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Out Now! Fall for you by Valerie Ullmer #MFRWAuthor #MWTease #M/MRomance

Welcome to MidWeek Tease, where authors share tempting snippets to tide you over till the weekend. A huge shout out to author Angelica Dawson for hosting our blog hop every week!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re thrilled fellow author Valerie Ullmer could join us on this special day when love is in the air. Here’s a peek at her contribution to the All You Need is Love Boxed Set, released yesterday and available for just 99 cents.

EXCERPT

Sebastian beamed at him and managed to quickly change the subject.  “Ready to see our new place?”

Ethan nodded.  He felt a loss when Sebastian squeezed his hand once before he let go.  Sebastian opened the driver’s side door and Ethan copied the movement on his side, wondering if he would survive living in a space with Sebastian and be able to keep his feelings locked down deep inside.

“Let’s get our stuff after.  I want you to see it first.”  Sebastian’s excitement made Ethan smile.

Sebastian reached for Ethan’s arm and led him to the side entrance of the modern building Ethan hadn’t noticed before.  Ethan was surprised when Sebastian kept his warm hand on his arm, underneath his grey tee, skin on skin.  As Sebastian turned to shoot him a smile of reassurance, walking backward toward the door, Ethan couldn’t help but noticed how the blue of Sebastian’s tee brought out the hazel of his eyes.  Thinking that he might have been staring a little too long, he glanced down and back up at Sebastian, who still smiled at him.

Reaching back to open the door, Sebastian moved his hand out of the way in time to avoid the door that was pushed open from the inside.  Darting his gaze to the opened door, Ethan barely contained his groan when he spotted the pretty blonde exiting the building.

Well, it was good while it lasted.

She was exactly Sebastian’s type.  Blonde, slender, and wearing a tight white tank and shorts.  He knew Sebastian wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to flirt with her.

Ethan tried to pull his arm from Sebastian’s grip, wanting to go inside and avoid the inevitable, but found himself trapped when she turned and smiled at Sebastian.  With a quick glance to see what Ethan had been looking at, Sebastian turned back to Ethan and raised a brow.

“Hi, I’m Sarah.”

Ethan was stunned silent when Sebastian gave her a quick nod in greeting and dragged Ethan through the door and up the short flight of stairs.  With one last glance behind him to make sure Ethan hadn’t bolted, Sebastian unlocked the door to their flat.

“What?”

“That was the first time I’ve witnessed you not flirt with a woman.  And she was blonde.”

Sebastian laughed and shook his head, opening the door.  “I’m partial to dark hair and olive skin.”

“Since when?” Ethan blurted.

Sebastian’s smile grew wider.  He turned and walked inside the flat, leaving Ethan to follow.

As if on autopilot, Ethan walked in behind Sebastian, keeping his eyes on his wide shoulders, waiting silently to see what he would say.

“After Amber, and others that came before her, I realized that I needed some time alone to think about who I want to be with.  I’ve figured out a lot of things after I quit serial dating.”

His words, while doing nothing to clear up why he hadn’t flirted with Sarah downstairs, struck him as sincere and completely serious.  His heart beat hard and his hands went numb, unable to stop his thoughts from presuming that Sebastian felt more for him than friendship.  And as quickly as they’d come, he dismissed his crazy notions that Sebastian would fall in love with him after all their years of friendship.

BLURB: Fall for You
by Valerie Ullmer

Ethan Sutton had come to the stunning revelation that he’d fallen in love with his best friend, Sebastian Young.  Although friends since childhood, Ethan vowed to keep his feelings for Sebastian under wraps and live the rest of his life with this one secret between them rather than risk a lifelong connection and never see him again.  But when they move into their own apartment at the start of their third year of college, can Ethan keep his feelings from showing when they live so close together?

Sebastian Young had an epiphany about Ethan at the end of last year and arranged for the shared apartment he’d found over the summer to be closer to Ethan and see if a relationship could develop between them.  But as they settle into their lives in a new place with such close quarters, ex-girlfriends, nosy downstairs neighbors, and Sebastian’s own doubts, their relationship could be in jeopardy before it even begins.

Can two best friends admit their feelings and fall in love?

Ethan realized falling in love with his best friend had been easy.  Keeping his feelings a secret from Sebastian as they move into a one-bedroom loft and deal with decisions from their past might prove a bit more difficult.

