Dec 1, 2014

Cover Reveal: PRETEND ~ Blackcreek book three!

Blackcreek book three finally has a title!!!


That's not the only thing it has! There's also a cover and a blurb!! WOOT. Hope you guys like it. Oh, and here's an excerpt too :)

Mason Alexander thought all he wanted in life was something to call his own—something without the family name attached. He got that when he bought his bar in Blackcreek...but then a hard truth opens his eyes that he’s been lied to his whole life, and he’s tangled amid the family that loves him, a truth that haunts him, and torn between the life he wants for himself and the obligation he feels for his family.

Gavin Davis knows a thing or two about living a double life. Being a gay man with strict Christian parents who believe he’s going to Hell, has never been easy. Instead of dealing, Gavin lost himself in his career. Teaching music gives him solace. So when he loses his job at a private school for helping out a gay kid, he feels like he lost more than a job. He lost his identity.

Blackcreek is a new start for both of them, two men, loyal to a fault, who both feel obligated to people in their lives. What Mason and Gavin don’t expect to find in each other is the place where they can be real. They know they want each other, it’s the rest of it they can’t figure out. Caught between loyalty, obligation, fear, tragedy and family, Mason and Gavin’s lives threaten to pull them away from each other if they don’t get real, and stop playing pretend, for good.

Cover Image: jackson photografix
Cover Design: X-Potion Designs


Mason finished up at work before locking up. He'd let his other employee go, and finished everything himself. Just as he grabbed his things to head out for the night, Mason heard a key in the lock, the familiar creak of the door and then Gavin walked in.

“Hey, I…” His eyes landed on the piano, in the corner of the stage. Gavin stared at it so damn long Mason suddenly felt nervous. It was a foreign feeling, someone having that effect on him but he wanted this to be something good for Gavin.

“I know you miss playing. I’m not sure if this is the best place for it. We can move it to your house if you want, but I just figured you do enough helping me around this place that—actually fuck that. That’s not the whole reason. I wanted to do something nice for you, so I did.”

Still, Gavin didn’t answer him.

It wasn’t anything special. It was a used piano but from the research Mason did, a nice one.

“You’re falling in love with me, aren’t you? Shit. I knew the piano was too much.”

It was those words that finally prompted Gavin to look at him. He smiled and shook his head as he pushed the door closed behind him. “You’re crazy.”

“Eh. You just caught me on a weird day.”

Gavin locked the door, and then made his way over to Mason. His T-shirt stretched across his chest as he moved. He stopped in front of Mason, and shook his head again. “I don’t know what to say.”

Mason could see that in him, the confusion mixed with happiness, hiding behind the shock.

The almost shy, innocence that he sometimes showed, came out of hiding. Mason wasn’t sure what it was about that but it always made his dick hard and his heart race. “I guess you better think of something.”

“Thank you.”

Mason raised a brow. Gavin could do better than that.

“I’m sorry?”

Mason crossed his arms.

“I don’t deserve you, oh great one. You’re sexy, and sweet and not only the best fuck I’ve ever had but you give me things I probably don’t deserve.”

“Better.” Mason grinned before nodding toward the piano. “Come play for me, music man.” He could practically feel the anxious energy rolling off his lover.

Mason went to turn, but Gavin grabbed ahold of his arm, stopping him. “Really, thank you though. I don’t…no one has ever done something like this for me before.”

Mason shrugged, feeling uncomfortable all of a sudden. “Then I’m glad I did it.”

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