I think I stuffed this one
up, but it’s too late to change things no. I’m going to go with the fact that I’m
not American and 4th of July is just a date on a calendar to me, and normally
in the time when I’m always the most stress as its TAX time.
I say I think because I honestly
can’t remember where the link originated from, so I can’t double check and make
sure I AM doing it right
Anyway, here’s my flash
fiction, hope you enjoy it, even if it doesn’t make the rest of the hop
His hand was hesitant, though I’m not sure how you
could really call the sliding of a hand over my thigh before cupping my hand
hesitant, but I knew it was. I knew it took a lot of courage for him to make
that sort of move. There were two reasons why I knew this, one, was that we’d
have been best friends for longer than I wish to say, you know, don’t want to
date myself or anything. The other was that up until the party last night I’d
always been told he was straight.
It wasn’t that I thought it, he’d always told me this.
Told everyone, maybe a little too much around the time I’d come out, which in
retrospect could have been the reason why he did, but that didn’t mean I hadn’t
believed him. Hell, I’d never been given a reason to think he swung my way.
The party, though, as alcohol shut down inhibitions
and allowed you to do things you wouldn’t while sober.
His had been a kiss, it wasn’t really the first time a
straight guy had kissed me, I hung around a bunch of them, and it was quite
easy for them to use me in gay chicken or drunken dares. I didn’t particularly
mind, hell most of the time I many have asked for it, without them knowing
that’s what I wanted, but my jackoff material got boring after a while and I
needed the flesh of someone else on me, even for a minute to help push me over
the edge at some nights as I remembered back.
He’s kissed me without a reason, and without a gang of
guys watching us. Well, they did end up watching us, because I don’t really
think most of my mates were as straight as they’d said they were, but that
wasn’t really the point.
We’d had a fun night from that first kiss, one of
nakedness and sweat and fluids, that I was sure would be forgotten, or simply
put up as a drunken fuck, it was his specialty after all. Instead, here he was,
in my car as I drove him home, reaching out, connecting us. Hope bubbled in my
Apparently, he wanted more.
Well, I definitely wasn’t going to complain, after all
he’d been the one I’d wanted to kiss me than anything all those years ago.
Week 99 is
Keeping It Sexyand we’re thinking about all
the wonderful things that lovers do to and for each other. Think about those
special vacations, those sexy beach or mountain homes or maybe it’s just a fun
day at the spa.
Hmm… I don’t think I have these moments, mostly
because I don’t write them, I generally only write a moment, not the whole journey.
I am hoping for a few like that but for now…nothing…so I’m going to go with
this snippet, it’s not vacationing, but it’s one mate taking care of the other.
“You really are gorgeous.”
“That’s a first,” Phil said with a smile. “No one’s ever called me that
“I don’t know why,” Craig whispered dropping down closer, his breath
fanning over Phil’s face. “You’re all kinds of fuckable to me.”
Phil laughed right in the guy’s face. Couldn’t help it.
“Good, huh?” Craig’s smile was wide, his eyes bright, hot, making Phil
swallow the laughter on a shiver. That caught in his chest as a moan as Craig
took his lips with a fieriness that made Phil forget everything and everyone.
He was onlyin Craig’s arms as he
wrapped his own around the man’s shoulders, pulling him down on top of himself.
His body buzzed with heat, lust—a hum that was only going to go away if
he could get Craig closer. The pull at his shoulder and chest made it a little
harder for him to throw his weight into the need, but the dull flush of pain
didn’t overpower that need.
He just wanted to get Craig closer to him.
“Shit, mate, ya gotta stop before you open yourself up again,” Craig
said, though he wasn’t really attempting to get away.
And onto the pimping and other random facts linked
to this hop
Okay so here’s another little Excerpt of
the Lakehouse Security #5. The working title is Persistent Love. This is Aiden’s love story. I think I’ve hit a
groove with this story. I hope. *fingers crossed*
(Please note that this is an unedited
When Aiden woke up he felt heat on his
back. He reached an arm around him to pull that warmed all the way around him.
When he felt a hard muscled shoulder he nearly jumped off the bed, but then an
arm came around to steady him.
just me. Go back to sleep,” Justin said pulling him closer.
Well, that just woke Aiden up in more ways
than one, not that Aiden would tell Justin about his erection or about the fact
that he could feel Justin’s against his ass. He lifted
Justin’s arm off of him.
off me or I’m going to kick your ass,” Aiden said and immediately regretted it
because somehow his head hurt worse today than it did yesterday.
think you’re good Justin. I don’t think he means it.” Danny said from somewhere
in the room.
are you here?” Aiden said to Danny.
Danny made this high pitched sound which
sent Aiden’s head over the edge with pain. Aiden gripped his head and
moaned. Justin reached around him and pressed the button for the nurse. Justin
kissed him gently on the top of his head and moved off the bed. Aiden rolled
onto his back, keeping his eyes closed against the harsh lighting of the room.
