Thanks to Queer Town Abbey, for hosting such a wonderful experience!
The theme for this year, is “Your First experience in the LGBT Community”
My first experience was at school, where a couple of my friends growing up, were gay. My own children now have gay friends in high school, and I am so proud that like me, they are growing up with no question of acceptance, it is just something that, for them, is a part of life. No questions asked.
I would like to share my latest book with you all, which in it's own way, is a lesson in acceptance, also. While love is love, coming in all shapes and forms, what about when one partner is disabled?
Beyond the Scars—Book
5 of the Preternatural Rescue Centre series—is the story of Lee, a wheelchair-bound
human who has spent almost his entire life, locked away, with no explanation
why. That is, until a pair of fey warriors, Arra and Cruz rescue him. Arra and
Cruz are twin brothers, who—in their own way—have led just as secluded a past,
as Lee. In this scene, we explore Lee's first kiss, with his mates, from Arra's
point of view.
"Don't be afraid to open yourself up to us. I know it's
hard, to trust someone enough to let them in. We're all learning as we go, and
trying to give you the time you need, but it's hard to be so close, yet so
Lee's eyes had widened as Arra spoke, his breathing picking
up and his whole body tensing. "How can you want me? Are you too blind to
Arra smiled. "We see what you do not. You're our Nanta, our destined one. There is no
other for us."
"But how do you know? You said it yourself. There have
only been you two, so how do you know?"
"Because, no matter how many times we have shared a bed
partner, Cruz and I have never felt the pull at our soul, not even a flicker,
until the moment we drew close to you. We didn't even have to see you, to know.
You're ours, just as we are yours. We want no other."
"Shh. Just close your eyes and feel." Nothing had
felt as soft as his mate's lips, as Arra leant close and joined them. Lee
gasped, yet opened his lips a little when Arra ran his tongue against the seam.
He accepted his mate's invitation and deepened the kiss, enjoying the first
taste of his Nanta and committing the unique flavour to memory. A little sweet
with the lingering hint of coffee, he could spend all day exploring and sipping
at his Lee's lips. He might have, too, if the rustling of fabric at his side
and a hand on his shoulder hadn't disturbed him. He knew it was Cruz. The bond
they felt as brothers connected them on such a level, that they instinctively
knew where the other was.
Arra reluctantly pulled away from Lee, smiling at the way
his little mate's eyes remained closed, his lips reddened and parted, wanting
more. He looked over at Cruz, whose eyes flared with so much hunger it was
almost painful to witness. He knew his brother needed their mate at that moment
even more than he did. He slid over, allowing Cruz to take his spot, and felt a
saddening in his chest when his brother simply stared into Lee's face, as if he
didn't know where to start. Sure, they had had lovers before, but they had been
nothing more than a releasing of tension. This was their destiny, all sweet and
innocent, so infinitely fragile and yet so strong. Just to look into Lee's eyes
was to see true strength.
Cruz reached forward and cupped Lee's face, and Lee opened
his eyes at the contact and stared unfocusedly back. Lee looked between Arra
and his brother, before his attention drifted back to Cruz. Lee simply stared at
Cruz for the longest moment, not blinking, not moving, until Cruz started to
pull away, obviously having taken Lee's stillness for hesitation, maybe even
rejection. Lee snapped forward before Cruz moved too far, and wrapped his arms
around Cruz's neck and stared back with eyes that pleaded for more.
"Don't give up on me. I need you both...just...don't
give up on me yet, please."
been locked away for so long that he's forgotten what it's like to have hope,
or why he’s been held. When a voice speaks inside his head, telling him help is
on the way, he won’t allow himself to believe the words, writing them off as
insanity finally taking hold. When help arrives, in the form of a pair of sexy
fey warriors who break down the wall to his prison, Lee's fear takes over.
and Cruziel crossed the veil as outcasts, years ago. They're Guardians,
warriors, known for being ruthless and unstoppable in the battle against the
shadowkin. Nothing shakes their resolve, until a small wheelchair-bound human
brings them to their knees. He's their Nanta, their destiny, but how will they
come to terms with the fact their mate is trapped behind more walls then the
one that imprisoned him, and more importantly, how will they break through
I will be giving away a copy of Beyond the Scars, to a randomly picked commenter, on the 15th of July, giving everyone plenty of time to get in the draw, so simply say hi, for your chance to win!