Release Date: December 16
Available: Secret Cravings Publishing
Greetings. My upcoming release A Special After Christmas Gift isn’t really a traditional Xmas tale. In fact, the story takes place after Christmas is all over, involving a witch, her reindeer shifter husband Comet, and a quirky dog named Preston. It’s a sweet story with a hot love scene to close it out. There’s laughs and magic in this book too. I hope you check out my fun, little sexy m/m interracial romance.
Denny Brothers is upset about being alone. After spending it with the man he’d been gushing over for years, he’s wishing for his sad existence to be change and little does he know witch Shelba Marrisco already has plans in the works. Enter Paul Alexander, a charming and sexy package handler with a special after Christmas gift they both can enjoy for the rest of their lives but in order to have a chance, Denny has to let go of his beloved chocolate lab, Preston, in exchange for everlasting love
Preston jumped on the bed and waited for his owner to join him. Damn he couldn’t wait to actually hold the man he’d loved for years in his arms, instead of being his favorite pet. Preston had put up with all the baths, the nerdy doggie costumes, and every other freaking thing on the planet just to be close to Denny as Queen Shelba had asked. He really didn’t understand why her Witchiness thought she had to give Preston extra incentive to love the hot blonde charity organizer in the first place.
“Shit, he’s hot, momma Shelba. You don’t have to give me anything extra to roll over and let him rub my tummy.” Preston yelped telepathically and licked around his incisors, wishing he could lick Denny once more, but he had to agree his breath was mighty offensive. Too bad he couldn’t do the teeth brushing himself. Then again that was one more reason for Denny to have his hands on him in some way. “When will you give me the sign, momma Shelba? I want this man something fierce.” Preston relaxed on top of the covers, watching Denny change into his lounging pants and a Michigan State t-shirt. “Damn baby, look at them abs, those pecks. Can’t wait to lick and bite those!” Preston blinked and panted while he ogled Denny’s hot bod.
Shelba answered back, “Soon, Preston my boy, very soon. Actually, you should start making preparations to get away right now so you can become the man of his dreams, right? He’ll need someone to fill his days when, you as a dog, are gone away.”
Upon hearing that, Preston whimpered, knowing his disappearance would tear Denny’s warm heart into pieces. Why couldn’t there be another way to come into Denny’s life without taking away the one thing that makes him happy other than charity work? “Queenie can’t you put an actual dog in my place while I woo him into bed? I mean, he’ll be crushed if he can’t find his beloved—”
“What’s wrong boy?” Denny settled next to him and lightly patted his head. “You hungry? Oh God, don’t tell me you need another walk, please. It’s freaking freezing outside right now, Preston.”
“Woof.” Preston leaned into his master’s touch, wagged his tail, and moved his head side to side as if he were answering no. It was getting harder to keep the human reactions to Denny under control. “No, lover to be, I’m just trying to convince the queen of tricks to make this transition easier on you, okay? How about it, Queenie?”
“Not right away, Preston. I wish this would be easier on him too but you do want to rescue his heart, right?
Preston silently whined to himself so Denny couldn’t hear him. “Damnit Shelba, there’s gotta be another way. It’s gonna kill me to watch him hurt when I leave dog form to become human.”
“I know, Preston but take heart. Happiness will reign in the end, believe me. All souls with good hearts deserve a happy ending and as you know, it takes a little pain to get there. Now, get ready for your little excursion. You have taught yourself to stay human for a while right, without shifting?”
Preston nodded his head and wildly wagged his tail. “Yes ma’am, at least I won’t shift in front of Denny but here’s a question for you, when can I tell him the truth about my powers?”
Shelba chuckled to herself. “You’ll know the right time, Preston, and since he knows about Comet and me, it will be an easier pill for him to swallow. Now, I must go, my friend. Farewell, and don’t forget what I’ve taught you.”
“Woof!” Preston barked and panted, acknowledging Shelba’s disappearance from his mind. He propped his head up on Denny’s kneecap. “Aw Denny, I wish I could find an easier way to show my human self instead of leaving your side like this. More than that, I just hope you accept me as your lover.” Preston worried about this, remembering his last human friend who couldn’t handle being with an immortal.
“Ah there. Is this good, boy? Since the Simpsons aren’t on, I thought a little old-fashioned comedy might do the trick, huh? I loved the Carol Burnett Show because my…mom loved it too.” Denny sniffed.
Preston twitched his nose and moved his tail once to the left. “It’s okay Denny, they deserted you and soon, you’ll have no use for them anyway.”
Hours after Preston and Denny finished with his teeth they took a quick walk outside. Once Preston took care of business, they retired to Denny’s bed to sleep for the night. Preston thought it best to make his escape while Denny slept instead of his earlier thought of getting injured or playing sick. That way, Denny could hope that Preston the dog would eventually return to his side healthy and unharmed.
Knowing what he had to do, Preston stayed awake for the duration of the evening, pacing the floor and reminding himself about the good things to come out of this. Of course, Preston understood in order to come to Denny in human form, there had to be temporary separation. Still, that didn’t make it any less painful.
Preston licked Denny’s feet and leapt off the bed.
In response, Denny stirred once and groaned, wrapping himself tightly into the covers.
Preston sighed and continued on, trying his best not to make too much noise. Once he made it to the door, he pushed it open with his nose and took one last look at Denny sleeping soundly in his bed. “Goodbye for now, my man. I’ll see you soon.” Preston ambled to the back door, still slightly open just enough for him to creep out. Unfortunately, he couldn’t close it because he needed to leave evidence of a possible dog napping or an attempt to run away. Preston galloped down the back steps until he reached the bottom and landed in a bed of snow in the yard. He shook his fur, bristling from the cold night air whipping around his head. “Damn Denny I wish we lived in Florida instead of Chicago.” Preston yelped and pushed the gate open to head out into the night. “Now to find a warm place to hide.”
“Good boy, Preston, come around the corner. You can stay with us until you’re ready to shift into human form.” Shelba’s voice caused Preston’s ears to perk and he ran around to where Shelba stood by her car with her door open, waiting for him to jump in. Happy to see him, she hugged him around the neck and gently patted his head. “I knew you could do it, Preston. Now, are you ready to be the man Denny wants you to be?”
“Will do, my friend.” She closed the door and ran around to the other side, jumping in the driver’s seat. She revved up her engine and grabbed the gear shift. “And we have a microchip to get rid of, right?”
Preston whimpered in response.
About the Author: RAWIYA is the more sensual erotica writer in the BLRawiya duo. She loves multiracial characters who overcome obstacles other than race. Sweet, sassy, and spicy would be the best way to describe her work. Happily married mother of two, loves music, computers, and travel. She blogs at Wicked Sexy Writers. For more please visit the Rawiya's blog on Wordpress