Today I am so pleased to welcome Keira Andrews to Joyfully Jay. Keira has come to talk to us about her latest release, Honeymoon for One. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

 

Thanks so much to Jay for having me here today to discuss age-gap romance! As you can probably tell from my backlist, I’m a huge fan of age differences in M/M romance. It’s often referred to as “May/December” romance, although I know some folks understandably think it should be more like May/September. Since it’s longstanding shorthand for a relationship with an age difference and is a common term in the romance genre, I personally don’t take the “December” part literally. 😀

I’m a sucker for opposites attracting and heroes at different stages in life finding common ground. I think there’s something really powerful about a younger man and older man discovering a surprising spark and connection. The power differential is obviously a major potential obstacle, and one of my favorite things about writing age-gap romance is exploring how MCs can be equals in the relationship.

In my new contemporary romance, Honeymoon for One, Clay is in his mid-40s and starting his life over after splitting with his wife. Married young in his small outback town, Clay has repressed his same-sex desire for decades, and when he meets 27-year-old Ethan, old-soul Ethan helps him understand who he really is. Both men are lonely, and they bring comfort and support to each other in different ways, including sexual discovery for Clay.

In Valor on the Move—which is on sale right now for only $0.99—Rafa, the president’s son, is 18 years younger than his Secret Service agent Shane. Shane has avoided romance and any deep emotional connections. To quote his best friend Darnell: “[Y]ou’ve been sleepwalking for a long time now. But this boy woke you up.” Shane brings steadiness, strength and sexual experience to Rafa, but it’s not a one-sided relationship. In every romance, each person brings strengths and weaknesses, and May/December pairings are no exception.

Are you a fan of age-gap romances? What appeals to you—or doesn’t—about the trope? Comment below and you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift certificate. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Blurb

The wedding is off, but the love story is just beginning.

Betrayed the night before his wedding by the supposed boy of his dreams, Ethan Robinson escapes the devastating fallout by going on his honeymoon alone to the other side of the world. Hard of hearing and still struggling with the repercussions of being late-deafened, traveling by himself leaves him feeling painfully isolated with his raw, broken heart.

Clay Kelly never expected to be starting life over in his forties. He got hitched young, but now his wife has divorced him and remarried, his kids are grown, and he’s left his rural Outback town. In a new career driving a tour bus on Australia’s East Coast, Clay reckons he’s happy enough. He enjoys his cricket, a few beers, and a quiet life. If he’s a bit lonely, it’s not the end of the world.

Clay befriends Ethan, hoping he can cheer up the sad-eyed young man, and a crush on an unattainable straight guy is exactly the safe distraction Ethan needs. Yet as the days pass and their connection grows, long-repressed desires surface in Clay, and they are shocked to discover romance sparking. Clay is the sexy, rugged man of Ethan’s dreams, and as the clock counts down on their time together, neither wants this honeymoon to end.

Honeymoon for One is a gay romance by Keira Andrews featuring a May-December age difference, a slow burn of newfound friends to lovers, first-time m/m sex, and of course a happy ending.


Bio

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”

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Giveaway

Keira has brought a $10 Amazon gift card to give away to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Friday, October 5th at 11:59 pm ET.

 

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