In one word, crazy. Just crazy enough to have 3
4 different muses running around in her head, driving her to sheer exhaustion
with new plot bunnies and complex characters.
In addition to being a computer geek and a metalhead, Sharita loves live music, reading, and perusing the net for sexy men to be her muses. She’s also a founding member and contributor to the heavy metal ezine Fourteeng.net.
Living in the Big Easy is downright deadly especially if you’re a stripper. When another exotic dancer is found dead in her apartment, the heat mounts on Frankie and his fellow detectives to find the killer. Due to the magnitude of this unsolved mystery along with the LaBoy murders, tension runs high at nineteen making it hard for all to breathe around the police station and sending everyone into a frenzy.
There’s no denying Frankie’s love for Kajika but in the back of his mind, hot thoughts of the mutual jerk off with Orrin Daugherty loom over his head. Though the feelings are mutual, Orrin wants nothing to do with this and pushes Frankie away. Add in to the mix his fascination with partner Vance Morain along with his severe case of blue balls and you got one hell of a predicament for these for complex and volatile men. The men at nineteen are burning with desire for one another and pleasure is beginning to be almost as important as business.
Will the sinful disruptions stop them from finding the killer roaming the streets of the Big Easy?
This is book 3 of N'awlins Exotica Series. Doesn't necessarily need to be read in order.
WARNING: Lots of lewd dialogue and smoldering sex between males.
“Good morning, Officer Daugherty.” A young male clerk
behind the desk in the fitness center called out to him.
Orrin nodded and kept going. He wondered if the glow from getting some was
still on his face from the night prior or if he’d really caught the man’s eye
as he hoped.
way, he had to admit he hadn’t felt this good in days—no, make that weeks.
He’d slept, had sex, and a good breakfast when he finally rolled out of bed at
two p.m. With all that going on, he felt he could get through just about
anything, including work. Despite this, he was grateful to have the full day
off until his next shift at four a.m. tomorrow.
He found the thought disturbed him. That wasn’t the only
things that disturbed him. He let his hand drift up to Varo’s muddy locks.
First thing he planned to do was get Varo cleaned. All his people had black
hair, and he couldn’t wait to see the brilliance of Varo’s, once it was free of
Soon, he promised
himself silently. He allowed himself one last touch then strode down the aisle,
boots clicking on the floor, to the cockpit. Time to get his mind out of his
pants and back on his responsibilities. Funny, but until now, that had never
been a problem.
He sat and activated the command console.
Moments later they were airborne, but his mind was only
half on the return trip. He knew better than to do this—distraction could get
you killed, after all—but he couldn’t help himself. Luckily, unless the Yesri
decided to test the collars all at once, not much demanded his attention as he
flew. He’d made this trip millions of times.
No, what occupied his thoughts were those kisses they’d
shared earlier. The explosion of passion had startled him. In all his other
encounters, that had never happened. Just thinking about that tanned skin and
blond hair had his cock reacting.
Even as desire flamed to life in him, so did revulsion.
This was his enemy. If given the opportunity, the Yesri would rape his planet
for its abundance of Black Phospolrock. He discreetly readjusted himself, a
small mocking smile crossing his face.
At least he could take comfort in knowing the Yesri prince
wasn’t any happier. As they flew through the darkened skies, he reached in his
vest and removed the red sash. He could still smell the intriguing scent of
Varo, even though his own scent was now included in the mix.
Their combined smell was pleasant—a blend of light airiness
with undertones of darkness. Adlar silently
laughed at his thoughts. The sexy creature wearing his control collar was
turning him into a romantic.
His mood plunged as he examined the thought. That could be dangerous.
There was no doubt Varo would gut him if given the chance. Fracking
Yesri would probably enjoy it too. He’d have to be careful and not let his
guard down, at least until he broke Varo. He shoved the unsettling thoughts
back as they approached the capital city of El-Deiray.
Signaling Command, he informed them of his destination and
status. The enormous palace entrance, carved directly into the sandstone, loomed
before him. It was beautifully intimidating and an engineering marvel.
The hand carved detail and towering columns proclaimed an
understanding of the surrounding habitat. While there were indeed jungles on
Helkan, there were mountainous deserts and canyons too.
