We’re thrilled to celebrate one of our favorite books from Heidi Cullinan, Special Delivery. The first book from the series by the same name has been revised and re-released with all-new, updated cover by Samhain Publishing. Thanks to Samhain’s generosity, one lucky reader will win his/her own copy of the newly released book! Keep reading for details.
When your deepest, darkest fantasy shows up, get on board.
Sam Keller knows he’ll never find the excitement he craves in Middleton, Iowa—not while he’s busting his ass in nursing school and paying rent by slaving away in a pharmacy stockroom. Then Sam meets Mitch Tedsoe, an independent, long-haul trucker who makes a delivery to a shop across the alley. Innocent flirting quickly leads to a fling, and when Mitch offers to take him on a road trip west, Sam jumps at the chance for adventure. Mitch is sexy, funny and friendly, but once they embark on their journey, something changes. One minute he’s the star of Sam’s every x-rated fantasy, the next he’s almost too much a perfect gentleman. And when they hit the Las Vegas city limit, Sam has a name to pin on Mitch’s malady: Randy.
For better or for worse, Sam grapples with the meaning of friendship, letting go, growing up—even the meaning of love—because no matter how far he travels, eventually all roads lead home.
Warning: This story contains trucker fantasies, threesomes and kinky consensual sex.
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I have to admit, the first time I read Special Delivery was just before it went MIA pending re-release by Samhain Publishing. I was so desperate to read it, my poor blog partner Kristy endured days of me whining about how it was nowhere to be found. Eventually I found it on some remote Kobo site that seemed to be the only site in the entire world that was still selling it. (On the internet, that’s like the equivalent of walking across the Sahara for days searching for water.) Within days after that Heidi Cullinan revealed her plans for the series to be re-released along with a third, highly anticipated book. Phew! I found it just in the nick of time…or so I thought. Sure I got to read it ASAP – which I definitely did – but I didn’t get this flashy new cover and I still had to wait for the third story. That last part was TOUGH.
Sam and Mitch’s story is still one of my absolute favorites. I love the way they meet, the way they fall for each other and the way they are absolutely so in love with can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of intensity. These are two broken, fragile guys who need each other like they never knew possible. It’s a pairing in which I honestly feel the two guys are more together than they are separately, and that’s not even getting into the kinky parts.
It’s not all hearts and roses, though – Cullinan keeps things interesting by mixing in just the right amount of angst and conflict. One source of that angst is Mitch’s long-time friend, Randy Jansen. I was dreading the thought Sam would have to meet Randy which meant it was pretty much inevitable. Do authors revel in our anguish? Sometimes I wonder. Regardless – torturous or not – Special Delivery is one fun and interesting ride.
RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS
Okay, we promised you an excerpt, so an excerpt you shall get. See for yourself why we love these guys so much:
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About the Series
Special Delivery was first published in February 2010 by Dreamspinner Press, Double Blind in April of that same year. In 2013 they were re-sold to Samhain Publishing in package with a new third book in the series, Tough Love.
Special Delivery and Double Blind have been edited for their second edition, though no significant new content has been added.
Special Delivery won several awards in the 2010 Elisa Rolle Rainbow Awards, including Best Gay Contemporary, Best Character, Best Writing Style, and Best Overall Gay Fiction. It was aDear Author pick for Best of 2010 and a finalist in the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books-Dear Author DABWAHA contest in 2011.
Double Blind was also a Dear Author pick for Best of 2010 and a finalist in the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books-Dear Author DABWAHA contest in 2011.
About the Author
Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren’t enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her husband and ten-year-old daughter. Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights and is proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality. Find out more about Heidi, including her social networks, at www.heidicullinan.com.