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MochacoverAnd an excerpt from Mocha Kisses!

Overall Blurb:

Love sees through all differences and no matter what the situation it can strike the heart of any soul at any given time.

Simple delicacies like donuts and coffee can bring two people together no matter what their differences and when love comes into play, it can make for a very satisfying experience.

In these two stories, Cupid shoots his arrows at four men, drawing them to one another through chance encounters that instantly grow into something more.

Smooth Like Latte

Blurb:

Brendan Walsh likes money and because of this, he is willing to deal with his irrational, homophobic dad who has threatened to disown him if he comes out gay to the world. This puts Brendan on edge and alert at all times, leaving little to no time for him to build a steady relationship with anyone.

Davori “Latte” Jenkins is a happy go lucky barista working in the Walsh building. Born and raised in North Carolina, Latte possesses extremely good looks and charms the pants off anyone in his path using his Southern boy attitude.

When Brendan visits the shop Latte works in, they’re immediately drawn to one another. Latte makes him a caramel latte with something extra and because Brendan isn’t out of the closet, they keep their thoughts and flirtations silent. Once they start dating, Brendan gets the courage to come out publicly and the relationship goes into overdrive. Still, Latte desires something more to define their relationship.

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Excerpt

“You have a good one.” Latte placed another coffee on the top and smiled at the next. “Miss Laura, is it? Tall caramel latte, extra sugar, no cream.”

“You got it.” She laughed. “How the hell do you memorize all these orders?”

Latte shrugged. “Just doing my job, ma’am.” He wrote her name on the cup and filled it with hot water. While he grabbed the milk, he looked over at Brendan Walsh, still giving him the side eye.

Baby.

“Where have you been all my life,” he mouthed to himself and clapped his hands. “Mr. Owens, having the same today? Tall hazelnut, no sugar, three creams?”

“I sure am.”

Pleased his memory still worked through distractions, Latte moved to the back and finished the other customer’s drink.

Derrick came up beside him and nudged his side. “Well, Latte, looks like you got an admirer. I still don’t get how you’re into hairy chests and balls with all this good-looking women practically giving you their panties, but what do I know?”

“Exactly. Nothing.” He chuckled and finished grabbing cream from the fridge. “Come on, Derrick, you gotta admit he’s gorgeous. Look at him. Tall, reddish brown hair, beautiful hazel eyes, and I can tell even from under that coat, the man takes good care of himself.”

“Yuck, just go after him already.” Derrick made a face and turned away.

Latte laughed. “I wish I could.” He headed back up to the counter, finishing Mr. Owens’s coffee. “Here you go, Mr. Owens. You have a nice one.” Latte placed it in front of him and shifted his focus back to Brendan who was still talking with Cathy but eyeing Latte, too.

Much to his delight, Latte noticed the line was a lot shorter now, but a few of his regulars still needed their beverages. “Um, Miss Lisa, give me a sec, alright?” Latte wiped his apron and headed over to where Cathy and Brendan were standing. “Everything good with the drink?”

“Oh yeah, he was just…” Cathy blushed.

“It’s excellent, Latte. The best macchiato I’ve had in a long time, thank you.” Brendan’s slim lips curled into a smile.

Latte wished they were alone because he could tell Brendan didn’t like flirting in public. “Um, good. Thanks for the tip, too. Perhaps you should come down and see us more often.”

“I should and I will. Promise me you’ll be here to make it every morning, and I’ll make a regular appearance.” Brendan held up his cup in toast. “Come visit me,” Brendan mouthed and handed him a card.

“I hope so and I’ll see you around then.” Latte backed away and went back to his customers, trying to forget the hot man standing there staring him down.

Regardless, he got the message. Brendan was indeed interested in talking to him, but wasn’t keen on making his personal business public. Latte could certainly understand, being from the South where he had to hide in the shadows almost every day of his life.

Now that he moved up to Chicago, he expected to live life outside of the closet and wanted a partner willing to do the same thing.

MochacoverHere’s a snippet from Time to Make the Donuts

Overall Blurb:

Love sees through all differences and no matter what the situation it can strike the heart of any soul at any given time.

Simple delicacies like donuts and coffee can bring two people together no matter what their differences and when love comes into play, it can make for a very satisfying experience.

In these two stories, Cupid shoots his arrows at four men, drawing them to one another through chance encounters that instantly grow into something more.

Time to Make the Donuts

Blurb: Christopher Wettlon has inherited his grandfather’s Donuts to Go shop. He’s young, degreed, pretty well off, but still there is something missing from his life.

Enter Andre Bentley who seems to have everything going for him and Chris notices this right away. The two exchange smiles when Andre walks into his shop, but little does Christopher know Andre is out for more than his fresh, strawberry creams.

