Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Second Skin by Alex Whitehall - Blog Tour with Giveaway


Hello, everybody! I’m Alex Whitehall, and I’m here today touring for my New Adult story, Second Skin, which is about Jay and Roswell, who are on a journey of love, acceptance, and self-discovery.

In Second Skin, Jay takes part in a fictitious tabletop role-playing game involving aliens. To help you get an idea of what kind of guy Jay is, I wanted to share his character’s sheet with you.

The trick with role-playing games is that the character you play isn’t necessarily the type of person you would/want to be. Sometimes it’s the person you want to be, sometimes you just want to push the limits to see what type of character you are capable of playing. Sometimes you play a character you absolutely despise because you want to find redeemable qualities in that type of person.

Which do you think Jay did? What do you think it says about him?

(The base from this character sheet was formed from the Dr. Who RPG, although that is not at all what Jay was playing in Second Skin.)

When Jay heads to the university’s learning center for help with his math class, he doesn’t expect his tutor to be tall, dark, and handsome. But Roswell is all that and more, and their instant connection over cult movies, books, and TV shows quickly evolves into dating.

That’s when things get tricky.

Roswell might claim he doesn’t have issues with Jay being trans, but when he’s constantly insisting they “take it slow,” Jay’s not so sure. He’s been hurt before, and he's not going to let it happen again.

But then Roswell reveals that he, too, has a few secrets under his skin.

About Alex Whitehall

If there are two types of people in the world, Alex Whitehall probably isn't one of them, despite being a person. Their favorite pastimes include reading, horseback riding, sleeping, watching geek-tastic television, knitting, eating, and running. And wasting time on the internet. And spending glorious evenings laughing with friends.

While Alex prefers sleeping over doing anything else (except maybe eating), sometimes they emerge from the cave to be social and to hunt for food at the local market. They can be found blogging, reading, and tending after their aloe plants.

Connect with Alex:

·                     Twitter: @AlexWhitehall
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To celebrate the release of Second Skin, Alex is giving away $25 in Riptide credit. Leave a comment to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on April 16, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. I've heard of role playing games and seen them in movies but I've never played them. It'll be interesting to see how into the game Jay gets.
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    1. The best thing about RPGs is it's an interactive and group story-telling. Obviously it's all about having a good group of people, but it can be a lot of fun!

  2. I've only played an RPG once, back in college, but I must admit I did not take it seriously. Another girl and I pretty much got kicked out of the game because we were too silly together. (In our defense there was beer involved also.)

    It will be interesting to see what character(s) Jay chooses.


    1. My group has a general "no alcohol" rule (at least no more than one) for this exact reason. People tend to lose focus. And my group of friends is silly enough without adding beer!

      Jay's character sheet should be in the post above (unless the image isn't showing up for you). So you can see what kind of character he plays :)

  3. I've never played RPGs, but they do sound intriguing!


    1. They are an excellent creative and social outlet. I highly recommend them.