Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Featured Guest Author: A Sniper’s Devotion (Cuffs, Collars, & Love Book 5) by Christa Tomlinson with Guest Post, Excerpt and Giveaway

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We are happy to welcome Christa Tomlinson to Sinfully today to celebrate the  release of the final book in her Cuffs, Collars & Love series, A Sniper’s Devotion.


It’s so hard to say goodbye…

Hello to everyone at Sinfully Gay Romance Reviews and thank you for having me on today. I’m Christa Tomlinson and I’ve just released the latest in my Cuffs, Collars and Love series – A Sniper’s Devotion.

A Sniper’s Devotion is the story of Hector Castillo, the cocky sniper from my fictional SWAT team, and Miguel Delgado, an adorable young man who is trying to get his life on track. Hector and Miguel have been friends since childhood. They were close growing up, although things never went beyond friendship. Hector had his own reasons for not acknowledging that he was bisexual, and Miguel always assumed his best friend was straight.

Even though A Sniper’s Devotion has a softer vibe and is lighter on the D/s than books 1-4, I loved writing it. Hector and Miguel were so adorably perfect together that I swear I was cooing at my computer screen as I wrote them falling in love. I did have a few concerns at first about the difference in the story’s tone. But I learned the hard way when I was writing The Detective’s Pleasure that each couple has their own story to tell.

With this book, I say goodbye to the boys of my fictional SWAT team. Other than a few shorts I may post now and again, the Cuffs, Collars and Love series is concluded. I feel so many different emotions!

I’m in awe that I managed to publish five books in a series. Approximately 427,000 words were written for Cuffs, Collars and Love. When I go to Amazon or my website and I see those five CC&L covers in a row, I have the most amazing sense of accomplishment. 

I’m happy that I’m done! While I have loved spending time with Logan, Clay, Ryan, Hector and everyone else, it is nice that I’m now free to move on to other projects. It can be tough for an author to stay immersed in a particular world for too long, while finding ways to keep each book fresh and unique. I think I’m at a great stopping point. Each couple in the CC&L world is very different in their on-page relationships and that’s what I love about them. But I have a ton of other ideas and worlds in my head, so I’m excited to move on and try them out.

And of course, I’m also sad. The Sergeant was my first self-published book. Logan and Clay were so beloved by readers, and their enthusiasm for the world I’d created inspired me to write additional books for my sexy SWAT team. I love each of my guys, and I love the readers who take the time to leave reviews and send me messages and comments about how much they love my guys. It’s been a wonderful experience and I’m truly sad to leave it behind.

I truly hope that you’ll love Miguel and Hector as much as I did. Be sure to pop over to my Twitter or Facebook page and let me know what you think. Thank you for sharing this series journey with me.




"Aaaagh!" Miguel squeaked again, ducking his head into Hector's shoulder as a mass of zombies burst into the shop where the hero and his family were hiding. "How are you not dying at this?" he asked in an agonized voice.

Hector held back a grin at Miguel's over-the-top reaction. After the things he'd seen on the police force, it would take more than a jump scare to freak him out. "I'm trembling on the inside," he said.

"You are not," Miguel answered with a dry laugh. He started to pull away. "Sorry about that."

Hector stopped him. "You're just going to jump back on me anyway. Might as well stay here where I can protect you from the zombies."

Miguel snorted another laugh, but after a moment's hesitation, he settled back against him. He rested against Hector's chest, with his bent legs laying half over one of Hector's. As the movie played on, the hero and his crew making a perilous escape from the zombie horde, Hector brought his hand up from the back of the couch, absently running it through Miguel's hair. The curls were soft, sliding through his fingers.

Eventually the action on screen slowed, giving both the hero and the viewers a moment to breathe. Hector's attention wandered from the screen, and he realized it was strange to have his hand in another man’s hair. He and Miguel were so close, and it was such a habit from watching movies with dates that he’d done it without even thinking. He abruptly stopped. Sitting there stiffly, his hand frozen in Miguel's hair, he wondered if he should apologize. Before he could decide, Miguel turned his head slightly, his lips brushing Hector's neck as he spoke.

