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 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…”

Thank you for reading!

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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?”

 

Thank you for reading!

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!

💕 Focus On: Hurt / Comfort 💕

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!

My contribution is Buchanan House, a bisexual MM Romance with tons of H/C and opposites attract & set at a small LGBTQ beach resort! Read on for a little behind-the-scenes info!

https://books.bookfunnel.com/hurt_comfort/wz7fc8elss

Promotion runs from April 16-30th! Get Buchanan House for .99¢ through April 30th!

My book in the event is Buchanan House—the first book in my first-ever series! It made the USA Today Must-Read Romance list the year of its original release and I’m super proud of it, but it was almost a very different story.

I took a trip to Lincoln City in 2014 before starting a new job—a long weekend at the beach to get some writing done. While I walked on that lovely beach, I started thinking about setting a story at a beach resort. An Oregon-style beach resort. And originally the story was going to be a mystery!

That was scary because I’d never written a mystery, but I saw the opening scene so clearly, so I played around with it for the rest of the day. But then I decided I didn’t want an actual dead guy in the story. We have enough dead queers in literature without me adding to the total on the page.

So then I tried to think of a way to have a compelling mystery without a dead body—something I’m still working on by the way!

By the next day I’d explored enough of the surrounding area to know that I wanted the resort to be a happy and hopeful place, not somewhere people expected bodies to turn up. So, the Buchanan House series was born. Each of the main books in the timeline start with a funeral (and “funeral” is in quotes more than once, you’ll have to read the books to see what I mean) and end with a wedding. The two novellas outside the main timeline—Pride Weekend and Holiday Weekend—don’t have either, but both have HFN endings.

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!

💕 An IRL Happy Ending!💕

My latest book dropped this week, Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakening: Book Three, so of course I spent a some time working on ways to let readers know about it. Since the tropes are second chance, a Dom who thought he understood his kink, and silk and lace, I needed to showcase the silk and lace.

I spent hours looking for pictures on several stock photo sites but none showed me photos of sexy men in lacy lingerie that I would consider using to promote Velvet Cuffs. As you can probably imagine, a lot of the searches turned up MF couples and women in all manner of leather and lace—and hey, I love kinky gals, but that’s not what I was looking for. 😉

So, naturally, I whined and moaned to everyone in my household about the lack of appropriate fetish pix I could use to promote my kinky book. My cats weren’t very helpful but my kid was. (She’s an adult so don’t @ me.)

During my searches, I’d found several photos of Etsy shops offering amazing lingerie for men—including gorgeous pictures that I would have grabbed in a hot second from any stock photo site. So, the kid suggested I contact a seller and ask to use one of their photos in exchange for sharing their link. I’d thought about that for a second or two but not seriously. She convinced me to give it a shot, and I’m so glad I did!

Out of all the shops, I was drawn to CarlWesley. The designs are gorgeous and the photos definitely made me want to hang around and look. I messaged the shop owner and he got back to me within minutes! He was very open to the idea, and he contacted the model to get his permission as well.

Needless to say, this story has a happy ending just like Velvet Cuffs. I’m able to use the lovely photo I had my eye on, and hopefully Wes and Erik will get a boost from it as well.

So, the question on my mind now is This or That? Leather or Lace?

Which do you prefer??

CarlWesley Shop: CarlWesley.com

@carl.wesley.menswear

Model Credit:

Erik Robles
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Instagram: itsdarikrobles

 

Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakenings: Book Three

Josh Keller never thought he’d host a wedding reception—his kink club is a place where he tends bar and chains willing men to the padded wall in his private room. He also never thought he’d see the love of his life again. When both happen on the same day his life will never be the same.

Pax Dupont never stopped loving Josh, not when they fought and broke up and not during the fifteen years they spent a thousand miles apart. Coming face-to-face with the man he left behind is a surprise, but learning Josh is part owner of the club intrigues Pax enough to share his own love of silk, lace, and domination.

Will Josh and Pax put past hurts behind them and admit their feelings still run hot, or will Pax’s desire to dominate Josh break them up for good?

Warnings: This book contains a brief scene of violence and a hero in peril, mentions of past abuse of a child, grief over the death of siblings, a man who loves the feel of silk and lace, and one who thought he understood his own kinky nature.

Buy at Amazon or read free on KU!

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💕 New Release ~ Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakenings: Book Three!💕

It’s release day for the final book in my Kink Awakenings series!

I hope you love Josh and Pax as much as I do–they’re not like any other couple I’ve ever written before. All the angst you’d expect from me is there, along with a nice bit of kink and a surprise or two.

A few lovely blogs are hosting me for the Book Blitz and helping spread the word about the Rafflecopter giveaway in which you could win a $20USD Amazon gift card!

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If you’re active on Facebook, check me out at these reader groups & enter to win ebook copies of book two and more gift cards!

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Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakenings: Book Three

Josh Keller never thought he’d host a wedding reception—his kink club is a place where he tends bar and chains willing men to the padded wall in his private room. He also never thought he’d see the love of his life again. When both happen on the same day his life will never be the same.

Pax Dupont never stopped loving Josh, not when they fought and broke up and not during the fifteen years they spent a thousand miles apart. Coming face-to-face with the man he left behind is a surprise, but learning Josh is part owner of the club intrigues Pax enough to share his own love of silk, lace, and domination.

Will Josh and Pax put past hurts behind them and admit their feelings still run hot, or will Pax’s desire to dominate Josh break them up for good?

Warnings: This book contains a brief scene of violence and a hero in peril, mentions of past abuse of a child, grief over the death of siblings, a man who loves the feel of silk and lace, and one who thought he understood his own kinky nature.

Buy at Amazon or read free on KU!

Amazon US     Amazon Universal Link

 

Click here to subscribe to my newsletter and get your ebook copy of the kinky age gap romance Alcove One!