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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Confined Desires by Katherine McIntyre 💕 Guest Post, Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (F/F Contemporary Romance)

Sky’s crush on her best friend has always been unrequited… until they’re stuck in quarantine together and sparks fly.

Sky’s high school bestie is moving back to the area and staying with her for a few weeks. Easy, right? Not when she’d held a torch for the woman since high school. The moment Mia walks through Sky’s door, those unrequited feelings return full-force. So, when a spreading virus keeps them confined in Sky’s apartment even longer, Sky is screwed.

Mia returns home after a bad breakup, but Sky is the only one who offers a safe place to land. However, the seven years they spent apart has her looking at her best friend through a different lens, attraction sparking with every inside joke, shared dinner, and cuddle on the couch.

That flare of desire fast turns physical. They can’t get enough of each other. Yet, whenever Mia tries for the “where is this going” talk, Sky dodges. Sky lost her sister in high school, and ever since, she’s become ace at keeping dates at a distance. Yet if she doesn’t manage to push past her own fears, she might lose her one shot at happiness with the woman she’s waited a lifetime for.

Mia crawled closer, the view of her lace-covered breasts even better as she virtually climbed onto Sky’s lap. She swallowed hard, hoping the woman couldn’t hear the motorcycle rev of her heart.

“I guess over the past few years?” she said, trying to distract herself from the way Mia crouched right before her, knees dug into the cushion. “Once I started getting inked, I didn’t want to stop.”

“I don’t have any myself,” Mia said, her voice slow and deliberate. “But I’ve always found tattoos sexy.”

The air may as well have evacuated the room. Mia’s dark eyes filled with curiosity and an intent Sky couldn’t quite discern, one that made her throat dry. Sky couldn’t focus on anything but the woman before her, the movie playing in the background long forgotten. Mia’s curves had gotten more pronounced with time, the freckles evident on her cheeks, and the Sagittarius pendant Sky had gotten her years ago still on a cord around her neck.

Sky reached out before she could help herself, her fingers pinching down on the hammered brass surface of the pendant. “Didn’t think you’d still have this.”

“I never take it off,” Mia said as she shifted her weight on top of Sky’s lap.

Oh hell. The reality of Mia sitting on her lap made her reel, warm legs pressing down on either side and that gorgeous body inches from her. She resisted the urge to wrap her arms around Mia’s waist and dive in for her lips the way she’d been longing to for years now.

Choosing a setting for Confined Desires

Setting is always a vital part of the process when I start a new book, and I’m notorious for using real cities and towns. One thing I love to do when possible is use settings I’ve visited, or even go scout locations. However, when I started to write Confined Desires, I was in quarantine, which severely limited my ability to scout out places. I’ve done a lot of books in the Philly area because I live in the ‘burbs, but I had never done a book featuring areas of Delaware, even though with the proximity, it’s an easy drive and I’ve been there plenty. That cemented my decision because I could picture the pre-quarantine scenes well.

The further into the book I got, the less a lot of the external setting mattered since a lot of it takes place within the confine of Sky’s apartment, yet I felt like it was easier to capture the types of people in the area, since it was one I was familiar with already. And after choosing to make Delaware my prime focus, that cemented the decision for the series to revolve around a promise Sky, Aubrey, and Kyle all make to each other on their yearly Rehoboth Beach trip, a fantastic LGBT-friendly beach in Delaware.

While a lot of times either big cities or made up towns get featured, I adore being able to shed some light on the smaller cities and towns along the East Coast, and Confined Desires let me explore some of the things I love about the area. Even though I wrote this in the middle of a lockdown, it was far too easy to mentally meander through spots along Wilmington’s Riverfront and the local parks in the area.

So, when you dive into Confined Desires, take note of the locations, and if you’re ever in the Wilmington area, make sure to stop by some of the same places Sky and Mia did. You won’t be disappointed!


Katherine McIntyre is a feisty chick with a big attitude despite her short stature. She writes stories featuring snarky women, ragtag crews, and men with bad attitudes—and there's an equally high chance for a passionate speech thrown into the mix. As an eternal geek and tomboy who’s always stepped to her own beat, she’s made it her mission to write stories that represent the broad spectrum of people out there, from different cultures and races to all varieties of men and women.


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