Beneath the Layers – A NineStar Press Anthology
Beneath the Layers is our first multi-author anthology and to celebrate, we decided to do something a little different for its release. A scavenger hunt!
An excerpt from each one of the stories in the anthology will be posted at each blog stop along the tour.
The questions for the hunt are listed below and the answers to the questions will be provided in the blog posts. Be sure to visit each stop on the tour to gather all the answers for a chance to win a $15.00 gift code for NineStar Press site!
Once you have all the answers, send them in an email to Raevyn@ninestarpress.com. Make sure BtL Hunt is in the subject line.
Two winners will be randomly chosen from readers who email the correct answers by May 1st, 2017
Look for the answers to these questions at each of the blog stops.
- What color were the first panties Arliss showed Brent?
- What was Gavin wearing under the sweatshirt?
- Why was Oliver seeing Mia?
- What did the perfume Delaware smell like?
- What costume did Darian wear?
- What did Frances long to do?
- What did Tommy shave?
- What is Barrett’s stage name?
- Which author’s answer surprised you?
About the Book
A Linebacker in Lace by Caitlin Ricci
Brent likes wearing lace underwear, but it’s not something he plans to reveal, and he never thought he’d meet a guy who shared his kink. So when Arliss approaches him at a bar and mentions he can see lace underwear peeking out from his waistband, Brent is embarrassed—until he finds out Arliss has got a thing for guys in lace.
Satin Secrets by CL Mustafic
When Dr. Gavin Addison answers his doorbell, instead of the delivery guy he expected, he gets Officer Lex Turner, who takes Gavin’s invitation to step in out of the cold a little too far. Before he leaves though, he investigates the satin lace peeking out between Gavin’s shirt and pants. Will what he finds be the only secret revealed?
Backwards and in High Heels by Elizabeth Coldwell
Dancing cheek-to-cheek with his lover while wearing a beautiful gown has always been Billie’s dream. But how can he persuade a sympathetic teacher that he needs to learn how to dance backwards—like a woman—so he can make that fantasy come true?
Angels in Delaware by Sita Bethel
Stranded at a nightclub, Beau thought he’d have a long, solitary walk home. He never expected to meet two gorgeous strangers willing to give him a different kind of ride instead.
All That Entails by E.M. Hamill
Prince Darian is prepared to set aside his scandalous preference for gowns and take a wife to benefit his royal brother’s treasury. Henry is resigned to the fate his outward sex dictates and determined to follow through with an arranged marriage to the prince, rather than risk his father’s threat of an asylum. But he will enter this union with the truth known—or not at all.
In each other, they find unlikely kindred spirits and realize they may finally get the acceptance for which they’ve always longed.
After the Dance by Sydney Blackburn
Mechanic Frank Dixon knows his unrequited love for the boss’s son, Charles Quinn, is an impossible dream, even after he and Charles work together on a special project and become friends. When Charles confides his parents are going to force him to choose a bride during an old-fashioned ball, Frank’s roommate uses his influence to help Frank fulfill his wish to attend the ball in a pretty frock. But after the dance, will his heart be broken, or will all his dreams come true?
A Secret Shared by C.A. Blocke
When Michael told Tommy of his nerdy secret life as a Dungeon Master, after a few months of casual dating that seemed to be heading for serious territory, he didn’t expect anything in return. He certainly didn’t expect his new boyfriend to join him for a game session, and he definitely didn’t anticipate Tommy divulging his desire to dress up en femme. Thankfully, the surprise comes out well—for both of them.
Ruffle My Feathers by Asta Idonea
Barrett leads a double life—builder by day and drag act by night. Having successfully kept this from his colleagues, he’s stunned when he spots his boss, Keith, at a performance. Unlike Barrett, Keith is still completely in the closet. And though he promises not to reveal Barrett’s secret, the sight of Barrett in dress and feather boa awakes hidden desires, and he may not be able to keep them at bay.
Exclusive Excerpt ~ Satin Secrets by CL Mustafic
“What’s this?” The cop fingered the silky material peeking out between the hem of Gavin’s sweatshirt and the waistband of his sleep pants. Gavin’s cheeks heated. He didn’t want to have to explain his choice of clothing to this man, but it looked like he may have to when Officer Turner lifted Gavin’s sweatshirt higher and chuckled. “This is an interesting development.”