BLURB: All You Need is Love
Limited Edition Boxed Set

Romance Collections is proud to present these fourteen stories of love that knows no boundaries. Like rivers flowing through the canvas of earth, these stories will run deep, touch softly and leave you breathless.
No matter who it is with, passion is magnificent, desires are bold, and love is beautiful.

Stories by Tamsin Baker, Jess Buffett,‎ Kristine Cayne,‎ Adriana Kraft,‎ Cate Farren,‎ Valerie Ullmer,‎ Kai Tyler,‎ Lexi Thorne,‎ Izzy Szyn,‎ Aeryn Jaden, Dana Kenzi, Celia Fay, and Dani Gray.

BUY LINKS ~ Just $.99

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078PZR8HY

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/all-you-need-is-love/id1330261438?mt=11

B&N:  https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-you-need-is-love-tamsin-baker/1127753593?ean=2940154950586

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/all-you-need-is-love-27

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary romances with strong alpha males and brilliant, beautiful heroines. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She’s addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character driven romances.

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“…with our lover asleep upstairs.” #MWTease #MFRWAuthor #99cents

Welcome to MidWeek Tease, where authors share tempting snippets to tide you over till the weekend. A huge shout out to author Angelica Dawson for hosting our blog hop every week!

We’re beyond excited to be part of the erotic romance LGBTQ Special Edition Box set All You Need is Love, releasing February 13 and now up for pre-order for just 99 cents!

Here’s another teaser from our contribution, Three: A Love Story.

EXCERPT

Set-Up: Our threesome has just experienced their first three-way…

Slowly, Mason opened one eyelid and then the other to see Susan eyeing him thoughtfully.

She slanted a finger across her lips and gestured toward a snoozing Jamie. “All of the built-up tension over the last several days must’ve drained her,” Susan whispered.

Mason nodded, but he didn’t know quite what was expected of him—of them—now. If Jamie was awake, she’d sort things out, but she was asleep.

Susan’s eyes sparkled. She leaned closer and flicked her tongue at his ear. “Let’s go get some water. We both probably need to replenish before turning our attention to Jams.”

“Sure,” Mason said, moving carefully off the bed, with Susan following. She was behaving as if nothing momentous had occurred. Okay, he could do that.

He led the way downstairs to the kitchen. Neither of them had bothered with a wrap. He grabbed a water from the fridge for Susan, took one for himself, and then another for Jamie.

“So,” Susan said after downing a quarter of a bottle of water, “was that as surprising to you as it was to me? You can be completely honest with me. We don’t have Jams here trying to put the best spin on everything. It’s just you and me.”

“So it is. Honesty has to be a foundation, no matter how all of this works out in the long run.”

“If it even has a chance to work out in the long run.”

“Exactly. To answer your question, I didn’t really know what to expect.” He shook his head. “That was mind blowing, that’s for sure.”

Susan arched an eyebrow. “But what it means remains up in the air?”

“True. No matter what Jamie thinks, a spectacular afternoon of sex isn’t going to produce what she’s hoping for.”

Susan winced.

“At least not immediately. And to be perfectly honest, I didn’t know you had that much passion. I didn’t know if I’d ever get my cock back. Not that I was in a hurry to retrieve it.”

“Couldn’t remain standing any longer.” She laughed, looked at him in a funny way, and laughed again.

“What is it? Is it something I said?”

“No. Not that. It’s us. Here we are standing stark naked in your kitchen discussing some of the most outrageous sex either of us may have ever had, with our lover asleep upstairs.”

BLURB

Three: A Love Story

Three lives—but how many loves?

Committed lovers for three years, Jamie and Susan are good together. Jamie knows she wants Susan in her life forever. But what if that’s not enough?

Both bi, the two have continued dating men occasionally, and now Jamie’s falling in love with Mason. Can she love two persons? Will her love for either one wrench the other one out of her life?

Jamie’s convinced a long-term three-way relationship is the answer, but none of the players is prepared for what’s coming. Two-way relationships are hard enough—is a three-way even possible? And if so, what must each of them give up to create it?

BOXED SET BLURB

All You Need is Love

Romance Collections is proud to present these fourteen stories of love that knows no boundaries. Like rivers flowing through the canvas of earth, these stories will run deep, touch softly and leave you breathless.

