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  1. For discussion of themes and topics. The book can be found here: https://www.gayauthors.org/story/dodger/thecockneycanuck After 47 chapters and lots of drama I think it's time this story has a discussion topic where readers can interact with the author and each other. There are certainly plenty of situations, characters and emotions to bring up, and of course most of all Robbie the Cockney Canuck. Dodger has kindly given me permission to start this thread and has promised to be part of the discussion, so now is your chance to ask questions and make comments. I'm sure we'll have fun.
  2. I've been working on a new sort of story, a sort I've never really written. I'm writing a story about a "what if" scenario. It's a tale, set in a world much like our own, with one key difference. That is, it's written in a world where Love is Love. Where healthy relationships of all kinds are simply accepted, and there's no social pressure to be something you're not supposed to be. The difference is actually quite profound. I have to think about it. I have to constantly rewrite bits, because my protagonists shouldn't angst over some of the things my characters in other stories have. They're just allowed to be. What a world that'd be. Where the only struggles a pair of guys have to becoming a couple are the same struggles a man and a woman would have. I'm on chapter seven. I figure I've probably got another four to five chapters to go before I'm done, and I'm looking forward to watching them make this journey together. Really, it's the journey we should all have the choice to make - regardless of who we choose to walk the path with us.
  3. This is quite out of left field for me, but I've recently started up a new story named "Tuct Side", a dark mystery / romance. Feel free to come over here and converse, ask questions, or speculate if the comment section isn't a big enough place for your thoughts.
  4. I'm looking for more stories to read. I really enjoy Young Adult/ Coming of Age stories, but I would also like to branch out into other areas. If anyone can recommend any impactful stories, please let me know. I've enjoyed the following stories on GA and Nifty: Second Shot How I Got Carter The Long Way In the Fishbowl Desert Dropping An English Teen Circumcised in the USA Seal Rocks The Carnivore
  5. I've debated for the longest time to start up a forum on my first-ever adventure in writing, and after posting the 22nd chapter, and after the intense praise from the comments and hitting 30k views, I felt the need to create this. My story, Love in the Shadows, is a para-normal gay romance that follows an Alpha wolf shapeshifter, Mason Wilson, who quickly finds his destined mate, Vincent Bolton. Vincent, a mage capable of clairvoyancy and controlling ice and shadows, works at a grocery store. Living in the town temporarily, he continues to hunt down the evil mage that murdered his parents when he was nine-years old. As Mason attempts to woo his mate, Vincent continues to hone his skills, study more on the supernatural and magical worlds, and track down Stefan Gregoro, a maleficent mage who, also can control shadows, along with fire. As our two heroes develop their relationship, Vincent learns to integrate within the shifter community and get accustomed to Mason's accompaniment. The story involves deep romance, perilous fight scenes, and unexpected twists along the way. With this being my first story ever, I am seeking comments and criticism actively. I want to become a better writer. Plain and simple. Writing this story has been one of the only hobbies that I have kept up with. My hobbies usually end with me stopping halfway through and ending with abandonment. My thirst for writing has begun, and with this wonderful community around me, I ask to be given a shot. My hope is to create something that will inspire future endeavors in the writing community.
  6. Hey everyone, how are we doing? My name is vanalas and i am a new author here. I have already completed one series and i just started my second one. Please, check out 'destined hearts' and help support me, critic me and lead me on the right path. Thank you so much.
  7. This is a story forum for readers of my new story Kissing the Dragon (which I hope to build into a larger body of work going forward) to discuss themes and topics of the story. For those of you who may have found their way to this thread accidentally and not yet seen the story: https://www.gayauthors.org/story/lomax61/kissingthedragon Although this story has a very strong romantic theme, the genre is mystery/thriller in the mold of good old whodunits. The protagonist is a history teacher at a reputable boys school, and the setting is largely suburban London. Once again this a story about a person's emotional growth, this time against a backdrop of mystery when a seemingly normal and uneventful existence is turned upside down over one weekend by a tragedy close to home. So a message to all of you who enjoyed Uninvited Guest and those who decide to join the ride: Keep Looking For Clues. Brian
  8. SP and I bought promise / engagement rings today. His is 10mm wide - 6mm black band in the center, with two small silver bands on the outside, spaced slightly off the main ring; mine is a 6mm black band. It was good. We did not go to the cemetery today like I had originally thought I would. The last two years I had very strong "intuition" on what day and time I should be there. This year... nothing. That really upset me yesterday; then felt bad about being upset about it when SP and I are almost at our 6-month anniversary (the 27th -- which is also C's birthday -- which hasn't helped any). I think that lack of "intuition" was C's way of telling me to let him go. Not entirely of course, I'll always love him, but I can't look back and look forward too. Times, like yesterday, I still feel very torn by my emotions towards my Boy and my Darling; my past, and [hopefully] my future.
