We’re so pleased to host Lynn Michaels and the tour for her latest release, Out of the Ocean. Lynn joins us today to chat about motivation and research, and she’s also brought along a giveaway so be sure to check out those details below.
Out of the Ocean was one of the most challenging stories for me to write.
It’s based on that what if question. What if two guys were stuck on a raft out in the middle of the ocean… It has several themes going on. Survival, falling for the guy you’re stuck with, and its also kind of a May-December romance. Or maybe that’s June-September. Cal has just turned fifty and Scott is in his early thirties. It all came together in strange ways.
Cal has some characteristics based on my husband who actually turned 50 this year, but some of his traits are all Cal. He’s quiet and rough around the edges, but has a big, sensitive heart.
Scott was an interesting development. He started out in my head as more of a playboy, but that fell off when I saw he was simply misunderstood—aren’t they all? He was trying to make his way in the world his own way, which meant butting up against his hard-headed father.
The research was very in depth. I found out a lot of things that I never even used in the book, but it was fascinating. A lot of it was just scattered lightly throughout. I wanted to talk more about bottom trawling, which destroys the sea floor. It’s a terrible practice, so I slid that in there. I learned about many types of sea life and nautical terms. It was crazy.
I also researched ship wreck survivors, and one person’s story in particular was very influential to what happened with the guys out in the ocean. Steve Callahan’s story was more dire by far than my fictional guy’s situation, but his struggle—I hope—added some depth to my shipwreck.
About the Book
Publisher: Rubicon Fiction
Release Date: 15 March 2018
Cover Design: Decorous Anarchy Studios
Blurb: Cal Bigsby spent his life working the fishing boats and ignoring who he really is and what he needs to be happy.
Prescott ‘Scott’ Vandenburton is being primed to take over Daddy’s company, but he craves a life of his own. His only escape is sailing his yacht.
When a freak storm hits, both are forced to think about life from a whole new perspective.
Shipwrecked, fighting for their lives, and finding unexpected love.
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About the Author
Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. Lynn is the newest addition to Rubicon Fiction, and she loves reading and writing about hot men in love. She writes paranormal and contemporary MM Romance
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March 16 – Sexy Erotic Xciting, Hearts On Fire Reviews, Cupcakes & Bookshelves
March 17 – Gay Book Reviews
March 19 – BookLove, Xtreme Delusions
March 20 – Joyfully Jay
March 21 – Jim’s Reading Room, Making It Happen
March 22 – MM Good Book Reviews
March 23 – Diverse Reader, Archaeolibrarian, Dreams and Screams Bookaholics, Annette Gisby, Wicked Reads
March 26 – Bayou Book Junkie, Valerie Ullmer, Sarandipity, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
March 27 – Love Bytes Reviews