Hi everyone, welcome to the blog tour for Operation Green Card. Thanks for coming, and thank you to our wonderful hosts for offering us this spot.
I’m notoriously bad at containing my squee, so I’ll start off the blogtour by squeeing about the cover. You know, get that out of the way. 😉
I couldn’t be happier with the gorgeous models who are a perfect fit for Jason and Arkady. (And yes, there’s a scene where Jason wears exactly those sunglasses, and exactly that t-shirt.)
That grunge-finish flag background? Swoon. The rings, the colour scheme? All those little details? Perfection.
To appreciate just how good a fit that cover is for my imagination, you have to know that whenever I start a new novel I make myself a desktop background for focus and inspiration.
You want to see it? I’m so glad you asked. 😉
Look at this:
And now look at that beauty of a cover:
I know, right? Can I get a round of applause for cover artist and Riptide’s art director extraordinaire, L.C. Chase?
(Chapeau and thank you for making this everything I wanted it to be, L.C.)
Feel free to comment or ask questions. I’ll try to interrupt my cover rapture long enough to answer.
(And don’t forget to leave your email addy for the raffle.)
About Operation Green Card
Arkady Izmaylov is a family man. He’s also gay. In Russia. His sister Natalya has been telling him to get out for years, but it’s only after an attack in the street that he finally concedes and says yes to her desperate plan of him marrying a stranger for a green card.
Jason Cooley was taught from birth that he’s no good to anyone. Then the military taught him he was good enough to save other lives, but that purpose got amputated along with his leg. He’s now working security at Wolf’s Landing and sending monthly checks to his ex for their daughter’s education. When Natalya asks him to marry her brother, Jason knows right away he’ll do it more for the mission than the money she’s offering. But when he actually meets Arkady, his mission turns complicated.
Jason quickly discovers he’s not as straight as he thought. He’s also the man of Arkady’s dreams. Arkady must convince Jason that he’s worth loving, and that Arkady won’t disappear from his life like everyone else. Because Arkady has always wanted a family of his own, and he’s not letting go of this one.
About Bluewater Bay
Welcome to Bluewater Bay! This quiet little logging town on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula has been stagnating for decades, on the verge of ghost town status. Until a television crew moves in to film Wolf’s Landing, a soon-to-be cult hit based on the wildly successful shifter novels penned by local author Hunter Easton.
Wolf’s Landing’s success spawns everything from merchandise to movie talks, and Bluewater Bay explodes into a mecca for fans and tourists alike. The locals still aren’t quite sure what to make of all this—the town is rejuvenated, but at what cost? And the Hollywood-based production crew is out of their element in this small, mossy seaside locale. Needless to say, sparks fly.
This collaborative story world is brought to you by eleven award-winning, best-selling LGBTQ romance authors: L.A. Witt, L.B. Gregg, Z.A. Maxfield, Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz, Anne Tenino, Amy Lane, SE Jakes, G.B. Gordon, Jaime Samms and Ally Blue. Each contemporary novel stands alone, but all are built around the town and the people of Bluewater Bay and the Wolf’s Landing media empire.
About GB Gordon
G.B.Gordon worked as a packer, landscaper, waiter, and coach before going back to school to major in linguistics and, at 35, switch to less backbreaking monetary pursuits like translating, editing, and writing.
Having lived in various parts of the world, Gordon is now happily ensconced in suburban Ontario with the best of all husbands.
Connect with Gordon:
Website and blog: gordon.kontext.ca
To celebrate the release of Operation Green Card, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 16, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!