Saturday, June 4, 2011

Today is release day!

TA-DA! Today is the official release day for my new MM contemporary romance, One Night in Bangkok.

The blurb and an excerpt are below, as well as the song that inspired me. It's Murray Head, from the Chess Soundtrack. Enjoy!

Oh, almost forgot. There's a giveaway. Leave a comment for a chance to an ebook. Check back Sat. June 11 to find out if you won a copy.

BLURB: The temperature in Bangkok is a humid ninety degrees but things are about to get a lot hotter. David Elliot is in Thailand on business but when he meets Kai, the younger man turns his world upside down. It was never meant to be anything more than a pleasant diversion but can he walk away when it’s over?

Available at Silver Publishing:


The office door opened and David Elliot looked up with a frown, ready to chew out the intruder who'd managed to get past his secretary. His scowl disappeared when Bernard Markham walked in. Mr Perfect from his artfully cut hair to his designer shoes, the head of the Markham & Dunn LLP international law firm, exuded class. Worldly, wealthy, and all mine. How did I get lucky enough to snag the boss? David flashed his biggest, sexiest smile.

Bernie didn't return it. He looked down his perfect aquiline nose, a well-executed rhinoplasty, in that way of his that imparted you were a lesser mortal.

Uh oh. What did I forget? David ran through every detail in his head and couldn't come up with a damned thing. Ever since he found out he'd be going back to Bangkok to negotiate the acquisition of commercial real estate for Bernie, he'd worked long hours trying to tie up any loose ends. Reviewing documents and preparing contracts was tedious, time-consuming grunt work, usually relegated to junior attorneys, but David insisted on personally reviewing his own documents. He'd already gone through most of his files, and this was the last of it. Every problem had been anticipated, and his clients would be left in good hands while he was away.

The lower lid of Bernie's left eye twitched, a sure sign he was stressed, and right then David knew this wasn't about business. A cold knot settled in his stomach.

"We need to talk," Bernie announced.

"Have a seat."

"I'd rather stand."

This was bad. David knew all Bernie's shtick and looking down at someone was his way of taking charge, lecturing more than conversing.

"We need some time apart."

The words came straight out of left field, totally unexpected. They hadn't slept together in the past week, David's fault really, but his lover hadn't complained. They both believed in business before pleasure. "I know I've been distant lately, but we can fix this."

"It's not that." Bernie shook his head impatiently. "It's me."

Fuck! He'd heard that before. It's not you, it's me. The worst kiss-off ever, and a low blow to bring their personal affairs into the office. David got to his feet. If this was personal, he wasn't about to let Bernie talk down to him. "Is there someone else?"

"No, nothing like that. I just think we need a little breather. Too much time together will kill a relationship. We don't live together, but I feel like we do. This past week, when you slept at your own place, I started to realize how much I needed some breathing room."

"You're bored." David couldn't keep the injured tone out of his voice.

"No. Yes." He admitted. "A break will be good for both of us."

"Don't tell me what I need or want." David raised his voice for the first time. "Your timing sucks. I leave for Bangkok tomorrow. We don't even have time to sit down and talk this out."

"Why keep rehashing it?" Bernie threw his hands in the air. "Go to Bangkok, take care of my business like you always do, and take some time for yourself. You'll be in Sin City! Enjoy it on me; you have an unlimited expense account." He turned away.

So the timing of this trip was intentional. Bernie hated messy scenes and this was his way of avoiding an awkward situation. He didn't want him anymore, but didn't have the guts to finalize it. "And what will you be enjoying while I'm gone?" David asked acidly.

Bernie walked out and didn't answer him.

Happy Reading!



mel said...

Ohhh! This sounds awesome!!!! :) I can't wait to read it. :)

mel said...

Oh, I want to be in the contest I forgot to add that in my comment. Thanks and I love your books :)

Gale Stanley said...

Hi Mel, thanks so much! You're in. I forgot to add the date. The giveaway will run until next Sat. so don't forget to check back.
Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Loved that video. I haven't seen that in forever. LOL.

Interesting excerpt and congrats on the release.


Gale Stanley said...

Thanks Cristina! Check back next Saturday for the results of the giveaway.

Jen B. said...

Bernie is so cold! Now I want to know more. Darn teaser post.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Jean P said...

A great video and the excerpt was awesome, poor David you feel so bad for him, love to find out what happens with the two of them.

Gale Stanley said...

Hi Jen, Bernie is definitely a jerk. Come back Sat. when I announce the winners. Have a good week!

Gale Stanley said...

Hi Jean, I love that song, can't believe its from the eighties. Mike Tyson does it in Hangover II.
Good luck!

Karen said...

Congratulations on the release of One Night in Bangkok!!

Not real fond of Bernie at the moment!

Gale Stanley said...

Thanks Karen! He's definitely one of the villains.

Jason said...

Congrats on your new release, Gale! Looks awesome!!


Gale Stanley said...

Hi Jason! Thanks much. Check back Sat. I'll be picking 3 winners.
Hugs, xoxox

June M. said...

Definately not liking Bernie...Hoping that David has better luck in the book.
Congrats on the new release and hope it does great.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Gale Stanley said...

Thanks June! Check back on the 11th.

Ali said...

Hi! Congrats for you new book. I love "The gentlemen's Club" and "Simbiotic Mates" Series.
And I think I would love this one too.

Thank you!!

Alicia (a very happy spanish reader)

Ali said...

Oh! I don't have blog but I forgot to put my e-mail.
You can see it in my name. I'll check back on the 11th.

Thank you again !!

Gale Stanley said...

Hi Ali, thanks so much! I'm working on The Gentlemen's Club: 3 right now. It will be about St. Clair. Good luck on the giveaway.