Coin of the Realm

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  • Title: Coin of the Realm
  • Author: MichaelMurphy
  • ISBN: 9781634775328
  • Page: 104
  • Format: ebook
Coin of the Realm

☆ Coin of the Realm ✓ MichaelMurphy, Coin of the Realm, MichaelMurphy, Coin of the Realm Timothy Mitchell worked his way from humble beginnings to graduate school in Washington DC The end is in sight but so are his funds Determined not to let his dream slip through his fingers Timothy goes from part time jobs to modeling for art classes to stripping and finally to working as an escort to pay his tuition The nation s capital is full of powerful men and seTimothy M ☆ Coin of the Realm ✓ MichaelMurphy - Coin of the Realm, Coin of the Realm Timothy Mitchell worked his way from humble beginnings to graduate school in Washington DC The end is in sight but so are his funds Determined not to let his dream slip through his fingers Timothy g

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About “MichaelMurphy

  • MichaelMurphy

    Who am I One of these days I need to decided what I want to be when I grow up I am a middle aged man, born in the far reaches of upstate New York parts that give the word rural meaning Now I live in Washington, DC When one of those milestone birthdays hit me and scared the crap out of me, I realized there were years behind me than there were in front of me My mortality hit me like someone dropping a load of bricks on me With that realization, I constructed a bucket list of things I absolutely had to do in the years hopefully many that I have left Writing a book was one of them and was near the top My biggest influences when growing up were my two grandmothers Both were ferociously strong women who were widowed way too young and had to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives and try to put them back together again And they did They were incredible women and I adored them both.These women loved to read and to tell stories, so it just always seemed a natural thing for me to want to do the same One Christmas when I had a break from work for a few days I had an idea just a simple single flash of an idea I sat down at my computer and typed out the one sentence idea And then I thought for a moment And then I started typing again and like magic this story started to pour out of me I was amazed, in awe, floored by what was happening It was like the characters were coming to life and telling their story and I was just tagging along for the ride I typed as fast as my fingers would fly across the keys one of the 17 jobs I had while I was going to college was typist, so I m a pretty fast typist I couldn t wait to see what happened next It was the most amazing experience I think I ve ever had Okay, maybe not THE most amazing, but it ranks right up there near the top.My boyfriend finally came to me a couple of days into this,sat down, looked so serious, and asked, Are you mad at me I assured him that no, I was not mad I had just been kidnapped by my two characters who refused to let me go He sort of believed me When I handed him a printout of the entire book he really believed me, although he wasn t all that thrilled about the book What can I say, he is a biomedical scientist who primarily reads non fiction The fact that I got him to read any fiction was a huge step.I sent my finished book to Dreamspinner Press Much to my shock and surprise they accepted it Out of the hundreds of unsolicited manuscripts that they receive every year they only accept a tiny fraction from new, unknown authors and I was part of that tiny fraction When I got the news I was riding on the subway to work one morning I screamed and hugged the man sitting next to me I don t have a clue who he was and I m sure I scared the crap out of him, even though I tried to explain why I was so happy When I got to work, a co worker joined me in doing a happy dance.Once I started writing the spirit of my departed grandmothers started taking over and story after story started to come out Dreamspinner and Harmony Ink Press have published a total of eight books so far, with the next one due out in a few weeks Three additional books are under contract, scheduled to appear in the months ahead.When I m not writing, I m editing and proofing, proofing and editing When not doing that I work for a small organization in downtown DC located a few hundred yards from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue My work is primarily IT project management which can be thrilling and at other times drive me to distraction All in all, I d rather be writing If people keep buying my books in the same way they have I might actually be able to consider that as an option Oh, please Oh, please Oh, please



358 thoughts on “Coin of the Realm

  • Michael Murphy is a fairly new author for me, and I loved his excellent historical novel A Night at the Ariston Baths which I reviewed in April for Gay Book Reviews However, I m not familiar enough with Murphy s body of work to know if Coin of the Realm is an anomaly, but this book just did not work for me.As a political science graduate student and political junkie, Timothy Mitchell is in his element in Washington D.C But when he finds himself literally counting pennies to make his rent despite [...]


  • Coin of The Realm by Michael Murphy is my first read by this author I am all for fairy tale romances and this read can be categorized as one but it did not float my boat at all It was not believable and all the predictable twists and turns were not able to glam up the read any further.There was very little depth to the characters and I could not connect with them Jared and Timothy s romance was unconventional and could have been really hot if you are into the clandestine affair type but the auth [...]


  • 3.5 Stars for this Busy Book This story is chock full of random things that tie together to create a most interesting book Timothy s savings aren t providing him with enough money to pay tuition, make rent and eat, so he turns to a series of vastly different part time jobs with varying degrees of success When his roommate suggests he become an escort, he finds success, but then he gets a client for which he has to go through quite a process to see See is not literal, however, because he must wea [...]


  • 3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.This was a fun, albeit somewhat bizarre story about Timothy, a college student who finds it expensive to live in DC and go to school than he expected Out of options, he tries nude modeling, which doesn t work out so well, and then moves on to escorting to pay the bills.The story quickly picks up when Timothy is hired for an anonymous client He is subjected to being blindfolded, taken to somewhat remote locations, strip searched, etc before actually meeting s [...]


