BLOG TOUR – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – I’ve Got You by Becca Seymour – #Excerpt #Giveaway

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🌟 Please join me in welcoming author Becca Seymour to Stories That Make You Smile! Becca is here today celebrating the recent release of her fabulous new novel, I’ve Got You. She’s kindly brought along both an excerpt and a giveaway, and even took the time to sit down for a little chat! Pull up a chair and read on to discover what Becca’s working on next! 🌟

I’ve Got You by Becca Seymour

When a single dad and a newly outed veterinarian meet by chance, it takes red-cheeked conversations, a tentative friendship, and the willingness to put their hearts on the line to show these men they’re made for each other.

Series: Let Me Show You (book #2 – same universe, different characters)
Publisher: Rainbow Tree Publishing
Cover Artist: Booksmith Design
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Length: Novel / 69k words / 254 pages
Pairing / Genre(s) / Keyword(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, single dad, coming out, bisexual, slow burn, low angst, child, comedy, homophobia, family life, friends, closeted, coming out later in life.

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Blurb

When a single dad and a newly outed veterinarian meet by chance, it takes red-cheeked conversations, a tentative friendship, and the willingness to put their hearts on the line to show these men they’re made for each other.

Single dad Davis Jackson is busy balancing his coffee shop and being the best dad he can be. That doesn’t mean he’s not lonely. After a fumbling encounter with a man who looks as gorgeous as he does unhappy, Davis is left wondering who the mystery man is.

All Davis knows is that he has never felt such an instant attraction to anyone before, but when he discovers the brown-eyed man’s identity, it’s clear the recently out-of-the-closet veterinarian is lost and quite possibly broken.

A swoon-worthy low-angst stand-alone contemporary M/M romance featuring characters from LET ME SHOW YOU.

Excerpt

I was thirty-three years old and still had no clue who I was.

Just two steps and I’d be able to breathe again.

One.

I clutched the handle and yanked the door open. Fresh air greeted me. I stepped into the darkness and pulled the door quietly closed behind me, then looked around the fenced backyard, only seeing the side panels and nothing beyond the darkness. My gaze settled on a couple of chairs. While it wasn’t complete escape, it gave me time to catch my breath and get my head straight.

Easing into the wooden chair, I leaned back, stretching out my neck and glancing up at the star-filled sky. With no lights on in the yard and just the faint glow filtering out from the busy kitchen, I was able to focus on the tiny specks overhead. I released a heavy exhale, pulling the calmness of the outside into me. I shouldn’t have come. Damn, I should have been at least two thousand miles away by now, away from this tiny town that threatened to split apart my whole world.

Claws on the wooden deck, a not-so-soft grunt and sigh, and I glanced to my right to see Carter and Tanner’s monster dog, Rex, ambling over to me. The first couple of times I’d met Rex at the veterinary clinic, it was no surprise to Carter or me that the Ridgeback had taken an instant dislike to me. Hell, I didn’t even like myself most of the time. But as he walked toward me, I no longer tensed in fear. This was the third visit I’d made to Carter’s, and it seemed Rex had had a change of heart.

He huffed as he sat next to me, his large head immediately landing on my thighs. My first real smile of the night spread across my lips, and I reached out both hands and rubbed behind Rex’s ears. “Hey there, mutt.” I rubbed a bit harder, and he moaned happily. I snorted. “You like that, huh?” Rex tilted his head and leaned his right ear into my palm. “You know, bud, I think you’ve got the right idea.” He blew heavily out of his snout, and I laughed, the sound filling the quiet space. “Life’s a hell of a lot easier if you’ve got no balls at all to lead you around and confuse the heck out of you.”

A snort-laugh from out of the darkness had me tensing. I squinted, looking toward the end of the yard. After a moment, my eyes adjusted and I saw a man looming, his figure moving closer until he stepped into the faint light.

Damn. So much for alone.

Rex’s head flipped to the side to look at the guy coming toward me. He grunted again and then thumped his head back down onto my thighs before nudging my hand for me to continue.

I started to rub, not as invested, nor as relaxed. With my jaw locked, I risked a glance at the guy. Light spilled onto the stranger’s face, highlighting his strong jawline. While I couldn’t see the color of his eyes, I did see the creases surrounding them. It immediately made him seem approachable and friendly. As he moved closer, a small smile lifted his mouth. My gaze landed on the slight curve of his lips before traveling back to his eyes. They were brown, but in the dull light, I couldn’t tell the exact shade or depth.

Friendly, he most definitely was, if his smile and the “Hey” he offered me were anything to go by. But he also looked tired as hell.

I cleared my throat, suddenly aware I’d stayed quiet for a few seconds too long. “Hey.” My voice was gravelly and sounded unnaturally deep.

The guy paused in front of me, his hands dipping into his jeans pockets. He was quiet for a beat, seeming to contemplate what to say.

“You know Rex then?”

