Thursday, February 28, 2013

Angelina Rain's Flames of Desire

Today, Angelina Rain is here to talk about Flames of Desire, a short erotic ménage romance treat with one very lucky woman, one house fire, and five hunky firemen. Do I need to say more?

Welcome Angelina! So let's get started... What do you do when you are not writing?
I’m plotting. I have so many book ideas fighting for attention in my brain, what I actually spend a lot more time letting them fight than I do with the actual writing. I also have a little editing job so that occupies a lot of my time.
Do you have a day job as well?
I do. I’m a licensed insurance agent selling home, auto, and commercial policies. This year I plan on getting my life and health license as well.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I’ve been writing since high school. I used to write a lot of poetry back then, and I even won a few awards for that. I wrote a few fictional pieces at school, but I didn’t get serious about it until 2010. My first written project, Rescued Love, took me almost a year to write. It’s currently published with Breathless Press and you could buy it here:
How did you choose the genre you write in?
I have no idea. The idea, the characters, and ect just come to me, and as soon as I sit down to write, I know what genre it will be, what the characters will face, and how it will end.

Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere! I’m a bucket full of them.

What sparked the idea for your novel?
The idea for Flames of Desire came very easily. I was thinking about how cool it would be to have a fireman in my bed. It spiraled out from there.
What are some of your favorite authors/books?
I LOVE romantic suspense. Give me some Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Janet Evanovich, Iris Johanson, and Erica Spindler and I will be a very happy girl.
What was your life like before becoming an author?
I used to have this thing called free time, or me time. When I started writing that just disappeared. I should do an investigation and see where it went.
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published author?
Do you ever experience writer’s block?
ALL. THE. TIME. What helps with that is writing a prompt. That’s what Flames started out as. I prompted myself to write something random, and I though firefighters!
Do you work with an outline, or just write?
What’s an outline? Lol. It depends. Rescued Love was written using an outline, and I’m currently working on a story called Wounded Pride which is also using an outline. Everything else is totally write-as-I-go though.

Can you tell me about your challenges in getting your first book published?
None. It wasn’t a challenge. I got my first offer about 24 hours after I send out the submission. I was new to publishing and the book ended up with a not-so-good publisher who closed down about a month after the book was released.
Yikes. That's no fun.
Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?
Yes. I have a suspense thriller that I started writing like two years ago. Every time I get close to finishing it, I start a massive re-write. It doesn’t fit into any of the e-publishing markets so I will have to go traditional with that one, but it’s only 30K long, and it needs to be at least 80K to get published traditionally. So yeah, another re-write is ahead of me for that book.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on a short witch story.
Will you have a new book coming out soon?
I have a free read coming from Evernight Publishing this March. It’s titled “Bunnies and Batteries” and it’s about a woman who is secretly in love with her next door neighbor but she could never be with him, not after what she did to him in the past. When her neighbor comes to her house, uninvited, while she’s playing with her vibrator, their attraction takes a surprise turn. Is there a chance for a happily ever after for them? Or will her past mistake haunt them forever?
Alright, now on to some fun questions.
Be honest, how often do you wash your hair?
Every other day. I used to wash it daily, but my hair is so dry and frizzy that daily washings make my hair vary static-electric prone. Don’t want it to spontaneously catch fire!
Do you get road rage? What pisses you off the most about other drivers?
ALL. THE. TIME. I hate slow drivers!
Do you go out of your way to kill bugs? Are there any that make you screech and hide?
I hate centipedes. We get them a lot in the summer. I have a mini heart-attack every time I see them.
Which of your characters would you like to meet in person and why?
I would love to have a friend like Issella, the heroine in my unpublished suspense thriller that is probably never going to be published. That heroine is a total kick-ass sarcastic bitch. She has an attitude, a personality from hell, and she’s the kind of woman that a weaker man would be scared of.

For more information about Flames of Desire, click here! Thanks so much for joining me, Angelina!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

I'll Be Damned, Stella Berkley

Today I'd like to welcome Stella Berkley, a fellow Evernight Publishing author. She's here to talk about her erotic, paranormal romance, I'll Be Damned, which is a collection of five short stories where, for one night, love is enough to bridge the distance between heaven and hell. There’s a law that keeps angels and demons apart, and the collection follows five couples sneaking trysts over the course of the same evening when God and Lucifer’s attentions are diverted.

