Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tuesday Teaser - Of Love and Shadows (NSFW)


“Was still a risk.” As punishment, Austin nipped Kage’s ear.

“Fuck!” Kage took a deep breath. “Even if someone did see us, they’d likely think we had used the stair access to the rooftop pool. Humans have this wonderful ability—the ability to talk themselves out of believing what they saw.”

“Still, better to be safe than sorry. We’ll actually take the stair access this time.”

“Of course, mate.” Kage led Austin slide down his body.

Once Austin was standing, he grabbed Kage’s hand and started pulling him toward the pool steps. Once they were out of the water, Austin made a beeline toward the access door, dripping every step of the way while dragging Kage along with him.

“What about your night pants?”

“Leave them. They aren’t going anywhere.” Austin was a man on a mission and didn’t have time to waste.

He typed in the code, the door unlocked, and yanked Kage in after him. The stairwell had two exits: the master bedroom and the kitchen. Austin used the code to open the door to their bedroom and practically jerked Kage inside.

There were times when he wanted to make sweet love with Kage. Then there were times he wanted a good, hard fucking. This time was falling into the latter category.

Stopping in the middle the room, he released Kage’s hand then started peeling Kage out of those wet night pants. The material clung to Kage. Honestly? He didn’t blame it. Kage had a banging body.

Still, they had to go. He finally managed to wrestle them off and strode into the bathroom with them like the conquering hero he was.

Dropping the soggy mass in the bathtub, he grabbed the lube and returned to the bedroom to see Kage sprawled out on the bed stroking his cock. What an image his mate presented, but it wasn’t quite right. Not yet.

“Change,” Austin demanded.

He treasured Kage’s human facade as much as his daemon form, and he made love to both equally, but right now he wanted Kage as he truly was.

The black veins raced across Kage’s skin, bringing his natural color to the forefront. His was black—all daemons were either shades of gray or black. It helped them blend into the shadows. 

Some of his kind had wings, like Kage did. Others didn’t. His resembled those of a bat and were large. Some had tails, but Kage didn’t. But they all had one thing in common though—command of the shadows.

Kage grinned, showing off his fangs. Horns grew from his forehead, and his claws sprouted from his fingertips. Sitting forward, his huge wings unfolded, and his body grew. If Kage stood, he’d dwarf Austin now.

Austin swallowed. The creature in his bed was the sexiest thing he’d ever seen. “You take my breath away. Every damn time.”

“Oddly enough, I could say the same about you.” In a move that was too graceful to put into words, Kage went from reclining like an ancient god to prowling across the bed toward Austin like some sort of apex predator.

Those horns. The wings. And fangs. Had he mentioned the fangs? Austin shivered. Oh yeah, fangs, baby.

Apparently sexy and intimidating are my triggers.

Good to know, babe.

Kage slid to his feet and stalked forward. Austin backed up, his heart racing. Yup, sexy and intimidating were definitely his triggers.

Austin’s back hit the wall, and Kage spun him around. His hands flew up, hitting the wall, and he dropped the lube. It made a muffled sound as it fell to the floor.

One of Kage’s hand landed on the back of Austin’s head, pushing it down. Fuck, that was hot, making him hang his head down between his shoulders.

He had the perfect view of his hard cock sticking out from his body. Kage then kicked Austin’s feet farther apart. He could just image how he looked, braced against the wall and spread out.

“You dropped the lube,” Kage muttered, pressing against Austin’s body. “Shame on you.”

“What are you going to do about it?” Austin taunted.

“Daring me, are you? Really, you should know me better by now,” Kage said, throwing Austin’s words back at him.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Welcome to Pucker Up Monday

 It’s not what you think, lol. Since Mondays do tend to suck, I thought I’d try to start the week off right for y’all.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Thursday Book Recommendation


 These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary. 

This week is:  Soul Bound: A West Mill Pack Novel by Zoe Piper




Marshall Cavendish is an ex-Special Forces operative who is a shadow of his former self. For the past two years, he’s been fighting a mystery illness that the doctors have no answers for despite all possible avenues being explored.


Aaron West is the Alpha of the West Mill Pack, whose health is slowly deteriorating. When the Pack doctor tells him he’s found a human with the same symptoms, and he’s bringing him home to run tests, Aaron tries not to get his hopes up a cure will finally be found.


