Lynley Wayne: Rocky’s Road

on Sep 19, 2013 by

Thanks for having me, Michael.

I fell in love with the characters in this book while writing, Scars. Rocky is the little brother of Jace, who is the main character from Scars, and Landon is Jace’s friend. By the end of that book I knew these two were destined to be together. MLR Press will release Rocky’s Road September 20.

Blurb:

How can you find yourself when you don’t know where to start?

For Rocky, the move from Indiana to Maryland isn’t half as daunting as the prospect of finally taking the time to explore his sexuality.  Luckily for him, Rocky has his brother’s best friend for a guide…

Landon had all but given up on finding someone to spend his life with. Hope sparks in his chest when he meets Rocky, whose naturally submissive nature perfectly complements Landon’s dominance. As Landon introduces Rocky to the world of BDSM, the two men learn that sometimes you have to traverse a rocky road to find your way to happiness.

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Excerpt:

Rocky stood in the drive, watching as Landon pulled out into the street. He had no idea how long he stood there. Once the car had disappeared from view, he turned and walked toward his brother’s house. It felt strange for him to be leaving Landon’s. After only two days, it felt more like home than the farm did.

He took a minute to get himself under control and then knocked on the back door. Nathaniel opened the door with a smile on his face. “Rocky! You’re back. I’m guessing since we haven’t seen you at all since you left for your date, things went well.”

A blush climbed up his face when he thought about the first night and everything that had happened since. He couldn’t believe it had only been two days. It felt as if it had been so much longer. He nodded. “It went well,” he said and stepped inside.

Nathaniel was practically bouncing. If he’d been a dog, his tail would’ve been wagging ninety miles an hour. “So, tell me. Don’t make me beg.”

Rocky chuckled at his brother’s boyfriend. Nathaniel looked ready to come unglued. “What do you want to know?”

When he followed Nathaniel into the living room, Jace turned his focus on Rocky. After taking a seat, Nathaniel leaned into Jace and smiled at Rocky. “Sit. Tell me everything. Where did you guys go? Did you have fun? How was the sex?”

“Nathaniel,” Jace chuckled, shaking his head. “You can’t expect him to tell you everything. Give him a break.”

“Fine,” Nathaniel sighed, sounding put out. “Just give me the general details.”

Rocky lowered himself into the chair, wincing a little as his sore butt made contact. Jace saw the wince and smiled but didn’t say anything. Landon was right — his brother thought they’d gotten a little too rough. He could live with that. He wasn’t sure how his brother would handle the truth. He had a feeling Nathaniel would take it in stride, but Jace might not be as understanding.

Once Rocky was seated as comfortably as he could be, he leaned forward and rested his forearms on his legs to hide the bulge in his pants caused by him sitting down and the memory of why his ass was sore. “Well, we went to eat at a place Landon is a member of, and then we went back to his house. Last night, we had dinner there again. A friend of his owns the place. We spent a lot of time getting acquainted with each other.”

Narrowing his eyes, Nathaniel studied Rocky for a few seconds and then gasped and sat back. “Oh my gosh. You’re in love with him.”

“That’s crazy.” Jace glared at Nathaniel. “He only met him a few days ago. That’s not long enough to fall in love with him.” He narrowed his eyes and frowned at Rocky. “Right? I mean you guys have only had one date. You don’t know each other well enough to be in love.”

Rocky didn’t answer Jace; he just raised one eyebrow at him. “How many dates have you and Nathaniel been on? Oh, that’s right, none. At least we’ve had two.”

“That’s different.” Jace huffed. Crossing his arms over his chest, he glared at Rocky.

“Really?” Rocky regarded Jace with a wry grin, “And why is that? Is it because it’s you and not me? You can meet Nathaniel and realize almost immediately that he’s who you want to spend the rest of your life with, but I’m not smart enough to do the same?”

Jace sighed, and his arms slid to his side. “That isn’t what I meant, and you know it. I don’t want you getting hurt by rushing into things. This is, after all, your first relationship with a man. Are you sure that you’re not confusing your feelings of lust and your first time with love?”

With one last glare aimed at his brother, Rocky stood. He couldn’t believe Jace didn’t trust him. “Screw you, Jace. It isn’t as if I’ve never had sex. Yeah, Landon was the first guy I’ve been with, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know my own mind. Yeah, the sex is great, but I don’t really care about that. I like the way I feel when I’m with Landon. I love the way he talks to me and cares about what I think. He listens when I talk and doesn’t think I’m too stupid to figure things out. Landon gets me better than anyone ever has.” Rocky turned and stormed out of the house. He slammed the door behind him and instantly felt guilty when he heard Blake start to cry.

