Guest Post and Giveaway: High Test by Elizabeth Noble

Today I am so pleased to welcome Elizabeth Noble to Joyfully Jay. Elizabeth has come to talk to us about her latest release, High Test. She has also brought along an exclusive excerpt and a tour wide giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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I’ve come to a realization about myself. I like cars. Hi, I’m Elizabeth Noble and thank you for joining me today. A big thanks to Joyfully Jay for hosting me!

Today is release day for High Test, my Dreamspun Desires book. As the name implies there’s an automotive element to the story. There are cars everywhere though out the book, sitting subtly in the background.

Hayden is a PhD student studying high performance engine design. His newly acquired boyfriend, a sexy, older man named Neal owns an Aston Martin One-77. It’s blue. Of course, Hayden has a classic muscle car he’s restoring. Since Neal financially supports the school Hayden attends, they meet at a fundraising event featuring projects from Hayden’s department. Their love of cars is one of the first things in common Hayden and Neal share. It brings them together and gives them a safe, comfortable place to get to know each other.


Excerpt

All too soon their dinner was finished, and the best date Hayden had ever had was nearing a close. Neal paid for their meal, and they left the restaurant. There were very few people on the street now since it was approaching midnight. Neal rested his hand lightly on Hayden’s back while they walked back to the coffee shop.

“My car is parked in the back.” Hayden pointed out the direction. He envisioned Neal whisking him off to some secluded little nest for a night of torrid lovemaking. Through their entire dinner, Hayden’s cock had been warm and semihard. He adored the way Neal had made him feel as if he were the only person in the place.

Once they were off the main street, Neal took Hayden’s hand and held it with enough firmness to make him feel secure but not overwhelmed. When Hayden’s car came into sight, he was back to feeling inadequate, and a bit embarrassed, in a heartbeat. Certainly Neal would realize how out of Hayden’s league he was and move on to someone who would be more his type, socially and economically.

“Your car is a real classic,” Neal said. He ran one hand appreciatively over the car’s hood before he turned and leaned against the side, preventing Hayden from escaping his humiliation by getting inside and speeding away.

Scuffing the toe of his Chucks along the ground, Hayden shrugged. “It’s a lot prettier on the inside. I like the classics and having something to work on.”

Neal took both of Hayden’s hands. “I’ve always liked Chevys. They’re well-made cars. It must be satisfying being able to do the restorations.”

Hayden blinked at Neal. This guy continued to impress Hayden with his kindness. Despite his obvious success, he was down-to-earth. Stepping forward, Neal let go of one of Hayden’s hands and slipped his arm around Hayden’s waist, gently tugging Hayden against him.

Hayden sighed deeply and relaxed against Neal. He enjoyed the feeling of Neal’s arm, strong and sure, around him. Without giving it any thought, he leaned forward and pressed more firmly against Neal, shivering slightly when he felt Neal’s hard cock through the material of his trousers.

“I think that was one of the most delightful dinner dates I’ve ever had,” Neal murmured. His other hand cupped Hayden’s face, and he used his thumb to caress Hayden’s cheek. “We never decided what day would be best for the car show.”

“I… um….” Hayden was distracted by Neal’s warm breath on his skin.

Neal dipped his head and licked along Hayden’s lower lip a few times before capturing him in a kiss. At the same time, he pulled Hayden even more tightly against him and ran his hand slowly up and down Hayden’s spine. Hayden opened his lips, inviting Neal to go further. He took that invitation, running his tongue over Hayden’s a few times. When Hayden trembled, Neal’s embrace tightened even more.


Blurb

High TestHayden Owens is just your typical graduate student working his way through school as a barista for the Owens Coffee Company—no relation. But he keeps the “no relation” part to himself when he meets dashing, older Neal Kirchner, a successful architect from an old-money family. Hayden doesn’t exactly lie, but he figures it can’t hurt for Neal to believe he’s a rich kid. After all, Hayden doesn’t want Neal thinking he’s a gold digger.

The closer they become, the harder it gets for Hayden to come clean. Something always seems to get in the way. When a company bankruptcy and a jilted, vindictive woman threaten to expose his charade, Hayden thinks it’s all gone down the drain. Luckily Neal is ready with some innocent trickery of his own.


Bio

Elizabeth LogoMystery, action, chills, and thrills spiced with romance and desire. ELIZABETH NOBLE started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into books and fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with others is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children, two grandchildren, and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed-breed canine princess and her sidekick tabby cat. Elizabeth lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening and winter and summer sports (go Tribe and Cavs!) and stargazing all year long. When she’s not writing, she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.

Elizabeth has received a number of amateur writing awards. Since being published, several of her novels have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards. <em>Jewel Cave</em> was a runner-up in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category in the 2015 Rainbow Awards. Ringed Love was a winner in the Gay Fantasy Romance category of the 2016 Rainbow Awards.

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Giveaway

Elizabeth is offering a chance to win an eBook copy of any book off her backlist (published 2016 or earlier), anthologies and bundles excluded. The tour wide contest ends December 23, 2017. Just follow the Rafflecopter below to enter. 

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Comments

  1. Paul Wilgus says:

    Congrats on the book, it sounds great. The best first kiss I had ever gotten was in a Cemetery on Halloween night. We were walking home from a party and wanted some privacy. What’s more private than a cemetery? lol

  2. Congratulations on the release of High Test, and thanks for sharing the excerpt, Elizabeth.

    A memorable first (and only) kiss was when I was 14; the kisser wanted to swap gum. Ah, I don’t think so!

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