Love Bytes is delighted to welcome to their blog author Isobel Starling who is here to talk about her shatterproof Bond series , who are on audio, narrated by Gary Furlong.
Isobel brought a fantastic giveaway for our readers so don’t forget to enter 🙂
The Shatterproof Bond Series Audiobooks
by Isobel Starling
Thank you to those who voted for the audiobook Counterblow (Shatterproof Bond #4) in the Love Bytes Audiobook of the Month poll. Gary Furlong and I are delighted to have come second and be among such great company.
I would like to offer two lucky readers the chance to win the FOUR audiobooks in the Shatterproof Bond series. So, for those readers who have not yet met mysterious, playful, Englishman Sam Aiken and broody, sexy Scotsman Declan Ramsay, take a look at the blurb and if you like the sound of the books come along and join them on their heart-stopping adventures, and enter the giveaway. Readers have been captivated by the unbreakable bond between Sam and Declan, and their increasingly inventive, scorching sex life.
One wedding, two best men, one hell of a love story! The first book in the series As You Wish got to #2 in the Gay Romance genre on Amazon.com and its French translation Comme Vous Voudrez went to #1 on Amazon France when it was released in December 2016. This contemporary M/M romantic comedy is set at the Scottish castle wedding of Annabelle Aiken to Scotsman Oliver Ramsay. Oliver’s brother Declan is to be joint best man, sharing the duties with Annabelle’s “kid” brother, Samuel Aiken. However, both men have never actually met. Sam Aiken has been abroad, studying and working as an interpreter and he wouldn’t meet Declan until a few days before the wedding. But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to realize the ‘kid’ isn’t a kid at all, but a tall, blond, and athletic young man. Sam makes Declan laugh like no other, and Declan is alarmed by the ferocious attraction he begins to feel for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself.
But is Samuel Aiken all that he appears to be?
Book #2 Illuminate the Shadows carries on where we left off, and see’s Sam and Declan’s relationship take some surprising twists. The charming, mysterious Samuel Aiken has turned Declan Ramsay’s life upside down, and Declan has experienced a remarkable change. He has come to terms with the fact he is bisexual, and he has fallen head-over-heels in love with his employer’s son. However, falling for his boss’s son was never going to be an easy path to happiness, mainly because the boss in question is multi-millionaire property tycoon and former MI5 operative, Sir James Aiken. His son’s homosexuality repulses sir James, and the lovers cannot hide from his looming presence for long. Soon enough James makes his move, and Declan finds out what he will have to endure to stay with Sam, and what he will have to give to feel worthy of Sam’s love.
Book #3 Return to Zero see’s life becoming more exciting and treacherous than ever. Pulled into a world of secrets and lies for the man he loves, Declan Ramsay’s life has changed immeasurably in the eight months since meeting and falling for Sam Aiken. Declan journey of personal discovery is about to take a darker turn, and for Sam, the world becomes more treacherous than he could ever have imagined. Two A.L.L employees are missing — presumed dead, while at an outdoor adventure center in the Scottish Highlands. Sir James Aiken sends his son and Declan to follow the trail, and discover their fate. Declan is keen to get started. However, Sir James sees to it that seeds of doubt and discord have been sewn between the couple. The journey to their Highland location, and the discoveries they make when they reach the G’wan Adventures center prove that Sir James Aiken has been less than honest with his son. Events in the Highlands force Sam and Declan to face their greatest fears and understand what they both really want from life — and from each other.
Book #4 Counterblow deals with the aftermath of the devastating events in the Scottish Highlands. Sam and Declan have moved on to a new, deeper level in their romance. Their commitment to each other is unquestionable; however, there are plenty of questions that need answering about other aspects of their lives, and those who sought to end them.
Sam is trying his best to deal with the day to day frustrations of his injuries. He’s completely dependent on Declan for everything and hates the way the scales have tipped in their relationship. Although he’s officially on leave, Sam’s mind cannot stop replaying all that happened to him and questioning why, and who is behind it all.
Declan’s relief at having Sam home throws him into house-husband mode. He’s happy to take the reins and care for his partner, however, beneath the surface Declan cannot help but be drawn back to how he felt in the Highlands, and how they were betrayed by a man who was supposed to have their back. Declan had promised Sir James Aiken that he would pay if he hurt Sam, and now Declan has to decide how he can deliver his payback and put his and Sam’s world back on an even keel.
Series Buy Links: The books are available to read individually or as a box set in Kindle Unlimited.
As You Wish #1: Amazon
Illuminate the Shadows #2: Amazon
Return to Zero #3: Amazon
Counterblow #4: Amazon
Shatterproof Bond Box Set: Amazon
Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art in Ireland. She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved writing more than making art.
Isobel is currently working on her sixteenth book. The Shatterproof Bond series is an Amazon Gay Romance bestseller and is being translated into French with Juno Publications, German with Deadsoft Verlag, and Italian with Quixote Edizioni. The series is also available as audiobooks, narrated by Gary Furlong.
Fall Together and Sweet Thing will be translated into French by Reines- Beaux Publishing.
Already in audio, narrated by Gomez Pugh, Silken will be available in German, Italian, and French in 2018.
Isobel brought a fabulous giveaway for our readers
She is offering an audiocode to all 4 audiobooks to one reader who can/will receive an UK code and one who will receive a US code
Make sure to mention in the comments if you want an US or UK code.