Hi everyone– It happened! My new release, Beach Balls, is now live at Amazon, ARe, and B&N. In fact, it’s made the bestsellers in contemporary romance at ARe and the gay romance bestseller list at Amazon! *happy dance* Beach Balls is the third book in the Balls to the Wall Series after Volley Balls and Fire Balls. I want to share a part of a review the book received from a reader on Amazon. It’s a favorite of mine. Thank you Ocean Kitty:
“What seems like initial reluctance soon turns out to be irresistible attraction, and from there on out there is no holding back. Not that they don’t try. Because this is a Romeo meets Romeo story and after their first meeting they discover that they are enemies. How can they ever be together?One is out and proud and working to make Earth a better place for all creatures large and small. The other is firmly in the closet, controlled and repressed, while working to line his own pockets by pouring concrete over Mother Nature’s wonders. Posed on opposite sides in a huge environmental case just coming up before the city council, it seems that their chance at love will be over almost before it began. Can they reconcile? Meet in the middle? I loved this story. It was sad and funny and very HOT. Once again I have to praise Tara Lain for writing everyday stories about real men in real situations and still be able to make the stories full of suspense and excitement. Not to mention the absolutely sizzling hot sex-scenes. Of which one takes place under water. OMG. Is it even possible? Have someone ever tried that? O_0 Not many authors can make me cry on the bus.(This book contains one of the most moving coming out scenes I have ever read in M/M romance. Ever.) Or laugh out loud so that people look funny at me. Tara Lain can.”
Us writers definitely get teary over reviews like that! I’ll be blogging more about the setting in Beach Balls later in the month, but for right now, how about a nibble of the book itself. Here is an ADULT excerpt from Beach Balls! Please observe the setting and how it contributes to the action of the scene! LOL
Excerpt Adult : Beach Balls by Tara Lain; MM Contemporary
Adam James is so far in the closet he could find Narnia. But coming out would threaten all he’s built as the lead attorney for WMA Development, and the million dollars he can get when he finishes pushing a big land remediation project through the City Council. Then on an early morning scuba dive, Adam meets a tall, lean rebreather diver named Sky who makes him want to live a different life. But Adam’s dreams are shattered when he walks into the council meeting and finds the fire-breathing environmentalist who’s screwing up his chances of winning is none other than that same beautiful man. Sky Sea Mickeljohn doesn’t compromise, so how could he find himself lusting after a damned developer? And what happens when somebody open’s Adam’s closet door? These two better start telling the truth if they’re ever going to find world peace.
He swam to Sky and extended a hand. Sky shied a little, but Adam kept coming and passed his fingers through Sky’s curls floating freely in the water like an underwater flower. Sky looked up at Adam’s hand.
He touched Sky’s cheek. For a moment, Sky was still.
He pressed his cheek against Adam’s palm.
Oh, yes. That constituted a welcome.
Adam pulled his mouthpiece out and held his breath. He tapped on Sky’s mouthpiece. Sky frowned.
Just kiss me, you idiot. Adam pointed at his mouth, stuck his mouthpiece back in for some air then took it out again. Sky smiled around his mouthpiece, removed it, and leaned toward Adam.
He pressed his lips against Sky’s. Warm and cool at the same time. Sky opened his mouth and licked along Adam’s lips. Nice. Adam turned his head to the side, grabbed a hit of air, and then came back in and pushed his tongue into Sky’s mouth.
A moment later, they pulled away for a breath of air. Adam sank down to his knees. Come to Daddy… He took hold of Sky’s tight shorts and yanked. The big cock was happy to see him. He breathed deeply through his mouthpiece once, twice, three times. Mouthpiece out, cock in.
Oh, yeah. This was easier than kissing. Who knew you could suck and lick while holding your breath?
Sky started bobbing like a crazy man, shoving that cock deeper. Adam took a breath then went back to work running his tongue over the glans as he sucked. The taste of salt and feel of silk filled his mouth. Another breath, then he worked the mushroom head in and out of his lips like a candy pop. His hands began to pump, and he sucked until his cheeks tingled.. Sky’s hips pumped in slow motion, pressing his cock into Adam’s mouth along with the tang of the sea. It gave a whole new meaning to the term “deep throat.” Adam sucked as much as he could without swallowing water and could hear the echoes of Sky “shouting” around his mouthpiece.
Sky’s body began to thrash. One big thrust, and Adam tasted cum and saltwater at the same time. Thick jism floated out of his mouth. Son of a bitch. He had the best of Sky and sea.
Thanks so much.
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