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Saugatuck Summer by Amelia C. Gormley *Review*

 

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Saugatuck Summer
by Amelia C. Gormley

An MM Contemporary Romance
From Riptide Publishing
Released on May 19, 2014

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One summer can change everything.

Hi, I’m Topher Carlisle: twenty-one, pretty, and fabulous. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. But let’s get real. Walking the fake-it-til-you-make-it road to independence and self-respect isn’t easy. Especially since my mom’s a deadbeat alcoholic, and most of my family expects me to turn out just as worthless. Oh, and I’m close to losing my college swimming scholarship, so let’s add “dropout” to the list.

My BFF has invited me to stay at her beach house on the shore of Lake Michigan. That’ll give me one summer to make money and figure out what I want to do with my life. So of course I decide to have an affair with my BFF’s married, closeted dad. Because that always works out.

Now I’m homeless, friendless, jobless. Worthless. Just like my family expects, right? Except there’s this great guy, Jace, who sees it differently. He’s got it all together in ways I can only dream of—he’s hot, creative, insightful, understanding. He seems to think I don’t give myself enough credit. And if I don’t watch out, I may start to believe him.

 

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Hi, and welcome to the Saugatuck Summer blog tour! Thank you to LeAnn’s Book Reviews for hosting me today!

For those of you who have seen me talking about it on social media for the last nearly year and a half, you know that Saugatuck Summer was a labor of love far beyond what I would normally claim for one of my books. Of course I love them all, but Saugatuck Summer came from my very soul. Actually, I’m not certain it came from me at all.

Basically, here’s what happened: One day I was driving along, running errands, and Topher Carlisle whispered one line of dialogue in my ear. Just one. When I asked him what I was supposed to do with that, he promptly took over my brain for fifteen absolutely insane days and at the end I had the first draft of Saugatuck Summer.

Topher’s story of recovery, hope, making mistakes, and growing up just told itself, and the experience of being the conduit for that was at times grueling and heartbreaking, but also euphoric and wonderful. It was one of those experiences that, as a creator of some form of art, be it musical, visual, or literary, you have once or twice in a lifetime if you’re extraordinarily lucky, when you know you’re creating something magical. I’m not sure it will ever happen to me again, but I feel absolutely blessed that this book has come of it.

This week on the Saugatuck Summer blog tour, I’ll be sharing some bonus content from the book and a sneak peek at another upcoming book in the Saugatuck universe. I’ll also be having a heart-to-heart discussion with Marie Sexton about our experiences as adult children of alcoholics and how they translated into writing our ACOA characters from Saugatuck Summer and Family Man, giving you a peek at some of “Jace’s” art, and I’ll be sharing the official Saugatuck Summer soundtrack from a brilliant singer/songwriter of my personal acquaintance, Casey Stratton.

And finally, all week long I’ll be asking trivia questions from Saugatuck Summer and this week’s blog tour articles, and each correct answer emailed to me offers you a chance to win your choice of any of my backlist titles!

So put on your sunscreen and let’s go!

 

 

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Review

4 stars

I love it when a character grows on you, especially when his voice insistently calls to pay attention and his story is as interesting, quirky and touching as his personality is.

One of the things I’ve found about Amelia’s writing is that her characters are not merely there for entertaining purposes. From other books I’ve read from her and in this story in particular I found that their characters’ story, thoughts and actions encourage the reader to thing outside the box–to analyze and ponder and go beyond what’s the norm.

Topher is a perfect example of that. I would not usually like his type of character. My first impression of him was that he was selfish, a bit reckless and a lot of immature. He had problems that stemmed from his past, he had problems as a result of his recent actions and his future was uncertain. Truly, I did not see much hope in him.

Thankfully, Amelia made sure I had more than enough chances for me to change my mind. Although his thought process had me reeling at times, I could not get enough of him and his story. His decisions were hasty and urged me curse at him a time or two, but his heart was big, his intentions were (mostly) good and his strong will was admirable. While reading his story I put myself on his shoes more times than I could count, which led me to understand the why behind his actions.

By no means was this a light read, but it did have its light moments and its sensual moments too. I loved the mix of elements. The angst, the humor and the romance were well written and thankfully each and every character introduced added something to the story.