He paced the backyard, trying to get his temper under control. Jace might be his older brother, but that didn’t make Rocky a kid. The fact Jace had the nerve to question Rocky’s feelings about Landon pissed him off. His brother had no room to talk at all. Jace and Nathaniel hadn’t even known each other a week when Jace realized he was in love with the other man. Yet he had the gall to question Rocky.

When Rocky heard the door, he didn’t bother to see which one came out. He was debating whether or not to grab his things and go back to Landon’s.

“He didn’t mean it the way it came out.” Nathaniel’s voice was soft, but it carried from his place on the porch. “Jace is worried about you. I’ve caught him staring out the window toward Landon’s off and on since you left that night. He feels responsible for you, not only because you’re his brother and he loves you, but also because he was the one who introduced the two of you.”

Rocky stopped pacing and turned to Nathaniel. “He has no right to talk. Look at the two of you. I get that he doesn’t want to see me get hurt, but this is my choice to make not his. I’m a grown man, no matter what he thinks. He is not my father or my lover, so he has no say in what I do. Meeting Landon is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Being with him makes me happy for the first time in my life. I won’t let Jace make me start questioning how I feel.”

Stepping off of the porch, Nathaniel walked over to where Rocky was standing. He reached out to place his hand on Rocky’s arm right over where the leather cuff laid hidden under his sleeve. He saw Nathaniel wrinkle his brow in confusion. He pushed up the sleeve, exposing the cuff. His eyes widened as their meaning registered.

Nathaniel’s face turned red, and his mouth rounded in surprise. Rocky’s face heated. No doubt it was red enough to glow in the dark. When he shifted, the rough material of his jeans rubbed on his sore ass, and he winced.

Throwing back his head, Nathaniel laughed, one of those full belly laughs that came from somewhere deep. He laughed so hard he was gasping for breath. Tears ran down his face. Rocky tried not to laugh himself but couldn’t help it. It really was funny, not to mention the sight and sounds of Nathaniel’s hysterical laughter was too much.

He heard the back door open and noticed Jace standing on the porch, watching them laughing like a couple of loons. He stood there shaking his head. “I don’t think I even want to know.”

When Jace turned to go back in the house, they both started laughing harder. Once they had calmed down, Nathaniel peered up at him with laughter still in his eyes. “I think it would be best for now if we didn’t tell Jace about this.”

“I think you’re probably right.”

Nathaniel smiled. “Am I correct in saying Jace and I probably wouldn’t want to visit the same restaurant Landon took you to?”

“Probably not,” Rocky felt his face redden again, “but it would be funny as hell to see Jace’s reaction to the place.”

“You are evil.” Nathaniel chuckled and smacked Rocky on the stomach. “Right, but evil.”

They were both laughing as they walked back into the house. Rocky was still a little upset with Jace, but he wasn’t as pissed as he had been.

 

Bio:

Lynley Wayne is the pen name of a thirty-something female living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. When not writing, she can usually be found reading and thinking up creative ways to avoid housework. She is married to a very understanding husband who doesn’t complain when she spends hours in front of the computer and he ends up having to fix supper on occasion. Or when she asks random off the wall questions. Or when she talks for hours about whatever story she’s working on. Yeah, basically he’s vying for sainthood.

Lynley strongly believes everyone is entitled to their own version of happiness, no matter how it may differ from the norm. She writes characters she wants to read and hopes others enjoy them as much as she enjoyed writing them.

While most people who know her wouldn’t guess, she’s a hardcore romantic at heart and loves nothing more than a happily ever after. Lynley may have come to romance later than some, but once she found it she never looked back. It was years later when she accidentally stumbled onto the male/male genre and knew it was where she was meant to be. From then on she’s spent endless hours writing about love in it’s many forms.

It is her hope that one day society will be able to look past the labels and see the person behind it. That they will realize we are all the same. Until that time comes, she will continue telling stories of a love others may believe is wrong, but she thinks is nothing short of beautiful.

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You can find Lynley online at: www.lynleywayne.com

On twitter at: @LynleyWayne

Facebook: Lynley Wayne Fan Page, Lynley Wayne Page

Linkedin: Lynley Wayne

Email: lynleywayne@gmail.com

Thanks for having me, Michael.

