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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Blog Tour - Brynn Stein, Waiting for Patrick

Please welcome Brynn Stein to Chaos in the Moonlight. Check out her post and the blog tour for her new release.


Welcome to my blog tour for Waiting for Patrick. I’m offering giveaways of one signed copy, one electronic copy, and a choice of one title from my backlist. Comment below and at any of my other blog stops (posted below) to be entered to win. One comment, one entry. Dreamspinner is offering my other paranormal titles (Haunted, Lifeline, and  What No One Else Can Hear ) for $0.99 during “Weekend Reads” on September 2, 3, and 4, in honor of Waiting for Patrick being my ninth published book. Waiting for Patrick will be available at a discounted price throughout the tour (September 1 through 15). Winners of the raffle will be announced on September 16th.

I’ve mentioned in other posts that Sheri is probably my favorite character in Waiting for Patrick. I love the boys, of course (Elliot and Ben), and even Daniel. But Sheri is my favorite. She’s fiery and outspoken and gets away with things I sometimes secretly wish I could. She’s not based on me by any means, though. She’s a consummate extrovert. I’m an ambivert, at best, (usually more like a solid introvert).

I really like the relationship between Elliot and Sheri. They’ve been friends all their adult lives and Elliot thinks of her as his “greatest ally”. But they pick on each other unmercifully. Sheri is one of those people who will be sugary sweet and polite if she doesn’t know you or doesn’t like you. A typical southern gal. But if you’re a friend, heaven help you. No holds barred.

Here’s an excerpt showing just a peak of their relationship. Malcolm is Sheri’s boyfriend, and they’re at Elliot’s house for movies. (Scene opens with Sheri in the kitchen fixing salads for dinner for all three of them).

Elliot has hinted at thinking he has a ghost in his house. Sheri, ever practical (unless she doesn’t want to be), refuses to believe it. That doesn’t stop her from picking on him about it. But Elliot always gives as good as he gets.

“Well”—Malcolm pitched his voice just loud enough for her to still hear—“we could watch movies until Tuesday with all the ones you have here.”

Elliot smiled. “Don’t worry. I’ll kick you out long before Tuesday.”

Malcolm dropped the considerable stack into Elliot’s lap. “Choose, O wise one.” And then he took a seat on the sofa, brushing off imaginary lint from his shirt and tugging at the wrinkles on his dress slacks.

Elliot looked at the proffered titles. He wasn’t in the mood for anything heavy or violent, so he picked out the Die Hard and Terminator movies right away and set them aside on the chair-side table. He didn’t care to watch a romcom, not that he ever did—though the one with Mark Ruffalo gave him pause. He had to admit the man was sexy as sin. But Elliot finally threw Just Like Heaven and the other two on the table and continued looking through the stack.

Frozen?” He stared at the cover of the animated feature, then looked pointedly at Malcolm. “I ask you, do I look like the type of person who would watch Disney movies?” 

Sheri appeared in the archway, carrying a tray with three bowls, presumably of salad, and as many glasses. “Not where anyone else could see you watching them, anyway.” She grinned at Elliot’s scowl and placed the tray on the coffee table. “Pick something else.”

Elliot couldn’t believe the next title. “Ghost? Really, Cher?”

“What? Patrick Swayze is hot.” She handed out bowls of salad and glasses of soda, then gave forks to all concerned. Taking her own bowl to the sofa, she sat close to Malcolm and dug in.

“I’m right here, Sheri.” Malcolm took his salad and sank back into the sofa to start on it.

She kissed his cheek. “You’re hot too, sweetie.”

Elliot held the movie case in one hand and slapped it repeatedly against the back of his other hand. “You know, I have half a mind to watch this, just because I know you only brought it to pick on me.”

“You only have half a mind at the best of times, Elle.”

“That’s it.” He threw the case to Malcolm. “Put it in.”

Architect Elliot Graham has bought and restored dozens of historic homes to their original splendor. As in his personal life, he loves them and leaves them, selling them off without looking back. But there’s something about the old plantation house he finds in South Carolina—a connection he can’t explain. He feels as though he recognizes the house, as if within its crumbling walls he might find something he doesn’t even realize he’s lost.

Ben Myers had promised his lover and soul mate, Patrick, that he would wait for his return. Ben has kept his word ever since Patrick left him to wait at the plantation house—during the Civil War. For the first time in many long years, Ben is no longer alone, and he reaches out to Elliot in dreams. Elliot tries to convince Ben that Patrick isn’t coming back, but Ben’s devotion is about to change not only his lonely existence, but Elliot’s life as well.

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About the Author
Brynn has always loved to write about strong male characters and their close friendships. When she found the world of m/m fiction, she fell in love. Finally, a way to bring those strong male characters together and let those emotional connections spill over into deeper relationships. Sometimes her characters go through the emotional wringer, but they always have each other.

Brynn lives in Virginia near her two grown daughters who support her writing and sometimes act as proof readers. Both of her daughters are also aspiring writers and hopefully it'll just be a matter of time before they have their own author's biography.

Brynn was a teacher by profession for thirty years. She worked in special education with children with emotional disabilities. She has recently changed careers and is now working as a mental health counselor to this same population and their families. When she is not working or writing, she loves to draw and paint. She also gets outside as often as she can, reads anything that doesn't move out of the way, and is always looking for her next story.

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