Call And Answer
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by Val Kovalin
Category: Erotica/Exhibitionist-Voyeur Erotica/Fantasy
Description: Small-town Louisiana in 1959 is a dangerous place to have a gay affair. But Henri can't help his instant attraction to Gabriel, a handsome black musician who accepts his advances with amused tolerance. Henri hopes for a summer of hot, uncomplicated sex before he leaves for college. He doesn't realize that Gabriel is a powerful shapeshifter who also lives as an alligator in the bayou.
When Henri first sees Gabriel transform into an alligator, he mistakes him for the Devil. Then he learns that Gabriel exists to raise power through sex-magic. For that, Gabriel needs a human lover. In the past, some lovers have helped Gabriel spend the power for the good of the land, and others have squandered it for personal gain. What will Henri do--given that he never wanted to be a magic-wielder in the first place?
As his summer romance with Gabriel deepens into passionate love, Henri must learn to face responsibility as he encounters prejudice, family feuds, and startling glimpses into the underworlds of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Can he persuade Gabriel to take a chance on a future with him?
Genres: Gay / Nostalgic Contemporary (1950's-era) / Fantasy / Shapeshifter / Paranormal / Interracial / Multicultural / Exhibitionism / Public Places
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: October 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [150 KB]
Reading time: 90-126 min.
Henri found himself panting with astonishment as Gabriel swam back to the dock. He tried to deepen his breathing before it made him too dizzy.
He stared down through the murky water as Gabriel changed again. The massive reptile body rippled and folded on itself. Gabriel surfaced in man-shape, shaking the water from his face. He climbed to the dock, water pouring off him.
Henri backed away, still trying to swallow as his tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth--exactly as Charlie had described experiencing when getting shot at on Okinawa. His overloaded mind felt like a stunned beetle, struggling through a haze of shock.
"Don't be afraid," Gabriel said.
He held out his hand as droplets beaded on his shoulders and broad chest. His heavy genitals swayed against his thigh as he advanced. Henri's erection strained against his jeans, throbbing with his wild heartbeat. He stumbled at the porch, reeling backward to catch himself on the cabin wall.
Gabriel stood a hand-span away. "What am I?"
"The Devil." Henri forced out the words, terrified and shaking with lust.
"Oh?" Gabriel looked surprised, even flattered. "Wouldn't I have trouble with this?" His cool fingers slipped inside Henri's shirt. He drew forth the silver chain with its cross and holy medal. River scent drifted from his skin as he pulled the chain taut between them. "What am I?"
Henri nodded toward the bayou as sweat streamed down his back. "One of them."
"Now you know," Gabriel said. "You still want me?"