Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Change in My Autumn, by KC Kendricks


 


Autumn is sneaking into the mountains. The upper leaves of the maples are tipped with red thanks to the clear, crisp night. The cloudless sky has deepened to that perfect shade of blue only seen in late September and October. There’s a hint of spice in the breeze, a harbinger of the carpet about to cover my lawn. I love this season, and yet this year I’m trading a week of perfect weather for warmer climes. We’re heading out on a Georgia vacation.


It’s been a while since we traveled - 2001 to be exact. But this October my partner crosses the six-year mark of being cancer-free and we’re getting away for a few days. Whether or not we’ll survive being cooped up in a car together is a question I won’t be able to answer until we return.

 

I’d say “all joking aside” but who’s sure I’m kidding? Not me. Even after twenty years, some things test a relationship. That’s something not always evident in the stories I write, and that stage of a partnership is something I’ve only recently thought about more fully exploring.

 

We all love the blush of first attraction and first magical kiss. We crave the intensity of being in the arms of a lover for the first time. As we settle into a pairing, we sense that intensity shift. We often think it weakens when in truth it has simply matured with us.  That maturity adds layer after nuanced layer, which, if we embrace it, enriches our lives together.

 

We’ll survive our vacation. Driving time is talking time, and we’ve yet to run out of topics for conversation. I’ll watch the scenery along the way and take note of the differences as we get closer to our destination. And when we return home, it will be a return to the season I love best - autumn.

 

 
 
Shining Victory and No One But You

 

When Stacy James broke his own rules about minding his own business, he landed in the hot seat with six-feet of blue-eyed trouble fanning the flames. Sometimes, you learn to like the heat.

 

Shining Victory

Contemporary gay romance available at


 

Stacy James survived a life-shattering accusation to become a successful businessman with a lot to offer a partner. He's finally put his ghosts to rest, and is ready for someone in his life, if the right man comes along.

 

Young and wild, ace mechanic Levi Wright builds engines made for speed. When Levi's volatile temper lands him nose-to-nose with trouble, Stacy ignores his own rules and steps in to save Levi from making a big mistake. But Stacy can't ignore Levi's smoldering sexuality as the younger man then pursues him.

 

And Levi has made it clear he's out to get his man.

 

AND

 

No One But You

The asked for sequel to the best selling Shining Victory


 

Lovers Stacy James and Levi Wright keep their relationship hot and spicy by enjoying the little things in life. Levi welcomes Stacy home from a business trip by delighting his partner with a quick trick in the men’s room of a local pool hall.  An offhand comment by a stranger cools Stacy’s ardor, and sets in motion a chain reaction that rocks the very foundation of Levi’s world. He’s never cheated on Stacy, but Stacy has sudden doubts. 

 

On his own, Levi is tested in his discoveries – about Stacy, their relationship, and about the kind of man he wants to be. One thing he knows for certain. He’s not losing Stacy over a careless whisper that isn’t true, but will the only man he’ll ever love forgive his angry words?

 

Stacy made the worst mistake of his life telling his lover to find another place to sleep. Levi might be younger, but he’s a man, with a man’s pride. Stacy draws on all his experience to walk a road full of detours and pitfalls to meet Levi halfway, and bring him home. Because for Stacy, there’s no one but Levi.

 

 

KC Kendricks

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