I’m pleased to announce the release of my new book, Four Days with Jack. Although this is my 13th Amber Quill Press romance, it’s my first gay romance for Amber Allure. Today I’m sharing some background about the book and a hot excerpt!
Since this is my first gay romance, readers may be wondering – why a gay romance now? What sparked the change in genres?
Up until now, I’ve written straight contemporaries, historical/fantasies, and paranormals of varying heat levels. Some books are scorching-hot and include storylines with multiple partners (A Midsummer Night’s Delights), while some are focused exclusively on a M/F relationship (Trust with Hearts). When I write, I let the story and characters take me wherever the plot leads. In the case of Four Days with Jack, it led to a tropical resort!
I always knew that one day I’d write a gay romance, and I’ve been batting ideas around in my head for a while. I was in between books and had just finished editing A Perfect Match when I heard about the Amber Allure “Postcards from Paradise” line, and I knew I had my next project.
At first, I didn’t know what the story would be. All I had was a basic plot (straight guy comes out to his gay best friend), a title, and one pivotal scene that takes place in a bathroom. (For those of you who have read the book, you know which scene I’m talking about – but I won’t give it away here.) From there, I let my imagination wander and came up with the resort, the rest of the plot, and the unusual cast of characters that Jack and David encounter.
Four Days with Jack is one of the very few books I wrote without an outline. I think not having an outline let the characters write their own story (so to speak), and took the book in new directions. Over four days, David and Jack learn a lot about themselves, each other, and what sacrifices they’ll make to stay together.
I like the story, and I hope readers will, too. It’s got a good blend of humor, drama, and plenty of sizzling love scenes that will heat up your summer!
Here’s a short summary and a hot excerpt:
FOUR DAYS WITH JACK
When David invited his best friend along on vacation, he never expected them to fall in love…
Spending four days in a tropical paradise with Jack is a dream come true. For years, David lived a lie and denied his attraction to Jack. Now that they’re together in an isolated Caribbean resort, he finally sheds his denial and admits what he really wants—to be Jack’s lover.
Jack is more than willing to introduce David to the life he has always fantasized about. Their sizzling nighttime encounters confirm David’s long-hidden desires. But what will happen when they leave the resort? Will David sacrifice everything to start a new life with Jack? Or will he go back to his old ways and risk losing the best friend he ever had?
David opened his eyes and saw Jack squirm as Ricardo massaged his shoulders. Jack was nude except for a white towel draped across his buttocks. He was glad Jack had convinced him to get naked, too. It made him feel wild and free—and naughty. After all, it wasn’t every day that a cute guy gave him a hot oil massage.
His masseur, Philippe, rubbed his back once more, then quietly announced. “That’s one hour, gentlemen.”
David raised his head and looked at him.
“You have the cabana until four o’clock. When your time expires, this beeper will go off.” Philippe set a small plastic pager on the table next to him.
“Thanks. Could you guys close the curtains on your way out?” Jack asked. “I’m going to take a nap.”
David watched as they closed the blue and white striped curtains. Did Jack really want to sleep? He doubted he would have gone to all this trouble to have an outdoor nap.
He sighed. “I could get used to this every day. My muscles feel like jelly.”
“Mine too.” Jack paused. “Truth or dare?”
“Are you horny?”
“After being fondled for an hour by Philippe? Of course.”
“Your turn,” Jack said.
“Truth or dare?”
“Dare,” Jack answered.
“I dare you to take off your towel.”
Jack flipped over and opened the towel, exposing his erect cock.
“Nice.” Hard, pink, thick. Looking at it sparked a craving deep inside him. “You think those massage guys are gay?”
“I don’t know. This is their job, so I guess they get used to touching people. I wonder what they’d do if they got a boner, though.”
He chuckled. “Can you imagine massaging a guy’s half-naked wife and getting a hard-on while the husband’s there?”
“I think that’s the plot to about five hundred pornos.”
He gestured at Jack’s dick. “What do we do about that?”
Jack sat up halfway and braced himself on his arms. “I bet you’d like to suck it, wouldn’t you?”
“Of course. But what about mine?” He rolled onto his side and pulled his towel off, displaying his own erection.
“Come here and I’ll take a look.” Jack waved him over and he hopped off his massage table. What did Jack have in mind?
Jack stood and gathered him into his arms. They pressed their bodies together, their cocks touching. Jack kissed him, then thrust his hot tongue into his mouth.
He moaned as Jack trailed his hands all over his naked body. Jack caressed his ass, then reached between his legs and cupped his sac. They kept kissing, tongues entwined, pausing only long enough to take a breath.
Just when things were getting hot and heavy, Jack released him and lay on the table. “Climb on.”
He scowled. “What do you mean?”
“Haven’t you ever done sixty-nine?”
“No,” he admitted quietly.
“You’ll love it. Put one knee on each side of my head, then go down until your mouth reaches my cock.”
“Are you sure we should?” He glanced at the thin, linen curtains. They were all that shielded them from the outside world. “What if someone walks by and hears us?”
“We’ll be quiet. Besides, our mouths will be full.”
“I don’t know…” Fooling around with Jack behind closed doors was one thing, but out here, in public… If anyone caught them in the act, he’d die of embarrassment.
“Don’t worry.” Jack patted his balls, making him jump. “The guy I rented this from practically told me that’s what these are for. When I made the reservation, I heard a woman having an orgasm, for Christ’s sake. So come on, live a little and enjoy.”
He gave in. Why not? He was here to have fun with Jack and enjoy his vacation. And besides…his cock throbbed for attention.
I’ll be blogging about the book again in June!
Until then, happy reading!