Shy Professor’s Sexy Halloween Surprise — Trex or Treat by Tara Lain

Hi — Are you ready for Halloween? Here’s a little treat you can line up. My sexy short story, Trex or Treat, is now available for preorder at Amazon, Dreamspinner, and everywhere!

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I think of it as the shy professor’s sexy Halloween surprise —

Josh Harris is all dad all the time. A busy college professor and devoted single father, Josh tries to be happy with only his son for company. But then Bradley “Trex” Trexler moves in across the street with his stepbrother, Bogo, and takes advantage of their empty home, making it into a haunted house for Halloween.

Josh’s son, Ernie, can’t wait to go, so Josh dresses up like a movie cowboy and saunters over. It’ll be the best Halloween of Ernie’s life, but there’s another sharpshooter roaming the dark corridors, and this one might have a special treat for Josh….

Hope you enjoy it.  : )

Release Day! LOVE YOU SO SPECIAL now available!

Can a man’s secret yearnings be revealed in a tank full of fish?

Love You So Special
(Love You So Series, Bk 3)

Hi everyone!  I’m so happy to tell you about the  release of Love You So Special. This is the third book in the Love You So Series, but these books really are standalone and can be read in any order. I’ll tell you honestly, the characters in this book are a couple of my favorites and i hope they are for you too. You can buy the book  right now anywhere!

Blurb:
Can a man’s secret yearnings be revealed in a tank full of fish?

Artie Haynes knows he’s nothing special, with just-your-regular-brown hair, a solid plumber’s job, not much education, and a family that can barely get off the couch. But Artie has quirks—like his love of tropical fish, a landlord who’s a professor of existentialism, a passion for the amazing piano music he hears at a concert hall while he’s fixing the bathrooms—and the fact that he’s never come out as gay and probably never will. But when he’s hired to build a guesthouse for the pianist whose music enchanted him, Artie is swept up into an unimaginable world.

Francois Desmarais may be famous, rich, and revered as one of the world’s great classical composers and pianists, but he’s soothed and challenged by the inquisitive, stalwart, protective man in his back yard. When Francois’s terrible fear of crowds turns into a dangerous plot, Artie can stay in the closet or prove just how special he is.

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Excerpt

Artie peered in the open front door of the Desmarais’s house. No way he’d pass that opportunity up. He stepped inside and followed the sound of voices. Man, what a house. All fancy and traditional and shit, with paintings on the walls of scary-looking people. Funny. He wouldn’t exactly expect that messy, casual, snarky guy to live in a house like this.

He walked quietly down the hall the woman had run down. Voices came from ahead of him.

“The man said you were hurt, Senor Desmarais.”

“I’m okay. I’m fine. Just go back to—whatever. Honest, I’m fine.”

“But he said—”

“Where is this man?” He sounded pissed and upset.

Artie stepped into the doorway. He might get a vase in the face, but—he just needed to be sure Francois was okay. “I’m here. Sorry. I was just worried that you were hurt.”

“Why? Because you scared the bloody hell out of me and made me fall on my butt?”

Artie fought a smile. Francois must be feeling better if he could be a wiseass. “Yeah. Sorry about that.”

The woman looked back and forth between them like she was watching tennis.

Francois crossed his arms. “It’s okay, Maria. I want to talk to Artie here for a minute. Thanks so much for looking out for me.”

“But—” She looked seriously uncertain.

He waved a hand. “It’s okay. Honest.”

“Your mama—”

He turned a full frown on her. “What does my mother have to do with this?”

“Nothing.” She shook her head. “Can I get you anything?”

“No thanks. I’ll get it.” He walked to the door of the room, herding her toward it. When they got there, he smiled, thanked her again, and closed the door; then he turned to Artie with a crease between his eyebrows—barely visible under his pale, shaggy bangs. “So why are you messing in my life? What business is it of yours?”

Good question. Artie gave Francois a look. The gorgeous face was still blotchy from crying, and he vibrated with stress. “Look, crying’s one thing. Everybody needs a good cry sometimes.” Francois looked shocked at that statement, but Artie pushed on. “But when I hear your music going all to shit, I figure something’s really wrong, and I don’t see anybody doing fuck about it, so—” He shrugged and took a breath. “—I did. Sorry I scared you, but I couldn’t think of what else to do.” He let his eyes meet Francois’s.

Francois stared at him like maybe he’d lost his mind—or maybe he’d found it. Somewhere in between. “What do you mean, my music went to shit?”

