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Enjoy this PG excerpt from a free short story I have available at Totally Bound, Fire and Magic. It’s a bit steamy, the perfect quick read for a lunch break. I’ll be back later during the party with more fun stuff, so stay tuned!
Movement a few feet away caught his eye. He peered closer. Was that the toe of a boot sticking out from behind a trash dumpster?
He doused the cigarette, shoved the lighter in his pocket then walked closer.
“Hello?” he called.
The toe scooted back.
“Come out, I see you.”
A figure stepped out and Adam’s jaw dropped. It was a woman, dressed in high-heeled black boots, a red velvet skirt with white trim, and a matching halter top. Bright auburn hair tumbled from beneath a Santa cap.
“Go away, leave me alone,” she said, her voice low and urgent. She craned her neck to look behind him.
“What are you…” he began, then dropped to one knee as a shot rang out. He whirled around and saw a man approach, carrying a gun.
“Stay back,” Adam yelled.
“You stay back, mister,” the man said, with a heavy accent, something Adam couldn’t place. Russian, maybe? “We just want her, we don’t want no trouble with you.”
Adam looked around and considered his options. This was the kind of neighbourhood where folks kept to themselves. A gunshot might prompt someone to call the police, but not to rush to the rescue. The cops would come, but it would be too late.
Though he didn’t like to use his magic in public, he saw no choice. With a murmur and a flick of his hand, the dumpster flew away from the building and crashed into the man.
He walked quickly to the woman. “Come on,” he said, pulling off his jacket and wrapping it around her shoulders, before taking her hand. “Let’s get out of here.”
“Stop!” She tugged against him. “I need to talk to that man.”
She pulled away and ran to the fallen figure. Adam hurried after her.
“What are you doing? He’s got a gun.”
She knelt and put her hand on the man’s forehead, then sighed.
“He has a serious brain injury. He won’t regain consciousness. Damn, it took me days to get him to follow me out into the open. Now he’s useless.”
She stood up, then snapped her fingers. Sparks flashed, and the body on the ground burst into flame.
“Holy shit!” Adam stepped back. “Who, what are you?”
“I’m Fiona, a fire sprite.” She turned to Adam. “Don’t worry, I’m a good guy, he was a very bad guy.”
“I’m…” he began.
“In my way,” she said, shrugging out of his jacket and dropping it to the ground. She pivoted on her high heels and began to walk across the parking lot.
“Hey,” he called after her. “I was just trying to help.”
She stopped and turned around, cocked her head as though studying him, then walked back to Adam.
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Is it cold yet where you are? This excerpt will warm you right up. It’s from book two in my latest series, Into the Magic. Enjoy!
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Wrapped in towels, they emerged from the bathroom. Tristan sat on the couch, sipping a drink.
“I brought a bottle of excellent Scotch from my house. Help yourself. Well, you both have a lovely glow. Did you start without me? I hope you didn’t finish. We need to save that energy for the ritual.”
“We got a bit warmed up. I’ll sample your Scotch, thank you very much. The shower is all yours. Did you bring condoms in your bag of goodies?” Adam asked.
“Along with several other items I believe we’ll all enjoy.”
As Tristan headed to the bathroom, Adam poured them a drink. Star sipped the fiery liquid and shuddered lightly as it slid down her throat, spreading tendrils of warmth. She padded to the bedroom, then stretched out on the king-size bed. Adam joined her, kneeling at her side. He sucked an ice cube into his mouth, then, parting Star’s robe, ran his lips along her neck, down to her collarbone, then to her breast. She shivered, the combination of cold and heat producing goose bumps. When he reached her nipple, he pulled it into his mouth and swirled his tongue around the hard nub. She moaned.
“Do the other one.”
Adam complied, trailing his tongue along the valley between her breasts, then sucking and pulling on the other peak. He licked his way up her neck and kissed her, his mouth devouring hers.
From the living room area, she heard Tristan moving around. The door to the bedroom was partially open, and she knew he could hear their sounds of pleasure. Her initial instinct was to close the door, but she realised soon the three of them would be quite intimate.
