Dreamspinner Press discussion

193 views
Meet the Author > Chatting with Damon Suede

Comments (showing 1-50 of 210) (210 new)    post a comment »
« previous 1 3 4 5

message 1: by Dreamspinner (new)

Dreamspinner Press (Dreamspinnerpress) | 2637 comments Mod
Damon Suede joins us today from 1-6 EST to chat about his upcoming book Hot Head. Feel free to start asking questions because he's promised to share all kinds of stories from his wild and crazy life!


message 2: by Tristan (new)

Tristan (allmaleromance) | 2 comments awesome!


message 3: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 12:36PM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Just posting the Hot Head cover because looking at it makes me go all quiet and twitchy like touching my bad bits.



And the blurb:

Where there's smoke there's fire.

Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish.

Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty. And Dante wants them to appear there—together.

Griff may have to guard his heart and live out his darkest fantasies on camera. Can he rescue the man he loves without wrecking their careers, their families, or their friendship?


See y'all at 1. :)


message 4: by Angel (new)

Angel Martinez (AngelMartinez) | 40 comments Oh, thanks for that, Damon *grumble* I'm supposed to be writing (yeah, distraction, big time)


message 5: by K.Z. (new)

K.Z. Snow (KZSnow) | 260 comments Damon wrote: ". . . because looking at it makes me go all quiet and twitchy like touching my bad bits."

Heh. Can dig it. ;-)

I do have some questions, because I am nosy have an inquiring mind.

You've been writing for a couple of decades--correct?--so what made you turn to m/m romance? Did you "research" the genre before you dove in? What do you think of this strange little community so far? Why firefighters? When/where do we get to see an excerpt? How much input did you offer on that stunning cover? (I'm always curious about this, because my MO is usually to say, "Hell, y'all are so talented, you don't need me telling you what to do," and then I proceed to up-end a bucket of ideas. Yeesh.)

Well, that should keep you occupied through Wednesday. :)


message 6: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Damon Suede here…

Many thanks to y’all for coming to shoot the shinola with me over the next few hours. As my best friend would say, “Group therapy: my turn to talk!” LOL

I don’t know how many people are gonna be turning up when it’s so beautiful in so many different places around the world… but I am at your disposal. Your itch is my command.


message 7: by Pickles (last edited Jun 04, 2011 10:48AM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 56 comments Yay, Damon!

So, questions...

-Where did the idea for “Hot Head” come from? Not the firefighter part, since you talked about that bit in your promo thread, but the overall idea.

-What about this steampunk idea I’ve seen you mention? Where did it come from? Can you give us some details about the plot?

-What sort of shenanigans are you going to be getting us into in NOLA?

-Where did you meet your partner? (Came back to edit this since I had thought I saw you say husband somewhere, but I can be kind of spacey at times. :P)

-What's your writing process? That is, do you set aside a certain time every day, write whenever the mood strikes, do you outline or just wing it, etc.

-Out of all the places you’ve lived, what was your favorite?

-Who are some of the M/M romance authors you enjoy?

-If you post an excerpt from "Hot Head", can you make it a smutty one? >:D

-And, lastly, and maybe most importantly (to us foodies, that is :P), what’s your favorite food?


message 8: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments KZ... let me take those in chunks...

K.Z. wrote:"You've been writing for a couple of decades--correct?--so what made you turn to m/m romance? Did you "research" the genre before you dove in?"

I did. I’m pretty new to the whole M/M thing, but weirdly enough I’ve been reading homo-romance for 25 years. The first gay romance I ever read was Gordon Merrick's The Lord Won't Mind when I was barely a teenager. I actually have a long essay about it, and what it meant to me at my website here.

I’ve written all my life, scripts for much of it, and then fiction in the past few years. Though we lived in a conservative area, my family and our friends were artsy lunatics, so I’ve never really had shame or doubt. My mom raised us to be artsy lunatics and I bless her for it! :) Since I was 22, I’ve made my living as a writer. M/M started out as a fun diversion and my first novel got written because a dear friend literally made a bet with me.

