Welcome to the new visitors of the tour, and hello again to my returning friends. As I’ve been explaining throughout, Second Star to the Right is a romance story about a man seeking to define himself, an escort caught between the desire to find connection yet keep himself grounded, and how the brilliance of love can be the brightest light in dark skies if we’re willing to let it burn.
So… in an effort to attempt something a little different for this blog tour, I decided it might be cool to connect with you, the reader, and explain how I define myself. I sent out a call, asking “Inquiring Minds” to throw some questions at me, and offered to do my best to answer them. Let’s light up the sky together, and hopefully have a little fun in the process…
(Be sure to read through to the end for details on the release, as well as a chance to WIN your very own ebook copy.)
RaphaelDraw tweets: Your thoughts when starting a new novel and have a blank page in front of you?
Oh, God. Here we go again.
Character “undesignated as yet” why won’t you tell me your name?
I’m sorry, the novel should be about WHAT?
OK, fingers. Anytime now. The keys are right there.
I think I might have an open bottle of wine in the fridge…
♪♫♪ I don’t want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day ♫♪♫
I should open Skype. Just to check. If no one is online I’ll get right back off.
(Tumble, tumble, tumble) Argh! I’m supposed to be writing!
Christopher D asks: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
Henley replies: Some days, just getting out of bed in the morning. I don’t know if I have one particular thing that I consider to be my “greatest” accomplishment. I’m more of a one-small-thing-at-a-time achiever. Getting published for the first time was pretty damn sweet, of course. But I tend to feel the same for each consecutive release. Maybe, on a personal note, it was managing to step up and away from a mistaken sense of security, in order to gain a sense of my own value and importance.
killfrost2 asks: You always seem to be releasing a new book. 😀 Which brings up the question, what are the average sizes of your books, how fast do you type, and more importantly, do you have any home remedies for fever?
Henley replies: I’ve been trying to release a new work every quarter, although, if I don’t get my ass in gear I question the potential for a release in Q3, 2014.
My target for this genre with respect to word count is between 40 and 50K. On a good day I can get about 5000 words. On a bad day, I’m grateful for 500. As for typing, my average is 100 words/minute. Not bad for an old bird, hmm?
There is only one home remedy that works for everything, frost. Wine.
Darkprism asks: If you could be someone else and live somebody else’s life for a month, who would it be and why?
Henley replies: I’d like to be a porn star. And I only say that because you give a limit of one month. The lack of connection would drive me mental if I had to deal with it long-term. But I’d sure love to give it a go for a few weeks. Yep. Yep I surely would.
Second Star to the Right
By AF Henley
Be it unrequited fascination with his straight best friend or impossible fantasies of rekindled interest with his heartbreaking ex,
Mason has no clue why the perfect connection seems to keep slipping through his fingers. When another lonely holiday seems like too much weight to shoulder, Mason gives up on romance and seeks out the next best thing—rented company. Jack is everything a person could want in an escort: willing, hot, and built like an angel.
Mason can’t resist. After all, who wouldn’t be interested in a guy who loves kid’s movies, is a self-professed Peter Pan, and has no problem throwing caution to the wind at a moment’s notice. But then interest quickly blooms into a whole new emotion—an emotion that Mason knows far too well, especially when Jack has no interest in returning it, preferring to keep his heart safely tucked away in Neverland.
- Word count: 43,000
- Pairing: M/M
- Content: Contains some explicit content.
Purchase Link (save 15% if you pre-order by February 18th)
About the Author:
Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.
A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.
Henley has been proudly working with LT3 since 2012, and has been writing like mad ever since—an indentured servant to the belief that romance and true love can mend the most broken soul. Even when presented in prose.
As a thanks for reading, I’m offering up an ebook copy of Second Star to the Right, in the format of the winner’s choice. Simply leave a comment below to be entered in the draw.
And! As an extra bonus! All participators in the blog tour giveaway will AUTOMATICALLY BE ENTERED in a future-dated contest for a signed print copy of the novel, and a genuine Swarovski pendant, hand-picked for Second Star to the Right significance. Stay tuned to any of the above-referenced AF Henley sites for details.
- Please ensure Cinderella Stories has a way to notify you of the win.
- Contest is open from now until February 22nd, 2014.
- Winner will be picked using a random number generator.
- By commenting below you guarantee that you are legally able to accept the prize.
A huge thank you to Cinderella Stories for having me today, as well as to the readers, friends, associates, and followers who stopped by to take part. Here’s hoping you have an awesome and adventurous day. And off we go…
Second Star to the Right, and … this is Jho once more, folks! 🙂 Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and for taking the time to read this post. And thank you as well, Henley, for gracing my blog.
Good luck to the entrants and please don’t forget to leave your email address so we’ll be able to email you in case you are the lucky one! ❤