Adam has been blackmailing Ross Marlowe, threatening to out him as gay to the press unless Ross pays Adam money to keep quiet. But tired of the deception, Adam goes public anyway in order to force Ross to accept who he is and stop playing at being straight. Will this gambit allow Adam to be with Ross the way he wants or will it backfire?
I have to admit, starting the story with one character nearly strangling the other to death made me doubt a happy resolution. I wouldn’t want to stay with someone who tried to kill me but I just rolled with the narrative after that. This story is well written and emotional but really short, wrapped up too well too quickly. I would have liked to see the conflict play out over a longer period of time like they would in real life but… Hey, who reads these things for ‘real life?’
Lanyon’s short story is a quick, sweet, and explicit (one sex scene) read that could be easily finished in an afternoon. I’d give it a 2.7 out of 5 for that scary strangling at the beginning.
Holy crap, I have been so busy I really did just hunker down and work. In addition to regular library work, I’ve been pretty darn popular over at Otakus and Geeks. I have so many books to review, I can barely keep up! On top of those, I actually filled my kindle! I didn’t know you could a do that but yes, I have found to many free books that interest me, there’s so little space left, the kindle glitches out and can barely run sometimes.
This… Has done little to keep me from buying more though. XD
I’ve been making it a point to clear off the shorter stories and novellas to make room. It’s not easy with all the books to review but hey, it’s not like I don’t enjoy reading!
I have also posted another VERY short story on Amazon. In fact, it’s so short, I posted it for free at first, but Amazon won’t let me price it any lower than $0.99. It’s a quick little lesbian erotica I wrote that did not get accepted to an anthology. I figure I have it, its there, why waste it? But keep in mind, it’s smutty and very short. A cute little slice of life thing for grownups only. I am impressed with how much it’s sold but hey, when the words “erotica,” “lesbian,” and “free” are all in the same product description, people click pretty fast. Ah, the almighty power of porn. And I am not above taking advantage of that to pay the bills, people.
The story I’m working on now is a short fantasy story with slightly less smut and a heterosexual couple. This one I fiddled with too long and missed the deadline for the anthology I was writing it for. :p It’s a sweet story but longer so when I post it, it will be slightly more expensive. But I look forward to finishing it and expanding my finished works. Once all my short stories are finished, I will get back to the First Brood series. I promise. It is just really bothering me to have so many unfinished projects just sitting there when they could be finished so quickly.
I will try and update the blog more often. LootCrate and Birchbox updates will resume this month, I’ve been tapped for a possible geek girl themed podcast, I’ll be going to Book Expo, and I’m already applying for my professional pass to NYCC. And yes, I have still been keeping up with my workouts for the cosplay plans I have. They are epic. 😀 I am slowly building up a new shop for my needlework (hopefully will open this summer).
Things are really coming together! I can hardly believe the good fortune I’ve had so far but hey, I’ve worked my ass off for this shit! Look forward to seeing more! 😀
If you follow my Instragram or twitter you’ve seen some of the randomness I encountered today and it wasn’t even the day I went to dress up! I skipped the pics of cosplayers and don’t expect much from Saturday because I will be cosplaying myself. XD
So, here’s the free swag I got:
And here’s the stuff I paid cash money’s for.
Now, I have a few minor details to add to my costume so I won’t be going tomorrow but look forward to at least ONE decent picture of me in the costume. 😉