Have you ever read one of LB Gregg’s m/m romances? If you have, you’ll know that she’s a wonderful writer with a masterful sense of humor. If you haven’t, you must ask yourself in all sincerity: why not?!
She never fails to make me laugh out loud while she tells her engaging stories about men falling in love, doing the dirty and sexy, while mocking themselves.
Today a new, standalone book by this author is released: Dudleytown! Yay!
And LB Gregg kindly offered to give away an ecopy to one of my readers! Double Yay!
What’s this book about you ask?
Here’s the backblurb of Dudleytown:
College sophomore Alexander Strauss has one rule: no messing around with straight guys. Especially not his mouthwatering roommate, Shannon. When their ride share drives off the side of a mountain, the two young men find themselves deep in an uninhabited forest searching for their missing friend. Wandering the famously cursed grounds of Dudleytown, Alex figures something truly unholy must be at play, because only insanity could tempt him to break his cardinal rule.
It’s a sexy, suspenseful Halloween story and I just loved it! Alex is the narrator of his and Shannon’s adventures and his voice is another one of those great LB Gregg voices I adore; it’s funny, ironic and sharp. And full of self-mockery. Every one of LB’s narrators has his own quirk and Alex’s is his freakingly broad knowledge of (horror) movie titles and his 'talent' to compare almost everything he's witnessing with one of them.
Of course you have to read it all but here’s a little snippet that shows something of his train of thoughts:
Light flared. Even so, I couldn’t see a goddamn thing other than a weird chiaroscuro of white headlight and black earth. We were both flat on my stomach in a gaping grave.
I was lying in a fresh grave.
Oh shit. Someone dug this hole for us, I knew it. We were going to be buried alive.
Please, please let this be my over active imagination running wild again.
I lurched, scrambling to flee fast and far, but Shannon grabbed my hip. “Hold still. It’s too shallow for me to move. We’re in a sinkhole of some kind—remember? Ricky told us this. It’s okay. Just be still.”
His weight held me—and his words calmed me. I nodded into the dirt and tried like hell to keep it together. I panted into the freezing loam and robbed heat from Shannon, who radiated virility and clear-headedness. His presence eased my lingering anger and soothed my irrational fear of the dark—and my certainty that we were about to reenact another B-grade classic—Buried Alive.
At least we hadn’t landed on a corpse or in a vacant coffin, right? Just a filthy trench of some sort that was in no way, shape or form a grave. No zombies here. No vampires or claw-toed werewolves…this wasn’t a cemetery.
It was just a haunted ghost town.
I spat leaves and Shannon held me closer. “Quiet.”
“Why?” I whispered. “It’s a car. It’s not like they can hear us.”
“I don’t know. I feel like it’s imperative that we should be quiet. So shut up.” That was reason enough. He had superior hearing and amazing athletic prowess. He was the bruising outdoorsman; I was skinny and small and here in case of an emergency, so I did as he said.
Shannon’s breath huffed softly against my skin. His eyes in shadow, he searched my face. His stare strayed to my mouth. “You good?”
The temperature inside our cramped space went from freezing to sizzling. He shifted a millimeter forward, his hips rolled into my ass, and a charge of electricity snapped between us like a match lighting tinder. Fire whooshed through my limbs.
I’d pined for him for weeks and the reality of Shannon…mounting me, because there was no other word for this, well, it might finally be too much. He settled between my spread thighs and this wasn’t my imagination—it was erotic.
No. It was fucking hot.
Want to know how this scene continues? Well, I can tell you it is getting hotter… but you can read it yourself if you win this book!
LB Gregg has generously offered an ebook copy of Dudleytown to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. I much appreciate it when you follow my blog (via Google connect in my sidebar), but I leave that up to you. :)
This giveaway is open to everyone, I will announce the winner on Monday, November 1, so be sure to leave your comment before that and don’t forget to check back then or leave a way for me to contact you in your comment or profile.
Good luck to you all!
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Tuesday: Fearless Desire by Stacey Espino
Wednesday: River of Need by Shayla Kersten
Thursday: Beyond Eden by Kele Moon
Friday: Dudleytown by L.B. Gregg
All giveaways run until next Monday, when I’ll announce the four winners.