Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Z is for a Zillion - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 26 is Z – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
 

As this is the last day of the A toZ Challenge 2014, I’d like to take the opportunity to say how much I’ve enjoyed meeting so many new people and to thank everyone who has stopped by. Here’s looking forward to A to Z 2015! 

Z is for a Zillion--the number of times Mitch has told Pete to quit worrying in:

 


IT’S COMPLICATED
By Christiane France
 

In high school, Pete Letouche and Mitch Ravello lusted over one another from afar. But on prom night, a couple of drinks gave them courage to put their thoughts into action.

With Pete’s father chief of police and Mitch’s reputed to be the local crime boss, Pete knew one night was all they could have.

Pete left town, for college, but he never forgot Mitch or lost sight of his dream to one day own a gourmet food shop like his grandmother’s family once had.

Ten years later, Pete is back. His shop is a reality and a success. He’s on top of the world until Mitch walks in and announces he’s taken over Pete’s note for the down-payment on the building where the shop is located.

With Mitch’s father in a coma, who better to take over his business of loan sharking and shakedowns than his son? Mitch says not, but Pete has no way of knowing. To make matters worse the feelings they once had for one another are still alive. Pete figures they’re just warmed over old memories, and when Mitch invites him to dinner, Pete goes. A private, face to face meeting could be the perfect opportunity to find out about the present and put the past to rest.  

Check out the recently released sequel: LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

Christiane France
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Y is for Young - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 25 is Y – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
 

Y is for Young like the two main characters in:

 


GETTING REAL
By Christiane France

 
For TJ Delaney and Cole Labelle, it’s time to turn their lives around and get real.

TJ needs to exchange his playboy lifestyle for a job and prove he’s a responsible adult rather than a spoiled, rich brat.

Cole needs to free himself of his family’s control and their paranoid fears by proving being gay like his father is the only thing he and the man who gave him life have in common. And that by being openly gay he won’t cause them public embarrassment as his father did.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

X is for X-rated - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 24 is X – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ 

X is for the X-rated activities at:

 


THE CLUB AT COOL HARBOR
By Christiane France
 

All private investigator Gabe Muller needed to complete his perfect life was the perfect man.
 

He thought fellow P.I., Raz Reynolds was it. Until he arrived at Raz’ house for dinner and found Raz having sex with another man. Raz tried to explain things weren’t the way they looked, but Gabe wasn’t buying. Hurt and disillusioned, he cut off all contact with Raz.
 

A year later, Gabe runs into Raz when he’s hired by the owner of Le Club, the new all gay males’ resort at Cool Harbor, to stop the leak of information about members’ x-rated activities. Raz has been hired for the same reason as Gabe, but by one of the members. Since they have the same goal, they put their personal differences aside and share information.

Raz uses the opportunity to tell Gabe what really happened that night at his house. He’s hoping that once Gabe learns the truth, he’ll believe him and give him another chance.

 

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Friday, April 25, 2014

W is for Wishing - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 23 is W – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

 

W is for Wishing which Rod does a lot of in:


 

THE RIVALS
By Christiane France

Rod Levins’ future as a newly qualified lawyer is anything but certain. After graduating with an above ninety-five-percent average, he’s in line for a job with the town’s number one law firm. And so are three others, including the man Rod’s fantasized about for many months.

Jinks Jessop gives the impression he’s interested in Rod also, but each time Rod makes a move, Jinks backs off. Rod wishes he knew if Jinks was gay, straight, or simply a rival amusing himself at Rod’s expense?

When it comes to both his career and his personal life, Rod knows that “wishing” and “getting” are not synonymous. But he can always hope...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

V is for Valuable - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 22 is V – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ 

V is for Valuable like the17th century cross pendant Sean is sent to Paris to collect in:

 

 

FRENCH TWIST
By Christiane France
 

When the markets collapsed and Sean Hannesay lost everything, including his job as a financial advisor, he considered himself lucky to find work as a delivery boy for The House of Lost Treasures. It pays just enough to keep a roof over his head and food in his stomach.
 

