Monday, September 1, 2014

Felice Stevens' Rescued Blog Tour


Blurb: Ryder Daniels has spent the last year recovering from rejection: his parents couldn’t accept his sexuality and his lover chose drugs over his love. The only bright lights in his life are his younger brother and his rescued pit bull. But now his mother's punishment for his lifestyle has cut him off from his brother he loves so deeply. Devastated, he throws himself into the work of the Pit Bull Foundation he and his friends started.

Jason Mallory can no longer hide the dissatisfaction of his relationship with his longtime girlfriend. When her marriage ultimatum pushes him to break things off, he's determined not to jump into the dating scene. But when a group of injured pit bulls are found on his construction site, he cant forget the guy who shows up to help.

After Jason adopts one of the dogs, he and Ryder become fast friends—until one night, Ryder lets down his guard and Jason recognizes his desire. Soon, they cant deny the passion between them but will family differences and ugly prejudices keep them apart, or can they fight to prove that love is precious, no matter the flavor?



Excerpt: “Hey, Jason, hows it going?” Ryder accepted licks from the dogs as he extended his hand to help the guy up from the floor. Jasons wary eyes flashed at him as he took his hand, gripping it tightly for a moment before withdrawing it after he was on his feet. 

“Uh, can we talk a moment, in private?” Jason stood close enough for Ryder to feel the tension rolling off his body. His smoothly shaven jaw clenched tight, a muscle ticking in the hollow by his ear.

Another surge of pure lust jolted through Ryder, which he immediately and viciously smothered. “Uh, well, I just got here…”

Emily, the matchmaker, pushed them into the back office. “Go, go. Well set up lunch. Its slow so far today, Ry. No calls. Connor and I can start planning the chamber of commerce thing.” She winked at him, even though he tried giving her his best evil glare. “Take your time, boys.” She slammed the door behind him.

He sighed and faced Jason. “So.”

Jason kicked the floor. “Umm, hows your head this morning? Im thinking you must have a wicked hangover.” The room they were in was pretty small, without much space to maneuver around. Jason backed up and leaned against the desk.

Remaining by the door, Ryder shrugged. “Not so bad. Guess all the water I drank at the end helped, and Connor gave me some aspirin before he left the bar.”

Jasons blue eyes pinned him so that he couldnt look away. “Well, I didnt come here to talk about your drinking habits.”

Ryder raised a brow. “No? So why are you here, then?” He crossed his arms over his chest. “Last night I thought I said everything that needed saying.”

Still glaring at him, Jason moved a step closer. “I know you did, but I didnt get a chance to say anything. You dismissed me like I was a stranger. I thought we were friends, Ry.” He raked his hand through his hair as his voice, full of frustration, rose a notch. “Look, I didnt plan on it happening. It surprised me as much as you, but I thought you knew me well enough to know I wouldnt fuck around with you.”

Ryder tried to ease Jasons agitated state. “Its fine. Lets forget about it, all right?” He gave him an uncertain smile. Better this way. They could work through Jasons uncomfortable feelings, and as for his own yet-to-be-reckoned-with desires, he could push them back into that black box where he kept all his lifes disappointments. Right now it contained his parentstreatment of him, his inability to see his brother, the brief affairs with Josh and Matt. Jason would be one more depressing addition.

Jason cocked his head and narrowed his eyes. “I don’t think you understand.” He took a step closer. “Im not sorry for kissing you.”

Jasons soft, husky voice sent a shiver through Ryder. He backtracked back a few steps. “I am, though. Im not looking to teach someone to be gay. You either are or you arent, man, and youre straight.” It pained him to push the guy away, but he wasnt about to sacrifice a friendship for casual sex.

Jason snorted. “You dont really know shit about me. If I was perfectly straight, would I have dreams about you?”


Available for purchase at: Loose ID
 
Author BioFelice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. She started reading traditional historical romances when she was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasnt until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeths court that her interest in romance novels became renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her tastes shifted. While she still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, she began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. And once she picked up her first, she became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, she knew she wanted to write her own.

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of her own. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. She practices law but daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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3 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved this book and can't wait for more. Go Felice!! <3

    Zane Kage

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