‘Empty Nests’ by Ada Maria Soto #LGBT #BlogTour #Giveaway

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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Ada Maria Soto author of Empty Nests

Hi Ada, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Hi, I’m Ada.  I’m a born and raised Californian Mexican-American currently living as an expat in the South Pacific with a toddler and my partner. I have studied and worked in theater, film, and television with all the usual crummy side jobs of a struggling artist. I have dysgraphia and phonological dyslexia but I try not to let that slow down my writing.  I love sports and am dedicated to the Oakland A’s, San Jose Sharks, Auckland Blues, USA Rugby Eagles, New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand Black Caps, and the Chennai Super Kings.

Empty Nests is about James Maron and Gabe Juarez.  At age fourteen, James decided to prove he wasn’t gay despite vast evidence to the contrary. Now at thirty-two, he’s getting ready to send his son to college and wondering what he’s supposed to do next. Outside his son, his life consists of an IT job he hates and watching telenovelas with the women in his apartment building.

Gabriel Juarez is the CFO of a technology giant. He has looks, charm, fantastic wealth, a workaholic personality, and a string of boyfriends who only stick around because he’s too busy to tell them to leave.

A bad laptop/projector interface causes James and Gabe’s paths to cross. Friends, family, and coworkers jump to match Gabe with a nice guy, and James with anyone. But they might be too different. Everyone will have to tread very carefully to keep things from ending before they start.

Say something to your fans.

I love you all so very much it’s hard to explain.  The idea that I even have fans is in a strange one to me.  I’ve been in the arts since I was a teenager but always behind the scenes.  I was always the stage manager or a tech person.  Stage managers don’t get fans.

That I am now creating something myself and that people like it makes me so happy.  Thank you for reading my work and I hope I can keep putting out stories of quality that you all enjoy.

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Goodreads Link

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

EmptyNestsFSNeither James nor Gabe has ever had a real relationship. They might make a connection if they can get past their differences—and their fears.

At age fourteen, James Maron decided to prove he wasn’t gay despite vast evidence to the contrary. Now at thirty-two, he’s getting ready to send his son to college and wondering what he’s supposed to do next. Outside his son, his life consists of an IT job he hates and watching telenovelas with the women in his apartment building. 

Gabriel Juarez is the CFO of a technology giant. He has looks, charm, fantastic wealth, a workaholic personality, and a string of boyfriends who only stick around because he’s too busy to tell them to leave.

A bad laptop/projector interface causes James and Gabe’s paths to cross. Friends, family, and coworkers jump to match Gabe with a nice guy, and James with anyone. But are they too different? Everyone will have to tread very carefully to keep things from ending before they start.

Pages or Words: 68,835 words

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

Excerpt:

“So,” Dylan started as he scraped the last of the noodles from his plate. “Remember that conversation we were having about the new AP English teacher?”

“If you pull a piece of paper out of your pocket right now, I will never forgive you.”

Dylan grinned and pulled a tightly folded piece of paper from his pocket. “Saturday after next, if you want, you have a date.”

James was pretty sure teenagers were not supposed to be as hung-up on their father’s love life as Dylan was. “No. No, I do not.”

Dylan pushed over a printout from his school’s faculty webpage. There was a phone number handwritten at the bottom. “Thirty-five, no kids. He likes music.” Dylan had highlighted that line. “You like music, he likes music. He said he’d love to take you to see a band he likes.”

“Goddammit, Dylan! I do not need you setting me up with strangers.”

“He’s not a stranger, he’s the school’s AP English teacher, and I wouldn’t have to if you’d get out of the house once in a while. Seriously, Dad, I’m out of here in less than a year. I don’t want you moping around this place alone. I worry about you turning into a crazy old cat lady.”

Sales Links:

DSP ebook ♥ DSP paperback

AuthorBio

Ada Maria Soto is a born and raised Californian, Mexican-American/WASP, currently living as an expat in New Zealand. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Theater Directing at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, which she attended in a fit of stubbornness. She got a Master’s degree in Film and TV Producing from the University of Auckland in New Zealand which she applied to on a manic whim. Nine years later she’s still in Auckland with a partner, kid, and mortgage.

She has dysgraphia and phonological dyslexia which can lead to some interesting typos.

She is a sports fan dedicated to the Oakland A’s, San Jose Sharks, Auckland Blues, USA Eagles, New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand Black Caps, and the Chennai Super Kings.

Where to find the author:

Official Website: http://adamariasoto.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ada.m.soto.568

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AdaMariaSotoAuthor

Twitter: @adamariasoto

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+AdaSoto/posts

DSP Author Arcade: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/AuthorArcade/ada-maria-soto

Giveaway

Both books of the series (one will not be out for a few months)

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Tour Dates & Stops:

12-Jun

Carly’s Book Reviews

16-Jun

Prism Book Alliance

My Fiction Nook

19-Jun

Bike Book Reviews

Butterfly-O-Meter

Love Bytes

23-Jun

Hearts on Fire

Kimi-Chan

26-Jun

Amanda C. Stone

MM Good Book Reviews

30-Jun

3 Chicks After Dark

Mikky’s World of Books

Inked Rainbow Reads

3-Jul

Happily Ever Chapter

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

Rainbow Gold Reviews

BFD Book Blog

7-Jul

Bayou Book Junkie

TTC Books and More

Molly Lolly

Multitasking Mommas

I would like to give a big Thank You to Ada Maria Soto and Will at Pride Promotions for letting us take place I this Blog Tour.

Pride Blogger

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