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In three short years, Evernight has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to readers like you! Evernight is pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP in your honor!
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Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!
As an author, I’m thrilled to share my stories with you and Evernight helps make my books shine! Here’s one reason why I love Evernight Publishing:
Always there when you have questions, the staff at Evernight is friendly and always take such good care of their authors. Since Chasing Matt was our debut it was beyond helpful to be surrounded by people who were knowledgeable and full of advice. They help you through every step of the way and it’s an honor to be part of the Evernight Family.
In honor of Evernight’s Birthday my co-writer Eileen Griffin and I will be posting a five short outtakes from Chasing Matt during October 1st-14th. Keep your eyes peeled!
Before Matt meets Chase
Nurse Matthew Owen was having the worst night at work that he could remember in a long time. Pulling a double during flu season, he’d been on shift almost thirteen hours. Thirteen hours with no food. Nothing that counted as food except a Snicker’s bar he’d scarfed down quickly on his jog out to the parking lot to grab his second spare pair of scrubs. After he’d been barfed on no less than three times during the night he’d finally resolved himself to wearing a pair out of supply closet. He didn’t even have any of his usual go to liquid caffeine pick-me-up as the “coffee and beverage patrol” had recently started cracking down on anything drinkable at the nurse’s station citing OSHA workplace rules. Stopping in front of the whiteboard that listed all the current patients receiving care, he added his initials to the next patient for him to see.
Caroline Andrews, the perky little blonde nurse who was the floor’s admitted “nosiest nurse ever” and his favorite wing-chick fanned herself as she came out from behind the curtain. Matt cracked a smile. His smile became a snicker when she whispered, “Fevers are definitely contagious tonight, ‘cause that patient is hot!”
Matt rolled his eyes knowing Caro was seconds away from launching into a detailed description complete with waving arms. The bubbly blonde’s rants were always amusing when he had a second in between patients but he didn’t exactly have time tonight. “Extra hotness points, Caro?”
“All of the hotness points, Matty!” she fanned herself again, slumping against the wall in a mock faint. “I mean look at you, you’re cute as they come, but that man? Damn. I knew I should have worn my lucky panties tonight.”
Despite himself, Matt laughed again. “Puppies are cute. Kittens are cute. So are purple unicorns according to my niece. A man should never be described with an emasculating word like cute, Sweet Caroline.” He tugged on the end of her ponytail. “And it’s Matt. If you call me Matty, no one will take me seriously.”
Caroline called after him as he walked away, “No one does, Matty. You’re our big teddy bear!”
Matt shook his head as he grabbed his next patient’s check in sheet from the holder and scanned it quickly as he nudged aside the privacy curtain that separated ER bed 4 from the hallway. He’d been called things like teddy bear, nice guy, or cute, or described as the boy next door his whole life, so he’d long since gotten used to it. Though in his mind, being 6’4’ and built solidly; he didn’t think that qualified as cuddly. And cuddly didn’t get him laid after the self imposed hiatus from dating he’d imposed on himself after his last boyfriend had called him selfish for always putting his job first. A rant that had taken place in front of his fellow ER staff. Yeah, he’d needed a hiatus on dating, especially anyone associated with the hospital.
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Chase Williams is a gorgeous but painfully shy web designer whose long term boyfriend dumped him for being such a “nice” guy. Instead of meeting his buddies at the local bar for a drink he helps his elderly neighbor with a DIY project. When a wobbly step ladder leads to a banged up wrist and a trip to the ER Chase is convinced it’s the worst night ever. Then he meets his handsome nurse.
Matt Owens is the boy next door who loves working in the busy ER. He’s more than ready to clock out from his double shift until he meets his patient in Bed 4. Matt’s bedside manner is charming enough to make Chase consider throwing caution to the wind and going after what he wants for a change. But will Matt’s attraction to Chase be enough to make him to break his rule about never dating patients?
Nurse Matt Owens paused and held my eyes for a minute before leaning over to type some notes on the computer. My skin flushed when he looked away. I liked the feeling of his eyes on me. I only wished he did it with personal interest instead of the clinical way he evaluated my injury.
I shifted on the stretcher as he gently manipulated my wrist, his hands steady and warm through the gloves. The pain was mostly manageable, until he held onto my forearm with one hand, and flexed my hand backward with the other. I jumped and yelped, unable to hide how much even that small movement hurt.
His eyes were sympathetic, but his hands remained firmly on my arm, steadying me. “Sorry. Bad news? There’s a lot of swelling, and the skin is already turning a nice shade of purple.”
He looked back down at my wrist, and manipulated my fingers and wrist again. When he held my hand still and slowly moved his thumb in circles over the top of my wrist, my breath hitched. The pain of the injury mixed with a deeper pleasure that shot straight to my cock. I quickly shifted my good arm to cover my lap.
“Pain?” Matt’s concerned eyes met mine as he moved his thumb, gently rubbing the swollen skin between my thumb and pointer finger.
“Pressure points can help alleviate pain sometimes, but right now you’re too swollen to receive any real benefit. This pressure point is called the Valley of Harmony, but I’m sensing this is less than harmonic for you.”
I thought I saw the smallest hint of a smirk on his lips, but I couldn’t be sure since his face was still tilted down toward my arm. I cursed at myself for getting turned on by a nurse’s clinical exam.
“I’ve just called for a tech from Radiology to escort you down for your scans. Do you have any questions?”
I laughed under my breath. Did I have any questions? A whole litany of questions came to my mind ranging from where the hell was the exit so I can finally go home to what’s your phone number.
After I settled on the new stretcher, the tech wheeled me down the hallway towards Radiology. All I thought about was whether Matt would be there when I got back from the tests. If he was, and I hadn’t killed anyone from the pain taking over my whole body, maybe I’d actually work up the courage to strike up a conversation that had nothing to do with sludgy coffee, sucky fluorescent lighting, or beautiful ER lobbies, and get to know more about Nurse Owens. Maybe I’d embrace the new Chase Williams like Brett wanted me to and actually go after what I wanted for the first time in my life.
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