Blog Tour: An Island in the Stars by Susan Laine

Susan Laine is here today talking about her newest release & she's brought a teaser too!

Unicorns do love a good tease. 

Here’s the blurb:

“Sam, a geeky college freshman, has bigger problems than lusting after Marcus, sexy jock, college junior, and his big brother’s best friend. Chasing after a beanie caught in the winter wind turns into a tumble down the rabbit hole for them both—science fiction style.

Sam and Marcus find themselves trapped on a tropical island in the middle of a strange ocean on an alien moon. The sole structure is a ruined temple devoted to the art of love. Flustered, confused, and unable to return home, they need to figure out a means of escape from a hostile jungle teeming with dangerous life-forms.

In this tale where opposites attract and secret crushes are revealed, two very dissimilar young men discover they actually have a lot in common after all, but it will take their differences as much as their points of connection to survive on an island in the stars.”

Thank you kindly, BMBR, for having me here today. Hello, readers. I’m Susan Laine, an author with Dreamspinner Press. I’m here to talk about my upcoming novel, An Island in the Stars. It came out earlier this week, on June 12, 2017.

The topic today is erotic romance. If you’ve read the blurb, you know that my heroes, Sam and Marcus, are in college, secretly crushing on each other, and end up stuck in an ancient temple of love on an alien planet. Though the boys are young, there is lots of sensuality and explicit sex in the book.

I loved writing those scenes where the guys come face to face with the intricate, graphic nature of the temple and its deliciously tempting artwork. It was fun exploring how an alien species might view sex and have sex. It was intriguing to let go of the religious ideations and how oppressively religions view sexuality. I just went wild with all the multitude of ways to be intimate.

Here’s an exclusive teaser excerpt showcasing sensuality inside the temple:

The statues sprawled throughout the complex were magnificent and imposing with their realistic depictions, each muscle and tendon in its proper place. Their jeweled eyes glimmered eerily as they stood on stone plinths and raised daises, carefully observing Sam wandering about.

Their positions appeared far from threatening, though. Each and every mural, fresco, relief, carving, and statue depicted sex in some form.

The images appeared shameless, lifelike, and graphic, nothing held back. At any minute Sam half expected the shapes to come to life and step out of the walls and stone bases as living, breathing beings. He wondered what they might have thought of humans, who were smaller, weaker, and weird-looking. Would they wish to engage in love or war with Sam and Marcus?

Love certainly seemed to be their predominant pastime on the island. He saw singles, couples, threesomes, foursomes, and more, all the way to wild orgies. He saw things he had zero experience with and no name for.

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