Blog Tour: The Heartsville Series - Interview & Giveaway with J.H. Knight!!!

The Heartsville series comes out this week. Yay!! Learn a little bit about this new series, catch up with J.H. Knight (author of Another Shot, released today), and enter the giveaway!

The town of Heartsville means something different to everyone who lives there. For Aaron Forester, it’s a gay-friendly buffer between himself and the rest of the world. After being outed in high school and bullied to the point of violence, his family uprooted their lives and relocated to the small hamlet. He’s moved on from all that and now owns a popular café in the bustling shopping district. But after twenty years of happy living, Aaron’s past creeps up on him in the most unexpected way.
Brad Collins only has one regret and he’s carried it with him since he was a teenager. When he moves to Heartsville and gets set up on a blind date with the most adorable, engaging man he’s met in a long time, he couldn’t be happier. But Brad didn’t expect the guy to be the person he outed in high school—who he’s now falling in love with.
Aaron and Brad hit it off instantly—in and out of the bedroom. But after a long overdue apology and a small serving of resentment, is their fledgling relationship worth another shot? 

***BMBR Interviews J.H. Knight***

What are your favorite M/M themes?
Ohhhhh boy. There are so many. Friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, gay-for-you, broken heroes, lost faith, bad boys. Pretty much anything with cops/mystery/suspense. I know that’s not really a M/M-specific theme, but, seriously. I’d say roughly 85% of my library is some kind of mystery.

 What books do you consider Desert Island Keepers?
I started listing them and… the list got crazy long. If I limited myself to three, they would be the Deadly series by Victor J. Banis, the Psycop series by Jordan Castillo Price, and the Bodyguard series by R.J. Scott. I would’ve gone with standalone titles, but I’m a cheater.

What's your go-to tasty beverage?
Ice water! I drink water constantly. But when I want something really yummy, it’s usually a peppermint white mocha. I call it liquid candy.

 Do you have any secret talents? Inquiring minds want to know.
God, no. Can’t draw, can’t dance. I make cards and scrapbook sometimes, but honestly, the average fifth-grader can do just as well. I only sing to my children. The poor darlings.

If you had to choose to be one magical beast, what would it be and why? (you don't have to say unicorn...but we won't say neigh either)
Ahaha! I was going to say dragon (Because, hey, flying! Breathing fire!) but now I wanna be a unicorn. >_>
Who's your favorite porn star?
…I feel really lame for not knowing the name! But there’s a redheaded guy who blows me away. I’d eat my breakfast off his ass. (I probably shouldn’t say things like that in public, but, dude.)

Do you have author envy? Whose words do you read and think, "GAH, I wish I wrote that!"?
Lol, um, everyone. Harper Fox and Voinov spring to mind right out of the gate. Honestly, the entire Heartsville crew—doing beta for them on the series was torture because I felt like I was way out of my league. Also Lanyon and Amy Lane. Mary Calmes…. I could do this all day.

What makes the Heartsville series special?
For readers, I hope it’s the characters! And the town itself. I think we really created the kind of place that people would just like to hang out. I know I would. I’d love to stroll down Market Street, check out all the quaint and quirky shops, and see all the friendly faces. It’s a feel-good place, with feel-good stories hidden around every corner.
On a personal level, Heartsville is so special to me because of the amazing writers I got to work with. They’ve truly become part of my family, so deep in my heart. I’d do anything for those girls.

Any new projects you're currently working on?
That’s another long list. The ones I hope to accomplish by the end of 2016 are Ben and Gavin’s (untitled) story, Monty’s story—Old Dogs and New Tricks, and (I hope I’m not spoiling anything here!) two more installments of the Heartsville series. I’ve also started working on a follow up to The Last Thing He Needs, but, uh, that will probably take me a decade. Tommy really won’t leave me alone, though, so it’ll happen eventually.

We're so excited to hear about what J.H. is up to! Be sure to check out Another Shot and also take a look at the other stories in the Heartsville series. They're all available for the sale price of 99 cents! 

