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Friday, April 27, 2012

New Release: Purly Gates by Vastine Bondurant, Vintage 1930s MM, e-Copy Up For Grabs NC17

Hello everyone.
I am honored to introduce Vastine Bondurant and her debut vintage, sensual MM romance Purly Gates.

She's sharing a beautifully written excerpt.

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Book Details:

  • File Size: 203 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Publisher: LIG Publishing (April 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007XEOQX8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled

  • All rights reserved.
    Purly Gates
    @Vastine Bondurant
    Cover Art by Emmy Ellis @ 2012


    A lonely stretch of beach becomes a hiding place for two men who, when their paths cross, are determined not to be ships just passing in the night.

    Purlman “Purly” Gates—dark, brooding, mysterious, hiding from his past and the hefty price on his head—is hopelessly attracted to the young man who strolls the beach every morning. At the risk of his own exposure and its deadly consequences, Purly succumbs to his desire and sets out to lure the beautiful enigma into his lair.

    Lucky Cleary wants the swarthy stranger who watches him from the shadows of the cottage deck, and his morning promenades finally pay off when the man steps out onto the beach and into Lucky’s life in a move to bring their paths together.

    But Lucky has a secret as well—a past mistake following close behind him, promising certain death if it catches up with him.

    When each man discovers the other’s identity, the truth forms a powerful bond between them and fans the flame of their passion.

    But is the meeting of these two lonely souls a beautiful destiny or merely a cruel twist of fate in which their desire is nothing more than the kiss of death for them both?

    "This is one m/m book you don't want to miss if you enjoy delicious prose and the aching, heart-twisting feeling you'll get when two men want one another but don't quite know how to say so. They tiptoe around one another, and the sexual tension there is amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Bloody brilliant!"  ~ Review by M Ellis

    By reading any further, you are stating that you are 18 years of age, or over and are legally an adult where you live. If you are under the age of 18, it is necessary to stop reading now and exit this site immediately.

    Now for an excerpt:

    Summer, 1930


    Even to take a long draw on his cigarette, Purly didn’t shift his gaze from the scene just beyond the deck.

    It should have been nothing unusual, really, just a young man strolling the beach. Except it was remarkable as Purly had been told this stretch of shore was secluded, that all its inhabitants had left long ago.

    The object of Purly’s study cupped a hand over his brow and squinted ahead at two white Siberian huskies—almost camouflaged against the sparkling crystal sand—accompanying him.

    His whistle brought the exquisite beasts dashing to his side to zip frenzied circles around him and spray the shimmering powder against his calves.

    For a week now, this man and his canine companions walked the shore every morning precisely at ten.

    And every morning, precisely at ten, warmth—pleasing, agonizing, relentless—radiated from Purly’s belly to his groin at the sight of the beautiful passerby.

    To call the fellow beautiful, though, was an understatement. Or was it an exaggeration? Purly couldn’t decide. The young man wasn’t conventionally handsome; in fact, if analyzing his looks in one big picture, he might even fall just south of ordinary. And yet something about him twisted Purly into a huge, sweet aching knot of longing.

    A snug black swimming suit molded to the man’s fluid form—to the elegant slope of his shoulders, his long, lean torso and smooth ass. A nice body, not athletic by any means but delicately toned.

    But his face. Goddamn, his face. Features too perfectly imperfect to be real. Dark lashes offsetting sleepy, pale green eyes—green like Purly had never seen before. Full lips parting in a near kiss, offering the promise of a dazzling smile and a glimpse of not-so-straight teeth.

    Luxurious curls, the color of warm, dark honey crowned his head. As the breeze teased stray locks across his brow, he brushed them back with his fingers.

    Yes, Purly concluded, the man could be considered beautiful. And what unusual beauty. Arousing, hypnotic. Yet an odd innocence, only vaguely aware of its own attraction, lurked in those green eyes, in that hinted smile. Angelic, almost.

    Attraction for other men was hardly new to Purly but it had only existed until now as a very secret, very tightly capped bottle of potential danger.

    He’d always kept company with dames—wining, dining and fucking them—and therefore had no explanation for the lure of men’s bodies or the very private quickening in his gut at how beautiful some of them were. But one thing he did know. The annoying preoccupation did not mean he was queer for he’d never considered acting on the draw of a masculine physique.

    Until now…

    Into his life walked the first man to ignite the desire to do the forbidden.

    Love at first sight belonged only in fairy tales as far as Purly was concerned, so he knew his unexplainable infatuation with this person wasn’t some sort of instantaneous amour. Nonsense. Call it obsession, for maybe it was. But it was not love at first sight or anything resembling it.

    Instead of sleeping, he did helplessly drift to erotic imagery of the stranger every night. He did imagine touching him, holding him, burying himself deep inside that gently curved ass. He even sensed the need to protect him. Protect him from what, he hadn’t an inkling, only a strong twist of heart advising him that the young man was vulnerable, very afraid of something.

    Yes, the almost-Adonis whose eyes matched the ocean right before a storm did perform a morning promenade every day. Never once, though, did he glance up to meet Purly’s eyes though he surely had to be aware Purly so very intently registered his daily passage

    But today, just as he reached the deck, he tilted his regal head, met Purly’s gaze and offered a brushstroke of a smile—so slight, did it even count as smile?—and his lips moved to form one solitary, inaudible word.

