For Love and Forever Out Now & My Monthly Blog Giveaway

For Love and Forever by Sloan Parker

For Love and Forever is out now! This collection features six gay love stories, including my most recent titles: HIS ROOMMATE’S SECRET and COPS AND LOVERS. All of the stories in this collection were previously released as individual ebooks.

You can pick up a copy of FOR LOVE AND FOREVER at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. The ebook should be showing up at other retailers in the next few days, and the trade paperback will be available soon too. This will be the first time any of these stories are available in print. (Edited to Add: The trade paperback is now live at CreateSpace. It should be out at other online bookstores soon)

This Month’s Giveaway: Winner’s Choice of…

  1. A $15 All Romance eBooks gift card or…
  2. Your pick of up to 3 specific titles at All Romance eBooks (totaling no more than $18). The titles will be gifted to you at All Romance so they must be ebooks currently on the ARe website.

How to Enter the Giveaway (a new way to enter):

Rules and Terms: 

  • The giveaway runs until the end of the day tomorrow. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 31stOne random winner will be selected and then contacted directly about his/her prize. Chances of winning depends on the total number of entries. No purchase necessary. The giveaway is open internationally as All Romance eBooks does work with customers from outside the United States. To redeem the prize, the winner must have, or be willing to create, an account at All Romance eBooks.

Thanks for entering and good luck! Be sure to check back next month for another reader giveaway. If you’d like, you can sign-up to receive my blog posts via email. I post about twice a week.

Sloan’s Favorites: My Fave M/M “Dad, meet my boyfriend” Scene

Here’s another selection in my “Favorite Scenes” series. It’s from MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK.

Why I chose this excerpt: The relationship between Scott and his father was a special part of this story for me. I wanted to show that the most important man in Scott’s life had always been his dad. Until he met Mark. His dad and Mark could’ve ended up fighting over Scott’s attention, but that wasn’t the kind of man I wanted his father to be. When I was writing the scene below, I knew that a dad who so deeply loved and cared for his son could’ve attacked Mark as soon as he saw those bruises, before listening to Scott. But Scott’s dad was the kind of man who typically listened first, then reacted. I love how this scene showcases that. Of course his dad wants to immediately take Scott out of the situation, but he also stops to find out the truth, find out what his son wants and how he feels about it.

Please note: Amazon currently has this title listed as part of the MORE series. It is not. We’re working with Amazon to get that information corrected. 

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“Your roommates said you’d moved out. Owen at the coffee shop told me where to find this place.” He threw a heated look Mark’s way. “I’m guessing it was your idea that my son lie to me?”

“No,” Scott said. “Dad, I—”

“Not telling me you’re living with someone is lying. The kind of man who encourages you to lie to me is not good enough for you.”

It wasn’t hard to miss the clench of Mark’s jaw. He didn’t react, though. His voice was neutral when he said, “I should go put on some clothes.”

“Yeah, you do that.” Scott’s dad turned his back on Mark.

Mark gave Scott a look, part apology, part worry, part support, then headed for his bedroom.

After the bedroom door shut, his dad opened his mouth as if to say something else but gasped instead. He gripped Scott by the elbows and held his arms up, examining one wrist, then the other. The slight bruising was almost gone, but it was still obvious enough, even in the low light of the candles. And with the way the marks had faded, they looked like fingerprints wrapped around Scott’s arms.

“Did he do this to you?”

“It’s not—”

“Go get your things, Scott. You’re not staying here.”

A flash of lightning lit up the room, immediately followed by a crack of thunder that tore through the small apartment.

Scott stood frozen in place. He’d never heard his dad sound so pissed off.

“Dad, it’s nothing.”

“Nothing?” He reached for Scott’s arm again. “He’s hurting you.”

“No!” Scott kept his gaze locked on the floor. He so didn’t want to explain this. “Please don’t ask.” That was when the lights decided to turn back on. Perfect timing. Out of the corner of his eye, Scott could see his dad intensely watching him.

“Is he hurting you?”

Scott shook his head.

“Is someone else?”

“No.” He crossed the room and dropped onto the couch. His still-heated ass stung with the action. He held back the wince.

His dad came to sit next to him. “What happened?” He examined Scott’s wrists again, more closely this time. “This is from being tied up.”

“Please. Can we just drop it? You’re my dad.”

“That’s why I have to know.”

“But it’s embarrassing talking about this with you.”

“I’m sorry about that, but we are not going to drop it. Mark did this to you?”

Oh God. What was he supposed to say?

“He ties you up?”

Scott nodded.

His dad didn’t say anything more right away. Hopefully he’d decided to let the completely embarrassing conversation go.

Or not.

More softly he asked, “It’s something you want him to do?”

Yet again, Scott couldn’t find the words.

“I have to know, Scott. Is this from him doing something you wanted?”

“Yes.”

“It’s something you enjoy?”