Artie gave him a duh look. “You were all over the place. All angry and making no sense. It sounded like you were pissed at the piano. I mean, when you write, you stop and start, but it has a flow. You know? This didn’t. It was just like a bunch of notes, like—” Artie stopped because Francois’s lips were parted and he looked like he might pass out. Well, hell. “Look, I don’t mean anything by it. I never heard better music than you play, but what the fuck do I know? I’m just a plumber. So don’t pay any attention to—”

“How do you even know that?”

“What?”

“What my music sounds like. How I was all over the place?”

Artie pointed toward the window. “I listen.” He held up his hands. “Don’t get me wrong, I don’t eavesdrop. But I work right out there. How could I not hear?”

“You listen.” He said the word like he was sleepwalking, and his eyes got all shiny. “People pay huge prices for tickets to my concerts and don’t listen!” Shit, is he going to cry again?

Artie didn’t say anything. Hell, he didn’t know what else to say. But crying men weren’t really an everyday thing for him. He’d never seen his father cry. His brother, a little, but never any guy he worked with, even when they got hurt bad.

I cry. Alone, under a pillow. Sometimes to the fish. I know what that feels like. He’d stick his fingers in the water and let them nibble just to have something touch him that wasn’t cold or hurting. Tentatively, he reached out and put a hand on Francois’s arm. “It’s okay.”

The crease flashed between his brows as he stared at Artie’s hand. “What’s okay?”

“Whatever.” Artie smiled. “All of it. Sometimes being a particular way is just a pile of shit.” Jesus, he didn’t even know why he’d said that.

Francois gasped—and suddenly Artie had an armload of guy. Francois threw his arms around Artie’s neck and just squeezed.

Love You So Series

 


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LOVE YOU SO HARD

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LORD OF A THOUSAND STEPS Now at Amazon, ARe and…..

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LORD OF A THOUSAND STEPS Now at Amazon, ARE and …

My next release, Lord of a Thousand Steps is the story of Ian, a young man graduating from architecture school who works as an intern for a renowned architectural firm, Lord and Kendrick. Ian was thrown out of his home at 18 by his wealthy father for being gay and now loves with his older brother Jim and Jim’s partner, Ken. Ian longs for a family of his own and thinks he might have found it with Rico, a young architect, who is away in Mexico visiting a sick father. But Rico keeps extending his stay and the hunky CEO of Ian’s company, Braden Lord, keeps looking better and better!

Lord of a Thousand Steps comes out on August 31st. You can pre-order it now at #4 - Teaser Graphics - Lord of a Thousand StepsAmazon. ARe,  Dreamspinner Press. iBooks and Kobo. Here are the links —

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People are comparing this book to Knight of Ocean Avenue. I can understand that. The books are all stand alone, but if you have read the series, you’ll recognize characters in this book. Thanks for coming by! : )

BEAUTY, INC. by Tara Lain is Released. Win a $20 GC!

Hi and welcome!  I’m so excited that my new book, Beauty, Inc. is now released! The third of the Pennymaker Tales weaves a story of beauty both external and inside. One reviewer said yesterday,

“Well-written with vivid, empathetic characters (the kind you root for), “Beauty Inc.” is a feel-good book. Triumphing over adversity is a good thing, good people getting their well-deserved rewards is an even better thing, and gorgeous gay people who are smart and accomplished, the best of all.

Looking for a fun time? Read “Beauty Inc.” and find yourself falling under the magical spell of the amazing Tara Lain. Honestly, what a way to go!” Alan at Sinfully Gay Book Reviews.

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Beauty, Inc.
(The Pennymaker Tales #3) 
by Tara Lain
 
Blurb:
Is beauty only skin deep?
Chemist Dr. Robert “Belle” Belleterre loves flowers, green trees, his best friend Judy, and “his baby”: the new face cream he developed to help put his father’s small cosmetics company on the map. Sadly he gets no help from his alcoholic, gambling-addicted father who loses Belle in a poker game to Magnus Strong, the CEO of Beauty, Inc. the largest American cosmetics company—a man infamous for his scarred ugliness.
Belle finds himself uprooted from his home, living in a wildly crazy apartment in New York owned by Mr. Pennymaker, and completely unprepared for his mad attraction to the charismatic Strong. Feeling like a traitor, Belle fights his passion only to see more and more of the goodness and humility hidden by Strong’s ugly face. But when Belle’s family starts manipulating his life again, the odds turn against happiness for beautiful Belle and his beloved beast.
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Excerpts 

