Back List Blog Hop

Well hello there! 
Welcome to the Back List Blog Hop. 

It's so easy to just keep looking forward to the next new thing, the next new release, but really, I've always loved old books. Some of my favorites were written before I was born.  Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe.

I'm almost embarrassed to bring my own efforts up after a list like that, because contrary to what it looks like, I don't pretend to have literary aspirations. I write for fun and entertainment, and to share the love.

So what I'd like to share with you today is one of my favorite of my books, and actually the second book I wrote, even though it wasn't published second.

This is Loving Jacob.  

When Malcolm Jenner's sex-on-the-side turns into more, he isn't above begging for a second chance.

High-profile attorney Malcolm Jenner is looking for a bit of fun, nothing serious. He's got duties and responsibilities, after all. He doesn't usually choose his lovers from the office, but his attraction to Jacob Renault is too compelling to resist.

However, Jacob isn't interested in temporary. He wants it all—Prince Charming, the castle, the happily ever after. There's no rule that says the younger man can't have fun while he's searching for his prince, though...

At first neither is willing to compromise on their stance, but an agreement is reached, with each man planning to do his best to subvert the other to his viewpoint. Lust turns to love, and what's impossible becomes merely improbable, but is it going to be enough?


Malcolm gritted his teeth and reminded himself that an office fling with a man who had to be at least ten years his junior was out of the question. He and Penny had long since relinquished any pretense of monogamy in their marriage and reached an amicable agreement to conduct their affairs discreetly out of respect for their son and their friendship. Fucking purple-eyed twinks in the elevator at work? Not discreet.

He kept his gaze focused on the gleaming silver metal of the doors as the elevator made its excruciatingly slow way up to the third floor. His glance flicked to the reflection beside his. The younger man stood casually, shoulders propped against the wall, licking pink lips. His purple gaze in the hazy reflection was focused...fuck...on Malcolm's obvious erection beneath his dark dress pants. Discretion. Discretion. He snarled at his libido. There will be no casual hookups with people from the office, he warned his eager cock. He shifted to the side slightly, hoping to hide the evidence of his arousal from the other man. Damn it. That kid had the sexiest eyes he'd ever seen. He wanted like hell to see them glaze over as he fucked the tight ass hinted at by the khaki pants he wore. He didn't go much for the intimacy of face-to-face encounters, but for the sight of those eyes and that mouth in the throes of orgasm, he'd make an exception. His tendency toward quick casual encounters disguised his preference for male partners and kept word of his homosexuality from getting back to his parents, his partners in the firm, and out to the public.

A law office, like any other place of business, was a microcosm of the world at large. Malcolm knew from being on the receiving end of gossip from his secretary Marge that every action and interaction between employees was fodder for the gossip mill. Being the subject of water cooler gossip lacked appeal and offended his sense of dignity, as did the knowledge that he apparently couldn't control his urges around the tech guy.

He threw in the towel and gave up the fight against his attraction to the young man from the technology department. Malcolm caught that sultry purple gaze on his cock for what must have been the hundredth time. The slight young man brushed against him in an intentional teasing slide while he tried to exit the elevator on the second floor.

Impulsively, Malcolm grabbed Jacob's hand and pulled him back inside the otherwise-empty space. He kept that small, soft hand locked in his own as he allowed the heavy metal doors to slam shut and the elevator to rise to his own floor. There he slapped his palm against the button that prevented the doors from opening. He'd had all the titillation he could stand. Malcolm swept the young man into his embrace. He tilted Jacob's head upward with one hand and dropped his mouth passionately, almost brutally, to kiss the other man. His other hand tangled in the black curls that had taunted his senses over the past weeks. He forced the soft pink lips apart, then swept his tongue inside. Instantly he was absorbed in the heated, slick haven of Jacob's mouth. The honeyed sweetness drew him further in and his tongue eagerly sought the textures and flavors that had been hidden there. Fuck. He could drown in the wet heat he found behind those soft lips. It was addictive. Jacob didn't even try to escape the kiss; in fact, he seemed to be doing his best to encourage it. He brushed his tongue against Malcolm's, sweeping it gently along the roof of his mouth, seeking and finding the sweetest spots. Both men were panting heavily when they separated.

If you'd like the chance to pick up this, or any of your choice of books from my back list, simply leave me a comment, with your email address, telling me about your favorite books. Three winners will receive the book of their choice from my backlist. 

The linky thingy was hinky- so here's a link to the other participants...



  1. Although I looove your Truth or Dare series, Harry Potter would have to be my all-time favorite books. Yes, yes, it's not Charles Dickens, but it's contemporary literature with an old feel to it (the magical world is a bit old-ish). It's relatively simple prose, but how the author brought the world to life is just amazing. I still hold a little grudge, because she killed off Snape, but these will always be my favorite books :) I was an adult when I read these, by the way - they're not just for kids :P

    eripike at gmail dot com

  2. There are a lot of books that I love but my favorites are books I've read at lest 3 or 4 times. The only ones that fall in that category are Clan of The Cave Bear and Outlander.

  3. I love most genres of books but my favorites are fantasy. Books by authors like Mercedes Lackey and David Eddings are the best.

  4. First ever The Dragonriders of Pern!


  5. I can't believe it, but I've just checked and I haven't read this book! Loving Jacob looks like a great read and I can't believe I missed that one :( will get it as soon as I can :)

    My favourite books have always been the ones I can read repeatedly and never get sick of. Preferably ones that offer in series form, since I like the continuity from getting to know a set list of characters and their interactions. Some of my favourites are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward, Tolkein's Hobbits & Lord of the Rings series, Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series. I have ecclectic tastes and can enjoy reading anything really, as long as it's well written. I read about 3-4 books a day on average, so that usually means re-reading since I don't always have that many new books to keep me going :)

  6. I have a top 5 (or 20) books that I re-read every few years. Its almost like I need to go back and visit old friends or something. The Deed of Paksennarion by Elizabeth Moon, The Last Herald Mage (and subsequent tales) by Mercedes Lackey, the In Death books by J D Robb, Dennis L. McKiernan Mithgar books. I have many favorites. chellebee66 at gmail.com

  7. I have favorite books in different genres - I'm a big fan of Rex Stout mysteries. My current favorites are Megan Derr's Dance with the Devil series. Thanks for the contest!

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  8. Wow, Leaving Jacob sounds like a perfect book to pick. Now, what do I like? My library is a library. From the Dragonlance series to Game of Thrones, to the classics like Sweet Thursday. TH White's Once and Future King is starting to show its age.
    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

  9. I have favorites in so many different genres! I love Dave Bidini's memoir TROPIC OF HOCKEY--such a great travelogue with memorable characters, even if you're not a hockey buff (I am). Alice Medrich's BITTERSWEET is such a wonderful cookbook, with foolproof recipes and interesting prose (chocolate has a character arc). JOHNNY HIRO is my favorite graphic novel right now, so cute, clever, and sweet. And in erotica, my favorites are Eden Winters' DIVERSION, Clare London's SAY A LITTLE PRAYER, and Tara Lain's DECEPTIVE ATTRACTION (but I find great new stuff all the time).

  10. I love all your books I have had the pleasure of reading but my all time favorite book.uummm. Damn this is hard...Carol Lynne's Sweet Topping from the Cattle Valley series.

  11. I like the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter.


  12. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you!


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