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Excerpt Day: Kingsley and I Together by Gary Martine

Kingsley and I Together by Gary Martine
Release Date: 03/2009
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher Link: http://www.mlrpress.com/

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"It´s my distinct pleasure to announce that "Kingsley & I Together," the second in the "Kingsley & I" series is currently in press and scheduled for release by MLR Press in March 2009.

"Kingsley & I" is the electrifyingly erotic love story of two men, one gay, the other hesitantly bisexual, that irrevocably dominates the rest of their lives. Yet, as the immortal Bard points out, "The course of true love never did run smooth." Can it be any different for Kingsley & I? Convinced of, even overawed by the power of their erotic attraction for each other, they pledge themselves to each other. But pledging, no matter how passionate or sincere, is never quite the same in the living together day-by-day. In "Kingsley & I Together" readers will get to know more about the elusive Kingsley ("The King"), and "I," and their continuing relationship as the two take on the question, "What does it take to make an electrifyingly erotic relationship like their last?" In the the course of answering the question, readers will come to know Kingsley and I more intimately than ever before." Gary Martine

Blurb: What is it about Kingsley? Only a few days have passed since Kingsley and I spent our first three days and nights together as a couple. Reflecting, my thoughts return to when we first met, my first same-sex experience with him, the silver anklet he gave me as a token of our mutual love, our numerous passionate love-makings. All seem this moment like a beguiling flight of fantasy, as if, perhaps, they never occurred. Did they? I wonder, and, if they did, where is Kingsley now? Why hasn't he called?

Excerpt:

"What is it about Kingsley? Only a few days have passed since Kingsley and I spent our first three days and nights together as a couple. Reflecting, my thoughts return to when we first met, my first same-sex experience with him, the silver anklet he gave me as a token of our mutual love, our numerous passionate love-makings. All seem this moment like a beguiling flight of fantasy, as if, perhaps, they never occurred. Did they? I wonder, and, if they did, where is Kingsley now? Why hasn´t he called?...

I awaken to darkness, distant rolling thunder, and the sound of raindrops pelting the roof and my bedroom window. It´s so dark, I can't see my hand in front of my face. Formless anxiety quickly turns to edgy fear when a distant creaking noise issues from where the hallway should be. I grope blindly for the bedside clock and end up knocking something over that shatters on the floor. I instinctively know it's the photograph of Kingsley that I keep at my bedside. A sense of foreboding, cold and hard as ice, floats into and slowly suffuses the room. Though I huddle deeper under the thick down comforter and flannel sheets, a shiver courses through me. My pulse quickens and I feel my heart thrusting madly in my chest as if struggling to get out. My mind is racing: What's happening? What does this all mean?


I startle as if jolted by lightening and awaken, eyes wide, heart pounding, soaked in sweat, to rays of bright sunlight streaming through the window where a moment ago, a dark, amorphous, evil presence seemed to be hovering. "Kingsley, where are you?" my heart screams in anguish.


I reach over towards where I keep Kingsley´s photograph and clasp it in shaking hands tightly to my chest. It didn't fall. It isn't broken. Tears well and I command myself to breathe deeply, slowly, trying to calm the terror within me. The phone suddenly rings.


It's Kingsley! I try to focus on what he is saying, but my heart, just moments ago drowning, grasps desperately onto the deep, sonorous voice."


In this second in the "Kingsley & I" series, Kingsley and I explore each other, new friends, past lovers and family; continue their torrid sexual escapades "live" at a party and on a turnout along the Pacific Coast Highway; visit Kingsley's very unusual family doctor and indulge themselves in wildly erotic "sex-art;" and in the process discover new meaning to their relationship between themselves with the world - together.

I invite Kingsley & I fans as well as aficionados of erotic romance to peek back into I´s personal diary and to immerse into the achingly honest and intimate thoughts and actions of two men irrevocably in love.

Gary Martine

Award Winning Author of "Kingsley & I" and "Kingsley & I Together" (MLR Press)

Author website at http://www.geocities.com/gary_martine/index.html

Author´s LiveJournal site at http://garymartine.livejournal.com/

MLR Press Author's blog at http://www.mlrpressauthors.com/2009/03/kinglsey-and-i-together-by-gary-martine/

A reclusive writer-artist-photographer-videographer, Gary Martine, in his own words, "lives and breathes" San Francisco. "Kingsley & I" and "Kingsley & I Together" mark Gary's introduction into the gay erotic romance genre.
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