Laid off for ramming her knee into a co-worker's balls after he
tries to feel her up, lesbian Jaelle heads to her father's cabin in the
mountains. There, she takes the form of a mountain goat and climbs, free and
So, what happens when she finds a very attractive interloper on
her favorite rock ledge?
"Damn it, damn it, damn it to fucking goddamn
hell!" Jaelle packed her suitcase by the simple means of upending her
underwear drawer into the open case, then threw jeans and sweaters on top of
She stomped into the bathroom, still swearing loudly, and
tipped the contents of her make-up and medications drawer into a plastic bag,
which she tied shut, then threw across the room into the suitcase, before
stomping into the kitchen.
Grabbing two big, black trash bags, she placed one inside
the other then took her few items of food out of the refrigerator, collected
the dozen packets and cans of food from the pantry, slung everything into the
trash bag, and placed it by the back door.
Her purse, her laptop, a handful of paperback romances off
the shelf, and the photo of her family from beside her bed, and she was packed.
"Why can't men understand some women are happy without
a man in their life? Wait on a man hand and foot after a hard day at work? Hell
no! I’ve never wanted and never needed a man." Jaelle kicked the door
open, laptop and purse over her shoulder, suitcase in one hand and trash bag in
The suitcase fit in the trunk of her small car, the laptop
and purse she put on the passenger seat beside her, and the food bag in the
backseat. "Thank God I travel light," she murmured as she pulled out
of the parking lot and headed for the interstate and the hill country.
Only an hour out of town, up a winding dirt road in the
hills, was the tiny cabin her father had owned. She made sure all the utilities
and other charges were always paid on this place because it was the closest
thing she had to a real home now. She'd loved her dad, and knew he loved her,
but he was totally incapable of remaining faithful to any one woman, not even
the one he'd married -- her mother.
"He's a randy old goat, your father," Mom had
always said, with a secret smile. Jaelle hadn't really understood what she'd
meant until the day her teenaged self and her mom had gotten into a flaming
row, and in the middle of screaming her chest had tightened intolerably, her
vision had gone blurry, her head had pounded -- and she'd turned into a
She'd been standing there, shivering, wobbling on four thin
legs, and staring down at her long brownish-blonde fur, when her mom had
wrapped warm arms around her and said, "Oh dear! You are truly your
father's daughter. I'll phone him straight away, honey, so he can help you
Jaelle smiled as she drove. Yeah, maybe Dad hadn't been the
most faithful of men, but he sure as hell was a wonderful father for a girl
struggling with the knowledge that she was a shapeshifter. And not something
cool and trendy like a wolf or a big cat, but a freaking mountain goat. Goats
ran fast, were highly intelligent, adapted quickly to changes, and had a mighty
fine sex life. Jaelle snorted. Her folks hadn't even blinked when she'd told
them she was gay. I guess once they'd
accepted their child really was a "kid" in every sense of the word,
sexual orientation was a pretty minor attribute. Whatever, they'd just
continued to love her for herself.
Eden is a big, beautiful woman whose ex constantly ridiculed her because of her size. Now she's a free woman and headed to China for an extended vacation but while waiting for her flight she meets two handsome men, only to lose sight of them as the plane boards. Fortunately, one of them finds her while in-flight and they make plans to meet up later. Zeb and Bryce are best friends. When they meet Eden, both want her and hope she'll be amenable to dating them both. After a day of sightseeing the trio go back to the men's hotel room and Eden discovers a side of herself she's never before experienced.
If you'll be in Dallas August 17, or 18, don't forget to come by The Sheraton Dallas Hotel and visit the Romance Convention. The Saturday book fair and signing is free to enter, and has free goodie bags and drawings for kindles and lots more.
I'll be there for the entire convention, so be sure to say hi to me. (I will have chocolate!)
Seth are both on holidays at Two Waters beach. The lust between them is instant
and fiercely hot. Sex at the beach, in the woods, in the sauna… When they take
a break from having sex they discover they have many interests in common and
begin to build a relationship outside the bedroom.
is interrupted when Seth is called back to the school where he teaches, for a
staff meeting about an unexpected school consolidation. Seth is shattered when
he and most of his colleagues find themselves suddenly unemployed. His
well-ordered life has come to a crashing halt, along with his vacation—and
perhaps his romance.
Craig Darnell surreptitiously ran his
hand across his mouth to check he wasn’t drooling at the totally delicious man
in miniscule swimwear who was bent over arranging his beach towel on the sand
not ten yards away. His skin was very tanned so maybe he’d been here on
vacation for a while already. Or maybe he
lives here. His shoulders were broad and muscular as if he worked out a lot
or had a physical job. His hair was very dark, almost black, but not a
blue-black, rather a deep, deep brown-black. And it was a little long, just
touching his collar. Well, it would be touching his collar if he was wearing
one. Fortunately his body was almost completely bare—just that teeny tiny piece
of fabric hiding what looked like an impressive package.
Oh my God, he’s delicious. Perfect in every way.
Craig wiggled a bit to ease the
pressure inside his swimwear, which had suddenly become very tight.
