Today I am so pleased to welcome Kate Hawthorne to Joyfully Jay. Kate has come to talk to us about the audio release of her novel, Daybreak. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
I’m Kate Hawthorne, and I am so thrilled to swing by Jay’s blog today to tell you about my brand new audio release. Daybreak is one of the Vino and Veritas books, all written in the amazing World of True North, dreamt up by Sarina Bowen.
Writing Daybreak was a bit of a departure from my normal storytelling, but the reviews on this story have been so overwhelmingly good, and I’m excited that everyone has fallen in love with Jasper (the brooding widower) and Liam (the sunshiney musician) the same way I did. And today brings even more exciting news, because the audio is out!
I have a ton of books on audio, and hearing my stories and my characters hop off the page they way they do in audio is such a rewarding experience, but having two of my favorite narrators read my characters (like with Daybreak) was unreal. Kale Williams and Kirt Graves did such an amazing job with Daybreak, and I’m really excited for everyone to fall for these characters a second time.
The audio came out yesterday, and you can grab a copy for yourself on Audible or straight from Amazon.
I reached up and wiped my face, and Liam laughed, standing up and coming around the table. He batted my hands away and notched himself between my spread thighs. He reached up and swiped his fingers over my cheeks, looking down at me with eyes that looked a little scared and a little sad.
“That’ll do,” he said, threading his fingers through my hair.
A rumbling groan fell from my mouth and I leaned into the touch. He kept touching me, working his fingers from my hairline to the back of my head over and over until I felt heavy and hazy with sleep.
“You were out there awhile,” he murmured, “considering you only crossed one thing off your list.”
I sighed and rolled my neck, pressing my forehead against his stomach and bracketing my hands around his slender hips.
“I finished your car,” I told him.
“So…” His voice was barely louder than a whisper. “So, it’s all fixed, then?”
The confirmation had my chest tightening, my organs suddenly too big for my ribs, the curved bones constricting around my lungs, my heart.
“You gonna take off?” I asked, even though the words sliced my tongue as I forced them out.
“Uhm…” Liam joined his fingers together at the back of my head, tight enough that I couldn’t not be aware of the pressure he used to hold our bodies together. “Not quite yet, if that’s okay with you.”
“Yeah.” I breathed in the smell of my soap on his skin. “That’s okay with me.”
When a sunny young musician gets stranded with a grumpy mechanic during a snowstorm, a lack of heat is the least of their problems…
Liam Luckett is on an adventure. He’s dropped out of his Master’s program without telling his overbearing parents and set off on a road trip across the country. Armed with little more than his guitar, he’s looking for his best life. He never expected his car to break down in the middle of nowhere Vermont with a huge storm pending, leaving him stranded and at the mercy of a hunky local mechanic.
Jasper Cunningham is in a holding pattern. Three years after the death of his husband, he still hasn’t moved on. A hot, younger, stranded tourist is exactly the sort of complication this mechanic has been avoiding. But he can’t leave the guy in the snow. He brings Liam home to crash on the couch. The air is heavy with more than snow, and when the power goes out, the two men become closer than either of them expects.
Every silken note Liam sings on that guitar thaws Jasper’s heart a little. Suddenly, Liam’s itchy feet aren’t so eager to move on. When their feelings get too big to ignore, the bond they’ve formed is tested. Will daybreak leave them going their separate ways?
This opposites attract, hurt/comfort romance features a grumpy widower who is only soft for one specific blue-eyed musician, a remote farmhouse, a friendly dog, and enough snow to knock the power out until love catches fire.
With over two dozen published romances to her name, Kate Hawthorne has built a recognizable brand around telling emotional stories that pack a figurative (and sometimes literal) punch. Existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate spends her days dreaming up angsty stories full of heat, kink, and heart. Kate now lives in Louisville, where she spends her time writing romance, reading romance, and hiding from the humidity.