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Release Blitz: Lost in the Florist By Riley Long & Marie Cole

Lost in the Florist | Riley Long & Marie Cole

Blooming Hearts #1

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Release Date: June 9th

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Blurb

A fast-paced, sexy romance in the woods that will make Smokey Bear come running.

Jax fled his small hometown eight years ago to make it big in LA. His music career took off and he hasn’t been back to see his childhood best friend Emmett–his first, unrequited love–since. No man has lived up to that first love, though Jax has certainly tried.

When he finally gets a vacation, Jax decides to put his playboy ways behind him, surprise Emmett with a visit, and finally lay his feelings on the line.

But Emmett has a few surprises up his sleeve, too–including one big secret. Emmett is a virgin.

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Excerpt

Emmett

Jax glanced over his shoulder and so did Emmett. His grandmother was in the kitchen talking to her friend, whom she must have also invited. Great. So now not only do they have to have an awkward conversation with Emmett’s grandmother but they also have to have it in front of Gladys.

Jax looked back to Emmett. “Grams called me. She said maybe you didn’t have my number in your new phone. I texted you and told you. Didn’t you get it?”

He pulled his phone from his pocket and turned it on. He held it up to show Jax after he’d looked at it himself. “Nope. Nothing.”

“Hmm. Weird.” Jax looked back to Emmett and shrugged. “Oh, well.” He glanced behind him once more and then pushed Emmett back into his room. Jax closed the door behind him. The click of the lock seemed to echo in Emmett’s ears and his heart began pounding loudly. The sound alone made his boxers get just a bit more restrictive.

“Jax …” Emmett said. He’d meant for it to be a warning, but to his own ears it sounded more like a plea.

Jax didn’t reply, instead he grabbed Emmett by the back of the neck and pulled him forward until Emmett’s lips crashed against his own. Emmett was slightly more prepared than earlier. He knew it was a bad idea. He knew it wasn’t going to end well between them.

Emmett allowed himself one taste. His arm wrapped around Jax’s lower back, pulling himself in tighter against Jax’s heat and hard body. Emmett was only slightly shorter than Jax and had to tilt his head ever so slightly back to open his mouth and allow Jax’s tongue to travel over his. Emmett’s body shivered and a groan left him. He was barely restraining himself. Everything in him was screaming, begging him to just give in. To just let go. He swept his tongue across Jax’s and held on tight as he ground himself against Jax’s denim. He sucked in a hot breath and tried to pull away. “Fuck.” But Jax held him tight and found his lips again, coaxing him, tasting him, teasing him. Emmett’s guard was faltering quickly. This was a terrible idea.

“Don’t,” Jax whispered, his voice husky and sexy as hell. His hungry lips found Emmett’s and for a few moments there was nothing but the two of them, hot and heavy, hands grasping onto each other as if they would be ripped away at any moment.

“What?” Emmett gasped as Jax pulled his lips away and kissed across his jaw, making his way to his neck and Jax’s hand cupped his dick and balls through his jeans.

“Don’t you—“ A knock sounded at the door and Jax muttered a curse under his breath and retreated, turning his back to Emmett and the door.

“Dinner time, you two! Put your penises away and come on out here!”

“Jesus!” Emmett was mortified as he stared at his door. “We don’t have our penises out, Grams!”

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About The Authors

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Riley Long is a wife and mother living a quiet life in Virginia, with her husband, son, and one goofy pit bull. She passes her evenings writing, reading, and watching bad television (or not so bad television).

For fun, Riley participates in NaNoWriMo, GISH, and reads with her book club, the BAMFs. She likes things with silly acronyms. The craziest thing Riley has ever done involves whipped cream and hugs. Riley writes sweet and sexy romance, with a special place in her heart for hipsters and musicians.

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Marie Cole is the author of the contemporary romance #JustFriends Series. Lost in the Florist is her very first boy/boy romance and she’s super excited to be stepping into the m/m arena beside her writer bestie, Riley Long.

She is currently living in Virginia, is a self-professed Kwave addict, Karaoke Queen, and social binge drinker. When she’s not writing she’s taking photos of everything from her fluffy cat Dustpan to birds conversing on her porch. She loves to show them off on her Instagram account.

