All of my Appleton Publishing Avenue books are on sale from
Thursday, 11/28 through Sunday, 12/01 at All Romance. With a few
freebies just for shits and giggles! *winks* So stop on by and see if any
stroke your fancy... :)
Cover Reveal Coming December 7th is my Story Orgy Christmas collection – 3 super short feel goods that the Story Orgy posted in 2012, our last prompt stories before we took our hiatus! Isn't that freaking exciting? They have been edited and have a terrific cover and now are almost ready for you...*big smiles*
Now isn't that cover just the cutest? And trust me...after reading the title story you'll have a new appreciation for the peppermint stick...*winks*
Oh wow! My Djin book—Wish Me Nothing—is on sale at the Breathless Press
website for only 99¢!! This book has never been discounted this low
before...not sure if it will be again either...*big smiles*
I know I've posted parts of this book before—but now that it is on sale
for only a few days (I think lol) I feel now is a great time to post
about it again!
Vaughn bucked his hips again. He groaned
as Ar swallowed in time with his spurts, so caught up in the suction of Ar's
lips around his prick that he almost forgot his role in their lovemaking.
As he slightly softened in his
lover's mouth he moved his hand behind Ar's balls and applied pressure to the
delicate skin there. Not happy with the minimal reaction he received from Ar,
knowing that his boyfriend attempted to hold back, he stepped up his game and
dragged his finger back and forth over the perineum in an erotic massage while
tonguing the underside of Ar's cock. Suddenly his back hit the hard sand under
the soft blanket while Ar aggressively fucked his mouth and made the best
growling sounds imaginable.
Vaughn relaxed his jaw and allowed
Ar to use his mouth, knowing he wouldn't take advantage of the situation,
wouldn't hurt him. Damned if his lover didn't push the line, though, or in this
case, throat. Ar's hips pistoned with such purpose; Vaughn held on to them and
pressed his tongue up, massaging during each thrust. His lover's cock jerked a
couple of times before Vaughn's mouth filled with the tangy liquid that he craved.
After thoroughly cleaning every drop,
Vaughn turned around on the blanket and rested on one of the finest sets of abs
he'd ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Addicted to touching his boyfriend, he
never could do it enough. Thank God they both appreciated such simple
Vaughn ran his fingers lightly up
and down the furred thigh enticing him. Ar shifted and bopped Vaughn's head up
and down. "Didn't we just do that?" He chuckled and finally settled
"Ha ha." He followed Ar's
example and closed his eyes. The fading sun warmed Vaughn's skin. Dusk closed
in around them, but neither hurried to pack up and make the short stroll to the
Ar lay there naked, seemingly without
a care in the world. And in all reality he didn't have a care in the world. He
owned this quarter-mile of beach along with the huge house up the embankment.
Vaughn loved coming here on the weekends. His position at work landed him low
man on the totem pole, so he always had his weekends free. His job didn't
entail that much effort. Instead of bitterness about that fact, he relished it
because it allowed him to venture to the coast and enjoy days like today.
At first Vaughn Boggs leaned toward
the intimidated side when it came to Ar. The man did own a beach house on the
coast as his second home. Really,
Vaughn lucked out if he broke thirty grand a year at his job. How should he
feel? But Ar had no problems with their financial differences. His bank book
screamed wealth. He'd inherited more money than he could spend in ten
lifetimes—his words, not Vaughn's.
He scooted closer and absentmindedly
expanded the area he ran his fingertips over to include Ar's groin, reminiscing
about how they first met almost a year and a half ago.
This idiot at his work had just
received a huge promotion—which surprised and pissed off at least ninety
percent of the company. The man was a moron at best, a narcissistic asshole at
worst. But the even higher morons had chosen him over all the other actual
qualified candidates to head up the Southeastern Regional Field. Vaughn's irked
demeanor had nothing to do with that, though. He wasn't even remotely in the
running for the promotion. He did have a problem with the fake promotion they
gave him as the new boss's flunky. Day in and day out he had to cater to that
man's swelled ego; hell on Earth would've entertained him more.
After his new boss celebrated his
first week in his big shiny office, the damndest thing happened, though. While
yes, the idiot did get the promotion of the century, the stress evidently broke
his mind. That description best described his downhill spiral. He imagined
people following him, kept the blinds down on his office window so they couldn't spy on him and constantly
talked to the same they that he hid
from. Finally he cracked and became a permanent resident of the psych ward,
where he continually babbled about some old sixties show being real and the
world ending as they knew it.
