Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Suck it Up"

“Suck it Up” blurb
Unwillingly attending a company team bonding day, Taylor would rather be spending his time actually working. The team-building does have the advantage of letting him watch Scott and Fergus, two other gay men who work for the company. When they're told to break into small groups and tell each other something deep and meaningful, Taylor naturally gravitates to the two men.
With the suggestion of lust as a topic, and an invitation back to Fergus' place for a more in-depth (and hands-on) study, Taylor's team-bonding day is looking up!

PG Excerpt
 As he walked, he looked all around. He'd ambled through the garden at the very start of the day just to kill time. It was a pretty place, with seats under big trees, and a fountain in the center. But he wanted to be somewhere he could see the people around them. He really didn't want to be overheard if things did get beyond the surface. In particular he didn't want anyone to hear him say, "Let's fuck". Assuming he had enough courage to even ask the question. And assuming Fergus and Taylor didn't laugh themselves into hysterics if he did say it.
He kept walking to the very end of the garden. There was a low stone wall there and they could sit in the corner, more or less facing each other, yet still see anyone approaching them. Perfect.
So, how was he going to do this? How could the conversation be turned around to, "Well, we're all gay and I've never had two men at once, so let's do it?" Somehow, I don't think that line'll work.
They shuffled around almost silently, seating themselves on the wall. Scott thought Taylor looked worried. He almost wanted to reach out and touch the man, to reassure Taylor that they could fake their report and not talk about anything personal unless everyone wanted to. He was glad he hadn't spoken, when Fergus said in a conversational, although quiet, tone, "Since we're supposed to be deep and meaningful and all warm and fuzzy right now, I suggest we talk about lust. Lust is a good topic."
"Lust?" gasped Taylor. Scott felt exactly how Taylor looked. As though someone had kicked him in the balls.
"That bossy chick isn't going to ask us for chapter and verse on what we discussed. Likely once we tell her the topic she'll move right on to the next group. Besides, it's what we're all thinking, isn't it? I mean, how likely was it that the three gay men in the company would just happen to form into a group for a half hour personal conversation? I only live twenty minutes' drive from here. I'd like you both to come back to my home when we finish this workshop today."

Berengaria Brown

"Flight to Joy"

“Flight to Joy” blurb

Mermae can fly. She’s had to keep it a secret, and has never met anyone else like her. One evening she thinks she sees something as she lands after a flight, but decides she’s mistaken, so walks home.
Kade sees a woman flying and is intrigued. He can fly, yet has never met anyone else who can. So he follows her to her apartment to learn her address, then hurries home to his partner, Iain, to tell him the good news.

PG Excerpt 

Kade had done a double somersault in shock when he'd seen the woman with long, brown hair flying through the air. He'd found out he could fly when his best friend had dared him to jump off the garage roof, like Superman. Kade had scrambled up the ladder onto the building, jumped, and floated gently to the ground. His friend had crashed to the earth and broken his leg. None of their parents had been very pleased, and Kade had learned then and there never to say he could fly.
To see someone else flying was beyond amazing. It was the most exciting event in his life since the day he'd learned he could fly. He absolutely had to find out who she was, and where she came from. He'd hovered behind a tree until she began walking, then had followed her as discreetly as he could manage. When she'd entered the apartment building, he'd run like hell so he could see what floor she got off the elevator at, then he'd raced up three flights of stairs to see her exit the elevator and enter her apartment.

Only then did it occur to him she might have a husband and a couple kids who knew nothing about her flying, and bursting in on her might not be smart. There was also the issue of Iain, his own partner. Oh, God, Iain. I must go tell him right now. Then we need to meet her, talk to her together.
Kade was a hell of a walk from his own apartment, and had no idea where to catch public transportation home from here. He stood on the sidewalk for five minutes, but no taxis passed him. Fortunately, when he phoned for a cab, one wasn't far away and arrived in minutes.

He burst into the apartment he and Iain shared, and ran into the living room. Iain wasn't there so he skidded down the hallway and into the bedroom. Iain was sitting in bed stroking his cock. Kade's own cock rose in response but this was no time for sex. He bounced onto the bed and said, "Iain, I saw someone else flying tonight. A woman with long, dark hair."
Iain's whole face lit up in excitement. "Really? You did? What's her name? Where does she live? Did she agree to meet with us?"

"I followed her home but didn't want to go inside without you. You're an integral part of my life and you have to like her too, especially if we're going to… But, I mean, she may be married with kids and stuff already."
Iain dark brown eyes held Kade's gaze. "She would only be married to someone like us. Someone a little different."

"Hey, speak for yourself. I'm almost normal. I don't howl at the moon, and go hairy now and then."
"No, you just jump off the roof and glide through the air like a bird!"

"Well, yeah, there is that. Come on. Get dressed. We need to speak to her. See if she's The One.

Berengaria Brown