4/13/2016

Now Available! It's Simple, Simon - A Contemporary Take on a Classic Rhyme #mmromance #sensual

Greetings! I'm pleased to announce another of my Breathless Press titles is being re-released. The book will be available in electronic and paper formats on April 13th at the following vendors:

 SMASHWORDS    ALL ROMANCE     Direct from Author     AMAZON   Paperback



It's Simple, Simon

Simon Carter has achieved unimaginable success and he owes it all to a man from his past whose scorn set fire to his ambition.

"It's Simple, Simon. You lack ambition."

Chase Garvin's jibe had sent Simon Carter on unexpected paths and brought him unimaginable success. No longer a penniless musician, the highly paid investment banker is going home for the first time in years. He plans to rest, relax, and spend a little time rubbing his ex-lover's nose in his success. A visit to the Renaissance Fair brings this not-quite-so-simple- Simon nose to nose with his past and somehow revenge doesn't seem quite so attractive.
Chase Garvin, Denver, Colorado's very own Pie Man, is still incredibly handsome. What's more, the more mature Chase is very appreciative of Simon's talents.
When the old attraction flares between them, Simon and the Pie Man get caught up in tasting the wares, and neither counts the pennies.


EXCERPT
He sniffed the golden pies. Mmm. Chase had always been talented in the kitchen. The aroma was intoxicating. Delicious. As he ate, savoring the flaky crust and rich fillings, he contemplated the man who'd treated him to the pies. Chase was one hot baker. He'd always been sexy, but there was no way that hunk of beef could fit into his old Renaissance garb. Chase had put on muscle. His shoulders had broadened, his biceps bulged, and mmm.... The rest was hidden behind that voluminous apron, but Simon doubted that it had changed much.
Best of all, Chase still seemed to find him attractive. That was just icing on the cake. The sugar on the pie? He chuckled softly. Whatever it was, he liked it. Liked the idea that Chase might still be interested in him sexually. As he licked the sugary filling off his fingers, he contemplated abandoning his plan. After all, Chase hadn't meant to hurt him years ago, and he'd certainly seemed welcoming enough, even though to all appearances Simon hadn't changed over the years. Yeah, there really wasn't any reason to prove to Chase how successful and ambitious he really was. He should just come clean.
On the other hand, he felt like enough of an idiot for hiding his success in the first place. He bit into the next pie, feeling the juice trickle down his chin. He licked at it, chewing and swallowing, scrabbling absently for a napkin to wipe his chin. It would be horribly embarrassing to go back to that booth and offer to pay for the pies, to tell Chase why he hadn't wanted to pay in the first place.
"Here, I'll get that for you." Chase grabbed his napkin. To his surprise, Chase drooped down onto the grass next to him. Instead of dabbing his chin with the white paper napkin, the man leaned forward, his breath a warm buttery scented breeze as he hovered close for a moment before gently licking the juice off Simon's skin.


Reviews of Previous Edition

  • How could I not be intrigued by a gay twist on a classic nursery rhyme? I picked this book up because I wanted to see if it was possible to make a good story out of a not so good rhyme. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the author managed to make it into a story I actually got into and wanted to read. – Reviewed by Andrea at Jessewave


  • the journey was exquisite. It was a lovely balance of yearning and confidence, independence and compromise, love and hate. Through their experiences, we come to appreciate how love doesn’t always come easy, but if it’s right, the challenges are worth it in the end. – Reviewed by Doug at Top 2 Bottom Reviews

4/02/2016

Coming Soon: Pre-Order Now: It's Simple, Simon An M/M Contemporary Take on a Classic Nursery Rhyme #mmromance #sensual

Greetings! I'm pleased to announce another of my Breathless Press titles is being re-released. The book will be available in electronic and paper formats on April 13th at the following vendors:

 SMASHWORDS    ALL ROMANCE     Direct from Author     AMAZON   Paperback



It's Simple, Simon

Simon Carter has achieved unimaginable success and he owes it all to a man from his past whose scorn set fire to his ambition.

"It's Simple, Simon. You lack ambition."

Chase Garvin's jibe had sent Simon Carter on unexpected paths and brought him unimaginable success. No longer a penniless musician, the highly paid investment banker is going home for the first time in years. He plans to rest, relax, and spend a little time rubbing his ex-lover's nose in his success. A visit to the Renaissance Fair brings this not-quite-so-simple- Simon nose to nose with his past and somehow revenge doesn't seem quite so attractive.
Chase Garvin, Denver, Colorado's very own Pie Man, is still incredibly handsome. What's more, the more mature Chase is very appreciative of Simon's talents.
When the old attraction flares between them, Simon and the Pie Man get caught up in tasting the wares, and neither counts the pennies.


