Today I am so pleased to welcome Tamsen Parker to Joyfully Jay. Tamsen has come to talk to us about her latest release, Seduction on the Slopes, book 2 of the Snow and Ice Games. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Like a lot of people, I love the Olympics. And what’s not to love? You’ve got the thrill of competition, the agony of defeat, beautiful people from all over the world coming together to show off their incredible skills, add a dash of political intrigue, tens of thousands of condoms, and you’ve got a recipe for romance. The Snow and Ice Games series is inspired by the Winter Olympics, and I had so much fun researching real life Olympic romances and tweaking stories that had been in the news to make them romances. Seduction on the Slopes is my Michael Phelps/Joseph Schooling inspired m/m romance that features slalom skier teammates. Miles is older, wiser, and has been dominant in the sport for years, and Crash is the upstart who’s both Miles’s teammate who he’s responsible for mentoring, but also his competitor. Add to that some pants feels, and you’ve got a mountain’s worth of angst and sexy times.
I hope you enjoy this little snippet from Miles’s POV, and that you’ll check out Seduction on the Slopes and the rest of the Snow and Ice Games series!
When he comes out of the bathroom, he hasn’t bothered with clothes, or even with a towel around his waist. He is . . . a delight to look at. You wouldn’t think the skintight uniforms we wear would leave much to the imagination, but you’d be wrong. Yes, I had a general sense of Crash’s dimensions, but not the details. It was like looking at a painting through a bag. But with nothing between him and me, I can see how his body’s been put together, how the whole of him is greater than the sum of his parts.
He’s leaner than he probably ought to be, skin clinging too closely to muscle and bone, but he’s beautiful nonetheless. Defined abs, and a trail of light brown hair that leads down to that marvelous hard-on of his. As with everything else about him, Crash’s dick is not subtle. It’s thick, and even from here, it looks so hard it’s practically throbbing. I want to make it worse.
So I gesture him over to the bed. “As you were.”
His eyes are wide and glossy, and he does as I ask without argument. Jesus, if I had known fooling around with Crash would get him to shut up and listen to me, I might’ve started doing it way sooner.
Once he’s situated, head and shoulders resting against the wall with his calves dangling off the edge of the bed, I stand between his knees and take my own clothes off. Make him watch and enjoy how focused he is. The only times I get to see him like this are when he’s hurtling down a mountain or here with me. Gives a little boost to my—okay, already healthy—ego.
Crash starts to lean forward, greedy, hands reaching even as his mouth opens, but I stop him with a hand on his chest and push him playfully back, wagging a finger. “Not yet.”
He’s slouched down some, which means when I climb up and straddle him, not sitting back on my heels but kneeling up on the mattress, we’re just about at the perfect height for him to take me in his mouth. Guy is practically drooling and has completely lost interest in my face. A bizarre fondness creeps into my chest. Fondness is all it is. Is all I can afford for it to be. Because the day after tomorrow, I’m going to have to shred Crash’s ass, and not the way I’m going to shortly.
Miles Palmer has dominated the downhill slalom in every Snow and Ice Games he’s competed in. Double gold, double gold, double gold, and he’s confident he can round out his career and his trophy case with two more medals in his last appearance at the games. The only thing that could stop him? Crash Delaney.
Crash is a young upstart who came out of nowhere and shocked the downhill world with his swagger and untraditional style. As a kid, Crash didn’t have the resources to learn how to race properly, but he begged, borrowed, and stole equipment, and went to any competition he could thumb a ride to. Now the only thing between him and his dreams coming true is his childhood hero, the man whose posters have graced his walls since before he’d ridden in his first chairlift.
Miles and Crash are technically teammates, but you wouldn’t know it from the way they fight. The veteran and the nobody have both got big things riding on this race, and neither can afford any distractions. Especially not each other.
Tamsen Parker is a stay-at-home mom by day, USA Today bestselling erotic romance writer by naptime. She lives with her family outside of Boston, where she tweets too much, sleeps too little and is always in the middle of a book. Aside from good food, sweet rieslings and gin cocktails, she has a fondness for monograms and subway maps. She should really start drinking coffee.
Tamsen has brought three copies of the special “tiny book” edition of Dedication of a Lifetime, her m/m marriage in trouble romance. . Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Sunday, February 25th at 11:59 pm ET.
Comment with your favorite Winter Olympic sport, or a Winter Olympic story you’d love to see written into a romance–for example, Tamsen needs for someone to write her a romance about the knitting Finnish ski coach.
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Congratulations on the release, Tamsen, and thank you for the excerpt, and the giveaway!
Thanks for sharing the excerpt of Seduction on the Slopes, Tamsen, and best wishes for its success!
I love snowboarding and figure skating!
I’m a hockey fanatic all the way (though I tend to find better bromances in the NHL and World Championships than most of the Olympic teams for some reason)….
Figure skating is my favorite Winter Olympic sport. Thanks for the excerpt!
Congrats on the new release! It sounds like an excellent read.
Olympics and lots of fit men! How can you not put them together into a novel? I can’t wait to read it!