Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 12.2

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Chapter 12.2

Carl glared at Kitryn when Simon turned his back. He knew the pesky cat was trying to goad him into doing something embarrassing and that was never going to happen.

He clapped his hands together, relishing the fact it made Kitryn jerk suddenly and waited for Simon to turn to him. “Right, I think first I should take you through some vampire history and make sure you are aware of all the law governing our kind.

“History first. The first vampires were created when a witch cursed a family for a perceived offense. No one is really sure what the offense was or if the cursed family actually did anything or not. Before they realized what was happening to them and how to control it they had turned enough people that the change kept going. It spread through an entire village it is said in just a week. At first vampires used their strength to rule their villages and home estates. There are rumors that one of the kings of France was a vampire at one point. Of curse, he was assassinated and replaced fairly quickly.

“There was the great purge when weres and humans banded together and tried to wipe out vampires entirely. When they thought they’d accomplished their goal, humans then turned onto their were allies. Some weres sought out the vampire survivors and we join together to go into hiding.

“Now the law from the high council says that no human is to ever find out about us unless they are the mate to a paranormal creature.”

Simon held up a hand. “High Council? Mate? What do they mean?”

Carl cast an incredulous glance at a stone-faced Kitryn before answering. “The high council is made up of two members from each paranormal species. They only deal with things affect all species together or could cause us to be exposed to the humans.”

“Why aren’t hey involved with this current situation?”

“Because there is no proof yet that anything is happening. Yes, Seers are going missing. But all their clothes and personal things are gone with them. It could be argued they left voluntarily or just didn’t like where they were living and decided to move. As soon as we have concrete proof of what is going on we can go to the council and request investigators.”

“Now, enough talking for now. I should run you through some exercises Simon. That way I’ll know how far along you are and I wont be teaching you things you already know. Let’s head for the training room and start by testing your physical capabilities.”

Carl led the way to the training room and was glad to see it empty.

“We’ll start with running. Five times around the perimeter as fast as you can.”

Simon blinked then sped off. Carl was impressed, the vampling was fast and knew how to pace himself. Carl turned to Kitryn. “What are you waiting for? How is he supposed to measure his speed unless he has someone to race and compare to?”

Kitryn looked like he was going to argue but changed his mind and sped off after Simon. Carl let them run for a while then grinning he called out.

“Change of exercise. Kitryn is now the prey and Simon you have to catch and subdue him.”

Kitryn came to a screeching halt but only for a moment because Simon had done a one hundred and eighty degree turn and was heading straight for him. Kitryn scrambled and managed to dodge the first grasp that Simon made for him. His cat reflexes got used to the fullest as he dodged and jumped to avoid being caught. Simon, on the other hand, was relying solely on his speed. That was something Carl would need to change. Speed—and in the case of a vampire strength as well—were all well and good, but only if you knew how to use them to their fullest advantage.

Round and round, and back and forth they went until finally Kitryn made a mistake, he dodged left instead of right and Simon caught him by the wrist. Kitryn tried to pull away and they both went crashing to the ground. Simon had ended up on top and Carl was pleased to see him immediately move to pin Kitryn down so he couldn’t escape.

Carl was about to make a comment but then see saw they wouldn’t hear him if he dropped a bomb on the pair of them. Silently he exited the room trying to contain his amusement so as not to spoil the moment.


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 12.1

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Welcome to another Wednesday Briefs.

Sorry for the long absence, but Alisha is finally back at school and I am starting to get myself back into a routine.

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Chapter 12.1

Kitryn woke up warm and comfortable. He frowned. His pillow was softer than he remembered and a different shape. He patted it down trying to even out the stuffing.

“If you keep poking me I’ll start returning the favor.”

Kitryn let out a very unmanly yelp and sat up so fast he nearly fell off the side of the bed.

He was only saved by Simon wrapping an arm around his waist to stabilize him.

“Where? How?” Kitryn looked at Simon in confusion.

Simon laughed. “You’re in my room—and bed I might add. You fell asleep after I fed from you. Does that cover all your questions?”

“Um.” Kitryn rubbed his eyes and tried to get his brain functioning fully. “I think so.”

“Good ‘cause food is waiting for you in the living room.”

Kitryn made it to the food with Simon’s help. He tries to ignore Meg’s knowing looks while he ate and fielded questions from the kits.

