Friday, September 1, 2017

[Excerpt and Giveaway]: "Scorpio Hates Virgo"

I've got an excerpt from Anyta Sunday's newest M/M release, Scorpio Hates Virgo! Catnip alert: friends-to-lovers!

And did I mention there's a giveaway at the bottom of the post? :)

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Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday
Publisher: Anyta Sunday (September 1st, 2017)
Series: Signs of Love, 2
Genre: M/M Romance -- Contemporary/New Adult

This year is all about healing the heart, Scorpio. It’s time to leave negative attitudes and stoic facades at the door and let others see the real, more vulnerable you.

Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again?

Nobody, that’s who.

Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay.

Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.

Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.

Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all . . .

That’s right, Scorpio. With a little patience, heartbreak might be a thing of the past . . .

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“Scorpio Hates Virgo” contains sarcasm, sexual content, a slightly sappy HEA, and an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
It can be read as a standalone.

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Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday

Cal turned as he stuffed his phone back into his pocket, and Percy’s stomach churned. He crept around the side of the bed, clearing his throat as though it might help him know what to say. He stopped directly in front of Cal. “Look at me.”

Cal swallowed his emotion and looked. Light tingles flowed through Percy as their gazes connected. Cal’s lips tipped up in a half-smile. “Huh. This offsetting thing works both ways.”

Percy cocked his head, humming. Before he could think better of it, he inched a half-step and reached for Cal’s pocket. Cal didn’t flinch, but his throat jutted as Percy wedged a finger inside. The warmth of Cal’s thigh leaked through the material, and Percy hurriedly pinched the phone and wiggled it free.
He traced Cal’s triangle on the screen to unlock it, dragging a surprised sound from Cal. 

“I pay attention,” Percy said. He opened the camera app and took a selfie, staring right at the camera the way they always did with each other. “There.” He snuck the phone back into Cal’s pocket. “For whenever you need offsetting.”

Cal made a strangled sound and sat on the end of the bed. “Why is this so—”

With an echoing snap, the bed frame gave way and Cal fell backward. Percy grabbed him, one hand latching onto his wrist, the other the T-shirt at his waist. The mattress bowed in the middle, and Cal’s legs jerked out, thrusting Percy off balance.

He collapsed on top of Cal with an ooof, the additional weight forcing the old mattress to press them in from both sides. Percy’s mouth practically suctioned onto Cal’s throat, their chests plastered together, so close Percy felt Cal’s heart thumping, warm thighs cushioning his legs. Their crotches aligned in a way that was one small shift from compromising. 

Cal’s resigned laugh rumbled through Percy. He removed his hand wedged between their hips and pushed against Cal’s chest. They looked at each other and Cal stopped laughing.

“Why is this so, what?” Percy asked.

Cal shifted under him, expression flustered. “Why is this so . . . hard?”

Percy wasn’t sure Cal was referring to the situation with his dad. He bit his lip and torturously struggled off Cal and the bed. “I’m sorry there aren’t more happy endings.”

Cal fought free from the clutches of the mattress. “Give it to me,” he said, fingers beckoning.
Percy’s pulse jumped wildly. He rocked on the balls of his feet and bumped into Cal. The gap between the bed and the wall was far too narrow. “Um, what?”

“Your phone. So I can put my picture on it.”

Oh, right. He handed over his phone. Cal took a snapshot and gave it back to him. The picture captured Cal in soft light. His hair looked as soft on screen as it did in real life. He didn’t outright smile, but something about Cal’s lips held a grin anyway. And damn, his all too analytical gaze . . . 

“Is it all right?” Cal asked. 

Percy shut the app and rolled his eyes. “Beautiful, Callaghan. How will I ever stop looking at it?”

Slow burn romance that quickens the heart.

Anyta is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of her favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and French. 

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