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Rainbow Snippets ~ 28th February

Today’s Rainbow Snippet is from my short story

The Handyman Can.

It’s currently available for early download at Pride Publishing

and will be on general release on Amazon from 1st March.

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This continues from the first snippet I posted HERE

He peered through the slats of the Venetian blinds strung across the study window and out into the garden, waiting expectantly. His cock stirred, a familiar and very welcome tingle, already anticipating what, or who, he was about to see.

Several whirrs of the motor’s pull cord rattled the near silence until it caught and the lawn mower burst into life, filling the quiet of the house. Alex leaned forward, adjusting the blinds, ready to ogle his gardener as he strode across the lawn. In his eagerness, Alex scattered papers onto the wooden floor.

Damn it!

He scooped them up and slapped them back down by his keyboard. Alex moved beside his desk, to one side of the window, not wanting to be caught snooping already.

Come on. Come on. Hurry up!

 

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New Release ~ Finding Love: The Perfect Size for You

 Finding Love: The Perfect Size for You

by

 Lily G Blunt

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Format: ebook and paperback
Language: English
Book Length: Short Story (12K)
Pages: 60
Genres: Contemporary, Gay, Erotic Romance
Heat Rating: Burning
Release Date: 9th March 2016
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A male escort takes on an inexperienced client and breaks the first rule of rent boys: don’t get attached.

After updating his Rent Boy blog profile, well-endowed porn star Ty receives a text from a sexually inexperienced client. Andy, the client, asks Ty to provide him with the necessary know-how so should he ever get a date with the guy he’s attracted to, he’ll be fully prepared.

Little does Ty know that this hookup will lead to a friendship that will subsequently change his life.

 

This story has been previously published as The Perfect Size for You by Torquere Press in the Take It Like a Man anthology.

This second edition has been expanded and reedited.

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The door opened, and a skinny geek with specs faced me. Thinking I had the wrong house, and worried that the boy’s father had made the appointment, I floundered. Now, that will be awkward. How’s he planning to get his kid out of the house?

“Excuse me. I’m looking for Andy. Is he here?”

The boy flushed bright red and pushed up his black-framed glasses. “That’s me, I’m Andy Parker. You have the right address.”

You’ve got to be kidding me.

“Okay, son! How old are you?” He didn’t look a day over fifteen.

His eyes widened, but his gaze didn’t leave mine. He bristled a little, rising to his full height. “I’m eighteen. Nineteen in three months. I can show you my ID, if you like.” He looked beyond my shoulder, then ushered me hastily inside.

I followed him to the kitchen. “I’m Tyrone, by the way.”

He hadn’t even asked my name. I could have been any weirdo coming into his home. I guessed he recognized me from my online photos or my porn videos. Whatever. It looked like he was expecting me anyway.

 

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Praise for The Perfect Size for You

on

 Amazon and Goodreads Reviews

“Such an amazing story and one I was very interested in since I know someone in that business. It was a true fairy tale and I laughed and cried and never wanted it to end. Truly brilliant.”

“A big fan and this one did not disappoint! Totally adored it and can’t wait for her next book already!”

 “I just love this writer… This storyline was well written and I loved each page.  I wish it had gone on longer too damn short!”

 “I really enjoyed this short story. I’m a sucker for rent boys/porn industry stories and this hit the spot wonderfully! I really loved Andy and Ty together.

 The sexy times were sweet and then hot! I’m really anxious to get to this author’s other porn industry book!”

“A definite must read!”

“Lily’s writing flowed well for me. She combined a nice mix of sweet and hot but neither guy came across as needy or desperate.”

“It’s a good short story you can read while having a cuppa. I’ll definitely be reading more from Lily.”

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Rainbow Snippets ~ 21st February

RAINBOW SNIPPETS

 

Today’s Rainbow Snippet is taken from Finding Love: The Perfect Size for You.

This story has been previously published as The Perfect Size for You by Torquere Press in the Take It Like a Man anthology.

This second edition has been renamed, expanded and reedited. It will be available for pre-order from February 29th.

A male escort takes on an inexperienced client and breaks the first rule of rent boys: don’t get attached.

After updating his Rent Boy blog profile, well-endowed porn star Ty receives a text from a sexually inexperienced client. Andy, the client, asks Ty to provide him with the necessary know-how so should he ever get a date with the guy he’s attracted to, he’ll be fully prepared.

Little does Ty know that this hookup will lead to a friendship that will subsequently change his life.

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Enjoy this little snippet

I sighed out loud—as if that would make a difference.

Oh well, I’ve got nothing else to do this evening.

I took several calming breaths, then set about updating my profile in a bid to attract more business.

What do most guys want from a few hours with me?

Sex, obviously!

Idiot!

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Thanks for reading!

