Originally posted on scatteredthoughtsandroguewords:
If you have read the reviews of both of Alex Beecroft’s Trowchester novels, you will know that I am deeply in love with this small village and its inhabitants. In Blue-Eyed Stranger, the music and musical instruments that Alex Beecroft makes sing through the many passages of this story were old in origin but new to me in sound and shape. I had to go looking through the web for the pictures of the instruments themselves and the sounds they bring forth. If only I had this post before hand! Morris dancing, the kantele, and other folk tunes have become my latest obsessions thanks to these stories and their author. Read on and let them become yours as well.
A Musical Interlude – a Blue Eyed Stranger Guest post
It occurs to me that there’s a lot of music in BES, and it’s music of a kind with which most…
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Originally posted on MM Good Book Reviews:
Hiya peeps, we have Riptide Publishing’s Alex Beecroft and her newest release Trowchester Blues, we have a fantastic excerpt that I handpicked from Riptides site ;-) we have a fantastic giveaway and my review for you to check out, so enjoy the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~
Michael May is losing it. Long ago, he joined the Metropolitan Police to escape his father’s tyranny and protect people like himself. Now his father is dead, and he’s been fired for punching a suspect. Afraid of his own rage, he returns to Trowchester—and to his childhood home, with all its old fears and memories. When he meets a charming, bohemian bookshop owner who seems to like him, he clings tight.
Fintan Hulme is an honest man now. Five years ago, he retired…
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Originally posted on "boys in our books":
One of the joys of writing contemporaries is the ability to pilfer parts of real life to stick into your own personal world. I freely admit that I grabbed churches and bookshops and names of villages with wild abandon to put into Trowchester and its environs.
To start with the top down, the twisted spire of Trowchester’s cathedral owes its existence to the Church of St. Mary and All Saints in Chesterfield.
I don’t think I’ve ever been inside. To the best of my memory, I just saw it in passing as we drove past on the way to somewhere else. I couldn’t believe how eerie and wrong it looked, as if God had reached down and twisted it like barley sugar. I don’t know yet why Trowchester’s cathedral spire suffered the same fate, but I’m sure it will reveal itself to me in time.
Finn’s book shop is much…
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Originally posted on It's About The Book:
Author: Alex Beecroft
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Rating: 4.5 stars
Type: Standalone Novel
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Michael May is losing it. Long ago, he joined the Metropolitan Police to escape his father’s tyranny and protect people like himself. Now his father is dead, and he’s been fired for punching a suspect. Afraid of his own rage, he returns to Trowchester—and to his childhood home, with all its old fears and memories. When he meets a charming, bohemian bookshop owner who seems to like him, he clings tight.
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Originally posted on Asexual Artists:
Today we’re joined by Alex Beecroft. Alex is a very talented author who writes male/male romance. Her website states lyrical prose, misfit heroes, strange and vivid worlds. What more could you want? More information on her work can be found at http://alexbeecroft.com/. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I’m an author of queer fiction, I can’t really put it much more specifically than that. I’m published in the field of m/m romance, but even there, there’s a variance in the sexuality of my protagonists – I have gay men and bisexual men and trans men (currently only in one m/f story, but I mean to write more) and homoromantic asexual men. In my fantasy and science fiction stories (now looking for a publisher) I have a larger range of protags, as I can include bisexual…
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