I fell in love with the characters in this book while writing, Scars. Rocky is the little brother of Jace, who is the main character from Scars, and Landon is Jace’s friend. By the end of that book I knew these two were destined to be together. MLR Press will release Rocky’s Road September 20.

Blurb:

How can you find yourself when you don’t know where to start?

For Rocky, the move from Indiana to Maryland isn’t half as daunting as the prospect of finally taking the time to explore his sexuality.  Luckily for him, Rocky has his brother’s best friend for a guide…

Landon had all but given up on finding someone to spend his life with. Hope sparks in his chest when he meets Rocky, whose naturally submissive nature perfectly complements Landon’s dominance. As Landon introduces Rocky to the world of BDSM, the two men learn that sometimes you have to traverse a rocky road to find your way to happiness.

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Excerpt:

Rocky stood in the drive, watching as Landon pulled out into the street. He had no idea how long he stood there. Once the car had disappeared from view, he turned and walked toward his brother’s house. It felt strange for him to be leaving Landon’s. After only two days, it felt more like home than the farm did.

He took a minute to get himself under control and then knocked on the back door. Nathaniel opened the door with a smile on his face. “Rocky! You’re back. I’m guessing since we haven’t seen you at all since you left for your date, things went well.”

A blush climbed up his face when he thought about the first night and everything that had happened since. He couldn’t believe it had only been two days. It felt as if it had been so much longer. He nodded. “It went well,” he said and stepped inside.

Nathaniel was practically bouncing. If he’d been a dog, his tail would’ve been wagging ninety miles an hour. “So, tell me. Don’t make me beg.”

Rocky chuckled at his brother’s boyfriend. Nathaniel looked ready to come unglued. “What do you want to know?”

When he followed Nathaniel into the living room, Jace turned his focus on Rocky. After taking a seat, Nathaniel leaned into Jace and smiled at Rocky. “Sit. Tell me everything. Where did you guys go? Did you have fun? How was the sex?”

“Nathaniel,” Jace chuckled, shaking his head. “You can’t expect him to tell you everything. Give him a break.”

“Fine,” Nathaniel sighed, sounding put out. “Just give me the general details.”

Rocky lowered himself into the chair, wincing a little as his sore butt made contact. Jace saw the wince and smiled but didn’t say anything. Landon was right — his brother thought they’d gotten a little too rough. He could live with that. He wasn’t sure how his brother would handle the truth. He had a feeling Nathaniel would take it in stride, but Jace might not be as understanding.

Once Rocky was seated as comfortably as he could be, he leaned forward and rested his forearms on his legs to hide the bulge in his pants caused by him sitting down and the memory of why his ass was sore. “Well, we went to eat at a place Landon is a member of, and then we went back to his house. Last night, we had dinner there again. A friend of his owns the place. We spent a lot of time getting acquainted with each other.”

Narrowing his eyes, Nathaniel studied Rocky for a few seconds and then gasped and sat back. “Oh my gosh. You’re in love with him.”

“That’s crazy.” Jace glared at Nathaniel. “He only met him a few days ago. That’s not long enough to fall in love with him.” He narrowed his eyes and frowned at Rocky. “Right? I mean you guys have only had one date. You don’t know each other well enough to be in love.”

Rocky didn’t answer Jace; he just raised one eyebrow at him. “How many dates have you and Nathaniel been on? Oh, that’s right, none. At least we’ve had two.”

“That’s different.” Jace huffed. Crossing his arms over his chest, he glared at Rocky.

“Really?” Rocky regarded Jace with a wry grin, “And why is that? Is it because it’s you and not me? You can meet Nathaniel and realize almost immediately that he’s who you want to spend the rest of your life with, but I’m not smart enough to do the same?”

Jace sighed, and his arms slid to his side. “That isn’t what I meant, and you know it. I don’t want you getting hurt by rushing into things. This is, after all, your first relationship with a man. Are you sure that you’re not confusing your feelings of lust and your first time with love?”

With one last glare aimed at his brother, Rocky stood. He couldn’t believe Jace didn’t trust him. “Screw you, Jace. It isn’t as if I’ve never had sex. Yeah, Landon was the first guy I’ve been with, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know my own mind. Yeah, the sex is great, but I don’t really care about that. I like the way I feel when I’m with Landon. I love the way he talks to me and cares about what I think. He listens when I talk and doesn’t think I’m too stupid to figure things out. Landon gets me better than anyone ever has.” Rocky turned and stormed out of the house. He slammed the door behind him and instantly felt guilty when he heard Blake start to cry.

