Today I am super excited to welcome author Kerry Freeman back to the blog. Kerry has a new release out, Pine Tar & Sweet Tea, and has brought a copy of the book to give away to one lucky commenter. Kerry is also attending GayRomLit this year and thought she tell us a little bit about the authors she is excited to meet.
Soon, I’ll be at GayRomLit as an author, and I’m really looking forward to meeting all the readers and reviewers I’ve talked to online. But authors are fans in their own right, and I have a few favorites I’m looking forward to fangirling over.
My favorite gay romance is Z. A. Maxfield’s Drawn Together. When anyone asks me to recommend a book, it’s my first suggestion. ZAM is also an awesome person who is supportive of her fellow writers. I’m going to try not to audibly squeal when I meet her, but I can’t promise anything.
Mercy Celeste lives near the southern coast of Alabama, and I live near the northern border. Not only am I psyched that there will be another Bama native at GRL, but I’m also a fan of her books. I think I may have promised to buy her alcohol at some point, too. Maybe we’ll both get a little tipsy and sing “Sweet Home Alabama” at karaoke.
I have two friends who love Damon Suede’s Hot Head. I don’t blame them; Hot Head is an awesome book. I’m really looking forward to meeting Damon and having him sign a copy of HH for my friends. And they better appreciate it, seeing as they still haven’t read my books yet :-/ Oh, a little birdy told me something about Damon and a kilt…
I absolutely adore Amy Lane’s books. The Keeping Promise Rock series, Hammer & Air, Truth in the Dark, The Locker Room. Yeah, I’ve read quite a few of her books, and I can’t think of any I haven’t loved. One of my goals for GRL is to tell her that in person without swallowing my tongue.
There are so many great authors attending GRL and only so much time to meet them all. It might be easier to just stand in the middle of the welcoming reception and scream, “I love you all.” 😉
If you’re going to GRL, who are you most looking forward to meeting?
After playing eleven years in the Minor Leagues, Coach Matt Hawley has returned to his tiny Alabama hometown to lead his old high school baseball team to their first state championship. At the other end of the state, René Días, who left the Major League after one season, is getting his team ready to defend their state title for the second straight year. One is in the closet. The other is between relationships. Neither has any intention of hooking up at the state tournament.
Then they see each other.
Pre-game lust turns into an intense one-night stand neither man can forget, and when their best friends embark on a romance, Matt and René are thrown together again. This time they decide it won’t be for just a single night. But the fear of disappointing his minister father and shaming his family forces Matt to keep one foot in the closet, even as he and René find their lust is maybe something more. He’s going to have to make a choice between between his family and his freedom.
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Kerry was born and raised in Alabama, and she grew up swearing she was going to get the hell out of Dodge the instant she could. Turns out Dodge ain’t so bad, and she never left. Alabama’s version of a city girl, she married a country boy, and the adorkable couple lives in a small town with their two socially awkward dogs.
Kerry loves to write about love, and it turns out most of the voices in her head are men. She also loves to write about the South, so most of her stories end up there, one way or another.
A tomboy and a geek from way back, Kerry has a day job but dreams she will one day write full time. She has a weakness for yaoi, Japanese stationery, YA, and ginger-haired singers from Britain. She owns an impressive t-shirt collection. Nowaki & Hiroki are her homeboys.
- Website: http://kerryfreeman.com/
- Blog: http://blog.kerryfreeman.com/
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- Twitter: https://twitter.com/kfwritesbooks
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorkerryfreeman
- Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4759363.Kerry_Freeman
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Oh, I *so* wish I could go to GRL. Have a wonderful time, and thanks for the giveaway!
Maybe next year! They’ll announce the location at the welcome reception Thursday night.
I love southern boys. I married a man from Alabama. Mix southern boys AND baseball and I’m hooked. Good luck on your release Kerry.
I’m looking forward to hooking up with friends that I’d met before. I’d missed K-lee Klein last year so I’m anxious to see her. Plus Amy Lane and Mary Calmes and a whole host of other people.
Not to mention getting to hang out with me, your awesome roommate! 😉
I am so excited to meet so many online friends in person. I just hope I don’t totally embarrass myself fangirling all over everyone.
Oh hanging with you is going to be a blast. I wonder if we talk books loud enough on the plane we’ll get free shots from the stewardress too?
We can only hope!
Thank you! Southern boys are awesome 🙂 Make sure to say hi to me!
Please count me in. Thanks.
Good luck! 🙂
I’m not at GRL, boo! But would I like to see if I was there?
I’ve had a check on the list – so many favourites to choose from. Ethan Day always sounds like he’d be fun to meet and I’d try and get To see those I’d recently read – and to see Damon and his kilt!
Damon and his kilt was apparently very popular last year 🙂
Congrats on the release! I am a southern girl at heart even though I am half Puerto Rican. My father’s half is from Alabama and Tennessee and we love sweet tea and grits! I love the authors you are talking about and have epic fan girl moments, too. The first time Amy Lane replied to one of my tweets I could have died! I wont be at GRL but hope everyone has fun!
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Oh, grits are awesome! People who don’t eat them don’t know what they’re missing 🙂
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GRL sounds like so much fun! I really want to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Thanks! I think it will be a blast, and I’m sure I’ll be exhausted by the time I get home.
Can’t go this year…hopefully next year will work out. Count me in for the giveaway please. Thank you.
Hope you get to go next year, too!
I am a little envious of the people getting to go to GRL, but without all the fun for authors and other readers in person, we all wouldn’t benefit from their cool new ideas! Maybe one day I’ll get to go–if they hold it during my summer vacations!
Congrats on new release–I also married a southern country boy and now live in Kentucky! I look forward to hearing more about your book!
Thanks! Kentucky is such a beautiful state. A character from my last book is from there, and he’s going to visit in the sequel.
Ooh~~ Please count me in on the contest!!!
And sadly.. .): I’m not able to go and I doubt I’ll be able to for a few years.. Traveling… anywhere is Sooooo out of my budget…
Have fun though!! I shall be experiencing it through pictures and posts! lol..
Hopefully next year it will be somewhere near you. I’m going to post daily from GRL on my blog, and I’ll make sure to take pictures 🙂
I love the title of your book – very different and will make a lot of people look twice.
I’d love a copy of it, so please add me to the draw.
Thank you! I wanted a title that had a very Southern feel to it, and I hope it does.
Congrats on your new release! Hope y’all have lots of fun at GRL! 😀
Thanks for the giveaway!
Thank you! We had lots of fun at GRL 🙂
Please count me in, thanks! I hope GRL is fun for all!
Good luck! GRL was a blast!
Please count me in! I’m not into sports at ALL but somehow find athletes as protags enthralling!
Maybe it’s the idea of muscular, sweaty guys? 😉
I love all these authors except I’ve never read Mercy Celeste – will have to check her out 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
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Definitely check out Mercy. I love her books, but they are definitely of the darker variety.
Hey guys! Contest is closed but I’m not picking a winner until I get back from GRL. Kerry and I are both here (and in fact she is sitting right next me) so it is too crazy right now. But we’ll post a winner when I get back.