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On the Outside — Louise Lyons

Hey, all!  I know this isn’t a regular post day but this is a special occasion.  Louise Lyons has a new novella out!  It’s called On the Outside and I’ve been enjoying the snippets she’s posted in the Rainbow Snippets blog hop on Saturdays, so I’m really excited to be able to read the whole thing now.  And even more excited to help her celebrate the release!

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Excerpt:

The next Saturday we didn’t have much work on. Dad and Stuart went out to finish a job that only needed two men, giving Kirk and me the day off. Kirk stayed in his room all morning, and I watched crap TV and fiddled with my phone, wishing he’d come out and talk to me. Eventually, he did and when I looked up at the sound of him shuffling in the doorway, my eyes widened in shock at the bulging rucksack in his hand. The same rucksack he’d arrived with three months earlier.

“Where are you going?” I got to my feet, my stomach clenching.

He avoided my eyes. “It’s time I moved on.”

“Why? I thought you liked it here.”

“I can’t live here anymore.”

“So get another place. Or we can share a house or something. I’ve been meaning to move out for a while. Dad and Stuart would be glad of the extra space.” I hadn’t been thinking anything of the sort, but it was the first thing that came into my head. The idea of him leaving horrified me. I couldn’t imagine him not being here; not being able to see him.

“No.” Kirk shook his head. “I need to go. I’m going back to Leeds.”

“What’s in Leeds? Parents who don’t want you? Poor job prospects?”

Kirk met my eyes at last, his dark with sudden hurt. “Yeah, thanks, Craig.”

“I didn’t mean that.”

“It’s true. But I’ll find something. I can’t be here anymore.”

“Why?”

“Because… fuck it. You have everything you want here. A father and brother who care about you, a great job, a nice home, and enough money to get your own place if you want. A different girl every week.”

“You’ve been sharing all of that. You have a great job and a home, but you don’t have to live here if you don’t want. And how many girls have you brought back? We’ve all heard you.”

“I never brought anyone back here. I made it look like I did. I even fucking talked to myself, and made noises so you’d think I had someone in my room.”

“Why would you do that?” I gaped at him. I had to be missing something. He always got attention from girls when we went out and yet…

He drew in a rapid breath, eyes glistening. “Don’t you get it? I’m gay! Do you remember what happened in that cell? That wasn’t because you were all there was, it was because I wanted it. I wanted you. And when you got out, I got in more fights than ever before, because I wouldn’t let anybody else fuck me.”

My mind flashed back to the countless times we’d been together. We’d never kissed. It had all been about tossing each other off, or him sucking my dick, or me fucking him. The first time he’d begged for it, until I pinned him to the mattress and drove myself into him. He’d always seemed to enjoy it a hell of a lot more than a straight man desperate for release should have. He’d persuaded me to fuck him face to face a few times, and I hadn’t been able to meet his eyes because the look in his had freaked me out. Not because of what I saw there, but because I feared that same look might have been on my face.

Then there was that moment in the bathroom when he cleaned my hand. He met my eyes for a moment, and the expression in his… I hadn’t wanted to think about it at the time. He’d held my hand and it had seemed like there had been something between us; a moment. I’d cursed myself over and over for letting myself think about him like that and now, my heart pounded faster and harder as all of those things filled my head.

Book Information

Title: On The Outside
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, MM Romance
Length: 34,000 words
Publisher: Louise Lyons
Cover artist: Simon Searle

Blurb:

When Craig Ferguson is released from prison after a year’s sentence for fighting, he returns home to his father and brother, and the family business. Throwing himself back into the life he left, with family, work, and women, Craig tries to forget his time on the inside, but there’s one thing he just can’t get out of his mind.

Cell mate, Rocky Kirk, still has six months of his sentence to go, and after a year together in a tiny cell, Craig misses him more than he cares to admit. He does his best to forget, but when Rocky is released, and arrives on Craig’s doorstep, homeless and hurt, everything that happened between them comes flooding back.

Craig’s family takes in Rocky, now known as Kirk, and gives him a home and a job, but he’s reluctant to join in with their partying, and never seems entirely comfortable in their home. A few months later Kirk announces he has to leave, and when Craig presses him for an explanation, Kirk blurts out that his unwanted feelings for his friend are hurting him too much to stay. His admission changes everything, but Craig’s uncertainty, and fears of his father discovering their secret, threatens to ruin anything that could develop between them.

 

Buy Links

Amazon US
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About the Author

Louise Lyons comes from a family of writers. Her mother has a number of poems published in poetry anthologies, her aunt wrote poems for the church, and her grandmother sparked her inspiration with tales of fantasy. Louise first ventured into writing short stories at the grand old age of eight, mostly about little girls and ponies. She branched into romance in her teens, and MM romance a few years later, but none of her work saw the light of day until she discovered FanFiction in her late twenties.

Posting stories based on some of her favorite movies, provoked a surprisingly positive response from readers. This gave Louise the confidence to submit some of her work to publishers, and made her take her writing “hobby” more seriously.