  9. SP spent the night last night, for the second time. Slept in an odd position and my hip is killing me; his back is killing him. That's most likely because neither of us is used to sleeping next to anyone anymore. My allergies are bad and my blood pressure is sky high this morning and they were last time too. This one I'm pretty sure is because he smokes -- and has for many many years -- and bringing that up is going to be difficult. I'll probably have to tell him he'll need to go outside (he has been smoking outside) to smoke his last cig before bedtime earlier than he has been, so the smell of smoke is not as strong as when we get into bed. Things are going well between us. I worry about messing things up by saying something, but on the other hand he'd hate to wake up to me having a heart attack. Need to go into work and take care of things I wasn't able to get done this week from being out Wed. afternoon and almost all day on Thurs. due to joint pain but.... that will have to wait until the hip calms down enough for me to function.
  10. SP and I have had several conversations: about our pasts, our fears, our insecurities, our hopes for what this could be. Had a few small dates so far, and planning on something larger for New Years. I'm cautiously optimistic and I think he is too. We seem to be on the same page with things - where we are now, what we want going forward. To possibilities, hope, and the future. 🍾
  11. Hey everybody--wanted to create a discussion forum for my new story, "The Best Four Years of Adam Becker." Adam Becker wants out. Out of the shadow of his popular big brother, out from his stifling D.C. prep school, out from the political spotlight of his high-ranking Republican father. So when he heads off on his own to college in New Orleans, one year post-Katrina, he gets more than he bargained for: four years of friendship, love, secrets, hurricanes, and debauchery--his best four years yet. I started writing this story about two years ago. I was going through a difficult breakup--my boyfriend had moved to New York, and I had no intention of leaving D.C. I was also leaving my first job out of college, at a political nonprofit, and I intended to write a novel about my experiences in the 2012 election cycle. But I couldn't get past the first chapter. And, after writing the same iteration of the same opening scene over and over again, I figured I'd rewind a bit--and write a fictional series loosely based on my memories from college, and what was going on in my life. I never intended anyone to read this: this was my way of creating on on-ramp to the eventual novel, sharpening my skills, and getting words on a page. I've written the story through the beginning of senior year--but over the last six months or so, I felt my energy beginning to wane. So I figured I would edit it, chapter by chapter, and put it online here--find an audience, and feel like I'm writing for someone, rather than into the abyss. So far, no one's read this but me--even my college friends, who provided a lot of character and plot inspiration, have read only brief excerpts--but I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading!
  12. Hi guys, I just wanted to create a discussion thread for my story A Knight To Remember. It's a love story focused on a high school senior named Ian Ferri, who goes after the boy of his dreams, but has a hell of a hard time figuring out how to even find him, since he'd only ever seen him in an Instagram post one of his friends commented on... Hopefully you guys find the story funny and engaging. I wanted to write a romance that FEELS like an adventure story, without all the crazy plots twists or wild storylines. Hopefully I'm accomplishing that. This story was largely inspired by the following works: Oh Radio Tell Me Everything You Know - Nifty Crosscurrents - GA How I Got Carter - GA All three of those stories influenced my writing, and I hope - and feel strongly - that those of you that really like those books, will like mine as well. Anyway, hopefully some of you guys have comments/questions/concerns or perhaps just want to vent about one of the characters. I'd be happy to hear it all.
  13. Playlist (YouTube) Playlist (YouTube) Playlist (YouTube) Alan Matt Craig Hubris reading order: Alan - after the final chapter of Nemesis: Because I Want You. Matt - between chapters 4 and 5 of Nemesis: Soulmates Never Die. Craig - after chapter 8 of Nemesis: Soulmates Never Die. Alan & Matt - after the final chapter of Nemesis: Soulmates Never Die. Patrick - after chapter 12 of Nemesis: Loud Like Love. Devon - after the final chapter of Nemesis: Loud Like Love (can well be read before the epilogue).