When Marshall and Aaron meet, there is a connection like no other – a rare, once-in-a-generation soul bond that needs to be sealed for them to regain full health. Together they must navigate an uncharted path as Marshall’s human body struggles to accept the shifter bond and whether his growing feelings for Aaron are real or a result of the soul bond.



Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Bound-West-Mill-Novel-ebook/dp/B0BLSPBVP6

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Tuesday Teaser - Of Love and Shadows, #3 in the Daemons of San DeLain (NSFW)



Chapter One – Austin

One week after the Bitterroot Mountain rescue mission


AUSTIN STOOD at the kitchen sink, rinsing dishes then loading them into the dishwasher. They’d just finished breakfast and was having a lazy morning. Both of them were still in their night pants.

“So, I was thinking—”

Kage set his coffee mug down. “Oh dear.”

Without breaking stride, Austin grabbed the sprayer thingy that was part of the kitchen faucet, turned, and aimed it at Kage. “Want to say that again?”

“You wouldn’t—”

“Dare? Really, you should know me better by now.” Grinning, Austin depressed the lever and shot water at Kage, who was sitting at the island.

Yelping, Kage nearly fell off the barstool as he tried to avoid the stream of water. “Hey, now! Babe! Stop!”

Calmly Austin continued to pelt Kage with the sprayer. “You mispronounced ‘I’m sorry’.”

“Austin!” Kage bellowed. He managed to get his feet under him then took off toward Austin.

Austin squirted Kage one last time, then abandoned the sprayer and stated running. Laughing hysterically, he darted around the other end of the island, Kage hot on his heels.

“Crap, crap, crap!” He’d really soaked Kage, and oh dear God, the look on his face when Austin turned the water on him was priceless.

It probably didn’t help that Kage hadn’t been wearing a shirt, so all that cold water had nothing stopping it from hitting skin. Sexy skin he’d drenched with cold water.

“Imp!” Kage yelled.

Austin could practically feel Kage breathing down the back of his neck. An insane giggled escaped him as he hauled ass toward the living area. No way was he going to win this. Kage was too fast, but Austin would go down fighting… well, he’d go down laughing. He was a lover, not a fighter.

Maybe he could put the couch between him and Kage and—Austin shrieked as Kage suddenly stepped out of a shadow in front of him. He plowed into Kage, unable to stop.

Kage simply wrapped his arms around Austin and fell back into the shadows. The absolute absence of light in the portal always threw Austin at first. It was just so dark.

The nothingness swallowed up everything, and there was always a slight rushing sound as they traveled. He’d gotten used to how it felt being in a portal, but it always left him feeling… insignificant.

But he was safe in his mate’s arms, and the uncomfortable feeling was worth being able to travel in such a way.

He plastered himself against Kage’s naked and very wet chest. Even the upper portion of Kage’s night pants were soaked. Snickering, he rested his head against Kage’s cold shoulder. He’d really gotten Kage good.

Kage was so going to make him pay, and he couldn’t wait.

A few seconds later, they stepped out of the shadows. They were in a three-sided building which was actually the access to their rooftop pool. Fortunately for Kage, it was pretty dark in there.

Kage immediately swept up Austin into his arms and headed straight for the water.

“Oh my God, really? I squirted you so you’re going to dump me—” Austin hit the water and sank.

Holy crap, he did it. He really tossed Austin into the pool. Guess it was a good thing Austin didn’t have his phone in the pocket of his night pants.

He glanced up through the water. Kage stood by the edge of the pool, his hands on his hips, grinning down at him.


But by God, that was his jerk. Austin surfaced and shoved his wet hair out of his face.

“How’s the water?” Kage asked.

“Probably a lot less cold than what I sprayed you with,” Austin admitted as he swam over to where Kage stood.

Now, how to get his revenge for that little stunt?

“Help me out?” Austin asked sweetly as he held his hand up to Kage.

“You know, I was not born yesterday. I take your hand and you’re going to pull me into the pool.”

“I would never,” Austin gasped in the fakest voice he could manage. Okay, so yeah, that was totally his plan. Looked like it wasn’t going to work, though. One way or the other, Austin was going to get Kage in the pool.

Plan B it was.

Austin held onto the edge of the pool with one hand while he struggled to get his night pants off with the other. Looking up through his lashes, he tossed his drenched night pants out of the pool next to Kage’s feet.

Kage looked from the soaked material to Austin. He cleared his throat. “Ah….”

Austin pushed away from the edge so Kage had a perfect view of his completely naked body.

