Collars & Cuffs #5 ~~Damien’s Discipline

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Book Name: Damian’s Discipline (Collars & Cuffs #5)

 

Author Name: K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

 

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

 

Categories: M/M Romance, BDSM, Romance, Contemporary

 

The man who pimped Jeff may be in prison, but Jeff is still living the nightmare, selling himself to men and relying on pills to manage. Then he meets Scott, a young American man who could easily have been where Jeff is now. Scott’s friends extend a helping hand to Jeff, and he grabs it.

Leo and Thomas bring Jeff to stay with Dom Damian Barnett until they can find him someplace more long-term. Still grieving from losing his sub to cancer two years before, Damian agrees to help. But when he glimpses the extent of the damage, Damian wants to do more than offer his guestroom. Jeff is not a submissive, but Damian can see he desperately needs structure in his life.  It’s up to Damian to find an answer.

He never expects that what he discovers will change both their lives.

You can buy it at Dreamspinner Press

eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5548

 

Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5605

 

Meet the Authors:

K.C. Wells:

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C.Wells always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way.

K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, where the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings – writing about men in love was even hotter…

K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career.

The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.

You can stalk—oops-follow K.C at

on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/KCWellsWorld),

Twitter (@IslandTalesPres

or through comments at the K.C.Wells website (www.kcwellsworld.com ) K.C. loves to hear from readers

 

Parker Williams:

Parker Williams began to write as a teen, but never showed his work to anyone. As he grew older, he drifted away from writing, but his love of the written word moved him to reading. A chance encounter with an author changed the course of his life as she encouraged him to never give up on a dream. With the help of some amazing friends, he rediscovered the joy of writing, thanks to a community of writers who have become his family.

 

Parker firmly believes in love, but is also of the opinion that anything worth having requires work and sacrifice (plus a little hurt and angst, too). The course of love is never a smooth one, and Happily Ever After always has a price tag.

 

You can stalk—oops-follow Parker Williams:

Website: http://www.parkerwilliamsauthor.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParkerWAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parker.williams.75641

More Damien’s Discipline

Damian

I LOVED it when it was evening and all was quiet and peaceful. No traffic noise intruded into the house, and in the lounge, the only sound was the slow ticking of the clock on the mantelpiece. Give me a mechanical clock any day. Not that I had anything against more modern timepieces, but there was something soothing about the sound. The clock had been my grandmother’s, and I took loving care of it, making sure it was oiled and wound. Right then my evening was perfect: the tick of the clock, a glass of Cabernet on the table next to me, and a worn, hardcover Sherlock Holmes novel in my hands. I’d lost count of how many times I’d read The Hound of the Baskervilles, but re-reading a favorite book was a warm, comforting experience. The wine created a warm glow inside me. I took another sip.

And then my phone rang.

The temptation to ignore its clamoring call was huge. I was happy, comfortable, and anyone ringing me at home during the evening had to want something. All my friends knew my routines, especially since Oliver….

I closed my eyes. I could almost hear that edge of amusement in his voice. “You going to answer that, Sir?” And yes, I could see the gleam in his eye as he awaited my reaction, tense in nervous anticipation. Brat loved pushing my buttons. With a sigh, I picked up the call.

“Damian? It’s Leo. We need your help.”

I placed the wine on the table. “What can I do for you?” My interest was piqued immediately. It had been quite a while since the co-owner of my BDSM club had called me at home.

“Sorry to disturb you, but you were the first person I could think of. We have a boy. He’s nineteen, and he needs help.”

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Damian sat down on the couch and became very still. I sat beside him. “That would be Oliver.” There was a faraway look in his eyes. I waited. “Oliver came into my life unexpectedly. I’d gone to a club in London, one that was very different from Collars & Cuffs, the BDSM club Leo and Thomas own. Oliver was a server there. He had to dress in these little leather shorts and suspenders.” A thoughtful expression crossed Damian’s face. “He wasn’t the cutest boy there, but his smile was something to behold. I stayed in London for a week, and I visited the club every night hoping to see him. On my last night there, he served me dinner, and as I left, he asked if he could come home with me. I brought him back here, and he never left.”

Damian blinked. I saw the unshed tears moistening his eyes.

“He’d been with me for six months as my sub when he got the diagnosis of cancer. It had already metastasized, and there was nothing they could do. I kept him as comfortable as I could until the end. Eventually he got too sick, and I had to take him to the hospital. He died one evening not much past his twenty-first birthday.”

The tears rolled down Damian’s cheeks, dropping to his shirt. I moved closer to him, unsure how I should behave. He gave me a weak smile. He wrapped his arm around me and pulled me tight against him. I leaned against him, craning my neck to look up at him.

“I miss him,” he said softly. “Every day of my life, I miss him so much.”

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This is Reality

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Today Author A.E. Via has dropped by to gossip–oops-chat about her new release This is Reality Blue Moon Two

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Thank you so much for showing up today to talk with me about my new bestselling novel, Blue Moon II, This is Reality.

This is the continuing story of Pierce aka Backhander and ALL of the Beastmasters, including the readers favorite, the very sexy mysterious, Hawk. Who is – if you couldn’t tell – gracing the cover for me. We pick up right where we left off in Blue Moon, Too Good To Be True. Backhander is officially out of retirement and is heading up another task force to take down some of the country’s slipperiest criminals and he’s doing it with one helluva team backing him up. Yes. The Beastmasters.