  14. From Changes, Again - Chapter 1 The Party. This is the first story i've written where i've brought back characters. It was from something @droughtquake mentioned at the end of Changes. I thank him for it made me think and i decided there was a story there. Posting will begin mid-January. I hope you enjoy... Rena and Robert arrived first. Never ones to arrive empty handed, they brought a glorious bunch of tulips—in purple, soft violet and white—and nice ready-chilled wine. We settled in the living room with a glass of the sweet white. I was feeling good and just wanted to drink enough to feel happy and mellow. We had sipped our way through our first glasses, when Robert spoke up. "Um, hope you don't mind but I really need a word with Don. I'd like to before we get too happy and before dinner. I can smell those potatoes, Louis." I looked at Don who replied with a tight-lipped smile. Okay, so you're saying nothing. Rena wasn't giving up anything either. "Sure, you two go over to the office and I'll set the table and stuff, but when Harry and Gareth arrive, I'll send them to fetch you." "Don't mind them, Louis. I'll help you." Rena got up and put her arm through mine. I smiled at her. We picked up empty wine glasses and followed Robert and Don. Don rolled forward toward the kitchen. The door there was closest to his office. "We'll likely be back before then. Don't worry, babe. We'll have a good time tonight." Not wanting to ruin the mood, I bent and kissed him. "You two go. It's fine, Donny." Robert patted my shoulder and then grabbed the handles on Don's chair. "Don's right. We won't be long." After the door closed, I turned to Rena. "Do you know what's going on?" "I don't. Frankly, Robert's been quiet this afternoon. I asked if everything was okay, and he said it was. Just that he needed to get something important at work resolved, sooner rather than later." I pulled a deep violet and white checked tablecloth out of the bottom drawer in the kitchen island, and put it on the table. Atop that, I put Rena and Robert's flowers; it felt like spring. As we adjusted the cloth and laid out the tableware, Rena asked, "How is the birthday trip plan going?" "Pretty good. I was thinking Sonoma County in California, it's supposed to be wheelchair friendly. Lots of things to do, including tasting lots of wine, and lots of sunshine." "That sounds lovely, but you know Don will go wherever you want to go." "I know, but I wanted us both to relax, and being wheelchair friendly just took away one worry." "Well, if you want to go to Sonoma County, you do that." Rena smoothed a corner of the tablecloth. "The table is beautiful." I checked the potatoes, which were nearly done. I'd just turned down the oven when the doorbell rang. I smiled at Rena and walked to the front door. Gareth and Harry stood there together, grinning like schoolboys. Harry was in his early fifties now, but still as gorgeous and sexy as he always had been. Gareth was my age, cute in a young Jeffrey Dean Morgan sort of way; always with a warm smile. Each of them carried a bottle of wine. "Come on in. It's good to see you guys." Gareth hugged me first. "You look great, Louis! Where is that sexy man of yours?" "Out in the office with Robert. They'll be back shortly." Harry was next. He released me after a warm hug and said, "You want me to go and get them?" "No … you two come in. I'll go out there," Rena said, as she joined us, greeting Harry and Gareth with a hug. "I'll run out there now." She returned to the kitchen and went out the back door. Harry took Gareth's bottle and handed both to me, the Cabernet Sauvignon was a magnum. "As usual, we couldn't choose between red or white, so we brought both!" "Thank you. I'll put them in the kitchen. Do you want a drink?" I said over my shoulder as I walked. "Harry, sit down, I'll help Louis." After giving his husband a peck and a pat, Gareth joined me. He picked up the corkscrew and started to open the red. "This is Harry's favourite." I poured a glass of white for Rena, one for myself, and for Gareth. "It's a generous gift, thanks. Will you pour one for Robert and Don as well please?" "Sure." Gareth did as asked. "How are you Louis? Seems like forever since we've seen you two." "We're good, thanks. You both look like you are as well." Gareth picked up the glass of white I'd passed him. "We are. Harry and I are just back from New York. He was there for a publisher's conference. I was able to get time off to go with him." "Hey! I'm lonely out here!" Harry called from the living room. "And worse, I'm thirsty." Gareth and I laughed. "You take your man his wine, and I'll pop the hors d'oeuvres in the oven to heat up." "Thanks." Gareth picked up his husband's wine and glanced out the window. "It appears yours is on his way in too. See you in the living room." I glanced out. "Finally. Then we can get this party started!" I put the tray of small pastries in the oven to heat. Though I was curious as to what was going on, I just wanted to enjoy our get-together, so I shoved my questions to the back of my mind. It could be nothing, but frankly it felt like a huge secret. The backdoor opened and the three of them came into the kitchen. I handed Rena and Robert glasses of wine, and they continued on through to the living room. Don smiled. "I'll go out in a bit and start the barbeque. Something smells good. Do you need my help in here?" "There's a glass of wine there for you. I'll bring it. Can you carry these plates and napkins?" "Sure, Lous." He took the small plates and napkins and put them on his knees, and rolled out to the living room. I followed with our wine. Don had put the napkins and plates on the coffee table. "Here's your wine, Don. Harry brought that excellent Cabernet you like." Don sipped. "Mmmm, yeah this is nice. Thanks, Harry. Thanks for coming everyone! Now, if you don't mind I have a quick speech to make." We all groaned; Donny's speeches were rarely short. He eyed each of us. "No groaning. I can smell food, so that means I have to hurry. Now, as you know it is my beautiful husband's birthday in a few weeks. As we'll be away, I thought we could wish him an early Happy Birthday today." I wasn't prepared for this and nearly slid off my perch on the arm of our sofa. Five faces turned to me, each of them smiling. Then a chorus of Happy Birthday rang out. Once they’d finished, we were all laughing, and I appealed for quiet. "You guys … wow, thank you so much. I appreciate it. Now, I better get those canapes out or they will be burnt!" Practically running into the kitchen to escape, I leaned on the counter to breathe. Relief coursed through me. They'd just been planning this little celebration of my birthday. Worrying over nothing again, Louis.
