Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Good Karma, Good Books: Tied Together by Z Allora

Every Wednesday, I put on my pimp clothes (I favor feathered hats and zebra prints

with a little crushed velvet) and help promote the new or old work of some of my favorite fellow authors. Be sure to stop by every week and see what’s new. 

This week, I’m all about TIED TOGETHER by Z Allora.

Here’s what Z has to say about TIED TOGETHER:

Tied Together is the second book in The Dark Angels series. This hot rocker series was inspired by Adam Lambert and Tommy Ratliff 2009 American Music Awards kiss. I was living in China at the time the scandal happened. I was distressed to find out some of the sponsors dropped him and scheduled TV appearances were cancelled. The reaction was quite sexist since six years earlier Brittany and Madonna kissed and no one seemed to bat an eyelash. 

I enjoyed his music so I watched the Glam Nation tour as it crossed American via YouKu (China’s censored version of YouTube). I realized you could determine the level of homophobia in the state they performed in by watching the song Fever. In non-homophobic states Mr. Lambert lip locked Mr. Ratliff during the opening notes of this song and in more homophobic states no kiss. The same pattern was true as the tour came through Europe. The more open the country the wilder the kiss.

When the Glambert crew arrived in Asia I was distressed by the reception. Singapore seemed to play games with Mr. Ratliff’s passport (it’s illegal for two men to even kiss in the country). When they arrived in Malaysia (where sodomy can be punished by lashes and imprisonment) people actually protested the concert because they believed Adam Lambert would turn their kids gay. I was shocked at the level of ignorance. 

I wanted to lend my voice to promote love is love and gender has nothing to do with it. So I set out to publish my words hoping to change just one person’s mind.

Since I was already living in Asia I decided to write The Dark Angels series in a yaoi-style, which is meant to be fluffy, over the top and sexy. Though in each book I explore the variations within the spectrum of the rainbow. I have some free reads on my blog:

I’d to hear from you! You can find me on Facebook Z Allora Allora or e-mail me at

Hugs, Z.


Josh has loved Robin since the day they met, although he never dared to follow his heart. After the two are kicked out of their house, a night of despair turns into a night of discovery, forever changing them both. One taste of his dream leaves Josh hungry for more, but Robin’s fear of abandonment forces him to pull back, denying them both.

Their fortunes changed. Josh and Robin are now in the limelight with legendary megaband The Dark Angels, but Robin is still the scared little boy inside the rock star who isn't convinced he won't be left behind. He clings tightly to the word "brother" because stepbrothers can't leave, right?

There's only one way for Josh to prove to Robin, now and forever, that the love tying them together can never be broken.

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