This story is action-packed. I’m not raining down sunshine or buttering you up in this one. I get right down to the good shit. The Beastmasters are raw and dirty, barreling over all SOBs that get in their way. The introduction of my assassins Omega and Alpha will have your mouths hanging open. But I put them in here instead of giving them their own novel, because the Beastmasters needed some real contenders. Also, those two delicious men, clocked in black from head to toe are especially for my male readers. *winking mischievously*

I won’t rewrite the blurb here, but I will tell you that you will have all your questions answered in the next and final installment of Blue Moon.

Is Hawk going to get Pierce?

Is this Shot and Fox’s story too?

Are the Beastmasters going to go out in a blaze of glory?

Will one of the Beastmaster’s end up with one of the Assassins?

Will Angel, Max, Ryker and Bass make a cameo?

You won’t be disappointed with the answers to those questions!

But there is one question I will answer now. ‘Is the sex just as good in Blue Moon II as it is in the first book?’

Answer: Hell no. IT’S BETTER!

I hope you enjoy it! Don’t forget to drop me a line after you read it.

 

Xoxoxoxoxo

Adrienne

My Review

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EXCERPT

“Something on your mind, Backhander?” Hawk’s eyes stayed on him, locking him in place.

Stay cool.

“Yes. I commanded you to stand down. I wanted those men alive for interrogation. Dead suspects can’t help me,” Pierce said while staring at Hawk’s forehead.

Hawk raised one corner of his sexy mouth and stepped in closer to him. “I follow no one’s commands. My allegiance is to the Beastmasters, not the DEA, not the FBI, not the CIA, and for damn sure, not you.” Hawk accented each statement with a step closer to Pierce. “You’re fooling yourself if you think by running off a few high-ranking smugglers and traffickers that you’re making a difference. When you cut off the snake’s tail, he grows another one.”

After repeatedly backing up from Hawk’s advances, Pierce’s back was up against the side of the eighteen-wheeler. It was just him and Hawk, the dark stillness of the night, and one massive-ass gun at his side. The rifle was over half the length of the man wielding it.

Pierce looked down at the weapon and back up into Hawk’s eyes. “Do you have the safety switched on on that thing?”

Hawk snorted at Pierce’s comment. “Safety? No. Why? Are you afraid of my weapon, Backhander?”

Damn this man has no respect for personal space.

“You need to back the fuck up.” Pierce tried to inject some venom into his voice. Hawk had his entire body pressed up against him, his six-foot four inch height making his shoulder length brownish-blond hair fall down onto Pierce’s face, cocooning him from the cool breeze coming off the mountains of Roanoke, Virginia.

“First, I want to clarify a couple of things, Backhander. This sexy beauty beside me is my weapon, and don’t you worry, it would never be used to harm one hair on that pretty little head of yours. Now this is my gun.” Hawk thrust his cock hard into Pierce’s front, making him grunt at the pain and holy fuck, the pleasure.

“You keep accusing me of ‘liking to get my gun off’, right?” Hawk smiled down on him. He lowered his plush lips to Pierce’s ear and groaned against it.

Pierce closed his eyes. God help me.

“You keep shooting of that sexy mouth of yours Backhander, and I’m going to show you just how I get my motherfuckin’ gun off,” Hawk hissed.

Pierce pushed at Hawk’s much larger frame but of course he didn’t budge – he never did. “Back-off damnit. I told you I’m not interested,” Pierce argued weakly.

“I see differently, beautiful. But that’s okay.” Hawk backed up. “I’ll leave you to it, and watch you come around.”

Hawk made his way to the back of the eighteen-wheeler and hoisted himself and his weapon into the trailer. Pierce tried not to look at Hawk’s ass in the loose army fatigues, or the way his back muscles rippled underneath his army green t-shirt. Pierce didn’t look away fast enough and he knew he’d been caught ogling. Hawk flashed him a shit-eating grin, and winked at Pierce right before he slammed the metal doors.

Cocky bastard.

Check out my review for  the first book in this series;Too Good to be True

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Title: Too Good to Be True

 

Series: Blue Moon 1

 

Author: A.E. Via

 

Genre: gay>Erotica > Romantic Erotica

 

Length 251 pages

 

Publisher: A.E. Via November 21 2013

 

Heat Level: Explicit Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥

 Blurb: Angel DeLucca is one of the most sought after gay bachelors in Virginia Beach, but when he tries to find true love, no one takes him seriously. After a one-night stand goes wrong, he comes into contact with hunky, straight, firefighter Maximus (Max) Strong, and Angel’s mission in life is now clear.

Max’s older, protective, brother, Ryker secretly craves the attention and praise of a Master. Angel’s Security Chief, Master Dom, Sebastian ‘Bass’ Bagetteli, shatters that secret with their first intense encounter.

These men’s stories will unravel in a whirlwind of romance, bondage, revelations, action scenes, and very hot sex.

 Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Moon-Too-Good-True-ebook/dp/B00MCYTQ9I/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1411824847&sr=1-1&keywords=blue+moon+too+good+to+be+true

 Good Reads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18697605-blue-moon?ac=1

 Review: Angel DeLucca is a hot, sexy successful bar owner.  He is tired of one offs and hook-ups. He wants to meet his one and only. A disgruntled hook-up pulls the fire alarm as he is being escorted out on a busy holiday night.   The moment the hot firefighter walks in Angel knows he is the one. The trouble is Max is straight.

