Wednesday Briefs: June 26, 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.

Adrift: Chapter 46 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Fitful sleep chased Arad through the night. The sound and feel of Roku’s purposeful inhales against his skin kept him from finding it, yet he wouldn’t give up the sensation for all the funds on Grey District. The tiger dozed, but his distress was clear, visible along the ragged edges of his usually smooth fur. Arad hadn’t said a word about the state of the Ansariland when Roku escorted—or carried—him from the airlock. No comment about the weight bench which had been flung against the wall and the broken exercise machine. Silence over the glints of metal showing through the hallway paint scoured with a random, overlapping quilt of claw marks.

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Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 22.1 by Carol Pedroso

Their peace was soon shattered by someone knocking on the door.

“Meeting in thirty…and for the sanity of those of us who are still unmated and have sensitive noses, please shower.”

Carl rolled his eyes while Tristan chuckled into Carl’s shoulder.

They hauled themselves out of bed and Carl allowed Tristan to beat him to the shower. After all, who was he to say no to watching his mate strip and wash while water fell over him in a sexy waterfall?

“You could join me, you know?”

Carl smirked. “Then we would be late for the meeting.

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In Pieces #58 (14.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Entering the pool area, they found themselves alone, so they chose two lounge chairs next to one another. The pool itself was empty of swimmers. A few plastic pool toys floated on the surface of the inviting water, as if waiting for someone to jump in and play with them.  Ryan wondered if that was because it was Sunday, and most travelers had either gone home or not arrived yet. The late afternoon sun was warm but not overly so. “Mmm, this feels nice,” Ryan said as he stretched out. They sat close enough together that Ben, who sat to Ryan’s right, had laid his hand on Ryan’s thigh in a possessive gesture that he didn’t mind at all, while he texted with his other hand.

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Denied chapter 89 by Cia Nordwell

“Hey kid, causing trouble again?” Deke showed up with a bunch of equipment and a grin. He wasn’t nearly as cranky as I expected. Captain stood to help him set down all the supplies he brought.  “What took you so long?”

I shoved his shoulder when he bent down to drop some of the bags he had slung over one shoulder but he didn’t even stumble. He swayed away with the force and then came back, grabbing my arm and putting me in a lock.

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