The other man kneeled, then stretched
out on his towel, face down, his head resting on his crossed forearms.
Oh God, what an ass.
Muscular, almost flat but just slightly rounded.
Craig’s cock grew and twitched some
more, his Prince Albert barbell rubbing along his swimsuit in a very erotic
way. “Likely should have worn board shorts,” he muttered, wriggling some more. But oh God, I want inside that luscious ass.
Craig spread his legs wider apart,
trying to give his cock a bit more room. He considered taking his straw hat off
and dropping it over his crotch but that would just make his arousal even more
obvious to anyone watching him. Except that there wasn’t anyone else around at
this end of the beach. He’d deliberately walked down to the end of it, almost
to the cliffs, to have peace and privacy. Not that he was complaining about Mr.
Totally Delicious who’d appeared nearby. Oh no. Mr. Totally Delicious was the
stuff of wet dreams and Craig was happy to look at him and share the sand with
him. Sharing a bed with him would be even
better! God, he’s hot.
Craig closed his eyes and played back
the sight of him spreading out his towel. Nope, there was no sign of a ring on
his hand. He was too far away to see if there was a line around his finger
where he’d taken a ring off though. And of course no way of knowing if he was
gay. But Craig was pretty experienced at sensing a person’s sexual preferences
and this man screamed gay to him.
God, I hope I’m right. But how do I walk up to him and say,
“I want to fuck you”?
Carmichael mistakes the plunge pool at the Aquatic Center for a regular pool
and almost drowns with the sudden shock of the icy-cold water. While underwater
she hears a voice calling her "Melly," a name she never uses. Yehudi
and Arlington are nearby in the sauna and rescue her, using their personal body
heat and the sauna to warm her up. They keep in contact with her via Facebook,
and finally convince her to let them teach her to swim.
Mel hears the voice again and worries that they’re stalking her, so she cuts
contact with them. Yehudi and Arlington try everything to see her and she
prevents them, so they meet her parents after their swimming class. They learn
about the voice saying "Melly" and that someone is stalking her.
who is it? And how can they get Mel to spend time with them again so they can
convince her of their innocence?
leaning back against the wall of the sauna, his eyes half closed, his brain
counting the minutes until he could get Arlington out of his teeny tiny
swimwear and his own cock buried in Arlington’s tautly delicious ass. If he’d
thought to bring lube in his gym bag, he may have been able to convince
Arlington to fuck in the shower, right here in the change rooms at the Aquatic
Center. But with kids around, it was likely just as well to wait until they
were back home. But that meant adding another twenty minutes onto a wait that
was already stretching out to be way too long for the ongoing happiness of his
looking though the glass panel in the door, snorting and shaking his head.
amusing,” Yehudi asked.
woman staring at the plunge pool, like she’s never seen one before. She’s
taking her towel off, so maybe she’s going to come in here. Oooh, nice body. I
like those long legs. Nice tits, too.”
You’re not going to tell me her hair color and eye color, and her height to the
turned to grin at him. “Five six, blonde and blue.”
a lot of splashing. “What on earth is she doing?” he asked.
Arlington opened the door so roughly it crashed into the wall as he raced out.
Yehudi jumped up and followed him out to the plunge pool.
woman—well, he supposed it was the woman—was definitely underwater, and this
was not the kind of place to practice underwater swimming. The whole point of
the plunge pool was that users of the sauna jumped into the icy cold pool, and
climbed straight out again to cool off after the heat of the sauna.
jumped in and dived under the woman’s body, using his broad shoulders and
strong back to push her up to the surface and nudge her to the side of the
pool. Yehudi kneeled down and leaned over, grabbing hold of the woman’s arm,
which was very cold indeed, and pulling her higher out of the water. Arlington
pushed her some more, and Yehudi got a good grip on her waist and lifted her up
onto the edge of the pool. He turned her onto her side and banged on her back.
She coughed then dragged a rasping breath into her body.
Arlington had climbed out of the pool. “She’s breathing. Good.”
her—and you—back into the sauna to warm up.
“I like that
her up and carried her the short distance into the sauna, laying her on his own
towel, which was on the bench where he’d left it. Arlington followed him in the
door then threw more water on the hot stones of the fire to make steam.
“Her skin is
still icy,” said Yehudi. He was worried about her. Was this a suicide attempt?
Why would she have deliberately jumped into the water if she couldn’t swim?
“I’ll get her towel,” he said, wanting Arlington to stay in the sauna and warm
himself up again after the cold water.
The woman was
coughing again when he returned, and he gently wrapped her towel over her
shoulders. “Thanks,” she said then coughed again.
After a few
minutes she sat up, hugging the towel around her body.
happened?” Yehudi asked, at exactly the same time as Arlington said, “Why did
you get in the pool if you can’t swim?”
Berengaria is a multi-published author of erotic romance: contemporary, paranormal (ghosts, vampires, fairies, and werewolves) and Regency-set historical. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: one man/one woman; two women; two men; two men/one woman; three men, two women/one man…. Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily-ever-after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.
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