“If you two can tear away from each other, we need to cast our circle and do our invocation,” Tristan said.
“Give us another moment or two,” Adam called back. “Are you ready? Take all the time you need, we aren’t in a rush.”
Star shivered. They needed to begin soon. Was she ready? This would be intense, no doubt about that. She said she could do this, and part of her eagerly looked forward to the experience, but another part wanted to throw her clothes on and run out of the room as fast as she could. She had occasionally entertained the idea of being with two men at once, but the reality of doing it was something else. And, although neither man had brought it up, Star sensed their venture could be dangerous.
“Have you ever done this before? Raised power with another magician?” she asked.
Adam stood and tied his towel tighter around his waist. He moved onto the balcony.
“Yes, Lucas and I used to dabble in sexual magic but never to this extent, and never to invoke protection. Our forays into this field were merely to simulate ourselves as much as possible.”
“How exactly did you do that?”
“You’ll see a bit, tonight. But, mostly, what will happen here is a powerful joining of the three of us. We all have a connection, and with you and I, with what we have already, the bond will become incredibly strong.”
“You look worried, Adam. Should I be? Is there something you’re not telling me?”“
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Love on the space station? Who would think? I did! Enjoy this excerpt from When Irish Eyes are Evil, a short story with an unusual vampire.
A sexy vampire with evil on his mind has Rachael playing detective to find a way to subdue him before he can destroy her. Sent to the space station in lieu of prison, Rachel longs to escape and return to Earth. An encounter with a charming bartender, Brody, makes her reconsider, until she realizes that he is not what he seems. Racing against time, Rachel must find a way to permanently eliminate Brody before she falls prey to his evil plot and is killed in the process. With the help of a sexy crew member, a friend back home and another of Brody’s victims, Rachel devises a dangerous plan to kill the fiend and save herself and other potential victims.
“I’m all by myself here, so I have to be extra careful,” Rachel told Shawn and, lowering her voice to what she hoped was a sexy timbre, she stepped in even closer. “One never knows what’s waiting around the corner.” She ran her hand lightly up his arm. “You look like you can take care of yourself. Do you work out at the gym?”
Shawn held very still and looked into Rachel’s eyes. She licked her lips seductively and gently bit the bottom one, a sexy technique that looked oh-so-good on the late movies—but when he suddenly pulled away, she wondered if she had gone too far. It had been a while since she’d used her feminine wiles to seduce a man and who knew what type of behaviour was considered normal out here. Maybe there was some kind of unspoken protocol for these things. Hell, maybe weird golden light and strange-tasting post-coital drinks were the standard.
Shawn strode across the room and locked the door, then turned to face Rachel again. She sneaked a glance at the front of his pants and hid a triumphant smile. Her seduction technique appeared to have worked. Shawn’s cock was hard against the front of his pants and his breath was coming fast.
Well, no need to waste any more time, Rachel decided, and peeled off her shirt to reveal her firm little breasts and already hard nipples. She began to take down her pants, but Shawn stopped her.
“Wait, let me unwrap you,” he said, his voice ragged. “I’ve dreamt about seeing you naked since the moment I saw you.”
He slowly undid her jeans, slid the zipper down and pulled her pants to her ankles. For a moment, he rested his cheek against her stomach.
“So soft and warm,” he murmured, then gently slid the lacy panties down and buried his face between her legs.
“Your scent is driving me wild,” he groaned, and began to lick her pussy, his tongue first teasing her clit, then moving deeper. Rachel felt her legs begin to buckle and nearly fell. She hadn’t felt these sensations for far too long.
Her encounter with Brody had been hot, no question about that—but Shawn’s tongue on her pussy seemed to reach every nerve of her body.
