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Gabbi Grey: Puppies and kiddos (Contest)
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

Hello Delilah! Thank you for inviting me to join you and your readers today.  I’m super excited to share my new release with you, Husky Love.  This is the fourth book in the multi-author series, Friends of Gaynor Beach Animal Rescue set in the fictional town of Gaynor Beach, California.

I was part of the original series, The Single Dads of Gaynor Beach, with three books (because I love single dads?).  I loved writing Hugh, Anthony, and Xavier.  All three were interracial gay romances with varying degrees of angst.  I mean, a single dad’s usually got a story behind that.  Anyway, I loved writing those books, and I also loved being in a community of writers with true depth and range.  We all came from different backgrounds and even different parts of the world.  We all wanted to do something great. I think we did, and the 17-book series is now complete. Just over a year ago, someone asked about a rescue shelter in our fictional town.  Our group chat blew up and within a day, Friends of Gaynor Beach Animal Rescue was born.

I wanted to write the first book really badly and had an idea ready to go. Love Furever came out in March and readers have really loved the book.  Plus, putting a cute guy holding a bulldog puppy in his arms on the cover proved a good idea as well.  In the writing of that book, I had a scene where two secondary characters met, and I went…OMG—these two need a book!  I didn’t have any notion of how or when I would write the book…I just knew I had to.  Fast forward several months and a slot opened up in the series.  I leaped at the chance to bring Rob and Danny’s story to life.  Danny is the younger brother of James (cover guy) from Love Furever.  I had an image of Rob in my mind, but finding the right photo was tough.  In the end, I found the husky hugging the guy.  From there, all the pieces, including the double entendre, all came together.

I had a book.  I lovingly sent it to my beta reader, my editor, and my proofreader.  Finally, several weeks ago, I sent it to reviewers.  All through the process, I’ve worried whether readers would enjoy the book.  Also…this is an animal rescue book…what are the kids doing there?  Turns out I needed the kids to tell the single dad story as well as that gorgeous husky named Trouble.  And you really have to read the book to find out the evolution of Trouble’s name.  Well, my book’s out in the world.  I’ll sit back and desperately hope readers enjoy it as much as I loved writing it.  This wasn’t an easy story—Rob’s a survivor of domestic violence. This is a book about resiliency and finding another chance at love.  It’s a slow burn with moments of humor and moments of dark contemplation.  And, of course, a happy ending.  Oh, and Zeus. Must mention Zeus.

Thank you for hosting me today! I’d love to give out a $5 Amazon gift card to a random commenter.  So far, Friends of Gaynor Beach animal rescue have a couple of dogs, an amazingly talented cat who does tricks, and an iguana.  Is there an animal you would love to see rescued?  Let me know.  If inspiration hits, I might just write that book!

Husky Love


I may be young, but I’ve done a hell of a lot of growing up in the past year. I watched my big brother deal with the challenges of loving someone, went through some medical stuff myself, and changed my career plans and ultimately, my city. Gaynor Beach is smaller than where I was, but it has two attractions—my brother’s big new house, where he’s letting me live for now, and Rob Dunn. When I met Rob, just, damn. Like my brother, I wanted to help that sweet, stubborn guy and his cute kids get back on their feet. Maybe the rescue husky wasn’t the right gesture, despite Rob’s connection to her, but a dog is love on four paws, and I plan to be there to help all the way.


I fled my abusive husband with my two kids and the clothes on our backs. I’m grateful every day for the support the Gaynor Beach folks have given us…okay, I’m not sure I’m precisely grateful for the rambunctious young husky Danny Reynolds gave us, but Trouble makes my kids smile, and that’s a big win in my eyes. I’m determined to get back on my feet. I hate relying on other people to help us, but somehow it doesn’t bother me as much when it comes from Danny. It’s nice to have a real friend after all those isolated years, but do I want to keep him in the friend zone?

This slow-burn small-town gay romance novel is about fresh starts, accepting help, two sweet kids, and an adorable husky named Trouble.

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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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11 comments to “Gabbi Grey: Puppies and kiddos (Contest)”

  1. Pansy Petal
    · July 3rd, 2024 at 9:23 am · Link

    You had me at “Husky hugging the guy”. How fun! I look forward to reading this!

  2. Colleen C.
    · July 3rd, 2024 at 12:56 pm · Link

    I love animals in books! What about a parrot!?

  3. Mary Preston
    · July 3rd, 2024 at 8:32 pm · Link

    As independent as they are, cats also need to be rescued.

  4. Debra Guyette
    · July 4th, 2024 at 6:47 am · Link

    Maybe an owl or a raptor of some sort would need to be rescued due to getting caught in something

  5. Carol Cox
    · July 4th, 2024 at 3:08 pm · Link

    Rabbits. They ran a special on our local news about how families get rabbits during Easter but don’t realize just how much it takes to keep them.

  6. BN
    · July 4th, 2024 at 9:43 pm · Link


  7. Jennifer Beyer
    · July 5th, 2024 at 8:56 pm · Link

    A rescue ferret!

  8. flchen
    · July 7th, 2024 at 12:56 am · Link

    A hedgehog? 🙂

  9. Katherine Anderson
    · July 7th, 2024 at 11:11 am · Link

    I definitely see a parrot of some type….. Or an exotic pet like a monkey or something really random

  10. Mary McCoy
    · July 7th, 2024 at 3:48 pm · Link

    I was going to say hedgehog, but how about a donkey?

  11. Beckie
    · July 15th, 2024 at 8:40 am · Link

    Mini horse, hedgehog, boxer, turtle, and bunnies.

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