Friday, March 29, 2019

Re-Release-Review & Excerpt: DIRTY LAUNDRY by Heidi Cullinan (Tucker Springs #3)


Sometimes you have to get dirty to come clean.
When muscle-bound Denver Rogers effortlessly dispatches the frat boys harassing grad student Adam Ellery at the Tucker Springs laundromat, Adam’s thank-you turns into impromptu sex over the laundry table. The problem comes when they exchange numbers. What if Adam wants to meet again and discovers Denver is a high school dropout with a learning disability who works as a bouncer at a local gay bar? Or what if Denver calls Adam only to learn while he might be brilliant in the lab, outside of it he has crippling social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder?
Either way, neither of them can shake the memory of their laundromat encounter. Despite their fears of what the other might think, they can only remember how good the other one feels. The more they get together, the kinkier things become. They’re both a little bent, but in just the right ways. 
Maybe the secret to staying together isn’t to keep things clean and proper. Maybe it’s best to keep their laundry just a little bit dirty.  

Release Date: Reissuing March 29, 2019 by Dreamspinner Press. Title is revised with some significance and expanded from original release.

Buy Links

Mass Market Paper Available in July
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Dirty Laundry is book three in the Tucker Springs series, a collaborative project between three authors. Find other books in the series at Dreamspinner Press and wherever books are sold.


Thanks so much for having me today! I’m here to celebrate the re-release of Dirty Laundry at Dreamspinner Press and share an exclusive excerpt of the new edition.

Denver really did have Adam fold his underwear, an endless supply of plain old tighty-whities. What had the back of his teeth aching was while Adam folded, Denver’s hands skimmed beneath the unbuttoned waistband of his briefs, mapping the surface of his ass and hips.

Adam still couldn’t get over that they were making out in the laundromat. He’d naively assumed they’d finish up their laundry and move on to one of their respective apartments to have sex. That thought in itself had sent him into a quiet panic spiral, but before he could begin psyching himself up for that battle, Denver had undone his zipper, complimented his red-and-white-striped underwear, and stuck his hands down it. Then he’d told him to start folding.

So Adam had. Now here they were.

It wasn’t that being fondled was bad, but it was unnerving to have it done in public. While it was more than a little hot, it also seemed dangerous. What surprised him was that this particular kind of danger made him feel sexy. He’d never had someone hold his ass like this before. He’d never folded someone’s underwear while they held his ass. So wicked, especially with all the windows. What if someone saw? What would they think of him?

Why was that fear so… delicious, almost as yummy as Denver’s roving hands?

The only fly in the ointment was that even turned on, Adam was nervous. What if someone came in? What if they called the police? What if he was arrested and he ended up playing fold-the-underwear with someone who wasn’t Denver? What if his advisor found out? Would public sex do something to his teaching assistantship? Would he be able to get a job? Would getting felt up in a laundromat inadvertently lead to him living on the streets, starving and exposed, selling his body for sex, which meant he would contract a disease and die?

“Turn your head off,” Denver drawled. He sounded amused. Patient. Kind. “Unless I’m doing something you don’t like?”

God, no. “I just—I don’t want to get caught.”

The hand on Adam’s hip tightened. “You’re already caught.”

Was he ever. “I mean, I don’t want to be arrested.”

“Cops don’t usually patrol laundromats.” Denver’s fingers dipped into Adam’s crack as his other hand tugged the briefs farther down. “I got you. Just do as you’re told and stay relaxed. I’ll make sure you have a good time.” He pressed against Adam’s opening. “And that you don’t get arrested.”

Denver’s words didn’t do half as much for Adam as that finger did, especially once it disappeared and came back cold and slippery with lube. Adam wondered briefly where the hell that had come from, and then he moaned and fell forward onto the folded laundry as Denver pushed inside.

Relax. Do as you’re told. The words echoed inside Adam, loosening the chains of his mind even as they bound his body. Adam let out a breath and spread his legs wider on a sigh.

