Flash Fiction Friday: August 21, 2015

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“Do you know that you smell good?”

“And you sniffing me in public is not weird at all?” I state with a chuckle.

“If you would rather I didn’t, all you have to do is say so.” My husband stated as he went to pull back.

I placed my hand on his to come him close to me, “I kind of like you being weird.”

“I just bet you do.” He chuckled.

“We can go home and you can smell me anywhere you like.”

“Let’s go.” He stated as he walked us forward towards home, never letting me go.

 

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Wish List Wednesday: August 18, 2015

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Dancing Around the Cop
(Alpha and Omega #2)

Release Date: August 12, 2015

Synopsis:

Terry Martin has an awesome life – good friends, loving parents and a job he loves designing all of the bright and wonderful costumes for the drag queens at Club Blue. Sure, no one but his parents know he’s an Omega wolf, but he’s okay with that. Unfortunately being a twink often means getting picked on and after a night out with friends, Terry has the misfortune to meet an Alpha wolf, Detective Zander Samuels – his true mate.

Zander can’t have a mate, especially a pretty, sweet little man like Terry. His friend of more than ten years, and partner on the force hates gay men with a passion and Zander won’t risk the only true friend he has, not even for a mate. So even though he’s scented Terry, Zander is determined to stay away from the Omega. Unfortunately the Fates are just as determined that the two men should be together and when Zander finds himself hit with the mating curse in more ways than one, he comes up with a plan to have Terry without upsetting his friend.

A nasty boss, a homophobic partner, some really jerky behaviour by Zander and another Alpha wolf keen on claiming Terry for his own, all conspire to stop any chance these two have of finding true love. But did I mention that the Fates are really persistent?

Warning: This book is about male wolf shifters, it includes coarse language, mm sex scenes, a gorgeously cute Omega who will melt your heart and an Alpha wolf you will just want to slap around the head.

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Second Chance at Love

Release Date: August 17, 2015

Synopsis:

Jeff Carroll was about to be one of the happiest men in the world. He was about to marry the man he loved until his world came crashing down around him.

Jeff has moved on, somewhat, but he’s not prepared for his ex to come back in the picture asking for friendship.

Will Jeff open his heart again to maintain a friendship with the man he once loved, or will he tell his ex to keep it moving?

Everyone deserves a second chance.

WC: 5k+

** Author warning
This story contains male on male action and is intended for mature audience only. 18+

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Flash Fiction Friday: August 14, 2015

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“I was thinking, once the weather warms up, we can take the boat out and go sailing for the day.”

I turned to look at my lover as we strolled down the beach. “I would like that. I haven’t been sailing in a while now.”

“Well, we will remedy that on the first sunny day we have.”

“I can’t wait,” I pulled him closer to my body as we walked side by side, arms wrapped around each other’s waist. “We need to hurry though, our movie starts in an hour, and then we can go home and relax for the rest of the night.”

“That sounds like a plan.”

Teaser Thursday: Taming His Mercenary

They entered the kitchen to make lunch together and talked easily the entire time. Even though they were already best friends, they discovered that things felt different now that they were in a relationship. They confided intimate details of their lives that they had never shared before.

They were sitting together on the couch after lunch when the security strobe lights activated unexpectedly. Who the hell was trying to break in? Rick jumped up from the couch and ran to the war room with Christian following closely behind. Moving to the wall, Rick flipped a switch to raise the map board and uncover the surveillance screens. Three men were moving in from the east perimeter while another three were approaching from the west. Fuck, who were these guys?

“We’ve got a situation at the house.” Rick glanced towards Christian as he talked on the phone. Chase and Cameron had gone out for lunch, and Killian had yet to arrive home after finishing at the police station.

“According to the surveillance feed we have six unidentified men currently breaching the perimeter.” Christian paused to listen and then nodded his head. “All right, we’ll see you soon.”

“What did Chase have to say?” Rick asked, as he moved towards the wall locker that secured their bigger guns.

“He said to keep them at bay, but to try not to kill anyone until he arrives,” Christian stated as he picked up his sniper rifle. “I’m going to set up on the balcony in my room and try to force them to take cover, which should buy us enough time for Chase and the others to arrive.”

