A HUGE welcome to Piper Vaughn who has stopped by today on her Hook, Line, & Sinker Blog Tour. She’s chatting about Phone Sex… Oooh dirty talk! I love it! You can also check out our Macky’s Review and there’s also a fabulous Giveaway you do not want to miss!
Phone Sex and Long Distance Relationships
Hi, everyone! I’m so excited to be here today. Thanks to the Sinfully Sexy crew for having me. :) And if you’re following the tour, thanks for popping in to check out the post. :)
Hook, Line, & Sinker, my release from Dreamspinner last week (Nov 19th), included a writing first for me—phone sex. My boys are forced apart by Cas’s job just as things are starting to get serious between them. Long distance relationships are hard, and they put a strain on couples. I’ve been in a few and there are inherent problems that come from so rarely getting to see each other in person. I think without Blake and Cas being able to maintain some type of intimacy through phone calls and Skype sessions, they would’ve both gone a little crazy. It was difficult for them even with those things.
So, what are two hot guys to do while separated? How do they sustain both emotional and physical closeness when in different states? Whisper filthy things into each other’s ears while masturbating, of course. ;) I’ve had phone sex before, and I’ve also read some very hot scenes in various books. But the challenge was, how do I write this scene without making it cheesy? I really feel like these scenes can go either way. My answer was to basically give the characters free rein.
Cas and Blake are a little kinky. They like dirty talk. Cas loves to be manhandled—which works well for Blake since he likes to do the manhandling. Blake’s also a bit of a growly, bossy bastard, which calls to Cas’s more submissive side. When these two start talking, things get hot and heavy pretty fast. Rereading the scene with a bit of time and distance, I’m pretty happy with how it came out. I’m looking forward to hearing what the readers think about it. :D
Here’s a little sneak peek.
“What would you do to me?” Cas asked, his voice trembling. Blake could hear the slap of skin on skin, envision Cas as he must look right now—spread out and wanton on his hotel room bed, his cock a furious red as he jerked himself off.
“I’d put you on your stomach, legs together so it’s extra tight. At first I’d tease you—just the tip inside and nothing more. Then I’d push in all the way, down to the base, until I could feel you all around me, so hot, squeezing my cock like you want to milk the cum from my balls.”
“Would you pound me?”
Blake lifted his hand to his mouth and licked, wetting it completely. He slid it into his boxer-briefs and rubbed his cock openhanded at first, only the firm glide of his calloused palm, slick with his own spit. “Yeah, I’d pound you. I’d slam into you until the bed shook. I’d fuck you hard until you screamed, but I wouldn’t let you come. Not until after I was done.”
Cas whined, the sound high and sharp. “Tell me how you’d make me come.”
To find out Blake’s answer, you’ll have to read the book, of course. ;)
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Hook, Line, & Sinker (Hard Hats #2) by Piper Vaughn
Title ~ Hook, Line, & Sinker (Hard Hats #2)
Author ~ Piper Vaughn
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 19th November 2014
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
Hard Hats: Book Two
When they were teens, Castor McCormick was the bane of Blake Kowalski’s existence. Their mutual animosity led to summers filled with rivalry. Now, nearly two decades later, Cas is moving back into the neighborhood to live in his grandmother’s old house. Blake tells himself he isn’t interested in seeing how snarky little Cas grew up, but when his mother dupes him into visiting his former nemesis, he finds out “pretty” can evolve into “sexy as hell” on the right man.
Cas didn’t think he wanted to see Blake again. No one has ever pushed his buttons like the arrogant boy he remembers from their youth. Turns out, the adult version of Blake still gets him hot under the collar—and everywhere else. With Blake on leave from work to nurse an injured leg and Cas taking time to move and unpack, they form a tentative friendship that turns into a sexual affair neither man can deny. But when Cas’s job sends him out of state to deal with a difficult client, their new relationship will be tested, and if they fail, Blake’s broken leg might not be the only thing to end up scarred
When I started reading this I didn't realise it was the follow up in a series, the first being Wood, Screws & Nails (co written with Kade Boehme) which I haven't read, but I know that construction worker Blake is great friends with his boss Aaron, the MC of book one, who makes an appearance with his partner Malachi and can happily say I never felt like I was missing out by not having read book one, so I'm pretty confident that this could be read as a standalone, and I think anyone who loves their hot, sexy, sweet (but not too sugary), contemporary, m/m romances will certainly love this story.