She pulled away slightly, kicked off her jeans and panties, and pulled out a nearby chair. Taking Shawn’s hand, she led him to it and he sat. She spread her legs wide and straddled him, then, looking into his dark eyes gone almost black with desire, she lowered her wet, eager pussy onto his hard cock. Ah…a perfect fit. Sitting still for a moment she caressed Shawn’s face, then ran her hands down his firm chest. He reached up to stroke her breasts, squeezing and pulling her hard nipples. His gentle yet firm touch aroused a deep passion in Rachel. She felt need and desire coming from Shawn but tenderness and warmth as well. He wanted to make love, not just engage in a quick fuck. Holding the back of the chair and standing on her toes she began to tilt her pelvis, slowly at first, enjoying the feel of his cock sliding in and out, then faster and faster until he groaned loudly with pleasure and grabbed her hips tightly, calling our her name as he shot his cum inside her. He bent to kiss her neck, nuzzling it and murmuring sweet nothings.
She lowered herself onto her the flats of her feet, leaned in to him and rubbed her clit against his mound of pubic hair, his cock still hard inside her. The feel of his coarse hair on her sensitive bud soon sent her over the edge.
Within moments, her back arched and her head tipped back as her own orgasm ripped through her body. She could feel the electric current that seemed to exist between them running from the top of her head all the way to her toes. She bit down on her lip to keep from screaming her pleasure. She felt the tension of the last few weeks leave her body, and a delicious, warm feeling of contentment came over her.
Panting, she laid her head on Shawn’s shoulder. He wrapped his arms around her and for a moment they clung together, panting, hot, sweaty and totally satisfied. Shawn licked then kissed her neck and gently pushed her away.
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Here is one of my favorite excerpts from Awaken the Fire. Star and her friends are allowing themselves to be test subjects, but are not happy with the appearance of Lucas, a shapeshifter they’ve had dealings with in the past. I hope you enjoy this sizzling peak into my book. Speaking of hot, be sure to visit my blog and enter to win dragon bling. http://bit.ly/GzFOPV
“What the hell is he doing here?” Adam asked, whirling to face Maurice.
“He volunteered to work with Star. Lucas has excellent skills, and we feel he’s well suited to this job.” Maurice frowned. “Is there a problem?”
Fury coursed through Star. “I’m not working with him.” She folded her arms and glared at Lucas.
“Oh, come now. We’ll have a good time together. It will give us a chance to get better acquainted,” Lucas said.
“I don’t want to get acquainted with you. You’re a liar and a thief, and that’s all I need to know about you.”
“Oh dear, you’re upset with me. Let’s have a drink together, the four of us, and chat. Is it too early for cocktails?”
Lucas laid his hand on Star’s neck, and a burst of white-hot energy shot through her. Pleasure mixed with pain, heat tinged with cold. She gasped. The last time she’d seen this man—who had once been Adam’s teacher—he’d turned into a snake, then back to human form. He’d threatened Adam and coerced him into robbing a jewellery store. They’d not parted on the best of terms. What the hell was he doing here?
“Look at me. Look into my eyes. Once you get to know me, I’m really not a bad person,” Lucas said in a low, hypnotic voice.
The room and everyone in it receded to the background, and all Star saw was Lucas’ eyes. They began as a dark green, and as she watched, turned white-gold, then crimson. They were compelling, magnetic, and she couldn’t look away.
“You have such fire in you. Let it out, see what it feels like.”
A surge of electricity moved from her centre up through her body. She’d felt this in the past, when practising magic, but this time was different. There was a wildness about this energy, a tinge of wickedness, a feeling of wanton, unruly lust, like nothing she’d felt before. Heat built between her legs, and she moaned involuntarily. Her pussy clenched, and suddenly she could smell Adam, then Tristan and their male scents filling her nostrils.
She had a flash to the last time they were all together in bed, and her knees went weak with desire. A picture played in her mind of them all naked, in a heap on the floor. Saliva formed, as she saw herself closing her mouth around Adam’s cock, licking it up and down, then biting Tristan on his thigh, raining kisses all over both of them.
“That’s it, let it burn,” Lucas whispered.
Dimly, she was aware that Adam now stood next to her.
“Let go of her,” he growled, reaching out to grab Lucas.
“Uh-uh.” Lucas held up a hand and Star felt a push of power. Adam stumbled back.
