We are delighted to welcome Lucie Archer to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of My Paradise is You. Go check out the deleted scene and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Hello everyone! I’m happy to be here on the blog tour for My Paradise Is You. Today I brought with me a deleted scene to share with you. This was originally the very beginning of the story and offers a glimpse as to how Marc’s terrible day starts before he meets Ian. Surprisingly this was my second attempt to start the novella. I ultimately went with option one, but I hope you enjoy this little snippet just as well as the original.
Marc didn’t want to work today, but someone called in sick to the hotel and he had no choice. He hated being on the top of the totem pole, the one they always called when they needed extra help because they knew he wouldn’t turn them down, though he hated being broke more. So, he threw his phone on the side table and crawled out of bed. On his way to the bathroom, he stepped on an empty beer bottle and almost broke his ankle. He should’ve taken that as a sign not to leave the apartment, but he’d already agreed to work.
After getting dressed in his swim trunks and a button down shirt, he headed for the kitchen to make himself a bowl of cereal. But the milk had gone bad. He opted for some over-ripened fruit and went to the living room to slip on his shoes. And then one of his laces broke. “Good fucking Lord!” That decided it; the universe hated him. No matter what he did today, he had already resigned to having a bad fucking day.
“I thought you had today off?” Marshall said, ambling through the hallway towards the kitchen. He looked like he’d gotten thoroughly fucked last night, and Marc swallowed down his jealousy.
“Someone called in,” he sighed, rethreading a lace from an old pair of shoes.
“Get some milk on the way back, would ya?”
He looked over at his brother with narrow eyes as Marshall sniffed the cartoon he’d left out on the table. His nose scrunched up at the smell, and Marc rolled his eyes. “With what money? And why don’t you do something around here for a change? Lazy ass.”
Marshall smirked. “One of us has to be the fun one.”
Marc’s blood started to boil. He didn’t have time to get into argument—see fist fight—with his irresponsible little brother, so he flipped him off as he grabbed his keys. “You want milk, get it yourself.” He slammed the door behind him, which could only do so much to relieve his sour mood, and stalked over to his scooter. Maybe a bus would hit him on the way to work and put him out of his misery.
But no such luck.
Poor Marc. His bad day only gets worse from here. Maybe he really should’ve stayed in bed… but then he never would’ve met Ian. And what a shame that would’ve been!
My Paradise is You
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 1st March 2017
Genre ~ Contemporary Gay Romance
When two very different men are stranded on a deserted island, will opposites attract, or will they end up killing each other—if the elements don’t get them first?
Marc Reed is an expert scuba diver and leads underwater tours of the infamous shipwrecks scattered around Bermuda. When a robbery forces him and his boss’s son—a man he despises on principle—to take shelter on an uncharted island, he might have to reassess his opinion of the spoiled snob.
Ian Blythe-Darcy II lives a life most would envy. He’s a trust-fund kid being groomed to take over his father’s empire of hotels and resorts. But it’s not a life that matches what’s in his heart. He’s in the closet and engaged to a socialite he doesn’t love, but he’s about to get a crash course in being true to himself—and maybe learn money can’t buy happiness after all.
Meet Lucie Archer
Lucie Archer is a student of the universe who is obsessed with the stars, in love with beaches, and crazy about dudes falling in love. She tells stories of romance, love, and life, with a little bit of passion thrown in for good measure. Because what’s life without a little pop and sizzle?
When she’s not writing, she can be found tending to her garden, playing with her four-legged children, or procrastinating. Although, she spends a lot of time fending off random plot bunnies that threaten to derail her WIP’s.
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