|Rio during Carnival|
Here are the inspirations for our MCs, and a couple of the secondary characters too!
For Diego Melo, our professional beach volleyball player, we looked to JP Calderon, who played volleyball and is openly gay.
And for Pablo Silva, our Carnival dancer and physical therapist, we chose another Brazilian Pablo--Pablo Morais.
Diego's volleyball partner, Carlos Barbosa, we took from pro basketball player, Robin Lopez.
And when I saw a picture of Miles McMillan, I immediately knew he was Pablo's long-time best friend and roommate, Argentinian Thiago Vazquez.
Serving Love at Carnival is in to our editor, and we're still waiting on a cover, but that's no reason to make you guys wait for the blurb! Here it is (just a warning, it is unedited and might change slightly):
Anything goes during Carnival, and two men are about to discover just how hot the nights can get in Rio.
A long-time member of a samba school, Pablo knows that Carnival in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro is always hot, and the tall, sexy man he hooks up with during the festivities is even hotter. He usually doesn’t go back for repeats, but something about Diego has him working harder than he ever has to try to meet up again.
Diego travels all over the world on the pro beach volleyball tour, but has found that the sexiest man he’s ever met lives right there in Rio. After a few false starts, they finally seem to hit a groove, but as time goes on, ghosts from Pablo’s past begin to affect their present.
It’s tough being the partner of a professional athlete, competing with travel, fans, and training for their limited time. Pablo’s always been let down by people who found it easy to leave him behind. Is he prepared to accept what Diego can offer?
As soon as we have our cover we'll post it here! Meanwhile, we're planning a fun giveaway to christen our blog and celebrate the release of our Australia book, Blindsided. More details tomorrow! Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything!