What goes best with brunch?
The day is so close, you can just feel the tingle all the way down there… can’t you? And just in case you need a little boost to get the excitement going. It’s April 1st and this is no fool’s day post!! As promised, the cover reveal for Touching Vida~Vince and a hefty sized teaser!
The Dominion of Brothers Series book 7
Vince sat quietly in the patient room in the rear of the emergency room, waiting for his own x-ray results— and his ride. The flying object that attacked him had turned out to be the door handle from the bathroom stall door breaking off when Darko assaulted it.
Vince’s hand floated up to the fresh bandage covering the stitches just above his brow where it’d hit. He tapped it lightly, but even the cautious touch made him flinch.
He fidgeted on the ER bed, legs dangling over the side, folding his hands together as he worked to keep his emotions in check. No doubt he would crumple when Dane got there, but he had no one to comfort him until then.
They’d wound up here because Darko had needed x-rays on his hand, and because Dane insisted that Vince be checked out as well. But as soon as Darko was medically cleared, Vince convinced him to leave before Dane arrived. Purposely encouraged Darko to head home. There was no intelligence in facing Dane Masters while he was in full rage. Darko had been reluctant, but finally obliged. One fight a night was enough, and so Vince waited alone in the small examining room of the hospital.
There was a soft knock then the door opened. Vince jumped to his feet, half expecting it to be Dane storming in, but he was relieved to find it was only the doctor, his nose down as he either plucked or entered info into the digital pad he carried with him.
“So? Am I going to live?” Vince did his best to lighten his own mood.
The doctor hardly glanced up, but was quickly doing a double take, then froze in mid-step with a slight slack-jaw expression. It was enough to make Vince uncomfortable.
“Didn’t think it would take this long to get my x-ray results, so it must be bad news for me, huh?” Vince joked, growing more self-conscious in front of the doctor staring at him in wonder.
The doctor glanced at his pad, slid his finger over it a few times before responding, “Oh, this does look bad.” The doctor shook his head. “Might have to keep you overnight so I can—” A minute pause, then he rattled his head. “So, we can study you further,” he finished, emphasizing the interjected pronoun correction. It was almost cute.
The correction didn’t go unnoticed and if it weren’t for that, the suggestion might have worried Vince, but he caught the jest and managed a real smile. “That serious, huh?”
The doctor looked at him with a gleam in his eyes, as if he liked what he saw. In fact, Vince could easily have fooled himself into believing the man had affection in his eyes. A nice fantasy to wish for. But surely it was just the joke trying to escape and made the man’s eyes laugh. Hopefully not at him.
The doctor caved and shook his head in disagreement, letting out a mild chuckle. “No. I’m teasing. You’ve a slight bruise, around the cut. As you know, we put five stitches in to close it up with some tape which should hold with minimal scaring. Be sure to leave them in place for at least five to six days to prevent reopening. Your x-rays showed no signs of fracture. And, based on your exam on admission, as well as your ImPACT clinical score, there appears to be no presence of concussion. But I’d prefer you didn’t drive yourself home. Have you a ride?”
Vince grimaced and gave a slight nod. He did, but Dane had been at work at Club Pain when he called and most likely— involved. Vince had also stalled before calling to be sure Darko could be released before the wrath arrived. “Yes, my brother is coming.”
“Doctor?” a nurse called from the nearby station.
The doctor glanced out of the curtain divider, toward the corridor, then back, watching with a deflated expression as Vince sank back down onto the narrow hospital bed. “Excuse me a moment.”
Vince nodded, but his mental state was already running away from him. He pulled his coat tighter around him, feeling chilled, or perhaps just overly conscious. He was, after all, in a dress, and a hospital wasn’t exactly the ideal atmosphere where he knew how to pull the look off. The night had been so perfect, too, then it somehow got upended into a pathetic state of being alone and old, and achy in a cold hospital.
Vince snapped alert, surprised the doctor had returned, standing over him, his face blushing with some unexpected expression.
Dr. Pavle Laszkovi wondered if he’d said something wrong, considering the way the slender man snapped around as he did. “It is Vida, isn’t it? That’s what is in your medical file.” He pointed to the tablet in his hand for emphasis. The face, worried over with emotions still didn’t diminish the angelic allure. Because Pavle remembered that face when it was flourishing under the heavy adoration of a brother. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to—”
“Yes,” Vince interrupted, “well, used to—” He paused a moment, looking uncertain. “Yes. That’s me.” He shivered.
