Blog Tour Stop, Guest Blog & Contest: How I Met Your Father by L.B. Gregg

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.

It’s true.

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.

Author Bio

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 or say hello to her on Facebook.

Links: Website * Email * Facebook * Goodreads * Twitter * Newsletter


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.

Enter your details in the Rafflecopter below and leave a blog post comment to gain entry in the Home for the Holidays giveaway! This week of the tour closes at midnight, EST, on November 22nd. One grand prize winner will be contacted at the end of the tour on December 15th. Contest is valid worldwide.

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19 Responses to Blog Tour Stop, Guest Blog & Contest: How I Met Your Father by L.B. Gregg

  1. Thanks so much for having me here today, Kathy!

  2. Steve Leonard

    They use ‘baby’ or ‘BB’ in all their titles. I wanna hear ‘Baby Oh Baby.’ My favorite song I’ve never heard.



  4. Timitra

    I’ve never really taken a vacation so I don’t have a fave one.

  5. Carolyn

    L.B., even though I don’t drink coffee, and I’ve been in Starbucks probably a total of 3 times in my life, the story of your mug collecting is very cute. I’m sorry about your Seoul mug, though! I have already purchased How I Met Your Father, and it makes me happy to know a piece of the profits will go to Ali Forney Center. I’m saving my reading until next month, but I’m already seen great things about it, so I’m looking forward to it.

    As for your question, my favorite holiday one has to be the year I went away for Christmas and saw snow on Christmas morning. I live in the desert, and I don’t see rain very often, let alone snow. Waking up to look out the window and see it was so much fun. I don’t love the cold, but that was a real treat.

  6. Ana Garcia

    The word in all of their song titles is “Baby” o “BB”. My favorite Rhythm Method songs is “BB I’m Falling”

    • Ana, my daughters and I came up with a list of make believe songs and, I promise, that was a lot of fun to do. Happy to hear you a favorite! 🙂

  7. Sandra M.

    Hey LB. Although it wasn’t an actual holiday but a Summer vacation, the one I remember the most was a tour I took as a teen with the family through Europe. I collect mugs (and shot glasses) as you do so I have them from France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland as well as every state I’ve visited here. I have one from Mystic, Connecticut but I’ve never been to a Starbucks before.
    Congrats on your book and I wish you tons of good sales and great reviews!

    • I love Mystic, Connecticut! I probably have a lobster cracker from Mystic. 🙂 Touring through Europe with your family had to be the most amazing trip ever, especially as a teenager. Thanks so much, Sandra.

  8. Mary Preston

    My favorite holiday vacation involved a road trip with my sisters. So much fun it should have been illegal.

    • My mom just had a sister reunion here and I have to agree, they had so much fun I nearly called the cops. JUST KIDDING, MOM. Thanks so much, Mary!!

  9. Meghan Stith

    Probably when I went to Europe with my best friend for three weeks. We went to London, Finland, Sweden and Oxford. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  10. The word used was “baby” or BB, but I actually don’t have a fave out of their songs. I actually liked all of them for various reasons, some good and some…creative reasons why. So I can’t really pick just one. Though I love your mug collecting tale, I spend all my time at Starbucks it seems (yay for free wifi, which I’m using right now).

  11. Shelley S! You’re the random pick winner of the Starbucks mug and gift certificate! Email me at lbgregg at lbgregg dot com !

    Thanks everyone and thanks again Kathy for having me here!