I’m in deadline heck again. Working on my second book for Harlequin medicals. It’s due April 25th, so while I’m in my cave the always AWESOME Cassandra Carr is guesting in my place talking about her new book See the Light, which looks super hot.
It has hockey players. What’s NOT to love about that?
Take it away, Cassandra!
People have asked me why I chose to write a m/m story after writing about twenty m/f stories of different types. The answer to that is easy! I love men, and all the cool things that make them men, so it stands to reason if I like one, I’ll like two.
Only men have that awesome little indentation where their torso meets their leg. Well, that’s not entirely true, but it looks completely different on a man. Men have broad shoulders and stubbly cheeks, strong legs and big hands.
In order words, much bodily awesomeness contained in one package (heh). When there’s two packages it’s twice the fun.
But, you’ll point out, they’re not interested in you. They’re interested in each other. Uh, okay. Go to it. I’ll just sit here in my recliner with some popcorn and wine and watch. Men approach sex with each other completely differently than they do if they’re bedding a woman. Many men I know say they try to temper their strength so they don’t hurt their bed partner, but in general they don’t have to worry about that with another man. They can let go and get rough without anyone being crushed by their man strength. Yeah, a little sarcasm at the end there. I couldn’t help it.
Men also don’t have quite the angst level as a man and a woman can. Much as I love writing the struggle to find, nurture, and accept love between a man and a woman, the process of two men falling in love is fascinating. I’ve got fodder for several more books!
What’s your favorite part of having two men’s stories told in a book?
Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning erotic romance writer with Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, Sybarite Seductions, Decadent Publishing, and Loose Id. She lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra is the co-founder of two successful group blogs, Romancing the Jock and Dirty Birdies, and participates in several others as a contributor. Recently she was re-elected president of Western New York Romance Writers.
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BLURB FOR SEE THE LIGHT:
Hockey player Jason Monroe lives a double life—star defenseman and soon-to-be Olympian on the ice and closeted gay man outside the rink. A serious relationship is out of the question, and Jason makes do with anonymous sex in barroom bathrooms, not willing to take the chance on coming out as gay in a decidedly macho sport.
Advisor to the US Olympic hockey team Patrick Parker knows a thing or two about being a professional hockey player who’s not out. He’s fifteen years older than Jason, and when he senses the sexy younger man is interested, he knows he shouldn’t give in to the attraction. The two men can’t keep their hands off each other, though, and with each heated encounter it gets harder to hide their relationship. Then their world blows up around them, forcing them into the limelight. Will their love survive or be put on ice?
EXCERPT FOR SEE THE LIGHT:
Jason stared at the other man, the lust burning him where he stood. He moved even closer, like a moth to a flame.
What the fuck am I doing?
Apparently Patrick didn’t know either, because his expression became alarmed.
I can’t stop.
“I need to do this.”
Not giving Patrick a chance to react to his words, Jason grabbed him, one hand palming the back of Patrick’s head as Jason’s other arm snaked around the man’s waist, pulling him into Patrick’s rock-hard body. It was obvious the man kept in shape, despite his playing days being over, and a tortured moan escaped before he could stop it. Jason dived into Patrick’s mouth as the passion flared, melting him from the inside out. He hadn’t kissed a man in years, and he realized how much he’d missed it as the kiss went on and on, neither man willing to let the other go.
He could feel Patrick’s cock as it lined up with his, and even through layers of clothing Jason felt the heat pouring off the other man. It made him want to submit to anything Patrick desired, which confused him. Honestly Jason couldn’t remember the last time he’d had a man’s dick in his mouth, but right now he’d give just about anything to suck Patrick off.
Patrick pushed them backward until they crashed into the wall, never letting their lips separate as he took control of the kiss. With a growl, the older man reached down and cupped Jason’s ass, pulling their cocks even closer and rubbing them together. Jason turned his head to the side with a gasp to break the kiss before he passed out, but Patrick kept at him, scoring his teeth down Jason’s neck to his pulse point.
“So fucking hot.”
Copyright 2013, Cassandra Carr