Blog Tour – Falling Hard by Dale Cameron Lowry
Author:Dale Cameron Lowry
Genre:contemporary romance, paranormal romance, erotic romance
Falling Hard features nine of Dale Cameron Lowry’s best short romance stories, available for the first time in one book. Meet a sign language interpreter who finds unexpected love at middle-age, college students in their first relationships, a vampire who would rather be a vegan, and a proudly gay ex-Mormon atheist who sells Bibles for a living. From sweet to erotic, this collection exhibits the quirkiness, fun, and diversity Dale’s writing is known for.
Here are just a few of the stories in Falling Hard:
Reading the Signs — The only thing twenty-three-year-old Theo De Jong expects when he enrolls in a summer school for linguists in New Mexico is to get more ideas for his master’s thesis in Dutch Sign Language. But then he meets the American sign language expert Alfonso Grossman, and sparks fly.
Born of Fire — The fairies on Ireland’s north coast are notorious for kidnapping, and Aodhán of County Donegal has the scars to prove it. When the fairies abduct the handsome youth Cainnech, Aodhán seeks to free him—but risks losing his health and Cainnech in the process.
Ghost of a Chance — When shy Jeremy Anderson meets mysterious and dapper Frank at his spooky old university library, their connection is instant. Their romance waxes with the full moon—but just as quickly, Frank’s interest seems to wane. He insists that he loves spending time with Jeremy, but then why does he keep Jeremy at arm’s length?
Rough Love — Blake thinks new boyfriend Michael doesn’t like French kissing. Michael thinks Blake doesn’t like rough sex. Neither are virgins, except in the art of conversation. Can they set things straight before the honeymoon’s over?
From Born of Fire
“Hush!” cried the fairies, and dragged Aodhán to a nearby window. “Here is the gentleman we shall steal. His name is Cainnech, which means handsome, and this is very true, don’t you think? It would be so fine to have him in our fairy mound. A pretty face does much to brighten up the premises.”
A young man about Aodhán’s age lay in cushiony repose with a book in his hand and his head propped up on pillows, a single candle at his bedside. Emerald eyes flicked over the pages, and the full lips, ruddy cheeks, long black lashes, and shadow of a beard on jaw and chin seemed familiar—though why, Aodhán could not say.
Cainnech lifted a handkerchief to his face and sneezed. The night-black curls around his face shook. It occurred to Aodhán there was something he was supposed to say when a person sneezed to prevent bad luck from falling upon them, but the words refused to form in his mind.
Cainnech sneezed again and the fairies tittered.
“Only one more and he is ours!”
A third sneeze came, and the words came to Aodhán: Bless your soul. Yes, that’s what one was supposed to say. He opened his mouth to speak, but a dozen fairy hands fell upon his lips and clamped them shut, while other fairies flew through the window and snatched the young gentlemen out of bed, leaving a stick in his place that took on his body’s form.
Cainnech looked confusedly about him. “What is this?” His voice sounded stuffy, and he breathed through his mouth. The edges of his nostrils were chapped pink and his eyes watery.
“We are taking you to live with us, handsome Cainnech!” The fairies threw the man atop a horse and they all rose into the sky.
Where to Buy
Falling Hard is currently available through the secure downloading platform PayHip, Amazon, Apple, and other sellers worldwide. You can read a preview and find sales outlets at:
To celebrate the release of Falling Hard, Dale is running a giveaway. The prize is one of Dale’s short romances that is not in the anthology: Love Unmasked, a lighthearted romance about Aaron Loreto, a gay man who’s been unlucky in love because he occasionally turns into a raccoon. For some reason, his ex-boyfriend didn’t like the way he’d spend all night digging through the trash. But somewhere out there is a guy who’s more understanding, and Aaron might just have found him at his favorite coffee shop.
To enter the giveaway, follow this link. Enjoy!
About the author
Dale Cameron Lowry lives in the Upper Midwest with a partner and three cats, one of whom enjoys eating dish towels, quilts, and wool socks. It’s up to you to guess whether the fabric eater is one of the cats or the partner. When not busy mending items destroyed by the aforementioned fabric eater, Dale is a writer and editor who enjoys wasting time on Tumblr, listening to podcasts, studying anatomy, getting annoyed at Duolingo, and reading fairy tales. Previous careers include sign language linguist, grocery store clerk, journalist, gardener, and camp counselor.
Dale began writing for fun at the age of eight and has been making up stories ever since, from overly workshopped literary fiction to off-the-cuff fanfic. Queer Mormons have a way of popping up in Dale’s work, whether it’s romance or erotica, sci fi or fairy tales, slice-of-life contemporary fiction or spine-tingling horror. So do immigrants and emigrants, people with disabilities, multilingual folks, and others who live their lives navigating multiple cultures.
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