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Honorary Blogger Jae T. Jaggart: True Confessions Of A History Geek – Excerpt + Giveaway!

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True Confessions Of A History Geek

by Jae T. Jaggart

Confession time. I’m a history geek, but I love reading m/m historical romance as much as non-fiction histories. If I could time travel my first stop-off point would be the Victorian era. I just love it. It’s at that perfect point where the history is fascinating, the clothes incredible (hello Pinterest!), but in certain ways they had a level of modernity we’d recognize and regard as essential. For the fortunate, there was something close to modern plumbing. Heaven 🙂 Not to mention, towards the later Victorian era, the telephone was appearing. Even better!

So when I decided to write Objects Of His Obsession, which is set in England in 1898-1899, with detours to Paris and Cairo, I wanted to write a book that while the history wasn’t swamping every page, was there as a real backbone.

As a reader as much as writer, what I look for is a devouring experience. The one where it doesn’t matter if it’s two in the morning, you just have to keep turning those pages.

Writing Objects Of His Obsession, I wanted to convey a sense of the relentless heat and intensity tying together two wildly different men. Evander, a duke, with all the dynastic and social responsibilities that title entails, still needed Ben’s emotional stability and honesty. And Benedict’s twin obsessions were both long standing – Evander, who fascinates him on so many levels, and Egyptology.

The two are opposites, for whom it had been love, lust – or lightning – at first sight at university, years before.

Writing about those guys, I really did love them and others in their world. Evander, the epitome of cool, of sexual sophistication and Benedict … hell, he’d fit in now as a sweet, obliviously sexy genius nerd.

I’ve had readers ask if I’m going to write another m/m historical romance, and damn, yeah! I also know where I’d take a second story in the Obsessions world, which would be great fun.

I’ve included a short, turning-point excerpt here from Objects Of His Obsession:

“You’re so… You tear me apart, Evander,” he managed thickly. “Every moment since Harkenstorn I haven’t been able to get this out of my mind. Before then it was … not real. My foolishness. But once we’d had that night together … you took me apart and remade me.”

Evander was very still. And then he turned his head to look at Benedict.

“You think that night left me unmarked?” he asked softly.

“I don’t know.”

At the raw vulnerability in Benedict’s face that lush, carnal mouth curled.

“You marked me, Ben. Believe me. Your mark was already there. You branded it deeper.”

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About Objects Of His Obsession

HIS_FINAL_TOTAL_HellfireVampires_inc1-3London, 1898

Lord Benedict Yeats has two obsessions.

One of which has a definite pulse – the seductive and beautiful Evander St John, Duke of Casterwell. A man he has a certain history with.

A man who tells Benedict that he has spent too long amongst sand and dead things. He might not be wrong. Casterwell’s world is one of sexual sophistication and games that Benedict cannot hope to match.

But when Benedict returns from working on a famous dig in Cairo, Casterwell invites him to a country house party that will change his life. An Egyptologist of growing renown, Benedict will also catalogue the famous Casterwell collection of antiquities.

And almost certainly, will become one of Casterwell’s string of lovers. But will he be the one to break through that glittering façade? Or will the scars of Casterwell’s dark, bloody past and his complex and fiercely deceptive private life tear them apart?

Warning: Contains two men wildly obsessed, a lust too long denied, hot m/m sex between a naive Egyptologist and one very determined duke, and absolutely no cursed tombs. Approx. 56,000 words.

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About Jae T. Jaggart

Jae T. Jaggart has been an artist, a web designer, and has worked as a cook (with varying results). She writes wicked hot erotic romance set in wild imagined worlds where dominant, fiercely alpha characters finally meet their match (and love it). She also loves tatts, film and fast cars. A shallow trio, but she’s also a total history geek.

You can reach Jae on her Blog, Twitter, Facebook & Goodreads.

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Jae has kindly offered to give away an eBook copy of Objects Of His Obsession & a $20 Amazon gift card! To enter, just click the link below! Giveaway ends Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm.

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Don’t forget to check out Heather C’s review of Objects Of His Obsession to see what she thought of it!