Pavle could see he wasn’t comfortable, and he fumbled for anything to say. “Are you cold?”
“A little, I guess.”
“Well, you’re free to go.” Though the curt suggestion didn’t seem to make the worry go away, and he felt as though he was part of the cause. He also didn’t want him to go right then. “If your ride isn’t here yet, maybe I could offer you something to help warm you up.”
“Excuse me?” A tired face blinked at him.
“I wanted to offer—” Pavle fidgeted. “I, uh, I make a pretty good tea— helps calm the nerves. I wanted to offer— I mean—” he stalled, wiping across his lips as if trying to erase all the stuttering thoughts he was about to spit out and try again. He set the tablet down on the counter, then stuffed his hands into his pockets, unable to tuck away the sheepish smile that came over him. “This is embarrassing,” Pavle admitted. He shook his head and immediately made the correction. “I wanted to offer—” He shifted on his feet. He almost had to laugh at himself over it, because the androgynous man made him feel like a ridiculous insecure school kid attempting to ask for his first date. “What I mean to say is— I make a pretty good tea. It helps calm the nerves— my nerves especially,” he joked. “It might also help warm you up. I mean—” He shifted again, the embarrassment still apparent, unshakable. “Would you join me for some tea? I’m overdue for a break. I’d like your company.” He fidgeted some more because now he’d just worded it in a way that could be misconstrued as unprofessional conduct. Great, but there was no refuting he had a crush on this allusive angel. “While we wait for your brother, that is,” he quickly added, if for no other reason but to assure Vida he meant no funny business. Because no fool would risk misplaced ideas when there was a brother on the way, right? Good God, he couldn’t remember being this foolish, even in high school. But then again, he had still been living in Serbia at the time, and he wasn’t allowed to pursue any crushes as a boy in their home country.
He was certain Vida was going to laugh at him. It was nuts, he knew. But he couldn’t take his eyes off him.
“I would love some tea.”
Just then, one of the staff assistants poked her head into the room. “Miss Masters, your ride is here.”
“Oh, okay, thank you,” Vince replied then blushed before the doctor. “Thank you for the offer, maybe another time.” He tried to offer an apologetic smile, but he was so tired he was certain he failed at it. And he really did want to go home.
The doctor smiled at him and nodded. “Of course. Remember to rest for a few days, and no twirling, ballroom dancing for at least a week. Doctor’s orders.”
As Vince slipped out of the emergency room, he couldn’t help but chance a glimpse over his shoulder, and there the doctor was— watching as he left as though sorry to see him go. I wonder what his hands feel like?
*NOTE: for those who are wondering where Vince’s story starts and ends: It picks up right behind where Becoming His Slave ended, and spans over the entire series so far, tying up what some readers may have perceived as opened-ended stray parts and/or sets these issues up for further inclusion of the series. It then ends directly in the same shooting scene as Right One 4 Diesel ended.
Marcus Scriven’s book, Seducing His Thief book 8, picks up in the same scene where these two left you , and goes forward. We’re hoping to have Marcus’s book ready for release by the end of this year, but his book has also shown its going to be larger than expected. (upward around the size of Right One 4 Diesel), so it’s gonna be a doozy and well worth this long wait. ❤
Yes, yes, I know… I KNOW!!! Where the hell have I been? Right? Am I right that that is what you want to know? No? Okay, okay… I’ll get right to the point then. You want to know WHEN IS THE NEXT BOOK COMING OUT?!?!
Well, hopefully you’ve been checking in on our Facebook Author page as we have been keeping you updated there, but just in case you didn’t know about this wonderful outlet, >>> here it is for future needs: https://www.facebook.com/TalonPSandTarianPS/
NOW, ON TO BUSINESS
The next book release in the Dominion of Brothers series: Touching Vids~Vince is scheduled to release to you… drum roll please,
MAY 1st !!!!!
And I will be back here to give you the cover reveal and a healthy serving of a tantalizing peek into Vince Masters’ story.
