About Charley Descoteaux

I write LGBTQ+ Erotic Romance because watching two (or more!) people figure out how to be happy makes me happy too. Every one of them deserves a beautiful love story, and as long as they keep telling them to me, I’ll keep writing them down. It's the only way I've found to convince them to let me sleep.

A reunion snippet…

Hello Snippetteers!

This week’s snippet is from a brand new story in a brand new series. Elliott House: Quin is also part of a multi-author giveaway, so stick around to the end and I’ll tell you how to get it free!

This snip is from a reunion scene almost fifteen years in the making. It’s a tad more than six sentences, but two of them are single words. ❤

 

Jeremy pushed off from the tree and took one step closer to Quin. After hesitating, he took another, his eyes locked on Quin’s. Jeremy’s lovely hazel eyes were wide and full of heat, and something else. Hope? Surprise? Normally, Quin prided himself on being able to read body language and expressions, to pick up on signals his clients gave so he could better help them. But he couldn’t read Jeremy. His frustration threatened to spill out between them with inappropriate force. Before Jeremy could take a third step, and stand inside Quin’s personal space, Quin stepped back.

 

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🏳️‍🌈 I’m so excited to be part of a new LGBTQ+ themed free book release! I’ve joined together with a group of other wide-released authors to bring you 11 brand new FREE stories from 13 authors.

Read book one in a new Buchanan House spin-off series—Elliott House: Quin. Get your free copy of this angsty second chance Romance with tons of hurt/comfort!

Click here to get to the event!

 

Elliott House: Quin

Henry “Quin” Quinones made a horrible mistake when he was seventeen. The next day, his secret high school boyfriend had vanished. Quin thought his bad judgement caused Jeremy to abandon him, and he’s been hurt, angry, and alone since that day.

When Jeremy heard his secret high school boyfriend had died in a tragic accident, he ran away. Lost and grieving, he tried to create a life far from that disaster, in a world without the boy he loved.

They both had it wrong.

Fifteen years later, Quin has worked hard to make a life for himself as a social worker at the Elliott Foundation House. He loves his job helping LGBTQIA+ youth get off the streets, and he’s living on-site to escape the loneliness that defines his off-hours.

When Quin gets a text from Jeremy out of the blue, he almost doesn’t respond. But maybe if he hears Jeremy’s side of the story, he can finally leave the past behind and move on.

Can the truth be enough to heal fifteen years of pain, and give them a second chance at forever?

Click here to get your free copy!

A back door snippet…

Hello Snippetteers!

This week’s snippet is from a brand new short erotic Romance that’s free through July 15th! Read to the end & find out how to get your copy!

Back Door Stories: Joey is first in a spin-off series of bite-sized erotic romances in the Buchanan House world centering on the back door hookup culture at the camp. Series readers might recognize Joey from Safe House, but will probably like him more here. ❤ The story is all from Joey’s point of view, and the first line is his.

 

“Can I bum one of those?”

He took a drag of his smoke, lighting up full smirking lips. I listened to him exhale as he slowly emerged from the shadows. The fairy lights caught on his white tank, illuminating a lusciously-muscled body. He leaned a bulky forearm on the railing, dangling his smoke from long graceful fingers and absently flicking ash into the flower bed.

“If that’s what you’re looking to put in your mouth, sure.” He scoffed, as though he knew what I was there for.

 

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Load up your Kindle & enjoy some Red Hot Summer MM Romance!  81 top M/M Romance authors have come together to make your summer reading sizzle, many writing new stories just for this event!

My contribution is a brand new short in the Buchanan House world, and first in a spin-off series of bite-sized erotic romances. Click here, or on any of the pictures in this post, to get to the event!

Back Door Stories: Joey

I’m a stone cold player. One night a week.

Six nights, I take care of the elderly residents of a care home. Thursdays, I crash welcome parties at a swanky LGBTQ hotel near my small town. My heart got broken once and it wrecked me. Now I get a happy ending every Thursday night.

Guests enter through the front door of Buchanan House and a hookup culture thrives around back.

Partially thanks to me.

When the weekly welcome party doesn’t pan out, I knock on the back door of a second-floor room. Sometimes I’m disappointed, but most of the time the door opens on the kind of anonymous encounter I live for.

One Thursday night I meet a man who changes everything.

