I’m giving away some books, but first…it’s February, and there’s this collection of stories available at Dreamspinner Press that I want to tell you about. A Valentine Rainbow is a set of 14 short stories, that if purchased individually, would cost about $41 bucks. However, you can now buy the complete set for only $27.99. Stories included are:
The Colors of Romance by Ashavan Doyon
Love and an (Orange) Lamborghini by MA Ford
In Trouble with Angels by Felicitas Ivey
Under the Table and Into His Heart by Raine O’Tierney
Blue Valentine Blues by Ken Bachtold
The Accidental Cupid by Xavier Mayne
Aunt Adeline’s Bequest by Amy Rae Durreson
Pretty Sally Couldn’t Marry Albert by Jefferson Parrish
Orange You Glad I Said Kiss by David Connor
Come Clean by Dawn Kimberly Johnson (Hey! It’s me! ;-P)
Campfire Confessions by Bru Baker
Valentine Shower by John C. Houser
A Cupid’s Wager by Deanna Wadsworth
A Secret Valentine by B.G. Thomas
Now, if you’d like to win the ebook of my short story Come Clean (on sale Feb. 10) and an autographed paperback copy of my latest novel Button Down, (here’s an excerpt) simply leave a comment below, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for them. I’ll randomly draw the winning name on Tuesday, February 11.
And just so you’ll have a tiny idea of what you’re getting, here’s a short excerpt from Come Clean:
Blurb: Peru Cabral, the youngest of five brothers, has just come out to his family. Lawson Todd has returned to his small hometown in disgrace after losing his corporate advertising job. When Peru and Lawson spot each other at the family Laundromat where Lawson works, the attraction between them is undeniable. But the fears, insecurities, and false fronts both men are hiding behind might doom the relationship before it begins—unless the brothers Cabral step in.
Excerpt: The mechanic came so close that Lawson could smell the garage on him, the motor oil, the sweat… the man. Surrounded by all the gears and engines and tools, all those trappings of masculinity, Peru was disarmingly beautiful as he tossed a shiny lock of black hair out of his eyes with a quick whip of his head. Lawson’s focus dropped to Peru’s beautiful full lips and white, even teeth as the mechanic smiled up at him. As Peru reached across him to grab a clean rag and begin wiping off the oil plug, their fronts almost touched. The slender young man was an inch or two shorter than Lawson. They would fit together perfectly.
“You okay, man?” Peru asked.
Lawson exhaled and opened his eyes—When did I close them?—just as Peru stepped back and nonchalantly finished cleaning the plug. He thought he spotted a bit of tenting in the front of Peru’s baggy coveralls, and Lawson was certainly feeling a swelling and tightening in his own crotch. Jesus, what am I doing? He’s nineteen… but I came looking for him. My fault.
“How old are you, Laundry Boy Lawson?”
“Huh? I’m… I’m twenty-six. Why?”
“Just trying to work out if you’re too old for me.”
He hadn’t considered that. “Oh…. Am I?”
“Nah, man.” Peru shifted his focus from the plug and held Lawson’s gaze. “You’re just right.” The mechanic’s voice held a sexy amount of promise, and Lawson gulped.
I hope that whetted your appetite.
Remember, leave your comments below, and good luck, people!