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You are among the first to hear the news!

Actually, all the neighbors knew first, since the windows were open and I shrieked at the top of my lungs, but I just got the word that Torquere wants Cross the Mountain! That acceptance letter feeling never gets old.

This is a follow-up story with Mark and Allan, the couple from Fall Down the Mountain. This time it’s told from Allan’s point of view, and should give a little more insight into his character. A pub date hasn’t been mentioned yet, but I’ll share that when I know.


Free Read — Dinnertime

Fall Down the Mountain

No longer willing to be a vacation plaything, ski patrol Mark McAvoy longs for stability and love. But caught up in a grand jury investigation and suspended from his job, can Mark offer injured chef Allan Tengerdie more than help in the kitchen?

This little tidbit is a bit of follow-up to the novel, and was first seen on the Torquere social list, but it was too much fun to let slip into the ether.


“Mmm, seduction food.” Mark inhaled deeply over Allan’s shoulder, his face bathed in the steam from the pot. Chunks of chicken and vegetables released a savory fragrance as Allan stirred sour cream into the pungent orange sauce. “You must want the extra-special lovin’ tonight.” He slipped his arms around the chef’s middle and nuzzled his neck.

“Always.” Allan turned and kissed Mark’s forehead. “Toss the salad while I drain the noodles, okay?”

Mark feigned shock. “Now? In the kitchen? Before we eat?”

“With the tongs, you meshuggener.” Allan thumped the top of Mark’s head gently with the serving implement.

Mark laughed deep in his throat and didn’t let go. “Sounds kinky.”

“The green stuff.” Allan twisted in Mark’s embrace and put his arms over his lover’s shoulders. “In the bowl. Part of dinner.” He pulled Mark down enough to meet those wide, sensuous lips with his own.

“Damn, when you offered EF or FF, and I said ‘Both,’ I thought this was what you meant.” Warm hazel eyes danced with the joke.

“You can’t do both.” Allan slipped his tongue into Mark’s mouth, stroking softly, but Mark pulled back.

Reaching into the pot, Mark dipped his finger into the sauce, then drew a paprika-flavored line over Allan’s mouth. Slowly he cleaned it off, with nibbles and licks, making Allan pull closer against his lover’s body — tall, fit, and still too thin, though that was improving with every good meal. Again Mark dipped into the sauce and painted Allan’s lips.

“Are you absolutely sure?”

Great Review for “Fall Down”

Fall Down the Mountain got its first review today, and it’s great! Jenre reviewed at Jessewave’s, and I just saw it — Whoot!

4.5 of 5!  Here’s an excerpt:

Overall, I greatly enjoyed this book. I got a peek at how Jake and Kurt were doing, but more importantly, I got to see Mark have his happy ending – something I’ve wanted to read for months. If you liked the previous Mountain books then this one is a must. For those new to the series, you could read this as a stand-a-lone, as all the references to the previous book are explained in this book, but you would get more out of reading this book if you read Snow on the Mountain first. In fact if you haven’t read the series, then you should because they’re a fantastic set of books.

Thanks, Jenre! Read the rest of the a href=”http://www.reviewsbyjessewave.com/?p=25735″>review here or better yet, read the book here.

8/26/11 Jessewave got hacked, so link is disabled until they are healed.

Mountain Series — What’s the Order?

Some kind persons here at Goodreads have numbered the Mountain stories in a sequence that I wouldn’t disagree with, but there’s a bit more to it than that. Maybe we should take those numbers more as a sign of my productivity than for directing your reading.

Fall Down,pd singer Each story was meant to stand alone, although they surely would be richer read in order. One through four (Fire, Snow, Mistletoe, and 8 Seconds) are all primarily Kurt and Jake’s stories, with 8 Seconds occurring approximately a year after Fire. Then we have Fall Down the Mountain, which is Mark’s story. I like Mark — he has a slightly skewed sense of responsibility — he and Allan have more page time to come.

Fall Down is set just after Snow, but with a new narrator, the stories almost have to diverge. Mark’s concerns are different than Jake’s; he’s had more time to become schooled in hard knocks and a lot less experience with honorable lovers. If you’re just coming to the Mountains, Fall Down is a perfectly good place to start.

Come to the Mountains!

“Fall Down” coming!

The clock is ticking on my third Mountain novel — Fall Down the Mountain will be coming out on Wednesday, June 23, from Torquere!  Mark will be getting his day in the sun at last. He’d been left rather in the lurch in both “Snow” and “Mistletoe” and it’s time to let him have a chance.

This skiing novel should both cool you down and heat you up.  Allan, a new character in the Mountain environment, has reason to notice Mark, a tall, lean ski patrol who’s big on responsibility but sometimes short on a sense of proportion.  Jake and Kurt, whom you’ll remember from “Fire” and “Snow,” appear again; they’re Mark’s friends. Jorey Taylor turns up again, too — maybe he needs his own story.

More info and links as they come active!