A questioning snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! ❤

This week I’m snippetting from my new release, Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two. The series follows men who don’t know they’re kinky through a sexy discovery phase and to their HEAs. Satin Sheets is an angsty and steamy Romance with age gap and a large dose of hurt/comfort.

This is from a scene in Eoin’s POV. He and Wes are in the cannabis speakeasy in the club, and Wes has just asked how someone figures out that they’re kinky.

 

“What seems to work for most people I’ve talked to is to explore what makes you happy, the things that give you peace. It’s not always about sex but it can be. When you have a feeling that something is speaking to you, slow down and listen. You might be surprised by what you learn about yourself. I was. I never expected that I’d get such deep satisfaction from giving another person what they need to be happy, to find peace, even if only for a little while.”

I’m such a lightweight. Two hits and I’m a kinky philosopher.

 

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Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

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💕 New Release! Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two!💕

It’s finally here!

Meet Wes & Eoin in Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two!

 

Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

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💕 An Invitation 💕

Hello! I’m not snippetting this weekend ~ too many things to do to get ready for Monday’s release! One of those things is a big giveaway and you’re invited to partake.

Today, I visited the Facebook reader groups of some friends of mine, and dropped a secret word in each post. Collect them all and enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift card.

I’ll send the gift card code on Friday, February 12th, in time for Valentine’s Day. Treat someone special or treat yourself, on me! 💕

Here are the groups where you can find the secret words:

Claire Castle’s Readers

Shane’s Sweet and Salty Readers

Just Real Love with JR Loveless

Suki’s Stories

Eliot Grayson’s Escape from Reality

Anne’s Books and Brews

On the Patio with Elizabeth Noble

Nic Star’s All Stars

Once you have all the secret words, visit Charley’s Corner and drop the sentence in a comment on the Big Giveaway post.

 

Pre-order for $0.99 & read on 2/08!

Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

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An awakening snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! I hope you’re well. ❤

This week I’m snippetting from my upcoming release, Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two. The series follows men who don’t know they’re kinky through their awakening (or Awakinkening as the kid says) and their HEAs!

I’ll drop the blurb and lovely cover below, but first the snippet! This is an introduction to Wes and almost for Eoin too, all in a little over 6 sentences. I’m going over a final edit tomorrow so if you see a comma out of place it’s my fault (and I hope it doesn’t hurt too much :)).

 

At the thought of Aaron—his best friend since before pre-school—Wes nearly fell headlong into a panic attack, but the outer door opening distracted him. Distractions didn’t always pull him out, often the effect was the exact opposite, ratcheting up his anxiety until he could barely breathe—forget functioning around people. But the therapists had all told him things would get easier and if that was starting to happen, Wes would be nothing but grateful.

It didn’t hurt that the man who walked in, brushing rain from the shoulders of his coat, was handsome as a movie star with wide shoulders and a graceful neck. Wes loved broad shoulders, as long as they weren’t stand-ins for an actual neck. The man’s dark hair looked blood-red in the subdued lighting of the foyer.

Another association Wes pushed away as quickly as it popped into his head.

 

Thank you for reading!

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Pre-order for $0.99 & read on 2/08!

Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

Amazon US     Amazon Universal Link

 

A new year new me snippet…

Hello Snippetteers and Happy New Year! I hope 2021 is a great year for us all. ❤

This week I’m sharing from my M/M Romance with a side of kink, Silken Ropes. I’m bringing this novella back because my NaNo WIP is book two in that series. Right now it’s with a beta reader, and if the stars align I’ll release it in just over 5 weeks!

More on that later. For now, here’s a new year, new me snip featuring our Silken Ropes hero, Ross, and his gal-pal and Weight Watchers buddy, Janet. The first line is Janet’s.

 

“Don’t worry. Lightning won’t strike me for saying”—she cupped a hand between her mouth and Ross’s ear and whispered—“‘cocky’ in church.”

“What do you want to bet you’re down this week?”

