Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesday Teaser - Bound by War

 


THE SCENT of food woke Torin. His mouth watered, and his stomach growled .

Opening his eyes, he surveyed the room. Curtains now enclosed the medibed giving him some privacy. Machines beeped, reading his vitals. Nevertheless, none of that indicated how much time had passed. His muscles warmed as blood flow increased, and his stomach rumbled again, more loudly this time.

There was something missing. Someone, actually. Then he heard a low chime of bells.

“Well, I’d say you’re hungry. I can hear that all the way over here. Just a moment, and I’ll be right there.”

So the male hadn’t broken his word. Ridiculous how reassuring that was. Laken’s voice soothed him, even if he couldn’t see him. Funny how the sweet melody from the bells Laken wore in his hair had infiltrated his sleep.

That was what was missing, and it should’ve made him uneasy. Blishue didn’t depend on anyone, much less let their guard down, and that included around his own kind. But he’d slept soundly with a stranger next to him. That was troublesome.

As were the annoying IVs. That he hadn’t ripped out them out was its own minor miracle. Why hadn’t he then? Being drugged left him vulnerable.

How many hits to the head had he taken?

He stretched, his joints popping. His mind was heavy and sluggish, and there was no pain. He eyed the IV. This was ludicrous. He couldn’t think straight. Maybe he should yank it out and—

“Ah, yeah, I wouldn’t do that if I was you.” Laken nudged the curtain open and ducked inside.

The sight of Laken hit Torin like a space shuttle. How had he not noticed the ice-blue gemstones that sparkled in the overhead lights? They winked from his ears, wrists, ankles, and nipples. The male had his nipples pierced.

His.

Nipples.

Pierced.

Stars save him. It was the sexist thing he’d ever seen. Laken still wore the same cobalt blue sarong, and matching sandals graced his feet. He also was holding a tray that had several steaming containers.




Monday, January 17, 2022

Pucker Up Monday

Welcome to Pucker Up Monday! 

So, 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 13, 2022

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: Unhinged (Necessary Evils Book 1) by Onley James


Blurb: 

Adam Mulvaney lives a double life. By day, he’s the spoiled youngest son of an eccentric billionaire. By night, he’s an unrepentant killer, one of seven psychopaths raised to right the wrongs of a justice system that keeps failing.

Noah Holt has spent years dreaming of vengeance for the death of his father, but when faced with his killer, he learns a daunting truth he can’t escape. His father was a monster.

Unable to ignore his own surfacing memories, Noah embarks on a quest to find the truth about his childhood with the help of an unlikely ally: the very person who murdered his father. Since their confrontation, Adam is obsessed with Noah, and he wants to help him uncover the answers he seeks, however dark they may be.

The two share a mutual attraction, but, deep down, Noah knows Adam’s not like other boys. Adam can’t love. He wasn’t born that way. But he refuses to let Noah go, and Noah’s not sure he wants him to.

Can Adam prove to Noah that passion, power, and protection are just as good as love?

Unhinged is a fast-paced, roller coaster ride of a romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a dirty-talking, possessive psychopath and a sweet cinnamon roll of a boy with Daddy issues and a core of steel. There’s gratuitous violence, very dark humor, enough steam to fog up a hundred car windows, and something a lot like love. This is book one in the Necessary Evils series. Each book follows a different couple.


Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B098BGFNGH


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Tuesday Teaser - Bound by War


~from my WIP Bound by War


 “Then quit being an idiot,” Dayo suggested. “And on that happy note, come on. We need to return to our stations. Move that sexy ass before we both get written up.” 

Laken glanced over his shoulder to see Dayo pushing Raiden in front of him, Raiden grumbling the entire way. Since Raiden was leaving, Laken allowed the spines to retract. Now that the threat had passed, Torin also let go of Laken’s arm, and he missed the heat from Torin’s touch immediately.

But right before Raiden and Dayo walked out a Medical, Dayo turned and shot Laken a look. Dayo might’ve defuse the situation, but it was by no means over. Laken knew this. Dayo wanted to speak to him? He’d have to get in line behind Kia, Malk, all his friends, and even the King of Tah’Nar. 

“At some point I have to remember to ask Gibor or Doc if Keyno was that hotheaded when they were younger,” Hamza mused as he watched the pair walk out of Medical. 

“If I had to guess? I’d say yes. Anyway.” Neo slowly approached the medibed, keeping an eye on Laken. “I’d like to update you on your condition, Torin. Do you wish for Hamza and Laken to leave? You have the right to privacy.”

“That’s not necessary. Go ahead.”

“Okay,” Neo said. “Your permission has been recorded. So, you had emergency surgery, which means you need to take it easy. That wound in your abdomen was significant.”

Laken whined softly.

“Fortunately, no organs were involved, but I’m worried about infection, so precautions were taken. I also repaired all the minor wounds, but I can’t do much about the bruising. I don’t foresee any complications, especially since I flooded your system with antibodies, but you need to be monitored for now.”

Neo’s diagnosis was short on details, and that worried Laken. Neo seemed to be glossing over the situation, which probably meant it was much, much worse than what they were being told. 

Plus, Neo was only addressing the physical damage. Nothing had been said about Torin’s mental welfare. What had the female done that they couldn’t see?

“Thank you.”

“You’re dehydrated, malnourished, at risk for infection, and suffering from blood loss. We tried to clean you up as best we could before I operated, and we redressed you in surgical pants. The assorted IVs will help with the majority of what I listed. For the next several unit days you’re going to be sore, weak, and have pain,” Neo said. “You’re lucky she didn’t kill you.”


Monday, January 10, 2022

Pucker Up Monday

Welcome to Pucker Up Monday! 

So, 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 6, 2022

Thursday Book Rec

 



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: A Mage's Guide to Human Familiars (R'iyah Family Archives: Volume Book 1) by AJ Sherwood


Blurb: 

One mage, Bel Adams – needs a familiar, gun shy about being rejected by one again.

One familiar, Nico di Rossi – Army Ranger, needs a change of pace and a new purpose in life.

Plus one familiar, Garen Dallarosa – Secret Service, needs his ex-lover Nico back.

One second chance – all for the taking.


Tags:

Mages, BOGO familiar, familiars as bodyguards, familiar bond, M/M/M, second chances, workplace romance, fated mates, magical shenanigans, Garen is part gargoyle, Bel part demon, Nico is a golden retriever in human form (though not literally), idiots in love, seriously I don't know what to do with them, Bel loves Garen just because he wants to love him, possessive behavior, not a single degree of chill from any of them, Nico is not allowed caffeine, Nico loves swords, Wicky is his supplier, lightsaber sounds, competency kink, Garen cannot be moved, he moves when he wants to, evil cults strangely don't clean up after themselves, absolutely no one's surprised, Nico thinks a magically booby-trapped cave is a theme park, cuz he cray cray, Demon Grandpa is also cray cray and approves


Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09G9KNJZS