Draven St. James is visiting

Guess who has a new book coming out? My very own Loose-ID twin…by twin I mean we were both introduced to our Loose ID family on the same day. She has a couple of series out and they are all so wonderfully written, but THIS is the book I’ve been waiting for…Unrequited love…May-December…a few of my favorite themes all rolled up into one sweet package. This one is out this Tuesday 05/20/2014…don’t miss it.

Fused by Fire


Draven St. James


Release Date: May 20th



Michael prides himself on being the man that everyone can depend on until one of his firefighters is severely wounded on the job. Will he be allowed to process the situation alone? Not when a loud and persistent Simon Winters shows up on his doorstep. The man hasn’t met a boundary he didn’t skip across.

Simon has had the biggest crush on Lieutenant Firefighter, Michael Donovan since the first day he saw him. Which just happened to be at an interview for a job to work as a firefighter. Before his desire to lick the gruff older man from head to toe affects his work, Simon transfers over to being a paramedic. Just when he’s begun to build a life that doesn’t include hot shower fantasies of Michael, the object of his angst is thrust into his path.

All too quickly, Simon begins to barrel through Michael’s defenses and dig up the desires Michael has fought so hard to hide. As passions flare out of control, tragedies collide from every side. Michael’s struggle to keep Simon at a distance starts to crumble beneath the weight of the secrets that Simon is hiding. Will Michael be able to protect Simon when he needs it the most or will he lose Simon forever?

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Simon knocked on his door. “Hey, all done out here. Want to come check my skills? We can play sexy maid and naughty boss.”

Michael bit back a groan, shocked by the words. He’d really love to do that. Did the man know how much his offer tortured him? When did Simon become an overt flirt?

With a fortifying breath, he opened the door and stopped short. Simon stood directly in front of him with a mischievous smile on his face.

“I found something.” Simon nibbled on his lush bottom lip.

Michael racked his brain for what Simon might have discovered that would warrant such a teasing expression.

Simon’s lips curved into a huge grin as he produced a half-empty bottle of lube from behind his back.

“Shit,” Michael muttered.

“Yeah, I was vacuuming out the couch cushions, and imagine my surprise.” Simon arched a brow. “Did you buy this at a wholesale supermarket?”

Michael’s face heated. Not because Simon had his lube, but because the last couple of times he’d used it, images of Simon in the firehouse showers had slipped unbidden into his thoughts.

He reached out to grab it, but Simon held it away from him.

“Tsk-tsk. Now, where do you hide your…material?” Simon brushed past Michael and into the bedroom.

Michael watched from the doorway as Simon rummaged through the drawers on both nightstands before coming away with a strip of condoms.

“Oh.” Simon’s face fell. He glanced from the bed to Michael, and his face reddened. With a loudly exhaled breath, he moved past Michael and walked back out into the living room. Michael followed along, only to be brought up short when Simon turned to dangle the condoms in front of Michael. “I guess you don’t need any additional inspiration.”

Michael finally managed to shake himself out of his frozen state. He snatched the condoms and lube away and tossed them on the couch. Simon just kept pushing and pushing, burrowing his way into all the crevices of Michael’s life.

Michael stepped forward and grabbed Simon by his shoulders. “Why are you really here?” he snarled.

“Because you’ve locked yourself away?” Simon whispered and gazed at him with eyes filled with concern.

That look stabbed into Michael. “And you care why?”

“Because…” Simon shrugged, dislodging Michael’s hold, and then cupped Michael’s face with a trembling hand. “What happened wasn’t your fault, and you needed someone to come and shove that truth into your face.”

“You picked the short straw?” Michael hated that Simon’s hand on his cheek brought him more comfort than anything else had. Just like at the hospital.

Simon shook his head, and his gaze fell to Michael’s lips. His hand came down to brush against the edge of Michael’s bottom lip. A pink flush rose along Simon’s cheeks.

Michael felt that innocent touch like a jolt through his body. He tilted Simon’s face up, and the sensual invitation in his eyes shocked and inflamed him.

He didn’t have the energy to fight against what he wanted, and right now that was Simon. With a groan of defeat, he smashed his lips to Simon’s and took the sweet oblivion that Simon offered. Simon melted into him, and a shudder worked its way through Michael’s body. Michael grasped the backs of Simon’s thighs and jerked until Simon jumped up and wrapped his legs around Michael’s waist.

Brief astonishment that they were really kissing filtered through Michael’s head as he stumbled back to sit on the couch. He traced his tongue along Simon’s bottom lip and thrust inside.












Week Two of my Sneak Peek Sunday

It’s Sunday again and I had so much fun participating in the Sneak Peek Sunday Mini Hop last week…I thought I’d do it again. This is where we post 6 paragraphs from a writing project, published or unpublished. Today I’m offering a sample of a book I’m working on tentatively titled Rumor Has It – A friends to lovers story that I’m really enjoying.

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Raina – Party Planner


Liam – Fire House #9 Captain

Setting – Raina’s living room as she is propositioning Liam to help her with a very delicate problem she thinks she’s having.

If she left it up to him, this would just be a public service announcement. She wanted action. She needed answers, and she knew he was the guy to give her both.

What she couldn’t believe was the hot southern accent that came out of his mouth when he was telling her how explosive she was when she came. There was so much she didn’t know about him. He must have tucked that accent deep down. The husky voice she heard regularly was enough to do her in but add in a drawl, and she was ready for round two.

He had to notice her slight rocking movements when he was talking to her, but she could feel how much he was noticing now. At first it had been involuntary but when she noticed what she was doing she continued trying to get his attention. Like she’d been trying for a good few years but before this nothing seemed to work.

She couldn’t believe they’d gotten this far – his hands in her panties and his hot mouth on her breast. It was almost enough to make her come again. She wanted to know if she could come with another person during sex. This was almost like masturbation with exceptional masturbatory aids.

His attention was on her now. She didn’t know how long he would let himself be available like this. Every minute had to count. He was doing that thing he always did with his mouth, when he wasn’t sure what he was going to do next. The slow slide of his thumb along his bottom lip. That was always fun to watch…Mr. Decisive trying to work out a decision.

Deciding to give what he asked a try, she got off of his lap. Covered only by her white panties she did her best not to be self-conscious as she walked to the hallway. Hesitating for a quick second she took a deep breath and turned around to find Liam watching her. “Liam, come talk to me.”

You can pick up a copy of my début novel that was released April 15 by clicking on the book or one of the links below it…A Haught Date – Haught Brothers – book 1

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