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I've got a new holiday story out at Torquere. :)

Snowed In, Las Vegas Style is available here for $1.29 US.

Here's a short synopsis:

Who would have thought a little bit of snow would close down the Las Vegas airport? Certainly not businessman Kevin Cole, who has the bad luck to find himself stranded in the land of slot machines and craps tables two days before Christmas.

To pass the time, Kevin accepts a dinner invitation from fellow strandee Lee. Could dinner lead to something more? Kevin just might discover being snowed in isn't such bad luck after all.

And a snippet

Kevin sat down on the bed and watched. He hadn't lived with anyone since he and Shelly split up, five long years ago. He'd had a few relationships here and there, but the longest had been six weeks, and that had been at the beginning of the year. None of his relationships had started out in a hotel room, although a few had progressed that far. It felt odd now to be in a room with someone, a man he's just met, no less, learning his habits in preparation for sex. It had an odd sort of familiarity to it, like the steps of a long-forgotten dance.

Right about then, Kevin realized he'd forgotten one of the most important steps. “Unless you came prepared, we're going to have to find an all-night drugstore.”

Lee turned around from straightening out his jacket on the hanger. Kevin could see understanding dawn on Lee's face.

“I don't normally travel with those type of supplies,” Lee said. “Random bag checks.” He shrugged. “I was never a Boy Scout.”

Kevin began to feel the same frustration he'd felt at the airport. How could two gay men find each other, decide to sleep together, and neither one come prepared?

Lee began to chuckle. “We're quite the pair, aren't we?”

“And to think, Shelly accused me of sleeping around. If she could only see me now.”

“Well, personally, I'm glad she can't.” Lee rubbed the back of his neck. “I guess we need to call a cab.”

Kevin sighed, the tension beginning to slip away. It was a little thing, and little things could be fixed. They should be able to find an open drugstore somewhere in Las Vegas. And if he ended up not sleeping all night? Maybe he'd be able to deal with the Dragon Lady better with no sleep. He hadn't done all that well when he was fully rested.

“Give me a second to splash some water on my face,” he said.

The bathroom was a small, square space. Kevin bent over the sink, cupped water in his hands, and patted his face. The cold water cleared his head a little and tamped down his libido. He was pretty sure he'd make it now without either embarrassing himself or needing a cold shower.

Kevin dried his face on a fluffy bath towel hung on a rod next to the shower curtain. Kevin pulled back the curtain, curious about the shower. The room didn't have a traditional tub, but rather a wet area shower in one corner separated from the rest of the room by the curved curtain.

An idea began to form in Kevin's mind.

I'll have a longer holiday story out the middle of this month. I just saw the cover art for that one, and I'm really excited about it. :)

Date: 2009-12-09 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kelgar01.livejournal.com
I got it on Saturday, read it on Saturday and LOVED IT on Saturday. (Still pretty fond of it today too, lol :P)

Date: 2009-12-10 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron-michaels.livejournal.com
That's great! Glad you liked it! :D

Date: 2009-12-09 07:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tc-blue.livejournal.com
On my list, dearie. On. My. List. :P


Date: 2009-12-10 06:16 am (UTC)


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