“You’re such an imp,” Kage complained before diving into the water, clothes and all.

Austin was still cheering when Kage surfaced. Giggling, Austin started swimming to the shallower area of the pool, Kage right behind him. He had barely touched the bottom with his toes when Kage decided to play octopus. He was still giggling when Kage’s lips landed on his.

Since he didn’t have to worry about them drowning now, Austin wrapped his legs around Kage’s waist, buried his hands in that thick black hair of Kage’s, and kissed his mate for all he was worth.

Kage’s tongue retreated and Austin’s followed, tangling together. Both of Kage’s hands squeezed Austin’s ass as they kissed. Austin finally had to come up for air, but he still wasn’t going to waste this opportunity.

He trailed little nibbling bites down Kage’s throat, tasting a combination of salty skin and chlorine. Tingles raced through his body as his cock started to harden.

He could feel Kage’s dick brushing against his ass. Good grief, had the head escaped Kage’s pants? If he could get Kage out of them, all his mated had to do was lower him down onto his dick. Well, there was a bit more involved than that. Like, for instance, lube.

And God, he wished they had some. This wasn’t a position they’d tried yet, and now that he was in it, he wanted to. He really, really wanted to.

Austin kissed his way back up Kage’s throat and blew softly in his ear. The slight prick of claws on his ass cheeks excited him. Goals. He had them.

“Bed,” Austin whispered into Kage’s ear.

Kage growled, his hands tightening on Austin’s ass. “I’ll just portal us—”

“Yeah, no. No portaling. I can’t believe you did that earlier.”

“The access is enclosed on three sides for that very reason. Plus, the buildings around us aren’t taller than this one. The likelihood of someone seeing us stepping from the shadows was next to none,” Kage said, his hands flexing on Austin’s ass cheeks.

“Was still a risk.” As punishment, Austin nipped Kage’s ear.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Welcome to Pucker Up Monday

It’s not what you think, lol. Since Mondays do tend to suck, I thought I’d try to start the week off right for y’all.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Thursday Book Recommendation


These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary. 

This week is:  It's Not Unusual To Be Loved by an Alien (Tentacular Tales Book 1) by Chloe Archer




A sexy alien living incognito on Earth meets a sci-fi loving nerd who wants to rock his universe. What could possibly go wrong? Besides the unexpected tentacles and the accidental Mating Courtship Ritual, that is....


As a bona fide sci-fi nerd and total X-phile—the truth is out there—I’ve always believed in aliens. Duh. But I never thought I’d actually find them on Earth–let alone right here in Las Vegas! Now I’ve stumbled onto a big freakin’ secret and found my very own hot AF alien. I’m head over heels, but he’s being a total grump and holding back. How do I make him realize a geeky sunshine guy like me is just what he needs in his life? Did I mention he also has tentacles?!?! #HolyHentaiFantasyBatman #SwoonworthyAlien #SignMeUpSugar #MakeItSo #VivaLasVegas 


 The last thing I need in my life is a chatterbox twink who’s determined to woo me and could expose the secret existence of aliens on Earth to all humankind. Everything about him annoys me, including his stupidly attractive halo of golden curls and his bright green ‘come hither’ eyes. To make matters worse, he’s been recruited to work for the alien Alliance on Earth, and I’m assigned to keep him out of trouble. I don’t care how attractive he is. I don’t date humans! Except, my tentacles may have accidentally started the Mating Courtship Ritual with him…


It’s Not Unusual To Be Loved by an Alien (Tentacular Tales #1) is a (102,000 words) M/M sci-fi rom com featuring an adorkable twink with unexpected secrets and a slight obsession with extraterrestrials, the reluctant alien he wants to make his boo, tentacles with a mind of their own, zany extraterrestrial shenanigans in Sin City, and enough humor to fill an entire spaceship. This is the first book in the series. There is no cheating, and this book ends with a HFN. Never fear, the series guarantees readers an HEA by the end!


Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B9F9SDWC

Monday, January 16, 2023

Welcome to Pucker Up Monday

It’s not what you think, lol. Since Mondays do tend to suck, I thought I’d try to start the week off right for y’all.

Friday, January 13, 2023

Shadow's Embrace, Daemons of San DeLain 2, is live!



