This week my snippet is from A Barlow Lens, book 2 of the Circles series. A Barlow Lens is two, intertwining stories in one book. There is a story told in the present and a second story set in 1927. My snippet is from one of the 1927 chapters.
The first time was always fast, hard, and desperate. Particularly after waiting so many days. Later would come the slow passion when they took a back room inside the Canary.
After night descended, Tom pointed out constellations and showed Philip his favorite views through his telescope.
“Emma’s ma said she expects me for dinner again next week,” Philip said. He wouldn’t quite meet Tom’s gaze. “I’ll probably hafta marry her eventually.”
Tom nodded. He didn’t like it, but there was nothing he, or Philip, could do about it. “I know. We’ll make do. Just like now.”
“I wish—Tom, I don’t—you didn’t grow up in that neighborhood. Certain people, they expect….” He hung his head. “I’m sorry.”
“I grew up in a neighborhood. Same thing all over. Nothing we can do about it. Like I said, we’ll make do.”
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My snippet this week is from Together Bound (Sentries book 2)
When he arrived, he scanned the large room, searching out his mate. The slaves were working as servers, and Nick was among them. Moving toward the bar, Todd said hello to a few of the people he’d met earlier in the day. Biting back a smile, Todd sipped his beer, gaze slipping to Nick every few minutes. His heart fluttered along with his stomach.
The way Nick’s eyes raked over Todd, the shocked expression on his face, quickly covered, the way Nick’s breathing sped up for a few seconds, and the thick, slow swallow accompanied by the slight flush rising up Nick’s neck, Todd knew.
Nick liked the suit.
Hello Snippetters! This week's snippet is from Whiskey and Moonshine, a sweet with heat, slow-burn romance.
Mal’s inner—much more rational—voice screamed, Twenty-four!
Not only was Colt, who was a mere twenty-four, about to become a representative for Mal’s whiskey empire, he and Mal were going to be spending a ridiculous amount of time together.
That wouldn’t really be an issue if Mal could take his eyes off the kid--man, he was a man.
He was freaking bloody twenty-four.
Mal was thirty-six. What the hell did one discuss with a twenty-four-year-old, drop-dead-gorgeous man? He wished he’d never seen Colt’s birthdate on his paperwork.
“Do I look okay?” Colt asked. He seemed a little shy and unsure all of a sudden.
Guilt assaulted Mal; he’d made Colt uncomfortable. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have been staring, but you look amazing. A whole new you. I like it very much.”
Colt glanced down and shrugged a bit, a slight blush covering his ears. “I shouldn’t have been staring either, so I guess we’re even?” He looked up, then away quickly.
Mal stopped himself from blurting the words “You were staring at me? Why?” Instead he smiled softly. “We’re both guilty. Our little secret.” He pushed his chair back and stood up. “I’ll get the rest of our dinner.”
“I’ll help.” Colt stood up so fast his chair nearly toppled over. Mal and Colt reached the sliding glass door at the same time, and Colt stopped seconds before running headlong into Mal. He stepped back quickly. “Sorry.”
“No need to be sorry.” Mal waved Colt through the door. “After you. I’d love some help.”
Colt blushed even more deeply and scooted through the door. Mal held the handle for a bit—one, two, three deep breaths—and then he followed Colt into the kitchen. His body definitely appreciated Colt, and accidentally colliding, feeling Colt’s lean body against his, even briefly, was a bonus.
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My snippet this week is from For the Long Run. It's an erotic romance/supernatural suspense. It's also currently on sale for $3.99! This snippet is rated R for adult audiences.
Eric stopped in the bathroom doorway, leaned inside and said, “Hey, morning. How are you?”
Jay peeked around the shower curtain and smiled at him. “Sort of lonely in here.”
Already out of his boxers, Eric was across the small bathroom in a few strides. Without hesitation he stepped into the shower and under the hot water. The shower wasn’t really big enough for sex. The two times they’d tried had ended up with more bruising and bumping than pleasure, and they’d given up quickly. Eric did enjoy the slick feel of Jay’s wet, soaped-up skin, the closeness of them washing each other, and was delighted when offered the opportunity to share the shower with Jay.
Almost immediately Jay’s warm body was pressed against Eric’s. Winding one arm around Jay’s trim waist, Eric felt a surge of protectiveness course through him. The fact he could encircle Jay almost completely with his arm always made him feel that way. Dipping his head, he pressed his mouth to Jay’s, slipping his tongue along Jay’s lips a few times before gliding it into Jay’s mouth. Jay’s arms came up and around his back, while they spent a few minutes twining their tongues together, sliding over one another and around each other’s mouths.
