Monday, February 9, 2015

A New Man by P.D. Singer ~ Book Tour, ARC Review, Author Factoids, Excerpt, Giveaway

A New Man by P.D. Singer ~ Book Tour, ARC Review, Author Factoids, Excerpt, Giveaway

Book Information

Book Name: A New Man
Author Name: P.D. Singer
Release Date: February 9, 2015


Senior year of college is for studying, partying, and having fun before getting serious about life. Instead, Chad’s days are filled with headaches and exhaustion, and his fencing skills are getting worse with practice, not better. Then there’s his nonexistent love life, full of girls he’s shunted to the friend zone. Is he asexual? Gay?

Grad student Warren Douglas could be out clubbing, but his roommate is better company, even without kisses. He’s torn up watching Chad suffer, gobbling ibuprofen and coming home early on Friday nights. If Chad weren’t straight, Warren would keep him up past midnight. They’re great as friends. Benefits might answer Chad’s questions.

A brief encounter with lab rats reveals Chad’s illness—he needs surgery, STAT, and can’t rely on his dysfunctional parents for medical decisions. Warren’s both trustworthy and likely to get overruled—unless they’re married. “You can throw me back later,” Warren says, and he may throw himself back after his husband turns out moody and hard to get along with, no matter how much fun his new sex drive is. Surgery turns Chad into a new man, all right…

…but Warren fell in love with the old one.

Categories: Contemporary


On his feet now, Chad looked a little shaky. For a silent moment he stood, though it wasn’t clear whether he was forcing his body to behave or thinking.

“Uh. You’re a scientist…” Why did Chad make that sound like a question? Unless it was part of his medicine head. “I need some data.”

Oh. Oh!

Warren didn’t flinch or pull away when Chad leaned in. Both his hands rested on Warren’s upper arms, which didn’t keep him from lurching forward so fast Warren thought he’d get hit in the face. But no, he stopped short and came in slow for the last inch. Eyes open and questioning, he met Warren’s mouth in a smooth, gentle kiss. Lips not quite parted, he brushed against Warren, searching, not demanding.

What had gotten into him? Warren kissed back, not too startled to respond in kind, adding nothing that might frighten Chad away. He wouldn’t lift his arms, he wouldn’t offer tongue, but he would meet Chad’s mouth for as long as he was offered it. He had to tip his face up slightly and fight to stay in place when he wanted nothing more than to step forward into Chad’s arms, to plaster himself against that inviting chest, and thrust his tongue into the depths of Chad’s mouth.

Chad’s eyes were blue drowning to black, his pupils dilated widely. Questions, but not fear, dwelled behind his irises, questions that Warren wanted to answer for him. Yes, you like this, yes, you want more, yes, you want it with me. Yes.

Pages or Words: 276 pages

Tracy's Review:

5 Amazing Stars

Warren used to be the party boy, but gave it up for more enjoyable nights, spent at home in the company of his straight roommate, Chad. 

Chad has suffered horrible headaches due to his sinuses for years. He pops Ibuprofen and Antihistamines like they are going out of style, not that it really relieves the pressure or pain in his head.

After Chad suffers another failed date with a girl, Warren offers him a chance to experiment. The two don't take long to enter into a relationship and things are going well, but after Warren's BFF, Gabrielle performs a lab experiment on Chad, they are faced with horrible news. Chad doesn't want his parents to be in control of his medical care, so he asks Warren to do it. They decide to get married to ensure that Warren faces no loopholes and Chad's parents don't try to override any decisions he may make.

After the surgery, Chad changes, but not for the better. Can these men survive in this new and fragile relationship?

This was a powerful book, that dealt with what has the potential to be a devastating illness. This story broke my heart. To see these young men so happy together, and then to be faced with the devastating news of Chad's illness.

This author made me feel. I felt the passion and love between Warren and Chad. I also felt the anger, hurt, heartache and helplessness. I wanted to reach out and hold them, and at times I also wanted to scream and shake them. This book flowed well and was nicely paced. It held me captivated from page one, often looking at the clock at work to see how much longer I had before I could get back home to Warren and Chad.

This was such a beautiful story, but even though it deals with such a serious issue, fear not, you will laugh as well. The scenes between Warren, Gabrielle and her lab rats added a much needed humor and lightness to this story, and I found myself laughing out loud. This is my first book by this author, but will definitely not be my last.

My only problem with this book at times, was that I confused as to who's POV I was reading. I had to re-read things to try to figure out who was talking during some of the conversations, and sometimes I wasn't sure if the characters were talking or if it was inner dialogue I was reading. Even with these flaws, it wasn't enough to take away any stars. I highly recommend it! This is a book I wish I could erase from memory and reread!

About the Author:

P.D. Singer lives in Colorado with her slightly bemused husband, two rowdy teenage boys, and thirty pounds of cats. She's a big believer in research, first-hand if possible, so the reader can be quite certain Pam has skied down a mountain face-first, been stepped on by rodeo horses, acquired a potato burn or two, and will never, ever, write a novel that includes sky-diving.

When not writing, playing her fiddle, or skiing, she can be found with a book in hand.

Where to find the author:

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Buying The Book:

Two weeks with a private yacht or jet – which would you use and who would you take with you?

The jet is all about getting where you’re going comfortably: it’s still very like sitting on the couch for three hours, though no one misses going through airport security. So the yacht, please, for a couple of weeks meandering around the Caribbean with my best girlfriends and scuba gear. And hot and cold running cabin boys.

How old were you when you wrote your first story and do you remember what it was about?

My brother and I had a complicated fantasy game that ran for years, where I played all the characters that were cats and he played all the humans except for Mr. Meany. When he was nine and I eleven, he needed surgery, so I wrote down some new Cat Planet stories and bound them in a yellow folder so he’d have reading material while he was recuperating. I suspect they were actually as good as anesthesia for knocking someone out, and the plots are mercifully lost to history. My brother still occasionally addresses me as Pandora.

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