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Unpublished Excerpt from The Computer Tutor


I’ll be around for the next week working and blogging, but it might be sporadic. I’m finishing up a new novel and when I’m not working regular hours the novel always comes first.

But I wanted to share an unpublished excerpt from The Computer Tutor. In this scene, the two main characters are getting to know each other, and one is showing the other how to bottle feed a newborn puppy.

If you celebrate the holidays, I hope you enjoy them. If you don’t, I hope you have a great weekend.

He placed the puppy up against his chest and
cradled it in his arm. “I never had to do this
before. Mindy is a great mom. She usually does
all the work.”

I smiled and lifted another pup out of the box.
“That’s the first time you’ve mentioned her name.”

“I’m sorry. It’s been so overwhelming. I’ve had
Mindy since she was eight weeks old.”

I handed him a baby bottle and said, “Don’t
worry, because you’re going to have plenty of
forms to fill out as soon as we’re finished feeding
these guys. You’ll be writing her name more than
you ever dreamed you would.”

He seemed willing and eager to listen to
everything I said about bottle-feeding newborn
pups…almost curious. When I told him it was
important to turn the baby bottle upside down
and be sure there was a slow drip instead of a
constant stream, he did exactly as told and asked
why. When I told him if there was a flowing stream
instead of a drip and that formula could get into
the puppy’s lungs and cause pneumonia, he
turned the bottle upside down and doublechecked
to be certain it wouldn’t harm the pup. I
explained small details about calorie intake and
how important it was to feed them every three
hours. And he listened, almost without blinking
at all. I was glad to see he wasn’t as stupid as I’d
thought he was. I was, also, glad the puppies were
easy to feed. I’d seen cases where they had to be
finger fed, which wasn’t easy.

By the time they were ready to be fed a second
time, Allan made the preparations and I watched
him do all the work. I wanted him to know what
to do when I wasn’t around. The first week in a
pup’s life is the most important week. It’s a good
thing all the pups were strong, even the so-called
runt, which was my personal favorite. They drank
the formula a second time without any problems,
which didn’t always happen.

Before we knew it, Christmas morning had
arrived. Hours had passed since Allan had first
brought Mindy into the clinic, and she seemed to
be doing very well in recovery. She even lifted her
head up the first time she saw Allan and licked
his hand. It tugged at my heart to watch him bend
over and rest his cheek against her neck. He’d
been so strong and stoic since he’d arrived, it was
as if a flood of emotion overtook him and came out
all at once. He cried so hard and so quietly, his
entire body shuddered. I turned in the other
direction and left him alone with Mindy for a few
minutes.

Free Christmas E-book!! Loveyoudivine.com


For the past month or so everyone over at Loveyoudivine.com has been putting together a freebie for the holidays.

I’ve posted all the info below from the web site, and you can get there by clicking this link to download the free e-book.

An excerpt, from my new adult Holiday novella, THE COMPUTER TUTOR, is part of this. And I’d like to mention it’s an excerpt that’s never been published before. And, like all the excerpts in this free book, they are very hot and very steamy. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I’m downloading it myself later today and I’ll be reading it over the weekend.

Naughty And Nice – loveyoudivine anthology Free Read

Wishing our readers a very Happy Holiday Season and a very safe New Year.

Blurb: lyd Authors team up to put their sexiest best forward. Enjoy this antho of Flash Fiction and hot excerpts.

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T’was The Night Before Christmas – JJ Giles
Silent Night – Max Griffin
After The Office Party – G. Fenton
Christmas Day – David Sullivan
Stranger Desires – Jay Lancaster
The Computer Tutor – Ryan Field
From Penance – Cain Berlinger
From Four On The Floor – Barry Lowe
From Creepy – Jean Roberta
From Hold Me Tight – Dalia Craig
From Heaven and Hell – Bryn Colvin
From Christmas Carol – Jazmine Starr
A Crazy Christmas – Cain Berlinger
From Master’s Dungeon – Alex Morgan
Love and Mink – Kiya
A Long Time Coming – Bryn Colvin
He Knows When You’ve Been Naughty – Alex Morgan

Unpublished Excerpt: HOT ITALIAN LOVER


In this scene from HOT ITALIAN LOVER, the mc is out on a date with someone new, and he runs into his ex-partner…and his ex-partner’s new, much younger, boyfriend. It’s also what I consider a “raw” excerpt. In other words, it’s never been copy edited.

Jarrod welcomed them both with hugs and kisses, and then he led them to a small table at the back of the bar. But as they crossed the small wooden dance floor, Joey heard someone call out his name from the other side of the room. He stopped walking and turned. When he glanced to the right and saw who was calling him, it felt as if someone had pounded him in the stomach with a golf club.

Ned Stevens waved at him from across the bar. And Passion, the younger lover, was waving and bouncing, too. Joey grabbed his old friend’s arm and said, “Did you know Ned was here, Jarrod?”

Jarrod shrugged. “I just came in. I was in the office upstairs writing checks. I had no idea.”

Joey rolled his eyes. “What the fuck is he doing in Florence?”

Antonio put his arm around Joey’s waist and asked, “What’s wrong?”

Jarrod lowered his voice and said, “Joey’s ex-partner is here, with the guy Joey found him in bed with.” He kept his voice low and his expression somber. But Joey couldn’t help thinking Jarrod was holding back a smile, enjoying this act of fate a little too much.

“I think I’d like to leave,” Joey said. He looked at Ned and Passion again. Passion was still waving and they were both making their way to the dance floor. “If I’d known they’d be here tonight, I never would have come.”

Jarrod said, “You can slip out the back way through the dressing room. I’ll just tell Ned you weren’t feeling well.”

But Antonio didn’t seem pleased at all. He grabbed Joey’s waist with more strength and said, “We’re not going anywhere.”

Joey looked up at him. “Oh yes we are. And we’re taking the back door.”

Antonio shook his head and said, “We are staying right here and we are going to enjoy ourselves. You don’t have to run from anyone, not as long as I’m with you.”

By the time Ned Stevens and young Passion reached them on the dance floor, the music had changed to a slower song and they didn’t have to shout over the Italian lyrics. Joey wanted to kick Ned Steven between the legs, but he kissed him lightly on the cheek instead. Joey didn’t hug or kiss little Passion. He smiled and nodded in his direction, trying hard not to glare at what Passion was wearing. Passion’s tight shirt, made out of some type of fake shiny material, was fire engine red and exposed an inch of his tiny waist. He wore eyebrow pencil, mascara, and some type of glittery cream above his eyelids. His leopard tights hugged his tiny legs and his bright red shoes had checkerboard laces.

Joey pressed his palm to his chest and he smiled at Ned, and then he said to Passion, “I just love your outfit, sweetie. It’s so colorful.” Though he was still ready to kick Ned Stevens in the balls, seeing how ridiculous little Passion looked that night gave him a sense of satisfaction that made him smile more than he had in the past month.