Rick nodded his head, pulling out his own sniper rifle. Sliding a comms unit across the table for Christian, he placed a second unit in his ear. Rick positioned himself on the third floor, opposite of Christian, to keep his eyes on the three men approaching from the west.

“I’m situated in my room; my guys are still moving towards the house. I’m going to fire some warning shots.” Christian whispered into Rick’s ear through the comms unit.

“Roger that.”

Rick slid his window open and placed the barrel of his rifle on the sill. He heard shots coming from Christian’s side of the house and realized that Christian must have used his silencer because the shots he was hearing were obviously return fire. Lining up his own shot, Rick aimed for the dirt in front of the intruders. They reacted by scrambling to find cover in the opened field. He would have laughed if the situation wasn’t so serious.

Rick ducked his head down as the other men returned fire. Fuck, they hadn’t bothered with silencers. Who the hell had sent them? The only person who came to mind was Logan.

“You okay?” Rick breathed a sigh of relief when he heard Christian in his ear again.

They were both being targeted with return fire.

“I’m good. How about you?”

“I’m good; motherfuckers shot out my window though,” Christian grumbled. “I hear a car pulling up, it’s probably Chase.”

“Okay, let me know what’s happening,” Rick stated as he kept an eye on the men outside.

Copyright © Vanessa Sims, 2015

Wish List Wednesday: August 12, 2015

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Andrew’s Promise (Heroes #2)

Release Date: August 12, 2015

Synopsis:

Young mechanic Andrew Campbell’s life couldn’t be better. He is about to restore a Ford Mustang with his dad before heading off on the ultimate cross-country road trip with his best friend, Tanner McKenzie.

But tragedy strikes, and Andrew’s life is shattered. Worried his family will be torn apart if he doesn’t step in, Andrew makes a tough choice between following his heart and doing what he needs to do to protect his little brother.

When Andrew pushes Tanner away, Tanner heads off on the planned trip alone. Once Tanner leaves town, his life takes a different path and it’s ten years before he returns. Now a firefighter, he’s never forgotten his first love, and no one has ever taken Andrew’s place in his heart. He’s determined to see if Andrew feels the same way. He just hopes Andrew’s excited to see him, hopes that he’s available—and finally out—after all this time.

They might not have been ready to deal with emerging feelings years ago, but now might be the time for their second chance at love.

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Kage Unleashed (Kage Trilogy #2)

Release Date: August 24, 2015

Synopsis:

Round 2 of the KAGE Trilogy

Coming soon…

Description for Round 1 of the KAGE Trilogy:               

Hot Alpha Cage Fighter Meets Boy Next Door

My name is Jamie Atwood, and I’m what you might call the quintessential boy next door. I’m cute, smart, athletic, and yeah… I may be a tad arrogant. But in my junior year of college, I started to notice something was missing. There was a void in my soul that no amount of friends, partying or girlfriends could seem to fill.

Then I met Michael Kage– a mysterious underground cage fighter with his sights set on getting a UFC contract.

I was blown away when the guy asked me to be his intern publicist, and even more shocked when he flew me out to Vegas and put me up in a fancy hotel suite. Everything was awesome… that is until that uncomfortable moment I noticed that my gaze was lingering just a little too long on Kage’s chiseled pecs, his thick biceps, and that obscenely large bulge in his gym shorts. And those intense workouts, sweat-slicked muscles, and submission holds that had me getting hard as a rock…

Oh, God. No way in hell this was supposed to be happening to a straight boy like me.

It was too late to turn back by the time I realized why Kage needed a publicist. The dude was dark– and I mean the kind of dark you need a psychiatrist to fix. But even if I’d known then what I know now, I would have fallen for him. How could I not?

For me, Kage is everything.

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Teaser Tuesday: Finding Love (Unedited)

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“Thank you Mr. Wright. I have a few more interviews today and after I speak with your previous employers and references, I will be giving you a call back either way.”

“Thank you for the consideration.” I stood to shake Mr. Applewhite’s hand before leaving the small office.

Another one bites the dust. I don’t know why I bother to put Watson’s Bakery on my resume. They were not going to give me any praise. I learned that after the first interview I went to and I got a call from the owner saying that they were going to look elsewhere.

