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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Author Spotlight: Lynn Michaels
Good morning everyone! Today, we're focusing our spotlight on author LYNN MICHAELS, who has a Stocking Stuffer (short story) coming out with eXtasy Books on December 9th, titled, "A Frostbite Christmas". Thank you for being here, Lynn! It's an honor to have you do a guest spot. ♥
Please give her a warm welcome, and don't forget to check out her amazing stories!
Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she’s not writing she’s kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don’t follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.
Her newest release is A Frostbite Christmas, part of the eXtasybooks.com Stocking Sutffers series and is due out December 9th. #ComingSoon
A Frostbite Christmas is about an established couple who are challenged by supernatural elements. In that vein, yes, it's a paranormal story. However, it's also quite symbolic of how any couple may be challenged from time to time by outside forces. What will they hold on to in the end?
The inspiration for this story was very much how can I twist the character of Jack Frost up a bit. He's not a nice guy in this story, but underneath all the frozen layers, he's not really that much different than anyone else. He wants love and warmth...but can he have it?
The couple's narrative is limited to Teddy's point of view. He's a creative and slightly flighty guy, married to a solid, responsible man. They have a quiet, happy life, but perhaps it's Teddy's ambitions for more that take them down the wrong path.
Overall, it's a short and fun holiday story, but it leaves the reader with much to think about beyond the entertaining aspects. I hope it's enjoyed by many!
Guard your heart, or Jack Frost will freeze it.
Jack Frost is all about the freezing cold, and he not only wants to freeze the earth, but he also wants to freeze people's hearts. When he sees two lovers kissing under the mistletoe, he vows to split them up. Teddy and his husband, Kirk, are still in love. Will they let a little frost come between them?
Kirk wrapped his arm around Teddy’s side and pulled him closer. “You smell good.”
“The whole house smells good.” Peppermint and holly permeated the living room from the candles he’d lit earlier.
“I smell that, but it’s you I want to eat up.” He licked under Teddy’s earlobe, making him squirm.
“Stop.” He swatted playfully at Kirk’s arm. They could play the scene over a million times, and it would never get old.
“No. Don’t stop.”
Kirk chuckled. “Make up your mind, Pupo.”
Teddy loved it when Kirk called him that. It was Italian for baby, but it meant more than any generic baby ever could as far as pet names went. Teddy practically purred as he wiggled his backside against Kirk.
For a few minutes, they settled in, Teddy loving the warmth of Kirk’s body behind him and the tree lights blinking in front of them. The holiday scent surrounded them in warmth like an invisible blanket. Teddy couldn’t be happier.
“Hey, can I ask you something?” Kirk interrupted his lovely peace.
“So…” He ran his fingers through Teddy’s hair. “Who was that guy?”
“What guy?” Teddy closed his eyes, enjoying Kirk’s ministrations.
“That Jack guy.”
“Oh. One of your employees, maybe? He said he knew you.”
“Yeah? I don’t know. As an instructor, I have a lot more people in front of me, but the class only has me. They all remember me a lot easier than I can remember all of them, but…”
“I think I’d remember Jack. He was, uh, distinctive.”
Teddy suspected Kirk was a bit jealous. “Mmm.”
“What he’d want? I mean—”
“He was being sociable, then asked me about helping him with a party. That’s all.”
“What’s that mean?”
“He was flirting with you. I didn’t like him.”
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