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: An excerpt from my M/M Erotic Romance THE BREAK-IN

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.

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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.

“Huh?”

“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.

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

A title & another teaser for SWEPT AWAY

I can now share my new short story’s title. It’s called “Swept Away.” I guest blogged at Michael Mandrake’s blog today about writing from a picture prompt and shared another short excerpt: http://ow.ly/5raI8

I have to say, I had fun writing in first person POV again. I’ll let you know when the story is available to read.

If you haven’t read MORE or BREATHE you can also comment at the link above for a chance to win a free ebook copy of your choice.

Hope you have a fabulous week!
Sloan

Preview of a New Short Story

Finished revising and editing my latest short story (based on the picture above), and it’s off to my critique partner. There will probably be a few corrections/changes, but for the most part it’s done!

I have to say, I’m really happy with how quickly I wrote this one, as well as how the story turned out. I won’t share the title yet as the group at Goodreads is doing some fun stuff with guessing titles and character names.

In celebration of finishing it, I thought I’d give you guys a little preview.

Here’s a snippet:

I expected him to bend me over a piece of the matching wicker deck furniture, the table or maybe one of the oversize lounge chairs, but he didn’t. He smiled again. I hadn’t seen him smile this much in months. He looked like a dope with the silly grin and his dick rock hard. I didn’t care. It was a stunning combination.

“Race you,” he said, then jumped off the deck and ran onto the beach stark naked, heading for the water’s edge.

“Asshole,” I called out as I kicked off my shorts and shoes. I chased after him, laughing all the way to the water. He’d already made it in waist-high by the time I got there. He splashed me as I ran in. I lunged at him, and he let out a huge-ass giggle as I wrapped my arms around his chest from behind. A fucking giggle.

Wait. That hadn’t come from him. It was from me. His laugh still sounded like a guy his size normally would. It sounded great. I sounded like a kid running to get to the dodgeball first at recess. Maybe it was the sound of pure joy.

– From a new short story coming soon to the M/M Romance group at Goodreads and my website

Edited post on 7/1/11: revised the above except to incorporate final revisions.

Inspiration For a New Story

Today I worked on a new short story for the upcoming “Hot July Days…M/M Style” event at the M/M Romance group on Goodreads.

For this event, members of the group wrote letters requesting a story centered around one of their favorite photos. Authors or writers in the group then volunteered to write a free short story based on the letter and picture of their choice.

Here’s the picture I selected (not sure of the original source). I fell in love with it right off.

I got a good start on the story today and have outlined the rest of it. It has a lovely romantic ending, and you all know how much I love when a couple of guys take a moment to get a little sweet with each other. Especially a couple of bears on the beach.

After the story is posted at the Goodreads group, I can add it to my website. I’ll let you all know when it’s available.

Hope you have a fabulous week!