“So what else is planned for tonight?” Simon asked.

“You have a lesson with Elder Carl in about two hours,” Meg answered from her perch on one of the couches.

Kitryn let out a low hiss. That male was asking to be used as a scratching post. If the vamp wasn’t careful Kitryn would set the kits on him and then stand back and laugh.

“You okay there?” Simon’s voice brought Kitryn out of his fantasy and back to the present.

“Yep, just thinking, maybe I could come with you to your lesson? I would like to find out if what I was taught about vamps is true or whether I need to teach the kits other things.”

He saw Meg smirking out the corner of his eye but she didn’t comment and Simon didn’t seem to notice anything amiss.

“I don’t mind. I can’t speak for Elder Carl though, of course.”

“Oh, I’m sure he won’t mind.” Kitryn mentally rubbed his hands together, let the games begin.

***

Carl dropped his head to the desk. It never rained but it poured. He’d only been away from his clan for a week and some damn idiot had already nearly started a clan war with his nearest neighbor. His council was calling for him to come back and sort out the mess and weren’t happy when told them he was staying and they would have to pull up their big pants and sort it out themselves.

Why him? Why had he decided to become an elder? Why couldn’t he be happy living as a lone vampire?

He gave himself a shake. No use looking backwards, best to look to the future and deal with what came along as it happened. He had a new vampire to train, a group of seers to find, a rogue shifter to find, and through all that he had to keep his sanity as well. At least he was meeting with Simon soon. He had taught a lot of young vamps in his time and found teaching both interesting and rewarding. Watching someone learn about themselves and discover their talents was a wondrous thing to watch.

A knock on the door made him glance at the time.

“Come in Simon,” he called.

He smiled as his newest student entered the room, then had to fix the smile in place when he was who was with him. He was so not in the mood for this.

“Hi, I thought I’d tag along to make sure my knowledge was up to date for when I need to teach the kits.” Kitryn sounded overly happy and cheery and Carl felt a new headache gaining force by the second.


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Thursday Teaser – Snippet from extended; Help! My Lover’s an Alien.

Since real life has been getting in the way of my writing recently I wanted to share a snippet with you all of a work in progress.

This scene is one that has been added to the extended version of Help! My Lover’s an Alien. Dillon and some friends are taking the Aliens for a trip off the compound and into town.


Alien versus Child

The twins and Ver asked to go on the outing too and so Dillon roped Timmy Harrison and Gerald Collins as extra Human protection. No one wanted a repeat of their first outing if it could be avoided. Piet stayed behind to act as a guard for Mora.

Dillon, Gerry, and Timmy took their group out for a large cooked breakfast to start their outing. The aliens caused quite a stir in the small diner. The funniest moment for Dillon was when a small child asked Lor if he was a girl because he had such lovely long hair.

“No, I am male, young human,” Lor had responded.

The girl had looked at him and shook her head. “You talk funny. I’m Amy. What’s your name? Why is your skin so white? How old are you? I’m six. Why are your lips purple, are you wearing lipstick? Can I touch your hair? Is it soft?”

By that point, Dillon was chuckling. Amy didn’t pause for breath between all her questions and didn’t give anyone a chance to answer her.

A harried man in a rumpled suit ran up to their group. “Amy, why are you bothering these nice people? I’m so sorry sirs, I only turned my back for a moment to pay the check and she was gone when I turned back.”

Amy looked like she was going to burst into tears at any moment at getting told off, and Dillon was surprised when Lor waved the man’s apology off and kneeled down in front of Amy.

“Do not apologize for Amy. She is but a curious Youngling.” He looked at Amy and smiled softly. “The answers to your queries youngling are… My name is Lor. My skin is pale because that is how my people look. I am thirty Earth-years old. My lips are purple for the same reason my skin is pale and I do not know what lipstick is. And yes my hair is soft and you can touch it if you would like to.” When he finished speaking, Lor pulled his air from

the braid it was in and allowed it to fall in a long loose tail over his shoulder.
Amy looked once at her father, and after getting a reluctant nod, she moved to brush her fingers through Lor’s hair. Dillon could attest to how soft it was and wasn’t surprised at the pleased grinned on Amy’s face when she felt it.