The two men are getting along well until Chris confronts Andre about his job, but instead of getting overly upset, Christopher makes his new man “work” to gain back his trust.

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Excerpt

Andre studied the little shop that Latasha and Rick had their eyes on. Donuts to Go was cozy, intimate, a spot for people who liked old-fashioned goodness instead of stuffy, corporate restaurants. The long off-white laminate counter with black stools reminded Andre of one of those places in old movies.

There was an open space at the end where people picked up their donuts and coffee, leading out to the small dining room lined with picturesque windows, flanked by small booths. If anything, it held an alternative feel, which the trendy people living in and around Lakeview seemed to love.

“Sir, excuse me, what would you like today?” A female voice interrupted his line of thinking.

“Um, hi, I’ll take three chocolate, three glazed, two jelly…” Andre tried to remember exactly how many people were working in the office today. “Oh, and the strawberry—”

“A fresh batch is ready right now, sir. Would you like a carton of coffee with that, too?”

Andre looked up, meeting the owner’s light hazel eyes. “Um, yeah, I’d love some hazelnut? And thanks for offering a fresh batch. Boss lady loves strawberry.”

“Yeah? And which one do you love?”

Andre swiped his tongue over his lips, ogling the hottest man he’d seen in quite some time. The picture of Chris Wettlon did him no justice. He chuckled, “I prefer bagels myself.”

“Oh yeah? Cinnamon raisin, egg…”

“I love a plain bagel with cream cheese.”

“Booring…” Chris turned around, grabbing a couple and throwing them in a bag.

Andre nibbled on his bottom lip, watching Chris’s plump ass through the khaki pants.

“Damn.” He looked away just before Chris turned back around to meet his gaze.

“What kind of cream cheese?”

“Plain…”

“Again, so boring.”

“What can I say, I’m a simpleton.” Andre laughed, rubbing his hands together.

“You don’t appear to be that simple, but you know what they say, looks can be deceiving. Anything else I can get you?”

Since the flirtation was on, Andre decided to play along. “Your name and maybe even your phone number?”

Chris grinned and offered his hand. “I’m Chris Wettlon, and I don’t give out my phone number to just anyone.”

The other two people behind the counter giggled while bagging Andre’s order.

Andre accepted the gesture. The warmth of Chris’s hands gave him goose bumps. “Andre Bentley, and I can give you mine, then.”

“Wonderful.” Chris placed the bags in front of him and grabbed his phone from his side.

Andre let go of his hand and took the cell phone. He punched in his numbers and handed it back. “There. Call me?”

“Sure. Would this evening be good?”

“Yes, it would be. I’ll be home around six, waiting for the phone to ring.”

Chris smiled and put his phone up to his ear.

Andre’s phone rang and he picked it up. “Cool. I’ll talk to you tonight, Mr. Wettlon.”

“Chris works. We don’t have to be so formal.”

“No, I suppose we don’t. Call me Dre then.”

“All right. Thanks for stopping in.”

“Okay, enough drooling over each other. Chris, we got a line forming.” A bulky redhead woman interrupted then, slapping Chris on the back.

“Yes, we do. You take care of yourself.” Chris winked.

“You too.” Andre returned the gesture and picked up his bags, leaving with a big grin on his face.

Mochacover My flashback for this week is my first release with Thirteen Below Press. Mocha Kisses and Coffee. The redos of Time to Make the Donuts and Smooth Like Latte! I’ll share an excerpt from both tomorrow!

Overall Blurb:

Love sees through all differences and no matter what the situation it can strike the heart of any soul at any given time.

Simple delicacies like donuts and coffee can bring two people together no matter what their differences and when love comes into play, it can make for a very satisfying experience.

In these two stories, Cupid shoots his arrows at four men, drawing them to one another through chance encounters that instantly grow into something more.

Time to Make the Donuts

Blurb: Christopher Wettlon has inherited his grandfather’s Donuts to Go shop. He’s young, degreed, pretty well off, but still there is something missing from his life.

Enter Andre Bentley who seems to have everything going for him and Chris notices this right away. The two exchange smiles when Andre walks into his shop, but little does Christopher know Andre is out for more than his fresh, strawberry creams.

The two men are getting along well until Chris confronts Andre about his job, but instead of getting overly upset, Christopher makes his new man “work” to gain back his trust.

 Smooth Like Latte

Blurb:

Brendan Walsh likes money and because of this, he is willing to deal with his irrational, homophobic dad who has threatened to disown him if he comes out gay to the world. This puts Brendan on edge and alert at all times, leaving little to no time for him to build a steady relationship with anyone.

Davori “Latte” Jenkins is a happy go lucky barista working in the Walsh building. Born and raised in North Carolina, Latte possesses extremely good looks and charms the pants off anyone in his path using his Southern boy attitude.