I especially liked Jace. Not only because he was Topher’s love interest but because he was interesting all around. He was caring and charming and oh so passionate! I got to like him even more each time I saw him accept one of Topher’s quirks. It was a treat to see Topher finally being accepted for everything that he was. Although their romance was slow to come, their connection was immediate and I was glad to see that it was developed properly as the story progressed. I do wish I have gotten more about his story, but I enjoyed his character regardless.

I did feel that the story dragged in places, but I guess that it goes with the territory that is Topher. His thoughts were scattered at times and it made for some difficult reading. However, as I got to know him and his story better I realized that it fit him perfectly and I came to overlook it easily. I just made it a point to pay more attention so as not to miss anything trivial.

All in all, not a summer light read but a heartwarming angsty one with a great cast of characters, a nice setting and bath house scene that is to die for!

*I received this title in exchange of my honest opinion.

 

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About Amelia

Amelia C. Gormley may seem like anyone else. But the truth is she sings in the shower, dances doing laundry, and writes blisteringly hot m/m erotic romance while her son is at school. When she’s not writing in her Pacific Northwest home, Amelia single-handedly juggles her husband, her son, their home, and the obstacles of life by turning into an everyday superhero. And that, she supposes, is just like anyone else.

Her self-published novel-in-three-parts, Impulse (Inertia, Book One; Acceleration, Book Two; and Velocity, Book Three) can be found at most major online book retailers, and be sure to check Riptide for her latest releases, including her Highland historical, The Laird’s Forbidden Lover, the The Professor’s Rule series of erotic novelettes (co-written with Heidi Belleau), the post-apocalyptic romance, Strain, and her upcoming, New Adult contemporary, Saugatuck Summer, available now.

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Giving an Inch by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley

Giving an Inch (The Professor’s Rule #1)

 

 

Spotlight Stop: Inch by Inch by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley *Review*

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Hi, and welcome to the Inch by Inch blog tour! Inch by Inch is the third in Riptide’s BDSM erotica series The Professor’s Rule, written by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley.  All week we’ll be touring the web giving you a behind-the-scenes look at The Professor’s Rule, including new character profiles and some very steamy excerpts.

Thanks so much to our host, LeAnn’s Book Reviews and to you readers, of course, for coming along!

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Title: Inch by Inch (The Professor’s Rule #3)

Authors: Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley

Published: December 16th 2013

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Genres: M/M Contemporary Romance, BDSM

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Synopsis

After two long, kink-free years apart, James Sheridan has reunited with his Professor: the sexy, dominant Evander Carson. But this time, things will be different. James is older, more sure of himself, and confident that he can draw the line between Carson’s demands and his own principles.

One of those lines is gorgeous menswear salesman Satish Malhotra. After their steamy dressing room encounter, James feels an unexpected connection to Satish, and he wants to explore it further. But Carson’s involvement—in James’s life, and in James and Satish’s budding relationship—complicates things.

Carson’s penchant for using other men in their sex games has always troubled James, and he’s adamant that Satish not be just another notch in their whipping post. But when Satish learns what prompted James to pursue him in the first place, will James’s new ability to draw the line even matter?

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My Review

5-stars

Oh yes, Heidi and Amelia sure know how to keep me guessing. Inch by Inch is the third book in the The Professor’s Rule series and it meshes the two previous stories nicely leaving the reader wondering what the hell is going to happen next.

James is both hesitant and excited to be reuniting with Professor Carson after a two-year hiatus. Hesitant because he doesn’t want to partake in the sharing aspect of the relationship they had before and excited because Carson knows just how to give James what he needs. James is looking forward to the start of something with Satish and doesn’t want his relationship with Carson to get in the middle of it. But then again, Carson can give him the thrill he needs. Yep, poor James is between a rock and a hard place.

Once again, Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley deliver in this story. I found myself pondering James’ options and analyzing his actions, something that I had not done in the previous installments. I enjoyed watching James starting something with Satish. I do believe that they have a connection that should be developed fully to see where it leads. Then again, I love Carson and his dominating ways. He gives James what he needs and although he appears to be somewhat cold and closed off, I doubt very much that he doesn’t harbor some feelings for James and vice-versa.

This pair of authors know how to bring it and how to keep me engaged. I loved the dialogue, the scenes and James’ inner musings. Needless to say that the authors brought the hotness factor to the page. Man, the sparks flew! Be it with Carson or with Satish, the sexual tension, desire and sensuality dripped off the page.

