Acting Out giveaway!

2 May
Acting Out cover

Place Acting Out on your Goodreads to-read list before May 8th to enter to win a digital copy of the book!


Jeremy Ash, aspiring actor, is single, gorgeous…and openly, quietly gay. When he lands a starring role opposite America’s favorite former child star, 21-year old Kit Harris, he’s ecstatic and more than a little attracted to the enigmatic star.

Kit Harris’s career has been flagging and his agent promises this new film, an edgy coming out story with a famed director, is just the thing to get it back on track. The problem is that the film is relatively intimate in nature, and Kit’s definitely not gay. He’s not even slightly bent.

When the two men collide in a crushing first test kiss, Kit’s left reeling and Jeremy’s left wanting, and both are left gasping for air. And that was just the screen test. When filming starts and the two men are brought into close proximity every day, passions ignite and souls collide–both on screen and off. The two men find that the only way to assuage their mutual lust is to give in to it. Kit’s sure this strange new attraction will run its course; Jeremy’s hoping it never has to end.

But when a manipulative model obtains salacious film footage of the two men in bed, Kit’s prepared to do whatever it takes to save his career. But how far is too far to push the boundaries of love and how long can one man hide from himself?

For a sneak peek at Acting Out, visit here.

No Apologies cover

While the two stories are stand-alone titles, if you’ve read No Apologies, you’re in for an extra treat. Greg plays a central role in Kit and Jeremy’s story in Acting Out.

In Acting Out, in addition to exploring Jeremy and Kit’s star-studded world, we find out more about Greg and Aaron’s relationship–things you’ll enjoy knowing when Greg and Aaron’s follow-up story, Full Disclosure comes out later this year.

To tide you over, an unedited taste of Full Disclosure (which I’m working on now) is behind the cut.

Happy reading!

Greg knotted his tie with shaking fingers. Thoughts and emotions swirled through his brain, confusing his motions until Aaron stepped forward and pushed his hands out of the way. Jerks of his lover’s fingers deftly tightened the fabric around his neck until it snugged against his Adam’s apple. Aaron held out his jacket and Greg shrugged into it.

Numb and reeling, he barely noticed the hushed quiet and shadowed recesses of the dorm as they walked the halls and descended the stairway toward the exit. A light breeze blew, lifting his hair from his scalp as they crossed the courtyard toward the great hall and the alumni ball. The strains of classical music wafted from open windows, mingling with voices lifted in conversation and laughter.

White clouds shone silver against the moon, drifting across her surface, and caressing the sky. Greg watched the beauty of the scene as if from outside it. Like a film. Something he could choreograph and control. Paper and ink. Light and celluloid. Actors and dialogue.

Aaron led him forward, into the great hall. Greg hung back at the entrance and watched the glittering gowns and shining buttons drift by, a collage of color and motion. He’d use this someday, he knew. It’d appear in a film. Entertaining thousands. Lifting him above and outside the reach of their petty hate.

Aaron’s mother and step-father waltzed past, and Greg snapped his gaze to Aaron. His lover seemed poised on the balls of his feet, watching the crowd as if timing its steps. Waiting for something. Aaron inhaled deep, and grabbed Greg’s hand to pull him onto the glossy parquet. Stunned, Greg tripped onto the floor with him. The music changed—a sweet, somewhat delicate waltz comprised of a solo piano.

Shocked, Greg stared into Aaron’s eyes and shook his head very slightly. In response, Aaron brought one hand to Greg’s waist. The other to his shoulder. In mute obedience to the silent command in Aaron’s gaze, Greg mirrored his gestures and stepped backward as Aaron led him into the waltz. A ripple went through the crowd. Former classmates and teachers, staff and spouses, murmured to one another.

“When this is over,” Aaron said, staring somewhere over Greg’s left shoulder, “I’m gonna tongue fuck you in front of them all.”

Greg stiffened, almost stumbled. Aaron’s grip steadied him as he looked him in the eye.

