Wrap up and our winner – (Gerry’s Lion)

April 24, 2015

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Ashavan Doyon here to wrap up and award one of you with the final give-away – an e-book copy of Gerry’s Lion.

As for my quirk? Like Leo, I love the tropical shirts… so much so that they even let me wear them as business attire at work!

LEO LOOKED through his closet. It was hopeless.

“What do I wear?”

“It’s my mama, and my sister, and some kids. Wear something comfortable. It’s not a service.”

“She’s gonna hate me,” muttered Leo, sliding hanger after hanger to one side.

Gerry grasped his arm and turned him, staring at him in that intense way that made all thought flee from his head.

“You’re telling me that John didn’t make one of these for Easter?” Gerry asked, indicating one of the tropical shirts.

“But that’s so casu—”

“It’s you, baby. That’s who I want them to meet. If they’re going to hate you anyway, at least let them hate you for who you are, not someone you make yourself in hope they’ll accept you.”

“But—”

Gerry pulled him close. “I love you, baby, but I watched Adam do this for years. It didn’t help. If it didn’t help him, what’s the point in you repeating the mistakes Adam and I made?”

Leo did have a tropical shirt for Easter. Several. He turned as Gerry released him and with two quick slides had the hanger he needed. Stark black with Fabergé-style eggs covering the surface in metallic colors. Bunnies hopped along the bottom hem. How John had justified the custom print, Leo still didn’t know. Leo pulled the shirt out and held it against his bare torso. “The neck is low. They’ll see….”

Gerry reached in and pulled out a lavender turtleneck.

Leo shook his head. “Not on your life.”

“Another color, then? That tan would match the bunny rabbits.” Gerry hung up the shirt and pulled out another. “Come on. It’s not that bad. Aren’t layers supposed to be in? Anyway, you’re wearing tropical shirts. How fashion conscious can you claim to be?”

And our winner? Denise Dechene. Please email me at ashavandoyon@gmail.com and let me know what email you use for your Dreamspinner bookshelf. We’ll get Gerry’s Lion added for you.

Thanks everyone for attending. I’ll stick around for a little while to answer any lingering questions. I hope you learned something about Gerry’s Lion and I want to take this final opportunity to ask you to buy the book:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6305 – it’s still on sale until April 28!

7 Responses to “Wrap up and our winner – (Gerry’s Lion)”

  1. Denise Dechene says:

    Thanks I look forward to reading. What are you working on next? and is there going to be more in the Sam’s Cafe Romances?

  2. ashavandoyon says:

    Denise: I’m doing final edits for the next story in my College Rose Romances for Torquere Press. It’s titled Andrew’s Prayer and will be out in July.

    Once that’s done I’ll be writing another piece that I’ll offer to Dreamspinner. It MAY be the next Sam’s Café Romance, I’m not sure. I have a story idea for that, but the passing of my friend Larry has me thinking about another romance focused on older characters, so I might write that one first, since the inspiration is fresh.

  3. H.B. says:

    Thank you for the chat!

  4. ashavandoyon says:

    The hope is to get another story in to Dreamspinner before mid-year.

  5. ashavandoyon says:

    H.B. – Thank you so much for coming! Don’t forget that I’m always available to chat about my stories at my website: http://www.ashavandoyon.com – there’s a form to contact me or you can use the email listed in this message.

  6. Denise Dechene says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of your friend.

    I’ll keep an eye out for your books. Thanks for chatting. Hope you have a great weekend.

  7. ashavandoyon says:

    Denise: Thank you. it was quite sudden and unexpected, which makes it difficult.

    I hope you enjoy Gerry’s Lion. It’s my husband’s personal favorite out of all my stories. If you enjoy the angst, I hope you’ll also check out Andrew’s Prayer. There’s a fourth book in that series planned also.

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