Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Virtual Tour: The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish (Review + Giveaway)

About The Remaking of Corbin Wale

Last month, Alex Barrow’s whole life imploded—partner, home, job, all gone in forty-eight hours. But sometimes when everything falls apart, better things appear almost like magic. Now, he’s back in his Michigan hometown, finally opening the bakery he’s always dreamed of. But the pleasure of opening day is nothing compared to the lonely and beautiful man who bewitches Alex before he even orders.

Corbin Wale is a weirdo. At least, that’s what he’s heard his whole life. He knows he’s often in a fantasy world, but the things he feels are very real. And so is the reason why he can never, ever be with Alex Barrow. Even if Alex is everything he’s always fantasized about. Even if maybe, just maybe, Corbin is Alex’s fantasy too.

When Corbin begins working at the bakery, he and Alex can’t deny their connection any longer. As the holiday season works its magic, Alex yearns for the man who seems out of reach. But to be with Alex, Corbin will have to challenge every truth he’s ever known. If his holiday risk pays off, two men from different worlds will get the love they’ve always longed for.

About the 2017 Holiday Charity Collection

20% of all proceeds from this title will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network.

Each year, Riptide Publishing releases a holiday collection in support of an LGBTQ charity. Twenty percent of the proceeds from this year’s collection will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network.

The Russian LGBT network was founded in April 2006. It is an interregional, non-governmental human rights organization that promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. They unite and develop regional initiatives, advocacy groups (at both national and international levels), and provide social and legal services.

To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website:

This collection would not be possible without the talent and generosity of its authors, who have brought us the following holiday stories:

Buy all three in the collection and save!

4.5 Stars

After Alex’s life implodes in a matter of 48 hours he decides to leave New York and come back home to Michigan and take over his parents' cafe, turning it into the bakery he’s always wanted. Once all the renovations are complete and the cafe, now bakery, reopens, he meets Corbin, the local “weirdo”, but Alex doesn’t think of him that way and is drawn to Corbin. But even if Corbin is standoffish, they begin to form a friendship.

This was a sweet story, but I’ll let you know now, you’ll have to suspend your belief in reality. The story has a magical and superstitious touch to it.

I really loved both Corbin and Alex, my heart absolutely broke for Corbin and his backstory had me in tears at one point, but he was so sweet and had such an innocent like personality. Alex was sweet, caring and nurturing. I loved that he believed in Corbin and the patience he displayed throughout the story.

The chemistry between them was undeniable and the love they felt for one another came off the pages at you. The story was well-written and really enjoyable. It had romance, mystery, a bit of suspense, as well as love and passion.

A very enjoyable holiday read I’d definitely recommend!

P.S. Roan, please write Gareth and Orin’s story!

*copy provided by author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

About Roan Parrish

Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.

When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.

She is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary Agency.

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To celebrate the release of The Remaking of Corbin Wale, one lucky winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 2, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. thanks for the chance and congrats
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  2. Congratulations on the release, Roan. A must read for me!

  3. Thank you for the review! it sounds like a good read.
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  4. Thanks for the review!
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  5. Looking forward to reading this charmer!
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  6. Congrats on the new release!

  7. Thanks for the review!
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  8. Thanks for the post! I hope you’re having a great release week.

  9. Congrats, Roan, and thanks for the post. This sounds like a nice small-town holiday story, and I particularly appreciate the charity donation associated with it. - Purple Reader,
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  10. Congrats on the new book & love that a portion supports a worthwhile charity!
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