Monday, July 18, 2011

Today Is Release Day

Yes, today is the release of my first M/M erotic romance. I love this book. I had a blast writing Surprise Sleepover. Who would have thought that a straight girl could write gay romance and have so much fun. Why gay erotic romance? Love is love. Who has the right to say that two men can't find love together.

Purchase Surprised Sleepover here.

Snowed in turns super hot when James and Nick spend the night downtown.

Nick has spent the last year dreaming of James, but he's been too afraid to act on his desires. Then the ice and snow blew in, trapping him downtown. But he's not the only one prowling around the office. James is pleased to find Nick still at work and opens his house to Nick, offering him a place to sleep.

Nick is shocked when James grabs his hand to lead him across the icy street and more shocked when the man starts undressing him. The night may be cold outside, but the heat is rising in James' apartment.

Now here's a sweet little excerpt for you from their Meet Cute. Enjoy!!
Nick stared out of the fifteenth floor window of the Hayson building in downtown Dallas. His plane to CancĂșn was scheduled to leave in the morning, but based on the ice falling from the sky nothing would be taking off or landing at the airport. He’d called the airlines again and still got the same answer. He guessed he would keep calling until they cancelled, or it was so close to flight time he would try to make his way to the airport.

His floor had been empty for hours. Everyone with brains had left Jackson and Reeves Corp except him. At lunch someone had dumped fifteen contracts on his desk. Nick wanted to curse them and ignore the work, but leaving the contracts for when he returned wasn’t his style. No question about it, he would finish the work before his week of vacation. Of course, he hadn’t believed the snow would hit this early either. Now a drive to the airport looked like a trip to hell.

Only one more contract to review and print and he’d be done. Lucky for him the deal was easy, no special add-ons or exclusions. Time slowed as he drew closer to finishing. Only a few more minutes, then party time started. Hell, who was he kidding? The roads were crap. It would take a miracle to drive more than a few miles in this muck.

The eerie hush of the streets made him jumpy. Usually cars zoomed past, but not today. It’d been thirty minutes or more since he’d heard anything outside.

A loud noise broke the silence. He mistyped a few characters, which he corrected before getting up to look for whoever was sneaking around the building. The noise had been the door by the elevator, he was sure of it. That particular door made a loud popping sound anytime it opened. Had someone come back to work? Impossible, with the roads the way they were.

Nick stepped closer to his door and hesitated. The smart thing would be to lock the door and call someone, but he wasn’t a baby. And who would he call? Sure, he was afraid to leave the safety of his office, but no one who wasn’t supposed to be in the building could get in.

The pounding of his heart and the sweat on his brow made him laugh. He was being ridiculous. This wasn’t a slasher film. Some guy wasn’t going to jump out from behind a corner and stab him or shoot him.

Nick shook off his fear and walked out of his office and straight into another person. He screamed and flailed his arms. The rapid beat of his heart echoed in his ears.

“Oh God, I didn’t mean to run into you.” The man stepped back, grasping Nick’s upper arms in his hands.

For a moment Nick fought the stranger’s grip. Fear shot around his thoughts before he realised the man holding him was James from accounting.

“I didn’t know anyone was still here.” His heart still hammered in his chest and his breathing was erratic, but he wasn’t sure if it was from the fright or the fact that James was touching him.

“Are you okay?”

“Yeah, I’m fine. How about you? Are you okay?”

“Yeah, I was just looking to see if anyone else was in the building. I’m James, by the way. I work down in accounting.” James dropped his hands from Nick’s arms and laughed. “I guess I don’t need to hold on to you anymore.”

Nick laughed too, not because James had laughed, but because he wanted James to touch him and so much more. But he was used to hiding those desires. So he laughed to cover what he really wanted, hoping the other man wouldn’t see the desire he felt. “I’m Nick.”

“I know who you are.”


Alison said...

Congrats on the release!

An Open Book said...

Love these 'snowed in' stories- things tend to heat up fast- good luck with this release
Dawne P

Sara York said...

Thanks Dawne and Alison