Love Wins – Huzzah! And that’s what my erotic romances are all about, ultimately, be they fantasy, science fiction or contemporary and wether they take place in worlds where gay love is the norm, where it’s forbidden, or in today’s world, where we’re inching slowly towards total acceptance. My new release Betwixt and Between takes place in modern day Seattle and for Ian, the fact that his soul mate is a man is the least of his worries.
Welcome to another round of Weekend Writing Warriors. This week I’m sharing another snippet from Betwixt and Between, now available for pre-order! In this bit, Ian is figuring out that the handsome violinist at the Pike Street Market is not quite what he seems.
The man radiated magical energy but otherwise looked perfectly normal except for the outfit, which could be considered normal among the odd musical and dramatic types that wandered the market. For a while he made no indication of being aware of Ian, but then with a flick of his head he tossed the hair out of his face and quickly moved his gaze from the violin to Ian. That was when Ian knew for sure the man was some sort of magician.
His eyes were smoky blue or stormy gray or some combination of dusty sapphire and silver. Whatever they were, they weren’t human. And he was ridiculously handsome like he should be fronting a rock band, not busking for quarters in a dark stairwell. This made Ian wonder if it was lust rather than magic drawing him in. Could just be an ordinary guy. He doubted it. The music was penetrating Ian’s soul, rooting him to the spot – he’d fallen for glamour casting 101.
Release date June 30th. Available for pre-order now at Loose Id.
Cover art by April Martinez
Obsessed with magical creatures since childhood, tabloid reporter Ian Evers never experiences satisfying proof that the magical realm actually exists until he falls into an entrapment spell set by a handsome but dangerous elf. Barely escaping with his soul intact, Ian is able to undo the hex, but he can’t escape the very real infatuation he’s developed for the fierce elf.
Ezekiel Stormshadow is a svarta, a dark elf who serves the queen of the dark realm. The realm of darkness needs the power of light to survive, and while hunting the last few magical beings on earth, Ezekiel discovers Ian, a light elf who’s unaware of his true nature and ripe for the plucking. Their brief encounter awakens a great hunger in Ezekiel, and he’s determined to feast on the light elf’s power and body before the queen intervenes and claims Ian for herself.
Driven apart by the ancient imbalance between the dark and light realms, an evil queen starved for power, and their fear of each other, Ian and Ezekiel are relentlessly drawn together even though their union might destroy them both.