Friday, November 18, 2016

MySexySaturday - November 19, 2016 - ONCE UPON A SECRET


November 19, 2016:
This week’s edition of MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ calls for “My Sexy Holidays”. I have seven paragraphs from ONCE UPON A SECRET, a contemporary m/m romance. This snippet outlines a giant step forward in the developing relationship between Luke and Travis.


ONCE UPON A SECRET
Christiane France

Blurb:

The last thing Luke Fiorelli wants to do as a member of a close-knit immigrant family living in the Italian neighborhood of a small town, is embarrass or upset them by openly declaring his sexuality. Moving to the big city isn’t an option for a couple of reasons: partly because he owns a successful landscaping business, and partly because his family wouldn’t understand him relocating on what they would interpret as a whim. So, by convincing himself that his strait-laced father would kill him if he ever found out about Luke’s sexuality, and satisfying his needs with the occasional weekend trip out of town, Luke has never had a problem keeping that part of his life a deep, dark secret.
That is, until he meets handsome and openly gay Travis Barrington III. The attraction between the two men is strong and instantaneous, and suddenly Luke is scrambling to invent even more excuses to keep his secret.
Travis, however, knows all about secrets and the harm they can do, but can he convince Luke to accept that and step out into the light?
Excerpt:
As they approached the downtown area, Luke knew Travis was still sure they were going to a restaurant, but he said nothing as he just continued on.
Suddenly, Travis said, “I know where we are. This is Little Italy, right?”
Luke drew into the curb and parked outside his parents’ home. “We have a tradition in my family,” he said quietly. “Everyone comes home for Thanksgiving dinner, no excuses accepted, and we’re all supposed to bring a friend.”
Travis looked worried. “You sure your parents will be okay with you bringing me?”
“My parents love me, and I love them,” Luke stated simply. “But now you’re a big part of my life. It’s time for you to get to know them and for them to get to know you. Think you can handle that?”
“If they can, I guess I can.” Travis reached for Luke’s hand and squeezed it hard. “To tell the truth, though, I’m a lot scared.”
“Me, too,” Luke said. “So let’s go do it now.”
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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/
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Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2

http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Amethyst Cove Mysteries


If you enjoy a good mystery, how about a trip to California? Where you’ll find warm sunshine, the blue Pacific Ocean bordered by beautiful beaches, and Amethyst Cove, the home of Greg Stewartson, private investigator. Greg’s field of expertise is locating missing persons.

 

In MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD, Greg’s faced with the difficult task of locating his brother’s girlfriend who vanished without a trace.
 
 

MISSING BUT NOT DEAD involves another missing woman. This time it's a nameless teenager who disappeared thirty years ago after giving birth to Greg’s partner, Ash Tyler.
 

In STILL MISSING the search continues for Ash’s biological parents. Greg finds a couple who admit to being present at Ash’s birth, but what they have to say sounds fabricated. Is it the truth, poor memories, or do they have something to hide?

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FOREVER MISSING is a work in progress in which Greg’s hunt for Ash’s family continues while he also works on the case of a local businessman’s missing son. No release date as yet.

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Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 
 

Friday, November 11, 2016

MySexySaturday - November 12, 2016 - GETTING REAL



November 12, 2016:
This week’s edition of MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ calls for “Sexy in the sky”. The one book I have that qualifies is Paris Heat, but as it’s currently unavailable I have seven paragraphs from GETTING REAL, a contemporary m/m romance, instead.
GETTING REAL
Christiane France

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-gettingreal-2076671-145.html
 

Blurb:

For TJ Delaney and Cole Labelle, it’s time to turn their lives around and get real.

TJ needs to exchange his playboy lifestyle for a job and prove he’s a responsible adult rather than a spoiled, rich brat.

Cole needs to free himself of his family’s control and their paranoid fears by proving being gay like his father is the only thing he and the man who gave him life have in common. And that by being openly gay he won’t cause them the public embarrassment his father did.

