Day 5 ‘Sunset Blog Tour & Scavenger Hunt’
I’m touting my recent release – ‘Sunset Temptations’ – a 1NightStand story from Decadent Publishing. If you’ve followed my posts in the past, you’ll know that I use roses in the stories and they’re one of things behind the inspiration for my ‘Sunset’ series.
Did you know…
– Rose oil was added to medicines to mask their bitter taste?
– The rose was designated the official flower and floral emblem of the United States of America in 1986?
– Petals and rose hips are edible and have been used in medicines since ancient times?
– Rose hips are rich in vitamins (C, E, and K), pectin, beta-carotene, and bio-flavinoids and help to improve blood cholesterol and pressure?
– The rose is the favorite flower of 85% of Americans?
– Shakespeare referred to roses over fifty times in his works?
– Mythology state roses grew thorns when Cupid accidentally shot an arrow into a rose garden?
– That there’s a special reason my characters use roses in the ‘Sunset’ books?
Interesting pieces of information, eh? The ‘Sunset’ books are contemporary, chick lit, erotic romance stories. ‘Sunset Temptations’ is a ménage as well. 😉 So, dear reader, do you have a favorite rose, flower or other plant?
~ Blurb ~
Can wishes come true in just one night?
* Roommates, Ivy Tramonto and Kiran Emerson, are heading out for their blind dates set up through a prestigious matchmaking service. Neither know anything about the men they’re to meet at a charity event being held in a mountain resort, but they’re looking forward to the adventure and forgetting about all their problems for an evening.
* Resort owner, Robert Bourbon, doesn’t have time to play the field, especially when he wants a polyamorous relationship. After requesting the services of Madame Eve, he’s matched with the perfect pair and believes life can’t get any better.
* Everything seems to be going great, until a mistake one of them made comes back to haunt them.
* Will they make it through the dilemma or will they miss out on having their true desires granted?
Content / Warnings: Contemporary, Erotic, Chick Lit, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Menage, Alternative / Oral, anal, GLBT, MM, MMF, MFM
~ Excerpt ~
Butterflies and nerves paired up in Kiran’s stomach and danced the rumba. Not long now. He checked his appearance and outfit one more time. His thick dark hair stayed gelled in place. Black suit jacket and pants were lint free from what he could see in the mirror’s reflection. Crimson tie lay flat against his crisp white shirt. He retrieved the flower from the refrigerator and attached it to the lapel. With a deep breath, he left his room.
On the way to the Shadscale Bar, he stopped outside the Mesquite Ballroom. Volunteers stood behind a table with a spinning drum that reminded him of the ball mixer at bingo games. After verifying his name and attendance, he filled out a card and popped it into the bin. His wish? To have enough money to make good on his extreme loan and be able to pay for a new place. He somehow had to make it up to Ivy for his stupid mistakes.
After he arrived at the bar, one of the servers led him to a private table in the back corner. He sat facing the entryway. Moments later, a waiter brought over a plate of white cheese balls with tomatoes and thin slices of meat.
“I don’t think this is mine,” he told the man. “I haven’t ordered anything yet.”
“It’s on behalf of Mr. Bourbon. When you finish, I will bring you the soup. He will join you for the rest of the meal. He wanted you to get started.”
The butterflies in his stomach dropped like pebbles, weighing heavy at the bottom. “Oh, okay.” Fidgety nerves had him wondering if he could eat, but he dug into the food anyway. Plus, he planned to continue drinking. Alcohol on an empty stomach would be a recipe for disaster.
Kiran pushed aside his empty soup bowl, took a sip of his second drink, then caught sight of a handsome, tall man in a black on black suit with a dark gray tie entering the lounge. He wore a sunset-hued rose boutonnière as well. If the guy approaching happened to be Mr. Bourbon, Madame Evangeline had done a wonderful job picking out the scrumptious male specimen. Kiran loved the color of the man’s hair. He rose on wobbly legs.
“Hello, Mr. Emerson. I’m Robert Bourbon.”
The man’s smooth, accented voice, along with the way his slow, seductive gaze sweeping up and down Kiran’s body sent his libido raging. The appraisal was followed by a sexy grin of approval. Heat lanced his gut and sliced straight to his cock. The other man’s strong facial features and straight white teeth filled Kiran with wanting and a need to be close to him. He accepted a handshake and cleared his throat. “Please, call me Kiran.”
“Kiran it is then. Feel free to call me Robert or Rob.”
Kiran dropped into the chair before his knees gave out on him.
“So what are you drinking?” Robert took a seat across the small table from him.
“Bourbon, Mr. Bourbon.” His attempt at humor didn’t come off like he’d wanted. He hoped Robert didn’t think it was as cheesy as it sounded.
The corner of his lips tilted up for a second. “Sounds good. May I have a taste?”
Robert moved for the glass with one hand and took Kiran’s in his other. Kiran sat transfixed as his date dipped one finger into the liquid. The man rubbed the amber drops over his lips then slipped the digit into his mouth and sucked on it. “Mmm, good.” He waved at the bartender, indicated the glass of liquor, then held up two fingers. He looked back at Kiran. “Hope you don’t mind.”
Entranced by gorgeous green eyes and suave demeanor, Kiran smiled. “Nope. Forward. Decisive. I like that in a man.”
“Well, if I’m reading the vibes correctly, you like me, and I’m very attracted to you. So why beat around the bush?”
“Yeah, why waste time. And you’re right. I do like what I see so far.”
Robert leaned across the table and cupped the back of Kiran’s head, pulling him up and out of his chair, and planted a kiss on him.
One moment the man seemed dominating, harsh in his passion, as his sexy lips molded onto Kiran’s. (Day 5 ‘special words’: reviews and) The next, his date’s conduct changed, became soft and yielding while he gently stroked his tongue into Kiran’s mouth. His heartbeat quickened as Robert’s tender kiss and the brushing of his fingers up and down his arm sent his head spinning.
“Excuse me, sir.”
They broke apart and waited while the waiter put plates of great smelling food on the table. While eating the main course, Robert told him about his businesses and philanthropic endeavors. Kiran shared his love of the arts and told him about his background in dance and gymnastics, which had helped him land some gigs with the shows on the strip.
Kiran chewed on the last, delicate piece of filet mignon. As it melted in his mouth, he stared at the charming, good-looking man across the table and still couldn’t believe his luck. He’d ended up with the resort owner. “This is one of the best steaks I’ve had in a long time.”
Robert’s mouth widened into a devastating smile. “My chef will be pleased.”
The anticipation Kiran had felt earlier returned, went straight to his crotch, and became unbearable. Every time his date’s bold gaze caught his, Kiran’s cock pulsed and hardened a bit more. “That’s nice, but I’d rather be tasting another kind of meat right now.”
The man raised a brow. “Is that so?”
Robert placed his fork and napkin onto his plate. “Let’s be off to my room then.”
~ Now for the fun stuff! ~
Remember the Day 5 ‘special words?’ They’re part of the ‘Scavenger Hunt!’ Details: Leave a comment about this post along with your first name & email addy. Then email the ‘special words’ along with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. ~~ Please DO NOT leave the ‘special word(s)’ in the comment section of this blog. ~~ Each day you participate on this tour will count as one entry into the first drawing. Yes, there’s a second drawing as well! For more details and lists of the dates, locations & prizes of this tour and hunt, visit: http://crmoss.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_26.html Thanks, Alisa, for having me on your blog today, and thank you, readers, for stopping by!
More on ‘Sunset Temptations’ and links for where you can buy the book can be found at: http://crmoss.com/books/sunset-series/sunset-temptations/
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