Please visit the Rainbow Snippets Facebook Group for more links to great fiction.

The gang posts throughout the weekend, so check back a few times if you can.

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

 

Cover Reveal ~ Finding Love

I’m looking forward to two releases this March.

The Handyman Can and Finding Love:The Perfect Size for You

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The Handyman Can

 is available for purchase now

via Pride Publishing or pre-order on Amazon.

The General Release Date is March 1st.

It is currently the Bestselling Short Read on Pride Publishing’s site.

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Alex is falling in love with Michael, one of the gorgeous handymen who maintain his property. Can Alex trust the Fernando brothers or are they thieves?

After moving into his new house, Alex Sucre employs the three good-looking Fernando brothers as handymen to maintain his home and garden. He’s immediately attracted to Michael, the youngest, and enjoys watching his muscle-packed body through his study window as he works.

After a spate of burglaries in the area, one of Alex’s neighbors accuses the brothers of the thefts. Alex is reluctant to believe that any of them could be responsible, as their business is thriving and they appear to be honest men. But once that seed of doubt has been sown, Alex wonders whether they can be trusted.

Should Alex confront Michael with his suspicions and risk destroying their newly formed relationship?

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I am re-releasing

 The Perfect Size for You.

This story has been previously published as The Perfect Size for You by Torquere Press in the Take It Like a Man anthology.

This second edition has been renamed, expanded and reedited.

I have given it a new title:
Finding Love: The Perfect Size for You.

COVER REVEAL

This is the fabulous cover designed by Jay Aheer at Simply Defined Art

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It will be available as a paperback and ebook shortly.

Pre-order from February 29th from Amazon and Smashwords.

Release Date: March 9th.

Hopefully I will have an exciting announcement regarding the audiobook very shortly.

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A male escort takes on an inexperienced client and breaks the first rule of rent boys: don’t get attached.

After updating his Rent Boy blog profile, well-endowed porn star Ty receives a text from a sexually inexperienced client. Andy, the client, asks Ty to provide him with the necessary know-how so should he ever get a date with the guy he’s attracted to, he’ll be fully prepared.

Little does Ty know that this hookup will lead to a friendship that will subsequently change his life.

 

This story has been previously published as The Perfect Size for You by Torquere Press in the Take It Like a Man anthology.

This second edition has been expanded and reedited.

Finding-Love-pre-MadeDesign-JayAheer2015-Lily-G-Blunt-3Drender

Praise for The Perfect Size for You

 Amazon and Goodreads Reviews

“A big fan and this one did not disappoint! Totally adored it and can’t wait for her next book already!”

 “I just love this writer… This storyline was well written and I loved each page.  I wish it had gone on longer too damn short!”

 “I really enjoyed this short story. I’m a sucker for rent boys/porn industry stories and this hit the spot wonderfully! I really loved Andy and Ty together.

 The sexy times were sweet and then hot! I’m really anxious to get to this author’s other porn industry book!”

“A definite must read!”

“Lily’s writing flowed well for me. She combined a nice mix of sweet and hot but neither guy came across as needy or desperate.”

“It’s a good short story you can read while having a cuppa. I’ll definitely be reading more from Lily.”

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Release Day Review and Guest Post ~ The Spencer Cohen Series #1

I’d like to welcome N.R. Walker to my blog on the

Release Day of The Spencer Cohen Series, Book 1.

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Thank you so much for having me today!  I’m so excited for the world to meet Spencer. He’s been such a lovely character to have in my head, I just hope everyone loves him like I do.

Throughout the Spencer Cohen Series (there are three books in the series) music plays an important role in saying what Spencer can’t admit out loud, though writing lyrics in books is a very tricky thing. It’s a very big no-no without getting and/or buying permission from all copyright holders (there could be several people/companies who require payment for just one line of one song) so it’s very important that authors don’t quote lyrics. I’m pretty sure being sued is not on anyone’s list of fun things to do.

So how did I get around this? Very simply, by not quoting any lyrics. Titles and singers/bands are fine to mention, but not the lyrics. There are few instances where I skirt around what the music is saying, but never quote verbatim.

What I have done for Spencer Cohen Book One, is make a playlist on Spotify. It’s a great way for fans to hear the music and lyrics that I listened to while writing, but also songs that Spencer and Andrew both mention in the book.

The link to the playlist is

Spencer Cohen Book One Soundtrack

I hope you enjoy it!

 

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Spencer Cohen is the guy who gets answers to relationship questions. Playing the role of the new lover, his job is to make his client’s ex realise one of two things: he doesn’t want to break up or he really does. Either way, his client gets answers.

The ex would either apologize and beg, or turn and walk. But in the end, Spencer’s client won. If he wanted his ex back and got him, it was great. If the guy walked away, then as hard it was for the client, he knew it was over. Regardless of the outcome, Spencer’s work was done.

