Friday, April 21, 2017

Spotlight and Giveaway: A Gathering Storm (A Porthkennack Novel) by Joanna Chambers


Hello, reader friends! I'm Joanna Chambers and this is the blog tour for A Gathering Storm, my new Cornwall-set historical romance. I'll be sharing thoughts on my experience of writing about eccentric Victorian scientists, pragmatic Romany land stewards and unscrupulous mediums - come and comment to win a copy of the book and a $25 Riptide gift card!


A Gathering Storm (A Porthkennack Novel)

Joanna Chambers


Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 17th April 2017

Genre ~ Historical M/M Romance



When grief-stricken scientist Sir Edward Fitzwilliam provokes public scorn by defending a sham spiritualist, he’s forced to retreat to Porthkennack to lick his wounds. Ward’s reputation is in tatters, but he’s determined to continue the work he began after the death of his beloved brother. 

In Porthkennack, Ward meets Nicholas Hearn, land steward to the Roscarrock family. Ward becomes convinced that Nick, whose Romany mother was reportedly clairvoyant, is the perfect man to assist with his work. But Nick—who has reason to distrust the whims of wealthy men—is loath to agree. Until Fate steps in to lend a hand.

Despite Nick’s misgivings, he discovers that Ward is not the high-handed aristocrat he first thought. And when passion ignites between them, Nick learns there’s much more to love than the rushed, clandestine encounters he’s used to. Nevertheless, Nick’s sure that wealthy, educated Ward will never see him as an equal.

A storm is gathering, but with Nick’s self-doubts and Ward’s growing obsession, the fragile bond between the two men may not be strong enough to withstand it.

Now available from Riptide Publishing.

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About Porthkennack

Welcome to Porthkennack, a charming Cornish seaside town with a long and sometimes sinister history. Legend says King Arthur's Black Knight built the fort on the headland here, and it’s a certainty that the town was founded on the proceeds of smuggling, piracy on the high seas, and the deliberate wrecking of cargo ships on the rocky shore. Nowadays it draws in the tourists with sunshine and surfing, but locals know that the ghosts of its Gothic past are never far below the surface.

This collaborative story world is brought to you by five award-winning, best-selling British LGBTQ romance authors: Alex Beecroft, Joanna Chambers, Charlie Cochrane, Garrett Leigh, and JL Merrow. Follow Porthkennack and its inhabitants through the centuries and through the full rainbow spectrum with historical and contemporary stand-alone titles.

Check out Porthkennack!


Meet Joanna Chambers

Joanna Chambers always wanted to write. In between studying, finding a proper grown up job, getting married and having kids, she spent many hours staring at blank sheets of paper and chewing pens. That changed when she rediscovered her love of romance and found her muse. Joanna's muse likes red wine, coffee and won't let Joanna clean the house or watch television.





To celebrate the release of A Gathering Storm, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Riptide credit and a copy of A Gathering Storm! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on April 22, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Congrats on the new release! This one is going on my TBR for sure. sambooks76(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Congrats on the release, the series sounds spectacular!

  3. Such an original concept with several authors sharing a setting each in his/her own way! Congrats on the release :D

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  4. Truly enjoyed this story, such a touching story of two young men! Great story, Joanna. Looking forward to more awesome books from you. :)
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  5. Thanks Dall - it feels good to finally release a book after a year and a half!

    So glad you liked it, Dee!

  6. Congrats and thanks for the post. It sounds like a great story, as does this new collaborative series. I love your historicals and when they take me to a time and place I haven't been, as well as deal with topics I can learn more about, like mesmerism. - Purple Reader,
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  7. Congrats on the release. This whole series sound very interesting. I will put this on my list.
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  8. Congratulations on the release, Joanna. This series sounds so good!

  9. congrats and sounds great
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  10. This sounds like a fantastic book and series!


  11. Congrats on the new book =)
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  12. congrats on the new release


  13. Reading this now and loving it so far! violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  14. Love the cover! It really seems to capture the rugged aspect of the setting.

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  15. Sounds so, so good! Congratulations to all the collaborators. Let there be much success.
    Thanks for the chance at this very interesting book!
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  16. Congratulations on the new release! It sounds fantastic, and I can't wait to read it (along with all of the other Porthkennack story world collaborators). Thanks for a chance to win.
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  17. Still excited about all the Porthkennack books - back end of the tour now, hope you had a fun one!

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