Bad Behavior (Bad in Baltimore #5) by K.A. Mitchell

BadBehaviorIn a life full of yes, no is the sexiest word he’s ever heard.

David Beauchamp might as well be in jail. After one too many misunderstandings with the law, he s chained to the city by the GPS and alcohol sensor strapped to his ankle. Awaiting trial, cut off from usual forms of entertainment, he goes looking for a nameless sexual encounter and winds up with almost more than he can handle.

Reality comes crashing back the next day with a summons for another random drug test, and the man behind the badge turns out to be the very man who took him for one hell of a ride.

Probation Officer Tai Fonoti is used to handling other people s problems, but he s horrified when one of the clients his boss dumps on him is the sweet piece of ass he screwed the night before. It makes getting a urine sample a pretty loaded situation.

That single encounter left Beach craving Tai s unique brand of control and discipline. But while Tai relishes laying down the law in the bedroom, the letter of the law stands between them and kinkily ever after.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1The past couple of books I’ve read I’ve started in the middle of their series. I normally try to avoid that for obvious reasons. Sometimes though it pays off. Bad Behavior is the 5th book in K.A. Mitchell’s Bad in Baltimore series and even though it was a tough one to read, I’m glad I started here. I’ll get to my reason later in the review.

Beach appears to be the typical spoiled, rich brat, on the surface. Like everyone else, there’s a back story. Although privileged, his life hasn’t been easy. He never wanted for anything monetary, but emotionally he was deprived.

As domineering as Tai was, he needed more than just someone he could control. He needed someone he could love, trust and connect to. He was recovering from his own personal heartbreak and as much as he fought his pull toward Beach, he eventually gave in.

I’ll admit, the whole D/s concept is a hard one for me. It doesn’t matter what genre, I have a hard time wrapping my head around why this life style appeals to someone. That doesn’t mean that I don’t feel for the characters and connect with them though. The relationship worked for Tia and Beach. I loved the connection between the two of them. I loved Beach’s realizations and Tia’s patience and protectiveness toward Beach and the ultimate love that developed between the two of them. Their story wasn’t perfect, but it made its way there.

Okay, so I mentioned that I’m glad I started with this book and not any of the previous ones in the series. Book 3, Bad Attitude, is the book where Beach is introduced. The story is centered around Gavin, his best friend and Jamie, a policeman who rescues him. (You get the reason behind the need for rescue in Bad Behavior.) Neither one of these characters impressed me at all in Bad Behavior. As a matter of fact, the more I got to know them, the less I liked them. I realize that Beach made some less than stellar choices in his past, but even Tai wasn’t impressed with the support or lack of that he received from his so called friends. I will probably back track with most of the series, but I’m kind of thinking that the 3rd book will be one that I will skip. *sigh*

On a side note, I grew up in a rural suburb of Baltimore. It’s a city that even though I didn’t live in, I loved visiting. That familiarity peaked my interest and it’s one of the reasons why I’ll more than likely check out more of the previous books.

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Virtual Book Tour – The Best Corpse for the Job

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Am I the only person round here who has weird dreams?

I know I’m not the only one to have the “I’m running late and keep getting further behind” dream, or the “I’m on stage/taking an exam and haven’t learned the lines/revised” variety.  But does anybody else have my vivid dreams about places, places which are always the same, places which my waking mind can’t connect to anywhere I’ve ever been?

My sleeping mind sometimes visits a village, Langley Vale, where we used to live, only it makes the location much more exciting. More shops, for one thing. I can understand that being a piece of wishful thinking, although my other shop related dreams are more confusing. I see them – and their locations – so clearly and I’m often walking around the same sort of places, with recurring layouts of interiors and decors. A small shoe shop in a row of Georgian style properties, one of which sells cakes and coffee; an old fashioned “Sells almost anything” type grocer, all white paint and large windows; a clothes retailer on two floors, with older style fashions. So am I perhaps remembering shops I was taken to as a child?

