I've been a bit quiet recently about what's in the pipeline, but the countdown is now on until A Matter of When's release on September 15, and I couldn't be prouder to introduce the lovely cover, created by the ultra-talented Reece Dante.
At the urging of a good friend who thought there weren't enough hot rockers in fiction, I took a break from writing drug crime novels for something a slight bit lighter, and extremely opposites attract. How about a tattooed front man for a rock band and a reserved opera tenor?
Sparks fly and music is made! I give you Henri and Sebastian!
Wealth. Fame. Gold record. Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri
Lafontaine has it all…including a control freak manager, band members
who smile as they sharpen blades for his back, and last but damn well
not least, a fan out to steal his heart. Literally. Trying to write hit
songs and plan a comeback in the midst of the hi-fi white noise of LA
feels more like watching his world implode, until he’s offered a month
in the Colorado Rockies for vocal coaching.
rich, classically trained tenor inspires wicked thoughts. More than a
pretty choir boy, he cracks the whip without hesitation to drive
tattooed bad-boy Henri to give his all to his music. Working, fighting,
and finally establishing a fragile peace, they find inspiration and
perhaps more in each other. But the clock is ticking. Time will pull
Henri back to the grit and gold of LA’s mean streets and fame machine,
while Sebastian must return to the opera circuit, where a mysterious man
known as “the patron” holds far too much sway. Only the trust they've
built on a handful of notes bridges their two worlds...and shields them
As they’d done at the house, Sebastian took the
lead, sweeping Henri a bit closer to his chest than he’d done in the music
room. No matter how shy he appeared while dining, when singing or dancing he
came into his own. Henri rested his head against Sebastian’s shoulder, swaying
to something sultry and slow. Seb hummed along with the melody, his voice
rumbling through his chest and into Henri’s ear.
Keeping their bodies tightly together shielded
their rising erections from the violinist, and tantalized Henri with the brush
of his cock against Seb’s. Still Seb kept rhythm, never faltering as Henri did,
and never abandoning the dance to hump Henri’s thigh like Henri wanted
desperately for him to do.
The song faded, and Henri pulled back. Seb stared
down at him, eyes aglow and lips curled up the edges. If ever a moment cried
out for kiss, this one did. If they were man and woman, nothing would stop
Oh screw it. Henri reached up, placed his hand
against Seb’s cheek, and brought their lips together.
The violinist missed a note. Just one.
A Matter of When is now available for preorder from Dreamspinner Press.
Happy reading, y'all!
In honor of the release, there's also a drawing for a giveaway that you can find at Pride Promotions and other participating websites.