M4M is a story that follows Ethan Schwartz through three major events of his life: finding love, losing life as he knows it, finding happiness again.
In section one Rick reminds us of the tortures of online dating. The social stigma to be perfect when the whole reason you’re on the dating site is because you know you’re not.
Section two we witness Ethan breakdown after his life is completely altered by a simple phrase spoken by his doctor. He feels betrayed, bitter, angry, and more alone than ever. We get to see him rise from the ashes and find his balance again.
In section two our hearts are ripped out by the raw pain that Ethan is going through. His grieve leaks from the pages of the story and into our hearts. It takes a blast from his past to really motivate him to accept happiness again.
Stephan is a prince. Yet he’s too femme and gay to be of any worth to his kingdom. So when his only ally dies he flees for the only place he believes will give him refuge.
Warren is Stephan’s manservant and think’s the prince’s plan is ridiculous, wrong, and not worth the risk to their lives. Stephan is adamant until he realizes people change, views change, and love can change.
Stray Pup is approx 10,000 words; an incredibly short story. Yet, it’s also paranormally delicious. (Because it’s so short I’ve been able to read it multiple times and love it more with each read.)
Shifters are known to the world. They’re not in hiding, but they’re not 100% accepted by the populous either. There are humans though that seem to find themselves with a were fetish and that’s how Jamie Finch finds himself in his current predicament.
Jamie’s currently in the middle of his transition from human to were. He’s decided to leave the human world behind him and go in search of a pack. Once he arrives at his destination to begin “pack hunting” he’s assaulted by a smell. Oh, the smell. It’s everything to Jamie. After being escorted to the correct pack he can’t get past the smell.
Elliot does a wonderful job of creating this world, having us immediately placed in this world, and attaching ourselves to Jamie and his adventure. From the moment Jamie arrives at his new pack and finds the source of the incredible smell Elliot has us getting sexually frustrated along side Jamie until we can find release, and what a release it is.
Dawn Patrol is a short story and as most short stories it leaves us wanting more. Which in my opinion, is a good thing.
Elias’s passion is surfing. When he’s out in the water he’s one with the ocean. This is what catches Theo’s eye; Elias’s serenity, plus maybe a bit of his smokin’ body.
Theo is an artist and he’s caught ogling Elias. When Elias goes to confront this stranger he realizes what Theo has caught on paper is perfection. He then commissions Theo to create a mural on his bedroom wall.
Of course when you put two gorgeous men in the same room who just happen to have the hots for each other things go from a mild thrum to scorching desire at about mach 4.
I’ve never been surfing. The way Tami describes the feelings, the view, the peace with being out on the waves makes me want to plan a vacation to the coast immediately. She grasps ahold of something somewhat common and makes it seem magical.
Then there’s the scene when both men unravel and take what they want from the other. Mmmmmm….soooooo good.