Teaser Tuesday ~~Simon Plus two~~ A change is coming #MMMromance

Welcome back to Teaser Tuesday. NaNoWriMo is finally over, and I can breathe.  I completed my 50k, but the story needs lots of work. The end got a little rushed, and I have some fluff to remove. But that’s what rewrites are for.  I have introduced Simon,  Topher,  and Max. If you missed it click on their names to check it out. Last week we had a first for Topher. You can find that here.

This will be standalone.  I made it so those that don’t care for MM romance can enjoy Baseball bats and Cowboy Hats and those that don’t care for M/F and read only M/M can enjoy this one without needing to read BaseBall Bats and Cowboy hats. It has been a challenge to write in real-time with the other book and not make it sound like the same book. This is entirely a different story.  This way those of us that like to read both genres can read both books and not get the same thing twice.  Another challenge for me is this one is a lot steamier than I usually write. Topher is quite the character and experimenting to find himself. Another difficulty is this is my first M/M/ M story.  Lots of firsts for me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have written it. I hope to have it out late next year after Baseball Bats and Cowboy hats debuts.

I don’t know if I will continue posting from this story or what comes next. Stop by next Tuesday to see.

WARNING: There is man on man sex involved, and it may be a little steamy. If this isn’t for you. I understand. 

Simon Plus Two  Copyright 2016

This is very raw. I haven’t edited it any.

 

I Break down and finally call mom. Not because I wanted to but because Caleb said I do it or he will tell her what I am up to. I am not ready for her to hear about any of my changes or that I am moving into an apartment thinking of staying in New Orleans. When Caleb told me she is dating one of the players I saw red. It has to be some crazy mid-life crisis. That’s not the plan she was supposed to someday see how good Caleb is and marry him making us a real family.

“Mom. Have you lost your ever-loving mind?”
“Hello, son. Isn’t that what I asked you when you told me you were putting college on hold for a year to explore the states?”
Hmmm.Yeah, I guess she is right.Among all that yelling and tears I believe she dis ask me if I was crazy. I scratch my head. I’m not letting her turn this conversation to me.
“Why on earth did you move five strangers in our house? My room too!”
“Not that it’s any of your business what I do. It is a good cause. You gave up your room when you moved out.”
“I did not move out!” At least she doesn’t know that yet. “ I’m exploring life outside a Podunk town and smelly farm.” I practically yelled, clenching the phone with one hand rubbing my thigh with the other.
“These guys needed a place to stay and didn’t mind taking on the chores and fixing up this ‘Podunk’ farm as you call it. Just in case you have forgotten, it’s slowly falling around me.”
“Caleb could pay someone to fix it. Hell, he would be more than happy for you to move into his house in town. I don’t see why you stay out there anyhow.”
“ Now I know where you got your information. You can call Caleb but not me?”
“Caleb doesn’t yell at me every time I call. That is part of our deal. I have to keep him posted of where I am on a regular basis.”
Oops. Me and my big mouth. I hope she didnt catch my slipup.

“It’s notdidn’tb’s place to fix up my farm or to send you money.”
Shit. She did catch on.
“It is your place to want to help out your mother and keep this farm in the family!”
“Mom, in case you haven’t noticed, neither David nor I want the farm. It isn’t productive, and neither of us has ever cared much for it. Dad didn’t even like it. He only paid the bills on it for you. To keep you happy. It’s what killed him, trying to work a job and help on the farm as well. He is gone, and you can’t keep it up. If you want it that bad, perhaps you should consider Caleb. He will do whatever it takes to make you happy.”
There is a long silence and for a minute I thought she hung up on me.
“Where are you?” She ground out. (another action or sound of her voice
“Oh no! I recognize that voice. You may send me a letter bomb or poison cookies.” I try to lighten the mood—and avoid the question.
I hear a soft whisper. It sounds like a man’s voice.asking he rif she is OK
“Who the hell is that?” I shout. The other person says the same thing more quizzically.
“Christopher the players are coming in from practice. I need to finish getting dinner on the table. You can report back to Caleb that this tactic didn’t work any better than the last. As a matter of fact, I had planned to call him later today. Now I think I better cool off a few days first. Tell him I will see to Lover Boy, that it’s best he stays away until I do call. “
“Wait mom!” I could hear the panic in my voice.
“Caleb had nothing to do with this. I called him. He only filled me in on what was going on there.”
“Why did you call Caleb and not me?”
“You refused me money in the first place. My graduation funds aren’t holding out.”
“You called Caleb for money? How often is he sending you money?”
“Look. What does it matter to you? I’m out of your hair so you can play Hanky Panky with a boy not much older than me.”
I can hear growling and pots and pans clanging in the background. What the hell? Dies she have me on speaker phone?
“I am not playing Hanky Panky with anyone. Not that it’s any of your business who I am with or if I finally do decide to have a relationship.”
“God Mom! Are you actually considering that? What will everyone think?”
“What was it you told me when you left? You didn’t have to have my permission? You are a grown man now?” She tosses my words back at me.
“Well, I do not have to have permission from you! Conversation over and you better learn to enjoy living below your means. Or get a job! Consider your cash cow slaughtered!”

