Now Reading
Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Check out the smoldering first kiss of Catch a Ghost’s Phophet & Tommy

Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Check out the smoldering first kiss of Catch a Ghost’s Phophet & Tommy

by davincikittieSeptember 8, 2013

Please help us welcome author S.E. Jakes!

Hey everyone! A special thanks to Grave Tells for having me today, as I begin my first official Riptide tour. Today’s release day for Catch A Ghost, the first book in the Hell or High Water series and I’m so thrilled to introduce Prophet and Tommy to the world. Riptide’s got a pretty big excerpt up on their website—you can read them here.

But today, I wanted to give you all a little something else so…here’s Prophet and Tommy’s first kiss. The way it happens is a little…different. And I’m not giving you the context here, but man, I can still remember writing this first kiss.

Read an excerpt

Prophet put the gun back under his pillow and tried to settle back into bed. His body trembled slightly, the way it always did when he came out of these flashbacks, and he focused on Tommy so he wouldn’t have to look around the room and catch sight of the ghost in battle fatigues.

He needed to stay next to Tom, because he didn’t want his new partner—as fucked-up as he was—to see Prophet equally so.

Great team you’ve put together here, Phil.

Tom immediately made contact with him again. At first, Prophet thought Tommy might just fall back to sleep with his face on his chest, but then the man moved so they were face to face. He murmured something Prophet didn’t catch, before pulling Prophet close and kissing him. Like really kissing him, not caring about his split lip, open-mouthed, tongue-fucking, zero-to-sixty kissing that had Prophet kissing him back.

Tom’s erotic growl of surprise spread heat through Prophet’s entire body. He gasped in Tom’s mouth, a soft huff, and his hands came up to rake through Tom’s hair, against his scalp, half gentle, half tugging harder when Tommy responded by arching his pelvis against Prophet’s.

A moan rumbled in his chest, and he was fucking gone when Tom stroked his tongue against the roof of his mouth before tongue-fucking him back.
He rolled Tommy onto his back and lay on top of him. Tom’s hands grabbed at his hips, Prophet’s casts cradling Tom’s head.

Fuck, he loved kissing. Fucking was obviously great, but kissing was really how you could figure out how to take someone down in the best way possible.

He was still off-center from the flashback, but this was grounding him. Making him feel.

This kiss could ruin him.

“Wanted to kiss you . . . at the airport,” Tom told him against his mouth.

“I wanted to see more of your piercings.”

“Seen them all, up close and personal.” Tom ground up against him, and Prophet kissed him again and again, and Tom’s kisses back were a combination of promise and connection.

“Fuck. Sleepy,” Tom murmured against his mouth.


Tom, he told himself sternly as he pulled back, like that would make a difference.

Catch a Ghost by SE JakesThe past can only hold you hostage if you let it…

Everyone knows that Prophet—former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass—works alone and thinks only about the trouble he can cause. But his boss, Phil Butler of Extreme Escapes, LTD., has just assigned Proph not only a new partner but also a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly, he’s got to confront them both head on.

Tom Boudreaux—failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full time believer in bad luck—is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still he’s determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE, LTD’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, and even though the case is also resurrecting his own painful past.

Together, Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches, while fighting their own dangerous attraction. And when they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners are forced to trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts . . . or pay the price.

Buy it online at Amazon | Riptide Publishing
You can find book 2 in the series, Long Time Gone, is also up for preorder from Riptide here.


About the author

SE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want in both fiction and real life. She lives in New York with her family and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really…

Find SE Jakes online at her… Website | E-Mail | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Tumbler

Giveaway (US/Int)

To celebrate the release of Catch A Ghost, Riptide Publishing is giving away a free $10 credit to their online store! That means you’ll be able to choose any of their available titles, including Catch A Ghost for instant download.

