Hello my friends and welcome to Behind Closed Doors. Today is a special day around here. One of my alter egos is about to release her very first short story. It’s due out one week from today, September 6, 2013. This week is the fun cover reveal along with a bit of information about the short story and the full novel it’s a companion to, sort of a teaser if you will.
Author Lia Michaels has spent the last year developing the story of two Native American men who just so happen to be eagle shifters. Of course that’s not all. One of them is the legendary Great Thunderbird and the other is his Chosen Mate. Together, it’s foretold they’ll save their people. Unfortunately, it takes quite some time for the soul mates to find each other and when they do, they’re plagued with old prejudices that just may keep them apart. While one is accepted by his tribe for who and what he is, the other must hide his true nature for fear of being ostracized by his own family.
Here’s a bit about their story
Ethan Quaderer is the Great Thunderbird, the creature of Native American legend. He grew up knowing exactly who and what he was thanks to his grandfather. At a very young age, Ethan could merge with the bald eagles and soar with them high across the land. Eventually he would learn to shift completely from human to one of them…only larger and more powerful. His destiny as the Great Thunderbird was to find his soul mate and together they would save their people.
Abraham Tuttle didn’t grow up in a household where being different was acceptable. For years he hid the fact he was “berach” or Two Spirit. For many Native American tribes, being Two Spirit is considered a blessing. It’s actually a third gender classification, not male or female, but both. Two Spirits are often honored and revered, considered to be highly spiritual and often take on leadership roles within their tribes as healers.
Where Ethan’s spirituality and Two Spirit nature were embraced by his family, Abraham learned early on his would be shunned by his family and many others within his tribe. He kept his true self hidden and did his best to fit in, all the while dreaming of the Great Warrior who would someday rescue him from all of it. He dreamed of courting eagles night after night. Their majestic free fall toward the ground took his breath away each and every time. It was in those dreams the Warrior would come to him as the Great Thunderbird and claim him as his mate.
ForbiddenDestiny is the companion short story that gives you a glimpse into Abraham and Ethan’s dreams and a bit of their future after they finally meet while in Army Ranger School. While their entire story will be told in Call of the Thunderbird (Fearless Love),this portion of their tale is only shown here in the short story. The characters will mention it from time to time, eluding to their vivid dreams of each other and the courtship rituals they experience with the other raptors. Lia wanted to give readers the opportunity to meet Abraham and Ethan now so that by the time December rolls around, they’ll want to know more.
Let’s start things off with that and reveal the cover for ForbiddenDestiny…
Available September 6th from ARe, Amazon, Smashwords and other major outlets.
Welcome back to Behind Closed Doors and the final day of the Christmas hop. I hope you got lots of entries in the giveaways being offered by the other participating authors. If this is the first day you are with us, boy you have a LOT of ground to cover! For my contest all you have to do is leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of my novel For the Love of Quinn in the format of your choice. This is the third day of the hop and a third chance you get to be entered in my contest. If you missed the last two posts, you can go back and leave a comment for your entry.
With that being said, I hope you enjoy the final chapter in my free short story A Christmas Miracle for Jake. For those of you who have already read For the Love of Quinn, you will get a bit more background information about some of my favorite characters and a couple new ones 😉
***WARNING*** The following and final chapter of this short story is sexually explicit. It is meant for readers 18 years old and older. If you are not at least 18 years old, please do not read any further.
“I was hoping you’d say that.” Quinn took his hands in hers and pulled him toward the open door of her bungalow. The music on the stereo changed once again and now Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sang their ballad I Need You.
Jacob pulled her arms up to wrap around his neck as they danced to the haunting tune. The soulful longing and love both singers had for each other poured out with each verse and tugged at his heart. He had never felt this way before, and yet it felt so right, meant to be. His lips found hers once again, warm and welcoming. Her tongue slipped and slid over his, drawing him in deeper and testing his control to the limit. He wanted her with every fiber of his being, and yet he wanted to slow it down and enjoy every moment they had together.
He picked her up and carried her over to the California King in the center of the room. Laying her on the pillows at the top of the bed, he broke their kiss long enough to flip off his sandals and stretch out next to her. Quinn wrapped her arms around him as his body covered hers. Her fingers traced the muscles of his back as his lips trailed down her neck, nibbling, kissing, and tasting along the way.
Her breasts were straining against the bodice of her sundress. Jacob flicked his tongue into the deep cleft between him eliciting a moan from Quinn. He held her gaze as he pushed the thin straps of the dress off of her shoulders. He used his teeth to tug at the strings keeping her heaving tits in place. She giggled as her dress slowly opened up to him. The sound tickled his stomach and he wanted to hear her giggle, laugh and so much more.