I started reading M/M almost indirectly. I found them by accident by way of the online erotica and fanfic universe. And by the time I decided to write a novel, I'd probably read about a thousand titles. So I had a very solid understanding of what was at work. LOL

The thing that made the decision for me was wanting to work on writing that wasn't produced under crippling deadlines or with a million hands stirring the pot. FIlm and theatre are completely collaborative, but fiction gave me this astonioshign freedom to play and experiment. Heady stuff... BY the time I sat down to write it, Hot Head poured out of me in about 6 weeks.


message 9: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Hey Harper... Let me hit one of yours before I double back to one of Ms. Snow's! Harper wrote: "Where did the idea for “Hot Head” come from? Not the firefighter part, since you talked about that bit in your promo thread, but the overall idea."

Actually I’m going to be blogging at length about “the story behind the book” over at Jadette Paige’s site shortly, but the brief version goes something like this:

So as I mentioned in that other thread, my bestest galpal in the whole universe went through a period where she was determined to date a series of tortured, sexually compulsive firefighters. For a period of about seven years (before and after 9/11) she was involved in these doomed Fellini-esque love affairs with firemen so I wound up spending a LOT of time sitting at tables and in bars and on porches listening to crazy drunken confessions that often got pretty NC-17.

One night, her most-current FDNY boyfriend (a soft-eyed alcoholic gymrat who wore a size 52 suit) was trying to prove to me how comfortable he was with “gay dudes” while we drank whiskey out on the porch... We're telling raunchy sex stories, kinda laughing and trying to gross each other out with extremes only he's as unsqueamy as I am.

Out of nowhere, this sweet mook thumped me on my back and confessed that he’d loved a man once romantically… his best friend who was as straight as he was… they’d “banged broads together” and everything, but he’d never confessed his feelings.

And then his best friend was killed at the World Trade Center in 2001.

While this guy was talking, the look on his face--the loss and the pain-- just gutted me. I never forgot that look. When it came time to tackle my first M/M, I knew exactly what I needed to write: a happy ending for those unlikely lovers.


message 10: by Pickles (last edited Jun 04, 2011 10:26AM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 56 comments Damon wrote: "And then his best friend was killed at the World Trade Center in 2001.

While this guy was talking, the look on his face--the loss and the pain-- just gutted me. I never forgot that look. When it came time to tackle my first M/M, I knew exactly what I needed to write: a happy ending for those unlikely lovers."


I'm an extremely emotional person, so this part made me teary, but then when I read that last sentence...awwww, it just gave me this happy feeling in my heart. *hugs* I'm glad you gave them their happy ending! Awesome. I look forward to reading your blog post about it.

BTW, this leads me to another question (sorry). I've seen you mention your best girl friend before and it seems like you're really close to her. Where and when did you meet her and how did you become friends? :)


message 11: by Angel (new)

Angel Martinez (AngelMartinez) | 40 comments Dammit, Damon....I'm sitting here in tears. Now I'll have to read this just to get to the happy.


message 12: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 10:33AM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments K.Z. wrote: "How much input did you offer on that stunning cover? (I'm always curious about this, because my MO is usually to say, "Hell, y'all are so talented, you don't need me telling you what to do," and then I proceed to up-end a bucket of ideas. Yeesh.)"

LOLOL Do I hear that!

The real answer is tons and very little. I kinda went nuts at first. Well, all during the process, actually.

I am an obsessive completist about things. My bf teases me about it constantly. :) I have a design background too and get fussy about ALL advertising for my work, so when Elizabeth (North) asked me to fill out the cover request form I went shamelessly whole hog.

I created a seven page, single-spaced document crammed with opinions and research and sggestions! I photoshopped sample character headshots, and measurement silhouettes and psychique models! I wrote an essay about each of my guys describing their background and Brooklyn and the way they each deal with the FDNY… I was a lunatic.

The form asked me to describe a couple of “dream cover”options and I went NUTS… describing smoldery lurid oil-painted tableaus, and moody glaring collages... Totally demented, but just what I needed to do to convey the vibe. Worse! I was so anxious to get it right that I offered to hunt down photostock options and I did! HUNDREDS! But almost immediately I decided not to send them, I decided they were just a plan B,a way to calm down my apprehension… because I knew Anne would do a much better job if I wasn’t tipping her up or scrambling around underfoot.