Max is ready to settle down and find his soul mate. He is tired of failed relationships and can’t figure out why he isn’t happy with any women he has been with. Then by chance he meets Angel and his entire world is changed with a false alarm.

This is a really good story with some awesome characters. A.E Via can really do hot, sexy, intriguing men well.  In this book, we sort of have a collage of stories. The first part of the book we meet Angel and Max. This section is basically their meeting and getting together and I warn you it’s hot, sexy and sensual.

Then we get a bonus in part two with Max’s bother Ryder and Angel’s head of security and best friend Sebastian. Bass is a master Dom but he too is tired of looking for the perfect sub. After having his heart broken and the sub he that was his cheat he has remained celibate and out of the clubs until he finds his perfect sub.

In walks Ryder with Max, and Bass knows Ryder is his. But, does Ryder, tough take charge protector of max, know he is a sub?

As if all this isn’t enough in part three we get all of these relationships wrapped up in an explosive plot twist.

I will say for me the book started of slow and I was a bit unsure of all these love at first sight romances going on.  But I loved the characters and the interaction and struggle of them trying to  work through their issues.  I would have liked a bit more of the bdsm scenes with Ryker and Bass. I thought they were smokin hot together. I loved the plot action and Angels Dad and crew. I would have loved to have seen this earlier in the book with a little more action. There were so many great men introduced near the end I am excited to see whose story is next! I can’t wait.

 

If you like sexy bar owners, firefighters, Dom/Sub relationships, secret agents and a twist. Oh don’t forget some sizzling hot man-sex! Someone bring out the hot firefighter!

 

Spooky Fun Food on the Menu

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Hello everyone! October is in full swing. The leaves are beginning to turn here and it gets dark earlier. I am getting my Halloween stuff in gear so I don’t have to rush that week. I will have the grandies over to help me make the goodies I spoke about yesterday and decorate.

Now it’s time to plan the food. I love themed meals and Halloween is one of my favorites.

I have a drawer full of cookie cutters. No, I don’t make just cookies with them. I cut cheese and make sandwiches with them. I recently saw a post where they were used for pancakes.

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To make the pancakes spray the inside of the cookie cutter with nonstick spray and place on the griddle (also coated in spray(I like the buttery kind). Pour pancake batter inside until it fills the space (don’t overfill, a thin layer of batter is all you need). Let sit for a minute until set and tiny bubbles form. Remove cookie cutter and use a spatula to flip. You can do several at a time if you have more than one cookie cutter so it doesn’t take a lot of time either. I have a long griddle. I heat it spray it  lay out a bunch of cutters then fill them by time you have the last filled it’s time to start flipping. Strawberry-raspberry or cherry syrup to drizzle over looks like blood and is fun.

 

My usual Halloween fare is bloody guts and eyeballs (spaghetti and meatballs add olive slices on each meatball for eyes, Jack-o-lantern burgers hamburgers with a cheese slice cut from a jack-o-lantern cutter with bloody  fingers ( French fries and catsup) bloody bones.(hot or barbecue wings) and ghouls and bloody dips. (I cut ghosts or witch shapes from tortillas bake or fry and serve with bowls of ranch (ghost blood) salsa( vampire blood)green goddess or guacamole( ghoul blood) thousand island dip with veggies for jack lantern blood or make a pumpkin cheesecake dip. I have made mummy sandwiches (hot dog with strips of biscuit or croissant dough wrapped around it and snake sandwiches( sub sandwiches lines up with olive eyes) also. I don’t know yet if I will use one of these or try something new. Here are a few I am looking at.

 

These meatball mummies are too cute!

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roasted potatoes eyeballs though I think I’ll use ranch instead of guacamole.

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These jack-o-lantern shepard’s pies are so adorable.. though I’m not sure the kids would eat them.

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Graveyard taco dip  looked good too. I think I would layer it in a big sheet dish, meat, beans and salsa on top and serve with tortilla ghosts.

These are just a few I found that looked good there was tons of ideas on Pinterest just type in Halloween food in the search and have fun!

here are a couple  looked at

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My Halloween boards

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After I make mine up for Halloween I’ll take pics and let ya know which I chose and how they went! Next week I will share some fun sweet treats to go with the main dishes. Do you make themed dinners? What’s your favorite?

Crafty Saturday Tricks and treats

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Hello everyone! Are you as excited as I am for Halloween? I love decorating the house, making treats and planning a theme menu for the family.

Today I will share some of my favorite trick treats to make from store bought candy. The kids like to come here to get something a bit different even if it’s only a sucker or some bubble gum.

I always make sucker ghosts for the little ones. I usually get the little dumdums for them. All you need is a bag of suckers, a box of white tissue, some ribbon or yarn and a marker.

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Of course a cute bowl or vase to put them in. I get a big chunk of Styrofoam and stand them up( I put extras in my Halloween bucket since I have loads of kids come by).

 

This year I am making  a spider sucker also.

All you need is black pipe cleaners, suckers (I have tootsie pops)wiggle eyes or black construction paper(cut small circles for eyes)and glue.

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Take two pipe cleaners for each spider cut in half. Hold them together wrap around sucker and spread legs out. Glue on eyes and there ya go!

