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In Pieces #21 (7.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes
Ryan had meant to stay awake until Ben returned from his tête-à-tête with Cameron. There were so many things he wanted to say, things he wanted to hear. Things he wanted to do. His libido was racing a mile a minute just thinking about Ben. About finishing what they’d begun so long ago. Ten years was a whole lot of anticipation.
Opening his eyes to find sunlight bouncing into the bedroom told him he’d failed at staying awake rather miserably. The question was would he find himself alone again, or if he looked across the room, would he see Ben asleep in the other bed?
The answer to that question was both familiar and warm. And it was pressed up against him.
Sweet Betrayal: Part 6 by Michael Mandrake
By the end of the day, I was ready to go home. Though my new life as a vampire meant I couldn’t get tired unless I didn’t feed, the day had been mentally draining.
Still, I had just enough left to follow through on my promise with the men who’d made my human life a living hell.
This evening, I would get my revenge on them, making sure they knew that Aaron Winston Garland was not and would not be one to fuck with.
After all the crude things they’d said, I’d enjoy snapping their necks and draining them dry. They were bigots in every since of the word and today they would pay dearly.
Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 12.2 by Carol Pedroso
Carl glared at Kitryn when Simon turned his back. He knew the pesky cat was trying to goad him into doing something embarrassing and that was never going to happen.
He clapped his hands together, relishing the fact it made Kitryn jerk suddenly and waited for Simon to turn to him.
“Right, I think first I should run you through some exercises, Simon. That way I’ll know how far along you are and I won’t be teaching you things you already know. Let’s head for the training room and start by testing your physical capabilities.”
The nightmare that consumed my mind as I slept held me in its grip when I woke as a hand touched my shoulder, and I lashed out and backed away. The corner of my cell was safest when they were trying to prod me out. They’d get me, eventually, but I couldn’t make it easy on them.
“No, no, no, no,” I chanted as I rocked. The darkness shocked me. My cell was never dark. What new trick was this?
“Kohen, open your eyes.”
I froze. That voice didn’t belong. Not here, not in this place.
“Kohen. I need you
Adrift: Chapter 7 by J. Alan Veerkamp
Arad turned slowly, glaring at Torrins. “What’s that supposed to mean?”
“I’m still willing to pay for your time. And the way I walked you back here pretty much killed any other options for you.” Torrins held out the whiskey Arad had left behind. “You might as well finish it. I imagine it’ll be a while before you get another.”
“I’m not a drunk.” Arad took the drink but stayed standing, silently noting the closest exit.
“Don’t think you are. But simple luxuries are hard to come by for some people. How long have you been living on the streets?”
Tales of the Cabin:Part 3 by Johayan
“Good morning Kevan!” I said cheerfully as I walked into his office.
“A pleasure Mr. Ramhart” he answered professionally.
“The wire transfer came through without any issues?” I inquired, if there were any problems, my plans would be pushed back.
“It did. It has already been distributed as you requested.”
I left myself relax a bit. My future was now planned for and with solid management, I would be living comfortably for the rest of my life.
Kevan was one of few people who knew my plans. I’d known him for a while…