Celebrating Shira Anthony’s 20th Book! + Giveaway

April 15, 2017

Celebrating Shira Anthony's 20th Book!


Hi everyone! I’m Shira Anthony, celebrating the release of my 20th book from Dreamspinner Press, Forgotten Paradise! If you’re reading this post, you are in for a double dose of giveaway. For you only, I’ve got a special giveaway: reader’s choice of one of my 20 Dreamspinner Press backtitles (anything but my brand new book). And actually, that’s 21 backtitles, since I’m part of the Once Upon a Time in the Weird West anthology as well but didn’t count it as a book. To enter this special release day contest, answer this question: What kind of men’s bathing suits are the sexiest? I’ll choose a winner after 4/18. Then read down to the end of the post on how to win the grand prize for the blog tour contest, a December Diamonds Cupid Merman ornament!

Merman Ornament

For those readers who may not already know, Forgotten Paradise is my second entry in the Dreamspun Desires line of gay category romances from Dreamspinner Press. I love these sweet, tropey romances that recall the Harlequin and Silhouette books I used to read as a high school student. They’re all about sweaty palms, sweet romance, and a satisfying HEA. Light on the angst, a little sexy (mine does have some explicit sex in it), and a lot of fun.

My love of snorkeling, diving, and sailing inspired the Mermen of Ea trilogy (mermen shifters) from Dreamspinner Press. For Forgotten Paradise, my diving inspired one of the MCs: Jonah James is a dive instructor with the all-inclusive resort where the other MC, Adam Preston, stays for a week.

Forgotten Paradise by Shira Anthony

Forgotten Paradise by Shira Anthony

Forgotten Paradise is all about finding out who you truly are. Not only because Jonah doesn’t remember who he was before he woke up on a Punta Cana beach ten years before! When Jonah’s past and Adam’s future collide, the two men must weather a storm of emotions and challenges. Of course, this is a Dreamspun title, so you can be sure it all works out in the end!

I hope you’ll enjoy finding out who Jonah really is and that you’ll be able to imagine the sand between your toes as you read Forgotten Paradise. To enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for the blog tour, go to one or more of the blog stops and answer the question I’ve asked in the post. Each blog stop comment is an entry. Good luck! –Shira


Check out Forgotten Paradise today!


Forgotten Paradise by Shira Anthony


It’s dangerous diving for secrets.

When a megacompany threatens to take over his family-owned business, programming prodigy Adam Preston escapes the stress with a much-needed vacation in the Dominican Republic. There he meets attractive, intelligent, insightful Jonah James, a scuba dive instructor, and what starts as a holiday fling soon blossoms into much more.

But Jonah has a secret: ten years ago he woke up on an island beach with no idea how he got there… or even who he is. Their paradise may not be as perfect as it seems. When Jonah’s memories come crashing back like waves on the sand, will it be Adam clinging to the proverbial life raft, or will the two men find a safe harbor to ride out the storm?

Forgotten Paradise Blog Tour

11 Responses to “Celebrating Shira Anthony’s 20th Book! + Giveaway”

  1. H.B. says:

    Congrats on your 20th (er..21st) release with Dreamspinner!

    I’ve never paid much attention to men’s swimwear so I think the modest usual swim trunks are fine. Although I just Google men swim wear and trunk boxers tether shorts swimwear look pretty attractive too.

  2. Shira says:

    HB: I actually prefer the modest ones myself! I love board shorts worn low on the waist. <3

  3. Trix says:

    Hmm…like men’s underwear, I’ve never really thought about it. (I tend to, um, skip a step mentally.) I live in a surfer area, so I do like board shorts and half-removed wetsuits.

  4. Shira says:

    Trix: I’m liking that wetsuit image…. Yum!

  5. Tanja says:

    Congrats on your 20th book. That is some feat.
    I have never thought about it much, but I think I go for the board shorts and the half removed wetsuits. It helps when the guy wearing them just comes out of the sea. You know all dripping wet.

  6. Dianne says:

    For me it’s the board short worn low on the hips. A great tan doesn’t hurt either :)

  7. Shira says:

    Tanja: Yep. I’m with you and Trix on this one. <3

  8. Shira says:

    Dianne: Yeah. That too…. *swoons*

  9. jodi marinich says:

    I love board shorts

  10. Shira says:

    Jodi: Yep. Me too! <3

  11. Janie says:

    Just a bit bigger than speedos. Like boy shorts.Im envisioning Daniel Craig as Bond here lol

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