I have other recurring oddities. Living in a different house, one without a staircase to get to the upper floor. Going on holiday and staying somewhere peculiar, like in a house sized caravan that twists on its wheels.

And then there are the visitors. ..

Now, I don’t mind when a straight John Barrowman comes to call in my dream world, especially when he wants to take me out. Chris Hoy was very romantic when he visited, too. But Jonny Wilkinson? Complete disappointment. Came to my dream, brought his mother and helped me do a jigsaw. Yeah, great, isn’t it? Ian Thorpe was as bad – he just wanted to help unload the washing machine. Then there was Ioan Gruffudd – came driving up in a red Ferrari, wanted to take me for a spin and have a snog. I don’t even fancy Ioan Gruffudd, so he’d clearly turned up in the wrong dream.

Come on, reassure me. I’m not the only one who has a strange other life going on when they sleep. Am I?

About The Best Corpse for the Job

BestCorpseForTheJobTea and sympathy have never been so deadly.

School teacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new head teacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St Crispin’s have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it’s make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straight forward decision turns tempestuous as a flash flood in their small English village.

Inspector Robin Bright isn’t thrilled to be back at St. Crispin’s. Memories of his days there are foul enough without tossing in a complicated murder case. And that handsome young teacher has him reminding himself not to fraternize with a witness. But it’s not long before Robin is relying on Adam for more than just his testimony.

As secrets amongst the governors emerge and a second person turns up dead, Robin needs to focus less on Adam and more on his investigation. But there are too many suspects, too many lies, and too many loose ends. Before they know it, Robin and Adam are fighting for their lives  and  their hearts.  

About Charlie Cochrane

As Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes, with titles published by Carina, Samhain, Bold Strokes, MLR and Cheyenne.

Charlie’s Cambridge Fellows Series of Edwardian romantic mysteries was instrumental in her being named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People, International Thriller Writers Inc and is on the organising team for UK Meet for readers/writers of GLBT fiction. She regularly appears with The Deadly Dames.

Connect with Charlie:

Website • Blog • Twitter • Facebook • Goodreads

Giveaway

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for an e-book from Charlie Cochrane’s backlist (excepting The Best Corpse for the Job). Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 29.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

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The Best Corpse for the Job (Lindenshaw Mysteries #1) by Charlie Cochrane

BestCorpseForTheJobTea and sympathy have never been so deadly.

School teacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St Crispin’s have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it’s make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straight forward decision turns tempestuous as a flash flood in their small English village.

Inspector Robin Bright isn’t thrilled to be back at St. Crispin’s. Memories of his days there are foul enough without tossing in a complicated murder case. And that handsome young teacher has him reminding himself not to fraternize with a witness. But it’s not long before Robin is relying on Adam for more than just his testimony.

As secrets amongst the governors emerge and a second person turns up dead, Robin needs to focus less on Adam and more on his investigation. But there are too many suspects, too many lies, and too many loose ends. Before they know it, Robin and Adam are fighting for their lives and their hearts.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Oh, I really liked this one. Just enough mystery to keep the pages turning and just the right forbidden chemistry between the two main characters to make me want them to end up together. *sigh*

The Best Corpse for the Job was a perfect mix of seriousness and lightness. Of course those light moments came when Adam and Robin could block out the world around them. Considering that Adam was a potential witness/suspect, things obviously got a little complicated. Robin didn’t want his judgement clouded, but the attraction was hard to ignore. The great thing was that Adam understood… yeah, I kinda loved these two together.

