Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday Things - Spotlight on "Second Helpings"

I'm thrilled skinny to be dropping in here as part of the Second Helpings blog tour. A million thanks to Cup O’ Porn for having me as a guest.

Second Helpings

Stuart Collins’s life might as well have ended a year ago when his partner died in a car crash. Even Stuart’s widowed father has found new love with an old friend, Isabel Franklin, so why can’t Stuart be bothered to try?

Then he gets a phone call from Isabel’s son, Paul, who wants to check out whether or not Mr. Collins is good enough for his mother. During dinner together, though, they end up checking out each other. Trouble is, Paul’s got a boyfriend—or maybe he doesn’t, since the boyfriend’s supposedly giving Paul the push by ignoring him. Or maybe Paul just wants to have his cake and eat it too.

Honesty with each other is the only way to move forward. But maybe honesty with themselves is what they really need. 

As Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes. Her favourite genre is gay fiction, predominantly historical romances/mysteries.

Charlie’s Cambridge Fellows Series, set in Edwardian England, was instrumental in her being named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People, and International Thriller Writers Inc., with titles published by Carina, Samhain, Bold Strokes Books, MLR, and Riptide.

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  1. I have the Cambridge series, which made me like historical fiction for the first time! This sounds great too!

  2. I've already read Second Helpings and it's great! :)

  3. I liked the Cambridge Fellow series. I loved Jonty. I look forward to reading this as well.

  4. Definitely on my TBR list :)

  5. Thanks for the chance to win! amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Aloha.

    I keep reading the blurb on this and it grabs me each time. :-). I saw it on the Beth Wylde Pride Month.

    Aloha Meg. :-)

  7. Oh I can't wait to read it!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    jasdarts at hotmail dot com

  8. It really appeals to me!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  9. Thank you for another chance to win one of your books, so thank you as I would be very interested in the Cambridge series :)