Hi, thanks for having me on your blog. I’m Lee Brazil, author of m/m romances form Breathless Press, Evernight, and Silver Publishing. I write in several genres within the m/m framework. I started out with contemporaries, then wrote a couple of paranormals, and finally turned my hand to regencies.
My first book from Evernight is a regency m/m romance in a series I’m writing with Raven McAllan. We’re alternating books, and writing the stories of a family named the Brigstocks.
The hero of my first book is The Honorable Randall Gretton. He’s a military man who works with the revenuers and the excisemen, which is a lot cooler than it sounds.
He was charged with dealing with the smugglers who were rampant on the British coast during the wars. Dealing with the smugglers was a tricky business, because most of the citizenry, including the aristocracy, turned a blind eye to the smugglers. Without the smugglers the aristocrats wouldn’t have had quite the luxurious and affluent lifestyle they enjoyed.
Brandy and wine were the most common items smuggled, but rum, coffee, tea, salt, pepper, cocoa beans, vinegar, cloth, silk handkerchiefs, tobacco, playing cards, lace, and all manner of items made their way across the channel. If it could be bought or sold, then it could be wrapped in oilskin and stored in water proofed barrels and shipped.
These weren’t the toys of the common man, who fed and housed his family much more modestly.
Randall’s task wasn’t to stop the smugglers, though. His brother in the home office (Look for Perry’s story from Raven in a few months!) had asked him to look into a group of smugglers who appeared to be dealing with more than goods. Information was a valuable commodity to be traded across the channel. Spies came back and forth form continent to continent via the smuggling vessels.
That was what Randall needed to investigate. An information leak.
So he was more like James Bond than an IRS man. *nods* Trust me, suave and debonair to the core, that’s Randall. But don’t take my word for it, pick up Randall’s Romance today and find out for yourself!
Thanks again for having me over!
When Randall Gretton’s father leaves his family behind to seek out his lost love, Randall finds an unexpected sympathy in his father’s actions. The dashing soldier takes completely to heart his father’s advice to his children, “If you are fortunate enough to find love, then seize it.”
Is a chance encounter at a masquerade Randall’s chance at lifetime love?
He closed the door behind himself and turned the key in the lock. The book room was lit by a single porcelain candelabrum on the mantel piece. In the flickering candlelight he located Terence at the fireplace, swirling a snifter of brandy in his hand. Terence turned his head, tensing at the sound of the key turning in the lock.
“Never fear. It’s just me. I’d about given up hope of finding you; there are so very many highwaymen present tonight. Next time you must choose a more singular disguise.” Checking the room carefully for any other entrance, Randall realized Terence had chosen the perfect place for their encounter.
The highwayman glanced back at him, dark eyes glittering through the slits of his long mask. “I’d hate to draw attention.” Hi voice was muffled by the mask, but Randall caught the faint foreign accent he aped and rolled his eyes.
Randall felt his blood heat as that hooded gaze traveled down his form. His cock stirred and this time he made no move to hide his interest. “Truth, Terence, attention is to be avoided, but there is something to be said for ease of recognition in these circumstances.”
He crossed the Aubusson carpet to stand in front of his lover, drew the man to him. Terence came willingly enough into his embrace, but when Randall tried to raise the man’s domino to reveal his features, Terence caught his hand in a gloved grip. “No. Just in case, we must be discreet.”
“I did lock the door, you know.” Randall buried his face in the fabric and tightened his arms, crushing Terence along his length. The man’s costume was a miracle of tailoring, for he seemed to have even added padding to his narrow shoulders and lifts to his boots.
“Yes, but that might not be the only key.”
Truly, Terence was more concerned than usual about being recognized! He’d even foregone his normal heavy drenching of spicy oriental scent in favor of a delicate sandalwood cologne that teased at Randall’s senses quite delightfully. Reluctantly Randall released his crushing grip on the domino and let his hands slide down Terence’s back to cup his taut buttocks through the thin pantaloons. “Very well, then. Come away with me for the night so we can be private.”