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Another favorite is Halloween poppers. All you need is colored tissue (like goes in gift bags) in orange, black or any Halloween print,  Empty Toilet paper rolls( I save these in big cat litter tubs year round), ribbon or yarn, gum and/or assorted candy and optional decorations. I stock up after Halloween on spiders rings (seems all the young ones love those and stickers)

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Cut strip of tissue the width of the roll plus a small lap-over the length about 3 or 4 inches longer than the roll. Glue the paper on the ring leaving 1 and ½ to 2 inches on each end. Tie one end with ribbon or yarn. Put treats inside (I usually put three gums, 2 smarties and perhaps another candy) tie other end. You can stop here or add spider rings to the ribbons or stickers on the paper.

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I like to put these in a big cauldron.

I have some cool bowls that do stuff or make noise. Here are mine.

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I put gummy eyeballs, Skelton gummies, or any cute creepy sort of treat I can find for these. I line up the dishes and bowls of goodies on a table covered in black plastic with some decorative Halloween fabric over that. I’m thinking this year dark red cloth. I always dress in black and wear a witch hat( I have several different ones) after the grandies  make a short round they like to come put on a witch hat and pass out the goodies. After that, we go inside for a spooky Halloween theme meal or snack.

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Check out my ideas on that tomorrow!

 

Do you do anything special for trick or treat?

Life interupts

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Hello Everyone! I know I had said that I was gearing up for a free Friday story. That plan is now on hold. I thought I would have time to write it edit it and post starting in November, but life interrupted my plans.

We have been struggling for years with a lawsuit that has finally suddenly ended a week ago. Thus, we have been busy dealing with meetings.

Last week we went to find a new car to replace mine since I gave it to my daughter in January. Then it took several trips to the dealer to pick it up each trip is an hour and a half. The day we picked it up we found that it wasn’t able to pull a trailer as we had initially been told and the little hitch on it isn’t worth much (though it cost a pretty penny and an extra trip to get it done). After some debate hubby decided to replace his pickup, it’s old and worn too. This was another two-day trip. We also had to get his dentures made in the same town of course, they weren’t able to do It the same day we had appointments for the truck or car.

All last week was spent in banks and car dealers or dental offices. I got no writing at all done and I had planned to release Dark Magick by Halloween. Being the over-achiever that I am I’m still planning to do that. And take four days off this weekend. Maybe I’m just plain crazy.

This weekend is the big Arts and crafts folk-life festival in Hannibal so I finally get to go. I can’t stay my month since we have more dental appointments and Dr Appointments to make when I return Tuesday and hubby is dealing with contractors to get our house repaired by winter.

I need to make time next week to plant some flowers that my neighbor gave me. One afternoon when I was walking the dog, I saw some cool pinecones and some other thing that came from a tree in his yard. We picked up buckeyes, pinecones, these other things and some red berries thingies. They will make cute crafts I think and he was glad to get them out of his yard. He offered me some of his plants and now I’m the proud owner of a bucket of tall purple flowers and one purple coneflower. I hope they come up next year.

I guess I better get back on these promo posts for marketing since I have an interview this afternoon and need to pack.

I’ll be back next week with some cool photos and a cover reveal of Dark Magick! See ya soon!

Was your week? Hectic or smooth sailing?

Meant for Him

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Hello everyone! Today I am gossiping—oops– chatting with D.H. Starr  about  his new release meant for Him

To Cheat or Not to Cheat…Is There Even a Question?

Meant For Him is a story that’s lived in my head for almost four years now. The story followed Andrew Jamieson who we meet in an earlier book I wrote called Meant For Each Other. In Meant For Him, Andrew, who’s been single since his breakup with Jeremy, meets Peter, the hunky bartender who works at a bar called Phoenix in the East Village. Andrew and Peter each have their own hang-ups which hold them back from true happiness. Through the story, and through each other, they find missing pieces to themselves that finally make each of them whole. In the other, they find the one Meant For Him.

Let’s go back in time a little bit.

About four years ago, when I wrote the book Meant For Each Other, I got very mixed feedback about the book. Most people loved it. That book secured me as an author who writes really hot sex scenes but who tortures my characters with angst before giving them their happy endings. The story opens with Jeremy and Craig as fifteen year old best friends. They finally kiss, expressing their love for each other, one week before one of them moves across the country. Over time, they lose touch with each other as happens sometimes.

Eight years later, they’re both living in NYC and in relationships, although neither knows the other is there. Craig is in a relationship with an arrogant prick of a guy whose all about business. Jeremy’s with Andrew. Although both Jer and Andrew are good guys, they’ve drifted apart, their lives taking different paths.

Through a serendipitous series of events, Craig and Jeremy reconnect and the sparks fly once again. But, since they’re both in relationships, nothing happens between them…at first. Each is struggling with their current relationship trying to figure out what to do while battling with their attraction for one another (which apparently hadn’t diminished over the years).

Here’s where we get to the question of the title. Meant For Each Other contained cheating in it. Craig’s boyfriend cheated on him just because he was a jerk. I villainized him for it. The other three characters weren’t villains. Andrew and Craig’s boyfriend both worked in the financial industry. When they travel to a conference together, they end up sleeping together. By this point in the story, things had gotten pretty rough between Andrew and Jer and he thought maybe someone like Robert would be a better match. Of course he’s plagued with guilt and admits what’s he’s done as soon as he returns to Jeremy.

Meanwhile, the heat and tension building up between Jeremy and Craig came to a head that same weekend when Andrew and Robert took off. They don’t have sex, but they do fool around and also feel incredibly guilty about it. Craig uses the experience as the final sign that he needed to end things once and for all with Robert. Jer, on the other hand, decided to come clean and see how things go with Andrew.

Remember, I torture my characters before they get their happy ending.