Shadow's Embrace

Daemons of San DeLain 2

by M.A. Church  


Kage: Am I still a monster? Very much so. Am I loved? Absolutely. Will I burn it all down to protect my mate? You better believe it. Hunters have come to San DeLain once again, and they’re targeting humans and paranormals for their sick experiments. Many have gone missing. Some for many, many years. Then new information comes to light, and plans are made to raid their top-secret lab and bring home those taken.

But no one is safe, especially Austin.

In the midst of all this, an old flame returns, bringing chaos into their lives. But not all is as it appears to be.

Austin: Kage is still my monster, even if he’s no longer under my bed. I claimed him, and no flame from the past is going to take what’s mine. But the ex isn’t the only danger lurking in the shadows. The hunters have struck close to home, and something heartbreakingly evil is exposed, shocking the paranormal community.

Especially Kage.

What is real? And what is nothing more than a mimic of the real thing?

This is book 2 in the Daemons of San DeLain series which should be read in order.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Thursday Book Recommendation

These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary. 

This week is:  Violent Desire: Gay Vampire Paranormal Romance (Blackrose Brotherhood Book 1) by Ariana Nash  


Twelve immortals, twelve outcasts, one mission.

To kill their own kind, before it’s too late.

Detective, killer, vigilante. Eric Sharpe is tired of watching criminals walk free. When a lowlife drug dealer kills his partner and escapes justice, Eric plots his own revenge. His plan is faultless but for one thing: the handsome, mysterious man who arrives moments before Eric’s plan comes to fruition. Not only does the mysterious man know Eric’s an undercover cop, he knows exactly what Eric did fifteen years ago—an event so traumatic Eric has been trying to bury it ever since. And the mysterious man? Fifteen years ago, Eric killed him.

Now he’s back to reclaim what’s his: Detective Eric Sharpe.

Immortal, predator, vampire. After betraying himself and the Blackrose Brotherhood fifty years ago, Zaine can’t afford another mistake. There’s one rule above all others the Brotherhood stand by. One rule that can never be broken. Never, ever care. All Zaine has to do is hunt and kill the savage nyktelios vampires and keep his head down. And he was doing just fine until he saved Detective Eric Sharpe from a vicious vampire attack. He can’t stop thinking about the intelligent, handsome, haunted man. Walking away is the right thing to do, but the detective and Zaine are hunting the same killer—a vampire who knows more about both of them and the Brotherhood than anyone realizes.

A vampire seeking to bring down the Brotherhood for good.

Zaine can’t walk away. Eric won’t walk away. The vampire must be stopped, Brotherhood rules be damned, and they’ll go down fighting together to end him.


Violent Desire is the first book in an all-new fast-burn MM paranormal romance series. Each book features a new gay couple ending in a HEA/HFN.

Content notice: These are adult books with dark content. These vampires do not sparkle. They're relentless in their mission. They do bad things for good reasons, and some do good things for terrible reasons. They DO NOT CARE. The members of the brotherhood have been described as psychopaths with fangs.

For content warning, see the paperback copyright page.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B425M5VT

Monday, January 9, 2023

Welcome to Pucker Up Monday

It’s not what you think, lol. Since Mondays do tend to suck, I thought I’d try to start the week off right for y’all.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Thursday Book Recommendation


These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed
. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary. 

This week is:  The Prince and the Ice King (Tales of the Gemstone Kingdoms) by Amanda Meuwissen


Every Winter Solstice, the Emerald Kingdom sends the dreaded Ice King a sacrifice—a corrupt soul, a criminal, a deviant, or someone touched by magic. Prince Reardon has always loathed this tradition, partly because he dreams of love with another man instead of a future queen.

Then Reardon’s best friend is discovered as a witch and sent to the Frozen Kingdom as tribute.

Reardon sets out to rescue him, willing to battle and kill the Ice King if that’s what it takes. But nothing could prepare him for what he finds in the Frozen Kingdom—a cursed land filled with magic… and a camaraderie Reardon has never known. Over this strange, warm community presides the enigmatic Ice King himself, a man his subjects call Jack. A man with skin made of ice, whose very touch can stop a beating heart.

A man Reardon finds himself inexplicably drawn to.

Jack doesn’t trust Reardon. But when Reardon begins spending long days with him, vowing to prove himself and break the curse, Jack begins to hope. Can love and forgiveness melt the ice around Jack’s heart?

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Prince-King-Tales-Gemstone-Kingdoms-ebook/dp/B09SVNZHXH

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Tuesday Teaser

This will be the last teaser for Shadow's Embrace. Release date is Jan 13th


Austin didn’t know what to freak out on first—how Raven had acted toward him, what Isadora said in regard to him, Hudson saying Austin was under his protection, or this new assholish werewolf with a chip on his shoulder.