It’s been three months since Mr. and Mrs. Watson had called me into their office to ask me if I had been stealing from the register. I had been horrified when they threw out that accusation. I had worked for them for three years.

Everything had been going well until their son Leo had taken a serious interest in me. I tried to get his attention to go elsewhere, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer. When I couldn’t take anymore I threatened to go to his parents to let them know what was going on and that I would be going to the police.

Leo didn’t take to kindly to my threat. He lied to his parents painting me as a thief, telling other people that I am untrustworthy. I can’t prove that it was him, but it’s too much of a coincidence that the day after I threaten him, I’m get fired.

Walking to my truck parked in front of the bakery. Something had to give. My car note was two months past due, I was two and a half months past due on my rent, my water had been cut today and my electricity cut yesterday. Yeah something really needed to give. I didn’t know where I was going to come across close to a thousand dollars. I couldn’t borrow any money because I didn’t have a job and most banks or loan places needed you to be gainfully employed. I couldn’t ask my aunt because her and my uncle were living check to check, barely making ends meet.

Sighing to myself, I drove home. I needed a game plan, but nothing came to mind. Driving the thirty minutes to my apartment, I parked before entering my building. When I made it to my door, there was a light pink slip on the door. Eviction Notice. Opening my door I walk inside. Taking a seat on my beat up couch.

Lying my head back on the couch in my dark living room, I let the pain and frustration take over. I wanted to scream and yell at the unfairness of what I was going though. I couldn’t though because there was no pint to it. It wasn’t going to put any money into my pockets. I could call my parents. Do you think they’ll even talk to you? I didn’t know the answer to my question, but I needed to try.

Taking a deep breath, I pulled out my phone. I wanted to laugh at the thought of my phone. It looked like something from the early nineties. It wasn’t even a flip phone, never mind touch screen. It was a prepaid phone and I tried to hold onto the little bit of minutes that I had, but this was a dire situation.

“I thought we told you to never call here again?” My mother asked after the phone rung once.

I pulled the phone away from ear and stared at it. I knew how my mother was going to be when I dialed her number. When she answered I took that as a good sign, damn had I been wrong.

“I know mother, but this is important.”

“Are you still a homosexual?” I cringed at my mother’s words.

“Yes, I still prefer men over women.”

“Then we have nothing to discuss.”

“Please mom, don’t hang up.” I pleaded, but it was already too late. I heard the beep in my ear letting me know that she disconnected the call.

Copyright © Vanessa Sims, 2015

MC Monday: Riley Hall

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Riley Hall

Age: 27

Birthday: Dec 5, 1987

Eye color: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Height: 5’8″

Occupation: Counselor

Love Interest: Dom

Favorites:

Color: Green

Book: Anything

Music: Taylor Swift

Food: Steak and potatoes

Thing to do: cooking, singing, and hangout with Dom & Emilia

Quote: “Dominic, we really need to put a bell on you.”

 

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Savory Sunday: August 9, 2015

Personally, I like steak fajitas better, but chicken is just as good, and I thought I need to use another meat besides beef on the blog.

Chicken-Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

2 chicken breast, skinned and thinly sliced
(or more, if your making it for more then 4 people)

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

Salt & Pepper

4 tbsp. olive oil

1 onion, peeled and finely sliced

1 red pepper, deseeded and finely sliced

1 green pepper, deseeded and finely sliced

4 tbsp canned sweetcorn
(or not)

1 lime, juiced

8 tortilla wraps

Sour cream

Tomato salsa

Guacamole

Coat the chicken with half the spices and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

Heat half oil in a pan until nearly smoking, then cook the onion and peppers until golden and tender, (or a little burnt, however you like them.) Remove from pan, keep warm and set aside.

Add the remaining oil and reheat, (may be same pan or different pan) then add the meat and sprinkle over the remaining spices.

Stir briskly for 2-3 minutes until either the chicken is cooked through. Mix in sweetcorn, (or not) and squeeze over the lime juice. Remove and keep warm.

Wipe out the pan and use to warm the tortillas through. (Or place in microwave for 30 seconds.)

Serve the vegetables with the meat, tortillas and sauces.

Best served with rice, rice and beans, or by itself.

Will be extremely hot, remember to blow. 😉