Dillon kneeled down next to Lor and briefly thought what a sight they all must make kneeling on the floor of the diner. “Amy, my name is Dillon. Lor and his friends here are from another planet. They are here to visit the Earth and to learn about Humans.”

Amy frowned. “Are they going to go to school like me?”

Dillon chuckled. “No, sweetheart. They aren’t going to go to school. They’re only here for a short time. I thought I would show them around and they could learn about humans by watching us. Now, I think your father is waiting for you. Is there somewhere you should be going?”

Amy looked up at the man now hovering over her protectively. He ran a hand through his hair as he spoke. “Um, we were heading to the free clinic over on fourth. My wife is at an appointment, and I brought Amy here because she was getting bored waiting. I’m Darren by the way.”

“That’s understandable. We are heading towards fourth. Why don’t we walk with you, and Amy can ask any more questions she has on the way?”

Darren caved under the pout Amy sent his way and Dillon chuckled when Amy grabbed Lor’s hand and refused to let go.

They moved out of the diner and Amy was chatting away happily. She grabbed Ver with her free hand and soon had them swinging her between them. By the time they reached the clinic, Amy had chatted to all the aliens and had even questioned Dillon, Gerald, and Timmy about life on the compound.

They said their goodbyes, and Dillon heard her exclaim to her father as they walked away. “I’m going to work on the compound when I grow up. Then I can meet the aliens and take them on tours of…” Her words faded as they entered the clinic and the door swished shut behind them.


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 11.2

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Chapter 11.2

Simon came awake with a start. What had he been dreaming about? Whatever it was had left him with a feeling of dread. He shook off the feeling and stretched.

He headed out to the main room and found Kitryn reading a book by the fire with the kits playing around his feet in human form.

“You okay?” Kitryn asked when he looked up.

“Yeah, just a weird dream. I can’t even remember what it was about, just the feeling it left behind when I woke up.”

Fran stopped playing and came over to hug his legs. Bending down Simon pulled her into his arms before turning her back towards her back towards the boys. “Thank you sweet girl, now go play.”

Meg came through the door as Simon was about to sit. “Don’t get comfortable. It’s Kit’s turn to feed you and since I’m here to watch the little ones you may as well use the time now.”

Simon and Kitryn shared a look that said they both knew they may as well do as she said, they’d never get any peace until hey did.

Simon grinned when Kitryn rose and offered his arm. “Your room or mine,” he asked with an exaggerated leer.

Simon took the offered arm and laughed. “Mine is nearest.”

***

“Wrist or are you brave enough to try for my neck this time?”

Simon froze halfway to sitting on the bed beside Kitryn. Neck? Kitryn and Meg had always offered him an arm and he’d never thought there was another way. Now he felt a bit like a fool, of course, the donor’s throat was a possibility. But did he trust himself enough?

“Um, I don’t know. What if I lose control?”

Kitryn just smiled at him. “Si, you’ve never lost control. Even when I first started feeding you and you’d never fed from a living sentient source before. You need to trust in your instincts. Now come here.” Kitryn held his arms open and Simon moved without thought to accept the hug, it seemed it was his evening for getting hugs.

Kitryn’s breath tickled his ear. “Just trust yourself and bite.”

Kitryn guided Simon’s head to his neck and pushed lightly. The smell of the blood pumping through Kitryn’s vein so near to him was enough for Simon to open his mouth and bite down automatically.

The blood seemed to be thicker and stronger. The taste went straight to Simon’s head and made him groan. This was a taste he could get used to. He wanted more.

The feel of two sharp tugs on his hair brought him out of his bloodlust and he responded to the signal to let go. Swiping across the bite marks with his tongue he pulled back.

“See no problem,” Kitryn said, but his words were slurred. “Now it’s your turn to hold me. I need a nap.”

With those words, Simon found his arms full and Kitryn was soon soring with his head resting on Simon’s bicep.

Simon ran his fingers through Kitryn’s hair and wondered if e should go and get Meg.

“He’s fine.” Simon jumped at Meg’s voice coming from the doorway. “He was up during the day with the kits, but he wanted to wait for you to wake up. Give him a couple of hours and then wake him. The kits are fine with me.”

She closed the door as she left and Simon relaxed to watch Kitryn sleep.