  • When the blurb of a book says it is about a student who works as a hooker to earn some money, meets the president of the United States and the 2 fall in love, you know better than expect this to be anywhere near realistic.On the other hand, gay romance and realistic are probably as contrarian as fire and ice, so whatThe story of the student and the president was really nice to read There was very little angst view spoiler except for one kidnapping situation hide spoiler and sometimes it was a li [...]


  • I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars Michael Murphy is a new to me author While the premise of Coin of the Realm was inventive, and did elicit emotions with me in the beginning of the novel, I felt the execution was slightly off Timothy is a grad student in Washington, DC, trying to live off of two part time positions in order to afford the cost of living in one of the most expensive cities in the US Timothy tries his hand at posing for art students, and th [...]


  • I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads This is an entertaining read which I could imagine as a tv mini series possibly due to a mild addiction to Scandal The pace is quite variable, which does an effective job of adding to the behaviour changes and uncertainty that Timothy demonstrates before his rather unexpected liaison I liked the premise behind the story as it opens up a discussion about politics that is no doubt long overdue did I buy into how it all transpi [...]


  • Coin of the Realm by Michael Murphy is a contemporary political romance Timothy Mitchell is a struggling Political Science student who, like many students, is low on money Unlike most students though, Timothy solves this problem with his body first as an art model, then as a stripper and finally as an escort That s where he meets the high powered mystery man who steals his heart.Coin of the Realm had so much potential The premise could have gone any number of ways, but at least for me, it fell s [...]


  • I did win this in a competition and the politics theme would mean I probably wouldn t have picked it on my own.This was quite the saga Cinderfella Timothy hits cash rock bottom paying jobs anyone and moves from live modelling to stripping to escort he was upset about being posed for the modelling but was ok escorting He did seem a bit naive heading into cars and alleys with unknown people Though I think Agent Robinson is the best guy in this book.We then took a bigger turn into unlikely with Jar [...]


  • A ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords Review This review can also be found here.Timothy is struggling to make ends meet as he tries to put himself through college When one after the other jobs don t pan out, Timothy ends up becoming an escort.Then one day he gets called on to service a high profile guy But just how powerful is this guy Timothy is just about to find out how much Timothy finds himself in a fairy tale only to realise that every good fairy tale has behind it an equally evil villain.Coin [...]


  • 2 heart review for Love Bytes ReviewsA copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review This review was originally posted at Love Bytes Reviews, please visit lovebytesreviews to see this and many reviews, interviews, and giveaways This story starts with Timothy, a starving college student, as he is trying to come up with ways to make enough money to pay his rent, and stay in school He s a political science student attending a university in Washington DC, and he s rapidly burnt th [...]


  • Let me start off by saying, despite its slight flaws,this is a five star book Timothy is a college student at a university in Washington DC who us very low on finances Being a good looking guy, he tried modeling for art classes at college, but that ended when a professor grabbed his privates while attempting to position his body for a class He then had one evening as an exotic dancer But, his true calling came as an escort He generally liked the work and the money was good He received a call fro [...]


  • Title Coin of the RealmAuthor Michael MurphySeries StandalonePublisher Dreamspinner PressReviewer SheilaRelease Date August 15, 2016Genre s Gay RomancePage Count 210Heat Level 3.5 flames out of 5Rating 4 stars out of 5Blurb Timothy Mitchell worked his way from humble beginnings to graduate school in Washington, DC The end is in sight but so are his funds Determined not to let his dream slip through his fingers, Timothy goes from part time jobs to modeling for art classes, to stripping, and final [...]


  • 2.88 stars Political Grad student, Timothy Mitchell, has worked is way up in life to just now realize that the funds he saved up, are quickly diminishing Unfortunately, he did not correctly calculate the cost of graduate school and living in Washington, DC therefore causing him to quickly think outside the box to get the needed funds He rapidly goes from being a nude model, to stripping and then finally working as an escort Not too soon after he puts up an online ad with the help of his roommate [...]


  • Book Coin of the RealmAuthor Michael MurphyRating 3.75 StarsIf you found yourself in a crossroads give up everything you had worked really hard to achieve or do what you had to keep it even if it meant selling your body could you do it or would you walk away Timothy Mitchell is the guy who had come from nothing but worked hard and finally made it to graduate school in D.C but now he is a bind because the part time isn t enough to survive on in this expensive city and his savings is all dried up [...]


  • I really enjoyed this book The premise of the book is a little unrealistic, but come on people its fiction The story really worked for me Maybe it was because I just came off a really bad read, but the characters just clicked for me I stayed up super late in a blanket tent so I didn t wake my husband up reading Totally worth it Timothy is a struggling grad student He is quickly running out of funds and his two part time jobs are barely supplying rent money He first tried nude modeling for the ar [...]


  • The dialogue is a little too formal and stilted for me I found it hard to believe quite a few things about this story, but mostly my problems lay in the how unnatural the dialogue was There were way too many sappy comments, monologues and conversations I found the characters likable and thought they seemed well suited for one another, although I wondered about the age difference for most of the book There is a lot that happens in this story and while it may only cover about a year total, Timothy [...]


  • 3.5 starsAnother one of the would have been 5 reads In the beginning it felt too rushed, like just the bare essentials were told and the stuff to flesh it out was missing Nevertheless I liked it a lot Then there were two scenes where Timothy just acted too over the top, irrational, and that took away most of my reading fun Add to that the unreal ending well, at least for this reader and there you go 4 stars.



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