He paced the backyard, trying to get his temper under control. Jace might be his older brother, but that didn’t make Rocky a kid. The fact Jace had the nerve to question Rocky’s feelings about Landon pissed him off. His brother had no room to talk at all. Jace and Nathaniel hadn’t even known each other a week when Jace realized he was in love with the other man. Yet he had the gall to question Rocky.

When Rocky heard the door, he didn’t bother to see which one came out. He was debating whether or not to grab his things and go back to Landon’s.

“He didn’t mean it the way it came out.” Nathaniel’s voice was soft, but it carried from his place on the porch. “Jace is worried about you. I’ve caught him staring out the window toward Landon’s off and on since you left that night. He feels responsible for you, not only because you’re his brother and he loves you, but also because he was the one who introduced the two of you.”

Rocky stopped pacing and turned to Nathaniel. “He has no right to talk. Look at the two of you. I get that he doesn’t want to see me get hurt, but this is my choice to make not his. I’m a grown man, no matter what he thinks. He is not my father or my lover, so he has no say in what I do. Meeting Landon is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Being with him makes me happy for the first time in my life. I won’t let Jace make me start questioning how I feel.”

Stepping off of the porch, Nathaniel walked over to where Rocky was standing. He reached out to place his hand on Rocky’s arm right over where the leather cuff laid hidden under his sleeve. He saw Nathaniel wrinkle his brow in confusion. He pushed up the sleeve, exposing the cuff. His eyes widened as their meaning registered.

Nathaniel’s face turned red, and his mouth rounded in surprise. Rocky’s face heated. No doubt it was red enough to glow in the dark. When he shifted, the rough material of his jeans rubbed on his sore ass, and he winced.

Throwing back his head, Nathaniel laughed, one of those full belly laughs that came from somewhere deep. He laughed so hard he was gasping for breath. Tears ran down his face. Rocky tried not to laugh himself but couldn’t help it. It really was funny, not to mention the sight and sounds of Nathaniel’s hysterical laughter was too much.

He heard the back door open and noticed Jace standing on the porch, watching them laughing like a couple of loons. He stood there shaking his head. “I don’t think I even want to know.”

When Jace turned to go back in the house, they both started laughing harder. Once they had calmed down, Nathaniel peered up at him with laughter still in his eyes. “I think it would be best for now if we didn’t tell Jace about this.”

“I think you’re probably right.”

Nathaniel smiled. “Am I correct in saying Jace and I probably wouldn’t want to visit the same restaurant Landon took you to?”

“Probably not,” Rocky felt his face redden again, “but it would be funny as hell to see Jace’s reaction to the place.”

“You are evil.” Nathaniel chuckled and smacked Rocky on the stomach. “Right, but evil.”

They were both laughing as they walked back into the house. Rocky was still a little upset with Jace, but he wasn’t as pissed as he had been.

 

Bio:

Lynley Wayne is the pen name of a thirty-something female living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. When not writing, she can usually be found reading and thinking up creative ways to avoid housework. She is married to a very understanding husband who doesn’t complain when she spends hours in front of the computer and he ends up having to fix supper on occasion. Or when she asks random off the wall questions. Or when she talks for hours about whatever story she’s working on. Yeah, basically he’s vying for sainthood.

Lynley strongly believes everyone is entitled to their own version of happiness, no matter how it may differ from the norm. She writes characters she wants to read and hopes others enjoy them as much as she enjoyed writing them.

While most people who know her wouldn’t guess, she’s a hardcore romantic at heart and loves nothing more than a happily ever after. Lynley may have come to romance later than some, but once she found it she never looked back. It was years later when she accidentally stumbled onto the male/male genre and knew it was where she was meant to be. From then on she’s spent endless hours writing about love in it’s many forms.

It is her hope that one day society will be able to look past the labels and see the person behind it. That they will realize we are all the same. Until that time comes, she will continue telling stories of a love others may believe is wrong, but she thinks is nothing short of beautiful.

***

You can find Lynley online at: www.lynleywayne.com

On twitter at: @LynleyWayne

Facebook: Lynley Wayne Fan Page, Lynley Wayne Page

Linkedin: Lynley Wayne

Email: lynleywayne@gmail.com



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