Thursday, June 22, 2017

Featured Guest Author: Felice Stevens on the Memories with The Breakfast Club Kindle World. Includes Excerpts.


Hello, all! Thank you so much for joining me today at Sinfully as I launch the first gay romance Kindle World, Memories with The Breakfast Club.

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What is Kindle Worlds?

In a nutshell, it's monetized fanfiction. If you've read a series you love and want to write a story about any of the characters or create your own, you can and now get paid for it. I was thrilled to have been chosen by Amazon to represent the first Gay Romance Kindle World. Reese Dante, who's responsible for all my gorgeous covers made the beautiful banner and the covers of several of the stories in the launch, including mine, Hot Date.

In Memories with the Breakfast Club, each story by one of the launch authors concentrates on a different couple or new couples set in the world of either the Memories series or The Breakfast Club. I hope everyone enjoys revisiting with the guys and meeting the new characters the authors have introduced. For me, it was exciting and pretty amazing to see authors I respect agree to join me in the first gay romance Kindle World! I couldn't be happier with the stories they've written.

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Uncommon Ground by Kelly Jensen

Being this close to Lang reminded Dillon of that moment in the coffee shop, before everything had gone to hell. He’d noticed Lang the moment he stepped through the door of Uncommon Grounds. He stood out because of his height, and because his suit was so well tailored. Nothing off the rack would fit someone that far over six feet who wasn’t as wide as he was tall. Lang wasn’t big, just long. Then there’d been the unexpected combination of pale spring-green and gray. By the time Dillon had decided to check out his face, Lang had been blushing and all but hiding in a corner.

There was something endearing about that, and the hesitation at the counter, coffee cup in hand, and how he’d chosen to sit right behind Dillon. The flirt had been on… until interrupted by the theft of his backpack.

Dillon smoothed a little cream over the scrape on Lang’s cheek. Lang’s skin was warm, and Dillon could feel his breath on the back of his hand. He had the urge to trace his fingers downward, over Lang’s small mouth. To touch his lips. Put his thumb to Lang’s chin and angle his face upward. To kiss him, taste him, explore, discover his tongue. To inhale the scent of sweet grass that rose from his skin.

Dillon glanced up, away from Lang’s mouth, and met a steady brown gaze. It seemed Lang had been waiting for him to do just that. His eyes flicked back and forth, apparently studying Dillon’s face. Probably taking in his piercings. Instead of consternation, Lang’s expression showed only interest, and that small flicker of desire Dillon had first seen in the coffee shop. It’d been a long time since anyone had looked at him and neither frowned nor questioned.

Touching his thumb to the side of Lang’s mouth, Dillon leaned in. He kept his movement slow, so Lang could lean away if this was altogether too weird.

Lang didn’t lean away.

Hot Date by Felice Stevens

“Do you ever regret being married? Like, do you feel like you’re missing out?”

“That’s a silly question. I love you. What am I missing out on?”

Nick braced himself up on one elbow, taking in the sleek muscles of Julian’s chest and abdomen, knowing for him it could never be anyone else except Julian, but for some reason feeling unsure about his place.

“You led such a glamorous life before we settled down, designing clothes and putting on runway shows, being in the press.…Now it’s starting up again, but I’m not there with you. We barely make it to breakfast with the guys or even Sparks once a month. And when we’re together you’re on your phone so much.…I just wonder sometimes.” Nick lay back again to stare up at the ceiling, unable to meet Julian’s eyes.

Why now on their anniversary? But he knew. When they’d first reconnected two years ago Julian’s clothing business had tanked and he’d swiftly become busy with the burn unit clothing and then Lilli’s children’s wear line. But now Julian had once again started designing menswear, so it wasn’t unusual for Nick to come home and find photos of half-naked, gorgeous young men strewn all over the loft. Perfect faces, perfect bodies. Just too damn perfect.

Without speaking, Julian leaned over and clicked the switch on their headboard then faced him again, the light revealing the stunned expression on his usually unreadable face. “What the hell is going on? Where is all this coming from?”

Not wishing to sound pathetic, Nick mustered a smile. “Nothing. I’m just tired I guess.”

The one thing he’d never been able to do was pull anything over on Julian, and seeing him arch a skeptical brow, Nick knew he hadn’t fooled his husband, but from experience the only way to keep Julian from questioning him again was to keep his mouth busy, so Nick kissed him and as he hoped, Julian immediately responded, wrapping his arms around him tightly. It’ll be all right, Nick thought as he held on to Julian. Everything will be fine.

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The Memories with The Breakfast Club Kindle World

“New York City is the city that never sleeps, a city where anything is possible. For the high-powered gay men of the Big Apple, Happily Ever After might not be too far away. It could be at Sparks, the hottest gay nightclub in town, in the bustling hallways of one of New York’s busiest hospitals, or on the streets of Brooklyn. In a city of 8 million people, endless love stories are just waiting to unfold. Will Cupid strike a dance instructor, a bartender, or a vampire? In Felice Stevens' Memories with The Breakfast Club Kindle World, the possibilities are infinite.”

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Memories with The Breakfast Club Kindle World Page

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Meet Felice Stevens

Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn't until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth's court that her interest in romance novels was renewed. But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back. Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.



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