To enter to win, leave a comment or question on this post for Ms. Jakes. The excerpt included several hidden clues to other aspects of the plot. See if you can uncover some of them!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter the contest on Ms. Jakes’ blog here.
Click the tour button below to enter the giveaways at other stops on the Catch A Ghost tour

Catch a Ghost Banner

What's your reaction?
Love it, have it!
Sounds fun
Thinkin' 'bout it
Bleh, no.
About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • Crissy M
    September 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I am a huge fan of SE Jakes…since I first read Bound by Honor I have been addicted and fangurl stalking her releases. I am so excited about Catch a Ghost. I can’t wait to sit down and read it 🙂

    And I definitely want to see more of the piercings *nods*

  • September 8, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks so much for being our guest, S.E.! I practically flew through Catch A Ghost and I love that their story isn’t confined to just the one book. These guys have some fantastic chemistry and their banter is hilarious sometimes. Prophet is the shit. *grin*

  • Irene
    September 9, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I have read the Bound By Honour books and loved them all . Catch A Ghost looks to be another great series and I want to read more of Prophet and Tommy.

  • Sarah
    September 9, 2013 at 3:07 am

    I’m hopeless at spotting clues – the extract just made me even more determined to find time to curl up and read this! 🙂

  • Lisa
    September 9, 2013 at 4:12 am

    I’m looking forward to reading Prophet’s story. I’ve read the other Bound by Honor stories so far. Yum, piercings . . .

  • suze
    September 9, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Hi, this books sounds great – some clues – why the casts, what happened at the airport, ghosts!? And some others, all leading to a very teasing excerpt!

  • Liz S
    September 9, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Enjoyed the excerpt very much. The ghost on battle fatigues and the Tom and Tommy lead me to wonder about reincarnation.

  • Liz S
    September 9, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Enjoyed the excerpt very much. The ghost in battle fatigues and the Tom and Tommy lead me to wonder about reincarnation.

  • Lori Meehan
    September 9, 2013 at 5:48 am

    S. E. Jakes is a new author o me. The book sounds very intriguing. I loved the excerpt.

  • JenCW
    September 9, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I love SE Jakes books! The ghost in fatigues and the name difference of Tom and Tommy is intriguing. I can’t wait to read the whole series.

  • Solaria Saturn
    September 9, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Clues I think are casts Tom is still kinda out of it. Prophet seems to guarding as much as anything else. Ghost in Battle fatigues could be part of Prophets PTSD or could be a real ghost.
    I have read everything SE Jakes has written and enjoyed them all. I have only two questions when’s another one coming out and can you somehow someway give us just a little bit more of Tanner and Damon. Maybe some action and romance with this established couple.

  • Jennifer
    September 9, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Awesome book! I loved Propet. Tommy’s piercings? *fans self* HOT! I can’t wait for book #2. And I really need to know what’s up with Cillian.

  • Kat
    September 9, 2013 at 8:57 am

    So, I have this and am waiting for my next day off to devour it. I’ve already read and loved all of SE’s other books and after reading Free Falling have been dying to learn more about Prophet.
    Love the cover by the way!

  • Trix
    September 9, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I have a soft spot for chemistry between agents–this one sounds very cool!

    • Trix
      September 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

      And yes, I do think the Tom/Tommy moment is a clue, but since it’s out of context for me right now, I’ll have to file it away for future use!

  • Ashley E
    September 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Clues? I don’t know. But I am *very* curious about whatever ghost Prophet is avoiding there… Not to mention those piercings. (Love piercings!)

  • September 9, 2013 at 10:05 am

    This is the first SE Jakes book I’ve read. What a way to start! I loved Tom and Prophet. Can’t wait to pick up the next one. I might have to read this one over again just to tide me over. Of course I suppose I could check out the rest of the SE Jakes series in the mean time. 😉 Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Joanne B
    September 9, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Congrats on this new release. I’ve been impatiently waiting for this book since I saw it on Riptide’s website. I can’t wait to read it to learn more about Prophet’s casts, Tom’s piercings, and the ghost in battle fatigues. Thanks for that great excerpt.

  • Bobbie B
    September 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I suck at clues. LOL Piercings and holy hotness oh my!! Prophet IS a PITA. I have followed this from the beginning, and I have been impatiently waiting on his books. =)

  • Sophia Rose
    September 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I just started this book and I can’t wait to get that excerpt in context. Like others, the casts caught my attention and I thought they might be referencing their cover jobs in MMA, the nightmare thing might be a PTSD flashback. The reaction to the kiss speaks of where they’re at in the relationship at this time. I’m intrigued by the reference to all the piercings.
    It all sounds good.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too.

