Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Heart on the Run by Havan Fellows and Lee Brazil

Heart on the Run
Lee Brazil & Havan Fellows
Hearts of Parkerburg #2
(can be read as a standalone) 

Release Date: November 16, 2015
Pages or Words: 59,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Holiday
Publisher: Appleton Publishing Avenue
Cover Artist: Author.Services


Sprocket grabbed the grande hot chocolates—with a dash of his favorite flavoring, pecan—and reached the gazebo with five minutes to spare, per the clock tower.
He set the drinks on the bench of the gazebo so he could spread the blanket across the floor.
“Wow, that’s a huge blanket,” Chaz stated as he took the three step up to stand at the edge of it.
“Never took you for a size queen.” Sprocket winked as he handed him a cup of steaming goodness. “So, what’s for lunch?”
“Oh, well…” Chaz held the basket close to his chest as he slipped off his shoes and situated himself in the middle of the blanket. “Not much.” He pulled a thermos from the basket. “I made homemade tomato soup and chicken salad sandwiches.” He set the thermos down and pulled out wrapped sandwiches, a bag of croutons, a plastic bowl with a translucent red lid, and a small stack of china dishes in rapid succession.
“My grandma used to make me tomato soup and grilled cheese all the time. Except she’d actually grill the cheese before putting it on the sourdough toast. I tried to make it once…didn’t end so well.” He laughed as he shook his head, settling down next to Chaz on the blanket.
“But I’ve heard you and Mason talk; you cook most of the time between the two of you.”
Sprocket accepted the sandwich handed to him and nodded. “Yep. Well you know, we both can cook, but neither of us gets much fun out of it.” He unwrapped the sandwich and picked up half, biting into it. He couldn’t suppress his moan. Damn that was good, and Chaz put nuts in it for crunch, walnuts and pecans. How did he know pecans were Sprocket’s favorite? A part of him wanted to believe maybe Chaz had asked around. Anyone in Craft Time would know and Prudence did too.
Not that it mattered either way. Nothing strange about a friend—and only a friend—knowing something as mundane as that. He quickly chewed and swallowed. “And we definitely don’t do fancy. Unless you count roast, but even then I sprinkle the seasoning on it and throw it in the oven. No fuss, no muss.”
With his next bite, something popped in his mouth, making him want to gag. He held it back, and while Chaz gazed out over the park at the kids running in the playground Sprocket lifted the toast to see what he bit into. Grapes. He grimaced as he quickly plucked the halved grapes out of the salad and dropped them on the napkin by his leg.
“You don’t like grapes?”
Sprocket jumped. Fuck…busted. “I like them fine. I like them right off the vine, frozen, even mashed up as wine…don’t like them so much with seeds, though.”
“Or in a sandwich, apparently.” Chaz noted, gesturing to the evidence on the blanket between them.
“Well…” Sprocket jammed the rest of the sandwich in his mouth and chewed slowly, biding himself some time. While he was trying to break down the enormous amount of food in his mouth, he grabbed the other half of the sandwich and proceeded to pick the grapes out of that also.
Chaz raised an eyebrow at him, and he shrugged. He’d already been caught, no use faking it up now.
Reaching over, Chaz snatched Sprocket’s wrist and guided it to his mouth. Sprocket gulped the food in his mouth down, his stomach somersaulting either from the partially chewed lump it just received or because of the man sitting across from him on the blanket.
This wasn’t what friends did. Friends didn’t use their friend’s fingers as utensils. Still, he probably could’ve gotten past this moment if there hadn’t been a smidge of mayonnaise on the tip of his nail. Chaz spotted it, and while staring Sprocket in the eye, he put that spot right in front of his mouth. They sat like that for an eternity. Sprocket could feel his heart pounding fast, wondered if his pulse alerted Chaz to his extreme interest in the man’s next move.
He wanted to shout at Chaz to lick him. Do it now. Put him out of his misery. There was nothing Sprocket wanted more than to experience the wetness of Chaz’s tongue as it cleaned the white stuff from his finger. That was a lie. Sprocket wanted them to make more white stuff that had to be cleaned off, the kind you couldn’t purchase in a store. Well, maybe you could purchase it…but he really didn’t want his brain to go off on that tangent.
Finally—finally!—Chaz licked the condiment off. Before he could move back and call an end to this little episode, Sprocket broke free of his grip and hooked his hand behind the other man’s neck, holding him there, unable to move away.
When their lips met, it wasn’t gentle and coaxing. Sprocket wasn’t in that kind of mood. He wanted bad and he wanted now. Fuck friends. That whole concept was overrated if it kept him up all night in need. Anyway, this wasn’t his fault. Chaz started this shit; Sprocket would finish it.
And this time, he’d be better prepared. When Chaz kicked him the fuck out of his life, it wouldn’t tear him apart. Because no matter what, he’d make sure there wasn’t a spot in his heart for Chaz. Sprocket willingly would give up half his bed for the man, but nothing more.
While diving his tongue in Chaz’s mouth—reaching far enough back he could say with great certainty Chaz no longer had tonsils—Sprocket damn near convinced himself that he could do that, too.
Then Chaz whimpered, his hand pressing against Sprocket’s chest, right over his heart, and Sprocket knew he was a goner.