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 11.1

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Chapter 11.1

Carl watched as Simon slumped when he finished his story. Kitryn was there to catch him and kept an arm around his shoulders in support. Elder Patrick made a silent exit to give the rest of them some privacy.

Carl drew in a deep breath before he spoke. What this vampling had been through defied belief, and to still be such a good and caring being? That was nothing short of miraculous. Most people would have become resentful of life and when they were then turned into a vamp they would have used their new abilities for their own profit.

“Simon, I am in awe of you and what you’ve been through. My offer still stands. I will train you and teach you everything you need to know about how to be a good vampire.”

Simon turned a brilliant smile on him and Carl had to blink, Simon was a striking male, but when his smile reached his eyes making them sparkle, he was gorgeous.

It took a moment for him to realize someone was talking. Shaking his head to clear his thoughts he focused on Kitryn who was glaring daggers at him. “Sorry, I drifted off for a bit there.”

Kitryn rolled his eyes and Simon just looked between the two of them in apparent confusion. Carl just smiled at them both. “What did I miss?”

“I asked when my training will start? We also have to find out more about what’s happening with the seers.” Simon answered.

Carl frowned thoughtfully. “Give me a couple of days to settle in and get updated about the current problems. Then we’ll work out a schedule around any current responsibilities we both have.”

“That sounds good. I think we’d better go check on the kits, unless you need us for anything else?”

“No, you go. I’ll look forward to meeting your kits soon.”

Carl heard Kitryn mutter something about ‘over dead bodies’ as the pair exited the room.

Carl shook his head, he wondered if Kitryn even realized he was acting so possessive. It was going to be such fun to tease the kitty cat.

***

Fran was laid out on her front on her bed absorbed in a book one of the bears had loaned her. She giggled at the antics of the characters and the colorful pictures. She could hear the boys yelling at each other in the next room and the poor grown-up who was watching them could be heard trying to calm them down. Fran snorted good luck with that.

Movement at the edge of her vision drew her attention. A glow was coming from the corner of the ceiling. Slowly the glow grew brighter and seemed to lower until it stopped at the side of her bed.

“Who are you?” Fran asked, her tone unafraid.

The glow dimmed until a familiar form emerged and sat on the bed beside Fran.

“I’ve been sent to tell you about your powers and to let you know what will be expected of you soon. Meg and Kitryn will mean well but they will want to protect you and so may not want to tell you everything you need to know.”

Fran sat up and crossed her legs at the ankle. She got comfortable and turned o her visitor with a smile. “I’m ready Mom.”


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 10

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Chapter 10

Simon drew in a deep breath and leaned more firmly into Kitryn before starting his story.

“My family lived in one of those cult communes that humans like to create. You know the sort. A group of people who don’t agree with government policy and think that technology is damaging the environment. The commune was self-sufficient to a certain degree and had a business making handmade goods to sell at a nearby market.

“The leader, Frank, ran the place with an iron fist. Everyone was expected to work, no matter their age. There was no school for the children. We were taught by our parents when we weren’t helping with work. I used to help with the cooking and caring for the youngest members of the commune.

“My mom came back to our room one evening pale and shaking. She’d seen two of Frank’s thugs who kept order within the commune beating one of the teenagers. Apparently, the boy had been caught kissing another boy and that wasn’t acceptable behavior. They beat the boy unconscious and we later found out the boy died.

“I had come out to my parents a couple of years before but we’d decided to not tell anyone else until we could work out what the reaction would be. Well, this answered our question and my parents decided we should leave. They had been getting more and more worried about the direction the commune was heading and this was the last straw.

“My parents packed up our belongings and mom went to talk to Frank. She came back out of breath as though she’d been running and telling us we needed to get out now. She gave me a backpack and told me I needed to get to the commune dumpsters and hide in them. When I tried to argue she told me if I didn’t hide I would end up the same as the boy she’s seen being beaten. She gave me the address to a nearby cabin and told me she and dad would meet me there as soon as they got free. They were planning on playing the worried parents at me being missing as that was the reason mum had apparently given Frank for her and dad wanting to leave, to search for me. Frank had then said that if I was found off the commune he would make sure I was taught to never wander off again. They thought I was in the most danger so I did as mom told me.

