The last installment of Karen Stivali’s Moments in Time series, Moment of Clarity, has just been released. At the same time, the paperback Moments in Time that contains all three novellas in the series has also been published!Title: Moment of Clarity
Author: Karen Stivali
Genre: gay romance, contemporary, new adult, college.
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Spending the summer together on Fire Island brought Collin and Tanner closer than ever, but back in their conservative college town, challenges confront them at every turn.
As they search for their new normal in their old environment, Collin’s brother Sean surprises them with help when they need it most. But when word about their relationship gets out, trouble erupts with friends and family. When Collin’s relationship with Tanner becomes an issue in his brother’s custody battle and Tanner struggles with his feelings for a heartbroken Wendy, Collin wonders if everyone he cares about would be better off without him in the picture.
In order to save them both, Tanner must make it clear to Collin that their love for each other is all that matters.
EXCERPT – MOMENT OF CLARITY –
It took me four hours to finish writing
my paper, probably in part because I kept stopping to check my phone.
I’d been hoping for an update from Sean even though I knew that
wasn’t likely. It was the weekend, and any more info from his
lawyer probably wouldn’t arrive until Monday. I also kept thinking
maybe we’d hear something from Housing, but so far, silence.
After I’d saved my document, I went
in search of Tanner. He’d finished his work an hour earlier and
said he’d be reading in one of the lounges. I found him in one of
the alcoves, sprawled on a big couch under one of the heavily leaded
windows. An open book lay tented on his chest—Dostoevsky’s short
stories. His eyes were closed, those thick black lashes casting
shadows on his cheekbones.
I approached slowly, wanting the time
to keep looking. Tanner hadn’t had a haircut in weeks. Silky dark
bangs fell across his forehead, begging for my fingers to sweep them
off his face. Perfect lips, ever so slightly parted, looking
desperately in need of a kiss. My gaze passed lower, taking in his
long strong fingers as they rested on the book, his narrow waist,
slim hips. I struggled to swallow. My cock enjoyed the show with me,
not so silently encouraging me to climb on top of Tanner, toss that
book aside, grind against him….
Tanner’s eyelids fluttered open, and
he shook his head, craning his neck to look around. He yawned and
stretched as he sat up. “What time is it?”
“Little after ten.” I sat next to
him, needing to be close to him. He smelled warm and sweet. I
breathed in, taking in as much of his scent as possible. God, I
missed that. Sleeping apart for two weeks had me waking in the middle
of the night craving him—his touch, his smell, his taste—all of
My thigh knocked into his, and he
pressed back against me. “You wanna get out of here?”
I nodded, wanting to be anywhere as
long as he was there too.
A light rain had started to fall, so we
half jogged to the Towers.
“What do you suppose is going on in
Wendy’s room?” I asked as we rode the elevator.
Tanner brushed rain droplets off his
backpack. The elevator dinged and opened. “Guess we’re about to
Wendy’s door was open. Music and
voices filled the hallway, and as we approached the room, a purple
bra came flying out, followed by the sound of drunken laughter and
Tanner caught the elevator door just
before it closed. “What do you say we go for a drive instead?”
“I say that’s the best offer I’ve
had in weeks.”
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Moments in Time – Series PaperbackContains books 1, 2, and 3 – Moment of Impact, Moment of Truth, and Moment of Clarity.
Haven’t read books 1 and 2? Then hurry up as Moment of Impact and Moment of Truth will be on sale for 99 cents for a limited time (May 5 -18).
Moment of ImpactOutside Collin Fitzpatrick’s dorm room is a dangerous place. Beyond his door the students of his small, conservative college think he’s straight, as does his Catholic family who’d disown him if they learned the truth. Inside, he’s safe with his incredibly sexy roommate Tanner D’Amico. Their room makes a perfect place to hide away and fall in love. The moment they cross the line from roommates to lovers, Collin becomes caught between their heavenly passionate encounters and the hellish reality that someone might find out and destroy everything. Tanner’s not used to being so confined, and wants to show the world how much he loves Collin. But Collin’s not sure he’s ready for the impact stepping outside will make.
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Moment of TruthCollin expected to spend another summer fixing cars and working at the college pizzeria. Instead, he’s living in a beach house on Fire Island, waiting tables at a hip seaside restaurant and, for the first time since he and Tanner got together, they can publicly be known as boyfriends. Being “out” takes some getting used to, but with the help of new and old friends, Collin is happier than he ever imagined. And more in love. But newfound freedom brings unexpected challenges, and when friends get flirty, old insecurities arise. Moments of doubt and jealousy threaten their happiness, and Collin and Tanner must confront the truth or risk losing it all.
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Want more? Moment of Silence and Moment of Fate, featuring secondary characters in Collin and Tanner’s story, will be released in late 2015 and early 2016.
About the authorKaren Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She’s also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. Her lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen’s novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.
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