And Anne did exactly what she should have done: designed that cover from the FEEL of all my endless blather and arrived at that stunning image.

Anne Cain followed the spirit of my requests faithfully, and didn’t get bogged down in the letter. And I’m very psyched I kept my mouth shut when it counted.


message 13: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Angel wrote: "Dammit, Damon....I'm sitting here in tears. Now I'll have to read this just to get to the happy."
Can I tell you? I atill get weepy thinking about it, and I still reread the damn book when stuff about 9/11 gets to me.

Last week I was down at Ground Zero and started to shut down and when I got home I sat down and read the galleys cover to cover. In a weird way, writing it has been this unbelievable release of grief and tension about the attacks.


message 14: by Becky (new)

Becky (Fibrobabe) | 12 comments Damon wrote: "Out of nowhere, this sweet mook thumped me on my back and confessed that he’d loved a man once romantically… "

So does the ghostly third man on the cover represent him, or is it someone that Griff and Dante lose (if that's not a spoiler).


message 15: by K.Z. (new)

K.Z. Snow (KZSnow) | 260 comments Wow. That background story is heart-wrenching. I would've never imagined . . .

I must go and read your essay on Merrick now.


message 16: by Angel (new)

Angel Martinez (AngelMartinez) | 40 comments Can I tell you? I atill get weepy thinking about it, and I still reread the damn book..."

Good. I'm not usually a fan of writing as therapy, but for the big issues, the real heart breakers, writing as part of grieving can be an astounding well of inspiration.

I dated a fireman for a while, too. Hungarian. Tall, dark, brooding...not too many steps from completely nuts. I love them and respect the heck out of them, but the job so often makes them crazy.


message 17: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 10:53AM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Harper wrote: "What's your writing process? That is, do you set aside a certain time every day, write whenever the mood strikes, do you outline or just wing it, etc."

Great question! I'm a tyrant about writing. I write every day and I write so much that I often forget to eat or sleep if my bf doesn't force me to walk away from the work. I'll even sneak down in the middle of the night to chip away at things. Terrible habit, but incredibly useful when you have lots of deadlines.

Timewise I do my best drafting in the early early morning. Dawn if I can swing it to start. MOst days I'm up before the sun and well into my second pot of coffee by 10. And editing I'm best in the midafternoon into evening. I try to remember to stop for lunch (or my awesome bf will text mea nudge) and then I'll usually start redlining hardcopy as I nosh.

Those work times are kind of trained into me because I go upstate every summer to rough draft and that calendar has leaked over into my normal life. TAnd actually, by sticking to them my output has become incredibly efficient!

Outlining wise, I am a ferocious planner. Actually I secretly believe everyone is a planner, just some people write big messy outlines they call first drafts and then have to go back and execute. LOL :) Because I've worked in film so long, I have to outline because you often get paid for an outline, or a treatment before you put a word of a draft on the page.

Outlining doesn't box me in; I'm always open to creative derailment, but having a map helps me get places swiftly and surely on the main. :) And since I can be working on up to 5 different projects at a given time, I have to be able to see at a glance what I need to tackl;e and where I am in the journey.


message 18: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 10:50AM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Angel wrote: "Can I tell you? I atill get weepy thinking about it, and I still reread the damn book..."

Good. I'm not usually a fan of writing as therapy, but for the big issues, the real heart breakers, writin..."


Yeah... Same. Ew. :(
I feel like nobody needs to pay to watch MY dumb therapy. A book needs to take you someplace! :) This book was more of a valentine to the city and the people who saved it.

Becky wrote: "So does the ghostly third man on the cover represent him, or is it someone that Griff and Dante lose (if that's not a spoiler). "

Becky it's funny...

That third figure was a major issue for me on the cover, because he belongs there, but the reasons for that are kinda tricky, and I was terrified that he would give the wrong impression or the right impression at the wrong moment.

Maybe I should call the full answer a spoiler, because I hate to get in the way of a reader's experience. Tell you what: if you still don't know when you've read the book I promise I'll discuss it at length! :)


message 19: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments K.Z. wrote: "Wow. That background story is heart-wrenching. I would've never imagined . . .