* * * *
Oh my God, this man is hot! Quinn’s body was on fire. Just the scent of him made her body react immediately. Her thong had been soaked from the moment she heard his voice, and her senses were on overdrive trying to take in all of him at once. When he touched her, it was as if she was zapped with electricity and her mind went to mush. All she kept thinking about was leading up to this moment here with him, in her bed.
His eyes found hers once again and she began to fall. She didn’t care. Thoughts of going back or staying here on the island disappeared. All she wanted to think about, feel, and taste was Jacob. Quinn pulled his mouth back to hers, the sweet taste of the berries, mango and papaya dazzled her taste buds as their tongues teased and danced with each other, fighting for control one moment and surrendering the next.
Jacob finally freed her tits from the laces of her bodice. Watching him tug at the strings with his teeth made her heart race and she giggled before she could stop. He winked at her and kept up the slow pace. “I stand by my first assessment. You are a tease.”
“Baby doll, you haven’t seen anything yet.” He pushed her dress down to her waist and simply stared. “I’m not the only tease here.”
“What are you talking about?” Quinn slid her fingertips up and down his arms. His muscles twitched and pulsed at her touch. She wanted those arms wrapped around her and to never let go.
“You are the most beautiful woman I have ever met. You don’t flaunt it, but every move you make turns me on. I wanted to take this slow, but I can’t.”
“Stop thinking so much and kiss me.” She pushed herself up to meet his mouth once again as they moved on the bed so she was now on top of him. Jacob’s hands slid up her thighs, leaving hot trails with his fingertips. Her body began to quake and her pussy clenched as a rush of fluid soaked her panties again.
Jacob hooked his thumbs in the band of her thong and snapped them off of her and onto the floor. His hands slid up her body, pulling the dress up and over her head in a flash. He sat up, holding her in his lap, nuzzling first one breast and then the other with his stubbly chin and cheeks. The roughness of his skin against her rock hard nipples sent her rolling into another orgasm. She clung to him as he suckled harder on her right nipple while kneading her left breast with his hands. Quinn arched her back and bit her lip before crying out. “Jake, please don’t—”
He pulled back quickly, holding her face in his hands. “Did I hurt you?”
Her eyes glistened with tears. “No. Please don’t stop.”
* * * *
The catch in her voice nearly broke his heart. The raw passion was there. Her body given freely to him, and yet she was still making sure he wanted her. He knew that pain all too well, but here with Quinn, it was all fading away. She did that for him and he wanted to do the same for her. He wiped away the tears that started to spill onto her flushed face. He kissed her softly and held her close. “I want you, now and for however long we can be together. I need to be with you. I won’t stop as long as you want the same.”
Quinn slid off his lap and knelt up on the bed, pulling him up with her. She held his gaze as her fingers unfastened his shorts and then slid them down over his hips. Jacob quickly took off his tank top before crushing Quinn’s chest against his. She smiled and his heart began to pound. “I need you too. Make love with me, Jake.”
He slid out of his shorts as Quinn eased back onto the pillows. Jacob took in her entire sun kissed body, naked before him. God, she’s so beautiful. Quinn welcomed him into her arms as he joined her on the pillows, his mouth finding her left nipple this time as his right hand trailed down her stomach.
She arched her back and moaned as soon as his fingers found her throbbing clit. Another wave of fluid gushed out of her and over his fingers. Jacob brought them up to his mouth to taste her. “Mmmm…you taste fucking fantastic. Your sister was right. Wanna taste?”
Quinn giggled and licked his fingers clean. That move sent his body over the edge. His cock was bouncing with his need for her, a fact that didn’t go unnoticed by his lover. Quinn slid her hands down his abs to his pulsing member. She wrapped her fingers around his shaft and squeezed a little, eliciting a gasp from him. “Oh, now who’s teasing?”
Jacob eased Quinn all the way back onto the pillows, and slid down her body toward his prize. He wanted more than just a taste. He wanted to feast on her cunt until she literally begged for him to take her. He positioned himself between her thighs and looked up to see her watching him, her chest rising and falling rapidly. He winked at her before popping her clit into his mouth and sucking hard. Quinn nearly bucked him off but he held her hips in place, enjoying her squirming and sighs. It wasn’t long at all before he was rewarded once again with her sweet nectar.
