Y’all know how crazy I went for “Night Owl”. I LOVED everything about it. Especially that brooding and reclusive (yet adorable & undeniably sexy) oddball, Matt from “Night Owl“. A famous author writing under a pen name meets up with another aspiring author (female 😉 ) online. He likes to keep his private life private, but she of course, you know… gets too close for comfort. The skeletons in his closet are rattling. 😉 LOVED IT!!!! Did I mention I loved it? LOL! (Here’s my review —> Night Owl)
Anyway, guess what? M. Pierce just sent over a teaser for book #2 (Last Light (The Night Owl Trilogy) releasing October 28th 2014, saying:
“I’d love to give away a signed copy of the Night Owl paperback from St. Martin’s Press, along with a Night Owl bookmark, to celebrate the paperback release of Night Owl on July 1.”
GAH!!! I can’t wait for it’s release!! *squeeeeeee!!!*
Ready to be deliciously teased? I AM! Er… *whoops* I just read it. *giggles* It’s well… slightly dirtier than my usual postings, just so you know. 😉
Teaser from: Last Light (The Night Owl Trilogy)
On Saturday evening, Hannah dressed in a black and white skirt suit for the release party. I tied a silk scarf around her neck to hide my love bites. We’d been in bed almost nonstop since my impromptu arrival at the condo, emerging only to bathe and eat.
And the sex was different—tinged with violence. Hannah struggled every time, and I f@%ked her hard while she begged me to stop. She never used her safe word. It gave me a terrible thrill.
“Why do you have to go so early?” I pulled her into my arms. “It’s my book you’re celebrating. I should have some say in this.”
I kissed her neck and cupped her ass. She wriggled against my hands. Such a tease.
“Because,” she sighed. “I promised Pam I’d help set up, like I said. Several times.”
“Let me look at your ass.” I turned Hannah around and bit the back of her neck. I tucked her bottom against my groin. “You wouldn’t leave me alone with a [email protected], would you?”
“I might.” She grinned over her shoulder. “Lube’s in the bedside table.”
“You’re a bad bird.”
We fooled around halfheartedly, and then Hannah left. I was instantly miserable.
I wandered the condo, trying to comprehend Hannah’s life apart from me. Nothing looked different. There was her yoga mat, her exercise ball, a few manuscripts from work. The rooms were tidy. I found leftovers from various meals in the fridge.
I checked the wall safe. Everything was in order: the cash, her TracFone, the unit cards.
Hannah’s life went on without me.
My poooooooor, sweeeeeeeet, mooooooody, filthy-mouthed, Matt. I *heart* him so hard! He needs a cuddle. I hope he has his manatee nearby. Awwwwww that scene (that whole sweet chapter) will FOREVER live in my heart.
And now ONE lucky winner here, will win a signed print copy!
How to enter for a chance to win a signed print copy of “Night Owl”? Who’s your favorite moody/reclusive character (and from what book)? And Wednesday night (Wednesday July 2nd, 2014) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select one winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winners directly by the publisher/author.
Contest open internationally!
Moody is usually not my forte- but Matt does it for me. For the sake of this – Matthew Sky from Night Owl. Shoot, the Bronte sisters do some of my favorite classics.
My favorite moody character is Matthew Sky from night owl by M Pierce. Matthew is so cynical and kind of all over the place with his emotions. I love his complexity though. He’s such a deep, wounded in a way, complex person!
Love the teaser Maryse!! And loved Night Owl!! Yum. My #1 broody foul mouth delicious man would be Jesse Ward from This Man series. He’s just always “stuck” with me.
My #1 is Matt Sky. Nobody beats the pure assholery that is him.
Nico from Worth the Fight. Love me some hot MMA fighters with a dark past! Thanks for the chance to win, I loved this book & can’t wait for the next one!!
My favourite moody character has to be Remmy Tate, from Real by Katy Evans!
Matt Sky is my favorite moody, reckusice, dirty tallking, beautifully broken male character.
My brooding hero is, Gideon Cross from the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day. Thank you for the opportunity.
How about Will Traynor from Jojo Moyes’ masterful “Me Before You”? Moody? Check. Reclusive? Check. You won’t find a more original, heartbreaking hero anywhere.
Maxwell Hutton from Coming Out Of Hiding. Haven’t read many reclusive men, but this one stuck with me.
