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Gabbi Grey: Spin-offs (Contest)
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Stacey Kinzebach!

Hello Delilah!  Thank you for hosting me again.  Glad to be back to talk about my new release, Love Furever. I’ve written three books in the Single Dads of Gaynor Beach series, and one day the authors were chatting about the lack of an animal shelter in Gaynor Beach.  The chat exploded, and the next thing I knew, with the help of the architect of the original series, we’d created a spin-off series: Friends of Gaynor Beach Animal Rescue.  Naturally, I signed up to write the first book. (And, naturally, I’ve got more to come…)  Anyway, we all started searching the stock photo sites for pictures of cute guys and animals.  I have to say that we had a lot of fun.  In the end, I selected my photo.  I knew I had my James.  But I didn’t know his story.

One day, though, I had someone in my condo building bring me a box Amazon had left in the wrong place – I never would have found it.  I was so surprised that I barely got to thank him.  A good friend suggested leaving a note on the bulletin board – which I did.  A week later I took it down, having no clue if my savior had read it or not.

But…that got me thinking.  What if a guy posted on a board about needing help with his dog?  That wasn’t precisely what happens with Colin and Chambord, but darn close.  I don’t want to give away too much, but the name Chambord had to go, and…well, Colin and James had to fall in love.

This isn’t a fluffy read.  But I put a lot of heart into telling the story, and I’m really hoping readers love it.

In honor of the new release, I’m happy to give away a $5 Amazon gift card.  Just comment on what elements draw you into a story – blurb? Cover? The author? The series? What makes you take a chance on someone new?  Drop your answer in the comments and if random selects you, I’ll give you the gift card.  Thanks again, Delilah, for hosting me!

Love Furever


Being rejected by family hurt like hell, but I kept my head high, left my toxic relatives behind, and moved across the country to Gaynor Beach, CA. Luckily, I have great furry company. My French bulldog puppy, Widget, was dumped on me for not meeting my parents’ ridiculously high standards either, so we’re comforting each other. With a nice rental house and a new job, Widget and I were ready for a fresh start—until I got a devastating diagnosis. I can’t take care of Widget properly while trying to save my own life, and I expect a long, hard road. I’ll have to break both our hearts and put her up for adoption, for her sake. Right?


I’ve wanted a pet forever, but my family circumstances didn’t allow it. Now I’m away from my masses of relatives and on my own, and I’m ready to take on a furry companion. My friend, a guy who never says no to an animal in need, introduces me to Colin and his beautiful puppy Widget. I’m horrified Colin feels he needs to give her up just because he’s sick, but I’m happy to take Widget as a temporary foster. I’m also happy to offer support to the new guy in town who is so very alone during a time of crisis. Helping someone in need comes naturally to me. But what if that temporary help turns into me wanting a forever relationship?

This is a gay romance slow-burn novel about new beginnings, found family, unconditional love, and a puppy named Widget. This middle-angst story has a guaranteed happily ever after.

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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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10 comments to “Gabbi Grey: Spin-offs (Contest)”

  1. Stacey Kinzebach
    · March 5th, 2024 at 11:46 am · Link

    Known authors are easy as anything draws me to their books. Unknown authors and taking a chance it’s either the cover or the blurb that draw me into trying it out.

  2. Beth
    · March 5th, 2024 at 12:15 pm · Link

    While the cover, title or even author name might draw my attention to a book, my decision whether to buy or not is made strictly on the blurb.
    And while I have been very picky the last decade or so about starting new authors because there are a lot that just do a book or two then quit(usually starting a series that they never finish), I am even more leery about starting new authors these days because of the possibility of them using AI in their writing. I already have a hard time financially keeping up with all the authors I started reading years ago, spending a bunch on “Is this writer going to quit after a book or two?” or “Are they really writing in their own words?” is just not happening.
    That’s not to say I never read a new-to-me author, but they always have an established backlist (showing a little bit of stability) that I can enjoy, or they are known to and recommended by an author that I do trust

  3. Beth
    · March 5th, 2024 at 12:19 pm · Link

    BTW, glad to see this book info. I hadn’t heard that there were more books in Gaynor Beach. Will have to get them on the buy list. 🙂

  4. Colleen C.
    · March 5th, 2024 at 12:28 pm · Link

    The cover and or title may catch my attention or keep me from taking a closer look… ultimately it is the blurb that truly will help me decide to read a book…

  5. Diane Sallans
    · March 5th, 2024 at 1:21 pm · Link

    First if I’ve already enjoyed the authors books, then the cover impression of what kind of story, then the blurb to confirm or change the impression from the cover.

  6. Jennifer Beyer
    · March 5th, 2024 at 6:57 pm · Link

    I look for authors I know first. Then I look at covers, catergories, and descriptions. If I have been reading a lot in one category I will look for a book in a different category so I can mix it up. And when I am feeling burned out on reading I look for a book that is completely different.

  7. flchen
    · March 5th, 2024 at 9:59 pm · Link

    An author I know is always the biggest draw. While a cover may catch my eye, a good blurb and excerpt will seal the deal. I don’t I’ve ever bought a book on cover alone. Excited that you’ll all be writing more in the Gaynor Beach universe, Gabbi!

  8. BN
    · March 6th, 2024 at 12:32 am · Link

    all of the above

  9. Debra Guyette
    · March 6th, 2024 at 6:49 am · Link

    There are many things that draw me to a book. The covert usually makes me look further and the blurb sells me, particularly if a new author. Then I do have some authors whose books I enjoy as well as some series I follow.

  10. Delilah
    · March 16th, 2024 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Gabbi! Thanks for another fun post!

    The winner of the GC is…Stacey Kinzebach!

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