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Monday, October 26, 2020

Storm Warning by Thom Collins - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Thom Collins and his new book, “Storm Warning”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Thom and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Storm Warning

by Thom Collins


GENRE: Gay Romance



Jamie Johnson is going to sea for the first time in his life. Atlantic Star is one of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world, and a two-week trip to Iceland offers Jamie the perfect escape. His life has been on hold since the death of his husband and a working holiday onboard a state-of-the-art ship is an opportunity to explore the world he’s been hiding from. A chance to think about his future and decide what he wants to do with the rest of his life. 

When Dexter Fordyce steps onboard, all he wants is a good time. The cruise is his first holiday in years, and workaholic Dexter is ready to relax and enjoy himself. If he can manage a little fun with someone like Jamie, even better. Jamie is flattered by the attention. Dexter is handsome, charming and great fun and proves impossible to resist.

Jamie’s hopes of romance died with his husband. The prospect of a shipboard passion is attractive, but Jamie’s heart has been broken for too long and he can’t take the risk of falling in love. With stormy weather ahead, the two men are set for a voyage they will never forget.



“Beautiful, isn’t it?” he said, gazing into the night. Straight ahead he could see nothing but dark, the blackness was complete, but leaning on the balcony and looking down, he saw the moderate swell of the ocean and the white-capped waves hitting the side of the ship.

“We’re moving at a fair speed,” Jamie said, glancing at the wake they gave off.

“I suppose we have to, to cover the miles.”

Jamie stepped near to him, their upper arms touching as they stood against the railing.

He’s regaining his composure, Dexter thought.

Somewhere inside Jamie was a desire to be loved again, Dexter was sure of it. To be desired and wanted and not to spend the rest of his life alone. His love for Tyler could never be doubted, but Jamie was too young, had too much of his life remaining, to be on his own forever.

Dexter took a mouthful of champagne and swallowed, choosing his words. “I know this is new for you, and that it can’t be easy. I don’t want you to do anything you don’t want to, or aren’t ready for. What I’m trying to say is this is all up to you. How much or how little we do together, you decide. I won’t push you into anything.”

Jamie took a deep breath and sighed. He moved his hand from the railing and put it on Dexter’s waist. “I know what I want. And he’s standing right here.”

Dexter turned to face him. How handsome, how striking he looked, in the early hours of the morning, so far out to sea. He caressed Jamie’s face with the tips of his fingers, along his cheek and the lean length of his jaw. “You’re taking my breath away right now; I hope you realise that.”

Jamie put his own hand on top of Dexter’s. “Let’s go inside.”



2020 has been a devastating year for so many different businesses and industries. Covid19 has brought previously successful companies to the point of collapse. And while everyone is feeling the pain, the cruise industry seems to have been hit harder than most. As of now, there are only a handful of ships which have returned to reduced operational service. The majority are moored up in ports or anchored off shore, most of their crews laid off with little prospect of return in the next year. 

My new novel Storm Warning is based on a cruise I took to Iceland in June 2019. No one would have believed then what that future had in store. The company I sailed with went into administration in August and their ships are in the process of being auctioned off. It’s devastating.

I love everything about cruising. It’s the most exciting way to travel and see the world. Even when the ships are battling huge waves and gale force winds, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be than at sea. There’s a glamour and romance involved with sea travel that I haven’t encountered elsewhere. Dressing for dinner, sunset cocktails, music, entertainment, a different view every time you look out the window. Every moment of a voyage is special.

That is something I wanted to capture in this book and give the reader a hint of what it’s like to be at sea on one of these beautiful ships. That cruise to Iceland was one of the most magical experiences of my life and I knew straight way that it would form the backdrop for my next novel. When the cruise industry finally gets back on its feet, it won’t be like it was for many years. So, for now, I’d like Storm Warning to offer readers a glimpse of how special it was before. Going out to sea is a great adventure. Come along and join Jamie and Dexter on the trip of a lifetime.



Thom Collins is the author of Closer by Morning, North Point and the Anthem Trilogy. His love of page turning thrillers began at an early age when his mother caught him reading the latest Jackie Collins book and confiscated it, sparking a life-long love of raunchy novels.

He is currently working on a new series.

Thom has lived in the North East of England his whole life. He grew up in Northumberland and now lives in County Durham with his husband and two cats. He loves all kinds of genre fiction, especially bonk-busters, thrillers, romance and horror. He is also a cookery book addict with far too many titles cluttering his shelves. When not writing he can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes. He’s a keen traveler but with a fear of flying that gets worse with age, but in 2013 he realized cruising is the best way to see the world.

Check out his website for news updates and a free ebook The Night.













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  1. Thom ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. Hi Thom! Happy Monday :) What was something that surprised you (about yourself, your characters, writing in general, etc.) while you were writing Storm Warning?

  4. I enjoyed your guest post. Personally, I haven't been on a cruise before. I'm honestly afraid of getting seasick and then stuck on a the ship for 3 to 7 days.

  5. I enjoyed the excerpt and the guest post, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing it with me!

  6. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the book and author details.