Book Name: Stuck on Rewind
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Ashton has been in love with his best friend for years, watching him grow from a pretty high school boy to the gorgeous erotic dancer at the club where they both work. The problem is that Lance enjoys the attention of a variety of men while Ashton wants him for his very own.
After a day spent denying his attraction for Lance, standing by while their friend Trey openly flirts with him, Ashton decides it’s time to make his move or risk losing his man forever. Once Lance knows how he feels, he’ll realize they should be together. Or is it already too late?
Pages or Words: 10,308 words
Categories: Contemporary, Erotic, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
“Fuck!” Ashton shouted in a mixture of anger and ecstasy as Lance swallowed again, then let Ashton’s softening cock slip from between his perfect lips. Ashton leaned on his elbows, his chest heaving while he caught his breath. With a last kiss on his thigh, Lance climbed off the bed, sleek-limbed and graceful, and walked to the dresser with a sassy sway of his hips.
Ashton stared after him and groaned, not sure if he wanted to pull his friend’s ass back into his arms or punch him in the face. It would be incredible to wake up with Lance every morning and make love to him. But he sternly reminded himself that they were only friends and Lance needed to stop climbing into his bed at night uninvited.
“You do remember you have a bed of your own?” he asked, more sharply than he’d intended.
Lance gave him a smirk over his shoulder, making a show of licking the last of Ashton’s spunk off his swollen lips. “You told me to wake you at seven.”
“I didn’t mean… Oh hell.” Ashton fell back on the pillows and threw an arm over his eyes. He swore in exasperation when the mattress dipped and Lance’s familiar scent surrounded him. “Damn it—”
Soft fingers touched his mouth. “Don’t be mad, baby. I didn’t mean anything.”
Ashton peered at him through the dark curls that had flopped into his eyes. The guy looked positively forlorn, and Ashton sat up, giving him a one-armed hug. “I’m not mad. But you don’t need to keep doing that, either. You’re my friend!” He kissed Lance’s cheek, the velvet skin warm with a blush. “You make a terrific roommate, and I like the company.”
“And I like you.” Lance walked his fingers up Ashton’s leg.
Ashton laughed and shooed the hand away, but couldn’t help staring at the enticing evidence of his friend’s arousal between his legs.
“Can I take care of that for you?”
“Not at all.” Lance stood up, waving off Ashton’s offer. “I’ll deal with it in the shower. You have to save your attentions for Mister Man.”
“Who are you talking about…? Wait!” Ashton rolled off the bed and trotted after Lance as he crossed the apartment.
Lance giggled, slipping behind the bathroom door but holding it cracked open an inch. He smiled at Ashton with his pouty, kissable lips. “You know, the boss. Mister Kent.”
“I’m not saving myself for—”
Ashton blinked at the closed door. Why in the world would Lance think he was interested in his boss? Sure, the man was handsome as sin, but he was also an egomaniac and tyrant. Why only yesterday, he’d…
Hot blood scorched Ashton’s neck and face, his arm tingling where Morgan Kent had gripped it, towering over him. The man had bent to his ear, swamping Ashton’s senses with subtle cologne and a hint of sweat as he’d whispered, “If you can’t type a simple letter without mistakes, I’ll find a secretary who can.” He’d tightened his hand almost painfully on Ashton’s arm. “Or maybe I should just bend you over this desk and smack your ass for each mistake?”
Ashton’s dick jumped at the memory. He told it sternly to behave. “We’re not falling for that bastard. We’ll stick with the sweet boys at the club and call it good.”
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Meet the author:
Dianne grew up in one of the older homes in the middle of Los Angeles, a place of hardwood floors and secret closets and back staircases. A house where ghosts lurk in the basement and the faces in the paintings watch you walk up the front stairs. Rooms where you keep the closet doors closed tight at night. It’s where her love of the mysterious and wonderful came from.
Dianne now lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play. She says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house with a fire crackling on the hearth and a cup of hot coffee warming her hands, which kindles her imagination.
Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.
Thank you Man2ManTastic for hosting me today!
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your writing?
At the moment I’m gazing at the flames dancing in the fireplace and playing on Facebook while my husband listens to music. It’s a lazy Sunday here in Oregon and I’m taking a break from working on my latest WIP to chat with you. I mostly write in the m/m romance genre, everything from sweet hook-ups to highly erotic encounters.
STUCK ON REWIND is a contemporary romance about a man who loves his best friend but is afraid to tell him and risk losing him forever.
Are there any genres you prefer to write and if so, why?
I write in the m/m romance genre, though not always erotic. And I always like to give my stories a little twist of the paranormal or the psychological drama. I’ve always found the supernatural intriguing and like to play that out in my stories. I chose to write in the m/m genre simply because I seem to be able to relate to my men better than I can to the female characters I write. Also, they’re just so damn sexy! What’s not to love about an m/m romance?
Do characters and stories just pop into your head, or do you take your time thinking about them?
I would have to say it’s a little of both. For instance, I heard a song this morning that was a trifle grim and sad, and a character suddenly came to mind, along with a vague background and storyline. I’ll probably mull over this person’s story while I finish other projects. In a few months, when I’m ready to write his story, I should have it outlined in my head, complete with family and friends, past and present, his likes, dislikes, hang-ups. Everything else will fall into place as I get into the thick of it.
Do you write often? Is it on a schedule, or whenever you feel like it?
I admit I write more often than my family likes. But it’s hard when one works full time and tries to have family time too. To help, I get up an hour earlier than I need to so I can write before heading off to work. Then I’ll try to write for another couple of hours in the evening when everyone’s gone to bed. I also use part of my day off to write/promote, if I have the time.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things (or people) would you want there with you?
1. A Kindle Fire with unlimited internet access.
2. A cabana boy to bring me drinks.
3. A comfortable hammock.
If we’re talking reality:
1. A large box of favorite books. (no batteries required)
2. A way to make fire. (for warmth and atmosphere)
3. A comfortable hammock.
What are your writing and personal goals for 2016 and beyond?
For personal goals, I’d like to attent a few more writing conferences. I really enjoy meeting favorite authors, making connections, and learning something new.
Writing goals: Finish my SHELTON novel and send that off. Rework my thriller, BIRTHDAY PRESENTS, and submit it. I also have two short novellas I’d like to get back to, and then maybe start another thriller I have in mind. Well, I actually have three of these in mind, so will need to decide which one to start.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Dianne-Hartsock-Author-107985445959828/
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4707011-dianne-hartsock
Publisher: Pride Publishing