Threepeat by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams Guest Post, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi guys! We have Parker Williams and K.C. Wells popping in today with their upcoming release Threepeat, we have a fantastic guest post from Parker, a great excerpt and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

Threepeat

(Secrets 03)
by

K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Can two Doms open their hearts again for a young man desperately in need of their help?

Two years ago, Aaron Greene and Sam Thompson were devastated when their submissive broke the contract that bound the three of them together. They still wonder what happened and whether they can find a way to move forward. When Aaron finds a sick young man by the curbside, his protective instincts kick in, and after consulting Sam, he takes Tim home.

After being thrown out of his home, Tim Waterman finds himself on the street, doing whatever he needs to survive. Until a bear of a Good Samaritan scoops him up and saves him. Then one bear becomes two, and a chance discovery gets him thinking about what might be, if he’s bold enough to make a move.

So what happens when Aaron and Sam wake up one morning to find Tim naked in their bed? Will they get a new chance at life, or will history Threepeat itself?

Release date: 21st August 2018
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Parker Williams!

I asked Parker and K.C. to write a post about how they seamlessly fit a new love interest into an established couple, so that all three characters shine and the love is distributed between all three evenly. Here’s Parker’s post!

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In order to answer this question, we have to go back to the event that inspired it. Believe it or not, it was a dream. A shared dream for me and K.C.

On morning at 2 freaking am, I was talking with KC on Skype. I was excited because I had a dream that I thought would make a good plot bunny for a future Secrets book. I told her my dream was two Doms find a young man out on the street… And she said, “He’s homeless, and they take him home and he wants to be a part of their family.”

It was damned eerie is what it was. She and I had the exact same dream.

Anyway, we were both excited for this idea. I’d never written a ménage before, and K.C. had written some damn nice ones (A Bond of Three and A Bond of Truth, both from Dreamspinner Press). So we sat down to hash it out. Like your concern, we worried about bringing a third into an established couple, and we thought ‘well, what if they’d been a threesome to start with. What if these two Doms had a submissive who broke their contract and left, but never told them why. That gives us the opportunity for them to look for the third they need to complete their lives.

And from those kernels of ideas, a story was born.

Now, another thing that concerned me was dealing with feelings of jealousy. We worked it out where they had rules for their household. Every night there would be discussion so no misunderstandings occurred. There would be no sex unless all three were present, so no one would feel left out. And finally, the punishments for Tim would be fair.

Unlike the relationship Sam and Aaron had with Seb, we couldn’t have spankings or any other painful thing for Tim. He’d been abused by his family, and we thought hurting him was off the table. So we went in a different direction for their sexual encounters. A line from in the story talks about teaching old Doms new tricks, because Sam and Aaron had to adapt to who Tim was.

We’d like to think we hit the right notes in the story. No one is overshadowed, each man gets his share of love and affection from the other two. Even with the scene where Sam is in New York, that connection the three of them share is still fully evident.

And then we have the supporting cast. One important person in Tim’s life will be Maggie, Jarod’s mother. She’s a free spirit, and she’s going to take Tim under her wing. She’ll help him realize there’s nothing wrong with who you love, but also he’ll come to understand that the men are now his family, and that includes the couples from the previous books. (Rob, Tim, and Ellis were fun together as they made biscuits for Christmas.)

All in all, we had a great time writing this book. I leaned heavily on K.C. for the dynamics of the relationship, and she let me do some research on the ‘kink’ the three men would share. We hope that when people read it, they’ll come out with the ‘ooh, so much love’ feeling that we tried to impart.

The house we based Aaron and Sam’s home on. Check out that theater!

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Excerpt!

JUNE, 2016

“ARE YOU mad at the computer?” Sam Thompson asked his lover, Aaron Greene, who was seated in his study, banging away on his keyboard, muttering to himself. Sam couldn’t miss the low grumbling that reached him all the way to the kitchen and had come downstairs to investigate.

Judging by Aaron’s complete disregard, Sam figured he hadn’t heard a word. Aaron paused, ran a hand through his dark brown hair, then went back to hammering the keyboard with a vengeance.

“What’s the laptop ever done to you?” Sam said with a snicker.

Without looking up Aaron grumbled something, which Sam knew contained more than a few curse words.

“Care to repeat that?” Sam chuckled. “Because one, I want to be sure you said what I think you said, and two, I want you to feel ashamed for using that language in the first place.” He tut-tutted. “Shame on you.”

Aaron slammed the cover on the laptop, hard enough that Sam winced, then lifted it off his lap, glared at it, then tossed it onto the couch beside him, where it landed with a soft whump.

Sam was not impressed. “I don’t care how pissed off you are. Don’t take your mood out on the hardware.”

Aaron leaned back against the padded chair, scrubbed a hand over his eyes, and took a deep breath. “Sorry.”

“Okay, that’s better. Now what’s going on?”

Aaron let out a heavy sigh. “I’m writing to a client. I had all the plans done—six weeks of work, mind you, to get them exactly the way his wife wanted. So the plans are done, she okayed them, but now she’s thinking she wants to go in a different direction.” He got up, moved away from the desk, and began pacing, flinging out his arms to punctuate his sentences. “Originally they wanted ultramodern, with black stainless steel appliances, an in-kitchen breakfast nook, and a library with built-in shelves. Plus a lounge with room enough for an ultrawide large-screen television, an office for him and her, oh, and something more ‘whimsical’ for the kids, who, by the way, are nearly seventeen. I worked my arse off trying to sort out the details, get estimates for the work, find the right kit to satisfy their requirements, and get it done within the allotted time span.”

Sam wanted to tell Aaron he had no business taking on all that extra work, but bit his tongue. With the dark circles under Aaron’s eyes, the coffee he’d been drinking by the potful, and the stress of juggling so many different things at once, Sam knew better.

“And?”

Aaron scowled. “He just called me to say, guess what? She’s changed her mind.” His eyes glinted. “Now she no longer wants ultramodern. Instead she wants something French provincial, with an open, airy design that will let all kinds of light in because she read somewhere that children needed more sun.”

“Sounds wonderful,” Sam murmured.

Aaron nodded. “I agree. And I could make it work, too, but there’s just one teeny tiny problem. They still want it by the original date, and he doesn’t seem to understand why that’s not possible.” He came to a halt at the window and dropped into the straight-backed chair beside it, staring out at the street below.

Sam stepped up behind Aaron and kneaded his shoulders. They were tight with the tension that was part and parcel of Aaron putting in so many hours designing and refurbishing homes.

“What do you think about getting out of the house and taking a break? We could go to the club, see a few people, and forget the worries of the day.”

Aaron groaned and leaned into the firm grip. He tilted his head back and rested it on Sam’s stomach, staring up. Sam smiled down at his partner. He loved it when Aaron leaned on him. It seldom happened, and he wanted to enjoy it while he could.

Sadly, this time it didn’t last long either. Aaron pulled away, got up, and went over to the couch to grab the laptop. He sat back down at the desk and continued typing his letter, losing none of the attitude.

“Whispers closed, remember? They sold it to new owners, and it’s in the process of being renovated.” He gave a wistful sigh and glanced back at the computer. “I wish they had talked to me. I had some ideas for that place.”

Sam scowled, grateful that Aaron couldn’t see him. Aaron drove himself way too hard, working every night until Sam had to literally drag him up to the bedroom, with Aaron still protesting how much work he had to do.

He picked up one of the chairs facing the desk and moved it next to Aaron’s. “I think you’re already busy enough, with ideas for your clients.”

“It’s better than sitting at home, don’t you think?” Aaron huffed. “Besides, I’m not sure I’m ready to go to the club anyway.”