 

Magnus
stared at the photo he kept in the top drawer. Quit being sappy. Still, helping Judy Brancoli brought it all back.
He sighed. A good reason to stick with other philanthropies.
Is someone here?
He looked up
just as Belle stepped into his doorway. His heart skipped. What did Belle’s expression
mean? Confusion? Anger? Hope? “Hello.”
Belle
swallowed hard. “Are you the one who called Judy last night?”
Okay, what
had he done now? “Uh, yes. I—I thought—it was so late, and no one else was
here.”
“You had a
ticket waiting for her at the airport and got Leroy to meet her?”
“Yes.”
“And gave
her a job and insurance?”
“I talked to
HR, yes.”
Some huge
storm battled behind Belle’s midnight blue eyes. He didn’t seem to be able to
catch his breath. He just gasped and clutched his chest. Magnus stood. “Are you
okay? Can I get you water?”
Suddenly
Belle took off like a gazelle that had spotted a lion—except he ran to the lion. In three bounding steps, he
crossed the office and hurled himself at Magnus. Before Magnus could prepare, a
tall, slim body hit him full force, arms wrapping around his neck. “Thank you.
Thank you. Oh my God, how can I ever thank you?”
Magnus lost
his balance and staggered, arms coming around Belle, falling until his butt hit
the office chair, which rolled back. They smacked the wall with Belle sprawled
on his lap. He gasped for breath, and the exhale came out as a laugh. It was
like having the world’s cutest dalmatian on his lap—a dalmatian he’d like to
kiss and embrace and otherwise manhandle. Dream
on
.
Belle kept
hugging and muttering, “Thank you. Thank you.”
Magnus
adjusted Belle a little so he was actually sitting on Magnus’s lap but didn’t
make a big enough thing out of it to scare him off. Hell, this was a moment to
savor and prolong.
Finally
Belle stopped wiggling, which was good, since the vibration was getting to
Magnus’s cock. Belle stilled and seemed to hesitate. Reluctance or
embarrassment? He sat back and looked into Magnus’s face. “Hi.”
“Hi.” Magnus
couldn’t help smiling, even though the effect wasn’t really friendly. “I’m very
glad you’re happy.”
“No one’s
ever done such a wonderful thing for me before.”
Magnus tried
to be corporate and fatherly—very challenging in his current position. “It’s
the mission of this company to help women.”
“Yes, but
this was very personal. I’ll be grateful all my life.”
“I’m glad.”
His heart beat so hard they both should have been able to hear it.
Belle looked
down at where he was firmly planted on Magnus’s lap. “I guess I was a bit more
enthusiastic than I planned.”
“You don’t
hear me complaining.”
Belle slowly
looked up at Magnus’s face, which made Magnus want to cringe or hide. Too close. Belle cocked his head and
inspected every inch of Magnus’s ruined landscape of a face. Slowly, he leaned
forward and kissed the scar across the bridge of Magnus’s nose. He whispered,
“In for a penny—” and his mouth moved south until he kissed the distorted
corner of Magnus’s mouth.
 

 

 

 

 “Looking for someone?”
“Yes. Judy.
My friend. I thought she was coming here.”
“Oh yes. She
has her apartment on the ground floor. Mr. Strong thought it would be best if
she didn’t have to climb too many stairs while she’s being treated.”
Belle just
stared. He felt the tears welling in his eyes but couldn’t stop them. Limb by
limb, he collapsed to the floor like an old plastic bag. His own father hadn’t
even paid attention, and Magnus Strong put Judy on the ground floor to keep her
from having to climb stairs.
Mr. P closed
the door and flopped down beside him. “So, my dear, what seems to be the
trouble?”
Belle shook
his head and snuffled.
“Try again.”
“I did a
really bad thing.”
“What might
that have been, my dear?”
He sniffed.
“I humped my boss.”
“Hmm.
Humped. I’m failing to get a mental image.”
Belle
sighed. “It’s probably just as well. I got overzealous and threw myself on
Magnus Strong. That might have been okay, but then I—” He dropped his face in
his hand. “Oh God.”
“I’m
starting to get an image. Continue.”
He popped
his head up. “I kissed him, okay? And then, as if that wasn’t the stupidest
thing ever done since W said “mission accomplished,” I managed to get my penis
in contact with his and—humped. Now do you get the picture?”
Mr. P
clapped his hands. “Perfect.”
“Oh, so far
from perfect.” He fell back against the large Asian throw rug. “Why did I do
it? Why?”
“Excellent
question. Why did you do it?”
“He turns me
on.”
“What?”
Belle sat
up, in his best Frankenstein’s monster imitation. “He turns me on like a large
neon light.”
“Because he
helped your friend?”
“Way before
he helped Judy. Before he helped me, in fact.”
Mr. P
smiled. “So you acknowledge that he’s helped you?”
“Oh hell,
Mr. P, I’m so confused. I mean, getting won in a poker game doesn’t exactly
kick a relationship off on a sterling foot. Plus, that was after he seemed to
be stalking me. I assumed he was trying to get me here to—you know—screw me
instead of my father.”
“Ah, I see.
And now you’ve thrown at him the very thing you assumed he wanted—and he
refused it.”
“In a
word—yes. I don’t know what to think.”
“There’s
only one answer, my dear. Outside the box.”
 

