I’m happy to welcome Zoe Mullins back to my blog to share her latest release, Invitation to Play.
Now…. here’s Zoe!
First I want to thank everyone who read Books 1-3 in the Men of Steele series. Your favorite by far was Book Two – Tempting Sophie, and who can blame you. Who doesn’t love a good ménage? In that book we introduced Benjamin’s cousin Deacon. He and his wife are in a committed relationship with Kai. After that book, I had a lot of people ask for more about those three, and here it is!
Invitation to Play (released last week) is the first of the Men of Steele Novellas, featuring some of your favorite characters from the original series —in this case the threesome that gives Ben the courage to go after Sophie.
Deacon has never been the jealous type. Sharing his sub was an integral part of their relationship, especially before they were married. It’s been a year since they’ve invited another to play with them, but then Deacon and Sherri meet Kai, the intriguing ex-Air Force Captain turned tattoo artist.
Kai didn’t care if people thought he was gay, but having his father – the Colonel – shame him publicly for it was more than Kai could take. He walked away from his career and moved across the country to start an honest life. He didn’t expect that life would include a new relationship.
Kai isn’t sure where he fits into Deacon and Sherri’s relationship. They didn’t need a bisexual Dom with a chip on his shoulder… or did they?
I have to say how much I have loved going back and exploring how they met, and how their relationship developed, as well as how they are now adapting to being parents. I hope you like it too!
Excerpt from Invitation to Play:
“You have to come,” Sherri cajoled, sitting on Kai’s desk at the studio. She stared up at him, her blue eyes wide and lashes fluttering like some southern belle. “Please, Kai.”
Deacon was turning forty on Saturday. Sherri had invited a select group of friends and family to his surprise birthday celebration. She’d spent the last month on the plans. Kai had even helped, wanting his best friend to have a great night.
“I’m not sure it’s a good idea.” He shook his head. Deacon had called to confirm he’d be there, and when Kai had hedged and said he may have a client that night, he’d sent Sherri to convince him to attend. Deacon knew he wasn’t any good at saying no to her. “What if someone asks how we know each other?”
“You can tell him that you’re our friend. That you are our tattoo artist.” She shrugged as if she didn’t think it would happen or matter. “I don’t care. Tell them you’re our lover. It’s none of their business.”
“I could just come over later, when it’s time to give him his present,” he suggested, waggling his brows at Sherri. The present was for Deacon but he was pretty sure they’d all have a good time with it.
“No.” She shook her head, and he could see by the flare of her nostrils she was really upset. “That’s not how this works. You come to the party or you can sit alone at your apartment and think about it how you could have been a part of it.”
“Are you giving me an ultimatum?”
She drew her eyebrows together as she looked up at him, and he thought he saw her lip quiver when she spoke. “Yes.”
He turned away and ran his hands through his hair. This is where she drew the line. At some stupid birthday party. If it’s such a stupid party, then why not just go?
Because I don’t think I can hide my feelings for the two of them from their friends and families.
“Sherri, please don’t do this.” He looked back at her.
“Don’t you think I see you pull away whenever things get personal?” she asked.
“I don’t. Deacon is my best friend.” He shook his head. “I know I’m more than just entertainment.”
“Do you?” She jumped off his desk and stalked over to him. If she hadn’t been a full head shorter, it may have been intimidating. “You think I haven’t noticed, but you are great when it’s me and you, or Deke and you, but as soon as it’s the three of us, you shut down. You leave.” She tapped him on the forehead. “Even if you are still in bed with us.”
“And you have some theory as to why that is?” He slapped her hand away gently, but stepped toward her, forcing her to step back. “You and Deke been discussing this when it’s just the two of you?”
“No. We haven’t been discussing it. He doesn’t want to see it. He’ll give you your space. But I can’t.” She brushed at her eyes with the back of her hand. “If you don’t really want this, that’s fine. Don’t pretend that you do. If we are asking too much of you… If you don’t want to be our third, then don’t. Don’t come to the party and don’t think about joining us afterward.”
Reader Advisory: Grab a glass of wine, sit back and relax. This story has two hot Doms and their pampered sub – tonight no one is going to bed unsatisfied. Graphic sexual language and scenes are to be expected. (BDSM, MMF and MM scenes)
A prolific writer, even in elementary school, Zoë was jotting down poems and stories whenever she had the chance – usually during math class.
After many years of working in corporate communications, Zoë decided in 2015 it was time to focus her energy on the kind of writing she loved – hot romances with strong, alpha heroes and quirky, independent heroines.
Zoë’s husband of nearly 20 years threw his full support behind her dream and loves to tell people his wife is a romance author. They live in Atlantic Canada with their two crazy collies. When not at her computer, you will find Zoë chasing after her muddy dogs, working in the garden or helping to renovate their money-pit of a house.
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