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Swimming to Freedom by Robbie Michaels

Swimming to Freedom by Robbie Michaels

Brandon has always found solace in the water. It’s a place he can leave all his worries, life, and his father behind. When his dad takes notice at how well Brandon is at swimming he sells his company and becomes Brandon’s personal coach.

Brandon’s dad is rude, crude, vulgar, a homophobe, and just a down right horrible person. Brandon’s not allowed many luxuries in life as they’re seen as distractions. Things that will take him off his path to the Olympics.

Tyler is a swimmer for another school. The two bump into each other at a meet and share a common connection. Their relationship is a hard one to build and continue. It must remain a secret from Brandon’s father and the day he finds out is the day Brandon finds himself homeless, and shortly after living under a bridge.

Brandon must find the will to continue living, the strength to move forward, and enjoy the life he’s found.

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Schooled (Codename: Winger #2) by Jeff Adams Blog Tour

Schooled (Codename: Winger #2) by Jeff Adams Blog Tour

Blog Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway – “Schooled (Codename: Winger #2) by Jeff Adams

I am so excited to welcome Jeff Adams to my BookShelf.  He’s here to talk about his second book in the Codename:Winger series.  I fell in love with Theo in the first, ready to continue this love affair in the second, and see if any of the red herrings I fell dramatically for held some truth.  😀  (Down below I will have my review for Tracker Hacker Codename: Winger #1)

Without further ado I bring you Jeff Adams!!

Thanks to Christina for hosting a stop on the Schooled blog tour. I’m happy to be here with an exclusive excerpt from the book, which is the second in the Codename: Winger series. This scene, from Chapter 14, features Theo with Eddie, his boyfriend, as they enjoy date night. After you read the excerpt, make sure to check out the Rafflecopter below to get your entry in the giveaway for a free copy of Schooled.

 

Excerpt

He nodded and we got back to our walk. “You guys ready for the competition this weekend?” Eddie shifted topics at the right time.

“I think so. I really liked what the team had today. They’ve paid attention to what I told them and it showed.”

“Is there something I can come watch on Sunday? See you guys take the championship?”
“I actually don’t know.” It occurred to me that, other than the competition happening on the Amherst College campus, and that it went for thirty hours straight, I was kind of clueless. “Why would you want to watch a bunch of people sitting around computers anyway?”

“Because you’re one of them, silly. I like the look you get when you’re thinking super hard.”

“You’re weird.” He stuck his tongue out at me and I smirked back. “I’ll see what the deal is. Be cool to see you and make silly faces at you that’ll confuse everyone else.”

The team planned to leave for Amherst Friday afternoon to settle in and be ready for Saturday morning. Since I had a game Friday night, I’d catch up with them around midnight.

“Maybe I should come with you Friday and we can share a room. That was awesome in Denver.” Eddie grinned and wiggled his eyebrows at me. He was ridiculously cute and it made my insides tingle in the best way.

While a lot of bad stuff had gone down in Denver, spending alone time with Eddie always made me happy. It’d said a lot about him that he didn’t get too weird when things got super chaotic. I suspected most people would’ve run from the mess, but he stayed right there.

“Unfortunately I’ll have roommates Friday. And once we start Saturday morning, we go straight through into Sunday afternoon.”

“If I can get there on Sunday, maybe we could make the trip back together?”

“That would rock. Dad and I were already debating the best way for me to get there. If he drives me up, maybe you could bring me back. We’ll figure it out.”

“You really got into doing this thing, didn’t you?”

I cocked my head and looked at him, trying to figure out what he meant.

“Coaching the team,” he coaxed.

“I’ve enjoyed it more than I thought I would. And I didn’t give them the credit they deserve.”

“I figured you’d end up liking it.”

“Why?”

“You like helping people. I can tell it when you help me with a computer thing, or if you’re explaining something. There’s never a condescending tone that you know more than someone else.”

“I think the team would disagree with that,” I said, kicking a pebble along in front of me. “I’m not always as modest as I should be.”

“But I bet you’re usually happy to give them the information. I bet you’ll be a teacher someday.”

“Nah. I like doing the actual work too much.”

“Lots of people teach and work.”

“What about you? Mr. Getting Me Through Science Class.”

“It’s possible. Maybe college level one day.”

“I can totally see you as the sexy teacher everyone wants. You’ll teach a few days a week and cure diseases the rest of the time.”