 

 

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(The Pennymaker Tales Series, #1)
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About the Author
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

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This book is the second in the Love in Laguna Series, but all the books are stand alone. But here’s a hint. It introduces a character who will be the hero of Lord of a Thousand Steps, the 4th book in this series that comes out the end of August. So if PrinceOfThePlayhouseyou want to meet Ian, grab this book now!  Remember also, that my most recent release, Prince of the Playhouse, shares this same story setting and you might enjoy it too. If you’re shopping on iBooks, you can check it out HERE.

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Tackling The Tight End

(Long Pass Chronicles Series, #3)

By Tara Lain



Blurb:

Everyone wants the best for SCU student and tight end, Raven Nez—and they know exactly what that is. Enter the NFL draft, become a big football hero, promote his tribe’s casino, and make a lot of money to help people on the reservation. Just one problem. Raven really wants to work with gay kids, and while he loves his tribe and likes football, his visions for the future don’t mesh with theirs. Then the casino board hires a talented student filmmaker to create ads for the tribal business and asks Raven to work with him. But the filmmaker is Dennis Hascomb, a guy with so much to hide and a life so ugly it’s beyond Raven’s understanding. Still he’s drawn to Dennis’s pain and incredible ability to survive. Captivated by Raven’s stories of the two-spirited and by the amazing joy of finally having a friend, Dennis knows he has to break free from everything he’s ever been taught was good—but that’s a struggle that could kill him and Raven, too. Is there a chance for “the great red hope” and the “whitest guy on earth”? A future for the serpent and the raven?

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Raven laid out paper plates with pizza, two Cokes, and a
bowl of potato chips on a box he used for a coffee table in front of the couch.
He set them up so that Dennis either had to sit on the floor—not too
comfortable, considering it was very worn carpet—or sit beside Raven. Maybe he
could get Dennis to relax a little.
The movie started, and Dennis took a bite of cheese and
artichoke hearts. He sighed and closed his eyes for a second.
Raven smiled. “Good?”
“Oh yeah. I always have dinner with my parents, which
means I never get to eat anything normal.”
“They must really have bought into all that crap about
eating together keeps the family together.”
“Yeah.” He pointed at the screen. “Okay, so you know this
was partly an homage to the old western serials, right?”
Raven wrote in the air as he said, “Cowboooooys in
Spaaaaaace.”
“Exactly. But it goes a lot deeper. It’s a real Biblical
epic battle of good versus evil. I mean Luke, right? This is the book of Luke.
And the Force. Interesting that most of the ordinary dumb bad guys make fun of
the ancient religion, but Darth Vader knows and uses the Force. That’s what
makes him so powerful. Darth, of course, is a play on Dark, and all the Darths
in the series are the most dangerous villains.”
“Vader is short for invader?”
“I think that’s where it came from, but did you know that
vader means father in Dutch?” He
laughed. “They probably weren’t so surprised at the whole ‘Luke’s father’
revelation in the Netherlands.”
“No kidding?”
Dennis leaned forward for a piece of pepperoni pizza just
as Raven grabbed for the same one. Their hands touched as they both held the
crust. Raven grinned. “If they did this in a movie, you’d probably say it was
contrived, right? Could never happen. The director should get a more original
idea to get them together.”
“Yeah.” Raven heard Dennis swallow.
“So now that you have us here, director Hascomb, what do
you plan to do with us?”
Dennis swallowed again, lifted his thumb, and gently rubbed
Raven’s little finger.
Well damn, he’d had a fair amount of sex in his
twenty-one years, but nothing had ever dived straight to his dick quite as fast
as that gentle caress. “Man, you do it for me.”
“I-I do?”
“Yeah. That’s no demand or even request. I just want you
to know.”
“What’s it like to kiss a guy?”
Their fingers stroked and twined. Nothing else moved if he
didn’t count the expanding of cocks. “I don’t know. It’s great. Maybe not that
different from kissing a girl. More stubble, I guess.” Raven wiped his other
hand across his chin. “But not from me. No beard.”
“I’ve never kissed a girl. I tried to have sex a couple
times but skipped the kissing part.”
“Well, hell, man. That means—”
On the screen, the 3-D projection of Princess Leia popped
out of the communication device in R2-D2. Dennis stared at their linked hands.
“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi—”
Raven joined in. “You’re our only hope.” He reached a
hand around Dennis’s head and pulled him closer, then pressed half-open lips to
Dennis’s closed mouth. Stroking gently, he persuaded those full pink lips apart
and slipped his tongue slightly between. Dennis startled, but Raven held his
head just tight enough to keep them in contact, but not so tight as to scare
him.
Dennis shivered, made a little gurgling sound in his
throat, brought his hands up against Raven’s shoulders, and then—some dam gave
way. He dissolved in Raven’s arms, even wrapping his own around Raven’s chest,
and oh God, his mouth opened, accepting all of Raven’s tongue. Sweet. As Raven’s tongue slid in, Dennis
sucked. Jesus, Raven practically came just from the heat of that suction.