The line of his lover’s jaw hardened to match his flinty gaze when he said, “It’s about time you, and they, realized exactly what you mean to me.”

Breath barely squeezed past the constriction in Greg’s chest. Choked with emotion, he could only nod in response. Greg tightened his grip on Aaron’s waist, finding reassurance in the muscled torso beneath his hand. The push and pull or his lover’s directing motions, guiding him into the dance just as he always seemed to guide him through this turbulent life.

“I love you,” Aaron said, loud enough for the now hushed dancers to hear. “And nobody is going to change that. Not Sully. Not my parents. Nobody.”

Greg closed his eyes and drank in Aaron’s statement, finding reassurance not only in his words, but also in the familiar scent of sea salt and cocoa butter under crisp starch and a manly musk that belonged only to his lover. His heart expanded to let emotion trickle in, until he found Aaron’s love impossible to ignore. Compelled to believe in him, and in himself, he opened his eyes and replied with no little wonder, “I love you too.”

The twin ridges of Aaron’s cheekbones flushed with color, and he nodded once, gratitude and relief apparent in the softness of his partly opened mouth, and the liquid sheen in his eyes.

They wove in and out of the other couples, the music caressing them into a rhythm that swayed them together like the early summer grasses they’d once lain in to make love. Greg remembered the honey wheat of Aaron’s hair in the golden sunlight. Birds swooping overhead. Sweet sighs and the scent of sweat. Then furtive glances in class the next day. Counting the moments until they could engage in the pleasure and newness of this wonderful discovery again.

Good to his word, when the music halted and the other dancers turned, almost automatic, to watch them, Aaron cupped Greg’s face in both his palms and held him still for a kiss no less tender for all its fierce plundering and shaking need. Lips tingling, cheeks heated, Greg stepped back when Aaron released him from his spell. Taking his hand, Aaron led him across the dance floor, past his pinch-faced mother, past a glaring Sully, and back into the sweet night air.

10 Responses to “Acting Out giveaway!”

  1. Patti P May 3, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    It is definately on my to read list on goodreads. I can’t wait to get my greedy hands on it.
    Acting Out sounds amazing.
    musicalfrog at

    • Tibby Armstrong May 3, 2012 at 6:15 am #

      Thank you, Patti!

      I’m ECSTATIC about sharing Kit and Jeremy’s story with you guys! They were so much fun to write that I’m working on another book featuring them. I just can’t let them go.

      Thanks for saying hi and for entering!


  2. MichelleKCanada (@AnotherLookBook) May 3, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    I won’t read the blurb because I’ll want it right now, today, this very moment. BUT I did add it to my TBR list because the blurb is awesome!. Can’t wait to read another great book by you!

    • Tibby Armstrong May 3, 2012 at 6:41 am #

      A gigantic hug to you, Michelle!

      If you’re planning a review or would like to do an interview and giveaway, lmk?


  3. Marilyn Campbell May 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Sounds fantastic Tibby! Wishing you tons of sales!

    • Tibby Armstrong May 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Marilyn!

      Grace’s girls RULE! 😀

  4. shannonemmel May 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Sounds great, Tibby! Looking forward to it…


    • Tibby Armstrong May 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

      Thank you, Shannon!

      I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!


  5. PaParanormalFan May 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    Hello Tibby,

    I just LOVE M/M Romance Genres & your Books, “Acting Out”, “No Apologies”, “Full Disclosure” sound like AWESOME Reads!!!! I’ll most definitely be picking up your first two Books & also “Full Disclosure” when it’s released. I placed “Acting Out” & “No Apologies” on my Goodreads to-read list, my name is PaParanormalFan.

    I also really liked your website & subscribed to “The Latest and Greatest from Tibby”
    while I was there, as well as becoming your Fan on Goodreads & I sent you a Friend Invite if you would like to accept.

    Take Care Tibby & Stay Naughty,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com


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