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Lost in the Florist | Riley Long & Marie Cole

Blooming Hearts #1

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Release Date: June 9th

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Blurb

A fast-paced, sexy romance in the woods that will make Smokey Bear come running.

Jax fled his small hometown eight years ago to make it big in LA. His music career took off and he hasn’t been back to see his childhood best friend Emmett–his first, unrequited love–since. No man has lived up to that first love, though Jax has certainly tried.

When he finally gets a vacation, Jax decides to put his playboy ways behind him, surprise Emmett with a visit, and finally lay his feelings on the line.

But Emmett has a few surprises up his sleeve, too–including one big secret. Emmett is a virgin.

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Excerpt

Emmett

Emmett Walsh poured himself a glass of chilled pilsner and plopped down on the couch. He was nearly thirty and still lived in his parents’ house, but to be fair, his parents no longer lived there. They’d moved out of town and let him live in their house for as long as his grandmother was alive. His parents had felt guilty leaving their small town and Emmett’s grandmother behind, but they’d eased some of it by assuring Emmett that he wouldn’t be strapped down in the small town for very long and for as long as he lived there they’d take care of his housing expenses. And there he was, still stuck in the small town of Camellia. His grandmother was eighty-one years young and a blast to hang out with, especially at Bingo night, but Emmett couldn’t help wanting more. And that’s why he was on Cruzer, a dating app exclusively for gay men.

“Alright Cruzer, let’s see what you brought me today,” he muttered to himself as he pulled out his phone, opened the app, and took a swig of his beer. Right away the homepage showed he had fifteen hearts and two inbox messages. He clicked on the messages first.

Hey E,

Love your pics. I’m a male model and do cam shows and my viewers would love to see you naked and being pounded from behind with a red ball gag in your mouth. If you’re not DTF on cam, maybe we can still get together off cam. If you’re not interested, still LIKE me on Insta!

Delete.

What the hell is wrong with people these days? Is that all it’s about now? Sex and sex and sex? He hesitated to open the next message. He turned his phone over and set it down on the thigh of his jeans as he choked down half of his beer. He had a feeling it was going to be bad. He set his half empty glass on the coffee table, shook out his jeebies and then picked up his phone again, resuming his dating app check.

“Please, please … don’t talk about your dick or my dick. Just don’t talk about dicks at all. That would be refreshing.”

Shit on me?

Emmett stared at the message for a long moment, letting it sink in. He nodded slowly. “Well, it didn’t say anything about dicks. My prayer was answered.”

Delete.

About The Authors

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Riley Long is a wife and mother living a quiet life in Virginia, with her husband, son, and one goofy pit bull. She passes her evenings writing, reading, and watching bad television (or not so bad television).

For fun, Riley participates in NaNoWriMo, GISH, and reads with her book club, the BAMFs. She likes things with silly acronyms. The craziest thing Riley has ever done involves whipped cream and hugs. Riley writes sweet and sexy romance, with a special place in her heart for hipsters and musicians.

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Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/riley-long

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WriterRileyLong/

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Marie Cole is the author of the contemporary romance #JustFriends Series. Lost in the Florist is her very first boy/boy romance and she’s super excited to be stepping into the m/m arena beside her writer bestie, Riley Long.

She is currently living in Virginia, is a self-professed Kwave addict, Karaoke Queen, and social binge drinker. When she’s not writing she’s taking photos of everything from her fluffy cat Dustpan to birds conversing on her porch. She loves to show them off on her Instagram account.

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Website: www.mariecolebooks.com

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Release Blitz: Always You by Nell Iris

Always You | Nell Iris

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Publisher: JMS Books

Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs

Release Date: May 30, 2020

Heat Rating: 2 flames

Length: 11,000 words

It is a standalone story.

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Blurb

Best friends. Roommates. And now, maybe…more?

Thom Novak feels like a walking cliché: the gay guy desperately in love with his straight best friend, Lee. But he’s willing to keep his feelings hidden, to do whatever it takes, as long as they stay friends forever.

Lee Conway loves sharing an apartment with Thom, his best friend since birth, and would be happy doing it for the rest of his life…no matter his current girlfriend’s opinion on the matter. But he’s never been known for being in contact with his emotions.

