Release Blitz, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway:
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
By Cyd Sidney

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Ballet Boys Series, Book 1

A stuffy composer meets a flirty ballet dancer. Can these opposites make music together, or will their dreams pull them apart? This is a sweet and steamy MM romance set against the sun-soaked hills of Los Angeles.


I should be applying for grad school. Or looking for a job. Anything to get out of my awful rut. But instead, I’m obsessing about the dancer I hooked up with at the ballet studio. Who would have thought a gig playing the piano would lead to the hottest sex of my life? Before we got down to it, I think I promised to help out on a dance concert he’s producing. I was in such a lust haze, I barely remember. He’d better text soon. I wonder if he’s still interested in seeing me in a *very* unprofessional capacity.


I can barely focus on the upcoming dance concert or my move to New York. I’m thinking about that cute pianist instead. Did I tell him that I’m moving? Things happened so fast between us I can’t remember. I’ve never had an experience like that where I was totally unraveled by a stranger. If I wasn’t about to move across the country, I would definitely want to go another round. But I’m leaving, so no more hot domination games with Joshua. I’ve got to keep things professional and not fixate on the way his elegant fingers moved across my body.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back is the first book in the Ballet Boys series. Each book is a standalone, but for maximum enjoyment, I suggest starting with book one.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Joshua drove the two of them home, while everyone else went to a bar. He and Brandon practically ran to his room, though they could have just fucked on the living room floor for all Brandon cared. They tripped into the bedroom, falling into each other, moving in a dance of anticipation. They kissed as they unbuttoned each other’s clothes. Awkward, as Joshua yanked off his socks, laughing as Brandon caught him around the waist, spinning to land in a heap on the bed.

“I want to try something new with you today,” Joshua said softly as he stroked his hand across Brandon’s cheek. Brandon barely resisted the urge to say, ‘I’ll do anything,’ deciding to play it a little safer.

“Tell me more.”

“I want to use my belt on you tonight.”

Instead of immediately shouting yes like he wanted, Brandon waited. Since he’d started seeing Joshua, Brandon had started reading up on what it was like being a sub. Spanking and impact play were things he was interested in trying, but he hadn’t gotten up the courage yet to mention it to Joshua.

“Go on,” Brandon said evenly.

“I did a little research and thought I could try spanking you with the belt. Not as a punishment, just to see if it’s something you would enjoy. Have you ever done that before?”

“No. Have you?”

“No. But I watched a lot of videos.”

“I bet you have,” Brandon said with a smile.

“Real ones from a BDSM educator. Not just porn. And I think I can do it right. I’ve been practicing at home with my pillow. I feel confident that you can trust me with, like, the safety of your ass.” Joshua was looking very earnest as he delivered this news.

“Oh my god, Joshua, yes, you can spank me with your belt. But maybe with your hands, too?” Brandon felt an enormous wave of tenderness for Joshua. He was probably the sweetest wannabe Dom that had ever walked the planet.

“I like how that sounds! Do you want me to show you a video first? So, you can tell me what looks good?”

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About the Author:

My name is Cyd Sidney and I write queer, romantic tales with a lot of spice/steam/heat (let’s just call it sex). My stories are funny, surprising, and include lots of banter. I’m thrilled that you’re here and hope you’ll join me for the ride!

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