Tristan stepped up next to Star, touched her other arm, and put a hand on Adam’s shoulder. A surge of energy flowed into her and she felt the strength of both men release her from the grip of Lucas’ control. Star blinked her eyes, and the spell was broken. Lucas let go of Star’s arm and stepped back and looked at the three of them.
“Well, well, that was quite a burst of power. Where did that come from? I see you all have been up to something. Lovely. I can’t wait to hear about this.”
A thick, hot haze filled the room. Dark red swirls surrounded Tristan, Adam and Lucas. The hair on the back of Star’s neck stood on end, and despite the heat, a chill ran down her spine. All three men were projecting their force and the intensity was palpable. Adam growled again, and Star felt him tense. Tristan tightened his grip on Adam.
Maurice waved a hand and murmured and a cold breeze blew through the room. Immediately, the power dialled down.
“Gentlemen and ladies, that will be enough. What is going on here?”
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Happy Monday! I know, sometimes the two words don’t go together, but this time of year with the weather so nice and the promise of holiday fun, I can’t help being a little cheerful. Let me share a cute picture of me and my honey dressed up for a party, along with a slightly steamy excerpt to put a some heat into your morning coffee. Enjoy!
“What’s going on?” Tristan asked after they’d left the room.
“Nothing that concerns you.”
“Everything concerns me right now,” Tristan said. He put a hand on her shoulder. “We really do need to be in tune with each other now. You look like you’re ready to spit nails.”
“Adam and I had a minor disagreement, that’s all.”
“Then kiss and make up. We need to have our heads right.” He dropped his hand from her shoulder and took hers. “Come on, wait till you see this room they have for us.”
They walked through the arched doorway to follow Genna and Adam, and Star caught her breath.
“Isn’t it beautiful in here? Walk around with me, and we’ll set up candles and get a feel for the space.”
Star had to agree—the room was lovely. One wall had floor-to-ceiling windows with a fireplace in the middle and a view of the tall, leafy trees in the back yard. Wooden beams lined the high ceilings and the floors were polished oak wood. Overhead fans turned gently, stirring a light breeze. There was a king-size bed in the middle of the room, with lots of pillows. A faint aroma of sandalwood caught her attention. Is that potpourri, or Tristan’s scent?
“This is gorgeous!”
Tristan smiled. “It is stunning. Genna told me this room is used for exclusive events. They removed the other furnishings and had a bed brought in, just for us.”
“Well, now I feel special.” Star leaned in close and whispered in Tristan’s ear. “Do you think they have listening devices in place?”
“It wouldn’t surprise me,” he whispered back. “Watch what you say.”
The two placed candles and gemstones in various spots around the room. Star detected hints of rose geranium and lavender wafting from the wax. Tristan always had a vast number of magical accessories. She had a brief image of what his closets at home must look like, and laughed out loud.
“What’s so funny?” he asked.
“Nothing. Are those rose petals?”
“They are. I thought I would use them to make our circle.”
“Nice touch.” Star watched as he flung a few on the bed, then arranged them across the pillows. Her shoulders dropped a notch, and her neck relaxed. Tristan had a flair for the romantic, and recalling their last encounter, a definite aptitude for sex. A shiver ran down her spine despite the heat in the room.
“Sure you don’t want to talk about what’s going on with you and Adam?” he asked in a low voice, coming to stand next to her.
“Not right now. I don’t want to get distracted.”
“Then let it go. Keep your attention focused here. We’ll have fun, give the Vigilar what they want and head home soon,” Tristan said.
Adam had come to join them.
Tristan looked at both of them. “Genna, would you excuse us for another moment?”
“I’m not supposed to leave you three alone. I need to make notes on everything that happens tonight that the instruments don’t record, and I don’t want to leave this equipment. It’s very precisely calibrated.”
“I promise we won’t do anything noteworthy. I need to talk to my partners, alone. You do want us all on the same wavelength, don’t you? We could use a few bottles of water, if you would be so kind.”
With a concerned glance at her equipment, Genna left.
