Unbreak Broken, by JK Hogan (Coming About, Book 3)
Publisher: Wild City Press (September 16, 2015)
Word Count: approx. 98,000 words
Genre: Gay (M/M) Romance
Today I’m hosting the blog tour for J.K. Hogan’s newest release, Unbreak Broken! This is the third book in her “Coming About” series, and you should read the first two before diving into this one… trust me, they’re fantastic! Today I’m joined by J.K., who’s answered some questions about her newest book and her writing! So keep reading for an excerpt from the novel, my interview with J.K., as well as your chance to win an e-copy of the book for your very own!
(And can we just pause for a moment to stare at that cover? MMMMH yum!)
Rory Donovan’s life is a hot mess. His marriage is failing and he’s in intensive psychotherapy, working through the unfortunate side effects of memories from a childhood trauma. The only thing good in his life right now is his job—teaching photography to gifted high school students.
Harbor Patrol officer Bennett Foster is co-parenting his teenage daughter with his high school best friend Jessie. When he meets Addison’s teacher and realizes they’ve met before, he can’t get the sexy stranger out of his head.
Striking up a sexual-tension-filled friendship, together they must help an angsty teenager deal with a dying friend. Bennett must keep his little family from falling apart while Rory struggles to come to terms with his new reality. Somewhere along the way, most unexpectedly…love happens.
Dr. Conlan treated me to a rare fond smile, almost motherly in its warmth. “I’m pleased to see you happier than you have been.”
I grinned back, but then my brow furrowed. “Does this make me gay?”
“Does that matter?”
“I don’t know. Should it?”
“I’ll never understand the fascination with labeling things that our society seems to have. To me, sexuality is as intangible as the universe. There’s no way to truly know what’s out there, and how it all relates to everything else.
“As humans, we seek to know, to understand, and somehow we feel that putting things in boxes and labeling helps us do that. But some things are fluid, changing and developing with the tide of the evolution of life. Do me a favor, Rory. Don’t put yourself in a box.”
I was dumbfounded, stunned speechless. I knew I’d remember Dr. Conlan’s words for the rest of my life, and I would try to stay as true to them as I could. “I won’t,” I whispered.
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing J.K. Hogan, author of Unbreak Broken.
Hi J.K, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hey, there! IRL I’m a pretty normal gal, wife and mother and fur-mommy. I stay at home with my son and alternate between writing and graphic design. I’m also currently carrying my second son.
I started out writing m/f paranormal romance—I have a series of three books if anyone is so inclined—but I started writing exclusively m/m in the last couple of years. I just have more fun doing it.
My new release, Unbreak Broken, is (probably) the conclusion to my Coming About series. It features Rory, everybody’s favorite cuddly straight guy, who ends up being not-so-straight, but not without a lot of heartache and…well, therapy. He gets paired with a sexy cop with a teenage daughter, and much drama ensues. Hope you enjoy!
1) Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than any others? Love? Action? Romance? Tragedy?
While it all depends on my mood and environment, I think action is the toughest for me. There’s so much going on, and you want to maintain a fast pace to make it flow. It can be very difficult to make sure the reader knows what’s going on.
2) What do you think makes a good story?
I think it has most to do with the author’s voice. I love reading books that really feel like the author is telling a story, rather than putting words on the page because they sound good.
3) Do you hear from readers much? What do they say?
The most feedback I get from readers is through reviews, and the ones for Unbreak Broken have blown me away. I’m always tickled when someone reads my books and likes them. I get a few messages on facebook every now and then with readers telling me how much they like a particular book. I love getting those. 🙂
4) How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
Unbreak Broken is my 7th published book. I have one WIP that’s almost finished, and a couple of TBC manuscripts floating around. Favorite would be a toss-up between Shadows Fall and Unbreak Broken.
5) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Being a work-at-home mom, the concept of free time is pretty foreign to me. I like doing graphic design with my alter ego, but as far as non-work, I like to crochet and do other crafts, and attend dog agility events that my husband competes in with our dogs.
About the Author:
J.K. Hogan has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, beginning with writing cast lists and storylines for her toys growing up. When she finally decided to put pen to paper, magic happened. She is greatly inspired by all kinds of music and often creates a “soundtrack” for her stories as she writes them. J.K. is hoping to one day have a little something for everyone, so she’s branched out from m/f paranormal romance and added m/m contemporary romance. Who knows what’s next?
J.K. resides in North Carolina, where she was born and raised. A true southern girl at heart, she lives in the country with her husband and young son, a cat, and two champion agility dogs. If she isn’t on the agility field, J.K. can often be found chasing waterfalls in the mountains with her husband, or down in front at a blues concert. In addition to writing, she enjoys training and competing in dog sports, spending time with her large southern family, camping, boating and, of course, reading! For more information, please visit http://www.jkhogan.com.
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