Louise lives in the UK, about an hour north of London, with a collection of tropical fish and tarantulas. She works in the insurance industry by day, and spends every spare minute writing. She is a keen horse-rider, and loves to run long-distance. Some of her best writing inspiration comes to her, when her feet are pounding the open road. She often races into the house afterward, and grabs pen and paper to make notes.

Louise has always been a bit of a tomboy, and one of her other great loves is cars and motorcycles. Her car and bike are her pride and joy, and she loves to exhibit the car at shows, and take off for long days out on the bike, with no one for company but herself.

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Email: louiselyons013@gmail.com

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 12-26-2015

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

I decided to continue with excerpts from my science fiction semi-paranormal M/M erotic romance, Sanguine, since it’s on sale for 99 cents for the remainder of the year.  I’m picking up from where I left off in last Saturday’s snippet.

 

Gregor turned away from him, bracing his hands on the dresser.  His shoulders were shaking and Kaen wanted to go to him, to hold him.

“Say it.” Kaen’s voice was a whisper.

“Your lover,” he choked. “I want to be your lover.”

“Was that so hard?” Kaen asked gently, coming up behind him.  Strong arms encircled him and pulled him upright, holding him against his chest as he nuzzled the back of his neck. 

The only response Gregor could muster fell somewhere between a moan, a whimper, and a sob, and Kaen smiled. 

“I am sorry,” Kaen whispered.  “I was not angry with you, Gregor.  I just… I don’t know what to do with the feelings that I have for you.  It has been so long…”

Gregor turned to face him.  “Master,” he whispered.  “Do with them – with me – whatever you wish.”

 

 

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Kaen Yblis is a man with a past – if only he could remember it. He lost his memories in a duel with another vampire, and for centuries he has been alone, not even aware of all that had been torn from him.

Until he meets Gregor Vladescu, a young human who stirs desires and emotions that Kaen didn’t know he had, and whose blood brings back fragments of memories.

As Kaen returns to his ancient home, a threat from his past arises and threatens to once again tear away everything that is precious to him. Will ancient blood and ancient soul bond be enough to save them all or will they be the very things that destroy them?

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Rainbow Snippet for 12-19-2015

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

I decided to continue with excerpts from my science fiction semi-paranormal M/M erotic romance, Sanguine, since it’s on sale for 99 cents for the remainder of the year.  I’m picking up from where I left off in last Saturday’s snippet.

Kaen asked Gregor what it was that he wanted…

 

 “To please you, Master.”

“Say it,” Kaen hissed.  “What do you want?”

“To be your Blood Slave, and to serve you in whatever other way you may desire.”

“No,” Kaen said.  “Tell me what you want.”

Gregor lowered his gaze.  “You know what I want, Master, what I want to be to you.”

“Say it.”

“I promised I would not speak of it again.”

“Say it.”

 

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Kaen Yblis is a man with a past – if only he could remember it. He lost his memories in a duel with another vampire, and for centuries he has been alone, not even aware of all that had been torn from him.

Until he meets Gregor Vladescu, a young human who stirs desires and emotions that Kaen didn’t know he had, and whose blood brings back fragments of memories.

As Kaen returns to his ancient home, a threat from his past arises and threatens to once again tear away everything that is precious to him. Will ancient blood and ancient soul bond be enough to save them all or will they be the very things that destroy them?

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Rainbow Snippet for 12-12-15

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

I decided to continue with excerpts from my science fiction semi-paranormal M/M erotic romance, Sanguine, since I’m leaving it on sale for 99 cents for the remainder of the year.  I’m picking up from where I left off in last Saturday’s snippet.

 

Kaen heard him sit up and reach for his clothes and he could hear his pain in his ragged breathing and could not shake the image of the anguish that had been in his eyes. 

He waited as Gregor pulled his shirt on and stood to pull his pants up, but did not speak until he sat down to pull his boots on.   “No.”  He turned to face Gregor.  “Stand up.”

Obediently Gregor rose, looking into his eyes, and Kaen reached out and slowly drew him to him, kissing him – a slow, lingering kiss, his lips soft and gentle as his tongue explored Gregor’s mouth.

Gregor felt himself relaxing, melting into the kiss.  His heart ached.  He wanted… oh, he wanted… But he held back, letting his Master take his time, not sure what Kaen wanted from him, what he wanted him to do.

And Kaen continued the kisses; the maddeningly slow sensuous kisses that made Gregor want to respond, to cling to him, to press his body against his…

Kaen could sense Gregor fighting to control himself, could feel the struggle in Gregor’s body, hear it in his breathing, and he smiled.

“What do you want?” he whispered.

 

 

  

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Kaen Yblis is a man with a past – if only he could remember it. He lost his memories in a duel with another vampire, and for centuries he has been alone, not even aware of all that had been torn from him.

Until he meets Gregor Vladescu, a young human who stirs desires and emotions that Kaen didn’t know he had, and whose blood brings back fragments of memories.