Very cool. As every knows I'm a huge fan of anything paranormal so your novel sounds A-MAZ-ING!
So Stella, tell me a little bit about yourself.

Aside from being a wife, mother to a cute wee girl, and a working grunt, I’m an author of many faces. I write mainstream dark romantic fiction under another pen name, with one novel trilogy completed and the opener of a five novel series signed and due to release in May of this year. My YA self is also working on two novels and a short story I hope to shop around by the end of the year.
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Definitely Stephen King. I’d like to crawl into his head and see the world through his eyes. He can write a character like nobody else, and since I wholly believe characters are what make or break a story, I’d like to learn about character building from the pro.
How personal is your writing?

My writing is me. It’s how I try to make sense of the world around me, why people might do the things they do. I can put characters in a scenario and see both sides of the coin. Human nature is fascinating.
Do you work with an outline, or just write?

I’m a total pantser. I often hit Chapter 1 with an idea only and a few names jotted down to use for my main characters. Sometimes I only start with a character. Their appearance and characterization usually comes as I write.
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?

I have several coming up, but I’ll stick to the first of a seven-book series I’ve just signed called Stone Chameleon, an Ironhill Jinn Novel. It’s an urban fantasy/PNR following Lou Hudson, a preternatural pest control expert who is jinn, a species of elemental shapeshifers that are condemned and thought extinct. She lives in secret in Ironhill. When someone frames her for murder, her heritage is in jeopardy of coming out. Add a hot vampire in a kilt and a drool-worthy Persian love interest, and you have Stone Chameleon
Ahh yummm... Vampires in kilts? Sign me up!

Okay (after fantasizing about kilt-wearing vampires) let's move on to some fun questions. Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
Oh, hell no. I have a duvet that only requires one fluff to make the bed, and I don’t even do that. I don’t see the point when I’m just going to crawl under it again the next night. An extra few seconds to write. :)
Do you get road rage? What pisses you off the most about other drivers?
Hmm…I certainly used to when I lived in the city, but now that I live in the boonies, traffic consists of one car in front of me at the traffic light, so not so much anymore.
Do you go out of your way to kill bugs? Are there any that make you screech and hide?
Ick to all bugs. Spiders especially, or any with long legs. I can’t even deal with those little crab things in the aquarium stores with long spindly legs. I’m shivering as I type this. Afraid of bugs, who me?
Which of your characters would you like to meet in person and why?
Oh boy, this is a hard one. It’s a toss-up between Lucifer from I’ll Be Damned and Parthalan from my Lila Gray trilogy. They’re both a little arrogant and vain, and way too delicious not to want a taste.
Hahaha, I love it. 

For one night, love is enough to bridge the distance between heaven and hell.

In Devil Be Mine, Lucifer’s soul whore, Delilah, is tempted by her favorite submissive, Micah, an angel as pure as she is naughty.

In Fire and Ice, heaven’s black sheep, Qenna, meets her match in Pyro, chaos incarnate and devilish charm in a designer suit.

In Raven, a reaper forces the Guardian, Mara, to accept what’s in her heart or say goodbye to her Raven forever.

In Hunting Pleasure, Lucifer’s Lieutenant, Selene, indulges in heaven’s highest ranking sentinels, Michael and Arael, who turn the hunter into the hunted.

And finally, in No Mercy, God’s right hand, Gabriella, must convince Lucifer to abolish the law standing between her brethren and their lovers. To right a wrong she played a part in, Gabriella agrees to a private meeting with the object of her darkest fantasies—the devil himself.

