Beneath Dark Stars
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by KC Kendricks
Category: Erotica/Exhibitionist-Voyeur Erotica/Science Fiction
Description: The sequel to Amber Allure's Best Seller The Back Stairs...
Fallon Roxbury, seasoned detective and special police consultant, knows that appearances can be deceiving. Trained to gather the clues and arrive at logical conclusions, he fits the puzzle pieces of a situation together to find the truth. But there's nothing reasonable in Fallon's attraction to the sexy, secretive shapeshifter called Sundown.
Sundown has studied people all his life. Having his very own human male is all he ever wanted. In Fallon, he's found a man he can trust with his secrets and reveal his true nature. Keeping Fallon happy is a joyful exercise into which Sundown puts his heart and soul--when he's not teasing Fallon's police partner by leaving strange footprints at crime scenes, that is.
Fallon's new case ties into an old one. At a dead end, he knows it's time to ask Sundown for a little help. With his special abilities, Sundown can get into places Fallon can't. All Fallon has to do is figure out a way to prove what he already knows. But what's a cop to do when the truth takes a shift that's stranger than fiction?
Genres: Gay / Shapeshifter / Science Fiction / Mystery / Detective / Exhibitionism / Public Places / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: October 2011
4 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [139 KB]
Reading time: 86-121 min.
"4 Nymphs!...The sequel to The Back Stairs. The well-written plot reveals more of Sundown's secrets as well as solving murders that have a religious implication. The characters are believable. The intimate scenes are sensual. Fallon and Sundown have a strong loving relationship. They also work in concert deciphering crimes; Sundown's talents enhance Fallon's ability to fit the puzzle pieces together to find the perpetrators...has intrigue, as well as a dash of humor. KC Kendricks has created an impressive story that I enjoyed immensely."--Chocolate Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews
4.5 Divas!...As with the first book, KC Kendricks has created a unique being in Sundown as he is not your typical shapeshifter. Sundown's back-story and origins are fascinating as is the relationship between Sundown and Fallon. Combine their super hot sex scenes with true love and caring, then add in some comical relief with Fallon's police detective partner, Juny, and you have an exceptional plot. So if you like something a little rare in your M/M romance, then this series is for you. With its distinctive characters, amazing world-building and sexually charged love scenes, Beneath Dark Stars is a great read and hopefully we will get more from the author in this universe."--Lasha, Dark Divas Reviews
"...A richly compelling story. Fascinating characters make Beneath Dark Stars a deliciously intense and passionate drama. The inexplicable connection between Fallon and Sundown is what sets Beneath Dark Stars apart from other romances. Their love story is fiercely satisfying."--Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed
One singularly disconcerting fact about being half of a developing "relationship" was going to bed alone and waking up with a cold ass plastered firmly against my warm balls. It's not that I don't like the sexy little butt the object of my affection wears for me, because I do. More appropriately, I wonder about the method he employs to gain entry to my apartment. He doesn't have a key, but I guess being a shapeshifter, he doesn't need one.
I pulled the sheet over our heads and wrapped my arm around his waist. Long and lean, Sundown wiggled deeper into the curve of my body. He was a playful sort, even when it came to sex, but I'd only climbed into the bed two hours ago, having been out most of the night with my partner, working a cold case at our favorite lowlife-filled watering hole. I had to do something to earn the consultant fee the city fathers paid me.
Who the hell wanted to know how my lover had occupied his time last night? I certainly didn't. He said the Elders of his people had requested his presence, and I insisted that's all I needed to know.
Yeah, I was a tad curious, but not before my first cup of coffee.
I buried my nose in his dark, silky hair and kissed the back of his neck. The taste of his warm, sun-kissed skin flooded my senses, confusing taste and aroma, jumbling scent into color, and color into a caress. I'd given up trying to figure out how he did it. I couldn't bend my poor human brain around it, so I did my best to simply enjoy it.
And I did enjoy it.
He'd walked into my life six weeks ago, knowing a few things about a murder he was reluctant to say to a human stranger. I'd not understood at first, but who in their right mind expected to have a shapeshifter make a pass at them?
I originally suspected he was a hustler. He'd tempted me with coffee, given me the best blowjob of my life, and made me feel alive for the first time in ages. Then, to make sure he'd caught his human--me--he changed his skin into that of a dog, sprinted into a crowd, and tackled the bad guy I was after so I could handcuff him. Who wouldn't fall in love with a--being--like that?
"Babe, can you let me sleep another hour? I didn't get to bed until almost daybreak." I licked behind his ear, slowly with the pointed tip of my tongue.
He melted for me when I teased his ears, one time, literally. That had been quite the shock. His questing fingers inched between us and found my soft, warm balls, cupping them.
"I missed you last night, Fallon."
Okay, so he knew how to make me melt, too.
Suddenly warm, I kicked off the sheet and stretched out so he could get to me better. Who really needs to sleep eight hours every night of his life?
I hoped he wanted more than to give me a "good morning" hand job, but I never knew with him. His sex drive was different, and I wasn't getting the familiar woodsy, earthy scent of sandalwood he gave off when he was really horny.
"Yeah, I know what you mean. I miss you at night, too, when we both have ... people ... to see. But I've got to do this, Sundown. Juny and I never found who killed Maria DeLong. Now we have another chance to solve her murder."
His busy fingers kept to their work. "You're a good man. I'll help you if Sergeant Mack will allow it."
I flexed my pelvis against his hand as my interest in what he was doing increased.