But suddenly being a delivery boy becomes so much more than just a low-paying job. It sends Sean to Paris, France, the city he’d always dreamed of visiting, to take possession of a 17th-century cross pendant. The assignment whisks him from what seems like one cloak-and-dagger adventure to another, and finally into the arms of the sexy Raoul Dassin—a man who instantly captures Sean’s attention and refuses to let go.

One look, one touch, and Sean and Raoul figure its game over. Or is it?

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

U is for Underling - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 21 is U – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
U is for an Underling like the one in:
 
A TASTE OF HONEY
By Christiane France
 
Antoine Auguste, Marquis de Vernnay, is twenty-four and bored. Bored with the women at the house he frequents on la rue Charles V, and bored with the elaborate rituals and devices he must use in order to achieve an orgasm.
 
Then he meets Honey, a servant at an exclusive men’s club, and has his first sexual experience with another man.
 
 
One taste of this beautiful, young creole man with the golden skin and Antoine's life is forever changed. Honey is the only person he can think about and the only person he wants. Honey, however, is a servant and a person of the lowest class. He’s also the property of another man. Is there a way Antoine can separate the two and keep Honey all to himself?
 
 
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

T is for Time - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 20 is T – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

T is for Time as in:

 


THIS TIME FOR KEEPS
By Christiane France
 

Josh and Pete were always breaking up and getting back together. The last time it happened, they swore their ten-year affair was over for good.  Although Pete moved out, and Josh took a job overseas, Josh figured it was simply a matter of who would give in first. Except Pete didn’t call and when Josh discovered his number had been disconnected, he figured Pete had found someone new and moved on. 

Ten years is a long time. If Pete no longer loves him, Josh needs to hear that from Pete in person. He returns home to the mind-numbing news that Pete is dead--he was killed two months earlier trying to stop thieves from stealing his car. But as Josh begins to work through his grief, he discovers death hasn’t completely broken the bond between two lovers destined to be together forever. 
 
Christiane France
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Monday, April 21, 2014

S is for Something - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 19 is S – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ 

S is for Something as in:

 

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
By Christiane France

There’s something just a little bit naughty and a whole lot delicious about a teacher and a mature student. They’re both above the age of consent and can do whatever they want--yet there are all these old taboos about teachers and students, and the older woman and a younger man.

This is the story of English teacher, Maddy Anderson, and her student, Ty Jarrett, who happens to be a bit younger than Maddy, the hurtful gossip that starts when Maddy tries to help Ty polish his book, ready for publication, and how they turn the tables on the gossips.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

R is for Raindrops - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 18 is R – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ 

R is for Raindrops as in:

 

RAINDROPS AND ROSES
By Christiane France
 

The sequel: A Happy Christmas Ending is available at - http://amberquill.com
 

The day before Drew McEvoy is to fly home to Toronto after a temporary work assignment in London, he trips going down the stairs to a teashop and is saved from injury by Michael Dawson. He’s shaken up by the incident, so Michael invites him to sit at his table and buys him a cup of tea.

The chemistry is there, but with no time to find out more, all Drew can do is hold onto the moment for however long it lasts. But Michael surprises Drew by inviting him for a drink at his flat and then dinner somewhere. Drew knows that time tomorrow they’ll be thousands of miles apart. Should he risk spoiling their brief time together by telling Michael that? Or would it be better to keep his mouth shut? After all, they’re just ships passing in the night, right?

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Q is for Quantum Leap - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 17 is Q – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
 

Q is for the Quantum Leap that Mariette took in:
 
 
 
TIME SHIFT
By Christiane France
 

When Mariette Joubert visits the house where her grandfather was born in Paris, France, she falls through a secret doorway and finds herself in the year 1763, working as a courtesan in a high class house of pleasure where the infamous Marquis de Sade and his friends are reputed to be regular visitors. Exclusive rights to Mariette have already been purchased by wealthy merchant, Philippe de Gaspard, but when one of de Sade’s friends decides he want her, Mariette is in big trouble. The Marquis de Vernnay is reputed to be even worse than de Sade. He also has royal connections, so his wishes take precedence over Philippe’s.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

P is for Paris - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 16 is P – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/


P is for Paris, one of my most favorite places to visit:

 


PARIS HEAT
By Christiane France
 
          After being dumped by her boyfriend for what he said was her old-fashioned, narrow-minded attitude toward sex, Trish Stacey decided to use a small win on the lottery for a vacation in Paris, France. Paris is the city of love and Frenchmen are supposed to be the world’s greatest lovers, so if she can just loosen up a bit, maybe some of it will rub off and she can finally get with the program.

