Author Name: Joy Lynn Fielding
Book Name: Blowing Off Steam
Goodreads Link: Goodreads
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Cover Artist: Syneca
Two guys, a train, and lots of steam.
Sam Chancellor has been in love with the steam engine Old Bess since he was six years old. Well, maybe not literally, but even when he’s lost everything else in his life, he’s always had her. But now her place in his heart has been unexpectedly challenged. Her new driver, Ryan Saunders, is the embodiment of all Sam’s fantasies.
Ryan has written off Sam as just another geeky trainspotter—until the moment Ryan sees him without his usual shapeless hoodie and realizes that, for a nerd, Sam’s pretty built.
When Ryan overlooks Sam’s awkwardness long enough to suggest a hook-up, Sam seizes the opportunity—and Ryan—with both very eager hands. Finding common ground in their shared love of Bess, their time together is better than Sam ever dared dream.
But there’s a reason Ryan never talks about his past. And when Ryan’s job is threatened, Sam’s well-meaning intervention puts both Ryan and Bess in deadly danger.
Warning: Contains train geekery, bed-hogging, a hero with no experience and another with plenty to spare, and a spider called Mabel.
Pages or Words: 66,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, M/M Romance
Blowing Off Steam by Joy Lynn Fielding
“You’re kind of built for a nerd, aren’t you?” Ryan said. “I guess trainspotting’s a more active hobby than I’d thought.”
Sam should have walked away because this guy was insufferable. Except there was humour gleaming in those eyes as well as something else. Something that if he wasn’t entirely losing his mind was actual, sexual interest.
In him, Sam Chancellor.
“It’s all that running alongside the engines to get the numbers down,” he blurted out before he could stop himself.
To his amazement, Ryan laughed. A true laugh that caused his eyes to crinkle at the corners. It made him even more gorgeous than he already was.
“Ryan Saunders,” he said. “I drive old Bessie.”
“Bessie?” Sam was horrified at the heresy. “She’s Bess. She’s always been Bess.”
“Given I’m the one whose hands have been over every inch of her, I guess she’s allowing me intimacies the general public doesn’t get,” Ryan said.
The low seductive voice and the thought of Ryan’s hands stroking over him the way they did over Bess meant Sam was getting hard. He clutched his satchel in front of him like some sort of shield, except that wasn’t helping at all because it was pressed against his dick and, God above, he was about to get a hard-on, here and now, right in front of Ryan Saunders.
“You haven’t told me your name,” Ryan said.
“Sam,” he choked out. “Sam Chancellor, and I have to go.”
He put his head down and fled.
About the author:
Joy Lynn Fielding lives in a small English market town, where she indulges her passions for vintage aircraft, horse-riding and gardening (though not all at the same time).
Joy has a tendency to wax lyrical about the fascinating facts she discovers during her research for books. Thankfully she has a very patient Labrador who has a gift for looking interested in what she’s saying while he waits for the food to arrive.
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Q & A with author Joy Lynn Fielding
Wicked Faerie's - What do you have to have when your writing?
Joy Lynn Fielding - Coffee, and more coffee. Usually followed by coffee.
WF - What’s the last movie that you saw in the theater?
JLF - Paddington. I loved it, although I ended up going to a later viewing than planned because of the class of excited five-year-olds that was pouring in just as I arrived at the cinema. My next cinema outing is going to be Avengers: Age of Ultron and yes, I might just be counting the days…
WF - What book can you not live without? Could be your own or another author’s.
JLF - Oh, blimey. I’ve spent ages thinking about this, but I still can’t come up with just one! My choice of reading material depends so much on my mood. It would probably be one of my comfort reads—Gaudy Night (Dorothy L Sayers), The Unknown Ajax (Georgette Heyer), The Moonspinners (Mary Stewart), or Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man (Siegfried Sassoon).
WF - Do you listen to music when you write? Or do you prefer TV or no noise at all?
JLF - I work best in complete peace and quiet. I can’t listen to music when I write, though it’s great for getting me into a particular character’s headspace beforehand.
WF - What’s up next for you regarding your books and writing?
JLF- I’m hoping to get cracking on the final book in my Strength of the Pack series, which follows the fortunes of a small pack of shifters in Colorado. After that’s done, I’m not quite sure – it depends which characters turn up and demand that I tell their story next. :)
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