Sapphire Sunset (Sapphire Cove Book 1) by C. Travis Rice/ Christopher Rice <— LIVE!!! M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! And it involves a headline-making scandal!!!
And to celebrate this release, Christopher (as well as his publisher, Blue Box Press) are sponsoring today’s newsletter!
The author says:
I’m so thrilled that #SapphireSunset – my first gay romance novel – is almost before the world. To celebrate publication day this Tuesday March 1st I’ll be doing an Instagram Live with one of the publishers and one of my closest friends @sillyjillystein. I wrote this novel during the darkest days of the pandemic when I was desperate for a sunny, sexy, romantic and hopeful escape. The world still seems kind of messed up, to be frank, so I’m hoping the reading of it will be as delightfully transporting for you as the writing of it was for me.
That’s at 7pm EST TONIGHT (March 1st 2022!!!)
He also gives us a bit of “Behind the Book” insight:
When the darkest days of the pandemic descended, I needed an escape. A beachy, sunny escape where men fell in love — with each other — and we’re free to be themselves. Oh, and drink iced ginger tea because it’s the bomb. And trounce homophobic jerks who tried to keep them apart. That’s how Sapphire Cove and C. Travis Rice were born, and this week, on March 1st, the first sexy, emotional installment in the series go on sale.
I hope you’ll take a chance on. There are no mummies or demonically posssed plants or international conspiracies in a C. Travis Rice book. But there’s plenty of drama and scandal and sex. And big, big feelings. And then some more sex. Not sex on the beach, but there’s sex in a sea cave, which is close and better for everyone because…less sand, that’s all I’m saying. Anyway, here’s a fun little teaster my publisher 1,001 Dark Nights & Blue Box Press put together. Enjoy.
So what’s it about?
For the first time New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice writes as C. Travis Rice. Under his new pen name, Rice offers tales of passion, intrigue, and steamy romance between men. The first novel, SAPPHIRE SUNSET, transports you to a beautiful luxury resort on the sparkling Southern California coast where strong-willed heroes release the shame that blocks their heart’s desires.
Logan Murdoch is a fighter, a survivor, and a provider. When he leaves a distinguished career in the Marine Corps to work security at a luxury beachfront resort, he’s got one objective: pay his father’s mounting medical bills. That means Connor Harcourt, the irresistibly handsome scion of the wealthy family that owns Sapphire Cove, is strictly off limits, despite his sassy swagger and beautiful blue eyes. Logan’s life is all about sacrifices; Connor is privilege personified. But temptation is a beast that demands to be fed, and a furtive kiss ignites instant passion, forcing Logan to slam the brakes. Hard.
Haunted by their frustrated attraction, the two men find themselves hurled back together when a headline-making scandal threatens to ruin the resort they both love. This time, there’s no easy escape from the magnetic pull of their white hot desire. Will saving Sapphire Cove help forge the union they crave, or will it drive them apart once more?