It does tick a lot of my boxes; enemies to lovers...sizzling sexual tension...great chemistry...blisteringly hot bedroom antics...and finally...a happy ever after finale! For the most part it worked for me because it is an engaging read. So why not a higher rating?
Well there were a couple of things that I would have liked to have seen fleshed out a bit more. One was the love /hate relationship. I lurrrrve when the main protagonists are at odds, it always makes the attraction between them really sizzle, and I have a big thing for that sort of contentious tension. I find it really yummy. In this, their antagonistic history together goes back to when they were young kids, so the scope to take that into their adult years had my mouthwatering. The beginning was really promising, as it opens with Blake confined in his mothers house with a broken leg, feeling sorry for himself and bemoaning the fact that if he hadn't been so stupid, playing street hockey at his age —he's in his late thirties—with his klutzy friend Marty, he wouldn't be in this position.
Then his lovely but slightly interfering mum tells him that his old adversary Castor McCormick has moved back in town and is living at his grandmothers old place, not the best of news for Blake as his memories of Cas are not so good. He's not a happy man because from the word go they disliked each other, even though there'd been some spark of attraction on both sides; something they didn't admit to each other when they were younger but at this stage something we learn from their internal musings now they're adults. However personality wise they'd always clashed big style and had remained enemies till Cas left town. Now nearly twenty years later it looks like Blake's mum and Cas's gran have got it in their heads to get the two stubborn guys together...and so the countdown to love begins, as the two of them are sneakily manoeuvred by their manipulative loved ones into an unexpected romance!
"What's that Ma? "
"I asked if you remember Cas from across the street?"
Oh that. Blake grunted. "Course I do." His could he forget the little shit who's made his summers miserable between eighth grade and senior year? Bane of his existence, that kid.
I really connected with the beginning but I have to be honest I just wish it had taken a little bit longer for the two of them to get together. I'd have liked to have seen them knock heads a bit longer before the inevitable happened and they started knocking boots! The changeover from enemies to lovers seemed to get to that point fairly quick and personally I wish that had been extended a tad but once they did give in to the attraction, I have to say the sex was hot, hot, hot as our Blake showed Cas he likes to dominate between the sheets and Cas was quite happy to let him! Then later when they're separated for a while because Cas is reluctantly sent to work away for a couple of months by his boss; they compensate with some phone sex that, even though it's cold wet and miserable here in the land of the Brits, had me searching out my fan because OH BOY! did those dirty conversations get my temperature rising! I do love me some steamy long distance phone sex! Thank you Piper...no complaints there! LOL.
I would also say that the angst level in this is pretty low, the separation that comes fairly late in their budding romance adding most of it, as of course it puts their relationship under some pressure...which leads me to the main reason it didn't quite make it to the four stars that it was heading towards for most of the story. Once they get together the story sort of coasts along without too much conflict until Cas's departure towards the end and then we get the general 'stupid stubborn men' type of misunderstanding. The sort that adds that bit of extra emotional drama to the story in order to really make the HEA sigh worthy.
The actual misunderstanding itself I had no problem with but unfortunately the reaction of one of the MC's really bugged me. It wasn't that I didn't get why he was upset, I did, but the way he handled it didn't sit right with me and it just took away some of the satisfaction of the sweet ending. It pushed the button of a personal niggle I have about people not communicating properly when the shit hits the fan...but that's it, it's my issue and I'm sure you guys will have your own thoughts about it. Despite that I still enjoyed this and really did take to the two main guys, who are very appealing characters. I do like Piper Vaughn stories, she has an engaging style that makes the story flow and that's why I have more than one Piper Vaughn sitting pretty on my kindle favourites shelf.
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Meet Piper Vaughn
Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a two thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book.
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