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About the author:
Mara Townsend is a bisexual indie author of LGBTQ+ romances. She loves to explore intimate relationship development of the feels-inducing variety to invoke the eternal just kiss plea from the reader, as well as crafting strong platonic friendships with heaps of heart and soul. Her stories showcase diverse representation, love stories with realistic emotions—never mindless fluff, a healthy dose of humor, and a side helping of her favorite tropes.
She hangs out in fan communities online and learned how to write the kind of stories that she’s passionate about through experimental character-driven fiction based in her favorite worlds. When not writing, she can be found soaking up sunshine at the beach, traveling the world to fill in her passport, perpetually collecting plants, and reading as many fake-dating romance books as she can find.
Here is a short sample from the book:
Micah’s nose bumps the glass as he takes it all in with wide eyes.
“Holy shit!” Micah says under his breath, shooting a glance at Oliver over his shoulder. Oliver’s still despondently zoning out, lost in his thoughts. “All these years and you never once mention that your family lives in a castle?”
Oliver jolts. “What?” He opens and closes his mouth, shaking his head with a tiny jerk, brows furrowed. “It’s not a castle.”
“Dude.” Micah gestures out the window as the car pulls up. “It’s got a moat. Ergo, castle.”
“That’s just the lake,” Oliver mutters.