Author Name: M. LeAnne Phoenix
Book Name: The Covenant
Series: Covenant Series
Release Date: January 15, 2016
When love is forbidden, who can you trust?
Seventeen year old David has been best friends with Jonathan for as long as he can remember, but the day he sees the pastor’s daughter press a soft kiss to Jonathan’s cheek everything changes. Overcome by jealousy, his explosive reaction reveals a deeper connection that sends their relationship spiraling down into dangerous territory.
When their clandestine love is discovered, they have nowhere to turn for help. The brutal circumstances of their parting test David and Jonathan’s covenant to each other in unimaginable ways. Forced to face their fears, it is in their darkest moments that the two young men discover that the courage, hope, and strength they need to to fight for their love, has been the foundation of their covenant all along.
Pages or Words: 280 pages, 71,000 words
Categories: Gay fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Poetry, Romance
David opened his locker to get out his Biology, History, and Music History books and shoved them into his backpack, swallowing hard against the lump in his throat. Jonathan’s comforting hand lit on David’s side as he came to lean on the locker to the right of David’s own, holding up in one paint-besmeared hand, a small piece of black cardboard. On it, David saw symbols, ones he thought might be Greek. Remembering the foreign exchange student from Thessaloniki shared Jonathan’s sixth period art class, he smiled and turned to his boyfriend as he took the proffered gift.
“What does it say?” David couldn’t help but smile at the joy lighting Jonathan’s eyes. “This has to be something that Kallias helped you make—”
“You aren’t wrong,” Jonathan interjected. “That is Greek writing and Kallias even taught me how to say it.”
“Enlighten me, please!” David rasped, focusing wholly on Jonathan’s gift. “Say it and then tell me what it means.”
“If I say it right, it’s agape menomou—”
David furrowed his brow, repeating, “A guppy man oh moo?”
Jonathan slid down the locker in a giggle. “Noooo! I must have said it wrong because your face… oh my gosh, your face!”
Blushing and biting his lower lip, David sank down to his haunches in front of Jonathan. “Then say it again, slower, and tell me what it means!”
Jonathan looked around, and seeing no-one in their locker bank, leaned up to whisper the Greek in his ear, the sounds slower… thicker. “Agape menomou means O love of my heart.”
INTERVIEW WITH M. LEANNE PHOENIX
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing M. LeAnne Phoenix author of The Covenant.
Hi LeAnne, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
Character interview: David
What do you find attractive in a man?
Someone who can laugh with me, and someone who can surprise me, but still be so steady that I know I’m safe with him. Someone who wants to read my words… someone who memorizes them just because they’re mine.
The first thing that went through your head when you saw Jonathan?
I was little when we first met. I think the first thing I probably thought was, ‘wow, he’s tall. I wonder if he wants to play?’ or something like that. As for when I first saw him in a romantic light? I don’t know that I can pinpoint it other than when farking Veronica Beals kissed the corner of his mouth. I saw red that day!
Do you think you’ll insist the author visits you again?
At least three more times, actually, after book two, which we’re already talking. Maybe some side stories, too. Don’t know when I’ll be done with her… not that that’s a bad thing.
Before you met Jonathan, what was your ideal man?
I was liiiitttttle. No idea. Before Veronica kissed his mouth, I don’t think I actually thought about it consciously. I’d have to think about that. I don’t really know.
You’re going out for dinner. What’s your favorite food?
I love Stardust food! I miss that place. I need Stardust burgers. Seriously. It’s a physical need.
Buy the book:
CoolDudes is: http://www.cooldudespublishing.com/the-covenant/
Meet the author:
M. LeAnne Phoenix would tell you that the worst time of her life was the two years that she attempted to take off from writing. If you asked her to explain exactly why she did such a thing, you would most likely get the mad attempt to arch an eyebrow like her dad and then a shake of the head as she told you it was unlucky to speak of such things. Suffice it to say, it will never happen again!
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas in the mid-1970’s, Ms. Phoenix was young and wild (and even free!) during the crazy wondrous decade known as the 1980’s and the even crazier but now grungy decade of the 1990’s. Music is second only to the muses that live and breathe to fill her mind with beautiful men, and music always helps them to tell their stories. She is never without her iPod or her computer no matter where she goes, although, she does like to hike and take pictures of the sky and the moon, and even the occasional shot of the sun through the branches of a tree.
An avid cat lover, Ms. Phoenix has been owned by many throughout her life, though her current owner is one Lily-Rose, who really would like for her to step away from the keyboard and pay her some attention! After all, hasn’t she earned it?
Where to find the author:
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28052976-the-covenant
Publisher: CoolDudes Publishing
Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis
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