If you’d asked me a few years ago if I thought I would ever edit a book that would debut at #1 on Amazon’s Gay Erotica Bestsellers list, I would have smiled sweetly at you and told you I thought you’d had enough to drink. And I am rarely one to judge another’s alcohol intake.
But today I am proud to recommend to you a new book I edited, which took the #1 slot on Amazon with its release today and, at the time of this post, is in the top 1000 of the 2,700,000 Kindle books currently for sale. (Yes, I checked those numbers. I’m good with words, not math.)
Cara Dee has followed up her smash M/M dramatic romance from 2013, Aftermath, with a second book in the series: Outcome. (I don’t like to call it a sequel, because I still have nightmares at some of the sequels in my past like Back to the Future 2 and that whole Star Wars 1-3 debacle.)
Outcome tells the story of Chase Gallardo and Remy Stahl. Aftermath readers have already been introduced to both men – Chase was a kidnapping victim like Austin and Cam, and Remy was the younger brother of their kidnapper. It’s now three years later, and Chase has moved on with his life, started his own business, and is well on his way to a normal existence. Though, he’s still haunted by the circumstances surrounding his capture and has closed himself off from the possibility of a relationship with any man, despite his desires. Remy is still reeling from the horror of his brother’s actions and is spiraling out of control on a self-designed path of destruction.
Here is the blurb from Amazon:
Three years ago, Chase Gallardo ran toward freedom with his fellow survivors after having spent five months in captivity. He hasn’t stopped running since. Only now, it’s the memories he’s constantly trying to escape. Haunting echoes of a man who forced Chase to play the part of another, the kidnapper’s younger brother. Chase may have survived, but that doesn’t mean he’s really living. Until one day, when his employee tells him there’s a man sitting at the bar, wearing only underwear.
Remy Stahl has given up—almost. For a year, alcohol, drugs, and faces without names have kept him company. But he has two friends who refuse to give up on him, and they lock him up in his house in an attempt to save him from himself. But never underestimate an addict’s desire to see the bottom of another bottle. Remy escapes, and he doesn’t give a rat’s ass that he’s nearly naked.
This is the sequel to Aftermath, where Cam and Austin met, struggled, and fell in love. Outcome takes us back to Bakersfield with Chase and Remy’s story. Fueled by anger, guilt, and shame, they’re not off to an easy start. But it’s only a matter of time before they learn how much they need each other in order to move on.
This story contains some violence, drug use, and scenes of an explicit, erotic nature between two men and is intended for adults, 18+. Characters portrayed are 18 or older.
Cara has spent the last year since Aftermath’s release negotiating with Chase and Remy as they fought with her in her efforts to tell their story. But like all good writers, she got them just where she wanted them and is now delivering them and their story, happy endings and all ;-), to you.
One-click Outcome today. And if you missed Aftermath, don’t you worry; you can add that to your Kindle library too. Both together are less than a pretty decent bottle of wine at Trader Joe’s. I may be an authority on this topic, even if I would have cut you off just a few years back. And rest assured, if you suggest things to me now that I would never have imagined before, I’ll pour you another glass and ask you to tell me more.
(After you buy and read the book, this post title will make a lot more sense. And I know you love it when I make sense. So buy the book and solve the mystery.)