Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Cover for Under the Gun

Woohoo! Look at my new cover for Under the Gun! Pretty right? From No Boundaries Press to come in March.

This is just the beginning for my characters too so I hope you like the story. They have a series coming. They're private eyes who live, love, and work together. Two alpha's? How can this work?

Camdyn Hardy is a former cop who has his own private investigator business. Due to a misunderstanding from a client, he gets into an argument with his lover Tay. Right after, they breakup Camdyn is left alone to think about his future as a PI and his love life.

Malik Day was recently discharged under the DADT policy and is looking to get his life on track The main reason he joined was because he dreamed of being a ranking officer. Now that it’s been taken away, he desires to start his life anew and find someone to share it with.

After two weeks the men meet at a shooting range and find out they have a lot in common. Once they engage in a one on one match, they proceed to a bar to have drinks and get to know one another better.  They both discover their affinity for guns as well as Camdyn’s need for a new partner at Camdyn & Associates. Malik is intrigued but afraid to ask him and decides to wait till they are closer. Camdyn is excited about this prospect as well but waits for Malik to say the word. Finally, in an erotic encounter, true feelings are revealed.

The story continues where the twosome began their work and love relationship. Together they’ll take on cases investigating cheating husbands or wives, companies with defector employees all the while trying to maintain their newfound commitment to one another as well as having a little fun in the process.

Here is another excerpt!

 Camdyn drove back to his apartment, a wide smile on his face. The man he’d been searching for was right there for the taking. Camdyn only needed to get him where he wanted him.
Did he want to work and play?
Private investigator Hardy had a moment of indecision. No question, he desired his partner to be someone he could love and trust. If he didn’t, he’d be hiring some homophobic idiot he’d most likely want to kill. At this point in his life, that wasn’t an option.
Malik was a godsend. A former soldier, tough, loyal, and if he’d help out a stranger, surely he’d assist his partner if he were in trouble, but what if he didn’t wanna work with his lover? How would Camdyn ask him without scaring him away?
He appeared to be the perfect addition, not only to Camdyn’s investigation firm, but also to his bed, naked. “Damn.” In disgust, he hit the steering wheel while he waited for a light change. Home was close by, but without a man there it couldn’t have been farther away. Too bad he’d met Tay instead of Malik; Tay, who remained uncomfortable with being out. Obviously, Malik was proud to be gay and didn’t mind sticking out like a sore thumb. Too cute to hide. Who’d want to keep the good looking former soldier under wraps? Camdyn didn’t.
After a couple more turns, Camdyn finally made it home. He sat in the car a few moments, staring at the door, at the brightness of the porch light. Going inside an empty house was definitely the worst part of the day. “Malik, you gotta be that one, don’t you? You don’t wanna live at your folk’s house forever.”
As he walked in, he continued to hold on to his jacket, still smiling from the scents of Mr. Day. “Mhmm…I can’t wait to smell that on the regular.”
Camdyn was completely confident he and Malik would be more than just friends, or was it because they had to be? They’d spotted each other immediately in the most unlikely place, and then went to Manshack for conversation and drinks. It had taken everything for Camdyn to let Malik go. Honestly, he didn’t mind putting out on the first date. Maybe that was part of the issue.
After he hastily tossed his coat on the couch, he strolled into the kitchen and turned on the lights. Its bland off white color resembled his mood ever since Tay left him, but now, seeing Malik, he expected that to improve.
Camdyn grabbed a beer and ogled the leftover Chinese before he closed the refrigerator door. He was only slightly hungry, but it really wasn’t for food. More so for the officer he’d just left.  He could feast on that all night.
He proceeded to his front room and sighed. How could he want this man so badly after one day? Unbelievable. That had to mean something, right? Was he the one, his soul mate? The man Camdyn had been waiting for his whole life for after years of loneliness and bad tricks? “Damn…” He took a sip of the beer and relished the feel of the cool drink going down his throat. He would’ve preferred something warm, but only Malik could provide that; and his house was over an hour away. “Shiit… I need to go to bed.” Camdyn gulped down half the bottle and sat it on the table. It had been forever since he’d spent so much time gushing over a man. He picked up the jacket again and sniffed. As he lowered his lids, he pictured the soldier nude in his bed, gesturing Camdyn to join him. “Do you wanna play with me, Malik Day? Just say the word, baby.”
After a restless sleep, Camdyn headed into his office with a tall latte he’d picked up on the way. The scattered papers from his last case remained on his desk.  “Damn, I need a secretary and a partner. On the to-do list.” He plopped down in the chair and gathered them to be filed away without looking at the header. Camdyn didn’t need to see Tay’s name at the top. He knew it would do nothing but bring back memories of their argument from two weeks ago.
However, he also knew something good was on the horizon. The man he’d met yesterday at the shooting range, Malik Day. Surely he’d make all thoughts of Tay disappear. “Tay who?” The soldier was a lot cuter than Tay and appeared to be more intelligent. Camdyn loved the way his ass looked in the camouflage pants and those muscles—to die for. “Umph.”
Smiling to himself, he picked up his phone to collect his messages. “A new case to work on.” The person who’d left the voicemail wanted a background check on a potential new hire for his new business. That would net him a nice wad of cash; take maybe a week or so. Being a former police officer had its perks. He still knew people who worked at the department who would push his inquiries through the system faster than if he did it on his own. 

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