Throw in a cast of characters that had a hard time telling the truth because more than one of them had something to hide, a lovable dog that was also an amazing judge of character and not so pleasant memories from one of the main characters. The ‘who’ of the mystery I almost had figured out, but the ‘why’ was a surprise. The Best Corpse for the Job ended up being a great ‘who-dun-it’ with a sweet little romance that left me with a smile. 😉

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Deadly Obsession (Brown & de Luca #4) by Maggie Shayne

DeadlyObsessionA cold-blooded killer with a burning obsession…

Rachel de Luca has a bad feeling about the new woman in Detective Mason Brown’s life, the nurse taking care of him after he’s injured in the line of duty. She’d like to think it’s just jealousy, but intuition tells her it’s something more, maybe something dangerous.

Mason knows Rachel’s wary of commitment, and asking her to stay when he’s in this condition would be the worst thing for their relationship. Then they receive chilling news that drives everything else from their minds.

Mason’s psychotic sister-in-law has escaped from custody, putting her sons — the nephews he’s raising — in the crosshairs. When his house is burned to the ground, he and Rachel are relieved that there are no bodies in the smoldering rubble, but now his nephews are missing and the clock is ticking.

As Mason and Rachel try to find the boys, she senses a new and unexpected danger stalking them. Soon, everyone close to Mason is in deadly peril — Rachel more than anyone…

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Okay, so I might have had this ARC in my possession for a couple of weeks… or more. I also might have been avoiding it. I’m not proud of that fact. The truth is, I’m a wimp. I didn’t want to read Deadly Obsession. Not because I was dreading the story itself. It was simply because I just wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Rachel and Mason. *sigh*

I think I can honestly say that this series is one of my favorites. I love Rachel’s spunk. Her gritty personality and her passionate loyalty and her intense emotions. Yeah, I love Rachel. She has commitment issues, but she’s hiding behind them. Her heart was committed to Mason, Josh and Jeremy long before her mind caught up with the fact. Her inner dialogue was priceless.

As usual, the bad guy in this one was beyond anything I would have expected. Maggie Shayne holds nothing back and even though readers are clued in pretty early on about who the true enemy is, that doesn’t take away from the drama or the suspense.

There were no wasted pages, scenes or face time with any of the characters. Even Myrtle got equal billing in Deadly Obsession and it was well deserved.

So, was I happy with the way things turned out? I have to admit that even though I’m sorry that my time with Brown & de Luca has come to an end, it was a perfect conclusion. It’s probably time for Rachel and Mason to catch a well deserved break. That doesn’t mean however that I would be opposed to meeting these characters again. I’m sure Maggie Shayne has a lot of other awesome characters that I have yet to be introduced to. She’s definitely an author that has earned an automatic spot on my TBR list. 😉

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Gabriel’s City Virtual Book Tour

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Hi, everyone, thanks for having me on this tour for Gabriel’s City! Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of this post to win a chance at the ZOMG Smells giveaway!

Spoiled young aristocrat Colin Harwood has always enjoyed flirting with danger, but he’s always been able to retreat to safety—until bad decisions and a chance encounter plunge him into a world far more savage than his own. Gabriel is an urban legend, famous in the underworld for his unpredictability and violence. He’s also a believer fairy tales, and quick to decide to the handsome stranger who came to his aid must be good luck. With few other options remaining, Colin will need to keep his wits about him to learn to survive in Gabriel’s City.

Full blurb

GabrielsCityFor spoiled young aristocrat Colin Harwood, the port city of Casmile is a buffet of easy pleasures. But when he steps into a pub brawl to help a dangerously outnumbered young man, he is drawn into the seedy underbelly of the city the young man calls home.

Gabriel is a cutpurse and a knife for hire, practically an urban legend. His vision of Casmile is touched by a strange combination of faith and madness, driven by fairytale logic and a capacity for love that he often must suppress to survive. He’s always worked alone, but when a dashing dragon who calls himself Colin saves him in a bar fight, he pulls Colin into his world.

Gabriel’s city is nothing like the refined, socialite existence that bored Colin senseless. Colin finds adventure and excitement there—and maybe even love. But with his layers of finery stripped away, nothing remains to protect him from poverty or danger—except Gabriel. So he must choose: go back to the civilized young man he once was, or fly free as Gabriel’s dragon.

