Shae Connor on Unfortunate Son and Secondary Characters and the Sons series ~ Blog Tour, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway NSFW 18+

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Title: Unfortunate Son
Author: Shae Connor
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Publication Date:01/12/2015
Genre/Sub-Genre: Gay, M/M Romance, Romance

Blurb:

Five years ago, Evan Day lost his lover in the Afghan sand, and in the fallout, he lost his military career and his family. With help from friends, he reinvented himself as porn star Trevor Hardball, but his scars are hidden, not healed. When Riley Yeats falls into Evan’s lap in a bar, he awakens a part of Evan he’d thought was dead and gone. Evan’s fascinated by the blond and twinky Riley, even though he’s the opposite of Evan’s usual type.
Then Evan’s family reappears his life, and Evan soon learns Riley has his own family-inflicted wounds—ones that make it hard for him to be there for Evan. A disastrous confrontation between Evan and his parents leaves Evan’s mother injured and Evan overcome by anger and fear. Losing his tenuous hold on his emotional control, Evan makes one bad decision after another, but maybe his final fall will be the wake-up call Evan needs to set things right—with his parents, and with Riley.

Secondary Characters and the Sons series:

In Unfortunate Son, the main characters are Evan and Riley, but there’s a host of secondary characters too. Evan’s parents re-enter his life, and his best friends Cory and Jimmy, a long-term couple, are frequent companions. Riley’s friend Mikey moves to Atlanta during the story, and that’s where book two of the series comes in.

Wayward Son, which will be out in May/June of this year, is the story of the romance between Mikey, Cory, and Jimmy. I hadn’t planned on that when I started writing Unfortunate Son, but as any author will tell you, characters tend to have minds of their own. Mikey and Cory were making eyes at each other from the moment they met, and who was I to deny them?

Today, I’m offering up an exclusive sneak peek at Sons Book 2, Wayward Son. Keep in mind that the book is still in production, so any mistakes are my own.

In this scene, Cory has invited everyone to his place for a cookout and pool party. Mikey and Jimmy are already in the pool when Evan and Riley arrive.

Voices at the side of the house heralded the arrival of Riley and Evan. Riley had replied to Mikey’s text with the party invitation enthusiastically, though he’d said they might be closer to six-thirty arriving. Riley carried a foil-covered pan and Evan a six-pack of Corona, and when Cory saw, he fussed at them for it.

“I told you not to bring anything but your gorgeous selves.” He planted a hand on one hip. “Did you think I’d throw a party without enough food?”

“You never have Corona and you know it,” Evan shot back.

“Yeah, because I’m not into drinking piss. That part I’m not worried about.” Cory eyed Riley’s offering. “Although if that’s something sweet you’ve got there, I might be willing to forgive and forget.”

Riley lifted an eyebrow. “Lemon bars,” he replied. “If you behave, I might even be willing to let you have one.”

“Gimme!” Cory made grabby hands, but Riley dodged around him, laughing as he put the pan on the food table.

“Eat your dinner first,” Riley scolded. “Then we’ll see if you’ve been good enough to have dessert.”

“Life is uncertain,” Cory retorted, trying to get to the pan around Riley’s slight body. “Eat dessert first!”

Mikey fell into a giggle fit at their antics, and Jimmy started laughing beside him, both of them clinging to the side of the pool. “How did a couple of normal guys like us manage to fall in with this crowd?” Jimmy asked, and that just made Mikey laugh harder.

A shadow fell over them, and Mikey looked up to see Evan looming over them. “Are you two having enough fun over here?”

“Never,” Jimmy shot back. “We need you to get out of those clothes immediately and get in here and entertain us.”

Evan lifted an eyebrow. “Have you forgotten the part where I’m retired?”

“So am I, honey, but I still do some of my best work naked.” Jimmy winked, and Evan laughed.

“Sorry, but I play to an audience of one these days.” He reached for the hem of his t-shirt. “You get shirtless, but the bottoms stay on.”

“Such a tragedy.” Jimmy sighed as Evan stripped off his shirt before turning back to toss it into one of the poolside chairs. Jimmy turned to Mikey, a gleam in his eye. “We’ll get him naked again some day soon. Get those two out to the resort and have a private pool party. No clothes allowed.” He gave a wolfish smile. “Haven’t gotten a gander at Mr. Yeats in the altogether yet. He’s got a body like a dolphin, all sleek and smooth.” He moved closer and wrapped an arm around Mikey’s waist. “Not much different from you, actually, though you’ve got a bit more fur than him.” He ran his free hand across Mikey’s chest, which had a light dusting of dark hair, and then down toward his waist. “I like that you keep it natural. Don’t start waxing any time soon, okay?”

Mikey winced at the thought. “Not much chance of that,” he said. He sucked in a breath as Jimmy moved his hand lower, cupping Mikey’s package through his swimsuit.

“We might see if you like having your balls bare, though.” Jimmy pressed his fingers between Mikey’s legs. “That feels pretty amazing. On both sides.”

He punctuated his words with another squeeze and a lick of Mikey’s earlobe, and it was all Mikey could do not to dissolve into his arms right then. If they’d been alone—or, at least, if Evan and Riley hadn’t been there—he might have let Jimmy do whatever he wanted.

But they weren’t alone, so Mikey shifted away. “I’ll think about it,” he rasped, fighting to calm his now-very-interested body. Someone cleared his throat nearby, and Mikey looked over to see Riley and Evan standing next to pool steps a few feet away. Evan had on swim trunks, but Riley was wearing tiny, tight swim briefs and a smirk.

“Try to keep it in your pants, boys.” He grabbed Evan by the hand and led him down into the water, and in a few seconds, they were hanging on the edge next to Jimmy and Mikey. Jimmy quirked an eyebrow at them.

“Am I going to have to go drag the Host with the Most into the pool with us?” He turned his head toward the house. “Hey, hot stuff!” he yelled. “Get your ass over here and join your party!”

“It’s not a party until I get there anyway!” Cory finished fiddling with whatever he was fiddling with and headed toward the pool, pausing just long enough to lose his shirt and flip-flops. Mikey couldn’t help ogling him. Sure, he had a little jiggle around his middle, but he had broad shoulders, a muscular chest, and more than enough confidence to make up for his less-than-perfect physique.

Unlike Jimmy, though, Cory didn’t see any need to give a warning. He just took a running leap and cannonballed into the water, sending up a wave of water over the rest of the group. As Mikey laughed and wiped off his face, he couldn’t imagine being anywhere than right where he was at that moment.

About the Author:

AuthorPhotoSheaConnorShae Connor lives in Atlanta, where she’s a lackadaisical government worker for a living and writes sweet-hot romance under the cover of night. She’s been making things up for as long as she can remember, but it took her a long time to figure out that maybe she should try writing them down. She’s conned several companies into publishing her work and adds a new notch on her bedpost each time another story is unleashed onto an unsuspecting universe.

A member of the Romance Writers of America and the Rainbow Writers chapter, Shae was first published in 2010 and has a lineup of short stories, novellas, and novels available from Dreamspinner Press, Wilde City Press, MLR Press, and Amber Allure.

Shae is part Jersey, part Irish, and all Southern, which explains why she never shuts up. When she’s not chained to her laptop, she enjoys cooking, traveling, watching baseball, and reading voraciously, and she’s an annual volunteer for the Dragon Con on-site publication, the Daily Dragon. You can find her hanging out on Twitter most any time @shaeconnor, but for the more direct route, you can email her at shaeconnorwrites@gmail.com or visit her website at shaeconnorwrites.com.

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