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Being that today is Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing some loving on My Sexy Saturday.
I’m sharing from Took My Breath Away, the second part of the All They Ever Needed trilogy. I”ve got 7 paragraphs from their first day back in Leavenworth.
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They filled up on candy apples, fudge, and cookies, as well as bratwurst and beer before checking into their hotel. As they walked into the Bavarian Lodge, Logan beamed. “I’ve never stayed here, but I know Mom and Dad have come here before on their anniversary.”

Christian checked them in and they were shown to the Turret Suite. A huge king-sized bed faced a fireplace, and through a little alcove, there was a large Jacuzzi tub for two across from a bench. “Who’s going to watch us?” Logan asked in amusement, making Christian laugh. They walked over to the three windows that looked off the Jacuzzi room and smiled at their view of the little village down below. Turning around, Logan wrapped his arms around Christian and pulled him close. “Thank you.”

Christian did not know who moved first, but their lips touched and it seemed like such a simple thing to undress, discarding his clothes on to the bench even as Logan did the same. As they stood next to one another, everything that had stopped Christian in the past seemed unimportant now and he knew exactly what he wanted to do. “Come with me,” he said softly, grabbing Logan’s hand and leading him back into the main room and to the bed. “Lie on your stomach.”
Logan crawled into the bed and lay down, resting his chin on his arms as Christian went to his overnight bag, glad Jane had made a comment a few days ago about it always being smart to carry massage oil, as you never knew when it would come in handy. He pulled out the new bottle and opened the cap, breathing in the rich musk that escaped. Placing the bottle on the side table, Christian climbed onto the bed and straddled Logan’s legs.
Pouring some oil into one palm, he rubbed his hands together to warm it up and started on Logan’s shoulders. Instantly Logan moaned, pulling his arms down and relaxing. “I knew I loved you,” he murmured as Christian’s warm hands pushed on his tight shoulder muscles.
Smiling, Christian worked on him, from his shoulders all the way down his back. He took a long time on Logan’s ass, realizing that was an area of his boyfriend he had never truly concentrated on before. Something he had been remiss at, and would never be so again. Logan was so incredibly built, his backend was a bit of a surprise. Christian understood now the concept of a bubble butt. Logan definitely had one. And even more, it turned him on. His fingers dug into the flesh, and the moans and gasps that came from the man under him just encouraged him to  keep going. Leaving those beautiful globes behind to move on to Logan’s legs was a difficult thing to do, but Christian did. After all, once he got down to Logan’s feet, he had his whole front to do.
A great thing he discovered about giving such a massage to his partner was that he found out areas he had not realized were so incredibly sensitive to his boyfriend. He never would have guessed that the backs of Logan’s knees were an erogenous zone, but they were. By the time Christian reached his feet, Logan had to lift up his hips to take some of the pressure off his now-erect cock. Ignoring his own prominent erection, as he wanted this to be all about Logan at the moment, Christian finished his back. “Turn over, Gorgeous,” he murmured.
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Took My Breath Away

Sometimes taking control is what you need to do and sometimes the best thing you can do is give that control up.

In the summer between Logan’s junior and senior years of college, these two will find out more about each other and themselves than they imagined.

While unhappy to be missing four weeks of Christian’s company, Logan is thrilled to spend a month with his father’s relatives in New York.  A naturally gregarious individual, he is used to winning people over and getting things right. Unfortunately, the Mannettes are not what he expects and for the first time in his life, he finds himself seriously doubting who he is.

Christian has regained some of his old self-esteem and is taking on new challenges. Besides growing in the relationship he has with Logan, he takes the time his boyfriend is away to learn more about domestic discipline. He learns a little online but it is actually Gregory, Logan’s father, where he gains most of his information. Including the fact that his natural strength puts him in a leadership position he isn’t expecting.

When Logan returns to a strong, self-assured Christian, it is with complete relief. As discussions turn to domestic discipline and they realize their true roles within their current and future relationship, both of them are able to let their inhibitions go and together their connection grows surprising Logan to an epiphany.