Welcome to the gayborhood! In the cozy town of Heartsville, the streets are lined with trees, the shops are full of friendly faces, and happily ever after is just around the corner. Come get to know the boys next door—naughty, nice, and everything in between.

Note: These books can be read out of order, and each book can be read as a standalone. However, note that more enjoyment may come from reading them together because of cameo appearances and shared locations. J
Publisher: Self-Published
Length: Novella. Approximately 20,000 words each.
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
The Heartsville Series also includes...
Bookmarked by Piper Vaughn (Oct. 26th)
To save his bookstore from closing, Mark Werner realizes it’s going to take a miracle—like getting reclusive, best-selling author Shepherd Knight to agree to appear for a signing.
After their disastrous last encounter, Mark doesn’t hold up much hope Shepherd will agree. Shepherd’s never made a single public appearance. In fact, Mark wouldn’t even know what he looks like had he not accidentally discovered the sexy stranger he’d been flirting with for months, aka “Tall-Dark-and-Grumpy,” was also his fanboy obsession.
But desperate times call for desperate measures. If Mark can convince Shepherd, it’ll be a major coup in the book world and might just save Bookmarked from sinking. Too bad Shepherd won’t reply to his e-mails. Yet Mark didn’t earn the reputation of having a “sunshine-and-rainbow-fart” personality for nothing. He’ll do whatever it takes to get his man… and hopefully not make a fool of himself in the process. 
Unscripted by Nico Jaye (Oct. 27th)
Theater manager Teddy Carbone’s life has gone pretty much according to script... until now.
To his surprise, Teddy finds himself co-owner of the Oasis Theater with Carter Monroe, a corporate shark who’s looking at him like he’s chum in the water. Being in charge of the theater is one thing, but having to deal with Carter and his demands is another. With Carter’s proposed plan to sell the Oasis looming, Teddy must convince Carter the theater is worth saving. When Teddy introduces the bright, bold world of the stage to Carter’s cold, all-business lifestyle, though, he soon comes to recognize that the Oasis might not be the only thing he has a chance to save.

Clique by Jayden Brooks (Oct. 29th)

Adam Locke’s youthful looks aren’t the blessing everyone seems to think. At twenty-eight, he’s a successful photographer with his own studio and respected by his peers—but that doesn’t seem to matter to the men who catch his eye. Instead, he’s brushed aside like an underage twink with a daddy fetish.
When a hot, bearded stranger stops him from accidentally walking into traffic, Adam looks up and finds the man of his dreams. Unfortunately, his first meeting with Brandon ends with him being dismissed as a kid. Again. Adam can’t help his annoyance. He also can’t help staring (and drooling) whenever he spots Brandon walking through the neighborhood with a different dog.
He watches from afar, wondering about Brandon’s story—until the day he’s dared to take another chance. It’s just the push Adam needs, and finally, he catches Brandon’s interest. Now if only he could figure out the key to getting taciturn Brandon to open up and let Adam in. But Adam knows sometimes all it takes is a little patience for the last piece to click into place.

Bloom Box by Cate Ashwood (Oct. 30th)
If there's one thing William Sullivan knows less about than how to run a business, it’s flowers. When Will is left carrying responsibility for the flower shop he’d leased for his cheating ex-boyfriend, he is sure it will lead him into financial ruin.
Just when he’s about to abandon all hope, in walks Milo Hart—young, overflowing with energy, and perhaps best of all, a genius when it comes to flowers. Will hires him on the spot and they begin a working partnership that might be Will’s only saving grace. The more time they spend together, the more Will’s feelings for Milo evolve and Will must choose between keeping things strictly business, or taking a chance to let love bloom.

There will be a Rafflecopter giveaway across blog visits. One winner will be chosen to receive five ebooks (one backlist title from each of Piper Vaughn, Nico Jaye, J.H. Knight, Jayden Brooks, and Cate Ashwood), plus a $25 gift certificate (Amazon, B&N, or All Romance eBooks—winner's choice). This giveaway is open worldwide where permitted by law.

The giveaway will run until November 4th.

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