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Gabbi Grey: When One Story is Not Enough (Contest)
Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Steph!

Hello Delilah!  Thank you for letting me drop by today to share my new release!  And, unsurprisingly, it’s another anthology.  When I heard about this one, I knew I wanted to be part of it!  My gay romance, Returning to You is set in my Mission City world.  The story is about two men who dated covertly in university. One wanted to make their relationship public, while the other needed to stay in the closet – for fear of his family’s reaction.  Fast forward half a dozen years and then men are in very different positions.  The question was, of course, could they make a go of a new relationship? Especially since one is now a single father and the other is a bachelor who now hooks up with guys regularly.  Well, my story is a romance, so you can guess the outcome.  Happy ending anyone?

Great.  Got the story written, edited, and off to the anthology people (two lovely women whom I adore).  Of course, I started working on another LGBTQ charity anthology novella for a project in June.  As I was writing it, though, I realized I had another story I needed to tell.  And it was a second chance romance story.  I contacted the anthology ladies and asked if they could squeeze in one more story.  They were like, uh, sure…?  So, I wrote Josette and the Count in a couple of hours.  I sent it off to be edited and submitted it to add to the anthology Second Time’s A Charm.  Now, Josette’s brother, Jacob, is important to the story. Don’t worry, his story is coming soon!  How he gets to his HEA will be quite a ride.

I love these charity projects.  Makes my heart swell when I know I’m helping.  Last year, we raised thousands of dollars for charities that are near and dear to my heart.  My aunt is a breast cancer survivor and although she’s recovered, that illness stuck with me.  If I can help raise money for Breast Cancer Research, then I’ll happily do it.

As a thank you for letting me drop by today, I’d love to give away a $5 Amazon Gift card to one randomly selected commenter. Are you a sucker for a good second chance story? Or is there another trope that you enjoy?  I’m in a bunch of anthologies over the next two years, so I suspect there will be one that might pique your interest.

Thanks, Delilah!

Second Time’s a Charm

Is love better the second time around or are we just repeating past mistakes? How do you know if you are falling back into bad habits or falling into your happily ever after?

Find out in this spicy collection containing enticing stories from USA Today best-selling and award-winning romance authors curated by The New Romance Cafe, with ALL proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Sofia Aves
Rachel Abugov
Melissa Kendall
Jane Suen
Niki Brazen
Sharon Michalove
Keighley Bradford
Kat Long
Laura M. Baird
Chelle Pimblott
C.M. Youngren
J.E. Parker
Katina J Rose
Tasha Blythe
JK Lycke
Bella Paige
Poppy Parkes
Amy Stephens
Kathleen Ryder
Marissa Frosch
Wynter Ryan
Katherine Moore
Dawn Patricia Bolton
Rachel Radner
Niki Trento
AK Landow
Annee Jones
Gabbi Grey
Gabbi Powell

The anthology will only be available for a limited time.

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About Gabbi Grey

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.

13 comments to “Gabbi Grey: When One Story is Not Enough (Contest)”

  1. Mary Ann Clarkson
    · January 17th, 2024 at 12:29 pm · Link

    I love all romance except historical.

  2. Colleen C.
    · January 17th, 2024 at 1:14 pm · Link

    I enjoy a wide variety of tropes… 🙂

  3. Steph
    · January 17th, 2024 at 1:21 pm · Link

    I love second chance!

  4. Diane Sallans
    · January 17th, 2024 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Sure – especially when the characters were young the first time – people grow and change as do circumstances.

  5. Terra Oenning
    · January 17th, 2024 at 3:20 pm · Link

    I love second chances and would love to win this.

  6. Mary Preston
    · January 17th, 2024 at 4:12 pm · Link

    With second chance stories I always wonder about the initial break up. Can the obstacles really be overcome? Makes for great reading.

    I am always drawn to marriage of convenience stories.

  7. flchen
    · January 17th, 2024 at 9:05 pm · Link

    I generally enjoy second chance stories–I love the prior sense of connection most of those include, and I love the idea that people change and grow, and deserve the chance to show that.

    I also enjoy fake relationship stories, and enemies/rivals to lovers…

  8. Jennifer Beyer
    · January 17th, 2024 at 9:58 pm · Link

    I love a good second chance romance. When an author is able to show why the couple deserves a real second chance it is so amazing.

  9. BN
    · January 17th, 2024 at 11:27 pm · Link

    not really

  10. Debra Guyette
    · January 18th, 2024 at 7:24 am · Link

    I am a sucker for any good book.

  11. Jackie Wisherd
    · January 21st, 2024 at 4:24 pm · Link

    I do like second chances stories. One of my favorite tropes.

  12. Mary McCoy
    · January 21st, 2024 at 5:16 pm · Link

    I am okay with second chance, but my favorite is still enemies to lovers.

  13. Delilah Devlin
    · January 31st, 2024 at 8:48 am · Link

    Thank you to Gabbi for being a great guest blogger! And thank you all for commenting!

    The winner, chosen by a random number generator, is…Steph!

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