A Tiny, Sexy Snippet

Well past sunrise, Reid wakes up curled on the very edge of the bed. His grandmother’s room overlooks the porch, so sunrises from bed are a distinct possibility. Somehow, the sound of the ocean isn’t the same in here, probably due to the proximity.

     Reid peeks over his shoulder. Joaquim curled up on his side, around a pillow, his back to Reid. He reaches out to touch a mole on Joaquim’s shoulder blade, ready to trace a wake-up path to other ones on his back, when he remembers last night. He’s going to have to face his own music.

   Joaquim’s body is beautifully settled into the rhythms of his deep, sleeping breaths. Reid is no longer angry. Well, he’s a little angry at himself. If I wake Joaquim with kisses, will that be enough? Will he remember the apology from last night and let it stand?

   Eyes closed, Reid scoots closer to Joaquim and puts a hand on his hip. He promised to talk to Joaquim. And even without that promise, they should talk. Joaquim is the potential for a healthy relationship, finally.

   When Reid’s body heat comes into contact with his, Joaquim stills and then stretches. Joaquim’s body is a luxury: muscles tensing and loosening, all stunning bones and inviting skin. Reid wants. He wants to glut himself on this man, to soak up every moment with him while he can.

   “Morning?” he whispers. His hand slides from Joaquim’s hip to his stomach under his belly button.

   “But will it be a good morning?” Joaquim arches a little, rolling his body, sinuous and promising, against Reid’s. Reid puts his face between Joaquim’s shoulder blades, as if he could breathe in the balm of that teasing, that ease. He kisses up to Joaquim’s neck and then bites lightly.

   Nothing more needs saying. Reid loves the hush, loves the ease and intimacy, loves the way Joaquim takes him so far out of his head and into his body he hasn’t any words.


Only 8 days remain until the release of A Tiny Piece of Something Greater! I cannot wait to share Reid and Joaquim with all of you!

Quick reminder that I am holding a pre-order swag giveaway with four prize packs! Pre-orders can be really helpful (and by some vagary seem to occasionally sneak into people’s inboxes early! Don’t quote me on that I know nothing technical about this, it’s just happened to me as a reader). All you have to do is email me your receipt to be entered! (judemsierra@gmail.com). I’ll email back to confirm I received.  For more info (including pictures) check out this post.

Buy links! 

Interlude Press: store.interludepress.com

*Pre-order the print edition of A Tiny Piece of Something Greater by May 16, 2018 from the Interlude Press web store and automatically receive the multi-format eBook package for FREE.*

 

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SWAG TIME!! Giveaway time!!

Today marks exactly ONE MONTH until the release of my upcoming novel, A Tiny Piece of Something Greater. I wanted to do a giveaway for those who are pre-ordering and giving this book love. So here are some details (pictures below!)

I have the following giveaway packages. If you sent me a copy of your pre-order receipt (details below), you will be entered to win one of the following prize packs:

Prize pack #1: This beautiful I Have Journeyed Farther journal (much love to Jordandene), two I’m Sill Here laptop stickers (or wherever you wanna stick them!), three Brazilian wish bracelets (info on that below), and a cute little Interlude Press pin. As well, you’ll get a copy of John’s apple muffin recipe (from Idlewild) and a signed, personalized copy of a book of your choice (Idlewild, What it Takes or Hush).

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Prize Pack #2:  This lovely Find Joy in the Ordinary journal, a fun little unicorn pin (because we’re all amazing beautiful unicorns), two I’m Still Here stickers, a copy of John’s apple muffin recipe, three Brazilian wish bracelets and a signed, personalized copy of a book of your choice (Idlewild, What it Takes or Hush).

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Prize Pack #3: A copy of John’s apple muffin recipe, three Brazilian wish bracelets, two I’m Still Here stickers, and a signed, personalized copy of a book of your choice (Idlewild, What it Takes or Hush).

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Prize Pack #4: A copy of John’s apple muffin recipe, three Brazilian wish bracelets, two I’m Still Here stickers, and signed copies of book cards.

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So the Brazilian wish bracelets are also known as Bahia Bands. I really wanted to have a little taste of a Brazilian tradition in honor of Joaquim, but also something my friends and I loved to do when we were kids when I lived in Brazil. Bahia Bands are a good luck charm. You wrap the wish bracelet around your wrist and make three knots, with one wish for each knot. You leave it on until it falls off, at which time your wishes should come true 😉

Additional side note: if you pre-order the paperback copy from Interlude Press you get the e-book for free right now, so that’s exciting.

I’m so excited to share this book, which Foreword Reviews gave a 5 Star Review to, and which Kirkus Reviews said was “A realistic look at living and loving in the context of mental illness by an author that doesn’t lose sight of the romance.”

So if you have or want to pre-order, email me your receipt at judemsierra@gmail.com with the subject line “PRE ORDER TINY”

For buy links, head over here

Insights

As we get closer and closer to release day for A Tiny Piece of Something Greater, my fourth novel (coming to you May 17th!!!), you’ll see I’m posting little bits — lines, aesthetics, IG posts related to the book. Follow me on the things to see the things and I promise to do my best to provide you with pretty stuff!

Also, for those of you who are my favorites and are pre-ordering, hold on to your receipts for *reasons* you’ll discover later!!

A Tiny Piece of Something Greater is available for pre-order in the following locations:

Interlude Press: store.interludepress.com

Available for Pre-Sale: A Tiny Piece of Something Greater

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Ahhhhhh the day is finally upon us! Well, technically the day after. Yesterday LGBTQ Reads was kind enough to host the cover reveal of my newest book, A Tiny Piece of Something Greater, which will be released May 17th 2018.

Reid Watsford has a lot of secrets and a past he can’t quite escape. While staying at his grandmother’s condo in Key Largo, he signs up for introductory dive classes, where he meets Joaquim Oliveira, a Brazilian dive instructor with wanderlust. Driven by an instant, magnetic pull, what could have been just a hookup quickly deepens. As their relationship evolves, they must learn to navigate the challenges of Reid’s mental illness—on their own and with each other.

For those of you who are feeling impatient or just downright generous, it is available for pre-order and I’ll share those links below.

Writing this book has been the journey of a lifetime, no hyperbole at all, and I am almost coming out of my skin with excitement that it is almost time for you all to meet these two men who have utterly stolen my heart.

Keep an eye out for excerpts, info about giveaways, guest posts across the interwebland and more!

Another exciting development in Jude Land is the advent of my newsletter. It’s up and running…so far as I can tell. MailChimp and I don’t always see eye to eye, but I’m 99% sure that has to do with my eyeballs. Sign up for my newsletter and you’ll have access to exclusive content, giveaways, and automatic updates!

Stay tuned for more fun stuff!

A Tiny Piece of Something Greater is available for pre-order in the following locations:

Interlude Press: store.interludepress.com