BL’s Next Book in the SNOTM Series Candyman
Greetings readers! This is BL again with a writing post. I promise I’ll get another sexy topic together for you but for now, let’s chat about my next book in the Naughty Nights Press Something New Series, Candyman. It’s my 2nd book in this collection and the 4th overall; an interracial novella about a young man who’s just lost his father and is left his Diamond Candies business to run. However, he has hardly no experience and really not a lot of interest in taking over but when he steps in and sees a hot worker who catches his eye, he might be swayed to take the lead as his father wanted.
You’re getting first taste of this story so I hope you enjoy it. Look for Candyman to come out June 2012.
Elayne Roux is the new owner of the world famous Diamond Candies chocolate factory on the South Side of Chicago. His father, Demi Roux just lost his battle with cancer and has left it in his care despite Demi’s brother’s advice to leave it to him. Elayne has no interest in the company but to fulfill his father’s last wish, he takes on the day to day of it anyway.
He’s a spoiled brat, a young man that’s lived off his father’s money, and never worked a day in his life and now Elayne’s responsibility is this huge company that he could care less about till he meets one of the more attractive employees, Ty Washington.
Ty is a born and raised Southsider who’s working there to put him through college. Recently, his father threw him out because he confessed he might be gay. This hardens him a bit and he makes the choice not to pursue any gay relationships in hopes he’ll eventually grow out of it and begin to date women. However, when he and Elayne talk, his heart soars and as badly as he tries to fight it, the two connect and eventually they decide to give their relationship a try.
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Elayne glared at Jakob and did as he was told. So he wouldn’t be that close to Jakob, he slid his chair to the right, prompting Lucas to sigh and roll his eyes.
“You’re so petty and despicable, Elayne. I’m still your flesh and blood, despite how we feel for one another.”
Calmly, he crossed his legs and arms over his lap as if he were sitting in class like a good student. “I wish we weren’t!” He darted his eyes back in Lucas’ direction, ready to hear the news. “Where is everyone else?”
Lucas didn’t look up. “Oh I dismissed them. No one is involved in this last will and testament but you and Jakob. Your father only left basic possessions to some lucky people and it was mostly things he knew you wouldn’t and or couldn’t use.”
Good. Serves the fuckers right!
Upon hearing that, his lips curled upwards into a soft smile. These people that showed up to Demi’s funeral thinking they’d be given riches on a platter left empty handed or only received small tokens of gratitude for empty friendships. Such was the reason Demi hung out with Elayne most of the time. He knew a lot of the people his own age only liked him because he was rich and famous. Damn them! “So in other words, you gave away nothing but cars, maybe some left over jewelry or…”
“Basically, yes. The best automobiles he saved for you, Elayne to giveaway or keep at your leisure. Shall we get started?” Finally he looked up and met Elayne’s gaze.
The heir only nodded and moistened his lips, peering at the well defined, clean shaven, caramel skinned lawyer with black rimmed glasses. Damn Lucas was such a hot man but he remained a faithful servant and lover of Demi’s till the end. Elayne knew this and never tried to wedge in between them. Most likely, Lucas got his cut of the Roux fortune as soon as the machine signaled Demi’s last breath, only to keep this secret from the ogre named Jakob. Lucas and Demi knew the old bastard might use this against them and surely Lucas planned for that in advance.
“Yes please, let’s. I want to know what my dear, sweet brother Demi left me!” Again, Uncle Roux rubbed his palms together as if he were warming them by a fire.
Lucas shook his head and glanced back at the documents. “You get no cash nor any part of the company or estate, Jakob. You shouldn’t be surprised that due to the foul relationship you had with your brother, nothing would be left for you!”
Visibly shaken, the old man gasped and huffed. His face turned beet red.
Elayne stood up immediately and laughed. It was the first time he’d done so in almost a week. “Ha! I told ya’! You sick fuck!” He teased and pointed prompting a small chuckle from Lucas. This was a great day indeed. His father hadn’t left Jakob anything, causing the bastard to pitch a bitch.
“This is an outrage. Don’t tell me he’s left everything in Elayne’s care! I’m his older sibling for Pete’s sake!”
“And mine,” Lucas added. “Hold on though, there’s still a clause in here you both must know about. Demi stated that the company must break even for the last quarter or above, Elayne. Despite your inexperience, you must do whatever you can to make sure the company keeps running smoothly as though Demi never left.”
Elayne sat down and titled his head. “That shouldn’t be so hard, right Lucas? I mean, Diamond Candies is a household name and I have a spectacular team of experts don’t I?”
“True, you do. This includes your uncle who is on the board of trustees and shall remain in that position.”
“Thank Christ for that at least,” he grumbled. “Do I get to keep my company car and parking space or did good ol Demi shaft me out of that as well?” Jakob smirked and folded his arms over his upper torso.
Elayne could feel the snark in his voice and the disdain his uncle had for his father. “Can my first order of business be to fire him?”
“No, unfortunately not. The clause states you must keep the company profits up with the help of acting CEO, Maxwell Bridges. He’ll do most of the footwork, Elayne but you’ve got to come up with strategies to keep the business making money. Your dad knew you’d be very inexperienced and might not want to take on the business. He hopes when you take part in the marketing and advertisement part, you’ll want to know more under Max’s tutelage.”
BL is currently a published writer with Rebel Ink and Naughty Nights Press. Her first two novellas, My Lieutenant and Something Fresh Served Hot are silver stars on All Romance Ebooks. She writes bi weekly for Erotic Diaries with Rawiya and a column twice a month on Blak Rayne Books
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Thanks so much for the post, BL! Congrats on the new series. I'm sure it'll will do great! All the best. Blak Rayne