Absolutely and definitely Jesse Ward from This Man. Sometimes I hate him for that how fast he can change his mood. I was terribly annoyed but hey at the end I love the Lord 🙂
I have to say that Matthew Sky from Night Owl is my favorite moody and reclusive character. I just love him!
Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! 🙂
Maryse, great giveaway and teaser! Um, favorite moody/reclusive character would be Matthew Robert Sky, JR, AKA M. Pierce, from Night Owl. If, however, we had to pick someone else, I’d go with Lily Calloway – from ATY/Ricochet/AFN, by Krista & Becca Ritchie. Thanks again!
Zsadist from JR Ward’s lover awakened
I just LOVE Matthew Sky from Night Owl and can’t wait to get more of him in Last Light and After Dark!
This teaser is great. All these giveaways are amazing. Thanks so much! <3
Favorite moody and reclusive person is of course Matthew Sky from Night Owl. There's just so many layers to him I could make this post quite the ramble. ^_^ Don't worry… I won't.
I second Zsadist. 😀 There are so many brooding BBFs out there, but I have a soft spot for him. And guess what I’m snuggling right now!! Care to join? *giggle*
By the way, I’m not entering the drawing (you know how I’m an ebook-only gal 😉 ), but I am excited for more Matt soon!!
Hands down Mia Sheridan’s Archer from Archer’s Voice <3
My favorite moody character has to be Matt. Night Owl is one of my all time favorite books, and of everything I have read, Matt really had the most ups and downs. And by far the dirtiest mouth! Love it! …not to mention I want a rabbit as a pet now…
Great post! My favorite moody/reclusive book character is Katniss from Hunger Games.
My favorite reclusive character has to be Archer from Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. But Matt is high on the list.
Matthew Sky is my favorite broody man, hands down! Thanks for the great teaser!
I’m voting for M. Pierce. Reclusive, moody and sexy! Thanks for the chance!
Matthew Sky is def the one that sticks out the most for me!! Love him so much!
Thanks for helping me share this teaser & giveaway, Maryse. Haha… sorry about the teaser… I should have picked something more decent… (next time)…
Favorite moody reclusive person is Matthew Sky from Night Owl. Love all of his many different layers and moods.
I am voting for Matthew Sky. He has been my favorite since I read the book and I always come back to him. He is the perfect combo of moody, sexy, sultry and well everything in between.
Love the teaser…makes me swoon.
Jake from The Will by Kristen Ashley
So excited for Night Owl to be released in paperback!
Matt Sky is def a fave moody/reclusive man, but I have to say Kade Grayson. I freaking LOVE that man. His words just… They’re everything.
I have to vote for Matt Sky on this one! Can’t wait for Last Light, thanks for the teaser!
Without a doubt, my most favorite moody and “reclusive” lol, is Matthew Sky.
When I think about broody, I think about Remy in REAL by Katy Evans. Broody MMA fighter wins for me. 🙂
I really love Matt Sky as a reclusive, broody man. His dirty talk is just the trick. 😉
my favorite moody man has to be Matt Sky….. that man, wow. I so wish I was Hannah.
~ shyly~~ Ummmm….Colton Donavan from Driven Trilogy. Alpha, moody, dirty mouthed and constant whiplash!! He was my first love and it’s hard to let go of him!
Love the teaser. Thanks for sharing <3
Matthew Sky is by far the best moody-reclusive character I’ve read. And I’ve read A LOT! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
Love this entry and the teaser! My favorite moody guy is Matt Sky from Night Owl. Thanks for introducing me to this book! <3
Definitley Matthew Sky, loved Night Owl!!!! Love the Teaser!!!
Awesome teaser! Miss Hannah and Matt so much! My favorite moody character has got to be Anthony Rawlings from Consequences trilogy. Thanks for the giveaway!
Bastian.. Wait probably barrons or maybe matt ehhh!! god its so tough i can’t decide! 😉 Ok i have to say Jericho Barrons from fever series is my favourite 🙂
Matthew Sky of course!
I love me some Matt, but if I have to pick a favorite it would have to be Archer from Archer’s Voice. Thanks for the chance to win the book and CANNOT WAIT until it is released!
Ima kick it ol’school on this. Miss Havisham from Great Expectations. I’m all about equal opportunity recluses. Lady recluses… what what!
OK, in the contemporary romance or erotic romance genre I’ll have to go with. ..it’s a tie…Archer from Archer’s Voice and Matt Sky from Night Owl.
My favorite is absolutely Matthew Sky!!