About Laylah Hunter

Laylah Hunter is a third-gendered butch queer who writes true stories about imaginary people in worlds that never were. Most of hir work deals with queer characters, erotic themes, and the search for happy endings in unfavorable circumstances.

Hir mild-mannered alter ego lives in Seattle, at the mercy of the requisite cats and cultivating the requisite caffeine habit, and dreams of a day when telling stories will pay all the bills.

Connect with Laylah:

Website:  laylahhunter.com

Twitter:  @LaylahHunter

Goodreads:  goodreads.com/Laylah_Hunter

Laylah is Riptide’s Featured Author for November:  http://riptidepublishing.com/authors/laylah-hunter

Giveaway! I have the good fortune to be friends with the charming people who run ZOMG Smells, who make, as their tagline says, “Fine nerdy scents for fine nerdy people.” They have created a set of perfume oil blends inspired by the characters of Gabriel’s City, and I’d like to give some away at the end of this tour! You’ll get seven 5-ml bottles,

Gabriel’s City by Laylah Hunter

GabrielsCityFor spoiled young aristocrat Colin Harwood, the port city of Casmile is a buffet of easy pleasures. But when he steps into a pub brawl to help a dangerously outnumbered young man, he is drawn into the seedy underbelly of the city the young man calls home. 

Gabriel is a cutpurse and a knife for hire, practically an urban legend. His vision of Casmile is touched by a strange combination of faith and madness, driven by fairytale logic and a capacity for love that he often must suppress to survive. He’s always worked alone, but when a dashing dragon who calls himself Colin saves him in a bar fight, he pulls Colin into his world. 

Gabriel’s city is nothing like the refined, socialite existence that bored Colin senseless. Colin finds adventure and excitement there—and maybe even love. But with his layers of finery stripped away, nothing remains to protect him from poverty or danger—except Gabriel. So he must choose: go back to the civilized young man he once was, or fly free as Gabriel’s dragon.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Gabriel’s City was a unique read for me in a lot of ways. We’ve pretty much established that Historical Fiction isn’t my ‘go-to’ genre. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, it’s more that it’s not on my reading radar. This was definitely Historical Fiction. It was also a book dealing with ‘tough issues’ before people even knew the term existed.

Gabriel was a legend. Up until the moment he met him Colin thought that he was just that. Coming face to face with ‘the Gabriel’ was more than shocking. Before he knew it, Colin became a part of Gabriel’s world. A world that both intrigued and terrified him.

Just a word of warning, in today’s world both Gabriel and Colin would be considered the ‘bad guys’. You can’t read this book from that perspective and sympathize with these characters. The world they lived in was full of people who bent the rules. Laws were obscure and justice was interpreted on a whim in a lot of cases. In Gabriel’s world you fought for survival… literally. No one fought to survive harder or more viciously than Gabriel himself.

So, that tough issue I was talking about? Gabriel obviously had some mental and emotional issues. He flipped between reality and fantasy day to day and sometimes hour to hour. Colin became and anchor for Gabriel. They depended on each other for more than just watching each other’s back. This story was more than just a romance, it made you think and feel… those are the best kind. Even though it wasn’t an easy story to read because of the content, it was a story that I’m glad I took a chance on. It was also my first Laylah Hunter read, and I’m now sure it won’t be my last.

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Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #1) by J.L. Bryan

EllieJordanGhostTrapperEllie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America.

When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the house’s long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested in her clients’ ten-year-old daughter.

Soon her own life is in danger, and Ellie must find a way to exorcise the darkness of the house before it can kill her, her clients, or their frightened young child. 

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Well, it seems that J.L. Bryan has done it again. He’s hooked me on a series with the first book. *sigh*

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper is told entirely from Ellie Jordan’s POV. For the record, I love her. She’s one of those real kind of characters that you instantly not only relate to, but want to hang out with. She’s snarky, honest, loyal, protective and just a little bit broken.

