Monday, March 28, 2016

Release Day Blitz: Close to You by Skylar. M. Cates #Excerpt #Giveaway


CloseToYou_CatesTITLE: Close To You

SERIES: Sunshine and Happiness: Book Three

AUTHOR: Skylar M. Cates

PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press


LENGTH: 248 Pages

RELEASE DATE: March 28, 2016

BLURB: It’s hard to recover from a first love. Some people never do.

How hard would you fight to keep your best friend? Marc Lucas and Tomas Santos have been best friends forever, but now their friendship is in a crisis. When they were boys, betrayals ripped their world apart. They thought it was fixed, but some parts remained broken. Ever since he saved him from a humiliation at school, Marc has loved Tomas. The last thing he expects is for Tomas to love him back.  To keep his best friend, Marc revisits an abusive past he’s tried to forget.

For Tomas, loving Marc has been anything but easy. His upbringing told him it was wrong, so why did it feel so right? Accepting who he is as an adult, Tomas decides he needs a committed relationship. To his deep sorrow, he can’t seem to find it with Marc.

When the two find themselves alone and in the grip of a hurricane, long-buried feelings emerge. Being “just friends” is no longer an option. They must risk it all on love.


Marc raises his head and stares at Tomas’s body. Marc’s cum is all over him, marking Tomas as his man. Tomas’s cock is relaxed at his thigh. Tomas has a dreamy smile on his face, and his eyes are half-closed.
He’s mine.
The thought breaks the last of Marc’s resolve. “This was more intense than fucking. Anybody can shove their cock into a hole, but what you and I did just now? It was like you—I don’t have the right words for it.”
“For me too,” Tomas says. “That’s because we made love.”
“Yeah.” Shyly Marc rolls to his side, his body close to Tomas’s.
He did feel love, in every touch, every drag of Tomas’s mouth. He used to think “making love” was a bullshit expression, but that’s exactly how it is for him and Tomas.
“I think… I love making love,” Marc says finally, peeking up at him.
And Tomas grins like a big old fool.
“Don’t even say a word. Just… shut up.” Marc snuggles into him and closes his eyes.
He can feel Tomas laughing. Marc hides a smile. He didn’t know that the right person can make sex sweet and hot and fun all at the same time, and that loving somebody else can make you feel loveable in return.



Skylar M. Cates loves a good romance. She is quite happy to drink some coffee, curl up with a good book, and not move all day. Most days, however, Skylar is chasing after her husband, her kids, and her giant dog, Wasabi. Skylar dreams about spending her days writing her novels, walking along the beach, and making more time for her good friends. On a shoestring budget, Skylar has traveled all over in her early years. Although, lately, the laundry room is the farthest place she has visited, Skylar still loves to chat with people from all around the globe.

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  1. Omg I loved the twist in book one!!! It was emotional but never saw it coming. Loved books 1&2. TY for chance

  2. Skylar's Twitter account -

    1. Thank you, Lily. SOme tours come HTML from promo companies. I will let the promo company know so they can fix the rafflecopter

  3. I read book 1 and 2 and now I am reading book 3. Love the series. The sense of family among these guys, the caring for each other, the acceptance of everyone's flaws and virtues, are some of the things that makes me want to keep reading. Book 3 is kicking me in the feelz so hard. I'm hurting for both Marc and Tomas.