Oh this is too hard of a thing…to narrow it down to ONE? Just to name a few of my faves…(other than Zsadist and Matt whom I both loved)…there’s Victor (Killing Sarai), Ford (Taut), Sebastian (Surviving Rain), Remy (Real), Lothaire (Lothaire) and Tristan (Bad Things). Really though…I could go on all day long because the moody bad boys are the best. 🙂
Well, we all know that Matt is moody, that is a given. This is hard since there are many fictional characters that fit this bill ….. but one of the moodiest I have had the pleasure to read about is Marc Blackwell from the book “Where the Ivy Grows” by SK Quinn.
No one like Z Baby!
Im not going to be very original here. I have to go with Matt. I ♡ him.
Zsadist from JR Ward’s Lover Awakened
Travis Maddox from A Beautiful Disaster is by far my favorite moody person. He somehow makes moody cute lol
My vote for moody character is Matt Sky but that’s why I love him!! Loved the teaser and thank you for the chance!!;)♥
My favorite moody/reclusive character is Matthew Sky from Night Owl. He has so many ups and downs. It’s such a gritty and hot book. I can’t wait for Last Light! Thanks for the giveaway!
EVAN ARDEN!!!! From Shay Savage’s “Otherwise” series.
Oh baby 🙂
Is this a trick question? My favorite moody boy has got to be Matt from Night Owl!! I mean, he’s got a dirty mouth, a sweet heart and a rabbit… what’s NOT to love?
You are KILLING me asking me to pick a favorite. I am going with Jesse Ward from the This Man Trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas.
I feel like I am cheating by picking one but there it is.
Its so easy… its matt. Matt is my favorite character ever. He makes me happy, sad, hot, I run the rainbow of emotions with him, for him…..
Matt! Love his attitude!!
Matt of Night Owl, of course. He’s so deliciously ..everything.
Favorite moody character is M. Sky.
But also kick ass Lisbeth Salander in The Girl wirh the Dragon Tattoo
Thank you for chance. Loveeee to win.
My favourite moody/reclusive character is a tie between Matt Sky (Night Owl) and Archer Hale (Archer’s Voice). They both have their merits but I have to say, I’m swaying towards Matt right now
My mind always goes to Travis Maddox when you talk about Moody Characters My first Indie read First up all night reading all the way through book Then there is Tristian and Mr Beautiful both RK Lilley creations Bastian from Surviving Raine, Remy from Real and because I’m a huge fan of the dirty mouthed please whisper in my ear kind of gal Matt from Night Owl I swear his mouth should have its own zip code
Thanks for the giveaway Its amazeballs and for the chance to enter it But, most of all for introducing me to all these sexy dirty mouthed keep me up at night men that rock my world
Matthew Sky from Night Owl just has the edge over so many moody/reclusive men. His naked vulnerability and filthy mouth just undo me.
I have to say that Matt is my favorite reclusive character. A very close second is Parker Evans from Envy by Sandra Brown.
Jesse Ward, This Man Trilogy
Remy from Real
I do love Matt Sky, but My favorite recluse, but non moody man is Archer Hale from Archer’s Voice! He’s a tortured man as well.
But I do love Matt, and what I love the most about his character is that the author has made him so close to their personality 🙂
Vaughn from Abduction by Varian Krylov
Not moody, but certainly reclusive: Archer Hale from Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan!
Matt, Matt, Matt you bad bad bad boy! I LOVE it! Can’t wait!!!
Matt and Zsadist, Lothaire and all the boys of that series, Archer, Sabastian, Barrons, my oh my so many!!!
Actually I loved Matt from Night Owl!
Great post….. Matt Sky is moody enough more me… Love him.
Matt Sky with Dex Foray in a close 2nd place!
Katniss from the Hunger Games series haha. So strong yet the most antisocial character out there!
Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster and Jericho Barrons from the Dark Fever series! Love them both!
I have yet to read Night Ow, but cannot wait!! I would have to pick Archer Hale
I generally don’t go for the moody type male leads, there are enough A**holes out there, I don’t need to read about them. Christian Grey was probably the only one but then Matthew Sky entered my world. But his moodyness & reclusiveness just makes him Matt. He’s the type of guy you don’t pity at all but you just want to hug him tightly and never want to let him go. Plus dirty talk is such an art and he has that s**t down pat!
Hmm… I would have to say Matt, I love him!
Archer from Archer’s Voice or Barrons from the Dark Fever series. So hard to choose!
