Socializing with Simone Anderson


The best thing about GRL is carving out time to talk to other people who enjoy M/M as much we do. But why wait until October? Come by and say Hi.

Hi everyone! I’m Simone and I’m thrilled to be here. Last year I was fortunate enough to attend both GRL and AAD and not only had a lot of fun, but I met some fantastic people!

I love to travel, meet new people and try new food.

I’m looking forward to GRL again this year and spending time with old friends and new friends in New Mexico.

In celebration of GRL, I’m giving away a book, winner’s choice. Everyone who comments will go into a drawing for one of my ebook’s and I’m contributing a paperback for the grand prize winner in GRL.

I’m sharing the excerpt for my latest release from Resplendence Publishing – Line of Fire

Simone.

Blurb:

Christian Williams has lived with his secret his whole life and he’s not ready to give it up, he’s especially not ready to face the consequences.

Consequences be damned, Hayden Medema is tired of living a lie. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is dead and gays are serving openly in the rest of the military, the Navy SEALs should be no different.

After coming face to face at a gay bar in a different city and a whirlwind weekend of sex, Christian and Hayden along with fourteen other SEALs are sent on what appears to be another routine mission, until someone learns their secret and everything goes horribly wrong.

Excerpt:

Christian Williams pulled into the parking lot of Diversions, turned off his car and stretched. The hour drive from base to one of the city’s five gay bars had helped him relax. They were gearing up for several months of intense training and the scene here was just what he needed. He knew the gay bar close to the base was a hit with both the civilians and military guys. Still hadn’t told anyone other than his dive buddy, Jason Morganstern, that he’d preferred men to women for as long as he could remember, so going there wasn’t a possibility. SEALs weren’t gay, just ask anyone. He also had no desire to be a daddy, which he was certain many of the younger guys wanted. He’d been surprised to learn Jason was also gay. Jason was picky, he wanted a boy in the bedroom and a partner outside of it. Christian had no such desires. He wanted a partner who gave as good as he took and, more importantly, could deal with life in the Navy.

Withdrawing his driver’s license and sixty dollars, he tossed his wallet in the glove compartment. Keys in hand and several condoms and a small bottle of lube in the pocket of his jeans, Christian locked the door of his Jeep Grand Cherokee and made his way across the mostly full parking lot. After showing his ID to the bouncer and paying the cover charge, he strode through two sets of double doors and was immediately hit by the loud music. Surveying his surroundings, he automatically noted the exits, potential partners, problem areas and the people and places to avoid.

The dance floor and the bar were crowded. Men in snug tee shirts and even tighter jeans filled the room. This was one of his favorite places to play and hunt. There was little doubt in his mind that he’d find a partner or two tonight with the same needs. Tonight he wasn’t looking for a life partner, tonight was about no strings attached sex. A quick fuck. Hard. Fast. Sweaty. All male. The US military may finally be okay with gays serving openly, but several of his teammates were less than accepting. A couple of them had gone as far as making threats during several rounds of pool and more than a few beers at Hell’s Dune, the SEALs favorite bar. It was run by a grizzled former SEAL known only as Brick. Decent food and decent beer were great unless you were looking for bed companions. Those, he wouldn’t find at Hell’s Dune.

Taking a deep breath, he inhaled the scent of men and relaxed. He knew the bartenders and a couple of the bouncers by name, but no one knew he was the military, let alone that he was a SEAL, so he could be himself. Almost. Christian made his way to the bar and ordered a beer before he turned and watched the crowd. Most of the patrons tonight appeared to be college age, but he’d already seen one or two potential partners.

“Hey baby,” a tall, lithe twenty-something with big blue eyes and dark hair said, squeezing in next to him at the bar. “Has anyone told you that you give new meaning to the phrase tall, gorgeous and yummy?”

Christian rolled his eyes, praying the man hadn’t been talking to him.

“Let there be a God and tell me you’re not here with anyone,” the younger man purred, trailing his fingers over Christian’s arm.

His cock stirred at the promise the man wanted to deliver. It’d been too long since he’d fucked someone and even longer since he’d been in any sort of relationship where tender touches and caresses were normal. Looking down at the man, Christian shook his head.

“Sorry kid, I’m not interested.” He gave the guy points for approaching him, but the younger man wasn’t his type, and Christian wasn’t willing to act like he was. The man was cute, but Christian could probably snap him in half if he wanted. He needed to let loose, not worrying about whether his partner could handle it.

“Aw, don’t be like that. I’ll show you a real good time.” The man’s hand slid over his stomach and started working his shirt out.

