Here is a sip from my first novella to be published in February from Naughty Nights Press called, Time to Make the Donuts. I’m really excited since I turned in first edits. Woot!
Book Two Time to Make the Donuts
Christopher owns an old time donut shop in Chicago in the heart of BoysTown he inherited from his late relative. Carrying on the tradition, he doesn’t intend to sell or franchise since he wants to pay homage to him.
Andre, a customer, comes in and pays him a visit. The two lock eyes and immediately connect on a personal level. Because of this, Christopher decides to pursue when Andre passes him his card. He wonders what the young man does for a living however, he is so smitten by him, Chris doesn’t give it much thought.
Little does the shop owner know, Andre actually works for his biggest competitor as a secret shopper and has been paid to use any method necessary to find out the secrets of the shop as well as convince him to sell his shop and become part of the national chain.
When Christopher finds out, he has a surprise for Andre and deals with him in a rather humorous way. Will he trust Andre once he finds out this fact? Will he give up his shop under the pressure the well known franchise?
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The line inched up a little more and he took a look at his watch. The meeting would be starting in about a half an hour. Good thing the place wasn’t far from the headquarters of DD&G and since he went in the alternate direction of the traffic, he should’ve been able to arrive back at the building in no time flat. Still, Andre really hated to wait on things. Patience wasn’t one of the qualities he possessed.
Another move up closer to the cash register and his light brown eyes caught the sight of a very nice looking individual. Tall, Caucasian man, brown eyes, brownish blondish hair, sort of lanky. He grinned and moistened his lips, taking pleasure in the hunk that stood behind that counter filling the donut case with more products.
“Mhmm,” he smiled and rubbed his black goatee. This man more than held his interest and obviously his hardened muscle down below began to take notice since his trousers had suddenly become very tight. He wished he could stroke himself a little but in front of all these people it would’ve been quite an embarrassment. Andre wanted to talk to the man a little more to see if they played on the same team. They had to right since this place sat smack dab in the middle of Boystown.
Hopefully so and if he did, is he available? Andre had been lonely for quite a while. Going home to an empty apartment didn’t hold the same appeal as it did before.
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While helping someone else at the register, Christopher’s eyes drifted to the door as it always does when a customer comes in. The moment he did his jaw dropped and he gulped hard. He noticed a hunky, gorgeous specimen, dressed in a suit and tie, obviously on his way to work.
“Fuck.” He muttered under his breath and tried to continue doing his job despite the lovely distraction in line. Christopher fully checked out the hottie with his bald head, goatee, and a smile that could light up a small room. In actuality, he wished he could bring him up closer but he couldn’t justify taking him in front of these people. It would only be a matter of moments till he made it up to the counter anyway.
Trying hard not to stare, he assisted the next lady asking for two glazed donuts and a bagel. He made eye contact with the woman and gave her the bag. When she left, his brown orbs made their way in his direction again, this time, with them exchanging a wicked grin.
Chris couldn’t help himself. The man was just too sexy to stop looking at. Where had this hunk been all his life? His skin, the same color of his famous caramel crèmes; Chris wondered if the hot stranger had the same creamy center. The manager batted his eyes before catching the gaze of the next customer who requested two chocolate donuts along with coffee. Once he gave him what he wanted, Mr. Wonderful made it up to the front. They peered at each other again. Chris listened intently to the alto voice coming from the stranger’s mouth, loving every syllable he spoke. The man sounded like a radio personality when he recited his order.
“Hiya, I’ll have a carton of coffee, two dozen donuts of any variety, a cinnamon bagel and a bottle of juice.”
Chris grinned and began getting all the items the man wanted while Jesse grabbed the coffee.
Wanda took his money before pointing him to stand in front of Chris.
“Wow, that’s quite a tall order for just you isn’t it,” he laughed.
The man smiled and nodded, “Ah you know how it is. Us big men need to make sure we have all the carbs we can get,” he joked. “Naw, they delegated me to make the run for the office.”
“I knew that.” Christopher bagged up the boxes and attempted not to trip over himself.
He tried really hard to keep it professional but the whiff of the man’s cologne made this especially difficult to stay focused. “Why haven’t I seen you in here before?”
“Just hadn’t gotten around to coming here. I’m glad I did though because the boys say your donuts are the best.”
“They are. A lot better than that other place.” Chris licked his lips while he handed him the bag. “Here you go. Is there anything else we can get for you?” He wished he could ask the man on a date.
The customer raised an eyebrow and nodded, “Nope. This is for you though.” He took the package and the carton after slipping a business card across the plexiglas. “Call me.” He made the sign with his hands, backing away from the counter before heading out the door.
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