I must go and read your essay on Merrick now."
Merrick's books are the CRAZIEST. KZ. Wait till you see. LOL


message 20: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 11:04AM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Harper wrote: "Where did you meet your partner? (Came back to edit this since I had thought I saw you say husband somewhere, but I can be kind of spacey at times. :P)"

NOt spacey at all. I call him boyfriend and husband pretty interchangeably. We've been together 10 years and every time we decide we should use ONE designator we change our mind and we switch back. LOL We'll get married one of these days in a state where it's legal, but for all intents and purposes we're married... so I don't mind/prefer either.

We met at a gay rodeo during a barn dance! He loves to tell this story actually... He had never been to a rodeo, and I had been a passionate rodeo-er for many years.

I'm social, and he's extremely shy. (or was back then LOL) So we only met because of an old-fashioned rodeo mixer during the Friday night dance. The barn dance involves two big rings of people who dance with each other in pairs for a moment before swapping to the next partner. Effectively you wind up dancing with (and meeting) the entire room.

That night there were about 800 folks and we danced by each other and, I dunno, we knew something was important. I don't know how to explain it better. I knew we were supposed to know each other. Actually he says he knew it before me... because I missed him for the rest of the evening. The next night he hunted me down (during the barn dance again) and literally wouldn't walk away until we'd danced properly. We twostepped for the rest of the night. No sex. No hanky panky at all actually. Just a sweet goodnight kiss, because we lived in different STATES.

But not anymore! :D


message 21: by Angel (new)

Angel Martinez (AngelMartinez) | 40 comments Oh! I have a question (now that you're loaded down with 'em, lol) You seem so methodical in all your writer-ly decisions (and, no, I'm not saying you can't be spontaneous :D )

So how did you choose DSP as a publisher?


message 22: by Pickles (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 56 comments Damon wrote: "Harper wrote: "Where did you meet your partner? (Came back to edit this since I had thought I saw you say husband somewhere, but I can be kind of spacey at times. :P)"

NOt spacey at all. I call h..."


Aww, that's awesome! Thanks for sharing the story. :) I'm extremely social...online. I'm grilling you here, but when we meet in person in NOLA, watch me revert to my horrible shyness and not say a word. LOL.


message 23: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Angel wrote: "So how did you choose DSP as a publisher?"

Methodically! LOLOL :D

One of my fave quotes: "Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work!" -Gustave Flaubert

Actually. Hot Head wrote itself SO fast that I was sort of startled when I'd finished. I had to go on location to do rewrites for about a month so I let the manuscript "cool" while I was away. While I was hanging around the set I started thinking about where I wanted to send it and started investigating...

I went to my own library catalog software (I know, what a geek!) and totalled the rankings on books, eyeballing my top 25 or so, and then I went to Amazon and Barnes & Noble and other online retailers and took a gander at who was ranking highest on sales for contemporary M/M by authors I thought had a similar tone... Dreamspinner came first, then Loose ID, then Samhain.

I submitted to Dreamspinner on a Friday and I got the contract on Monday morning: POW! About 60 hours later. Shocked the hell out of me, actually because I'd expected a long slushpile sojourn.

BUt that's how I became a Dreamspinner. LOL


message 24: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 11:20AM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Harper wrote: "I'm extremely social...online. I'm grilling you here, but when we meet in person in NOLA, watch me revert to my horrible shyness and not say a word. LOL"

Nope, sorry! I'm one of those horrible Cruise Director types who flirts constantly and likes to drag people into fun. If you don't believe me ask Rachel Haimowitz, Clare London, Linda Reilly or any of the other people from RainbowLit. :) I'm a shameless rabble rouser. So prepare to be dragged! LOL

That's the way the Gentlemen's Juke-Joint Junket started. When I registered for GRL, there was no men's event... no gay bar event... NO STRIPPERS! In the French Quarter?! The mind boggles. LOL SO I just splashed right in, cpomp[letely ignoring the fact that I'd only just sold my first M/M book and nknew literally no one in the community besides casual chat.