“That’s right.” Denver massaged Adam’s left ass check with one hand, pulling it aside as he f*cked deeper with his other. “Don’t worry about who’s watching. I’m watching, and that’s all you should care about. I’m caring about everything else for you. But I sure am watching you, baby. I’m watching my finger go into your ass, watching you. Are you going to open wider for me?”

Moaning, Adam nodded and tried to spread his legs, but the briefs kept him trapped.

“There’s a good boy. Sweet and eager. You want me to open you more? That what you want?”

Whimpering, Adam lifted his ass higher. “Please.

Laughing low, Denver pushed a second finger in alongside the first, patting Adam’s ass in approval as he flexed and took the digit eagerly. “Look at you. You really did want it.”

“I really want it.” Adam felt feverish, wiggling against Denver’s fingers. It had been so long since he’d been f*cked, and it had never been like this. Nothing had ever been like this.

“Honey, I’m gonna give it to you, don’t worry.” He fingered Adam gently, still kneading his cheek with his other hand. When Adam shuddered, Denver ran his thumb along the stretched pucker of Adam’s ass. “This is just teasing you, isn’t it? Want me to stuff you a little more? You gonna take my c*ck next, sweet thing? You gonna moan all over my clothes while I f*ck you? Right here on the table where everyone can see?”

Adam whimpered and clutched at the folded laundry, straining for the last remnants of self-control. “I’m messing up your things,” he rasped, then groaned and arched his back as Denver twisted his fingers.

“Yep. You’re going to make my laundry dirty, baby. You’re going to come all over it.”

Shutting his eyes, Adam surrendered. When Denver tugged Adam’s pants to his ankles and shoved more clothes underneath Adam’s ass to lift it higher, Adam didn’t have a single care about who might see him behaving this way, he only made sure Denver could arrange him the way he wanted. When Denver withdrew his fingers to pull Adam open wide, Adam relaxed the muscle so Denver could gaze into him as he liked.

He was Denver’s to do with what he wanted right now. He was nothing else.

“You’re a good, obedient boy.” Denver held Adam open a few seconds longer, then thrust his thumb inside, turning it as he pumped it in and out. “This is a fine ass you have here too. Real nice. You mind if I give it a few slaps?”

I’m going to get spanked in the laundromat. Adam’s voice barely worked, and his asshole flexed in eagerness. “P-please do as you like.”

Have you read Dirty Laundry’s first edition? What’s your favorite scene from the book (no spoilers)?

Read more about Dirty Laundry! First chapter excerpt, buy links, and reviews.

Dirty Laundry is book three in the Tucker Springs series, a collaborative project between three authors. Find other books in the series at Dreamspinner Press and wherever books are sold.

Carra's Review

This was one deliciously naughty story while at the same time addressing serious issues the characters have in a sensitive manner.  It’s almost like the explicit, scorching BDSM-laced scenes were balancing out the stressed, tension-laden aspects found in Adam’s OCD and anxiety and Denver’s learning disability.  Their physical relationship allows them both to let go and just concentrate on their pleasure.

My own low-level OCD tendencies made it easy for me to understand and empathize with Adam (though I’m beyond thankful that I’m nowhere near his extreme), and I totally get how he would start off worrying about something and it would snowball in his head to almost unrealistic paranoia.  Denver complements him quite well, helping to balance out Adam’s nature with his unconditional acceptance, support, and understanding.

Oh, and if you’re here for the sexy times and love dirty talk…you’ve definitely come to the right place because Denver rings that bell loud and clear.

There are some good secondary characters, primarily Adam’s ex, Brad, who I’m certain most readers are going to love to hate, and Louisa who turns out to be an insightful sounding board for Adam.

I did not read this story when it first came out years ago, but I’m definitely glad I took the time for this updated re-release.  Dirty Laundry was a 4.5-star read for me, and is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and explicit sexual content.

About the Author

Author of over thirty novels, Midwest-native Heidi Cullinan writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there’s no such thing as too much happy ever after. Heidi is a two-time RITA® finalist and her books have been recommended by Library Journal, USA Today, RT Magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading novels and manga, playing with her cats, and watching too much anime. Find out more at

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