Strange HospitalityAuthor(s): Kailin Morgan
(Available in epub, mobi, and pdf)
Publication Date: October 11, 2012
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Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fantasy, Gay, GLBT, Gothic, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
Tags: m/m, Short Story, tentacles, winter
The man stares silently at Devon, taking in the chestnut hair, glittering with melted snowflakes, the overcoat dripping wet snow onto his floor. His dark green gaze works back up Devon’s body, his head tilting slightly to compensate for Devon’s extra height.
“You are very tall.”
Devon flushes and slumps slightly even though the man facing him must be near six foot himself. The man continues to stare silently at him. Devon fidgets and rubs his tingling hands together. He jerks one out toward the man.
“I’m Devon, Devon Marshall. Sorry again and thank you for letting me in, you never know who could be at your door. I promise I’m not an axe murderer or something like that.”
The other man’s lips quirk in a slight smile at that point and Devon relaxes slightly as he continues. “Just point me at the phone and I’ll be out of your hair.”
The man seems to gather himself together, although he doesn’t take Devon’s hand.
“No, it is I who should offer apologies. I have been rude, making you stand here in that damp coat. Please, allow me.”
He moves behind Devon, hands falling onto Devon’s shoulders, slipping the wet wool down his arms. Devon feels a tremor run through him and turns slightly to bring the man back into view as he pulls his snow-encrusted boots from his feet. The other man nods slightly in recognition of Devon’s gesture.
“I do not have the pleasure of company very often and my manners are… rusty. I am sorry, the phone is out of order. I believe a tree may have fallen and taken out the line. But you may remain here until morning and we will venture out to see if anything can be done.”
“Thank you so much, Mr…” Devon raises an eyebrow of his own, waiting for the man to introduce himself.
The man turns back from hanging up Devon’s coat and gives a soft, self-mocking smile.
“Once again, my manners desert me. Please, call me Luc. Come, we will endeavour to warm you up.”
An Anthology of Truly Bizarre Erotic Stories
Edited by Lon Sarver
Hunger is irrepressible. One can only ignore it for so long, and then the emptiness refuses to let go. The ache to be filled becomes a constant companion, with an opinion on every thing—and everyone—one sees. After that, hunger eclipses all other considerations. All other sensations dull, all other thoughts fade. There’s only the hungry, demanding flesh and its strange appetites.
Presented for your consumption are eleven tales of hunger and obsession. Here are jaded sexual adventurers, lost souls, frustrated dreamers, and a few who find themselves willing to pay any price to survive. There are monsters, as well, but they aren’t always the villains.
Take this book home to devour at your leisure. Nibble just one story a night, or wolf the whole thing down at once, however satisfies your desire. And if, when you’re done, something doesn’t feel quite right, ask yourself: What’s eating you?