Unbreak My Heart

on Jul 03, 2014 by K-lee Klein

I met Michael when our eyes met across a crowded room alit with candles. Soft music played in the background amidst the gentle burbling of a fountain filled with fragrant rose petals. Magic crackled the still air, and as I tentatively approached him sparks flew and my knees became weak. I covered my mouth when I realized I’d seen him before, earlier when I was at the pool. He’d been half-naked, displaying his sparkling charm and burgeoning assets for an over-abundance of female attentions pulling him this way and that.

His eyes were bright and attentive as he gazed into mine, and when he took my hand to introduce himself, I barely found the words to reply. “I’m very pleased to make your acquaintance, Mr. Rupured. I think I’ve been waiting my entire life to meet you.”

Well, you probably guessed that’s not exactly how it happened but there are a few pieces of truth there. The first time I saw Michael was at the hotel pool and he was half-naked—mostly actually—but there was no bevi of babes, male or female gathered around him, at least not at that time. I’m not even sure he had a book with him but he did take a selfie at the pool.

Michael and I actually met on the patio of Ruby Tuesdays in Tampa when we were seated at the same table a few months ago. He did introduce himself but I don’t think I told him I’d been waiting my entire life for him. I was very pleased to meet him though—pleased and a little terrified. And it wasn’t really anything he said or did that made me wary, it was just his presence and the fact he and I write in completely different genres of gay fiction. I’m always a little shell-shocked when I meet new authors, and I had heard about Michael’s fabulous storytelling gift so I was in awe to meet him.

I ran into Michael several times during Rainbow Con, and I can honestly say I enjoyed the few times we spoke, and he’s a very good hugger. I’ve come to know him a little better through social media since the conference though, and I like him even more now.

I’m not sure how to segue into promoting one of my books so I’ll just post the blurb and pretty cover here. Unbreak My Heart is the hardest book I’ve ever written but it’s also the one that I consider my favorite. Brett Taylor took a piece of me when I wrote it and I think I’ll always have a little piece of him engrained in my heart. Unbreak My Heart is a story about grief, self-forgiveness, and renewal. I’d like very much if you’d give it a chance.

Thanks to Michael for having me, and thanks to the rest of you for stopping by.

Unbreak My Heart

(Part of the Unbreak My Heart series)

Brett Taylor has been doing just fine living in his own little world for the past three years, thank you very much. Losing someone special is life changing, and Brett doesn’t understand why everyone and their damn dog thinks they can get all up in his business about him needing to move on. He managed to make the transition from musician to rancher without relying on anyone else’s opinion or help, and he certainly doesn’t need some city kid coming into his life to disrupt his routine—one that involves grief, isolation, and a whole lot of Jack Daniels.

Moving from one meaningless job to the next, JT Campbell is on a quest to escape his old life and figure out who he is and where he belongs. He’s not looking to save anyone, let alone a secretive, hotter-than-hell rancher who wears his heart on his sleeve. JT likes working for Brett, but Brett’s made it perfectly clear that any relationship between them other than a professional one will never see the light of day.

But when JT’s lust turns to love, and he gives in to his desire to find out what makes Brett tick, will his interest push Brett away? Or will he, through his patience and support, be the one who can finally unbreak Brett’s heart?

Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys / Western (Modern Day) / The Arts / Series
Length: Extended Novel (107k words / 284 paperback pages)

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About K-lee Klein

K-lee Klein has lived in one part of Western Canada or another for her entire life. She’s a doting mother of three now-grown kids, and has had characters and plots running around her head for as long as she can remember.

She lives with a patient husband who totally does not get her thing for gay men, two spoiled but wonderful sons (who don’t get it either), and two also spoiled but beautiful cats. Her days are filled with texts and phone calls with her daughter who has already left the nest, and an abundance of fabulous gay men, large and small, bouncing off the walls of her skull, competing for their turns to tell their stories.

Among her favorite sub-genres to read and write are rock stars, cowboys, shifters, and opposites-attract relationships. But to be honest, she’s open to almost anything if it involves messing around in the heads of her characters. She’s also big on series—because she has a hard time letting her characters go—and is usually working on a handful of stories in various stages of completion all at the same time.