    That nod and the whisper of a word on the traveler’s lips—only God read what he’d said, for Purly couldn’t—triggered Purly’s pulse into a riotous but luscious sprint.

    Careful not to expose his pleasure or the newborn erection developing in his trousers, Purly leaned into the wooden railing and took a drag on his cigarette.

    For Christ’s sake, the guy had probably only said hello or morning. And, yes, Purly knew it was silly to allow his libido to go off half-cocked just because of a smile—a barely-there smile at that—and an indecipherable word.

    Just as quickly as the man’s smile had appeared, though, it faded.

    The dogs had tarried behind to investigate a crab and their master turned to whistle at them, waving them to keep up with him.

    The stunning dogs ran ahead then returned to gallop circles around him.

    Throwing back his head, the lustrous curls jostling with his movement, the stranger let out a pleasant laugh while playing with his partners. Then he stretched for a moment and continued on the path he’d begun. His legs—those smooth thighs—moved in perfect rhythm like the wheels of a very pretty locomotive.

    Once the fellow passed the deck, Purly tossed his cigarette into the sand and gazed as the orange glow slowly sizzled from the tip.

    He cast one last glance at the man’s retreating figure then crossed the gritty wood planks to the cottage door. Never, during this entire week, had he lingered to observe the morning stroller’s return path past the deck. Somehow, Purly figured, to still be watching at that point would appear a bit creepy.

    The recording on the portable phonograph had finished playing by the time Purly entered the house. He closed the screen door, cranked the handle to start the machine up once more and gingerly placed the needle arm on the spinning disc.

    The strains of Haydn’s 101st symphony—warbling and tinny but still pleasing and soothing—filled the small space.

    Purly lit a cigarette, sank onto the wrought iron bed and allowed his mind to drift with the music and the cool breeze from the rattling little fan on the windowsill. Soon, though, he found his thoughts had returned to the stranger. How absurd to spend so much time thinking on this person, but what else was there for Purly to do while here on this beach but…think? And he had no control over the path his muse took, did he? Absolutely not.

    One thing was certain, though. He wanted—no, needed—to meet the green-eyed being who so curiously intrigued him, who had to do nothing but parade the shore to

    touch a match to Purly’s once-dormant lust. Even if it was only to hear a voice from the full lips, then so be it.

    Purly would find a way.


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    1. Oh! I am SO honored to be hosted on YOUR beautiful blog! Thank you, Natasha, for sharing my book and allowing me to visit here!

      And thank you for all your support!

      1. I am thrilled to have you here Vastine. Thank you for letting me host your giveaway. :)

    2. Sounds good, I would like to read it :)

    3. Natasha and Vastine, Purly Gates sounds like a wonderful read! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!

      1. Thank you so much for stopping by and entering, Sandy. :)

    4. I just saw the book on amazon and added it to my wish list. Would love to won it.

    5. What an amazing debut, Vastine! So eloquent! You have a long successful career ahead of you! You'll be one of the lights of historical m/m fiction, I predict!

      1. Hey, Julie, my friend! Good to see you! Thank you so much, sweetie. That is a very sweet thing to say, and I am honored. (((Hugs))

    6. Congrats on the new release. Purly Gates sounds like an amazing book. I can't wait to read it. I put it at the top of my wishlist.


    7. Thank you and nice to meet you, Joanne!

    8. Hi Vastine, I'm in love with your book already. I want to read it! Love the excerpt.

    9. Oh, thank you, Kiru! Nice to meet you!

    10. The book sounds wonderful. I actually put it on my wish list on Amazon today!

    11. I love finding authors new to me! Thanks Natasha! This sounds great. I checked out the other books and will be getting those as well. With summer break coming soon, I will have lots of reading time.
      bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    12. Thank you so much for the excerpt and giveaway!

    13. I just added this to my must have list. It sounds like a great read.

      Tracey D
      booklover0226 at gmail dot com

    14. Leave a comment on this blog post, then click "Enter". ok...

    15. Oh this sounds really good Ms. Bondurant! I love m/m novels and I don't think I've ever read a historical type one yet.

      Best of luck with this book!

    16. Sounds awesome! Congrats and I can't wait to read :)

    17. Hello Ladies,

      Thank you Natasha for hosting Vastine on your Blog today & Thank You Vastine for taking the time out of your busy day to spend with Us & sharing your new release with Us, "Purly Gates". This book sounds like a Fantastic Read & your Cover Art LQQks so Eye-Cathcing with your Hot Mancandy! ;)

      I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway of an e-copy of "Purly Gates". Thank You.

      Take Care Ladies & Wishing you Much Such with your new release Vastine,
      PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
      paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

    18. Loved it!

      Tammy Dennings Maggy

    19. This looks so good! I love the era you have the book in. It is either present day or hundreds of years ago historical. I love the vintage appeal to the book. Really hope I win!! :)

    20. Vastine!! This looks lovely - there's a melancholy in the scene that just tugs at you.

    21. Thanks for the giveaway!! Looks like a great read. :)

    22. Thank you so much, Crystal, and thank you for visiting!

    23. Beautiful cover and intriguing excerpt. I'm hooked and putting this on my wish list.

      Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.


      1. My email if needed: knitrix29 at gmail dot com


    24. Thank you for the giveaway. Your book sounds wonderful!! Am always looking for new authors to chat about.

    25. I liked the description of the characters. They say a good story has interesting characters. This may be a good one to read. -D

    26. Good to see you, Dani! And thank you!


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