Where will this triangle of need and desire lead? Is a ménage in the works or will James have to pick the man best suited for him – love or kink? Can’t wait to find out!

All in all, another awesome addition to the series with chemistry abound and a new and intriguing romantic interest.

Click here to read an excerpt of Inch by Inch (The Professor’s Rule #3.)

*I received this title from the publisher in exchange of my honest opinion.*

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About the Authors

Amelia C. Gormley may seem like anyone else. But the truth is she sings in the shower, dances doing laundry, and writes blisteringly hot m/m erotic romance while her son is at school. When she’s not writing in her Pacific Northwest home, Amelia single-handedly juggles her husband, her son, their home, and the obstacles of life by turning into an everyday superhero. And that, she supposes, is just like anyone else

Her self-published novel-in-three-parts, Impulse (Inertia, Book One; Acceleration, Book Two; and Velocity, Book Three) can be found at most major online book retailers, and be sure to check Riptide for her latest releases, including her Highland historical, The Laird’s Forbidden Lover, the The Professor’s Rule series of erotic novelettes (co-written with Heidi Belleau), and her upcoming post-apocalyptic romance, Strain.

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Heidi Belleau was born and raised in small town New Brunswick, Canada. She now lives in the rugged oil-patch frontier of Northern BC with her husband, an Irish ex-pat whose long work hours in the trades leave her plenty of quiet time to write. She has a degree in history from Simon Fraser University with a concentration in British and Irish studies; much of her work centered on popular culture, oral folklore, and sexuality, but she was known to perplex her professors with papers on the historical roots of modern romance novel tropes. (Ask her about Highlanders!) Her writing reflects everything she loves: diverse casts of characters, a sense of history and place, equal parts witty and filthy dialogue, the occasional mythological twist, and most of all, love—in all its weird and wonderful forms. She also writes queer-flavoured M/F as Heloise Belleau.

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An Inch at a Time (The Professor’s Rule #2) by Heidi Belleau, Amelia C. Gormley

18274414Rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (September 16, 2013)

Synopsis: James Sheridan is failing history. Luckily, his professor is a rumored pervert, and James isn’t too proud to pay for a better grade with his body. Professor Carson lives up to his reputation, but he’s not unethical enough to take sexual bribes. What he can offer is some highly unconventional tutoring . . . creative use of a ruler included.

The deal? Studying, followed by a “quiz.” Wrong answer? Spanking. Right answer? Reward. Ace the final, earn some mindblowing sex. It’s harder work than sexual bribery, but it beats the volunteer tutors at the student center.

After a few study sessions, James realizes he wants way more than a grade from Professor Carson, even if he’s not sure what that is. Carson’s a silver fox, all right, but James isn’t “bent” the way Carson is, and for him, the spankings are only supposed to be a means to an end. But the better he gets at history, the more he realizes he likes getting answers wrong just as much as getting them right.

Review: Hell yes, studying history has never been more interesting!

This time around Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley show us how James Sheridan from Giving an Inch came to be under Professor Carson’s tutelage.

And what a show that was!

From the start I could feel the undercurrent of attraction between James and Carson. Even underneath James’ hesitations I could feel how much he needed to be guided. He craved it and it confused the hell out of him.

Just as clearly, I could feel Carson’s desire to make James give into him. Underneath all that cool demeanor, the man lusted after James. Hell, that part where he unleashed all that pent up lust on poor James…

Crap, got side-tracked.

Hmmm, ah yes, the story.

It was interesting to see how it all began between James and Carson. Now I see why James was putting up boundaries in the previous installment when he inadvertently reconnected with Carson. Poor James, he becomes putty under Carson’s ruler!

The writing was superb and just as I expected. With just 60 pages to the story, Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley packed one hell of a punch and didn’t disappoint in the least. With hotter-than-hell scenes that had me encouraging James to answer wrong and one un-freaking-believable student/teacher meeting, these author brought one extremely enticing story to the page.

But if that were all, I don’t think I would have been so pleased with it. Yes, they delivered on that erotic aspect of the story, but yet they went deeper. They also gave insight into James’ history. And THAT and Carson’s reaction to it was what made a difference to me. That’s what made it an extraordinary story. That little bit of vulnerability and humanity they brought out of both James and Carson was what made this an fantastic read for me.

