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Z. Allora Brings An Asian Flair To The GayRomLit Countdown, With A Giveaway Of “Made in China: The Great Wall”!

Ni Hao Ma, my Pretties? My name is Z. Allora. I LOVED the GRL last year and can’t wait until this year. The only description that fits the GRL is it is like returning to one’s tribe. No one asks you why you read or write gay romance. The question is, when is your next book coming out, or have you read this book? The acceptance from this fabulous community gave me an overwhelming sense of happiness and joy I’d never felt. I look forward to meeting everyone but because October’s still a ways off, here’s a little about me.

Last year, I moved back to the USA from living six years in China. My husband’s work brings us all over the world and I follow my soulmate to the ends of the earth… quite literally at times. I’ve traveled to twenty-nine countries, lived in four of them, moved thirteen times in twenty-three years and some months I live out of a suitcase. But that’s fine with me because it allows me the opportunity to write. I love sharing the gorgeous men who run around in my head flashing me wicked bouts of sex along with their angst and yearning desire. I write in a more Yaoi-style because sometimes when life is kicking your butt you deserve a bit of sweet sexy braincandy to let you relax. But my real intention is to promote love, equality and romance for all.


How to reach me:
Facebook: Z.Allora Allora (thank you China for freezing Z. Allora when you censored Facebook off the Internet in Chinese)

There’s no gay in China so what’s the drummer of Made in China supposed to do about loving his male best friend when his family thinks he’s engaged to the girl next door?

Jun “Styx” Wong’s heart and mind battle to determine his destiny. His mind tells him to be a good Chinese son and marry the girl his parents chose, but his heart longs for his best friend, Jin, and life with their new band. “Jun” means honesty, but he’s not even honest with himself. A quest to eradicate his feelings for Jin nearly ends his life. Styx’s near death serves as a wake-up call for Jin, whose blond hair–legacy of his German father–marks him as different. Jin harbors secrets of his own. His experiences prepare him to take the drastic measures needed to help Jun overcome the walls surrounding them.

Because there is no gay in China…


21 thoughts on “Z. Allora Brings An Asian Flair To The GayRomLit Countdown, With A Giveaway Of “Made in China: The Great Wall”!

  1. Allison says:

    This sounds interesting, I haven’t read much in the Yaoi-style so this will be a new experience for me. Your life sounds fascinating as well. Thank you for the giveway!


  2. Carolyn says:

    I keep waiting for one of these posts to be a shot at going to GRL, but wouldn’t you know it, it’s just a wonderful story instead. ;) Thanks for the chance at Made in China: The Great Wall; rockers are a most excellent subject.


      • Carolyn says:

        Foolish things often come out of my fingers, Lisa, and that was definitely one of my off-the-cuff attempts at being witty, but now you’ve made me think about it for real. Sigh. Yes, it’ll just have to remain in our “if only” file.

        Of course, if we can get a year-long raffle going… ;)


  3. Greetings, everyone! Apologies for the late drawing and announcement for Z’s contests. (Real life. Grrr.) :)

    Anyhoo, it’s done now, and congratulations go to…


    Thanks so much for stopping by to play along!

    “feline”, I’m emailing Z right now, so expect to hear from her soon.

    Happy reading!



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