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Monday, October 24, 2016

Virtual Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Interborough by Santino Hassell

About Interborough

The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.

David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated—in more ways than the obvious—whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.

The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever.

Interborough is available from Riptide Publishing.

About Santino Hassell

Santino was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed grunge kid, then a transient twentysomething, and eventually transformed into a guy who spends his days and nights writing romance with an edge.

Santino is a dedicated gamer, a former fanfic writer, an ASoIaF mega nerd, a Grindr enthusiast, but most of all he is a writer of LGBT fiction that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

Connect with Santino:

Holy fucking anxiety! If I didn't love these two so much, I don't think I would have had any hope for them. I thought we'd be done with the back and forth, but I guess they had a little more to get out. 

While there was a lot of back and forth, it was legit reasons. I love how "real" their problems can be. It goes to show how inexperienced Raymond is in relationships in general and how David's past can affect the future. 

I'm SOOO happy for Zio and Michael. They really still are my favorites and will continue to be. But I really, really hope Chris gets a book, because, well...dimples N shit. 

4* I'd 5* it but my nerves are fried right now :p


To celebrate the release of Interborough, one lucky winner will receive $25 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 29, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Loved the book! It was so great to see Ray and David reach their HEA! :D

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  2. ok but THAT EPILOGUE THO!!! so worth the journey to Ray and David's HEA :)


  3. Thanks for the review! I love this series and am looking forward to reading Interborough (especially now with Natalie's comment about the epilogue).


  4. yes, the epilogue..i didn't want to give too much away! :)

  5. Definitely going to read this, I love Santino's writing. Janimal1000(at)gmail (dot)com

  6. Definitely going to read this, I love Santino's writing. Janimal1000(at)gmail (dot)com

  7. Although I love Zio and Michael, I must recognise my favourites are Ray and David... I'm so looking forward to this book (I'll read it this weekend... I want to give it all my attention)

  8. Loved this book, love Ray and David!

  9. This was such an amazing book! :) All the feels, seriously.


  10. great story and am a fan of santino
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  11. Congratulations on the new release! I enjoyed the review and know what to look forward to. Thank you! ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Congratulations on the new addition to the series!
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  13. This reminds me that I have yet start reading this series. Thanks for the blog tour (and sort of reminder :p)


  14. Congrats on another new release! Sounds like an interesting seeing all the responses I saw over this book! :)
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  15. I totally appreciate your fried nerves. This one really tested my heart, but I loved it anyway! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  16. Congrats on the release, it's on my wishlist!

  17. Ray and David are definitely my favorite interborough couple!

  18. The entire series is amazing, but the Epilogue made me so happy in this one, such a beautiful continuation for two couples I love completely.

  19. Congrats on the new release. I love this series! I’ve been waiting on this one and can’t wait to pick it up. Please keep them them coming, they are a definite addition to my library. Thanks for an opportunity to win a copy.
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  20. Zio and Michael are still my favorites, but it's thisclose between them and David and Ray - can't wait to read this