A World of Dreams is finally out in English!! 😀
I couldn’t wait to tell you about this project and now the time has come!
This book would have never seen the light of the day without the help of my amazing editor, Dragonsfly Edits, who also goes by the name of Petra Howard. She also did my translation, this time. I can’t thank her enough for the astounding job she did, knowing she had very little time to achieve it! ♥
I’d like to thank Sam Thorne and Amanda Eisenthal, who did the last proofing. Thanks, my lovelies!! ❤
Jay Aheer is once again responsible for the gorgeous cover! You can check her out on her website and her Society6 shop! She has simply crazy skills! ♥
How about I tell you about the blurb, now? Yes? Here we go!
Chris Flanagan has tried to find love so many times, he got tired of trying. On Christmas Eve, he has vowed himself to chastity for a full year. During this time, he’ll do his best to be true to himself and focus on what he really wants from life… But, that is without taking into account the arrival of his mysterious neighbor, Adam.
Adam Patinson looks like a tattooed thug and a biker to boot, who recently moved into the building next door. He’s temptation on legs and everything Chris should despise. And yet…
Will Chris be able to resist the Snake’s call in his Eden’s Garden? Especially when this snake appears to be anything but the macho thug he broadcasts?
It sounds intriguing, right? Yeah, I thought so! 😉 So how about a little excerpt now? Let’s see if we can get you to want to read the book! 😀
First, an excerpt from Chris’ point of view…♥
And now, this man—who was only his friend, not family, not even his boyfriend—this man consoled him, rocking him as if he was a child. But when will I stop? Why am I crying so hard? What for? Who for? For me? About my childhood? My parents? My adolescence? My brother? For every night without hope of love? I hate love! It sucks. It only makes people cry…Damn, why do I cry so much?
“I don’t know, but all of it might be part of it.”
Adam’s reply halted Chris’ breathing.
Had he said all that out loud? Oh my God, please let the ground swallow me whole…The thought pulled him back into reality and he felt Adam’s body heat against him. The breath on his skin, as well as his warm voice, made him shiver. No more cold. No more desire. Just the happiness of holding someone against his heart. Being comforted. Comforted. Tired of fighting, he sighed and leaned back in the strong arms. No pressure, merely friendly comfort.
On his breath, discouragement and sorrow.
On his breath, solitude.
On his breath, void.
But, as he breathed in, his nostrils filled with the smell of Adam. So natural, he fed on the comfort and Chris took Adam’s strength, took his sweetness. And he felt stronger, ready to face the world. A single phrase came to mind.
“Thank you.” His whisper echoed quietly in the silent room. Detaching himself partially from Adam’s protective arms, he pulled back enough to look into his eyes.
How many feelings and emotions in his expression? All the wisdom of the world in eyes that knew too much. Too great a soul to wear, even for a man of Adam’s stature.
For a moment they simply looked at each other, electricity palpable between them. No sexual tension, but two souls connecting, speaking to each other. They were on the same page. Linked.
Adam raised a hand, cupping his face and Chris, unable to help himself, closed his eyes and rubbed his cheek against the massive hand. It felt so good there. Sitting on the floor with a man who understood him. Eyes still closed, he felt Adam leaning toward him. He didn’t want to see what was coming. He wanted to burn this exact moment forever into his mind. Their noses touched and Adam rubbed his. Tenderly. Kindly. Like the Eskimo kisses from childhood. The exchange of our breaths. Then Adam kissed him, still softly.
On the cheek.
And now, an excerpt, staring Adam and the little Chad. ♥
“Do you think I’d be able to forget about you? You’re a wonderful little boy. What’s more, it’s not because someone’s in love that they forget about the people they love. Love is like a heart that is made of elastic. Look at those girls in the yard who are playing with that big elastic. They put several into the middle and the elastic just gets bigger. Love is the same: in your heart, there’s your parents, your family, your friends, and each time someone else enters your heart, the elastic expands.
“At some point, is it going to break?”
Chad’s small voice trembled with emotion, but he was no longer crying, snuggled in Adam’s arms.
“No, of course not! Do you know why? Because it’s a magic elastic that never breaks.”
It seemed to Adam that he was doing better.
“Yes, I’m sure.”
Aargh, Adam groaned to himself. He’s too smart for his own good, this kid!
“Because I’ve loved in my life and I love lots of people. I know from experience that my heart will never be too small to welcome all these new people to love. And as for knowing if I could forget you, know that I’ve never forgotten who was my best friend when I was a kid. Therefore, a child that I know, who has just come into my heart, is still all fresh and I’m not likely to forget.”
“Okay,” the child finally mumbled.
That’s the extended version of an excerpt I shared on Facebook. 🙂
Well, did it make you want to read more? You can tell me what you think of it by commenting under this post, or on Facebook, Twitter, Tsu, or Tumblr ! I would have said Pinterest and Instagram too but it’s not as easy over there! ^^
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Please don’t hesitate to talk to me. I’m overall quite friendly, nice and I love talking! Besides, I don’t bite… generally!! 😀
Please, once you’ve read the book, take the time to write a few words on Amazon to say why you liked it (assuming you did!). Thank you very much! ♥
Ooooh! I almost forgot! There’s a public release party on Facebook at 8 pm CET!
Please come and join the fun! There will be a giveaway or two, and the possibility to talk together! Click here: Facebook event! ♥ Thanks again!