 

 

“Hi. I’ve been trying to reach you.”
Those blue-green eyes flicked all over the room. “Sorry.
I was so busy. When I found I had this short window, I just came here. I
figured you’d be tied up, so I didn’t bother you.”
Raven crossed his arms. “What’s going on?”
“What?” Dennis swallowed hard.
“Come on.” Raven took his arm and pulled. Dennis pulled
back, but Raven was stronger, and Dennis obviously didn’t want to make a scene,
so he walked as if it was his idea. Raven pushed the side door open and half
guided, half hauled Dennis out to the smoking patio, where no smokers were
currently hanging out. He dropped him in a chair and pulled another one over
beside him. “Talk.”
Dennis crossed his arms. “About what, Raven? I don’t have
much time, and I need to get some more footage.”
“I don’t care if you never get another inch of video
again.”
That got his attention. “What?”
“Two days ago you and I were dissecting Pulp Fiction and planning a video for
the Gay Youth Shelter. Now you won’t look me in the eye. What happened?”
He shook his head but said nothing.
“Dennis? I’m serious. I’m not going to work with you like
this.”
Again he just shook his head, but damn, were those tears?
Raven reached out and touched his hand. Dennis yanked his
hand back into his own lap.
“Come on.”
Dennis blinked. “Where?”
“We’re going for a walk.” He extended his hand. Dennis
didn’t take it, but he stood. Raven started walking, and Dennis fell in beside
him.
The casino stood on a patch of land that abutted a flood
control channel. They’d planted bushes and trees in a strip along the channel
to make it a pleasant walkway, with benches here and there. Since it was a
weekday, nobody was out. Raven ambled quietly for about fifteen minutes. Dennis
walked beside him but hardly seemed relaxed. His shoulders bowed, and he stared
at his feet. Finally Raven flopped down onto one of the benches. For a couple of
minutes Dennis stayed standing, but then he gave in and sat.
Raven picked up a small rock and tossed it. “Want to talk
about it?”
Dennis shook his head again.
“Something bad happened.” He didn’t make it a question.
“I guess.”
“Did I offend you in some way?”
His head snapped up. “No. No way, man.”
“But I must be involved somehow, or you wouldn’t be
avoiding me.”
“Kind of. I mean, indirectly.”
“Would it make a difference if I said I promise to be
discreet? Tell nobody unless you say it’s okay?”
“You know, don’t you?”
Raven shrugged. “No. I’m just thinking about what might
be upsetting you.”
“I think I’m gay.”
Raven smiled. “Two-spirited.”
Dennis cracked a half grin. “Did you guess that?”
“Maybe a little.”
“Do I look like a fag?”
Raven glanced at him sideways. “Remember who you’re talking
to.”
“Sorry. I just thought it might be like a big neon sign
on my head or something.”
“No. But I’m not usually attracted to straight men.”
Dennis’s head swung toward Raven in an arc. “Uh, do you,
I mean, uh—”
“Am I attracted to you? Yes, very.”
“Holy shit.” The H
came out in a long breath.
Raven looked over. “Does that idea appeal to you?”
“I think so.”
Not a ringing
endorsement
. “So that’s why I thought there was a chance you were gay. I
sensed the attraction between us. That’s all.”
“All? Jesus, that’s kind of amazing.”
Better. “So is
that why you’ve been avoiding me?”
Dennis nodded. “Kind of. Being gay isn’t really
convenient for me.” He laughed, but it didn’t sound funny.
“Have you got a girlfriend?”
“No. Parents.”
“I know about that.”
That look of pain blinked in his eyes and was gone.
“So why do you think you’re gay?”
He frowned. “I thought you said I was.”
Raven grinned. “My word isn’t law on this subject. I just
said I thought you might be since I feel a pull between us. But maybe you’re
straight and I just think you’re gorgeous.”
Dennis swallowed. “Thank you. I think. I’ve kind of
suspected for a while. I don’t much like girls. Like that, I mean. Never have.
But I’ve never been with a guy.”
Raven smiled. “Are you asexual, or do you jerk off a
lot?”
He looked uncomfortable, but before Raven could tell him
not to answer, he said, “I spank the monkey when I can.” He breathed. Weird.
Most young guys jerked off all the time. Dennis raised his head. “But I’m not
asexual. I’m definitely attracted to guys.”
“Surprised you haven’t done anything about it. I’m sure
you’ve had interest.”
He stared at his hands. “It’s complicated.”
“Look, just because you think you’re gay doesn’t mean you
have to start cruising West Hollywood. Take it slow. It’s your life, man. Live
it like you want.” He should listen to his own advice.
“I wish.” Apparently they had that in common.
Birds chirped and breezes blew, but Dennis looked like he
was at the bottom of a well with no ladder.
Raven put a firm hand on Dennis’s arm. Dennis jumped, but
Raven didn’t move. “Hey, I like you. We have to work together. Let’s just be
friends and not worry about the rest, okay?”
“Really?” He looked up with pleading eyes.
“Yeah. What do you think, I have to jump your bones just
because you’re pretty? We have two videos to make, right? Maybe, if you’ve got
time, we have some movies to see and shit.” Raven grinned.
For a second he thought Dennis might cry. Instead he
smiled like he’d witnessed the second coming. “I’d like that, man.”
“Good. So would I. Now let’s get back to the buffet and
video it right before we eat some of it, okay?”
Dennis smiled, but as they walked, he wiped a hand across
his eyes.