Excerpt:

“That was Maggie. She was supposed to be here at ten to finalize our order for the plants. Now she says she can’t make it until noontime. I’m sorry.”

“Hey, the job comes first.” He (Cole) reached out and briefly touched my shoulder. “You want to go for a drink later?”

“You mean here in town, after work?”

“Why not?”

“I think you need to slow down. Lunch is one thing, Cole. You hired The Birds to supply the plants for the building, so it could even be explained as a working lunch. What you’re suggesting is something else. It’s like a date. It’s like making a major statement to the entire world. What if someone sees us and your family finds out?” I couldn’t believe I’d just said that, but I wanted Cole to step back and think what could happen.

“I’ve thought about that, too. If I lose my job and my mom wants me to move out, that will be their decision. This one is mine. If I’m to have the kind of life I want, I can’t keep putting it off. I have to start somewhere, and this is it, TJ. With you at my back, I’m ready to take this first step. We can have a drink or two, and hang for a bit. Maybe later go get something to eat. You cool with that?”

I high-fived him, swallowed the sudden surge of emotion that made my chest tight and my eyes blurry and finally gave him a hug. He smelled delicious and his body was hard and sweet as rock candy just waiting to melt and mold against mine. He started hugging me back, so I cut it short before nature took us in the direction I knew we both wanted to go. “You betcha, babe! Although, there are a couple of things you should know. Like you, I live at home, and right now I don’t have wheels...” 

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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/

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Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 

 

 

Friday, October 28, 2016

MySexySaturday - October 29, 2016 - A Happy Christmas Ending


October 29, 2016:

 
For this week’s edition of MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ I have seven paragraphs from A HAPPY CHRISTMAS ENDING, a contemporary m/m romance.

A HAPPY CHRISTMAS ENDING
Christiane France

Blurb:
The sequel to the best-seller Raindrops And Roses...
When Drew and Michael first met, they spent every minute of their free time together, dreaming, planning and generally behaving like they lived on their own private planet. Now, almost three months later, they’re still together, but only just. Michael’s been gradually distancing himself from Drew and he’s not returning Drew’s calls. They’re supposed to be spending Christmas with Michael’s family, so Drew forces a meeting. If Michael has met someone else, he wants to know, and he wants to know now.
Excerpt:
I pressed my face against his chest, feeling his warmth and breathing in his scent. “You have it all worked out, huh?”
“Yup.” He slid a finger under my chin and lifted my head so we were eye to eye. “There is absolutely nothing to worry about, love. Things will work out. I promise.”
“Meoooow!”
Marmalade began pushing himself between our legs, either in search of food or in an attempt to get a little attention for himself. I wasn’t sure which.
“Yes, and you’ll be okay, too, you little pest.” Michael released me and picked up the cat. “This guy won’t give over until I feed him. So, while I do that, maybe you’d like to find us something to drink? There’s beer and cola in the fridge.”
“How about coffee?”
He grinned and blew me a kiss. “I’d love one. That’s if you’ll be kind enough to make it.”
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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/
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Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/  

Friday, October 21, 2016


October 21, 2016:

For this week’s edition of MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ I have seven paragraphs from ONE PERFECT NIGHT, a contemporary m/m romance.
 

ONE PERFECT NIGHT
Christiane France
 
Blurb:
Paul knew Nico was special the moment they exchanged that first glance at Termini station in Rome late one hot summer afternoon. Paul was on his way back to London and when it was announced the departure of their train had been cancelled and travel temporarily suspended, they decided to have dinner together while waiting for further information.
Early next morning, when Nico found a flight cancellation and took off, all Paul knew was Nico’s first name.
Two years later, Paul hasn’t forgotten Nico, and when they meet again at another train station in London, the chemistry is still there. Nico believes Fate has brought them back together, and he’s ready to close his eyes and jump into a relationship. But two years is a long time, and Paul thinks they should slow down. There’s more to a relationship than chemistry alone. They need to first check the water, and then take it one step at a time.  

