Spotlight and Giveaway: From the Ashes by Daisy Harris

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Daisy will be awarding a $20 gift card to Starbucks to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the rest of the stops on the tour.

8_13 downloadWhen an accident burns down Jesse’s apartment, he’s left broke and homeless, with a giant dog and a college schedule he can’t afford to maintain. And no family who’s willing to take him in.
Lucky for him, a sexy fireman offers him a place to stay. The drawback? The fireman’s big Latino family lives next door, and they don’t know their son is gay.
Tomas’s parents made their way in America with hard work and by accepting help when it was offered, so he won’t let Jesse drop out of school just so he can afford a place to live. Besides, Jesse’s the perfect roommate—funny, sweet and breathtakingly cute. He climbs into Tomas’s bed and tugs at his heart. Until Jesse starts pushing for more.
Their passion enflames their bodies but threatens to crush Tomas’s family. Tomas is willing to fight for Jesse, but after losing everything, Jesse isn’t sure he can bear to risk his one remaining possession—his heart.
Warning: Contains an angry older brother, judgmental best friends, a slobbering bull mastiff, and enough red-hot gay loving to make a porn star blush.

“You take the bed.” Tomas stroked the top of Jesse’s foot. The connection of skin made him shiver. “I got it last night.” He wanted to kiss Jesse’s cheek. So he did. Then he got up and did the dishes.
Jesse gave him a small but cheeky wink. “You’re only giving me the bed because the sheets are gross.”
Tomas laughed. He’d forgotten about that. “I’ll put some new ones on for you, fancy boy.”
“I can do it.” Jesse went to the closet for fresh sheets, but folded out the loveseat to make that bed first. The scene felt warm and homey, the way Tomas felt with Jesse every night.
“Jess—” Tomas started.
Jesse cut him off. “Y’know…” He looked up, holding a pillow half-stuffed into a pillowcase. His hazel eyes were honest and open. “You don’t have to be perfect.”
Tomas’s chest hurt, as if Jesse had shot him straight through. His heart was bleeding, but that was okay, because it bled for the skinny, pretty boy standing in the middle of his living room. “Jess—”
“You don’t have to be perfect.” Jesse shook his head. He swallowed hard, but then smiled. “I still like you.”
“Fuck, Jess.” Tomas blinked back tears. He couldn’t tell if he was happy or sad, only that Jesse had every part of him. “I like you so much.”
Jesse nodded. He smiled down at what he was doing and finished stuffing the pillowcase. “I know.”
About the Author:8_13 AuthorpicBirkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn’t sure if she writes erotica. Her romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris’s dismay the sex tends to get completely out of hand.
She writes about fantastical creatures and about young men getting their freak on, and she’s never missed an episode of The Walking Dead.
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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Monica J. says:

    Hi, I’m reading my first book by you, “College Boys”. It was picked for me in a monthly challenge for my MM GR group. I will be reading more of your work, starting with “Ashes”. Sounds good.

  3. I just bought this book………now to get out of work so I can read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Just added this to my wish list!!

  5. What a sweet excerpt! This is going on my TBR…

  6. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  7. So what is the hardest thing about writing m/m romance vs a typical kind of romance? Do you have to do anything differently with the marketing etc?

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  8. An excellent giveaway! Thank you very much 🙂

    hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

  9. Thanks for hosting me, LASR peeps, and thanks readers for your comments!
    Emily, I hope you enjoy the read. It’s a fun one!
    Kate and Rita, thanks for taking the time to comment! I appreciate it!

    Andra—I find writing MM very similar to writing MF, except the pronouns are harder to manage.

  10. I just bought this book & cant wait to read it , it sounds delicious 🙂 Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  11. Oh, forgot to say hi to Monica way up there—so glad you’re reading College Boys. That was my first contemporary and I still love it so much!

  12. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway. The story sounds interesting. I’d love to read it.


  14. Actually finished this book last night. Very good. It was nice to read something that did not feel angsty, yet had enough complications to keep the relationship feeling real. Everyone had issues, but no one was a stereotype (except for maybe Jesse’s jerk of a father).

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