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A big welcome today to Nic Starr as part of her blog tour for Storming Love: Tsunami - Sebastian & Owen which is book 3 of the Storming Love: Tsunami series from MLR Press.

Sebastian & Owen is book #3 in the Storming Love: Tsunami series from MLR Press. Three authors each contributed a story about a couple facing the same tsunami event.
This book can be read standalone.

Owen’s eagerness to win Sebastian back turns to desperation as a tsunami threatens to tear them apart.

The last twelve months have been hard on Owen Hewitt and even tougher on his relationship. For six years, Sebastian Carmichael has been the love of his life, but that love is put to the test as Owen sinks into injury-induced depression.

Living with chronic pain and unable to do the things he used to do makes him feel like a failure, and causes him to believe he’s holding the younger Sebastian back.

When Sebastian takes some time out and leaves to stay at their holiday house, it could spell the end of the relationship. But as a tsunami bears down on the Tasmanian coast, it could spell the end of everything.

The inspiration…

Sebastian & Owen is part of the Storming Love: Tsunami series from MLR Press. I didn’t have any thoughts of writing a story about a tsunami but was immediately intrigued when the concept was proposed by the publisher. They asked if I wanted to take part and after some consideration, I agreed.

I was initially hesitant because I’d lost a friend and his wife in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and thought the topic might be a little too close to home to write about. My friend was on his honeymoon, celebrating what should have been the start of a wonderful life with his new wife, when it was all brought to an end. However, this (fictional) tsunami was set in a completely different area and gave me the chance to give a couple their happy ever after. I also chose to write about an existing couple who were battling other challenges in their relationship when the tsunami strikes.

Interestingly, this story started quite differently for me in that it involved a lot of research up front. I spent countless hours browsing the internet to find out all I could about tsunamis and the chances of one of them impacting both Australia and New Zealand. This research led to identifying an area where seismic activity could trigger such an event. On the good news front, I discovered that the south-east coast of Australia, where the wave would hit land, would be relatively safe in terms of impact.

Deciding on my location on the Australian south-east coast wasn’t difficult. I chose Tasmania; more specifically, Hobart and the beautiful Bruny Island as my locations. I’ve spent a number of weeks travelling around Tasmania so it was a joy to revisit through my story. 

I do hope you enjoy reading Sebastian and Owen’s story, and getting a little glimpse into Tasmania. Do check out the other books in the series to, to meet other great couples who are facing the same tsunami. Each book is written by a different author, set in a different location.

Happy reading,

Buy Links

MLR Press: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=SLS8__NS
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Sebastian-Owen-Storming-Love-Tsunami-ebook/dp/B01LZERZEJ/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sebastian-Owen-Storming-Love-Tsunami-ebook/dp/B01LZERZEJ/
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Sebastian-Owen-Storming-Love-Tsunami-ebook/dp/B01LZERZEJ
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-sebastianowen-2147280-149.html
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32334375-sebastian-owen

Cover Artist: Kris Jacen
Release Date: 7th October 2016


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About Nic Starr

Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn't give it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!

When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family-an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters-and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.

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