I hope you enjoyed the post. I am interested in what you think. Do You like Topher? what is your opinion of him?

Cat’s Meow ~~Taken Back

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About-The-Book

A Steamy M/M Romance

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Author Name: Cali MacKay & Julie Farrell

Book Name: Taken Back

Series: (Taken Series, #1)

Release Date: July 27, 2016

Publisher: Tipsy Goat Press

Cover Artist: Cali MacKay

Pages or Words: 48000 words

Categories: M/M Romance, Fiction

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Blurb

Sometimes you need to go back to your past, in order to move on to your future.

Jax Hunter has spent the last ten years trying to forget his first love Nathan Steele—and the brutal betrayal that derailed everything he’d worked so hard for. Jax has finally gotten his life back together, when Nathan returns to deliver another blow – his company is set to bulldoze the bar he’s built from nothing.

Ever since that summer in high school, Nathan has been denying his feelings for Jax—the only person he’s ever loved. Nathan knows Jax might never forgive him, but when Nathan’s uncle is murdered and Nathan might be next on the hit-list, Jax is the only one he can turn to.

Jax still doesn’t trust Nathan—not with his bar, and for damn sure, not with his heart. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to resist the undeniable passion between them. Can they overcome their past hurts and learn to trust each other again? Or will another betrayal tear them apart forever?

 

MY Review

5 meows 5 purrs

Jax and Nate were best friends, but at the young age of 17 Nates father caught them together and set Jax up to get him expelled from the prestigious school they were attending, thus ruining Jax’s dreams of going to college. Instead, he fought his way( literally through the MMA) to earn enough  to open a bar. The Goat is his dream but also a place where the community knows they can come and be themselves. Now once again the Steele’s are out to ruin him by buying the Goat and all the businesses in the area to tear down and make apartments for the wealthy.

Nate decides to be the one to talk to him, hoping he could make things right from the past. The chemistry is still there and though Nate is straight he can’t help his feelings for Jax…the only person he has truly loved. He goes to his Uncle to try to talk them out of  taking the goat from Jax and find his uncle dead, with Jax standing over him.( read the excerpt below. You get a taste fo what happens here. It may shock you.) Jax swears he isn’t the murderer and when they find Nate’s apartment ransacked they fear Nate may be next.

I loved both Jax and Nate. I liked the struggle between them and the chemistry. You could feel it crackle every time you read  it. The mystery was OK. But I think the main purpose of it was to push Jax and Nate together. I like gay for you stories and this one was awesome and hot.

If you like, millionaires, bartenders, opposites attract, second chances, some mystery/suspense and some scorching man-sex this is for you. I cannot wait for the next book.

 

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Excerpt One

Nathan

Can’t say I was surprised that he was still angry at me after what had happened between us in high school. I had no clue if he’d killed my uncle, but at the moment I’d do and say pretty much anything to get out of here alive. And giving Jax a blow job? I might be telling myself it was to try to earn his trust so I could keep him from killing me, but deep down I knew the truth, even if I refused to really accept it. I wanted this. Wanted him. Just like I’d wanted him all those years ago.

I might not be into any guy but Jax, but blowing him wasn’t exactly a hardship. Hell, it wasn’t like I hadn’t fantasized about it often enough over the last decade. We may not have had very many intimate moments, but they’d been enough to haunt my every need. I’d loved sucking him off—playing with his smooth, hard cock. Jax had made me want things I’d never wanted before—and he made me feel things that had since remained elusive.

But now, with his rigid cock brushing against my lips, I felt myself go hard, and I wanted him with a need I’d never felt for any other man or woman.

