Hello and welcome to the latest and final stop of my 1st Anniversary Blog Tour & Giveaway. As you see, I'm at home today ;)
One year has passed since my successful debut novel, Sub-Mission, was released on May 14, 2012, and a lot has happened during those twelve months. I’m taking the chance to look back and tell you a bit about the background of the books I’ve published, but also about things that happened in my life or that are on my mind. There’s one stop for every book, and of course, there are prizes waiting for you, because as always, good things for me mean good things for you, my dear friends and readers. Please read the “Giveaway” section below for details.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to my youngest baby, Fantasy for Sale. This novel started out as one of my earliest attempts at writing some time in 2011 and was then abandoned for months on end. Even though I loved the story and the characters in particular, other projects just always got in the way. I’d made a few attempts at finishing this story in between and even knew pretty well where I wanted to go with it, but for some reason, it just wouldn’t flow—until late last year, when I decided to finish the manuscript with the working title Fallen and at last I realised why it didn’t work for me. I’d only ever written books in third-person POV and up until six months ago, I would’ve sworn to never write in first-person POV, because like so many readers, I prefer third person. And yet, when I looked at the opening scene of what was to become Fantasy for Sale, I knew that the book would be so much better for it, so I revised 45,000 words to amend the POV and added another 20,000 words and a secondary character who earned himself the label “class A prick” from my lovely editor.
The different POV is the most obvious change but I daresay that Fantasy for Sale shows the biggest development in my writing style—for the better, I think, and I hope you agree.
So now that I’ve told you about the story behind the story, here it is—Fantasy for Sale:
Fantasy for Sale
What's the price of reality when a fantasy is for sale?
Cam is young, sinfully sexy and willing to play without limits, a combination which makes him a fantasy turned to flesh for men and women alike - and he's for sale.
Nate is curious when it comes to carnal delights but hasn't found the right man to explore his desires with.
When a friend buys Nate a few hours of pleasure with Cam, it's not much of a surprise that Nate ends up intrigued. He keeps coming back for more and the attraction between them appears to be mutual but while Nate finds himself falling for the sexy hooker, Cam makes no secret of the fact that for him, sex is just a job.
Determined to win him over, Nathan tries to show him that sex is about more than physical satisfaction but Cam's walls seem impenetrable until a dramatic event forces him to reveal some of his secrets and Nate begins to understand that Cam pays more than just the price for the reality behind the fantasy.
Fantasy for Sale is available to pre-order at a 15% discount and releases on May 31st from Total-E-Bound / June 28th from most distributors
Pre-order / Buy link: Total-E-Bound: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=2177
Please note: Today is the last chance to enter the giveaway. The winner will be picked at random tomorrow, May 20th, 2013 and announced on my website/ blog www.sage-marlowe.com
Giveaway—Here’s what you can win:
#1 - Sage’s Goodie Package:
Contains a signed copy of Sub-Culture, a set of signed book cover photographs and some surprise goodies to spoil you
#2 - Create a character
Here’s your chance to create your very own fictional character that will be featured in one of my next books. The winner gets to pick the name and distinct features like hair / eye colour, height and a few personality quirks of a hero (male characters only, and please keep it doable…). Depending on the specification, I will either include him in a current WIP or use him as inspiration for a brand new story. The winner will also receive a free e-copy of this story once it’s published.
How to enter:
Leave a comment in the comment section asking to be entered in the giveaway. The winner will be picked at random and announced on my blog on May 20th. Multiple entries are allowed and will increase your chances to win. For additional terms and conditions, please go to http://www.sage-marlowe.com/p/contests.html
You can find the full tour schedule here: http://www.sage-marlowe.com/p/blog-tour-may-2013.html