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Title: Dawn to Dusk
Series: Lover’s Journey, Book One
Author: Alina Popescu
Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary
Length: Novel (over 50000 words)
That first encounter with Robert in rural Romania at eleven. A summer spent together in the same setting a year later. Their first text exchange in high school. The first sexual experience. The first heartbreak—the second and third and fourth chance. The point of total breakdown and the despair of failing. More love than anyone could have warned him about.
No matter how much time passes, no matter how different their paths, every meeting brings Edi and Robert closer together. Those stolen moments shine brighter than any. Yet loving Robert is not easy, not when Edi wants to be true to himself and is met with dishonesty. Or when Robert keeps parading new conquests and ignores Edi more often than not.
Edi has always loved Robert, but he must decide if his journey leads to or away from his childhood friend. Is it true love or is Edi just unable to let go?
“Brat! Come sit down and tell me what you’ve been up to.” Robert turned and went to sit on the bench. I followed, of course, although I didn’t really know what I could tell him that would be even remotely interesting. I’d never thought of my life as dull, but when seeing the all grown-up Robert, it sure seemed that way! I knew it, he had lots of friends, and tons of girlfriends, and he was always doing something interesting in Bucharest.
We started talking about school and fun stuff we did in our spare time, and the conversation happened with ease. He laughed at some of my stories, I was mesmerized by his, and time flew by.
“So you picked up karate? Why?” Robert asked when we got to the new development of my athletic life. I’d always enjoyed playing outside, I played football and handball and basketball every time I got. I could hold my own in a wrestle or shoving match.
“It’s what everyone’s doing, I guess.” I shrugged and looked at my feet as I dangled them in quick succession. It was a bit hard to do, I was too tall now to do it carelessly without grazing the chipped concrete of the sidewalk.
“Oh, really? All your friends do it, so you just followed along?” Robert was mocking me, I knew. I could have snapped back, but chose not to.
“Fine. It’s what I need to do,” I confessed, sighing deeply and letting my shoulders slump.
“Need to? What’s wrong?”
“Nothing’s wrong. I have hair that’s longer than most of the girls. Other boys pick on me. I either cut my hair, or stand up to them. If I stand up to them, I might as well win.”
Robert laughed and pulled me in what I know thought of his typical one-armed hugs. “That’s my squirt! Don’t cut your hair, it looks good on you.”
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I8FG8P4
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Prizes: 1 x $10 WIP Gift Card, 1 x $5 WIP Gift Card, 1 x ecopy of Br0th3rly (Famous on the Inernet, Book One).
Meet Alina Popescu
Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.
Site & Blog: http://alina-popescu.com