**Two Chicks Obsessed is excited to welcome Brandon Witt to the GRL 2016 Official Blog Tour. Read on all about his GRL experiences.**
GRL was the first time I met any members of my Gay Romance friends face to face. I’d been published for a couple of years and had lots of friends on Facebook of other authors and readers, but it was a very different thing knowing that I was going to actually meet them. I was scared to death. Both that they’d see that I’m just a big geek pretending to know what he’s doing when he’s writing books and that we’d have to talk to each other. (I’m one of those high functioning introverts. I can do social stuff, but I’d rather not, and when I do, it’s terrifying. I have a feeling a lot of you are like that as well. )
This will be my third GRL. I have no nerves at all. None. You have no idea how rare that is for me. Going to GRL is like a vacation, one where I’m surrounded by people I love, who make me laugh, who think I’m funny, who are okay with who I am.
All of that to say, if this is your first time, or you’ve only been once, maybe you’re like I was and are scared to death. You don’t have to be. Like anywhere else, if you look for drama and hurting feelings, you’ll find them. But, if you don’t, they won’t find you. We all come together because of the bond of loving Gay Romance novels. Within that, chances are high that we also come together with our geeky personalities, strange hobbies, and unusual senses of humor. Yeah, you get the picture. We’re just one big freak show (the Britney Spears album kind, not the American Horror kind). And, that, the freak show quality, is what I love the most—mainly, because its one of the few places I totally and completely fit.
So please don’t be too scared. Come intending to let your freak flag fly. Come willing to leave your room, meet amazing readers and authors, play cards against humanity (secret? I HATE that game, but it’s so much fun at GRL), be prepared to eat your weight every single day, get ready to laugh, gush over your favorite novels with likeminded people, and allow yourself to sigh once you’re there, knowing that you’re safe, part of a collective, special yet one of us, and have a fucking amazing time.
If you’re a new author, come see us authors who aren’t new anymore (just don’t call us old). We used to be where you are and we love that you’re one of us now.
If you’re a reader and are nervous about coming up to your favorite author (or one you’ve never heard of), rest assured, that YOU are the reason we are there, and we know that we owe it to YOU that we can call ourselves authors. You’re our heroes, because you help make our dreams come true.
Get ready. It’s going to be a wonderful week in Kansas City. And that’s something you don’t hear everyday!
Randall Morgan, youngest son of one of Seattle’s wealthiest families, rejected his family’s money to live free of their control and pursue his career as a photographer. To make ends meet, Randall does erotic photography and massage—a secret he keeps from his family so he can remain a part of his young niece’s life. But the price of that relationship is high, and Randall is slipping under his family’s thumb.
Noah Carroll is the spokesperson for the Seattle Humane Society, and the city holds a special place in his heart. When fate intervenes during a pet adoption at the humane society, Noah finds himself face to face with his first love—Randall.
While Noah and Randall are not the teenagers they once were, the flame of a first kiss long ago draws them together. Their romance is just beginning to grow, but someone is out to destroy Randall and expose all he keeps hidden.
When secrets and rumors thrust Randall into the public eye, his relationship with Noah isn’t the only thing that comes under threat.
Brandon Witt’s outlook on life is greatly impacted by his first eighteen years of growing up gay in a small town in the Ozarks, as well as fifteen years as a counselor and special education teacher for students with severe emotional disabilities. Add to that his obsession with corgis and mermaids, then factor in an unhealthy love affair with cheeseburgers, and you realize that with all those issues, he’s got plenty to write about….
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