“I cannot.” Hard hands closed on his own buttocks, squeezed them meaningfully. Randall shivered. His cock thickened, his blood stirred. Terence pulled him closer still, so that their groins rested against one another. A few thin layers of fabric separated them, but the heat was as unmistakable as the thick ridge his prick rubbed against.
“But I leave tomorrow, I told you as much.” Randall protested, grinding into the sweet pressure on his prick. “Never mind. If this is all the moment we have, then I want more than this.” He wedged his hands in between their bodies, enjoyed Terence’s gasp when he squeezed the man’s prick through his pantaloons, and began working their garments open.
“You’re very bold tonight.” The breathless statement was followed by a swift, muttered curse as Randall caught their pricks in his hand and stroked them together.
“I?” Randall leaned into Terence and bit the man’s ear lobe sharply. “I suggested we meet in the usual place, secure and behind closed doors. You were the one who had a hankering for challenging the ton. Is it turning you on, making you hot to think that just a few feet away the others are dancing and drinking and making merry?”
“Damn you, harder!” Terence’s hand closed over his and Randall shuddered as the grip tightened, the rhythm roughened. He stared down between them, to where their hands slid up and down, squeezing drops of clear liquid from each prick that mingled and streamed down to slick the path of their movements. Terence’s hand on his cock was more erotic than ever, and maybe it was the thought of being caught out, of the scandal that lurked, but his body was tensing, and beads of perspiration formed. He threw back his head, slipped his free hand down the back of Terence’s pantaloons and into his small clothes. Terence trembled against him, Randall soothed him with a whispered word, cupped his buttock, and let his fingers trail along the crease of the man’s arse.
“Have a care…we can’t do that here.”
“I am aware,” he chuckled dryly, catching his breath. His fingers brushed over the puckered hole, Terence shuddered, his cock stiffening still further, the skin stretched so tight and fine Randal could swear he felt the man’s heart beat in the blood that swelled his organ.
“Damnation…so very good.” Terence was bucking into his grip, losing his rhythm. Randal rubbed the hole, pressed the very tip of his finger inside, and let the exultation flood him as Terence’s seed spilled along his cock, in jet after jet.
“That’s right.” He murmured. “Give me your pleasure.” He milked the softening cock of every last drop of seed, then wiped them both off with his handkerchief.
His cock throbbed with want, and he smiled at the man he’d come to realize was most decidedly not Terence. “At this point, Terence would drop to his knees and suck me. Are you of a like mind?”
“So you’ve realized I’m not your friend, have you?” The strange highwayman tucked himself away and refastened his pantaloons. “What happens now?”
“Now, I’m still in need of release, and you are a likeminded fellow it seems. If you cannot bring yourself to suck me, then your hand will do as well.”
The black domino muted the man’s laughter, but he obligingly dropped to his knees on the plush carpet and with a little deft maneuvering of his mask and Randall’s cock, had him encased in wet heat and strong suction within moments.
Randall sighed and let his hands rest on the velvet of the mask, ordinarily he’d have twined his fingers in his lover’s hair, to give his hands something to do. Idle hands are the devil’s work his mother used to say, but then again…so was this sodomy. “You’re very good at this,” he sighed, sinking deeply into the wet mouth, enjoying the light scrape of teeth. His blood surged, an agile tongue toyed with the tip of his cock on each retreat, swirling and sucking, drawing rushes f pleasure from him as his body tensed, thighs stiffening. Heat pooled and exploded, and with it his seed pulsed into the receptive mouth.
As soon as his senses returned he withdrew politely. The stranger rose to his feet as Randall tucked himself away again. “I don’t suppose you’d like to tell me your name, highwayman?”
“You don’t suppose correctly. Unless, of course, you’d like to tell me yours, Robin of the Hood? No? I thought not.” The man swept a deep bow and waved to the door. “After you, my lord thief.”
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