Searching For Shelter by Morticia Knight
Series: Sin City Uniforms Book: Six
Book may be read as a standalone
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Teen shelter volunteer Rich searches for love until Diego, from LVMPD Search and Rescue, finds him.
After declaring his love life officially dead, Rich wonders if maybe he should stick with his shifter book boyfriends instead. It’s not as if he has much free time to date anyway. Between working long hours at a coffee shop, guarding his sodas from his hygienically challenged roommates, and running the programming at the Vegas LGBTQ teen shelter he founded – how could there ever be space for love in his life?
Diego Espinoza enjoys taking his downtime from working Search and Rescue, at the Lucky Cup coffee shop. He can set up his laptop, peruse good sport climbing spots and observe the blond barista he’s been pining over for a while. He imagines that the pretty boy has more offers than he knows what to do with, so it takes Diego time to work up the nerve to approach him.
Rich isn’t so sure about the rough looking Diego – even if he’s always thought he was hot – but once he decides to gives Diego a chance, there’s an immediate heat and connection that takes him by surprise. As they learn more about each other and try to find the way to a future together, strange and scary things start to happen.
It isn’t until Rich is injured in a bizarre accident that it becomes clear that there’s someone out there who not only doesn’t want Rich to find love – they want him dead.
Pages or Words: 145 pages, 51,039 words
Categories: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Erotica, M/M Romance, Mystery, Thriller
His thoughts drifted to Diego. He couldn’t imagine any uniformed man showing up who could be any hotter than Diego. Maybe he’d have to reassess his belief that uniformed men were sexier than all other men. If I ever find out what Diego actually does for a living.
“And of course we also have Cole showing up to represent SWAT as well as some search and rescue guy.”
“Search and rescue guy? From the volunteer place or LVMPD?”
“Vegas Metro Police.”
He froze. He’d recognize the orgasm-inducing voice anywhere. Rich slowly turned on his heel to the vision of a fully uniformed Diego standing before him. Slung over the arm of his long-sleeved green khaki shirt was a white fiberglass helmet with ‘LVMPD Search & Rescue’ stamped on the back and both sides.
“Well.” He swallowed hard, ‘stunned’ too tame a description for his feelings. “I guess even more questions have been answered.”
He had no idea what else to say. He’d been so convinced that Diego was some sort of crazed but misunderstood outlaw, that he couldn’t wrap his brain around him being a part of law enforcement. Or saving people. Or whatever it was that he did exactly.
To Rich’s relief, the way Diego always stared at him hadn’t changed. His lips were quirked in the familiar smile that made Rich’s heart flutter and damn he wore that uniform well. Case closed. Uniformed men won.
Diego held Rich’s gaze as he clutched at his helmet. Rich wondered if it was because he wanted to touch him. He certainly hoped so.
“I take it the shelter is why you’re so busy all the time?”
Rich shrugged his shoulders. “Yeah. That would be it.”
“Do you volunteer or work nights here?”
“This is technically first date stuff.” Rich couldn’t keep the laughter out of his voice.
Austin cleared his throat. “Looks as though you guys don’t need any introduction, so I’ll go do…something else.”
Rich snapped out of his Diego trance. “Oh, hey. Sorry. Austin, this is Diego Espinoza. He’s…well, according to that helmet, he does something for LVMPD Search & Rescue. Diego, this is Austin. He’s one of our main volunteers and biggest contributor to the swear jar. He also works for the DA as an investigative technician.”
Diego extended his hand to Austin, his smile genuine. “Nice to meet you.” Diego glanced between them both. “I have my gear bag with me as well as ropes, belays and a litter. I can use them as visual aids, maybe tie some knots with the kids. Depends on how much time you’re giving each of us.”
Austin consulted the Brett chart. “Uh, let’s see. We’re doing fifteen minutes per guest, with an additional five minutes for questions. We have two six foot long tables pushed together that you can use as a staging area for anything you want to demonstrate.”
Diego looked in the direction where Austin had pointed. “That’ll work.” He turned back to them, but his gaze landed on Rich. “Can’t land my Huey on it, but what can you do?” Diego winked at him. “It’s not as sexy as a Harley, but I think it’s a pretty sweet ride.”
It was a dream. It had to be. “Wow.” He snapped his mouth closed. Diego so totally had him and they both knew it.
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Meet the author:
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.
Where to find the author:
Pride Publishing Author Page: https://www.pride-publishing.com/index.php?route=product/author/info&author_id=229
Facebook Author page: https://www.facebook.com/authormorticiaknight?fref=nf
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5252602.Morticia_Knight
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
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