After a year of anticipation, GRL is only a few days away and, of course, I’m not ready. Hey, I said anticipation, not that p-word everyone tries to get me to do. Puh-pla-planning. Ugh. Just typing the word makes me shudder. I swear my tombstone should read “Here lies Carter Quinn who has Plenty of Time.”
It’s what I always say. “Pshaw. There’s plenty of time.” There never is, not really. But I was born late, run on Gay Standard Time (at least 5 minutes later than the official time), and will probably die late. It’s not like I don’t try, but my inborn procrastination gene seems to rule my life. If you really know me, you expect it.
So GRL. I can’t wait. This will be my first time attending as an author. My first novel, The Way Back, was published too late for me to register as an author last year, so I was able to attend, without pressure or expectation, as a reader. It was wonderful. I met so many great people, some of whom are now friends for life. I can’t wait to do it all over again.
I owe an enormous thank you to all who have bought, read, rated and/or reviewed my two novels and two free reads. You’ve alternately swelled my heart and bashed in my head (and that’s okay!). So I look to GRL this year with a spirit of celebration. To that end, I’m announcing here first that I will be giving away a Kindle Fire HD at the end of the Supporting Authors signing event (Thursday 9am-11am), so look for me and come register.
For those of you unable to attend, I’ll post on my Facebook page (facebook.com/CarterQuinn) Friday. One random commenter will win a Kindle Paperwhite.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
See you all in Atlanta!
Out of the Blackness
A childhood of abuse has left Avery so physically and emotionally scarred he believes he shouldn’t be alive. His only sanctuary has been his relationship with his older foster brother Sam. Avery finally lets Sam convince him to start therapy to help overcome his crippling anxiety, but even that can’t prepare him for the upheaval caused by meeting Noah Yates.
Noah is everything Avery fears. He’s large and physically powerful—and undeniably capable of destroying Avery’s hard-earned progress. Although Noah seems to have a tender streak when it comes to him, Avery is terrified of being victimized again. But no matter how many times he tries to push him away, Noah never goes far.
Noah wants to save Avery, but can he be the catalyst Avery needs to begin the journey out of the blackness?