Dex is starting to get the handle on being a medium with Cindy’s help. He’s getting things in order to get his P.I.’s license, and things are moving forward with Orlando, his boyfriend. Not smoothly, but forward.
Then their hometown is shaken by a series of killings. Orlando being a detective picks up the case. Dex and his partner pick up a missing person’s investigation that ends up having quite the similarities to Orlando’s case.
With Dex still being haunted from ghosts past, trying to communicate with ghosts present, and find this missing person, things at home are strained. Too many items might be in the air and Dex nor Orlando might be able to save them if/when they come crashing down.
**This is a dark, horror, romance. This story entails twisted and kinky sexual acts.**
On Earth there are humans with special powers. Only these people are not treated with the luxury like The Justice League and The Avengers. The humans are hunted down by the government and given a mandatory surgery. Most die.
One particular human is Wish. His power is what he created comes to life. He creates a city that other special people can come and be safe. When he makes this city a creation from his past is given freedom to live freely as well, Fiend. Fiend is a monster. He loves the dark, relishes the shadows, and eats human brains.
Seraphim is another special human that wakes up and finds himself in a dark alley, far from the last remnants of reality he remembers. Once he crosses over into this realm Fiend knows it, and he wants Seraphim’s brain, but first, he desires to play with his food.
It’s not a love at first site for either Seraphim or Fiend but rather a mutual need for the other that grows quickly as they begin to truly understand the other until Seraphim starts to get encrypted clues. And where is Wish? This is after all Wish City.
Eric didn’t know he was a father until Ty was 16 and its just been a rocky road since. Now that Ty’s older Eric is trying but neither really knows what to do to bridge the gap. Eric lets Ty use his condo in Mexico for a vacation in which Ty takes his best friend Jesse.
Jesse is bisexual but has never spoken about his feelings towards men to anyone. Then he meets Ty’s father. The attraction between the two is immediate and fierce. Ty is oblivious and both Eric and Jesse must hide their attraction. Until Ty has to run back to the states for a work emergency leaving his dad and best friend alone to scratch an itch.
When the vacation bubble pops and life comes back to reality there’s more than Ty as an obstacle. Now Jesse and Eric have to decide if they want to continue forward, if it’s going to be worth the fight of their lives, or end things now.
Renzy is a 19 year old senior who has been held back a couple of years because of his selective mutism. He can’t remember the exact moment in time when decided to stop talking, he just hasn’t talked in years. This has made him an outcast, invisible to others, a loner.
Until he’s in a self help group, not that he needs it, but he’s addicted, and he meets Morning Moreau-Maddox. Even though Renzy’s gay he feels a deep connection to Morning.
Morning and Seven are siblings that have lived all over the world and after Morning was raped they find themselves in a backwater town in Missouri.
Seven at first does not approve of Renzy but Morning is adamant that he’s a good person and wants him in her life and Seven relents. Through some trial and error moments the three become good friends.
After some secrets are revealed in Renzy’s family and he demands answers the three embark on a road trip that is both enthralling and horrifying in all the truths that come out. The three of them grow up during their trip, form an unbreakable bond, and make decisions that will change the course of their future.
Brianna and Josh became best friends in kindergarten. That when their love for the other started too and just continued to grow. Brianna knew that Josh was supposed to be the love of her life. They were to grow old together. Then Josh’s dad got hurt and Josh became head of the house in high school; making the money the only way he knew how, quick and easy.
Eventually Josh had to make a choice. Military or jail. He cut all ties to his past life, including Brianna, and left for the military. He told her to live her life and forget about him.
Now he’s back and is ready to claim his girl and live the life he’s dreamed. When he shows up at Brianna’s door she’s not alone, nor has she been alone for a while. Only Josh knows that Brianna’s his girl and he’s not going to sit by and watch her be by someone else’s side.
The military once upon a time created werewolves. Generations later, even if the gene has been silent since inoculation, people are still turning. When they do, the person, and only them, are transported to a secure reservation dedicated only to pack land.
