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Guest Blogger: Marie Harte (Contest)
Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Yesterday’s winner is Melissa P! Melissa, contact me to arrange delivery of your prize! ~DD

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Gotta love male/male romance. The only thing that makes it better is throwing in another m or an f. Sexual tension increases enjoyment, because anything worth having is worth working for. In my PowerUp! series, about psychic ex-government agents now living as civilians, a large group of convoluted personalities mesh and grind…in more ways than one.

I write m/f romance, and I write m/m romance. The woman point of view is easy. I’m a girl. I write men from what I know of them. And I know a lot.

Pause.

That might not sound right. I meant that I’ve spent a lifetime surrounded by men. All my best buds growing up were guys. And my professional life was male-dominated. I was surrounded by men in the Marine Corps, where I spent five years as a communications officer. And then I went to work for a trucking company, managing drivers. Again, heavy on the testosterone side.

Maybe that’s why I like m/m romance so much? I don’t know. But I’m fascinated by strong male characters. Men like Avery Holton and Nathan Kraft, who rub each other the wrong way before they get it right, in Fortune’s Favor Avery was a major in the Marine Corps. Nathan worked for Uncle Sam learning secrets. He’s a touch-telepath, a man gifted with psychometry—the ability to know things by touching an object associated with the person who carried it. These men but heads and generally fight their attraction to one another. But when danger comes calling, they have to rely on each other. I love the whole enemies turned friend dynamic, so I decided to use it with these stubborn men.                       

I loved the characters, and I love the story. I hope you will too. One lucky commenter will receive an electronic download of Fortune’s Favor. Good luck! Contest ends tonight (August 17th) at 9 pm. Winner announced then.

Nathan Kraft needs more than the life he’s currently living. Once an agent for the Psychic Warfare Program, he’s now reduced to helping civilians get in shape at the PowerUp! gym, where his buddies and he continue to train their minds in secret. He’s always up for some excitement, in the form of a job or a man, but lately he’s getting neither. Then he’s assigned a job, one like he used to do for the government, except this job involves his past.

Avery Holton has butted heads with Nathan since they first met a year ago when he joined the staff of the PowerUp! gym. Nathan gets impressions from touching objects. Avery sees the future. Nathan is fun, loves men, and craves adventure like a drug. Avery likes discipline, is quiet but not closeted about his bisexuality, and does the job like a professional, a carryover from his days in the Marine Corps. Thrust together on a mission that links to Nathan’s childhood, the pair will have to learn to trust each other. It will take all their psychic skills and an acceptance of their growing love to defeat an evil out to get Nathan and everyone he loves…before it’s too late.

Avery had matured past the point where boys kissed and told, and even at that young age, he’d never shared his personal life. He didn’t hide the fact that he liked men and women sexually, but he didn’t see the need to show it off either. Unlike Nathan, who had nothing better to do with this social life than parade an endless supply of pretty boys under Avery’s nose.

He scowled, remembering how each and every one of Nathan’s conquests had made him feel—annoyed, angry, possessive. The confusing need for Nathan made him want to go against his hard and fast rule of no fucking around with coworkers. Maybe if he’d gotten the man out of his system, he could react normally around him.

Then again, he and Nathan didn’t usually work together, not on PWP-type missions. The gym was different. Since he’d been put on the night shift, he and Nathan cleaned equipment, helped out gym-goers, and worked out themselves. Nathan had height and brawn but not a killer instinct. Oh, he boxed well enough, and he could wrestle with the best of them. But Avery instinctively knew best how to handle an opponent. With Nathan, he would muscle the big man down flat on his back. Then his fantasies intruded, and he’d see himself straddling Nathan’s face and shoving his cock in that warm, wet mouth.

Avery swore to himself and rolled onto his belly. His cock throbbed, and he wished he’d gotten off in the bars Nathan had frequented days ago. Maybe a handjob would have relieved this constant ache. For Nathan.

