Category: Rusty and Sean
|April 14, 2014||Filled under Rusty and Sean||
Miscellaneous Thoughts of a Bookaholic review: ‘Well I think I found my new favorite M/M Author! Chris Cox the Bayou Boys series is amazing! ’5 stars!
Battery Operated Book BLog review: ‘WOW! I loved this story! So heartwarming and romantic. Truly a wonderful story! Best friends, lovers, family….Rusty & Sean make one heck of a wonderful story!’5 stars!
United Indie Book Blog review: “Chris Cox did an amazing job writing this wonderful love story! While reading I could feel what both Sean and Rusty were feeling and it made me fall in love with both of them.” 5 stars! http://ow.ly/vKZJg
Mrs. Condit Reads Books Review : ‘I loved watching both Sean and Rusty grow through these stories.’ 4 Sweet peas
Foxylutely Book Review: ‘This story just touched my heart from beginning to end and I didn’t want to leave Rusty and Sean. ‘ 5 stars
Multitasking Momma review: ‘The struggles these two young men face was written lightly, beautifully and so lovingly by author Chris Cox….This one hit me on a personal level.’ 5 stars
Prism Book Alliance review: ‘Cox captures the hopefulness and anxiety of youth as Sean and Rusty clasp hands and jump from the comfort and security of New Orleans and move to Boston…. I recommend When Sean Loves Rusty to anyone who enjoys an authentic romance between two lovely and committed young men. I think you’ll become a fan of these Bayou Boys as well!’ 4.25 stars
First Class Books review: ‘story flowed beautifully…I give it 5 stars’
Paranormal Romance And Authors That Rock review : ‘Anyone who loves romance is going to love this. It has just the right amount of sex in it too! I have to give this one 5 fangs.’
Lustful Literature review: ‘I could feel their love, their hardships, their devotion and their growth. I believed in their journey.’
Book Junky Girls review: ‘This is a story about acceptance, about being ok with who you are and not allowing others opinions to affect you.’ http://bookjunkygirls.blogspot.com/2014/04/when-sean-loves-rusty.html?zx=1fd88b077ea99e69
MM Good Book Reviews: ‘I recommend this to those who love seeing love deepen and grow, who love watching relationships develop’ http://tinyurl.com/ngld9bv
Jill Prand reviews: ‘And the love these two have for each other shines through each test.’
Jennifer’s Taking a Break reviews: ‘ Please go grab this amazing read.’
Rainbow Gold Reviews: ‘You feel empathy for them and eagerly hope that they get a happy ending. They deserve it.’ http://tinyurl.com/n8pcxh7
Man2ManTastic: ‘I give this series 4 emotional stars’
Biblio Belles Book Blog ‘If you are looking for a heartfelt M/M story about love and sacrifice, I suggest When Sean Loves Rusty.’
|March 23, 2014||Filled under Levi and Clint, Love's Landcape Challenge, Rusty and Sean, What I'm Working On||
So, this is it. Sean and Rusty’s story arc for their first year post-college is finished. For Better Or Worse was a hard one to write–not because the story didn’t flow, because it did. Thank you, muses! But because I didn’t want to say goodbye. (So I’m not going to. But you’ve got to read the book for that one.)
When Sean Loves Rusty is the collection for ALL the Sean and Rusty stories, including Meant To Be, Moving On, Tricked Up for Treats, Jingle My Bells and For Better Or Worse. It’s available both in paperback and digitally (at a deep discount right now.) Buy from Amazon , B&N , or All Romance Ebooks
So, Levi and Clint’s story is up next. Yes, it has a title: Down To the Studs.
The tagline is: When demolishing closets requires a sledge hammer made of love…
And the blurb is:
When general contract Levi Graham wins an interior makeover for his lake home, not only does decorator Clint Bordelon try to tempt Levi away from his garage sale style but also into an openly gay lifestyle. Clint’s personal style doesn’t include hidden closets.
While Levi can live without his beanbag chair, can Clint replace the love of family and friends Levi is sure he’ll lose when he comes out?
There’s an unedited excerpt in the back of When Sean Loves Rusty. (Unedited=this could change in the final edits.)
BUT before I finish Down To The Studs, I am taking a little side trip. It’s that time of the year when the Goodreads group, MMRomance has their writing challenge. This year, it’s called Love’s Landscape and I got the most awesome photo and letter prompt to write about. The photo is slightly NSFW, so you’ll have to go see it on my Pinterest page. You’ll find the letter prompt there, too. So far, this has been a fun, just slightly emo story that is still contemporary but very different from the Bayou Boys stories.
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|January 15, 2014||Filled under Rusty and Sean, What I'm Working On||
As I’m writing Rusty and Sean’s 5th story in the series, I’m exploring my own feelings about marriage and what that ceremony, that vow, means to me. I also get to look through Rusty and Sean’s hearts. This may sound strange or weird or woo-woo, but I let my story people, those figments of my imagination, go where they want to go. Sometimes I wince at what comes out of their imaginary thoughts but cleaning things up and making them pretty feels like cheating the story out of depth and truth.
I guess, if I wanted to analyze it, I try to let go of conscious thought and let subconscious intuition take over. So, the actions and behaviors, the thoughts and emotions are those that my deeper unconscious associates with the personality and psyche of the story person whose point of view (POV) I’m writing in. Sound nebulous? Yeah, to me, too. But it works so I’m going with it.
When a newbie writer-friend asked how I came up with names and scenes and other parts of my story, I told him I daydream about it. And when I’m writing, I daydream while I type. So if you see me pecking away looking glazed, I’m mostly in a dream state. Please do not disturb!
And back to the topic of this post:
So, does marriage change a relationship? Make it different? Make it better? Does it change the people in the relationship? I went into this story not really knowing those answers. I’ve got some academic fuzzy thought about it, but nothing concrete. So I talked with friends. Lots of friends, because I wanted a big perspective to consider. I interviewed straight friends who’ve been married a long time or who choose not to marry at all. Ditto gay friends, especially the newlyweds in my circle. The answers are as varied as the people who gave them. And then, I let Sean and Rusty have their say.
Emotional? Yeah, beyond what I had anticipated. I don’t know if the emotion made it onto the page. That’s for you to decide. And then again, all readers take a story and change it, making it their own. That’s the awesome magic of reading and writing. I’m not writing one story, but a multitude of stories, depending on what resonates with you.
And again, back to marriage. Does it really matter? Yes. Or maybe no. Or maybe hell, yeah. Or maybe no way in hell.
What do I believe? I’m not sure. The only thing I’m sure of is that everyone should have the right to make their own choices. But I’ll tell you what I’d like to believe. I’d really like to believe that a deep and respectful and cherishing love can exist between people and that it can last forever.