1/14/2016

Crawl in Bed With Jude Sierra #mmromance #pridepromotions

Crawling Into Bed With Jude Sierra
And a Good Book

Important things first, are these sheets silk or cotton? Cotton. Not only are they comfy, but things get slippery enough in there from time to time without adding silk. Plus silk gets cold!

What are you wearing? Small shorts and a tank top. Stripes preferred at all times. Although with some persuasion I might be willing to sleep in less from time to time. Tip: if you want me wearing less, come to bed in some brightly colored or striped boxer-briefs. Yum.

What are we snacking on in bed while we read tonight? Snacks in bed are only for special, special occasions. We feast on love here.

If I open this nightstand drawer, what will I find? Boxers, socks, and a little bag with lots of fun goodies in it.

Do you roll up in the blankets like a burrito, or kick the covers off during the night? I like to burrito. If all else fails, I can always steal heat from my partner, who is a walking furnace.

Can I put my cold feet on your calves to warm them up? Sure, but I promise I’ll only make them colder because I’m an ice cube!

 Book Name: What It Takes

Release Date: January 14, 2016
Blurb: 
The connection was instantaneous. 
Mere moments after Milo Graham's family relocates to Cape Cod, he meets Andrew Witherell—launching a lifelong friendship built on a foundation of deep bonds, secret forts, and plans for the future. When Milo is called home from college to attend his domineering father's funeral, he and Andrew finally act on their mutual attraction. But doubtful of his worth, Milo severs all ties with his childhood friend. Years later, the men find themselves home again, and their long-held feelings will not be denied. But will they have what it takes to find lasting love?

Pages or Words: 274 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance

Excerpt:
Andrew gladly lets Milo drive his car; he hates driving, especially when he can play radio DJ and watch the scenery go by. He looks at Milo: the way the fading light before dusk changes the tone of his skin; the way the muscles of his arms stand out and his lips curl as he sings along, awfully, to the radio. Milo smiles at him and Andrew flashes a brief one back, wonders how obvious he’s being, and looks back out the window at the slipping sand that spills onto the road and the ramshackle businesses along the road. 
“So what got this bee in your bonnet?” he asks suddenly. 
Milo shrugs. “You sound like my grandma.”
“Awesome; I like her. Let’s focus.” 
“So... okay.” Milo clears his throat and his fingers tighten on the wheel. “I um, think I have something to tell you. But I’m—” 
“Is everything okay?” Andrew interrupts, scanning his memory for any signs of additional distress Milo might have displayed in the last few months. 
“Yeah. Well. I mean, um… whatever. But I—” 
“What? You’re worrying me.” 
Milo sighs and pulls into the parking lot of a restaurant with a giant crab on the roof. “I can’t do this and drive.”
“Okay,” Andrew says slowly, then unbuckles his belt and turns to face him. Milo’s face is a little drawn.
“So, I think I might be gay,” Milo blurts. “I mean, I know. I know I am.”
There’s a full minute of silence in the car while Andrew tries to work the words out. Static screeches in his ears, fleetingly numbing his reaction. Focus. He has a few seconds to control his face, to tamp down that sprout of irrational hope seeding despite the chaos, and be ultimately supportive.
“Um.” Andrew licks his lips and tries to pull himself together. That seedling wants to grow into something bigger, and he can’t let it. He looks at Milo’s face, which has morphed into something more vulnerable and worried. Hope is a hollow bell in his chest, ringing loud and dissonant; he wants to vibrate out of his skin with the inappropriateness of his own reactions. This is about Milo, not him. “You aren’t worried that I’m mad or something, are you?” he manages to say. 
“I don’t know. Um, your face is doing... a thing,” Milo replies. 
Reflexively Andrew puts his hands to his cheeks. His fingers are cold. Okay, so he definitely doesn’t have his face under control. “No, I... wasn’t expecting it, that’s all.” Andrew’s brain, sometimes faster than his mouth, is careening backward. “Maybe I should have had a clue.” 
“Oh?” 
“Well, for starters, you kissed me back.” 



Meet the author:

Jude Sierra began her writing career at the age of eight when she immortalized her summer vacation with ten entries in a row that read "pool+tv." She first began writing poetry as a child in her home country of Brazil, and is still a student of the form.

As a sucker for happy endings and well-written emotional arcs and characters, Jude is an unapologetic bookaholic. She finds bookstores and libraries unbearably sexy and, to her husband's dismay, is attempting to create her own in their living room. She is a writer of many things that hope to find their way out of the sanctuary of her hard drive and many that have found a home in the fanfiction community. 

She is currently working on her Master of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric and managing a home filled with her husband, two young sons, and two cats. Her first novel, Hush, was published in 2015 by Interlude Press. 

Where to find the author:

What It Takes will be published by Interlude Press on January 14, 2016. Connect with author Jude Sierra at JudeSierra.com, on Twitter @JudeSierra, on Goodreads at goodreads.com/Jude_Sierra, and on Facebook at facebook.com/JudeMSierra.



Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Art: Nelli I
Cover Design: C.B. Messer

Tour Dates & Stops:
21-Jan: Molly Lolly, MM Good Book Reviews

Rafflecopter Prize: $25 Interlude Press web store gift card + WIT ebook; plus__5 eBook editions of WIT


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