Avery groaned. He had a habit of being honest with himself. For months now, he’d been trying to convince himself to ignore the truth. He wanted Nathan more than was healthy. He still didn’t know if he liked the guy, but Jesus, he wanted to fuck that beautiful man. To feel Nathan’s firm ass glove his cock, to watch that talented mouth swallow him whole, suck on his balls, lick at his ass.

Without meaning to, he blanked out…into a vision.

“Dammit. Wake up.”

Still lying on his stomach, his head turned to the side, Avery blinked into Nathan’s face. The low light in the hallway played over concerned green eyes and a mouth pinched with worry.

“You okay? You were moaning and moving.” Nathan sounded stilted, as if he had a hard time breathing. His gaze had drifted to Avery’s bare ass, the sheets gathered around his thighs.

Avery suddenly recalled his vision—an erotic, playful interlude that had him so hard. Without giving himself a chance to think, he rolled over and yanked Nathan down with him.

“What the—Hey!”

Before Nathan could say another word, Avery kissed him. The blistering intensity of his need scorched him with desire when he thrust his tongue into Nathan’s mouth, and Nathan reciprocated. The hands bracing against his shoulders softened into a hold. Then Nathan pulled him tighter so their bare chests touched.

“Yes. God, yes,” Nathan whispered as he all but devoured Avery.

The passion between them was as dangerous as Avery had suspected it might be. But he didn’t care. He wanted nothing more than to come with Nathan. His cock brushed against Nathan’s boxer briefs, the soft feel of cotton covering an equally impressive erection driving him insane.

Nathan tried to control the kiss, but Avery wasn’t built that way. He rolled them both over so Nathan lay on his back while Avery topped him. He kissed a path from Nathan’s mouth to his ear, loving the stubble over Nathan’s cheeks. “You’re going to be mine.”

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Thanks to Delilah for letting me stop by. And to one lucky commenter randomly chosen, she/he will win an electronic copy of Fortune’s Favor. Good luck! Contest ends tonight, winner announced tomorrow, so check back at this post to see who won and collect your prize.

Marie
www.marieharte.com

14 comments to “Guest Blogger: Marie Harte (Contest)”

  1. Sharon
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 9:09 am · Link

    Marie, congrats on another release. This one sounds very interesting!



  2. Lisa J
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 10:42 am · Link

    I haven’t read this series, but I liked the snippet. I’ll have to check it out.



  3. Penny
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 10:52 am · Link

    I’ve never read your books but this one sound very interesting. I’m going to add your books to my must read list. Ty



  4. vickey r
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 10:57 am · Link

    Wow! Avery and Nathan are going to set thoses pages on fire!!! Hott!! Yup this I must read this asap! :) great snippet and post Marie!



  5. Savannah Chase
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 11:04 am · Link

    Ohh this sounds like a fantastic read..I need to check it out for sure.



  6. elaing8
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 11:24 am · Link

    This sounds really good.I’ll have to check the other books in the series out.Great cover too,I love the blues.



  7. Ilona
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 11:47 am · Link

    I like m/m romances and this one sounds good – adding it to my wishlist :D



  8. Susan W.
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 3:26 pm · Link

    I think this might be the only Power Up book I don’t have. I’m behind!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net



  9. ELF
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 5:06 pm · Link

    Whew! Nice excerpt! Thanks for sharing, love stories that mix alpha males and psychic powers.



  10. Jen B.
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      · August 19th, 2012 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway! This sounds really good.



  11. Marie Harte
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      · August 20th, 2012 at 2:04 pm · Link

    Thanks, everyone, for commenting. Savannah Chase is the lucky winner of Fortune’s Favor. And happy reading!
    Marie



  12. Melissa P
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      · August 20th, 2012 at 3:42 pm · Link

    I know I am a little but I have to say this is going on my need to read list to. Thanks for sharing.

    Congrats to the winner.



  13. donnas
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      · August 21st, 2012 at 12:01 am · Link

    Thanks for sharing!



  14. Savannah Chase
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      · August 21st, 2012 at 10:30 am · Link

    Thank you so much for the win..That is so cool.