Click here or the picture of the hot guy on the beach to get to the sizzling free reads!

 

Red Hot Summer M/M Romance Freebies!

Load up your Kindle & enjoy some Red Hot Summer MM Romance! Over 60 top M/M Romance authors have come together to make your summer reading sizzle, many writing new stories just for this event!

My contribution is a brand new short in the Buchanan House world, and first in a new spin-off series of bite-sized erotic romances. Click here, or on any of the pictures in this post, to get to the event!

Back Door Stories: Joey

Joey is a player. Every Thursday.

Six nights a week, Joey cares for the elderly residents of a nursing home. On Thursdays he crashes welcome parties at Buchanan House, an LGBTQ+ retreat on the outskirts of his small town on the Central Oregon coast. Joey had his heart broken a decade ago, and he gave up on love. Now he makes do with a different type of happy ending to his Thursday evenings.

Guests enter through the front doors of Buchanan house and a hookup culture thrives around the back. When welcome parties don’t pan out, Joey knocks on the back door of a second-floor room. Sometimes he’s disappointed, but most weeks he enjoys a perfectly anonymous encounter.

One Thursday night he finds more than he expected.

Only available through this event, July 1-15th!

A slightly uncomfortable snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Pride Month!

I know it’s been Pride Month for over two weeks, but since I won’t be attending any in-person events this summer I’m going to milk this month for all it’s worth.

❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜

This week’s snippet is from the Buchanan House series epilogue, Anniversary Weekend (which is now available separately from the boxset :)). The first line is Derek’s, and this is a good intro to the conflict the guys face in this short.

 

“We should keep this place as a hookup spot and leave it at that.”

Tim stilled and tried not to give anything away. Judging by Derek’s quiet snickers, he failed.

“We’ve all used the boathouse for…privacy. Sure, make it look nice, keep it in good repair, but don’t let the guests in.”

“Well…”

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If you’re on Instagram and love working men and competitions where the prizes are ebooks, check out this link! Follow me on Insta and you could win a copy of Anniversary Weekend (or book one of the series, if you haven’t read it yet :)). Check out my giveaway post on Instagram for more ways to enter!

18 authors are taking part in this Insta event and you can find a full list here, each with their own prizes: https://rjscott.co.uk/IG_Hop

 

If you can’t wait for the end of the Insta event & just have to read Anniversary Weekend now, click here and choose your favorite retailer! 🖤

New(ish) Release: Anniversary Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Six!

You asked for it & now it’s here! Anniversary Weekend solo (outside of the boxset) is available at all the major retailers!

To celebrate, I visited RJ Scott to chat about Anniversary Weekend, my future writing plans, and my favorite book! Click the graphic below to head over to RJ’s blog. You could win an ebook of Anniversary Weekend or book one in the series!

 

Anniversary Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Six

Attend a surprise wedding at Buchanan House, and revisit the happy couples from the series!

The Buchanan House family is preparing for the 5th anniversary of their grand opening. Everyone will be there for the festivities which include a Guest Chef Night Ryan has been agonizing over for weeks, and a sweet surprise wedding!

This story is best enjoyed as an epilogue to the series and is NOT a standalone.

Choose your favorite retailer!

 

💜 Bonus Scene Collection! Family & Family Found 💜

Do you love stories about created families? 

I do and have teamed up with the lovely RJ Scott and 14 talented authors to bring you a wonderful collection of bonus scenes focused on family and found family!

This collection is only available for four days—grab your free copy now!

Most of my books focus on a created family so it wasn’t easy to decide which world to write in for this collection. I landed on the Kink Awakenings family—probably because they were fresh in my mind, because I love all my guys. 😊

My contribution to the collection takes place between Satin Sheets and Velvet Cuffs and features two types of happy endings—no spoilers here, though, you’ll have to download your copy to see what I mean. 😉

Read “Love Like a Thunderbolt,” and scenes by these amazing authors: BA Tortuga, Beth Bolden, C F White , David C Dawson, Emy Calirel, Jacki James, JP Sayle, K. Evan Coles, RJ Scott,  Susan Scott Shelley & Chantal Mer (co-authors), Talia Carmichael, Vicki Locey.

