A gruff FBI agent and an adorably earnest accountant team up in a riveting new romantic suspense series from G.B. Gordon
A junior accountant at a successful import/export company, Ben Coyne is just beginning his career. His life is nearly perfect—until he finds his boss murdered, unravels a million-dollar embezzling scheme, and becomes the target of a madman. An FBI agent is assigned to protect him, but with Ben looking like the primary suspect, trust is hard to come by.
Nick Marshall excels at his job, but despite a lengthy career as an FBI agent and Interpol liaison, he’s still known in social circles as the playboy with the extravagant trust fund. He stopped trying to prove himself years ago, but lately, it’s been getting under his skin. A protection detail is the last thing he needs, especially when his assignment is distractingly cute, blond and extremely off-limits.
When Ben becomes the target, Nick is determined to protect him. But when a new threat hints at a conspiracy that reaches further than they could have imagined, it’s not just Ben’s life at stake…
I’ve been a voracious reader all my life. But when my first book came out, the pressure to be on social media came with it. And for years I didn’t realize just how much that perpetual online presence cost me. I think most introverts can relate. (I’ve since pared back a lot, and I’m okay.)
One of the things that I paid with was reading time. I didn’t keep a log and I suck at entering stuff into Goodreads (if my phone isn’t right beside me when I start or finish a book, it ain’t happening), but my best guess is that I averaged only about twenty books a year between 2012 and 2019. Abysmal.
2020 was a little better, but I didn’t start counting until this past January, when I stumbled on Ryder Carroll’s The Bullet Journal Method and started a bujo. (IKR?)
I set up a Books Read spread for 95 books (100 seemed like tempting fate after such a long drought), and as of today I’ve filled 91 of the slots. It’s been a good mix from popcorn books to very chewy reads that needed a bit more time settling in.
Calling these my top 5 is a bit of a cheat, because there’s a trilogy in here, but who’s going to sue me:
- 5. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett: This had by far my favourite trans character of the year in it, and my only gripe with Reese is that I wanted more of him in the book. (Which, yeah, I know it wasn’t his book, but I fell hard. What can I say?)
- 4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: Prose that lights fireworks along all the senses. And a character I really rooted for.
- 3. Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots: Brilliantly twisted, hella punchy, wickedly hilarious, and surprisingly deep. I already want to read it again.
- 2. The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll: A bit of an outlier in here, because non-fiction, and because I’m not judging it on the writing. But it deserves to be here, because setting up a bullet journal made such an amazing impact on the ease with which I keep all the different reins of my life in my hands and under control.
- 1. The Broken Earth Trilogy (The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky) by N.K. Jemisin: Y’all, I screamed at these books so many times, I lost count. The planning that went into the structure, the heartbreaking character journeys, the prose … The PROSE! I can’t even. I highly recommend these. I know, I’m but a tiny speck in that particular choir. But in this case the hype is so not overblown. Go, read these. Don’t forget to breathe.
Not long now until Santuario will be available in paperback again.
If you already own it, there’s no need to buy it again. The changes are mostly cosmetic.
Paperback to follow later next month.
To celebrate, the ebook is 99cents TODAY ONLY on Apple, Kobo, Vivlio, and Barnes & Noble.
Happy Valentine’s Day! #LoveIsLove
I’m working to have it available in paperback later this month.(Please note that on its own, this is not a romance novel, since the boys only get their happy ending in the sequel, which should be back in March.)
When to Hold Them (A Bluewater Bay Story), 2.Edition
When trust is life or death, can they take the gamble?
Bluewater Blues (A Bluewater Bay Story), 2.Edition
Bonding over the blues is just the start–if they can learn to trust each other.
Operation Green Card (A Bluewater Bay Story), 2.Edition
He’s always wanted a family of his own, and he’s not letting go of this one.
Get them at Amazon
For those of you preferring paperbacks, I have a limited amount of first edition author copies available for sale. Shoot me an email at gordon[at]kontext.ca if you’d like one. I’d be happy to sign it for you.
Around Christmas I would have told you that 2020 was a nearly total loss. That, even though I had more time to write than ever, I had zero brain space available. That even for a couple of introverts, seeing no friends or family in person for almost the whole year is draining.
On the plus side, we’re part of the lucky few–even though we were hit with a temporary wage reduction, there was no job loss involved, and we have no kids to worry about or homeschool. Yes, the gym was closed, but we managed to rig something in the basement, and we biked and hiked a lot.
And then, just before the year came to a close, the writing fairy waved her magic wand, and I got the rights to my Bluewater Bay books back. To say that was unexpected would be an understatement. It sent me into a frenzy of cover negotiations and re-layouting, and I’m happy to let you know that all three books are available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle until they go live on January 13th. If you already bought them, there’s no need to do so again; the changes are truly minor. But Operation Green Card went down very shortly after its first release, and quite a few of you have let me know that you missed the chance to get it. So, here you go. In light of recent events a bit of book escapism may be just what the doctor ordered.