I’m so excited about this one. I love these characters and I hate to see them go. There’s a possibility my snarky cute couple will be back, most certainly in Rawiya’s Masquerade series at some point but for now, the 2nd book is under contract for Rebel Ink.
Let me share another unedited excerpt for ya!
Blurb: Nathan Ellerby and Lt. Bryant Duncan are at it again. This time, the narration shifts from Nathan to Bryant who’s looking to solidify his relationship with his favorite artist. The Lieutenant wants to take Nathan everywhere. To visit his naval friends, his parents who still aren’t happy about his decision to come out, as well as his best friend Mike’s bachelor party. Bryant refuses to hide his man from the masses and despite his man’s insistence on the unimportance of the matter, Bryant pushes on.
Read the first excerpt here
After spending the rest of the morning and afternoon in bed, we slept for a while before I woke up to the sound of my phone ringing a familiar hip hop tune.
Of course I persuaded Nathan to stay at home with me. I knew he wanted to take a break as much as I did. Besides, he did own the gallery and could go in when he felt like it.
I glanced at the nightstand, wondering if I should answer the call, speak with Mike right now. He’d been keeping his distance since I officially moved in with Nathan, although he swore we were still best buds.
Yeah, just like my Navy buddies who no longer call me before the parties at the bar. I suppose it would take them a while to get used to the fact one of their own was a gay man with a partner. Why does it matter that I’m gay? I’m still the same man.
To avoid the conversation my mother almost tried to suck me into earlier, I ignored the ringtone and decided to turn my attention to the one person who loved me no matter what. Lying in the same spot I left him, he slept peacefully, a look of content on his face. While I stroked his tattooed bicep, I glanced at the stereo system which read seven p.m. Time for dinner. Maybe we should go out tonight since I didn’t really feel like cooking. “Baby.” Lightly I shook him. Since we were spending the whole day together, I thought a night out on the town would be great.
“Heya.” Slowly, he shifted that lovely lithe body to face me. The moment he did, my dick got hard and I wanted to change dinner out to a meal in bed.
“Hey sexy! Did you want to go out to eat? A nice candlelight dinner maybe at Fro’s?”
“Hmm, sounds nice. We haven’t been out in a while, so that might be a good idea.”
It was true. Both of us had been working a lot; on the weekends, we spent all our time together, usually in bed, exploring and trying out new things. Since I’m still in the learning stage of how to please my partner and love to practice, I don’t mind not being out of the house on off-time. “Great. Shower first? I’ll scrub your back.” I leaned in and nuzzled the space under his chin.
“Yeah, that would be great but…”
Nathan bit his lip and looked away from me. “I… I wanted to let you know that I don’t mean to be difficult. I just love being here and I’m not sure that leavin’ will be that easy.”
“I know it won’t, hun. We’ll talk about it later, okay? We haven’t even seen the place and already you’re trying to make up your mind about not goin’.”
“I know… Bryant. I know this is what you wanna do, but…”
“But… but…” The sound of that got to me. There was always something on his mind that got in the way. Not that I didn’t want to compromise… Okay, I didn’t. I know that makes me look like a selfish bastard; I don’t care.
I just wanted everything to be perfect. I wanted things the way society said weren’t possible for a gay couple. “Sweetheart.” I grabbed his shoulders and yanked him on top of me. The moment our cocks met, I felt the rush of adrenaline travel throughout my body. What did I say about going out again? Staying in bed and making love looked a lot more appetizing. “It’s for both of us, babe. I want to live the American dream, have a nice home with two dogs and a white picket fence. Picture you and me in a huge house, with many rooms to make love in and enjoy. You can have your own room to paint in. I promise I’ll leave you alone so you can.”
Nathan laughed. “You’re really tryin’ to convince me, aren’t cha?”
“Yeah, I am.” While I gripped his buttocks with my palms, I ran my finger over the crevice. Without much effort, I pushed one inside and moved it around. “It’ll be good for both of us, love. If I didn’t think so, I wouldn’t bother bringing it up.”
“Bryantttt…” Nathan threw his head back and I buried my head into the neck, kissing and licking the small beads of perspiration off his skin.
“Mhmm, why don’t we take a trip down there in a couple of weeks, huh? Then you can see how beautiful it is. You said you’ve always wanted to visit.”
“Yeah, I have. I’ll check my schedule to make sure nothing’s in the way. I know I’ve got a showing next Friday so I should be good to go after that.”
“Then let’s do it, hmm?” Again, I penetrated him with my finger, forcing it into his tight canal. As I moved it around, stretching him to accommodate me again, I placed light bites on his throat and collarbone.
My own cock throbbed and ached for my lover. Suddenly, I had a change of heart. “Maybe, dinner…”
In agreement, Nathan only nodded and wrapped his arms around me. “Since we’ve changed our mind again, let’s order food in, hmm? We haven’t had sushi in a while.”
“Sounds great. Lemme order some and then we’ll go have a shower anyway, change the sheets, and come back to bed. Deal?”
“Um, no… you started putting that finger up there. That means you do me first then we order, shower, and eat.” Nathan gave me a very demanding look.
He had a point. My cock was too hard to put off another minute without entering him again. Quickly, I grabbed the lube from the side table and grimaced when I noticed it was mostly empty. “Damn, that’s the second one this week, babe.” I squeezed it hard to get the last little bit out. When done, I rubbed his tight pucker and pushed a finger in while I placed light nips on his neck.
“Maybe we should stop fucking like bunnies, then.” He giggled. “I swear I can’t keep my hands off of you. Especially when you come back from the mornin’ run.”
“The run that you still haven’t joined me on, by the way. It’ll be good for you to get out and jog. Good exercise.” The more I probed him, the more I wanted to be inside him.
“Nah, that’s all right.” When I went in far enough, he grunted and adjusted to my affections. “I’m comfortable with sleepin’ late and jumpin’ your bones when you get back. That’s my workout.”
“Mine too, babe. I’ll get cha to do it eventually, though. As you know, I’m real good at convincing.” I pulled him up more so he could mount me. Having Nathan look at me while riding my cock remained my favorite position. Not like I didn’t have any that weren’t, but it’s the one I preferred. In bed, I didn’t mind giving up some of the control.
Due to our activities that lasted well into the morning, I skipped the jog at dawn to stay in bed. It had been a while since I’d done that and for the first time I didn’t regret it.
Like clockwork, I lifted my head up from the pillow and looked over at the digital display. “Damn.” Wincing, I felt the soreness in my legs and buttocks. I rubbed my neck and glanced at Nathan, sleeping on his stomach. “Babe, you want me to make breakfast?”
Not even turning over, he responded with a nod. “What are you makin’?”
“Whatever you want, sweets. We can have a light meal, or—”
The sound of the phone interrupted my statement. Again the hip hop ringtone meant Mike was calling. What for, I didn’t know, but because it was twice within the last twenty four hours…. I guess it might be important.
**Look for it later this year! Woot can’t wait for the cover reveal!