The unhappiness in Aaron’s voice was obvious. Sam leaned across and wrapped his arms around Aaron’s waist, kissing him on the neck. He loved the shiver that slid through Aaron’s body.

“Well, I guess we’ll have to find something else to occupy ourselves.”

A shake of the head and a throaty chuckle gave him his answer. “Unless you’re going to bottom, that little scenario isn’t likely to get played out.”

Now it was Sam’s turn to expel a long breath. He couldn’t help but notice Aaron’s melancholy expression and knew exactly what the problem was.

“I miss Seb, too, you know. I understand he decided the lifestyle wasn’t for him, but it had been the three of us for six years. And they were good years, right?”

It was getting to be a familiar discussion in the time since their former submissive had asked to be released from his contract. Their hearts had been heavy and their hands had shaken as they removed the collar they’d placed around his neck in a ceremony at Whispers, with all their friends in attendance. When they’d signed the permanent contract, Aaron and Sam had been thrilled. And for years it had been perfect—or so they’d thought.

Until nearly a year ago, when Seb came to them, on the verge of tears, telling them he didn’t want to be their submissive anymore. He wanted a different life for himself, one they couldn’t be part of. He claimed that he no longer felt like a person, that they offered safety but not freedom.

It was as if their world had come to a shuddering stop.

They’d promised him they could work it out, but in the end, Sebastian decided he wanted to dissolve the contract rather than work to fix the problems he claimed existed. When the day came for him to leave, there were tears, hugs, and promises to keep in touch. Both Aaron and Sam suspected that wouldn’t happen, and they weren’t wrong. As they watched Seb pull away, they clutched each other, then walked back into the house they’d all shared.

The one that no longer seemed like a home.

Everything that had been familiar, from the dining table where they’d sat and eaten, to the bed they’d shared each night, now held memories they weren’t ready to deal with. And that had led to problems for them both.

“They were the best years.” Aaron’s tone was harsh, his voice hoarse and scratchy.

With Seb there, the house had been filled with love and laughter. Or at least they’d thought it had. They still had no idea what the problem had been, and Seb had never told them. Through it all, Sam and Aaron stayed together. But two tops don’t make a working relationship, and they both knew it.

They’d met Seb at Whispers, the BDSM club that Sam and Aaron belonged to. The two men had never done a scene together, but that night nearly seven years ago, at Seb’s suggestion, they’d taken him to one of the private rooms. Seb had lain on his back, Aaron taking his pleasure from Seb’s mouth, while Sam filled his arse. It had been transcendent, and they’d done many such scenes over the next few months. Seb had been responsive and skilled, and it wasn’t long before they realized they’d both fallen in love with him. What surprised them more, however, had been the dawning realization that they loved each other too.

Just not enough to bottom for the other. There were limits to their relationship.

They’d tried going to the club a few times after Seb had left, but none of the subs caught their attention, and they’d returned home, frustrated and annoyed. Eventually Aaron had stopped asking to go, even though Sam still wanted to, practically begging Aaron to get out there again, reminding him they’d never find someone unless they did. Aaron would agree in principle, but it never went any further than that.

Right then they needed a change of scenery.

“How about we go out to dinner?”

Aaron pulled a face. “Maybe another time. I’m just not in the mood tonight.”

It was on the tip of Sam’s tongue to point out that Aaron had been saying that ever since Seb left. He’d heard all the excuses—too tired, not in the mood, a lot of work to do—and had put up with Aaron shooting down each of Sam’s ideas one by one, but Sam was determined to continue trying.

“How about if we shove some popcorn in the microwave and watch a film in the media room?” He smiled. “We can cuddle up on the couch.” Inwardly he prayed Aaron would take him up on the offer. The “couch” was more like a bed, one of several in their cinema room. Aaron’s doing, of course.

Aaron gestured to the laptop. “I’ve got a lot of work—”

Fuck no! Sam slammed the lid, narrowly missing Aaron’s fingers. “You’re done for the night.” When Aaron scowled, Sam stood his ground. “You’re stressed and you need to unwind.”