The rest of the cast of characters is just as real. Stacey the spunky side-kick, Calvin the no-nonsense and slightly mysterious boss and Jacob the reluctant psychic. Thank goodness this is a series because there is so much I want to learn about them all. One book is definitely not enough.

Throw in a a terrorized family (young child included), a vengeful spirit, more than a couple angry ghosts, at least one entity that isn’t quite what it seems and… well, you get the idea. This book was full of twists, turns and chill inducing scary moments. I loved every minute of it. 😉 As expected from this author, he left little to the imagination when it came to descriptions. Nothing was held back and there was just enough reality in the world building that it’s going to be a while before I hear an unexplained noise in my 100+ year old house and don’t wonder… just a little.

Cold Shadows is the next book in the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series and it’s due to be released later this month. It’s also high on my TBR list.

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Beyond Shame (Beyond #1) by Kit Rocha

BeyondShameAll Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.

The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal–men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four’s ruthless leader, and he’ll defend the O’Kane gang with his life. But no fight ever prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet.

Her innocence is undeniable, but so is their intense sexual attraction, and soon they’re crossing every boundary Noelle barely knew she had. But if she wants to belong to Jas, first she’ll have to open herself to the gang, to a dangerous world of sex, lust and violence. A world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission. 

Wow… okay, so this was my first Kit Rocha read and I was totally unprepared. I’m not complaining, honest. I loved the world building. This was one dystopian that I had no problem wrapping my head around. The world was pretty simple to grasp (not simple by definition or by set-up.) Those within the walls of Eden were privileged. Those outside the walls lived in slums and were the lowest of the low… on the surface. It didn’t take long to realize that I’d rather take my chances on the outside of those walls, for a lot of reasons.

Noelle stumbled right out of the walls of Eden after being exiled and into the arms of Jasper. From that point on, neither one of them stood a chance. It was obvious that they were destined. It just took them a while to realize it.

The people in Sector 4 lived hard, fought hard and loved with the same fierceness and intensity. They were loyal to the O’Kanes and wore the ink to prove it. This is definitely not a series to go into lightly, but I can promise you that you’ll walk away from it feeling something. It would be impossible not to.

The characters, the world building, the intensity… all make the Beyond series one that I’m going to enjoy devouring. There’s no other word for it. The next book, Beyond Control features Dallas and Lex. I’m glad that no time was wasted getting to these two characters. They were ready to combust and take everyone in Sector 4 right along with them by the end of Beyond Shame. I’ll be doing some skipping around before I get to them though. Just a little diversion, but trust me, Beyond Control has been moved way up on my TBR list.

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Secrets in the Air (Secrets #1) by Liz Borino

SecretsInTheAirA wealthy family…
A childhood tragedy…
A love defying all odds…
Secrets in the Air
Flying is in Rhett O’Neil’s blood. And nothing makes this pilot fly higher than wrapping himself in his husband Kaden’s arms. He’s thrilled when his grandfather entrusts him with O’Neil Airways, the family’s charter airplane business. With a mix of humanitarian and corporate clients, Rhett plans a bright future where his success improves the world. 
Elise, Rhett’s estranged mother, begins offering advice to “help” her son through the transition into increased responsibility. As evidence surfaces that her words are escalating into devastating actions, the truth comes out about the death of Rhett’s sister Annabelle. Following a harrowing mission, Kaden has to race to protect his husband and himself from the consequences of the Secrets in the Air before it’s too late.

Whether it’s contemporary, PNR, M/M, etc., the books and/or series that center around an established couple in a romance are few and far between. When I stumble on one it peaks my curiosity. It’s one of the reasons I picked up Secrets in the Air. Now I can’t wait to continue the series. 🙂

Kaden and Rhett were the perfect couple. They loved and respected each other and after thirteen years, the romance was still strong. This story was more than just a romance though. It was full of suspense, mystery and a few curves thrown in to keep things interesting.

