One Last Lullaby is a sequel to Fangs & Lullabies and Demons & Lullabies. These two books focus on two vampires, Andrew and Nicholas, as they raise a child, Jacob, from birth into adulthood. One Last Lullaby focuses on a grown-up Jacob as he struggles to find love.
I post a new chapter every month on the 15th. To keep to this schedule, I skip the last round of edits my editor usually does on my freebies. We’ll tidy things up when the story is complete. I hope you’ll excuse any mistakes that find their way into the text and that they won’t prevent you from enjoying this story. If you have any thoughts or comments along the way, I’m always happy to hear from readers
When Calden wakes up – every time he wakes up – the last thing he can recall is a debilitating headache that even his medical background failed to identify as anything more serious than a regular headache. He also remembers his decision to ignore the fact that his best friend Eli is married and to tell him about his long-standing feelings for him. He remembers June second.
But it is not June second anymore. The tattoos on his arm and chest prove it. They also tell him why he doesn’t remember anything past June second… and why Eli sleeps in his bed now.
When Calden wakes up – every time he wakes up – he gets to discover Eli is in love with him for the first time all over again.
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
A human-like robot, apparently naked, lies on a bed of packing peanuts. He has just been unboxed, and waits for his new owner’s first orders.
PROMPT Dear Author, Tell me about a day in the life of this sexbot. Maybe it’s the day he’s first been unpacked and settled into his new home! Maybe it’s sometime after he’s settled into a routine. And what IS that routine, anyway? Is he privately owned? Is he on staff at a sexy high-tech brothel? Has he become self-aware enough to run away from the sexy high-tech brothel and follow his heart circuits in search of a better life and someone who can love a synthetic man?
When Vinnie came to LA, he was following his dream of becoming a movie star. After a few months, however, he finds himself in the employ of one as personal assistant to James Spencer. The job is an odd one, a mix of nanny, minder and best friend. The oddest part yet might hide behind the closed door James forbade Vinnie to open at the very moment he handed him the key.
As James’ and Vinnie’s friendship grows, so does Vinnie’s curiosity, and right when everything finally starts coming together he succumbs and opens the door at the risk of losing it all.
As Brett Andrews, owner of the famous club On The Edge, reaches the big ‘four-O,’ he has one request and one question for his two vampire lovers, Leo and Lisa: he doesn’t want them to organize any sort of celebration for him – but he does want to know why neither of them has ever mentioned the possibility of turning him into a vampire.
The question finds an answer, and the three of them share a promise for the year to come. His request, on the other hand, is doomed from the start as they already have plans for the big day: they have a gift for him to match presents he offered each of them, and the party they planned with help from a couple of friends promises to be something special.
Vampire Anando and his human lover Virginia met at On The Edge. They are friends and occasional lovers of Leo, Brett and Lisa. When asked, they gladly accept to host the big-bash birthday party – and the private after-party, too. A good time is had by all, but the last gift is only revealed a few weeks later, to be delivered after nine months.
With both humans in love with vampires, neither expected a child in their future. As for the vampires, they knew for a fact that they’d never become parents. For all five, once the first shock has passed, decisions have to be made. Will this new adventure strengthen bonds of love and friendship, or will it tear lives apart?
After a night spent with two vampires – a night that left him sore from a spanking… and more – Tyler tries to sneak out without disturbing them. Doing so, he earns himself another punishment from Master vampire Alan. Only after a new spanking does he have permission to leave, as well as permission to return later in the day.
Before dealing with Tyler, Alan ordered his Childe Jeremy not to intervene. Jeremy, however, can’t stand being left out and breaks his Sire’s orders. His punishment, although entirely different from Tyler’s, turns out to be just as agonizing, especially when Alan draws a painful confession from him.
It all started as one night, but all three men were quick to decide they wanted more. For that, they’ll have to be honest with each other and themselves and together figure out the rules of this new game…
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?
When, after twenty years, Thomas returns to the home he shared with Jim, his mind is filled with memories both sweet and bitter. They were once happy there, but when Jim discovered that Thomas was a wizard, he felt betrayed enough to kick Thomas out of his life.
Jim has now passed away, leaving the house to Thomas, and Thomas soon realizes that he wasn’t the only one who regretted the way they parted. With Halloween strengthening the ghostly presence of Jim in the house, Thomas might just get the chance to say goodbye… or even more.