Anyhow, despite the tons of positive feedback, one thing in particular kept coming up in the comments from people who were upset by the book. The inclusion of cheating took away from their enjoyment of the book. It was an interesting pattern for me to observe. For the story, it seemed the cheating was natural and realistic. I tried to temper the asshole factor by having Jeremy and Andrew come clean with each other, but the cheating was what ultimately forced them to face the final truth. They were no longer good together. And this paved the way for Jeremy and Craig’s happy ending.

Ever since that book, I’ve avoided cheating like the plague. Not because I don’t think it would occur naturally in my stories, but because it seems readers don’t want to experience cheating in the stories. And I’m very curious about that.

Rest assured. There is NO CHEATING in Meant For Him. There’s lots of hot sex and my standard angst-ridden protagonists as they figure themselves and each other out, and as a romance, you know they’ll eventually find their happily ever after.

But I’m still left wondering…why is cheating so icky in an erotic romance novel?

 

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Book Title:  Meant For Him

Author: D.H. Starr

Publisher:  Ai Press (October 1, 2014)

Book Length: 203 pages

Genre: Gay romance; M/M romance

 

 

 

 

 

Another hot guy from Greenwich Village is about to meet his match. That is, if he doesn’t mess things up…this time.
After the failure of his relationship with Jeremy, Andrew Jamieson threw himself into a routine his high-powered job on Wall Street and workouts. After two years, however, he is unable to quell the longing in his heart for that special someone. Feeling hopeless, Andrew resigns himself to life of work and living alone in his pent house apartment. That is, until he’s fixed up with Peter, the local bartender in Jeremy’s favorite watering hole in the East Village. Peter is hot, sweet, sensitive and…masterful. Peter brings out a side of Andrew he never knew he had. And he can’t get enough. However, the same difficulties Andrew had with Jeremy threaten to rear up and ruin his chances with Peter. Will Andrew love Peter enough to let himself have the one guy in the world who could be meant for him?

You can buy it here:

 

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N23JJDG?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B00N23JJDG&linkCode=xm2&tag=ggre0e-20

Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N23JJDG?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=B00N23JJDG&linkCode=xm2&tag=ggre-21

Ai Press:

http://www.ai-press.net/meant-for-him/

All Romance eBooks (ARe):

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-meantforhim-1636486-145.html?referrer=5389cc098762e

Barnes & Noble Nook:

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Meet the Author:

D.H. Starr is a product of the 80s who should have grown up in the 60s and wishes he could travel through time to visit the Ancient Romans and Greeks so he could wear togas and be considered in-style. He loves to torment his characters before giving them their happy ending, enjoying the way they struggle and change from beginning to end. On his off-time, he can be found parading naked through the woods, searching for mystical creatures who he swears do exist. Once he finds the portal to their world that will be the last you see of him. His favorite quote comes from the musical Rent, “No day but today” and he loves the song Seasons of Love because its message is so true.

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Website: www.dhstarr.com

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My Journey

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Hello everybody! Welcome back. today’s journey is just a slow ride. I  hope it’s not too boring though. We are almost at the top of this mountain. I found a little imagination, started the actual story, got 4 chapters down now and outlined about 4 or 5 more so we should be well into half the story. I have an end so then all I have to do is fill in and bring it all together. Not too sure if I’m 100% sure of how I started, but I think it’s ok. I’ll send out a few copies and see what ya’ll think.

I really hope I don’t have to start from scratch,  I hope at least some is usable. I just read a link to someone else’s that had a book published and the reviews were bad, the editor’s didn’t accept it. One wasn’t even an editor of that genre he was writing. He is writing in my field, so I got a little downhearted. I though his excerpt was interesting and a little different from some of the rest. So of course,   I hit a bump, got scared when I looked up at the top of this mountain. Then I thought, I sure have come a long way. I have brought some of you with me. Some of you really encourage and support me. So, I took a deep breath, Looked up again. What do I have to lose if I go on? Absolutely nothing (short of a few bucks on pens, papers, folders, post-its and paperclips (lots of post-its and paper clips) lol. What do I have to gain? Everything. A sense of accomplishment, pride, and even possibly a book that sells. If I don’t finish it, it most definitely will not. I have as good a chance as all the rest, and as Mom would tell me…Madonna didn’t get rich hiding in her room. Well mom actually said Madonna didn’t get rich being like everybody else, but the hiding in the room fit better here for me  and so she would tell me that this time since I’m not trying to be like anybody else, I just keep hiding. So, over the bump we go, the end of this mountain in sight. Come back tomorrow, the journey goes on.

 

Will we ever reach the top of this mountain, so close but so far away.

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Hello everybody. Welcome back. Sorry but today is another slow ride. Just can’t seem to get over it. I hope that tomorrow we will either coast down or move on. Today I guess I just got up on the wrong side of the bed. There’s no real reason to be so gloomy still. I’m so close to getting over this mountain, but I just can’t seem to make it to the top. However, I will. Because you guys are keeping me on the straight path and pushing me to go over. I will.

I’ve been working hard yesterday, I actually got some writing done. a couple chapters and an outline for the next few so I don’t forget my ideas. But, I just feel stalled. My friend told me today I am my worst enemy. She is right. No matter what I write I don’t think I’ll ever think it’s good enough. That’s why I need you all. My faithful supporters. I’ll figure out how to type and send out the two copies I’ve promised this week and go from there. I even got another idea for another book, not a series just one book, but first I must get over this mountain and through the first of the journey before we venture that far. Well, see ya all tomorrow. Let’s see where we go next.

