Tour Stop & Giveaway: Trowchester Blues by Alex Beecroft

trowchesterTitle: Trowchester Blues by Alex Beecroft
Trowchester Blues Book One
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance, Suspense/Thriller
Length: 273/Word Count: 77,300


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 from his work as a high class London fence and opened a bookshop. Then an old client brings him a stolen book too precious to turn away, and suddenly he’s dealing with arson and kidnapping, to say nothing of all the lies he has to tell his friends. Falling in love with an ex-cop with anger management issues is the last thing he should be doing.

Finn thinks Michael is incredibly sexy. Michael knows Finn is the only thing that still makes him smile. But in a relationship where cops and robbers are natural enemies, that might not be enough to save them.

Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing

Author Bio

Alex Beecroft is an English author best known for historical fiction, notably Age of Sail, featuring gay characters and romantic storylines. Her novels and shorter works include paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary fiction.

Beecroft won Linden Bay Romance’s (now Samhain Publishing) Starlight Writing Competition in 2007 with her first novel, Captain’s Surrender, making it her first published book. On the subject of writing gay romance, Beecroft has appeared in the Charleston City Paper, LA Weekly, the New Haven Advocate, the Baltimore City Paper, and The Other Paper. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association of the UK and an occasional reviewer for the blog Speak Its Name, which highlights historical gay fiction.

Alex was born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and grew up in the wild countryside of the English Peak District. She lives with her husband and two children in a little village near Cambridge and tries to avoid being mistaken for a tourist.

Alex is only intermittently present in the real world. She has led a Saxon shield wall into battle, toiled as a Georgian kitchen maid, and recently taken up an 800-year-old form of English folk dance, but she still hasn’t learned to operate a mobile phone.

She is represented by Louise Fury of the L. Perkins Literary Agency.

Connect with Alex: Website * Blog * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads


Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for an e-book from Alex Beecroft’s backlist (excepting Trowchester Blues). Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on February 15. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

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8 Responses to Tour Stop & Giveaway: Trowchester Blues by Alex Beecroft

  1. Waxapplelover

    Love the blurb. Sounds very interesting.

    Waxapplelover (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Jen

    Thanks for the post and contest! I have Trowchester Blues on my TBR list.

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com

  3. Timitra

    Thanks for sharing

  4. H.B.

    Thank you for the contest!

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  5. bn100

    nice cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Trix

    It sounds excellent!


  7. Give A Rush

    Looking forward to reading this contemporary, Alex. I’ve enjoyed all your historicals. Much success!
    taina1959 @

  8. Suzanne Edwards

    From the book covers on most of your previous books, you enjoy writing about sailing. This cover shows of a troubled man, and the blurb has drawn me in! I need to know how Michael overcomes his anger probs and finds love 🙂 Thanks for the chance and I can’t wait to read any of Alex’s work!