This is how we meet Ward and Ava. Ava is Ward’s four year old daughter and on her first day of school she turned. Ward received the call and before he could arrive she was already taken. All the government would give him was a check and some advice to forget she existed. Ward refused, called in favors, and almost died getting to his the fence that separated himself and his daughter. Now he had to find a way inside.
Henry was the the pack’s alpha. All alpha’s were obligated to join the military and perform special ops missions. He was on said mission when Ward shows up at the compound. His second in command has to make a last minute decision.
When the two men meet it’s definitely not love at first site but while the story is a darker take than many paranormals Ward brings a light to Henry’s life but it might be too late for the military leader in charge of all the alpha’s. He’s had enough and Ava’s time might be at an end if she won’t change back to a human.
Gus Scott has always lived his life with one foot out the door ready to bolt. After his boyfriend, Rey, breaks up with him he goes out and drinks away the pain and has a one night stand that leads to the creation of his son Chris.
Rey just wants to settle down. He’s ready to have the house, white picket fence, marriage, everything. He wants that badly with Gus and when he doesn’t see it happening he just breaks up with him. Years later he realizes his mistake.
As Rey tries to woo Gus back into his life and show Gus he’s worth loving, Gus is trying to learn how to be a real adult. He first needs to accept his past and the decisions others made that have destroyed his view on his life and his self worth.
It’s not an easy path. It’s full of bumps, yelling, threats, cussing, laughs, talking, and above else; love.
Henry has left the comforts of his home against his father’s wishes to go fight in the crusades with King Richard for God and country. His father warns him that he knows nothing about the happenings of war but Henry has trained for this, he’s been knighted; he’s ready.
Stephen is a veteran. He has fought in many battles, seen men do many a horrible things. He’s quite drunk, boisterous, and telling quite the tales when Henry meets him for the first time in a tavern. From here they become good friends. Even though Stephen prefers the company of men. Henry has let him know that he is betrothed, and if he wasn’t he couldn’t betray God like in that manner.
As they venture closer to the holy land battles are fought, allies betray them, Henry experiences death of a close friend and he loses that last bit of innocence he held so close. Henry begins to question many things, most of all, his feelings toward Stephen.
As war moves forward Henry seems to be stuck. His legs and his horse are taking him where the king demands, but his heart and head are causing another war altogether.
I must warn you, give you a heads up, pronounce to the world and the great beyond….this story is N.O.T. a romance. Skin is a general fiction piece of literature with queer lead characters. There are sexual acts on many of the pages, just for the purpose of having sex, nothing more, possibly less.
Skin follows the lives of three humans and a flamboyantly charming but deadly voodoo spirit. There really isn’t a lot to be said without giving the story away or accidentally throwing out a hint. Just know that you’re mind is going to be thoroughly tricked. Christian takes it for a wild ride of guesses, assumptions, pain, hurt, awe, amazement, and very tumultuous feelings.
We also get to see humanity at it’s most basic. There is no glitz or glamour. We’re walking the back streets of New Orleans. Hearing slang worlds/phrases, vulgarity at every turn, racism, bigotry, homophobia, lewd/crude/brash behavior, raw, humanity.
Christian writes, orchestrates, and conducts this story brilliantly.
Jaime is away at healer’s academy when he hears that his father has fallen ill. Against the advice of his advisors Jaime rushes home. He quickly learns two things upon arrival; his father has passed and they were badly in debt from sending Jaime to school. All their possessions are being sold off, including Jaime himself.
Thanks to a storm the pirates taking Jaime away must harbor their ship for repairs and the slaves are rescued. Jaime has no inkling of where he might be or the people he’s now surrounded by. He given a job in the kitchens and keeps his head low. He’s seen what humanity can do and trusts no one.
After an accidental healing of a burn Jaime gave the Captain of the guard Jaime runs. He’s scared that they’ll send him back with the pirates or worse.
Quickly Jaime learns that he’s in a safe place and has caught the eye of the youngest prince.
From here Jaime must decide if he wants to stay or go back home.