Excerpt:
...As I put down the crusty roll and reached for the sugar to add to my coffee, I heard someone say my name. I didn’t recognize the voice, and Paul was a common enough name. I looked up anyway—then stared. “Nico?”
My stomach did a weird backflip, and I sucked in a quick gulp of air.
He dropped into the chair across from me, looking as surprised as I was myself.
“I’m imagining this, right?”
“If you are, then so am I.” What started as a smile turned to laughter and he reached across the table and grasped my hand. “My God! It really is you. This is crazy. I just came back from High Wycombe, and I thought I saw you getting off the same train.”
“You’re kidding?” I continued to stare at him, trying to collect my scattered wits and work my way through the shock. The hardest part was convincing myself this was real. That I wasn’t dreaming, hallucinating, or I hadn’t somehow got caught up in a bad case of wishful thinking. “I was on that train, too. In fact, I thought I saw you while I was waiting on the platform in Wycombe station. Then you disappeared, so I figured—”
“You were seeing things?” He smiled and shook his head. “I wondered that myself when I got off the train just now. I had to make sure, so I followed you over here, but then…
“Then what?”
His eyes seemed a little misty and he squeezed my hand, hard. “I waited outside for a few minutes. It looked so much like you. I was sure but I wasn’t sure, if you know what I mean. I didn’t want to make an idiot of myself. It’s been two years since we met at Termini…”
I smiled. “I know.”
“I hated leaving you, Paul. But I swear, I had no choice. I had to grab that flight cancellation. It was the only way I could get to Brussels in time. My brother was getting married and I was his best man. He’d have killed me if I hadn’t shown up.”
“So what made you come in here and check?”
He relaxed his grip on my hand, then tightened it again. “I needed to know. I figured if I made a mistake, so what?”
He hesitated, looking unsure or embarrassed, I didn’t know quite which. Maybe a little of both.
He tried for a smile that didn’t quite happen. “You’ll probably think I’m a wacko or I need to get myself a life. The truth is I’ve never been able to get you out of my mind. Crazy as it might sound, I’ve never stopped hoping that one day this would happen. If I’d known your last name, where you lived or worked, some significant small detail to go on, I’d have found you by now.”
Emotion blocked my throat and I swallowed hard. “If we’d been thinking we’d have exchanged phone numbers or something. We didn’t, but that’s okay. I haven’t forgotten you, either,” I said quietly. I drank in the handsome face, the eyes that were the same dark brown as mine, and the trace of five o’clock shadow that made him look even more handsome than I remembered. I wanted so much to touch his face… “Some people you forget five minutes after you meet them and some you do never do. No matter how hard you try, they’re always there at the edge of your mind...”

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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/

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Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 

 

 

 

Friday, October 7, 2016

MySexySaturday - October 8, 2016 - Simply Irresistible


October 8, 2016:

For this week’s edition of MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ I have seven paragraphs from SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE, a contemporary m/m romance.

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE
By
Christiane France


Blurb:
When Cal and Rob first met, they were star-struck, wet-behind-the-ears teenagers who thought all it took to make it in Hollywood was a great body and good looks. Cal eventually gave up the dream and became a reporter for an entertainment magazine, while Rob went on to become a major motion picture star.
Over the next few years, they broke up and got back together a dozen or more times. Then Rob hit a bad patch when Cal caught him with another man and kicked him out. Now, almost two years have passed without a word. Cal has no idea if Rob is even dead or alive, until Rob calls Cal’s boss out of the blue and offers to do an interview—on condition that Cal flies to England where Rob is living so they can talk face-to-face.
In view of their history, Cal knows he’s the best person to interview Rob, and so does his boss. But Cal is still in love with Rob and he knows the trip to London is likely to result in even more heartbreak. 

