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NEW RELEASE TODAY!



Upwardly Mobile is available at Amber Quill TODAY and HERE!.

Since the day they met, Owen’s restraint has been an exciting foil to Caleb’s unruly lack of discipline. Now established lovers, they can’t deny how welcome that balance is in their lives. Two very different men, both strong-willed—it shouldn’t work between them, but it does! Owen’s steady world is rocked by Caleb’s boldness, and Caleb finds a haven in return. Now they share their lives, a strong need for each other and a highly developed love of play.

On this weary night at the end of a working week, they’re caught in traffic on opposite sides of town. They’ll have to wait until the journey’s over to meet up and enjoy the evening together.

Or will they?

Caleb decides he won’t wait to play, and he’ll play as dirty as he dares—or as much as they can handle over the phone...




...Caleb watched other vehicle headlamps arc across the side window of his car, then swoop away in the opposite direction. He relaxed a little in his seat and lifted one hand off the steering wheel.

“Caleb?” Owen’s voice had that sharp edge again, sending welcome goose bumps down Caleb’s flesh. “What do you mean by that?”

“Didn’t I say? I don’t like waiting. I’m horny now.”

Owen made the tutting sound Caleb also knew well. “So surprise me. Not. But there’s nothing we can do about it. I’m sitting in a cold, damp train carriage and you’re trapped in traffic.” He went silent for a moment, then when Caleb didn’t reply, he snapped again, “Caleb?”

Caleb sighed happily. In complete contrast to his lover, he felt increasingly relaxed. The car heater was on and the windows were slightly steamed. He was protected from the foul weather outside, also the noise and hassle of city life. Work had been tedious this week, but now it was over for another couple of days. Okay, so Owen was still miles away, but Caleb had an intriguing alternative. His guy’s voice was pitched at just the right level, irritated yet curious, too. Just at that cusp between fury and fascination. Could go either way, Caleb knew from experience. That was what made the game all the more delicious. He felt…yeah. Provocative.

“Yes, Owen?”

“Don’t,” came Owen’s voice. He sounded apprehensive.

“Don’t what?” Caleb smiled even more broadly. He liked apprehension in a man, too. It certainly had its place in foreplay. “What’s up? Like you say, there’s nothing we can do about it. Not we, anyway.”

Owen made a soft, strangled noise.

Caleb leaned around the steering column to be nearer the phone, dropping his voice to an almost-whisper. “I can always entertain myself, of course. Not as good as lying spread out and naked on the lounge carpet, my breath heaving, my knees drawn up to my belly and your slicked fingers sliding in and out of me.” He sighed, rather theatrically. “But a guy’s got to make the best of a situation.”

Dear God.”

Caleb didn’t really want to be distracted by the strained tone of Owen’s voice. All he wanted to concentrate on was how deep it was, how rich. That voice. His pants seemed to be getting tighter by the second. Owen’s protests—though Caleb couldn’t recall any of them ever being significant—did that to him every time. He rubbed his free hand gently over his lap, caressing the bulge there. “I’m very hot tonight,” he murmured. “Very thick.”

Owen cursed under his breath, but Caleb caught most of the words he used. Owen had an impressively imaginative vocabulary when he chose to swear. Sounded like he touched on plenty of things that were currently coloring Caleb’s own imagination.

“Dammit, Caleb, you’re in the car. Have you pulled over?”

Caleb let out a slow, heavy breath, making sure the phone would pick up the noise. “Yeah. And I’ve pulled out. Didn’t you hear my zipper?”

Owen’s breath made a sharp, gasping sound.

Works for me. Caleb slipped his hand inside his open fly and ran possessive fingers along the length of his cock, swelling inside his briefs. “I’m hot. Way too hot. Lucky I wore the thin, white shirt today. You know the one? It’s loose. I can reach up under it and…soothe myself.” He impatiently flipped open the lower buttons on his shirt and slid his other hand up his chest to his nipple. It was pebbled already, and not from remembrance of the cold weather outside. He pinched it between his finger and thumb and rolled it, hard. Made him wince, but in that good kind of way. “Ouch.”

“What are you doing?”

Caleb grinned, though of course Owen couldn’t see it. “I’m just touching.”

“Touching?”

