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Gap Years is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Gap Years by Dave Holwill


Genre: Contemporary Coming Of Age Romantic Fiction

Tour Dates: 12th - 21st February 2019

Publication Date: 12th February 2019

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDFs (International) or Limited UK paperbacks

Estimated Page Count - 250

Types of post available: Reviews, extracts, Q&As or limited guest posts

Potential Trigger Warnings: There's a lot of swearing, a little violence, some very graphic sex scenes (one man on man), some nasty traffic accidents and a reference to historical date-rape. Oh, and the dog dies.

19 year old Sean hasn't seen his father since he was twelve. His mother has never really told him why. An argument with her leads to him moving to the other side of the country to live with him.


The one thing they have in common is the friendship of a girl called Rhiannon.


Over the course of one summer Sean experiences sexual awakenings from all angles, discovers the fleeting nature of friendship and learns to cope with rejection.


Meanwhile, his father, Martin struggles to reconnect with Sean, while trying delicately to turn down the increasingly inappropriate advances of a girl he sees as a surrogate daughter and keep a struggling marriage alive.


Gap Years is an exploration of what it means to be a man in the 21st Century, trying to reject the social conditioning of the past and embrace a tolerant vision of the future from two very different perspectives – neatly hidden inside a funny story about unrequited love.

About Dave Holwill

Dave Holwill was born in Guildford in 1977 and quickly decided that he preferred the Westcountry – moving to Devon in 1983 (with some input from his parents).

After an expensive (and possibly wasted) education there, he has worked variously as a postman, a framer, and a print department manager (though if you are the only person in the department then can you really be called a manager?) all whilst continuing to play in every kind of band imaginable on most instruments you can think of.

Gap Years is his third novel – following on the heels of Weekend Rockstars and The Craft Room, and he is currently working on the fourth (a folk horror set in his native mid-Devon) and a sequel to Weekend Rockstars.

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