New Release by Blake Allwood:

More Than October

Road to Rocktoberfest 2023


The talents of a renowned musician and a reality TV rock singer collide in the deserts of Arizona. Can their combined success save their relationship or will family and career tear them apart forever?

Sparks fly when Ted, a member of the famous Hayden Koal band, discovers August, an aspiring rockstar, in the heat of the Arizona desert.

As August and Ted’s relationship develops offstage, they must learn to navigate the complexities of the music industry and confront the emotional turmoil of their personal lives.

When they perform at Rocktoberfest, a renowned music festival, their journey reaches a crescendo; yet their relationship is crippled by unexpected challenges.

Is success enough to bolster their fledgling relationship, or will the pressure of their careers and families keep them apart, forever?

“More Than October” is a hurt to comfort gay romance that explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of music.

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What Readers are Saying…

Aiden Inspired

This book was so amazing. A Very great story and all characters were extremely good. Love the writing. This book kept me reading and couldn’t put it down. Great author!

A story that catches you on page one and doesn’t let go. You feel as if your looking into a friends life.

Suzie Empowered

I enjoyed the way that the story was told, it was constantly moving and evolving, so there weren’t any dull moments. Definitely a page turner!

This is a story of courage and confidence that explores the empowerment of a woman following an attempted sexual assault as much as it does a new love interest.

Allwood also presents an insight into the gay community that is supportive and fun as Suzie draws great strength and security from her friends.


Bobby Transformed

Quite a Surprise!  This was a different style of MM romance novel, and I greatly enjoyed the layered story threads and themes throughout the book. Set in our contemporary world, the story has elements of fantasy from its abundant inclusion of the wealth and privilege of some of its characters.

Unexpectedly amazing!

This story has too many twists and turns, but it is so good. I never expected how good it is from a new author for me!

Love By Chance

There was not a word on any page of this book that I did not love. I could write a lot of wonderful words about it but I will just say this. “Take my advice, you will love this book too.

Blake Allwood is truly one of my all time favorite Romance Authors.

Another Chance With Love

This has got to be one of the best gay romance books I have ever read. Mr Allwood manages to suck you into the story from the beginning and you remain that way throughout the who book. I feel that this is the best work he has written thus far. I am looking forward to the next installment.

Taking A Chance For Love

This author just gets better and better with each book. Just when I didn’t think he could top the last book he wrote he went and did just that.. The characters in this book are likeable and the story line is great. I enjoyed reading it very much. So much so that I could not lay the thing down until I had it finished.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys gay romance books.

Love's Legacy

Loved, loved loved this story…adding in a bit of the paranormal made it that much more intriguing…the chemistry between Flex and Mitch was page burning 🔥…great job Mr. Blake Allwood…can’t wait for what’s happening next in The Big Bend series

Love's Heirloom

The action and heat explode in book 2 and it is everything! This story has so many wonderful twists and turns I stayed up way too late reading. I want to take a vacation and go stay on the ranch because it sounds like such an interesting place to be.  Hints of the sweetness from book 1 are throughout with more light being shed on their ancestors. Getting ready to download book 3. Can’t wait!!!

Love's Bequest

As always Blake Allwood tells a great story. Loves bequest is one of the great ones. The entire Big Bend series paints a story of love and how it transcends time. All the books have to be read to feel the full force of this epic story.

Romantic Renovations

I really thought this was going to be a fluffy bunny HEA. Boy, was I wrong! LOL

Blake outdid himself with this book. I can’t recommend this highly enough. The characters are amazing. The MCs weren’t overshadowed by very strong secondary characters. Even though we didn’t get a lot of character development, I felt like I knew all the characters.

The plot blew me away! Blake took his keyboard and hit his readers upside the head. I couldn’t put it down. I loved it.

Romantic Rescue

I loved everything about this book! The characters, drama, the scenery and the story line had me on the edge of my seat. Daniel and Joseph are great characters that have the feels coming out. Daniel meets his knight in shining armor after an accident and Joseph is completely taken with him. Very worth wild read.

Romantic Recon

Loved this book, loved the characters and the story. Enjoyed the fast-paced action. Have read all three of the romantic series and this is my absolute favorite. Well done–definitely recommend reading.

Melody of the Heart

This is such a sweet redemption & love story. Poor Jonas was so lost but being forced into what he thought was a bad situation turned out to be exactly what he needed. I enjoyed following Orli & Jonas through their time together and I loved their HEA.