When Brendan visits the shop Latte works in, they’re immediately drawn to one another. Latte makes him a caramel latte with something extra and because Brendan isn’t out of the closet, they keep their thoughts and flirtations silent. Once they start dating, Brendan gets the courage to come out publicly and the relationship goes into overdrive. Still, Latte desires something more to define their relationship.

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seeevil2 Good morning! I’m so stoked to be writing again. Isn’t it cool to have 2 muses collaborating? It means I’m sort of crazy right? Okay, okay, I admit, yes I am.

I’m really excited to be writing the last book in the N’awlins Exotica series, See No Evil. I am doing it by the seat of my pants, but I already know the main things I want to happen, just putting them together seems to be the challenge.

Alot to be done with this book. The romance with Naomi and Waylon, the serial killer still running from the police and oh, how will they catch him? Then there’s my vampire Ryland who is trying to help, but really can’t because of his vampire code. LOL

Yep, it’s sort of confusing, but I hope to get all the plot points settled in this book and end this series with a bang. Rawiya and Michael are doing it together, with Michael writing parts for Eli and Ryland, while Rawiya writes for Naomi and Waylon. All this with research on forensics as well as transsexuals. Yep, the life of a writer!

I’m looking to release See No Evil by Xmas. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the rest of the series, please do. Book 5 is an M/F btw.

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The N’awlins Exotica/Paranormal series

 The city of New Orleans is rich in tradition, diverse, and known for the inspiration it provides. In the “Big Easy” there lies the hunger for the erotic as well as the unknown. The residents here feel that sexual energy, and it reveals itself through their various creative activities.

 Join the characters as they take a wild ride on the edge, enjoying their town for all it has to offer. There’s a certain magic in the air, an erotic magic that cannot be ignored.

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To Celebrate the release of hell Hath No Fury, I’ve discounted the first 3 books of the series to 99 cents. Sale runs through 8/29/16 The first book is I Like Em Pretty. Amazon US  Amazon UK …

Source: N’awlins Exotica Books 1-3 On Sale 99 Cents!

JaydencoverYou can never tell a book by it’s cover!

On the surface, Isaac Bridges has it all; wealth, a beautiful wife, and a successful career. But deep down, he desires Denton & Associates back under his family’s name and a male lover he can call his own.

Enter Jayden Demario, a handsome college student looking to make a career in advertising. Underneath the pretty exterior, Jayden is a very damaged young man. Thrown out on the streets by his stepfather at 15, Jayden’s only concern is to make something of himself to move his “madre” from the tough neighborhood.

Jayden has no time for love, especially not with a closeted married man who runs the company he interns at and Isaac can ill afford to out himself to the homophobic CEO at Denton.

Will the sparks between the two men cost them their livelihood?

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“I can’t do this anymore… I just can’t. Being without Linda has been too hard for me, so I’m leaving this earth to join her wherever she may be. God bless you, Jayden. You gave me so much joy, and now it’s time to live your life for you. Take care of yourself and Lydia. I’ll see you someday on the other side.” Jayden read the note aloud, dotting his eyes with the tissue to stop the tears. He’d read this suicide letter from Alan Murdock repeatedly, in total disbelief that he’d take his own life.

Something doesn’t seem right.

Jayden knew the story the police gave him Wednesday when he rushed to Alan Murdock’s home. They’d found him, slumped in a chair with the note addressed to Jayden on a nearby table and the bottle of pills he’d allegedly taken too many of to kill himself. Yeah, Mr. Murdock hated this time of year and he loathed being alone, but Jayden didn’t think Alan would do this, not now, not when they’d planned things for the summer.

“Oh, Pops!” Jayden sniffed and dropped the letter on his bed, not wanting to look at it anymore. The police didn’t release it to him until today, keeping it for evidence in case there was foul play. But after further investigation everything led to suicide, making this situation even harder for Jayden to take. He knew Mr. Murdock missed his wife immensely but didn’t think he’d kill himself because of it.

Jayden pulled his legs close to his chest and pressed his head against his knees. These last couple of days had been quite a shock to him, and he wasn’t sure how to cope with it all. Jayden didn’t drink, smoke, or take drugs, so none of those were an option. And other than Lydia and Bertha, he had no one else to comfort him in his time of need. He’d thought about calling Isaac, but he didn’t want to ruin the man’s New Year’s Day with bad news. Isaac’s probably recovering from the party anyway. Surely he wouldn’t be up for any long talks after attending Silas, Jr.’s big bash last night. Who wanted to reminisce over a man he’d never met? That’s all Jayden wanted to do, and no one had a shoulder available for him to cry on.

Jayden sighed, running his fingers through his hair, pushing it away from his line of vision. He hadn’t slept much because of Murdock’s death and his momma’s own sickness which seemed to worsen with this horrible news. The bags under his eyes had bags, and he hadn’t eaten too much other than the food Bertha had cooked for him and Lydia.