“Waffling on the number now?” Janet grinned, and they moved forward another three steps.

“Nope. At least two pounds. I bet you one get out of a workout free card.”

Janet rolled her eyes. “You’re supposed to be more helpful than that.”

 

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Silken Ropes by Charley Descoteaux

The best cure for a broken heart is a Shibari artist.

It took Ross Jensen ten months to lose 98 pounds, but the day he makes Lifetime in Weight Watchers he loses another 220 in an instant when his boyfriend dumps him. He’d never heard of a “chubby chaser,” but he’d been living with one for a year. Ross’s BFF offers him her guest room and drags him out to her favorite sex club. He’s hoping for a little action—or at least a distraction.

When Miles Shigihara is not busy designing meditation gardens, he practices Shibari. He’s looking forward to a relaxing evening at his club, but is captivated by first-timer Ross. Miles doesn’t hesitate to approach Ross and treat him—and a small audience—to a steamy scene.

Irresistible chemistry and a shared love of ropes draws them together, but Ross will need to leave his body issues behind and get comfortable discussing his boundaries if he’s to have a future with the man who’s managed to tie his heart in knots.

Warnings: This book includes on-page sexual assault and features a corporate sensitivity trainer with an agenda, an awesome gal-pal, a sexy Japanese rope artist, and the unconventional sex club of my dreams.

This book was previously published. Portions have been re-written for the Second Edition.

Buy Silken Ropes ~ Only on Amazon & KU!

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Cascades by Charley Descoteaux

Justice “JB” Bishop tells himself he’s satisfied with life in the small town of Upright, Oregon. He was born and raised there, and has settled into a comfortable, if lonely, routine working at his uncle’s bar. JB doesn’t expect anything to change after he turns fifty, until an old friend drops in. She suggests he get out of town for the holidays, and soon JB finds himself on an Amtrak to Canada. JB expected to feel different in Canada, to see things he couldn’t see at home. He never expected to find the one who got away.

 

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A holiday snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Holidays!

Whatever you celebrate or if you don’t celebrate anything at all, I hope you had a fabulous week!

I’m sharing from my new Christmas story again, Handspun. Which, I’m sure you won’t be shocked to hear, I forgot to announce! Release Day was Friday, 12/18, and this little book has done surprisingly well, making it to #5 in LGBT Short Reads and into the top 100 of the Romance Short Reads category on Amazon!

This snip picks up a couple of lines past where last week’s ended. (You can read that snip here.) The first dialogue belongs to our hero’s crush. ❤

 

“Come on, Mark. I’m Chris.” He stepped near enough to offer his hand to shake. When Mark hesitated, Chris placed his other fist on his hip and frowned. “You really don’t remember me, do you?”

“Something is familiar about you, but I thought maybe I’d just seen you out sometime. At a bar or…”

“Picture me with a bright blue fade. Ten years younger and oh-so twinkier?”

Mark froze. Periwinkle blue hair popped right into his mind. The periwinkle blue hair he’d tried so hard not to notice in high school.

 

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Handspun: A Gay Christmas Romance

 

Nobody gets lucky in a yarn shop.

 

For once, Mark hasn’t put off his Christmas shopping until the last minute. When he heads to a yarn shop on the day before Christmas Eve, he has more on his mind than a gift for his grandmother. He hopes to get a closer look at the shop’s owner and get over the crush he’s been nursing for weeks. Mark wants to find his grandmother a special gift, but he’s the one who’s in for a holiday surprise. 

 

 

This story features a buff blue-collar fish-out-of-water with a crush, a fierce entrepreneur, a sexy knitting lesson with a happy ending, and an unusual Christmas party.

 

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My Year: 2020

I’m taking a break from editing to reflect on 2020 and think about what I want to accomplish writing-wise in 2021, so I thought I’d share a little of it!

2020 wasn’t an easy year, but I got more done than I thought! I re-released my M/M Romance with a side of kink with a sexy new cover and a new title, and a boxset of the Buchanan House series with an amazing set of covers by the talented LC Chase.