Decisions, decisions. 

Then Kage dropped the mother of all bombs in Austin’s lap. Was he serious? Did Kage really just offer to put himself in harm’s way without even talking to Austin? 

Seemed to him that was something they should’ve discussed first, damn it all. Austin gritted his teeth. And why was that damn werewolf smirking at him now? What was his name? Yeah, yeah—Axel. 

The master vampire may have been insulting, but it was almost as if the intent had been an afterthought. It hadn’t been personal, at least it hadn’t felt that way to Austin. 

Or maybe it had been, but more aimed at humans in general, especially after what Isadora said about the human Raven was feeding from running off with another vampire. There was a story there, Austin just knew it. 

And God help him, the spider lady said she liked him. What the hell was he supposed to do with that? But this werewolf, this Axel guy? There was definitely something personal going on there—something dark and ugly. 

Kage had his emotions so tightly locked down Austin couldn’t pick up anything through their bond, and that bothered him greatly. This link between them might be new and tentative, but he’d gotten used to it being there. Now he felt nothing from Kage.

As he stewed over whatever was going on with his mate, plans were being made. Everyone, including that new stupid werewolf, pledged themselves to the cause, even Isadora. Now that it appeared everyone was getting along, Isadora opened the bar. Several of the leaders had gathered to talk strategy. 

Austin stayed at the table. He was irritated enough that he didn’t trust himself to act sociably. Kage was in deep discussions with Li Li and Raven, and Denisha was with him. Maia had stayed with Austin. 

Raven’s vampires followed him wherever he went, but Li Li’s mate was still sitting at their table with one of their group. Hudson was talking to Fenton while Conrad and the other dragons drifted from group to group. 

Ward was speaking to Isadora and Axel. Both the merman and the gargoyle had their people with them too. So did Axel. So basically, only Austin and the female alpha’s mate were left at the tables. 

“What was the female alpha’s mate’s name?” Austin asked Maia.

“Jerome. Why?”

“Is there any protocol to introducing yourself to another mate or a werewolf mate in particular?” Okay, so maybe he was feeling a little sociable.

“You want to meet Jerome? Why?”

“Because it seems like we’re the only two who have been excluded from discussions.” 

“Okay, hold up. You haven’t been excluded, nor is anyone making you sit at the table, Austin.”

“Really? Because it sure feels that way.”

“I don’t know where that’s coming from, but it’s simply not true. If you want a drink from the bar, go get a drink from the bar. If you want to join Kage, go join Kage. If you want to stay here, stay here.”

“So can I go say hi?”

“It would be better if you waited until Li Li was back with him, and Kage was with you.”

“So, no. Got it. Fine. But I can go to the bar, right?”

“Are you okay? Is there something wrong?”

“I’m peachy,” Austin said, standing. “Be right back.”

Okay, so maybe that was a tad snappish of him. Sue him. He was a little out of sorts. Austin simply couldn’t shake the feeling there was a reason for the low-level animosity he felt coming from Axel toward Kage. 

When people reacted like that, there was usually a good reason, and the first thing that came to mind was a relationship gone bad. Had the two of them been in a relationship at one point? 

Austin made his way to the bar, fully aware that many of the paranormals in the room tracked his progress, Kage included. Kage watching him Austin understood, but what was with the others? They acted like they’d never seen a human before, or whatever category he fell into now. His annoyance level grew.

He got to the bar, a bar that now had a bartender, and ordered a beer. Normally he didn’t drink, but he was in the mood. He offered to pay but was told a tab would be started in Kage’s name. Kage’s name, of course. Not his. 

Taking the beer, he turned around and leaned against the bar. Staring out across the dining room, he took note of who was in each group.

His gaze fell on Axel. There was no doubt about it, the man was gorgeous. He certainly oozed sex appeal. Every paranormal he’d met did, but there seemed to be a roughness to Axel, a wildness. 

When Axel greeted Kage, he called Kage ‘love.’ An acquaintance wouldn’t greet another by such an intimate pet name. God. The two had been in a relationship, hadn’t they? 

Monday, January 2, 2023

Welcome to Pucker Up Monday

It’s not what you think, lol. Since Mondays do tend to suck, I thought I’d try to start the week off right for y’all.