Since Vaughn held the coveted title
of his gofer, the unsavory task of clearing out his personal items and
returning them ended up on Vaughn's to-do list. He found the weirdest things in
his boss's desk too, all kinds of bottles and fancy jars, bundles of dried
herbs and flowers, numerous travel and folklore books with pages dog-eared and
whole passages blacked out, rabbits' feet, salt, and a spiral notebook with
gibberish scribbled all over it.
After he got it all boxed he drove
it over to his boss's townhouse. There he met Ar, sunning himself next to the
private pool in the backyard. At first Vaughn threatened to call the cops, but
Ar explained that he half-owned the swanky townhouse and just wanted to enjoy
it one more time before putting it on the market. Vaughn didn't buy his line,
but this gorgeous stranger quickly whipped out proof that he just happened to
carry on his person. Vaughn left the box there and said nothing as Ar rifled
through it, laughing and making odd remarks about its contents. He just nodded
and quickly took his leave, not really up to caring if a stranger enjoyed his
ex-boss's predicament and private items.
He evidently made quite an
impression on Ar, because from that evening forward Ar hounded him every day
for a date. Vaughn wasn't interested in dating, since he still licked his
wounds from a bad break up earlier in the year, but Ar bit down like a pit bull
with a bone. After a couple of months he whittled Vaughn's defenses to nil and
an agreement to have coffee one Saturday morning followed. Saturday morning
coffee morphed into Saturday night dinner followed by Sunday morning brunch.
Vaughn never regretted that decision.
A chilly breeze and the lack of heat
on his skin clued Vaughn to the late hour. He tapped his fingers on his
boyfriend's belly. "Honey, it's getting dark, maybe we should head back up?"
Ar smiled, but didn't open his eyes.
"But I like staying down." He chuckled at his joke. "I want to
stay out here with you."
"We can come back out here on
Friday, I don't have any other plans. But it's Sunday and I have to get back to
my apartment. I have work tomorrow and I hate not having everything laid out
before I go to sleep."
"If you would quit your job we
could come back out here tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that
too." Ar finally opened his eyes and peered down at Vaughn. "I hate
not having you during the week. It isn't fair to me, you know."
Vaughn rolled his eyes. "It
isn't fair to me to have this discussion again. You're not my sugar
"I could be, if you let
Vaughn pushed off Ar's chest and
vaulted to his feet, grabbing his shorts and roughly tugging them up his legs.
He pressed the Velcro together at the top and turned to throw their picnic
supplies in the basket. "You should thank me. I'm gonna do you a favor and
forget that you said that." He shook his head and gritted his teeth, reining
in his anger. "Jeez, Ar! You really...you just..." Running his hands
through his sandy hair, he just shrugged in defeat. "You can stay here as
long as you like; I'm getting my stuff and heading home. I don't want to crawl
into bed at midnight again; you know how anal I am about setting my stuff out
for the morning. I hate rushing against the clock."
He warily watched Ar stand up next
to him and leisurely don his bathing suit, shorts and tank. Vaughn had to
admit, if he ever decided to be a kept man, Ar would be the one he wanted to do
the keeping. His toned body was easily nothing short of a miracle, his chest
lightly furred and broad and his pecs firm and bite-able. Not to mention the
way he filled out those white shorts could rewrite the whole sizing scale.
Vaughn's jaw attested that he excelled in that area as well. His ass clenched
with anticipation just thinking about the next time Ar's cock would use and
abuse it, and Ar's thick legs put the power in each and every thrust.
He raised his eyes to Ar's face, and
the smile awaiting him there made it clear that Ar guessed correctly what
Vaughn daydreamed about. Ar thrust his hips out a bit and chuckled. "You
know you want to stay here tonight. I could so make it worth your while. Come
on, call in to work and let me have some fun with you."
Shaking his head to clear the lewd
thoughts Ar's movements instilled, Vaughn insisted, "I don't have any sick
days to call in to work with."
"Why are you acting so
difficult? It's not like we just met and I'm asking the unthinkable. Over a
year we've had each other. Quit that sad job and stay with me; they don't
appreciate your talents like I do." He waggled his eyebrows at Vaughn.
That pushed the limit for Vaughn. If
he stayed and tried to discuss this, it would end in a fight, and he didn’t
want that. They only ever argued about his working and not living off Ar's
money. Why couldn't Ar understand? Why did Ar assume everything should be a
joke or game with no real responsibilities involved?