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Lee Brazil:
Somewhere in a small town in up-state New York are a librarian and a second grade teacher to whom I owe my life. That might be a touch dramatic, but it’s nevertheless one hundred percent true.
Because they taught me the joy of reading, of escaping into worlds crafted of words.
Have you ever been nine years old and sure of nothing so much as that you don’t belong? Looked at the world from behind glasses, and wondered why you don’t fit?
Someone hands you a book, and then you turn the page and see… There you are, running from Injun Joe in a dark graveyard; there you are fencing with Athos; there you are…beneath the deep blue sea- marveling at exotic creatures with Captain Nemo.
I found myself between the pages of books, and that is why I write now. It’s why I taught English and literature for so many years, and it’s why my house contains more pounds of books than furniture.
If I’d had my way, I’d have been a fencer…or a starship captain, or a lawyer, or a detective solving crimes. But instead, I am a writer, and I’ve come to realize that’s the best thing in the world to be, because as a writer, I can be all those things and more.
If I hadn’t learned to value the stories between the pages, who knows what would have happened? Certainly not college…teaching…or writing.

Havan Fellows:
I annoy, love, respect, scare, seduce, hurt, anger, infatuate, frustrate, flatter, envy, amuse and tolerate everyone. I just do it better in writing thanks to a little thing called…edits.
Okay no, seriously…I'm a simpleminded person who enjoys the escape from real life through a book. I write with the group Story Orgy and hope to continue doing so for a long time. I also am privileged to be with the Pulp Friction writers, creating intermingling books in a world all our own.
I recently took the drastic step of quitting my EDJ (evil day job) and am now living in the gorgeous desert in Arizona making a go at this writing stuff full time…and I can’t see me regretting this decision ever.
Just like every other red-blooded human—I get a little bouncy when I get mail (any kind too…email, comments, private messages…you wanna do it, do it with me *winks*). So feel free to drop me a line—whether it's on my blog, twitter, PInterest, or you track me down on FaceBook or Google +…it's easy to catch someone who wants to be caught.
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Q and A

You’ve done well with your collaboration Christmas books, and rumor has it that your next book is based loosely around Valentine’s Day. Do you plan to hit all the major holidays with Parkerburg stories?
Havan: I could see us doing that, but I don’t think it would be intentionally planned. Heart on the Run was more of an end of the year holiday book, not just Christmas story. I loved the Halloween nod we gave it and the party incorporated Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Lee: Yeah, not necessarily. I’d love to do a Fourth of July book in Parkerburg though. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Small town holidays are the best.
How many more Parkerburg books do you plan in the future?
Havan: As long as the characters talk to us, I hope Lee and I continue writing them. I’ve fallen in love with this quaint little town. As we’ve said before (not that I’m speaking for Lee, but I’m kinda speaking for Lee hahaha), writing together is in no way a hardship. Lee is so good at motivating me, and our system almost seems foolproof--well, until our present book when we got the bright idea to try and write through the holidays, like either of our families were gonna go for that…lmao.
Lee: Yeah, no kidding.

How do you decide who is the main characters in the next book? How do you pair up Parkerburg residents?
Havan: Wait, are we supposed to do that? *blinks and looks at Lee* Oops…lmao. The characters kind of tell us who is gonna do whom…and when and where too! We have zero power—isn’t that a crock? But between you, me, Lee, & the wall – I love that we don’t disclose the future couples or even whose book we are writing now. I like waiting and surprising the readers… They are very vocal in who they think should get together…lol.
Lee: It just happens that a storyline is born…or so it has so far. Readers are clamoring for a Mason story—and Mason seems to be liking a certain person...
Do you have any funnies to tell about your writing adventures in Parkerburg?
Havan: Yes! Lee and I have this great spreadsheet with the characters and different aspects of their personality and lives--it’s the only way to keep everyone straight…
Lee: That’s not funny.
Havan: *clears throat* You know what I meant. And I brought a certain character into the mix, but knew this wouldn’t be one that I’d develop. He just didn’t feel like a “me” type of character, so I tried to pawn him off on Lee. Well, Lee fought me on this. Now I can be tenacious, but Lee can be darn tooting stubborn… *blows kisses at my brilliant co-author* and then one day Lee informed me that said character visited him with his whole backstory…and so Diego was conceived. :)
Lee: Diego is a conundrum. Look for more about him in future books.
Havan: Um…did I just say we conceived a man together? *heads desk*
Lee: Unbelievable as it might seem? Yes, yes you did. And on that note… I need tequila.
Havan: I’ve got the limes…let’s go. :)

Thank you, Book Lovers, for having us over today. We look forward to seeing you in Parkerburg, check out the books Christmas in His Heart and Heart on the Run…with more to come too! Because the Hearts of Parkerburg are enough to make you go woo woo.

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  1. Thanks for having us Book Lovers, good luck to everyone on the giveaway :)

  2. I love chicken salad, so the sandwiches Chaz brought sounded good until I read about the nuts.