Hey-o! It’s the second Tuesday of the month, so that means the Bold Strokes Books titles that released this month, available at the BSB webstore since the first of the month in any format, are now available at your favourite e-tailer of choice! So happy other book birthday to “A Little Village Blend,” my wee dash-of-magic Village queer romance novella—here’s the link to all the various places you can nab it, via Books2Read.
According to Ivan’s sister Anya, Ivan’s tea leaves promise his perfect match is out there somewhere, just waiting to be swept off their feet. Ivan knows Anya’s always right—an annoying trait for a sister if ever there was one.
Ivan’s own knack with tea might not deal with the future, but it’s pretty good at helping with the here and now. When Walt, a tall, dark, and grumpy soldier shows up at his store, NiceTeas, in obvious need of a hand—and a dog-sitter—Ivan rises to the challenge and offers blends to make Walt’s life a little easier. There’s just no way he can help falling for the guy. But Anya says Walt’s not the one for Ivan, and the tea leaves don’t lie.
Is it worth steeping a here-and-now while waiting for the one-and-only? Ivan’s not sure, but everything tells him it’s all just a matter of finding the right blend.
Cover Artist: Inkspiral Design‘Nathan Burgoine, “A Little Village Blend”
If you’d like to learn more about “A Little Village Blend,” I did a walkthrough of the whole Village series recently—though I should stress you can start the Village tales in whatever order you’d like—and you can find that here.