Welcome to a special Saturday tour visit with authors Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott to celebrate the release of their latest release in the Ward Security series, Sadistic Sherlock. We have an exclusive excerpt from the book to share with you today as well as a giveaway, so be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget below for details!
About the Book
Title: Sadistic Sherlock
Series: Ward Security: Book Four
Authors: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Drake and Elliott Publishing, LLC
Release Date: September 28, 2018
Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex
Genre: Romance, Thriller/Suspense
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Blurb: Ten years ago, Dominic Walsh faked his own death. With no true identity, it wasn’t hard. But if he’d stayed, he would have been drawn further into a life he’d never chosen. He has friends and family at Ward Security now and has managed to escape his dark past. There is only one thing he truly wants.
When Dom was first tasked with watching over his friend’s father, he didn’t expect to fall so hard for the gorgeous silver fox. But Abe is interested in friendship only. He’s at a point in his life where he wants something permanent, not a romp with the sexy redhead who happens to be the same age as his son.
But Abe finds himself drawn deeper into Dom’s life when cryptic messages start appearing—ones that frighten the skilled security specialist. The more Dom tries to hide what’s happening, the more Abe wants to help him.
And maybe, just maybe, he’ll find a way to trust the strength of the bond Dom understood from the start.
He’d done the partying and sleeping around thing for a while. He’d had his fun. Hell, he’d thought he’d be having that kind of fun for a few more years, but then Abe Stephens stepped into his life, and well…plans were meant to be changed.
Abe wasn’t giving him a whole hell of a lot to work with. They’d been texting for months. Met up for dinner a few times. Dom had been careful to keep it all casual and fun. But every time he mentioned maybe something more, Abe would shy away. He gave every sign that he was interested, but something was holding him back. Was it the age thing? Or that he was a guy?
Dom ran a hand over this face. He needed to focus on the job. Every time his mind drifted to something else, it was Abe who was dancing through his brain. If he fucked up this job, Rowe was going to skin him alive. Screw Rowe, he’d never forgive himself. He was good at protection. He just needed to focus.
“Girl trouble?” Trent’s deep voice broke into his thoughts.
Dom looked up at Trent who was standing next to the mini bar, grabbing two bottles of water from the tiny fridge. They were in a conference room on the second floor of a hotel downtown. Trent had been needed for filming for only a few hours in the morning. After a massage and lunch that consisted of a ridiculous amount of protein, they’d retired to the conference room for a series of interviews before Trent had to be back on the set that night.
“More like guy trouble,” Dom corrected him.
Trent stared at him, confused for a second, before understanding hit him like a bolt of lightning. His mouth bobbed once before he finally said, “I couldn’t tell. I mean—oh! No, I mean, that’s cool.”
Dom laughed loudly, rocking back on his heels. The poor guy’s face was so damn red with embarrassment. He’d never seen Trent Elrige fluster. The actor was smooth as silk with everyone he talked to; he made it seem like everything he did was intentional. Dom had just caught him so off guard that he couldn’t cover it.
“Dude, it’s fine,” Dom said when he finally stopped laughing. “Yeah, I’m gay. And dating is that same kind of minefield, shitstorm for us too.”
Trent snorted. “Tell me about it.”
Dom watched as a look of longing crossed over Trent’s face for a moment, the water forgotten in his hands. But then he shook his head and smiled crookedly at Dom. Yeah, there was definitely a story there. Was Trent in the closet? Or was it that he cared for someone he was having trouble snagging because of his complicated life? Ooooooh, Dom was dying to ask him. Digging around in Trent’s life would be such a great distraction from his own worries about Abe. But he kept his mouth shut. From what he could see, Trent’s privacy was pretty much nonexistent. If he managed to keep a secret or two to himself, then Dom was happy to let him have them.
“I’ve always kind of wondered,” Trent started again. “Is dating hard when you’re working security? I’ve got some friends who have personal security on their payroll. They travel with them and spend a lot of time together. Not much time for dating.”
Dom shrugged, accepting the bottle of water from Trent when he held one out toward him. “I haven’t done much long-term dating while working security. More of the short-term, ‘gone by morning’ kind of thing.” Trent chuckled and flopped down in one of the cushioned chairs around the small coffee table. “But this guy…he’s different. We’ve been friends for a bit, and he’s got a good understanding of the crazy schedule I have. We text and sometimes grab a bite to eat. Nothing big.”
“But you would like something a little bigger? Maybe breakfast?”
About the Authors
Who are Drake & Elliott?
Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shoot outs, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments. Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.