“Get Nailed (M/M) Cedar Falls #15” by Shea Balik #CharacterSpotlight

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Title: “Get Nailed (MM), Cedar Falls #15”
Author: Shea Balik
Genre: MMRomance/Gay
Release Date: September 12, 2016

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Synopsis
Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains where the people are friendly and the men are hot.

Danton Pixler has traveled all over the world, refusing to stay in one place for more than a few weeks. When he realizes something is missing in his life, he decides to settle down and move to Cedar Falls.

Kale Driggs has lived in Cedar Falls for nearly a year. He loves the quaint town but fears he will never find the man of his dreams. At a crossroads, Kale must decide if he is going to stay in Cedar Falls or move on.

Fate has a way of arranging a chance meeting for two people who are meant to be together. But will the connection that flares brightly between the two be enough? Or will health problems and family drama keep them from finding their happily ever after?

 

Shea sits down with Danton Pixler

 
As someone who always loves a good mani-pedi, I decided go with the theme of this book and Get Nailed. Get your minds out of the gutter. I meant I went to Danton’s nail salon, Get Nailed and got a mani-pedi.

That I was able to return to Cedar Falls was an added bonus, especially if it meant a stop at Sweet Buns for one of their delicious cinnamon rolls. Damn, my mouth is already watering just thinking about getting one of those gooey pastries slathered with creamy frosting.

Excitement at getting to once more see the characters who live in my head filled me when I saw the sign for Cedar Falls. Turning onto Peachtree, I drove to the light and turned left on Main Street. A parking spot just a couple of spots from Sweet Buns was open, welcoming me as if knowing I was coming.

“Shea,” someone squealed before I was even fully out of the car. “You’re here.”

Looking across the street, I watched in amusement as Jesse came running, sort of, across Main street with his arms flung out to welcome me. Those platform boots of his were slowing him down, but eventually Jesse made it and threw himself, or maybe he stumbled and fell into my arms for a bone crushing hug.

“Shea,” another shouted but with Jesse still hugging me, I couldn’t see who it was until they joined the hug.

“Flynn, it’s so good to see you.” And it was. I loved getting to talk to all of the Cedar Falls men. Not that they didn’t talk to me all the time in my head, but sometimes it got really crowded and I would end up with a headache. So seeing them face to face where they can speak out loud was much nicer.

“The others are in the bakery,” Flynn said when he and Jesse pulled back from the hug. “We were excited to hear you were coming.”

Touched that these men appreciated seeing me as much as I did them, I followed Flynn and Jesse into Sweet Buns. Stunned to see, not just several of them, but all of them, even the ones who were still clamoring for their story to be told. “Wow, guys. It’s so good to see you.”
Bram strode forward and pulled me in for a hug. “We hardly get to see you, so when you get the chance to come here, we didn’t want to miss seeing you.”

Tears pricked my eyes as I struggled not to cry. It was hard, as I was so moved by their gesture of love. These men have become my family as much as my own brothers and sister were.

By the time I’d finished my cinnamon roll, which was so good I was tempted to get another, I hadn’t begun to have the chance to talk to each of them, but time didn’t allow for me to linger any longer.

“As much as I’d like to stay all day and catch up, I just can’t.” I hated having to say that when they had gone out of their way to make time for me. Just to prove their generous hearts, none of them complained, they just gave me another hug and went back to their lives as I, with Danton next to me, went across the street to Get Nailed.

“Do you want to start with the manicure or pedicure?” Danton asked as he opened the door.

“Manicure, if you don’t mind.” I’ve found if I get the manicure last, I will ruin my nails by the time I make it to the car. By allowing my nails the time to dry during the pedicure I don’t have that problem.

Danton smiled. “It would be my pleasure.” That was Danton, full of positive attitude.

Getting out the recorder I brought since I knew I wouldn’t be able to write with my nails being done, I pushed record.

SHEA: You are a very positive person, even though your mother tends to quite negative. Where did you get your happy outlook on life?

DANTON: Once he had everything set up to start, Danton sat down and placed one of my hands in the bowl of water while taking the other in his. Honestly, I think it was growing up with all that criticism and negativity that made me realize I could be like my mother, hating everything in life, or I could embrace life and enjoy every minute of it. He looked up from putting oil on my cuticles to give me a million watt smile. Being happy is much more fun, don’t you think?

SHEA: I had to agree with Danton. Life is too short to let yourself be miserable all the time. Recently, you ended up in the hospital. How do you keep the bad things from getting you down?

DANTON: It’s not always easy. I mean, sure life tends to throw a wrench in the plans but I feel we still have a choice of how we react to them. At first, it upset me to have Kale see me like that, but in the end, it brought us even closer together. Danton’s eyes sparkled with happiness. It’s not like we can change what happens to us. But by turning it into a positive, we may end up in the arms of the one we love. What could be a better reason than that to embrace life?