Excerpt:
This was the Rob I’d fallen in love with. The guy with the pouty bottom lip and the sexy, luminous dark eyes who I’d never get enough of, even if I lived to be a hundred. The same guy who’d pull any trick he could think up to get his own way. And now he was doing it to me all over again. If the next thing he asked me to do was jump, I’d probably do what I’d always done in the past and ask how high.
I’d known he was up to something, but did he realize the extent of what he’d done? He’d put my job at risk, involved my employer in what had to be considerable expense for which they’d get no return, and all for what? Just to get something he thought he wanted? Did he care about the fallout? Knowing Rob, I doubt he’d given it even a passing thought.
“Okay, you can quit with the act. I’m not going anywhere right now.”
“You mad at me?”
“No.”
He knelt on the floor beside my chair and laid his head in my lap. I knew I should push him off, move away, do something. Instead, I just smiled. Some things would never change, but that was okay. “I’m foaming at the mouth furious you’d do something this crazy, but not mad.”
He stroked my chest and my belly, sending tiny shivers tripping down my spine and settling in my cock. Then he began to stroke my penis through the fabric of my pants. I knew he wanted me every bit as much as I wanted him. I also knew what we were doing was as predictable as day following night.
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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/

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Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
 

 

 

 

 



Friday, September 30, 2016

MySexySaturday - October 1, 2016 - Raindrops And Roses


October 1, 2016:

For this week’s edition of MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ I have seven paragraphs from RAINDROPS AND ROSES, a contemporary m/m romance.
 
 
RAINDROPS AND ROSES
By
Christiane France
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-raindropsandroses-2127532-145.html
 

Blurb:
 

The day before Drew McEvoy is to fly home following a temporary work assignment in London, he trips going down the stairs to a teashop and is saved from injury by the quick thinking of Englishman, Michael Dawson. Michael sees Drew is a little shaken up by the incident, so he invites Drew to sit at his table to catch his breath and offers to buy him a cup of tea.

The chemistry is there from the word "go." Drew doesn’t know if it’s a momentary thing, or if it could turn into something more, and there’s not enough time for him to find out before he leaves. All he can do is hold onto the moment and stretch it out to the very last drop.

They leave the teashop and Michael surprises Drew by inviting him to have a drink at his flat, and then go somewhere for dinner. Drew knows the most they can have is a few hours together. This time tomorrow they’ll be thousands of miles apart. But there’s no point in him telling Michael that. After all, they’re just ships passing in the night, right?

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It was put up or shut up time, and I didn’t have a clue what to say or do. I’d thought we were on the same wavelength, but Michael hadn’t said anything. Now I was afraid the first corner we came to, he’d go his way, I’d go mine and that would be it. Maybe I’d read him all wrong and he wasn’t interested. Maybe he already had someone in his life. Maybe he was straight. No, I knew I was wrong on all three counts. If even one of them were true, after saving me from breaking my neck, he wouldn’t have lingered. Once I regained my balance, he would have gone about his business. He wouldn’t have treated me to lunch and stayed with me the whole afternoon.
So, was he waiting for me to say something?
As we walked, I juggled a few ideas in my mind. I didn’t want to come on too strong and scare him off, but I didn’t want him to just disappear. I thought about suggesting a movie, or if he preferred, we could stop somewhere for a drink. Or what about meeting up later for dinner?
We reached the corner. My nerves tightened; my mouth was dry. I could barely breathe. This was it. Now or never. The traffic lights were in our favor, but instead of crossing over the street, Michael hesitated. “Do you have any plans for this evening?”
My breath escaped in a soft whoosh, and my heart skipped a beat. Yes! “No. Why? You have something in mind?” I asked, careful to keep my voice casual.
Just from the way he smiled, I figured he knew what I’d been thinking. “I have to go home and drop this off.” He indicated his bulging briefcase. “Would you care to come with me? It’s only a ten-minute walk from here. We can listen to some music, have a drink or two, and then later go out somewhere for dinner. What do you say?”
“Sounds like a great idea to me.” 

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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/

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Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/