Last week I gave you the beginning of Discovery which will be out on Sept 1st. This week, I’m giving you a snippet from the very beginning of A Good Family Man, a m/m DD romance from the Corbin’s Bend series which will be out on August 6th.
“It’s one way or the other, Jack,” Peter said, exhaustion in his voice. “You retire voluntarily or the department puts you on permanent leave. The first way you keep your retirement and you’ll get a decent recommendation for any job you take in the future. With the second, you’ll end up with an ass load of psychiatric evaluations we both know you don’t need on every permanent record we’ve got.”
“What a choice,” Jack said dryly, rolling his eyes. He knew there wasn’t any choice. Not anymore. His own fucking fau—
“And don’t sit there thinking it’s your fault,” his boss snapped. “This happens, Carmichael. Most people don’t make it twenty years in this field. They go up the ranks. But not you. You insisted on staying in the field for over two decades. The fact is you’re fucking burnt out. It was not your fault the Carringtons died.” Jack flinched but Peter continued as though he hadn’t seen him. “The idiots broke the rules. They called their relatives. There was nothing any of us could do. They put themselves in the path of their own destruction.”
“Right.” Logically, Jack knew it. The problem was, he had never lost one of his witnesses. Not once. Sure, there had been a few times it had come close, like the Hunters in Colorado. Thank fuck they’d been somewhere with someone he trusted. And that had been the case of an inside source. Not like this. The Carringtons should have been safe. They should have lived for forty more years. Instead, they were nothing but ash, trapped inside their home while it burnt. Looking down, his eyes glanced at his left hand. While the bandages were now off, his scarred skin was a living memory of that horrible night. He’d gotten the call and rushed down to the house before the fire trucks had arrived. Their screams had made him try to go inside to rescue them.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Corbin’s Bend
Release date: August 6. 2015
Jack Carmichael’s natural instinct is to take care of people. In his job as a U.S. Marshal, he has done that for 25 years. Unfortunately, being married to his job has left his love life in tatters. Now classified unfit for duty, he retires and comes home to Colorado to figure things out. Dominant and used to taking control like his brother Brent, he has never been interested in spanking. Until a cute Nurse Practitioner catches his attention.
Josh Martin feels lucky. He’s not only accepted into Corbin’s Bend, but he’ll be working at the brand new Corbin’s Bend Medical Clinic as its only Nurse Practitioner. At thirty-two, he figures this is his last-ditch attempt at finding a dominant partner who isn’t abusive. He finds more than his share of dominant men in Corbin’s Bend, not the least of which are the Carmichael brothers. Brent’s dominance is both comforting and unnerving, Jack’s turns him on.
Josh is unlike any submissive male Jack has encountered and when the younger man asks him out, he decides to give it a go. One day of fun turns into two, three…until Jack, with more failed relationships than he can count in his past and unsure he can be the head of house Josh needs, leaves, burying himself once again in work. Forced to see the error of his decision, he puts aside the worries that have plagued him for months and returns to Corbin’s Bend. To become the good family man he wants to be, he has to earn back Josh’s trust and truly take on a role he’s never considered before: head of a loving discipline household.
Yes, I’ll be going back and forth through June on both books. In July it will go strictly to A Good Family Man and after it is released in August, to Discovery.
And now on with more WIPs…and