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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mix Up Some Romance Blog Hop!

Thank you all for visiting with me today! I am a M/M erotica romance author any newest Romance on the Go book, Not Afraid, was just released on Sept 30th thru Evernight! 


Raleigh Hewes has known Augustus Rains his whole life, and for the past year they’ve been lovers.  They’ve kept it a secret because Gus is afraid of what people will say.  Not only are they a gay couple in a small town but he is black and Raleigh is white.  Raleigh wants to be out and proud, but Gus is concerned since both their businesses revolve around the local market.

After an argument, Raleigh has doubts that their love can last because he’s tired of hiding their relationship.  When a storm sweeps over his farm, he’s caught in the eye of a tornado, and Gus races frantically to find the man he loves.

The danger has put into perspective his fears and Gus decides not to be afraid anymore.  He just hopes it’s not too late to lay claim to Raleigh’s heart.

Available HERE.


I sat around for a while trying to decide what to blog about and decided that I had to go with something near and dear to my heart…bromance.  I love a good bromance, two beautiful men who find each other due to whatever outside force is driving them together.  Originally, bromance was described as two heterosexual men who are friends, but come on…really?

There are the obvious bromances like Spock/Captain Kirk (both the old and new actors), Ben Affleck/Matt Damon and George Clooney/Brad Pitt.  Now, I don’t claim to be an expert at knowing every single bromance out there; I don’t watch a lot of television or see many films, but here is a list of my top five bromances of the television or film age.

    1)  Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell in one of my favorite movies- The Eagle.  Why?  Two men, epic adventure, ancient Rome.  Need I say more?  Well, okay, how about the first time Channing’s character, Marcus, lays eyes on Jamie’s, Esca.  Esca is fighting in a “gladiator” type of sporting event because he’s a slave.  He refuses to play the game, defying the champion by daring to be killed instead of fighting.  His actions of bravery earn Marcus’s admiration and Marcus votes “thumbs up” to save him.  When the two make eye contact…wowser!  Of course, Esca is bought to become his slave and the two head off to find a long lost Roman statue, bringing the two men closer together.  At the end they walk off into the sunset together. 

   2)      Next is Denny Crane and Alan Shore, two characters from Boston Legal played by William Shatner and James Spader.  Why?  These two characters always finished the episode by sitting and drinking together after the end of a long day.  There was a love between them that defied age, gender and beliefs.  At the end of the series, they even marry so that Alan can take care of Denny in his old age as forgetfulness began to set in for him.  I adored the ending, perhaps the only tv ending that I ever really loved.

3)      Then there is Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took from LOTR, a far better bromance than between Frodo and Sam, IMHO.  Why?  There is something special between two men who think up First Breakfast and Second Breakfast.  Their reunion is nothing short of tear jerking as Merri frantically confirms that Pip is alive after the epic battle in The Two Towers. 

4)      Eric Northman and Bill Compton.  Really, do the names need any
more introduction?  Okay, two vampires fighting over the same woman,
but we all know vampires are very promiscuous so why don’t they all
just get along?  So why them?  In the books the two men hate each other
but on the screen their chemistry lights up.  The fantasy Sookie has where
all three of them are getting ready to oo la la was wow wow wow! 

   5)      And last, but not least, Holmes and Watson, as portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.  Why?  The first movie is full of long suffering glances and pauses from Holmes each and every time Watson mentions his forthcoming marriage.  The two men gravitate toward each other in each scene they are in, as if a magnet is bringing them together.  Yes, each one has a woman but we all know that these men could never live their lives without one another. 

I know there are many bromances I’m overlooking (Adam & Blake, Woody & Buzz, James Franco & Seth Rogan, Owen & Ben).  These five are just my personal favorites.  The chemistry on screen was electrifying. I would love to give away one of my books to a lucky winner...all you need to do is leave me a comment & way to contact you!  Or friend me on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethMonveyAuthor

The big grand prize of this Blog Hop is a KitchenAid Mixer!  It can only be shipped to the US, but if someone outside the US wins they will get a $100 Amazon Gift Card!  Be sure to stop by others in the hop, listed below!

Author Bio:
Elizabeth Monvey is the pseudonym for a single mother from Los Angeles.  She writes manlove stories, where the hero meets the man of his dreams because happily ever after is one of her favorite things.
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  1. My favorite bromances are all in hockey: Brad Richards and Vinny Lecavalier, Brandon Prust and Brian Boyle, Matt Nieto and Tomas Hertl, and especially my beloved Torrey Mitchell and Devin Setoguchi!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  2. Sports bromances!....Love it! Hockey season is starting up...Go Kings!

  3. Great post & giveaway!


  4. I think sports carries the most bromances in history! Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. Great post I do love a great Bromance!!


  6. Hmm yes bromances, some of which seem to inspire quite a lot of fanfiction romance stories. A few celebrity ones I can think of are Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, Matt Damon & Ben Afleck, Zach Braff and Donald Faison... Thank you for a chance to win one of your books :) slholland30 {at} outlook {dot} com

  7. Love the cover!

  8. Thank you all for visiting with me this past week! I decided to choose two winners, Melanie 320 and Trix (chosen at random). Happy Halloween!