I love this book. I thought the premise was fascinating and grabbed my attention immediately. My favorite moody/bad boy right now is Heller from the Heller series by J.D. Nixon. He is so hard to figure out it is unbelievable.
My favorite is Matthew Sky, of course.
It’s a toss up between The Lord of the Manor vs. Travis Maddox…but then there’s Matt Sky. OMG please don’t make me choose lol
Hard to pick one but since this is about Matt, I’ll put him at the top of my list. Thx to you and the author for the blurb and giveaway- it has me re-opening Night Owl to my favorite parts:)
I would have to say it’s Matthew Sky for me too. ooh or Archer Hale. These 2 could rule the world together.
That teaser… HOT. Thank you for the giveaway! xx
My favorite moody, reclusive character has to be Matthew Sky. I love him, hate him, want to hold him and comfort him, maybe smack him upside the head at times, too! Kind of like I feel about my husband! 🙂
Thanks for the teaser and the giveaway! Looking forward to Last Light.
Thought of Gabriel from Sylvain Reynard’s trilogy first, then Cam McKay – thoughg he’s not really reclusive – settled on Beth Kery’s Ian Noble!
Obviously, Mathew Sky. I also love Archer, Christian Grey, Travis Maddox and the list goes on!!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
I agree with Gideon Cross as my favorite 🙂
My moody character would have to be Jesse Ward.. He is a mess. Hot, sexy, unreasonable, brooding and bloody possessive! But damn the man is sex on legs! Ahhh he could use that countdown on me anytime. Thank you for this awesome chance.
My moody character would have to be Jesse Ward from This Man series. He is a mess. Hot, sexy, unreasonable, brooding and bloody possessive! But damn the man is sex on legs! Ahhh he could use that countdown on me anytime. Thank you for this awesome chance.
OMG MATT is the best moody but sexy man EVER!
I could not stop thinking about Matthew Sky after reading Night Owl. He is broody but sexy and I just wanted to give him a big hug after his meltdown. I cannot wait to read more of him!
My favorite moody character is Colton Donovan from the Driven Series by K. Bromberg
Ty from Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley. Makes me want to read it again right now!
My favorite moody character is Gideon Cross from the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day. Thanks for the chance!
Matthew Sky. Great giveaway!
Matt Sky. Hands down.
My favorite is Archer Hale from Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. His innocence was so heartwarming. What a beautiful story. However, Matthew Sky from Night Owl by M. Pierce is definitely number two. If for nothing else, that dirty mouth. Yummy.
mmm…love me a dirty talker, and Matt from Night Owl certainly does it for me and man does he have moody and broody down pat.
However like some other readers here, I certainly have a soft sweet spot for recluse, Archer, from Archer’s voice.. I had dreams about him.
‘Z’ from BDB is my favorite moody, reclusive, growly kind of alpha of all time. But I also really enjoyed Archer from Archer’s Voice and Kade from Beautifully Beautiful. Oh, and don’t forget about Sebastian from Surviving Raine since I think living on a boat only leaving to get booze and get laid counts as a recluse. However, Matthew Sky is right in there with these men! I can’t wait to see where the next book takes us.
Matthew Sky of course! None better or moodier! Love him!
I mean it has to be Matthew Sky. There is no better out there is there? Sure I have other book lovers but not like Matthew. OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN that teaser was just that just a tease.
Remy Tate from Real.
Matt Sky of course. <3
Daniel in Tiffany Reisz’s Seven Day Loan/The Gift, maybe just because She writed him 😉
Barrons. He is the alpha of dark, moody, and reclusive.
My favourite moody recluse is definitely Matt from Night Owl.
Thanks for the teaser!!!
Matt is obviously a stand out but another one that comes to mind is Nathan Throne from the Breach Series by K I Lynn. Another dirty talker too.
I would have to say Remy from Real by Katy Evans! There is just something about him that made me fall in love!
I love Jed from Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts.
Gideon Cross is a moody character but Matt Sky is my favorite moody man!
Heathcliff. The original reclusive moody male.
Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights. The original moody reclusive.
Matt Sky from Night Owl is a given, right?? 🙂 I also love Kade Grayson from Christine Zolendz’s Brutally Beautiful!
Can I say Rush Finlay from Too Far series by Abbi Glines 🙂
One of my favorite moody characters is Bennett Ryan from Beautiful Bastard.
