Double Indemnity Release Party: Wrap-up and Excerpt

January 27, 2015

That about wraps it up for the blog party! Thank you again for joining me today in celebrating the release of Double Indemnity. Please come say hello tonight during the Twitter takeover from 8-9 p.m. EST! For a full list of guest posts from my blog tour, as well as reviews of the book and giveaways, visit my website.

Here’s a final taste of the book before I go. Enjoy!

SAM MADE good on his promise. He showed up the next night, and the next. Most of the time, Nathan swam and they didn’t talk. It became a strange routine, the peaceful evening turning into night with only the sounds of gently lapping water and crickets to break the stillness. Out here in the country, millions of stars appeared once the sun set, and Sam wondered why he’d never given much thought to their beauty before. There was probably something to be said for looking up once in a while, instead of straight ahead, but Sam didn’t feel inclined to delve more deeply into the thought.

After the first night at Nathan’s, Sam made sure to bring his trunks. He never swam as long as Nathan did, but he did laps and then lounged by the pool’s edge, feet dangling. They spoke very little, except for passing comments about the weather or sports. But on the fourth night, Nathan seemed different. He smiled when Sam arrived and continued his lazy backstroke. “I was wondering if you were coming.”

“Of course.”

Sam nodded and went into the house to change. When he came back, Nathan was still idly circling the pool. Sam took a running leap, cannonballed into the cool water, and popped up only a couple of feet from Nathan.

“Quite an entrance.”

“Yeah, well, what can I say? I’m a drama queen.” And then, for no reason whatsoever, he splashed Nathan right in the face.

Nathan wiped the water from his eyes, which he then narrowed dangerously. “You splashed me.”

“Hell yeah, I did. And I’ll do it again.” So he did.

“Do you seriously want to play this game?”

Sam shivered, and not because of the coolness of the water, which had warmed considerably. Nathan’s predatory smile grew.

“You better swim fast.”

Sam dove to get a head start, but Nathan had the advantage. Before he knew it, Sam was trapped in Nathan’s strong arms and dragged toward the deep end of the pool. They wrestled, laughing, until Nathan finally got the better of Sam and dunked his head. Sam grabbed Nathan around the waist to pull him under as well, but the water made everything slippery. Their bodies slid together, and Sam suddenly realized he’d wrapped his leg around Nathan to get a firmer hold and had wound up in a very compromising position. His cock was hardening against Nathan’s thigh. Nathan exhaled against his cheek.

The struggle continued for a moment before Sam froze and, with a laugh to cover up his increasing embarrassment, pushed himself away. Nathan let him go without protest. Sam swam to the other end of the pool and then hoisted himself out, deciding to pretend nothing had happened.

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Double Indemnity can be purchased at Dreamspinner Press  with this one-time use coupon code for 15% off today/tomorrow: (Kavanagh0127). If you use it combined with the 25% off sale today, you’ll receive 40% off your total purchase!

Last, there is an ongoing Goodreads Giveaway for 2 copies of the signed paperback. Enter to win here!

Again, thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I enjoyed chatting with you and hope we can continue the conversation. -MK

3 Responses to “Double Indemnity Release Party: Wrap-up and Excerpt”

  1. Angela says:

    Thank you for chatting, the excerpts and sharing your release party with us.

  2. H.B. says:

    Thank you for the release party, excerpts and wonderful posts.

  3. maggiemkavanagh says:

    @Angela, H.B. Thank you! It was great chatting with you both <3

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