“Uh-huh.” He could hear Owen’s hesitation; could hear the catch in his breath when surrender started to win over self-possession. That exact moment was as sweet as any pie they’d ever shared since that first night...



Love my cover! Love the fun of having a release in my Birthday month :).



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AND JUST FOR FUN...!!

Today's Quote:
"Here's to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold."

Today's Daft Google Searches for 'Clare London':
"Britain: Swine flu less deadly than first thought"




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Follow this month with Clare (look at the goodies so far...):

Jan 08 : Jessewave shares her love of bright, shiny guys but wonders - tongue in cheek - where the less shiny ones are!
Jan 09 : Anne Cain shares her books and some of her fabulous art - and also encourages us to show and tell!



Jan 01 : The New Year is ushered in with the release of the Immortal Fire anthology IN PRINT.
Jan 02 : author Chrissy Munder wonders whether following current affairs in our writing is delightful or just dates us.
Jan 03 : author Madeleine Urban describes how her characters hijacked her brain...a willing victim!
Jan 04 : author Theda Black describes how her writing has been influenced by everything from a bionic penis to the power of Pan.
Jan 05 : author Josh Lanyon shares some exceedingly good books with us and asks about *your* recent reads.
Jan 06 : author K. Z. Snow questions what all the fuss is about authors 'making shit up'.
Jan 07 : Josie aka 1more_sickpuppy compares her life and friends online and off.


Want to grab a day to pimp, pose or pontificate? Email me at clarelondon11 @ hotmail.com and I'll happily find you a space ♥

NOTE: pictures credited where known, others may be used without direct permission, please contact me with any queries/concerns.

Comments

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annebrooke
Jan. 10th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
I've already bought it - looking forward to reading! :)) Axxx
clarelondon
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, thank God I've sold one copy *hehe*. Hope you like it! :))
angelasstone
Jan. 10th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
Ooooooo looks very very good! :D!! alas I have to wait to buy it but as soon as I can I will! :D! So very exciting!
clarelondon
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I hope you get to read it one day. It's always exciting, having soemthing new come out. I don't have much lined up for 2010 - I need more time to write LOL. :)
angelasstone
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
I think we all need more time to write!! I wish there was a "Pause" button so that we could write with everything else on hold... wouldn't that be nice!
clarelondon
Jan. 11th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
I find myself looking for that almost daily LOL - and yes, 'pause' is exactly the right description :).
kz_snow
Jan. 10th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Delicious, hon! Congratulations!
clarelondon
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I just love my covers at Amber :).
merith
Jan. 10th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
oh i can't wait!!

i've always loved your writing and enjoy every new release you have.

*snugs* congratulations, sweetie.
clarelondon
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon! It's very exciting to start the New Year. Now I just need more time to write some more LOL.
*hugs*
merith
Jan. 10th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
yes! more time to write would be a good thing... can't you just forget real life for awhile? ;)

i am planning to pick up my copy of 'upward' friday (payday)... i've gone over my ebook allowance for the pay period already. :(

and speaking of upcoming works... what's that news on 'sweet summer sweat'? are you still editing?
clarelondon
Jan. 11th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
Good for you! I wish I could keep up with my reading - I've tried to stop myself buying anything more until I've caught up with what I've got.

And thanks for the nudge on 'Sweet Summer Sweat'! I must get on with the edits. I had really good feedback from the editor but it has meant some major rewriting and I struggle to find enough uninterrupted time to get a good run at it. But it's about 60% done now, you've inspired me to get back to it :).

*hugs*
chrissymunder
Jan. 10th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
I've been oohing and aaahing over this cover for weeks and now it's finally here! Congratulations on another great story with plenty of heat for these cold winter days.
clarelondon
Jan. 10th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
Many thanks! And by god, don't we need some warming up at the moment!
*hugs*
janeychapel
Jan. 11th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the new release, Clare! It looks like a winner, and I love the cover! :)
clarelondon
Jan. 11th, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks Janey! And yes, isn't it gorgeous?! It may be daft of us, to love our covers, but they're very important :).
jenna_hilary
Jan. 15th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, clever title. And luscious cover! Congratulations on what looks like another winning story. Jenna scurries over to Amber Quill....
clarelondon
Jan. 15th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jenna! I hope it does well. It was fun to write!
:)
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