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Survive and Conquer by Andrew Grey - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Title: Survive and Conquer

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Standalone

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance/ Gay Romance/ LGTBQA

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: July 9 2019

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print (1st Edition)


Newton DeSantis was on the ground when the towers collapsed on 9/11. Though he still carries the scars on his body and his heart, he’s determined to ease some of the world’s suffering. Now a social worker and father to two children with special needs, he’s doing his best. But when his son’s health takes a drastic turn, Newton knows he can’t do it alone.

Family law attorney Chase Matthews is a rising star, and he’s in high demand. Still, Newton is very persuasive, and Chase takes his case pro bono. Everything about the other man appeals to Chase, but he’s determined to keep the relationship professional—even though, after meeting Newton’s kids, he wants to be a part of their lives.

Chase’s job doesn’t always allow him to pick his clients, though, and a case that could make him partner will put him on the opposite side of the courtroom from Newton—along with everything he believes in and the future they could build together.

Character Profile

Author Choice of Character
 Full Name:   Newton DeSantis
Nickname (if applicable):
Age:  38
General physical description:  Tall, lanky, injured in the aftermath of 9/11 so uses a cane
Hometown:  Milwaukee
Type of home/ neighborhood:  Single family in the suburbs
Relationship status:  Single
Current family:  A son and a daughter
Family background (parents, previous marriages, etc.):  He hasn’t bene married before.  Works as a social worker and adopted two children with special needs.
Friends:  A few.  Spends a lot of time on the kids.   Colleagues he’s close to
Relationship with men:  Not many.
Relationship with women:  None
Job:  Social worker
Dress style:  Business casual most of the time.
Favorite pastimes:
Hobbies:  Minimal.  The kids and their issues take up a lot of their time.
Favorite sports:  None
Favorite foods:  Pasta
Strongest positive personality trait:  He survived 9/11 and wants to make a difference
Strongest negative personality trait:  He can be blinded by his goals
Sense of humor:  Definitely, slightly dry
Temper:  Tries to keep it in check.  Doesn’t want to burden others
Consideration for others:  He tries to help the people in his life
How other people see him/her:  As a giving person
Opinion of him/herself:  Just doing his job
Other traits, especially those to be brought out in story:  He will help others to his detriment.  Needs ot take care of himself too.
Ambitions:  Raise his two children and give them a happy life
Philosophy of life:  Make the most of the time you have.
Most important thing to know about this character:  He survived 9’11 and because of that trauma that left him injured he decided that he needed to make a difference in the world, so he helps others.
Will readers like or dislike this character, and why?  They are going to love him.  He is smart, kind, and is willing to open his heart to children who need it most.

Book Links


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Dreamspinner Press

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Twitter @andrewgreybooks

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