From Me To You – A Personal Recommendation

Something a little different today. My good friend Kayla Jameth has a new short story out and I’d like to highly recommend it to you all. It’s a sweet read, perfect for anyone looking to dip their toe into the MM S&M genre (and equally perfect for anyone like me who can’t help sniggering whenever the word ‘balls’ crops up – it crops up a lot!).

The premise is fun, the is setting cool and you’ll love the characters. Oh, and at 99cents you definitely can’t go wrong!

Find out more below!

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Blurb

The Anvil isn’t Joe’s first choice for a night out. But he’s too well known at his regular bar to pull off what he has in mind—a night of sex and dirty pool. Joe’s going to sink some balls, but is his boy ready?

Sexy Teaser

The place was murky as only a pool hall can be–stale cigarettes cut by the acrid metallic reek of poppers. The taint of the damn things caught in Joe’s throat and made his head pound. He hated them and his boy didn’t need them. The honest smell of sweaty men was almost lost under the funk of sex laced with everyone’s favorite poison.

The latest metal hit blasted out of the sound system loud enough to cover casual conversation, Def Leppard singing about getting rocked.

If Joe had his way, the whole bar would get rocked by what was about to go down.

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You can go bug Kayla with questions about her new release here or on Twitter.

Dirty Pool is available NOW at Amazon

 

It’s Hogmanay!

Happy Hogmanay everyone!

I know for some folks out there, 2016 has already begun, but here in Scotland there’s a few hours left of the old year and as we all know that means some time to reflect (and get started on the drinking!).

After last yearDB_TasteInMen – a three book year for me – 2015 felt a little slower on the writing front, but I was so pleased to share Taste In Men with you all in September, and the rerelease of Who He Used To Be just a few weeks ago.

 

WhoHeUsedToBeGoing forward, I hope to look more into self-publishing, with a tentative February release date on the horizon, and also work more with my fantastic editor, Kerry, and my main publishing house, Loose Id.

I’m hoping 2016 will bring a lot of exciting new projects, but there’s a bit of work to be done in the real world, so to speak, in early January before things can really get started.

As always, thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me, particularly all of you who have been kind enough to buy my books and say such lovely things about them. There’s no greater support and encouragement than that!

All best for the New Year,

DB.

Guest Appearance – Robin Badillo

Today, it’s my absolute pleasure to welcome author Robin Badillo to the blog! And she’s brought along something a bit different (but very fitting for the season!) to share with us. A Christmas Shifter novella!

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Noah Donner had it all. Good looks, great job, and a kick-ass gift. As a special breed of shifter, every Christmas Eve he assisted Santa as one of his famous reindeer. A lover of all women, he’s the quintessential playboy. But all that changed within weeks of Christmas, when he found himself drawn to another reindeer shifter, Mira Prancer.

Not exactly sleek reindeer material, full-figured Mira took pride in her gift as a shifter, while not nearly as confident about herself when in human form. Usually a timid wallflower, Mira is surprised to learn she’s Noah’s latest target, and after a drunken night of unexpected passion, they find themselves in a quandary.

Neither can deny the attraction, but Mira will need more than words to trust the sexy Casanova.

Can the two love-struck shifters play nice? Or will this little Reindeer Game require a little Christmas magic?

Excerpt

“Hey, Sandra.”

Mira turned her blurred gaze toward the direction of the familiar male voice.

Noah? Mira slowly blinked. “Uh, Sandra, we have company.”

Sandra looked up from her shot glass. “Hello there, Noah.” She snickered. “We’re celebrating. Wanna join us?”

Noah glanced over at Mira. His handsome brow bent with what appeared to be amused curiosity. Mira couldn’t be completely sure, of course. After all, there were two of him. “What are you celebrating?”

“Shhh.” Sandra placed a finger against his lips. “It’s a secret.”

Mira’s stomach did backflips as she focused on his mouth. Oh-so-kissable lips.

“Mira’s gonna get laid tonight and I’m gonna help her, but you can’t tell anyone.”

Mira gripped the table’s edge to keep from tipping to one side.

