Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine Presents ~ Sweat by Coco Gem

Please welcome Coco Gem author of Sweat.

Coco Gem will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



by Coco Gem


GENRE:  Erotica/Romance



  1. One thing I want my readers to know about me that isn’t included in my bio— I’m a sixth generation only child. And my son, who is 14, is a seventh generation only child. We are all one and done.
  2. Future plans for writing: I’d love to see my name on the NYT Bestseller list. I want to write a full-length novel one day, but I don’t have the attention span for that many words right now. I’d love to publish a book of my short stories. I’m a huge J. California Cooper fan, but my stories very rarely have happy endings. I’d also love to write something that can be adapted to film.
  3. I don’t belong to a critique group, but I send everything I write to my best friend. She is extremely critical. I’d love to join a group that offered honest criticism, but my life doesn’t allow for it right now.
  4. I decided to share my work for the first time after a major breakup. I was in a really bad space… I was kind of depressed and just wanted to share what I was feeling, so I wrote a story and published it on Amazon. It helped me heal, and people loved it.
  5. I write outlines. I have a really short attention span, so it’s hard for me to sit and write off the top of my head. However, I very rarely stick to the outlines once I start writing.
  6. I have a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. It’s not necessarily a hobby, but my study of human behavior and psychology does carry over into my characters. I’ve been obsessed with human behavior my whole life, and I rely on what I’ve learned to make my characters dynamic and believable.
  7. I have not started my next project, but I have several ideas…
  8. Favorite actor: Morgan Freeman. Actress: Jessica Lange/ Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
  9. Favorite reality show: Love and Hip Hop. It’s so deliciously mindless and completely ridiculous and really a break from my “real” life
  10. I write because adult life is difficult to navigate, and writing allows me an escape from the difficulty from real life. At first, writing was a hobby. It was how I crept away from the responsibilities of my day.





“The Tryst” tells the story of one woman desperate for the approval of her very dominant partner and the lengths she is willing to go to in order to earn it.
“Me, Her, and Him” suggests that the best way to get over an old man is to get under a new one… especially when his gorgeous wife comes as part of the deal.
From stories of love and passion like “The Elevator” to stories of sheer carnal, insatiable desire like “Bad Girl,” Sweat chronicles the stories of women who take control of their sexuality and go after what satisfies them most—at any cost.






The room is quiet. I am straining to hear what you’re doing, but I don’t hear a sound. I am beginning to wonder if you left the room when I feel your lips on my left ankle. I shiver. I hope you approve of the red heels I wore for you. Your kisses leave my ankle, travel up my calf and to my thigh. Lost in the feeling of your lips on my skin, I moan softly, and abruptly, your kisses cease.






AUTHOR Bio and Links:


CoCo Gem was born on June 1, 1982, in Washington DC. An only child to older parents, CoCo became an avid reader at a young age, and has always had a love for words. “I didn’t have any siblings, so I found my friends in books,” CoCo says. “It wasn’t long before I’d read every book on my bookshelf and was asking for weekly library visits.” All throughout school, CoCo maintained As in English, and she went on to major in English Arts at Hampton University. She graduated and became a high school English teacher, and, for the next 9 years, shared her love of literature and writing with high school students in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

CoCo is an avid fiction writer who tends to focus on the less explored aspects of humanity, including overwhelming sexuality, the heaviness of human emotion, and the constant battle of consciousness. She has several published short stories available for purchase on Amazon, and she continues to write and publish stories on her personal website, Sweat is CoCo’s first book. Set to release in June, Sweat is a compilation of erotic short stories and poems that explore the sexual limits of her characters and entice readers to be more exploratory in their own sexual practices.

CoCo is currently working as a freelance writer/editor and content developer, helping entrepreneurs to develop the content necessary to build their websites and promote themselves. She is also ghostwriting two novels, and is planning to collaborate with other authors in the future. CoCo has one 14-year-old son and lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She sees herself one day landing on the New York Times Bestseller list… if she can ever sit still long enough to write a novel of her own.







Coco Gem will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.




16 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Sweat by Coco Gem

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown
    July 10, 2017

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. Mai Tran
    July 10, 2017

    Where did you write your first book and how old were you?

    • CoCo
      July 10, 2017

      I’m not a novelist… I don’t have the attention span for long stories. I have always written short stories, though, and I published my first short about 3 years ago, at 32. I’ve always written, but until about 2 years ago, I never knew I could make a career writing short stories. Sweat is my first book.

    • Alisa Renee
      July 10, 2017

      Sweat is my first book… but I’ve been writing the stories in Sweat for several years. I don’t have the attention span for a novel, so I write mostly short stories and poetry.

  4. achristay
    July 10, 2017

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  5. Rita Wray
    July 10, 2017

    Sounds like a great read.

    • CoCo Gem
      July 10, 2017

      I really hope it is. It’s kinda spicy though… My mother doesn’t know I wrote it. Lol!

  6. Victoria
    July 10, 2017

    Really great interview, thanks for sharing!

  7. bernieblogtest
    July 10, 2017

    What is your favorite book. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    • CoCo Gem
      July 10, 2017

      It’s so hard for me to pinpoint one favorite! I can say that my top three are “The Hour I First Believed” by Wally Lamb, “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, and “Color Purple” by Alice Walker.

      (If you asked me this question tomorrow, I’d probably have a different answer. Lol!)

  8. Dale Wilken
    July 10, 2017

    I loved the excerpt thank you.

  9. Ally Swanson
    July 10, 2017

    Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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