(Un)Masked, the paranormal gay romance by Andy Gallo and Anyta Sunday, tells the story of Jay and Lethe who have to overcome a centuries old curse to finally be together. A curse that forces Lethe to hide his face—even from the man he loves. There’s nothing Jay wants more than to unmask Lethe – like in this intimate exclusive excerpt. And check out (Un)Masked to find out if Jay and Lethe can break the curse, and if Jay can truly see his love.
It’s been decades since blackmail forced Troy Callahan to retire from playing professional hockey, and he’s built a successful career behind the bench. When he’s offered the opportunity to coach the Asheville Ravens—the most hated team in the ECHL—he’s convinced that his no-nonsense attitude is just what the team needs to put their focus back on hockey. But Troy is disheartened when he finds that the Ravens have signed Shane North, a player known for his aggression—especially when Shane’s rough good looks give Troy inappropriate thoughts about a player, even if Shane’s set to retire at the end of the season.
Betrayed by a lover, Jamie rents an isolated cabin on Lake Huron, wanting only to be left alone. Instead, he is pulled from his solitary existence as an artist and tumbles headlong into the legend of Saint Nicolas.
As a young man, Nicolas accidentally killed a man intent on murdering three children, only to have the man’s malicious spirit rise up against him. Fleeing through the centuries from the Krampus, the evil troll-like creature that dogs his steps, Nico finds refuge with the young artist who takes him into his home and bed. But Jamie has questions. Who is Nicolas, and why does the Krampus want to destroy him?
First of all, thank you for having me here, and I have to tell you, your blog name is awesome. I love reading and writing erotica, erotic romance, and sensual romance. To me, your blog title sounds like a freedom flag planted when so many people want to dismiss the genre as “just sex.” And hey, if you refer to it as “just sex” you aren’t having it right. Just saying.
Power dynamics are often a huge issue in May/December relationships. For some readers, that’s the draw. For others, it’s a turnoff. For us, with Midsummer, which features a couple with a 17 year age difference (they’re 25 and 42), it seemed like something really fun to play with.
John, our 42-year-old, has the benefit of life experience, including a marriage and divorce behind him. But his love story in this book is his first one with a man. For all the experience he does have, so many things — including how other people perceive him when he’s dating someone of the same sex — is new to him.
Meanwhile Michael, our 25-year-old, may be young, but he’s been happily around the block a few times. He may not be good at fighting fair or having difficult relationship conversations, but he’s been out and comfortable with his sexuality since he was a young teenager. A lot of the things that seem new to John are old hat to him.
After his sister’s death, businessman Marshall Hunter gains custody of his niece. Unused to children, Marshall struggles to connect with her. In an effort to make her more comfortable in her new home, he hires professional muralist Pace Barlow to personalize her room.
Pace is intrigued by his tiny client, and even more interested in her handsome uncle, but Pace isn’t certain he’s ready for the commitment of an instant family.
When Marshall decides to move for the sake of his niece, will he be able to keep his relationship with his young artist, or will he have to give up love to become a good father for a lonely little girl?
The love baked into an old-fashioned recipe might bring the two men together–but some things take more than magical cookies to fix.