Giveaway + Blog Tour: The Librarian's Rake by Z. Allora

Z. Allora is here today to promote her new novel, The Librarian's Rake & she's brought a Turkish Oil wrestling vid!
Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. Good luck!

Turkish Oil wrestling

Greetings! Thank you, Boy Meets Boy for giving me the opportunity to share The Librarian’s Rake with your readers.                 

To celebrate the release of The Librarian’s Rake I’ll be giving away 3 e-books of Secured and Free, (Book #2 of Entwined Dreams) and a $20 gift card to Dreamspinner Press. Details below.

Sometimes someone will say something or show me something and it gets stuck in my brain. I saw a video on Turkish Oil wrestling and was enthralled. I was fascinated by how such a masculine culture could add such a homoerotic component to their favorite sport.

My librarian in The Librarian’s Rake is trying to explain the ins and outs Turkish wrestling which is a centuries old tradition in Turkey. The men rub themselves down with olive oil and wear special slippery pants. One of the ways to win is to control your opponent by sticking your hand down their pants… (think on that… then ask yourself why Turkish oil wrestling isn’t a subgenre in romance?)

Just kidding! It’s a serious sport and looks incredibly difficult. Take a look at this video: 

Excerpt from The Librarian’s Rake:

“I’m telling you, Turkish oil wrestling is a real sport.” Tristan locked the library and chuckled at Phillip’s reaction.
“Right! But come on, they stick their thumbs up the other guy’s ass to win.” Phillip shook his head.
“It’s called hooking.” Tristan supplied him with an easy setup.
“Maybe I can get into sports after all.” Phillip batted his eyelashes.


Opposites might attract, but is acting on that attraction wise?

Librarian Tristan Cooper can’t steer clear of sexy, motorcycle-riding bad boy Phillip—the man is hot—but Phillip is bound to find quiet, bookish Tristan boring, like all Tristan’s boyfriends. Tristan yearns to explore his wild side, the part of himself he’s only allowed into his fantasies, and maybe rakish Phillip is just what he needs to feel free. 

Sexperienced hairdresser Phillip is more of a believer in happy endings than happily ever afters. Experience has taught him not to hope for more—until he meets sweet, vulnerable Tristan, who seems genuinely interested in his heart. But Phillip can’t trust enough to see himself as a man Tristan might want for more than a night.

With the help of a pair of matchmaking grandfathers, Tristan and Phillip might find the courage to step beyond their comfort zones and discover what has been missing from their lives.

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Z. Allora believes in happily ever after for everyone. She met her own true love through the personals and has traveled to over thirty countries with him. She’s lived in Singapore, Israel and China. Now back home to the USA she’s an active member of PFLAG and a strong supporter of those on the rainbow in her community. She wants to promote understanding and acceptance through her actions and words. Writing rainbow romance allows her the opportunity to open hearts and change minds.

To contact Z. Allora:

FACEBOOK:   Z Allora Allora
Twitter: @ZAllora
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To enter the TOUR-WIDE giveaway tell us if you knew about Turkish Oil wrestling before this blog. Winners will be contacted Nov 8th. Be sure to leave your contact info e.g. email, Twitter handle, Goodreads profile.

ICYMI: our review of The Librarian's Rake is here.

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard of Turkish oil wrestling, but it sounds like an interesting sport. :)

    Happy Halloween, folks!