#BlogTour = Stuck On Rewind by Dianne Hartsock with Excerpt and Giveaway + Character Interview w/Ashton
Author Name: Dianne Hartsock
Book Name: Stuck on Rewind
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Cover artist: Emmy Ellis
Ashton has been in love with his best friend for years, watching him grow from a pretty high school boy to the gorgeous erotic dancer at the club where they both work. The problem is that Lance enjoys the attention of a variety of men while Ashton wants him for his very own.
After a day spent denying his attraction for Lance, standing by while their friend Trey openly flirts with him, Ashton decides it’s time to make his move or risk losing his man forever. Once Lance knows how he feels, he’ll realize they should be together. Or is it already too late?
Pages or Words: 10,308 words
Categories: Contemporary, Erotic, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Ashton from STUCK ON REWIND. Hi Ashton, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
1 What's the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?
This is an easy question. My answer has always been my friends. Sure, graduating college and earning enough to live comfortably, maybe travel, is important. But none of it would matter without my friends to share it with. They’re always here for me. Especially Lance. I know he would do anything for me, and I for him. It’s his faith in me that keeps me going.
2 What do you like best about yourself? Least?
What I like best about myself is that I’m a hard worker and I don’t give up until I accomplish what I set out to do. Maybe that makes me stubborn, but I know what I want and I’m not afraid to go for it.
What I like least about me is that I’m a mess when it comes to my best friend Lance. I’m pretty confident in the rest of my life, but with him, I’m timid and self-conscious and always doubting myself. If he would just give me a little hope…
3 What do you like best about Lance? Least?
Lance has the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever met. He’s sweet and kind and would do anything for his friends.
What I like least about him, is that he’s so beautiful and sensual that men throw themselves at him. And he like it. Dammit.
4 How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?
Life’s pretty good right now. I’ll be out of college soon, with my business degree and some job prospects lined up. I have some great friends to hang out with, and best of all, Lance has just moved in with me. As a friend only, of course. He doesn’t know it, but I’m going to find a way to make him my boyfriend.
5 Are you lying to yourself about something? What is it?
I just told you I was going to find a way to make Lance my boyfriend. I hope to god I’m not lying about this! He is everything I have ever wanted. But can I be enough for him? I’m okay, nothing special. Why would he pick me over all the other guys he dates? But somehow I have to make him see how good we can be together. I don’t want to lose him.
Ashton, I wish you the best of luck and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that everything works out for you with Lance.
“Fuck!” Ashton shouted in a mixture of anger and ecstasy as Lance swallowed again, then let Ashton’s softening cock slip from between his perfect lips. Ashton leaned on his elbows, his chest heaving while he caught his breath. With a last kiss on his thigh, Lance climbed off the bed, sleek-limbed and graceful, and walked to the dresser with a sassy sway of his hips.
Ashton stared after him and groaned, not sure if he wanted to pull his friend’s ass back into his arms or punch him in the face. It would be incredible to wake up with Lance every morning and make love to him. But he sternly reminded himself that they were only friends and Lance needed to stop climbing into his bed at night uninvited.
“You do remember you have a bed of your own?” he asked, more sharply than he’d intended.
Lance gave him a smirk over his shoulder, making a show of licking the last of Ashton’s spunk off his swollen lips. “You told me to wake you at seven.”
“I didn’t mean… Oh hell.” Ashton fell back on the pillows and threw an arm over his eyes. He swore in exasperation when the mattress dipped and Lance’s familiar scent surrounded him. “Damn it—”
Soft fingers touched his mouth. “Don’t be mad, baby. I didn’t mean anything.”
Ashton peered at him through the dark curls that had flopped into his eyes. The guy looked positively forlorn, and Ashton sat up, giving him a one-armed hug. “I’m not mad. But you don’t need to keep doing that, either. You’re my friend!” He kissed Lance’s cheek, the velvet skin warm with a blush. “You make a terrific roommate, and I like the company.”
“And I like you.” Lance walked his fingers up Ashton’s leg.
Ashton laughed and shooed the hand away, but couldn’t help staring at the enticing evidence of his friend’s arousal between his legs.
“Can I take care of that for you?”
“Not at all.” Lance stood up, waving off Ashton’s offer. “I’ll deal with it in the shower. You have to save your attentions for Mister Man.”
“Who are you talking about…? Wait!” Ashton rolled off the bed and trotted after Lance as he crossed the apartment.
Lance giggled, slipping behind the bathroom door but holding it cracked open an inch. He smiled at Ashton with his pouty, kissable lips. “You know, the boss. Mister Kent.”
“I’m not saving myself for—”
Ashton blinked at the closed door. Why in the world would Lance think he was interested in his boss? Sure, the man was handsome as sin, but he was also an egomaniac and tyrant. Why only yesterday, he’d…
Hot blood scorched Ashton’s neck and face, his arm tingling where Morgan Kent had gripped it, towering over him. The man had bent to his ear, swamping Ashton’s senses with subtle cologne and a hint of sweat as he’d whispered, “If you can’t type a simple letter without mistakes, I’ll find a secretary who can.” He’d tightened his hand almost painfully on Ashton’s arm. “Or maybe I should just bend you over this desk and smack your ass for each mistake?”
Ashton’s dick jumped at the memory. He told it sternly to behave. “We’re not falling for that bastard. We’ll stick with the sweet boys at the club and call it good.”
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Dianne grew up in one of the older homes in the middle of Los Angeles, a place of hardwood floors and secret closets and back staircases. A house where ghosts lurk in the basement and the faces in the paintings watch you walk up the front stairs. Rooms where you keep the closet doors closed tight at night. It’s where her love of the mysterious and wonderful came from.
Dianne now lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play. She says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house with a fire crackling on the hearth and a cup of hot coffee warming her hands, which kindles her imagination.
Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.
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