I’d like to thank the lovely Sue Brown for inviting me to do a guest spot on her fantastic blog! As a newbie to the publishing arena, I jumped at the chance.
I’ve been writing for years, but only very recently decided to give getting published a try. I’ve now got two works published, with another two (so far) due out later this year.
Today, I’m here to discuss my new release Point of No Return, which was released August 18th. And I’ll be giving a copy away to one lucky reader. Keep reading for details. J
Matthew Elliot is one of LA's best detectives. He's been labeled the golden boy of the Fab Four; a team of four detectives who've closed down drug-rings all over the city.
Matthew's smart, tough, and exceptionally good at his job. He's also a closeted gay man. Enter Kira Takeo Franco, the new boxing coach at the gym. Matt can't deny his immediate attraction to the man his fellow cops know as Frankie.
In allowing himself to fall in love with a man known to his colleagues, he risks outing them both. But it's not the other cops who Matt should be worried about finding out his deepest darkest secrets. It's the bad guys.
An excerpt as well!
In this scene, Frankie (Kira) is trying to convince Matt they should see each other outside of the gym…
He was in there warming up with a skipping rope. His cocoa-colored torso flexed fluidly and his feet barely hit the floor. He was agile for someone of his size. He wasn’t huge, but he was tall with great muscle definition.
He smiled when I walked in and hung up the skipping rope on one of the hooks on the back wall. I tried not to think about his smile or his body, and needing a distraction, I started to strap my hands.
Like he seemed to understand the effect he had on me, he was all business, though he still smiled. He was still fucking beautiful, but he wasted no time on putting me on the bag, only this time he didn’t hold it, so he wasn’t facing me. Which was much better.
I found it easier to concentrate when I wasn’t looking directly into his eyes.
He stood at my side and corrected my footing. Apparently my left foot turned in, when I stood in position, making my right swing overcompensate.
By the time my half hour was up with him, he had improved my focus. I’d hardly had time to think about him. He was good at what he did, of that there was no doubt.
When I was done, he threw my towel at me. “That’s better, Detective,” he said, with a one-dimpled smile.
He had a sheen of sweat over his shoulders, and his tank top barely covered him, his pecs, his shoulders...
“Yeah, it was.” I pretended to wipe my face with my towel to cover the fact I’d just checked him out.
“More focused today,” he said.
I let out a nervous laugh. “Something like that.”
When I looked up at him, he was staring at me. “Oh, I almost got a real smile,” he said with a smirk.
I could feel myself blush. Fucking hell. I couldn’t help smile a little. “Almost.”
“I think you should call me Kira,” he said, matter-of-factly.
“Because it’s my first name,” he said with a shrug. “And everyone here calls me Frankie.”
He must have seen the confusion on my face, because he clarified. “See, if you tell your friends at work you’re having dinner with Frankie, they’ll know it’s me. But if you tell them you’re having dinner with Kira, they won’t have a clue.”
Point of No Return was released on August 18th 2012 with Silver Publishing.
You can buy it here Buy Point of No Return
But for one very lucky visitor to Sue’s blog, I’ll be giving away a copy of Point of No Return. All you need to do is leave a comment on the blog post, and after the post has been live for 48 hours, I’ll be choosing a random, lucky winner.
I’d like to thank Sue for having me!