He teased her a bit more with his tongue and then slipped one, two and then three fingers inside of her hot folds. Her pussy clenched repeatedly over his fingers and her body convulsed over and over again. Quinn’s entire body flushed from her tits to her toes, because of him, because of what he was doing to her. He wanted more, so much more. He couldn’t wait any longer. He wanted to bury his cock inside her, go over the edge and never come back.
* * * *
Jacob slid up Quinn’s body and pulled her legs up to wrap around his waist as he teased her clit with the head of his cock. “Jake, Jake, now baby. Take me now.” He slid into her slowly, her body adjusting to his size quickly, contracting and pulling him in deeper until he completely impaled her. Quinn’s mind raced to catch up to her body. No one had ever elicited this kind of response from her. Every touch, every kiss left her body begging for more.
Quinn’s thighs tightened around him as Jacob continued to stroke her pussy, slow and steady at first, gradually picking up his pace and taking Quinn through one orgasm after another. Just as one zipped through her, another was hot on it’s heels. She couldn’t think. She couldn’t speak. She could barely breathe, but still wanted and needed more of him.
He slid his hands up her arms, pinning them above her head. Quinn braced her feet on the bed as Jacob continued to pound her now, her double D-cup breasts bouncing wildly with each thrust. “Take me with you, baby,” Jacob’s whispered plea triggered one last eruption within her. Jacob’s cock exploded within her as they came together one last time. He collapsed on top of her, releasing his hold on her hands over her head. Quinn wrapped her arms around his body as he rolled them over onto their sides.
Jacob rested his forehead against hers as their breathing slowed and became a bit more regular. She brushed some of his hair back off of his forehead and rested her palm against his cheek. “What the hell just happened?” She searched his eyes for any answers and found the same confusion she was feeling, and something else.
“I don’t understand it any more than you do. I’ve never believed that something like this could really happen, but God help me, I think I’ve fallen in love with you, Quinn.”
“Oh Jake, I love you too. What are we going to do?” Quinn was confused and more than a bit angry. How could Fate be so cruel as to give her this love when he was near death in the real world? Was this supposed to happen this way, or were they just to keep each other company until they both were ready to go back?
“Well, if we can’t be together after we go back, then I’m not going. It’s simple as that. I finally found the one person that makes me feel—”
“Whole.” Quinn placed her hand over Jacob’s heart. “In your heart you finally feel whole, like you finally found a part of you that was missing.”
Jacob covered her hand with his. “Exactly. So unless your brother and my Pop can convince me that we’ll find each other again if I go back, I choose to stay here with you.”
* * * *
Daniel watched his sister run through the waves with Jacob. He didn’t remember seeing her that happy in a hell of a long time. She had been there with Jacob for what seemed like weeks to them, but was actually only a few hours in the real world. Michael was anxious to convince his son to go back. If he waited much longer, the choice would be made for him and he might not like the outcome. “We need to tell them. They won’t go back otherwise.”
“Danny, you know very well that we can’t promise them that they’ll end up together forever this lifetime. Yes, it’s possible and highly likely, but they still have to go through some other trials left ahead of them. Both will meet and fall for other people before they see each other again. Even if we nudge and nudge, their free will is what will decide. And you do realize we’ll have to block their memories of this place, at least for a while?”
“I don’t want her to go through any more pain, Sarge. There’s a hell of a lot of that ahead of her. She still hasn’t worked through my death and soon our family will suffer another devastating blow. I feel so helpless!” Daniel flung a rock far out into the ocean.
Michael appeared deep in thought for a moment, and then his face lit up. “I got it. We tell them just enough truth to get them to go back. Then it’s up to them to choose their own paths. They do meet and fall for each other again. We just can’t see whether or not they will stay together. Too many variables yet to play out.”
“Does this stuff get any easier?”
“Yes and no. I tell you what. Until they paired me up with you, I didn’t have a clue how to get through this stuff let alone watch over my own family. You were right before. They would not have put us in charge of all of these couples if they didn’t think we could do it.”
Both angels started down the beach toward their loved ones. “Please tell me that Jake does go for those dueling dragons tattoo. They would look fantastic covering his back.”
Michael laughed hard. “Let’s just get them both back safely before we start covering them in ink, shall we?”
Find out what happens to Quinn, Jacob and their families in For the Love of Quinn (Now and Forever 1) available now through Siren Bookstrand, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Mobipocket.com.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the short story. You may just see more of our favorite guardian angels Danny and Michael in the future! Please leave a comment here and definitely check out some of the other authors in the hop. Happy Reading!