Friday, 27 November 2015

Color of Love Blog Hop

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 I have an interracial M/M erotic romance, Dark Warrior, set in Africa. I adored writing it and was particularly inspired by photographs of Kenya. Here's a few...

Back Cover Information

While some passions live on the surface, others—wilder, darker passions—have to be kept buried deep. 

Dr. Leo Rotherham is following his calling by working in rural Kenya for the charity Medics On Hand. While he expected a primitive way of life and limited medical supplies, what he doesn’t bargain on is falling for handsome village warrior, Malik. 

Malik is well respected, knowledgeable and loyal to his tribe. He’s also beautiful, brave, modern and, much to Leo’s dismay, married—isn’t he? 

No, it turns out Malik is as free as the animals that roam the African plains at night. 

Soon the tension is building between the two men and Leo isn’t sure if he’s coming or going. Whenever he’s around Malik he can’t help but notice the reflected look of lust in his eyes and feel the longing sizzling between them. 

Malik stands too close, not close enough. Forbidden attraction simmers between them and the need grows to dizzying heights. But dare they admit to each other what it is they want? And are they brave enough to act on their desires and be honest about their lust? One thing is for sure, a passion this big, this powerful, can’t be contained and it’s all going to explode in the most spectacular of ways.

I've also been lucky enough to travel to Africa recently, here's a few pictures of some of the beautiful creatures I saw while out on a safari drive with Mr H.

Water Buffalo

White Rhino - they had an armed guard!

Zebra crossing!

My favourite, the giraffe, so majestic and gentle.

Excerpt from Dark Warrior

“Fuck,” Leo said, coming to an abrupt stop. “You scared the shit out of me.”
“What? Why?”
“Going under for all that time.”
“I wasn’t under long. I was just checking my nets.”
“Yes. I have captured us some dinner, for tonight.” He held up a black stringy bag that contained two writhing silver fish.
Leo grinned. “Looks good.” He pushed backward, moving to the bank where he could stand.
“They will be. I will cook them for you,” Malik said, following.
Once at the bank, Malik tied the fish bag to a twisted root so that the creatures were still in the water. “They will stay fresh like this. Until we have built up our appetite again.”
“Mmm, I think we should start working on that soon.” Leo could stand now and the water sat at his waist. The sun on his wet skin tingled and he relished feeling cool for the first time all day.
“I agree,” Malik said, coming to stand next to him. “In fact, I think we should start right now.” He leaned forward and kissed Leo—a long, deep kiss that included lots of tongue and a close cuddle.
Leo’s cock pressed up against Malik’s abdomen. Just contact with his flesh, even in the cold water, had blood rushing to Leo’s shaft. God, he needed this man.
Malik slid his hand between their bodies and wrapped his fingers around Leo’s erection.
Leo broke the kiss. “Damn, I love you touching me. Every time feels like the first time.” “That was hot. That first time, in your room. I had to detour on the way home.”
“You did?” Leo moved his hips in time with the slow, steady rub of Malik’s hand on his cock.
“Yeah, I had to find a quiet spot and relieve myself. My dick was about to explode.” “And you thought of me?” Leo asked, struggling now not to flutter his eyes shut. The sensation of Malik’s hand on him in the water was blissful—enough to turn him on but not enough to have him coming.
“Of course I thought of you. You’re all I have thought of, Leo, since the first moment I saw you.”
“Yes, really.” Malik leaned in. He kissed Leo’s cheek then around to his ear.
Leo could hear and feel his hot breaths. He clutched Malik’s wet shoulders and held on. “And now,” Malik murmured, “I’m going to fuck you again.”
“Yes,” Leo said on a sigh. “Yes, please, that’s what I want. No, I need it. I need you to fuck me, Malik. Now.”
“And what my Leo needs, is what my Leo has.”
Malik released Leo’s dick but took hold of his hand. Leo noticed that Malik was erect and ready to go again.
“Come, this way.” He led Leo to a big, hippopotamus-shaped rock on the bank. Next to it was a manmade rug of some sort.
“What’s this?” Leo asked, his wet cock tapping against his abdomen and his retracted balls making walking a little awkward.
“It’s a reed bed,” Malik said. “I told you. I want you to be comfortable while you are here.”
Leo nodded. He was struggling to stay calm. He wanted to just bend over the rock and offer himself open to Malik. He didn’t need reed mats. But Malik, despite his promises, seemed in no rush to get the fucking started.
“Lie down. Facing upwards,” Malik ordered. “I will be right back. Don’t start anything without me.”
Summoning patience, Leo did as Malik had asked, stretching out on the soft reeds that rustled beneath his back and buttocks. He stared up at the perfect sky again and resisted the temptation to play with himself. Instead, he took several deep breaths and clenched his arsehole, hoping that he’d soon have something to clench around.
Suddenly Malik’s face filled his vision. “Good,” he said, dropping to his knees and kissing Leo. “You waited.”
“It wasn’t easy.”
Malik straightened and he let his gaze linger over Leo, head to toe. He seemed to be visually drinking him up, committing every detail of Leo’s body to memory. He reached out and traced Leo’s nipples, first one then the other, with his fingertips.
Leo shuddered, desire racing through him. His nipples peaked and tightened, his stomach tensed.
“I like your pale hair, here,” Malik whispered, bending forward and snaking his tongue through the small triangle of blond hair that sat over Leo’s sternum. “It’s so delicate.”
“Mmm...” Leo managed, shifting his hips.
“And also this bit, here,” Malik said, sitting up again but letting his touch wander to Leo’s navel then wind through his pubic hair.
His knuckles brushed Leo’s straining cock and Leo jerked.
“Steady, boy,” Malik murmured, slipping lower and cupping Leo’s balls. “I’m going to take you exactly where you want to go.”

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  1. Thanks for joining the blog hop. Wonderful pictures both of your inspiration and your trip. You've put together three things I love, medicine, Africa and romance.

    1. Bless you, Nana, we must be kindred spirits ;)

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Lily x

  2. Delicious excerpt and stunning pictures, Lily! Thanks for sharing!

  3. That excerpt is HOT! I love that you set your story in rural Kenya. Those are stunning photos.

  4. The inspiration photos are stunning! Especially that last one…heh. Great work on capturing life during your safari trip, too.

    The blurb made me chuckle a little. I was thinking, "Oh, Leo is definitely coming." Sorry—my little brain went into overdrive. That steamy, sensual except didn't help cool it down, but hey, thanks! :D