Tuesday, June 12, 2012

To Fur or Not To Fur - Hank Edwards, the fur king

All of my characters have fur.
No, they're not shifters. Well, not all of them. And, yes, most of them are male. I just happen to love men with hairy bodies. This is a no waxing zone, please. Keep it natural and furry and sexy, oh yes.
When I look back at my writing, over a decade of m/m stories, the great majority of my characters have hairy chests. Charlie Heggensford, the clumsy Idaho farm boy turned LA gay fluffer has a hairy chest. He has significant relationships with a number of men, most notably Rock Harding, the hot, hot, hot gay porn movie star, who also sports a hairy chest, as well as Brent Harrington, his bear porn star good friend/fuck buddy who gets a co-starring role in the third book of the series, "Vancouver Nights."
In 2009, I wrote "Holed Up," a suspense thriller, and both Mark and FBI Agent Pearce have hairy chests. I just can't get away from it! "Destiny's Bastard," my medieval time travel gay romance, features Sir Gerard Fogg, a knight in the Royal Guard, whose chest is strong and hairy, and in "Plus Ones," my gay wedding romantic comedy, both characters are hairy as well. I just gotta promote the hair! There's nothing I like better than running my fingers through those silken strands of hair. Grrr. 
This month, my latest book released from Loose Id, a sequel to "Holed Up," which is titled "Shacked Up." Mark and FBI Agent Pearce are making a go at a relationship and getting pulled into more mysterious happenings. And, yes, both still have hairy chests. So if you're looking for a hot, sexy, suspenseful read with plenty of fur, click on over to Loose Id's website and download one of the many e-book formats available today.
Scroll down to read an excerpt, and until next time, stay furry.

Shacked Up buy link:

Shacked Up blurb:
FBI Special Agent Aaron Pearce is recovering from his injuries suffered while on assignment in Detroit, stuck in the offices of the FBI running database searches for agents in the field. He is bored and edgy, and takes it out on those closest to him, including Mark Beecher, who lives with him.
While Mark cannot deny the heat between them, he struggles to find his place in Washington, DC, and in Pearce's apartment. He notices a car following him back and forth to work and panics, certain it's the terrorist mole Robert Morgan who escaped them in Detroit.
As Mark and Pearce try to identify the driver, Pearce is drawn into an investigation concerning the disappearance of data discs from government employees. During research, he discovers the catering company where Mark works may be at the root of the thefts, and, when the company is booked to cater a prestigious party, Pearce realizes it is the perfect setup for an undercover operation. He doesn't think twice about disobeying orders to stay out of the field, and risks not only his career, but his life as well, to join Mark in an undercover operation that will change their lives forever.

Shacked Up Excerpt:
Mark woke up to the smell of bacon and eggs. He sighed and rolled over in bed, pressing his hard-on into the mattress and his face into Pearce’s pillow. The sheets on Pearce’s side of the bed were still a little warm against his bare skin, and he breathed in the man’s scent from the pillowcase. It was the same scent he had first noticed back in January, when Pearce had pushed him into a freight elevator in the FBI’s Detroit office. At that moment, Mark had simultaneously hated and wanted Pearce, and now, just a few months later, here he was, living with the man.
Life was strange.
Mark rolled onto his back and stared at the ceiling. Pearce’s ceiling. Pearce’s bed. Pearce’s apartment. Mark’s belongings still sat in boxes stacked in the spare room. Some weekend soon, when Mark wasn’t working a party, he planned to sort through his things. Maybe grab some CDs for his car. If he was lucky, maybe Pearce would invite him to unpack some stuff, add a few items to the apartment. Hell, Pearce might even suggest Mark add his CDs to the collection in the living room. Not mix them together—nothing that crazy—but maybe get a shelf or two of his own.
He had found it was tricky to know where he could place things in the apartment. Pearce was a territorial animal; Mark had seen that when he had added his toiletries to the bathroom. Pearce had come along after him and rearranged things in the medicine cabinet and on the countertop. The man seemed to have his apartment ordered just as he liked, and Mark couldn’t help feeling like an intruder. If only Pearce would help him figure out where he could put some things, maybe clear off more than one or two shelves for him. But each time Mark asked, Pearce would make noncommittal sounds of agreement and never follow through.
Pearce had been nodding off on the sofa when Mark had gotten home last night just after eleven. The drive home had been uneventful; Mark hadn’t noticed anyone following him, and he was exhausted from working the dinner party with Audra and Brenda. Darlene had had to go home and take care of her daughter.
Mark had touched Pearce’s shoulder to wake him, and the man got to his feet, eyes still glassy with sleep. They hugged, shared a quick kiss, and went to bed together. No mention of the red Escort or the daily frustrations at the job. Just two exhausted people living together and trying to make it work.
Now Mark’s cock pulsed, and before he could reach down to take hold of himself, the bedroom door eased open. Mark raised his head and squinted in that direction, smiling at the blurry vision of Pearce peering in at him around the door.
“Morning, sleepyhead,” Pearce said and stepped into the room. “Well, I see not all of you is a sleepyhead.”
Mark chuckled and stretched, arching his back and pushing his hard-on up against the thin sheet. He could feel the damp spot of precum soaking into the material. After the stretch, he turned his head to smile up at Pearce, who had moved around to stand over him on his side of the bed. Pearce wore a pair of thin cotton sleep pants, the front now tented out with his interest. Mark looked up along Pearce’s bare torso and ran his hand through the dark, trimmed hair that covered Pearce’s flat belly. “Hi, there.”
“Need some help with that?” Pearce asked, his gaze locked on the bulge of Mark’s erection beneath the sheet.
“You know, I could use some help with this.” Mark pulled the sheet away. “It’s so big and awkward, it’s too much for me to handle all on my own.”
Pearce knelt beside the bed and, grinning, leaned in to give Mark a soft kiss on the lips. After backing off a few inches, Pearce smiled at him, then moved down to suck Mark’s nipple, making Mark pull in a quick breath through his teeth. Pearce swirled his tongue around the hardened nub, then drifted lower and parted the dark blond hair on Mark’s chest and belly with his tongue. The whiskers along Pearce’s jaw brushed against Mark’s cock, and he groaned at the sensation. A moment later, the hot width of Pearce’s tongue painted the shaft with saliva from the tip to the root and back again. When the sudden, wet heat of Pearce’s mouth closed around his cock, Mark gasped and raised his arms over his head to clutch the rails of the headboard.
“Oh God,” Mark groaned. “Now this is a wake-up call.”
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  1. OOO a few more books for my TBR pile and on my wish list for payday :)

  2. Always love a man with fur. Seems to me more of a "real" man since he doesnt shave. And I agree, running your hands through it....hmmmm. Also, much better for snuggling too!

  3. I love Shacked Up and all your furry men, Hank. There's nothing like the feel of nice, natural fur :-)

  4. I love all men...*clears throat and blushes*...especially the bears...hehe

    And I absolutely adore Hank Edwards's writing - talk about making me swoon and laugh at the same time - Got my Shacked Up copy all ready and planning on enjoying it this weekend...mmm...me, Hank and a couple of fur honeys...oh yeah :)

  5. Of course Havan loves all men. I do so love a natural man with fur to snuggle against. Yum!

  6. Thanks all! Those real men just call to me ... I think there's one calling now!

  7. Love the post and I loved Destiny's Bastard. Got my copy of Holed up ready to be read this weekend. :-)