Bypassing the palace, he flew the shuttle to Holding Area
One. Adlar landed the shuttle, and their prisoners were walked one-by-one to
Intake. The plain white room was large, and contained a seating area and three
separate chambers used for the scans.
This was where they checked prisoners for hidden weapons
and existing health issues. Their stats and fingerprints were then logged into
A flurry of whispers greeted them as they walked the cold
“—fracking Yesri’s should be—”
“That many got through?”
“—such tanned skin, I didn’t know they were so—”
“One has brown eyes!”
“—only their royalty have that color eyes, right? How
“He’s not royalty now.”
“—what an odd hair color. It’s so light and—”
“Should have just killed them and been done with it.”
The Yesri prisoners were certainly making an impression,
and not all of it good from what he heard. The last remark earned the speaker a
glare. The other Helkan blanched, quickly lowering his eyes. Satisfied he’d
made his point, Adlar turned his attention to the scanning process.
One unit hour later, it was finally their turn. The other
warriors had left with their prisoners. The room had quieted now that it was
just them and the technician.
Adlar pointed to the chamber that would scan for weapons or
explosives. “In you go.”
Varo frowned at the chamber. “All of our weapons were
disabled when we went through the SSN, as you well know.”
“True, but you could have imbedded explosives.” Adlar
shrugged. “Not likely since your mission wasn’t to invade, just monitor. I also
can’t see your king rigging you, or any one near you, with explosives.”
Varo rubbed the bridge of his nose, a strangled laugh
escaping. “Don’t be so sure of that.”
something that definitely needs to be explored. “Then he’s a fool. Now,
step inside the chamber. The scan is painless, and once cleared, another scan
will commence. That one checks for health issues.”
“I’m healthy too. I’ve had regular scans since I was born.”
“Lucky you. From what I’ve heard, the health care provided
to the poor on your planet is worthless.”
“And of course yours is better.” Varo stepped into the
“We all receive the same benefits, and everyone has access
to all services. So yes, ours is better.”
Varo snorted. “Right. Your lowest class—which is probably
your slaves—receives the same care as you and your brother, the king?”
“Indeed, they do.” The chamber door closed, shutting Varo
inside. Adlar flipped a switch on the control panel so they could continue
speaking. “And for your information, there aren’t that many slaves here. Most
races respect our desire to be left alone—unlike your people who declared war
on us for a resource you wanted even after being told no.”
Black Phospolrock crystals regulated reactions between
matter and antimatter. When matter and antimatter came into contact, they annihilated—or converted directly
into enormous quantities of energy needed to drive the warp core used by
starships and other massive generators.
Before the discovery of
Black Phospolrock, diamonds were used to regulate matter/antimatter
annihilation, and the cost was prohibitive for many societies.
Varo stood still as the scan started. “Because your king’s
reaction was ridiculous. You’re
sitting on practically an endless supply of the cursed crystals. They’re cheaper
to buy and much more of a stable regulator. It’s the perfect alternative. Or it
would be if you Helkans would just agree to share the massive deposit located
on your planet. Instead, you refuse access to the crystals.”
The crystals were indeed a cheap source of energy. The
crystals could also be used with the electric generator grids that powered many
cities on various planets.
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1969 - US-North
Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris 1970 - Robert
Altman's M*A*S*H premieres 1971 - Charles Manson &
3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
1971 - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
1971 - Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
1971 - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
1971 - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 - The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the
resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark 1972 - 25th
NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota
1972 - 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl
in a game with Minnesota 1974 - Bulent
Ecevit forms government in Turkey
1974 - Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of
1974 - Ray Kroc,
CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million 1975 - 10th
hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
1975 - Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman 1976 - Surinder
Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland 1978 - Muriel
Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
1978 - Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for
Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award) 1979 - 22.2-km
Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
1979 - Pope John
Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
1979 - 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US 1980 - Bani
Sadr elected president of Iran
1980 - Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics
1980 - Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
1980 - Paul
McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported 1981 - 52
Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
1981 - Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced
1981 - Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in
New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB 1982 - 9th
American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogerswin 1983 - China's
supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
1983 - Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia 1985 - "Black
& Blue," premieres in Paris
1985 - Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105) 1986 - General
Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda 1987 - 75th
Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57
1987 - Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena
Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB 1988 - 15th
American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon &Whitney Houston
1988 - George
Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
1988 - Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
1988 - Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as pres of Suriname
1988 - VP George
Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather
attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair 1989 - Augusto
Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1989 - Michael
Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
1989 - Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets
with Pope John
Paul II 1990 - Avianca
Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
1990 - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami
1990 - The Burns' Day windstorm storm hits northwestern Europe.