“That’s me—Doctor Teacher.”

We chuckled. We knew what our basic futures looked like—me continuing to study cyber security at MIT and Eddie in biochemistry at UMass Boston. But we rarely talked about what might come next.

Book Blurb:

Secret agent and teenage computer genius Theo Reese lives in two separate worlds—and they’re about to collide.

Theo’s high school computer science club is gearing up for a competition, and Theo agrees to lend his knowledge of cybersecurity to help them win. The covert agency he works for also needs his talents. An encrypted key that allows access to the nation’s electrical grid has been stolen. Theo’s skills are crucial in its recovery before disaster strikes.

When the file shows up at the competition as one of those to be decoded, Theo must find a way to be both an average high school student and Winger, his secret identity. The file must be secured—all while protecting his teammates from those who will use any means necessary to get the file for themselves.

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iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/schooled/id1345621017?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/schooled-19

Bio:

Jeff Adams has written stories since he was in middle school and became a gay romance writer in 2009 when his first short stories were published. Since then he’s written several shorts and novels.

Jeff lives in northern California with his husband of twenty years, Will. Some of his favorite things include the musicals Rent and [title of show], the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey teams, and the reality TV competition So You Think You Can Dance.

Jeff is the co-host of Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast, a weekly show devoted to gay romance fiction as well as pop culture. New episodes come out every Monday at biggayfictionpodcast.com.

Learn more about Jeff at http://jeffadamswrites.com/

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Sound of Silence by Mia Kerick and Raine O’Tierney

Sound of Silence by Mia Kerick and Raine O’Tierney

Renzy is a 19 year old senior who has been held back a couple of years because of his selective mutism. He can’t remember the exact moment in time when decided to stop talking, he just hasn’t talked in years. This has made him an outcast, invisible to others, a loner.

Until he’s in a self help group, not that he needs it, but he’s addicted, and he meets Morning Moreau-Maddox. Even though Renzy’s gay he feels a deep connection to Morning.

Morning and Seven are siblings that have lived all over the world and after Morning was raped they find themselves in a backwater town in Missouri.

Seven at first does not approve of Renzy but Morning is adamant that he’s a good person and wants him in her life and Seven relents. Through some trial and error moments the three become good friends.

After some secrets are revealed in Renzy’s family and he demands answers the three embark on a road trip that is both enthralling and horrifying in all the truths that come out. The three of them grow up during their trip, form an unbreakable bond, and make decisions that will change the course of their future.

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Tracker Hacker Codename: Winger by Jeff Adams

Tracker Hacker Codename: Winger by Jeff Adams

Theodore “Theo” is a 16 year old kid. He’s a little above average as he not only attends high school but also MIT. He plays hockey and has a boyfriend named Eddie.

The main thing that really makes Theo stand out amongst the other teens, yet nobody knows, is that he’s also an agent for a secret organization; like his parents. He works the tech aspect, safe in his room, nobody knows he exists.

Until his boyfriend is hurt, agents start to disappearing, implants become hijacked, and Theo’s father is missing. Now things get really personal.

How can a 16 year old kid help save the world while trying to be your average American boy?

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In Time I Dream About You by Gene Grant

In Time I Dream About You by Gene Grant

Gavin is a young black kid growing up in Detroit. He has his whole life planned when he does what he considered a good deed, but was actually getting himself involved in a gang. Now he must join or face dire consequences. The leader of the gang is anti-gay and when he finds out that Gavin is gay he frames Gavin for murder.

So Gavin retaliates in kind.

This ensures that Gavin is given cellmates that are affiliated with the gang and they make Gavin’s life a living hell. Until Cato arrives when Gavin is at his lowest. Cato’s from the future and helps Gavin learn a lesson in decisions the hard way.

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Riding With Brighton by Haven Francis

Riding With Brighton by Haven Francis

Jay Hall has lived his entire life trying to fit in. Of course he’s a jock, popular, has a cheerleader girlfriend, but that’s not what he wants. He wants to swap out the cheerleader for one Brighton Bello-Adler.

Brighton is an out and proud gay young man. So when Jay calls him and wants to meet up he’s rather skeptical on where this could be going.

After spending the day together, both letting down their walls and just being themselves, they find out there’s more to the other than meets the eye.

When Jay is more publicly outed than he’d prefer that’s when life takes a dive and Jay thinks about going back into the closet and living a lie.

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