Eric broke their kiss and leaned his head back far enough that he could look at Jay and still hold him. “Good morning.”
“Oh hell yeah, it is,” Jay murmured and rubbed against Eric. “Very good.”
They were both half-hard, but Eric had no intention of this going much farther right now, not in the too-small space of the shower. Taking hold of Jay’s hips, Eric turned him so Jay’s back was against Eric’s chest. Reaching around Jay, Eric snatched the tube of shower gel from a shelf and squirted some into his hands. Rubbing them together for a few seconds, he worked the soap to a lather, then slathered it over Jay’s lean body.
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My snippet today is from The Art of Domination (book 2 of Pain and Pleasure). This is a BDSM erotic romance serial, but this snippet is rated PG.
At the time Taren didn’t realize it, but the day he pulled a half frozen, hungry, scared twenty-something kid out of a wrecked car during a blizzard was the most significant day of his life. The ironic thing was Taren had lived in Idaho all of two weeks and Ian had been born here. If anyone should’ve been stranded in that blizzard it was Taren.
What started as a rescue ended as a first date. Two years later Taren married the guy. Ian was not his usual type, but wasn’t that the way love worked? Ian was young, much younger than Taren, but not immature. He was a smart, interesting man who knew exactly what he wanted. A little bit of a perfectionist, but that was what made him a superb CEO and likely got him through Warton with honors and an MBA. After they’d come to know each other, Ian confessed he’d wanted Taren as a lover and as a Dom, from that first blizzardy day.
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Todd opened his mouth, closed it, turned to Nick, and drew in a breath. Then he let his chin drop to his chest for a few beats. “No, Nicky. I don’t want to get rid of you. I just need to know how well they taught you to fight.” He shrugged, lifted one hand into the air, then let it drop to hit his hip. His chin jerked at Jimmy. “Hit him, then.”
“I can’t hit him.” Nick pointed to Jimmy. “He’s old.”
Jimmy barked, “Hey!”
Nick cringed and Todd laughed.
“Nick, you’re gonna have to hit one of us,” Todd pointed out.
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This week's snippet is from my BDSM romance/supernatural thriller, For the Long Run.
Jay managed to shove his hips up enough to press into Eric’s body, making Eric groan. He stuttered out, “Give it to me, Jay,” before biting down on Jay’s shoulder. His other hand moved down and grasped Jay’s cock, squeezing but not stroking. He didn’t have to stroke.
Crying out, Jay felt his body seize, and his breath caught as his orgasm devoured him. Body clenching around Eric, Jay felt hot semen spurt into him as he wrung Eric’s climax out of him.
Eventually, Jay had the vague sensation of being moved around, but his body was too consumed in its pleasure for his mind to really process much beyond the warmth of his dick and the sensations coming at him from what seemed every nerve. Eric manhandling him into whatever position he wanted wasn’t a concern to Jay right then; in fact, it added to his pleasure, being so defenseless, exposed, and cared for by this man.
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This little bit comes from my recently submitted novel, The Long Con. Colt is one of the MCs and Phillipe is his coworker turned friend.
His text to Phillipe was a little less business-like. “We’re going on a date! Dinner and music. He didn’t say date but that’s a date. Right? Right?” Having recently discovered the emojis he added a string of them.
“Ugh. Emojis.” Was Phillipe’s reply.
“That’s why I use them,” Colt messaged.
“Bastard. Just the two of you? Definitely a date.”
“And Frank,” Colt answered. “There was an incident when we were leaving the building with the recording studio.”
“I heard. R U Ok?”
“Yes. Was spooked for a bit but fine now.” Colt could imagine the wicked grin on Phillipe’s face. “Not using real words is because I used emojis isn’t it?” He added another huge string of bouncing smiling little characters.
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I've been working on a contemporary romance-a very different type of book for me-called The Long Con. I'm hoping to have it published through Dreamspinner Press next year sometime.
This little bit is when one of the MC's, Colton "Colt" Hale stumbles into a new job and a new life.
Colt glanced at the floor for a second before looking her in the eye. “I want to live in this area and learn about making whisky. It’s sort of been a dream of mine since I was a little kid.”
Truth, sort of truth, flat out lie. Maybe he’d have to weave a bit of a con. Wasn’t that what any job interview was anyway? A con.
“Where are you from?”
“Toledo.” Mostly true since that was his previous city. “I came here to get a fresh start.” Absolutely true.
“Do you have references?” She asked.
Colt shook his head. None that you’d want. “Mostly did day labor and kept to myself, ma’am.”
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