 



The Long Pass Chronicles Series

 

 

About the Author
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

You can find Tara at

               

 
 
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Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires: Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

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Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

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You probably know that i released a new book a few days ago called DRIVEN SNOW. It’s a fairy tale romance in my Pennymaker Tales series. And despite the fact that fantasy isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, DRIVEN SNOW has been receiving fabulous reviews —

Alan at Sinfully MM Book Reviews said — 5 Stars!

“This book is a remarkably well-written gay fairy tale. As the newest installment in the Pennymaker series, Ms. Lain offers us her unique, radical reimagining of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a gay romance with just the right quotient of tongue-in-cheek. She’s good, really good. So good that she transformed this aging curmudgeon into a born-again fan of the fairy tale.

There’s no way to describe “Driven Snow” without using the word “charming”. This book is a delight, and I keep picturing the author bent over her word processor, grinning ear-to-ear as another clever absurdity morphs from her fervent imagination into committed words on the page. This is not a “serious book”. This is not a “message” book – though all fables, at heart, are allegories, this one included. This book is intended for one thing and one thing only – to deliver pure, unmitigated reading pleasure and the talented Tara Lain succeeds beyond my wildest expectations.

If you’re looking for something fun to read, if you’re into sly cultural references and great writing, you will simply love “Driven Snow”, as I did. Don’t miss this one. It will put a smile on your face. It will make your day.”

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“You guys have to read this book! It isn’t all fairytales and roses, but the power is in the storytelling, and the ending makes dealing with the bad guys worth it!  Thanks Tara, for a wonderful addition to a lovely series indeed!”

Susan at the Blogger Girls said — 4.5 Stars!

“I picked up this book because I am a huge fan of this author; and that’s it. The cover didn’t grab me, the blurb didn’t grab me, and I was hard pressed to see how a nerdy chess master and a college football quarterback could breathe new life into the tried and true college athlete vs nerd theme. But I was wrong. There was so much to this story, so much depth and plot and characterization that I was actually hard pressed to even put it down. And I didn’t put it down until I finished it. Overall Impression: I loved it!”