SHEA: So true. Danton’s attitude was infectious. I found that true when writing his story. No matter what happened, he took it in stride and made the best of a bad situation. When he finished painting my nails, we headed over to the pedicure chairs, where I was able to lean back and relax while he went to work. How has living in Cedar Falls compared with the traveling you had done before?

DANTON: It is so much better. Don’t get me wrong, I had loved traveling, seeing new places and experiencing new things. And the people I met along the way, made it all worthwhile. At first, I had worried I wouldn’t be able to stay in one place for more than a few weeks. That I would get bored. He grinned up at me. But that’s the thing with Cedar Falls, it is never boring. My friends here make sure of that. Well, and Kale, who could make living in a cardboard box enjoyable, just by being there.

SHEA: You really love him, don’t you?

DANTON: If I thought his smile was bright before, it was like looking in the sun at the mention of his partner. Kale is like my birthday and Christmas all rolled up in one. I couldn’t have asked to end up with a better man. He’s caring, protective and yet loves to have a good time with me. That he didn’t blink an eye when I had to take in my nephew only shows how special he truly is.

As he finished painting my toes, I regretted that it was time to go. It always made me sad to leave. But life didn’t allow me more time. As Danton would say, I needed to embrace the time I did get. I wish I could spend more time with you, but the next story won’t write itself. I laughed.

 
Danton hugged me, then waved off my attempt to pay him for the mani-pedi. “Are you kidding? This was on me.” I wasn’t so sure I should accept but then he said, “Consider it thanks for telling my story. The small cost of a mani-pedi can’t begin to compare with my ending up with Kale.”

I still wasn’t sure, but I also didn’t want to offend him by insisting, so I nodded my agreement. One last hug and a teary goodbye and I was heading back to my car.

It was as I was passing the sign thanking me for visiting Cedar Falls that I considered moving to the quirky little town. It would give me more time with my favorite men. Then again, it might make it more challenging when I try to write for the many other series clamoring to be told.

Deciding it would be best to visit as often as I could, I continued driving. At least I wouldn’t have to wait long to return. I do have another book coming soon after all.

 

 

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“Sinner’s Paradise (Sexy BWWM Romantic Suspense) (Tate Valley Sexy Suspense Series Book 3)” by Stacy Deanne

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Sinner’s Paradise (Sexy BWWM Romantic Suspense) (Tate Valley Sexy Suspense Series Book 3) by Stacy Deanne

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(This book was originally released as The Devil Within in 2014. It has been rewritten.)

When Alicia Bellows is found beaten to death behind an abandoned nightclub, Tate Valley, California Detectives Alexis Adams and Penelope Dao are on the case. Alicia’s murder leads them to a host of possible suspects including Alicia’s married lover, and one of her closest friends who might know more about Alicia’s murder than she lets on.

Alexis becomes even more obsessed with getting Grant Copeland while sacrificing her job and relationship with Kevin Reed. Kevin gets jealous of Alexis’ attention on Grant and wonders if she’ll ever move on from the past. The lovers vowed to let nothing keep them apart, but Grant might be too much of a distraction for their romance to survive.

Alexis comes up with a master plan to get Grant to admit his sins, but soon realizes that it won’t be easy to beat the player who invented the game.

Warning: This book contains a strong black heroine on a mission, a horny hero who will do anything for his woman, and sex so sinful it’ll make you forget your religion!

 

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“Fashionably Impure Series” by Natasha Blackthorne #BoxSet #PreOrderBlitz

 

 

Erotic Historical Romance for adults 18 and over only.
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Miranda’s Dilemma (Book One)Poised to become Mayfair’s most expensive and exclusive courtesan, Miss Miranda Jones finds her rise inexplicably blocked by a socially powerful nobleman. Scorned by her ducal father and determined to attain everything that life has denied her due to an accident of birth, she’s not about to let this arrogant earl stop her.

Adrian Sutherland, the Earl of Danvers, saw his father destroyed by a heartless, predatory courtesan. He has no time or patience for such exotic, expensive ladybirds. He’s far too busy restoring his family’s wealth and reputation whilst doing what he can to protect his friends from the clutches of all the scheming courtesans of London.

Then a moment of compassion turns intense dislike to breathless passion, and these two strong-willed, fiercely proud people are compelled to indulge in a brief affair. Each is convinced that they can satisfy their craving for the other without emotional risk.

But neither realizes that a little dalliance can be a dangerous thing.

A Most Demanding Mistress (Book Two)

Miss Miranda Jones is the most sought after courtesan in all of London. However, beneath the cool exterior of pride, this beautiful night bird hides a past of pain and rejection. Scorned by her ducal father as a bastard daughter, Miranda vowed to never depend on a man for anything—except financial support.

