Please welcome Amy Aislin to the blog today talking about her latest release The Heights.
Thank you for joining me to celebrate the release of my newest m/m contemporary romance, The Heights, and thank you to Gay Book Reviews for having me!
Today I wanted to give a brief introduction into the two main characters, Quinn and Nat.
Quinn Carroll: Quinn is adorable and I had such a fun time writing him. He’s one of the strongest characters I’ve ever written, in the sense that he doesn’t back down from things that intimate him or from confrontation. He’s confident in himself and in who he is, and a lot of that has to do with how he grew up. He’s adopted, but his parents and adoptive older brother, Shay, were so welcoming and made him feel like part of the family, that he never wanted for anything else. When we first meet Quinn, he’s celebrating the successful grand opening of his new dance studio, which, for him, is a dream come true. Family is extremely important to him, and he moved across the country to be closer to his brother.
Nat Walker: Oh, Nat. Nat witnessed something that he carries a lot of guilt over and sometimes he just broke my heart. I wanted to give him a hug and tell him everything would be okay. When we first meet grumpy Nat, he’s bemoaning the fact that he lost prime real estate on Main Street that he was going to use to open a store for his woodworking business. Who did he lose it to, you ask? Why Quinn, of course! This causes some tension between them at first, but Quinn is charming and friendly, and Nat can’t hold out against him to save his life. By contrast, Nat’s a bit on the moody side, quiet but not shy, and doesn’t enjoy talking about himself. But he feels things deeply and is quite the contemplative guy.
Quinn and Nat are both dealing with guilt for completely different reasons, but in each other they find a kindred spirit that allows them to breathe.
I hope you enjoyed this look into my characters! The Heights is out now and is available for purchase at Amazon, iBooks, B&N, and Kobo. All buy links below.
Title: The Heights (Lakeshore #1)
Author: Amy Aislin
Cover Art: Champagne Book Design
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 20, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary M/M Romance
Page Count: 320
Twenty-one years ago, a four-year old child was kidnapped from his front yard. He was never found. Until now.
All Nat Walker wants is to make his late father’s dream of running a father/son woodworking shop come true. And he had the perfect building in mind—until the new guy in town came in and bought the place right out from under him. The fact that the new guy is adorable means nothing. For all Nat cares, he can take his new dance studio and waltz back to New York City.
Professional dancer Quinn Carroll couldn’t be happier that he made the move to the small town of Lakeshore, Oregon. Sure, it’s not New York, but now he’ll be living closer to his adoptive brother. And since his studio will be the only one in the area, he should get enough business to keep him busy. Besides, there’s something about this place that seems familiar…
He doesn’t expect to fall hard for the local, grumpy woodworker who won’t even smile at him.
Or find out that his entire life is a lie.
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Amy started writing on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class was forced to stay inside for recess. Tales of adventures with her classmates quickly morphed into tales of adventures with the characters in her head. Based in the suburbs of Toronto, Amy is a marketer/fundraiser at a large environmental non-profit in Toronto by day, and a writer by night. Book enthusiast, animal lover and (very) amateur photographer, her interests are many and varied, including traveling, astronomy, ecology, and baking. She binge watches too much anime, and loves musical theater, Julie Andrews, the Backstreet Boys, and her hometown of Oakville, Ontario.
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