“Here, I brought a silk robe for you, and pants for Adam and I. There’s a full bathroom connected. I’m going to take a shower. You two might want to chat. Really, we have to go into this in the right frame of mind.” He turned towards Adam and frowned.
“What are you doing with Genna’s equipment? I told her we wouldn’t touch it.” Tristan and Star walked to the table where Adam was holding an apparatus, and using his phone to snap pictures.
“Apparently you lied,” Adam said quietly. “I want to know as much as possible about what these people are doing with us. Don’t worry, I’m being careful.”
“Remember, they may have lied also, and could be watching and listening to us right now.”
“I’m aware of that,” Adam snapped.
Leaning in close, Tristan lowered his voice further. “Whatever is bothering you, get rid of it. We can’t fuck this up. We need to put on a good show, and keep our power under control, not like the last time we were together. We don’t know what the Vigilar are up to, so we need to pay close attention.”
“I’m aware of that also. Didn’t I hear you say something about a shower?”
Tristan threw up his hands and walked away. Adam continued snapping pictures, until Star put her hand on his arm.
“Tristan’s correct, we need to focus right now. I’ll make a deal with you. I’ll stop asking you about the future and concentrate more on the present if you’ll keep me updated about what’s going on with you. Come on, let’s kiss and make up, or at least, let’s kiss.” She puckered her lips and thrust her face towards his.
He stopped his movements, and a grin played at the corner of his mouth. He touched her lips lightly, then traced the outline, bringing his index finger across her cheek and down her neck where he paused, resting in the hollow at the base of her throat. For just a moment, time stopped. They looked into each other’s eyes, and Star saw the universe.
He continued moving his finger, across her breast, lightly stroking one nipple through her shirt. As always, this gentle pressure aroused her, and a shudder ran through her body. He seemed to know exactly where and how to touch her, every time. Here she stood, fully dressed, with only his finger on her body, and her panties were soaked. As though he knew the effect he had on her, Adam pulled his hand away, stepped back and smiled.
The sound of a door opening pulled her attention from Adam.
“Here’s plenty of water for you. Where’s Tristan?” Genna asked, walking into the room.
“He’s in the bathroom.”
Genna looked at her watch. “We need to begin shortly.”
“I’m ready,” Tristan announced, coming from the bathroom, wrapped in a towel. Star heard a sharp intake of breath, and stole a glance at Genna. The woman stood stock still, her pupils big as saucers as she watched Tristan. Well, well, someone is hot for our friend.
Star turned to nudge Adam, but he was heading for the bathroom.
“You two finish making preparations—I’ll be out in a minute.”
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Good morning! Brrr. It’s finally chilly here in Florida. We don’t know what to do! Let’s warm up and start the weekend with a little phone sex, shall we? It’s the next best thing to being there. Enjoy this excerpt and don’t forget to pop over to my website for a chance to win dragon bling. http://bit.ly/GzFOPV
“How are negotiations with the Vigilar coming?” Star asked.
“I have a meeting with them tomorrow. I’m seeing Maurice, the head honcho, and several other members of the council. Wish me luck.”
“You don’t need luck, you’ve got magic, and you’re smart as a whip. I have the utmost confidence in your ability to get what you want. You won’t forget to mention my requests in your meeting, will you?”
“I’ve got them on my list.”
“Tell me what else is on your list.”
“I’d rather you tell me what you’re wearing right now.”
Heat crept along Star’s spine at the husky timbre in his tone. Just like that, the sound of his voice sent her mind spinning to a decadent place, and she felt moisture form between her legs.
“I will, in a minute. You heard Zander, business first.”
“All right. Item one, you are free to come and go as you please. They will be allowed to study you only at times that are convenient for you, and you won’t be held against your will. Now, tell me more about what you’re going to do to me when I’m on the floor.”
“I’m going to straddle you and pin your arms to your sides with my knees. What’s next on your list?” Star squirmed in her chair as an image of Adam struggling beneath her filled her mind.
“If they want to administer drugs, potions or whatnot, or any magic they want to perform, they have to clear it through Tristan first.”
“Tristan?” Star was surprised to hear Adam mention her instructor. Though the three of them had recently joined together in a powerful sexual ménage, Star knew Adam didn’t entirely trust the man.
