Brynn Stein: Blog Tour for Through the Years

on Nov 13, 2014 by Brynn Stein

Hi Michael,

Thanks so much for allowing me to stop by your blog today. You are the last stop on my blog tour for Through the Years. I’ve been having a ball with the tour and am kind of sorry to see it end.

I’ve been talking about all sorts of things and really love getting the feedback and getting to know some of the other writers and readers out there. I would like to ask for some advice on the kinds of topics to address for my next tour in March for Ray of Sunlight. Obviously the typical: getting to know the characters, the back history of the story itself, excerpts, etc. But what other topics do you, as readers and guests at blog tours, want to see? Comment below to enter the raffle associated with this tour.

I’ve listed the tour stops below and have given either the link to the blog in general or to my post specifically. Readers can stop by as many as they want. For each stop that they comment on, they will receive one entry to the giveaway. I’ve been checking all the stops numerous times throughout the tour and will draw five winners on Thanksgiving Day, so even if visitors come in late to the tour, they can go back through the list and comment on past stops.

I’m giving away five prizes. Prize 1) a signed paperback copy of Through the Years; Prizes 2 and 3) electronic copies of Through the Years, Prize 4) your choice of either a signed paperback copy or an audiobook of Living Again (the audiobook is actually finished and should be available soon), and Prize 5) an electronic copy of Haunted. (It’s short, so there is no paperback version).

I want to say thanks to everyone who’s been following the tour. It’s been so nice to get to know you. If you haven’t already done so, please friend me on Facebook. I’d love to keep up with everyone. And I hope to see you all again on the next tour in March of 2015.

 

Blog Tour Stops for Through the Years

Blog Stop Date Blog Owner Blog Address
1 October 6 Anne Barwell http://annebarwell.wordpress.com
2 October 7 Grace Duncan http://www.grace-duncan.com/
3 October 8 Jessica Skye Davies http://jessicaskyedavies.blogspot.com
4 October 9 Shira Anthony http://www.shiraanthony.com/?p=4032
5 October 10 Emma Tett http://emmy-j.blogspot.co.uk
6 October 11 Kim Fielding http://www.kfieldingwrites.com/please-welcome-brynn-stein/
7 October 12 Bike Books Reviews bikebookreviews.blogspot.com
8 October 13 Tempest O’Riley http://tempesteoriley.com
9 October 14 Sean Michael http://seanmichaelwrites.blogspot.ca/
10 October 15 Allison Cassatta http://allisoncassatta.blogspot.com/2014/10/author-spotlight-brynn-stein.html
11 October 16 Jana Denardo http://jana-denardo.livejournal.com/150624.html
12 October 17 Louise Lyons http://louiselyonsauthor.wordpress.com/category/guest-authors/
13 October 18 PD Singer http://pdsinger.com
14 October 20 Shae Connor http://shaeconnorwrites.com
15 October 21 Suki Fleet http://sukifleet.wordpress.com
16 October 27 Charlie Cochet http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com
17 October 28 Elizabeth Noble http://www.elizabeth-noble.com/my-blog
18 October 29 Tara Lain http://taralain.com
19 October 31 Sophie Bonaste http://sophiebonaste.blogspot.com
20 November 4 Kit Moss http://kitmossreviews.blogspot.com
21 November 10 Lane Hayes lanehayes.wordpress.com
22 November 13 Mike Rupured http://rupured.com

 

Through the Years

Edward and Gene were instantly drawn to each other when they met at college in Maryland. Fast friends, they developed a “closer than brothers” relationship. But then Edward began to feel more for Gene. In 1967, those kind of feelings would not be tolerated. Not even by Edward himself. Gene always thought he was asexual. He had never been attracted to anyone… until he met Edward. He dreamed of Edward as more than a friend throughout college, but he knew Edward would not welcome that kind of attention. So Gene wasn’t surprised when Edward reacted badly to a drunken kiss just before Edward’s graduation. He was surprised when Edward moved to Florida and had little to do with him for years afterward. When fate finally brings them back together, Edward is married and has a little girl. Gene gladly accepts the role of “Uncle Gene,” happy to have Edward in his life in any capacity. Together, they face all the trials and tribulations life throws at them, including the death of Edward’s wife, and as each grows and matures, their life views change. The relationship they’ve secretly wanted all along is closer than ever, and if Edward can break free from his homophobic upbringing and admit his feelings for Gene, there might still be a chance for them to share their lives in the way they both desire. A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

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About Brynn Stein

Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres – everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural – she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered ‘slash’, male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.

Brynn lives in Virginia with one of her two two-legged children, and two four-legged ones. Her supportive family encourages her writing and provides a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.

Hi Michael,

Thanks so much for allowing me to stop by your blog today. You are the last stop on my blog tour for Through the Years. I’ve been having a ball with the tour and am kind of sorry to see it end.

I’ve been talking about all sorts of things and really love getting the feedback and getting to know some of the other writers and readers out there. I would like to ask for some advice on the kinds of topics to address for my next tour in March for Ray of Sunlight. Obviously the typical: getting to know the characters, the back history of the story itself, excerpts, etc. But what other topics do you, as readers and guests at blog tours, want to see? Comment below to enter the raffle associated with this tour.

I’ve listed the tour stops below and have given either the link to the blog in general or to my post specifically. Readers can stop by as many as they want. For each stop that they comment on, they will receive one entry to the giveaway. I’ve been checking all the stops numerous times throughout the tour and will draw five winners on Thanksgiving Day, so even if visitors come in late to the tour, they can go back through the list and comment on past stops.

