Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Vampires & Necromancers

Two February releases, because I am a crazy person and apparently don't know how to spread them out ^^; But Come to Me seems a good Valentine release, and is decidedly more lighthearted than Of Last Resort.

Since I will be blathering about OLR closer to its release date, I shall confine most of this post to Come to Me.  If there is something about OLR you would specifically like me to babble about, let me know. Otherwise you'll be getting all of my world-building rambling. And the way I managed to lose a list of names three different fucking times. You have been warned.

Come to Me was spawned by a request. I cannot write everything my beloved peeps ask me to write, for various and sundry reasons, but where I am able I try to do it. The request was simply for Sorin/Koray smut, which I tried, but some other stuff fell in there. I can't help it, I like it when they're suffering.

And now, tiny snippet.



















Sorin glared at the fireplace. "I sought you out because I've scarce seen you this past fortnight and I missed you. I wanted to spend the day here with you, and everyone else is under orders to leave us alone."

"But?" Koray prodded when he fell silent.

"But a demon would kiss me with more interest than you showed," Sorin said, misery growing as he finally voiced the problem. "I know when someone wants to kiss me, necromancer, and when they are simply doing it to have done."

"Yes," Koray said bitterly. "I am well aware how much you know about kissing. I've heard of nothing else the past few months. Every goddess damned lord and lady in this place loves to regale me with all that you've done to and with them."

Rage, sharp and white and hot, cut through Sorin as he imagined slicing apart every last damn interfering bastard. That they would dare convince Koray that he could do something so contemptible as behave unfaithfully. "Are you accusing me of being unfaithful?"

"What—no! Stop being stupid!" Koray said, fingers twitching, likely with an urge to throw something at Sorin's head. "I'm saying that all your former paramours are more than happy to ask me if I have done one thing or another with you. They love to explain in alarming detail all the things they've enjoyed with you. Things I have certainly never been approached about. Every time they bring it up I have to insist it's none of their business—which it's not—because I can hardly admit I do not even know what they're talking about! That I have never heard of the things they describe!" His anger broke like a dropped plate; he stared glumly at the floor when he said, "I finally broke down and asked Neikirk to explain what they were talking about because apparently I'm not— You don't want to do any of those things with me that you did with them." Sorin had never seen him look so sad and lost. He wanted to kill every last bastard in the castle who had helped to put that look there. Including himself. Koray's voice was barely audible when he added, "I always want to kiss you, but all I can think anymore is how boring I must be compared to the rest of them."

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17 comments:

  1. Aaaawww! Poor Koray and Sorin. Can't wait to read the whole short story. ^.^
    And of course I'm waiting anxiously for OLR too!! Thanks for the snippet! :D

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    1. Hope you enjoy when you do! ^___^ Thanks for reading <3

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  2. AFJELKAD;GHFUAFNKA;BLACKMAGICOMGYAY;LDKA;FIEOA!!!!!!

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  3. Awww, poor Koray!

    Also, not complaining about world building rambling. Always interesting to read about how you build your worlds. ^_^

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    1. Heh, he'll be alright :3

      Thanks ^__^ Mayhap will do then :3

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  4. Your snippet only makes me more interested in reading the short. absolutely adored Black Magic, so any additional stories of Sorin and Koray are supremely welcome!

    I would also like to hear more about the OLR world-building, too!!

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  5. So I totally chickened out on reading Of Last Resort serially - judging from the reactions you've been getting my mental sanity will much appreciate getting to read it all in one go. :D

    And now I'm off to pre-order Come to Me. Koray and Sorin do the misunderstanding thing so well ^_^

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  6. "I can't help it, I like it when they're suffering."

    I agree vehemently. It's the best when you break your characters before giving them a happy ending. *evil laughter in distance*

    And please post your world building! I love to see the thoughts that go behind your stories!

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  7. hehehehehe, HEA and HFN are always best served after some angst ;p

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  8. Those big dorks. Of course you had to make them work for it first! :3

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  9. I read Of Last Resort and loved it! Any way to convince you to continue the saga? I need more of this universe. Of wolves and mages, dragoons and blood princes. Just exceptional.
    Melanie

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed ^__^ There are two more books in the series, though they go backwards in time rather than forward ^^ (one is about Kristof and Hakon, the other about Telme and Korin)

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  10. I have recently read one of your older work 'By Mistake'. I concur with many reviewers on Goodreads that I would love to read more of this trio.

    I can see them in the future... While on a mission from the king, they were cornered by the enemy, Shimari and Oresti stood in front of Andrus prepare for battle. Wanting to help, Andrus cast fireball spell. Since it's Andrus, fireball became firestorm which take out all the enemy. Andrus slept on his stomach that night because Shimari give him spankings for making mistake at spell casting, again :P.

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  11. I love Koray and Sorin! I reread Black Magic b/c of this couple and so I was very pleased to read this short. I totally enjoyed it and this two again.

    Also, I've been meaning to ask for awhile, the Midsummer Baker short stories are an all time favorite. I read them often and so I wanted to know if there is a chance maybe that all the stories might be compiled in ebook format. It would be so wonderful. :D

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    1. Thanks ^__^

      I could probably add them to the existing ebook? I was working on updating the covers and formatting on that series anyway, wouldn't be hard to add the shorts to Baker.

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    2. Oh awesome! Will definitely snag a copy when it's out. Thanks!! :D

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