Release Day!

This book has been such a long time coming. I wrote it between Chaos Station and Lonely Shore, then had to put it aside because writing the rest of Felix’s journey alongside Zed was too absorbing and too much fun – even while they were breaking our hearts.

Now Block and Strike is finally here and I’m so, so excited!

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I have a tour, of course, and the stops are listed below. I hope you’ll follow along! Every stop features a question and every answer counts as an entry in my giveaway. Prizes are two $25 Dreamspinner Press store credits!

About the Book:

bscover600Jacob Kendricks is three months out of prison, estranged from his daughter, and ready to get his life on track. Taking care of the bum curled up on his doorstep isn’t part of the plan. When he realizes the man has been assaulted, Jake takes him to the hospital, where he learns that Max is his downstairs neighbor… and that he could really use a friend. Keeping Max in the friend-zone would be easier if he wasn’t so damned cute.

Maxwell Wilson has been bullied for years and the only person who ever cared lives too far away to come to his rescue. Now his upstairs neighbor is offering support. Max remains cautious, suspecting he is little more than a project for the handsome Jake. When he learns Jake has had boyfriends as well as girlfriends, Max has to reevaluate his priorities—and muster the courage to take a chance at love.

Just when a happy future is within their grasp, life knocks them back down. A devastating blow leaves Max lower than ever and Jake wrestling with regret. They both have to find the strength to stand on their own before they can stand together.

Where to Buy:
Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Dreamspinner Press

 

Excerpts:

Chapter One

The Golden Man

Egg Drop Soup

First Kiss

 

Follow the Tour! – Today

1/6       The Novel Approach   “Behind the Book”

1/6       Just Love: Queer Book Reviews “Jake’s Book”

 

Next Week

1/9       Sinfully Gay Romance “Writing Kids and Family”

1/9       MM Good Book Reviews “Character Casting”

1/10     Joyfully Jay “The Max and Jake Playlist”

1/10     Boy Meets Boy Reviews “Chatting with Jake and Max”

1/11     Love Bytes “Martial Arts Movies”

1/11     Prism Book Alliance “Driving Movies”

1/12     Gay Book Reviews “Learning to Make Noise – Why I Study Self Defense”

1/12     Diverse Reader “Hobbies”

1/12     Dreamspinner Press Blog “Finding Balance” (psst, there’ll be an extra giveaway here!)

1/13     Rick R. Reed “Fruit of the Forest Pie”

10 thoughts on “Release Day!

  1. Billybuc January 6, 2017 / 9:47 am

    Congratulations! No matter how many books I publish, each one is important and feels great on that release day.

  2. Jenn Burke January 6, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Reblogged this on The Heart of a Geek and commented:
    My bestie Kelly Jensen has a new book out today! Don’t miss her blog tour stops and a chance to win!

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  4. Trix January 10, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I hope you celebrated release day in style!

    • Kelly Jensen January 10, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      I did! I took myself out to lunch and a movie. 🙂

  5. Shirley Ann Speakman January 11, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Happy Release Day Kelly the book sounds so good and I have the book on my wish list.

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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