Homecoming’ has an interesting story to tell.
1. What is Shelton like?
is a loving, gentle man who can be strong when he needs to be and gives his
heart wholly to his friends. He’s not easy to fool, but tends to give people
the benefit of the doubt until proven wrong. A good friend and very sweet
boyfriend to his partner Nevil.
2. What does Shelton do best? What is the
perfect location for this action?
works as the loan officer at his bank, working with small corporations who have
applied for a loan to get their company off their feet. He’s quick with numbers
and is very good at making sure the business’ get the loans that are right for
them. His office is the perfect place for this. (It’s also the perfect place
for time with Nevil, but we won’t go into that here.)
3. What drives Shelton to do the things he does?
is a thoughtful, generous man, but there are times when his ambition to succeed
at work overcomes his common sense. In the previous book ‘Shelton’s Choice’,
Shelton decides to live apart from Nevil, taking a promotion in another state.
In ‘Shelton’s Homecoming’ he realizes his mistake in letting his desire for
advancement supersede the needs of the people he loves. He has to remember that
success at work doesn’t always equal happiness.
4. You are introduced to Shelton. Is he happy to
course he is! Me and Shelton go way back. We live several hours from each other
so don’t see one another as often as we’d like. But we have mutual friends and
so keep in touch that way. (I often wish he and Nevil were my neighbors. I
think they would be fun to know)
5. What is Shelton’s favorite guilty pleasure?
chocolate truffles and port wine, preferably in a bubble bath with Nevil.
6. How would Shelton describe himself?
would probably say he’s a little quiet at first but if you give him a chance,
he’ll open up when he knows you better. He’d say he’s a hard worker if
sometimes over ambitious. He loves his friends and is always ready to add a new
one. He’s loyal but sometimes stubborn for silly reasons.
7. What is Shelton’s weakness?
but only because he’s lived apart from Nevil for some time and feels insecure
still. He also tends to second guess himself and needs reassurance that his
decisions are good ones.
8. Where does Shelton go to regroup/unwind?
into Nevil’s arms whenever possible. If Nevil’s not on hand, Shelton likes to
go to the nearby park, feed the ducks on the lake or take a slow walk on the
winding paths through the trees. It clears his head and helps him put things
9. What does Shelton live for?
lives for his family and close friends. He’d have a hard time recovering if
something bad were to happen to them. He says he also lives for Nevil’s kisses,
but I ignored that.
10. What will Shelton kill for?
is about the most non-violent person I know, but if his loved ones were in
mortal danger, he would kill to protect them. He has a core of steel under all
A Few Questions for
you could have one super power in your existence, what would it be?
Okay, let me stop laughing! Super
power? Just watching superhero movies exhausts me. I couldn’t imagine having to
face those super bad guys every day. But if I had to choose one, it would be
the power to help people see the potential in themselves.
biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in
six words or less?
Shelton: Hopeless Romantic in
money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
Last summer Nevil had borrowed a
friend’s house for the weekend, a beautiful place right on the Lake. Nevil had
designed it for them and his firm built the house, so it had every comfort and
tastefulness you can imagine. We’re
saving our pennies and hope to own a place like that ourselves one day.
can never: put ambition above family again because the last time I did I
almost lost everything that is dear to me. I almost lost Nevil and I have never
been so terrified in my life or more thankful than when he forgave me.
next time I: go on vacation I will take Nevil to a tropical island and do
nothing but lounge on the beach all day and lay in Nevil’s embrace all night.
Life is so rushed it would be nice to stop for a week or two.
do I always look before I leap? Sometimes I get excited about something and
make rash decisions when, if I had simply talked it over with someone first, I
might have had second thoughts.
favorite flavor is chocolate covered cherries because it’s what Nevil fed
me on our first Valentine’s Day together.
love Nevil because I find him an exciting, sensual, intelligent and
much joy can you take? Why?
Only so much! There are times while
sharing a wonderful evening with friends or even a single heated glance with
Nevil that my heart seems to swell in my chest and I feel suffocated with love
and thankfulness. And really, who needs that?
one thing you must do before you die, and why.
I don’t really feel as if there is anything I must
do, but there is something I’d like to do. My parents live back east and I fly
out to see them on occasion. But I also have cousins in Virginia that I’ve
never even met. I’d love to go out there and spend several weeks getting to
know them and maybe have them in my life.
from Nevil. So when Nevil is hurt in an accident at work,
than ever to his lover,
ready to make a lasting commitment to their relationship. But is that what
Nevil wants? Nevil is less than enthusiastic when an old flame marries, leaving
have to keep his dreams on hold indefinitely.
doctor returned as promised; checked Nevil over; and discharged him.
left a prescription at the nurse’s station for you to pick up on your way out.
Pain meds for the headache I know you’re hiding; and you can also take them for
you, Andrew,” Nevil said with his charming smile.
his life a dry look. Always the flirt. He shook the doctor’s hand and
took the copy of the release papers from him. “Thank you for taking such
good care of him. I have to tell you it was a relief to find him here rather
than in ICU.”
was my pleasure. Take care.”
collected his prescription at the front desk and they made their way to the
elevators. A soft rain fell as they emerged from the hospital entrance and made
a dash for the train depot. Deep in thought,
glanced at Nevil beside him and noted the white set of his lips. “I could
take you home first if your head hurts. There’s no reason I can’t retrieve the
car myself later and pick up your prescription.”
gave him a smile and slipped his warm hand into
feel like I’ve just been released from prison. I want to be outside for a
don’t get chilled,”
said, and then he groaned. “Please ignore me. I think I left my brain back
chuckled. “As long as your luscious body is here,” he murmured and
smacked his lips together.
quick. No one paid them any attention so he gave Nevil a light kiss; then
wished he hadn’t as every nerve in his body ignited. He wanted Nevil wrapped
around him–now; with Nevil’s gorgeous cock buried deep inside
jerked his gaze down the tracks; embarrassed and aching. He hoped Nevil hadn’t
noticed the tremble in his hands. They would pick up the Prius and go home;
where Nevil would take his meds and go to bed.
shower where he could get rid of the hard-on he’d suffered all morning. The
idea made him feel alone and without a thought he squeezed Nevil’s hand.
leaned close to whisper in his ear, “Don’t forget … you promised to let me
breathless. He turned back to Nevil and touched his lips with an unsteady
finger. “I’m holding you to that,” he said, then sucked in air when
Nevil’s velvet soft lips closed over his fingertip. He watched in captive
fascination as his digit disappeared bit by bit between those pale lips. He
felt the roughness of Nevil’s tongue in the moist, hot depths; then Nevil
pushed the finger to the roof of his mouth and started to suck on it. God!
more with each draw as Nevil’s tongue undulated around his finger; his balls
were tight and ached.
Nevil … stop! You’re going to get us arrested,” he panted in his lover’s
ear. He knew that at any second he was ready to drag Nevil behind the hospital
and fuck him senseless.
throaty laugh made him shiver with bliss. “The train’s coming.”
on Nevil’s shoulder and fought to calm his unsteady senses. Nevil didn’t play
fair. He almost sobbed when Nevil’s body heat wrapped around him and teased him
closer when it was time to pull away.
on, Love. It won’t take long to get the car and then we can go home,”
Nevil said with encouragement and he tugged on his sleeve.
chose to stand when Nevil patted the seat beside him. He couldn’t tell where
Nevil’s fingers would roam if he sat down. Nevil gave him a delighted smile in
answer as he read his mind with ease.
scowled and looked out the window as the train gathered speed. His errant mind
pictured Nevil’s mouth on him as they swept along the tracks; and he had to
stifle a moan in his throat.