Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Excerpt Tour & #Giveaway: Copping An Attitude (Sin City 2) by Morticia Knight

M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.When not indulging in her obsession for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She now resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to family in England and Scotland when she was a child.She is currently working on the Sin City Uniforms Series and a BDSM spin-off to the Gin & Jazz series entitled The Hampton Road Club. A follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story in Rockin’ the Alternative will also be available in 2015 through Totally Bound Publishing.

Twitter: @morticiaknight

Book Name: Copping An Attitude
Book 2 in the series. Can be read as a standalone.
Author Name: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Pages or Words: 50,539 words
Categories: Gay, Men In Uniform, Contemporary, Suspense, Thriller

Vegas is filled with human cast-offs, yet officer Parker McLean sees something special in hustler Slade Wolfgang. Unfortunately, so does Slade’s pimp who wants to sell him overseas in the sex trade.Hustler Slade Wolfgang has little choice over his fate. At the age of twenty, he’s had to survive any way he can since being thrown out of his home for being gay. As soon as he hit Vegas, Slade was lured into the hopeless world of prostitution where he’s become a virtual prisoner to his pimp, the ruthless Julio Estevez. His evil keeper has even threatened to sell Slade overseas as a sex slave.It’s another typical night on the Strip when Parker comes across Slade. His heart breaks every time he sees someone so young being exploited. Something in Slade’s eyes tells Parker the young man might be in real trouble though – especially after the recent spate of sex worker killings from a rival prostitution ring.The two men’s lives become intertwined when Slade is almost beaten to death. The danger grows, but so does the relationship between Parker and Slade. Parker helps Slade to heal from the horrific attack and their bond deepens. But the human traffickers are still out there - and they’re still looking for Slade.Publisher Advisory: Scenes of violence and a brief scene of sexual abuse. Although part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone.

Exclusive Excerpt From Morticia Knight

Julio continued to pace, but his agitated mutterings seemed to be for Julio’s own benefit. Like the good little slave he was, he’d carefully hung up his tight, fake leather pants with the cutaways laced together at his outer thighs. His one of many black form-fitting tanks decorated with either rhinestones or studs had been set aside for him to hand wash later that day. The one he’d worn the night before was one of Harold’s favorites—it had a neon pink skull outlined with the sparkling fake jewels. He felt like an idiot wearing those clothes, but it had all been a part of the image Julio had created for him. Part emo kid, part twink, part bad boy. Even his street name had been Julio’s doing. He’d stolen the moniker of a character Slade had made up. It was one he’d hoped to use in a graphic novel one day. Instead, Julio had forever sullied it for him.
“No more!”
Julio’s sudden shout jostled Slade’s thoughts and brought him back to whatever it was that Julio continued to bitch about.
“No more of this small-time shit. Motherfuckers are gonna pay if they want the goods.” Julio
narrowed his eyes and jabbed his finger at him. “And you. No more Harold for you. Don’t think I don’t know that it was you who put those ideas in his head.” Julio muttered to himself again. “Thinks he’s gonna get away from me. Thinks some suburban pussy is gonna save his skinny ass.”
Julio finally halted on the rug, gritting his teeth as he slowly rubbed his hair back across the top of his head. Slade braced himself for the beating he was sure would come. Julio took a deep breath.
“Until I decide what to do with you, keep to your regular tricks. But you’ll also have to find a way to replace my income from Harold. Hustle up some fresh meat on the Strip.”
“But I’ve been trespassed by so many—”
Slade flinched as Julio raised his hand. In a surprising move, Julio lowered it, but continued to glare at Slade.
“Don’t want to mar the goods, just in case. But don’t think that gets you off the hook, you piece of shit. Just ’cause I can’t hurt you on the outside, doesn’t mean I can’t make you pay in other ways.” Julio’s black eyes took on an even more menacing gleam. “Make you hurt on the inside.”
Before he could stop himself, Slade whimpered. He was more terrified of Julio than he’d been since those first days. Those were times that he’d tried to erase from his memory. He wasn’t sure he could survive anything like that again.
Julio continued to stare at him as Slade pressed himself against the headboard, his stomach twisting on the inside. Slade’s throat tightened to the point that it gave him the impression it was trying to choke him.
After one final glare, Julio whipped around then stormed out of the bedroom. Slade exhaled, alarmed at how shaky he was. He couldn’t control the tremors that wracked him all over and he thought he might vomit.
At least I don’t have to worry about Harold anymore. That’s good, right?
Slade had an ominous feeling that there was nothing good about it at all.

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