by Thianna Durston
Men of Falcon Pointe Book Two
Sebastien Cather moves to Falcon Pointe with a dream to live life his way. Offered a room at 959 Brenton Street, he discovers how liberating it can feel to live among accepting people, especially in a household where they practice loving physical discipline. And he quickly gains a boyfriend in Avery, a fellow student. Unfortunately Avery isn’t his first choice. His roommate David is fascinating and good-looking, and Bastien would do anything to have him—but he doesn’t think the attraction is returned.
Tensions rise as his roommates’ wedding is threatened and his present and past lives clash. Outed by the national media, Bastien knows he will never be able to return home again. Just as he’s sure he can’t handle any more stress, David shows his interest. Bastien slowly makes his way forward, trying to find firm footing in the minefield that is his life. But when his landlord makes an announcement about the future of the house, it may change all of his dreams.
Genre: Contemporary RomancePurchase link(s): Dreamspinner Amazon ARe Kobo B&N
Content/Theme(s): M/M, Domestic Discipline, Spanking, Gay, GLBT
Release Date: February 26, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Excerpt & More
Since it was midafternoon, the place was empty, but they loaded up on food and took it to the grill to have the chefs cook. Bastien always enjoyed watching his food being cooked right in front of him. David, it seemed, liked things as spicy as he did, and they both poured on the hottest sauce available.
“It’s not good if it doesn’t singe your hair off,” Bastien said, quoting something his grandfather was fond of saying when Bastien was a child.
David laughed. “That’s about right. It’s a good thing all our roommates can handle spicy food. I love the stuff.”
Once they got back to their booth, David asked, “So I’ve never been to Mesa, though all the pictures make it look desolate. What was it like?”
“Desolate,” Bastien said with a grin, drawing forth another laugh from David. “I miss it,” he admitted. “The heat, the sun, the fact it was home. But it was also a mecca for Mormons.”
“Oh yeah. Plus my entire family lived there. And it’s huge. My mom’s the eldest child of seven, and Dad’s the middle child of twelve.”
“Yeah. Family reunions when we would also get together with cousins and cousins of cousins were insane.” Insane but fun. There had been great times, and he would miss those.
“Maybe they’ll come to accept you,” David offered kindly, watching him.
“I doubt it. My family is pretty firmly in the ‘gays are bad’ category.”
“Sorry about that. Alan and I were lucky. My parents accepted my gender differences with ease. Alan was raised by a pair of gay men, so they accepted his bisexuality right off. You, Cory, and Trent have had struggles that quite honestly piss me off.”
David nodded. “It’s up to him to tell the full tale. He doesn’t do it often. But while his sexuality was accepted by his paternal grandfather, who raised him, he was rejected by his mother’s family due to race.”
“Because he’s half Native American.”
“That’s so stupid.”
They ate for a few minutes in silence, and then Bastien spoke. “Can I ask you something?”
“I know you say you’re straight. Ever wondered if you weren’t?” The moment the words were out of his mouth, he wished he could bite them back. “No. That came out wrong. What I meant was—” David lifted a hand to forestall whatever he was going to say. Which was a good thing because Bastien had no idea what was about to pour out of his mouth.
“I don’t think anyone is completely het or homosexual. Kinsey made a scale to place someone as to their sexual preference. Of course that was before more genders became acceptable. The chart’s divided into seven possibilities—everything from completely straight to completely gay. It’s my personal belief that we all slide along the scale. At different times in our lives, we may move one or two spots to the left or right. Some have been known to slide from one side to the other.” He shrugged. “In college I was a lot more experimental than I am today. I’ve been with men as well as women. For me it has more to do with the person than the sex they are.”
“What do you mean?”
“Some call it pansexual. But I don’t use the term because people tend to think of it as bisexual. And it’s not.” He paused a moment to take a drink of water. “For me… my sex drive is tied more to the person than their sex. Sure. I notice if the person is male or female or queer, but it’s the person inside who jogs my interest. Intelligence turns me on. I’ll admit I’ve dated women exclusively since I graduated law school, and I was engaged to a wonderful woman for several years. But that had more to do with the fact I did not want my sexuality to affect any job offers I might get. Being intersex and finding a partner who I find exciting both mentally and physically is a challenge. Because at some point, I have to explain that my body is a bit different.”
“You’ve been rejected.” It was as clear as day.
“Yep. Women who were horrified I had a vagina and men who were disgusted at the same thing.” David shook his head and grinned ruefully. “Strange, huh? That the side that bothers both sexes is the female part?”
“That seems kind of stupid,” Bastien said. “I mean, if you care for someone, why should that extra be a problem?” Of course until a couple nights before, he had never found himself attracted to anything having to do with the female body. Until he imagined it right next to a dick.
“Agreed. But people still have a hard time with it and probably will for decades to come. It’s not that all these genders are new. All of us have been around for centuries. The difference is we have the freedom to come out and say, ‘Hey. I’m different and that’s okay.’”
Bastien took another bite of his food and thought on that. A desire to say something built up inside of him, but he smothered it before it could escape. Did he want to date? Yes. Did he want to date David? Oh yes. But he wasn’t ready to put himself up for rejection from a man he would see every day.
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Be on the lookout for Thianna Durston's future release(s): Becoming Rafe coming May/Jun 2016, His Right Choice coming Aug/Sept 2016, Vespar coming Sept/Oct 2016, and If You Can’t Take the Heat coming Oct 2016
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