An Inch at a Time is the second book in the The Professor’s Rule series and although it can certainly be read as a stand alone I encourage you to pick up a copy of Giving an Inch. You won’t be disappointed, I assure you!

I received this title through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.

Velocity (Impulse #3) by Amelia C. Gormley

Velocity (Impulse, #3)Rating: 5 stars

Published: March 2, 3013

Available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, SmashWords, All Romance Ebooks, Rainbow Ebooks

Synopsis: REACHING OPTIMUM SPEED

For Detroit handyman Derrick Chance and his lover, Gavin Hayes, the holiday season is filled with the promise of new beginnings. Gavin’s officially moving in, and after the New Year, they’ll begin house hunting. But they both know all the talk of gift exchange, whose holiday ornaments go where, and what repairs and remodels will be needed to put Derrick’s house on the market is only a smoke screen.

Before the month is over, Gavin will have the final verdict on whether or not his dangerously delusional ex, Lukas, infected him with HIV. No matter how good Gavin’s chances appear with the three-month hurdle already passed, neither he nor Derrick knows what the future holds for them.

The holidays have always been a time of loss and mourning for Derrick, but now he has to stay strong as Gavin’s own fears and doubts assail him relentlessly. And when Lukas returns, unexpectedly penitent amid troubling revelations, Gavin has to ask himself whether he can offer Derrick the future he deserves, or whether these first few months of happiness are the best they will ever get.

Review: In Velocity we find Gavin and Derrick getting used to their life as a couple. Gavin has almost moved in with Derrick who has slowly but surely let Gavin into his life – sharing his space, his music and his heart. Of course, there is still the big IF lurking in the background of their lives, but nevertheless these two try to keep building upon their relationship. Especially Derrick, who after deciding to let Gavin in also chose to stay with him every step of the way be it good or bad. Gavin is also enjoying their new relationship but as the date for his HIV test comes closer and his ex Lukas shows up, Gavin is an anxious mess. Gavin’s thoughts affect him badly – he doesn’t sleep, he questions, he doubts. And when finally Gavin can’t take it anymore, Derrick is there to catch him as he falls. A quiet, constant presence of strength, loyalty and love.

Amelia C. Gormley‘s writing was as engaging and emotionally driven as the previous two books, but I have to mention that this time around the mood felt different. For me there was more urgency to the story, not only in finding out the test results, but in Derick and Gavin making their connection real. I loved how the character’s emotions ranged from the tender, loving ones right to the passionate, lustful ones then seeing how Gavin’s rage and doubts end in his submission to what his future held. Brilliant!

This time around the author did a great job of bringing to the page the difficult subject of living with HIV. Through Gavin’s thoughts and feelings we got a glimpse into how an HIV positive individual could be perceived and how living with HIV, even after all the medical breakthroughs, would not be easy on either Gavin or Derrick. Gavin kept questioning Derrick’s commitment in their relationship and the effects his test results would have on them as a couple and his emotions, actions and thoughts felt real to me. I was glad that Gormley didn’t sugar coat the facts and that she presented their situation,  Gavin’s doubts and concerns in a realistic way. There was even a moment when she made me see a new perspective in something that I had firmly believed in.

What I especially enjoy from Amelia’s writing is the way she brings the characters to life. As I have mentioned before in previous reviews, I am emotionally invested in these characters and nothing has pleased me more that getting to see them grow both as individuals and as a couple. Derrick has come a long way from his days of keeping his emotions in check and Gavin has learned to depend and accept the help that Derrick offers. I will surely miss these two! Especially the way they came together sexually. Here I thought that I had read the extent of the hotness of their encounters only to find myself entranced with yet another sex scene. OMG, and what a scene it was! 23 pages of unrelenting passion with sucking and grinding, moans and grunts and everything in between.

I don’t know if I should be sad or happy about this third and final installment of the Impulse series. These characters have done a number on my emotions and I am sad to see them go. But I am more than happy with how far they have traveled on their journey and more than satisfied with how this one played out. Amazing characters, their connection and their emotions are my kryptonite and Amelia wielded her power over me for all it was worth – passion, anticipation, fear, need, caution, hope, helplessness, anger, submission, control, safety, dominance, resistance, trust. This are just a few of the things that jump out at me when I thing about this book and the Impulse series.

Amelia, you owe me a new pair of characters for me to angst and drool over. Thank you for the wonderful ride!

