Happy Monday, friends! I know it’s not technically winter yet, but with holidays, festivities and snow falling on the site, I’m calling this month’s guest spotlights our Wintery Welcomes. I’ve asked everyone stopping by in December to tell us what their characters would most like to find under the tree. I just started reading Illicit Activity last night and it’s one of those that kicks off knee deep in an emotional, conflict-laden scene. I can’t wait to hear what these lovelies of J.R. Gray’s want most. Best part? Illicit Activity is a Free Read over at Evernight Publishing! Sending out warm, cozy wishes to you all and to Gray, thank you so much for visiting today. I think we’ve joined Gray in the middle of asking our December question. Let’s see what they’re saying…
Gray: What do you hope to find under the tree this year?
“If I could have any gift it would be Jesse done up with red ribbon in an elaborate Shibari waiting for me to unwrap him.” George side eyes Jesse wearing a smirk.
Jesse’s eyes go a little wide. “You would.” He adjusts slyly. “Can I put a box over your dick, Master?”
“No.” George replied.
“I know what I want!” Zac pokes his head in. “Can I have Kennedy and Elliot in my bed?”
“I’m not opposed…” Kennedy half shrugs. “But I’d rather find a promotion to captain under there than a man.”
Elliot sighs. “Can I have an invisibility cloak?”
Carlene: Elliot, I think if you ask your author very nicely, that can be arranged! 😉
Blurb: The Christmas season is fast approaching for Jesse Goldmen and George Sirus, and their forced break up weighs heavily on their sanity. Trying to keep a connection alive is almost impossible as they turn to stolen late night dinners and secret meetings, which never seem enough.
Zac Goldmen takes an interest in George’s slave, Elliot. Being told no only makes Zac want Elliot more, so he starts a ridiculous campaign to try and shock and charm Elliot into bed. But his advances are put on hold when Elliot gets outed in the aftermath of the blackmail scandal, causing a big media storm for him and his father the Vice President.
Kennedy seeks solace from Zac, when things just get too much for her, bringing out his hidden caring side. Zac finds himself torn between being a friend and an easy hook up. Determined to see Elliot and bring him some holiday spirit, Zac starts a battle of wits with George. Will George be able to outsmart Zac, and keep him away from Elliot, for long?
Excerpt: The doorbell rang early in the morning. Elliot had finished his chores and was sitting on the floor next to the fire, working on his homework. There was no one else in the penthouse, and he wasn’t expecting anyone. When he wrenched open the heavy, ornate door he found Zac, Jesse’s brother, staring back at him wearing fireman pants and suspenders to hold them up. His body was smeared with charcoal, and he looked oiled. Elliot was entirely confused.
“The exact face I wanted to see.”
“Can I help you, Sir?” Elliot reverted to his training.
“Yes, I have a hose that needs servicing.” Zac grinned wickedly.
Elliot tried not to let the shock show on his face. “I’m sorry, the King is out. Can I take a message?” He shifted and squirmed, getting flustered at the seeming advance from the beautiful redhead.
“I didn’t want it from him.” The bulge in Zac’s pants was noticeable, and Elliot tried not to stare. “And I knew he was gone.”
“How did you know he was gone?”
“I watched his car through the camera I installed above his parking space ‘til it left.” He flattened out his mouth and raised both brows like it was no big deal.
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A Bit About Gray: When not staying up all night writing, J.R. Gray can be found basking in the warm glow of the Miami sun, or at the gym where it’s half assumed Gray is a permanent resident. A dominant, pilot, and sword fighting enthusiast, Gray finds it hard to be in the passenger seat of any car. Gray frequently interrupts real life, including normal sleep patterns, to jot down nonsense. The bane of Gray’s existence are commas, and even though it’s been fully acknowledged they are necessary, they continue to baffle and bewilder.
If Gray wasn’t writing…well, that’s not possible. The buildup of untold stories would haunt Gray into an early grave or possibly a mental institution where the tales would end up on the walls in crayon and finger paint.
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Fantastic, Gray! Thank you so much for sharing your free read and your holiday time with us today! I’m looking forward to getting back to my reading of Illicit Activity tonight. Friends, please feel free to share what you would most like to find under the tree this year and see you back here next week with another new release guest spotlight. My best to you all!