Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sexy Snippet Sunday

I'm going do this every a sexy snippet (usually six or seven sentences from a work either in progress or published)

I'm doing this with the writers at The Nut House Scribblers - check out their sight to link to other authors of all genres doing the same thing - posting sexy snippets!

So my snippets are for the book I have coming out today!!!  Storyville is a gay noir set in New Orleans of 1916. Max is an Irish cop walking the beat and Tommy is a piano player in a whorehouse. Both know their attraction is dangerous, but there's another danger lurking - someone might want Tommy dead.

This is part of the Noir PAX group this month - a clutch of five novellas on the theme of Noir. Just think a gay Sam Spade, or Chinatown, or The Maltese Falcon - books showing the underbelly of a city.
And for New Orleans, my home town, there was no other area that fit that bill like Storyville. Sitting outside
the French Quarter it was home to the city's whores - from the poorest to the finest.

I'm posting a couple - this one because I think it really sets the atmosphere. and New Orleans has plenty of that - seeping into the city, the music, and the food. What do you think?

      As the sun set, both horse drawn wagons and those new pickup trucks jostled for positions in front of the rows of houses lining each side of Basin. Deliverymen and houseboys of all colors carried barrels of beer and crates of hooch into the houses. Negro maids, dressed in black uniforms with white aprons and little white lace caps, stood on the stoops, and ordered them about, pointing and shouting. Old gray-haired Negro men with push brooms and buckets of soapy water cleaned the banquettes in front of the houses of the filth from the previous night and day.
      In just a few hours, Basin Street and the rest of Storyville would come to life. Carriages and automobiles carrying New Orleans’ finest gentlemen, dressed in black tuxedos and white gloves, would arrive.

But here's my sexy snippet....

     I have no idea what time it was when my door opened, but I came out of the bed like I’d heard the clanging of a fire wagon.
     “What the fuck?” I staggered, unsteady on my feet.
     Tommy stood in the doorway. In the faint light of my gas lamp, I could just make him out. I fell back to sit on the bed and ran my hands through my hair, then over my eyes, trying to clear my head and settle my racing heart.
     He didn’t say a word. I looked up. “What’s wrong?” My gut tightened at the thought Tommy needed me.
    “I’m not in your bed.”

Which one did you like? Which one made you want to read more? Leave a comment and let me know - once lucky commenter will win a copy of Storyville.

If you liked those snippets, check out the rest of the book.
Knock twice.
Tell them Lynn sent you.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's a New Year!

Well, it's a new year and I'm going to try something new...blogging. I've fought it for quite some time, but recently I've given up.

I'm blogging now on at least two other sites, the second and fourth Monday of each month at Love, Lust, and Laptops
and over at the new Amber Allure PAX blog when I have a PAX release
and my Goodreads Author Blog

So, I'd already slipped down that slope and figured, what the hell! Why not go all the way and do my own blog? Here it is. My plans for it are simple. Get it up in somewhat decent shape, and blog about stuff. My books, craft, etc.

My most recent book out is #3 in the Rougaroux Social Club series, Bayou Loup.
It's on sale at Loose Id and of course over at Amazon, where it's currently #24 in gay romance. Yeehaw!

In St. Jerome, a pack of werewolves exist and they are part of the town of St. Jerome. Deep in the heart of bayou country, these Cajuns are wild and often touched with a bit of crazy.
In this third book, Bobby Cotteau is the ex-sheriff and ex-apha of his pack and he's looking for some love. Two years after his mate, Carol, died, he's ready to find a new mate or die. And he finds what he thinks is his mate, Mark, during a no-names, no strings attached weekend of hot-as-hell hotel sex. Bobby's got a secret he can't just blurt out. And Mark might be the one person who can destroy the everyone in the pack, including Bobby.

I hope everyone who buys it enjoys it and if you haven't read the Rougaroux series, start with Bayou Dreams. Sheriff Scott Dupree is a straight man with a gay wolf inside, and his wolf has set its sights on P.I. Ted Canedo, from New Orleans. Ted's openly gay and not what Scott needs. But Scott's mama has cast a spell to bring Scott his mate. But a mate like Ted could end Scott's term as both sheriff and alpha of his pack.

The second book is Bayou's End. We catch up with Deputy Billy Trosclair, who outed himself in Bayou Dreams. When a young artist, Peter, returns to St. Jerome looking for Ted Canedo's help, he finds Billy. Peter's damaged and needs to find himself, but Billy recognizes his mate in Peter and wants to claim him.

Before that can happen, Peter is accused of being a thief and Billy has to lock him up. The pack must decide his and Billy's fate. Can they be together or will Peter be banished from St. Jerome?

And don't worry, because St. Jerome is full of surprises, werewolves, voodoo mama's and a very mysterious stray cat. More Rougaroux bayou tales are coming! I'll keep you posted on the next book as soon as I get it plotted out.