Now she’s madly in love with a nobleman who cannot afford to keep her in such extravagant style. Giving into passion means breaking her vow, and worse, means gambling with her future security.

Adrian Sutherland, the Earl of Danvers, has seen the men of his family destroyed through their obsessive need to possess beautiful women. He’d thought himself immune to such base desires. Then he met Miss Miranda Jones.

Miss Jones’ high standards and past reputation foretells that she’ll be a demanding mistress. Despite his lack of funds, Adrian is determined to protect and provide for her. Yet as they enter a protector and mistress arrangement, Adrian becomes consumed with possessiveness. How can such dark passion be true love? Is this compulsion the need to own her stunning beauty? He must find the answer before his obsession destroys them.

Sacrifice (Book Three)

Adrian Sutherland, the Earl of Danvers, loves Miss Miranda Jones with all his heart and soul. His love is so ardent that he will marry her and make her his countess, despite her past as a courtesan. He loves her so much that he is prepared to do anything to keep her safe. No matter the cost.

Miranda loves Adrian with a passionate love that equals his. She wants only him, no matter the hardships she must face as wife to an impoverished earl.

Miranda and Adrian, two tortured and damaged souls, whose only solace is each other. As they share the dark secrets that have tormented them for years, their love is put to the test again and again. But when Adrian makes the ultimate sacrifice to ensure her safety, all their future happiness is put at risk.

How great a price must they pay for their obsessive, all-consuming love?

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“The Trouble With Before” by Portia Moore #TeaserTuesday

 

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Our history made things harder.

We were associates out of convenience.

We tolerated each other.

I never saw her that way.

She never saw me that way.

She and I were never meant to be friends.

You’re not supposed to fall for your best friend’s enemy, even if the enemy is YOUR ex-best friend.

This isn’t the story of falling in love with your best friend.

It’s about falling out of hate.

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“Get Nailed (M/M) Cedar Falls #15” by Shea Balik #Excerpt 18+

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Title: “Get Nailed (MM), Cedar Falls #15”
Author: Shea Balik
Genre: MMRomance/Gay
Release Date: September 12, 2016

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Synopsis
Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains where the people are friendly and the men are hot.

Danton Pixler has traveled all over the world, refusing to stay in one place for more than a few weeks. When he realizes something is missing in his life, he decides to settle down and move to Cedar Falls.

Kale Driggs has lived in Cedar Falls for nearly a year. He loves the quaint town but fears he will never find the man of his dreams. At a crossroads, Kale must decide if he is going to stay in Cedar Falls or move on.

Fate has a way of arranging a chance meeting for two people who are meant to be together. But will the connection that flares brightly between the two be enough? Or will health problems and family drama keep them from finding their happily ever after?

 

Adult Excerpt 18+:

Danton’s eyes got really wide. “No,” he exclaimed. “All types of people like getting mani-pedis, but I guess I just hadn’t realized…” A slight blush worked its way up Danton’s neck and into his face. “I mean…You don’t seem…” That blush grew a bit brighter.

Not wanting to ruin their night, Kale stopped Danton’s stumbling around for the right thing to say. “I happen to love getting mani-pedis.” He took the three steps that brought him flush with Danton. Putting both waters in one hand, he wrapped the other arm around Danton’s waist so their bodies were pressed together. “And I look forward to you massaging my hands and feet.”

His cock throbbed just thinking about it. He’d have to make sure when he went in for his mani-pedi, no one was scheduled after him. Kale was pretty sure having Danton’s hands on him would end up with Kale wanting to bury his dick into the man’s pert ass.

Speaking of which…

Lowering his head, Kale captured Danton’s mouth with his own. Unlike the casino, this time he took his time and savored every moment. The taste of Danton’s berry-flavored lip gloss had Kale lapping at those lush lips. Wanting more of a taste, Kale nipped along Danton’s bottom lip before sucking on the flesh.

Danton gasped, giving Kale the opening he need to thrust inside his wet heat. Their tongues glided together fueling both of their desires for what was to come. The hairs along Kale’s arms stood on end as Danton’s hands slid up to hold onto his shoulders tightly.

Lust slammed into Kale by that simple touch. It was as if Danton was giving himself over to Kale. Taking full advantage, he used his strength to pull Danton up with the arm holding him until he no longer had to bend. It meant Danton’s feet were several inches off the ground, but instead of panicking, Danton just held on, trusting he would keep the man safe.

Kale’s control slipped. No. It didn’t just slip. It shattered. Turning on his heel, he strode into the bedroom with Danton still in his arms.

Slowly, he let Danton slide down his body until he was once more on his feet. “Strip,” he ordered. Kale would have done the job himself, but he was so on edge, he worried he’d only end up ripping Danton’s clothes right off his body. Fun as that would be, it wasn’t very practical.

