TITLE: My Hero: The Olympian
SERIES: My Hero Series #2
AUTHOR: Max Vos
COVER ARTIST: Alex J. Corza
LENGTH: 129,600 words approx.
RELEASE DATE: November 15, 2015
BLURB: After a romantic evening, Rich and Johnny face the light of day as a couple. Johnny’s coming out forces them to face some serious repercussions as the world of collegian jocks adjust to their first openly gay football player.
Rich is still working towards the World Diving Championships with his hopes and dreams set on the 2012 London Olympic Games, while as a couple they deal with concerns closer to home.
With the support of friends and family, the young couple grow closer together, but with prejudices and adversity at every turn will Johnny and Rich be able to tackle the world together?
No matter what, Rich will always be Johnny’s hero.
Hello everyone. A great big thanks to Heart’s on Fire for allowing to drop in today. I’m going to talk a bit about two books here. My Hero and My Hero: The Olympian.
My Hero, the book before My Hero: The Olympian was just released in Italian. I have to admit, it is a little strange to get email that you have to get translated. The thing that I did notice as they think a little differently on certain things. Food for instance. There were some who had no idea what a powdered doughnut was. It was fun explaining that one!
Maybe it is the translation, but over all, it’s gotten a good response. I think that is the reason why I decided to go ahead and tackle writing the sequel. I have to admit, it was hard for me to write. I wanted to make sure that it lived up to the expectations of the readers and do it justice.
It’s not always easy to write about a couple that is already established. I mean, most of the time the main drive of the plot is the two MC’s getting together. So… now what?
Because the two main characters, Johnny and Rich were so young, it only made sense to push them and make them grow, not only personally, but as a couple. There was a lot of their story that was left untold in the first book, so I picked up right where the first book left off.
With this one, you get to see how they come together, with the help of their family and friends. I’ve always paid special attention to secondary characters. No one lives their lives in a bubble. We all have family and friends and they have their own personalities, opinions and lives. Personally, I think it is what makes a believable story.
It’s these secondary characters that I’d like to focus on here.
When I was working on My Hero for the audio book, I had to really sit down and think about these characters. What would they sound like? My favorite secondary character is Anita, Johnny’s cousin. I initially based her on someone that I knew. She fit the profile perfectly. The only problem was, she was one of those fortunate people who’d lived all over the world, so she had a distinct accent.
The narrator, Jared Bradford, nailed her perfectly. It was because of his narration that really got me over the hump and helped me finish Olympian. All the original secondary characters reappeared in the second book as well as several new ones.
It is these characters that push the story along. They support all the things that are happening to the MC’s. To me, this makes for a much richer reading experience. I often develop strong feelings for the supporting characters. I guess readers do also because they are often asking for spinoffs with them being the MC’s.
Anyway… I hope that everyone enjoys My Hero: The Olympian. It is a huge book. When it was finally formatted I had to stop and take a deep breath. It was over 500 pages. No wonder it took me over a year to write. LOL
Thanks again for stopping by and listening to some strange mad gay man ramble on.
Have a grrreat day!
“No, I’m not going to and there is nothing you can say that will make me either.” Johnny crossed his arms, a defiant look on his face, his eyes narrowed slits.
“Oh come on, John, I wear them.” Rich held up the skimpy black racing briefs. “For me?”
Johnny looked away. “No. I said no and I mean no.”
Rich leaned in close to Johnny so only he could hear. “If you wear this, I can guarantee you some of the best sex in your life. If you think I get turned on by jock straps…”
Johnny glared down at Rich. “You don’t play fair.”
“Wasn’t it you who recently said that all is fair in love and war?” Rich smirked as he dangled the tiny briefs in front of Johnny.
“It better be the best ever.” Johnny let his arms drop. “Okay. But you promised.”
Again, Rich leaned in close. “Maybe even join the mile high club.”
Johnny’s eyebrows shot up and a grin blossomed on his face. “Deal.”
“Are we done here?” Dan called to the two college men. He was standing at the counter, credit card in hand.
“One more thing, Dad.” Rich hurried over to him. “This.”
Dan raised his eyebrows slightly. “Oookay then.”
Rich snickered when he saw Johnny blushing.
“I think this will be all,” Dan said to the clerk.
“I’m going to give you a discount,” the young woman said as she rang it up. “It isn’t every day that we can say an Olympian wore some of our gear.”
“I’m not an Olympian yet,” Rich commented.
“Rich Miller, I’ve known you my entire life, and if anyone is going to be an Olympian, it’s you.” Michelle Stubbon smiled at Rich as she started putting the pile of swimsuits, track suits, shorts, and other things that he and Johnny needed for London in a bag.
“Thanks, Michelle. I appreciate the confidence everyone has in me.”
“Just remember us lowly folk when you come home with Olympic gold,” she laughed as she handed Dan the receipt.
Max Vos is the bestselling author of My Hero. He is loved by his readers for his ‘inappropriate’ side, bringing hot and steamy sex to his writing. Not hemmed in by a single genre Max has the ability to woo you with sweet romance, move you with the power of his words and make you question your definition of love.
Having retired in 2011 after more than 30 years as a chef, Max turned his creativity to writing. You can always find wonderful Southern charm, well rounded and vibrant characters with a good meaty story line in a Max Vos book. Each book will give you something new and amazing to love.
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