Many in the neighborhood had come by Jayden’s place, paying their respects to Alan, knowing that Jayden was like a son to him. However, his sons hadn’t come, even after Jayden tried to contact them. They’d probably show up once Alan’s will was to be read. Alan had given Jayden power of attorney, so he called Mr. Murdock’s lawyer to inform him of his death. Apparently, Alan trusted Jayden with his life and personal dealings more than his own flesh and blood.

“Pops, we just went to pick out a tree,” Jayden said aloud, and a stray tear ran down his cheek. He gazed out the window, remembering going to hardware stores and empty lots all over the north side a few days ago, looking for the perfect tree for Lydia to put up in their living room. And although Jayden and Alan both loathed Christmas because of bad memories, they were enjoying the time together, freezing their hineys off, searching for a five foot, scrawny tree to please his mother. Alan refused to stop looking until they located the right one regardless of the weather and the time it took to find it. He was determined to get that tree for Lydia to enjoy her Christmas with Jayden no matter how he himself felt about the holiday.

 

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 “Good Lord it’s cold. Alan, we can make this the last stop so we can go warm up. If we don’t find anything here, I’ll go back to the hardware store tomorrow and get that other one Senor Gonzalez would sell for half price.”

Alan trudged behind him, coughing and kicking snow as he walked. “Don’t worry about it, boy. Something tells me we’ll get the right one here. Looks like most of their stock is gone, and they’re bound to have a couple of stragglers they’d like to get rid of.”

Jayden stopped and turned to wait for Mr. Murdock to catch up. Due to the amount of snow in the lot, he’d asked him to stay in the car, but Alan demanded to come along. He could be such a stubborn old man at times, but Jayden loved him anyway. “Yeah, hope so. It’s getting colder and late. I know she still wants to cook the turkey and decorate the tree.”

“Why is she cooking when it’s only the two of you?” Alan finally caught up and took hold of Jayden’s bicep for support.

“I don’t know, Pops. She feels like she has to. I guess it brings her comfort to fix large meals. That’s why I always have leftovers to take to school and work. I’ll be taking a lot with me to the job this week. You want any of it? She’ll have plenty to feed a small army.”

Alan chuckled and stumbled on a patch of ice.

Jayden grabbed him tighter and pulled him up to keep him from completely falling down. “They really should have some salt on this lot. Be careful, okay?”

“I will. By the way, Bertha’s cooking, so I’m eating at her place. If I have enough room in this stomach of mine, I’ll stop by for some of Lydia’s homemade dressing. Not a big fan of turkey, though.”

Jayden laughed at that and stopped in his tracks when he found the perfect tree his madre would want for the front room. “Alan, I think this is the one. It looks like something she might like.”

Alan nodded and blew on his hands, rubbing them together. “Yep, I’d say that resembles you when we found you in the alley all those years ago. Not too tall, cold, and skimpy from not eating in days. I still can’t believe your father threw you out just because you like boys.”

“Yeah, well.” Jayden kicked some snow in front of him and sighed aloud. “He didn’t care much for me after my mom died, so that was his way of justifying getting rid of me.” Jayden stepped forward carefully and caught the eye of the attendant.

“Well, shame on him. Good ol’ Karma will come back to get him someday. And look at you now, Jayden. All grown up and strong after Lydia took you under her wing.”

“I have you to thank for that, Pops. I’ll always appreciate everything you’ve done for me.” Jayden gripped Alan’s shoulder tightly, hugging him close.

“No problem, boy. You’re a good kid, and you deserve the best of everything after going through so much hell. I’m happy I was able to give you a second chance.”

“Me too, Alan… And I’ll be forever grateful.”

Jaydencover Flashback Friday today is on my book, Something About Jayden. The book was originally released by a publisher then I self-published it. I’ve always loved these two characters and wrote two freebies for them on Wattpad. Issac has a dilemma; he’s a married man and he’s fallen for his intern.

You can never tell a book by it’s cover!

On the surface, Isaac Bridges has it all; wealth, a beautiful wife, and a successful career. But deep down, he desires Denton & Associates back under his family’s name and a male lover he can call his own.

Enter Jayden Demario, a handsome college student looking to make a career in advertising. Underneath the pretty exterior, Jayden is a very damaged young man. Thrown out on the streets by his stepfather at 15, Jayden’s only concern is to make something of himself to move his “madre” from the tough neighborhood.

Jayden has no time for love, especially not with a closeted married man who runs the company he interns at and Isaac can ill afford to out himself to the homophobic CEO at Denton.

Will the sparks between the two men cost them their livelihood?

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All Romance

***I’ll share an excerpt for tomorrow’s Saturday Sips

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