Elizabeth Noble’s A Barlow Lens

I’m excited to be hosting Elizabeth Noble again today. Her latest book A Barlow Lens is the second book in the Circle series. You can read about the first book here. I sat down and had a chance to ask her the really tough questions. Like what she would name a star. After the interview read all about this amazing book that I highly suggest you read, including an excerpt that is slightly NSFW. At the very bottom, enter for a chance to win a copy of the book.

Amanda C. Stone: Welcome Elizabeth! I’m so glad you are here again. Today I’ve got fun questions to ask.
Elizabeth Noble: Hi, Amanda and thanks for chatting with me today.
ACS: There is magically 25 hours in a day. What would you do with the extra hour?
EN: In the summer I do enjoy being in my yard, so I’d spend the time outside. In the winter perhaps take my dog for an extra walk or get even more writing completed.
ACS: Oh I’d love to spend some extra time in the yard when the weather is nice. Who would you want to have as a stripper at your birthday party?
EN: Do I have to narrow it down to just one man?
ACS: Sadly, yes. There’s got to be enough strippers for everyone.
EN: I think Karl Urban. Who would you like?
ACS: Karl Urban is a good choice. But my choice would be Chris Hemsworth. Anyone can buy the rights to name a star. What would you name a star bought for you?
EN: Haha…quite a few years ago my children bought me one of those for Mother’s Day. It’s cool, you get a map and picture to hang up. It’s named after me. If I bought one I’d probably do some combination of their names.
ACS: My mom got one when I was younger. I kind of want one for myself as well. If you could travel anywhere all expenses paid where would you go? Name one thing you’d see or do there.
EN: Alaska and I’d want to see the whole place!
ACS: I loved going to Alaska. I’d go back in a heartbeat. Last question! Name 3 things on your Bucket List.
EN: I don’t really have a bucket list, I don’t think. I’d like to see how a movie is made and edited. Take that trip to Alaska is also something I’d really like to do. Many years ago I took flying lessons, I’d like to resume that, but learn to fly a helicopter instead of a Cessna.
ACS: Seeing how a movie was made would be pretty fun. Though I’d imagine it would be time consuming too. Thank you so much for joining me today. It was a pleasure having you here!
EN: It was fun being here and thanks again.

While planning a future with his partner, Val, Wyatt’s past refuses to be forgotten. Wyatt’s old friend asks him to look into the mysterious death of her uncle in a fire back in 1927, when men were silent, tough, and did not love other men—except when they did. Working with Val, Wyatt digs up clues uncovering the truth behind the tragic school fire and the one responsible. The story of Tom and Philip slowly reveals itself, and Wyatt and Val realize nothing is as simple as they originally believed. As their trail heats up, an old enemy of Wyatt’s decides he’s waited long enough for revenge. If Wyatt can’t tie everything together, history might repeat itself.

Once they were back at their hotel, Wyatt ushered Val into their room, not bothering with the light. They were high enough up there was no need to close the drapes, and light from the city cast a soft glow over them.

As Val unbuttoned his suit jacket, Wyatt stepped up behind him, placing his palms on Val’s shoulders, then rubbing lightly up and down his arms a few times. “Let me give you a hand.” Wyatt eased the jacket off and kissed the side of Val’s neck, nudging his head to the side as he did so. A low moan rumbled out of Val’s chest. Wyatt dropped the jacket on a chair and slipped his hands under Val’s shirt, caressing Val’s skin with his fingertips.

When he reached Val’s tightening nipples, he rubbed small circles until Val’s hips jerked. Val shuddered and pulled in a quick, shaky breath, making Wyatt smile. Val’s tie and shirt joined his jacket. Wyatt ran his hands over Val’s torso before returning them to Val’s shoulders. He lightly traced the scars on Val’s shoulder with first his finger, then his tongue.

Val’s surgery to repair the damage done in the course of stopping some seriously dangerous people who had been trying to force jockeys to throw races, had left several scars. They weren’t red, raised, and angry anymore. Val never complained about them hurting, but the marks were still puckered and darker than the surrounding skin.

“You know,” Val whispered between dragging in a breath and panting it out again. “That first time we went out to dinner, I was so worried you’d think I was some uncouth, country hick because I don’t know about wine and art. And that I was too young to bother with.”

“Hmm, do you know what I worried about when I was thirty?” Wyatt scraped his teeth across Val’s shoulder blades.

“N-no. What?”

“Getting a sweet piece of hot ass,” Wyatt said in a low voice.

Val laughed. “Well, you’re sort of slow. Took you long enough. Worth the wait?”

“Oh, hell, yes.” Wyatt maneuvered Val to the bed.

About Elizabeth:
Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.

Two of Elizabeth’s books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.
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