…The man’s slow chuckle should have embarrassed Ethan, but instead it was like a balm to the soul. Such a nerd, and he still likes you! “You need a damn keeper.” Ethan’s thumb scraped the stubble along Avery’s jaw. He helped the smaller man up, but instead of settling Avery back on his own chair, Ethan tugged on his hand to invite him onto his lap, those big hands stroking down his back to his ass, lingering for a moment before moving back up with a slow, confident touch that sent little tongues of heat racing down Avery’s spine. “Is that your official application for the job?” Avery murmured, nuzzling along Ethan’s jaw and nipping just under his ear lobe. Ethan’s cock immediately stiffened against the curve of Avery’s ass, but instead of pulling away like the gentleman he’d been with every step of the planning so far, those big hands rested on either side of Avery’s hips and helped guide him back till they found the perfect fit, and left no doubt that Ethan’s outward calm was being very carefully crafted. Score one for the left! “Baby, as of right now, you’re not even going to get the chance to place the ad. Consider the position filled.” Ethan’s teeth nipped lightly down the length of Avery’s neck, the wispy hairs of his goatee creating little tentacles of sensation along his skin. The whimper that escaped Avery when he felt the brief, damp caress of the other man’s tongue against the sensitive curve of his ear would have embarrassed him if he’d had any brain function left, but all the blood had rushed from head to dick, leaving him lightheaded and pliant beneath Ethan’s hands…
Thank you for your purchase of Chasing Halos and Heroes. This book is dedicated to all of the brave service members and their families who sacrifice so much every day, so that the rest of us can enjoy the liberties that they swear to protect and uphold. Although references in this novel may be made to actual places or events, the names, characters, incidents, and locations within are complete works of fiction. They are not a resemblance to actual living or dead persons, businesses, or events. Any similarity is coincidental. In an effort to do the United States Army justice, and to show my respect to my country, I have applied all possible efforts to merge fact and fiction to entertain, while portraying the military, and the hardships and achievements of soldiers with respect, dignity and accuracy to the best of my abilities. It’s my hope that I’ve done you all justice, and that all of the creative licenses taken with this novel are understood to be the efforts of imagination, and not any judgment or disrespect against the U.S. military. Thank you all for your service.
Can you ever go home again?
Forced to return to the Sunshine State to confront the past he tried to forget, former Army Ranger Samuel Trammel must reassess his world and discover where he fits into the estranged family he left behind two years ago. Despite his struggles with PTSD, enhanced by tragedy and the destructive allure of alcohol, Sam’s ingrained sense of duty and honor fuel his determination to draw the broken pieces of his life and his family’s back together.
With his mission in mind, Sam searches for where his path might lead. When the difficulty of finding his place in his new world brings him to his knees, young and handsome Episcopalian priest Benjamin Santiago offers help by drawing Sam into his own world of belief, and the faith that he can lead Sam away from his demons and into the light.
More accustomed to handling his problems with a bullet than a sermon, Sam doesn’t believe Heaven will welcome him with open arms, but he allows himself to try and create a temporary peace on Earth in Ben’s life. Especially when the sexual attraction between them is undeniable.
When past sins come back to revisit him, will Sam have the faith to fight for the man he loves, a man he knows is more than he deserves, with the same dedication he gave to his country?
Chasing Halos and Heroes Inspired Playlist:
- Leave Out All The Rest – Vitamin String Quartet
- Bleed It Out – Vitamin String Quartet
- Heaven Help Me – Gretchen Wilson
- Nobody’s Hero – The Strange Familiar
- St. Christopher (On My Way) – Michael Logen
- Photograph – Nickleback
- Heroes – David Cook
- Hero – Skillet
- Chop Suey – System of a Down
- Numb – Lincoln Park
- Dance with the Devil – Breaking Benjamin
- Fix Me – Ten Years Feeding the Wolves
- Call me – Shinedown
- Gotta Be Somebody – Nickelback
- I’d Come for you – Nickleback
- Please Don’t Stop the Rain – James Morrison
- You Make It Real – James Morrison
- Storm – Lifehouse
- Heaven – Three Doors Down
- If You Only Knew – Shinedown
- It’s Not Over – Daughtry
- Forgiven – Skillet
- Second Chance – Shinedown
- Light On – David Cook