“When the dumpsters were put outside the gates for collection I snuck out and followed mom’s directions to the cabin. I waited there a few days until the supplies I had ran out. Mom had left money in the back too, so I walked until I found the nearest shops. There I saw newspapers with my families faces plastered all over the front pages. Their bodies had been found dumped like trash. Some hikers found them and they had to be identified by dental records. They’d been beaten and my mom…well, I’m sure you can guess. Since both my parents were only children, and their parents were dead by the time I was fifteen, I was alone.

“I managed to find work in cafes and such that didn’t ask too many questions. I didn’t dare use my real full name or get any ID in case Frank had a way of tracing me. By then I had realized that even if the commune was against technology that didn’t mean Frank and his cronies were.

“I moved towns frequently and kept to myself as much as possible. I quickly found out that men liking men wasn’t accepted in many places, not just in the commune, and that men who didn’t respond to women making a pass at them were just as bad as men that seduce all the women they could.

“I was moving town…again…after an incident with a police chief’s daughter. She didn’t like me telling her I wouldn’t…um…well, yes, anyway. She went to her father and told him I tried to make advances to her. He then tried to have me arrested and I only made it out of town because I had memorized the back streets and hid in the trash…again. I wash off in a stream and headed up the mountains. That’s where I met the vamp. He wandered into my camp saying he was lost and asking directions to the nearest town. We shared some stories and I offered him a place by the fire for the night. He waited until I was asleep to attack me.

“I supposed my tendency to sleep with one eye open was what saved me. The rest you know”


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Book Review – Doc’s Deputy (Arrowtown Book 4) By Lisa Oliver

Blurb

Deputy Joe of the Arrowtown Sheriff’s department has tried to hold his head up high his entire life, even though it’s never been easy. Carrying the Quincy name has been a curse he’s worked hard to put behind him, but when his two uncles get thrown out of Arrowtown because of their nefarious dealings, Joe found the courage to turn to the one man he thought would stand by his side. Being told he was “too young, too dumb and too well-hung” were not the words he expected to hear when his true mate rejected him to his face. As the man in question was the town doctor, it’s not surprising that when Joe gets hurt, turning up at the man’s surgery was the last thing on his to-do list.

Doctor Nathan Farriday (known locally as “Doc”) has lived a long life, and not always on his own. A long time Arrowtown local, Doc has watched Joe grow into a kind, decent, hardworking man – too good for him in other words. If asked, Doc could spout a long list of reasons why taking the man as his fated mate was a bad idea. Age and inexperience were just the easiest reasons to explain. The danger from his animal half was something he preferred to keep to himself. But when Joe’s family come calling and Joe is left badly hurt, Doc has to reassess a lifetime of bad choices.

Rampaging buffalo shifters and a bomb blast have the potential to splinter the tiny shifter town apart. In the ashes of the aftermath, the sheriff’s department work furiously to keep their population safe. But will Joe and Doc’s relationship survive the revelation of Doc’s biggest secret or will they be forced to leave the town they both call home?

This is a true mate paranormal (shifter) MM story that includes depictions of intimacies between men and some violence. The story includes Mpreg although it is not the main focus of the story line. Due to adult content, readers 18+ only.

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My Review

Another wonderful addition to a great series.

I really felt for Joe. Doc needed someone to headslap him into seeing what he was throwing away by rejecting Joe. The fact it takes a death and a life-threatening injury to get Doc to pull his head out of his ass doesn’t really make me (as the reader) think he’s very smart.

Even when he explains his reason, and they do make sense, it doesn’t make me want to slap him any less.

I have several favorite parts in this story as always, but I have decided on two that made me laugh and one that brought tears to my eyes.

1. Someone needs a witness to something that didn’t happen. He gets a signed statement but is humiliated when he takes it to the sheriff’s office. It turns out D G AF is not the person’s name. It stands for Don’t Give A Fuck.  He doesn’t see the funny side.

2. The bad guy has Joe cornered and thinks he has the upper hand. But, Joe has a few home truths for him and by the end, the bad guy is looking for the nearest exit route.

3. Some property of Joe’s is badly damaged leaving the young deputy devastated.

Until he and doc arrive to see the entire town helping to fix everything.

I dare anyone to not get emotional when they read that part.

As always if you want to see how these parts fit into the story as a whole you’ll have to read this wonderful book yourself.

5*s

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