    • September 9, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      There’s a scene involving the piercings (well, two, actually) that I adored. For totally different reasons. Good stuff. Wish I could convince my guy to get some of Tom’s piercings. *Grin*

  • Lisa H
    September 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I have enjoyed reading all of your books. I am so excited about this new series! Just started reading Catch a Ghost today. Great excerpt! Those two have some great chemistry together and I love guys with piercings and tattoos. 😀 So glad we don’t have to wait very long until Long Time Gone is released.

  • Susan W.
    September 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I haven’t read S.E. Jakes yet but her books have been on my wishlist. After this excerpt I’ll be moving them to my To Buy list for payday! I’m wondering about the ghost in the fatigues and why he’s in the room with them.

  • Denaya W.
    September 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Finally!!!! You know I have been waiting for this since spring break earlier this year && while I loved and strongly disliked the long wait, but knowing what was in store would be so much more. (rhyming *snort) It was SO SO SO SO freaking worth it!! I read this in a couple of hours && so glad that I got to read it two days before from Riptide’s site. So umm yeah all the loves, and all the feelings, and all the emotions, and all the tears, and all the gasps, and all the oh no’s!! Then OH HELL YES BRING ON BOOK TWO!! (=

  • kelly sheehan
    September 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I LOVED this book. I just bought wireless by L.A. Witt. Actually come to think of it, I bought it because of your goodreads comment

  • September 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    That was a hot little excerpt. I’m new to reading M/M and I’m on the look out for more books in the genre.

    Hidden clue? Is there something up with Tommy vs Tom? Tommy a nickname or totally other person…. Mmm…. I’ll add this one to my wishlist.

    Thanks for the post and giveaway.

  • Kai W.
    September 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I think it’s Tom and Tommy. It’s like two people but not exactly the same person.

  • Cathy Romanczuk
    September 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Hmmm, flashbacks and the name Tom or Tommy. I have no clue but I would love to read the book anyway.

  • September 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I love S.E.’s books, especially her Bound series. This sounds like a really interesting and different book. I’m especially intrigued by the mention of the ghost in fatigues. Wonder what that’s about…

  • Allison
    September 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Not having read the book that introduced Prophet I’m not sure if I can follow the clues but I will be looking for that book now! Loved the excerpt.

  • Laurie P
    September 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Ghost, piercings…oh my. And Tommy, no Tom, hmm.

  • September 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    *waving* Keep commenting because I will enter all of you in the contest!!! And seriously, thanks for all the Prophet & Tommy (and MOH) love!!!

    And thanks for the new readers for coming out to say hi too!

    Tommy and his piercings and tattoos were very fun to write. 🙂 God, he’s going to give Prophet a run for his money…

  • Kit Johnson
    September 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I don’t know if this counts as a clue:
    I predict Prophet will be the dominant one in the relationship and take control, but Tom will be the one who pushes him out of control. It seems to be starting to happen here…

  • Nicole C.
    September 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I’m already halfway through the book and I love it. I love all of Tommy’s ink and piercings. Some of my friends and I were just discussing them on Twitter today.

  • Katherine W
    September 12, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I loved “the kiss could ruin him.” I think that foretells/hints at their previous relationship!

  • Mara
    September 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Can’t wait to read it, sounds really good!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • September 12, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I don’t even want to ponder what it will lead to. I just need to get to reading ASAP !
    Sounds too good. : )

    [email protected]

  • Marie
    September 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

    This sounds like a great books. Not sure what happened that led to the casts, but I’m looking forward to finding out! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • H.B.
    September 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Great chemistry in the excerpt…maybe that will help further the plot somehow and the flashbacks commnet has me wondering…

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Jbst
    September 13, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I’m not good at clues but something about the flashback maybe.

  • September 15, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Sounds great! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!!

  • bn100
    September 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    sleepy and flashbacks- maybe he’s dreaming?

  • September 29, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks to SE Jakes for being our guest today and giving us a sexy peek into Prophet and Tommy’s story, and to Riptide Publishing for the awesome prize. Thanks also to everyone who came out to show their enthusiasm for this awesome new series!

    Congratulations to Bobbie Jo on winning the $10 Riptide Publishing store credit!

Leave a Response