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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Guest Post: Cody Kennedy / Slaying Isidore's Dragons

Hi, Everyone ~ Happy Easter!

Before you go pigging out on chocolate... you'll regret it later - you know you will... I have a special no-calorie treat for you!
Cody Kennedy is letting me give you all an exclusive look at a never-before-scene (scene..get it?) excerpt from

Cover and Artwork by Reese Dante

In this short excerpt from Slaying Isidore’s Dragons, Declan wants to know if Isidore will consciously commit to being his boyfriend. Isidore is hesitant because he doesn’t believe he is worthy of Declan’s love. Alternatively, when Isidore does commit, Declan mulls the responsibility he has taken on.

Declan whispered against Isidore’s lips. “Will you let me love you, Isidore? Hmm?”
“I am not worthy of your love,” Isidore whispered back.
Isidore’s words tore at Declan’s heart. He looked into the eyes that he’d come to regard as his own personal chartreuse diamonds. “You are. Please say you’ll be mine,” he whispered.
“This is....” Isidore cleared his throat softly. “A dream.... One I do not wish to end.”
“Say yes, and I’ll make sure it doesn’t.” Declan kissed Isidore’s lips again. Isidore cleared his throat again. “Oui, yes.”
Declan kissed his lips one last time before straightening up and smiling down at

him. “Are you always so stubborn?”
Isidore’s brows shot up. “I am no more stubborn than you.”
“Think again. I had to ask you five times. You got me beat, hands down.” Declan

pecked his lips again.
Isidore looked away with a shy smile. “Perhaps a little, then.”
Declan grinned. “Come on. Bed.”
Isidore climbed into bed first. “May I be the big spoon?”
Declan laughed softly as he climbed into bed. “Why do you want to spoon me?” “It will be better for the stitches, and I wish to hold you.”
Isidore cuddled behind him and snaked an arm around his waist. Declan yawned. “Mmm, you’re always so warm.”
“This is unusual for me. I am more often chilled when I sleep.”
“See? We’re good for each other.”
“I am beginning to believe we are.”
Declan listened to Isidore’s breathing even out as he fell asleep. He hugged

Isidore’s elegant hand to his chest and prayed he’d made the right decision. His repertoire of caring for living creatures consisted of one goldfish won at a school fair when he was five, one stray cat who preferred to remain stray, part-time pet sitting of their groundskeeper’s blue heeler in Ireland, and sprinkling food flakes for his mum’s giant angelfish every morning. The goldfish had died after a mere three weeks in his care. Bleak. Now, he had Isidore. Isidore, who had suffered monumental horrors, came with a mountain of serious problems, and could hardly hold himself together on a good day. Are you nuts, de Quirke? Has to be love. It has to be.

Awesome, right? And, there's only 4 more days to wait, but keep scrolling because Cody has been kind enough to give us a link to Chapter One (the whole chapter) right now!

5 Best friends
4 Vicious brothers
3 STD tests
2 Guys in love
1 Car bombing
Nowhere to run

Follow the burgeoning love of two teens during the worst year of their lives. Irish-born Declan David de Quirke II is the son of two ambassadors, one Irish and one American. He is ‘out’ to his parents but to no one else. French-born Jean Isidore de Sauveterre is also the son of two ambassadors, one Catalan and one Parisian. His four half brothers have been told to cure him of his homosexuality. Both teens have lost a parent in a London car bombing.

5 Weeks of hell
4 Attempts on their lives
3 Law enforcement agencies
2 Dead high school seniors
1 Jealous friend
A love that won’t be denied

Declan and Isidore meet at the beginning of their senior year at a private academy in the United States. Declan is immediately smitten with Isidore and becomes his knight in shining armor. Isidore wants to keep what is left of his sanity and needs Declan’s love to do it. One is beaten, one is drugged, one is nearly raped, one has been raped. They are harassed by professors and police, and have fights at school, but none of it compares to running for their lives. When the headmaster’s popular son attempts suicide and someone tries to assassinate Declan’s mother, they are thrown headlong into chaos, betrayal, conspiracy, allegations of sexual coercion, even murder. And one of them carries a secret that may get them killed.

5 New family members
4 BFF’s
3 Countries
2 Extraordinary Psychologists
1 Courageous Mother
A new beginning for two young men in love

Read Chapter One of Slaying Isidore's Dragons

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About Cody Kennedy

Raised on the mean streets and back lots of Hollywood by a Yoda-look-alike grandfather, Cody doesn’t conform, doesn’t fit in, is epic awkward, and lives to perfect a deep-seated oppositional defiance disorder. In a constant state of fascination with the trivial, Cody contemplates such weighty questions as If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Cody can be found taming waves on western shores, pondering the nutritional value of sunsets, appreciating the much maligned dandelion, unhooking guide ropes from stanchions, and marveling at all things ordinary. 

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  1. I can't believe the long wait is almost over. Four days left. FOUR DAYS LEFT.Ugh. come the 9th and get here already.

    1. Yes, Carol! It's almost over! (I can't believe it either.) Thank you for reading my books and for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Awesome Post Cody! So cool to be here Jaycee! Happy Easter!
    <3 Timmy

    1. Happy Easter to you too, Timmy! I was thinking about you today! <3

    2. Thanks, Timmy! It's great to see you here! Jaycee is so totes cool! And I just love her "never-before-scene" quote! I'ma use it sometime!

  3. Looking forward to reading Cody Kennedy's words again.

    1. Thank you so very much for reading my books, Yvonne! it's great to see you here!

  4. Four days! Yay! I am so excited! This little excerpt is so romantic. ❤️

    1. It is! And I don't usually read excerpts, but I couldn't help myself this time.

    2. Thank you, Sara! I am too! I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

      Apologies for wrecking your track record, Jaycee!

  5. Great excerpt, Cody!! It seems like the close it is to the day, the longer each seem. Can't wait!! Thanks Cody and Jaycee!!

    1. Thanks for stopping, Kari and congrats on your new blog!

    2. Thank you so much, Kari! The countdown continues! And, yes, why is that? A week almost seems shorter than three days. #CodyHasBadMath

  6. Amazing excerpt! I can't wait to read this book!

    1. Soon! Not soon enough, but soon! ;o)

    2. Thank you so very much, Ree Dee! I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

  7. Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Jaycee! It's great to be here! <3