Monday, 6 July 2015

Cover Beauty



Art sells the book; it’s the first thing we see, and some we’ll buy just from appeal.


 
Artist Meredith Russell
The Making of a Man series by Diane Adams

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Midsummer Blog Hop



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

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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 chest.
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. 

#MySexySaturday



Week 99 is Keeping It Sexy and 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 before.”
“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 only  in 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

Friday, 3 July 2015

April's Interlude



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 Excerpt)

WIP Excerpt

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.
“It’s 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.
“Get 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.
“I think you’re good Justin. I don’t think he means it.” Danny said from somewhere in the room.
“Why 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 the military.
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. “Why does my head hurt worse today than it did yesterday?” he asked him against his ear.
“You’re 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, baby brother.”
“Sure. 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’s orders.
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.
“Mom used to do that for us.” Ryan said from somewhere in the room.
“He has trouble sleeping,” Justin said softly.
“Yeah, 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.
“Danny,” Xander said but Danny cut him off.
“No, 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.

This book comes out September 15th. Visit my website for current information about the Lakehouse Security series and all my other books.


Also visit my blog www.writerparilkelley.blogspot.com every Friday for a sneak peek and what Bronwyn Heeley is working on!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

I Believe Now by Hurri Cosmo Book Tour


TOUR DATES: June 29 - July 10 hosted by
Indigo
SERIES: Until You #2
PUBLISHER:  Fireborn Publishing
RELEASE DATE:  June 26, 2015
GENRE:  M/M Romance
TAGS:  Contemporary, Established Couple, Mystery/Suspense, Romance
PAIRING: Male/Male
HEAT LEVEL:  3 Flames
LENGTH:  Novel Length


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 trailers

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:

video

And here is the video for I Believe Now:

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Cover Reveal



Because it’s gone up on my side bar, I feel I should actually have a official cover reveal 
So here’s the cover for my m-preg that should be coming out on the 1st of September 2015
What you think???


Cover art by Carmen Waters
Ben’s Wolf Surprise
(Second Pack of Cameron #1)