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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:
He tucked his fingers into the net not far from Erik’s, only a couple of squares over in the lacing. Erik’s fingers twitched. It would be nothing to move over and cover Sam’s hand with his.
“Don’t be so sure of yourself,” Erik scoffed. He leaned close to the divide between them. “We came to win today. You won’t be able to dominate us so easily.”
There was a flash in Sam’s eyes, but it wasn’t enough for Erik. He wanted more. Bringing his other hand to grip the net, he watched the effect of his words on Sam intently.