Today on my blog: Night Vision by Amelia Bishop, a friend from my writing group. Welcome Amelia, and congratulations to your release!
Theron Antonopolis, a strige, feeds on human emotion. In a tranquil suburban neighborhood, his best meals come from a quiet systems administrator who’s become more than a source of nourishment for Theron—Alex Rowler is an obsession. Theron can no longer remain in the shadows. When they meet, any attraction Alex feels toward the sexy monster is overshadowed by his anxiety and distrust of Theron’s supernatural powers. But sensing the underlying arousal, Theron begins courting his human.
As months pass, Theron falls deeply in love, and the need to complete the strige bonding ceremony with his human lover becomes overwhelming. But a permanent commitment is too much, too soon for Alex, and he delays the joining, despite Theron’s insistence they are running out of time. As an unbonded pair, however, Theron and Alex draw the attention of the Midnight Parliament, and the lovers are brought to trial to determine their fate.
He needed to do something, to contribute to this interaction in some way. Theron pressed against him, hips to hips, hands kneading his back. Just like in my dreams. Alex closed his eyes and gave up the fight.
“You had tied me up, my hands. In my dream. They were tied behind my neck with a necktie so I couldn’t move without choking myself. I was wearing some red satin underwear. They were silky and too tight, like something from a fetish shop. You were teasing me. I wanted to come so bad, and you were laughing and touching me through the underwear, but not enough. I begged you for more, but you just kept teasing.”
“Ahh, Alex.” Theron panted into Alex’s ear, and his hands froze on Alex’s back. He pushed his groin against Alex harder, pressing their stiff lengths together. “Did I let you come?”
“No. I woke up and finished it myself.”
“And you said my name.” Theron’s panting cut off abruptly as if he was holding his breath, waiting for Alex’s answer.