Romancing the Hop!

What is your favorite thing about Romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Starting on Friday and ending on Sept 3rd, over 100 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance, reading romance, and dating.
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 100 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
But that’s not all….
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!

Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack

Hello! Thanks for stopping in. Today, Nevil would like to share his views on marriage with you. Nevil?

Welcome! Thank you so much for coming. I’m Nevil, and this gorgeous man on the couch next to me is Shelton.

*Shelton waves* Please, sit down. Coffee? Iced tea? *He gets up to fetch the drinks

*Nevil moves closer and winks: Good, now we can talk. Love and marriage? Well, I can chat all day about love. Before I met my lovely Shelton, I was perfectly content with being single. I’d meet up with friends, have a few drinks, and occasionally spend the night if we were both interested. I certainly wasn’t looking for anything long term. Commitment? Why?

But two years ago my architectural firm renovated the bank where Shelton was working at the time. I caught one heated glance from those gorgeous hazel eyes and I was hooked without even knowing it.

Of course I struggled, keeping Shelton at arms length. I’d definitely sleep with him, but no way was I going to give up my freedom and be trapped into some pointless relationship. But somehow Shelton’s gentleness and sweet nature and overall sexiness wormed their way into my heart. I’d have been a fool to throw away the best thing that had ever happened to me: Shelton’s love.

So here we are, two years later, still in a committed, wonderful relationship despite the bumps along the way. But now Shelton is talking about marriage. My first instinct is to run away like hell! Why would I want to bind myself up with chains society doesn’t even recognize? Shelton knows I love him. That should be enough.

It came to me slowly, but I finally realized that marriage means different things to different people. To me it had always been a pretty pointless ceremony. But to Shelton, with his warm and generous heart… *Nevil blushes: He says he loves me and wants to share that joy with all our family and friends. How can I deny him that?

*Shelton returns and Nevil pulls him down beside him: I was telling them about my thoughts on marriage. How does this December sound to you?

*Shelton blinks, then hides his face against Nevil’s shoulder. Nevil laughs: I’ll take that as a yes!

Prize time! Okay, as a thank you for listening to me ramble on, I’d like to give a PDF copy of ‘Shelton’s Homecoming’ to one of our commenters. Don’t forget to leave you contact information!

Shelton’s Homecomig  Breathless Press:

Shelton’s grown tired of living a life separate from Nevil. So when Nevil is hurt in an accident at work, Shelton comes home for good. Feeling closer than ever to his lover, Shelton’s ready to make a lasting commitment to their relationship. But is that what Nevil wants? Nevil is less than enthusiastic when an old flame marries, leaving Shelton wondering if he’ll have to keep his dreams on hold indefinitely.


Shelton’s anger melted away when Nevil’s thumb touched his lips. He teased his lips open and then leaned in to brush his mouth over Shelton’s. “Come here,” he murmured. He pulled Shelton toward the building behind them. Shelton didn’t care where they went—anywhere, as long as he could still kiss Nevil.

Nevil pulled a ring of keys from a pocket, and let them in the front entrance of the abandoned office building. He locked the door behind them, and urged Shelton through a door on the right, latching that one as well. A quick glance around the room showed Shelton a desk littered with drawings and several vacant chairs. Nevil’s hand went around the back of his neck and pulled him into a kiss that left him shaky.

God, yes! Shelton devoured Nevil’s mouth. Their tongues fenced and twined as Shelton sucked on the moist sweetness within. His senses ignited. His need for Nevil became an almost animalistic lust. This was more than love. He needed to join with his lover, tangled in a celebration of life.

His fingers dropped to Nevil’s zipper and in seconds his hand wrapped around his sleek, hard cock. His moan echoed Nevil’s. Shelton’s dick thrust forward at a tug on the buttons of his jeans. He slid his free hand up Nevil’s back and urged him closer as he tried to deepen their kiss.

Nevil tore his lips from Shelton’s. “Goddamn, Shelton. Help me!”

Shelton blinked, dazed with want, and took in Nevil’s flushed cheeks; his eyes blazed with lust and frustration.

“Sorry,” he mumbled. He took tight hold of his abandoned senses. With care, he lifted the sling over Nevil’s dark head, and helped him out of his coat. He tossed it aside and made Nevil put the sling back on.

“You’ll only try to use it otherwise,” he said, distracted by the buttons on Nevil’s shirt. He undid them one by one; Nevil’s chest heaved as his tongue followed his fingers down his sweat glistened muscles. He became lost in the salty taste and seething skin as he inhaled Nevil’s erotic scent. He found a hard bud and bit it, gently, then soothed it with his tongue.

His mouth traveled lower to follow the sexy line of dark hair to Nevil’s open fly. Pre-cum leaked from the delicious mushroomed head of Nevil’s dick. He knelt to lick at it and slipped his hands inside to cup Nevil’s tight ass. He nudged the slacks down over muscular legs and slid off his shoes.

