Release Blitz, Exclusive Character Interview & Giveaway:
Flowers of Flesh and Blood
by Amy Tasukada
Amy Tasukada has a new MM organized crime thriller, book five in the Yakuza Path: “Flowers of Flesh and Blood.” And there’s a giveaway!
A killer. A traitor. A deadly war that could take their love and their lives…
Ruling the Kyoto yakuza makes Nao Murata a perpetual target, especially with the Koreans encroaching into their territory. An attempt on his life at his mafia headquarters crosses a line. Setting up his beloved ally Aki as the would-be assassin crosses another. Nao knows the only way to save his friend’s life is to sever their growing bond and force Aki to fake his own death…
But Aki Hisona refuses to stay dead. Determined to expose Nao’s would-be killer and save the man he loves, Aki goes deep undercover in the Korean underworld. But when he’s asked to prove his loyalty, he risks becoming caught in a web of his own lies…
With Aki gone and the Kyoto mafia in grave danger, Nao fears his trust in others could be fatal.
Will Nao and Aki find the assassin in time, or will Nao’s rule end in bloody chaos?
Flowers of Flesh and Blood is the powerful fifth installment of The Yakuza Path thriller series. If you like gritty Japanese crime, richly nuanced characters, and slow-burning gay romance, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s high-octane novel.
Buy Flowers of Flesh and Blood to slice into the Japanese underworld today!
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Hayato has stopped by Books, Tattoos and Tea, for a full disclosure interview!
Interview with Hayato Kobayashi
Tell us a little about yourself?
Hello! My name is Hayato. I’ve been Nao Murata’s bodyguard for the past month.
What’s your claim to fame?
I’m probably the most flamboyant member of the Kyoto mob, but you probably already know that. Haha.
What are you absolutely determined to do?
Be myself. I know I’m kind of in-your-face but I know I can kick anyone’s ass who wants to mess with me. I’m Mr. Murata’s bodyguard so, of course, I’ll protect him as well.
How different was your life one year ago?
Damn I was still dating Daijiro a year ago. That did NOT end out well.
Is there anyone special in your life?
Yes, Masuo is the best boyfriend I have. We’ve met New Years so sure we know each other a few months, but when you know, you know, right?
What challenging thing are you working through these days?
Being a bodyguard is hard. There’s a bunch of waiting around and not really getting a normal schedule. I feel like I almost never see Masuo.
Aki closed his fingers around the paper brim of his empty coffee cup and ripped another small piece off. Without looking, he added it to the pile on the table. Mindlessly stuck on repeat, he ripped, added, ripped, added, over and over.
He’d spent the night in the twenty-four-hour Korean café, trading off between sleeping in the bathroom and eating cake to justify staying. He’d been hoping to improve his Korean, but the speakers played nothing but pop songs. Aki learned a million new ways to tell Nao how he felt but doubted he’d gained the right words to impress Namjoon.
Another one on the pile.
Another turn of the mangled cup… Another rip.
His ribs tightened in his chest, crushing his heart until it screamed. He didn’t deserve to be by Nao’s side.
Another sugarcoated song about love.
Aki’s thumb hit the bottom of the cup. Nothing more to tear up but himself.
He stood, bones aching from napping on the bathroom floor. He needed a bed, and the only way was with Namjoon’s help.
Amy Tasukada lives in North Texas with a calico cat called O’Hara. As an only child her day dreams kept her entertained, and at the age of ten she started to put them to paper. Since then her love of writing hasn’t ceased. When she is not penning her next book she can be found drinking tea in a frilly
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