Excerpt and Giveaway: Domestic Relations by K-Lee Klein

Hello everyone! Today I am thrilled to welcome author K-Lee Klein back to Joyfully  Jay! K-Lee is here to share her new book, Domestic Relations with us.  It will be available September 5th from Less Than Three Press. She has brought an excerpt from the book and will be giving a copy away to one lucky commenter.  Welcome K-Lee!


Blurb

Life has thrown a lot at Riley, most of it bad. But Riley is nothing if not stubborn, and though it left scars, he’s managed to overcome the worst parts of his life … mostly. Not all of his problems are gone, but life is certainly better than it’s ever been. Most of his strength and happiness is due to his boyfriend Josh, the best thing that life has given him, and Riley will do anything to keep him at his side.

But when past and present collide, and the problems become too much for Riley to contain or control, Josh is the very thing he stands most to lose …


Excerpt

“Your honor, my esteemed colleague is completely out of order!”

“I decide who’s out of order in my courtroom, Mr. Devon, and at the moment I suggest you sit down and refrain from any further outbursts.” The judge’s voice rang through the courtroom, hushing the titter of whispers from the gallery.

Josh Devon threaded a hand through his blond curls, brown eyes glowering as he shot his colleague a look of pure contempt. “But your honor, I clearly must object to Mr. Callahan’s abrasive views that my client is homophobic. This case has nothing to do with being gay and everything to do with the complainant’s lack of restraint when it comes to public affection in the office.”

“Kissing your lover goodbye at the door of the building is lack of restraint?” Riley Callahan piped up. He snuck a peek at his opposition before rolling his eyes and turning back to the judge. “Unless my colleague is solely aware of some archaic statute regarding public affection, he’s offensively the one out of order.”

“Mr. Callahan—“

“It is clearly lack of restraint when there is tongue involved and you are employed for a company supplying religious and missionary supplies to third-world countries. And you know how the saying goes, Judge, a slip of tongue at the door only leads to a slip of penis in the office.”

“Mr. Devon!”

“Oh, please, your honor. That isn’t even a real saying. What Mr. Devon is actually stating is my client works for a right-wing bigot who finds it perfectly acceptable for a man to kiss his wife goodbye but not his boyfriend.”

“That’s bullshit and you… my colleague knows it, your honor.”

“Language, Mr. Devon. You’ve already been warned once. I won’t tolerate it again.”

“You heard the judge, Devon. Sit down and take your punishment like a man.” The dark-haired lawyer smirked, blue eyes shifting momentarily to Devon before dipping back down to peer at his notes.

“Mr. Callahan!”

“My apologies to the court, Your Honor. I don’t know what came over me.” Callahan forced his smirk into a look of concern, straightening his tie in a show of respect.

“Lying bastard,” Devon hissed, narrowing his eyes as he glared to the side.

The judge thumped his gavel on the desk, the bang shattering the now-silent courtroom. “Mr. Devon. One more outburst and I shall surely find you in contempt.”

“I humbly apologize for my colleague’s obvious delay in the proceedings,” Callahan said.

“Don’t apologize for me, Callahan. If your client wasn’t such a goddamn liar and drama queen, I wouldn’t be required to have any outbursts at all.”

Bang! Bang!

“That, Mr. Devon, is the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. Bailiff, please remove Mr. Devon from the courtroom.”

“But your honor…” Devon protested.

“Perhaps a few hours in a cell will remind you to use your manners and quiet voice in my courtroom, Mr. Devon. Court is recessed until tomorrow.”


Giveaway
Today K-Lee is offering up a copy of Domestic Relations to one lucky commenter.  The contest will close on Thursday, September 6th at 11:59 pm EST.

  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Winners will be selected by random number.
  • If you win, you must respond to my email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Please make sure that your spam filter allows email from Joyfully Jay and leave your email address if it is not in your profile.

Comments

  1. Ooh. I’m so interested in this. Sounds amazing. Thanks for the giveaway K-Lee

  2. Haha! A little piss and vinegar in the court room seems fun! Thanks for the post and giveaway! 

  3. This is one to go on the ‘must get’ list!

  4. Ah, this one looks great–thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

  5. It’s sounds awesome, Count me in Please

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! Please include me in the drawing.

  7. Please include me too. Thanks!

  8. Loved the excerpt – this looks very entertaining :)

  9. Michelle(MiMi) says:

    I like the sound of this one…please count me in! Thank you,
    chellebee66 at gmail dot com

  10. Sounds like a really good one, count me in please.  Wondering who will be in the cell with him.

  11. Sounds fav would love to read

    Sarah S

    Sarahs7836(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. This sound like an really enticing book and one that I would enjoy reading!

    Thanks for a great giveaway! :D

  13. I would love to win this. Please count me in.

  14. Oooh! This sounds REALLY good!! Please sign me up.

  15. I am so looking forward to this book! Please count me in. 

  16. Please count me in. :)

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  17. LOL!
    I already love Josh. This book looks great.
    Please add me too.

    Sue
    corieltauviqueen at yahoo dot co dot uk

  18. Been eyeing this for awhile now! <3
    (Raelynnmarie at live dot com)

  19. Please count me in. This book sounds amazing. 
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  20. Kim Ballajos says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this book it sounds great. 
    Kimballajos@ymail.com

  21. Cheryl Haddan says:

    Please count me in.
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  22. I would love to win this book. 
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  23. joining in. good luck to everyone! :)

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  24. Kit Johnson says:

    Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway! Looks like a great book. Count me in, please

  25. Looks good ;)

  26. Please put my name in the hat :)

  27. I can’t resist :)
    So, count me in, please.

  28. Claudia Moran says:

    Ahhh please count me in, this sounds amazing!

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