Being the bossyboots I am, I started asking around the gRL threads and everyone thought it sounded fun; but it wasn't happening, so I got on the horn with New Orlenas and just hammered the thing together by force of will and the kind indulgence of my fellow penis-bearing authors who are cohosting. :)

I'm so excited for it too. So many of the attendees have never BEEN to a gay bar. It's going to be a wonderful night.


message 25: by Angel (new)

Angel Martinez (AngelMartinez) | 40 comments Damon wrote: "I went to my own library catalog software (I know, what a geek!) and totalled the rankings on books, eyeballing my top 25 or so..."

And here I was picturing you with spreadsheets (lots of columns) and lists of pros and cons. That's wonderful, though, and such a contrast to most M/M writers' publication stories. (the ones that usually end - I went with the one that didn't reject me, lol)


message 26: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 11:22AM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments I was so chuffed and grateful And they've been wonderful. Totally supportive and swift about everything, totally accomodating. I feel very very fortunate.

I mean, I am a first-time author, I mentioned in passing that Anne Cain was who I wanted for the cover and they just put us together. ARiel is like a gorgeous PR terminatrix. EVerytime I've had a suggestion or a question they're right there with solutions and assistance.


message 27: by K.Z. (new)

K.Z. Snow (KZSnow) | 260 comments Gay rodeo. Gay. Rodeo. I'm still trying to process this. :-D But your sweet story about meeting your bf took no time to process at all.

Love the essay! And y'know what? Once you've made your name in m/m romance, you should have your portrait done by Gadino. Seriously. (Man, if only DSP could afford to hire him for book covers!)


message 28: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Hey hey! How did it get to be 2:30? Are y'all interested in an excerpt?

Do you want something sweet or smutty?


message 29: by Pickles (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 56 comments Damon wrote: "Hey hey! How did it get to be 2:30? Are y'all interested in an excerpt?

Do you want something sweet or smutty?"


SMUTTY, Damon. SMUTTY!


message 30: by K.Z. (new)

K.Z. Snow (KZSnow) | 260 comments Damon wrote: "Hey hey! How did it get to be 2:30? Are y'all interested in an excerpt?

Well, duh.

Do you want something sweet or smutty?"

I'm in the mood for sweet, but I'm probably in the minority. LOL.


message 31: by Pickles (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 56 comments Damon wrote: "Nope, sorry! I'm one of those horrible Cruise Director types who flirts constantly and likes to drag people into fun."

Ha. Well, between you and M.J. O'Shea, looks like I won't get to play the role of wallflower. LOL. It'll be fun! I'm looking forward to it. My first time ever in NOLA and I have been dying to go for years. :D


message 32: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Okay then... that was easy. LOL

In the interests of saving the surprises, I'm going to give you a little smutty slice which only involves ONE of our heroes in a dangerous/voyeuristic moment.

One sec and I';ll be back with something suitably lubed.


message 33: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments K.Z. wrote: "I'm in the mood for sweet, but I'm probably in the minority..." YOu'll get your sweet I promise. Let me feed the wolves their hot meat. :D


message 34: by M.J. (new)

M.J. O'Shea (MJOShea) | 9 comments Damon wrote: "Nope, sorry! I'm one of those horrible Cruise Director types who flirts constantly and likes to drag people into fun... "

Yay! I was worried I'd be the only one


message 35: by Angel (new)

Angel Martinez (AngelMartinez) | 40 comments Harper wrote: "Damon wrote: "Nope, sorry! I'm one of those horrible Cruise Director types who flirts constantly and likes to drag people into fun."

Ha. Well, between you and M.J. O'Shea, looks like I won't get..."


