What’s Your Favorite Valentine’s Day Getaway?
Hi Dawn, and thank you for having me at your blog today! I know it seems as though the holidays were just here five minutes ago, but we are only a month away from Valentine’s Day. I’m able to keep careful track of these things because the grocery store is kind enough to change out the cupcakes with plastic Santa Claus’s to the ones with plastic pink and red hearts.
I’m curious how important getting away for Valentine’s Day is for you. This year it falls on a Friday, so it could be a great opportunity for a romantic weekend trip. I’ve even gone to the beach this time of the year. You can get better rates and if you get a place with a little fireplace, there’s nothing like the crash of the surf and the backdrop of a fireplace to heat up the romance. But since that weekend will probably be super busy, planning now would be a good idea. What would be your idea of the perfect Valentine’s weekend getaway? Do you prefer the beautiful and relaxing outdoors, or is a luxurious restaurant or resort more your style?
Valentine’s Day fell on a Saturday in 1925, and in the newly released Tarnished Glitter (Gin & Jazz 3), Jack Stone’s older film star lover, Roman Pasquale, plans a romantic getaway for their first Valentine’s together. The pampered screen idol is sacrificing his own preferences to take Jack somewhere that the young actor would enjoy – the Sequoia National Forest. Jack loves all that nature falderal that Roman doesn’t understand. If it was left up to him, he would go to a five-star resort. Roman has Juan, Jack’s handsome chauffeur, drive them to the forest and to be available should they need anything. Now that they’re at their remote destination, all Roman can think of is getting Jack alone in their cabin. First however, he has to deal with some unexpected developments.
Blurb:Jack and Roman’s love grows seemingly stronger as Jack’s star rises, and he is determined to build a life with the sexually overwhelming screen idol. But hiding from the truth doesn’t make it any less real.
Jack has given himself completely to screen god Roman Pasquale – body and heart. Jack forces himself to let go of the promise of what could have been with Nick, and focus on the enchanted moments with his film star lover instead, despite Roman’s jealous and controlling behaviour.
Roman’s paranoia and fear about losing the much younger Jack threatens to destroy the only real happiness Roman has ever had. Jack is a wonder and a gift to him, yet he can’t seem to just accept their charmed life together – he is determined to make Jack into the perfect partner. He believes that constant sexual attention, lavish gifts, and declarations of love will ensure that Jack never has a reason to leave him.
The pressures of being on the silver screen and being the lover of a demanding movie idol is difficult for the sensitive young man to handle, and Roman’s increasingly erratic behaviour only adds to his stress. Unwanted attention from other men and a startling revelation from movie star Trixie Fox add to Jack’s confusion. All he’s ever wanted was true love, so how can he give up on Roman and the star’s promises of forever?
(This is book 3 of a four part serial best read in order. The series begins with Hollywood Bound)
Excerpt from Tarnished Glitter (Gin & Jazz 3) copyright 2013 Morticia Knight
But now he was ready to give Jack the gift of his hands, tongue and cock. To that end, Roman had waited until Jack had gone to use the outhouse, and had quickly dug his joy powder from the inside pocket of his suit coat for a quick toot.
There was a knock at the door, and Roman called for Juan to enter. He noticed that Jack and Juan had barely acknowledged one another the entire trip, and he wondered if the two had experienced a falling out of some sort. Juan wordlessly performed the task of building the fire and readying the champagne and glasses. He also arranged the roses and candles that had been requested by Roman for their special night.
“Thank you, Juan. That is all.” Juan silently left, and Roman crawled onto the bearskin rug next to the fire to await Jack who was still fussing in the tiny kitchen area. Roman’s patience was at an end. His dick was quite impatient as well.
“Jack, love, can that wait?”
“We have to be careful, Roman, the pamphlet said that bears will try to break in if they smell any food.”
“Please tell me that you are jesting.”
Jack looked over his shoulder. “No. The paper is over there if you want to look at it.”
That piece of information was successful at softening his erection.
Roman ran his hands over the rug he was lying on. He shivered. Perhaps this very bear had tried to eat the previous tenants. God, how he despised the outdoors. He jumped up and went to the door.
“Where are you going?”
“I need to use the facilities. I’ll be right back.”
Nervously treading across the troublesome pine needles in his leather slippers, he approached Juan who leaned against the Rolls, smoking. Juan seemed surprised to see him.
“Juan, I have a request of you.”
“I need you to wait inside the Rolls, and keep an eye on our cabin until I come back out and tell you it is okay to retire.”
“Go and get a blanket if it’s too cold. But hurry. The bears might come while you’re gone.”
Roman could swear that he saw the play of a smile across Juan’s lips, but doubted it was possible. Juan knew better. It was probably just the shadows from the twilight playing tricks.
“Would you prefer I stay the entire night?”
“That won’t be necessary. There’s not a chance I am shutting my eyes again until we are off this dreadful mountain. I just need someone to watch over the cabin while Jack and I… Well, anyway, do hurry.”
This time, Roman could swear that he saw sadness cross Juan’s face. He shook his head. Not only was the wilderness filled with deadly creatures—and devoid of indoor plumbing—but the lack of proper light made it impossible to tell what was going on half the time.
Tarnished Glitter is available from Totally Bound here:
Author bio:M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.
When not indulging in her obsession for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She now resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to family in England and Scotland when she was a child.
She is currently working on the Gin & Jazz series about the glitz and glamour of 1920’s Hollywood and additional installments of the Uniform Encounters series.
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