Some other updates about the DoB series:
— noticed a switch in the book’s numbers? That’s correct. We did change the book’s line up numbers. The order is the same, but because Amazon and iBooks don’t allow for books to be listed as anything but whole numbers, and after getting near the end of Touching Vida~Vince, we realized Domming the Heiress was going to be the only half numbered book. We decided to bite the bullet and went through the work of reformatting all the books to be numbered in consistency to how they appear on Amazon and iBooks. So those who thought book 1.5 wasn’t available, it is, its just listed as book #2 now. So the Dominion of Brothers series is listed as follows:
- BECOMING HIS SLAVE – book 1
- DOMMING THE HEIRESS – book 2 (formerly book 1.5)
- A PLACE FOR CLIFF – book 3
- ROUGH ATTRACTION – book 4
- TAKING OVER TROFIM – book 5
- RIGHT ONE 4 DIESEL – book 6
- TOUCHING VIDA~Vince – book 7
- SEDUCING HIS THIEF – book 8
- A SLAVE TO SAVE HARPER – book 9
- THE DARKSIDE OF DANE MASTERS – book 10 (title still pending)
— The series is getting a new suit! I’ve been working hard to reformat all the books, out so far, to give them a refreshing new look based on the styles of the old classic hardcover books. This includes another editing run through Becoming His Slave to try to catch issues that have continued to plague the massive-sized book. So for those who have already purchased the series, you will be able to redownload the updated versions once they are submitted to all ebook retailers we are listed with. We hope you will appreciate the new look. ❤
— Working hard on book 7 with Marcus. I can’t say definitively, but we hope to see it released later in the year so you will not have to wait so long to find out what happens next in your favorite Erotic BDSM Romance thriller series.
THANK YOU, AS AS ALWAYS, FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU SHOW US AND FOR CONTINUING TO FOLLOW OUR STORIES! ❤ —- TALON PS & TARIAN PS
THAT’s MY ETHAN
This is our story, mine and Ethan’s.
It is our story about two gay men, (well, one gay and one bi), beating the false pretenses that gay men can’t know love at first sight, let alone stay together, happily ever after. They are all wrong.
I’m not a gay married man, I’m a happily married gay man.
And I am going to prove it.
They met in college. Damir was a player in every sense of the word and proud of it– Ethan wanted nothing to do with the game; yet neither would deny the attraction they shared was too potent to resist. So what are two young men to do when the lines are too irresistible not to cross? A safeword.
It was a lifestyle structure that gave them the means to grow together, even as they struggled to understand it along the way. But what never wavered was who they’d set their goals to be with. Sometimes you just know. The challenge is making it possible.
(based on the true story of how my two best friends met and fell in love, not to leave out the amount of intimacy that will make just about anyone, including this author, extremely envious hahaha)
Well after yet another debacle to have this website built up and running again, its all connected once more and no longer are people finding the grey field of death suggesting we were for sale. (YIKES, that was scary)
Now lets see if I can start moving forward again.
… until the next road side disaster hahaha
Before I stepped onto the path that would transform my body forever, I had started on a new book project. One that had been requested by a very close friend. He wanted a historical fantasy with full on sword fights, folk lore, world building, and while it didn’t have to have romance or erotica, the main character had to relate gay. It only took maybe all of a day before a tale began to scribble itself into my mind and off I went. But as I headed into the genre world of historicals, I worried about its chances against the critics given it was being penned by an author already known for romance and erotica.
It wasn’t long after when I made the choice to stop living in the closet and that gave me an excellent opportunity to adopt a second pen name, one that would be used for my historical fantasies and post-apocalyptic sci-fis.
I was rather excited about it, but then the historical fantasy I was working on kept getting bigger and taking longer to finish. I grew antsy and decided to create a facebook account for me under my new name. I kept to just a few folks, mostly people and friends I knew outside of facebook and those who knew I was transitioning, but it gave me some freedom to be the new me and not have to wear the facade of “Princess’ any longer. Of course with it came the anxiety that someone would eventually call me out as catfishing. I really wasnt, but from an outside limited perception I could see why someone might think it. (It was nerve racking to say the least. LOL)
I did finally go public about my transitioning, and I shed my old name away permanently as well a on facebook, but here in Stephan’s world, I still didn’t have a finished book so there really wasn’t any sense in announcing the new penname. Well… that too has passed and I am thrilled to announce I am venturing off into the genre I love the most and have just completed my first Historical Fantasy Novel as STEPHAN KNOX.
Now, don’t worry, I will still be writing as Tarian P.S. with several more Teddy Bear books to put out. And Rock Harding will be releasing another coloring book sometime this year. But I am leaving the big ass epic stories to Stephan and I hope you’ll like me there as much as you do my other tales.
Wish Me Luck and stay tuned!!! I’m taking Stephan on a blog tour to announce his new book release on January 29th!!!
OH and while you’re at it, swing by and send me a friend request. It has been so lonely over there. HAHA