The Novel Approach welcomes author EM Lynley today on her 24-Karat Conspiracy blog tour. Enjoy the teaser she’s offered up, then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the tour-wide giveaway.
Former Ranger turned FBI agent Reed Acton faces his biggest challenge yet: a Christmas visit from partner Trent Copeland’s parents. He’s less equipped to handle hugs and holidays than the Taliban or international art thieves. When he’s assigned to track down a set of gold Babylonian artifacts looted from the Iraqi National Museum after the fall of Baghdad, things start to look up.
This time, Trent’s part of the mission, which takes them to exotic Istanbul. The crowded streets and labyrinthine markets fascinate Trent, but soon murder is on their trail. The investigation continues as Reed goes undercover at a US Army base, with Trent masquerading as his spouse. Surprisingly, fastidious and ever-fashionable Trent fits into base life right away and soon takes one of the suspects’ wives under his wing when domestic abuse rears its head.
Excerpt: “Reed, do you still want to go to that New Year’s Eve party I mentioned?” Trent waited for Reed to come up with some lame excuse.
“The one on someone’s boat?”
“That’s it. Beth did some work on one of Wes Tremayne’s films, and he invited her to bring some friends.”
“Who’s Wes Tremayne?”
“The actor? The one who got outed last year and there was that big fuss with his network?”
“I remember now, vaguely. Are you sure Beth can bring us and your parents?”
“It’s all taken care of, as long as you’ll be back by then.”
“I’ll still love you anyway. But I am going to spend New Year’s Eve with Wes Tremayne, even if you aren’t there.”
“Uh-oh. I don’t like the sound of that.” Clicking noises came across the miles into Trent’s ear. “Oh, hey, no. Uh-uh,” Reed said.
“I just googled Wes Tremayne, and you are not going to that party without me.”
Trent nodded and smiled to himself. “Yeah, he’s pretty hot, isn’t he? Afraid you can’t trust me?”
“No. I’m afraid I can’t trust him around you.” Reed made a kissing sound and hung up.
Trent lay back on the bed and stared at the ceiling, smiling until his face hurt.
This was too good to be true.
About the Author: EM Lynley writes sizzling gay romance with a hint of mystery. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. A Rainbow Award winner and EPIC finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she’d rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.