1990 - Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1990 - Around 39 people, among them children, as a storm hits England 1991 - Brett Hull is 3rd
NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)
1991 - Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government
1991 - Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England
1991 - Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year
run 1992 - 66th
Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats
M Fernandez (62 63)
1992 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
1992 - Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264 1993 - 20th
American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
1993 - Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
1993 - Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
1993 - Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia
resulting in two murders. 1994 - Australia
beat South Africa 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1994 - Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
1994 - US space probe Clementine launched
1994 - Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jacksonsettles
a civil lawsuit out of court 1995 - Jacques
Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee 1997 - 71st
Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat
Mary Pierce (6-2 6-2) 1998 - "Grease,"
closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
1998 - "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St James Theater
1998 - Britain's Queen
Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
1998 - Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
1998 - Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh)
and soccer player David Beckham get engaged
1998 - Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
1998 - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri
Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
1998 - Pope John
Paul II visits Cuba and demands the release of political prisoners; he
also condemns US moves to isolate the country 1999 - After
an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members
1999 - Earthquake hits Colombia, South America, killing around 300 and
injuring 1000 2001 - A
50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24 2002 - Wikipedia
switches to the new version of its software ("Phase II") aka Magnus
Manske Day. 2004 - Opportunity
rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars. 2005 - A
stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258. 2006 - Three
independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb
through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet
around a main-sequence star. 2010 - Ethiopian
Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off
from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board. 2011 - Egyptian
Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations,
marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and
violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.
2011 - It is announced today that the UK economy suffered a shock
contraction of 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, which has been widely blamed
on the severe winter weather in December and austere budget cuts implemented by
the coalition government increasing fears that the UK is heading for a
double-dip recession 2013 - Tropical
cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
2013 - 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are
injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
2013 - Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
2013 - 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
2013 - 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in
2013 - Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK
economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession 2014 - Li Na
defeats Dominika Cibulková to win the Australian tennis open
Welcome to the Wednesday Briefs flash group (click to go to the site). The short stories have a maximum of a 1000 word count plus links at the bottom to the other flashers. If interested in joining us, drop me a line and I'll tell you how. :)
Prompts for this week:
“He just kissed you?”
“You might be surprised at what’s hiding in your...”
“You and me both.”
“I’m worried about hidden thinks…”
“This has been a long time coming.”
“Oh my gosh, is that a…”
“Today is a good day to…”
“I just knew that’s what I needed.”
“Is that for me?”
or use: sink, plant, ice
or use: tool, map, hoop
or use: duck, shelves, plane
or use: carpet, seed, pen
or have your character wash their hands
or use: trash, shed, bench
or have a character bake a cake
or have a character chase a dog
or have a snowstorm in your story
or “If you keep playing with that, it’s gonna fall off…”
or “Did you apply that makeup with a trowel?”
or “You send me…”
or “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore”
or “He was a slimy as a snail covered in lube…”
Adlar jerked Varo to him until they were practically
nose-to-nose. “Indeed you are not things, but you are now owned. That’s not
going to change, so I suggest you adapt. At least we know what the word ‘no’
means, which your race does not. Now sit. We have a few things to do before we
leave. I don’t think I need to tell you that escape is impossible, but if you
feel the need to test the collar, please do.”
Adlar released Varo and stalked off. Varo glared after him.
Who was Adlar to get peeved at his question? What did he mean they knew what
the word ‘no’ meant? Apparently they didn’t, since there he sat in a collar. He
hadn’t agreed to that. Adlar certainly wasn’t the one in a collar. He could
speak when he pleased and not worry about punishment. Varo lowered himself to
“Do you think angering him is a good idea, Captain?” Artan
“Probably not.” Varo didn’t add that angering Adlar wasn’t
the only problem. There was the unwanted attraction between them.
“Did the rest of you notice the fangs?” Sarik asked.
“They’re kind of hard to miss.” Haus blew out a breath,
then seemed to will himself to speak. “Especially when they kiss you.”
No one said anything for a moment, then Artan huffed. “He
just kissed you?”
