For Christmas, Nathan has the perfect gift for Joshua, his best friend and sometimes lover: his magic. Ever since Nathan found out he had magical abilities, Joshua has supported him, encouraging him to cultivate his talent, so that Nathan is now the resident mage of the local Special Enforcer agency that employs both of them. Joshua, however, doesn’t have a trace of the talent, however much he wishes he could do magic too.
On a night off, Nathan offers Joshua a way to discover what it feels like to do magic by swapping bodies for a few hours. But before the night is over, their boss calls them both for back up, and the playful spell starts to cast a different light on their relationship. Will they be able to do their job and keep an innocent girl safe while stuck in each other’s skin, or will magic break them apart?
In November 2011, my readers took part in a poll and told me which of my characters they would enjoy seeing featured in an anthology of short Holidays stories. Here they are, offered as a token of my appreciation for your support.
Whether they celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or the beginning of a New Year, these five couples have something in common: love.
On the eve of Christmas, Hunter gets a call from his friend Cole and agrees to help him perform a magic ritual. Cole has taught Hunter to do simple magic spells, but Hunter’s feelings for Cole run deeper than friendship and gratitude, even though he doesn’t know if Cole even likes men that way.
Once they are ‘locked’ in the magic circle, though, Cole has to admit that the ritual requires them to be intimate, and he didn’t ask Hunter to help by accident.
LENGTH – 8.000 words / 26 PDF pages
PAIRING – M/M
RATING – Sexy
NOTE – This ebook was previously released by Torquere Press.
With Christmas only hours away, Anders does some last minute shopping, preparing a surprise for his lover Selena and decorating a tree for her.
Elsewhere, in another time, this all would have been a matter of course, but it is unusual in Newhaven, a city that has been besieged by demons for longer than any human fighter can recall. The situation is even more atypical because Selena is not at the hospital, helping wounded soldiers with her magic like she usually does. Instead, she has accompanied a group of fighters outside the city, where they hope to close the breach between dimensions that allows the demons to come in, and to stop the invasion once and for all. All Anders can do for now is wait, and hope that Selena will return to him safe and sound.
When she does come back, magic is bursting out of her and she accomplishes true miracles. To Anders, though, the only thing that matters is that, like she promised, she is home for Christmas.
As Daisy witnesses her friends’ distress, she can only wonder, yet again, if visions of one’s future are more damaging than they are helpful. She tries to argue with the seer Sam Woods about it, tries to convince her friends not to go through the experience, but without any success, and she can only watch as Joan goes to Woods – watch, and hope that this vision will not break apart Joan and her boyfriend Brad.
In her vision, Joan is married to Brad, and they have two beautiful children. Everything seems perfect – except for the porn videos Joan discovers on the computer, that is. After her initial feelings of betrayal and talking about it with Brad, she realizes that, maybe, she could try to give Brad a very special Christmas gift by acting out his fantasy…
As a child, Tina discovered that, like her grandmother, she had a talent for magic, but she never developed her abilities.
After years have passed, she rediscovers her gift on Christmas Eve, and tries to bring back to her for a night the love she had let slip away from her.
But will one more night with Ryan be enough?
LENGTH – 5.500 words / 20 PDF pages
PAIRING – M/F
RATING – Sexy
This story was previously released in the anthology Witches Night with the title Under the Spell.
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