Friday, January 29, 2016

Book Blast ~ Farm Fresh by Posy Roberts ~ (Review, Book Trailer, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Blast ~ Farm Fresh by Posy Roberts ~ (Review, Book Trailer, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Posy Roberts
Book Name: Farm Fresh
Release Date: January 28, 2016


Jude Garrity visits the farmers market every Saturday. As an environmental engineering student, he’s curious about living off the grid and sustainable agriculture.

And one particular farmer.

Hudson Oliva has worked hard to support his commune, where queer people live without fear of harm or retribution. When Jude asks pointed questions about living there, Hudson realizes he needs to be honest about his home. Few people know what the farm is actually about, but Jude is insistent.

Jude moves to Kaleidoscope Gardens, however, his sexual hang-ups make it hard to adjust. He’s an uptight virgin living among people who have sex freely and with multiple partners. When Jude finally loosens up, Hudson is flooded with emotions. Falling for Jude wasn’t part of Hudson’s life plan. But when vindictive rumors about the commune begin to spread, love might be all he has left.

Pages or Words: 202 pages, 63,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Ménage/Poly, Romance


“You wanted to know where I’m from,” Hudson said. Jude nodded but remained tight-lipped. “I grew up north of Miami in a small city. I couldn’t wait to get out, so I tried to hitch a ride to Seattle. Didn’t get that far.”
“How far did you get?” Jude looked surprised as he asked, so Hudson reached out and pressed his palm to the center of Jude’s chest.
“About five miles away. I’ve been here ever since.”
“What made you run? I mean… maybe that’s too personal.”
Hudson coasted his hand over the slight swell of Jude’s pec and thumbed over his nipple, which stood at attention, pert and flushed, like his lips and cheeks. It was a good color on him.
“My parents sent me away to one of those ‘pray away the gay’ places, which obviously didn’t work, but it probably saved my life since my mom had to haul Papi off me when she told him why I needed to go there. He had so much pride, and having a gay son wasn’t something he could live with. It was as if me being gay made him gay. I was accosted by religion and hatred for who I was from that day until I left, so I became an expert at being secretive and learned to lie through my teeth while living with them. My eighteenth birthday Papi and I fought, and I ended up with another black eye. I packed a bag and snuck out of the house while they were sleeping.”
“Did they call the cops or anything?”
Hudson shook his head and knew his smile was pathetic. He still held hope he and his father could reconcile. He knew Papi would be proud of him and what he’d accomplished on the commune. “I left a note and eventually let them know my address, but in all the years, I’ve gotten one letter.”
“I’ve talked to my parents twice since I left, and both times left me feeling shredded inside.”
“I’m sorry.” Hudson scooted closer and pulled Jude into a tight embrace. The feel of Jude’s warm skin against his own had Hudson’s body responding in no time flat. He kissed Jude’s neck and the sharp line of his jaw. He thrust his fingers into Jude’s spun-gold hair and drew their mouths together.
Jude moved his lips, pressing chaste kisses to Hudson’s, and then he snaked his arm between their bodies. Jude splayed his fingers across Hudson’s chest and pushed him away. He hung his head, looking down at the mattress in what appeared to be shame.
Hudson took the sting out of the rejection by thumbing over Jude’s bottom lip, shiny with saliva. “You have a delectable mouth, like it’s made for kissing.”
Jude laughed. “So do you.” Then he bit his lip and made brief eye contact before scooting back a few inches.

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*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review.***

Let me start by saying this is not a book for everyone. You'll need to keep an open mind and just remember that love is love and that's all there's to it. 

Jude is an environmental engineering student, who has been visiting the farmers' market at his university for a while. He loves visiting with Hudson, and even if it might not amount to anything, it makes his day just to interact with him for a while and forget about his issues. 

Hudson has been living at the Kaleidoscope Gardens commune for several years, but even if everyone is loving and friendly there and he maintains a relationship with Leo and Charlie, he can't stop feeling lonely. He is interested in Jude, and when Jude expresses interest in living in the commune, he jumps at the chance. But there are many things, including themselves, that might prove making anything work between them a challenge. 

I loved the idea of the commune. I hadn't read a story quite like this before, so this was quite a novel experience for me. I really liked the idea of everyone helping and being supportive to create such a wonderful community based on love and the desire to be together in a self-sustaining environment. Yes, it was a bit odd to read at times, but I liked the main and supporting characters, and that made it much better for me. 

All in all, this is a very good read. Interesting, well-written, with likable characters for the most part (I did want to slap some sense into Hudson at times), and I loved the way Posy Roberts dealt with some very difficult issues that were dealt with during the book. I'll be looking forward to more! 

Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!

Meet the author:

Posy Roberts writes about the realistic struggles of men looking for love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.

Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn't forget to eat or sleep. Her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy's not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.

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Twitter: @posyroberts
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Publisher: Labyritnh Bound Press
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

Tour Dates & Stops:
January 28, 2016

January 29, 2016
Rafflecopter Prize: E-copy of ‘Silver Scars’ or book of choice from Posy’s backlist  a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting Farm Fresh on the book blast tour, the thoughtful review, and for helping make this book launch a success. xoxo