Release Blitz: A Tiny Piece of Something Greater by Jude Sierra (w/ excerpt + giveaway)

Lovely readers, good afternoon!
I’m so excited I could burst! ❤ Why? Well…
Today is the anticipated release day of Jude Sierra’s latest book A Tiny Piece of Something Greater.
You think the title sounds awesome? You can bet it is!
The book s actually sooo awesome that I – I apolize in advance – can’t put my review together right now, at least not in proper words other than “Oh-my-god!”.
But don’t worry, I will have it ready tomorrow. 😉 So stay tuned.

But to make you as thristy & that you want to dive right into, too (pun intended ;)) as I was when I first heard about it, read further for an excerpt  – super romantic I dare to say 😉 – also don’t miss the amazing  giveaway at the end of the post. :3

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RELEASE BLITZ

Title: A Tiny Piece of Something Greater
Author: Jude Sierra
Genre: M/M Romance, Interracial/Multicultural, New Adult
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Publisher: Interlude Press
Length: 258 pages
Cover Artist: CB Messer

Author’s/publisher’s content warnings:
Discussion of mental illness, therapy and recovery
A portrayal of a cyclothymic character who experiences rapid mood cycles and anxiety
Non-graphic discussion of past self-harm and off-page relapse
Non-graphic reference of a past suicide attempt
This is an #ownvoices book

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Blurb

Reid Watsford has a lot of secrets and a past he can’t quite escape. While staying at his grandmother’s condo in Key Largo, he signs up for introductory dive classes, where he meets Joaquim Oliveira, a Brazilian dive instructor with wanderlust. Driven by an instant, magnetic pull, what could have been just a hookup quickly deepens. As their relationship evolves, they must learn to navigate the challenges of Reid’s mental illness—on their own and with each other.

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Excerpt

“All right,” Reid says. “Close your eyes.”

“Oh, is it my turn now?”

“Yep. Please try not to fall; we’re aiming for romantic.” Reid guides him with one hand on his shoulder and the other at the small of his back, trusting Joaquim to keep his eyes closed. “Hand out,” Reid says. He takes Joaquim’s hand, puts it on the back of a chair, and lets Joaquim fumble into it. A whispered kiss to his lips, then two more to his eyelids and Reid’s soft command to open his eyes make him viscerally aware of love, as if Reid’s touch has become a living thing, something curled inside Joaquim, something he can cherish and hold and keep.

The table is set with candles Joaquim recognizes. There’s also a beautiful charcuterie plate, chocolate-dipped strawberries dewing from the humidity, and tall drinks garnished with lime wheels.

“I’m breaking some rules with these. I did some research online and thought I’d try to make something that might remind you of home,” Reid explains. He’s twisting his hands nervously. “Also, we’re eating on the pool deck, although no one really pays attention to that.”

“Reid.” Joaquim turns and presses his cheek against Reid’s belly, closes his eyes into Reid’s fingers ruffling through his hair.

“I had a plan for something else, but I fucked it up. Um, so the drinks don’t match but, yeah. Caipirinhas?” Reid tests the word out slowly, fumbling over the pronunciation.

“Hey, hey,” Joaquim says, catching Reid’s fingers and kissing them. “This is wonderful.” It also explains the cupcakes. “Thank you.”

Reid’s eyes are bright, and his smile is shy, sweet in a way Joaquim never could have expected when they first met. “You are so welcome.” His next kiss is somehow even sweeter. It lingers, it promises, though it’s not about the heat that so often sparks between them. It’s love, is all. It is simple and full.

“Let’s eat.” Reid pulls up a chair. “Tell me what you like.”

“I want to try it all.”

“Well, then, here.” Reid selects an olive, “These are my favorite.” Joaquim allows him to slip it between his lips. He holds Reid’s wrist carefully and nips at his fingers.

“Delicious.” Joaquim doesn’t let go. Reid cups his cheek briefly and smiles again.

They eat slowly, moving to the strawberries eventually. Night begins her sweet slide across the sky, slipping over the light.


What the author says about the book and praise for it

Jude Sierra talks A Tiny Piece of Something Greater:

I want readers to walk away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of what it is like to thrive with mental illness—or strive toward it—and what it is like for two people to be and fall in love in these situations. I’d love for readers to come away knowing that love doesn’t cure mental illness, nor should it. Reid and Joaquim love each other as they are.

 

“A Tiny Piece of Something Greater is a beautiful, sun-soaked summer of a romance and I never wanted it to end.” — Roan Parrish, author of the Middle of Somewhere series

“A Tiny Piece of Something Greater is a wonderfully beautiful and hopeful book. It’s real and raw, but so full of light. Jude Seirra’s writing is dream-like, and so calming. Highly recommended.” —Anna Zabo, author of Syncopation and Daily Grind


Author bio  – Jude Sierra

Jude Sierra is a Latinx poet, author, academic and mother working toward her PhD in Writing and Rhetoric, looking at the intersections of Queer, Feminist and Pop Culture Studies. She also works as an LGBTQAI+ book reviewer for From Top to Bottom Reviews. Her novels include Hush, What it Takes, and Idlewild, a contemporary LGBT romance set in Detroit’s renaissance, which was named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews.

Author links / get in contact
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GIVEAWAY

There is a giveaway to win A TINY PIECE OF SOMETHING GREATER by Jude Sierra (5 eBooks + $25 IP Web Store credit Grand Prize):

Your chance to win *click*

Please note: the giveaway is not sponsored, administered or endorsed by Mikku-chan / A World full of Words.


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Hallo meine lieben LeserInnen 🙂

heute habe ich etwas Besonderes für euch: ich veranstalte ein Gewinnspiel.

Was es zu gewinnen gibt?

~Die deutsche Taschenbuchausabe von Ella Franks “Take – Ergreif es”  vom Sieben Verlag~

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[CLOSED/BEENDET]

Das Gewinnspiel ist beendet.
Die Gewinnerin wurde per Email benachrichtigt. 🙂

Vielen Dank an alle, die mitgemacht haben. 🙂

The giveaway is now closed.
The winner was contacted via email. 🙂

Thank you for participating to this giveaway.

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