Hi! My name is LB Gregg and I write m/m romantic comedies. Thanks for stopping by on the How I Met Your Father blog tour. I’m thrilled to be part of the Home for the Holidays collection and want to encourage you to purchase my book—as Riptide will donate 20% of the proceeds of the sale of this book, and the collection, to the Ali Forney Center in New York. The centers mission “is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth from the harm of homelessness, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.”
Our collections basic theme is obviously home. I struggle with keeping my own sense of home, because my children are leaving the nest, and my husband works primarily in Asia and Europe. So if I want to see my beloved G— and trust me I do—I have to hop on a plane and meet him somewhere. Home has become any place where we are together.
We go to some neato cities, just to be together, but our trips generally are not a vacation. He works in the office, or in the hotel lounge, or on the plane, train, what have you, and I work…wherever there’s a Starbucks.
My friends make fun of me for finding Starbucks in all kinds of exotic locations, especially because I’m a Dunkin’ Donuts kind of gal back home in Connecticut, but Starbucks is where I get a lot of writing and editing done. Starbucks fulfills three basic traveler needs, anywhere I’ve been, from Shanghai to Singapore to Berlin to Chicago: free wi-fi, actual working power outlets, and consistently good café lattes, very often with skim milk.
My needs are so simple.
Two years ago, G and I were in Shanghai and I took a closer look at the Starbucks mug sitting by the register—a red dragon. Super snazzy. I immediately bought one as a conversation piece (you were in China and you went to a Starbucks?! YES I DID). Every country we visit now, if there’s a Starbucks, we pick up a new mug. We have them from Paris, Philadelphia, New Mexico, California, China, Ireland, Hong Kong, Nashville, Phoenix, and New York, just to name a few places. My favorite, and the only one that broke, was the mug from Seoul Korea. I have somehow collected three from Hong Kong. I don’t have a single one from Connecticut.
Title: How I Met Your Father by L.B. Gregg
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, M/M
Length: 98 pages/Word Count: 28,000
The man of your dreams could be sitting right next to you.
Former boy band member Justin Hayes isn’t looking for a man. He just wants a quiet, scandal-free Christmas at home in Chicago, out of the public eye. But his best friend and bandmate is subjecting everyone to his destination wedding, and Justin can’t dodge the “best man” bullet. All he has to do is get to the island on time, survive the reunion, and get Chuck to the altar with as little drama as possible. What could possibly go wrong?
Jack Basinger’s own plans for a quiet Christmas have been dashed by the summons to his daughter’s hasty wedding with a man Jack has hardly met. On the bumpy flight to the island, he finds himself comforting a nervous—and extremely attractive—young man. One hasty sexual encounter in an airport bathroom later, they both feel much better. No one ever has to know, after all.
Now Justin and Jack must find a way to explore their attraction, despite the distractions of disapproving family members, unexpected announcements, an impromptu concert, and an island paradise that proves there’s no place like home.
Read my review HERE.
Under the influence of one too many lattes, LB Gregg writes m/m contemporary romantic comedies for a variety of publishers including Riptide, Carina Press, Samhain and Musa. For information about LB’s books, visit her on the web at lbgregg.com or say hello to her on Facebook.
Because How I Met Your Father was written, and edited, in a number of Starbucks from California to Berlin, I thought I’d give away a Connecticut coffee mug—from my local Starbucks—and a $10 dollar Starbucks gift certificate. Coffee wrote this book, I just did the typing.
Just answer the following questions, but you’ll have to read the book to do so! Justin’s boy band used what memorable word in all of their song titles? And what was your favorite Rhythm Method song mentioned in How I Met Your Father? I’ll select a random winner by Monday November 25.
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