You can find all of K-lee’s books and updates on her website and through social media.

I met Michael when our eyes met across a crowded room alit with candles. Soft music played in the background amidst the gentle burbling of a fountain filled with fragrant rose petals. Magic crackled the still air, and as I tentatively approached him sparks flew and my knees became weak. I covered my mouth when I realized I’d seen him before, earlier when I was at the pool. He’d been half-naked, displaying his sparkling charm and burgeoning assets for an over-abundance of female attentions pulling him this way and that.

His eyes were bright and attentive as he gazed into mine, and when he took my hand to introduce himself, I barely found the words to reply. “I’m very pleased to make your acquaintance, Mr. Rupured. I think I’ve been waiting my entire life to meet you.”

Well, you probably guessed that’s not exactly how it happened but there are a few pieces of truth there. The first time I saw Michael was at the hotel pool and he was half-naked—mostly actually—but there was no bevi of babes, male or female gathered around him, at least not at that time. I’m not even sure he had a book with him but he did take a selfie at the pool.

Michael and I actually met on the patio of Ruby Tuesdays in Tampa when we were seated at the same table a few months ago. He did introduce himself but I don’t think I told him I’d been waiting my entire life for him. I was very pleased to meet him though—pleased and a little terrified. And it wasn’t really anything he said or did that made me wary, it was just his presence and the fact he and I write in completely different genres of gay fiction. I’m always a little shell-shocked when I meet new authors, and I had heard about Michael’s fabulous storytelling gift so I was in awe to meet him.

I ran into Michael several times during Rainbow Con, and I can honestly say I enjoyed the few times we spoke, and he’s a very good hugger. I’ve come to know him a little better through social media since the conference though, and I like him even more now.

I’m not sure how to segue into promoting one of my books so I’ll just post the blurb and pretty cover here. Unbreak My Heart is the hardest book I’ve ever written but it’s also the one that I consider my favorite. Brett Taylor took a piece of me when I wrote it and I think I’ll always have a little piece of him engrained in my heart. Unbreak My Heart is a story about grief, self-forgiveness, and renewal. I’d like very much if you’d give it a chance.

Thanks to Michael for having me, and thanks to the rest of you for stopping by.


Unbreak My Heart

(Part of the Unbreak My Heart series)

Brett Taylor has been doing just fine living in his own little world for the past three years, thank you very much. Losing someone special is life changing, and Brett doesn’t understand why everyone and their damn dog thinks they can get all up in his business about him needing to move on. He managed to make the transition from musician to rancher without relying on anyone else’s opinion or help, and he certainly doesn’t need some city kid coming into his life to disrupt his routine—one that involves grief, isolation, and a whole lot of Jack Daniels.

Moving from one meaningless job to the next, JT Campbell is on a quest to escape his old life and figure out who he is and where he belongs. He’s not looking to save anyone, let alone a secretive, hotter-than-hell rancher who wears his heart on his sleeve. JT likes working for Brett, but Brett’s made it perfectly clear that any relationship between them other than a professional one will never see the light of day.

But when JT’s lust turns to love, and he gives in to his desire to find out what makes Brett tick, will his interest push Brett away? Or will he, through his patience and support, be the one who can finally unbreak Brett’s heart?

Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys / Western (Modern Day) / The Arts / Series
Length: Extended Novel (107k words / 284 paperback pages)


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About K-lee Klein

K-lee Klein has lived in one part of Western Canada or another for her entire life. She’s a doting mother of three now-grown kids, and has had characters and plots running around her head for as long as she can remember.

She lives with a patient husband who totally does not get her thing for gay men, two spoiled but wonderful sons (who don’t get it either), and two also spoiled but beautiful cats. Her days are filled with texts and phone calls with her daughter who has already left the nest, and an abundance of fabulous gay men, large and small, bouncing off the walls of her skull, competing for their turns to tell their stories.

Among her favorite sub-genres to read and write are rock stars, cowboys, shifters, and opposites-attract relationships. But to be honest, she’s open to almost anything if it involves messing around in the heads of her characters. She’s also big on series—because she has a hard time letting her characters go—and is usually working on a handful of stories in various stages of completion all at the same time.

You can find all of K-lee’s books and updates on her website and through social media.


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