 

 

Click here, or any of the graphics in this post, to get to BookFunnel and download the collection. You’ll be glad you did! 🖤

 

A Found Family snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

This week I’m snipping from Nesting Habits because it’s featured the Family & Found Family Promotion with some of my favorite authors!! Read on after the snip for details on how you can find the other books in the promotion!

My snip is exactly six sentences long! Those are the rules (rules I made! *lol*) but I’m usually not a stickler for obeying them. It’s pretty obvious what’s happened before this snip so I’ll just say that Lee and Phil are in Phil’s Jeep.

 

“Thanks for lunch,” Lee said, and turned to look at the hot guy in the car with him. The hot guy who’d just gone down on him a few yards away from the flipping trail, for shit’s sake. The guy who’d made him crazy before he ever touched him.

Phil smiled and turned his head, hands tight on the wheel. It was an honest-to-goodness full-blown smile, and it hit Lee like warm rays of sunshine after months of nothing but rain. “Find something good on the radio?”

 

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You’re invited to the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, to read more snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction!

Join me and over 40 M/M Romance authors as we celebrate our favorite family & found family books!

Whether you enjoy angsty reads or lean toward lighthearted fare, you’ll find something in the Family & Found Family Promotion, run by the amazing RJ Scott!

While you’re there, check out the other books—your TBR list might not thank you, but your heart will.

Click here to get to the promo!

 

Nesting Habits

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumber’s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens.

Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls he’s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and music…maybe even family. But there’s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

Lee has a good life—working with his uncle and on his mother’s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleases—but he’s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is.

Phil isn’t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesn’t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

Now available at Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Amazon!

💕 Family & Family Found 💕

Join me and over 40 M/M Romance authors as we celebrate our favorite family & found family books!

Whether you enjoy angsty reads or lean toward lighthearted fare, you’ll find something in the Family & Found Family event, run by the amazing RJ Scott!

Family can break you, and family can make you whole. In my book Nesting Habits, Phil learns that a rough past doesn’t have to define your future. If you love reading about broken men who find love and peace with their family of the heart, you’ll be glad you grabbed Nesting Habits.

While you’re there, check out the other books—your TBR list might not thank you, but your heart will.

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Nesting Habits

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumber’s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens.

Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls he’s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and music…maybe even family. But there’s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

Lee has a good life—working with his uncle and on his mother’s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleases—but he’s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is.

Phil isn’t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesn’t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

Here’s a teaser, from the first sex-in-the-park scene (there are two, btw 😉).

Phil took a slow deep breath, and Lee silently begged him not to stop. He didn’t much care what Phil had in mind, only that he keep going with it. A moment later, the trembling stopped and that tiny smile appeared at the left corner of Phil’s mouth.

The sounds of Lee’s breathing filled up the clearing, loud and ragged. He opened his mouth, but before he could speak, Phil pulled his hand down over Lee’s nipple. Nobody had ever touched him there before, and his nipple was so hard, even that short contact through his shirt almost hurt. The heat of Phil’s hand moved up between his pecs and stopped for a moment, over his heart.

He was so glad he worked out as Phil’s hand moved across his chest again, then down over his ribs, so slowly it was maddening. Lee sweated and popped Advil regularly, telling himself he pushed too hard so he could take off his shirt on stage—but he’d never done that. Lee watched Phil’s face until that hand made it to his obliques. Phil added his other hand and gripped him just above the waist, and Lee’s eyes fell closed as he moaned. Thoughts of bringing his incline bench out to Portland or maybe trying one of those low-fat diets skated through his mind.

“Shhh.” Phil shushed him at the same time he moved one hand to rest against Lee’s stomach. With the other, Phil gripped his waist tighter and kneaded just a bit. When he went on, Phil’s voice was a whisper that came from between Lee’s rapidly heating thighs. “We’re not very far from the trail. Sound travels out here.”

Phil didn’t move for what felt like ages. Lee nodded, his eyes still closed, and Phil trailed both palms down over his thighs. They reached his knees, squeezed gently, and then retraced their path back up to the waistband of Lee’s jeans. And then up and under his T-shirt.

🎃🦇 Happy Half Halloween! ☠️😈

🦇 🕷️ Love Halloween & all things spooky? Me too! So to celebrate Half Halloween, I’m making Metal, Magic & Mayhem available to buy, only on Smashwords! 🦇 🕷️

So far, this short has only been available to newsletter subscribers and members of my Facebook Reader Group. Not everyone is into joining & subscribing though, & that’s cool! Grab your copy with no strings attached!

