Today Love Bytes says hello to author Nicole Forcine joining us for the promo of her new release “Settling Down”.
Welcome Nicole 🙂
Tim was returning with bags of Italian when he heard Gloria roar in laughter. “Are you serious?”
“I swear on my Mary’s grave. He was out in the middle of the family reunion, barely standing in a pair of her heels and trying ta’ talk like someone out of Steel Magnolias. Half the clan was laughing, the rest… well….” Poppa sighed.
Tim finished for him. “We’re not all that close to that half no more.”
“Aww, I wanted a funny story.” Gloria pouted and started to stand up, but Tim held out a hand.
“You got the eggplant, I got the Caesar, and Poppa got the lasagna. I’ve got it.”
He got to work on fixing the plates as Poppa launched into the kissing Bobby Lee Jenkins story he told Jae and the others the night before. Tim wondered if it was too early in the show to text Jae to check in with him. He would have liked to see The Music Man with his Sir, but family obligations were that. Tomorrow, his other day off, looked pretty booked for Jae as well. His folks wanted to see a couple of museums they always checked out. Tim was, of course, invited.
It seemed to be a good idea. Poppa wouldn’t want Tim hovering over him the entire week anyway, and Reggie had extended an invite to him to check out the sights around the hotel. Still didn’t feel right, but it had been a day, and he missed Jae’s presence so much.
After moving everyone’s meals to plates—and shifting part of his salad onto Poppa’s plate—Tim started serving. Thank goodness, other than Poppa’s side eye at the extra greenery, neither fussed at being fussed over. No need to explain anything; they both understood him.
“Gloria brought over this pretty tasty-sounding red. Now if I can remember where I hid the corkscrew….”
“What, you don’t know where everything in that kitchen is?” Gloria teased, then poked Poppa with her clean fork. “I swear the man could tell you the location of every single product we have downstairs.”
“I can not!” Ah, he’d already taken it out and set it near the sink. Good.
“Hey, Tim, where are the Feeldoes?”
Without missing a beat, the words just fell from Tim’s lips. “Against the left wall, next to the dildo harnesses, below the double-ended ones.” He paused and then glared at Gloria. “Bitch.”
Little Earthquakes: Book Two
It’s been six months since Tim and Jae got together, and they’re giving Domestic Discipline an honest try. But when conflicting events conspire to interrupt their life, Tim starts to fray at the edges. He’s doing his best to handle everything, but he still struggles with unaddressed issues, both past and present. And seeing Tim trying to hold it together is breaking Jae’s heart.
There has to be a breaking point, and when it arrives, it’s Jae’s turn to take the reins, to provide them both with what they truly need.
Nicole Forcine was born a strange child and former Georgia peach. When she was younger, she was never far from a composition book, a pen in hand, and way too many people in her head (she’s even been known to talk back to them). When two or more of them talk loud enough to overshadow the rest, a story is born. After years of writing and storing her tales in those books, she had a revelation: man, there are a lot of dudes kissing in these stories. Her stories include themes of creating families of choice, how love can come in all forms and supersede all boundaries, and the joys and sorrows of earning a happily-ever-after. Currently, she resides in Minneapolis with one of the most laid-back men in history and his even more laid-back cat. When she’s not writing (ha!), she’s saving the world/galaxy/humanity as we know it in the world of video games and general geekiness.
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