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About Blake

Blake Allwood was born in west TN, then moved to Kansas City MO after attending college in Iowa. He met his husband, Shaun, in 1995 and they officially married in 2015, once the United States legalized gay marriage.

In 2017, he and his husband sold their home, purchased an RV and began traveling the country with their two dogs. Their travels provide the inspiration and settings for many of his novels.

Typically, Blake can be found writing in the RV or by the fire with his laptop and their Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy, curled up between his legs or demanding his attention.  Denver, their Siberian Husky mix is often asleep at his feet or playing tug of war with Shaun.

Aiden Inspired (Apr 2019) is his first published novel, featuring two disparate characters from New York and Washington State who meet and develop an unlikely bond.

His second novel, Suzie Empowered (Feb 2020), is a follow-up novel featuring Aiden’s sister Suzie as she overcomes her fear of relationships with straight men due to a sexual assault in high school.  It is published under pen name D.B. Allwood.

Blake returned to gay romance with his release of Bobby Transformed (Mar 2020) about an Iowa farm boy and a big city publisher.

These first three novels share characters and comprise the Transitions Series which can be read as a series or each as a stand-alone novel.

Romantic Renovations was released in June 2020 as a stand-alone novel that features a popular home renovation star and a large property owner in Seattle, Washington.  Blake veers from his contemporary romance themed novels and dips his toes in the crime mystery trope for this one.

His Chance series was released in the summer of 2020, consisting of three books:  Love by Chance, Another Chance With Love, and Taking A Chance For Love. 

The Big Bend series, based in the area around Big Bend National Park in Texas was released over three  months in the summer of 2021, including Love’s Legacy, Love’s Heirloom, and Love’s Bequest.

In the fall of 2021, Blake released the two sequels to Romantic Renovations to make the Romantic Series:  Romantic Rescue and Romantic Recon.

In 2022, he is releasing his Melody series, starting with Melody of the Heart.  He is also publishing a romantic fantasy series, The Witch Brothers Saga under his new pen name Adam J. Ridley.

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