Woot! Release day for Candyman is tomorrow! The last book in the Something New on the Menu series. No worries though, there are sequels planned for this one as well as Rawiya’s Latte and Sugar Daddy, one of which might not have such a happy ending. OOh I know, intriguing right?
You can preorder my lovely novella here at NNP
Tomorrow I’ll run a contest, giving away 2 books to lucky commenters. Stay tuned. For now, here is the blurb and a sexy excerpt!
Alain Roux is the new President of the world famous Diamond Candies chocolate factory on the South Side of Chicago. His father, Demi Roux, lost his battle with cancer and has left the business in his care despite Demi’s brother’s advice to leave the company to him. Alain has no interest in the company but to fulfill his father’s last wish, he takes on the day to day of it anyway.
Ty Washington is a born and raised Southsider who is working there to put himself through college. Recently, his father threw him out because he confessed he might be gay. When he and Alain talk, his heart soars and as badly as he tries to fight it, the two connect and eventually they decide to give their relationship a try. In BL’s own humorous way, she’ll tell the tale of a man and his subordinate as they overcome the struggles to build a long lasting commitment.
Ty bent his head slightly forward. His feet felt like they were glued to the floor. He was so focused on Alain, he didn’t see the other gentleman sitting in front of him until he also rose from his seat.
“Hi there Ty. Good to see you.”
“Um, hello.” What the fuck? Who is he?
“I can see the confusion in your expression Ty. This is my advisor, Lucas Quimbley. Let’s go someplace and chat, shall we?”
“Cool.” Ty adjusted the backpack on his shoulder and watched the boss walk around the desk to the closet.
He grabbed his coat and patted Lucas on the shoulder before coming closer. “Okay then, let’s go.”
Ty turned and opened the door for Alain. Damn, the smell of his cologne drove him wild. Ty loved that scent. It smelled better on Alain than in the bottle, if that were even possible. He shifted to really take in every detail of the man. Then Ty held out his hand. “After you?”
Alain flashed him a wicked grin that caused Ty’s cock to leap in his pants, “Thank you.”
He walked ahead and Ty focused on that cute little butt inside the grey slacks. Slowly he licked his lips and continued to follow Alain down the hallway to the elevator. “Mhmm…” he groaned silently inside, desiring to be close to the younger Roux any way he possibly could. Never had he felt this way about a man – or anyone for that matter. Seemingly, Alain was just what he needed, not only to open him up and make him comfortable with his own sexuality, but also to cure his loneliness. No question, Ty wanted to be involved with someone. Could Alain want more too? Ty hoped so.
Once they’d made it to the main floor, they walked towards the door. Ty opened it for Alain.
“We’re going to my car. You okay with that?”
Ty smiled and his eyes widened at the question. “Um, yeah, I’m fine with that.”
“Good. This is a social call so Lucas suggested we take it off of workplace property.”
Oh yeah. Ty liked what he heard, but wasn’t sure how to respond. The anticipation boiling inside him and the nervousness continued to climb.
“Don’t clam up on me, Ty. I could see how the sparks flew the moment we shook hands,” he chuckled. In seconds they came to a sleek, black Jaguar.
Damn. Ty shook his head in disbelief as he gawked at the nice set of wheels Alain was driving. He’d always loved the Jaguar because it screamed wealth, class, and luxury.
“Get in babe!” Alain ducked inside.
Carefully, Ty pulled the handle to open his door and sank down into the leather seat. He couldn’t help but stare at the interior, all the buttons and the dashboard with all its fancy lights. It still had that new car smell too, meaning Alain had either just bought it or received it as a gift.
“Yeah, the car is practically new. My dad bought it for me three months ago. I never really drive it. I have others that get more wear outta me. I decided to pull this one out in his memory. He loved Jaguars.” Alain nodded towards Ty’s still open door and once he’d pulled it shut, he shifted the gears and in moments they were out of the parking space and away from the building. The boss drove about two blocks before he pulled over.
Ty turned to face him. “Um, why are we stoppin’?”
Alain grinned and put the car in park. “To talk, to see if we’re on the same page, and…” Alain’s voice trailed off and he grabbed the back of Ty’s head and sealed his lips with his own.
Fuck. Ty’s manhood strained against his jeans. He sensed the moisture leaking from the small slit. Immediately, his nipples hardened and as much as one small part of his brain wanted to revolt, the rest of him melted in the man’s arms. “Mhmm…” he groaned into his embrace and hugged Alain’s back, pulling him closer. Nothing he wanted more than this right now; his brain shut down while his hormones raged out of whack.
“Oh God. Your lips taste so good. I could kiss you all day, Ty. I’ve been waiting to do that ever since I spotted you in the packaging plant.”
“Jesus!” Ty couldn’t help his exclamation. “Damn, Alain, you’re… wow! Can we do that again?”
Alain smiled sweetly and softly stroked his head. “We can go even farther than that if you’re game, baby. I’m no prude.”
Ty returned the grin and leaned in closer, pressing his lips against Alain’s once again. His mouth felt so soft and delectable. He’d never kissed a man, but damnit if it wasn’t the hottest thing he’d ever experienced. The scents of Alain: cologne, hairspray, body wash – whatever it was – overpowered him. Everything. All man. All Alain. Again, he gripped his back through the jacket and slid his hands down to the man’s waist. Too bad there was the barrier of his shirt between them right now. Ty wanted more, he needed more. “God yes.”
“I agree but it isn’t Him who’s makin’ you feel this way. We need to get off this road and go someplace to spend some time together. I wanted to take you out to dinner and then…”
Ty’s hands remained on Alain’s torso. He didn’t want to let go. “Then… whatever… you…” Ty couldn’t even get the words out. The shock over Alain’s kiss still slithered around him; he couldn’t believe how much he really enjoyed it.
“Whatever I want? Mhmm, what I want is to be in between your thighs and vice versa, Mr. Ty Washington. But let’s go eat first. I’m starvin’.” Alain pulled away and pushed his sunglasses down on the bridge of his nose. “Damn that was hot baby. I dunno what to do. I have to get up early for a meeting. How will I be able to keep my hands off you?” Alain grabbed Ty’s hand and brought it to his lips. “You got soft hands for a blue collar worker doncha?”
Ty continued to stare at him and shifted his hand underneath Alain’s. “I moisturize real well,” he laughed. He grasped Alain’s fingers and toyed with them. “Really well,” he emphasized and moved his hand to Alain’s thigh. All Ty could think about was touching that lovely body. Damn just yesterday I was uncomfortable with being gay; now I’m lovin’ it!