Welcome Back to Mid Week Tease!
Wednesday greetings, my friends. It’s time for the weekly teasing, brought to us by the ever lovely, Sandra Bunino. This week I’m half excited and half nervous-as-all-get-out because my offering is something brand new. I mean barely out of the chute, new. All I know is that for the past six months, I’ve been seeing deer EVERYWHERE. All kinds, too, from the Siberian Reindeer at the San Diego Zoo to the enormous Elk at the Grand Canyon to a buck walking down my street where I’d never seen one before. But what really sparked my curiosity about this wondrous animal was when I found a picture of a favorite muse posing with what looks to me like a headdress of antlers and nothing more. I’d love to share that photo but I have no idea about photo credit so for now I hope the words it inspired help paint the picture. Instead I’ll share the Elk I met while watching the sunrise over the canyon last month. Here is a short snippet from my current WIP, tentatively called “Set for Two”, where the heroine, Lovie, has brought Alexar to bed with her after she witnessed him shift from her beloved reindeer to a man. She offers him clothes. They are laying side by side and watching each other…
“I don’t need those,” he said.
Her eyes grew wide and she pulled in with all her might on her lips to keep them sealed. She nodded her head that yes he did. Alexar didn’t seem to have a clue as to why he needed them.
“Imagine what it would be like if I was laying here next to you without my shirt on.”
A slow smile grew from his chin to his forehead. She was surprised that he could understand, but the look on his face confirmed that he did.
“I would like to know what that is like,” he said. “Tell me please.”
His words were rather virginal, but that look, and the deep turn his voice took reminded her of the proud buck he’d been only hours ago.
“You are a man, Alexar.” She said it with so much hope. How did she describe the nuttiness of her thoughts to him? Too hard. “Let’s kiss again.”
“I like kissing.”
“You do it very nicely, Alex.” She tried the shortened name, finding it suited him as he was now. A man.
He leaned into her face, close, and laid another gentle kiss on her lips. “What do you want this year, Lovie?”
She shook her head back and forth to let him know that she could not answer that question.
His chest was colored the same russet tan as his hide. She laid her head against his broad shoulder. With her lips sealed but her mind running wild, she thought with all her might about what she wanted.
I want you to be safe, Alex. And always keep me from receiving the news that something has happened to you.
A moment later and he pulled her into his beautiful naked body and held her even closer. “I am strong. I will not let you down.”
Had she spoken out loud?
Eep! That’s my tease this week, friends. Thanks for reading with me.
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