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Gabbi Grey: Single Parent Books — Xavier (Contest)
Thursday, September 14th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Jennifer!

Hello Delilah!  Thank you for inviting me to visit today!  I’m publishing my third book in the multi-author, shared-world series Single Dads of Gaynor Beach today and I wanted to give you a quick sneak peek.

I’ll be honest – I’m not a parent.  I’m an aunt to a pile of awesome nieces and nephews, but I’ve never had the honor of being a parent.  That being said, I’m an author.  I make stuff up.  I draw on my experience with kids, but I’m also incredibly lucky to have other author friends who will read my work ahead of publication and point out all the misses.  I’m also Canadian and have little experience with the American school system.  The differences shocked me.  Like, we don’t have a police or resource officer at every school.  School shootings just aren’t a thing up here.  I look south and feel pain.

For parenting, I can imagine what I’d do in a particular scenario, but a parent can say what their hard limit would be.  On the flip side, they can also point out when I got it right or when something works.

I loved writing this book.  Three brave, feisty girls who lost their mother, but have kept going.  Rochelle, Nicki, and Jazz are all very different, but they are protective and loyal of each other (when they’re not fighting. Hey, I remember what it was like to be a kid with siblings…).  Anyway, I hope readers enjoy my third venture back into this world I’ve come to love so much and fans of the series will find cameos from quite a few of their friends…

As a thank you, I’m happy to give out a $5 Amazon Gift Card to one commentator.  Let me know – what’s your favorite romance novel that has kids?  I have so many faves, I can’t list them all.  Tell me which I should pick up?  Winner chosen at random.

Thanks Delilah, for having me visit.



When my wife died five years ago, leaving me alone to raise our three young daughters, only my duty to them and my work as a psychiatrist kept me from losing myself in grief. I did my best to be a good father through the darkest days, but now I can see I’ve been distant and cold. Things need to change. I’ve pledged to my daughters that I’ll start doing better. Be more involved. Show them what a great dad looks like. If that means soccer practice, violin lessons, and sitting through a dozen dance recitals, then I’m all-in.


Pliés, pas-de-deux, cheerleading practice, and enough tutus to last a lifetime— how is this my life? I’m a fisherman up in the Bering Sea. In the offseason, I travel through Alaska and, on rare occasions, drop in to see my sister and her four sons in Gaynor Beach, California. This year? She’s laid up with an injury. Suddenly I’m running her dance studio, and I’m a fish waaaay out of water. Then I meet another guy who’s equally uncomfortable. He’s working so hard to be a good dad, and I keep hoping he’ll notice me. Except, when my sister’s healed and fishing season starts, I’m out of here. Right?

This gay romance is a slow burn, mid-angst, age-gap, opposites-attract, instalove story with a fisherman who needs the ocean, a counselor who needs therapy, three young girls in need of love, and a found family that’ll change their lives forever.

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About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Gabbi Grey lives in beautiful British Columbia where her fur baby chin-poo keeps her safe from the nasty neighborhood squirrels. Working for the government by day, she spends her early mornings writing contemporary, gay, sweet, and dark erotic BDSM romances. While she firmly believes in happy endings, she also believes in making her characters suffer before finding their true love. She also writes m/f romances as Gabbi Black and Gabbi Powell.

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7 comments to “Gabbi Grey: Single Parent Books — Xavier (Contest)”

  1. Colleen C.
    · September 14th, 2023 at 12:25 pm · Link

    I love kids in books… I have enjoyed so many but I am coming up blank at the moment! ugh…

  2. Mary Preston
    · September 14th, 2023 at 3:45 pm · Link

    I don’t have an absolute favorite, but I do like children in stories. They tend to highlight the character traits of others.

  3. BN
    · September 14th, 2023 at 6:15 pm · Link

    no fav

  4. Debra Guyette
    · September 15th, 2023 at 7:50 am · Link

    I enjoyed Off the Cuff by KI Lynn

  5. flchen
    · September 16th, 2023 at 12:11 am · Link

    I’ve definitely been enjoying the Single Dads of Gaynor Beach series. Some other favorites that include kids–some of Debbie Macomber’s titles; Samantha Chase’s…

  6. Wendy Stone
    · September 16th, 2023 at 4:55 pm · Link

    This! This book is my absolute favorite book with kids! I have some that are a close second, but I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a book that centered around the rearing of kids more.

  7. Jennifer Beyer
    · September 18th, 2023 at 7:49 pm · Link

    I’ve read some good ones and some that made me wonder why oh why the author included the kid(s). It depends also on how old the kids can be while still being kids. Melissa Schroeder has some excellent kids in her Juniper Springs series. If you want older kids that end up adults then LJ Shen has the Sinners of Saint followed by All Saints High. The kids in the second series are the children of the characters in the first series but they all start out as high schoolers.

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