 

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

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Hello everybody, welcome back. Today I had a bad day, so I dove into my work and I wrote, and wrote and wrote. This morning I wrote some more. I have 9 chapters now. Another one in the works. I also got an idea for another book not a series this time this one will be a standalone. So, after the series be on the lookout for VIXENS. I’m so loving it.

I’d have gone crazy these past few days  if I haven’t had this to absorb me. I get so lost in my characters. Today I need to dress Blaise for her big date with Zander. So I went virtual shopping and  put her a bunch of Kate Spade in her closet, some awesome designer shoes too. I also picked Zanders car. It is a Lamborghini roadster 2009 that the company only made less than 20 of matte grey, the color of stealth fighters. It’s supposed to help hide it from radar and it goes fast. It cost only1.42million dollars back then. Oh my. Only in the books!

However, it sure was fun. Not sure if I had more fun on her date or her battle with Roman. Well enough of that, you will have to buy the book and decide for yourself. Maybe tomorrow I will download my Microsoft office and start typing.  Got to get two rough drafts out to be first proofread and critiqued. I’m looking forward to what you Carla and Danniel have to say. Carla is my new editor and proof reader Danniel my critique and photographer.

Hopefully, I won’t have to start from scratch. Maybe I’ll learn to type this in paragraph form soon too. Well back to my writing. I am on a roll and maybe I’ll have that rough draft for Margaret’s birthday after all. If I don’t run into any roadblocks. See ya all tomorrow. Oh and ladies, wanna see something yummy? Check out the blog I follow on here From Handbags and Handguns. Joe shirtless. By the way, that’s what I base my Roman on looking like.

UPDATE: A lot has changed since then…I do still have those chapters, though the series was tabled. Vixens will probably never be written but…Joe is always a winner though I found a new Roman.

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“Ease on down, ease on down the road.

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Hello everybody! It seems as if today’s road is relatively smooth. Hope it’s not boring you to death though.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been using my blog for practice on my actual books. I have learned a lot about myself and writing through my blog thanks for following me and the suggestions. Today it was brought to my attention that I need to work on paragraphs. Which is funny because I had already planned on doing just that. I hope this makes it easier to follow for you guys.

 

I called my son today for advice and we had a great chat. He gave me lots of tips and told me how to do this. It was easier than I thought. I wasted a day a few weeks ago trying to make paragraphs. One more thing accomplished. YAAY

 

I have a thing that I get intimidated so easy. I really make easy things so hard. I sit and stew over them so much that I waste a lot of time worrying about doing something than actually just doing it. Today’s goal was #1-do the paragraphs here.

#2-set up Microsoft word.

#3 get a memory card to save the book onto.

#4-call my son and find out how to do all the above. He is my computer expert and my medical expert.

Bet you all didn’t know following me on this journey was gonna get you jobs. Sorry they are not paying jobs though LOL. So far I have recruited Sister-in-law as editor-proofreader, besty-friend as critic and personal photographer, son as computer and medical expert. Anyone with a special talent email me. I still need more on the team. lol

 

Well, thanks for travelling with me again today. I need to go get that memory card and download the processor program and write a chapter today. It’s already getting late. Busy busy.

 

 

See ya tomorrow. Wonder what the road will be like then! I hope that it’s still smooth.

 

Say Something

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Hello everyone! Today I am gossiping –oops I mean chatting with B.A. Tortuga about  her new release Say Something.

Cat: Why did you choose to write M/M stories ?

B.A.: I write romance stories from whoever wants a story. Some of those characters are gay. Some are bi. Some are lesbians. Some are straight. I don’t write m/m stories. I write stories about people in love.

 

Cat: Where do you find your inspiration ?

B.A. Music, travel, eavesdropping, talking with my wife and my best friend, visiting with folks. I find it everywhere.

 

Cat: How do you come up with the titles?

B.A.  Oftentimes I find a title in music. I don’t stress them too much, though. They come relatively easy and if I can’t think of one, my wife will.

 

Cat: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

B.A Love is eternal and can’t be destroyed, only altered.

 

Cat: If the book was made into a movie  who would you pick as the characters.

B.A. Mike would be Matthew McConaughey (because uhn)

Jenson can be Jared Padalecki :D

 

Cat: What are you currently working on now  or  is there  going to  be more of this storie and characters.

B.A. I’m currently working on a sequel to The Terms of Release and the next Cereus novel (eee! m/m demons!)

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Book Name: Say Something

Author Name: BA Tortuga

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Angsty G

 

 

 

 

 

Jenson has loved Mike his whole life, but he has never known how to tell Mike how he feels. After high school Mike leaves for college and his Hollywood dream, while cowboy Jenson stays behind in their small East Texas hometown. Neither man knows what to say to go beyond friendship, even though they come together through all of the best and worst times of their lives. The most amazing moments keep bringing them back together, but through huge love and terrible loss, sickness and health, their timing never seems right to take their relationship to the next level. When the universe gives them one final chance, Jenson must overcome his fear and say the most important something before it’s too late.

You can buy a copy  at Dreamspinner PressDreamspinner Press

 Meet B.A Tortuga:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife (still amazing to say that), Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has gone to the high desert mountains and fallen in love. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.

You can stalk—oops—follow her

batortuga@gmail.com

http://www.batortuga.com

http://batortuga.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/batortuga

@batortuga on Twitter

 

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“So, this guy, he’s the one?” Ricky leaned over the edge of the bed, head dangling down.