  15. [sharedmedia=stories:stories:5204] Since it's Easter and I just blasphemously posted a new chapter containing the smuttiest writing I've ever attempted, I thought I'd start a topic! Henrik is the NHL's first openly gay player, a celebrated hockey captain, and a private but very driven man. Ezra is a free-spirited aspiring artist facing a personal crossroads after being let go from his job. Both men only have 24 hours to get to know each other. Romance blossoms, but is Ezra's aversion to long distance relationships and fear of being hurt too much of an obstacle? Is Henrik's athletic career too high-pressured to accomodate a romance, and is he ready for his love life to be put under the media spotlight? Oh, the conflict, the drama, the Swedish accents... Let me know what you think of the story so far.
  16. In an article in the Boston Globe, Meredith Goldstein a Globe advice columnist (Love Letters) reveals that she is a big romance novel enthusiast. For someone who writes about love and gives advice, it is perhaps a no-brainer that such a columnist would be into romance novels. But there is a caveat, Ms. Goldstein does not like romance stories based in the city in which she lives. She, in this case, unfortunately knows well the city of Boston. What some authors may think to be a sexy location... well, she does not see those locations quite the same way. I can see her point but I don't entirely buy into it. I live in Boston and I've written a short romance story set in the Boston/Cambridge area (Promise and Opportunity - written nearly four years ago) for a prompt and I think it works fine. Also, I wouldn't mind reading a gay romance short story/novel set in the small town where I grew up. Why not? I would love to hear what your feelings are about romance stories set in your hometown. Can you just not get into it? Would it be a distraction from the pleasure of reading? Will you read just to see if you can gain some juicy gossip? Are you disappointed that no one has ever written a romance novel set in your hometown? What do you think? Meredith Goldstein article.
  17. This story topic is for AC Benus' historical Christmas Holiday Novella about Saint Louis' most prominent department store Famous-Barr. The first story is being posted: Katie's Sketchbook - Christmas at Famous-Barr 1976 and you can learn more about Famous-Barr and enjoy pictures in AC's blog and gallery. I would never have thought reading about the history of a department store could be so interesting. As one of the comments said: "Now You are being a Living Encyclopedia." But I guess it's not the first time AC has awed his readers by the depth of his research and attention to historical facts and details. If you're ready to get into a holiday mood or want to follow one of AC's amazing love stories, check out Katie's Sketchbook. I promise you won't be disappointed. And join us here to discuss themes and topics of the Novella.
  18. If you like hysterical, oh, I mean historical romances then you might like something I've been writing. I started writing it last year but got bogged down in too many other things and wanted to finish The Seashell first. With that book finished I was able to add Souvenir back into my writing rotation. The story is a first person narrative in a diary style similar to Brandon Smiling and that's done purposefully. If you follow Brandon then you might enjoy Souvenir all the more for reasons you might catch as you read this memoir of Lord Cedrick Temple, Duke of Buckingham. I've tried to write this as a period piece with the time period covered being just before and during World War I in England. The language may be a little challenging, but hopefully enjoyable. It's a challenge to write but fun too. So, without any further adieu I bring you:
  19. Hey everyone! I'm posting here to hopefully try to generate some more interaction between myself and people about my story. I'm a very inexperienced writer, and any honest advice is appreciated (but that's not why I'm posting this). I'm hoping to spark up a conversation about how you feel so far about Muscle Memory. As a writer, my readers' thoughts and feelings are a big part of what fuels me to continue this story. Feel free to share anything, whether it's relating to a certain character or their experiences, how you feel about a certain situation, or just if you want to ask me anything about Muscle Memory specifically or even my writing general. So, to try and get the ball rolling, here is some random thoughts I've compiled about how this all came about: Muscle Memory is my very first attempt at writing fiction. Like, ever. Besides some poetry a few years back, I've never sat down and just written anything more than a few paragraphs, so starting this book was a bit daunting. Especially since I was just out of freshman year of highschool. I started the first chapter not really having any idea where it was going, but soon, a story started to take shape in my mind. Very quickly, I realized how much I loved characters. At times, I worry that there are so many in my book that they seem flat, or that there are too many for my readers to keep track of. It was definitely a risk going into my first writing experience with like 20 characters to juggle with, not to mention that I've basically made each character have something they are struggling with. Again, I worry that I'm losing depth by having so many different story arcs intertwining in my mind, but I also kind of love it. It's what I like in books. Another thing I wanted to mention is that somehow, I unexpectedly fell in love with the villain of my story. I love writing her, and I had lost hope for this story after, say, chapter 6, until one quiet night in late December, around 11 or 12, I was walking down this road and the song DNA by Lia Marie Johnson started playing through my earbuds. The song resonated deeply with me, and I also felt it tugging at something that I had put towards the back of my mind for 5 or so months. I realized that it was a newfound inspiration to give my character Alexa more depth. To do this, I felt as if she needed her own POV, which wasn't planned whatsoever. I've gotten pretty much only negative feedback on this, which saddens me, but now she is very important to the story as a whole. I've had people complain that it takes away too much from Wes and Ethan's story, which I disagree with. This is more than a romance to me. It's deeper. I feel that people who skip the Alexa chapters are missing an integral part of Muscle Memory. So regardless of how my readers feel, I still have a few more POV chapters planned. Anyway, I could go on for days about this, and that's enough rambling for now. Now it's your turn. What are your thoughts?