"I'll call you tomorrow after
work. I'm not having this discussion again, though, so give it up."
He tossed the blanket into the
basket on top of everything else, not worrying about the sand that got caught
up in it, and then turned to walk away. A steel grip on his wrist jolted him to
a stop. He glanced down at that hand and back up at his lover, raising his
eyebrow in a non-verbal question.
"I will not give you up. Do you
have any idea what I've risked to have you? Why did I have to fall for the one
human that has values and morals? You are so damn lucky that I don't—"
"That you don't what, Ar? What
am I so damn lucky you don't do?" This new twist to an old argument
perplexed him. Vaughn couldn't even guess where it would lead. "And lay
off the melodrama. Human? Really?"
Ar released his wrist immediately.
"Nothing. I'm sorry, I just don't understand you. I have plenty and I want
to share it with you. You'll never want for anything, I promise. None of this
means a damn thing to me if I don't have you by my side. Fuck the houses, fuck
the fancy cars, fuck this damned beach! Fuck it all if you aren't here with me.
What else can I acquire that will convince you to stay? Tell me and I will get
it, all you need do is wish it and I'll make it yours."
"Wish, hmm? So, let's role play
tonight, and the role of my fairy godmother goes to..." He swept his hand
in Ar's direction. "Because, I gotta tell you, that really doesn't do it
for me, Ar." He chuckled to soften the words. "I wish for you to
understand what it's like to have a job and responsibilities. To have to answer
to someone in charge for a change instead of just always getting what you want
when you want it."
Vaughn didn't understand why Ar's
face suddenly froze in a horrified grimace. His words might have been mean, but
not overwhelmingly so. Even more disturbing to him, the sun just vanished
behind charcoal-gray clouds that appeared literally out of nowhere. The
darkness enveloped them so completely that, if not for the sensors on the
spotlights, they'd have been blanketed in pitch blackness. Of course Vaughn
wouldn't be pondering his lover's overly dramatic expression if that happened.
Ar shoved him violently toward the
"What the hell?"
"Run! Get your ass into the
Vaughn stumbled and fell on top of
their basket. It collapsed under his weight and he felt as well as heard
something break inside. He slowly stood up and brushed himself off. "What
the hell did you push me for? Because it's going to rain? You're really flying
off the handle today, Ar." Vaughn tipped his head back and studied the
dark sky. Rain, yeah, the only possible explanation he could come up with.
"Just do it, Vaughn. Trust me
and get into that house now!"
"Now why would you want him to
leave us so soon, Ar?"
Vaughn faltered as a huge hand
appeared out of nowhere, fingers digging into the meaty part of his elbow in a
"What the…? Where did you come
from? Let go of me!" Vaughn jerked his arm, but the stranger's grip
tightened and he couldn't break away. A sudden pinching pain forced him to
glance down again. Blunt flesh-colored nails elongated before his eyes into
claw-like blue talons pressing into his skin, the sharp points not quite
puncturing, but almost. "You're hurting me!"
"Release. Him. Now."
Vaughn's heart and breath froze. He
shifted his gaze from those blue talons and slowly turned toward his lover. He had
never heard such an implacably menacing sound come from Ar before. He widened
his eyes at the sight before him. The Ar that he knew and loved no longer stood
on this beach; in his place a monster towered, a taller, wider, thicker and
darker than his boyfriend monster. His skin didn't have the golden glow caused
by the sun anymore. It appeared dense, like the tough hide of an animal, a deep
blue/brown mixture. His eyes swirled the elements of fire and ice combined. His
teeth jutted out, sharp, jagged and just slightly protruding over his thick
blue lips. Long dreadlocks, a darker version of his blue skin, now replaced the
beautiful, soft, ash brown hair that Vaughn loved running his fingers through
and tugging on. His hands curled and uncurled with long pointed blue talons
just like the ones causing the throbbing in Vaughn's arm.
A deep rumbling laugh vibrated
through him. Almost too afraid to move, Vaughn somehow got his neck to obey his
commands and swung his gaze to the man who held him. The stranger no longer
possessed the muscle-bound body he did mere moments ago. He too had magnified
in all ways possible, his skin a slightly lighter hue than Ar's.
"If you insist, traitor."
He growled right before throwing Vaughn easily two dozen feet behind him.