So, so unhappy that I can't be there :( Oh, well.


message 36: by Tj (new)

Tj (BlueSmokey) | 19 comments I have to agree with Harper. I'll be the one sitting there watching. I'm also one of those few that have never been to a gay bar, also never been to a bar. I know where in the world have I been! 39 and never in a bar.


message 37: by Pickles (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 56 comments Damon wrote: "K.Z. wrote: "I'm in the mood for sweet, but I'm probably in the minority..." YOu'll get your sweet I promise. Let me feed the wolves their hot meat. :D"

*is waiting for her hot meat*

>:D


message 38: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 01:17PM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments [BOOK:HOT HEAD|10506237] by Damon Suede

erotic excerpt:

(this scene follows Griff’s visit to an East Village gay bar to find out if he’s attracted to guys in general or just his best friend)
----------------------------------------------------


Griff killed another beer before he cut out, figuring he should give his dick a chance to speak up if it was ever gonna get interested. No luck. He left a healthy tip for Sticky by way of thanks and apology. He ducked out the side door, which led to a short alley with a dumpster and a couple dead kegs.

He didn’t see the two men fucking until he was almost on top of them.

He had slipped outside quietly, not wanting to attract attention inside the bar. He didn’t attract attention out here either, apparently. He turned toward the streetlights on East 7th, and from the shadows of the alley behind him, he heard someone yelp in pain.

Instantly alert, Griff doubled back to investigate, sticking to the shadows.

If it was a mugging, he needed to surprise them. If someone was injured, he didn’t want to startle them.

When he reached the Dumpster he saw them: two men in their thirties standing braced against the brick wall, fucking hard in a puddle of brightness thrown by an overhead safety light.

They faced the same direction, mostly dressed and pretty built, their pants just open enough to line up ass and cock. Their muscular butts were framed by their shirt hems and their lowered jeans.

The man humping away looked Middle Eastern and covered in dense hair; his hard, fuzzy glutes clenched tight every time he impaled his noisy partner.

The guy getting fucked was shorter and whining a little, but his dick was a wet iron bar under him and he was jerking it roughly. He almost yelped whenever he arched and took the whole dick inside him—like it hurt, but it hurt weird and good. That was the pitiful sound Griff had heard.

Griff hesitated, crouching in the shadow of the Dumpster and watching them with quiet fascination. He’d never watched two guys boning, so this felt like sneaky research.

Both men were strong and weren’t careful with each other. It didn’t seem like being with a woman at all. Was that hot or scary or both? It seemed so real and so fast and almost angry. This wasn’t romance, just guys getting off.

Griff scootched closer, not really turned on by the roughness but sort of turned on by spying on them.

The short guy taking it under the safety light didn’t seem to have a problem getting railed hard. He panted and sank fully to his knees so that the hairy guy had to follow to stay inside his ass. As the smaller man slid down, the man behind literally spat at him, at the tongue arching out of his open mouth, and he groaned as if grateful and licked his lips.

For some reason, Griff’s ass felt funny inside his pants, inside his boxers, like it was imagining how much it must hurt taking something that huge. He’d never thought about his butt as sexual, but something about the rawness of these men felt real. He could sort of understand what they wanted from each other.

Next to the dented kegs, they fucked like dogs, angry and fast on the rough concrete, getting close to getting off. The guy on the bottom showed scratches on his knees and hands. The arm he was using to hold himself up in a frog crouch was bruised. The swarthy man pumping into him slapped those plump asscheeks and pushed a long finger in beside his hard shaft, stretching the hole wider and making his partner shout.

The sight made Griff horny, and that was a new piece of information for him. What if it were Dante? He wasn’t hairy like this guy, but he was dark, and Griff was pale. He could almost imagine it.

If Dante wanted him like that, forced him, he’d do it gladly. If Dante held him down in an alley and bred him like a dog…. If his best friend fucked him rough on his knees with his round ass up and split open and filled like that, Griff knew he would shoot the first time Dante’s dick touched bottom inside him. Just the thought of that and Griff started to get an erection and his balls shifted, but before he could wrap a guilty fist around it, the finale started under the safety light.

The hairy dude in back tensed his asscheeks and crammed himself inside. As he unloaded, his face stretched into a scream, but he made no sound as he tugged his partner roughly onto the full length of his erection.

The smaller guy under him was squeezing his dick until it turned purple, the head swollen as he yanked it, his knuckles bloody from scraping the concrete.

Without warning his partner pushed his face into the ground, holding his hips to keep his ass high, and hammered at it a few times; the bottom growled low and squirted twice—tthhit-tthhhit—onto the ground, sliding forward and falling free of the greasy condomed erection behind him.