Lexxie at Unconventional Book Reviews says — 5 Stars!

“The writing in Driven Snow is spotless, and the story unfolded beautifully! Strong characters and a solid plot made reading this story a pleasure. Character-driven and with quite a bit of suspense, I was at the edge of my seat as the evil stepmother made her play to become not only the fairest in the country, but also the new master when it came to chess. Because Snow was very smart, she had her work cut out for her, especially because once Mr. Pennymaker showed up, he had more help than he should have needed.”

Thanks so much to all those who have read DRIVEN SNOW and said such wonderful things. If this book sounds like your kind of romance, check out an excerpt HERE. (It’s currently on Sale at Dreamspinner Press for 35% OFF in their Thanksgiving Sale, so it’s a great time to grab it!! Go HERE. And, of course, it’s also available at AMAZON, ARe, Kobo, B&N, and Google. You’ll find the links with the excerpt!  Hope you had a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving if you’re in the US!  :  )

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Driven Snow

(The Pennymaker Tales, #2)
by Tara Lain

Blurb:

Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires, Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

When Riley needs a physics’ tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship heats up—but Riley has to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater—literally. In a car!

Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

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“There are rumors here and there, but I’m a
big guy, and nobody says it to my face.”
Snow shrugged. “So why change now? You’re a
senior. You can do what you want next year.”
Riley leaned his head back against the
couch. “Because it’s chickenshit, like I said. People are always going to give
gay guys crap when they don’t know anyone who’s gay. I can change that. A lot
of people think they know me. I mean, look at you. Chess champion. Much bigger
than I’ll ever be. But you never claim to be anything but gay.”
“I’m so weird, nobody’s surprised.”
“No, you’re not. You show the world that
gay guys can be brilliant geniuses and beautiful. I can show them that gay guys
can be big and strong and well coordinated. We all have a part to play.” He
chuckled. “I have to confess, I practiced that speech, but I’m hoping it’s
true.”
Snow’s heart beat so loud he could barely
hear. Could this really be happening? “Umm, so you said you have enough
experience to teach me.” He stared at his moo shu.
Riley sat up and got a very serious
expression. “You see, Mr. Reynaldi, it’s all a matter of physics. Your quantum
physics says that electrons can be in two places at the same time.” He leaned
forward and pulled Snow across his lap, somehow managing to not spill any
Chinese food in the process. “It’s like my tongue can be in my mouth—” He ran
his soft tongue across Snow’s barely parted lips. “—and inside your mouth at
the same time.” He insinuated inside and kissed Snow slowly and thoroughly. So that’s how it feels. Invasive and completing
at once.
Riley pulled his lips back from the kiss
but kept them close to Snow’s so his breath warmed Snow’s wet mouth. “And just
as particles can be waves and waves particles, so I can feel completely relaxed
and completely excited simultaneously.”
Snow grinned. “I knew physics could be fun,
but this is far beyond my expectations.”
“You didn’t have enough faith in your
subject matter.”
“Clearly.” He smiled and whispered, “What
happens now?”
“First, I want to know if you’re interested
in me, or am I just living in fantasyland?”
Snow’s eyes widened. “Oh, did I not show
enough interest?”
Riley laughed. “Yes, but I don’t want to
take anything for granted. You’re too special.”
My,
that moo shu is interesting
. “I’ve been dreaming about you ever
since the first time I saw you. I didn’t think you were gay, so I never even
hoped it could be more than a dream.”
Riley caressed Snow’s hair. “Think of all
the time we wasted dreaming about each other.”

 

“In quantum physics, particles in contact
become quantumly entangled. Perhaps we simply needed more time for the
entangling to occur.” Snow smiled softly. This had to be a dream.