Blue eyes flashed up at him mischievously as Danton started to do just that. Except, instead of just pulling off his clothes, Danton started to slowly peel the material from his body. The impromptu striptease had Kale clenching his hands to stop himself from just pushing Danton to the bed and fucking him senseless.

His eyes feasted on each inch of skin as it was revealed to him. Drool pooled in his mouth in anticipation of tasting that tantalizing display of flesh. In achingly slow fashion, Danton finally stood before him completely bare.

Mesmerized, Kale’s breathing stalled as he couldn’t believe the beauty before him. Everywhere he looked was perfection. Tattoos along Danton’s collarbone didn’t detract from the creamy skin on display. If anything, it invited Kale in for a taste. Something he couldn’t stop himself from doing even if he’d wanted to.

Bending down, he licked along the tattoo, tracing the lines as they spelled, Live free and fly high. Then he moved on and lapped at the six birds that dotted the area, each a different color to represent the gay flag.

Done with the tattoo, Kale continued licking and kissing up along the corded muscles of Danton’s neck. A sweet moan wrapped around them as Danton tilted his head back to give Kale more room. Kale nipped at the skin as a reward for Danton giving himself so completely.

A groan full of need slipped from Danton when Kale sank his teeth into the fleshy part of his earlobe. Hands were suddenly grasping at Kale’s arms as Danton tried to strain closer. As much as he loved how responsive Danton was, Kale was just too close to coming to not hurry things up.

Lifting Danton up, Kale placed him in the center of his bed. Quick, efficient movements had his own clothes off seconds later. Lifting one of Danton’s hands above his head, Kale reached for the cuff he had attached to the head of the bed.

His gaze met Danton’s. “Are you okay with this?”

Those blue eyes were as wide as saucers, but Danton nodded.

It wasn’t enough. “I need to hear you say this is what you want.” Sane, safe, consensual. It was the mantra Kale lived by. Something he would never forego, no matter how much he wanted to bury himself in Danton’s firm ass.

 

About the Author

Shea Balik has always had a vivid imagination with stories running around in her head. Often her stories are taken from observations of other people with her own spin.

Traveling is one of her favorite ways of fulfilling her passion of people watching. She’s still working on traveling to every state within the United States,  and has been to at least half.  Her favorite mode of transportation is the car, because she feels it is the best way to see the country.  Okay, okay.  It may have something to do with her being afraid to fly, no make that terrified.   Shea has always felt if we were meant to fly, we’d have wings. Not that Shea won’t get on a plane, because she will, and does.  After all, how else does one get to Hawaii quickly?

For out of the country traveling, Shea has been to every Caribbean country that cruise ships visit, several times.  Being a Floridian means easy access to ports and cheaper rates.  Although, now that she’s cruised so often, Shea gets discounts for being a frequent cruiser.  In a perfect world, Shea would cruise around the world, but she don’t see that happening anytime soon, unless she wins the lottery.

You never know, one day you may spark her imagination for her next book.

Whether at home or traveling she is usually in front of her computer writing or curled up with a good book.

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Call for Writers, a Quickie Tango Video, Plus it’s Day 3

Make “Happiness Between Tails” one of your blog stops today! It’s gracious owner, Daal, is hosting short guest posts.

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Fingers itchy with needing to express yourself? Guest post (less than 300 words, plus a few pictures legal to use, and a sentence or two to introduce you) on my blog!

Subjects wonderful for Happiness Between Tails, though not limited to:

  • Happiness
  • Animals/Pets
  • Story Telling
  • Dance
  • Gender
  • Equal Rights
  • Fun
  • Love
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Publishing

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Today is my third day of a 30-day personal challenge to post daily for a month. Here’s a little video of my honey and me working to get a new dance step just right. We’re students of the Tango Elegante style of Argentine Tango.

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“Heaven Hill Christmas Box Set” by Laramie Briscoe #CoverReveal

HEAVEN HILL CHRISTMAS BOX SET
BY LARAMIE BRISCOE

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Invite you to spend Christmas with them! Each featuring their own novella for the holiday season!

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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.
When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Maybe Baby: special edition (Maybe…) by Kim Golden #BookSpotlight

Maybe Baby Special Edition

Title: Maybe Baby Special Edition

Author: Kim Golden

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance

Release Date: August 21, 2016

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MAYBE BABY
Imagine finding out you could never have a baby with the man you love…

Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn’t interested in reversing it. Why should he? They’ve got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm.

What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way…?

But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don’t go exactly as planned. Especially when Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love.

MAYBE TONIGHT
Mads Rasmussen has had enough: of being a sperm donor, of feeling disconnected, of being alone.

Then someone walks into his life in a most unexpected way…

Maybe Tonight gives us a glimpse of Mads’s life just before and after he meets Laney and lets us see what happens when love takes you by surprise.

**NOTE: This special edition contains Maybe Baby and its companion novella, Maybe Tonight. Both titles have been previously published as separate books **