“It’s just an undershirt.” Gavin’s hands left the door, and he tried to pull his shirt back down to cover his secret.
“Hands back on the wall unless you want me to cuff ’em,” Officer Turner growled. Gavin’s hands landed with a smack as he quickly obeyed the command. “Now, I guess I’ll have to take this off you since your actions make me think you’re hiding something under this shirt.”
“There’s nothing, I sw—”
“Did I ask you?” Officer Turner interrupted. “No, I didn’t. Now, I’m going to slowly remove this sweatshirt, and you’re going to keep quiet while I do, do you understand?”
“Yes.” Gavin’s voice trembled, not in fear, but in embarrassment of having something so personal about him revealed to this man.
“Good.” Officer Turner grabbed the hem of Gavin’s shirt and inch by painfully slow inch he revealed the emerald-green, satin camisole Gavin wore underneath. The clingy fabric hugged Gavin’s torso, accentuating the lines of his slim but toned body. Officer Turner pulled the shirt up and over Gavin’s head but left it hanging between his raised arms. His hands trailed slowly back down and over Gavin’s bare shoulders to the thin straps. “This color looks good against your skin.” He plucked the straps before continuing his journey down.
Gavin rested his forehead against the door and tried to steady his breathing. As scary as the situation was, it was also exhilarating to know the man behind him found his choice of undergarments sexy. Gavin blamed his arousal on the adrenaline coursing through his body instead of the rough hands now sliding down his back.
“I wonder…” Officer Turner paused to run his hands around to the front of Gavin’s body. Gavin gasped when those wandering fingers found his nipples. “Are you wearing a matching set?” Gavin shuddered. He wasn’t telling, and he hoped the cop wouldn’t decide to check for himself. His eyes darted to the front window and the driveway beyond, but still no help had arrived, and it was getting dark.
“Please.” Gavin tried pleading, thinking maybe he could sway the cop if he appealed to his humanity. “Please don’t hurt me.”
Officer Turner tweaked both of Gavin’s nipples through the thin material, making him whimper. “Does it look like I’m trying to hurt you? I’m just trying to make sure you’re not a danger before I take you in and book you for trying to bribe me. You better hope there’s not some big bad criminal in the holding cell when you get there. I’m sure this outfit would go over really well on the inside.” One more sharp pinch and the cop’s hands spread to cover more area on Gavin’s chest, the fingers once again probing at Gavin’s scantily clad upper body until they reached his pants.
Gavin shivered at the thought of being seen dressed as he was in only the camisole and his low-hanging flannel pants. In a small community like his, word would travel fast, and soon everyone would know his shameful secret. What would people think of him? His reputation would surely suffer if people knew he liked the slippery feel of such feminine garments against his skin.
Officer Turner’s hands proceeded down one of Gavin’s legs and then up the other, resuming the guise of a pat down until a finger hooked into Gavin’s elastic waistband. “No, please, don’t,” Gavin begged for just a bit of mercy.
“Sorry, it’s procedure. I felt a suspicious lump. Could be you’re hiding a gun.” Officer Turner made short work of Gavin’s pants, pulling them to his ankles in one smooth movement. Gavin swore the cop’s soft whistle was one of appreciation instead of the joke he tried to make it into when he changed its tone to resemble the old catcall. “Well, look what we have here. Is that lace?”
About the Author
CL Mustafic is a born and bred American Midwesterner who mysteriously ended up living in one of those countries nobody can ever find on the map of Europe. Left with too much time on her hands—let’s be honest here—it was the lack of television channels in her native language and too many voices in her head trying to fill the silence that led her to decide to give her lifelong dream of writing a novel a shot. So now, between shuttling kids back and forth from various activities and risking her life on the insanely narrow, busy streets of her new hometown, she loses herself in her own made-up world where love always wins.
Other books by this Author: Falling for Him
4/17 ~ Erotica For All ~
4/17 ~ Love Bytes ~
4/18 ~ Boy Meets Boy Reviews ~
4/18 ~ Zipper Rippers ~
4/19 ~ Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents ~
4/19 ~ Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words ~
4/20 ~ Oh My Shelves ~
4/20 ~ The Novel Approach ~
4/21 ~ Stories That Make You Smile ~
4/21 ~ Happily Ever Chapter ~