Friday, November 18, 2016

MySexySaturday - November 19, 2016 - ONCE UPON A SECRET


November 19, 2016:
This week’s edition of MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ calls for “My Sexy Holidays”. I have seven paragraphs from ONCE UPON A SECRET, a contemporary m/m romance. This snippet outlines a giant step forward in the developing relationship between Luke and Travis.


ONCE UPON A SECRET
Christiane France

Blurb:

The last thing Luke Fiorelli wants to do as a member of a close-knit immigrant family living in the Italian neighborhood of a small town, is embarrass or upset them by openly declaring his sexuality. Moving to the big city isn’t an option for a couple of reasons: partly because he owns a successful landscaping business, and partly because his family wouldn’t understand him relocating on what they would interpret as a whim. So, by convincing himself that his strait-laced father would kill him if he ever found out about Luke’s sexuality, and satisfying his needs with the occasional weekend trip out of town, Luke has never had a problem keeping that part of his life a deep, dark secret.
That is, until he meets handsome and openly gay Travis Barrington III. The attraction between the two men is strong and instantaneous, and suddenly Luke is scrambling to invent even more excuses to keep his secret.
Travis, however, knows all about secrets and the harm they can do, but can he convince Luke to accept that and step out into the light?
Excerpt:
As they approached the downtown area, Luke knew Travis was still sure they were going to a restaurant, but he said nothing as he just continued on.
Suddenly, Travis said, “I know where we are. This is Little Italy, right?”
Luke drew into the curb and parked outside his parents’ home. “We have a tradition in my family,” he said quietly. “Everyone comes home for Thanksgiving dinner, no excuses accepted, and we’re all supposed to bring a friend.”
Travis looked worried. “You sure your parents will be okay with you bringing me?”
“My parents love me, and I love them,” Luke stated simply. “But now you’re a big part of my life. It’s time for you to get to know them and for them to get to know you. Think you can handle that?”
“If they can, I guess I can.” Travis reached for Luke’s hand and squeezed it hard. “To tell the truth, though, I’m a lot scared.”
“Me, too,” Luke said. “So let’s go do it now.”
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Amethyst Cove Mysteries


If you enjoy a good mystery, how about a trip to California? Where you’ll find warm sunshine, the blue Pacific Ocean bordered by beautiful beaches, and Amethyst Cove, the home of Greg Stewartson, private investigator. Greg’s field of expertise is locating missing persons.

 

In MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD, Greg’s faced with the difficult task of locating his brother’s girlfriend who vanished without a trace.
 
 

MISSING BUT NOT DEAD involves another missing woman. This time it's a nameless teenager who disappeared thirty years ago after giving birth to Greg’s partner, Ash Tyler.
 

In STILL MISSING the search continues for Ash’s biological parents. Greg finds a couple who admit to being present at Ash’s birth, but what they have to say sounds fabricated. Is it the truth, poor memories, or do they have something to hide?

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FOREVER MISSING is a work in progress in which Greg’s hunt for Ash’s family continues while he also works on the case of a local businessman’s missing son. No release date as yet.

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Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 
 

Friday, November 11, 2016

MySexySaturday - November 12, 2016 - GETTING REAL



November 12, 2016:
This week’s edition of MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ calls for “Sexy in the sky”. The one book I have that qualifies is Paris Heat, but as it’s currently unavailable I have seven paragraphs from GETTING REAL, a contemporary m/m romance, instead.
GETTING REAL
Christiane France

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-gettingreal-2076671-145.html
 

Blurb:

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 the public embarrassment his father did.

Excerpt:

“That was Maggie. She was supposed to be here at ten to finalize our order for the plants. Now she says she can’t make it until noontime. I’m sorry.”

“Hey, the job comes first.” He (Cole) reached out and briefly touched my shoulder. “You want to go for a drink later?”

“You mean here in town, after work?”

“Why not?”

“I think you need to slow down. Lunch is one thing, Cole. You hired The Birds to supply the plants for the building, so it could even be explained as a working lunch. What you’re suggesting is something else. It’s like a date. It’s like making a major statement to the entire world. What if someone sees us and your family finds out?” I couldn’t believe I’d just said that, but I wanted Cole to step back and think what could happen.

“I’ve thought about that, too. If I lose my job and my mom wants me to move out, that will be their decision. This one is mine. If I’m to have the kind of life I want, I can’t keep putting it off. I have to start somewhere, and this is it, TJ. With you at my back, I’m ready to take this first step. We can have a drink or two, and hang for a bit. Maybe later go get something to eat. You cool with that?”

I high-fived him, swallowed the sudden surge of emotion that made my chest tight and my eyes blurry and finally gave him a hug. He smelled delicious and his body was hard and sweet as rock candy just waiting to melt and mold against mine. He started hugging me back, so I cut it short before nature took us in the direction I knew we both wanted to go. “You betcha, babe! Although, there are a couple of things you should know. Like you, I live at home, and right now I don’t have wheels...” 

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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/

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Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/