Available from:

Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble
Blushing Books

All They Ever Needed trilogy

     Book 1: As Natural As Breathing
     Book 2: Took My Breath Away
     Book 3: Breathe Each Other In

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*waves* Okay, so I’ve just heard about My Sexy Saturday bloghop. Obviously I’ve had my head in the sand since it has been going for 78 weeks. But I’m thrilled to be joining up 🙂
This week’s excerpts are about first dates/first love. I wanted to share with you 7 paragraphs from from Logan & Christian’s first book As Natural As Breathing. Christian has just revealed that he was almost killed in the line of duty because he defended a gay man.

 

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“Since then, I have been in a hospital in Germany, being patched up, poked, and pained in every way possible. Therapy consisted not so much of getting over what happened as getting over being gay. They were set on curing me of it,” Christian said, a touch of bitterness in his voice. Taking another breath, he shot an apologetic look at the gorgeous man sitting next to him. “So, see, I’m kind of fucked up. I have no idea where I sit on the gay fence. Am I gay? Or am I just attracted to you? ‘Cause damn, that is why I really came tonight, to see if I was actually interested in the man behind the Santa mask, and there is no doubt in my mind I am. So is this a fluke? And if so, I don’t want to lead you along, and yet I don’t think I’m ready to tell anyone, especially my family, that I might be—”
Logan leaned forward and pressed his lips to Christian, placing one of his hands on his cheek, suitably quieting him. As his lips pulled away, Christian opened his mouth to speak again. “Shh,” Logan said quietly, rubbing his thumb across Christian’s cheek. “I understand some of the fear you are going through, though not all of it. I never feared for my life and I always knew I liked men. But as to what you are saying, Christian, this doesn’t have to be a big thing, at least not at first. We can go to Tri-Cities to the movies together. Hell, I like just sitting and talking to you. You laugh at my jokes.” He winked. “You have no idea how rare that is.”
Sighing in relief, Christian truly looked at the man just three inches away from him, the man he hoped would just look normal outside the Santa suit. “You are even better-looking as Logan,” he found himself saying.
Logan flashed him a full smile, briefly stunning Christian. “Why thank you. I spent most of my life as an ugly duckling.”
Christian raised an eyebrow. “I cannot believe you were ever ugly,” he snorted, doubtfully.
Holding up a hand again, Logan dashed off the couch and up the stairs. What was with him and rushing to and fro? A little rattled and far too excited for what was going on, Christian took a moment to breathe. From the moment Logan spoke and he looked up into those beautiful eyes, he was lost. Logan as Logan was…there were no words. He was gorgeous and cute and Christian wanted to just pull him close and cuddle. Okay, so that was a weird thought. And yet was it? His hard-on told him quite clearly how his body reacted to Santa’s alter ego.
And the odd thing was, he knew he would also be happy just sitting and joking around with him. This whole gay thing could get confusing. It felt like a friend with benefits scenario and he couldn’t help but wonder if there was more.

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As Natural As Breathing
Book One of the All They Ever Needed trilogy

For Christian Darringer, life isn’t worth living. Just back from the Middle East; scarred and with permanent damage to one leg, he does not think anyone will want him for anything. Meeting a gorgeous man he finds himself thinking about constantly is not in his plans. Pulled toward the startling younger man with striking blue eyes, he begins to question a lot of things – especially his sexuality. Not one to hide from a challenge, he plunges ahead only to find himself more than just attracted to Logan who is full of life and joy, he finds himself head over heels in love.

Logan Mannette has almost everything he ever wanted: loving parents, happiness, friends and security. The only thing missing is finding the love of his life, a love that is just like his parents’. When he meets Christian at a party, everything changes. Instantly attracted, he does his best to help this sad man and quickly finds himself feeling more than he has ever felt before. Raised in a domestic discipline household, he holds that ideal as what he wants but his interest in spanking became a fetish and when Christian admits that he wants to be spanked, Logan believes he might have found the perfect man.

Just as everything begins for them, Christian’s past intercedes and one of his brothers makes waves about him dating a man. If it weren’t for Logan’s support, he might fold; but with the love of one amazing man, Christian finds that living his life rather than just existing is as natural as breathing.

Available from: (this is not an exclusive list, just the links I know about. If you do not see your favorite eRetailer here, check their site. If they have it, let me know so I can add it!)

Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble
All Romance Ebooks
Blushing Books

All They Ever Needed trilogy

     Book 1: As Natural As Breathing
     Book 2: Took My Breath Away

     Book 3: Breathe Each Other In

Now go and check out the other amazing snippets this week: