RELEASE BLITZ: “Changing His Tune” by Blake Allwood.
Book Title: Changing His Tune: Road to Rocktoberfest 2022
Author and Publisher: Blake
Cover Artist: Natasha
Release Date: October 18,
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Tropes: Rock star romance, first love
Themes: Coming out
Heat Rating: 4
Length: 77 600
It is a standalone story and
does not end on a cliffhanger.
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Tired of being lonely,
Hayden decides to take his music and his identity back. Will these transformations be worth
the risk, or will they destroy everything he’s ever worked for?
Hayden Koal’s life has been… different. He was just a boy
living on his grandpa’s Iowa farm when his parents whisked him off to LA and thrust him into
teenage stardom. Now that he’s an adult, he’s ready to make his own choices about his life,
his career, and his lovelife.
Erik Anderson has it all. A great job, friends that he loves
like family, and a love life that’s… well, okay maybe it isn’t perfect… but finding the right guy
isn’t easy. All that changes when he unexpectedly meets his celebrity crush, Hayden
Their love affair is fraught with trouble from the moment
they come together and both Hayden and Erik have tough decisions to make. Will they
choose to upend their lives or sacrifice their love?
#rockstar #first love #coming out
“What will you have?” he asked.
“Um, I usually get a Chocolate Mocha Supreme here, ’cause
you know… chocolate store.”
“Then I’ll have the same.”
He turned and waved at a woman who I assumed was the
manager, ordered our drinks, and asked for extra whipped cream.
Luckily, the way the store was designed, there was a small
alcove at the back where we could sit and talk in private without the staff staring at us. I was
already so self-conscious I thought I could break.
We sat in silence as the coffees were made and brought to our
table. “Thank you, Angela,” Hayden said, and I looked up in surprise that he actually knew
the woman’s name.
She blushed–a common reaction to Hayden, apparently–and
did a little curtsy before disappearing back around the corner. “I think she might have a little
crush,” I whispered, making him smile.
“She’s not who I want to impress,” he said, and then cringed.
“Sorry, that was cheesy.”
It was then I noticed he appeared to be nervous too. That
helped me feel a little better. I took a deep breath and let it out before asking what I really
needed to know if I was going to be able to settle down long enough to hang out with
“Why me?” I asked.
He smiled and answered, “Why not you?”
“’Cause I’m a nobody, and you’re Hayden Koal.”
He shook his head and took a drink of his coffee before
responding. When he pulled back, a mustache of whipped cream clung to his lip. “Everyone
thinks just ’cause I’m a pop star that I’m not a normal human being. I like you, or like what I
know about you. I just thought it’d be fun to go out and get to know someone, you know,
As he talked, the whipped cream began to run down the side
of his mouth, and I didn’t think he realized it was there until he went to touch where the
drip was. I laughed as he quickly wiped his face with his hand, then frantically began looking
for a napkin.
By the time he found one, his face was red as a beet. “So much
for first impressions.”
“Trust me,” I said, “that’s probably the best thing to happen.” I
took a drink and forced myself to get a mustache too, and when I drew back, he
“Is that what I looked like? God, I’m happy no one got a picture
of that. I’d never live it down.”
I used my tongue to lick the whipped cream off and laughed,
saying, “I thought it was cute. It could probably go a long way in improving your image.”
When I looked back at him, he was staring hungrily at me.
“Oh,” I said, realizing licking my lip like that probably seemed sexually suggestive.
Hayden shook his head as if trying to clear his thoughts. “Wow,
so, um, I’m… I think you’re very handsome, Erik, but I have to admit, this is the first real date
I’ve ever been on, well, with a guy. I mean, I’ve been on publicity dates, but you know, not
with someone I like. So…” He paused, then quickly added, “I’m not sure how to do this
without looking like a total loser.”
At that moment, he looked so vulnerable that I couldn’t help
but reach out and put my hand over his. “You’re doing fine. Not that I’m an expert or
anything, but the mustache thing could’ve been staged ’cause it was so cute. So, don’t sell
yourself short, at least not yet,” I said, laughing. That seemed to put him at ease.
He turned his hand over, letting our palms rest together, and I
felt a happy, warm zing shoot up my arm at the intimate contact. “Okay, then,” he said, and
his nervousness morphed into a confident smile. “Tell me about yourself.”
About the Author
Blake Allwood was born in
west TN, then moved to Kansas City MO after attending college in Lamoni, Iowa. He met his
husband in 1995 and they officially married in 2015, once gay marriage was legalized. In
2017, he and his husband sold their home, purchased an RV and began traveling the country
with their two dogs. Their travels provide the inspiration and settings for many of his
Typically, Blake can be found relaxing in the RV or
by the fire with his laptop and their Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy, curled up between his legs
demanding attention. Denver, their Siberian Husky mix is often asleep at his feet or playing
tug of war with Blake’s husband.
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