Hang out with two immoral magicians as they pursue their dreams of fame and fortune…and each other.

Click the book cover or the link below the blurb to get to my store at Smash. Thank you for reading & supporting my indie journey. If you’d like to see more of Dean & Steve drop me a line or leave a comment & let me know. I’m thinking about continuing their story for Halloween & would love to know if you’re interested. 🕷️

 

Metal, Magic, & Mayhem

Dean’s dream is to be a rock star. The fact that he has no musical talent is beside the point. After high school graduation, he and his new best friend, Steve, create a magic act and take it on the road with a heavy metal concert tour.

Steve has a secret: his magic is real. When an unexpectedly small stage forces the boys to improvise, their act goes horribly wrong. Steve is forced to choose between allowing Dean to be killed or risk exposing his secret.

Warnings / Temptations: immoral magicians, off-page murders both spontaneous and premeditated, gore, scenes of a hero in peril, and discussions of unsafe BDSM practices. 🦇

Grab your copy, only at Smashwords! 🕷️

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💕 Focus On: Hurt / Comfort Home Stretch 💕

Love hurt/comfort? Me too! 30 amazing authors have come together to give you a spectacular hurt/comfort collection of MM romance. Ebooks, audio, sales, and more!

The event ends soon, but there’s still time to find your next favorite hurt/comfort read! My contribution is Buchanan House, a bisexual MM Romance with tons of H/C and opposites attract & set at a small LGBTQ beach resort!

The whole Buchanan House series is now available at Apple Books, B&N, and Kobo ~ book one is only .99¢!

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Promotion runs from April 16-30th so don’t wait!

Check out an excerpt from Buchanan House below and don’t forget to visit the BookFunnel page for a peek at the other books. Click on the graphic or the link after the excerpt & happy reading! 💙

Nathan chose that moment to enter, in his pink robe with the ostrich-feather trim. He spoke quickly, almost dancing through the room and toward the aroma of coffee. “Good morning. You don’t mind I borrowed your robe? And this must be Tim. Lovely to meet you, sweetheart. Coffee, then business.” He flounced into the kitchen.

Eric and Tim watched him go. The silence in his wake stretched out a little too long for Eric, who was mortified by the thought Tim might believe the robe belonged to him.

“What’re you planning to do with the place?”

“Run a retreat—a camp. We’re going to call it Buchanan House.”

“You the Buchanans?”

“What? Us? No, not us…. Nathan and I, we’re friends.” Eric wasn’t sure why the air had suddenly evaporated from the room, but he didn’t like the feeling. “We bonded in middle school over the hand dryers in the bathroom. We both used them regularly to combat the effects of swirlies.”

Tim pursed his lips and nodded. He looked like he was trying not to laugh, or getting ready to peck his grandmother on the cheek. Thinking that sent a shiver down Eric’s back.

“It’s for James Buchanan.”

“The president?”

“Yep.” Eric still wasn’t sure how it would go over, but he tried to pretend he didn’t care. “The confirmed bachelor president with a very close male friend. This will be our own little melting pot.”

Tim watched him closely and, after a moment, nodded again.

Eric wasn’t sure what Tim made of all that, but he didn’t seem upset. Actually, he didn’t seem to have much emotion at all. A pang of jealousy stabbed through Eric’s chest. He’d give a lot to feel a little less for a change.

 

Buchanan House

Eric Allen and his bestie buy a neglected hotel on the scenic Oregon coast to fulfill their middle-school dreams of co-owning a B&B. The building is in decent shape but in order to turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams, it’s going to need work.

Tim Tate is a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents, and a body that could grace the pages of a fitness magazine. When he and Eric meet, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Despite the intense attraction, both men are hesitant to fully out themselves by acting on it. But when they give in, it’s obvious that they’ve found something special—and not only in bed.

Before Eric can be free to love the gorgeous handyman they have to make it through the July4th grand opening. With rain that won’t stop and a meddling brother intent on wreaking havoc, can the holiday still go off with a bang?

Visit the Hurt/Comfort event to buy Buchanan House and any of the other incredible books through April 30th! Buchanan House is now available at all the usual retailers for .99¢ through April 30th!