Friday, June 26, 2015

Blog Tour, eARC Review, Author Interview & #Giveaway: Silver Scars by Posy Roberts

Release Date: June 22, 2015
Words: 86,700 words
Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

A bomb destroyed high-powered lawyer Gil Lemieux’s seemingly perfect life, and PTSD has ruled every decision since the explosion that left him scarred inside and outside. Moving home with his mom is meant to be a temporary measure, just like proofreading for a medical institution is only meant to be a stopgap. But two years after taking on the wrong court case, he’s still living in fear.Keith Kramer might be based 1,500 miles away from Gil, but their shared work brings them together—a chance meeting that’s life-changing. Gil is drawn to Keith’s good looks and intelligence, but it’s his innate understanding that Gil is more than the scars on his skin that is truly attractive. He’s everything Gil used to be and more. It blows Gil’s mind that his attraction might be returned.Only doubt could widen the distance between them. Keith’s hopefulness, borne out of surviving some tough challenges of his own, isn’t enough to bridge the distance alone. Gil will need to believe he has as much to offer as Keith if they’re to build a life together.

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

I have to be honest, when I put down this read, I placed a note: 3 Stars. It was horrible! The story of what Gil and Keith had to go through in life, they were tragic as tragic could be. So I sobbed and rated. After three days, I went back and said to self: this deserves more than a three for it made you sob for all those nights. So yes, there you go, a 4 Stars.

Silver Scars is a highly emotional read as you can gather from my statement. I have to give out a warning to other readers they may have to step back a little and decide to read on or risk getting your hearts broken. 

No, there is no tragic ending here, just a story of two men who got their scars from horrible circumstances and whose lives, psyche and personas got radically changed their friends and families did not really know how to act around them. Unfortunately, those same people act as if they know how to act around them both. There a story lies which is found deep within this book and should be experienced first hand. 

As plots go, this is a simple story but the complicated lives of the main characters are not simple. How they meet, interact, become friends and eventually lovers and partners, it was all the same as story lines go. However, it is their past that comes to the fore and makes decisions for them whether they were aware or not. Eventually, they do get their HEAs and their resolutions, this is a romance novel after all. The journey both men took to get to their happiness, now that is the real story here and something which should be read and experienced. Yes, this is a Posy Roberts, and we get our HEA. This is a Posy Roberts who makes us feel too much as the read proceeds. 

Enter at your own risk. I guarantee, you'll love this in the end. 

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Posy Roberts, author of Silver Scars.Hi Posy, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Thank you for having me here today. I’m a Midwestern woman who has essentially led a double life since getting published. I used to teach adults about better parenting techniques, always hiding my pen name. Well, a few weekends ago, I saw a dad who used to be in my class. He demanded my pen name. I blushed, too nervous to give it until he told me he makes glass dildos for a living. All of a sudden telling him I was Posy Roberts was easy.

Silver Scars is about a two men who have an innate understand of each other because they’ve both experienced tragedy in their young lives: a bomb and misdirected gunfire. Yet Gil and Keith find they help each other heal, grow, and take a chance on love again, partly by this intimate knowledge they have of healing. Too bad they live 1,500 miles apart.

Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than any others? Love? Action? Romance? Tragedy?

I find writing action to be hardest for me because my fingers can’t keep up with how quickly my brain goes. When I write, I often see scenes in my head that I then put down on the page. Action can happen so quickly that I don’t have time to get details I want down before something else comes to me. That means I need to go back to fill those in later, and sometimes I forget what I wanted to write. That happened with the climax of Silver Scars, and I ended up filling those details in on my final edit. It took that long for me to see them again.

What do you think makes a good story?

I like stories where characters grow individually and as a couple. I want people to be different at the end of the book than they were at the start. That doesn’t always have to be a huge change, but I want to see some sort of growth.

Do you hear from readers much? What do they say?

I interact with readers mostly on Facebook, but also on Twitter and my website. What I hear from readers is they appreciate my complex characters and that they like how I’m not afraid to delve into some deep issues. More than anything, I hear about how much my love scenes are enjoyed, not only because of hot sex, but because of the connection readers feel to the characters. :D  Some readers have told me they thought about my characters for long after finishing reading. That’s the best thing to hear.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

To date, I’ve had two short stories published, four novellas, an audiobook, and six novels. My favorite is probably Silver Scars for a lot of reasons. I’ll leave it at that so there are no spoilers. ;)

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I edit on the side, both freelance and for companies. I haven’t had a ton of free time this year since I chose to homeschool my daughter, but that will change next school year. I enjoy singing karaoke, dreaming about gardening (but not doing the manual labor), and taking long drives. I spend a lot of time reading, watching hockey, and hanging out with my best friend. Bestie and I are nearly always trying out a new craft.

Tour Dates & Stops: June 22 – 26, 2015






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About the Author

Posy Roberts writes about romantic male love. Whether these characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.
Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep; her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.

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