Wednesday Briefs: May 8, 2019

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.

In Pieces #51 (12.5) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Leaving the bar, they noticed some of the customers had also gone outside. They stood in a cluster, cigarette in one hand, drink in the other. Obviously because smoking wasn’t allowed in the bar. As they passed, Ryan thought he heard someone say “goddamned president”, but he didn’t have the time or inclination to worry about politics at this moment.  Rounding the corner of the building, out of sight of the others, they came to a stop by mutual consent. Ben immediately wrapped his arms around Ryan and held him tightly against him. For this moment, not a word was spoken between them. Ryan closed his eyes and rested his face against Ben’s neck, closing out everything and everyone else.

Ryan felt Ben’s fingers stroke his hair gently, felt Ben’s lips caress his head. He felt himself on the verge of purring like a contented can when Ben drew back slightly, looking into Ryan’s eyes. “What’s wrong?

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Adrift: Chapter 39 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Inside Roku’s tight embrace, Arad managed to twist himself until he faced the mumbling, slumbering DemiShou. Another heavy inhale across his scalp ignited a fierce shiver over Arad’s skin. He knew what he wanted—he knew what Roku wanted—yet he found himself hesitating. The line he was daring to cross skimmed so close to the near non-existent boundaries of contest a hustler experienced.

Roku took in another ragged sample of his scent coupled with a second whine bordering on begging. The shift in position had left the tiger’s hot member rutting along Arad’s stomach. If he didn’t participate, Roku was going to get his regardless.

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Denied: Chapter Eighty-two by Cia Nordwell

“Where’s Deke?” I’d expected him to be in the meeting I’d interrupted, but as it broke up and everyone went to their respective parts of the ship, he’d been nowhere to be seen.

“He insisted on overseeing the ship security after he locked up that Elite bastard. Said he didn’t trust them not to have put something on the ship or tricked the A.I. even though Freska said the ship confirmed we’re clear of any devices or anything.”

I turned quickly from the viewscreen that showed the system we were currently passing. “Is that a concern?”

“No,” Captain said soothingly, 

Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 20.3 by Carol Pedroso

Tristan cocked his head to one side and stared at Carl. Maybe he had jumped to conclusions. Maybe he should have listened before he spoke. But, really? A vampire elder and a second level mage? What were the fates thinking? What did he know about leading a clan?

Carl seemed to be a patient male. He just stood there waiting for Tristan to process what he’d said and to make a decision.

“I think we need to sit and talk properly. I will warn you now I have reservations about how this mating would work and I would want to

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