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Book Review: Objects Of His Obsession by Jae T. Jaggart

Reviewed by Heather C

HIS_FINAL_TOTAL_HellfireVampires_inc1-3Title:  Objects of His Obsession
Author: Jae T. Jaggart
Heroes: Benedict & Evander
Genre: M/M Historical Romance
Length: 56,000 words
Publisher: Jae T. Jaggart
Release Date: March 7, 2014
Available at: Amazon & Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: London, 1898

Lord Benedict Yeats has two obsessions.

One of which has a definite pulse – the seductive and beautiful Evander St John, Duke of Casterwell. A man he has a certain history with.

A man who tells Benedict that he has spent too long amongst sand and dead things. He might not be wrong. Casterwell’s world is one of sexual sophistication and games that Benedict cannot hope to match.

But when Benedict returns from working on a famous dig in Cairo, Casterwell invites him to a country house party that will change his life. An Egyptologist of growing renown, Benedict will also catalogue the famous Casterwell collection of antiquities.

And almost certainly, will become one of Casterwell’s string of lovers. But will he be the one to break through that glittering façade? Or will the scars of Casterwell’s dark, bloody past and his complex and fiercely deceptive private life tear them apart?

Warning: Contains two men wildly obsessed, a lust too long denied, hot m/m sex between a naive Egyptologist and one very determined duke, and absolutely no cursed tombs. Approx. 56000 words.

Review:

Lord Benedict Yeats has long been obsessed with Evander St. John, ever since they crossed paths that fateful day in school…the obsessed archeology student catching the eye of the wealthy only son of a Duke.  Evander has played the lead role in Benedict’s fantasies for all these years, afraid to take that last step in confirming his sexuality.  That is, until Benedict is invited to spend the week cataloging the huge Egyptian artifact collection amassed by Evander’s grandfather, and Evander proposes to make Benedict’s obsession a reality.  The problem: Evander’s wife, Juliana, stands in the way of Benedict’s morals.  Of course that doesn’t stop Benedict from succumbing to his obsession.  

I really liked this story…

I really liked how the story was separated into parts designating Benedict’s vs. Evander’s POV.  It starts off with the large, beginning portion of the story being told entirely from Benedict’s POV, which left me wondering all about what Evander was really thinking; I wasn’t sure how he really felt for Benedict.  Was possessing Benedict just a goal?  Another notch on his bedpost?  Or did he really feel something for Benedict.  Oh he felt for him alright!  I’m not sure how realistic Evander’s I-always-knew-we-would-be-together-one-day speech was, but I still loved that scene and his admission.  

I really liked the setting.  From London, England to Cairo, Egypt to Paris, France.  Although, the setting doesn’t play a huge role in the story, I still liked seeing the different backdrops.  Actually, I would have liked for those locations to have been more descriptive and predominant in the telling of the story, but I concede because it wasn’t actually important to the plot.  

And speaking of the plot, I really liked it.  Yeah, I know its a bit cliched for a m/m historical…the I-want-to-be-with-men-and-my-wife-approves trope.  But that was actually one of my favorite factors in the story!  The relationship between Evander and Juliana and how there was never any betrayal.  I will say that I found that whole scenario to be very predictable and not at all surprising, but I still really liked seeing the entire thing play out.  

There was A LOT of sex!  Evander and Benedict get it on pretty early in the story and its totally hot!  Wow, those two together was just…umm.  They were only a little kinky, but I think it was the intensity between them that got to me.  On another note, I think this is the first time I’ve ever wanted the bedroom scene to turn into a menage, because that would have been HOT!  Unfortunately, that would have never been appropriate for any of these characters and I’m happy to see it will never happen…

I really liked the simplicity, but I think it may have been just a bit too simple.  I think there were plenty of places where the story could have been expanded, made a little more angsty.  Shared a little more about Benedict’s work.  Maybe add a little bit of mystery.  But no, its all sweet, romance and the only conflict is Juliana…and she’s not even a real conflict at all. 

Overall Impression: I Really Liked It

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

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