A warm welcome to author Meg Bawden joining us today here at Love Bytes to talk about her release “Rushing Love”, part of Dreamspinner Press “States of Love”.
Meg talks about her favorite places and brought with her a giveaway !
Welcome Meg 🙂
Hello, hello! My name is Meg Bawden and I’m on Love Bytes to celebrate the release of my new book, Rushing Love, which comes out today! Woot!
Rushing Love is a M/M romance story set in South Dakota, USA. I wrote it for the States of Love line from Dreamspinner Press and I can’t wait for its release. I had so much fun writing it and I can’t wait to share it with you. Please allow me to share the blurb with you:
After a devastating break-up with the man he thought he’d spend his life with, Flynn Webb takes a holiday to a South Dakota dude ranch. It’s something completely different from anything he’s done before, and it helps that it’s as far away from his ex as possible. Trapped in his own depressive thoughts, Flynn is surprised to meet Grayson Harland. Not only is Grayson a sexy cowboy—one fifteen years younger—but he’s the most charming man Flynn has ever met.
Flynn doesn’t have much experience with being seduced, and he has even less with guys like Grayson taking an interest in him—and Grayson is definitely interested. What begins as a fling while visiting iconic South Dakota sights soon develops the potential for much more. But Flynn is afraid that falling in love again so soon—and with a man so much younger—will lead only to another catastrophic heartbreak. Luckily for them both, Grayson isn’t giving up without a fight.
If you’re interested you can find the story here:
To celebrate the release, I’d like to share five places I’ve been to and why I loved them! 😀
Five places I’ve been to and why I love them
One. Las Vegas, USA.
I’m sure a lot of people have been to Las Vegas. It’s amazing and a completely different atmosphere from anything I’ve ever felt before. People are happy, very drunk, and having the time of their lives. After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. I’m not much of a drinker, or partier, or gambler, but I had a ball there. Just seeing all the different casinos, the beauty of the strip, and the amazing shows made my trip fun and exciting! I’ll even excuse the fact that someone tricked my nan into swapping a fake $100 bill 🙁
Two. Auckland, New Zealand.
There is something beautiful about the entirety of New Zealand. From the people to the landscape, it truly is a beautiful country. I’ve been to about seven different cities in the country, but I had to choose one and why not one of their amazing cities. I love the Maori culture and their respect and love of it is beautiful to see. While we didn’t get to see much of Auckland due to having limited time, I loved what I saw. The skyline is beautiful, as are the kind and generous people. I would very much love to see Auckland again.
I didn’t pick a specific town/island for this one, because like New Zealand, the entirety of it is beautiful. It’s so interesting to see the difference in culture and the way one lives. When we went there, on a cruise, Vanuatu was going through a difficult time. A cyclone had torn through there a year or so before and it tore down buildings and left a lot of people without jobs. So many, many of the people were taxi drivers, trying to get you to come in their vehicle. It was heartbreaking to see how desperate they were, but it also showed me the resilience of the people. The landscape is beautiful, if not very humid, and I would love to visit there again.
Four. Gold Coast, Australia.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve been to the Gold Coast, but I can’t forget it’s beauty. Now, I’m used to beaches, because I live on a coastal town in North Queensland, but there is something extra beautiful about the Gold Coast. Maybe it’s the skyline beside the beach, tall and reaching for the sky, or maybe it’s the massive waves, which I’d seen for the first time when I visited there. I wasn’t used to waves, because the Great Barrier Reef stopped any huge waves at our beach. So it was stunning to see. At the time of seeing it for the first time, I was about nine or ten, and I nearly drowned from the waves dunking me. But again, we’ll ignore that because it’s beautiful 😉
Five. Honolulu, Hawaii.
Okay, so I’m going to be honest here. Honolulu is by far one of my most favourite places ever. And I’m going to tell you why. Firstly, the people. The people in Honolulu are kind, considerate and so relaxed that I’m surprised they don’t sleep all day. Lol. Seriously though, they are the politest people I’ve met. And not to mention the native Hawaiians are absolutely gorgeous (I have a thing for Pacific Islanders. Can you tell???). Then there is the beach. More specifically, Waikiki Beach. I remember the first time I went there, I was amazed by its beauty. Like the Gold Coast, there is something special and amazing about it. And if I could choose anywhere to go again, it’d definitely be here!
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MEG BAWDEN was born and raised in North Queensland, Australia. She’s loved stories since before she can remember and has always enjoyed creating characters of her own, even if it did begin with drawing faces on toilet rolls and giving them names. Writing has always been a passion of hers and she’s loved the M/M genre since 2004, the first book she read being Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez.
Writing M/M since 2007, Meg has never had the confidence to attempt publishing her own stories, but in 2015, she decided that it was all about to change thanks to the amazing friends she’s made in the M/M genre and their support and encouragement. So watch out world, Meg Bawden is coming out to have some fun!
Are you interested in winning some signed paperbacks from me? Then now is your chance: