Felice Stevens – Love, NY Style
Title: A Walk Through Fire
Author: Felice Stevens
Series: Through Hell and Back, #1
Release Date: November 8, 2016 (Second Edition)
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Pages: 287 Pages
Years after running away from an abusive foster family, Asher Davis still struggles with the guilt of leaving his foster brothers behind. He’s climbed to unimaginable heights as a ruthless, high-powered attorney, creating a life of power and control and takes whatever and whomever he wants.
Blaming himself for the death of his parents, Dr. Drew Klein retreats into a shell of loneliness, merely going through the motions of life. After a disastrous, short-lived marriage, Drew leaves his lucrative medical practice to set up a clinic for abused young men and women. The decision has more repercussions than Drew could ever imagine when the dark and sensual Ash Davis volunteers to help.
Although Drew isn’t gay, Ash is inexplicably drawn to him. He vows to simply bed him and forget him like he’s done with every other man. However, Drew’s sweet and caring nature and unexpected passion both stun and frighten Ash, who questions his right to any happiness at all. And when Ash befriends an abused young man who unwittingly draws the clinic into danger, threatening Drew’s safety and that of his beloved grandmother, Ash discovers that there is nothing he won’t sacrifice to protect the love he never thought he’d find.
A Walk Through Fire is an Enemies to Lovers Gay Contemporary Romance with a Happily Ever After. If you love broken alpha males with a heart of gold, you’ll love Ash and Drew’s story.
This is a re-edited version of the original book published in 2014. Over 12,000 words of new content have been added
Alpha Book Club Welcomes Guest Blogger – Felice Stevens!
Thanks for stopping by again this week. I’m thrilled to be able to bring you the re-release of A Walk Through Fire. This book, as many of my others, do, centers not only on friendships but on family and family love. Family though isn’t always blood, as we see how close Drew, Jordan, and Mike are. Friends since they were little, these men grew up to be more like brothers, until tragedy threatens to blow them apart.
But it isn’t only friendship. I have an affinity for writing older characters, such as Esther here and the grandmothers in the Memories series. I believe the wisdom of our elders is so often ignored or taken for granted. One of my favorite character’s I’ve written is Drew’s grandmother Esther. I patterned her after my own mother and many of her thoughts and sayings are directly from my mother ‘s stories of her early childhood in Eastern Europe. My mother was lucky to have escaped the camps but none of her family survived. She had a fierce love of this country and of her family and could never understand people’s hatred for one another based on race, religion or sexuality.
When I started writing A Walk Through Fire I knew it would be a tough story because of Ash’s background, but the story evolved into so much more; mental illness, family drama and life and death choices. None of the plot points, however, were in my head when I started, other than these three brothers caught up in the perils of the foster care system and Ash Davis who would come to help Drew in his center. That and the friendship and family Drew shared and brought to Ash, which ultimately changed him and helped him survive.
I’m including an exclusive excerpt for you all, which shows the bond between Esther and Ash, one of the sweetest relationships I’ve written. I hope you enjoy.
Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. She started reading traditional historical romances when she was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that her interest in romance novels became renewed.
But somewhere along the way, her tastes shifted. While she still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, she began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. And once she picked up her first, she became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, she knew she wanted to write her own.
Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of her own. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. She practices law but daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.