Breathe, Tonya, breathe. Shew. -deep breath in, deep breath out-
You know..I always get nervous. It doesn’t matter how many times I hit the publish button, I am always nervous. I’m basically releasing another small piece of my heart out into the world and people will either love it or trample on it. Shew!
My first ever M/M romance novel is now available for the world to read and yes, my goal is still to give somebody hope. Chartreuse focuses on a tiny town that isn’t much different from my own, and people will get to read about the struggle of two men who literally find love in a seemingly hopeless place. Not every city in America is ready for marriage equality-or love equality at that. I’m hoping that Chartreuse will inspire someone to keep fighting for what they want. It’s not a fight that should have to be fought anymore….but alas, in tiny towns (and some bigger ones), it is still an issue.
So, world, I give to you my precious little Kasen and all of his adorable nerdiness. I give you Rowan, a man with a tender heart that’s been broken before but he’s still willing to give love another chance.
Be good to them, okay? I’m having a proud mama moment. Excuse me. -sniffles-
Kasen Reed was a lonely guy with hardly any friends. Sheltered by his domineering, cynical mother, he never gained much of a social status and he’s never known true affection. At the age of 19, he finally moves out to start his own life and he has no idea where he’s going from here.
Rowan Kelly moved to the tiny town of Chartreuse, Alabama in hopes of starting anew. After a messy breakup that lingers over his head, and his heart, he believes he’s finally found the perfect place to open his clinic and do what he loves best; helping animals. Despite how picture perfect the quaint little town seems, the 26 year old feels like something is missing…..
Two lonesome hearts will have a chance encounter in a town that doesn’t seem to be ready for the acceptance of love equality, but will it stop them from being together?
Let me know what you think. Find me on facebook.
Love is love is love. ♥
UPDATE: The first review is up and it made me cry. I hope that this review will help persuade you to check out my newest novel. ♥♥
“Rowan moves to small town to start over after heartbreak. He opens his veterinary clinic in what appears to be a friendly small town.
Kasen has always been the quiet guy, sheltered by his mother for so long, at 19 he’s just beginning his life.
He has no real friends, works the night shift at a radio station where the repeat callers become his friends.
Rowan meets Kasen and likes him, he wants to be his friend but Kasen is so unsure of himself.
Rowan knows he has to take it slow with Kasen, he’s like a skittish puppy, he needs friends, he needs love, he needs to be himself, but Rowan knows he can’t push without scaring Kasen away.
Kasen has finally found a friend. Someone who doesn’t judge him, who helps him see the world outside his door and hiding behind a microphone at the radio station. Kasen is attracted to Rowan, but he has no clue how to handle it.
Rowan shows Kasen there’s much more to life than he’s ever known, shows him the world around him, not just his mother and his tiny town. Kasen is happy, he’s found a friends and a lover.
But how does smalltown USA deal with their first homosexual couple?
This is a beautiful story of one mans coming of age basically, learning all he’s known is not all there is. Learning to trust, to love and to stand up for himself. While Rowan learns to overcome his past and take a chance again.
I love these two men, the story is so sweet and could happen in any small town still stuck in the dark ages. Chartreuse is a sweet love story but also deals with stereotypes and a young man dealing with making his sexuality known publicly. There are so many obstacles to overcome, but Kasen gets what he needs to be a stronger, sure of himself, happy man.”