There was no getting out of admitting the truth. He swallowed, then spoke again in a rush. “Yes.”

“Does he hit you?”

He could still feel the warm sting of Mark’s hand on him. He searched for the right words. “He doesn’t hurt me.” He dropped his head and buried his face in his hands. His next words were muffled. “Can we not talk about this?”

There was a long pause, and then his dad said, “It’s okay.” He ran a comforting hand over Scott’s back, then sank back farther on the couch. “In fact, your mother liked that sort of thing.”

“Dad!” Scott lifted his head but still couldn’t face him.

“Oh, I forgot. Parents don’t have sex.” He could tell his dad was smiling now. “She was a wonderful person. Having a lot in common with her is not a bad thing.”

“I know.” He always loved when his dad compared him to her. He wouldn’t let what they were talking about change that reaction.

“I should’ve guessed when I saw those marks. She bruised easily like you. It’s just… I worry about you.”

“Mark is a really good guy. He cares about me.”

“I can see that.”

Scott looked at his dad for the first time since moving to the couch. He was staring off toward the end of the hallway.

Mark stood there, now fully dressed, concern evident in the confused expression on his face. “Is everything okay?”

“Yeah.” Scott tried to keep his voice even, despite the awkwardness of the moment. “Everything’s fine.”

Mark nodded. “Okay. I’ll let you two talk.” He hesitated like it was taking all his effort to walk away. He gave Scott another nod and headed back down the hall for his room.

After the door closed, his dad said, “I trust you. I trust your judgment. But I need you to promise me one thing. That you’ll never let him or anyone else do something you don’t want. No matter what you feel for him. And if it becomes too much, if it’s changing into something you don’t want and you don’t know how to walk away, you’ll come talk to me.”

“I promise. Can we not talk about this anymore?”

(c) Sloan Parker, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

The full story is available at: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | iBooks | B&N | All Romance eBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Out Now: MORE THAN MOST (More Book 2)

More Than Most (More Book 2)

Richard, Luke, and Matthew return in this sequel to MORE, a Rainbow Award winner for Best Gay Contemporary Romance.

You can pick up a copy now at the special introductory price: Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords

 

Here’s a snippet from one of my favorite moments in the book:

“But it doesn’t change that it was my fault.”

Before the words had finished leaving my lips, Matthew was climbing over the seat. He sat half on my lap, half on the center console. He laid his head on my shoulder and wrapped his arms around me.

 

Book Description:

Investment manager and always-in-control Richard Marshall has just landed a historic estate he’s waited years to acquire. Gone a lot for his work, he’s seriously craving his men. Yet it’s more than just the sex he’s missing. Emotionally-traumatized Luke is still dealing with the aftereffects of his father’s attempt to kill him, and Matthew’s trying to find his way as part of a menage relationship.

When Luke and Matthew come clean with Richard about what they’ve been feeling, he knows there’s only one way to solve all his problems: keep them close by accepting their help to investigate why someone wants to destroy the mansion he’s trying to save. When it becomes clear he’s put his family in danger, Richard has to choose between giving up control and pushing away the men he loves right when they’ve started to heal and have rekindled the explosive chemistry that brought them all together.

A menage relationship is hard enough. Add in danger, intrigue, a haunted mansion, and three sexually frustrated men, and it’s not a typical love story. It’s much more.

This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and an all-male menage relationship.

Length: 95,928 words. eISBN: 978-0-9911212-7-4, ISBN: 978-0-9911212-8-1.

More Than Most Release Party

Enter the Release Party Giveaway for a chance at a $25 e-gift card to All Romance eBooks and a bundle of Sloan Parker’s novels in print. You can enter the giveaway once per day for a total of seven entries per person. The giveaway ends 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Release Party: Gift Card & Print Bundle Giveaway

More Than Most Release Party

Click here to enter the giveaway. One entry per person per day during the release party.

To celebrate my new novel (which releases tomorrow!), I’m offering readers a chance to win a $25 e-gift card to All Romance eBooks and a bundle of Sloan Parker novels in print (Breathe, Take Me Home, and More Than Just a Good Book).

The giveaway starts today and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Click here for the full details on the giveaway and to enter for a chance to win. Be sure to return to the blog for my behind-the-story posts all week and to enter the giveaway each day to increase your chances of winning.

You can enter the giveaway once per day during the release party for a total of seven (7) entries per person. Good luck!

Revised edition of BREATHE now available in e-book and trade paperback

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I’m thrilled to share that the updated version of BREATHE with new cover art is out in bookstores now. This edition includes the original novel as well as the epilogue WHAT YOU DO TO ME that was previously available separately. You can pick up a copy in both e-book and trade paperback formats.

The e-book is available at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords. It’ll also be available soon at Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and other stores. The paperback is at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and CreateSpace.

*For readers who purchased the previous edition of BREATHE, you can still read the free epilogue on my website.