I’m giving away five prizes. Prize 1) a signed paperback copy of Through the Years; Prizes 2 and 3) electronic copies of Through the Years, Prize 4) your choice of either a signed paperback copy or an audiobook of Living Again (the audiobook is actually finished and should be available soon), and Prize 5) an electronic copy of Haunted. (It’s short, so there is no paperback version).

I want to say thanks to everyone who’s been following the tour. It’s been so nice to get to know you. If you haven’t already done so, please friend me on Facebook. I’d love to keep up with everyone. And I hope to see you all again on the next tour in March of 2015.

 

Blog Tour Stops for Through the Years

Blog Stop Date Blog Owner Blog Address
1 October 6 Anne Barwell http://annebarwell.wordpress.com
2 October 7 Grace Duncan http://www.grace-duncan.com/
3 October 8 Jessica Skye Davies http://jessicaskyedavies.blogspot.com
4 October 9 Shira Anthony http://www.shiraanthony.com/?p=4032
5 October 10 Emma Tett http://emmy-j.blogspot.co.uk
6 October 11 Kim Fielding http://www.kfieldingwrites.com/please-welcome-brynn-stein/
7 October 12 Bike Books Reviews bikebookreviews.blogspot.com
8 October 13 Tempest O’Riley http://tempesteoriley.com
9 October 14 Sean Michael http://seanmichaelwrites.blogspot.ca/
10 October 15 Allison Cassatta http://allisoncassatta.blogspot.com/2014/10/author-spotlight-brynn-stein.html
11 October 16 Jana Denardo http://jana-denardo.livejournal.com/150624.html
12 October 17 Louise Lyons http://louiselyonsauthor.wordpress.com/category/guest-authors/
13 October 18 PD Singer http://pdsinger.com
14 October 20 Shae Connor http://shaeconnorwrites.com
15 October 21 Suki Fleet http://sukifleet.wordpress.com
16 October 27 Charlie Cochet http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com
17 October 28 Elizabeth Noble http://www.elizabeth-noble.com/my-blog
18 October 29 Tara Lain http://taralain.com
19 October 31 Sophie Bonaste http://sophiebonaste.blogspot.com
20 November 4 Kit Moss http://kitmossreviews.blogspot.com
21 November 10 Lane Hayes lanehayes.wordpress.com
22 November 13 Mike Rupured http://rupured.com

 


Through the Years

Edward and Gene were instantly drawn to each other when they met at college in Maryland. Fast friends, they developed a “closer than brothers” relationship. But then Edward began to feel more for Gene. In 1967, those kind of feelings would not be tolerated. Not even by Edward himself. Gene always thought he was asexual. He had never been attracted to anyone… until he met Edward. He dreamed of Edward as more than a friend throughout college, but he knew Edward would not welcome that kind of attention. So Gene wasn’t surprised when Edward reacted badly to a drunken kiss just before Edward’s graduation. He was surprised when Edward moved to Florida and had little to do with him for years afterward. When fate finally brings them back together, Edward is married and has a little girl. Gene gladly accepts the role of “Uncle Gene,” happy to have Edward in his life in any capacity. Together, they face all the trials and tribulations life throws at them, including the death of Edward’s wife, and as each grows and matures, their life views change. The relationship they’ve secretly wanted all along is closer than ever, and if Edward can break free from his homophobic upbringing and admit his feelings for Gene, there might still be a chance for them to share their lives in the way they both desire. A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.


Find Through the Years:


About Brynn Stein

Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres – everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural – she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered ‘slash’, male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.

Brynn lives in Virginia with one of her two two-legged children, and two four-legged ones. Her supportive family encourages her writing and provides a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.


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7 Comments

  1. H.B. says:

    Thank you for the giveaway and chance to follow along on the tour. It’s been a blast =)

  2. Julie Small says:

    It has been fun following this book and yourself around for the tour! I think that I liked the missing scenes and the slice of real life that you posted! Now going to put it on my To Be Bought list!

  3. Hi Brynn, I have enjoyed your blog tour. Look forward to reading Through the years.

  4. NikkiReader says:

    I listened to the Living Again audiobook recently. Loved it. Looking forward to Through the Years,

    nikkireader5 @ gmail.com

  5. brynn stein says:

    Drawing tomorrow. Stay tuned. Thanks to everyone who commented.

  6. Carly Rose says:

    Congratulations on a great tour!

  7. brynn stein says:

    Thanks to everyone who commented. Late comers, I got your names too. I just didn’t reply to your posts directly as I wished I had had time to do. I think I’ve learned my lesson. No more raffles being concluded on Thanksgiving Day.
    And the winners are:
    Julie Small – Signed copy of Through the Years
    HB – electronic copy of Through the Years
    Zeoanne – electronic copy of Through the Years
    Lee Todd – Signed paperback or audiobook of Living Again
    Xena – electronic copy of Haunted
    Please send your email address to brynnstein2@gmail and I will get your prize right to you. Winners of electronic copies, it’s easier if you have an account with Dreamspinner so I can just move them to your bookshelf. For signed paperback copies, I need your physical address (you can email it to me so it’s not visible to anyone else, and please let me know if you want me to write anything in particular. Lee Todd, let me know if you’d rather have the signed paperback copy or the audiobook.

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