Sunday, July 13, 2014

Giveaway and Excerpt: Active Duty: Gay Military Erotic Romance

Active Duty: Gay Military Erotic RomanceTitle: Active Duty: Gay Military Erotic Romance by Neil S. Plakcy
Genre: Fiction, Anthology, Erotica, M/M
Published June 17th 2014 by Cleis Press
Length: 224 pages


These fierce stories of love on the front lines grab and hold readers’ attention as they travel the world with these soldier on Active Duty. In the wake of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act getting repealed, Neil Plakcy brings the two issues together into heart-pounding vignettes of men in action who put their lives on the line to protect and serve. The heat of battle only amps up the level of excitement knowing that this tryst might be the last. These heroic hunks fight for love and honor and will have readers begging for their next debriefing!

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From ‘A Voice In The Dark’ by Neil Plakcy

Once he stood, I had a better sense of him. At least six-four, broad shouldered and deep chested, with a narrow waist. His camouflage T-shirt hung loosely, indicating that he’d lost weight in his captivity. I handed him the file, and when our hands touched I felt that electricity again.

The last time I’d gotten laid was on R&R six months before. After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was wiped out, I came out to my commander, and eventually the rest of my team. I was the only gay soldier I knew and even if I’d known another, I was smart enough to keep my dick in my pants when it came to the  military.

Alec listed to the right as he tried to keep the weight off his left leg. “I need to turn around,” he said. “If I face the wall, I can lean on it.”

“All right.” I put my hands on his waist, one of them slipping accidentally beneath his T-shirt to the smooth flesh beneath. I flashed back to the last time I’d touched a man’s skin, a week before I shipped out, and my dick swelled.

I pulled my hand away and replaced it over his waistband. I helped him turn, steadying him as he hopped on his right foot in a half-circle. He was so close to me I could have leaned forward to kiss the back of his neck. I had to back my hips away so my hard-on didn’t press against his ass.

He leaned against the wall, bracing himself with his right foot, and tried to raise his right arm. But he couldn’t maintain his balance, and I had to body-block him to keep him upright. I was sure that my hard-on jammed against his butt as I grabbed him, but neither of us mentioned it.

He switched the file to his left hand and raised it to the ceiling. He began to pick at the concrete, and tiny bits flew out of the opening. I could see he was having trouble keeping his arm raised, and I put the flat of my hand beneath his left bicep to hold him up. “Yeah, that’s good,” he said.

The musky smell of his underarm filled my nostrils as he chipped away at the concrete. “Not too much,” I said. “Just enough so we can get some light. But we don’t want it too visible to them.”

“Not my first time at the rodeo,” Alec grunted. My own arm started to flag and I shifted my body so I could keep his arm up. That meant my hard-on was pressing against his butt again. I tried to back away but Alec shifted his ass so I couldn’t move.

Huh? Did he know what was going on, or was he just struggling for a better position?


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  1. Oh I really like military m/m stories. Thanks for the chance to win!
    MHupp20032003(at) yahoo(dot) com

  2. I love anthologies and this one sounds great. Would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Thanks so much for the chance to win. This sounds like something I love (Like most Cleis Press books).


  4. Jobs always we'll done as both author and editor, Neil Plakcy! I look forward to reading ACTIVE DUTY. Hope I win a copy! Thanks!

  5. I've loved Plakcy's Cleis anthologies so far...can't wait for this one!


  6. Love military romance! Sounds like a great anthology! Thanks for the chance to win!