Colorado Calling, Chapter 2

Avery is on a roll! Anson and Indy are back for the next installment in their story. Remember, this is flash fiction so the story is limited in length—500 to 1000 words.

Please Note: this post may not be suitable for readers under the age of 18. Parts could be considered NSFW. You’ve been warned!

Also, be sure to check out the stories from the other Wednesday Briefers. The links are below.

Colorado Calling

Chapter 2

Quiet. No more moaning. No more sucking sounds. Normally, Anson wasn’t all about cock blocking—but in this case, it needed to be done. There was a part of him that wondered…who was pitching and who was catching?

The client’s son wasn’t a large man, but he was cut—the private gym on the client’s estate was obviously the son’s domain. The information gleaned from their client indicated the son would come willingly. He would likely have some choice words for Anson and Indy, but he wouldn’t put up a fight. His boyfriend, on the other hand, would be the one to watch.

Frantic whispers reached his ears, the words indistinguishable. Anson imagined them scrambling to the far side of the tent while deciding what to do.

Then, once again, silence reigned. Apparently the lovers decided to make like they were invisible. The whole nothing-to-see-here routine. Too bad that wasn’t going to work. Anson and Indy would never fall for such a lame ploy.

Glancing at Indy, he noted his partner’s frown. Indy raised his hands in a what-the-hell motion. He wasn’t used to his plans not working immediately. Anson wished the occupants would make a mad dash for the safety of their vehicle, not cower behind the thin nylon wall. He shrugged in response to Indy. They’d have to wait and see what happened. Patience wasn’t an issue for Anson. While he didn’t want to wait all day all snag his target, he could do it if he had to.

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Wednesday Flash Fiction

Avery is back to writing—look out!! This time she’s changing things up. Think adventure/suspense with a hint of romance. Don’t worry, romance will be a big part of a larger story that is to come. Right now, she’s writing some flash fiction to introduce you to some hottie guys, three to be exact.

If you’ll recall, the Wednesday Briefiers are a flash fiction group, who limit the length of their stories. They need to fit in the 500-1,000 word range and include the use of a writing prompt.

The prompt Avery chose for this story was three words…beer, bonfire, and blow job (and you were worried it wouldn’t be smexy!). *wink*

Be sure to check out the stories of the other briefers. Links to their flashes are posted below. For now, please enjoy the first installment of Avery’s story!


Colorado Calling

Anson gripped the oh shit handle above his door and braced his left hand on the dash. This was going to be a bad one. The potholes across the so-called road were large enough to swallow a MAC truck. Their beast of a Toyota didn’t stand a chance.

As his head banged the roof, Anson shot Indy a death glare. “Man, take it easy! We have to get there and get out in one piece. And we sure as hell aren’t walking!”

Indy stole a quick glance at his passenger. “Come on, dude! Don’t you trust me?”

Anson wanted to wipe the lingering smirk right off Indy’s face. Granted, the guy drove race cars for a hobby, but this was business. They weren’t going to get paid if they failed to keep the client’s son from getting killed—and not by mountain lions or bears.

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New Release: Bad Dogs and Drag Queens

Title:  Bad Dogs and Drag Queens (Rose & Thorne, book 1)BadDogsandDragQueensFS

Author:  Julie Lynn Hayes

Genre:  M-M Romance

Length:  138 pages

Blurb:  

Vinnie Delarosa and Ethan Thorne are partners—on and off the clock. Federal undercover detectives, they’re part of a covert task force designed to promote goodwill between the feds and local authorities. They lend an unobtrusive helping hand wherever it’s needed. No credit required.

Vinnie and Ethan work primarily in the Southeast region of the United States and live together in Richmond, Virginia. A mugger problem brings them to Roanoke, where Vinnie is thrown out as bait to catch the man who’s been snatching purses in a city park, but they end up with more than they bargained for. Why is Vinnie always the one who has to wear the dress? Ethan says it’s because Vinnie looks much prettier in a skirt. How can he argue with that?

Expecting to return to Richmond afterward, Vinnie and Ethan find themselves assigned a new case instead. They are to go undercover at The Stroll, one of the biggest gay nightclubs in Roanoke. Someone is terrorizing both the customers and the performers. Could they be dealing with a hate crime? Someone has to protect the drag queens of Roanoke, so it’s Vinnie and Ethan to the rescue!

The author is donating 10% of the royalties from this book to No Kid Hungry. Visit nokidhungry.org for more information about this organization.

Buy Links:  

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The Demise of Bobby & Clyde

Title:  The Demise of Bobby & Clyde (Bennett Bay story)The_Demise_Bobby_Clyde

Author:  Stephen del Mar

Genre: M-M Suspense/ Occult with some Romance

Length:  26 pages

Blurb:

Clyde really loved Bobby. He wanted to give his man the world. He thought robbing a bank would be the way to do it. That was his first mistake. The Demise of Bobby and Clyde is a short ghost story set in the boondocks of Big Cypress County, Florida. A classic haunted house tale with a couple of gay bad boys. Warning: It doesn’t end well for the guys, but there is a lot of ever after.

This story is part of Stephen del Mar’s Stories from Bennett Bay collection.

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If I had to pick three words to describe this read, they would be:

  • Spooky
  • Clever
  • Intriguing

I downloaded this story from Amazon (you can find it here) and got right to reading. It didn’t take me long since it’s a short story, but Mr. del Mar keep me flipping the pages on my Kindle. I liked Bobby and Clyde as characters. I felt for the guys and the situation they found themselves in.

The Gothic mansion was downright creepy! It gave me shivers, and I feared for what was going to happen next.

I’m going to try and do this without spoiling anything, but the chandelier incident was funny and tragic. The ending was absolutely perfect!

A fun, entertaining read with a spooky haunted house and two guys who only seem to have bad luck. Continue reading “The Demise of Bobby & Clyde”

Finally Finished Reading: Gone Girl

Gone_GirlTitle:  Gone Girl

Author:  Gillian Flynn

Genre:  Thriller/ Suspense

Blurb:  On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

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I’m not sure where to begin with this one. Maybe I should start with the purchase. I bought this on a visit to my local Barnes & Noble. I talked with one of the employees and another patron. They agreed that I should buy this book (I wasn’t familiar with it or the author). They both also warned me that at the end I would want to throw the book across the room. I confess that sentiment had me intrigued.

Gone Girl isn’t my normal read. As those of you who follow my blog, you are well aware that I tend to read paranormal romance or m-m romance. I got to thinking that it never hurts to try something new, to step out of my reading comfort zone. Besides, I wanted to read what dozens and dozens of other readers have read. Continue reading “Finally Finished Reading: Gone Girl”