Thursday, June 11, 2015

Virtual Tour: For Mac by Brynn Stein ~ (ARC Review, Author Guest Post + Giveaway)

Virtual Tour: For Mac by Brynn Stein ~ (ARC Review, Author Guest Post + Giveaway)
Book Information:
Author Name: Brynn Stein
Book Name: For Mac
Release Date: May 29, 2015
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Branson Farrell lost his parents when he was thirteen, and for the last ten years his brother, Mac, eight years his senior, has taken care of him. But Mac’s love came at a price. Both brothers were raised to believe being gay was completely unacceptable, and Branson has almost convinced himself he can be what Mac expects. When he looks at a man in a bar and Mac notices, Mac drags him off in horror.

Mac’s distress and disgust leads to a car accident that leaves Branson injured and Mac in a coma. Branson heals and stays at Mac’s bedside, but when Mac doesn’t recover, he is moved to a long-term care facility. There, Branson meets openly gay, confident, and attractive Liam Sullivan. Liam stirs feelings Branson thought he’d rid himself of, and to honor his brother, Branson fights tooth and nail against his attraction. When the cost of denying who he is becomes too high, Branson must battle a lifetime of hatred that’s been beaten into his body and mind to try for something of his own.

Pages or Words:  246 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Tracy's Review:

3 Stars

*copy provided by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for can honest review*
Ugh, I really don't like giving bad reviews! I feel so bad, but I was asked for an honest review, so here goes!

This wasn't a horrible book, and many may even enjoy and/or love it. I didn't. This was a chore to read. It was repetitive. Bran and Liam did the same thing day in and day out. Bran got up, went to the nursing home, visited his brother, watched movies with Liam in the afternoon, with popcorn of course. Then went home and did the same thing again the next day, and the day after, and the day after that, well, you get the point. This book needed something. It felt like it was missing something. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen, but it just never did.

I also didn't care for the author's writing style. I was told this story, I wasn't shown through the eyes of the characters what was happening. This for me made it hard to have a connection with the characters. Every now and then a peek of storytelling would shine through and I'd think "Ah, here we go", but it would disappear as fast as it had shown up.

I will admit this was a beautiful romance novel, but I needed something more. This book was much too long for what was written. The author could have deleted half the book, and still have gotten the point across and told a beautiful story.

If you like a true romance, difficult decisions, a extremely slow burn relationship and minimal angst this is the book for you. You may want to have tissues handy. This is a sad book.

About the author:
I've always loved to write and wrote fan fiction before I even knew what it was called. When computers came along, with online communities and places to publish fan fiction, I wrote even more. Then a friend convinced me to try to have an altered version of an AU (alternate universe, meaning all but original) published. My manuscript was accepted and now I'm a 'published author'.

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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Author’s Guest Post: 
Hi Brynn,

Thanks for being here with us at Bayou Book Junkie today!

Can you talk about what inspired you to write about this story.  

I know of several people like my character Branson, who have been brought up to hate themselves just because they're different. I live in the bible belt and know far too many people who think it's fine to hate people because their religion says their 'lifestyle' is wrong. The story itself is fiction, but it's inspired by a bunch of different people I've met or heard of over the years. Some of the real people did not have the happy ending that Branson eventually has.

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