Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Evernight Publishing Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Celebrate like a ROCK STAR because Evernight Publishing is THREE!
In three short years, Evernight has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to readers like you! Evernight is pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP in your honor!
That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents…
Prizes include:
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Touch
$100 Evernight and Amazon Gift Certificates
Mega Evernight Swag Pack
Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!
As an author, I’m thrilled to share my stories with you and Evernight helps make my books shine! Here’s one reason why I love Evernight Publishing:

They took a chance on me and my first ever M/M piece a story about two life long Military men who finally get there happy ever after.

Sergeant Jason Holt and his boyfriend Sergeant Patrick Wentworth have been in a secret relationship for almost ten years. When the daily paper brings news of the repeal of the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, they think their prayers have finally been answered. Yet things aren’t always as easy as they seem, with not everybody at work supportive of their lifestyle and even their parents skeptical. Will they finally be able to be out and proud?

My mind filled with images of when Patrick came into my life.
We met our first day at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. I was a Texan boy following in the footsteps of a long line of military men, Patrick a local New Yorker escaping a troubled life. Drawn to each other right away, it didn’t take long for us to become the best of friends. Only after we graduated from West Point did we both recognize our feelings were more than platonic.
Together, we shipped out to the 504th BFSB at Fort Hood. We bunked together for the first year, and everything was great, until one night about three months after we arrived, things changed.
I jumped in the shower while Patrick went to get takeout for dinner. When I finished getting clean, I headed out of the bathroom to get dressed. Not expecting anybody to be about but me, I didn’t bother wrapping a towel around my waist. A gasp and the thud of paper bags meeting the floor made me realize my roommate had returned.
I looked up, not expecting to see the expression of pure lust on Patrick’s face. I went from flaccid to erect in all of a second, my body’s reaction unmistakable. In two large strides, Patrick closed the gap between us, his lips colliding with mine in a passion-filled kiss. When my brain caught up with my body, I threw my arms around him, pulling him against me in a tight embrace, all the while our lips and tongues danced.
Years of pent up sexual tension seemed to explode from both of us. Our hands caressed everywhere, unable to get enough.
Feeling fabric under my fingertips instead of skin I pulled away from the kiss and set about trying to get him naked as fast as possible. I unbuckled his belt, and then unbuttoned his fly. As I pulled his jeans open, my heart skipped a beat as his dick sprang out at me. I cocked my eyebrow at him, questioning his choice of commando. He just shrugged. Since he’d given me such easy access, I wasted no time taking full advantage. I pulled his pants down until they were around his ankles, placing my mouth around the head of his cock before he even got a chance to step out of them.
 “Holy fuck!” Patrick moaned. “Jesus, Jason ... so ... fucking ... good.” He placed his hand on the back of my head, guiding my movements.
I’d been on the receiving end of having my dick sucked many a time, but never given it. On my knees in front of him, I appreciated the comforting weight of his guidance. Unable to fit more than half his length in my mouth, I wrapped my hand around the base and moved it up and down in time with my mouth. The cacophony of grunts and groans coming from Patrick made my dick ache. I wrapped my spare hand around my own cock and moved it in time with my ministrations on his erection.
I glanced up and noticed him staring at me, lust written all over his face, and I almost came on the spot. I’d always hoped someone would look at me in such a lascivious manner, and for at least a year, I’d been hoping it would be Patrick. However, to see the expression on his face directed at me made my heart beat a million miles an hour. I moaned around his cock, knowing it always got me close to coming. All of a sudden, his cum shot down the back of my throat as he let out a feral sounding growl. The combination of hearing him come and knowing I brought him that pleasure sent me over the edge, my release spilling all over my hand and the floor.
Collapsing in a spent heap on the floor, we remained there for quite a while, the reality of what we’d done sinking in.
The military did not accept gays. I’d known when I enrolled at West Point, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy meant I’d have to hide a side of myself. Raised in an army family, I understood I could never fully be myself by joining. I’d thought I could do it, no problem. Meeting Patrick, I realized hiding my sexual orientation wasn’t going to be as easy as I’d thought.
Once we both got our breath back, we crawled into Patrick’s bed and curled up together, dinner lying forgotten on the floor. We had many firsts that night. For the most part, however, we talked about what happened and what we wanted to happen.
It shocked both of us to find out we’d been harboring feelings for one another for at least a year. We’d also each chosen careers in the military even though we were both well aware we were gay.
Patrick’s hand waving in front of my face brought me out of my memories.
“Where did you go, babe?”
“Sorry, darlin’, I was just remembering the first time I gave you a blow job.”
A smile reappeared on his face. “Mmmm, I remember that well.”
“Me too. How about a do-over?” I asked with a cheeky grin.
“Sounds like a plan.”

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  1. wow awesome giveaways, thanks for the chance to win these great prizes.

  2. Happy Birthday, Evernight Publishing! Thank you for the generous giveaway prizes!

  3. So many great giveaways, thanks!

  4. Thanks for the awesome giveaways. Happy Birthday.

  5. book sounds great and THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  7. Great excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL sounds wonderful!


  9. thanks for the giveaway! I’m loving being able to find lots of new books to read!


  10. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  11. Thanks for the great giveaway. I love to read and appreciate the chance to win.

  12. I loved the very sexy excerpt. Thank you so much for sharing. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

  13. Great excerpt. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  14. Happy log Birthday Thanks for the great giveaways.

  15. Happy Bday Evernight ! <3


  16. Great excerpt! and thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Happy 3rd Birthday Evernight!!


  18. Great excerpt! Super hot men on the cover!! Happy Birthday Evernight here's to many more!!!!

  19. Thankyou for the fantastic giveaway xx

  20. Wow, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" sounds like a wonderful book! I've not read a ton of M/M books (though I'm not sure why! I need to remedy this.) and I think that I need this one to get me going on reading them. I read everything and anything good and this one sounds amazing. The excerpt left me so curious as to what is going to happen between Sergeant Jason Holt and Sergeant Patrick Wentworth and if their relationship can withstand the skepticism of those they know and those they love now that they can be out to the world. I'm so curious! Thank you for the excerpt and blurb and getting me curious about another book!

    Thank you for the giveaway chance and I hope everyone has a happy day!

    Shelly H

  21. Don't Ask, Don't Tell sounds like a very unique book. It tell a side of story that I haven't seen. I look forward to reading it.

  22. What a great excerpt!! that was HOT!!! Thanks for joining the hop and Happy Birthday to Evernight Publishing!!
    Ashley A

  23. Aww, I love soldiers in love. Thanks for sharing with us, and congrats on your success with Evernight!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  24. Happy 3rd Birthday Evernight and thank you and the authors for all of the great giveaways. the rafflecopter isn't working for me right now so I hope all you needed was for me to comment.

    tammy ramey

  25. I like the hot cover.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  26. What a great excerpt and cover. Thank you for the giveaway.

  27. Happy Birthday to Evernight, been a follower since the beginning and just love the diversity of the authors as well as the type of stories they put out :)


  28. Wow! Great, sexy excerpt! Love those military men! ;)
    Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway.
    And...Happy Birthday to Evernight.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com