Aaron’s eyes narrowed, and he opened his mouth until Sam held up a hand.

“Don’t argue with me on this, because I promise you won’t win.”

For a moment Sam was certain Aaron was going to have a go at him, but when he leaned back and covered his eyes with his arm, letting out a huge groan, Sam figured Aaron needed some comfort.

Sam stroked Aaron’s jeans-clad thigh, keeping the motion soothing. “It’ll be okay, I promise. We’ll figure something out.”

Aaron covered Sam’s hand with his own. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t snap at you. None of this is your fault. And you’re right. I have been working too hard. Maybe what we need is to take a holiday.”

The thought that Aaron might finally be willing to get out and enjoy life had Sam cautiously optimistic. “Sure, we could do that. Let me know when would be good for you.”

“Okay. I’ll check my schedule and we’ll see what we can work out.” Aaron leaned over and gave Sam a peck on the lips. “I’ll go make the popcorn. You can choose what film we watch.”

“Deal.”

Aaron got up, but Sam reached out and grabbed his hand.

“We’re going to figure this out. I promise.”

With a sharp nod, Aaron left the study and went upstairs to the kitchen.

Sam leaned back onto his chair, sinking into the softness. He had no idea what to do to get Aaron to go out again. He wished Vic hadn’t gone out of town for work right then, because he could use a sit-down, face-to-face talk and some friendly advice. He made a mental note to talk to Vic when he came back. Maybe he’d have an idea about how to spark Aaron’s desire to get out and enjoy life again.

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About K.C & Parker!

K.C. Wells:

K.C. Wells started writing in 2012, although the idea of writing a novel had been in her head since she was a child. But after reading that first gay romance in 2009, she was hooked.

She now writes full time, and the line of men in her head, clamouring to tell their story, is getting longer and longer. If the frequent visits by plot bunnies are anything to go by, that’s not about to change anytime soon.

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Parker Williams:

Parker Williams believes that true love exists, but it always comes with a price. No happily ever after can ever be had without work, sweat, and tears that come with melding lives together.

Living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Parker held his job for nearly 28 years before he decided to move on and try new things. He’s enjoying his new life as a stay-at-home author because work always frowned on naps.

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Review

Title: Threepeat

Series: Secrets 03

Author: K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Ménage

Length: Novel (340pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 21, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥  4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Can two Doms open their hearts again for a young man desperately in need of their help?

Two years ago, Aaron Greene and Sam Thompson were devastated when their submissive broke the contract that bound the three of them together. They still wonder what happened and whether they can find a way to move forward. When Aaron finds a sick young man by the curbside, his protective instincts kick in, and after consulting Sam, he takes Tim home.

After being thrown out of his home, Tim Waterman finds himself on the street, doing whatever he needs to survive. Until a bear of a Good Samaritan scoops him up and saves him. Then one bear becomes two, and a chance discovery gets him thinking about what might be, if he’s bold enough to make a move.

So what happens when Aaron and Sam wake up one morning to find Tim naked in their bed? Will they get a new chance at life, or will history Threepeat itself?

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-803-4

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Aaron and Sam are still struggling two years later after their sub leaves them with no word of why. The two Doms just try to live day to day when one day Sam witnesses a man collapse. He goes to help only to realize the man is badly beaten. He decides to help despite his misgivings.

Tim suffers abuse from his older brothers. He yearns to be loved and love in return when Sam helps him recover he starts having feelings for the two Doms. Through all the ups and downs with these three I felt they would be a good match. However there was so much from side and secondary characters I felt the three men’s story was not quite complete.

Aaron and Sam want to give Tim a chance but struggle because of their past and Tim as sweet as he is wants to help them heal from the pain caused by Seb’s leaving. I truly loved these men who have suffered for different reasons and wanted them to have a life full of happiness.

Great read.

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