“He knows his magic and his potions, and he wants what’s best for you. What happens next, after you have me pinned and helpless?”
In addition to lust, Star heard tenderness in his voice. He really did care for her, and was looking out for her best interests. Adam was acquainted with Tristan and knew his intense sexual nature. The fact that Tristan had attempted to seduce Star in a roundabout way did not sit well with Adam, but the three of them had sorted that out and come to an understanding. That he was now willing to work with Tristan was a good sign.
“I take off your shirt and undo your pants.”
“You might have a weapon hidden. Next item on your list.” Her breath was coming faster now. The air in the room seemed heavy and she could almost smell the tantalising musky scent he emitted when he was aroused. She wriggled again, trying to find a comfortable position. Her nipples had tightened almost to the point of pain, and she rubbed her hand across them to relieve the ache.
“They will allow those with magic to practise freely, as long as they don’t call attention to themselves or hurt others. Go on, what happens next?” Adam said, his voice thick with desire.
“I search you for weapons. A very thorough search. I have to check between your legs, in all the crevices, to make sure you don’t have anything concealed. Next item.” Sopping wet now, Star slid one hand down the front of her pants.
“They provide instructors for those coming into their magic. Star, I don’t want to talk about that anymore. I want you to tell me what happens next, with you and me on the ground.”
“I wrap my hand around your cock and squeeze. Hard. You have something I want, and I have to coerce you to give it to me.”
A moan let her know Adam was as hot as she was. She stroked her wet lips and circled her clit with one finger, as she gripped the handset with her other, sweaty hand.
“What do I have that you want?”
“A cock that fits inside me just right,” she breathed, rather surprised at her own boldness.
“You’ve worn down my defences. I can’t hold you off any longer.” Star knew by his voice, he had his own hand holding his shaft and was stroking it. Could he tell where her fingers danced?
“Victory is mine! I mount you and slide your cock inside my wet cunt.”
“It is wet, isn’t it? Put the mouthpiece between your legs and let me hear you playing with yourself.”
Star did as instructed for several moments, then brought the handset back up to her ear.
“I’m ready to come, how about you?” she asked, her voice tight with need.
“You go first. I want to listen and enjoy every second,” Adam said.
“I have to be quiet…” Star moaned and thrust her pelvis forward in the chair, nearly falling off with the force of her orgasm. On the other end of the line, she heard Adam gasp her name, then moan.
They both breathed deeply together for another moment, neither one speaking.
“It’s better when you’re here,” Adam said.
“I know, I…” Static suddenly filled the line, and he was gone. With a sigh, Star closed her eyes and pictured Adam the last time she’d seen him, with a smile on his lips and love shining in his eyes. He’d sent her to this planet to avoid having the Vigilar, a powerful group who monitored magicians, snatch her away to become a lab rat.
She’d discovered she possessed a unique power—
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At last, I made it to Spookapaloza! What a great time of year! The weather is gorgeous, we get to dress up in costumes and there’s candy. Lots of candy. Here is a picture of what happens when I eat too much. Anyway, I’m glad to be here and will post excerpts and what-not throughout the event. Right now, I have to do a little housework and finish a project or two. Enjoy this short excerpt from one of my early books, Demons and Angels. It’s not your typical romance, but perfect for Halloween. Only $0.99 at Torrid Books right now!
Septebus reclined in the prime window seat at the Triton Café, enjoying the expansive view of his favorite sight, servants hard at work in the mines of Nebulon. The top demon on Pallanar was entitled to many perks, and choice seating wherever he went was one of them. He smiled and reveled in the knowledge if all went well, if he won the bet, soon everything he saw before him would be his.
Grabbing two drinks from the tray of a sexy serving wench, he took the opportunity to pinch her shapely butt as she glided past, eliciting a sharp yelp and a dirty look from the young demon. He didn’t care; groping anyone he pleased was also part of being top demon, and he felt it was his duty to break in the new servers. If she couldn’t take the heat, she should get out of the café. As Obernon entered the establishment, Septebus waved him over. The two exchanged a high five and settled themselves in.
