Monday, October 12, 2015

Blog Tour: BEIGNETS by Michaela Grey #Excerpt #Giveaway



Title: Beignets 

Series: Coffee Cake 

Author: Michaela Grey 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 

Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson 

Length: 200 Pages 

Release Date: October 9, 2015 

Blurb: Malachi Warren barely survived a series of assaults on his life. But survive he did, though not without baggage. Now, Malachi must pick up the pieces of his shattered life—the most important piece being his boyfriend, Bran Kendrick, who is dealing with problems of his own. 

Stagnating at his job at a small-town café, Bran’s pride keeps him from asking Malachi—or anyone—for help. Desperate to do something, Malachi secretly pays a celebrity chef with a bakery in New Orleans to take on Bran as his apprentice. 

As Malachi and Bran begin to make a new life in New Orleans, the specter of Malachi’s PTSD and the growing stress over the secret he hides from Bran threaten their relationship. Before it’s too late, Malachi must confront his past and face his fears about the future, all without losing himself—and Bran—in the process.


He’d covered Bran’s back with a pale gray first, from shoulders to hips. It was the exact color of the Vermont sky outside his window: the pearlescent hint of winter, cold and serene.

The trees were next, bare limbs black against the gray sky. The green stretched out under the trees, a wide expanse of withered brown that defied its commonly used name. On the other side of the green, the library rose above the branches, glass and stone and modern architecture. Two figures sat on a bench in front of the library. The smaller one had his head in the other’s lap, knees bent to brace his sketchpad. The taller figure was absorbed in his book, brown hair falling in a haphazard manner over his forehead.

And in the distance under the farthest tree, a tiny, malevolent, brown spotted llama lurked, biding its time.


Malachi obeyed. Body paint, he read. Nontoxic, safe for use on humans and animals. Comprehension dawned and he looked at Bran. All those miles of smooth, unmarked, golden skin, and…. Malachi swallowed hard. Paint Bran. Suddenly it was all he could think about.
He was moving before he could think. He crawled onto the bed and straddled Bran’s naked hips. Bran wriggled, making an approving noise as he got comfortable, and Malachi smacked him on the shoulder.
“Be still,” he said, and Bran laughed out loud but stopped moving.



Michaela Grey told stories to put herself to sleep since she was old enough to hold a conversation in her head.  When she learned to write, she began putting those stories down on paper.  She and her family reside in the Texas hill country with their cats, and she is perpetually on the hunt for peaceful writing time, which her four children make difficult to find.

Michaela started her career with Dreamspinner Press.  Her first book is called Coffee Cake, published in May of 2015, and its sequel is Beignets, coming in October of 2015.  She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Queer romance is her happy place, and she delights in pushing her limits, testing her abilities and forcing herself to write scenarios she’s not familiar with.  Angst is her lifeblood, and she wants you to know that your tears are delicious.  (But don’t worry, she’ll always give you a happy ending.)

When she’s not writing, she’s knitting while watching TV or avoiding responsibilities on Tumblr, where she shamelessly ogles pretty people and tries to keep her cat off the keyboard.

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Winner’s Prize: Signed Paperback of BEIGNETS
Runner-up Prize: E-copy of BEIGNETS


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  1. I like the cover of the book and I really enjoyed the first book in the series.

  2. Sounds really deep and different. Ty for the chance.

  3. I love stories with food. I watch way too much Food Network. :)

  4. The cover is awesome! I can imagine having beignets at a cafe in New Orleans! Greatblurb.

  5. I like hurt/comfort and baking. Win/win!

  6. I enjoy reading about people being able to find their way through adversity.. This sounds good. Thanks for the chance

  7. Loved book one. It's been great reading a book from a different perspective. Thank you for the chance to win its sequel.

  8. I just started the first book and I love Bran and Malachi. I would like know what happens to them next!