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Happy Birthday to Me!

As its my birthday today, I’m having a 1 day only sale! Decadent, book 1 in the Decadent series, is FREE all day!

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Sometimes to be happy you have to…break out of the box.

Lachlan Meran is a high school student about to graduate and find his way in the world. He thinks his life is set on its course and all he has to do is make a few decisions to keep it on track. That is until a betrayal causes his life to take a different turn.

When his best friend Konnor is added to the equation, will Lachlan be forced to choose between his best friend and what could be the ultimate love of his life, his 1st boyfriend?

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Chapter 1

Today was the day.

Today, Lachlan was going to tell her that he loved her. He and Orion had been dating for nearly six months and he had finally come to the realisation that he was falling in love with her. It was time to say that out loud and see if she felt the same.

He didn’t want to do it at school, but she worked so much lately that they barely ever got time alone outside of school to be together. Orion worked at a local newsagents before and after school and at a dance studio answering phones onthe weekend. It was Thursday already and he only had forty-eight hours before her entire weekend was filled with people other than him.

Lachlan had always appreciated that she was a hard worker, in both school and work, but now he was beginning to see the downside. He worked at a bar on weekends and any night of the week when he wasn’t busy with school work so he could grab a few extra hours and some extra cash. He always thought that it was a great thing that they both worked. The loss of time spent together was nothing considering that they had seven days a week at school to spend together. But now that he had something so important to say,he realised therewere downfalls to every well thought conceived plan.

“Well, did you decide yet?”

Lachlan turned from staring into the dark abyss of his locker to find his best friend Konnor waiting for an answer. He was his usual laid back self, leaning on the locker next to his, hands in his pockets. He’d called him last night to tell him it was time to say those three fated words to Orion. Although he had his support, he was nervous. “What if she doesn’t feel the same? Maybe I should wait,” he wondered, chewing his lower lip.

“Lachlan, mate, you are the most popular guy in school. Loved by everyone. Girls think you’re hot. You were voted most likely to succeed and most likely to earn millions as the next big thing in writing. What girl doesn’t want to be in love with you?” Konnor asked, with that same look in his eyes as always. Whenever he tried to convince his best bud of something he got that mischievous ‘don’t trust me’ look that told Lachlan he was wading deep into trouble.

“So, I ask again, because I’m that generous…did you decide yet? Or are you going to be a punk-ass and chicken out?” he asked teasingly, trying to provoke Lachlan into making a decision. It was lunch time already, half the day had gone by and he still hadn’t made his mind up.

“I’m not a punk-ass. I’m going to say it, but I don’t want to do it at school,” He explained and watched Konnor raise a suspicious eyebrow at him. He thought he was chickening out, so Lachlan gave him the answer he was looking for: when, where, how and what time. “I’m going to head over to her work after school and ask to speak to her on her break,” he continued with a sigh. He was going to do it. He was. Eventually.

“So she’s all inked up from newspaper print, looking like shit and feeling groggy, bored out of her mind until you come along like Prince Charming, saying the L word? I’m not sure she’ll thank you for that Lachlan,” Konnor complained.

“When the hell else am I supposed to do it?”

“I don’t know. At her house. In the park. Take her on a date.” Konnor rolled his eyes andscuffed his shoe across the floor.

It was all fine and well for him to complain about his plan, but he didn’t have a girlfriend. He kept saying he was bored with high school girls, that he was waiting for the last six weeks of school to pass, the summer holidays to fade and then he was getting stuck into the college girls on campus.

“Look, we don’t have time for that. Orion works all the hours she’s not at school, leaving me with no alternative. I’ve barely seen her in the last two weeks, so when am I supposed to get her alone to tell her? And I can’t complain about how much she works because she’s trying to get enough money so she can travel over summer.” Lachlan saw what Konnor was saying, but wanted him to know that he didn’t have much choice.

Orion was smart, cute as a button and sensible. She wanted to work and earn her own money. All so her folks weren’t paying out money they couldn’t afford to lose just to cater to her wish to see a little of the world before she went to college. Being so responsible and thoughtful was one of the things he most loved about her. It was something they had in common.

“You know, I don’t get you two. You’re popular, smart and everyone loves you…but the pair of you are boring,” Konnor objected. “Once, I want to see you do something dangerous. I want you to take a risk and live your life properly instead of trying to conform to so called ‘civilisation’,” he grumbled.

Lachlan knew Konnor had a point. He had been working his whole life to be the same clean living, respectable guy that his father was. “Bud,” he closed his locker and wrapped his arm around his neck,“I promise that this summer, while Orion is away, we will get down and dirty and you can get me into a heap load of trouble. Hell, I’d even let you get me arrested if you’d come out of this funk you’re in,” he promised, laughing at the way Konnor instantly brightened.

“Arrested?” he asked, as if that was something he dearly wanted to see happen.

So Lachlan nodded; what was a little arrest for joyriding or being drunk and disorderly amongst friends?

“I swear.” He crossed his heart, cheekily, as if to cement his promise.

“And a strip club? And maybe a joint or two?” Konnor requested, clearly intending to take full advantage of the offer while it was on the table.

“No drugs. You’re crazy enough without them. But I might resort to the strip club if you can be persuasive enough.” He laughed with him as they made a move towards their first class after the lunch break. Konnor was grinning ear to ear, babbling about possible plans for the summer. Lachlan knew he’d probably regret it, but he didn’t care. They had made the decision to go to the same college and take the same classes so they could stay best friends.

This summer was theirs. To do what they wanted, act crazy, be stupid. Before Orion got back and he made the decision to take his confession of love one step further.

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Decadent Series

Decadent

Sometimes to be happy you have to…break out of the box.

Lachlan Meran is a high school student about to graduate and find his way in the world. He thinks his life is set on its course and all he has to do is make a few decisions to keep it on track. That is until a betrayal causes his life to take a different turn.

When his best friend Konnor is added to the equation, will Lachlan be forced to choose between his best friend and what could be the ultimate love of his life, his 1st boyfriend?

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The Other Side

Ignorance is bliss…the truth is terrifying.

It’s been three years since Konnor lost Lachlan as a best friend. They still don’t talk and Konnor has let his wild side out during college. Now, after three years at college, the six-month new student Grayson is his new best friend. Konnor is crazy about Grayson, while Grayson thinks he’s as straight as a ruler and only wants to stay friends.

But Konnor is determined: he won’t lose another best friend to his secrets. What will happen when Konnor tries playing dirty? Will Grayson fall for his direct, unashamed flirtations or will they prove to be too much for the straight-laced newbie?

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Right Kind of Wrong

Even bad boys can get their hearts broken

Tam’s done everything he can to forget about Konnor and their disastrous relationship. His new boyfriend, Giovanni, has helped with that. But six months into their relationship, he discovers that he’s fallen into the same trap all over again.

Beaten, broken and falling to pieces emotionally, Tam wonders if there’s any point in going on. A pair of copper eyes and a gentle smile rescue him, in his darkest hour, giving him a ray of hope. But then he discovers that this beautiful boy is related to Grayson, the new boyfriend of his ex.

Finally finding ‘the one’ in an unusually compassionate stranger, what possible future can they have, when Tam knows that Konnor will do all in his power to keep him far from the Dashwood boy?

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Decadent

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The Other Side

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Right Kind of Wrong

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Elaine White grew up in a small town on the east coast of Scotland. She is an author of paranormal romance, crime and MM romance.
Fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. She lives vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, while living comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle.
A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with the research linked with her novels. The more obscure the better. She has recently delved into reading and writing MM romance/erotica and is now a happy addict of the genre.

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