Tuesday Teaser 11/1/2022
My teaser this week is from Scintilla, book one of El Corazon.
Brandon hadn’t moved, other than to position his arms to use as a pillow for his cheek. Raul smeared the lotion liberally over Brandon’s back and spent a few minutes massaging his shoulders then worked his way down to the swell of Brandon’s ass where he repeated the movements.
“Oh, damn, that’s almost as good as the sex,” Brandon said in a low, slightly slurred voice.
“Thank you. I do aim to please.” Raul finished the massage then said, “You’re a scintilla.”
Brandon rolled over and eased to a sitting position, flinching. “Is it a problem I didn’t tell you?”
Raul shook his head. “Nah. I was surprised, but I’ll admit you’re one of the best clients I’ve had. That was different, surprising and…very enjoyable.”
Brandon smiled shyly. “Thanks. A lot of people are afraid to even hug me without wearing all sorts of rubber gear, let alone more. They think they’ll get electrocuted.”
Snagging bottles of water from a crate beside the bed, he handed one off to Brandon. Raul sensed that Brandon was a person who craved physical affection with an emotional connection. Having people think they needed to keep him at a distance must’ve been very painful for him.
“That’s sad. I might ask before swimming with you, but—” He had other questions, but didn’t think it was appropriate unless they’d be spending more time in bed together.
Brandon burst out laughing. He expression changed in a split second to one of horror when he glanced over Raul’s body.
“Holy crap, what happened to you?”
Raul looked down and sighed. His thigh sported a spectacular bloom of purple.
“The reason I was late.”
“Your previous appointment did that?”
“This is my family business.” Raul waved his bottle in a circle, indicating the room they were in. “I have my own gig as a bounty hunter. Sometimes I track down straying spouses or runaway kids. My previous appointment was a centaur who took exception to me trying to bring him in after he jumped bail.”
“You know, you shouldn’t come at them from behind, they kick.”
Raul snorted but resisted the urge to roll his eyes. “Thank you.”
“Did you get him?” Brandon asked.
“I did.” Raul nodded. “Hurts like a bitch. Fortunately, I’d partially shifted to catch the mother-fucker, or he’d have broken my leg.” He tried not to wince but failed when he eased into a more comfortable position.
Brandon inched closer and held out his water bottle in a toast. Raul tapped the neck of his bottle to Brandon’s. With his other hand, Brandon reached out, letting his fingertips hover over Raul’s thigh.
Not sure what Brandon was asking to do, but curious enough to want to find out, Raul nodded once. Scooting even closer, Brandon held one hand over Raul’s thigh, fingertips pointed down.
A blue haze formed along Brandon’s fingers and inched toward Raul’s skin like a tiny curtain dropping.
“There are medical machines that use electricity to help healing.” Brandon explained. He shrugged and brushed his fingers along Raul’s leg with a feather light touch. “I can mimic those.”
Raul’s leg tingled in a very pleasing way. As Brandon moved his hand the pain Raul was feeling lessened and bled away.
“Wow,” Raul said.
Scintilla is available in eBook, paperback
and through Kindle Unlimited.
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The paperback is marked down to $9.99.
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