We’re so pleased to welcome author S.C. Wynne today, on the tour for her new novel, Starting New. Be sure to check out the giveaway details below to enter for the chance to win a $30 Riptide Publishing store credit.
Enjoy and good luck!
My Favorite Scene From Starting New
I loved writing the scene in the hallway when Randy first realizes he’s attracted to Francis. I loved the confusion that Randy felt, and how aggressive he was considering he’s usually so laid back and easy going. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the other side of Randy. He pushed for the kiss. He wanted Francis. And considering how accepting his family is supposed to be about all things LGBT, his obvious shame at desiring Francis perplexes him.
And I enjoyed showing how Francis was taken off guard. Francis survives by reading people and getting what he needs from them. But Randy surprises even him. And he knows pursuing anything with Randy is a terrible idea, but he wants that anyway.
This was my favorite scene to write and re-read because of the vulnerability each character allowed us to see.
About Starting New
Life hasn’t been good to Francis Murphy. He’s survived twenty-one years of homelessness by hooking and taking handouts where he can find them. When the local shelter is vandalized, he’s forced to seek food at the Grace and Light Church, where he runs into the pastor’s son, Randy.
Randy Wright believes the best in others. He’s immediately drawn to Francis, even though Francis is hardened and wary. When Francis is attacked by one of his johns, Randy and his family take him in and offer him temporary work. Randy always thought he was straight, but something about Francis has him yearning for more than just friendship, and realizing he might be bisexual.
Francis is attracted to Randy too, and Randy and his parents say they’ve always believed in gay rights. But talk is cheap. What are the odds that these Christian parents will remain open-minded when it’s their own son in a relationship with another man?
About the Author
S.C. Wynne started writing m/m in 2013 and did look back once. She wanted to say that because it seems everyone’s bio says they never looked back and, well, S.C. Wynne is all about the joke. She loves writing m/m, and her characters are usually a little jaded, funny, and ultimately redeemed through love.
S.C loves red wine, margaritas, and Seven and Sevens. Yes, apparently she is incredibly thirsty. She loves the rain and should really live in Seattle, but instead has landed in sunny, sunny, unbelievably sunny California. Writing is the best profession she could have chosen because she’s a little bit of a control freak. To sit in her pajamas all day and pound the keys of her laptop, controlling the every thought and emotion of the characters she invents, is a dream come true.
If you’d like to contact S.C. Wynne, she can be found amusing herself on Facebook at all hours of the day, or you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate the release of Starting New, S.C. is giving away $30 in Riptide credit. Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on August 13, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!