Excerpt from No Mercy:
     “How badly do you want this for them?” Running fingers down the tight line of his belly, Lucifer edged closer. “Decide, because my patience is thin tonight.”
     I flinched at the sharpness of his tone while his aggression stirred thoughts of him spreading me upon one of the—stop it! “What is it you want, Lucifer?” What would I be willing to give? “I’m not sleeping with you, so don’t even think about it.”
     A flick of his fingers undid his jacket, and he slipped it off. “No, what I want is much simpler than that, Rielle. Just a kiss, one like I gave you that night on the steps, only this time there will be no running away. If you run, then the deal’s off.”
     A sensory memory filled me with flame that ate me up. Hot breath on my lips, the urgency of his mouth on mine, the demand of his fingers fisted in my hair. The sounds, more animal than man, all for me. A tiny moan slipped out before I swallowed and shook my head. “No. Not that.” I’d be finished. He’d almost had me then until I remembered my place, where my loyalties lay.
     Each button of his shirt came undone under his skilled hands, revealing more and more of his muscled chest, his rock hard stomach.
     “Why are you taking your clothes off?” I’d never seen him nude. Did he have wings? Could they trap me? Caress me?
     “You forget so easily that I know what you want before you do. I’ve never shown them to anyone who I wasn’t personally reaping or wanted to scare the life out of. This is my final offer. If you want to free those sneaking around in the dark, then you will agree.”
He shrugged out of his shirt, baring his defined shoulders and rounded biceps that appeared strong enough to confine me however he pleased. “There are different shades of darkness, all the way from evil up to the kind in my strong, bold angel. It’s already inside of you, begging for you to accept it. Accepting it won’t change who you are, Rielle, not with me.” Groaning, he extended wings of black that spread out like a beautiful nightmare, made of fire and feathers and mist. “All I’m asking for is a kiss, and after that, you’re free to walk away from me.”
“It isn’t just a kiss. Nothing between us has ever been, or ever will be, as simple as that.” I reigned in my quivering voice. “And how can I ever be free? Since the night of my reaping when you stood on the riverbank where I drowned, fucking me with your eyes, you decided I would never be free of you.”
“Or you decided. You were so tempted to follow me that night. Your indecision was written on your face, and your arousal scented the air like cherries. Even your body flies my colors, your wild streak of red visible in your otherwise pure white hair and wings.”
Was that why I ended up with crimson markings instead of gold or silver or blue like the rest? No, it couldn’t be true. “I will never follow you.”
“Yet here you are, wrapped up like sex in a pretty package, begging me with your every movement to tug on that ribbon.” He bore down on me, those wings folding around to blot out the world. “Decide. Your stubborn pride? Or their freedom?”

Buy Links:

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A little more about Stella:
Stella Berkley grew up in small town Ontario as a farmer’s daughter, usually up to her ears in some kind of trouble. A career daydreamer, Stella has a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy, especially the dark and steamy kind. Two of her novellas have been published with Cobblestone Press, and two novels by her tamer self were published last year. When she isn’t writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods.

Thanks so much for joining me today, Stella. It was a pleasure to get to know you better!

Erotica By Stella

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Annie Adams - The Final Arrangement

Today I'd like to welcome fellow RWA Chapter Member, Annie Adams to my blog. She's here talking about her Cozy Mystery, The Final Arrangement. And, for the first time ever, I was interviewed on her blog as well. So once you've read the interview and book information below, stop on by Annie's Blog!

Annie Adams is the author of THE FINAL ARRANGEMENT, book one in The Flower Shop Mystery series. She lives with her husband, two giant dogs, and two too giant cats in Northern Utah at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. When not writing she can be found arranging flowers or delivering them in her own Zombie Delivery Van.

Welcome, Annie! Thanks so much for joining me today. I know how much time can be sent with your fingers to the keys, but do you have a day job as well? 
I own and operate a flower shop.

How did you choose the genre you write in? 
I fell in love with the genre when I first read Janet Evanovich's "ONE FOR THE MONEY," I've also been inspired by Diane Mott Davidson's catering series, and Madelyn Alt's Bewitching Mystery series.

How and why did you start writing? 
I was encouraged by my friend and then employee to join RWA and go to our local chapter meetings. We would always talk about books and characters, and I formulated a story in my mind. I would say to her, "When I write my book, I'm going to include that," after a funny customer interaction or strange happenstance.

What was your life like before becoming an author? 
It's funny, but I don't remember. I've found a way to fit writing into my life, and now I don't remember what I did before then. Well, now that I think about it, I had a garden a long time ago, I usually worked on it on the weekends, so now there's no garden, and I do most of my writing on the weekends. 

Do you ever experience writer’s block? 
All of the time, but I think there's a better term for it. It's called mental laziness, at least in my case. And I'm okay with that. Sometimes I'm not focused enough to write, or I'm tired from a busy work day. I still think it's important to get some words down on those days. They may not be high quality words, but they can be edited or completely thrown out later. Those low quality words are pump priming words for when the great ones flow out.

Do you work with an outline, or just write? 
I've done both. It's kind of a hybrid for me now. I have an outline, but the outline changes as I get into the book and I allow myself to adjust scenes to fit to the direction in which my creation is going.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult? 
In junior high school, I happened upon a Ray Bradbury book in the school library. Within a couple of days, I checked out every single book I could find by Bradbury, and read through all of them within a couple weeks. I couldn't get enough. 
I do that now when I find a new author. I read every book they have out, then read them again.

If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novel or getting it published that you would change? 
Of course, but then it wouldn't be the book that it is now. The great part of writing a series, or about writing in general, really, is that you can just write some more again.

What are you working on now? 
I'm working on a follow up in the flower shop mystery series.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book? 
The next book in the flower shop mystery is called "DEADLY ARRANGEMENTS," where we see the main characters in the series facing new challenges in work and relationships. The only hint I can give as to the plot is that planning a wedding can be murder.

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? 
Since I own a flower shop, it should come as no surprise that my book is inspired by real experiences. Characters are an amalgam of ideas, which might be based partially on people I have known or seen or on classic character archetypes. So a character might develop from an inkling here and there of a real person or event, but then they are developed in my own imagination. The Zombie delivery van however, is based on my actual delivery van. I had a reviewer state that one of the scenes in my book was far fetched. Without spoiling it for those who haven't read the book yet, let me just say that the exploding tires really happened in the peculiar way they were written in the book. There are witnesses. As far as the actual people who appear in my book—they are fictional and as they say, their similarities to actual people are coincidental.
The flower business is full of drama. As florists we participate in many of the monumental occasions in a person's life, so the emotions and highs and lows are a given. That's what makes the job so interesting and I think lends to the imagination of someone with a writer's eye for observation.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? 
I really enjoy the parts that come out funny. Sometimes I will re-read something, and if it still makes me laugh, I know it's a keeper.

Will you have a new book coming out soon? 
If everything goes as planned, the second book, "DEADLY ARRANGEMENTS," will come out in the spring of 2013.
Okay, on to some fun questions. I like to ask some off-topic q's for authors so fans get a little peek into our lives. So, be honest, how often do you wash your hair? 
I'm not a morning person. Quincy and I share this similarity. Luckily, it turns out that if you don't wash your hair every day, it's healthier. Let's just leave it at that.
Do you go out of your way to kill bugs? 
Absolutely not! I look at a spider and start to think about its family and how hard it works to build its web. It looks at me with all eight of its big, teary eyes, and I can't do it. I don't have the reservations about mosquitoes, though. They're smashed if they come near.
If your book were made into a movie, who do you picture playing each character's part?
I would love it hear what the readers think about this, to see if they visualize the characters in the same way I do.
Fantastic idea! Readers, who do you picture playing each character's part?

The Vulture is dead.

The body of Quincy McKay’s nemesis and biggest competitor in the floral business has just been discovered in a casket at the mortuary, complete with flowers on the lid.

Derrick Gibbons, aka The Vulture, stole all of Quincy’s funeral business, and now she’s on a mission to get it back. But there’s a problem—Quincy is now the main suspect in The Vulture’s murder.

Armed with only her Zombie delivery van, good intentions, and the business card of a handsome cop named Alex, she must find the killer, save the flower shop, and keep from ending up in the next casket. If she can dodge burning bushes, the plague of a polygamist ex, and her mother's Mormon Mafia Spy Network, her life with Alex and her shop could become the perfect arrangement.

THE FINAL ARRANGMENT is in a Goodreads giveaway contest until the last day in February. Check it out by clicking here
3 signed copies of the paperback will be given away.

Annie also has a flower design contest that will start on March 1st, exclusively for members of the email list on her website.

Facebook author page: facebook/annieadamstheauthor

Thanks again for joining me today, Annie. It's been a pleasure to learn more about you and your novel. :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

C.R. Moss's Lovers and the Fiend

Today I'd like to welcome C.R. Moss, a fellow Evernight Publishing author.

Welcome, C.R! So, what is the main book you'll be talking about today? 
Hi! Thanks for having me here today. :) Today I’m here to tout my latest C.R. Moss release, Lovers and the Fiend. This is a story in Evernight Publishing’s Naughty Fairy Tale line. The characters, Jack and Kristina, appeared in my short story – Chasing Miss Kringle – that’s in an Evernight Publishing anthology – Stockings and Suspenders. This is the first of a handful of stories I have planned for the NFT line that revolve around the world started in CMK and Lovers. You don’t have to read the anthology story to read Lovers, but it’d be nice if you did. ;)  
What genre is the book? 
Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Erotic Romance with ménage a trios, M/M, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, public exhibition aspects 
Tell me a little bit about yourself. 
My name is Chris, and I write under the names C.R. Moss for erotic and mainstream romance and Casey Moss for mainstream dark fiction (horror, suspense, urban fantasy). My professional bio for C.R.: “An eccentric and eclectic writer, C.R. Moss pens stories for the mainstream and erotic romance markets, giving readers Worlds of Possibilities when it comes to love.” Basically I write stories from the light and sweet to the dark and deadly with varying degrees of sexual heat. The bio for my other persona: Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the light-hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore… 
When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book? How and why did you start writing? 
For a very brief period of time, I had ideas of becoming a teacher or an astronaut. Both occurred before the age of ten. But for the most part, I knew I wanted to write at a young age, as early as I learned to read. I was always cooking up stories to entertain myself in the rural area I lived in. Had to since there were no other kids around to play with. My defining moment came when I received an A in English in grade school. I was just shy of being a teenager when I had my ‘calling.’ Ever since then, most of my choices in life have revolved around my goal of becoming a full-time fiction writer and being published. Upon my ‘calling.’ I had written a story for a magazine. It’d been rejected, but that was my start. After that, I began studying the craft of writing. It started with working on the school newspaper in middle school to creative writing classes and Teens Art Festivals in high school. I received a BA in Communications, Information and Library Studies from Rutgers College with a strong concentration in English Lit/Writing and Interpersonal Communications/PR. Studying under the mentorship of Terri Valentine (author of ‘Sands of Time,’ a Zebra Historical Romance), I honed my novel writing skills. In the mid to late 2000s, I finally put my foot down, got over my nerves and took the plunge into submitting stories to publishers. I’ve been published since 2008, and as for the craft, I’m still learning things by taking the occasional online class, attending industry conferences, and devouring all the writing how-to books I can get my hands on. Writing is something I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid. It’s like breathing and eating. It’s intrinsic, a must do or I’ll go crazy type thing.  
 What is your writing routine? Do you work with an outline, or just write? 
First thing I normally do is check email, then I’ll do Triberr and check facebook. Next I’ll get to my writing projects. When I’m working on a story, I’ll reread and do editing on the parts I haven’t edited yet to catch myself up. I’ll make the font a color other than black to keep track of what I’ve already gone through. Then I’ll write the new material. If I’m starting a new project, I do an information dump and outline as much of the story that’s in my head first thing. Then I work off the outline, fleshing out all the ideas and stuff as per above.  But then, when I'm really focused on a project, I tend to just plow through it and focus only on getting it done...staying up late writing, getting up early and getting back to the story, eating when I think I can get away from my desk without ruining the flow... The house and social life suffers, but I’m a slave to my art. :) A combination of the two. I do an information dump and outline as much of the story that’s in my head first thing. Then I work off the outline, fleshing out all the ideas and stuff. If I over plan, then sometimes I feel like the story’s already been written, and I end up not wanting to work on it for quite some time. I’d say I’m a combination of the two. When I have an idea for a story and my muse is chomping at the bit for me to write it, I’ll do what’s called an information dump where I’ll outline the story through brief descriptions of scenes or dialogue or a combination of them. It’s like a pre-first draft. Then I’ll work off that draft while keeping my mind open and being flexible to any changes that might crop up. To say that’s plotting just seems too rigid to me. 
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published author? Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers? 
Learn the craft, from grammar to story building and everything in between. Adhere to the rules for a while. Once you do that, then you’ll understand how and when to break the rules and really let your creativity thrive.  After learning the craft, start promoting yourself before the first story is picked up/published. And if you’re going the e-book route through e-book publishers, get two or three places under your belt right away. If you’re doing the independent route (or e-publisher even), perhaps finishing two or three books first before you send book one out to the world would be a good idea. This way you don’t have to rush in starting to build a back list and can space out the publications of the ones you already have done while you work on more. But on top of knowing about writing mechanics, learning about marketing and promotion and getting that going is just as important.  
Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with? 
I’ll be revisiting the characters from this story in other NFT books that I have planned. :) 
Where do you find the most inspiration to write? 
I get ideas from everywhere…conversations, news headlines, television, songs. On occasion I’ve been known to pull from my old careers and the people I’ve known, drawing out tidbits of personalities for characters, places for settings and information to assist with subject matter—for example, using the basis and background knowledge of energy work that I learned in the massage field for paranormal stories I’ve worked on. I love using the places I’ve lived in and visited as the settings. There was one story I wrote (it’s not available at the moment) where I used a situation I’d been in one night on a beach. Granted, I elaborated on the situation and made it much more intense than it had been, but the foundation was there. 
Have you ever gone out in public with your shirt on backwards, or your slippers on, and when realizing it, just said screw it? 
Not that I can remember, but I’m sure I have at least once and dealt with it. 
Do you prefer fuzzy or tube socks? 
Neither really. I don’t like wearing socks, but when it’s cold out and I absolutely have to, then it depends upon the footwear I need or don’t need to put on. If I’m going to wear my boots or sneakers or other shoes, tube socks or thin dress socks will do. If I’m staying home, then thick, fuzzy socks are okay.  
Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point? 
Nope. Don’t see much point to it. It’s only me and my hubby at home and no one else goes to the back of our house where our master bedroom is. 

Blurb for Lovers and the Fiend: 

Ex-cop turned private investigator, Jack Vorst, learns his elf girlfriend Kristina has been missing for a few days after being invited to an underground vampire club. He, too, is summoned to visit club Hexenringe and is taken captive. Jack finds Kristina bound and gagged in a human sized bird cage. They’re both thrust into a kinky world at the hands of Kol, the club owner. Kol, a vampiric beast, shifts into human form to be with Jack and Kristina and needs them to remember their pasts and to love him so he can return to what he used to be. Can Kol make the pair fall in love with him despite his current situation and the fact he’s keeping them captive or will they leave, making it too late for him to change all their fates? Warning: ménage a trios, M/M, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, public exhibition 

     When the machine stopped, Jack’s gaze fell upon Kristina. She sat in a human sized bronze birdcage. Metal rods that fed through the bars poked into her porcelain skin. Her red hair swept up into a bun gave her a mock facelift. Around her head was a black harness, and a bit rested between her teeth. Kristina’s arms were pulled above her head, and her wrists were clamped within cuffs molded to the top of the cage. Thin chains and leather straps wrapped around her torso. The silver and black only rested above and below her breasts, leaving her chest exposed.
     Anger boiled through him seeing her imprisoned in such a way. He wanted to break free from his own bonds and pummel Kol’s head in.
     Kristina lifted her face and her gaze caught Jack’s. She winked. Any fears he had in regard to her predicament and comfort, and his ire over her situation, deflated. He studied her again, and this time his cock reacted to the erotic picture she portrayed.
     I gather you’re okay? he stretched his thoughts out toward her. Sometimes they were able to communicate telepathically with each other. He hoped this was one of those times, then tried not to snort his disdain. Telepathic thoughts. She was an elf. When he’d first met her, they’d shared a couple of magical, other worldly interactions. And yet, he still didn’t believe in the paranormal. What is wrong with me?
     Kristina tittered. Nothing’s wrong with you, darling, and I’m fine now that you’re here. I see you’ve become acquainted with the beast.
     Her gaze flickered with caution or perhaps worry. Beast? Jack breathed hard through the hole in the gag. Something about all this didn’t seem right. Why’d she call such a handsome fellow a horrible name like that?
     Footsteps fell behind him on the wooden floor. Seconds later Kol’s breath warmed his neck. The dancer’s finger stroked the cleft of his ass, teased the puckered hole. Jack jerked away from his touch and received a stinging slap on his ass.
     Kol came around him, keeping his hand on Jack’s waist as he did so. The stroking of Kol’s palm on his skin sent a flood of desire through him. Jack did his best to will away the arousal this time.
     After trailing a hand down Jack’s thigh, Kol then cupped his balls. “Why are you trying to repress your natural urges?” His fingers toyed with his sac then slid up and rimmed his tight sphincter once more. “Didn’t I tell you to look within? Realize what is true?”
     Natural? True? Jack closed his eyes, pondering the dancer’s words. Had his past curiosities been more than what he’d thought them to be?
     “And as for the beast comment, this is why.”

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