Title: To Touch the Sky (Leap of Faith #2)
Author Name: M.A. Church
Publication Date: April 3, 2015
He can run, but he can’t hide…
Centuries ago, Hawk made a terrible mistake which has haunted him since. Fear of responsibility and feelings of unworthiness leads him to denying the mate Wha-tay showed him in a vision. So now Hawk runs his bar, has casual sex, and never, ever dates men with blond hair and brown eyes. But then Simon walks into his bar, and the future he’s feared is about to end up in a brawl if Hawk doesn’t do something—fast.
Simon Carter has a smart mouth and a bulldog temperament. So when Hawk runs, Simon pursues the sexy man, only to be rejected. Just as Simon decides to give up, someone—or something—visits him to change his mind… and scares him to death. Now Simon is backpedaling, and Hawk is in pursuit.
Desperate to reassure Simon, and keep him safe, Hawk is forced to reveal his secrets before he’s ready. Can Simon learn to accept things aren’t always as they seem? Is the connection between them strong enough to help Hawk overcome centuries of pain? The only way the two men will move beyond Hawk’s past is for both of them to take a leap of faith.
To Touch the Sky is the second book in the Leap of Faith series. I liked the first book and this one didn’t disappoint me in any way. I actually thought this one had more humor than the first one. It was a good shifter story. It started at the same time frame as the first one, and did reference many things from the first book. It was nice that you could compare references from the first book. The writing was flawless.
This story was about Hawk and Simon. Hawk had way to many rules he was trying to live by. Then he met his mate Simon. Simon was amusing.
Theirs was a meet and instantly attracted kind of romance. It was so entertaining to me how their romance developed. A couple of new shifters were introduced, so I imagine we are in for more romantic stories.
I look forward to read more in this series. It is a very light hearted and easy read.
Two hours later he was back up, pacing the floor, beyond annoyed. Why was he doing this now? He knew who his mate was supposed to be, and he wanted no part of it. He was responsible for himself only, and he liked it that way. Too bad the spirit that shared his body didn’t agree.
Really? What about all those people at the bar who depend on you?
“It’s not the same thing, and you know it.” A quick glance out his bedroom window confirmed dawn was about to break.
Freaking A, arguing with you is like arguing with a signpost. Why don’t you go stretch your wings, old man? We’ll chill on the breeze. Shift and we’ll find a nice juicy pigeon or rabbit for breakfast. That sounds dee-lish.
Hawk rolled his neck. His totem spirit’s mentality was that of a fifteen-year-old hopped up on sugar and running on three hours of sleep. The spirit was very old, but damned if it acted its age.
Whatever, dude. Just do something, will ya?
What made you decide that you wanted to put yourself out there to publish?
What finally pushed me into pubbing was winning a winter themed contest on Literotica several years ago. I’d been writing The Harvest series there. So I wrote a Christmas story having to do with the characters from Harvest and entered it. *laugh* It won first place. What’s significant about that was this was *not* a M/M contest. Most of the entries were M/F actually. That helped make my mind up.
When creating your characters, do you have models in mind or are they totally fictional?
I usually have an idea of what the character looks like, and then I go searching for a likeness. Small things might not match, but that’s okay. I just need the visual reference. But I do that with the setting too. If there’s a bar, I go looking for pics of bars. If it’s a bedroom… same deal.
Cook at home or dine out?
Oh, I’d much rather cook at home. That way I know what’s going into my food. Plus, I like hunting down recipes and then trying them. *blush* They don’t always turn out well. Then we have to go out to eat, lol.
M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.
She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013.