Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Drifter by Eden Winters Release Blitz

Some legends never die.

Killian Desmond met his end in the fiery crash that killed his band, or so the newspapers say. Now a nameless drifter, he plays one pick-up gig after another in a haze of pain and regret, moving on the minute someone says, “You sound like that guy from Trickster.”

Getting outed cost Mike Rose his musical family. A bassist without a band, he’ll play any kind of music to earn a paycheck, but Trickster’s music provides light during the darkest moments of his life.

A chance meeting brings together two lost souls who spark enough heat to set their guitars on fire. Their chemistry, both onstage and off, feels like something written in the words of a song and gives them courage to face life again.

But to seize their future, they have to confront their past.

Every damned, ugly inch of it.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the heartbreaking story of two musicians who are forced to rebuild their lives and careers after losing everything. Rock star Killian loses his band and his brother in a horrific accident. Gospel singer Mike loses everything when his stepfather discovers his sexuality. When they meet, both men are drifting through lives they no longer recognise.

The start of this story is dark. Abuse, death, loss – Killy and Mike’s experiences at the start of this book are heavy. Fortunately, the focus of the book is the relationship that allows Killian and Mike to begin to rebuild their broken lives. I love the way the two men are connected by their music and I love the joy that starts to seep into their lives as they build a new reality for themselves on their own terms.

With so much external conflict surrounding Mike and Killian, I’m really glad that there isn’t much of any conflict or angst between the two men. The relationship is a little bit insta-love, but the shared passion for music makes the instant connection make sense. The relationship is a source of hope and strength for both men and I love the way it helps them reevaluate their priorities.

I really enjoyed this story. There might be a little bit too much drama and conflict surrounding the men and there are a few potentially superfluous plot threads, but I fell hard for both Killian and Mike and I love the new reality they create for themselves.

You will know Eden Winters by her distinctive white plumage and exuberant cry of “Hey, y’all!” in a Southern US drawl so thick it renders even the simplest of words unrecognizable. Watch out, she hugs!

Driven by insatiable curiosity, she possibly holds the world’s record for curriculum changes to the point that she’s never quite earned a degree but is a force to be reckoned with at Trivial Pursuit.

She’s trudged down hallways with police detectives, learned to disarm knife-wielding bad guys, and witnessed the correct way to blow doors off buildings. Her e-mail contains various snippets of forensic wisdom, such as “What would a dead body left in a Mexican drug tunnel look like after six months?” In the process of her adventures she has written twenty gay romance novels, has won Rainbow Awards, was a Lambda Awards Finalist, and lives in terror of authorities showing up at her door to question her Internet searches.

When not putting characters in dangerous situations she’s a mild-mannered business executive, mother, grandmother, vegetarian, and PFLAG activist.

Her natural habitats are airports, coffee shops, and on the backs of motorcycles.

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