I’m so excited to be here to talk about my new novel, A Bolt of Blue. It’s an m/m/m contemporary romance, and it’s my very first book! I really hope readers end up loving these three boys as much as I did.
Today I want to share an exclusive excerpt from the book. This scene is about a quarter of the way through. Dusty decides to drop in on his boyfriend, Mitch, but discovers he already has company! This is not quite the “Netflix and chill” he had in mind.
We’re about halfway through the second episode of the night when Mitch pauses the show to go to the john. He leaves the room, and Ian and I are left to fill the silence. I wonder if he knows where Mitch was yesterday.
“He didn’t tell you he was playing hooky to hang out with me tonight, did he?” Ian asks. I want to wipe that smug look off the bastard’s face.
Instead, I say, “I don’t have him on a leash. He doesn’t have to run anything by me.”
Ian holds his hands up, palms out. “Whoa. If anybody’s got anybody else on a leash, I really don’t want to know about it.”
I stare at him for a second, then I have to laugh. “You’re an idiot.”
“So I’m told,” he says, a big grin on his face.
Mitch returns from the bathroom, launching himself back onto the couch with an athletic leap, somehow retrieving the remote at the same time and pressing play just as his back hits the cushions. “Okay, let’s do this.”
I peek at Ian as the show resumes. His lips are still turned up at the corner.
By the end of the third episode, it’s after ten o’clock and Ian finally, and reluctantly, announces that it’s time for him to go home.
“Do you want a ride?” Mitch asks. I will him to say no; I need some time alone with Mitch to talk.
“No, it’s cool. I’ll be fine,” Ian says.
“Yeah, man. It was great to see you. Let’s not wait so long next time, yeah?”
They pull each other into a hug that lasts just a smidge too long. My heart thumps heavily in my chest. They speak softly to each other, and I can’t hear what they’re saying. It’s a long and torturous couple of minutes before they finally pull apart, and Ian closes the door quietly as he leaves.
Alone at last. Mitch drops onto the couch next to me and puts his feet in my lap. “I’m glad you came over tonight,”he says, his eyes closed, one arm thrown over his head.
“Are you?” I ask.
He looks at me with one eye. “Yeah, of course I am.”
I take one of his feet in my hands and start rubbing it slowly. He sighs in pleasure and closes his eyes again. I guess he’s decided to let my comment go, but I haven’t. I decide not to beat around the bush. It’s not my style anyway.
“So where did you go yesterday?”
His muscles tense up. I keep rubbing his foot, encouraging him to relax. It might not be the most comfortable conversation we’ll ever have, but it doesn’t have to be a confrontation.
“I told you. Something came up.”
“Yeah, but what? I know you weren’t with Ian.”
“Yeah, but apparently you were.”
There’s a bite to his voice that I don’t think I’ve ever heard before. Maybe we both have some things to get off our chests. I guess this conversation isn’t going to be as easy as I hoped.
“I ran into him at the restaurant after having lunch with Erik. I invited him to have dessert with me so I could get to know him. That’s all.”
“You had lunch with Erik yesterday? You didn’t tell me that.”
“Stop trying to change the subject, Mitch. Why are you being so cagey about where you were? You just left out of the blue, and you wouldn’t answer my calls. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to think, babe.”
Mitch sighs heavily and pulls his feet from my lap, sitting up on the couch next to me.
“I had a family emergency.”
“Is everything okay?”
He won’t me look in the eye. “It will be.”
“Is there anything I can do to help?”
He shakes his head, and disappointment fills my chest. “And you”re not going to tell me what happened.” It’s not a question.
He takes my hand and twines our fingers together. “Is it okay if I say I want to tell you but I’m not ready yet?”
It hurts that there’s anything in the world he feels like he can’t share with me. But even though we’ve dropped the L-bomb, it doesn’t change the fact that we haven’t known each other that long. I suppose it’s only natural that we’re still building that trust; that we’re not all the way there yet. The earnestness in his eyes tells me that he’s being honest with me. His eyes are wide, waiting for my reaction. So what can I do but nod?
“Yeah, babe, it’s okay. Just promise me you’ll tell me eventually?”
“I swear I will. I just, have some stuff I need to figure out.”
I can help you figure it out! I want to scream, but instead I just smile. “Okay. Whenever you’re ready.”
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Title: A Bolt of Blue
Series: Angel’s, Book 1
Author: Nicky Spencer
Release Date: November 10
Pairing: Male/Male Menage
Length: 90,000 words
Ian Golinski has been in love with his best friend since he was fourteen years old. When he finally decides to confess his feelings, he finds that his perpetually single friend isn’t so single anymore. Whatâ€™s a boy to do when he has to share the love of his life with someone else? Especially someone so damn hot?
Dusty Smith has finally found The One. The only problem is The One clearly has feelings for someone else, even if he doesnâ€™t realize it. Dusty has to convince his lover that theyâ€™re meant to be. But how does he do that when the other man turns out to be perfect for them both?
Mitch Becker likes things nice and simple. But as his relationship with his boyfriend heats up, he starts developing feelings for his best friend. Suddenly his life is one big complication. How can he choose between two soul mates?
Find out what happens when three men ask the question: What if we donâ€™t have to choose?
A Bolt of Blue is an m/m/m contemporary romance with a happy ending and no cliff-hanger. It is approximately 90,000 words and is a stand-alone.
Nicky Spencer is a romance writer of all pairings. Nicky is a firm believer that love conquers all–that’s why her favorite theme is forbidden love. If two (or three!) people shouldn’t be together, Nicky will find a way to get them there. When you love someone, nothing else matters.
Nicky live in Salt Lake City, Utah with no husband, no kids and a part-time dog. She loves to read, write, listen to podcasts, watch baseball and waste time on the internet. She is firmly anti-oxford comma.
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