"That felt nice," he said in a soft whisper. "Keep going."

His chest suddenly tight, Hector relaxed his fingers and slowly started playing them through Miguel's hair again. His eyes were on the TV, but he wasn't really watching the movie. Neither was Miguel. His face stayed turned into Hector's neck, warm breath softly blowing over his skin. It was a surprise and yet not when Miguel pressed a kiss to his throat.

At that moment, Hector should have moved away from Miguel. Hell, he should have gotten off the couch altogether. But he didn't. He sat there, letting Miguel brush more kisses up and down the side of his neck. A hand landed on his thigh. Hector swallowed hard, then turned to look down at his friend.


A Sniper’s Devotion

Christa Tomlinson

a snipers devotion

Series ~ Cuffs, Collars & Love Book 5

Release Date ~ 7th November 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance



Officer Hector Castillo, a sniper on Houston’s elite SWAT team, is content living alone as a perpetual bachelor. But when he opens up his small apartment to a friend in need, their close quarters awaken long suppressed desires Hector can’t help but acknowledge.

Miguel Delgado’s unfortunate detour down a road he never intended to travel ends in a big wake up call, but he vows to get himself back on track. Though he’s always looked up to Hector, Miguel isn’t a kid with hero-worship anymore, and his schoolyard protector has matured into a strong and caring man – who happens to look damn sexy in his SWAT uniform.

Though their physical attraction to each other is undeniable, Hector and Miguel try hard to resist and protect their friendship. Until one night changes everything…  

A Sniper’s Devotion is a loving and sexy, friends to lovers erotic romance. Hector and Miguel’s story is part of the Cuffs, Collars and Love series, but it is a stand-alone novel.

Warning: Mentions of Domestic Violence

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Christa Tomlinson has brought along one signed paperback copy of A Sniper’s Devotion to giveaway to a lucky winner! Leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win.

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Good Luck!


Meet Christa Tomlinson

Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Her first self-published novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller for Gay and Lesbian Erotica for seven weeks straight.

Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in History. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters' romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told.

Christa lives in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a retired roller derby player.




  1. This looks like a great story for me.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. I love me a good SWAT story!
    MidniteWolf07 (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. I'd love if you gave my guys a try. Good luck in the contest!

  3. Can't wait to continue these boys stories. Am really sad to see them go, especially Logan and Clay. Love your writing and amazing plot twists and turns. Epredmore55@yahoo.com

    1. Awww, thank you so much! I really appreciate that and love seeing the love for Logan and Clay. Good luck in the contest!

  4. This on my TBR list!
    jlshannon74 at gmail.com

    1. Thank you for adding Hector and Miguel! Good luck in the contest. =)

  5. I always like to try a new (for me) author.

  6. love this series
    jmarinich33 at aol dot com

  7. Oh no...the last of the SWAT team! I'm going to have to get my loving through this!


    1. I was so sad to let them go. =( Good luck in the contest. <3

  8. This book sounds so good! I can't wait to read it.
    heath0043 at gmail dot com

    1. Thank you so much! I really loved writing Hector and Miguel. Good luck winning a copy. =)

  9. I'm sorry to say that I've never read this series but that is about to change. Thanks for the info and giveaway.

  10. Sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the post!
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  11. I bloody love this series even though I'm still totally in love with Clay Hector is a close second

    1. This gives me the biggest smile! Thank you, Lindsay. And good luck!

  12. This sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read. colby69@verizon.net

  13. Sounds like a great book , can't wait to read it! Love this series

    Chelcibrat16 at msn dot com

    1. Congratulations, Cheici! YOu are our lucky winner. An email is on it's way to you. Happy Reading!

  14. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed. Happy holidays, happy reading. sonniperry at gmail dot com

  15. love this series!