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Vodka & Handcuffs
Mary's Boys #2
Vahin Arora, Hamburger Mary’s sexy bartender, plays the flirtatious role so well even his closest friends—his chosen family at Mary’s—don’t realize Vahin hasn’t had a hookup in months. Then Tall, Dark, and Handsome steps through the door, and Vahin’s libido races back to life.
Being a black cop on the Denver police force is no easy job—Marlon Barton can’t imagine adding being gay to the equation. And while Marlon loves his work as an officer, his life has taken a turn for the hellish because of his new partner, the nephew of a senator.
Fleeing his partner’s company one night, Marlon stumbles into Mary’s for the first time… and wakes up with a hangover in the bartender’s bed. The one-night stand heats up into a budding romance, but not without stress as Marlon’s partner’s actions threaten Vahin’s livelihood and Marlon’s future on the force. Can Vahin and Marlon face the challenges and hold on to the love, friendship, and family they’ve found?
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Each of the four Mary’s Boys novellas is designed to be a standalone. If you read the entire series, you’ll see most of the characters in each story, but will not be lost or even missing anything if you pick and choose the couples you’re interested in.
There is one character who is the heart and soul of this series. One that is in all four novellas and one that either pushes the story forward or pushes the couples together.
ManDonna actually came to life in my novel Under a Sky of Ash. And of all the side-characters I’ve written, she’s the one who seems to have the most to say, or at least the one who is the most demanding. To the point, that there’s a good chance, someday, that she’ll have her own full-length novel. And maybe that is her entire reason for constant mental harassment. She’s been a side-character in one novel and four novellas. True to form, she wants center stage. Truth be told, I’m afraid if I give in and write a novel all about ManDonna (Daniel in his lesser form), she might quit talking to me in my head, and I’d miss that bitch.
In Vodka & Handcuffs, she quite literally pushes Vahin and Marlin together, though if she does so intentionally or if it’s simply a result of her desire to put on a show, we’re not really sure. ManDonna says it doesn’t matter, that she did what she needed to do.
(You can read part of this scene today at Divine Magazine.)
Marlon and Vahin were at the very beginning of their dating relationship, and already there were strong doubts, issues, and red flags. Enough that things were probably going to go south quickly. However, ManDonna makes some choices that allow the crowd watching at Hamburger Mary’s to have a riotous good time and makes Marlon and Vahin have to admit how much they really want each other. Often, after I write a scene, the experience of the writing fades pretty quickly. Not this one. Though it’s a fun scene, it’s one that is still crystal clear in my memory. It was like I was there. Nearly surreal. Laughing, gasping, and completely turned on. (To me, this is sexy, sexy, sexy, but I have a bit a voyeuristic nature, so that could be why. The sex is fade to black in this story, but, to me, this is one of the hottest scenes I’ve written.)
I hope that you’ll read all four of my Mary’s Boys and that you’ll fall in love with each of the couples. However, whether you read one, four, or some other combination, I guarantee the person you’ll want to make your BFF is ManDonna, even if you are the slightest bit terrified of her!
Follow along on Two Chicks Obsessed, on May 1st, for the final exclusive excerpt of Vodka & Handcuffs.
Blog Tour Schedule:
- April 19 - MM Good Book Reviews
- April 24 – Joyfully Jay
- April 25 - Open Skye Book Reviews
- April 26- The Novel Approach
- April 26 - Alpha Book Reviews
- April 27 - Love Bytes
- April 28 - Divine Magazine
- April 28 - My Fiction Nook
- May 1 - Two Chicks Obsessed
- May 8 - Boy Meets Boy
About Brandon Witt:
Add to that his obsession with corgis and mermaids, then factor in an unhealthy love affair with cheeseburgers, and you realize that with all those issues, he's got plenty to write about....
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