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Here’s my fourth selection in my “Favorite Scenes” series.
Why I chose this excerpt: I’ve always been a fan of the calm, private moments where people who are in love allow themselves to be vulnerable with each other, when they are lying in bed together, sharing intimacies and dialogue that only they (and the reader) can fully understand.
Spoiler Alert: this excerpt is taken from the end of the story and gives away certain twists.
Roger sighed. “Damn. You always were a sweet fuck.”
I laughed and smacked his arm. “I’m feeling the love.”
He sat up so fast the bed creaked. He leaned over me. “You should. And next time, don’t run from it.”
I nodded, and Roger sank back to the bed.
Doug reached for the blankets and lifted them over us. “Sleep.”
I could do that. I hadn’t been so relaxed since the night before I’d been arrested.
“Billy,” Roger said.
“I think we had a break-in. They left the window open.”
I laughed again. Leaving the window open had been my reminder I had to leave. When I jerked off on their sheets, it was easy to focus on my cock and forget my heart. Forget I didn’t belong there.
I threw the covers back, lunged for the window across the room, and tripped. I landed on the floor with my feet stuck in the twisted blanket and my hands gripping the long curtains on either side of the window.
Doug laughed, cackled, whatever you called it when someone couldn’t sit up and was clutching their gut while the laughs poured out.
Roger shifted to the foot of the bed and peered down at me. “Are you okay?”
“Yeah. I am now.” I kicked off the blanket, stood, and slammed the window shut. The faint sounds of honking horns, the hum of the traffic, the occasional shout disappeared. All I heard was the slowing laughter behind me and the low, deep voice that said, “You’re home, Billy.”
(c) Sloan Parker, 2011. All Rights Reserved.
My website has been updated with all the behind-the-story info for MORE THAN MOST (More Book 2). I shared most of these during the book’s release party, but now all the character interviews, playlists, related blog posts, and character sketches for the series are available in one place. And if you haven’t read it yet, don’t miss the brief conversation with Matthew that takes place before the third book in the series.
I’m thrilled to share that I’m putting the final touches on this book, and I’ve been posting some preview snippets over at Tumblr that you can check out. Also, I’ll be sharing a longer excerpt in my next newsletter. You can sign up for a copy here. (Be sure to click the link in the confirmation email.)
No release date yet, but it’s getting close to send in to my publisher so I’ll keep you posted when I know more.
- I’m learning more and more about Richard. I thought I had him all figured out in book one. Writing from his point of view in this sequel has definitely given me more to explore about him, including things that I hadn’t really considered before now.
- Whenever the very-damaged Luke opens up without being prompted, I just smile and think… Now that’s progress!
- I love when I reach that magic moment in the manuscript where a scene becomes so much more than what I’d planned in the outline. There’s more depth and meaning, and the dialogue sparks reactions and interactions that I hadn’t planned on.
- It’s been such a relief (and a surprise) that the sex and emotional scenes are still the easiest for me to draft. I was afraid writing a sequel with an existing relationship would mean I’d end up forcing the sex into the story, or that it would lack any kind of emotional punch.
- I’m really enjoying the moments where Matthew makes a comment that puts things into a new perspective for the other two.
- I adore the moments when the three men just let go and laugh together. Especially when it comes after an intense interaction.
- Richard, despite all of his strength and determination to succeed, can admit to his weaknesses and fears, and I find that very sexy.
- Revising is still a highlight of the writing process for me. I’ve gone back over the first few chapters several times now. Reworking the plot points, the characters’ actions and reactions, the dialogue, and the writing itself always gives me such a rush as the scene becomes more finalized.
- Hearing from readers who are excited to spend time with these characters again motivates me like nothing else.
- I still love writing about love. That’s fundamentally what it’s all about for me. There’s power and beauty in the briefest conversations and the smallest touches between lovers.