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Laura Baumbach

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Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning, acclaimed author of short stories, novellas, novels and screenplays. Most recently, Mexican Heat, written in collaboration with Josh Lanyon, has been chosen as a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, a FINALIST in the 2010 EPPIE Awards, and has received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival. Laura was nominated for Best GBLT Author 2008 in the LRC's Best Of Awards for 2008. Her adventure story The Lost Temple of Karttikeya won the 2008 EPPIE Award for Best GLBT novel. Her sequel to the best-selling novel A Bit of Rough, Roughhousing, was 2007 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner.

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Laura Baumbach It's one of the stories in the line up, yes. I'm just waiting for which characters want to talk to me next.
Laura Baumbach Poorly! I'm afraid life is too busy for me to complain about block. The biggest stumbling barrier to my writing it lack of time. Just to write my new…morePoorly! I'm afraid life is too busy for me to complain about block. The biggest stumbling barrier to my writing it lack of time. Just to write my new release, the first in 3 yrs, I had to stay up until 3am night after night. And it was just 22k.
I need complete quiet when I write. I get into the world I'm creating and anything that interrupts throws me out. It takes a while to get back in to it. Precious time lost. My family is very understanding but my muse isn't. (less)
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Mexican Heat (Crimes & Cock...
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A Bit of Rough (Rough, #1)
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The Ties That Bind
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Scared Stiff
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I see all the latest controversy over 'how can straight women write m/m" in the headlines AGAIN.

Feel free to share the link to my blog post at BEYOND ROMANCE where I talk about that subject in details as a straight women who has been writing it for over 15 years.

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“Let go, gatito. Mourn and then move on. Your life is not over. Not by any means. So let the tears fall for the past and then we will speak of the future.”
Laura Baumbach, Mexican Heat

“You’re shaking, baby. Excitement…." A callused fingertip ran down the length of his neck and back up to stroke over his open, panting mouth. "Or fear? Doesn’t really matter to me." Another shudder rippled through James. Cowboy grinned. "I like you trembling against me, because of me, whatever the reason.”
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“The thigh pressing his legs apart rubbed side to side, massaging the growing bulge in his jeans. James groaned and bit down on one corner of his lower lip to hold back a startled yelp when the pressure increased to the point of near pain.

"Does that feel good to you, baby? Like that? Like it slow and gentle?" He lessened the pressure and slipped a hand between them, thumbing open the buttons of James’ jeans as he talked. Finding nothing under them except heated flesh, he shoved his hand inside and grabbed James’ cock, dragging calluses and fingernails lightly over the sensitive organ. James squirmed and made a strangled, animal sound in the back of his throat.

"No, you wouldn’t be on this side of town, in this bar, if gentle was what you were looking for. Maybe you want it a little rougher." He shoved his fingers down farther and captured the tight sac beneath. "A little harder." He massaged James, grinning at the increased squirming and guttural whimpers his heavy caress produced. "A little deeper."
Kicking James’ legs farther apart, he slid two fingers behind the sac, tracing the thin ridge of sensitive flesh that led up to his opening. Without hesitation, he shoved both fingers into James’ body, twisting and stroking the hot, slippery walls of muscle within. A guttural gasp rewarded his efforts.

He chuckled low and throaty, nudging James’ cheek with his nose, silently commanding him to look up until their eyes met. "You got yourself all ready for me, baby. All nice," the long agile fingers twisted roughly, "and slick," plunged deeper, "and tight.”
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Trisha Harrington Laura wrote: "Glad to hear you enjoyed that story, Trisha. I'm trying to decide which sequel to return to next."

Cool! I can't wait to see what your next release will be. :D

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Laura Baumbach Glad to hear you enjoyed that story, Trisha. I'm trying to decide which sequel to return to next.

Trisha Harrington Hi Laura!

Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm really looking forward to your next release and the next Crime & Cocktails book! :D

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