EXCERPT
He sniffed the golden pies. Mmm. Chase had always been talented in the kitchen. The aroma was intoxicating. Delicious. As he ate, savoring the flaky crust and rich fillings, he contemplated the man who'd treated him to the pies. Chase was one hot baker. He'd always been sexy, but there was no way that hunk of beef could fit into his old Renaissance garb. Chase had put on muscle. His shoulders had broadened, his biceps bulged, and mmm.... The rest was hidden behind that voluminous apron, but Simon doubted that it had changed much.
Best of all, Chase still seemed to find him attractive. That was just icing on the cake. The sugar on the pie? He chuckled softly. Whatever it was, he liked it. Liked the idea that Chase might still be interested in him sexually. As he licked the sugary filling off his fingers, he contemplated abandoning his plan. After all, Chase hadn't meant to hurt him years ago, and he'd certainly seemed welcoming enough, even though to all appearances Simon hadn't changed over the years. Yeah, there really wasn't any reason to prove to Chase how successful and ambitious he really was. He should just come clean.
On the other hand, he felt like enough of an idiot for hiding his success in the first place. He bit into the next pie, feeling the juice trickle down his chin. He licked at it, chewing and swallowing, scrabbling absently for a napkin to wipe his chin. It would be horribly embarrassing to go back to that booth and offer to pay for the pies, to tell Chase why he hadn't wanted to pay in the first place.
"Here, I'll get that for you." Chase grabbed his napkin. To his surprise, Chase drooped down onto the grass next to him. Instead of dabbing his chin with the white paper napkin, the man leaned forward, his breath a warm buttery scented breeze as he hovered close for a moment before gently licking the juice off Simon's skin.


Reviews of Previous Edition

  • How could I not be intrigued by a gay twist on a classic nursery rhyme? I picked this book up because I wanted to see if it was possible to make a good story out of a not so good rhyme. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the author managed to make it into a story I actually got into and wanted to read. – Reviewed by Andrea at Jessewave


  • the journey was exquisite. It was a lovely balance of yearning and confidence, independence and compromise, love and hate. Through their experiences, we come to appreciate how love doesn’t always come easy, but if it’s right, the challenges are worth it in the end. – Reviewed by Doug at Top 2 Bottom Reviews

2/25/2016

Crawl in Bed with Suzey Ingold #mmromance #authorinterview #pridepromotions

Crawling Into Bed With Heath Johnson (from Speakeasy)
And a Good Book

Important things first, are these sheets silk or cotton?
Cotton—it keeps far warmer in the cold winter months here, and it stops me from rolling right out of the bed. You may laugh but it has happened before. Admittedly, that was under different circumstances…
What are you wearing?
Silk pajamas (another reason to not have silk sheets, too) with my initials embroidered over the breast. Art says they’re a bit ostentatious but they were a gift from my younger sister, Amelia, and they’re incredibly comfortable.
What are we snacking on in bed while we read tonight?
I have a bit of a sweet tooth. If we’re lucky, I can coax Art into making us some PB&J sandwiches—they’re my very favorite snack when I’m a little hungry. But he’s not so fond of the chances of either peanut butter or jelly ending up on the sheets, so it might require a little convincing.
If I open this nightstand drawer, what will I find?
Books, books, and more books. Some are mine; some are Art’s—oh, all right. They’re mostly mine. I like to have books close by in case I can’t sleep for some reason. There’s also some cotton wool that I stuff in my ears because Art snores awfully loud sometimes. Don’t tell him I said that!
Do you roll up in the blankets like a burrito, or kick the covers off during the night?
I kick them off and usually find myself waking up with my face pressed into Art’s shoulder, clinging to him for warmth. He runs so warm most of the time that I wouldn’t really need the blankets at all in the warmer months.
Can I put my cold feet on your calves to warm them up?
You can certainly try but I shan’t apologize if you get a kick in return because I won’t much appreciate it.
What are we reading?
Speakeasy.


Blurb:

In the height of the Prohibition era, recent Yale graduate Heath Johnson falls for Art, the proprietor of a unique speakeasy tucked away beneath the streets of Manhattan where men are free to explore their sexuality. When Art’s sanctuary is raided, Heath is forced to choose between love and the structured life his parents planned for him.

Pages or Words: 244 pages

Categories: Gay fiction, Historical, M/M Romance, Romance

Excerpt:
Heath swallows, playing over an idea that had formed shakily in his head after he saw Frankie, since Art walked through that door and possibly longer without him being fully conscious of it. Maybe its time I was honest. Tell them that I dont want to marry Ginny or work with my father. Let the pieces fall where they may.
            “You would do that?
            “If it meant being with you, I would do anything. Heath sits up and the sheets fall to pool around his waist. I know what I want, now. And its you and whatever a future with you brings.

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Meet the author:

Suzey Ingold is a writer, linguist and coffee addict, currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Brought up in a household where children’s books are quoted over the dinner table, literature has always had a strong influence on her life. She enjoys traveling, scented candles and brunch. Her short story, “The Willow Weeps for Us,” was included in “Summer Love: An LGBTQ Collection,” published by Duet, an imprint of Interlude Press (2015).


Where to find the author:

Homepage: www.suzeysays.com

Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Cover Art by Colin Moore; Cover design by C.B. Messer

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Be Yourself

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955