This one is a tough one – Archer from Archer’s Voice
Moody – Matthew Sky is up there, but so is Sebastian Stark from Surviving Raine.
Matthew Sky (of course!) and Jesse Ward from This Man.
A brooding recluse??? Why Red Jamison from Kelly Favor’s For His Pleasure series, of course!! 🙂
Love Matt Sky, but Jesse Ward from This Man is my favorite! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Matt Sky is my favorite moody character. Love him!!!
Archer!! (from Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan) I love that guy!!
DEFINITIVELY Gideos Cross from Bare to you!!! I LOVE HIM!!!
I love Archer from Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan.
Matthew Sky!! He does it in such a sexy way! 😀
Well Matthew Sky is definitely high up on my list, I just LOVED Night Owl but I think my favorite of all the moody, brooding, sullen types is Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward. He is all these things with just the right amount of vulnerability mixed in.
Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Love that male to pieces.
I’d say Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster!
Definitely Matt Sky from Night Owl by M. Pierce!! Love him!
Thank you for the giveaway.
Jesse Ward from This Man trilogy
First Congratz on the fabulous book!
I definitely love my moody Matt Sky, but I also love Christian Grey from that little book known as Fifty Shades of Grey. And, lets not forget Mr. Bennett Ryan from Beautiful Bastard.
Moody/reclusive for me is a Archer from Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan!
Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster. Moody and possessive; doesn’t get any better then that. 😉
EEEPS!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ I LOVE LOVE LOVE Night Owl and Matt! And needless to say, my favorite moody/reclusive character is Matt from Night Owl by M. Pierce!
It is hands-down one of my all-time favorite books and I have re-read it more than thrice! I first read it when it was an indie and I was shocked because M’s writing is simply amazing and it’s hard to believe that this is M’s debut novel! The story line is original, refreshing and I love how it’s metafiction! But most of all, I fell head over heels for M/Matt! That sexy, dirty-talking Scorpio stole my heart and took my breath away! How not to love a rabbit-owning (I love Laurence! 🙂 ) Manatee-hugging, beautiful mind? He is totally endearing and being a Scorpio myself, I’m totally attracted to him! It’s in the stars!!! Lol!
p.s. My birthday is on Oct 28…and Last Light releases on the very same day!!! 😉 I hope to win this giveaway so bad! Thanks!
JESSE WARD, ARCHER AND ALL MMA FIGHTERS. THANK YOU FOR THE GIVEAWAY. TOO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM
Other than Matt, I immediately thought of Archer as reclusive but I don’t think he was moody other than in the beginning really, at least not as much as some of the others because he was so sweet. Love him!! Anyway, having recently discovered the ‘burg series, I gotta go with Joe “Cal” Callahan from At Peace!
Archrr from Archers Voice was one of my top “Moody” characters but I think Jesse Ward from This Man takes the cake!! I love the “Moody” H because somewhere inside theres something usually dark that has happened that makes them that way. And the Angst lover inside of me NEEDS to know what that is!! Pepper Winters writes Moody well, also!!!
Moody? Reclusive? Two definitely fit this criteria. Matt Sky, of course, from Night Own and Zsadist from Lover Awakened. Can’t beat those two.
I have 2 faves that come to mind…Matt from Night Owl and Zhadist from the BBD series! Both of these characters are so moody and are so mean at times that you want to just choke the sh*t outta them! But then they turn on the dirty talk and the charm and I immediately fell back in love with them. I love both of these characters and the authors did a wonderful job creating their stories!
Remington from Real 😀
And I really love this book!
Thanks for the little excerpt and awesome giveaway! 🙂
Thank you Maryse and Thank you M.<3 as well. I definitely say mine is Matthew Sky. He has this adorable arrogance ingrained on him.He is so sure of himself and gets moody when things don't go his way. I love him<3
Well of course my favorite moody golden rod is Matthew Sky!!!
I’d have to choose Jericho Barrons! So moody! Thanks!
Oh me too Erika!!! But I really can’t wait for the sequel to Night Owl. I’m dying. First time ever I wrote to an author after reading a book. I just Loved it.
Ok, while aim thinking about new releases I have to mention I am on the edge of my seat waiting for Word Play by Amelia Silver on July 14th. It’s about an male author who ventures into erotica romance writing under a female pen name to pay the bills – “smut sells”. I don’t know if Maryse has mentioned this one on one of her posts yet. But I am honestly dying to read it after getting a preview peak or two. AmalieSilver.WordPress.com