Author Name: Ann Anderson
Book Name: No Secrets Needed
Series: New Beginnings
Should be read in order for maximum enjoyment
Release Date: May 11, 2016
After bidding farewell to his family and Trint, the man he’s come to care for, Rafe heads out to sea, free to be himself for the first time in his life—free to learn himself, away from the constraints and trials of his mother, away from the terrible person he believed himself to be while forced to live with her.
When Rafe returns home his family is waiting for him—but there’s no sign of Trint. With a little push from his ward, Rafe decides to be bold and go after what he wants, though he fears in the end that all his efforts might still not be good enough to overcome the past and the secrets that have controlled so much of his life.
Pages or Words: 67,000 words
Categories: Fantasy, Gay Fiction, Romance
Rafe rose and stood beside his bed, the dagger clutched tight as he waited for some indication that they were searching his ship. Who they might be, he wasn’t sure. They shouldn’t have been too far into unclaimed water, and as far as he knew, no pirate or enemy to their kingdom would attack so close to claimed water, but he could be wrong. There was always a chance for some war to crop up, even in these peaceful times.
The fighting sounded to have stopped not long after he woke, but Rafe waited until there was a knock at his door, and Captain Manis poked his head into the room, before moving, following him onto the deck to take stock of the damage.
“This shouldn’t have happened,” one of the men whispered as he hefted a body and placed it into a pile near the bow of the boat.
Rafe didn’t say anything as he cast a glance at Captain Manis. His mouth was pinched, eyes hard as he led Rafe to a group of men, no older than boys, and stopped, arms crossed as he scowled at the defiant figures. Rafe waited, but when Captain Manis didn’t say anything, he stepped forward.
“Why have you attacked our ship?” His gaze skimmed the group before him, taking in the trembling forms. After a quick perusal, he settled on one of the men whose eyes darted from side to side. Rafe knelt before the man, clasping his jaw in a firm hand. “Why have you attacked our ship?”
The man glanced from side to side again, but none of his fellows would look at him or speak up. With a deep breath, the man spoke in a small, childlike voice. “It’s our right.”
Rafe lifted an eyebrow. He must not have heard correctly. “Excuse me?”
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INTERVIEW WITH ANN ANDERSON
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Ann Anderson author of No Secrets Needed, New Beginnings #2
Hi Ann, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
- Do you buy a book because of the cover, the blurb, or something else?
The cover will make me pause to read the blurb and, if the blurb interests me, I might crack open the book to read the first few pages. If it’s an ebook then, instead of cracking it open, I’ll look at reviews. Every so often I’ll go ahead and buy an ebook just because it sounds interesting and I did purchase a paperback recently because reviews for other books kept mentioning this author.
- What does ‘romance’ mean to you?
It means a struggle. Understanding and acceptance of not just another person, but yourself. It means opening up to allow the most vulnerable parts of yourself to be seen in hopes that the other person(s) will reciprocate. It’s heavy and uplifting and so much that it overwhelms. It means connecting.
- What are your current projects?
Editing book 3 in the series and starting on book 4 while writing a few short stories on the side.
- What is the most difficult part of writing for you?
Titles and love scenes. Both mean a lot to me so they tend to be equal in their difficulty.
- Tell us something about yourself that would surprise people.
I’m not sure what would surprise people, I’m generally a quiet person to begin with, but maybe that I have a really dirty mind. I actually got into a “contest” with a few college friends, them vs me, and I beat them in my dirty mindedness. Yup, I’m a bit of a pervert and I happily accept the title.
Meet the author:
Ann Anderson enjoys long walks through wooded areas, hunting zombies, and stealing treasure from space pirates. Only the first happens in real life. Besides allowing her imagination to run rampant, Ann loves editing and is glad she’s been able to make a small career of it while following through with her other passion of writing. Her cats can attest to both passions as they enjoy knocking the laptop from her lap and claiming the space as their own whenever Illinois weather drops to a reasonable degree.
Where to find the author:
Ann enjoys hearing from people and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6550681.Ann_Anderson
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: London Calling
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