  20. https://www.gayauthors.org/story/quinndk/fireandicing/ It took me a year, but now that I finally reached chapter 3 of Fire and Icing I thought I'd start a forum thread for it! A recap: Logan is a cocky firefighter. Aiden is a resourceful but neurotic culinary student. Aiden's apartment is destroyed in a fire and he makes a deal with the local firehouse: if he can cook them a satisfying dinner that the crew likes, he can become their live-in cook. But hunky, self-absorbed Logan becomes both a distraction and unexpected temptation. Enjoy.
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    New banner for the upcoming 8th Best Circle of Hell story, Innocent Sacrifice. Which features some lust, lots of romance, some kinkiness, and shockingly little bloodshed.
  22. I found a cute story today called "Paper Walls", by KD, a new author here at GA. The story was first post back in early fall, but it just caught my eye today. I read the first 11 posted chapters and I fell in love with it. It centers around a fifteen year old adopted football prodigy from Russia whose adopted dad is a coaching legend of Texas High Football, himself. KD does an awesome job of bringing his characters alive and leaves you wanting more. If fact, the chapters could be longer, but KD doesn't short change you in the content department. I don't do this too often, but I highly recommend this story to all.
  23. Okay have finally decided to release some sneak peaks! This is very exciting for me. My first story after two years of writers block so I am glad to present these to you and hope that you enjoy! <3 "That you're neurotic." He laughed, following after her. "Though on a more serious note...I could say your schizophrenic....you show like no emotion." He paused and looked around. "I'm going to seem really random for a minute...this house was probably last lived in during like the thirties and...aside from the lack of Asian eyes, you look just like a china doll." Her eyebrows lifted. "Here's a facial expression, it shows interest." And then the smallest of grins appeared. "And while I look like a china doll...Bryana looks like a barbie. Which one do you prefer?" She pulled the door open and it was only half hanging onto the hinges. "I would prefer a collection of non generic looking Ken dolls." Lyte said, following her inside, seeing the place had furniture. "Is this stuff...was it left or is it yours?" "Awesome...I don't have to worry about you hitting on me, Jake did it once and I couldn't tell if he was serious or not, he should thank God that Bryana was not there and that I never said anything." She looked around. "Already furnished...even thrift shopping for furniture would be expensive, at least in my position on the economic chain." Lyte stared at her for a moment and then he shrugged. "Guy was probably just being a passive aggressive jerk." "He's lucky that I'm not Lex, she would have given him three black eyes." She held up three fingers. "Yeah...his mind's eye." "I sure would." She looked at Lyte and Nikita as the two turned towards her. "You know what is so annoying?" Lex walked inside. "I miss school, probably miss something good, sit in a court-house all day and that dumb bitch neighbor of mine lies from the A of her testimony all the way to the Z and gets away with her bullshit." Nikita slowly nodded. "I see...well I could try to cast a spell on her...not that actual magic has ever worked for me before but with wicca I believe in being able to channel certain energies and vibes towards people." "I don't believe in that mess." She crossed her arms. "I'll give Cynthia some bad vibes. That fucking bipolar bitch, there is not going to be anymore of me going nice just because she has a nice swing." Lyte raised his eyebrows. "Wow...one day and I'm already getting the dirt. What exactly did Cynthia do?" "Said she was going to hire a hit on me...so I figured I'd get her thrown in jail so a woman could get a hit on her...if you get my flow." She shook her head. "But naturally it turned into a classic word against word and since she's an adult...it's likely that the teenager is the lying bitch, the second part of that is right but not the first." "Can she really do that?" He asked. "No...she was mocking me, I knew it too...but I did it anyway. I guess I wasn't convincing emotionally or something." She slowly grinned. "Should of sliced my wrists and went in there being all emo. Mr. Judge...I was going to kill myself because I am to scared to exist with her! So this is what I did! And...I don't think I did it good enough." Nikita shook her head. "You are a trip." "And yet I still can't get you to laugh." Lex grinned and she looked at Lyte. "Any kind of reaction you get out of her means you hit her mental G-spot. Just imagine her brain oozing with mental cum and feel accomplished!" "Gross!" Nikita walked over to the couch and sat down. "I don't think he would feel accomplished or anything else for that matter...he's really into the Y chromosome." "Oh...too bad." Lex shook her head. "Anyway so Caleb caught me up on the assignment and since the class has an odd number and I was out...I was told to volunteer as a second patient and so naturally I thought of you Niki." "Before we start...apologies if I am way off base but being new here..." He looked between them. "You guys seem like the type to maybe...be into the drug scene? I need a new dealer and in this small no where town...I'll be lucky to find one." "I know a guy in Minneapolis, he gets his stuff from Canada...however that traffic system works but everything I get is premium." Lex nodded. "I can vouch that you're trust worthy, actually it would be better if I came with you on the first buy." "I dabble in some LSD...but for spiritual purposes, if