“Back off,” Christian snarled, pushing past the other man and ignoring the whimper of protest. Stomping across the building, he looked for another vantage point.

Christian sighed. As though he’d needed any more proof on how long it had been since he’d been here. At one point in time, despite the low profile he preferred to keep, the young twenty-somethings, at least the regulars, kept their distance.

A firm ass clad in tight denim caught his attention. The other man danced at the edge of the dance-floor with a group of men. Taking a long drink from his beer, Christian set it on the table, knowing and not caring that it would be gone and the table taken over by others before he reached his quarry. He was two feet from his destination when the dancer turned and faced him. Christian stopped and stared.

“Medema! What the hell are you doing here?” Christian asked as the music was interrupted by the DJ announcing a slow song.

“Same thing you are, looking for a good time tonight,” Hayden replied and took a step forward.

Sparkling blue eyes peered out at him as Christian looked the man up and down as though he hadn’t seen him before, hadn’t seen him in little more than swim trunks. Short brown hair topped the long, lean frame. Hayden Medema matched him in height, but with more of a swimmer’s build, the man wasn’t nearly as wide. Still, Christian had seen him carry a fallen comrade fifty yards to safety. As long as he’d known the man, Christian had never guessed he was gay.

“I—” Christian began, at a loss for words. Dressed in snug blue jeans and a white-fitted polo-style shirt, the other man was gorgeous.

“I didn’t expect to see you in a gay bar.” Hayden smiled, stepping into Christian’s personal space. “I’m certainly glad you’re not in denial.”

Christian swallowed and shook his head, willing his blood to continue flowing to his brain. “Nope, not in denial. Just extremely cautious. It’s not like we have the most gay-friendly job or employer. Or even co-workers.”

“Agreed,” Hayden shrugged, “but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little bit of fun together now and then.” Hayden’s fingers trailed slowly up Christian’s abdomen and over his nipples. Gasping, Christian let out a full body shiver as the sensations went straight to his cock. It hardened and strained against his jeans. “Very nice,” Hayden said stepping closer and pressing into him. “Come home with me,” Hayden whispered, flicking his tongue across the sensitive part of Christian’s ear.

Simone Anderson’s WEBSITE | BLOG | TWITTER | FACEBOOK

Simone is offering up an e-book from her backlist. To enter, comment below telling us how you stay in touch with the M/M community … bookclubs, blogs, online groups. Would you be interested in a Skype database to talk with other fans?

Open until Thursday, August 2nd at 11:59 pm (PST)

Simone has added a print book to our GRL Reading Challenge Grand Prize. Remember to post your list for your chance to enter.

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9 thoughts on “Socializing with Simone Anderson

  1. yganoe July 31, 2012 / 10:16 am

    I love reading your books! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

  2. Bobbejean Warner July 31, 2012 / 3:08 pm

    My, my, my that is one truly yummy cover!! I can imagine those two beautiful bodies coming together in some wonderful ways. By the way, I loved ‘Knight of Pleasure’. I am looking forward to getting my hands on more of your books.

    Bobbejean

    bobbejean@msn.com

  3. Suze July 31, 2012 / 4:32 pm

    Sorry, didnt finish the previous one off so delete it!
    I’ve not read one of Simone’s books before – great excerpt and yummy cover.
    I follow a number of blogs and am in the m/m romance group at Goodreads. Personally not bothered for a skype group

  4. Juliana July 31, 2012 / 6:19 pm

    I stay in touch with daily visits to The M/M Romance group at Goodreads! Also author blogs, Joyfully Jay and Reviews by Jessiewave.
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

  5. Michelle (MiMi) July 31, 2012 / 9:01 pm

    Ditto what Juliana said…Goodreads, Jessiewave, Author blogs, …I’m not much of a skype person…one generation to early 🙂
    chellebee66 at gmail dot com

  6. Penumbra July 31, 2012 / 9:14 pm

    I stay in contact by reading forums on Goodreads 🙂

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Trix July 31, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    Ooh, that is one sexy excerpt! I’m a little wary of Facebook and the like, but I do follow/comment on a lot of blogs and enjoy some of the m/m Yahoo groups.

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

  8. arella3173 August 1, 2012 / 7:09 pm

    I stay in contact by a MM group. And blogs and always checking up with author sites. I’m always around the web looking around for MM info. also forums and such. 🙂

    Thank you for the contest!

    Judi
    arella3173_loveless(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. mantasticfiction August 3, 2012 / 11:05 am

    Hi Suze … Congratulations … you won an e-book from Simone Anderson! I will be contacting you directly about claiming your prize.

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