The downloads for Budding Love have been posted. Enjoy!
It’s release day for Budding Love, my Love’s Landscapes story. It’s just under 25k words of sci-fi sexiness.
For now, you can find it posted in the Goodreads M/M Romance group.
(Warning: A Not Safe For Work [NSFW] photo will be posted at the top of the thread!)
More about my new story, Budding Love, which will be available soon.
Tags: aliens, shifters (non-wolf-cat), interspecies, virgin sex, tentacle sex, ménage, m-preg, sounding, bonded mates, betrayal, HFN
YOSHIDA Kazuo has less than a year of Intergalactic Trade School left before graduation, which is when his father expects him to take on a significantly bigger role in the family’s off-world export business. In fact, the whole of Kazuo’s life has been about his obligations to his father, never about what he wanted for himself. Anything alien absolutely fascinates Kazuo, but the majority of Kazuo’s alien education has come strictly from his studies.
To help Kazuo gain more business experience and contacts, his father requires him to attend an industry gala held by one of the most well-known extraterrestrial importers on Earth, a Sirynthalian known as Aethos. While Aethos is certainly a main attraction in attending the gala, Kazuo also remembers a past visit to the property’s enormous extraterrestrial greenhouse— a visit he’d like to repeat, as long as he can avoid touching the plants this time around.
As far as decisions go, leaving the party to look at the exotic flora seems to be a fairly harmless one to Kazuo. But a walk through the greenhouse becomes a life-altering event when Kazuo comes across an alien plant with a mind of its own, and a desire for Kazuo. Now Kazuo has a life-or-death decision to make. The question is: does he have all of the facts he needs to make it?
So, it’s that time of year again. I’ve written a story for the Don’t Read in the Closet event, Love’s Landscapes. A little birdie told me that my story will be released soon! This one is my first foray into a futuristic Earth with some sci-fi elements.
And this year, I can’t post the picture because it’s very Not Safe For Work, so let me give you the description of it:
An illustration in the style of Japanese manga artwork features a young Asian male, nude from the waist down, blushing in embarrassment as thick green plant tentacles hold him aloft, binding his arms behind his back and spreading his legs wide. A wide tentacle protruding from the center of a large pink blossom penetrates his anus. Three smaller yellow tendrils, also from the center of the flower, reach toward his erect cock.
And here is the story prompt from C.M.:
I can’t believe I let my cousin drag me to this party. He told me I was invited too, but that just can’t be right. This is the event of the year. Only the most important, wealthy, influential people are invited to attend, and I’m just a geeky little nobody…
So you can imagine how surprised I was when our names were checked off the list and we were ushered inside. Wow. This kind of thing really isn’t my style, but I have to admit that I’m impressed. But most of all, I’m intensely curious about our host. I’ve caught glimpses of him throughout the evening, mingling with all his well-to-do guests. But the chances of actually getting to meet him are pretty much nil. And now that I’ve seen him, that might not be such a bad thing. He’s not what most people would call handsome, but there’s something about him that’s pushing all my buttons. If I tried to talk to him, I’d probably just end up stammering and stuttering, and making a complete fool of myself.
That’s why, when my cousin made his move to join the crowd around our host, I decided to make my escape instead. Well, that and I was also bored to tears and intensely uncomfortable, standing around in my borrowed dress clothes, feeling like a complete outsider. So I decided to explore the grounds for a while, to kill the time.
The big, beautiful greenhouse at the back of the property immediately caught my attention. The fact that it was locked? Pftt! No problem! I’ve got skills… which I’m now regretting. Why, you ask? Because this is what my nosey self has wandered into (see picture). Goddamned mutant alien plant, luring me in like a bee to honey with that enormous flower! This is not how I imagined my first time to be! How on earth am I going to get out of this? And did I just hear the sound of footsteps coming this way? I know I locked the door behind me, so who the hell is in here with me?
Someone who must have the key…
Please make his first time memorable and very pleasurable, dear author! Hot, erotic and very explicit is what I’m hoping for, with some strong, romantic overtones. (I don’t want straight-up porn/erotica). And it would be great if the host was to join in at some point, so we have a sexy threesome going on! In the picture he’s shocked, angry, and more than a little bit scared, but I’d like that to gradually change. But please do not include aphrodisiacs (from the plant or otherwise). I want him to enjoy what’s happening without any mind-altering drug/chemical coercion.
I love kinky sex content (obviously!), so whatever you want to include, in terms of kink, is fine by me! Just keep in mind that this is his first time, so anything too extreme would be a bit off-putting and very unrealistic, like massive penetration. But some sounding with the plant’s tendrils would be very hot!
I imagine this to be a futuristic setting, with a greenhouse full of strange, alien vegetation. The MC in the pic is Human, but maybe the host could be an alien species? (I do love interspecies pairings). But if you’d like to go with something different, that’s fine!
And please give this a HEA ending, or at least a strong HFN with the distinct impression that these two (or three? Haha!) are well on their way to having a romantic relationship.
I’ll post the cover, blurb, and tags in the next couple of days. =)
Epimeliad download links for PDF, ePub, and mobi files are on the M/M Romance Group’s website. (Must be 18 or older to enter.)
If you have read the story, please take a minute to rate Epimeliad on GoodReads.
Epimeliad is also part of the Don’t Read in the Closet – Love Has No Boundaries anthology volume 9.
And color me shocked and honored that Epimeliad is also nominated for the GoodReads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Free Story and Best Fantasy categories! Thank you, Aimee, for the nominations. That means a lot. =) Voting is going on through December 31st, 2013, if you want to participate!
Thank you! –Adara.
Epimeliad was released this morning on the GoodReads M/M Romance Group for this years Love Has No Boundaries event, part of the Don’t Read in the Closet series of writing events. Many thanks to Elizabetta for the prompt. I hope you enjoy it!
If you’re a member of the group, you can access it via the following link:
If you’re not a member, you can quickly join as long as you’re over 18 and create a GoodReads account. Please be sure your full birth date (day/month/year) is entered on your goodreads.com profile (privacy setting are up to the member) before you ask to join. The email process for requests to join isn’t reliable so if you haven’t been admitted within 24 hours, PM JenMcJ directly with your request to join.
Here’s the link to the M/M Romance Group homepage:
Please note that downloads will be forthcoming at a different link. I’ll post that when they’re ready. They’ll follow after a few days.
I hope you enjoy it!
Blurb for Epimeliad:
Five nymphs with special powers are called together to form an elite team to fight against natural and supernatural disasters. One of those called to serve is an idealistic young apple tree nymph named May. May joins the group hoping for a better life than he had amongst his sisters and father, who all shunned him for being only half-Epimeliad. But unless he finds his tree, May’s time with the team may be short-lived; his missing tree and lack of powers is a huge liability.
The river-god Cydnos goes to the meeting to discover who is trying to manipulate him and for what purpose. What he finds is an old appretice turned warrior turned trainer who knows more than he’s letting on, a couple of nymphs who can handle themselves, and a couple of naïve kids who believe they’re there to help save the world. On top of that, Cyd learns he has a unique bond to one of the kids, a distraction a centuries-old warrior like him doesn’t need. He intends to walk away, but his conscience won’t let him leave the untrained kids there to get themselves killed.
When May’s powers suddenly begin to manifest, Cyd has to figure out the secret of May’s tree before May accidentally kills himself. If Cyd doesn’t, the team might end up lacking a member. Or two.