          The need to loosen up happens a lot quicker than Trish expected. Before the plane leaves the ground, a man sits down next to her and suddenly ooh la la takes on a whole new meaning. Especially after they arrive in Paris and Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome introduces her to his equally delicious male partner...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

O is for Once - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 15 is O – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ 

O is for Once as in: 
 
 

ONCE UPON A SECRET
By Christiane France
Luke Fiorelli is a member of a close-knit family living in the Italian neighborhood of a small town. The last thing he wants to do is embarrass or upset them by openly declaring his sexuality. Moving to the city isn’t an option. Partly because he owns a successful landscaping business, and partly because his family wouldn’t understand. They’d interpret it as a whim. By convincing himself that his strait-laced father would kill him if he discovered Luke was gay, and satisfying his needs with the occasional trip out of town, Luke has kept that part of his life a deep, dark secret.

Until he met handsome and openly gay Travis Barrington, III. The attraction between them is strong and instantaneous, and suddenly Luke is scrambling to invent even more excuses to keep his secret.

Travis knows all about secrets and the harm they can do. But can he convince Luke to step out into the light?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

N is for Nevada - A to Z Blog Challenge

Day 14 is N – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

N is for Nevada where you’ll find Las Vegas and the location for:



I’M SORRY
By Christiane France

Misinformation and misunderstandings drove Chad and Reese apart and shattered their dream of a new life together.

Ten years later, they meet again in Nevada, and try to figure out what went wrong. Reese tells a completely different story to the one Chad heard back in New York, but Chad believes what he heard was true and Reese is lying.  Problem is, he still loves Reese, and Reese says he feels the same way. Can their love overcome all the hurt and the pain and give them a second chance at happiness?

Christiane France

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Monday, April 14, 2014

M is for Missing - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 13 is M – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

M is for Missing as in:
 
 

Missing, Presumed Dead
by Christiane France
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Private investigator and ex-cop, Greg Stewartson, is on his way to bed when his Hollywood-producer brother, Vance, shows up. With him is Tim Fensham, the brother of Vance's latest girlfriend, movie star Petra Lianne. Vance says Petra went missing more than a month ago after last being seen in Amethyst Cove. He has new information, but the police have closed the case and declared Petra "Missing, Presumed Dead."

Vance and Tim don’t believe Petra is dead and ask Greg to take the case. When Greg agrees, Tim stays to help and Vance returns to L.A.

Greg doesn’t want help, and wishes Tim would leave. He’s attracted to Tim and while he knows their feelings are mutual, he doesn’t mix business with pleasure. And he doesn’t like the way Tim keeps trying to interfere in the investigation, or the unexpected moves Tim puts on him during a power failure.

He tells Tim to back off, but Tim’s not a very good listener...

Christiane France

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

L is for Love - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 12 is L – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ 

L is for Love as in:


 
 
 
Love Matters
by Christiane France

Cain Carpenter has it all—looks, money, a beautiful home, and a successful business. What he doesn’t have is someone to share it with, someone he loves and who loves him in return.

Cain figures if he kisses enough frogs he’ll find the man of his dreams, but the search is proving far from simple. As owner of the town’s classiest restaurant, Cain doesn’t have much time for a social life. He’s tried all the usual avenues for meeting people, including a dating agency, and he’s about given up...

Then he’s invited to a singles masquerade party and meets a masked man in an elaborate headdress of black feathers who sends his thoughts and senses reeling with excitement. The stranger invites Cain to dance, and from the instant they touch, Cain truly believes, at long last, that this is the special man he’s been waiting for.