And then I reminded myself that I was duct-taped to a fucking chair, and he’d held a gun to me, just moments earlier. Yet none of it mattered, because I was going to give him a fucking stellar blow job, and maybe with a bit of luck, I’d be able to convince him to do the right thing and let me go.

“Fuck, Jax…you taste so good,” I whispered, leaning forward to suck the tip of his hungry erection. “I want you. I’ve always wanted you.”

Jax’s expression was hard to read—always had been. And yet the needy groan that rumbled at his throat was telling enough. He eased his hips forward, thrusting his cock past my lips, as he reached down to cup my face. “Nathan…”

The feel of his hand against my cheek soothed me, reminded me of what had once been between us, before my father put an end to it, and made sure I’d never see Jax again. But as my erection pressed against my jeans, searching Jax out, I pushed away any pleasure I was getting from this. He was my kidnapper, for fuck’s sake, and I needed to find a way out of here before I ended up like my uncle. “I want more, Jax…please…untie me.”

 

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About-Author

Meet Cali MacKay & Julie Farrell

Cali and Julie

Cali MacKay and Julie Farrell are romance writers and long-time friends, who have combined their passion for M/M romance to write together, bringing you the steamy stories they’ve dreamed up. they’ve had a blast writing them, and hope their passion for the stories will come through in their writing, and you’ll enjoy the characters they’ve brought to life, just as much as they do.

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Cali’s top Ten Places to go before she dies   Norway (especially to see the Northern Lights)

  1. Thailand
  2. Iceland
  3. (back to)the Scotland (especially the Highlands)
  4. Japan
  5. Spain
  6. Been to Greece, but would like to go back to the islands
  7. Bali, Indonesia
  8. (back to) Italy
  9. Sweden

 

Julie Farrell –  10 things you want to do or try

  1. Fall in Love in Paris.
  2. Scale the Grand Canyon.
  3. See the Northern Lights.
  4. Donate Blood.
  5. Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Ireland.
  6. Fly First Class.
  7. Become a Yoga Teacher.
  8. Learn to Play the Piano.
  9. Learn to Fly a Plane.
  10. See a Broadway Show.

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Boy Banned by R.J. Scott

Happy Memorial Day

This week’s Cat’s Meow brings you a story with a unique character. The main character has Autism. I learned a lot from this story and its also a sweet romance in a music contest setting. The perfect  story to curl up and relax with on your holiday or any day.

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Welcome to Cat’s Meow~~Tour with me Tuesday. This week we are visiting R.J.Scott with Boy Banned.

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Series: Book 1 – Boy Banned – http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/boy-banned.html

Cover Art: Meredith Russell – http://meredithrussellart.blogspot.co.uk/

Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited – www.lovelanebooks.co.uk

ISBN Number: 9781785640469

Pages: 380 Pages

 

 

 

 

 

When the only way to win is to hide who you are, how far are you prepared to go?

Reuben “Angel” Jacobs is one step away from giving it all up. Losing a place in the live finals of Sing UK almost kills him. He has no choice but to go home and work for the family business, even though it means giving up his dreams and proving his old bullies right.

Corey Dixon is a rocker at heart. Being on the spectrum means that making sense of other people’s ‘normal’ is hard in itself, let alone in the chaos of a high-powered competition. Singing is his safe space, the only way he can think through the noise in his head. Messing up his audition for the live shows means his journey is over, and it’s the worst day of his life.

The judges throw them a lifeline and create a boy band from the near-miss hopefuls. Angel, Corey, and three others are put together in a room and offered the chance to sing as a group. Agreeing to become part of the new band means Corey has to hide who he is and what Angel has come to mean to him.

Is winning worth the price Corey and Angel have to pay?

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A little more Boy Banned

“Filming in five, four….”

Brianna was clearly the leader in this particular choice. “Hi, guys,” she said strongly, her tone belied by the fluttering of her hands around her face. She had assumed the “we have terrible news” expression. Both the male judges had relaxed back in their seats.

All five of the contestants said hello back; the other four were as worried and subdued as Corey sounded to his own ears.

“Okay,” she began, “boys, boys, boys… you all know that the auditions at boot camp weren’t so good. Mistakes, wrong song choices, emotions getting the better of you….” She trailed off and looked into the distance with a soft pout. She was acting out the whole disappointment thing and was a freaking expert at it.

Corey shifted from one foot to the other. His head was banded with the start of a headache, which he was convinced would deteriorate into a migraine if he didn’t get some meds soon. That would just be the perfect shitty end to the perfect shitty day.