The wind whooshed out of Vaughn as
his back collided with the hard-packed sand, yet he still attempted to scramble
to his feet. The fear coursing through his system worked better than any drug
on or off the market; it helped him get past the inability to fill his lungs
with air problem. He managed to roll over onto his hands and knees, and then
glanced up to where he'd been standing. Those two huge things faced off against
each other. Oh my God...it wasn't his
imagination or some bad trip from his teenage years coming back to haunt him.
"If you ever touch him again I
will take your head as a trophy." That came from the one that used to be
The other one shrugged, apparently not
nervous about the threat. "You will try. But we both know that you are not
worthy of a fight with me. When I'm done with you I will find out what is so
interesting about that human that would make you sentence yourself to death."
up and get your ass into the house now. Don't look back. Don't stop. Now
Vaughn fell back on his ass when the
voice floated through his mind. What the
fuck? Ar's voice, without a doubt. But in his head? He finally managed to
get his feet beneath him, wincing with pain. Stepping backward toward the
house, he kept an eye on the two blue men.
"Take one more move away from
me, human, and I will have your heart in my hand before your body hits the
Vaughn stopped. Neither of them actually made eye contact with him, but both
their attentions obviously focused on him.
bluffing. Run now, damn it!"
"How the hell do I know he's
bluffing!" Vaughn yelled at the voice in his head, or Ar, or both maybe?
"Ar, are you conversing with
the human telepathically? Interesting, indeed. Look at your lover, human. This
man you lie with, allow to enter your body, isn't a man. Can you trust he
serves your best interest? He recognizes his path to die tonight. He will do
anything to save his pathetic existence. Listen to me. I can assure you, I only
desire to bring this traitor to justice for his crimes. You may leave as soon
as I have your memories stored safely. Fight me on this and your demise is
Vaughn studied Ar again, who didn't
take his gaze off the stranger. "I'm
still Ar, the man you've loved for over a year. Don't talk... Please Vaughn,
just trust me on this. I will keep him from hurting you but you have to help
me. He wants you to stay with two monsters, I want you to run. You weigh it
With logic like that what could
Vaughn do? He spun in the sand and hauled his ass as fast as his legs could
take him toward Ar's beach house.
A huge growl erupted behind him
followed by a loud crashing noise. A hand grazed his ankle, causing him to fall
forward and scream. He face-planted in the sand and flipped over quickly in
time to witness Ar dragging the other one away by his legs.
He watched as Ar spun in a circle
holding the monster in his hands, spinning faster and faster, raising the
monster higher until he finally released him. The creature sailed through the
night sky, finally splash-landing hundreds of feet out in the ocean.
Vaughn slumped down in short-lived
relief until he glanced up to Ar stomping towards him.
"When I fucking tell you to run
you do it! Now come on, we have to get to the house."
He hauled Vaughn up with one hand
under his bruised elbow and pushed him towards the house.
"Hey! I'm sick and tired of all
the fucking manhandling." He turned to Ar and glared up into his fire and
ice sparring eyes, then shrank back.
Ar might have loomed over him by at
least two feet now, but Vaughn recognized the hurt his flinch put in those red
and blue swirling eyes. He opened his mouth to say something, anything, but a
bubbling noise coming from the ocean interrupted him.
The other one exited the water and ran
toward them at a pace Vaughn couldn't imagine the bionic man matching. Without
talking, Ar grabbed his wrist and headed for the beach house that he had
fixated on since the stranger showed up.
Vaughn stumbled to keep up with him,
but his legs and lungs were only human. When they got to the boardwalk he
stopped to catch his breath.
"What are you waiting for? The
crossing guard? Here's a tip, Vaughn. School is out and he wants our asses on a
platter!" Ar pointed to the stranger shortening the distance between them.
Something inside Vaughn cracked. He
didn't know if false bravado or just plain stupidity urged him on, but at this
point he couldn't really care. "I have no fucking idea what you are, but
I'm of the homo sapiens species and I need air!"
"You can breathe when you're
safe, damn it." Ar grabbed Vaughn and threw him over his shoulder. Vaughn
grasped Ar's waist with his fists, balancing to stay on the massive brute.
He craned his neck and noticed a
blur of blue gaining on them. Thank God the beach house resided just on the
other side of the boardwalk, whatever good getting there would do. This guy
seemed pissed enough to take the whole house down.
