Posted September 8, 2013 by davincikittie in Genres

Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Check out the smoldering first kiss of Catch a Ghost’s Phophet & Tommy

Please help us welcome author S.E. Jakes!

Hey everyone! A special thanks to Grave Tells for having me today, as I begin my first official Riptide tour. Today’s release day for Catch A Ghost, the first book in the Hell or High Water series and I’m so thrilled to introduce Prophet and Tommy to the world. Riptide’s got a pretty big excerpt up on their website—you can read them here.

But today, I wanted to give you all a little something else so…here’s Prophet and Tommy’s first kiss. The way it happens is a little…different. And I’m not giving you the context here, but man, I can still remember writing this first kiss.

Read an excerpt

Prophet put the gun back under his pillow and tried to settle back into bed. His body trembled slightly, the way it always did when he came out of these flashbacks, and he focused on Tommy so he wouldn’t have to look around the room and catch sight of the ghost in battle fatigues.

He needed to stay next to Tom, because he didn’t want his new partner—as fucked-up as he was—to see Prophet equally so.

Great team you’ve put together here, Phil.

Tom immediately made contact with him again. At first, Prophet thought Tommy might just fall back to sleep with his face on his chest, but then the man moved so they were face to face. He murmured something Prophet didn’t catch, before pulling Prophet close and kissing him. Like really kissing him, not caring about his split lip, open-mouthed, tongue-fucking, zero-to-sixty kissing that had Prophet kissing him back.

Tom’s erotic growl of surprise spread heat through Prophet’s entire body. He gasped in Tom’s mouth, a soft huff, and his hands came up to rake through Tom’s hair, against his scalp, half gentle, half tugging harder when Tommy responded by arching his pelvis against Prophet’s.

A moan rumbled in his chest, and he was fucking gone when Tom stroked his tongue against the roof of his mouth before tongue-fucking him back.
He rolled Tommy onto his back and lay on top of him. Tom’s hands grabbed at his hips, Prophet’s casts cradling Tom’s head.

Fuck, he loved kissing. Fucking was obviously great, but kissing was really how you could figure out how to take someone down in the best way possible.

He was still off-center from the flashback, but this was grounding him. Making him feel.

This kiss could ruin him.

“Wanted to kiss you . . . at the airport,” Tom told him against his mouth.

“I wanted to see more of your piercings.”

“Seen them all, up close and personal.” Tom ground up against him, and Prophet kissed him again and again, and Tom’s kisses back were a combination of promise and connection.

“Fuck. Sleepy,” Tom murmured against his mouth.


Tom, he told himself sternly as he pulled back, like that would make a difference.

Catch a Ghost by SE JakesThe past can only hold you hostage if you let it…

Everyone knows that Prophet—former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass—works alone and thinks only about the trouble he can cause. But his boss, Phil Butler of Extreme Escapes, LTD., has just assigned Proph not only a new partner but also a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly, he’s got to confront them both head on.

Tom Boudreaux—failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full time believer in bad luck—is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still he’s determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE, LTD’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, and even though the case is also resurrecting his own painful past.

Together, Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches, while fighting their own dangerous attraction. And when they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners are forced to trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts . . . or pay the price.

Buy it online at Amazon | Riptide Publishing
You can find book 2 in the series, Long Time Gone, is also up for preorder from Riptide here.


About the author

SE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want in both fiction and real life. She lives in New York with her family and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really…

Find SE Jakes online at her… Website | E-Mail | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Tumbler

Giveaway (US/Int)

To celebrate the release of Catch A Ghost, Riptide Publishing is giving away a free $10 credit to their online store! That means you’ll be able to choose any of their available titles, including Catch A Ghost for instant download.

To enter to win, leave a comment or question on this post for Ms. Jakes. The excerpt included several hidden clues to other aspects of the plot. See if you can uncover some of them!

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Enter the contest on Ms. Jakes’ blog here.
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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue and GraveTells have won several blogging awards, and GraveTells recently celebrated its five-year anniversary! Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.