Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gobsmacked! February 6 Release!

Gobsmacked, the first novella in my Men of Smithfield series, will make its triumphant first appearance at Aspen Mountain Press on February 6th. Very exciting!No more Mr. Nice Guy. Mild mannered Mark Meehan’s good judgment flies out the window when he finds his lover banging another man. Things go from bad to worse as Mark’s crazy revenge scheme uncovers shocking secrets—sending him straight into the arms of hunky lawman and old friend, Tony Gervase, a man of limited patience and secrets of his own.

Want a little taste?? I know that you do:

I snagged two beers and slammed the fridge door. Whirling around, I crashed into Tony’s chest. “Get out of the way, T.”

His big hands came up and he gripped my shoulders; his face honest in its intensity. “That guy’s bad news, Mark. You were an idiot to get involved with him in the first place.”

I shoved him, knocking his hands from my shoulders, his touch felt almost patronizing. “I heard you the first time. I more than know that now. He drained my bank accounts. Took everything.” More horrified by the loss of my money than the loss of my lover, my gut rolled. It was the beer on an empty stomach.

“What? How?”

“I found out when I stopped by the bank. I have nothing. It’s all gone. So, yes, he’s got no self control and he’s a thief and I can’t for the life of me figure out why he thought I wouldn’t notice. He’s crazy. I mean how fucking stupid and needy does he think I am? Don’t answer that.”

“You need to report this, Mark.” He was firm. “Obviously you were needy for something. Maybe you were blinded by his cock. It’s been known to happen.”

I blinked at him. “Fuck. You.”

Tony leapt, slamming me into the refrigerator; his chest flattened into mine, his hand grabbed my chin, forcing it up. I froze, shocked. “Don’t tempt me.” He drilled me with a vicious look, and then his eyes shifted down to my mouth. I knew that look. I went from shocked to breathless while my tongue, that teasing bastard, slid out to dampen my dry lips. All the thoughts I’d ever had of Tony’s mouth on mine, however suppressed or unrequited, came charging forward in that split second and I almost leaned into him. Almost. It was the booze. It had to be.

His heart pounded into mine, our chests rising and falling together as our breathing sped up. His hand was just short of painful, biting into my jaw, holding me firm. Oh Christ, here was an unexpected development and I wanted it. Tony was punishing me and, irrational as ever, I was desperate for him to put his mouth on me.

Now how great does that sound? You can buy this wonderful book this Friday at:

Aspen Mountain Press

LB Gregg's website (where you can sign up to get The Smithfield Gazette emailed right to you with news and updates)

The first Men of Smithfield novella joins Amber Green's first Turner and Turner installment in a new series by MLRP: Smart Ass. The first release, Close Quarters, will pair Gobsmacked and One Good Turn. Cool Beans. A series of series. Look for that in print in March 2009.


Renee said...

Yay, LB! Purty cover! ;-P

KT Grant said...

Much love for the cover, the book and the author.

lbgregg said...

Thanks Renee and KB...I feel like I'm on this Island quite a bit. Thanks Tracy for having me back!

I'm in the Minneapolis airport. It's -4. MINUS FOUR. Well, not IN the airport, but they tell me it's that cold outside. I've chosen not to go outside.

Tracy said...

I just love the cover so much and can't wait to make my purchase on Friday and hit "download". :)

-4? Holy crap!

Oh and so much for rain today as predicted...it's beautiful here!

Katie Reus said...

Congrats on the upcoming release LB ;)

sula said...

woot! Can't hardly wait. And what a cover, eh? *g*

say hi to my former home...Twin Cities. Whenever I complain about cold weather, I just remember what it was like there. brrrr.

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