Noah’s grin spread wide and his eyes sparkled under the glow of neon lights. “Not planning a threesome, I hope.” His gaze wandered back to Mira, and he looked her up and down. “I couldn’t participate with my cousin, but if you’re in need of a little private work out…” He shrugged and winked. “I might be your man.”

Mira swirled a shot of tequila around in her mouth, allowing the burn to occupy her tongue so she wouldn’t say what she wanted to say. And what she wanted to say was a mouthful.

“Noah!” Sandra slapped the tabletop. “That’s a wonderful idea.” She wagged her brows at Mira as she swayed back and forth.

No! That’s a horrible idea. Chills seized Mira’s spine, alleviating the heat flash she’d suffered. Shouldn’t her best friend be there to keep her out of trouble instead of shoving her toward it? Great.

“You’re drunk.” Mira hugged her purse to her. The leather buffer between her body and Noah’s hid her excessive curves, preventing Noah from seeing her less-than-perfect figure. “And Noah has a bar full of super-hot ladies to warm his bed. He damn sure doesn’t need me.”

She looked around him at the other people in the bar, trying to appear disinterested.

Noah cocked his head to the side. “Maybe I’m not looking for just anyone to warm my bed, Mira.”

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Donner and Prancer is available NOW from all good Ebook retailers, including…

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About The Author

Robin Badillo and her pseudonym, Tyler Robbins, is a down to earth mother of four, born and raised in a small Texas town where she still resides with her nearly grown kids and a pack of spoiled dogs.

After years of being a wife and mom, complete with company picnics and fundraisers for the P.T.A., Robin found herself starting over when her husband of fifteen years suddenly passed away. With no particular skills to speak of other than making killer chili con queso, Robin took the advice of friends and family, and followed her heart and passion for writing into the publishing world.

A fan of paranormal and southern romance novels, Robin does her best to offer up a plethora of tasty morsels to satisfy her readers’ appetite. Whether mainstream and/or paranormal erotic romance or Tyler’s LGBT romance line, Robin strives to create characters who are endearing and relatable.

Adversity is Robin’s motivation, which explains why she’s a true believer that grey hair is simply God’s graffiti.

Connect with Robin on;

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Teaser

Because everyone likes to be teased, every now and then…

How about an exclusive teaser from my short story, TASTE IN MEN, which was rereleased last week? Oh, go on then.

Outside, away from the heat and pounding noise in the bar, he felt more than a little drunk. The heavy, hot air that had felt so close when Connor left work had been replaced with a cool breeze blowing in off the Atlantic which was forcing the tropical rain to fall almost horizontally. The streets were flooding, the sidewalks wet and slick. The sudden change in atmosphere was enough to make Connor forget where he was and what he had been planning on doing until Parker dragged him out into the middle of the parking lot and started kissing him again.

Connor was soaked in seconds by the heavy rain. His white shirt, still unbuttoned, stuck to his chest and the hair that Parker had pulled free from his ponytail was plastered to his neck. He felt the rain soak into Parker’s dreads and he ran his hands down that strong chest to find Parker’s clothes absorbing water as fast as his own. He broke the kiss to touch their foreheads together, just two people alone in the semi-darkness, drowning in the rain.

“Do you want to get a hotel room?” Connor could hear the desperation in his voice.

“I don’t live far.” Parker gestured up the street where there was another strip of shops, each with a flat above accessed by the rear. “That is, if you still want to?”

Connor wanted to. He couldn’t remember the last time he had wanted anything more.

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WHO HE USED TO BE is available now from

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New Release – Who He Used To Be

Who He Used To Be

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Sometimes it takes a stranger to remind you who you used to be…

When Jeff, the man Connor moved across an ocean to spend the rest of his life with, announces their relationship is no longer working, Connor is caught unawares. Without Jeff, Connor has no reason to stay in Florida, but he doesn’t want to return to Scotland.

An impromptu visit to a nightclub leads to Connor meeting Parker, a man nothing like clean-cut Jeff and a lot more like the bad-boys Connor used to go for back in Glasgow’s biker bars.

A one-night-stand becomes something more, but the two barely have any time together before Connor is hit by another bolt from the blue.

Jeff decides he wants Connor back, and his offer to start over means Connor has to make a decision. Return to the security of his relationship with Jeff, or jump in at the deep end with Parker and find out if he still remembers how to swim.

