Peepshow by Clare London Cover Reveal, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hi peeps! We have Clare London visiting today with the fabulous cover to her upcoming re-release Peepshow, we have a short guest post from Clare, a tasty excerpt and a fantastic $10 Amazon GC comment giveaway, so check out the lovely cover, enjoy the excerpt and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Peepshow

(Perchance to Dream 10 / London Lads 04)
by

Clare London

Ever wanted to spy secretly on other people’s lives?

Ken doesn’t have a choice: his student summer job is manning the CCTV screens for the new shopping centre. But instead of spotting criminals or vandals, he becomes fascinated by a cute waiter from the local bistro who sneaks out to the backyard for his break—and plays sexy to the camera.

Is he an old friend, or just an anonymous exhibitionist? Should Ken be excited by this naughty peepshow, or will people think he’s behaving like a voyeuristic pervert? Poor Ken’s confused and thrilled in turn. It’s like living in one of the movies he’s studying at university. He knows the man can’t see him, yet Ken feels a connection of some kind. It all encourages Ken to continue with his guilt-ridden Waiter Watch.

Ken bears the suspense as long as he can, until a chance meeting and an abortive blind date provide an explanation to the secret assignations. But will this guide Ken to the real-life chance of romance?

Note: this book was previously published at Amber Quill Press, and has been re-edited for this version.

Release date: 26th July 2017
Pre-order:
 Dreamspinner Press

Clare London!

Valerie Tibbs’ romantic theme for this series of London stories gets pretty sexy in this cover! She’s illustrated perfectly the hapless hero Ken, who gets just a little too obsessed with watching a gorgeous waiter on the CCTV Ken is monitoring. And that gorgeous waiter—whoever he is—seems to be playing up to Ken as if he knows *exactly* who’s watching. But will there always be a screen between them? Will Ken actually find out who his mystery crush is?

This is the fourth title in the series of novellas I’m publishing with Dreamspinner Press throughout 2017, all under the banner “London Lads”. A set of individual contemporary romances set in and about London, involving confusion, tension, passion, miscommunication, heart searching, and some humour – but always love. I can’t wait to see the whole line of covers unfold over the months ahead, and share them with you!

Today Peepshow goes on pre-order. It’s a romantic contemporary story, with an HEA, though there’s a cheeky mystery and lots of unrelieved sexual tension along the way! I hope you enjoy this post, the cover reveal, and my celebratory Giveaway today.

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Excerpt!

There actually was a lot of activity in and around the centre. Ken could weave it into his film projects, he could let it inspire him. Everyone enjoyed people-watching, didn’t they? He just felt that it wasn’t what he was employed to watch out for. It was benign. It was commonplace. Sometimes he felt just like a voyeur, but without the sexiness.

A waiter ambled out of the French bistro, and Ken’s attention darted back to that screen. The young man moved quickly—maybe he only had a few minutes’ break—and he made for the far corner of the yard. It was just a couple of square feet behind the furthest bin, and out of reach of the security lights. The only CCTV screen that covered that part of the view was one of the oldest and with the poorest picture. Sometimes one of the waiting staff would sneak behind the bin, and Ken assumed it was because they didn’t want to be seen, either by CCTV or from inside the restaurant. Was that what this man was doing? He had his back to Ken, who couldn’t see for definite what was up. Was he smoking? Taking drugs? Ken had seen it on other evenings. Was he meant to report that kind of thing, or just crimes that involved damage to the centre itself? And how hypocritical would he be, when he’d smoked more than a few things in his time?

He peered more closely and wished there was a zoom feature. He didn’t like to touch the controls too much, since the time he fiddled with the brightness, messed up screens one to four and spent three hours looking at static—I’m breaking up! I’m breaking up!—until Charlie arrived. The old man had shrugged at Ken’s apology, turned the control button to its fullest point, thumped somewhere under the desk, and the screens all popped back into focus. Lucky, of course, the missile hadn’t arrived at that very time, though Ken rather thought there’d have been other clues if the building had been attacked.