Get a glimpse of Velocity here.

Acceleration (Impulse #2) by Amelia C. Gormley

Acceleration (Impulse, #2)Rating: 5 stars

Release Date:  November 30, 2012

Publisher: Smashwords

Available at:  Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Rainbow Ebooks, All Romance Ebooks, Kobo

Synopsis: GAINING MOMENTUM

Gavin Hayes is everything Derrick could ask for in a lover. Gorgeous. Passionate. Great in bed. Derrick finds it very easy to just let himself go, to let Gavin guide him and teach him all the things he missed during a decade of celibacy. In the course of a single weekend, Derrick’s routine is transformed, his mornings and evenings filled with sex. Sweet, seductive, wild or raunchy, Gavin offers to him all the pleasure he’s denied himself for so long.

But learning how to be a lover in bed is one thing. Learning to be one out of bed is another. For Derrick, being alone has become habit. Sharing his confidences doesn’t come nearly as readily as sharing his bed. And after so many losses, the last thing Derrick wants is to become dependent upon another person who might not always be there.

And Gavin always being there is far from certain. With an ex-lover lurking in the background, and the question of Gavin’s future health still outstanding, neither Gavin nor Derrick feel capable of asking for anything more than right now. But neither will Gavin be kept on the fringes of Derrick’s life. Can Derrick let someone in, before the opportunity passes him by?

Review: A beautiful story of growth, acceptance and new beginnings.

In this installment we find ourselves right where we left off in Inertia. Derrick and Gavin continue to unleash their lust and desires and decide to take their sexual relationship to the next level. If you read the previous book, you know that although Derrick and Gavin have been intimate, they have not had intercourse and that it would be an enormous step for them to take. I applaud the author, Amelia C. Gormley, for the way she went about this. It was a big step for them and she addressed the importance of that moment while still keeping the passion level on HIGH.

The scene that she created was brilliant. There was expectation, surrender, desperation, vulnerability and ultimately trust. She brought forward Derrick’s need with his every moan, both their lust in every kiss, nip and suck and Gavin’s hesitation and concerns in a way that was very real to me. It was everything I expected and then some.  Every detail she provided shed some new light on Derrick’s desire to let go and give himself to Gavin and only reinforced my belief that these two are perfect together. I was enjoying it so much that I was grinning like a fool and in the end I was as exhausted as them from tapping the hell out of my tablet.

Of course this book is so much more than the sex. That’s just the cherry on top of all the goodness. It’s about Derrick learning to let go of his past and letting Gavin be his future. It’s about accepting that some things in life are uncertain and that you need to live each day to its fullest and enjoy each and every moment you have with those you care about. It’s about Gavin’s need to find a partner that will be there for him, to share the good and the bad and accept him for who he is – strong and confident with a touch of insecurity, demanding and controlling in bed while surrendering his all to his lover. It’s about the fear of new-found love, acceptance but most of all it’s about trust.

And that is what these characters found. Through each event in the book their trust for one another grew. I liked how the author added some obstacles along the way that pushed them to fight for one another. That just made their new relationship more believable to me. Each character developed throughout the story and I was so proud to see where they were headed and now I am more eager than ever to know how they will end up.

I am emotionally invested in these characters. How could I not when I get to see how overwhelmed Derrick is by all these emotions he’s feeling. He is discovering every part of himself. He is learning to be a lover and a partner, while still learning and trying to understand his needs and desires. And Gavin, so confident and strong, but with a tenderness that melts me. I admire his determination to want his needs in a partner met. He doesn’t want to go back to where he found himself before even if it means that he has to let go of Derrick.

The writing once again was excellent. The way the author went about telling this story was amazing. Each event and every emotion expressed came alive and added to the enjoyment of the story. The characters, their dialog and their feelings were beautifully combined and brought forward in a way that touched my heart and added to my connection with these adorable characters.

I am looking forward to the next book in the series because Derrick and Gavin have won a piece of my heart and I can’t wait to visit with them again.

I would like to extend my gratitude to the author for providing me an advanced reader’s copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion. It was a pleasure to read and everything I expected and more.

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Enjoy the following excerpt from Acceleration

“I’m dressing as what now?”

Gavin grinned, stroking his hand down the velvet collar of a black coat. He’d already showered and had begun to get ready for the party by the time Derrick got home from coaching football practice.