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Excerpt

“Hey,” Connor said.

“You don’t look like you belong here.” The man’s voice was deep, and he spoke slowly, almost lazily. Connor liked that.

“I just got out of work.”

The man nodded and gestured to the bartender. A few moments later, another bottle of beer was placed in front of Connor along with a glass of coke. Judging by the easy smile on the man’s lips and his complete disregard for personal space, Connor was willing to bet the coke wasn’t virgin.

“And you thought instead of going home, you’d come here. Somewhere that’s not your usual hangout. Somewhere you’re unlikely to be caught…by your boyfriend?”

Connor laughed and picked up his drink. “Partly,” he said, holding the bottle close to his lips. “Except for the boyfriend part.”

The man nodded and let go of Connor’s shoulder. He took a long swig of his drink.

“Is that why you’re here? This doesn’t exactly look like your scene either.”

The man smirked. He bit his bottom lip. “I’m babysitting,” he said, nodding at the bottle-blond guy Connor had been staring at before.

Connor knew dreadlocks weren’t hereditary, but, “Your brother?”

“Cousin. He’s just moved here. I thought he might need a little supervision.”

“Looks like he’s got things covered.”

The man shrugged. “I’m Parker, by the way. I caught you checking him out. You didn’t look very impressed.”

Connor took another swig from his bottle of beer before moving a step closer to Parker. In those baggy jeans it was hard to tell, and Connor wanted to know if Parker was really interested. Connor made a move he hadn’t used in years and rubbed up against Parker’s groin, concealing his real intentions by whispering in Parker’s ear.

“He’s not my type. I prefer my men a little rough around the edges.”

Connor felt a rush of heat on his neck as Parker let out a breath that was too heavy to signify anything other than arousal.

Parker drained the contents of his glass before looking at Connor again. He stepped to the side, moving away from Connor, teasing as he pulled his lip between white teeth. Connor waited and Parker reached for him. He locked his fingers in the long hair tied in a ponytail at the nape of Connor’s neck. He pulled Connor towards him, making Connor close the distance between them again. Connor didn’t resist.

The first press of Parker’s lips against his own seemed to amplify the alcohol in Connor’s system. The banging base of the music melted to a thudding beat that dictated how Connor’s hips thrust against Parker’s, how their hands wound and pulled in each other’s hair. When Parker’s lips parted, Connor dived inside, wanting to lick away the taste of cheap bourbon to get right down to the taste of the man himself.

Parker’s hands left Connor’s hair and landed back on Connor’s hips. He moved Connor, rubbing their erections together until kissing was becoming damn near impossible. Connor kept pulling away to suck breath down into his lungs and Parker stole it from him every time he brought their lips back together.

“Jesus,” Parker said, breaking the kiss. He rested his forehead against Connor’s. Connor couldn’t take his eyes off the smile playing on Parker’s lips. “Where’d you learn to kiss like that?”

Connor laughed, still rocking his hips against Parker’s. “Glasgow. Heard of it?”

Parker nodded. “I’m going to have to add it to my list of places to visit.”

“Do that… but, not tonight.”

“No. I have other plans for tonight.”

WHO HE USED TO BE is available NOW!

Who He Used To Be

I’m delighted to announce that my short story, Who He Used To Be, will be available soon. Check out the blurb and stay tuned for a cover reveal! 

Sometimes it takes a stranger, to remind you who you used to be.

Blurb

When Connor’s partner Jeff announces that their relationship isn’t working anymore, Connor is surprised by how little he cares. Newly single, Connor heads for a bar where he meets Parker, a man who proves an excellent distraction not least because he looks nothing like clean-cut Jeff and a lot like the sexy bad-boys Connor used go for back in Glasgow.

A one-night-stand becomes a long weekend, but Connor still hasn’t had enough of Parker’s dark eyes and easy smile. Connor likes Parker, and not just because Parker reminds him of the man Connor used to be, but he doesn’t know if Parker feels the same.

When Jeff asks Connor to come back, Connor needs to make a decision. Go back to the security of his relationship with Jeff, or jump in at the deep end with Parker and find out if he still remembers how to swim.

Who He Used To Be is COMING SOON!

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