I nodded and then took a glance at the large head resting on my lap. With a small nod, I smiled. “Yeah. He finally likes me, so I’m taking it as a win that we’re friends.”

The brown-eyed man’s head tilted slightly, his gaze scanning my face a moment before his eyes returned to mine. “So you’re a friend of Carter’s?”

A humorless snort burst free, not enough to startle Rex, but enough for the guy to raise his brows. I cleared my throat again, not especially liking the fact that it seemed to be closing up and becoming uncomfortably dry in front of this guy. “Well, sort of. We used to work together.”

“Not anymore?” I bit back the bitter retort dancing on my tongue, tempted to ask if that wasn’t what “used to” explicitly meant. There was no need for me to be so defensive or any bigger of an asshole than I already had a reputation for being.

“Nope. Just trying to figure out my next move.” I clamped my mouth shut, wondering why I’d shared so much. He sat on the lounger beside me, stopping my analysis. “Please, take a seat.” Damn, I really needed to learn to keep my mouth shut and stop being a dickhead. “Sorry.” I threw him a small grimace, noticing both of his perfectly arched brows were lifted, his attention solely on me. There was also a small smile on his lips. I was positive I saw it twitch.

“Hey, I can leave.”

Though, he stayed put, making no indication he planned on moving. He didn’t even shrug or twitch as he spoke.

While solitude had been what I’d craved, I was smart enough to recognize that just maybe not being alone was a good thing. Being alone, I was discovering, was not helpful at all. All it did was give me too much time with my thoughts. And that had a habit of screwing with my head. While I’d sought the quiet, especially since my blowout with Carter a while back, I recognized how dangerous isolation could be. Loneliness was a slippery slope.

☆ Interview ☆

Becca Seymour

Where were you born? Since how long have you been living in Queensland?

I’m an English-born Aussie. I was brought up in the West Midlands in the UK and then moved to Devon when I was 18 with my parents. Admittedly they moved when I was at uni (I think they were trying to escape), but I soon caught up with them. In 2010, my hubby and I made the bold and terrifying move to Australia. And it was the best decision we’ve ever made. When we first moved, we bought a small campervan and travelled around the east coast of Australia, and then headed to Victoria and South Australia. After three months on the road with our then two-year-old, we were so very ready to settle down. Admittedly, my main draw was a flushing toilet. There’s only so many months of long drops a woman can handle. We made our home in Queensland after exploring and experiencing real extremes in areas—suburbia, the outback, acreage estate—until finally settling on our forever home in the hinterland on a small farm.

What book(s) you are currently reading?

I have three very different books on the go at the moment. I find it helps to read different genres, for one so I don’t get the stories confused, but also, it helps to keep my writing fresh and offers complete escapism.

#1 In Safe Arms (ARC) by Ann Grech
#2 Redeemer (Night War Saga, 3) by Leia Stone
#3 Ravensong by T.J. Klune

At what age did you begin writing?

I was in my early twenties was when I first put pen to paper. And I’m pretty sure I was pregnant. At that point had more time on my hands, or hell, maybe I needed the distraction from pregnancy (ha!), but I remember starting to write. I was on a YA kick at the time. I didn’t finish any of them and probably have at least seven WIPs from back in the day. Maybe one day I’ll revisit them.

Was Davis Jackson’s character in “I’ve Got You” easy to write?

Davis *cue happy sigh*, my gorgeous café owner and father to Libby, was introduced in “Let Me Show You,” as a support character for Tanner. His voice came to me so easily. He flowed so effortlessly that I knew he needed a story of his own. I adore his character so much. He says it how it is and rarely holds back, yet in doing so, he shows his thoughtfulness and kindness. He’s not a numpty who sets out to hurt people, though. In many ways, he puts himself out there, and is so generous with his heart. I think he may just be my favourite character.

What is the sweetest thing a fan has ever said to you?

That my story was exactly what they needed. When a reader truly understands my characters and can appreciate what my aim and purpose was, it’s then that I feel blessed. To be honest, when a fan reaches out to me personally and says hi and we then chat about my characters and their stories, it’s those moments that are incredible and make the hard work so very worthwhile.

Which is the next book you are working on? When is it due for release?

“Amalgamated” is one of my current WIPs. Yep, of course I have more than one. 😀 It’s another short story in my Coming Home series and is set for a September release. I also have a cheeky urban fantasy romance that I’m writing. I’m so bloody excited about it. I’ll be looking at an early 2020 release for that one. 4 releases in a year is more than enough for me.

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Thank you so much for hosting me!

Becca

Meet the Author

Becca Seymour lives and breathes all things book related. Usually with at least three books being read and two WiPs being written at the same time, life is merrily hectic. She tends to do nothing by halves so happily seeks the craziness and busyness life offers. Living on her small property in Queensland with her human family as well as her animal family of cows, chooks, and dogs, Becca appreciates the beauty of the world around her and is a believer that love truly is love.

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