Concourse by Santino Hassell: Spotlight Tour and Giveaway

Ashton Townsend is the most famous celebutante of Manhattan’s glitterati. The black sheep of his wealthy family, he’s known for his club appearances, Instagram account, and sex tape. Most people can’t imagine him wanting for anything, but Ashton yearns for friendship, respect, and the love of his best friend—amateur boxer Valdrin Leka.

Val’s relationship with Ashton is complicated. As the son of Ashton’s beloved nanny, Val has always bounced between resenting Ashton and regarding him as his best friend. And then there’s the sexual attraction between them that Val tries so hard to ignore.

When Ashton flees his glitzy lifestyle, he finds refuge with Val in the Bronx. Between Val’s training for an upcoming fight and dodging paparazzi, they succumb to their need for each other. But before they can figure out what it all means—and what they want to do about it—the world drags them out of their haven, revealing a secret Val has kept for years. Now, Ashton has to decide whether to once again envelop himself in his party-boy persona, or to trust in the only man who’s ever seen the real him.

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About the Five Boroughs Universe

New York City—home of soaring skyscrapers, concrete boulevards, and the hopes and dreams of millions. A city where opposites attract and romance is found in unlikely places. From the glittering penthouses of Manhattan to the blue collar neighborhoods of Queens, values get tested, cultures clash, and connections made. Men of diverse backgrounds examine their lives, test their sexual boundaries, and seek success in an unforgiving urban landscape that moves fast and stops for no one. Despite the odds, there’s love to be found in the five boroughs as long as they’re willing to work for it.

Check out the Five Boroughs Universe. http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/universe/five-boroughs

Santino was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed grunge kid, then a transient twentysomething, and eventually transformed into a guy who spends his days and nights writing romance with an edge.

Santino is a dedicated gamer, a former fanfic writer, an ASoIaF mega nerd, a Grindr enthusiast, but most of all he is a writer of LGBT fiction that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

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To celebrate the release of Concourse, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 6, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

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Comments

  1. Happy release week, Santino – it’s been fun following the blog tour!
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  2. Ariadna says:

    A fabulous book in an already wonderful series! I had so much fun following Ashton and his squad as well as some of the 5B baes. 😉

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  3. Thank you for the post!
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  4. Beverly Thompson says:

    Absolutely loved this book. I already want more of Ashton and Val ❤️

  5. ButtonsMom2003 says:

    I would love to read this book!
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  6. I can’t wait to read this book!
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  7. Congrats on the release!
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  8. I’m definitely intrigued!

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  9. I love keeping up with Santino’s tweets through his writing, can’t wait to add this to my collection.

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  10. BungalowBarbara says:

    Looking forward to reading this.
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  11. Purple Reader says:

    Congrats and thanks for the post. The series has been good so far, and this sounds like a great addition. I enjoy Hassell’s raw, real characters and the urban setting he puts them in. –
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  12. I loved this couple. I always look forward to Santino’s writing. 🙂
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  13. Sad to have finished this book so quickly. Looking forward to my re-read!

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  14. Ginger Connatser says:

    Look forward to reading this book.

  15. Kimberly Curington says:

    Fantastic book and series! kimcurington(at)yahoo(dot)com

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