The relationship between Kaden and Rhett wasn’t the only important dynamic in Secrets in the Air. There were characters that I both loved and hated. You know that an author has your attention when characters have you fuming from the minute that they’re introduced. Let’s just say that there are some people who should never be allowed to have children…. really.

Even though the relationship between Kaden and Rhett was established, Secrets in the Air wasn’t lacking in the romance department. It wasn’t lacking in anything else either. The characters were strong (I loved Rhett’s grandfather and Kaden’s mom) as well as the suspense that kept the pages turning. There were twists, turns and revelations and through it all, Kaden and Rhett were there for each other and everyone else they loved and cared about.

This is my first Liz Borino read and it definitely won’t be my last. I’ve already picked up the second book in the Secrets series, No Time for Secrets and I’d love to give you a hint about what it’s about, but that would be spoilery and you know how I feel about spoilers. 😉 You’ll just have to read Secrets in the Air to figure out what I’m talking about.

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Bluewater Bay Virtual Book Tour – There’s Something About Ari

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Hi, and thanks for stopping by on the massive Bluewater Bay Virtual Book Tour. And thanks to our host for having me! My name is L.B. Gregg and I write m/m contemporary romantic comedies. This week, the second book in Riptide’s multi author series Bluewater Bay is my very own contribution—There’s Something About Ari.

Some of my favorite romance novels of all time are second chance stories when characters meet as children or teenagers and years later, after overcoming some necessary drama, they find happily ever after.  In There’s Something About Ari, at age seven, Buck Ellis falls in love with Ari Valentine. He might not know what love is exactly, but he’s smart enough to see that Ari Valentine is someone special. Confident, fun, exciting, and adventurous, Ari’s friendship becomes the light guiding Buck through loneliness and grief. Buck knows that they’re meant to be together.

Of course, it’s a romance novel, so things are never easy!

I invite you to read the opening scene in There’s Something About Ari.

TheresSomethingAboutAriAri said, “I’m in Mr. Bennett’s room.”
“Me, too.” Mr. Bennett might sit Ari next to me, because 
I modeled good behavior. That’s what all the teachers said. “Why are you wearing the yellow Power Ranger? That one’s a girl.”

“Yellow’s my favorite color. I don’t care if it’s a girl’s shirt. I like girls. They’re okay. I really like your shirt.” I was wearing a blue Cub Scout shirt, like all the other boys in my class, and the fabric pulled across my chest. “Are you in Scouts?”

I nodded. “We don’t do much, yet. We’re supposed to go camping. That’s why I joined. My mom just had a baby and she can’t take me camping anymore.” I didn’t mention the thing about my dad being sick, because it made my stomach hurt and I’d eaten a lot of candy. I didn’t want to puke in front of the other kids.

Ari twisted on the swing. “Can I come too? To Scouts? And camping? I could go with you. We can be friends, if you want. I like you. We can go together.”

I like you.

Those three words pierced the loneliness and chased away my shyness. I pictured the two of us walking into the Scouts meeting room, side by side. Sharing a tent on the sleepover. Eating marshmallows and reading comic books. Shooting rockets in the backyard like my dad used to do. A friend.

My friend.

Hope curled inside my belly, and it soothed the hunger that Skittles never eased. I gripped the metal chain with one hand; the other, I wiped on my clean school pants. I held my palm above my head, waiting until Ari beamed and slapped me up high with a solid thwack.

Best high five ever.
That’s the day I fell in love with Ari Valentine.

When not working from her home in the rolling hills of Northwestern Connecticut, author L.B. Gregg can be spotted in coffee shops from Berlin to Singapore to Panama–sipping lattes and writing sweet, hot, often funny, stories about men who love men. www.lbgregg.com

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 16th, and winners will be announced on November 17th.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

By creativedeeds