance to win.
    - Michelle

  9. congrats Santino this series
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  10. Thanks for the character post
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  11. I enjoyed the first two and am looking forward to reading Sightlines. :-)

  12. Congrats on the book. I haven't started this series yet but it is on my list.
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  13. Thank you for the insight and breakdown on the members of the Black family.
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  14. This is such a great series! Can't wait to read Sightlines.

  15. This sounds like it will be a very good series.
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  16. I need to read this sounds awesome!


  17. Congrats on the new release!

  18. So looking forwards to reading this whole series!


  19. I absolutely love The Community series. I can't wait to see what Santino does next, no doubt I'll be devouring it! azlorose(at)hotmail(dot)com

  20. Congrats, Santino, and thanks for the character overview. You're right, I don't mind being sucked into the world of the Community, starting from my birth state of Texas to the urban underworld of NYC. - Purple Reader,
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  21. I'm not usually much into PNR, but this series looks really interesting and this overview of the characters makes me want to know them more.
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  22. I enjoy this series so very much, most especially the last one. Congratulations for the book release!