 

 

Riley
walked him backward until his calves hit the edge of the couch, and he fell
onto soft cushions with Riley planted on him from knees to chest, his big rod
hitting Snow somewhere around the thighs. The best possible topping.
Snow
opened his legs and grabbed the protuberance between them, then rubbed them
together in his best caterpillar imitation.
“Holy
shit!”
“Feel
good?”
“Jesus,
yes. Where did you learn to do that?”
“Made
it up.”
“Genius.”
He thrust into Snow’s tight hold. “What do you want? Anything. I’ll give it to
you.”
“No,
it’s your turn. You tell me what to do. Then you’ll have to show me how. But
I’ll do it. I love vanilla. Want me to try to give you a blowjob? That’s why I
was sneaking around.”
Still
humping Snow’s legs, Riley whispered, “That sounds good, but you know what I
really want?”
“No,
what?”
“I
want you to fuck me.”
“What?
Oh God.”
“Have
you ever fucked a guy?”
“Jesus,
Riley, I hadn’t been kissed until you did it. When would I have gotten around
to fucking?”
“Do
you want to?”
His
cock throbbed so hard it neared pain. “I want to do anything to you.”
“It’ll
come naturally.” He rolled off Snow onto the floor, grabbed the huge bottle of
lube he’d dropped earlier, and pumped some into his hands. “Let me grease up
that lovely cock.” His breath came fast. He slipped Snow’s elastic down and
grabbed his penis. “So beautiful.” He stroked the cool gel over it.
“D-don’t
I need a condom?”
“You’re
a virgin, and I haven’t had sex without a condom in years.” He shrugged. “I
barely have sex, since I don’t really get turned on by girls, and I have to go
a long way away to find a guy who doesn’t know me, so mostly I use my hand.” He
glanced at it. “No STDs. Plus, I’ve been tested.”
Snow
swallowed and nodded. The discussion made this whole thing very real.
Riley
stroked more lube on Snow’s penis.
“Oh
God, don’t do much of that, or I’ll never do anything else.”
“I
want you in me so bad.” He pushed onto his hands and knees and started shoving
lube into his butt.
Snow
swallowed. He might be terrified, but his cock knew right where it wanted to
be.
Riley
peered over his shoulder, the lubing still underway. “You understand the
principle of fucking, right?”
“Uh,
I believe so.”
Riley
pointed at Snow’s now very erect penis with the lube bottle, then squeezed more
into his hand. “You put that in here.” He waved at his ass.
“Yes,
I understand.” The last word came out as a squeak. Suddenly that idea sounded
so far beyond good he bobbed up on his knees and ripped the pajama bottoms down
to the floor, then sat back and pulled them off.
Riley
grinned. “I like your enthusiasm.”

 

 

About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.
She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!
You can find Tara at
               
 
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Sean has always lusted after Justin from afar, but there’s never been a good opportunity to ask him for more than friendship. Posing as Justin’s boyfriend isn’t a chore, and if Justin wants to rebound onto him, Sean’s more than willing. At the party pretence and reality blur, and a kiss on the dance floor leads to a night of passion.

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Justin’s phone chimed with a text, interrupting Sean’s train of thought.

Justin picked up his phone to read the message. “Ugh.” He put the phone back down without typing a reply and ran his hands through his hair.

“What’s up?”

Justin sighed. “It’s our work Christmas party next weekend. I’ve already got a ticket, and nearly everyone in the office goes, but it’s for partners as well. One of my co-workers, Jess, is bugging me to come, but I can’t face it. I bet Andy’s going to bring his new boyfriend. I know he’s a shit and I shouldn’t let him get to me, but the thought of him parading around with my replacement, and me being there on my own, isn’t very appealing.”

“Is it too late to find someone to take?”

“No, they don’t need final numbers till Monday.”

“Well, then. Take someone else and flirt like crazy in front of him. Show him you can do better and that you’ve already moved on.”

“But I’m not ready to date. It’s only been two weeks, and I’m still at the feeling-sorry-for-myself stage.”

“I’ll go with you,” Sean offered. “I could be your date. We could pretend we’ve got together and are a couple now.”

“Yeah?” Justin looked thoughtful. “Are you sure?”

Duh. It would hardly be much of a sacrifice to flirt with Justin all night. It would actually be a relief not to have to hide the way he felt for a change.

“Sure,” Sean replied. “I think I can manage to fake that I’m arse-over-tit infatuated with you. As long as it’s only for a few hours.”

“Gee, thanks.” Justin rolled his eyes. “You really know how to make an already-wounded ego feel better. But if you’re up for it, we should totally do it. Andy was always jealous of you before you went away. He saw you as competition because we lived together and were so close. I’d love to see his face when I walk in with you on my arm. I think he’ll hate it even if he’s moved on.”

“Okay.” Sean rubbed his hands together, excited at the prospect of getting to piss off Andy. “Let’s do it! Text your friend Jess back and tell her you’re in—with a hot date.”

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 Meet the author:

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.

She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

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Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh

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