A few minutes later, the man answers his phone, mutters something about an emergency and disappears. The rules of the masquerade include no removal of masks and no exchange of names. If you can’t figure out the identity of the person who sparked your interest, you lose. Cain doesn’t want to lose, but all he knows about “Black Feathers” is that he’s a little taller and heavier than himself. And that could describe half the town’s male population.

Christiane France

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NEW RELEASE - m/m adult R - LOOKING FOR ANSWERS


LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
By Christiane France
 

This is the sequel to It’s Complicated and the second book in the Peninsula Heights series. 

Blurb:

When P.I. Marcus D’Angelo is asked to investigate the rumors of shakedowns and extortions in Little Italy involving Sal Ravello, he enlists the help of new neighbor and unemployed news reporter, Jake Reilly. Peninsula Heights has never had a problem with organized crime and Marcus doubts they have one now. He figures it’s most likely a falling out among friends that’s turned into an old-fashioned vendetta. But whatever the cause, it’s the perfect opportunity for Marcus to find out if the attraction he feels for Jake is mutual or merely wishful thinking on his part.

Excerpt:

After I refilled our glasses, I joined Jake at the counter where he was carving the chicken. What with the sexy looks he’d been sending my way and the tension that had been building since the day we first met by the elevator, I was more than ready for a little action. This was what I wanted, what I intended to have. And since one of us had to make the first move, I gave into temptation and ran a hand slowly over his ass.

          Jake gave a sound somewhere between a groan and a growl. He didn’t push me away, so I let my hand drift a little lower, within a gnat’s breath of his balls. It felt fucking amazing to be close to him like this. I wanted to get even closer and bury my face in his warmth. I’d been hard from the moment I stepped through the door. His track pants hid whatever he was feeling, but the way his muscles tensed in response to my touch told me all I needed to know. He wanted me every bit as much as I wanted him. “I’m tired of talking. Thought you would be, too, by now.”

          He made another sound, deep in his throat, as he turned and cupped my face in his hands. I saw heat simmering in his dark eyes, smelled the wine on his breath, the fabric softener on his T-shirt, and felt shivers of anticipation skipping up and down my spine.

          He bent his head slightly. Our lips touched and as his tongue invaded my mouth, I slid my fingers under the elastic waistband of his pants and eased them over his hips. With his engorged shaft now free of confinement, I broke free of the kiss and looked down at a good eight inches of solid deliciousness. He was cut, he was thick, and he was about to make my every dream come true.


Christiane France

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Friday, April 11, 2014

K is for KITTY - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 11 is K – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ 

K is for the Kitty in:
 
 

AND THE CAT CAME BACK
By Christiane France

(The kitty on the cover is my 7-year old Persian, Domino)
 
Home renovator Seth Lawley is ready to settle down if the right man comes along, but he’s cautious. He believes he who hesitates saves himself a whole lot of heartbreak.

Grant Kenyon, on the other hand, is ready to take a chance. He figures anyone who hesitates when it comes to grabbing what he wants from life risks losing out.

Enter Foofuss, Grant’s bossy, matchmaking Persian cat, who has decided his master needs company and Seth is it... That’s if Foofuss can figure out the perfect plan to bring the two of them together.

Christiane France

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

J is for Jeopardy - A to Z Blog Challenge


Day 10 is J – A-Z Blog Challenge http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ 

J is for Jeopardy and there’s where Toni find herself in 
 
 
JUST ONE LOOK
By Christiane France
 

Toni Peters rarely takes chances or tries new things—until Jane, an old school friend who is working at a hotel in Paris, France, calls and suggests they take a month-long tour of Europe. It’s the vacation they always talked about taking but never got around to. 

Toni arrives in Paris to find Jane has quit her job and moved south to a hotel in Marseille. Toni checks all the hotels in Marseille but no Jane. When she receives an unsigned note telling her to be at an address in a neighboring town at noon the following day, she figures it’s from Jane. But when she arrives the only person in the house is a British cop. Neil knows who Jane is, but soon after he and Toni join forces to find her, Toni gets kidnapped.
 

Christiane France

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