September 14, 2016

Lysistrata Cove a new #gayromance by @DenaWrites #RLFblog

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Captain Dena Hankins ( writes aboard her boat, preferably in a quiet anchorage. Previously a sex educator, she writes erotica and romances spanning the queer alphabet including three novels—Lysistrata Cove, Heart of the Liliko‘i, and Blue Water Dreams—with queer and trans leads.

Interview with Dena Hankins

Why did you write this book?
Heart of the Liliko‘i was a heavy book for me—heavy to think through, research, and write. My guy, James, and I were having coffee one morning and he asked what I’d be writing next. My answer was “Something fun!”
Since we were at anchor in Somes Harbor—a gorgeous, protected spot in Maine’s Acadia National Park—it was natural to go with a sailing story. Pirates showed up soon after, and by the time the coffee pot was empty, the story was roughed out and I knew I’d enjoy writing it.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love romance books, whether the leads are straight or queer, cisgender or trans. In my favorite romances, the characters find strengths they didn’t know they had or learn that they can do more together than they ever could apart.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Choosing between my fictional friends and lovers, parents and children, enemies and frenemies? What a struggle!
I’m going to go with one of the leads of the book I just finished: Kellen Ryan in Just Enough Light by AJ Quinn. She’s a bad-ass and still manages to open up to love.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
It’s about a bank robbery and the most unusual getaway you’ll ever read about! I’m trying to make Crime of Conscience an acknowledged genre.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Jack Azevedo captains his charter sailboat in the Caribbean. Life can’t get any better, especially once he discovers a mysterious uncharted island with a sugar-sand cove for his passengers to enjoy and an intriguing, if angry, inhabitant.
Superstar Eve La Sirena has an illicit plan to restore creative freedom to musicians worldwide…if she can keep an ocean between her public and her secrets. Jack’s arrival exposes her island retreat and jeopardizes years of work, but his sweet generosity whets her cruel appetites.
As a transmasculine gender explorer and BDSM bottom, Jack’s used to flouting convention, not the law. When Eve’s clandestine project draws three kinds of cops, everything he has is endangered. Will the maelstrom of emotion strip the civilized veneer from his piratical heart?

About the Book

Title Lysistrata Cove
Genre Queer Romance
Author Dena Hankins
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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  1. Welcome, Dena! What a great cover.

  2. Thanks! Bold Strokes does great covers, it's true. I've loved all three of mine!


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