Save of the Game by Avon Gale
Series: Scoring Chances
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Pages or Words: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Categories: Bisexual, Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Sports, Hockey
We welcome author Avon Gale to 3 Chicks After Dark! We share a common love of hockey so we’re excited to help promote her new release Save of the Game. Thanks for sharing with us today, Avon Gale!
List five of your favorite TV shows (past or present) and tell us what you loved about them.
- Mystery Science Theatre, 3000. This is my favorite show of all times. It was a guy in space with two robots making clever quips about bad movies.
- The X-Files. I loved the monster-of-the-week episodes more than the conspiracy arc, and of course I shipped Mulder/Scully like it was going out of style.
- Freaks and Geeks. To this day it remains the most accurate depiction of high school I’ve ever seen. Brilliant writing and absolutely amazing character development.
- Futurama: I’ve seen every episode of this show about 59 times. Seriously, I can sing along with the song from Fry’s Holophoner opera. I love the wittiness and how the plots unfold. Brilliant. Also, the Robot Devil is my favorite!
- HOCKEY! Obviously that one goes without saying
After last season’s heartbreaking loss to his hockey team’s archrival, Jacksonville Sea Storm goalie Riley Hunter is ready to let go of the past and focus on a winning season. His new roommate, Ethan Kennedy, is a loud New Yorker with a passion for social justice that matches his role as the team’s enforcer. The quieter Riley is attracted to Ethan and has no idea what to do about it.
Ethan has no hesitations. As fearless as his position demands, he rushes into things without much thought for the consequences. Though they eventually warm to their passionate new bond, it doesn’t come without complications. While trying to financially help Ethan, Riley must hide his family’s wealth so as not to hurt Ethan’s immense pride. For their relationship to work, Ethan will need to learn when to keep the gloves on and let someone help him—and Riley will have to learn it’s okay to let someone past his defenses.
His phone beeped, alerting him that he had a new text message. It was from Ethan Kennedy, the defenseman the Storm had acquired before the trade deadline last spring. The rowdy Kennedy, who had a heavy New York accent and was a huge fan of the New York Rangers—a team Riley hated, by virtue of being a New Jersey Devils fan—had bunked with him for a few weeks during the finals. He’d gone back to New York after the Storm lost in the playoffs. Riley hadn’t been sure if he was coming back or not, but the text message indicated he’d just gotten back to town, and would Riley mind picking him up from the airport?
And oh, he got a cheaper rate by flying into Tampa, which was three hours away. Was that a problem? And one last thing. Riley didn’t need a roommate by any chance. Did he?
Riley looked around his apartment, which was nice and clean and quiet. Just like it always was, except for those few weeks last spring when Ethan was there. He was loud and messy and always in Riley’s space, left half-full cans of Pepsi everywhere, drank whiskeys with dubious-sounding names, and smoked like a chimney.
be there in 3 hrs, Riley texted and grabbed a few boxes of coconut water out of his fridge. The idea of coming home alone after games reminded him of those car rides in Wyoming, and he was getting tired of the silence.
Meet the author
Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. She likes road trips, rock concerts, drinking Kentucky bourbon and yelling at hockey. She’s a displaced southerner living in a liberal midwestern college town, and when she’s not writing you can find her at the salon, making her clients look and feel fabulous. She never gets tired of people and their stories — either real or the ones she makes up in her head.
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