The Novel Approach is pleased to have Skylar M. Cates join us today on the Here For You blog tour.
Enjoy Skylar’s guest post, then be sure to leave a comment below for the chance to win an e-book of the winner’s choice from her backlist OR an e-copy of Here For You.
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And now, here’s Skylar.
TRUTH OR DARE?
Remember the game truth or dare? If you selected truth, you had to reveal an often embarrassing secret. If you selected dare, you had to do something you fear. Why do we all play these games of chicken at certain times in our lives? I used to always pick the dare.
If I played the game today, though, I would do it differently. As I get older and I don’t give a crap as much about what anybody thinks, truth becomes easier for me to select. In contrast once I had kids, daring suddenly was harder for me. I didn’t want to put my little ones at risk in the world.
In Here for You, the main characters, a group of housemates in South Florida, do not play the actual truth or dare game. But in some ways, I set it up in the novel. You see, the main character Cole leans secret after secret about the roommates he thought he knew. The plot twists and turns on these secrets.
Cole also must face a few dares. The biggest dare, of course, is whether or not to go for his love for Ian and risk hurt or betrayal. He also has to go on several “dare” dates with Ian. Here they push each other out of their comfort zones. They challenge each other to try new things. While some of these “firsts” are pure fun, others are painful and bring up memories and fears long buried.
I never thought about this as I wrote the novel, but it truly could have been titled Truth or Dare.
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Have you ever played Truth or Dare?
Cole Gannon arrives in the seaside town of Ocean Vista to work as a bartender and finally find a place to belong. Determined to make a home for himself, Cole lives happily with his four colorful roommates, whom he considers brothers. The only problem is Cole’s attraction to Ian Stark—a guy all wrong for him. He wishes he didn’t keep running into the sexy lawyer.
Ian knows Cole is attracted to him, but the younger man keeps him at arm’s length. It only makes Ian more determined to be with Cole and learn all his secrets. But while Ian has built a successful law practice, he hasn’t done too well with relationships.
When a sudden and devastating tragedy occurs, it shatters Cole’s world and throws Cole and Ian together in unexpected ways. In an instant, everything between them changes forever.
Sunshine and Happiness Series = Book One
Buy Link: Dreamspinner Press
About the Author: Skylar M. Cates loves a good romance. She is quite happy to drink some coffee, curl up with a good book, and not move all day. Most days, however, Skylar is chasing after her husband, her kids, and her giant dog, Wasabi. On a shoestring budget, Skylar has been lucky enough to have traveled all over the country, and she still loves to chat with people from all around the globe. Skylar can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook and Twitter