“A Regency gentleman.” The grin persisted even as Derrick looked at him blankly. “Come on. It’ll be sexy. A little touch of Heathcliff or Mr. Darcy?”

Derrick blinked. “You had movie night with Andi recently, didn’t you?”

Gavin shook his head. “Got this one from you. Way back when you said you didn’t talk much and weren’t a lot of fun at parties. So I figured you could pull off a brooding gentleman.”

“Interesting thought, but I think I’m fresh out of brood.”

“You did say conservative.”

“Yeah, I did, but—”

“Well, what could be more conservative than—”

“Than looking like something off the cover of a million romance novels?” Derrick’s voice rose incredulously.

“No, babe, that would be my costume.” Gavin’s grin widened as he pulled another garment bag out of the closet and spread it open on the bed.

“Those are ruffles.”

“Mmmhmm.” Gavin bounced on his heels. “I’m going to be a pirate.”

“Not the unwashed, green-toothed, scurvy kind, I take it.”

“No, more along the lines of Fabio, minus all the bulky beefcake. The bare-chested, rip-your-clothes-off-and-ravish-you kind.” Gavin slipped his arms around Derrick’s waist, kissing the point of his chin. “You’ve got better hair to pull off the look, truth be told, but I didn’t think you’d go for it.”

“What, ripping your clothes off and ravishing you?” Derrick laughed, clasping his hands behind Gavin’s shoulders. “Just what sort of Halloween party is this supposed to be anyway?”

Not that kind.” Gavin smiled and tugged on Derrick’s hips. “Intriguing as the notion might be. I meant I didn’t think you’d go for wearing the open shirt and leather pants.”

“Leather pants? Were pirates known for those?”

“Only the really hot ones on the covers of romance novels.”

Derrick smirked, peeling off his t-shirt and heading toward the shower. “We’re not going for authenticity here, I take it?”

Gavin’s laughter followed him. “Wait until you see Andi’s costume and then ask me that!”

He and Gavin were still trying to figure out how to tie the neck cloth on Derrick’s costume when Andi arrived at Gavin’s apartment. They might have been done already, if not for the fact that Gavin’s costume kept distracting Derrick.

Or at least, it kept distracting Derrick’s hands.

He hung back, fidgeting with his high collar as Gavin answered the door. He remembered all too well the concerned texts from Andi that Gavin had answered their first weekend together. Derrick had walked out on Gavin the week before, after he had revealed that Lukas may have left him HIV-positive. Derrick wasn’t proud of running away, and he couldn’t make any excuse when he’d come back. Gavin had forgiven him, but from the way Andi had kept texting that weekend, Derrick got the impression she was concerned, either about Derrick leaving Gavin in the first place or his coming back after.

He might not have dated in over a decade, but he wasn’t unaware of the importance of the best friend as a sort of romantic gatekeeper. He had to be prepared for Andi’s scrutiny.

Before a greeting had even left Gavin’s lips, however, a short figure in a tricorn and colonial-era naval uniform had grabbed his wrists and clapped shackles on them, declaring him under arrest for acts of piracy.

Derrick’s eyebrows crept upward. Leading Gavin by the chain between his wrists, the grinning, androgynous figure stepped around him and approached Derrick. She seemed ridiculously slim in the narrow-cut white breeches and naval coat, gleaming with brass buttons. Her dark hair was pulled back in a ponytail at the base of her skull, making her cheekbones appear impossibly high and sharp. Her dark green eyes twinkled and she extended a hand to Derrick.

“Hi. I’m Andi. I’m glad to finally have a chance to meet you.”

With an uncertain smile, he shook her hand. “Hi. Derrick.” He looked over her head at Gavin, who played up his captivity with delight. “I thought you said this wasn’t that sort of party.”

“B.Y.O.B,” Gavin said with a careless shrug. “Bring Your Own Bondage.”

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Amelia C. Gormley may seem like anyone else. But the truth is she sings in the shower, dances doing laundry, and writes blisteringly hot m/m erotic romance while her five year old is napping. When she’s not writing, Amelia single-handedly juggles her husband, her son, their home, and the obstacles of life by turning into a everyday superhero. And that, she supposes, is just like anyone else. Her first novella from the Impulse Trilogy is available through Amazon, Smashwords and other retailers.

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