No matter who it is with, passion is magnificent, desires are bold, and love is beautiful.

Fourteen new stories
from these marvelous authors!

Tamsin Baker;‎ Jess Buffett,‎ Kristine Cayne,‎
Adriana Kraft,‎ Cate Farren,‎ Valerie Ullmer,‎
Kai Tyler,‎ Lexi Thorne,‎ Izzy Szyn,‎
Aeryn Jaden, Dana Kenzi, Celia Fay,
Avery Sky, and Dani Gray.

PRE-ORDER LINKS $.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078PZR8HY

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/all-you-need-is-love-27

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/all-you-need-is-love/id1330261438?mt=11

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-you-need-is-love-tamsin-baker/1127753593?ean=2940154950586

 

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Be sure to check out the rest of the Midweek teases from these marvelous authors:

 

…what’s really on your mind? #MWTease #MFRWAuthor #99cents

Welcome to MidWeek Tease, where authors share tempting snippets to tide you over till the weekend. A huge shout out to author Angelica Dawson for hosting our blog hop every week!

We’re beyond excited to be part of the erotic romance LGBTQ Special Edition Box set All You Need is Love, releasing February 13 and now up for pre-order for just 99 cents!

Here’s another teaser from our contribution, Three: A Love Story.

EXCERPT

Jamie tilted her head to the side as Susan curled back in next to her. “So what do you think of Mason?”

“Ah, Mason. He’s the source of your stewing. Is he starting to wear on you? How long has it been—three months? Four months?”

“He’s not wearing on me. And it’s nearly five months.” Jamie paused to wet her lips. “You didn’t answer my question. What do you think of him? What do you really think of him?”

Susan flinched. “Well, I haven’t thought a lot about him, though I must say he has stayed around longer than any guy in recent memory.” Susan sighed. “Okay, to be honest. I think he seems like a very nice guy. When he’s over here, it’s because he’s come to see you, so I don’t really spend a lot of time with him. I’ve cooked a few dinners for you guys, but most of time he comes, you go out, you come back, and you fuck like two wildcats. I’m surprised the neighbors haven’t complained. And he’s usually gone before I’m up in the morning. And lately you’ve been spending much more time at his house than at our apartment…for your love nest activities, that is. I must say that’s easier on me. I get more sleep, and I don’t have to imagine what you and he are doing to each other.”

“That’s it?”

“What else do you want me to say? I’m an English professor, not a social worker. He doesn’t seem abusive. He’s easy to look at. He doesn’t…” Susan paused. “Uh oh. If he’s not wearing on you and yet you’re stewing about him…” She arched an eyebrow. “Jams, maybe you’d better tell me what’s really on your mind.”

Jamie didn’t miss the sudden flash of anxiety that crossed Susan’s face.

BLURB

Three: A Love Story

Three lives—but how many loves?

Committed lovers for three years, Jamie and Susan are good together. Jamie knows she wants Susan in her life forever. But what if that’s not enough?

Both bi, the two have continued dating men occasionally, and now Jamie’s falling in love with Mason. Can she love two persons? Will her love for either one wrench the other one out of her life?

Jamie’s convinced a long-term three-way relationship is the answer, but none of the players is prepared for what’s coming. Two-way relationships are hard enough—is a three-way even possible? And if so, what must each of them give up to create it?

BOXED SET BLURB

All You Need is Love

Romance Collections is proud to present these fourteen stories of love that knows no boundaries. Like rivers flowing through the canvas of earth, these stories will run deep, touch softly and leave you breathless.

No matter who it is with, passion is magnificent, desires are bold, and love is beautiful.

Fourteen new stories
from these marvelous authors!

Tamsin Baker;‎ Jess Buffett,‎ Kristine Cayne,‎
Adriana Kraft,‎ Cate Farren,‎ Valerie Ullmer,‎
Kai Tyler,‎ Lexi Thorne,‎ Izzy Szyn,‎
Aeryn Jaden, Dana Kenzi, Celia Fay,
Avery Sky, and Dani Gray.

PRE-ORDER LINKS  $.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078PZR8HY

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/all-you-need-is-love-27

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/all-you-need-is-love/id1330261438?mt=11

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-you-need-is-love-tamsin-baker/1127753593?ean=2940154950586

 

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