“Yes.” Haus rubbed his hands up and down his arms,
shivering. “The one… Do you see the one by the shuttle, the shortest one of
them? His hair’s shoulder length. He’s the one that put this thing on me and
kissed me. I felt the fangs then.”
“Did he do anything else…?” Varo asked.
“No.” Haus stared at the ground. “I mean, when he activated
the collar I thought I’d die. I guess their native language is comprised of
those high-pitched squeals and grunts.”
“Maybe,” Artan said. “But they’re using the Universal
Language Standard to speak with us.”
Varo sighed. “Which we created. So they can understand us,
but they have a language we can’t decipher.”
“It looks that way,” Haus bit his bottom lip, frowning.
“Anyhow, he’s been very careful with me. I… ah… I… Gods. Maybe it’s something
to do with the collar, but I responded to his kiss.”
“Anyone else kissed?” Varo asked.
A chorus of no’s answered him.
It appeared Haus was the only one, outside of him. After
Haus made such a hard announcement, Varo felt he should do the same. Haus sat
on the ground, shoulders hunched with a defeated air to him. Varo didn’t want
“Haus? You weren’t the only one kissed. I was too, and yes,
I responded too. So don’t sit there thinking you betrayed us by reacting as you
Haus’ head snapped up. “Really?”
Varo nodded. “Really. And believe me I’m not any happier
with the situation than I imagine you are.”
“More like horrified,” Haus whispered.
Varo knew the feeling. They hadn’t discussed the other
issue, even though they’d touched on the subject. They knew now the Helkans had
fangs. Did they also really drink blood?
“I understand that too.” Varo patted Haus on the back, even
though he couldn’t offer Haus encouragement. Why was there an attraction with
some of them, but not all? What did that mean for the men who didn’t have some
sort of attraction with the one who collared them? No one spoke as they watched
the Helkans talk among themselves in their native language.
Finally Varo walked back to where they sat. “Your shuttle
is inoperable. We’ll have to send others to retrieve it later. We were
concerned it might be putting out emissions that could damage the environment,
but it’s not. We’ve called in the exact location of the crash-site. Come.”
Varo stood as did the rest of his crew. “So what happens
“Now you get to see our capital city and your new home.”
* * * *
Adlar stood in the quickly cooling night air with Varo,
watching as their prisoners stomped onto the battle shuttle, the warriors
following. Each Helkan sat with the Yesri he’d collared, which was standard
But Adlar was the shuttle’s pilot, and there was no way
he’d let Varo near the controls. He didn’t like his choices, but Varo couldn’t
sit with him. And that bothered him. Later… later he’d have to examine why he
felt the need to have his enemy so close.
“Searlolf?” Adlar motioned to the younger Helkan warrior.
“Come here, please.”
Searlolf hurried to them. “Sir?”
“If you don’t mind, I’d like you to sit with Varo until we
Adlar took one last look at the jungle then activated the
shuttle door. As it slowly closed, he turned to look at the shuttle’s interior.
With so many muscular bodies crammed inside, movement was restricted, and the
air was heavy with the scent of male bodies.
Adlar pointed to an empty seat. “Sit here, Varo.”
Varo glared at him, but sat.
Adlar was tempted to correct the behavior, but didn’t. The
other Yesri prisoners might react violently at the sight of their prince
writhing on the floor in pain. The quarters were too close to take such a risk.
But he did lean down and spoke quietly to Varo. “Searlolf
will keep an eye on you since I can’t at the moment. The collar only responds
to my voice, but keep in mind I am close enough to activate it, if needed.
Don’t make it be needed. Understand?”
Varo pressed his lips tightly together, staring up at him. Anger
flashed in his eyes. Adlar couldn’t stop himself. The young prince had
such emotions. He
reached out, gently tracing Varo’s full lips. So firm and so soft. The thought
of those plump lips stretched around his cock, those deep brown eyes staring up
at him in defiance, then in passion, left him hard and aching.
Adlar raised an eyebrow. Was Varo really going to push him
over such a trivial thing as answering a question? He narrowed his eyes and
tapped Varo’s bottom lip. “Varo….”
Varo held his gaze for a moment then dropped it. He sighed.
“Good.” Adlar had a feeling he was going to have to
activate the collar soon at this rate. He’d already let too much slide, and
that wasn’t good.