As Kaen returns to his ancient home, a threat from his past arises and threatens to once again tear away everything that is precious to him. Will ancient blood and ancient soul bond be enough to save them all or will they be the very things that destroy them?

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Rainbow Snippet for 12-5-15

Welcome to a semi-new thing on my blog.

I’ve been invited to join a group called Rainbow Snippets a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).

Since it’s a brand new group and I didn’t have anything else ready, I’m sharing from my science fiction semi-paranormal M/M erotic romance, Sanguine, which is currently on sale for 99 cents.

(There may have been a bit of creative punctuation involved in this snippet.)

 

Kaen stood, looking down at the human sprawled before him, naked, helpless, completely at his mercy… and completely unafraid.

“Well?” he demanded again, “answer me – is this what you want?”

“Only if you do, Master.”  A tremor ran through his body and he had to swallow hard before he could continue.  “My only regret, my Master, is that I have angered you.”

Kaen turned away abruptly.  “Get dressed.”   

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A Tale of Two Centaurs

If you’ve been following the Sunday Snippet posts and checking out the other authors who participate you’re already familiar with Siobhan Muir.  (And if you haven’t been you should be.)

Anyhow, since today is my birthday I’m foisting the page off on Siobhan has graciously allowed me to showcase her newest release here so I didn’t have to think of something to write.

And what a release it is!  Siobhan has created a detailed society of centaurs for her novel Take the Reins, and has recently released a second book in that world, A Centaur’s Solstice Wish.   (I’ve read both of them and they are thoroughly enjoyable.  I love books where I want to simultaneously hug a character and smack some sense into him.)

EXCERPT:

Ronin had never been so glad to see his injured soldier in his life. Sedgewick Icetrotter constituted one of the worst soldiers he’d ever trained, but he’d shown determination and persistence despite his setbacks. When he’d dislocated his left shoulder trying to string a bow, Ronin had seen the defeat in the younger centaur’s face along with the pain. Ronin’s heart ached for him, but he’d kept his words to himself. No need to compound his shame.

Now Sedgewick stepped forward, arm in a sling, with more confidence Ronin than had ever seen him display, and some of his tension melted away. By the Goddess, let him be able to do this. Ronin rarely prayed, but he wanted the best for Sedgewick. The man had a gentleness and beauty Ronin had never seen in any other centaur, and some part of him wanted to preserve that. It would be ruined by fighting and war.

 

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BLURB:

When making wishes on the Hunter’s star…

It will take more than wishes to improve Sedgewick Icetrotter’s Solstice. After being sent to the infirmary, again, for dislocating his shoulder while stringing his bow, he figures he’s got a snowball’s chance in hell to impress the centaur he loves. Until Corporal Ronin Creekjumper brings in two injured centaurs suffering from unusual insect bites, and Sedgewick knows how to treat them.

Ronin can’t believe his good luck when Sedgewick saves his men. It also gives him a chance to do more than light candles for his injured friend. Ronin takes the chance and invites Sedgewick to spend the Solistice holiday together. Just the two of them.

And a pack of hungry dire wolves who’d like to put Sedgewick on the menu. Who says Solstice can’t be exciting?

Here are the buy links for A Centaur’s Solstice Wish:

​Amazon

All Romance eBooks

Smashwords

Barnes And Noble

And now meet the awesome author:

Siobhan Muir lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with her husband, two daughters, and a vegetarian cat she swears is a shape-shifter, though he’s never shifted when she can see him. When not writing, she can be found looking down a microscope at fossil fox teeth, pursuing her other love, paleontology. An avid reader of science fiction/fantasy, her husband gave her a paranormal romance for Christmas one year, and she was hooked for good.

In previous lives, Siobhan has been an actor at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, a field geologist in the Aleutian Islands, and restored inter-planetary imagery at the USGS. She’s hiked to the top of Mount St. Helens and to the bottom of Meteor Crater.

Siobhan writes kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She believes in happily ever after, redemption, and communication, all of which you will find in her paranormal romance stories.

Siobhan’s latest release, A Centaur’s Solstice Wish, is the second story in her new Rifts series. She has published A Hell Hound’s Fire (a free read), The Beltane Witch, and Cloudburst Ice Magic in the Cloudburst Colorado series. Siobhan has also published Bronco’s Rough Ride and The Navy’s Ghost in the Bad Boys of Beta Squad series, Not a Dragon’s Standard Virgin and Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack through Siren Publishing, and Her Devoted Vampire through Evernight Publishing.

Want more Siobhan? Of course you do — she’s awesome and fun and all that good stuff. You can find her here:

Website  Blog  Facebook  Twitter  Google+  Pinterest  Tsu.co


And her books are available at:

Amazon  ARe B&N  Kobo Books  Smashwords  Evernight Bookstrand

Other titles:

Her Devoted Vampire

Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack

Not a Dragon’s Standard Virgin

A Hell Hound’s Fire

The Beltane Witch

The Navy’s Ghost

Bronco’s Rough Ride

Happy Holidays from the Crescent Moon Lodge Anthology

Cloudburst Ice Magic

 

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