Love is in the Air Bloghop!

love-is-in-the-air2014It has come to that time of year again – Valentine’s Day.

It is a time for the bad poetry and naughty underwear to be dusted off and put to use. But if you want more than just barely-there underwear and a few sonnets, how about a sexy romantic book to get you in the smooching mood? Join us in our third Love is in the Air blog hop for a chance to win and make your Valentine’s Day perfect!

Continue the hop HERE!



The Stare -flash fiction

 “Stop staring at me!”

Lance chuckled and lowered his lashes, a shutter closing on a blue summer sky. I hated that I missed his gaze already. The full lips parted and I shivered as his sweet breath brushed over my face.

Blue eyes flashed open and I stumbled back when Lance reached out and played with the buttons of my shirt. I held my anger close. “I know you were with him.” Lance shrugged and the crack in my heart widened. “Yeah, fuck you!”

Lance smiled and continued to undress me as if my outburst amused him. “Bengi, honey, that’s the plan.”

What? My brain stopped working as the bedroom door opened and Greg sauntered out to join us. Strong, compact body. His eyes captivated me, a dark passionate midnight. My cock stirred and hardened as his gaze devoured my bared chest. I imagined his teeth grazing the tiny nubs growing tight. He bit the ring in his lower lip, melting my bones. “He’s so pretty.”

“Adorable,” Lance agreed and undid the last button on my jeans and tugged them down.

I whimpered, trembling as the two beautiful men, eyes the color of day and night, put their mouths on me.


Prize Time: Please leave a comment below for a chance to win an e-copy of any book on my backlist. Don’t forget you contact info!

Also, here’s an excerpt from Shelton in Love, since this is the month of Love!

sheltoninlove200x300Shelton in Love

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Shelton’s falling quickly for his sexy roommate, but can he forget the pain of past rejections and give Nevil what they’re both aching for?

Shelton is falling hard for his best friend and roommate, finding Nevil’s dark good looks and moments of gentleness almost impossible to resist. But Nevil is more interested in affairs of the body than the heart. As Shelton’s desire for the man grows, he wonders if he can change Nevil’s mind. But does he even want to? Nevil might not stay, once he learns Shelton’s secret, and then his loneliness would be complete.


Shelton was intensely aware of his hand only inches from Nevil’s thigh as he shifted gears, grinding a few in his hurry. They exchanged a grin and Shelton’s pulse thundered in his ears. He was terrified suddenly, but he pushed it down. He had to trust someone again, sometime.

Shelton’s heart stumbled at the thought. Frantic, he closed his mind to the possibility of rejection, wanting this night with Nevil, ach­ing to have the gorgeous man in his arms, pushing into him. It would be worth any heartache that followed.

Nevil parked the car in front of their apartment and shut off the motor. His beautiful eyes smoldered as he gazed at him and Shelton could hardly breathe when he touched his cheek. Nevil shifted on his seat and leaned over to claim Shelton’s mouth again with his own.

The kiss was different this time, urgent, demanding, drawing an instant response from Shelton’s love-starved body. Nevil’s tongue plundered the soft lining of his mouth, plunging in and out until Shel­ton’s head was spinning with a nameless yearning. He slipped his own tongue between Nevil’s lips and thrilled at his soft moan. The scent of Nevil’s cologne became a pleasure in itself, alluring, seduc­tive, swamping his doubts in an overwhelming need.

Nevil’s kisses burned down his neck and Shelton leaned his head back to give him access as he deftly undid the buttons on his vest and the shirt beneath, spreading them open to expose his chest. Shel­ton’s tie was still in place, in stark contrast with his white skin. Nevil rubbed the silk over one of his nipples with a decadent laugh in his throat, sending a tingle of pleasure through him. The man quickly nipped the opposite nipple and this time the current jolted straight to Shelton’s groin, making him cry out in surprise, instantly aroused, his lower body straining against the confining clothing holding him in.

Nevil’s lips teased at the hardened bud on his chest, and then returned to his mouth for another shattering kiss. “We should have done this ages ago,” Nevil murmured appreciatively, slipping an arm under him to lift him closer.

A horn blared as headlights swept through the windows, a car pulling out of the parking lot with a squeal of tires. Nevil loosened his hold, chuckling as he pulled away from Shelton. “No one’s done that to me since high school.”

Shelton stayed where he was, panting, slightly dazed. Nevil took his hand, kissing his fingertips. His eyes lingered on Shelton’s heav­ing chest. “I could take you right here,” he confessed, his voice unsteady. “But let’s go inside. I need a little more privacy for what I have in mind.”

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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10 Responses to Love is in the Air Bloghop!

  1. Trix says:

    I’m not the biggest V-Day person, but Shelton always helps!


  2. H.B. says:

    Nice little flash-fic. Thank you for taking part in the hop =)

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Hot excerpts! (fans self) Happy Valentine’s Day

  4. bn100 says:

    Nice post

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  5. V-Day is just another day for me. But, my hubby always makes it special!

    mary_reiss @

  6. Awesome pic and nice little taste. I can’t wait to read some more.

  7. June M. says:

    Loved the excerpt 🙂
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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