I want anything recreational usually weed does it for me or sometimes prescription pills." Nikita flipped through the pages in her notebook and found a blank page. "Okay..." "Weak bitch..." Lex laughed and shook her head. "Jail house hoe...lucky Cynthia didn't get you charged with something." Nikita grinned and she shook her head. "We should get started...Lyte is the doctor." "Why does the guy get to be the doctor? What about women's rights?!" Lex questioned, though it was heavily sarcastic in nature. Nikita shook her head. "Because he's the new guy and I don't want to be the doctor...but feel free to take it if you want." "I got it." Lyte said and then he looked over at Lex. "And that sounds good." He offered over his phone. "Just add yourself and I'll text you." She took the phone and nodded as she looked down and went to program herself into the contacts. "If it says your old bitch is calling...that is me. It's what all the guys get so they feel like a nagging wife is calling." That earned a small grin from Nikita and she offered over the notebook. "There...use that for the notes." Lyte grinned and took the notebook. "This will work for now...I'll have to grab my tablet next time, digital writing is just...I don't know, more entertaining." "Well say what you will...put something in the schizophrenic realm on mine...since I'm all into Wicca and while I gave up on real magic when I was twelve...I still believe in certain more natural things but any doctor would probably say I'm crazy." Nikita expressed. "What do you do? Drug people with over the counter supplements and call them potions?" Lex offered Lyte his phone back, containing her laughter. "Yep...I crush up supplements and mix the powders together to fuck up the chemicals in your brains and I call it magic." It was sarcasm but of a more dry and passive nature. "I don't do that but it's a good example of what I mean by more natural things." Noah turned his attention away from the television upon hearing the sound of his phone ringing. He grabbed it and saw that it was Christian. "Hey...I thought you were coming over." "Change of plans....we're crashing Bryana's Halloween party." A grin slowly appeared. "I'm going to give someone the scare of their life..." "Crashing their party? Are you insane? They will do more than call us Noel and Christmas and the joke on us." Noah's eyes widened. "Let them call me Christmas...I'm bringing the presents." Christian softly laughed. "Do you have some kind of costume you can throw together?" "How about a sheet over my head with cut out eyes? At least they couldn't identify me." "If that is the best you can do...as for me I have a bag of surprises tonight, being why I can't pick you up." "You only have a drivers permit." Noah reminded him. "Who is taking you?" "Yeah and none of us are old enough to drink, won't be the only law I break tonight." Christian sighed. "Okay...go fix your ghost costume and...cut it at the bottom so it don't drag the ground. I'll come and get you, so long as I don't drive stupid then we should be fine." "Road blocks? You know there will be road blocks." Noah shook his head. "How about I just have Lex take us." "Fine." Christian got up and walked to the closet and opened it, yanking out a trench coat. "I'll just wait here but if you aren't here in like fifteen...I am taking off and you'll miss all the fun." He turned around and threw the coat onto his bed and walked off into the bathroom. "Lex will try to be there in five, you know my sister." Noah pulled the phone away and hung up, that was when he saw Lex come running down the stairs. "What the hell are you?" Lex stopped at the bottom of the stairs in a pair of camouflage skin tight cargo pants and a matching sleeveless crop top, a diamond belly button ring reflecting in the light and matching the rhinestones that she had pasted to her bare midriff. A black holster belt was worn and it held the gun that Blitz had, since he was nice enough to let her borrow it. Her hair was done in micro braids and left to dangle freely around her head and shoulders. "I'm a military bitch, what does it look like?" Lex laughed and she walked around the couch and grabbed a piece of pop corn. "What are your plans? Movie night?" She looked at the television and she sighed. "Too bad you're adopted...could of inherited my genetics." "Chris invited me to go...he wanted me to ask if you'd drive us but I guess you're going anyway." He shrugged. "I had no idea he would want to go, the best I can do is a ghost sheet." "A ghost sheet?" Lex shook her head. "Hell no....my brother isn't being that lame. I put this costume together by myself, it's just my regular outfit with some accessories." She grabbed his arm and pulled him up from the couch. "Lets see what we can do." Noah let her tug him up from the couch but then Lex was stronger compared to him. He followed her as he was nearly dragged up the stairs in a hurry and then pushed against the wall in the hall way and he shook his head. "What?" "I need an idea." She stepped towards her room. "Want to be a cross dresser?" "Uh...no, I don't think so. Jake already calls me Noel when I dress like a guy." Noah frowned, clearly not happy about this but he would go, he had always promised not to hold Christian back from anything. "Wait!" Lex ran into her room and the sound of a loud thud could be heard when she swung her closet door open and it hit the wall. She stepped inside and dug around. "Noah, come here." He walked into her room and saw her walk out of the closet. "I'm almost scared to ask." Normally I give out more previews but I still have so few chapters and I don't want to give too much away! As I go on I will put out a few more sneak peaks, my usual is four total but who knows, enjoy!
