I’m excited to discover a new awesome MM Romance author and want to say that The Palisade, Rosalind Abel’s first title, was a delight. Small town gorgeous setting, great cast of characters, moving romance and some hard earning growing for both of our heroes. Falling in love can be exciting to read about, but I have a special place in my heart for stories that go deeper into how love asks us to evolve into better people. Please help me welcome Rosalind by commenting below!
Rosalind has generously offered to award a $5 Amazon gift card to one of our commenters, so get your foot in the door!
Thank you so much to Michele Fogal for letting me stop for The Palisade Blog Tour! And thank you to each of you taking the time to check it out!
The Palisade is the first book of the Lavender Shores series. Each of the novels will be able to be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. I’m going to let the excerpt and blurb speak themselves, but I will promise you romance, steamy sex, laughter, all the feels, and a happily ever after.
The Palisade is now up on Amazon!!!!!! I might be touch excited!!! (It will also be part of Kindle Unlimited.)
I can’t wait for you to fall in love with Andrew, Joel, and Lavender Shores.
Let me the scene a bit for you. I wanted to share just a snippet to give you a taste of the sweetness and sexiness that awaits you in The Palisade. (And, you’ll get to find out two of my personal all-time favorite chefs are in this portion.) Andrew and Joel have had a stressful day. Both of them are feelings things they hadn’t planned on feeling. This was supposed to simply be a hook up. Andrew is under the impression that Joel is going to move to Lavender Shores. For Joel, that was never the plan… but Andrew is making him begin to reconsider.
Excerpt from The Palisade
On the way back into Lavender Shores, we got my stuff from the hotel and then stopped at the grocery store. As soon as we walked into the bright lights, the mood seemed to ease. Actually, Andrew’s mood lifted and swept me right along with him.
He stopped in the middle of the produce section and turned to me, eyes bright with excitement. “Okay, so you have choices. My two favorite Food Network chefs are Giada De Laurentiis, who does a killer pea and mascarpone manicotti, and Alex Guarnaschelli, who has the best meatloaf recipe in the world, which you cannot repeat to my father, as I tell him his is the best.” He leaned closer and whispered, “It isn’t.” He straightened again, stuffing his hands in his pockets and causing his chest to flex under his T-shirt. “Which one do you want?”
God, he was cute. He was practically bouncing on his toes. And I got to see him cook. If this was a precursor, I was going to have a hard time keeping my hands off him. “Am I supposed to pick based on the food or the chef name? I guess since we’re gay, I’ll go with the guy. So, Alex.”
He rolled his eyes. “You’re the city boy; you’re supposed to be the cultured one. Alex is a woman. They both are.” He narrowed his eyes suddenly. “And by the way, sexist much?”
I raised my hands in mock innocence. “Hey, I’m planning on getting very, very naked with a hot man tonight. I just figured we should stick with a theme.”
I’d expected one of his trademark blushes, hoped for it in fact, but his expression grew serious. “You’re right. Sex. I should’ve thought of that. Okay, scrap those options. Both of those are heavy. Giada also has a halibut with artichoke-and-olive caponata from her healthy cookbook. We’ll do that. Much lighter. Sound good?”
“Uhm, sure? I don’t even know what a capatopi is.”
He laughed. “I don’t know what that is either. It might be one of those deer-looking animals in the Serengeti. But a caponata is a sauce, typically done with eggplant, but she uses artichokes instead of eggplant and bell peppers. It’s amazing. We’ll do that.”
“Whatever you say, chef. Do we need to go to your house to get the recipe?”
“Nope.” Andrew tapped his temple. “I’ve got this.”
I leaned in and gave him a kiss. “You keep getting more and more adorable. It’s fucking dangerous.”
There was the blush, but he grimaced playfully. “I already saw an example today of the kind of guy you label as adorable. I think I’m going to have to request you refrain from that particular insult.”
I kissed him again and felt a wave of relief. We were back on track to enjoying what little time we had together. Thank God.
Just as he turned, I noticed a particularly wonderfully shaped squash close to his elbow. I snatched it, wrapped my arms around him, and waggled it near his face as I whispered in his ear, “Whatever you’re making, can we get this? We don’t have to eat it, but it looks like a thickness you’d enjoy.”
Without missing a beat, one hand snuck back and squeezed my crotch. “So far, I’m more than satisfied with this level of thickness.” With the other, he snagged a different squash from the pile. “Plus, if we’re going that route, this one has the perfect curve.”
“Wow, you’re dirty. Thankfully!” I kissed his ear before releasing him and returned the squashes to the wild. They were almost the luckiest produce in the world. Although, I was glad I didn’t have to share.
I hope you enjoyed this delicious portion of The Palisade. Feel free to explore all that Lavender Shores has to offer by visiting lavendershores.com. Don’t forget, The Palisade is on sale now!
Check out the rest of the blog tour for more information, excerpts, giveaways, and fun.
June 14—Boy Meets Boy
June 15—Love Bytes
June 17—Joyfully Jay
June 20—RELEASE DAY!!!
June 21—My Fiction Nook
Rosalind Abel Information:
Amazon author page: http://amzn.to/2qoiuLC
The Palisade Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2qTzexT
Facebook Author page: http://bit.ly/2rH8C4o
Rosalind Abel Website: http://www.rosalindabel.com
Lavender Shores Website: http://www.lavendershores.com
(Rosalind Abel Author)
Publication date: June 20, 2017
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Rosalind Abel grew up tending chickens alongside her sweet and faithful Chow, Lord Elgin. While her fantasy of writing novels was born during her teen years, she never would have dreamed she’d one day publish steamy romances about gorgeous men. However, sometimes life turns out better than planned.
In between crafting scorching sex scenes and helping her men find their soul mates, Rosalind enjoys cooking, collecting toys, and making the best damn scrapbooks in the world (this claim hasn’t been proven, but she’s willing to put good money on it).
She adores MM Romance, the power it has to sweep the reader away into worlds filled with passion, steam, and love. Rosalind also enjoys her collection of plot bunnies and welcomes new fuzzy ones into her home all the time, so feel free to send any adorable ones her way.
Blurb for The Palisade:
Confident businessman Joel Rhodes sees the small California town of Lavender Shores as nothing more than a business opportunity and a final stepping stone to the position he’s been working toward his entire life. It was supposed to be just one night in town to close the deal, and sleeping with one of the local men, no matter how gorgeous, meant nothing more than a few hours of fun.
Andrew Kelly is perfectly content with the life he has in his hometown. So much so that the only thing missing is someone to share it with. Going to bed with a tourist was never meant to be the answer to his dreams, just a beautiful distraction. He could get back to looking for Mr. Right the next day.
Both Andrew’s and Joel’s worlds are turned upside down when a few hours of pleasure get extended to a couple of days. Even that shouldn’t have been a big deal. You can’t fall in love in that amount of time. That isn’t how it works. However, if destinies collide, a few short days may be all it takes to find your soul mate. Even so, when secrets and motivations get tangled, fate may do nothing more than leave two hearts in pieces.
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