“That kills brain cells, man.” Mike looked at himself in the mirror, working the thick pancake makeup to make the scar less noticeable.

“Uh-huh. So does green, and we smoke that. The scar is hot, honey. Leave it alone.”

Mike grunted. “He’s only ever seen it with stitches.”

“He’s, like, a real cowboy?”

“Uh-huh. We’ve been together forever. I just… I can’t believe he’s coming.” Really coming, here. Jenson. Finally. Mike touched up his eyeliner, and looked at himself again. Maybe glasses….

“You’re such a big queen.” Ricky laughed, waving at him upside down.

“You’re just jealous that I’m not your big queen.”

“Nah. You’re too toppy.” Ricky cackled, and Mike had to laugh. Everyone knew Rick would bottom up for anyone.

“Oh yeah. I’m a big bad leather daddy.” He turned and flexed, playing happily. Ricky was going to be a model. Hell, the guy was already working. Him, though, he still wanted to act.

He thought he could. His profs said he had talent. He just had his damned face to overcome.

The phone rang, and he spun around. “Oh God. Do you think it’s him?”

 

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9/29: The Hat Party

9/30: Cate Ashwood

10/1: Amanda C. Stone, Velvet Panic

10/2: Parker Williams

10/3: Rainbow Gold Reviews

10/6: Andrew Q. Gordon, Prism Book Alliance

10/7: Lee Brazil

10/8: Fallen Angel Reviews

10/9: Hearts on Fire

10/10: Kimi-Chan

10/13: Tara Lain

10/14: Cathy Brockman Romances

10/15: Havan Fellows

10/16: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

10/17: MM Good Book Reviews

10/20: My Fiction Nook

10/21: LeAnn’s Book Reviews, The Blogger Girls

10/22: Love Bytes

10/23: Inked Rainbow Reads

10/24: Multitasking Mommas

 

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Ready for a Reality Check?

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Hello everyone! Today I am gossiping—Ooops—chatting with one of my favorite authors V.L. Locey about her newest release Reality Check

Cat: How did you come up with this title?

V.L.: The title is a combination of hockey phrase – to check – which means to use physical force to get possession of the puck or interrupt the opposing player who has possession, and the saying “You need a reality check!” The two melded really well for the title.

Cat: What inspired this series?

V.L.: The age of the leading lady and man. Both are in their 50`s, which I am as well. Having a romantic couple the  same age as me is really appealing and personal.

Cat: What about this book is most personal to you?

V.L.: My love or hockey combined with my adoration of erotic romance novels

Cat: What do you hope your readers gain from reading this book?

V.L.:  I hope they can see that just because a woman, or a man, hits the big 50 life, and romance and sex, does not stop

Cat: How many more books in this series?

V.L.: There will be six books total

Cat: What’s next?

V.L.: Oh boy. Lots of stuff is coming up! I have a slew of M/M romances due to release soon, as well as an IR erotic short. I`m also working on a new series that I hope to pitch to the publisher that carries my To Love a Wildcat series.

 Here is my review for Reality check

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Title: Reality Check

Series: To Love  a Wildcat book 4

Author: V. L. Locey

Genre: M/F contemporary, Sports romance

Length: (58,070 words)

Publisher: Secret Cravings publishing (October 08, 2014)

Heat Level: explicit

Heart Rating: 4 meows

 

 

The team owner/head coach relationship can be a tenuous one at times. Isabelle Lancourt can testify to just how stressful it can be. Ever since her husband passed away, leaving her his beloved Wildcats, she and Philip Moore have been at loggerheads. When the opportunity to sign a Russian hotshot presents itself, Isabelle leaps at the chance to prove herself as more than just a pretty face. Dealing with hot flashes, salary caps, and trade deadlines she can handle with ease. The aftermath of an ill-advised, but erotically superb, rendezvous in Siberia with the handsomely annoying Coach Moore? That was not in any Wildcats playbook. Can Isabelle and Philip handle the changes life is about to throw at them? Or will combining their personal and professional lives prove to be a misconduct penalty that the league simply cannot overlook?

You can buy a copy at:

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Add it to your Goodreads list here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23286977-reality-check?ac=1

My Review:

Reality check is book 4 in the To Love A Wildcat Series but stands alone quite well.

Reality Check is about the team owner Isabelle Lancourt who inherited the team from her husband nearly a year prior to the time of this story. Running a high ranked, cup winning hockey team isn’t easy and Isabelle has two more strikes against her, being a woman of color. She plans to show them she has what it takes to keep her team at the top.  She has made one decision already that the head coach already isn’t happy about, that is retiring Derrick Anderson, now she wants to put a hothead, troublemaking, playboy Russian in his spot.

Without consulting him she takes off to Russia to convince Petro to join the Cat’s and is surprised when Coach Moore stalks onto the plane.

Thins in Russia get tense and she finds herself in a compromising, passion filled position with the sexy coach. She knew the tryst would make things even more difficult for her but she wasn’t prepared for the life-altering changes it would make.

One of the things I like most about this series is all the characters are not run-of-the-mill, super sexy, young adults. In this book Isabelle is in her 50’s going through the change, recently widowed and a woman of color. Philip is also in his 50’s and a widower. Isabelle’s daughter has a hearing impediment. So, Isabelle is facing a lot of obstacles. These books shows that life isn’t over after 40.There is another obstacle she will be facing that I won’t spoil the surprise.

