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Buried Treasure 9 By Carol Pedroso
Hand of Fate: Chapter 4 by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Her nipples hardened as he tried out her name. Every time he said it her body responded. There was no malice in his tone, quite the contrary, her name on his lips sounded like honey dripping from a spoon. She felt compelled to raise her head and look him in the eye. To see if in their depths there was any warmth or if it was truly all a spell.
“Mayra,” he crooned. Her back arched and she gasped as he touched her spine with his fingertip. He slid it lower, causing sparks of desire to build between her legs. She moaned. Dear Gods.
Tide Pull by Shelly Schulz
A light breeze tugged with the tangle of curls that refused to be tamed by any sort of hair tie. She stood on the beach, the sand working its way between her toes, weight on her heels, allowing herself to sink into the warmth. The water was crystal clear and calm, stretching out until sea met sky in a blurry horizon line. She started forward, toes curling to find a grip as she struggled to keep her balance.
“You really don’t have land legs do you, Aggie?”
She pursed her lips, “You should be on the ship.”
“You’re looking suspiciously happy today,” David commented as Robin scribbled over his amended schedule.
“I’ve finally caught a break,” Robin replied without looking up from his task.
“Your parents have bought you a car so you can get to the baths in the city?”
Robin snorted. “Fat chance of that.”
“I got permission to use the pool on Sycamore Crescent.”
“You mean the one you’ve been sneaking off to use in the middle of the night?” Robin didn’t need to see David’s face to know he was surprised.
“That’s the one.”
To Touch the Sky: #7: by M.A. Church
Simon did his errands and came home. He thought of Hawk and frowned. Something sent the damn man running every-freaking-time he got within a mile of Simon. It was annoying.
Discouraged, Simon did the only thing he could think of—he called Chip. Sprawled on the couch, he replayed everything he knew about Hawk. Which wasn’t much, granted. “So, any ideas?”
“Simon, are you even sure the guy is gay? Or at least bi?”
“I, yeah. Douglas—remember the guy I told you about?—he said Hawk takes guys home. I’d say that makes him gay.”
“Okay, point. I assume those guys are seen again?”
Don’t Look Back #13 (3.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes
Lee broke into a broad grin at the sight of the newcomers. The man who’d greeted him was tall, dark, and angular, about Lee’s age. His bronze skin wore the weathered look of someone who spent a great deal of time outdoors, while his bright blue eyes were bursting with good humor.
“Hey Slim.” Lee gained his feet as they approached the table, holding out his hand. The man named Slim took it, before pulling Lee into a quick hug. He did the same with Marshall. “It has been a little while, hasn’t it? Hey there Rye, Denver.”
Rye was a little older than Lee, with a one-time athletic build that was turning to flab. He compensated by dressing in flattering clothes that hid his growing paunch. Denver was about a year or so older than Marshall. His wavy blond hair was heavily gelled, and he was as well turned out sartorially as Rye, but in bolder colors.
A Change of Scenery: Part 9 by Johayan
Pahana paused just outside the door as Symon held it open for him. As he looked inside the restaurant, he knew he could afford it but knowing he could versus wanting to pay that much were different things. Above the door, gilded lettering proclaimed ‘Welcome to Discovery’. From what he knew of Symon, he would have had to struggle to pay for this dinner and
that made him uncomfortable. Symon smiled at Pahana’s caution but beckoned him in the door where they were quickly seated and placed their initial appetizer orders.
Lost Inside: Chapter 38 by Cia Nordwell
“When Sheshtun hurt Yuri, I didn’t help him,” Peten muttered. “I should’ve. But I don’t know if you’ll understand what it was like.” Hatred burned in his eyes. “What he did to us, just because he had the power. We hadn’t joined with your clan long before you mated with Yuri and Sheshtun really went off the deep end. You didn’t see how bad he could be. You don’t know how much he could make life hurt.”
Benny’s nostrils flared as he held on to his temper by the narrowest margin. “You think I didn’t? When my mate was beaten
Sleep still fogging his mind, Zane grumbled and skated his hand across Steele’s abs and down toward his biker’s leaking cock. Smearing precome over the head, Zane teased and tormented, his motions uncoordinated. It didn’t matter, though. Steele groaned a raspy “fuck” and thrust into Zane’s hand…
Rattletrap #13, by Tali Spencer
Ussim glared down at them both. “Your choice of companion has caused conversation.”
He’d probably overheard talk from other crew members. Jedd indicated Plant, who stared wide-eyed at the armored, blue-haired Ghisr. “She sleeps in the cabin in which you held me.
The absurdity of it all hit him again as he took in the sight of the sleeping blond. His lover was a noble mage. Never in a thousand years did Thorn think such a thing would ever happen. Sure, he had fantasized about it. Plenty of talentless fooled around with non-noble mages. But a noble? And to have him here, spending an entire week with him?
It was crazy. And incredibly exciting.
Cyan: Chapter 17 by Nephylim
Cyan was a boy. There was no getting over that. Robin had kissed a boy. Not only that but he’d enjoyed it so much he was still sporting a hard on just from thinking of it. But.
Cyan was a boy, and Robin wasn’t gay.