Vaughn heard a loud cracking noise and
then they tumbled across the floor in the sitting room. He jumped to his feet,
ignoring the additional aches and pains to his body and peered out the now open
doorway with the door in pieces, completely destroyed.
"How the hell do we lock him
out now? We made it here for nothing!"
He glared at Ar, who took a step
toward him, then halted. "Doors won’t keep him out. Did he hurt you? You
"I'll probably have a bruised
ass, but I'll live." Vaughn squatted at the window to peek through the
horizontal wood blinds. Yeah, ducking behind some wimpy glass eased his fear a
bit. "I don't see him. Where'd he go?"
"It's not where he went; it's
where we went. Back when I acquired this property for us I put an incantation
on the house. Only humans and I can sense it and enter it. He just witnessed us disappearing in front of
him on a sandy beach. He no doubt can figure what just happened, but there's
not a damn thing he can do about it. Probably on his way back to the others to
plot out his next move."
"Spell? Others? Who are
you?" Vaughn ran his fingers through his hair, closing his fist in it and
tugging some to give him some focus. "No...what are you?"
Ar closed his eyes and tilted his
head up and Vaughn watched him shrink, his skin losing the dark blue hue and
returning to a lickable sun-kissed tan, teeth and nails receding into his body,
normal size again. In front of Vaughn, with an expression of grief easily
readable on his face, stood the man he loved. Vaughn gasped and Ar turned away
from him quickly. He began speaking, his voice low. "Not really a spell,
per se, more like a secret family recipe my grandfather handed down. A few
words mumbled from a desperate monster who believed foolishly at one time that
he could obtain happiness."
Ar turned to him again, the pain
etched on this face tearing through Vaughn like a knife. "What am I,
Vaughn? I'm a monster, a being that comes and plays with humans' lives and gets
rewarded when I drive them to insanity. Your libraries with your books may call
us genies or Djin, but they sugarcoat our true evil.
"And now the others have found
me. You don't just turn your back on the Djin, not without consequences. I
convinced myself that with enough time, maybe I was low enough on their radar
that they wouldn't care. Tonight proves my error in thinking. They will stop at
nothing to destroy their target. I'm not strong enough to fight them and win,
but that doesn’t mean I'll allow them to have you. I will protect you with my
last ounce of strength."
Happy hump day...or what's left of it...lol Yeah, I'm late posting—but I
had some distractions when I got home from the EDJ.
So what am I working on today? That's easy...I'm working on getting my
Story Orgy Single from our Christmas antho - A Trace of Christmas Spirit - two years ago out to you. :) It is
back in my very competent editor's hands and I'm thinking it should be out to
you guys in a couple of weeks? That would be sah-weet!
Here's to hoping that it happens sooner rather than later...and here's a
little snippet for you all. :)
Now remember this is still in the editing phase...
Camden jumped, which caused him to stagger backward onto the towel the
stranger was pointing to. "Holy shit, you scared me!"
"I never understood that expression. Why would shit ever be holy? No
preacher I know would bless it. You people have the strangest sayings." The
stranger walked toward him and started unzipping Cam’s jacket.
"Hey! What are you doing?" Camden chattered out as he tried to
push the guy's persistent hands away from him. "Stop that!"
Ignoring his protests, the man worked around Cam's hands to finally open
up the article of clothing he was infatuated with. "You are covered in
snow and soaking wet. If we don't get these off you, pneumonia is in your
imminent future. That will not do, it would make no one happy."
The stranger roughly turned Cam around as he yanked the jacket down his
arms and threw it in a basket set by the towel.
"Hmm. Your sweater is also damp, what were you doing? Making snow
angels? Off with this, too."
Again, without his permission, the stranger quickly dragged the sweater up
his chest and over his head. He raised his arms at the last minute in fear that
this psycho would actually take them off if they didn't cooperate.
"Who the hell are you? And where are you from?" Cam had noticed
a unique accent that he couldn't place, not that he was an accent expert or
"Shouldn't I be asking you those questions? You are standing in my
parlor, after all."
Camden took a second to get a good look at this guy. Well, if nothing
else came from this strange meeting, at least he was hot. Not in the ordinary
make-his-jeans-drop-and-beg-to-be-done-right way… more in the
way. And Cam swore they just did both. When this man walked over to Cam, he
distinctly had blue eyes, now they looked more lavender, and they, Camden
couldn't even believe he was thinking this, but they really did sparkle or
something. Maybe he wore contacts.