Monday, June 01, 2015

Monday Spotlight on Alexis Hall and For Real

Let's start the week off with a spotlight on For Real, the latest release from author Alexis Hall.  And there's a blog tour giveaway too!

For Real

Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him, the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last relationship, he’s pushing forty and tired of going through the motions of submission.
Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless, fierce, and vulnerable.  Everything Laurie can’t remember being.
Toby doesn’t know who he wants to be or what he wants to do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, that he wants Laurie. He wants him on his knees. He wants to make him hurt, he wants to make him beg, he wants to make him fall in love.
The problem is, while Laurie will surrender his body, he won’t surrender his heart. Because Toby is too young, too intense, too easy to hurt. And what they have—no matter how right it feels—can’t last. It can’t mean anything.
It can’t be real.

About the Author

Alexis Hall was born in the early 1980s and still thinks the 21st century is the future. To this day, he feels cheated that he lived through a fin de siècle but inexplicably failed to drink a single glass of absinthe, dance with a single courtesan, or stay in a single garret.

He did the Oxbridge thing sometime in the 2000s and failed to learn anything of substance. He has had many jobs, including ice cream maker, fortune teller, lab technician, and professional gambler. He was fired from most of them.
He can neither cook nor sing, but he can handle a 17th century smallsword, punts from the proper end, and knows how to hotwire a car.
He lives in southeast England, with no cats and no children, and fully intends to keep it that way.
·Connect with Alexis:

·Twitter: @quicunquevult


Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a $15 Riptide store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 23. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don’t forget to add your email so we can contact you if you win!


  1. Looking forward to reading this book!

  2. Just put this on my TBR list. Looking forward to reading.

  3. It's got a great premise!

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  4. interesting sounding

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  6. This sounds too good to pass up.

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  7. Thanks for the post! amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Looks great! Love Alexis' books!
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  9. Great blurb, sounds amazing.

  10. This one sounds so good! Can't wait to read it. :)

  11. I've just read Waiting for the Flood and look forward to this one.

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  12. I'm reading it at the moment and it is wonderful! I'm trying to stretch it a little because I don't want it to end.

  13. Squeee! So excited about this. :D


  14. As everyone before me said, this book sounds great! Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Much success to you, Alexis!
    P.S. Might want to contact Alexis. The contest rules state it closes on May 23.
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