Lightning Strikes [Other Worlds]
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by Stevie Woods
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Science Fiction
Description: On Alkya, a planet a long way from Earth, the Division of Investigation--Other Worlds--has set up a base where hundreds of personnel live and work. Among them are two men, Major Joshua Marsden and Lieutenant Matthew Ronson, who are part of one of the survey teams.
Shortly after Josh and Matthew confess their feelings for each other, their team embarks on a mineral survey mission to another planet. During a ferocious lightning storm, however, Josh is injured. After finding shelter in a cave, Matt looks after Josh while teammate Dennis braves the storm to go for help.
But when the storm's intensity increases, and lightning strikes closer and closer, Matt grows concerned that their place of safety may turn out to be their grave...
Genres: Gay / Science Fiction / Futuristic / Action / Adventure / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: November 2011
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [86 KB]
Reading time: 54-76 min.
"...This story was very action-packed with a lot happening within its pages...The action scenes were well described, some of which had me on the edge of the seat. This contrasted nicely with the quieter scenes later in the book?an entertaining science fiction story. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend for those looking for an action-packed story."--Jenre, Brief Encounters Reviews
"We're in love with each other, agreed?"
Matthew nodded, then promptly grabbed his head and moaned. I ignored him and plowed on.
"We've been friends for years, so we don't have to do this getting to know each other thing." I'd thought about this all night just sitting watching him. Obvious, I thought. "I've been fighting to keep my hands off you for years, so..."
I never got any further, though, 'cause he yelled, "What!" He obviously regretted the noise, but gritted his teeth and went on. "If you think we're gonna just ... just gonna jump into bed, you can think again."
"Ah. Too sudden? What do you want then?" I hadn't meant to be sarcastic, but I think I was.
"Don't know. Okay?" He smiled then, the rare one that lit up his whole face, and I felt its effect like a caress on the groin. "We've been friends for a long time, but this is something else, Josh. I've always had to keep the feeling hidden, but now I don't have to and I want to ... I want to go on a date. I want..." He paused and grinned, the bastard! "I want wooing."
Can you believe it? We've been friends for almost three years and he wants wooing!
I think my mouth dropped open then and I guess I snapped it shut. I remember saying something like, "You gotta be kidding!"
Not a good thing to say because Matthew shot up, knocking back the chair before turning with great dignity and walking out. He spoilt it, though, by looking back over his shoulder and snarling, "Bastard!"
I wasn't about to ruin the best thing that ever happened to me, so I swallowed my pride and followed him.