Saturday, December 13, 2014

Author Saturday Spotlight: Andrew Grey *Excerpt & Giveaway*

I am very excited to have Andrew Grey as my spotlight author! Giddy even! He is a tremendous author so full of talent. When you read his work you can't help but to love it. I'm so grateful he shares his talent.

He has a NEW book *Cheers* We're going to talk about that a bit. I have the cover, blurb, and an excerpt for you all. AND A GIVEAWAY!

The book I'm talking about is called Fire and Water

Title: Fire and Water
Author: Andrew Grey
Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Dec 15 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Officer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead. His job policing the streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses have been on the rise. One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child. Arriving on site, he finds the boy rescued by lifeguard Terry Baumgartner. Of course, Red isn’t surprised when gorgeous Terry won’t give him and his ugly mug the time of day.
Overhearing one of the officer’s comment about him being shallow opens Terry’s eyes. Maybe he isn’t as kindhearted as he always thought. His friend Julie suggests he help those less fortunate by delivering food to the elderly. On his route he meets outspoken Margie, a woman who says what’s on her mind. Turns out, she’s Officer Red’s aunt.
Red and Terry’s world collide as Red tries to track the source of the drugs and protect Terry from an ex-boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer.  Together they might discover a chance for more than they expected—if they can see beyond what’s on the surface.

This book will be available on December 15th!!! Here are the links to preorder/buy:

Dreamspinner Press

You can see ALL of Andrew Greys books on Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, B&N and also

                           FIRE AND WATER

A roar of laughter came up from the large table behind them, and Terry turned to see what was happening. It was just a bunch of guys. He recognized one of them as one of the paramedics from that afternoon. He watched them for a few minutes and then turned back to Julie.

“Hey, Red,” he heard one of the men call. For some reason Terry turned to see who it was and then quickly looked away. It was the huge police officer who’d been at the pool. Terry turned back to the bar.

“It’s that policeman from the pool,” Julie said from next to him. “The one with the scar.”

“Yeah, I saw him.” Terry took another gulp from his glass. He’d noticed the guy as soon as he’d entered the pool area. Who wouldn’t? The guy was huge. When Terry had first seen him, his mouth had begun to water. He was just his type: tall, broad, built, filling out that uniform in all the right places. A dreamboat… that is, until he’d gotten a look at the poor guy’s face. To say he was ugly wasn’t right either… more like unfortunate. As his dad had said as a joke once, “He had a face only a mother could love.”

“I wonder what happened to him,” Julie said and looked at Terry when he huffed a little. “He seemed like a good enough guy. That woman was all over you, but he listened and got down to the truth. There were no accusations, and he was nice enough, for a cop with a job to do.” Her eyes widened. 

“Something did happen to him. He wasn’t born with that scar, and maybe he was poor and didn’t have the money for braces and the things we did.”

Terry turned back around. “I guess so.” He swallowed really hard and continued watching the man, trying not to look like he was watching him. Once, when he looked up, Terry caught his gaze. He knew instantly that the man recognized him, and Terry turned back around.

“You guess so?” Julie said and then chuckled.

“I just agreed with you,” he told her, and their conversation stopped when the news came on one of the channels again, and Julie’s attention was diverted.

There were mirrors behind the bar, mostly ones advertising various kinds of beer. He could see the police officer in one of them. The guys he was with were loud, laughing a lot, and a few times Terry caught a glimpse of a smile from the officer. It made Terry want to smile too. He turned back around and scanned the room.


When I began Fire and Water, I wanted to do a beauty and the beast sort of thing, but the story quickly morphed into looking beyond what’s on the outside.   I at am a firm believer that everyone deserves a great love in their life and not all of them come in perfect packages.  Its what’s on the inside that counts and in this story both Terry and Red come to realize that everyone carries scars, some are on the outside where they’re visible and others are held down deep within a beautiful looking package.  What becomes apparent for both men is that the other has what they need, even if they don’t realize it at first.  I absolutely fell in love right along with Red and Terry.  When I started the story, I thought I had both characters down very well, but they surprised me along the way and I loved them even more for it.   I adore it when that happens and I hope you will as well. 

Author Information

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Author Links

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Be sure to catch the blog tour for Fire and Water as well! If you don't win in this giveaway I am SURE you'll have a great opportunity elsewhere! If you can't wait (Like I can't) Buy it!!!
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  1. Another one to add to my list -- you're killing me here :)

  2. wow....just checked through Andrew's book list (huge!!)....I don't believe I've read any

    1. He has MANY and he's SO GREAT! You can be busy for months on end with his work alone

  3. This is a new to me author! Loved the excerpt!

  4. There hasn't been one of your books that I've not liked! But "Love Comes Around #4" is my fav so far.

  5. I really enjoyed A Courageous Ride!

  6. I think my favorite Andrew Grey series is the Senses series. So so good! I really do enjoy his story telling. And now another book to add to my TBR! So many books, so little time. Who needs sleep anyway. Or a job. ;)

  7. Senses Series! They are all such good books!

  8. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments. You all made my day!!!

  9. So many good ones but Stranded and Taken are my favorites.

  10. I have enjoyed all of Andrew's books, difficult to pick a favorite, perhaps Love comes silently.

  11. This book.sounds so exciting. I have enjoyed you're Love series

  12. He is an auto buy for me. Love his books. I have many. I can't really pick a favorite. Thanks for the post and for the chance to win a copy. Happy Holidays

  13. This is another one to add to my list.

  14. Favourites? Hhmmm. Well there is the Senses series, or maybe the Chemistry series, or is it the Oz series or maybe......... Nope sorry can't decide.

  15. I loved the Upside Down and Inside Out series so far. I'm trying to work my way through some of his other series, but he's got a lot of books to read.

  16. I got hooked on Andrew's books with the Chemistry series, so it holds a special place in my memory. I'm also super excited about THIS one!!!

  17. I've only read one book by Andrew Grey so far. The reason I only read one is not that I didn't love that book, I did, but that I just haven't gotten around to catching up with any of his other titles yes. Without a doubt that will happen in the not too distant future.

  18. I love all of Andrew Grey's books! I'd never be able to pick a favorite.

  19. Looks like a great read!