When something happens to upset the status quo, Lee pulls away. Has Lee learned how Thom feels about him? Will it mean the end of their friendship? Or is there another reason Lee needs time to think?

A more…hopeful reason?

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The next morning, I’m one hundred and ten percent certain something’s wrong. It’s 6:17 AM and I’m waiting for Lee in the kitchen, leaning against the sink, trying to make my glass of water last so I have an excuse for hanging around, doing nothing but staring in the direction of his bedroom.

Every morning, we go out running together at 6 AM on the dot. Without fail, come rain or shine, weekend or workday. The only exception is if either of us is sick or if it’s a world-ending kind of storm outside. And Lee is a stickler for being on time: between him and me, I’m the one who’s always late and leave him waiting impatiently for me to get ready.

And now it’s almost twenty past six and he hasn’t showed his face yet?

Outside, it’s a lovely May morning. The birds are chirping, waking up the neighborhood, and the first rays of sun promise to finally heat up our corner of the world. So no world-ending storm in sight, and yet he’s nowhere to be seen.

Is he dying?

Any other day, I would march into his room, pull off his down comforter, and yell in my best—albeit not very good—imitation of a drill sergeant—Get up, get up, get up!—but today I’m strangely reluctant.

On one hand, I want an explanation for his weird mood from yesterday—and his tardiness!—but on the other hand I still want to give him time if he needs it. And part of me isn’t entirely sure I’m not over-reacting.

But I can’t help thinking that it has to be something about me. What if he found out how I really feel about him and can’t deal with it? Not that I can recall doing something to show my hand, but I can’t be sure.

Maybe it’s something Debora said? Did she figure me out and tell him? She’s never shown any homophobic tendencies, so I don’t think that would be the reason. But maybe she’s jealous? She wouldn’t be the first of Lee’s girlfriends to be jealous of our close friendship, and I can’t really blame her if that’s the case.

But that can’t be it either. Every time someone has complained about our friendship in the past, Lee’s shut them down immediately. He wouldn’t accept it from her. And to be perfectly honest, Debora has always been friendly and nice whenever we’ve met and not shown any indication of being jealous.

And I’m back to thinking he must have figured out how I feel about him, even though it seems highly unlikely. I mean, I haven’t told him specifically—or written my feelings down on a sign—but whatever it is, I hope it won’t come between us.

I can live without having Lee Conway as my life partner, but I can’t live without his friendship. Losing it would kill me.

In the end, I decide to give him time, and live with his ire if it turns out he overslept—yeah, right!—and I neglected to wake him. I shove my feet into my shoes and head out on my own.

Running alone is weird. Lee is the whole reason I’m a runner at all; when he decided he wanted to become a professional football player when he was ten, he told me he needed to start taking his “fitness routine” seriously and he was going to start running every morning. When I made a disgusted face over the thought of getting out of bed in the buttcrack of dawn to go out and run of all things—wake me up and take me to the library and I would have been game, but running?—he zeroed in on me and started lecturing me on how even science geeks needed to stay healthy. He went on and on—and quoted me honest-to-god, real, actual facts!—until I broke down and agreed to come along. I’ve never been one to resist science.

Or Lee. And the combination was deadly even when I was ten.

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About the Author

Nell Iris is a romantic at heart who believes everyone deserves a happy ending. She’s a bona fide bookworm (learned to read long before she started school), wouldn’t dream of going anywhere without something to read (not even the ladies room), loves music (and singing along at the top of her voice but she’s no Celine Dion), and is a real Star Trek nerd (Make it so). She loves words, bullet journals, poetry, wine, coffee-flavored kisses, and fika (a Swedish cultural thing involving coffee and pastry!)

Nell believes passionately in equality for all regardless of race, gender or sexuality, and wants to make the world a better, less hateful, place.

Nell is a bisexual Swedish woman married to the love of her life, a proud mama of a grown daughter, and is approaching 50 faster than she’d like. She lives in the south of Sweden where she spends her days thinking up stories about people falling in love. After dreaming about being a writer for most of her life, she finally was in a place where she could pursue her dream and released her first book in 2017.

Nell Iris writes gay romance, prefers sweet over angsty, short over long, and quirky characters over alpha males.

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