After a large, noisy sip of the best blood wine on the planet, Septebus brought up the predominant topic of conversation with every demon for the past month. “So, Obernon, do you think our candidate is going to make it?”
“I know he will.” He grabbed a handful of blaze nuts from the bowl on the table. “Our demon has adapted well to Earth. He’s met a lot of humans, made connections, and seems to be well liked. This candidate is going to be victorious.”
“But will he be able to stand the true test? I don’t believe he has the willpower. He’s pathetic and frail, like all Earthlings. Once they take on the human form and lose their demon power, they become weak. They succumb to the pleasures of the flesh. Remember old Baculus? He became a slave to food and got so fat he could barely achieve an erection, let alone convince a woman to have sex with him. Died of a heart attack, I seem to recall.”
“Ah yes, I do remember Baculus, may he rest in peace. But this one is different, exhibiting a great deal of self-discipline, so far. I do believe he will be able to pass the test. In any case, we’ll find out this week.”
“Then our bet is still on. I say he doesn’t make it. I say he’s going to make me the rightful, one-hundred percent owner of the Nebulon mines. That is, if you’re still planning to keep your promise.”
Obernon glared at Septebus. “You know my word is good. And don’t gloat too soon, my friend. I plan to own the entire mining territory, so I suggest you start currying my favor right now. Fetch us another round of blood wine.”
Septebus threw back his head and laughed. Obernon is indeed a worthy rival. The bet would make taking his share of the spoils all that much more enjoyable. He summoned the serving wench to bring them more libation and the two demons continued their debate.
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“Macy, come on, I’m telling you this is a great chance to make a lot of money and have a little fun. There’s nothing to worry about, seriously. It’s just a bunch of guys dressing up, having fun, playing at being bad. It’s perfectly innocent,” Cyan told her friend, as they bustled around the kitchen of Gracie’s Garden, in preparation for the dinner crowd.
“They think they’re demons? Doesn’t sound so innocent to me! Thinking about demons gives me the creeps. I know there are powerful evil forces out there and I don’t want to get involved with them,” Macy said.
“These guys don’t really think they’re demons. My friend told me that they believe there is this one demon, sent to live on this planet for ten Earth years, from one All Hallows’ Eve to another a decade later. He has to find an honest human woman, seduce her, and make love to her on the tenth Halloween night, without reverting to his demon form. Apparently, when a demon as a human gets sexually excited, he changes to his true self, so it’s a test of his control to see if he can complete the sex act without transforming. He has to penetrate her, bring her to an orgasm, but not have one himself, or he’ll revert to a demon.”
“Wow, this is all pretty kinky, so far. So what happens if he manages to have a successful sexual liaison? Does he win some sort of prize? A kewpie doll? A set of Ginsu knives?” Macy asked.
“Yes, he does get a prize, Miss Smarty Pants. He gets to take the human girl back to the planet of Pallanar with him, where he becomes king and she becomes his queen. But if he fails, if he reverts to a demon, or doesn’t complete the sex act that night…” Cyan leaned in close to Macy and lowered her voice. “…he’s doomed to live his life on Earth as a demon, skulking around, hiding out in the forests and hills, like a hideous beast. He gives up his reign and his immortality. Kind of beautifully tragic, isn’t it?”
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I’m going to slide this one in again because I just love this picture the fabulous art crew at Total-E-Bound came up with for part of a marketing campaign. The hot and fiery Star, heroine of Awaken the Fire, discovers new facets of herself as she and Adam explore love and fight the bad guys.
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“Why are you walking so fast?” Adam asked Star.
“I want to get back to our room,” Star answered, turning to look at Adam over her shoulder, but continuing her brisk pace.
“What’s the big rush?”
She stopped, and turned to face him, hands on her hips. A slow, teasing smile spread across his face.
“You need more attention, don’t you?” he asked, and the sound of his low, husky voice made her shiver. He ran a hand across her breasts, causing her already sensitive nipples to harden. She moaned and tried to push his arm away, but he continued to fondle her, cupping one breast and rolling the peak between his thumb and forefinger.
