Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Gatekeeper by Charity Parkerson - Pre-Release Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway


Title: Gatekeeper
Author: Charity Parkerson
Series: Low Blow #5
Release Date: October 30th 2017
Genre: MM Romance


He’s a player. Everyone knows it. Except Sean isn’t a game to him.
Mateo has been the biggest contender for the Super Lightweight title for over two years. No matter how hard he works, he can’t seem to beat the current champ. Since boxing is all he has in the world, it’s an issue. His confidence is in the can, and his social life is non-existent. Mateo has had no real friends or relationships that have lasted longer than one night in years. That is, until he meets a man whose beautiful heart leaves him mystified.
Rescuing a drunk from the parking lot of his workplace, Slip, isn’t a new thing for Sean. People leave the bar and grill plastered and intent on driving all the time. Usually, Sean calls them a cab and sends them on their way. Mateo is the first one he’s ever taken home. There’s something sad about Mateo. Sean lost all his friends years ago, and he sees a kindred spirit in the sexy boxer. It’s easier than he ever dreams to consider the man his best friend in no time at all. Except he’s not. Mateo is so much more.

It’ll take the purest heart to save a broken man from a hellish life. Unfortunately, when it comes to Mateo and Sean, it’s hard to know who needs rescuing the most.

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The room was a pale yellow. Mateo didn’t have a single room in his house painted that color. It was also bright. Mateo liked to party on the weekends and always kept his curtains drawn tight. He rolled. His arms and legs scrambled for purchase as he met nothing but empty air. Luckily, it wasn’t that far of a drop from the unfamiliar couch to the floor. Unfortunately, he landed on hardwood flooring. He blinked at the ceiling and tried gathering his bearings. A face appeared over him.
“You’re alive.”
Those sexy green eyes. That sweet smile. “Sean?”
“You’re alive and you remember my name,” he said as he bent to lend Mateo a hand up.
Mateo accepted, because even after trying to kill himself with alcohol, he still wanted to touch the sexy waiter, but he didn’t let the man bear the brunt of his weight. Mateo was solid muscle. He was too conscious of hurting the slim and sexy man who’d rescued him from the parking lot of Slip. It was all coming back to him. He’d been plastered and couldn’t remember where he’d left his Jeep.
“You brought me to your house? I might’ve been a serial killer or a rapist.” Mateo thought it over before adding, “Or both. A serial rapist.”
Sean’s sexy smile didn’t abate. “So you said last night.”
Mateo’s brows drew together. “Did I?”
A gorgeous laugh filled the air. Even feeling like death, with the world’s worst headache and cottonmouth, Mateo recognized he’d never heard a sexier sound. “Yes. Would you like some coffee?”
Mateo couldn’t let it go. “You could’ve gotten hurt. For real, Sean.”

Something dark passed over Sean’s features before quickly disappearing. “I didn’t. There’s some pain relievers on the table and I made a quiche.”

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Mateo didn’t think. He reacted. His feet moved. Their bodies collided. Mateo pinned Sean to the counter where he couldn’t get away. “Do you know what I want most in the world?”

Sean shook his head but didn’t speak. With his chin tilted up, Sean held Mateo’s gaze, but he looked wary.

“You’re giving it to me right now,” Mateo answered. “I want your time. Your company.” Mateo swallowed. Sean made him so goddamn weak and strong at the same time. “I need to know you have a reliable phone to reach me with if you need me.” He stuffed the phone in Sean’s front pocket, refusing to be rejected.

“Okay.” Sean’s agreement came out so low, Mateo wouldn’t have heard if he hadn’t been standing so close. “Do you want your present?”

Mateo’s hunger grew. Without thought, his hands moved to Sean’s hips. His thumbs brushed the bare skin above Sean’s waistband. “You mean this isn’t it?”

Sean’s smile melted Mateo’s heart. “No. It’s in my bag.”

Even though he didn’t want to, Mateo took a step back, freeing Sean. He didn’t watch as Sean disappeared down the hall. He was afraid— if he did— he might follow. Thankfully, Sean returned before Mateo had too much time to think about it. Sean handed him a small box. It was cheerfully wrapped to perfection. He almost hated to mess up the hard work that had gone into the packaging. Nervous anticipation rolled off Sean in waves, so Mateo dug in. It was a watch. Even though it wasn’t an expensive watch, it wasn’t cheap either.

“I know people don’t really wear watches anymore and I’ve never seen you wear one, this is more a sentimental piece. Flip it over.”

Mateo flipped it over. The back was engraved. “Time always flies when I’m with you— Sean”

Mateo’s chest tightened. He set the watch on the kitchen island and closed the distance between them. “Why are you so amazing?” Mateo asked as he gathered Sean against his chest and squeezed.

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About the Author

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Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters. *Winner of 2, 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards *2014 Golden Ankh nominee *2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner *2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner *2012 ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance *Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

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