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!

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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?

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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.

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

🎃🦇 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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💕 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??

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Model Credit:

Erik Robles
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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.

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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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4/10: KC’s Men in Love

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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!

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💕 March Madness Competition!💕

It’s March Madness time and that means a bunch of amazing authors have gotten together for a giveaway. This giveaway is so big it’s been broken up into several groups! One lucky winner will win a bundle of prizes including 3 x $5 gift cards, 8 x backlist ebooks, 2 x audio code, & a signed paperback!

Group 2 Authors are: NR Walker, L.C. Chase, Meredith Spies, C F White, Rachel Ember, Charley Descoteaux, Jacy Braegan, G.R. Lyons, Charlie Cochrane, Talia Carmichael, Selina Kray, Tal Bauer, and Ruby Moone

 

You can enter here: http://bit.ly/MMRJGp2

 

Starts – 11 March 00:00 GMT – ends 23 March 00:00 GMT – winner randomly selected on 23 March at 9:00 GMT

 

Buchanan House – USA Today Must-Read Romance!

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?

Read Buchanan House on Kindle Unlimited until 4/19,when it goes wide!

 

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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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A haunted house snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! The weather is getting cooler & the days shorter–at least where I live! As we inch toward the shortest day of the year, I’ve been doing a lot more reading and writing. My NaNo WIP is nearing the halfway point, and it’s a contemporary. I already can’t wait to share it with you. 🙂

This week I’m snipping from my last release, The Devil’s in the Details & other stories. This is from the last story, which takes place on winter solstice. It’s a Paranormal Dark Romance, which means it’s creepy and dark but also has a happy ending (depending on how you define “happy ending”). The Haunting of Elkins House definitely isn’t fluffy, but it’s my winter holiday story this year so I hope you enjoy it.

The shortest day of the year was no time to run past a haunted house, especially as shadows lengthened in the late afternoon sunlight. Dave shuddered when he passed the sprawling Gothic Revival by the lake. Even the lovely Christmas lights twinkling on the houses and reflected in the calm water couldn’t dispel the eerie feeling. As his mother would have said, he felt as though a goose had walked over his grave.

By purely aesthetic standards, the house was beautiful—from the wraparound porch with its turned railing to the decorative cornices and elaborate chimney.

But the stretch of path around the lake that wound closest to Elkins House was always colder than the rest of his route. Even on the brightest days the sun never seemed to penetrate the mature trees and the shadow of the imposing house itself.

 

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The Devil’s in the Details & Other Stories

by Charley Descoteaux

Read three Paranormal Dark Romances featuring characters with shaky moral compasses as they get their Happily Ever Afters!

Here’s what you get inside:

The Devil’s in the Details

James is on the run from the Key West Coven and the job he never wanted: enforcer. Portland, Oregon, is as far away as he could get and still be in the US, and since he doesn’t have a passport or a way to get one, that’s where he stopped. James knows his freedom is anything but secure, so he’s not surprised when his proximity alarm alerts him that he’s being followed. He’s jumped under the Burnside Bridge and wakes in iron shackles that prevent him from using magic.

Marshall knows too much about his father’s business dealings with the supernatural underworld. He never would have guessed that knowledge could get him kidnapped. When a witch in iron shackles is tossed into his cell, his life changes forever.

The pair will have to work together if they’re to escape with their lives.

Warnings / Temptations: violence, inappropriate flirting, tattoos of dead languages, and sexy spellwork.

Upwardly Mobile

Riley MacIntyre can’t write, and it’s driving him mad. A serious head injury silenced the voices of characters in his head, and nothing he’s done has helped. After 440 days of silence and insomnia, Riley receives an invitation from the proprietor of a local business, whose pitch is that he can fix anything. Riley needs to resume his career writing mystery novels, but having a man on a late-night commercial set an appointment is, to say the least, unexpected.

Don Cross is a fixer. He’s also a lonely crossroads demon. When Riley visits him hoping to have his writer’s block fixed, Don makes him an unusual deal.

Warnings / Temptations: off-page murders and violence, depictions of descent into both figurative and literal Hell, a dapper crossroads demon, and an asexual man who expresses his romantic feelings using baked goods.

The Haunting of Elkins House

Dave Lehman lost his partner to cancer seven years ago and is still grieving. He’s jogging with a neighbor’s dog on the winter solstice when he receives a life-changing invitation.

Elkins House has been abandoned for over a century. So who is inviting Dave inside?

Warnings / Temptations: suicidal ideation, a disobedient dog, and a few drops of blood.

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