  24. I am in the process of writing the third story in the Lonestar Chronicles which has brought you Your Alpha, My Mate, and Lonesome Theta. I have started the next one in the series but have come to a road block as to a name for this story. I would appreciate it if anyone could give me possible story titles to consider to see if one of them is right for it. Here is the prologue for the new story. Prologue I watched the happily mated couples and my heart broke. In the eight years since I turned sixteen, I had not met my mate. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t wait for my mate before I became sexually active. I just hoped he wouldn’t be too mad at me when I found him. I prayed every day my Alphas would send me on a mission like they did Alex three years ago. I wanted the opportunity to find my mate, but I knew that if I stayed on pack grounds I wouldn’t find him “Louis, Alpha Jackson wants to see you,” said one of the she-wolves who were constantly throwing themselves at the available wolves. “Thanks.” I saved my spot in my book and got up to leave the room. “Louis, why don’t you meet me in my room when your done?” she asked. “Ruth, I have no intention of sleeping with you. I may have been a manwhore, but even I’m not that desperate.” I walked past her and headed down the hall to the Alphas’ office. The office door was open so I knocked on the door frame. Alpha Jackson looked up from the papers on his desk. “Come in Louis.” “You wanted to see me Alpha.” “Yes, I got a call from an Alpha in Washington that is in need of some help and I want you and Jeremy to go, along with some of our enforcers.” “When do we leave?” “First thing in the morning. Jamie will take you to the airport and you will fly into Seattle. There will be rental cars waiting for your group. Here is the information you need on this assignment. They have a wolf whose first mate is a bear. The bear was rejected but is now stalking his wolf mate.” ‘I can’t believe someone would reject their mate when I would do anything to find mine.’ “I’ll pack and be ready to go first thing in the morning,” I said. “The team will meet you in the dining room at seven in the morning, so be ready.” He handed me a folder of papers. “Go over this information so you can brief everyone over breakfast. You leave at eight forty-five to be on time to the airport.” “Yes, Alpha.” I turned and walked out of the office. I got to my room and sat at my desk to go over the papers so I would know what was going on and start to come up with a plan on how we could help. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much on the aggressor but the wolf being stalked was originally from the Blue Ridge Pack in Charlottesville, Virginia. I wondered if Jeremy knew him before he moved here with Alex, his mate. I decided to ask Jeremy in the morning before we left; he might be able to give me some insight or know what happened between this Tony and the mate he rejected. *** The next morning I was the last to arrive in the dining room. I saw a group of seven enforcers who would go with us. I saw Jeremy sitting next to Alex talking quietly between themselves. I couldn’t imagine how hard it was for Alex to let his mate fly thousands of miles away and deal with a rejected mate. “Okay guys, I’ve read over the paperwork Alpha Jackson gave me last night. Jeremy, do you know this Tony we’re going to help?” “Yeah, we grew up together in Charlottesville. He moved to Washington a few years ago when our friend Tim mated with a bear out there. When they went to Jon’s parents’ house Tony’s mate was there. After Tony found out his mate had actually tried to break Jon and Tim up, Tony was furious and hurt. His mate was actually there to get Jon’s mom’s help to come between Jon and Tim; it was then that Tony rejected Steve. He thought if Steve would try to break up a mated pair what was to stop him from straying from his mate.” “Have you heard from Tony recently?” “Yeah, I talked to him last night. Steve has been leaving messages on his phone, mailing him notes, and calling him at all hours of the day. A few days ago there was a sighting of rogues as they met with a stranger. The enforcers took several photos of the meeting and when Tony saw the first photo he pointed out that the stranger was actually Steve. That afternoon a note was delivered to Alpha Jeff. It said, ‘Give me Tony and your pack will be left alone.’ When they refused to hand Tony over to him some of the pack children started to disappear. To date, there have been five children taken and it is taking a toll on the pack.” “Is there any family we need to worry about protecting?” “His family is in Virginia and they could care less about what happens to him. When he told them he was gay they kicked him out. However, we do still have friends back there that will probably show up when they hear about this.” I glanced at my watch as I finished eating. I saw we had about forty-five minutes to get to the airport, we would make it if we left promptly. I stood and said, “Let’s get on the road. We can talk more on the plane.” I took my dishes to the kitchen and grabbed my bags from the front entryway. I waited for the guys and Kelly to gather. Ever since Jeremy and his sister had joined the pack she had become one of our fiercest enforcers and I was happy to have her on my team for this trip. It took us only a few minutes to get loaded into the vans and head off to the airport. *** Our flight took only a few hours and by four o’clock that afternoon, we were in the Alpha’s office. “Alpha Jeff, how long has this man been causing problems for your pack?” I asked. “He’s been hanging around for the last year, but its only been in the last couple of months that he has stepped up the stalking. Tony came to me when the letters started to appear in his mailbox with no postage stamp on them.” “Didn’t your border patrol recognize the unfamiliar scent? For that matter, how did rogues get close enough to steal children? Why did your men settle for taking pictures instead of capturing the men to question them?” “Now wait just one minute. My man