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Title: Spell CatAuthor:
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary MM paranormal
Release Date: March 20, 2012
What inspired the story?
The first germ of an idea came because I wanted to write a story with a cat in it. Cats cry out for witches! And I love contemporary MM romance. So I put the two together and this developed into the first true paranormal novel I’ve written. I wanted my hero, Killian, to be a great witch and great heroes require big problems. His problem is that his race is declining and he, as the most powerful male witch in a long time, is expected to fix it. But Killian longs to have a real love in his life for once before he sacrifices himself for his community. It was great fun to write and including the black cat witches’ familiar, Aloysius, made it that much more fun.
Here’s a blurb:
When Killian Barth, history professor, meets
Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But sadly, Killian walks away because he doesn’t do physics professors. In fact, he doesn’t do humans; Killian is the most powerful male witch in 10 generations and, though gay, he’s expected to save his declining race by reproducing. Sex with humans depletes his power – or so he’s been taught. Then why can young human, Jimmy Janx, dissolve spoons with a thought? Somebody’s a lying witch. With his powerful cat familiar, Aloysius, on his shoulder, Killian brings the lightning against deceit and greed to save Blaine from danger and prove love is the greatest power of them all. Blaine
Killian has been resisting his attraction to
because humans deplete witches’ powers. But in this scene he gives up the fight. : ) Blaine
Oh gods. He understood. Heat…no, fire! The way he felt this moment dwarfed every emotion he’d had with Moran by a thousand. A million. The chasm between indifference and…passion. His heart beat faster, his breath caught in his chest, and his eyes never wanted to look on another sight, just
Aloysius unwrapped himself from Killian’s neck, made one bound off the tabletop, and launched himself into Blaine’s waiting arms. Oh Powers, would that Killian could do the same! He actually had to hold himself still, or he knew he’d follow the cat.
“Are you happy to see me, Killian?”
Killian nodded. Correction, his head nodded. He had no power over it.
“Could I have lunch with you? Talk to you?”
The head nodded again.
The human slipped into the chair beside Killian. Sweet Powers, he smelled so wonderful. That sweet and spice together. Killian wanted to turn himself into Aloysius so he could rub all over the man’s body.
“This sure is one great cat. Where did you get him?”
Killian cleared his throat. “Guh, uh, a gift from my mother.”
He grinned. “That she hates me? Oh yeah. I keep defying her by choosing to be gay when her preacher has clearly cleansed me of this delusion at least ten times, so she has washed her hands of me.”
“But you didn’t choose… Oh, you’re joking.”
Powers. There were worse things than having a manipulative witch for a mother. “I’m so sorry,
And then he did it. He put his hand on Killian’s arm. Such a simple gesture. Flash! Heat blazed in Killian’s head, and hot steel filled his cock.
Killian tried to make sense of his brain synapses and grasped at the first thought. “Uh, food, did you want food?”
There was that head nod again. Where the fuck did that come from?
“Does that mean you want to make love to me too?”
Killian stared at Blaine, the human physics professor whose simplest touch could drain a witch’s power until his own mother didn’t know him and his people couldn’t benefit from his great sperm and -- and all that dogma. The answer was “yes.”
He did want to make love to
. He wanted it more than anything. The evil witch voice piped up in his head. Yep, these humans are tempting. That’s how the witch race got so depleted. He was the strongest male witch in ten generations. That had to be worth something. He had never had a really satisfying relationship with a man, even for a short time. He wanted one. Blaine
Didn’t he deserve just a little happiness before he gave his life for his people? He’d tried it the right way, the witch-stamp-of-approval way, and nearly got his back broken for his trouble.
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