The man in the yard turned his head and Ken caught sight of his shadowed profile. He wasn’t smoking, he was sucking juice from a carton. A new employee? Ken didn’t think he’d noticed him before. Tall, lithe body in tight black trousers and a white shirt that stretched taut over his pecs, short-cropped dark hair, prominent but attractive nose. Ken couldn’t see his eyes, he was looking down at the carton, but the heavy lids were sexy. Even though the picture was blurred, Ken could tell that clearly enough. And the way his lips tightened on the carton straw was… Be still, my beating heart. Ken laughed at himself, a little bitterly. His poor old dick hadn’t hardened that quickly for a long time. He shifted on the seat, trying to get comfortable again. He really needed to get back out in the dating game again. Oh wait, first he had to find the time to date, didn’t he? But if and when he did, this was just the kind of look he’d always liked, even since school days, however shallow Mum would say that was…

And then the guy turned toward the camera so that one side of his face eased out of the shadows—and he winked.

Huh? Ken leaned forward in his chair, startled, but the moment was gone. The waiter turned on his heel, threw his empty carton into the bin and sauntered back inside the restaurant.

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About Clare

Clare Lond Author picClare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant.

She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters.

Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind… she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.

Clare loves to hear from readers, and you can contact her here:

Website|  Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Google + E-mail: clarelondon11@yahoo.co.uk

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Giveaway!

Win a $10 Amazon giftcard!

(Just leave answer to Clare’s question in the comments!)

Peepshow is based on Ken’s guilty secret of watching a man he crushes on. Have you ever had a secret crush? It may have been someone in real life (no names, please!) or a celebrity. But you couldn’t wait to see them again, and would take every chance to catch a glimpse! 
I’m offering a $10 Amazon giftcard for one lucky commenter who shares with us their own secret crush – though please keep it for fun and be respectful!
(Ends when Clare picks a winner!)

12 thoughts on “Peepshow by Clare London Cover Reveal, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

  1. I definitely had a secret crush. I was about 13-15 years old and he was my best friend…cliche, but true. I was super tall for my age and he was short for his age, so it made us look like the most ridiculous duo, but although he wasn’t the most attractive guy in school, he had the personality to outshine them all. Nothing ever happened and we don’t keep in touch anymore, so not a happy ending, but he definitely made my high school years great to look back on.

    The book looks awesome. And I’m a huge fan of Clare London’s writing, so I’m really looking forward to this one.

    Thanks for the giveaway – elle.lainey@sky.com

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  2. I had a secret crush on a guy that I worked with! Very wrong in the workplace but no one knew but me! Being in retail he was always there.
    Thank you for the chance at the giveaway =)
    juliesmall2016(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I had a secret crush on one my best friend’s brother. I was in my early teens and at the time he seemed so cool. Now, I realize he was kind of a jerk. Sigh…

    jen(dot)f(at)mac(dot)com

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  4. I’ve had lots of secret crushes. Some were guys at school, some were coworkers, some were internet crushes, some celebrity crushes.
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  5. I had a secret crush on my best friend’s brother when I was thirteen… He was fifteen and everything I wanted (handsome, funny, and soooo mature…LOL! I did not want my friend to find out because I knew she would tell him. Anyway, we moved that summer and I did not see him again in fifteen years. He was still fun, but the magic of first crush was not there any more! 😉
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  6. I had a secret crush on a guy in high school. We were in a couple of classes together. The funny thing was after graduation I went to a party and was there. He was leaving for college the next day. He told me that he had a crush on me also. of course nothing ever happened as he went off to school and I also did.
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  7. After my separation from my first husband, I felt abandoned and betrayed. Soon after, I met this gorgeous man, a friend of a friend, and I was smitten. Soon after, I moved to FL. I didn’t see him again until years after when I visited our mutual friend and he was there. Unfortunately, I had remarried by then. He was so, so good looking and very gentle. Everything my hurt heart wanted at that moment. *sigh* As the saying goes: ‘what could’ve been’.
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  8. Congrats and thanks for the excerpt. The premise for this sounds great, and that cover does look sexy indeed.

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  9. I’ve had lots of secret crushes but the one that came to mind first was I was walking to class ( in college- 100 years ago) and this gorgeous guy walks out of one of the fraternity houses on the street. He was sooo hot that later that semester I decided to pledge as a “little sister” to that house just to maybe meet him. He was so far out of my league though and kind of strange and the whole little sister thing was lame so I bailed. Lol!

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