“Adam, stop. I can’t stand this anymore.” His touch lit a fire low in her belly, spreading throughout her body. “I’m about to come right here.”
“Are you now?” He slid both hands up under her shirt and bra, and squeezed both breasts, his thumbs brushing across her nipples, teasing them to painful points. Bending his head, he took one in his mouth, right through the fabric of her shirt, and bit gently, then harder, till a low moan escaped her throat.
Star gripped his shoulders and leaned her head back. It was as though an electric current ran between them, joining their energies together. He pulled away after a moment and the sudden disruption caused her knees to buckle. Wrapping an arm around her waist, he propelled her towards the back of the yard.
“Come here, I saw a spot between these buildings. Ah, here it is.”
He led her to an alcove of a small structure, hidden in the shadows. Through the dim light, she could just make out a stone bench set against a wooden wall. Paint peeled from the side of the building and she caught a faint smell of musty concrete and old leaves.
He unfastened the snap on her pants and pushed them down, kneeling as he did. He stuck his tongue inside her pussy lips, and licked upwards to land on her clit, grazing it lightly with his teeth. Already sensitive from their earlier activity, her bud stiffened. He took his mouth away and pinched the engorged nub, hard enough to make her cry out. Pleasure and pain mingled, and she thrust her pelvis towards him, desperate for more.
Easing two fingers into her slick cunt, he continued to lick and nip at her clit. She leaned against the side of the building, the rough wood biting into her skin. Sweat ran down the small of her back and she could smell her musky fragrance, combined with Adam’s scent. He dug his hands into her thighs and her thrusts intensified. She buried her fingers in his hair, pulling hard, harder as his tempo increased.
What if someone saw them? Star was not a fan of public displays of extreme affection, and this was about as extreme as one could get. She knew they should stop and go back to their room, but it was too late. The heat had built to boiling point and she didn’t want to stop, she only wanted release. Trying to keep her voice down, she was unable to hold the cry of pleasure that tore through her.
Adam stepped away and she slid part-way down the wall, panting. He stood and pulled her up into his arms, where she burst into laughter.
“You find that amusing?” he asked, kissing her cheek.
“I find this whole thing very bizarre,” she said. “Don’t you?”
He buried his head in her neck, nuzzling the sensitive skin there.
“Every moment I spend with you is a treat for me, some more so than others. This past hour has been particularly delightful.”
Star laughed again and, despite the gravity of the situation, a tremor of exhilaration flowed through her veins. Spending time with Adam woke her senses and made her feel joyous and alive.
Now, if they could just manage to stay alive, she would be happy, she thought as they headed to the hotel.
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This picture is a little fuzzy because I can’t hold the camera still for too long, but I think it’s pretty anyway.
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Enjoy this little excerpt from an upcoming book about werewolves. This is what happens when those wild men feel the full moon.
Every fiber in his being wanted to spend more time with Morgan, but common sense told him to walk away. She closed the front door and as she picked up brushes and buckets, her scent once again filled his nostrils and he had to clamp his teeth to keep from moaning out loud. The sight of her bent over, her ass up in the air, was like an invitation to heaven. A low growl escaped before he could stop it.
“What? Did you say something?” she asked turning to face him.
He took a step closer to her and put his hands on her cheeks. Her eyes widened and she caught her breath. Knowing it was a bad idea, knowing he just invited trouble into his life, he kissed her anyway. She stood frozen, then her lips parted. He turned his head to get a better angle and deepen the kiss. Another growl threatened, but he pushed it back. He ran his hands from her face, down her neck, and felt her pulse, beating strong under his fingers. Her tongue lightly touched his lips. His cock, hard at her first scent, now strained against his jeans. Desire ran through his body, overriding all other thoughts.
Abruptly, he pulled his head back.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to do that.” He turned, grabbed his keys from the counter, and walked to the door.
“What the hell? You kiss me like that and now you’re going to leave? What’s your problem?”
copyright 2013 Naomi Bellina
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