Nevil shuddered under his touch and Shelton grinned in triumph around Nevil’s cock as he sucked on the end of him. Easing back, he drew his tongue along the thick vein that ran under the hard shaft, and buried his nose in Nevil’s tight sac. He breathed in the heated, musky scent and his head swam. He grazed his teeth along the delicious cock that could give him so much pleasure.

Nevil’s fingers threaded in his curls and urged Shelton to his feet; their lips met in a sensual kiss.

“Undress for me, baby,” Nevil whispered against his mouth. The roughness of his voice sent waves of anticipation through Shelton’s body.

Keep Hopping!

About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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46 Responses to Romancing the Hop!

  1. I like my romance with a strong storyline. Love never comes easy

  2. Paula Martin says:

    A very hot excerpt!

  3. Shannon says:

    Sounds pretty steamy to me!

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  4. aquaverse says:

    It’s really hard to describe explicit sex without using private words (I prefer that phrase to “dirty words,” b/c there’s nothing dirty about it). At times I find it off-putting, but I moved past this initial feeling because of the reality of the feelings. HOT! It made me ache. cantorron at aol com or

  5. laurie g says:

    hot excerpt! it was so hot i had to turn down the ac in my house lol

  6. kittyb78 says:

    Sounds like a great book.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Jbst says:

    Steamy excerpt. Thanks for the contest.
    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  8. Trix says:

    I haven’t read the Shelton series yet, but it looks great!


  9. chickie434 says:

    Ahhh… so cute! I can’t wait to read about these two, they’re so adorable! Thanks for participating!


  10. Delphina says:

    What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

  11. Sophia Rose says:

    Have to say that I’m with Shelton on that marriage thing Neville. ;D
    Nice excerpt! Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  12. gaele says:

    I like the marriage and reasons for it – the ONLY reasons to get married in my view… thanks for the excerpt and participating

  13. yganoe says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love your books.

  14. JeanMP says:

    Great excerpt, sounds like a wonderful story. Adding this one to my growing list.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. Lisa Walker says:

    The story sounds great!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. hlholston says:

    I love the picture of Mr. Spock!
    hlholston at

  17. Joy F says:

    Book sounds great. Thanks for the hop.

  18. Foretta says:

    Great post!!! I love romance books but they must have HEA’s! My favorite are series because I love seeing the characters again in other books!!

    thanks for the contest!!

  19. Cassandra says:

    Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!

  20. Crystal Craig says:

    Wow what a steamy excerpt and that was a pretty cool little interview type thing at the beginning, hehe. It was very sweet. 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!


  21. kaylynd says:

    Nevile & Shelton seem like a very happy a couple. I bet they were fun to write. Thank you for giveaway.

  22. Veronika says:

    Hot excerpt! *fans herself* 😀
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. Thanks for sharing! Great blog and fun hop!

  24. ronnkelly3 says:

    Fantastic excerpt…Thank you for the chance to win…

  25. Patti C says:

    Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially romance. I love reading contemporary, historical and erotic romance. I love the happy ending that is garenteed at the end. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. My favorite romantic moment was when my fiancé asked me to marry him! We meant two years ago right around when summer was ending when my friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. I think it is romantic when he brings me flowers because no one else has ever done it! Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

  26. Oh you gave us a great tease.
    I don’t usually read M/M but I now want to read this romance between these two. It sounds so heartwarming and hot.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  27. Vanessa N. says:

    Great excerpt. Can’t wait to read this one.

  28. Shadow says:

    Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA’s, the love. I love it all!

  29. Tracey D says:

    Loved both the character post and the excerpt. I look forward in reading more about these two.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  30. tanna4abak says:

    What a great hop! Grand prizes, old friends to visit and new ones to meet… and chances to win at each stop too. I’m in Blog heaven! :-}

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  31. Kim D says:

    Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!

  32. Love to read romance books because I like to know that at least someone is getting an HEA, even if the characters are only fiction! Thanks for joining the hop and the awesome giveaway!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  33. donnas1 says:

    Thanks for being in the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  34. Qwillia says:

    For me, romance is all about the trust and respect built between the characters. Since I write BDSM, these elements are very important.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

  35. Great excerpt! Thanks for being on the hop!

    I love romance because I get to fall in love over and over. Just such a wonderful feeling.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  36. Yazmin Rangel says:

    Thank you for being part of the blog hop. 🙂


  37. susan platt says:

    Great excerpt! I love romance for the escape from reality of a stay at home mom of two! Even if it is only for a little while!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  38. Sarah S says:

    Fab excerpt

    Sarah S


  39. Shan M. says:

    All I can say is WOW!! Very hot and steamy.

  40. Monica says:

    I’m enjoying the hop and being introduced to authors I’m unfamiliar with. And also the prizes are great!
    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

  41. Sherry S. says:

    I loved the excerpt. This sounds like a very good book.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  42. Beckey says:

    Sounds like an interesting read.
    Enjoyed the excerpt 🙂

  43. Jessica B says:

    great interview and excerpt! Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great Labor day weekend!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

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