Defenseless by AJ Rose, Published by The Grim Writer Press, Releasing September 13, 2016
Amazon: $3.99 pre-order price, $5.99 regular price. mobi format
Barnes & Noble: $5.99 epub
iTunes: $5.99 epub
All Romance Ebooks: $5.99 mobi, epub, pdf
Page Foundry: $5.99 epub
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Length: approx. 145,000 words, 438 pgs
Genre: m/m, bisexual romance, legal drama, contemporary
From Rainbow Award-winning author AJ Rose, Defenseless is a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping story of love through adversity.
Kyle Decker knew dating Jesse McGovern would change his life. Young and in love, and with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, the world is theirs to conquer.
But their victorious Pride celebration ends in a savage attack, brutally demonstrating they’re far from equal. Instead of wedding planning, Jesse and Kyle face an arduous recovery and a shattered sense of their place in the world, their once-promising future suddenly something to survive.
While Jesse struggles with a permanent injury and its emotional aftermath, Kyle’s single-minded focus on Jesse’s recovery is the only thing keeping his demons at bay…for now. What was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love is now full of lies and resentment.
With their dreams tattered and forever changed, trusting anyone—even each other—is daunting. So how can they have faith in twelve strangers on a jury? They’ve already learned the hard way it only takes a moment to become truly defenseless.
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I will give away an ecopy of the book to two lucky commenters on this post, but you have to answer this question: Where were you when you heard the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality, and what went through your head?
Contest ends 8 pm Central Time, tomorrow, September 14th.
8 thoughts on “DEFENSELESS Release Day Contest”
I already bought the book so don’t enter me but I still wanted to answer. I was at work. A co-worker and I were keeping a close watch on the USSC website that morning. I kept hitting the refresh key for an update. Funny thing was, it was Kate’s post that day on FB that I saw first letting me know we’d won. I ran to my friend’s office, and because we work in a library I couldn’t yell, but in my best “hushed yell” I said “5-4. Marriage equality!” My friend didn’t care we worked in a library and let out really loud wahooo! While the ruling didn’t directly affect me, it was a glorious feeling that the right thing had been done and damn those conservative a-holes.
I saw Kate’s update before the website refreshed too. She’s always the first to know.
I was at home, refreshing my Facebook news-feed every 5 seconds, and when the news finally broke all I could think was : “YES!”
In the weeks before so many people predicted it would turn out the way it did, and I flinched every single time, thinking *shhhh, you’re gonna jinx it*. 😉
Haha! Yeah, there were some definite superstitions floating around our house.
I was at work when I heard. My first thought was that my best friend could now finally have the same right I did – to marry the person she loved.
I was at work that day. Like everyone else in the world, I had friends who for the first time saw their rights as a couple legalized and I was happy for them. I couldn’t help but cry though as my thoughts turned to my aunt, who died without ever seeing this day. She was out and proud before it was remotely okay to do. She taught me to be so very proud of who I was as a human being (you see in those days having mixed raced parentage was a thing to try and hide). I know it’s not possible but as I cried, i couldn’t help but wish that she could have just one day back on earth so she could marry her partner and have all the legal rights they never shared. Yes I know I sound sappy, but i will never stop believing that love is stronger than hate an in the end, love wins!!!
As you know, I already have the book and everything else you have written, just wanted to have my say.
Bittersweet, but very touching.