Andrew Landon’s ex left him without so much as an explanation. But his sister can’t stand to see him miserable, so, much to Andrew’s dismay, they hire Spencer to be Andrew’s new boyfriend to get the ex back.

For Spencer, it is never personal. Merely a business transaction. No emotions, no strings, no complications.

Yeah right.

Even a blind man could see how this would end.

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Spencer Cohen Book One is exclusive to Amazon, and can be found HERE.

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This is a fabulous start to what I know will become a very popular series.

Andrew is the wronged guy whose fiancé up and left him for no obvious reason. Spencer is the professional hired to play the new fake boyfriend with the intention of making the ex jealous in the hope of getting them back together again.

Spencer is trendy and outgoing, while Andrew is preppy and more insular at first. The guys have contrasting looks and personalities, but they mesh together beautifully.

The ex didn’t seem to have any redeeming features.  We wonder what Andrew ever saw in Eli in the first place and we are soon willing for Spencer to fail in his mission to reunite the ex-lovers. Spencer himself is torn between succeeding at his job and falling head over heels for Andrew.

Spencer and Andrew hit it off almost straight away and music plays a role in connecting them. They can be true to themselves and tell each other about their favourite things.  Everyone else can see they are good together and that Andrew is so much happier with Spencer than he was with Eli. They happily spend time together and don’t talk about Eli. For Spencer, the experience is nothing like his other jobs where he’s helping a client get back with his fiancé. There’s no sex in the book, but there’s lots of lovely feels.

Spencer is a sweetheart, but there are glimpses of tragedy and heartache sprinkled throughout the story.  His past remains mostly a mystery, and we only get a few hints about his family towards the end. And this leads us perfectly into book 2. There’s a reason why he moved from Australia to LA.

The pacing of this novella is spot on as always. Nic’s writing pulls you in from the start and she portrays her characters superbly. She makes the story easy to follow and you get right up close and personal with the characters and what they’re experiencing. The story is a sweet romance with only a little low-level angst.

We are treated to a HFN ending with the guys at the beginning of their relationship, only having shared a kiss or two. There’s no cliffhanger as such, but the story definitely leaves you wanting more of these two sexy guys.

***An ARC was provided by the author in return for an honest review***

 

 

Rainbow Snippets ~ 14th February

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Today’s Rainbow Snippet is from The Perfect Size for You.

I’ve recently edited this story and added about 3K. I hope to publish it soon.

 

An extra few lines as it’s Valentine’s Day.

 

We were close now, our bodies practically touching. He smelled nice, of soap and shampoo. His breath was hot and coming in quick pants.

“Relax for me, Andy. You don’t need to be afraid. I won’t hurt you.”

I slid my hand behind his neck and teased the soft hair at his nape. He flicked his tongue out, moistening his mouth. I eased toward him. Our lips met softly for a first sweet kiss. His eyes fluttered closed and I swept my mouth over his, parting my lips slightly. He opened his mouth for me; his tongue peeked out and lapped teasingly against mine. He tasted minty and fresh. Our tongues touched and our lips moved in time. Not bad at all for a first kiss. It didn’t take long before it became a passionate lip-lock, with Andy moaning into my mouth.

I gently took his lower lip between my teeth, before releasing it and pulling away. “Mmm… you’re a quick learner.”

Thanks for reading!

Please visit the Rainbow Snippets Facebook Group for more links to great fiction.

The gang posts throughout the weekend, so check back a few times if you can.

rs5med

Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

 

Cover Reveal ~ Wood ~ A New PsyCop Short

A New PsyCop Short (3.2)

Victor Bayne’s birthday is just around the corner.

To celebrate, JCP is releasing an all-new PsyCop short, Wood!

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Title: Wood: A PsyCop Short 3.2

Author: Jordan Castillo Price

Release Date: February 23, 2016

Length: 3,000 words

ISBN: 978-1-935540-82-3

Publisher: JCP Books

Cover Artist: Jordan Castillo Price

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Preorder Wood at the following vendors:

Amazon | BN | Kobo | iTunes

Official Website

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Victor Bayne might not be handy when it comes to carpentry, but if there’s one tool he does know how to wield, it’s the tiny metal doohickey that comes with ready-to-assemble furniture from SaverPlus.

The shelves aren’t for the cannery—Vic would never manage to sneak cheap pressboard and veneer past Jacob’s watchful eyes. Jacob’s Uncle Leon, however, is nowhere near as fussy. And since he’s only got one arm, he’ll need help putting together his new treasure.

It’s no surprise to find the instructions baffling and convoluted…but were they always so disturbingly dirty?

This PsyCop interlude is a cute, sexy romp that will delight readers who’ve enjoyed the series through PsyCop #3, Body and Soul.