The boxset includes a bonus epilogue, which was also the first new story I wrote and published since my car accident in 2017. It was so much fun to visit the Buchanan House family again. I love those guys!

I had a few ideas for paranormals and Dark Romances, so I indulged my inner horror-fan and wrote those. Upwardly Mobile is a story in The Devil’s in the Details & Other Stories that I’d started a while ago and finally finished this year. It was an especially cathartic story for me and I hope you enjoy it. The titular story in that collection was inspired by the cover, which was a new experience for me and one I’ve repeated.

Obviously I got the darkness out of my system, because my 2020 Christmas story is probably the lowest-angst I’ve ever written! Handspun is a short and sweet story I’d been wanting to write for a while. I wasn’t sure it was on brand, though, so I held back. It’s not super angsty like most of my writing, but I think that’s okay. 😊

In November I drafted a new novella during NaNoWriMo and am almost ready to send it to betas and have it edited. I’m super proud of it, and am looking forward to getting it out into the world! It’s book two in a new series—more on that as it gets closer to release!

I also have plans for a book three in that series, and a new series of three novellas. Those stories should take me through the first half of 2021. Once I know what I want to accomplish after that, I’ll let you know.

Happy Holidays! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a happy and prosperous 2021!

 

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A Handspun snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Holidays!

I hope you’re well and staying safe out there!

I’m sharing from my new Christmas story again — HANDSPUN will be out next Friday, December 18th! 🙂

This snip picks up a couple of lines past where last week’s ended. (You can read that snip here.)

 

Mark silently berated himself for walking away from his crush. In his defense, he’d been sure that actually meeting the man—standing face to face with him and speaking to him—would end the infatuation as fast as a pin ended a balloon. Instead, he felt hot and prickly and itching to make a move. The guy was sending vibes like a spotlight pointed at the night sky.

No. Get what you came for and go. Nobody gets lucky in a yarn shop.

 

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Christmas in July Flash Sale!

“Love wins and heals for another couple in the Buchanan House family.” —Jessie G Books

Looking for a little angst in your M/M Holiday Romance? Then I’ve got just the story for you–and it’s $0.99 for a limited time!

Holiday Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Four

Ryan Orchard moved from small-town Idaho to Portland almost two years ago and still feels like a hick. When Paulie Nesbitt dumped him, he wasn’t even surprised. Despite losing twenty-five pounds since then, Ryan’s confidence is nonexistent and his life has stalled. Not only is he convinced the career he wants is beyond his reach, he’s given up on relationships. A new job at a familiar restaurant—and his gorgeous coworker—could be just what Ryan needs to believe in himself again.

Glenn Hernandez might be the only nineteen-year-old in Portland who dreads his days off. Between his horrible housing situation and the ever-present temptation to crawl back into the bottle, Glenn prefers to keep busy. He volunteers at the Elliott Foundation House, a homeless shelter helping LGBTQ sex workers. As an alum of the shelter, Glenn finds it hard to leave his past behind. But when the new server at the trendy restaurant where he works catches Glenn’s eye and works his way into his heart, Glenn finally has a reason to start a new life.

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If you like beach reads, created families, and hard-earned happy endings, you might like the rest of the series. Check out A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection, only on Amazon & KU!

A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

Buchanan House, an LGBTQIA+ retreat on the Central Oregon coast, welcomes everyone under the rainbow. A diverse group of characters touch each other’s lives—sometimes to stay, sometimes just while they’re needed—enjoying good food, friendship, and the chance for love. At Buchanan House family is defined by love and everyone deserves a happily ever after.

The Buchanan House series follows a created family as all the major players—and several side characters—find their HEA.

 

Anniversary Weekend — only in the boxset!

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, including a Guest Chef Night that Ryan has been agonizing over for weeks, and a sweet surprise wedding!

Buy the boxset or read free on KU!

 

 

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