In the novels Fangs & Lullabies and Demons & Lullabies, I have attempted to give readers a peek into the very unusual family formed by Jacob and his fathers, Andrew and Nicholas, both of whom are vampires. These two stories offer snapshots of Jacob’s and his fathers’ lives from his birth to adulthood.
This sample ebook is constructed the same way, although with fewer and shorter snapshots. Some of them were written as answers to prompts from readers and first posted as flash fiction on my site; some were written specifically for this ebook.
Whether you are just discovering the members of this little family or have followed their adventures before, I hope you will enjoy these glimpses into their lives.
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Some little boys want to be firemen or astronauts when they grow up. From the moment Jacob understood what his fathers did, he never wanted to do anything but fight demons.
Andrew, Jacob’s father and a vampire, fights demons because it’s a necessity: few others have the strength or skill to kill the strange creatures that started appearing the very night his son was born. He carries with him some guilt, too, and the suspicion that the magic that made Jacob’s very life possible also opened the way for the demons. The last thing he wants is for his son to ever join this fight and get hurt.
As the years pass, however, and Andrew watches Jacob grow up and grow more determined, he slowly has to accept there’s little he can do to deter his son. It doesn’t help that Nicholas, Jacob’s other dad and Andrew’s Childe, starts giving Jacob sword-fighting lessons under the cover of playing, or that Jacob discovers his mother’s diaries and comes to the same conclusion Andrew did concerning his origins and the demons’.
Through snapshots covering Jacob’s life from birth to adulthood, watch all three members of this unusual family change, grow up, and find their place in the world.
Daisy’s first mistake was to tell her friends that the famous seer Sam Woods is a family friend; her second one, to let them convince her to organize a soiree so that they may meet him. They are excited and can’t wait to be given a vision of their romantic future. Daisy, on the other hand, still doesn’t see the point in being told what Cupid is preparing for her.
One by one, Daisy’s nine friends get a glimpse of the crucial choice, the passionate night, or the unexpected encounter that will shape the rest of their love lives. Some will see themselves becoming vampires. One of them will offer engagement rings to his lovers. Others will deepen or explore new aspects of their relationships, sometimes by finding a new love, experimenting with role-play or even through a BDSM commitment.
Will Daisy join them and ask Sam to reveal her future to her before the night is over?
LENGTH - 133.000 words / 294 PDF pages
PAIRINGS – M/F ~ M/M ~ M/M/F
RATING – Sexy
This ebook collects the ten short stories from the Vision of Destiny series, whose themes include M/F, M/M, M/M/F, vampires, BDSM, fantasy and contemporary romance. It does not contain additional material. You can also see a description of the series.
As Master vampire Alan returns from a fight against demons, he is furious. His Childe, Jeremy, acted foolishly on the battlefield and was hurt by a demon. For this, Alan will punish him, and Jeremy knows and accepts it, kneeling at his Sire’s feet as soon as he enters their lair. A human accompanied Jeremy home, however: his lover and submissive, Tyler.
Right away, Tyler claims responsibility for Jeremy being wounded and asks to be punished in his place. Alan is initially reluctant to bring a novice into the relationship he shares with Jeremy, but the appeal of playing with a new sub for a night wins him over – and it doesn’t hurt that Jeremy and Tyler look very pretty kneeling next to each other.
Will Tyler endure Jeremy’s punishment until its very end, or will it prove too much for him? And how does Jeremy feel about sharing his lover with his Sire for one night… or maybe more than that?
For millennia, Samuel has whispered in humans’ and vampires’ minds and tried to steer them toward the right path. For almost as long, Rowan has stood opposite him and nudged the same prey toward more questionable choices. Sometimes, Samuel won. Sometimes, Rowan did. But there was always someone else to help—or destroy.
When they battle once again over Jeffrey, a newly-turned vampire, the fight takes a different turn. This time, it’s about more than the life of Jeffrey’s girlfriend Tanya, or the people Jeffrey might kill to feed. This time, the fight might just be Samuel’s and Rowan’s last.
My favorite little family from Fangs & Lullabies.***“And then the prince defeated the dragon and returned to the castle. He kissed the princess, and she woke up from her magical sleep, and the entire kingdom woke up with her. The prince married the princess, and they lived happily ever after.”Andrew closed the picture book and looked down to where Jacob