~Guest Post~The Blueprint (The Game #1) by S.E. Harmon~

 

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The Blueprint (The Game #1)

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38504190Title: The Blueprint
Author: S.E. Harmon
Series: The Game, #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 270 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 13, 2018

~Synopsis~

Kelly Cannon is satisfied with his life. He has friends, a wonderful family, and a great job. But his love life has reached a new level of pitiful. Why? Well, his heart decided to break all the rules. Don’t fall in love with a straight guy. And definitely, don’t fall in love with your best friend.
NFL standout Britton “Blue” Montgomery has pressure coming at him from all sides. From his father, who’s only interested in Blue’s football career. From his coaches, who just want him to play without getting injured again. From the fans. From his agent. And from his mother, who has popped up on the radar after leaving his family years before. And now his relationship with Kelly is on shaky ground, and that frightens Blue more than anything.
When Kelly admits he’s in love with Blue, bonds are tested, and Blue has to decide what’s really important. He doesn’t want to lose the number-one person in his life, but the cost to keep Kelly close might be more than he’s willing to pay.
It’s a good thing his nickname is the Blueprint—it’s time to draft a new set of plans.


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☆☆☆Guest Post~S.E. Harmon☆☆☆

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Hi all! Thanks to Dirty Books Obsession for having me on my blog tour. I’m here to talk a little bit about my latest release, The Blueprint. When I started outlining this story, I knew several things—I wanted Blue to be a football player, I wanted the main characters to be best friends, and I wanted the story to be OFY/GFY. I know OFY/GFY can be a controversial topic, but it’s one of my favorite tropes…and I like to write what I like to read.  Besides, what could be better than sexual discovery with the person that knows you best in the whole world?

Blue’s path to love isn’t an easy one, but that’s to be expected. There’s a little frustrating push and pull, but that’s to be expected, too. His indecision almost splits him into two people. Part of him who knows this burgeoning thing with Kelly can’t go any further…not if he wants his life to go exactly the way he planned. But then there’s another part of him…the part that just doesn’t give a fuck and wants Kelly no matter what.

Nothing worth having is ever easy, and Blue and Kelly are about to learn that lesson well. I hope you have fun with these guys…I certainly did.

Happy Reading!

SEH

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~Excerpt~

Excerpt from The Blueprint
Copyright © 2018 by S.E. HarmonAll rights reserved.
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Kelly took the broom and started to sweep again. “Apparently part of my mother’s welcome-home package includes cleaning out the garage within an inch of its life. What’re you doing here?”

That was a good fucking question. One I still hadn’t come up with an answer for. Clearly he was fine, and I was the biggest worrywart who ever worried. “What does it look like?”

“It looks like you’re here just in time to help me clean out the garage.”

“Dream on, Cannon.”

He brushed his hair out of his eyes again. It was longer than he usually liked it, but I thought the length looked good. It suited him. “How’d you even know I was here?” he asked.

“I called Kennedy. Apparently she still knows how to use a phone.” My tone was pointed, and he blushed a little and swept more vigorously.

“I told you I was fine.”

“No, you texted me you were fine. I haven’t spoken with you since the night of the party. What was I supposed to think?”

“That I’d been chopped up by an ax murderer. Obviously that’s the only reasonable conclusion.”

“Clearly,” I said with a sigh. I didn’t bother to tell him he wasn’t amusing—mostly because it was obvious.

“You were supposed to report me missing, not come charging down here to find me. You’re the executor of my will, Blue.” He sent me an accusing look. “How can I count on you to carry out my last wishes if you don’t follow instructions?”

“That depends. Do I still get your Infiniti in your will?”

“Kennedy got me out of pepper planting this morning, so she gets the Infiniti. I’m leaving you my Planet Earth DVDs.”

It felt good to joke with him, laugh with him, be with him. A Kelly who wanted space made me anxious. There was a little embarrassment mixed in there too. Apparently my oldest friend was ready to move on from our clingy childhood ways, and I wasn’t.

“I still can’t believe you made a four-hour drive just to see if I was okay.”

Well, when he put it so incredulously, it did sound a tad stalkerish. “That’s what happens when you don’t answer the fucking phone.”

“I’m sorry.” He sent me a look that was sincerely apologetic. “You know how I can get.”

I did. The knowing didn’t make it any easier to bear. “You can’t just clam up like that. It’s not fair.”

“You’re right.”

“Of course I am. Not to mention there are a couple ways to get away from me, sure, but none of them include something as simple as sending me to voicemail.”

