Giveaway and Book Blast: Secrets of Nothing by Liz Borino



Author Name: Liz Borino

Book Name: Secrets of Nothing

Series: Secrets

Book number: 3

Should be read as a series

Release Date: April 22, 2015


After several months overseas, Rhett and Kaden O’Neil fantasize about a return to their version of normalcy. However, the FBI mission shows no signs of completion and the men are forced to wait.
Just when Rhett reaches the end of his patience, a single phone call shatters his world. His beloved grandfather’s plane disappeared. No tracking. No landing. No crash site.


Rhett now must unravel the lies in place to protect him so he can help his family. And not even the risk to his own life will stop him.

Pages or Words: 192 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Family Saga, Romantic Suspense


Rhett shook his head. With a deep breath, he logged onto the employee portal and typed Pop’s flight number into the tracking system. Rhett blinked at the screen.

“What the fuck?” Kaden whispered, peering over his shoulder.

Without answering his husband – because he couldn’t – Rhett dialed Jasper. One ring. Two rings. Please answer.

“Hey, Rhett,” he answered after the third ring. “Isn’t it early there?”

“About six a.m. Annabelle called, though, and I told her I’d try to get some information to help her relax,” Rhett said.

Silence. “About your grandfather.” Statement, not a question.

“She call you, too?”

“No, I’m not the person she goes to for comfort,” he answered with an unfamiliar edge to his voice that Rhett didn’t have time to explore. “But I’m waiting for him, too.”

Right… “Would you run a track on Trixie for me, please?”

“Can’t you?”

“Yeah, but I’d appreciate you confirming what I found. I think there might be a glitch on my end.” I hope.

Jasper typed on the other end. “Um, can you confirm the plane number?”

Rhett swallowed hard and his heart raced. “Why?”


He blew out a breath and recited the plane’s registered number.

More typing. “And he left on Friday morning at four-thirty?”

“Yes, why? What are you seeing?”

An unmeasurable moment of silence preceded Jasper’s sharp inhale. “Nothing.”

“What the hell do you mean, ‘nothing’?”

“After Lou cleared him for takeoff we have nothing. No tracking. No communication.”

Nothing. The word cleared every other thought from Rhett’s head and sucked the moisture from his mouth. If he could count on one thing with his grandfather, it was his adherence to safety. To get nothing meant his navigation system was disabled, which meant…

“I’m sorry, man.” Jasper’s voice yanked him from his thoughts. “Want me to call the FAA or Annabelle?”

“Definitely not Annabelle. Yes, I’m going to be an asshole and wait until we have some answers before talking to her.”

“No arguments there,” Jasper said. “FAA?”

Rhett leaned on Kaden, who had appeared at his side somewhere around the time he lost all the air from his lungs. “Let me ask the FBI. If they don’t know anything, we’ll start a full investigation. Can you send me a screen shot of the flight?”

“Um,” Jasper started, “sure, but why would the FBI track flights? I know he used to run missions for them, but he can’t anymore.”

“He and Stuart are friends, and I have to exhaust all possibilities before involving the FAA.”

More silence. “You know best.”

No, I don’t, but we’ll pretend.

“Keep me updated.”

“Will do. Thanks, Jasper.”


Underwear: Sexy or comfortable? Comfortable – always.

 Favorite place to write? My bedroom

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About the author:

Liz Borino transcribes the world inside her head onto the page, and shares it with the people who are stuck in the “real world” to makes their lives a little more interesting. Because in her world, heroes fall and stand up again with the help of their partners and friends. Liz’s world is littered with formidable obstacles, which her heroes overcome with a fire of courage and passion. The beauty of love between two men is celebrated. Who wouldn’t want to live there?

When not with her heroes, Liz enjoys exploring cities, working toward social justice, and editing for other authors. Liz published fifteen books since 2012. Visit to learn more!

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Publisher: Liz Borino

Cover Artist: Sean Hayden

Tour Dates & Stops: May 5, 2015

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Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I was tagged in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop by the talented and enthusiastic Kate Lowell from her blog:

What is the working title of your book?

For now, I’m calling my WIP “Hunter”, as that’s the main character’s first name. I’m looking forward to the moment the title jumps out of the piece at me.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Creative process interests me, and the part of the process I find the most interesting is story genesis. Once the characters are in place and start talking, I’m beyond the awe of something from nothing. At Christmas, the SO and I got our tree at a local farm like we always do. We drove past some truly lovely older and restored homes, small farms, coupled with some really sad and decrepit trailers and houses likely meant to be rough camps rather than year round homes. I’ve lived in northern New England most of my life and love it, and most of my short contemporary pieces take place there. I wanted to do a longer piece, a novella, so that was in the back of my mind. I looked off into the woods and imagined two young men, one of whom was on the run from something, and the other who wants to help him in this setting. After that, they just started talking. Well, Hunter did, as the story is in the first person.

What is the genre of the book?

M/M Romantic suspense.

Which actors would you choose to play your main characters in a movie rendition?

That’s a hard question. I watch little to no television and seldom watch movies anymore. (My SO is a writer and we spend much of our time reading and writing.) In order to clarify my inner vision of my characters, I do search model and actor websites and look at clothing catalogs, but the picture in my head is usually a collage of things. This red-headed model but with that actor’s body; this blonde actor, but a little taller. I also want the reader to see their own interpretation of the characters rather than imposing my total vision on them.

What is your one sentence synopsis of the book?

I have no talent for brevity, and break out in a sweat when I have to render something down to a few words or a sentence. Okay, here goes: When a shady FBI agent comes looking for Ted, Hunter is elated to find out Ted didn’t stand him up for their date after all, but now that Ted is on the run, Hunter wants to help him.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?

I’m hoping for a publisher. I won’t self-publish unless, like my short stories, the rights revert back to me from a publisher. I’m old-fashioned that way.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

This one is going quickly—I started it in mid-December and it has that “writing itself feeling” that I really, really like. My genre is Historicals, and I hit a snag on the Renaissance Romantic Suspense I started during Nano. I’m currently on, hopefully, the last revision of the first book in a medieval mystery series, but the research into both eras started to blur, and I need to stay in the medieval world for now. With Historicals, it’s start and stop for me, so this was a nice change. So, I’m hoping for 40-50,000 words and I’m at 20,000, halfway there in little over a month.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I love mysteries, whatever flavor.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Whatever muse tickled my inner storyteller that day and Hunter himself who wants this story told.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I just don’t know the answer to that one yet. 🙂

I am tagging the talented and generous Kimber Vale at her blog: