Wednesday Briefs: October 4, 201

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

An Offer I Could Not Refuse by Michael Mandrake

For the longest of time, I’d been avoiding him even when I knew in my heart what I wanted; a committed relationship where I could call that other person my very own. Yet, I was too afraid to accept his advances. He’d approached me several times, offering a romantic dinner on the rooftop overlooking the city, and in every instance I’d refused.  Despite my intense attraction for this being, I could not fathom betraying those who were close to me.

On several occasions, he tried his best to convince me otherwise. Every chance he got, he would somehow figure out …

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Double Trouble: Chapter 116 by Jon Keys
Danny lay awake listening to the sounds of everyone moving through their personal rituals of preparing for bed. After being cock blocked twice in the same night, he was determined to hook up with Rob.

He listened with barely controlled impatience until the late night preparations dwindled away. The sounds of the television in his parents room kept drifting to him through the walls until his plan seemed doomed for failure. As he resigned himself to his plan not working out for tonight, the voices abruptly stopped and Danny held his breath.

Danny smiled at him and pulled them into a tight embrace. “I wanted it to be something we would never forget.”

Buy One, Get Two and Three: Chapter 69 by Carol Pedroso

Daniel

“Where’s Toby? Shouldn’t he be here by now?”

Silas waved a vague hand, sloshing drink over the side of his glass. “He’s buying some more wine. Said he had something to tell us.”

Daniel snickered at his brother. Silas had had most of the last bottle to himself and was well on his way to being tipsy. If he was honest Daniel was feeling a bit on the dizzy side.

What had started out as a wedding planning evening, had turned into a walk down memory lane and a challenge to see who could embarrass the others the most.

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Mine! Part Two: Chapter Thirty-nine by Cia Nordwell

The hug was constricting and tighter than I ever expected to be squeezed by a human werekin. It was actually hard to breathe for a moment before Ritch let go. He looked me straight in the eyes, a tear streaking down his cheek. He sniffled and worked his jaw.

“Are you okay?” I asked. 

His mouth slowly dropped open, and then he snapped it shut. Ritch’s eyes narrowed. “Okay? My new mate left me for two days.” He smacked me on the shoulder, then held on and squeezed. “You left. I had no idea where you were. All I could

The Sheriff #32 (9.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“Hey Denver, how’s it going?” Roy strolled casually into the computer store, as if he didn’t have a care in the world. He didn’t know what had prompted him to throw caution to the winds and leave his truck when he was supposed to be keeping an eye on Dustin from the outside. Nothing other than a gut feeling that he needed to make himself visible, despite not being in uniform. Was he really that concerned about Dustin? And if so, why?

“Pretty good,” Denver replied. “Must be my lucky day, both you and Dustin showing up out of the blue.”

“Huh. Small world,” Roy commented before glancing toward Dustin.

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