His mouth curved. “Good to know.”

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~Release Blitz~Leaning Into the Look (Leaning Into #6) by Lane Hayes~

 

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39344015Title: Leaning Into the Look
Author: Lane Hayes
Series: Leaning Into #6
Publisher: Self-Published
Length: 82000 
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Friends to Lovers
Release Date: March 23, 2018

~Synopsis~

Grant Kostas made a career based on his looks before joining his family’s real estate firm. He may not love his job but he’s better at sales than he thought. And when he’s poised to bring in the biggest account of the company’s history, even his father is impressed. Unfortunately, the extra attention highlights Grant’s personal life. His parents accept that he’s gay. They just wish he’d meet a nice Greek man. 
Miles Harrison is a fabulous red head going through a rough patch. Between getting dumped by his long-term boyfriend and finding a new place to live in the city, he’s nearing his wits end. He’s not sure why he thought rooming with his boss’s friend was a good idea. Miles has had a crush on Grant for years. However, he knows attractive people aren’t always pretty on the inside. As the two men grapple with external problems, they form an unexpected bond of friendship and trust that feels like the real thing. The only way to know for certain is to let go of fear and lean into the look.


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~Excerpt~

Excerpt from Leaning Into the Look
Copyright © 2018 by Lane Hayes -All rights reserved.
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I stopped short when we reached the other side of the street and then backed him against the brick façade of a bank building and pressed my lips over his. It was a bold move and not one I’d ever tried on any man in public before. But I couldn’t help myself. It felt oddly freeing to share one of the bleaker parts of my past with him. I wanted to thank him somehow but that seemed awkward so I kissed him instead. I held his head and glided my tongue alongside his, loving the moment when he flung his arms over my shoulders and responded with fervor. When we broke for air, I rested my forehead on his and grinned.

“Your ass is pretty spectacular too, Mi.”

He chuckled good-naturedly. “Thanks.”

“No really. I think I’m love with it.” I lowered my hands down his back and squeezed his cheeks as I molded his pelvis to mine.

“That’s kind of romantic. But if you’re thinking about falling in love with me too…don’t.”

I backed up slightly to get a better look at him. “Okay. I won’t.”

“Pinky promise.” He held up his right hand and wiggled his fingers.

“What makes you think you’re so irresistible?” I asked, wrapping my pinky finger around his.

“I’m not and you’ll figure it out sooner or later. But I like you and I want you and…”

“And what you’re really saying is you don’t want to fall for me.” I kept my tone light, hoping a jocular vibe would steer us from turning this into an uncomfortable conversation.

“Maybe.”

“Look, Mi. I’m not—”

“No. Listen. Don’t make this into a big deal. It’s not. We’re going to have a grand adventure. Just me and you. We’ll do incredible things and have amazing conversations and lots of sex. And when it’s time to say good-bye, we won’t ruin it by pretending we were ever in love. What do you say?”

Nothing. I had nothing to say. All I could think was maybe he really was crazy because who said shit like that?

But when I looked past the lighthearted swagger I saw the cracks in his armor. He was scared and battered and raw on the inside. Kind of like me. And somehow I had a feeling it wasn’t an ex-lover that made him so cautious. I only knew he was right. We were a couple of oddballs who unexpectedly found ourselves inhabiting the same circle. Temporarily.

But love? I should have walked away. Or at the very least, laughed at his wild leap. Instead I cocked my head and squinted. “What kind of adventures?”

Miles grinned. A slow-moving, gorgeous upturn of the lips that morphed into something celestial. He literally took my breath away. I hoped the dizziness faded before I gave him a reason to think it was a good thing he’d issued a warning about getting too attached.

“All kinds! We’ll turn this town upside down being one hundred percent ridiculous.”

“Okay…” I gave a half laugh and pushed a stray lock of hair behind his ear. “What do you have in mind? Dancing, parties—”

“No. More like Trivial Pursuit marathons, Netflix binge-watching fests in our Pjs, the compare and contrast game and—”

“The what?”

“Don’t worry. We’ll have fun. You’ll see,” he assured me earnestly as he laced our fingers together and pulled me away from the wall.

I glanced down at our joined hands and briefly thought about joking that he should be careful about giving me mixed signals. But I knew my limits. My comedic timing was crappy and the last thing I wanted was to push him away. I might not love Miles but I liked him. A lot. And holding his hand while we wandered through town under a sea of rainbow flags on a random Sunday felt special. The way new beginnings sometimes did.

~*~

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