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Friday, August 19, 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Surfacing by A.L. Bates


Title: Surfacing
Author: A.L. Bates
Series: The Ariel Series, Book Two
Genre: Gay Romance, Science Fiction
Length: Novella
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

Synopsis
A few weeks following the events that concluded DEEP, Book One: The Ariel Series, Captain Joel Riley is struggling to adjust to his new relationship with his medic, Sean, and when a face from Sean’s past sets out to destroy Joel and his ship, Joel faces an impossible decision: Sean or Ariel.
Sensing Joel’s dilemma, Sean makes the decision to leave. He does so knowing he must confront his past and the abuse he suffered. Subjected to the same trauma again, this time at the hands of his brother, he uses the strength Joel taught him to take his future into his own hands.
For Joel, life without Sean proves unbearable and he comes to the realization that he needs more than just his ship. He sets out to bring Sean back… whatever the cost.

Excerpt:
JOEL LAY IN bed listening to his alarm go off. He was cold, and having the bed to himself had put him in a foul mood. Before Sean he’d been practiced at stifling his libido, but two weeks of rampant, hot sex had given him an insatiable appetite. He’d tried to ignore his arousal, using the last of his whiskey to help get to sleep. There hadn’t been enough to get drunk. His only consolation was the bars that awaited him when they docked. In a couple of hours he could get smashed; pick up a girl, maybe.... He closed his eyes. The last thing he wanted to do was pick up a girl, or a guy, or anyone. What he wanted was Sean pressed into his mattress, whimpering and whining and calling out his name. He wanted the door to open and for Sean to drop down on his knees, his expert mouth…. Joel groaned as the blood pooled in his groin.
It would be so easy to go next door, dive into bed with Sean, and fuck him until neither of them could walk. Sean would let him too. The boy was always so willing and compliant.
But he wanted more. He deserved more. And a part of Joel wanted to make Sean’s life better.
He wanted to create something good after all Sean had been through. But children? That was a step too far. What did the boy think, that he was going to give up Ariel to settle down into parenthood? It was never going to happen. And yet, his empty bed was going to be unbearable next season. He ran his hand over the space. His longest relationship before now—outside of being a regular at some of the local brothels—lasted eight days. When he thought of his future, it was always him and his ship, alone. Sean was right, things did change, and maybe crew members would come and go, but he would be a constant, just like Ariel was. And maybe sleeping with Sean was a complication neither of them needed.

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Book Trailer

Start reading the series with book one!
Deep
Fleeing from a troubled past that left him feeling tarnished and used, Sean finds work as a medic aboard the deep sea mining ship Ariel, on a distant planet.
Under the leader ship of the infuriating, yet charismatic, Captain Joel Riley, Sean settles into his simple, but dangerous, new life. It’s a life he soon comes to love; albeit one in which he conceals his sexuality and avoids intimacy.
But Sean’s new world is turned on its head when an old face threatens to expose him for the man he used to be.
With Joel’s help, will Sean learn to come to terms with his past and become a man he can be proud of?
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About the author
A.L. BATES has a keen interest in Sci-fi and adventure novels and enjoys writing stories with strong characters in imaginative backgrounds. Although an avid writer, Deep is the first published novella by A.L. Bates.
A.L. Bates can be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralbates

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