Monday, August 13, 2018

Excerpt: To See the Sun + Giveaway!

Today I've got a SciFi M/M romance to share with you guys: Kelly Jensen's TO SEE THE SUN is out now. Find out more about the book, including a sneak peek, before you one-click it.

Oh! And there's a great giveaway at the end, too. 

Enjoy! :)

To See the Sun by Kelly Jensen
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (August 13th, 2018)
Genre: SciFi Romance -- Queer, M/M

Survival is hard enough in the outer colonies—what chance does love have?

Life can be harsh and lonely in the outer colonies, but miner-turned-farmer Abraham Bauer is living his dream, cultivating crops that will one day turn the unforgiving world of Alkirak into paradise. He wants more, though. A companion—someone quiet like him. Someone to share his days, his bed, and his heart.

Gael Sonnen has never seen the sky, let alone the sun. He’s spent his whole life locked in the undercity beneath Zhemosen, running from one desperate situation to another. For a chance to get out, he’ll do just about anything—even travel to the far end of the galaxy as a mail-order husband. But no plan of Gael’s has ever gone smoothly, and his new start on Alkirak is no exception. Things go wrong from the moment he steps off the shuttle.

Although Gael arrives with unexpected complications, Abraham is prepared to make their relationship work—until Gael’s past catches up with them, threatening Abraham’s livelihood, the freedom Gael gave everything for, and the love neither man ever hoped to find. 

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To See the Sun by Kelly Jensen

Bram dropped onto the couch with practiced ease, aiming for a spot where the cushions had acquired a natural dent. Gael studied the rest of the cushions, wondering if he should sit at the other end, or close to Bram, or somewhere near the middle. Would things have been this awkward if Aavi hadn’t popped out of a locker at the shuttle port? Closing his eyes, Gael drew in a quick, tight breath, and searched for the right mood. For who he needed to be in this moment. 
He sat close enough to Bram to be companionable without crowding him. If Aavi chose to join them, she could fit in between—at a squeeze. Bram didn’t appear alarmed or surprised by his proximity. He didn’t shuffle away; nor did he give out come-closer vibes. 
“So, I don’t know what the situation with Aavi is, but she ain’t afraid of you. That’s something,” Bram said. 
Gael swallowed. Here we go. “I . . .” Don’t know what to say. 
“I guess we’ll have to talk about it, at some point.” Bram’s now habitual shrug stood in as punctuation. “But I’m too tired tonight. How ’bout we just watch a holo?” 
“A holo?” Gael repeated. 
“I like biographies. But maybe something less thinky? What kind of HVs do you usually watch?” 
So not what he’d expected. 
“Ah, um, I never really . . .” Was he ever going to figure out how to finish a sentence in Bram’s presence? “Anything is fine.” He and Loic had snuck into theaters sometimes when they were boys. Loic’s favorite HVs had always been adventure stories. 
Bram had activated the display and was scrolling through menus. “Have you seen Pirates of the Nexus?” 
A lump formed in Gael’s throat. “No.” 
Bram’s eyebrows drew down. “In our few messages you weren’t all that forthcoming about your life on Zhemosen. I’m beginning to understand why. Maybe. We might have to talk about that at some point too.” 
What can I say that won’t dig a deeper hole? “I wanted to come here, Bram.” 
“That I believe.” 
“I meant what I said at the shuttle port. I’ll sell the locker. Get work with Maia. We can be out of here as soon as you need us to be. Until then, we’ll work hard. Both of us. Earn our keep. I can cook. Clean. Help with the farm. Other things.” His cheeks warmed. “Whatever you need me to do.” 
“I didn’t bring you all the way out here to pick up after me.” 
“I know.” Gael glanced down at his hands, then without thinking too much on it, shuffled his hip closer to Bram’s, reducing the space between them by maybe half an Aavi. 
“I didn’t bring you all the way out here for that, either.” Bram’s breath made warm little puffs against the side of his face. 
He didn’t lean in or away.

If aliens ever do land on Earth, Kelly will not be prepared, despite having read over a hundred stories of the apocalypse. Still, she will pack her precious books into a box and carry them with her as she strives to survive. It’s what bibliophiles do.

Kelly is the author of a number of novels, novellas and short stories, including the Chaos Station series, co-written with Jenn Burke. Some of what she writes is speculative in nature, but mostly it’s just about a guy losing his socks and/or burning dinner. Because life isn’t all conquering aliens and mountain peaks. Sometimes finding a happy ever after is all the adventure we need.

Where to Find Kelly:
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Prize: Enter to win any back catalog Chaos Station ebook by Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke or paperback of Always and Forever: A Chaos Station Collection by Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke. Open internationally.

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