He could hear Ryan talking to the nurse for him and wondered if all his
brothers were here, except for Zane of course because he was still overseas in
He opened his eyes to see a shitload of
people in his hospital room. He searched the room for the one person he needed
right this second and found Ryan against the back wall. He waved a hand at him
to come to him and then grabbed him up in a hug the second he got close enough.
does my head hurt worse today than it did yesterday?” he asked him against his
brain his just healing. It’s kind of like having a bruise. It looks worse
before it actually starts getting better. Similar concept.” Ryan pulled away.
“I’m having the nurse give you something to take the edge off.”
Aiden nodded. “Thanks,
Just rest, man.” Ryan started to pull away but Aiden grabbed his hand. “I’m
proud of you. Xander is too. You did good on your fist mission, kid.”
Ryan got this funny look on his face and
then smiled. Ryan took Aiden’s hand and bent down to hug him
again. Aiden knew how much his approval meant to his little brothers. Even
Xander seemed to need his praise every now and then. Aiden wasn’t sure why that
was but he thought it had something to do with their dad. Out of all of them,
Aiden looked and acted the most like him. It was natural for Aiden to give
orders, even as a kid, and his siblings listened most of the time. Xander was
the only one that seemed to consult with him more than he actually followed
Aiden looked over at Xander, who nodded at
him. Ryan let him go and straightened. He squeezed his hand one last time
before walking over to where Danny stood next to Xander. Xander had a dufflebag
in his hand but he couldn’t ask about it because the nurse
came in with some medication.
After the nurse gave him the meds and left
he shut his eyes. He could hear Danny and Ryan arguing about something but
Aiden didn’t really care to know about what. The familiarity of if
comforted him. He turned onto his side, away from the harsh lighting. He heard
Justin’s long strides walk across the room to him. He couldn’t say how he knew
it was Justin, but he did. It was as if the man was ingrained into his DNA.
He didn’t think
he’d be able to sleep but then Justin started rubbing his back again.
used to do that for us.” Ryan said from somewhere in the room.
has trouble sleeping,” Justin said softly.
we know. We live with him. You’d know to if you stop fucking with him and stay
around.” Danny’s voice sounded firm and had a level of menace to it that Aiden
hadn’t heard out of him in quite a while. That tone of Danny’s said more than
anything that his relationship with Justin had effected everyone, not just him.
Xander said but Danny cut him off.
Xand. I know this asshat’s your friend and he’s like family, but damn it.
Someone has to say something here. You come in and out of his life like he’s
your favorite pet yo-yo. Don’t you get it yet, man. He feels things deeper than
most people,” Danny nearly yelled out this last part.
Aiden turned, laying on his back again,
forcing Justin’s hand away from him. “Enough,” he whispered looking at
Danny. Danny wanted to protest but wouldn’t. The tick in his jaw and the look
he gave Justin said more than any words could have.
book comes out September 15th. Visit my website for current
information about the Lakehouse Security series and all my other books.
Max doesn't usually leave
loose ends. Except, this time, he did, and now it has reached into his world
and taken his most precious part of it, Asher. Frantic to get his lover back,
Max comes up with a plan. One that won't fail. But what happens...when it does?
Max is aware of his error in
not tying up that loose end, one Wyatt Jackson. He just didn't think the man
had it in him to bite back. Not after everything that happened to him over a
year ago. But when Asher goes missing and the former Congressman takes the
credit for the kidnapping, Max comes up with a few plans of his own. The only
problem is, this time, those well thought out, perfectly planned, sequence of
events that were supposed to defeat the bad guy and get Asher back in his
protective arms, did not play out as perfectly as Max thought they would. And
because of that, this time, neither Asher nor Max may make it out alive.
About the book
I redid the trailer for
Until You and it was the first time I used video in a video. It really made a
difference. So I wanted to highlight that video along with the one for I
Believe Now. The Until You video really sets the tone for the two books which
is very “city” and dark. The videos I used within the video for Until You were
all a cities at night and so captured that mood. I love the music for Until You
video as well. It’s called Fancy Footwork by LynnMusic. It’s a full on piece
that starts out slow and pulsating, rather ominous and pensive. But then it develops
into something big, like something important is happening, something amazing is
approaching, which fit, in my opinion, the aura of Until You.The video for I Believe Now is much choppier,
more urban, a little bit down and dirty. The music is right there, already in
the thick of things. I love the way it falls, too, especially toward the end
when there’s the reveal of the possibility that all of Max’s plans just may not
go the way he thinks they will. That even he can be fallible. Something he
can’t afford to be in his dark world. The music really punches that home. So I
really like both of these videos and hope you do, too.
If you will also notice,
like in a lot of sequels, the covers are similar. This is the first sequel I
have been able to have a second cover for. Ice Dragon Tales had started out as
two books due to its length. My publisher at the time split it and I had every
intention of having similar covers for that one, too, but the second book never
made it out before Silver Publishing collapsed. When Amber Allure published it,
they published it as one book which was a thrill for me.So honestly, this is the first time I have
had a second book in a series come out. I had the express privilege of working with
Tracy Soxie Weston on both covers. She is brilliant.So make sure to check out the covers in the
videos as well. Here’s the first video for Until You: