12/30/2011

New Contest! The Librarian: Win A Copy


The Librarian


Coming 

January 6

From Breathless Press
(see more here)

Thank you everyone for participating, for your kind words, and for stopping by! 


Contest Update: Winner selected by Random Draw on 1/5 


Kieran Teague

Want to win a free copy? Just comment here! Leave me a way to contact you, though or you can't win! Winner will be selected by random draw on January 5th. 

Blurb
Valentine Michaels has just taken a vow of celibacy. Adrian Grey intends to take full advantage of that vow to recreate his relationship with Val.
Val is at a crossroads in his life. A college dropout, he’s gone as far as he can in his career as a cosmetologist, owning his own style salon. He no longer finds satisfaction in it though he's put years into proving to his bigoted parents that a college degree and the veneer of straightness aren't the only roads to success. They'd turned their backs on him, and he proved he didn't need them to make it.
His love life is no better than his working life. His relationships always start with a bang and fizzle into boredom, or worse, anger.
Adrian has his own agenda for helping Val: he’s been in love with Val since they were freshmen. The intervening years of listening to Val’s gossip about his lovers and relationships have taught Adrian just what it was he did wrong all those years ago, and he thinks this time around he now knows exactly how to get, and keep, his man.


EXCERPT

Adrian
writing in purple ink stunned him more than the idea that Adrian had a crush on him. After all, they'd been down that road once before. Purple ink was so not Adrian. Black. Or Blue. Traditional. Classic. That was Adrian.
"Yeah, did you like it?  Here, grab a cup of coffee and a pastry and let's take a walk."  The other man turned and walked out the door, apparently assuming that Val would follow.
Val grabbed a coffee and hurried to catch up with Adrian. Jeez. Now what would he do? He had to let Adrian down gently. No sense ruining what had been a perfectly good friendship. No way could he ask Adrian to help with the redecorating project now. Distance, not closeness, was called for.
 "Listen, Adrian, we have to talk. I really meant it when I said I'm not interested in men right now and honestly," he touched the other man's arm sympathetically, "you're just not my type, you know?  So, much as I appreciate all the little gestures, I just feel friendship for you, okay?"
The other man's blue eyes sparkled at him, in apparent—amusement?  "Are you done, Val?"
"Well, yeah, that's what I wanted to say. No hard feelings, right?"
"Right, Val. Let me set you straight on a few things before we talk about feelings, okay?  First of all, I noticed you were down Friday, so I sent you the flower, yeah. I love those bird of paradise flowers. The colors are so sunny and cheerful. Then this morning, I wanted to talk to you about something, and sorry, but the coffee and pastries were as much because I knew I'd be hungry as for you. Yeah, you're hot as hell, but I know I'm not your type. And you know I know it, too. That's why you've been ramming tales about your wild and crazy love life down my throat for the past ten years, isn't it?  I've heard about every new man as soon as you've met him, and every break up when it inevitably comes along. Why do you do that, Val?  It's not for your own benefit, you know? You've been making sure that I knew that you weren't interested in hooking up with me all these years. I fucking get it, okay? You don't seem to see that I'm not the same man today as ten years ago. And that's your loss, not mine. I've done things, experienced things in the last few years that have helped me define who and what I am, in and out of bed, Val. Too bad you can't say the same."
Val swallowed and pulled his hand back. He shook his head as his brain whirled trying to keep up, to comprehend all the data Adrian threw at him in one long speech. "Whoa. Sorry. I just talk while I'm working, you know? I…shit…sorry."

Want to read more? Leave a comment to win your own copy! 

44 comments:

  1. Lee, I can't wait to read this! WooHoo! Go get your man, Adrian!!!

    Sharon
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  3. Great excerpt, would love to read the whole story
    Naomi
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  4. Yum! I'm slowly collecting all your books :).... and this would be a nice addition! (but don't worry, I'll get around to buying it soon anyway!!)

    Hugs
    Carole-Ann
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  5. hehehe cant wait to read this one!! XD!

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  6. Wonderful excerpt..sounds great! Only one more week :)

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  7. It's sounds great, Lee. Love the way Adrian is keeping him off-balance!
    Amy
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  8. Sounds exciting and also like Val being put in his place! :)

    Karen Candido
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  9. Sounds excellent as usual, Lee :)

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  10. Great excerpt, thanks for sharing, would love to read it!

    Eva
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  11. val is an ass as of right now, but i think adrian will change that ;) love adrian - he's kinda cute ^^ i hope he sets val straight before getting into his bed XD

    witchvela at web dot de

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  12. The excerpt got me started,now I really want to read the rest.
    cvsimpkins@msn.com

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  13. The Librarian sounds awesome! Keeping HOuse is one of my favorites..
    Count me in please.
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  14. Can't wait to read this. Thanks for the contest Lee. And, I hope you and yours have a wonderfully "naughty" New Years.

    loiuse021@yahoo.com

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  15. This sound grea t lee looking forward to reading it

    Happy holidays

    Sarah S

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  16. I love that he has been secretly hung up on his friend for years. I can't wait to see how they get together. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year everyone!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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  17. Love this excerpt...another Lee Brazil book on my kindle...can't go wrong with that! :D

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  18. GREAT blog LEE......
    and the book tease is AWESOME!!!!

    Danny Johns

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  19. Lee, this sounds really good and so glad it's close to coming out:-) I can't wait to read it.

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  20. yet ANOTHER Lee Brazil book I have to have! Great excerpt Lee, I can't wait to see how Val & Adrian end up at the end!

    Tt

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  21. Sounds awesome!!
    Please enter me for the drawing!! \o/

    Judi
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  22. I so want to know what Adrian has planned!

    diannewrites2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. I'd love to win a copy of this! Please include me, too.

    -eeper
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  24. Oh I can't wait to read the rest of this one...I love the excerpt and adding it to my gotta have list...*S* I've been slowly adng your books to my collection too, and this one sounds so very good...*S*
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Darcy
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  25. Of course this sounds so great. i am collcting all our books,so if I dont win i still will get to it,after i get the rest. But would so be a grat birthday present lol!

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  26. It will be interesting to see how Adrian overcome's Val's "friends only" interest in him.

    dave94015 at gmail dot com

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  27. Can't wait to read this.....
    THX!

    millefolia(at)web(dot)de

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  28. Nice excerpt. Definitely want to see more.

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  29. My last link didn't work, so I'll add a new one here.

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  30. Sounds like a wonderful premise. I'm going to buy ti so don't put me in for the drawing - I just wanted to let you know how awesome this sounds - as always!

    Robin Covington

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  31. yay! something else from Mr.Lee. I finally started writing my novel. When I first read this I thought I unknowingly copied from you again. Your character is named Adrian..mine is Aidan..thought I was going to have to change that..LOL
    Stacia

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  32. Your books are so very good, so cannot wait to get this one.
    Cinders

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  33. woo hoo! can't wait to read this one!
    etcrowe@me.com

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  34. Nice, can't wait to read the rest. One more to add to the list that never ends lol.
    Michelle

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  35. Sounds amazing! Would love to win a copy ♥

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  36. I haven't read the excerpt.... So that when I buy it it will be all new and fresh <3 loved Malcolm and Jacob, and all the extras - Just know I will love this book too 3

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  37. Wow..i recently had someone who is a long time friend one time FB who said they werent interested in me that way anymore while ive been carrying a torch so i instantly felt a connection to this story...

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  38. Good luck on winning !!Also good luck on this release! cathy brockman---sugar_n_spice63830@yahoo.com!

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  40. I started the year reading Truth or Dare 2 & 3, I just adore Dex, Trick & Terry. Will there be another? In the mean time I look forward to The Librarian.

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  41. Dear Lee, We came together in the ether, and have what I regard as a lovely cyber-relationship that can only grow and get better. I look forward to reading The Librarian, and your future writings, as well. Thanks for being there, for me, and all your fans. XO David

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  42. Pick Me, Pick Me! <3

    E~

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