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Blog Tour: 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

Jax

The second Jax placed his can in the cup holder, his phone started vibrating. His heart leapt a little, but when he flipped the phone over, he saw that it was just his manager, not his best friend Emmett calling to tease him with more mental imagery of the blow job he’d always dreamed of–not that Emmett knew that. Jax had kept that little fantasy very close to his chest throughout high school. Their small town wasn’t exactly the gay man’s safe haven and the jocks had a reputation for being extremely anti-queer. Jax hadn’t thought Emmett was anti-queer, but he was on the football team, and Jax knew if there was even a sniff of male on male activity that it would spread like wildfire through the school. Part of him still regretted not saying “Fuck it” and kissing his best friend when he’d had the chance. He’d come close once.

He swiped the screen to answer the phone and scooped it up. “Hey, Ron.” In his free hand, he picked up the remote for the TV and turned it on, quickly muting the volume and switching it over to the internet browser. He pinned the phone between his ear and his shoulder.

“Jax, hey. Just calling to tell you everything’s all arranged.”

“Uh, what’s that now?” Jax was already only half-listening to Ron, attempting to navigate the TV’s browser to pornpornporn.com at the same time.

“The R&R you asked for. The time off. We’ve got it all arranged. You’re going to be staying in a little cabin about a thirty minute drive outside of Camellia. The cabin is already reserved. Do you need me to send someone to stay with you? Sophia maybe?”

The double-meaning was thick in Ron’s tone, catching Jax’s full attention. “Ron, there  was only one time that the paparazzi took pictures of me with her. And I told you, we didn’t actually do anything. It was all just coincidental. Uh, circumstantial. Whatever that word is. It just looked compromising. There’s no actual evidence that we hooked up because nothing happened.” He let his gaze travel across the screen, thumbnails of naked guys in all sorts of configurations, waiting for him to choose. “Besides, I’m going there to surprise my best friend, not to get laid.”

“Sure, sure, whatever you say. Listen, it’s none of my business, I’m just trying to keep you happy.” Ron cleared his throat. “The cabin is all yours in a little over a week.”

“This time off is all I need to stay happy. A couple of weeks of rest before the wolves start howling at my door again.” He spotted an image of a muscular man with short brown hair and a beard, frozen in mid-kiss with a guy with a lean, sculpted body, and clicked on it. Immediately, the video took up his full screen and started playing, the two men on a couch, wearing nothing but underwear and making out. His dick twitched and started to grow. “Listen, Ron, I gotta go. Something’s just come up and I need to take care of it. Thanks again. Bye.” He pressed the button to end the call without waiting for a confirmation from his manager and tossed the phone on the bed next to him again.

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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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Website: www.mariecolebooks.com

Giveaway

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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

Universal Link: https://getbook.at/LostInTheFlorist

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53699267-lost-in-the-florist

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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.

Social Media

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13515411.Riley_Long

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01578N1BO

Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerrileylong

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/writerrileylong/boards/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/writerrileylong/

Website: https://rileylongwrites.com/

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RileysReaders

https://www.facebook.com/rileylongwrites

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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.

Social Media

BookBub: www.bookbub.com/authors/marie-cole

Goodreads: goodreads.com/mariecolebooks

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Marie-Cole/e/B00RZXSYBC

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mariecolebooks

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/mariecolebooks/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/mariecolebooks

Website: www.mariecolebooks.com

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Lost in the Florist, we are giving two lucky winners the chance to win an e-copy of Lost in the Florist and an e-book of their choice from Riley Long’s published backlist.

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Release Blitz: Say You’ll Be Nine by Lucy Lennox

Say You’ll Be Nine | Lucy Lennox

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Release Date: June 2nd, 2020

Cover Designer: Cate Ashwood

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Blurb

One dilapidated cabin in need of renovation.

Two stubborn men pretending to be a couple.

Three summer months to get the job done.

Four tangled legs in only one bed.

Five cameras catching it all for YouTube.

Six hundred thousand Instagram followers.

Seven nosy family members with Opinions.

Eight thousand reasons they should never fall in love.

Nine million reasons why they will.

Say You’ll Be Nine is a standalone novel.

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Thinking about Cooper though… well, that did something to me. It made me annoyed, mostly, but for some reason that annoyance made itself known through what I’d begun to think of as “angry dick.” Yes, thoughts of arguing with Cooper made me hard. And since I was fixing to spend the entire summer sleeping near, fighting with, and pretending to kiss and hug the man, this was going to be a problem.

“Keep it together,” I grumbled under my breath. Nacho’s ears perked up in the rearview mirror. “Oh, not you, baby. You’re fine. Go back to sleep. Daddy’s just having a sexuality crisis, no big.”

I remembered one time when Cooper was staying over during a spring break, I’d come home late from helping a neighbor fix his tractor shed and run right into Cooper pouring himself a glass of ice water in the darkened kitchen. He’d been standing there in nothing but navy-striped boxer briefs, and I’d stared at him like he was some kind of alien.

“Nine,” he’d said slowly. “Didn’t know you were out this late.”

I’d glanced my fill of his entire body, curious more than anything about what another man outside my family looked like without his clothes on. Since I’d helped my dad on the farm and worked at Walt’s, I hadn’t played school sports and had the locker room experience like some others had.

I remembered the air getting weird between us and his underwear getting bulgier as we stood there. Had it been possible he was getting hard for me? I’d known he was gay, but this was something else.

“Uh, yeah,” I’d croaked. “Was working at the farm next door. Sorry.” I’d scooted past him and raced for my room, kicking myself for apologizing for being in my own damned kitchen. After that, every time I’d seen Cooper I hadn’t been able to help but look at his fly to see if he was getting hard for me again. It had been this inappropriate addiction I’d had that had pissed me the hell off and started the odd discord between us. Was it ego? Did I really care if some gay guy found me attractive?

So yeah. I was sweating buckets and probably going to puke and faint at the same time the minute I saw him at the renovation cabin. Super-duper.

When I finally pulled off the deserted mountain highway and onto the road where the property was located, I finally pulled over and upchucked into the weeds at the side of the forest. Nothing like christening a new place with a little vomit.

Nacho whimpered and whined from the half-open window, so I waved my hand at him to let him know I was still alive. I used some napkins from the side pocket to wipe my mouth and then swished with water from my water bottle. Finally, I popped in some mint gum from the console and tried to take a deep breath. At least now I wasn’t going to puke when I saw Cooper.

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About The Author

After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016.

Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry.

While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.

Lucy hopes you enjoy sexy heroes as much as she does. Happy reading!

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