“We’ve considered you a lot. You’re the hardest group of singers, and it took us a long time to come to a decision.”

Another dramatic pause, in which Corey imagined music would be inserted for added drama. He stopped breathing, waiting for her to finish what she was going to say. Maybe, somehow, they’d been given the chance to prove themselves again, and she would say they were through.

She shook her head slowly. “Sorry, boys. We’re not taking you through as solo singers to the live finals.”

And there it was. Corey’s dream gone. Finished.

He’d messed up worse than the worst fuck-up ever, and the disappointment was visceral, unforgiving, heartbreaking.

Double K let out a harsh sigh and then draped himself all over Angel, who didn’t push him away, simply held him gently.

At least Double K wasn’t crying.

Corey wanted to cry.

Not at the fact he’d come this close to getting to the live shows, but the fact it was all his own fault that he’d blown his audition. If only he’d stuck to Kasabian, or maybe another old Bon Jovi, he’d have made it through.

Corey didn’t cry, though. He let himself feel the pain of disappointment, then looked to the stage manager as to what they were going to do next. If the cameras caught him at that moment, they would see a man who’d been dealt a blow but was stubbornly determined not to give up.

“But—” Brianna was talking again, saying something about wildcards and judges’ choice and compromise. “We have our wildcard choice, and all five of you made the list as being just outside those we selected who made it automatically to the shows. You’re all good, but you just didn’t raise your game enough to make it through automatically.”

Corey tuned back in. Were they going to make the five of them repeat their performance? Was he still in with a chance? He was way better than Skinny, Puppy, and Double K. Only Angel was anywhere near his skills vocally. Angel, who was still supporting Double K, which made Corey’s skin itch with a prickle of resentment. He pushed it away.

Hope bloomed inside him at the thought he might have another chance. He wouldn’t mess up again. He could do this.

And then, as suddenly as hope began to grow, Brianna dashed it by using her serious tone, the one that had viewers falling for her all over again.

“We’d like you to consider grouping together, becoming one band, and going through to the live finals as our wildcard choice in the group category.”

Stunned silence.

Double K was quiet, and Puppy had even stopped swearing quietly under his breath.

“Go,” Brianna said. “Take some time. Talk it over.”

In a daze, his chest tight, Corey left the stage, the last of them to leave, following Double K back into the large room they’d just been sitting in. Cameras followed them in, and all of them stood looking at each other.

“Okay, guys, this is a big decision,” the showrunner said. “We’ll keep the cameras out of the room. Let me know when you’re done. You have an hour before we offer this to our next reserve.”

He turned to leave, but Corey needed to ask one thing.

“If we say no, does that mean one of us alone would become the wildcard?”

Hope sat in his chest, and he willed the man to say yes.

The producer checked his clipboard and shook his head. “No. It’s all or nothing, because we have a girl up on second reserve if you decide you want to call it a day.”

Silence.

The cameras left; the door shut.

Angel shook his head, Puppy cursed loudly, Skinny thumped the wall, and Double K burst into tears.

And all Corey could do was stand there and use every available ounce of energy to focus on what the hell had just happened.

Great.

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My Review 

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This is a fabulous story of 5 young men that dreams were shattered of being in the finals of the Sing show, yet given another chance as a band. All 5 are different as night and day, especially Angel and Corey. Angel needed to win to break away fro his family, Corey had his own reasons as did all the others. Angel is openly gay and his appearances stereotypes him with the skinny white jeans , flowing white shirts bleached white hair and dark eyeliner. Corey is his polar opposite, dark and brooding. Corey is also Autistic.
My favorite thing about this book is it didn’t just focus on Corey and Angel. Their romance was sweet, slowly built from Corey’s need to be grounded, Angels understanding and how all the guys accepted each other’s differences. I also liked we got a bit of the other guys stories even though they weren’t gay.

There is so much about this story to like. If you like singing contests, unique storylines(autism), slow building, sweet romance and a touch of drama you will love this book. I highly recommend it to anyone that likes MM romance without a lot of explicit sex.

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Meet R.J.

RJ Scott

My goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

I’ve has been writing since age six, when I was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and the mixing bowl. You can’t tell a six year old not to lick the bowl!

I was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.

As an avid reader myself, I can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, my first real true love will always be the world of romance. I love my cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and love to write dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men. (Yum)

With over 90 titles to my name and counting, I am the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway, which was All Romance Ebooks best selling title of 2010.

I’m also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.

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