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Saturday, November 2, 2013

My Favorite Couple

Good morning. Sorry I'm a little late today so let me turn over my blog to one of my muses, the wicked sexy BLMorticia. 

Hey readers! When watching a TV show, movie, or reading a book, do you have a favorite pairing that you gravitate to? Is it because they look wonderful together, like Mr. and Mrs. Smith in that movie, or if you’re an eighties baby, you recall General Hospital with Luke and Laura! Well romance authors have that kind of relationship with their characters too and I’m sure some of you readers have found your favorites that stick out more than most.

Who are some of my book faves? Luke and Simon from Sue Brown’s Morning Report is definitely tops, Roan and Jake from Tara Lain’s Attraction series even though they have a third. And another I can think of, Donovan and Mischa from Lee Brazil’s Truth or Dare series. Did ya’ notice they were all m/m couples? *laughs* I haven’t been reading a whole lot of hetero so these couples stood out to me.

What about in my own writing? Well, my very first couple will always be my fave regardless! I mean I have several that I adore. Vanessa and Jayson from Losing My Inhibitions, Jimmy and Alex from Something Fresh, as well as Ty and Alain from Candyman just to name a few but no one tops Nathan and the Lieutenant from My Lieutenant.

Like Rawiya, I’m partial to interracial romances and think it’s a lot hotter. Nathan and Bryant’s story seemed so easy to write from day one because they gel so well together. From the beginning when Nathan gives Bryant grief about being on the fence to Bryant convincing his lover to move to New Orleans, the situations I write them in flowed off the page.

For this reason, Nathan and Bryant will continue to have shorts I’ll be releasing as free stories in the near future. Just like the one I did for Christmas. Also, my loving couple make an appearance in the series the Triad is doing right now, called N’awlins Exotica. They pop up in book one, I Like Em Pretty and will continue to be part of the supporting cast.

What is it about Nathan and Bryant that makes them so special? Not sure, but like I stated earlier they were made for each other and nothing makes a book, tv show, or movie like a couple who gels!

Who are your favorite couples from a book, tv show, and or movie. Leave me your comments!

Nathan Ellerby and Lt. Bryant Duncan are at it again. This time, the narration shifts from Nathan to Bryant who’s looking to solidify his relationship with his favorite artist. The Lieutenant wants to take Nathan to visit his naval friends, his parents who still aren’t happy about his decision to come out, as well as his best friend’s bachelor party. Bryant refuses to hide his man from the masses and despite his man’s insistence on the unimportance of the matter, Bryant pushes on.
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Life is really like a box of chocolates.
My favorite quote from Forrest Gump other than the one about running.
Of course I’m a big fan of that particular statement since I love to run. To me, running or jogging is the best exercise out there other than sex with my man. Oh yeah, making love to Nathan is always the highlight of my day, other than the morning mile and a half I travel by foot to clear my head.
Just thinking about Nathan makes me smile. Hard to do when I’m trying to regulate my breathing and keep pace, but just the thought of him brightens my mood.
I consider myself to be a pretty lucky man—or, as the new guy in my life would say, a lucky son of a bitch. Yeah, he says that without batting an eyelash. He can be so vulgar at times, but I love him more than anything.
Even more than running. Thank goodness I found someone to keep my interest up and occasionally give me a reason to skip this routine ever so often.
With the end of my journey in sight, I made the turn to cross the street. Although my muscles ached slightly from the run and the late night romp, that didn’t sour my mood. I was ready for more of my lover as soon as I hit the apartment. Just the thought of him on top of me made my cock stir in my sweat pants and nipples harden under my pullover.
The good Lord has been on my side for a while.  
Why, you ask?  Well, I was able to serve in the US Navy and make it through without killing anyone. The homophobia in the ranks was unbelievable; many officers and fellow soldiers used the term faggot very loosely. For the most part, I kept a low profile, but there were plenty of times I wanted to jump out and tell them about me, but due to my rank and class—First Lieutenant—I had to keep my mouth shut. No one would accept me if I came out and with the threat of DADT looming, I couldn’t risk making that admission.
Waiting for the light to change, I kept running in place. My heart beating fast in my chest, I took deep breaths and stared at the target ahead. Good thing the weather was so nice. No snow for now, the sun had come up, and the temps felt like high thirties.
When it finally turned to red, I ran across the street and down the walk, nodding at fellow joggers on the path. Obviously they hadn’t gotten up as early as me. I always started around five-thirty to avoid as many of them as possible.
Although I loved New York, I couldn’t wait to make this run down to New Orleans, my targeted destination to live with Nathan since we had a house waiting for us to move in. My ex trophy-wife who wrote romances for a living left it to me in the divorce. She owned a place in New Orleans that she used for her backdrop in stories, the so-called inspiration. Turns out she liked to bring the entertainment for her stories to life. So while I was away in the service, she slept with random men and even a few women. Due to both of us wanting this faux commitment to be over, we agreed to split everything and so she wouldn’t owe me anything more, she decided to give up her house of pleasure to me in the settlement.
Cool, right?
I certainly thought so and that brings me to now. My string of luck still hasn’t run out. I do a good deed and meet the man of my dreams, my lover, my soul mate, my Nathan. Nathan Ellerby, artist, intellectual, and all around smart ass with the foulest mouth ever. Despite all this, I love him with all my heart. When we’re together, I feel complete. The worries about coming out as a gay man aren’t an issue knowing I’ve got such a strong and beautiful man on my side.

No more am I tormented by being in the closet and hiding who I really am. I’m comfortable with myself, I love myself, and I love Nathan. Period. 

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Thanks BL and a bit of news for you, BL's fave couple has a 3rd book for Nathan and Bryant coming out in 2014! Congrats B and thanks to everyone who's enjoyed the ML series for making it a huge success!

4 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

Whoa - love the cover!! Great excerpt too. Thanks! :)

jean hart stewart said...

Love the concept of these books and the excerpt. Thanks...Jean

S.Lira said...

@Tina

Thanks so much. :D

S.Lira said...

@Jean,

TY so much for the comments as always! ((hugs))