took the pictures because he and his partner had split up to patrol. It would’ve been stupid to try to capture them by himself.” “They never should have split up. I get that you have a large territory, but you need to make sure you have enough wolves to patrol the lands.” “How dare you come in here and criticize without having all the information!” “You, yourself said they had split up, that was why the pictures were taken instead of apprehending the rogues and bear. Did you not just say that?” “I would appreciate it if you would give me time to completely explain what happened.” He took a deep breath and let it out, then continued, “They split up for the simple fact that there was an emergency in another quadrant and they didn’t expect there to be problems in that section. Normally, they stay in pairs and up until that point we didn’t know there were rogues in the area because they always stayed just outside our borders. However, we had a situation come up that needed more than two wolves and they were the closest to the ones in trouble. Yes, they showed poor judgement in splitting up, but I would rather they show caution when they know they’re outnumbered. The wolf that took the pictures called for help and waited for them to arrive.” “I’m sorry Alpha, I meant no disrespect.” “I understand you may not want to be here, but please try to work with us and not against us.” “Understood, Alpha. I will not let my irritation show and will try to make the best of a bad situation. I will work to the best of my abilities.” “Thank you, Theta Louis. Let me show you where you and your team will be staying while you’re here. I will have Tony come to the pack house for dinner so you can meet him and he can fill you in on exactly what is going on.” “Sounds good to me Alpha.” “Please call me Jeff,” he said while he stood to lead me out of the office and to where my team sat waiting for me. My team stood when we walked into the living room where they waited for me. “Thank you for coming to help us. Please follow me and I will show you to your rooms.” We climbed the stairs to the second floor and he started to point out the rooms. Everyone was split into groups of two to a room except for me. I was given a room by myself as I was the team leader and there was an odd number of men. *** I freshened up before I went down for dinner. I walked downstairs and the most delicious aroma tickled my nose, it smelled like pine and cherries. My stomach clenched and I began to worry that they wouldn’t accept me because of my past promiscuity. It didn’t matter to me that I had already made the decision to stop my playing around. I made it to the dining room and saw the most beautiful man in the world. There stood a man with jet black hair that seemed to have a blue tinge to it in certain light and hazel eyes that glinted like jewels as he happily talked to Jeremy and Jon. Jon and his mate had come to visit Jeremy and Alex several times in the past few years. In that time, I had gotten to know both of them and knew they were great guys. I could only assume that the man talking to them was Tony. He looked like he would come to my chin and I was six foot five. If the man was Tony, how could he be my mate when his mate was the one causing all the problems? I would need to speak to Alpha Jackson to see if he had heard about this happening before. “Louis, there you are, come meet Tony,” said Jeremy. I walked over to where they stood and the aroma got stronger the closer I got to them. He turned to the guys he was talking to and said, “Jon, I’m sure you remember Louis from the Lonestar Pack. Tony this is Louis. He was sent by Alpha Jackson to lead the team of enforcers to help with the situation with Steve and the rogues to get the children back and to get Steve to leave you alone.” He turned to me and said, “Louis, this is one of my best friends Tony.” “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Tony.” He just stood there and stared at me. “Oh man, of course, this would happen to me,” he mumbled. “Tony, what’s wrong man?” Jon asked worriedly. “I gotta get out of here.” He looked around quickly and immediately turned and walked quickly away with Jon calling out to him. Jon turned to me and said, “I’m sorry Louis. He’s never been like that before; he’s always been a friendly person. There’s not a rude bone in his body.” My heart felt like it had broken into a million pieces at the implied rejection of my mate. I gave Jon a small smile. “I’m sure he has a million things on his mind with all that is going on.” “I’m sure that’s what it is.” Dinner started to be brought in and laid out on the buffet table. “Let’s grab a plate and find a seat.” I tried to put on a happy face but I’m not sure how well that worked because Jon and Tim kept giving me weird looks for the rest of the night. After dinner Alpha Jeff called everyone together to try and come up with a plan on how to deal with the asshole that was bothering their pack. “I would like to introduce you to Louis and his team. They has come to us from the Lonestar Pack in Texas. Please make them feel welcome. Now, this bear must be caught and our children brought back home. I know this has been a trying time but we have to work together for this to work. Jon knows this area and he knows the one responsible for this,” said Alpha Jeff. “Steven is not in his right mind and I would guarantee that he is not working alone. He wants Tony, but Tony has rejected him as his mate, and before you start to blame Tony you need to know that he had reasons to reject Steven. We need to focus on the main point which is getting the children back safely,” said Jon. I could tell by the looks on some of their faces that what Jon said passed right over them and that they did hold Tony responsible and that they could cause problems. I would need to keep an eye on them because I wasn’t about to let anyone hurt my mate, whether he acknowledged the bond or not. I would do my best to keep him safe even if that meant moving to Washington and giving up my position in my pack.
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