Today I am so pleased to welcome Damon Suede to Joyfully Jay. Damon has come to share an exclusive excerpt his new release, Pent Up (which I review later today). He has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving Damon a big welcome!


This short excerpt from Chapter 3 of Pent Up comes at the end of Ruben Oso’s first day on the job as a bodyguard for financier Andy Bauer, who has convinced him to crash in the penthouse guest room.

As soon as the door shut, Ruben questioned the decision to sleep over, even with Bauer forty feet away, even for a night. This room made him feel like an impostor, underlining everything he hadn’t figured out and all the things he needed to change still.

Not that his brother’s couch was so comfy, but without Bauer’s coaxing he knew he didn’t belong.

His brown toes sank into the sixteen thousand dollar Agra rug. His jeans hung like seaweed from the Philippe Starck valet. His stubble scraped the eight hundred dollar pillow case. No part of him belonged in this place. He put a glass of water on the nightstand.

He shouldn’t have stayed.

Sleep steered clear.

If he’d had a book, he’d have read. Instead he opted to play Scrabble on his phone for an hour before he gave up and turned off the lights.

For the first time in his life he lay awake staring at the ceiling with no cracks to count. Bauer’s ceilings looked as seamless as the rest of his life.

Around two thirty he heard someone moving in the library and then his door opened. He shut his eyes.

A whisper? “Rube?” His boss going to bed, checking on him. The door closed again.

He opened his eyes when he heard Bauer climbing the stairs and moving around directly overhead.

Something still bugged him here that kept him from settling. The unnatural stillness, maybe. Bauer’s climate control kept the air exactly ten degrees below body temperature. The mattress held him like a gentle hand. The triple-glazed windows overlooking the park kept the room goldfish quiet, but Ruben couldn’t keep his brain from scurrying on its wheel and his thick dick from slithering against the sheet.

Princess and the Peabrain.

Despite the spacious quarters, Ruben wrestled with the surge of claustrophobia and closed his eyes. If he’d been at home in Miami, he’d have bumped Marisa’s ass with his joint to wake her and get it wet. At his brother’s he’d take a cold shower. His cock wasn’t fully hard yet but the sore tingle telegraphed how long it had been. Since coming to the city, he hadn’t gotten laid. Weeks, come to think of it.

As he hunched, his juicy foreskin slipped smoothly back and forth a quarter inch against the warm bedding. He imagined trying on the suits with the salesgirl. The wet pout of her mouth. The hypnotic rush of power that came from taking whatever he wanted, no price tag. The firm clutch and drag of those hands tugging and smoothing his body through the wool.

Andy’s hands.

He froze, horny and ashamed. His cock vibrated beneath his belly. Bauer’s hands. His employer’s hands had felt too good and he remembered them exactly.

Excerpted from Pent Up by Damon Suede
published by Dreamspinner Press
Copyright 2015. Damon Suede. All Rights Reserved


Pent UpPent Up: mix business with pleasure and take cover.

Ruben Oso moves to Manhattan to start his life over as a low-rent bodyguard and stumbles into a gig in a swanky Park Avenue penthouse. What begins as executive protection turns personal working for a debonair zillionaire who makes Ruben question everything about himself.

Watching over financial hotshot Andy Bauer puts Ruben in an impossible position. He knows zero about shady trading and his cocky boss lives barricaded in a glass tower with wall-to-wall secrets and hot-and-cold running paranoia. Can the danger be real? Is Andy for real?

What’s a bulletcatcher to do? Ruben knows his emotions are out of control even as he races to untangle a high-priced conspiracy and his crazy feelings before somebody gets dead. If his suspicions are right, Andy will pay a price neither can afford and Ruben may discover there’s no way to guard a heart.


Damon SuedeDamon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. Though new to romance fiction, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades. He’s won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year. Get in touch with him at


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