 

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Here’s the thing about being in a long term relationship. There’s more involved than just inside jokes and shared mortgages, objectionably healthy things in the fridge, or discarded socks that never find the laundry hamper. Back when a horny, shape-shifting, mirror-shattering entity exploded in Jacob’s apartment and left him with nowhere to sleep that night, I’d suggested he stay at my place. And when we outgrew that place, we found a new one. Together.

That fateful decision didn’t just score me a boyfriend. It earned me a family.

It’s not too big, as families go. Jacob has one sister, and she’s always pissed off about something. Her kid is no gem, either. Both parents are still alive, and grandma too, though I think she’s pushing a hundred fifty. But Jacob’s uncle Leon is the one who shared a special bond with him. He’d taken Jacob to his first concert at age twelve: Weird Al Yankovic. He bought Jacob his first soldering gun. Apparently this was a big thing in late 1970’s Wisconsin. He probably would’ve been the one to teach Jacob to drive stick, too, if his right arm hadn’t been torn off in an industrial accident years before.

I like the guy. I may not have the history Jacob’s got with him, but he’s easy to talk to, and he always acts excited to see me. Missing arm or not, he could count on our help to put together his new furniture. No doubt Jacob’s dad could’ve handled it, but it gave us an excuse to drive up for the weekend without centering our trip around seeing Clayton play soccer or looking at Clayton’s latest science diorama or sitting there uncomfortably while Clayton looks daggers at us. Okay, he only does that to me, not his beloved uncle Jacob—but the point is, I was kinda looking forward to being the youngest guy there in the male bonding session for a change.

Leon greeted us at the door with the standard greeting, asking us how the drive was. The missing arm greeted me with a wave. I nodded at them both while Jacob handled the amicable banalities.

I eased past into the living room while Leon launched into a tale about a certain legendary local speed trap. Even though I’d only seen Leon’s place a few times before, the new remodel startled me with its striking difference. Nothing structural had been changed, but the mishmash of furniture styles was gone. Now there was a theme of sorts. Big, inviting leather couch and chairs, and walls painted various coffee colors, and a sleek flatscreen mounted above the mantel. I thought I’d miss the white walls, but with the monochrome muted palette and lack of clutter, there was a warmth and simplicity to the new setup that I liked. Plus, you gotta hand it to someone willing to remodel at his age. It’s pretty optimistic if you ask me.

The only thing left to handle was putting together the bookshelves. My fingers were itching to tackle the massive stack of cardboard boxes marring the interior wall of the living room and get those cluttery books they contained in some kind of order. My actual preference would be to drop them off at the local Goodwill, but I’ve learned to pick my battles.

 

PsyCop Series Info and Reading Order

#1: Among the Living
What good is being a psychic detective if your murder victims aren’t talking?

#1.1: Thaw
A heartwarming glimpse at a cold winter’s day

#2: Criss Cross
Mysterious messages from Lisa lead Vic on a wild ride.

#2.1 Striking Sparks
Andrew’s got cold feet about his upcoming wedding. He figures a palm reading is just the ticket.

#2.2 Many Happy Returns
It’s the holiday season at SaverPlus, and customers have become incredibly demanding.

#3: Body & Soul
Three missing people. No bodies. No ghosts. At least the case gets Vic out of an awkward family dinner.

#3.1: Stroke of Midnight
For a PsyCop, missing out on festivities to process a crime scene is all in a day’s (or night’s) work.

#3.2: Wood
Vic might not be handy, but if there’s one thing he can assemble, it’s SaverPlus furniture.

#4: Secrets
Is someone watching Vic’s every move, or is he imagining things? Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.

#5: Camp Hell
Vic delves into his repressed memories of Camp Hell and dredges up more than he bargained for.

#6: GhosTV
Lisa’s gone missing, and Vic and Jacob head to PsyTrain for some answers.

#6.1: In the Dark
Halloween is fun…at least, it’s supposed to be. Costumes, candy, trick-or-treat, even jaded Victor Bayne can get behind those sorts of antics. Too bad this year’s Halloween is a grownup event.

#6.2: Memento
Seasons change, and so do fashion trends. But in this heartstring-tugging PsyCop short, what’s beneath the clothes matters most.

#7: Spook Squad
Victor has been avoiding the exorcism he owes the FPMP. Now it’s time to pay up.

#0.1: Inside Out
(Takes place before Among the Living, but best to read it later) The first time Jacob saw Vic, he was covered in red.

 

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Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price writes paranormal sci-fi thrillers colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago, to rural small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison. Her influences include Ouija boards, Return of the Living Dead, “light as a feather, stiff as a board,” girls with tattoos and boys in eyeliner.

Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who’s plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check out her trippy, touching series, Mnevermind, where memories are made…one client at a time.

 

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