I love the witty writing style of V.L. as well as her very well-developed, intriguing characters. The story deals with a lot of emotional stuff, has a few twists and turns as well as lots of steamy sex.

If you like strong female leads, hot, sexy older men, Ice Hockey, Sports romance, older characters, Interacial romance, lots of emotion and steamy hot sex, this is definitely for you.

 

Meet V.L. Locey

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    V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, belly laughs,  reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers,  comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a steer named after a famous N.H.L. goalie,  a pig named after a famous President, and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing spicy romances, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

 

I love to meet new friends and fans

 You can stalk—oops—follow her at:

Facebook- Facebook-

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 Other books in the series:

Pink Pucks & Power Plays (Book One of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

A Most Unlikely Countess (Book Two of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

O Captain! My Captain!(Book Three of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

For a complete backlist and links here is V.L.’s Amazon author page:

This way folks can find all her books in one place. Amazon Author Page

 

Want another Reality Check?

“I knocked several times. When you didn’t answer I got worried,” Philip said. There was some difficulty with my thought synapses. They felt listless. I threw my legs off the bed. Philip stepped back. Leaning forward to rest my face in my hands, my forehead brushed the smooth material of his pant leg. The man hissed lightly. I gasped at the explosion of need that erupted deep inside my core. I stood up, just now realizing I had slept in my muddy flats and muted purple suit. My mind was sluggish.

We stood within a foot of each other. I slid out of my shoes. I observed him as he watched my feet emerge from my flats. It was funny, actually. I mean, I have taken my shoes off in a thousand different places over my lifetime, but never once has it been that erotic. If I lived to be as old as my mother I will never be able to explain what overtook us. Without warning, preamble, or a word spoken I was in his arms, my fingers moving through his neatly combed hair, his mouth slanted over mine.

It was as if my stepping out of my little purple flats had been some symbolic gesture. What kind of gesture? Who knows? Certainly not me, because all I knew was that I needed Philip Moore inside of me more than I had never needed anything else in my life. To hell with the ramifications of this ill-advised tryst! I felt sexy again, for the first time in years a man was hot, hard, and ready to screw me. Yes, screw, not make love. The word suited the insane, hot, wet kiss we were sharing just as it would suit the act itself. Right now, I wanted to be screwed, and by someone who knew how. I needed to be thrown to the bed by a man lost to his overwhelming desire to have me.

I never saw the bed, which is just as well considering how many other people had used it for the same lusty act. Philip danced me backward until my shoulder blades and ass hit the wall. I could feel the music pulsating through the plasterboard and timbers at my back. The kiss never broke as we tangoed across the bedroom, not even when I hit the wall, and then exhaled in surprise sharply. Philip just inhaled my breath.

His hands were on my breasts, then they were on my hips, then they were in my hair. His tongue roamed inside my mouth, over my lips, along my jaw, and down my throat. I gyrated against him. His prick jumped behind the material holding it caged. If I said things, and I rather assume I did, I don’t know what I said. He didn’t speak much, either. He was too busy pushing my blazer, blouse, and bra up to talk. When he had them bared, he did take a scant second to murmur how sexy my nipples were.

“Lovely and dark,” he purred before capturing one of the mahogany tips between his teeth. Some wild force broke free as I watched his white teeth toying with my stiff nipple. I gouged at his scalp with my nails as I pushed my weeping cleft against his erection. He moaned around my nipple. His hand danced down between us, seeking, then finding, my satin panties. The man certainly knew his way around a woman’s body. He released my left nipple, blew over the turgid tip, then took half my right breast into his mouth as his fingers located my stiff clitoris through my underwear.

It had been so long…

 

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It’s getting chili around here

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Hello everyone! When the weather gets cool I love to try new soups and stews. Chili is another cool weather favorite and it’s so inexpensive and easy to make. A big pot is also versatile. I’d like to share with you  how to make several meals forma  pot of chili.

First of all you start with a  great big batch of your favorite chili.

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Here is a big list of yummy looking recipes to start you off and Mr Food recipes are usually very family, and budget friendly as well as easy.

http://www.mrfood.com/Chili

you can sign up for a free eBook of more great chili recipes here: http://www.mrfood.com/Chili/Worlds-Best-Chili-Recipes-Easy-Chili-Recipes/here: 

The first night of course you can enjoy a big bowl of chili and crackers or corn muffins.Chili freezes well too. you can divide it up into a couple meals, seal in gallon freezer bags and take out when you need to.

Some other yummy things to make with chili? Just click the link for the recipe.

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Frito chili pie

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Chili dogs

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Chili burgers

This one looks good but I like to grill a burger patty lay two small ones on each part of the bun( this will be open face) put a few fries around it pour  chili over the top. top with onions and cheese and mmmm!

Chili fries

I do my chili fries like to do the chili burger. I take my chili( from freezer or even a can ) and heat. I bake a big batch of fries. place the fries on each plate pour over chili and top with either shredded cheddar, pepper jack, or Monterey jack cheese or you can use a jar of cheese dip or cheese sauce and pour over as well. super fast and easy.

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Chili mac

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Chili enchilada casserole

For a different take on the old  standby, there is Turkey chili and .chicken chili.

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If you think you can’t have chili on a diet well here is a .low carb version and a .low -fat version.

What are some of your favorite ways to use chili? do you have a favorite recipe you would like to share? what do you like to serve with  chili?