When Maxwell, a Depression-era artist, spurns the attentions of his sponsor, he ends up cursed to live out eternity in a painting. The man who cursed him delighted in playing the exhibitionist for Maxwell, and by the time the old man dies, Maxwell longs for his life and body back but he’s pretty sure he never wants to watch anyone have sex ever again. Until he discovers who his new owner is.
isn’t sure what to do with a life-sized painting of a nude man, but it was a gift from his sister to ease the pain of a disastrous break up and subsequent coming out. The gorgeous subject of the painting disappeared without a trace decades ago, rumored to have been killed by the painting’s previous owner in a jealous rage. Tyler
Becoming more and more fascinated by the man in his painting,
uses his resources as a history professor to solve the mystery of Maxwell’s disappearance. He finds himself spending more time in his bedroom, talking to the painting, researching, and aching to know the man in person. Meanwhile, Maxwell falls under Tyler ’s sweet spell, even though the thickness of canvas might be an insurmountable barrier to cross. Tyler
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And now I'll turn the floor over to KC, beneath the jump.
We all have fantasies (currently, mine is to be able to support myself with this writing gig, but I’m not holding my breath). We have fantasies about finding the perfect mate, about sexual situations we’d probably never try in real life, and about doing both with celebrities. I’m sure I’m not the first person to fantasize about Gerard Butler’s skills in bed. Although, if that scene in 300 is anything to go by, he does just fine. ROWRRRR. Excuse me while I get sidetracked… the writing thing isn’t my ONLY fantasy ;)
In my newest release, Trompe L’oeil,
’s got a fantasy. It’s about finding a faithful man who has depth of character and suits his somewhat reserved historian’s personality. Maybe it’s no surprise he becomes fascinated by the mystery surrounding his new painting of a gorgeous, nude man who was supposedly murdered by his rich lover in the 30s. Maxwell the man becomes more compelling than the mystery and Tyler ends up with a few fantasies starring Maxwell, but he’s completely unaware that Maxwell is trapped in the painting and is having fantasies right back. The question, of course, is whether there’s any way for those fantasies to come true. Tyler
What’s the point you say? Admittedly, not much, aside from the fact I’m giving away a copy of Trompe L’oeil to a commenter today. I’m KC Burn, you can find me on the web at www.kcburn.com, and thanks to Rachel for having me here today!
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