Griff was holding his breath, half aroused and half ashamed.

The guy on the bottom rolled, and his Arab buddy offered a hand and pulled him up to stand in the light. At some point in the rush to hook up, his face had been scraped raw against the bricks, a pink rectangle on a cheekbone.

That was when—Christ on a crutch—Griff recognized the man who had taken the pounding….


----------------------------------------------------
Excerpted from HOT HEAD , coming 17 June 2011 from Excerpted from Dreamspinner Press

Copyright 2010. Damon Suede. All Rights Reserved.


message 39: by M.J. (new)

M.J. O'Shea (MJOShea) | 9 comments Tj wrote: "I have to agree with Harper. I'll be the one sitting there watching. I'm also one of those few that have never been to a gay bar, also never been to a bar. I know where in the world have I been!..."

You'll have fun:) hehehe...


message 40: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments M.J. wrote: "Yay! I was worried I'd be the only one"

LOLOL No no. I imagine a few of us will be in full effect. :D


message 41: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 11:44AM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Tj wrote: "I have to agree with Harper. I'll be the one sitting there watching. I'm also one of those few that have never been to a gay bar, also never been to a bar. I know where in the world have I been!..."

Don't worry TJ, I think a lot of people will be hitting their first gay bar that night. We're cooking up a little fun list to help people get acclimated.

One of the reasons I chose the venue is because it's so close, so legendary, and the upstairs will be completely ours. SO you'll be able to stay out of the way if you want, or mix and mingle with the boys downstairs if you want.

We'll make sure you're okay.


message 42: by Pickles (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 56 comments Damon wrote: "[BOOK:HOT HEAD|10506237] BY DAMON SUEDE
erotic excerpt:

(this scene follows Griff’s visit to an East Village gay bar to find out if he’s attracted to guys in general or just his best friend)

Gri..."



Aaah, loved it! Can't wait for the book! :D


message 43: by Damon (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments LOLOL And HArper, that's a relatively tame erotic selection, it's just that my main characters get pretty raunchy, but I don't want to give too much away till you've met them. :)


message 44: by Angel (new)

Angel Martinez (AngelMartinez) | 40 comments Good choice - just enough to whet the appetite. Tsk, such a bad, bad boy...


message 45: by Tj (new)

Tj (BlueSmokey) | 19 comments Hmmm, not sure if I am excited or worried about this group at NOLA.


message 46: by Pickles (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 56 comments Damon wrote: "LOLOL And HArper, that's a relatively tame erotic selection, it's just that my main characters get pretty raunchy, but I don't want to give too much away till you've met them. :)"

Raunchy, you say? Nice. :D And I figured that would probably be one of the milder scenes. :P


message 47: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 11:50AM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Tortured erotic romance is what I like!

On one of the threads people were talking about length of sex scenes, and let me say, I'm not one to shy away from details as you might imagine. But the sex isn't porn, because the feeling is what makes it work for me, both as erotica and romance.


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

Just stopping in for a quick hello! Great excerpt! Can't wait to read this book!


message 49: by Damon (last edited Jun 04, 2011 11:58AM) (new)

Damon Suede (DamonSuede) | 115 comments Hey Susan!

Tj wrote: "Hmmm, not sure if I am excited or worried about this group at NOLA." I feel like once we get there, a tribal vibe will assert itself quickly. I'm sure folks will get rowdy, but in a friendly way.

Although I have a feeling Ethan Day will get into a couple fistfights and have to get bailed out of jail dressed as a giant foam-rubber pizza slice. He's trouble, that one. LOL

I'm bringing my piggy bank and a pair of boltcutters.

*kidding!* :)


message 50: by Tj (new)

Tj (BlueSmokey) | 19 comments lol Some how I just can't picture Ethan in trouble. I keep thinking Ethan is this real sweet guy. I'm sure I'm not totally accurate there. Now you Damon should save the piggy bank for yourself, I can see you are trouble;)


« previous 1 3 4 5
back to top

unread topics | mark unread


Books mentioned in this topic

Hot Head (other topics)
The Lord Won't Mind (other topics)
More...

Authors mentioned in this topic

Damon Suede (other topics)