Song Of Love And War
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by Jay Di Meo
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Fantasy
Description: In the war against the androids, humans have only one hope: elf magic. But few elves will risk their lives for the humans. When the elf responsible for protecting Thane's squadron allows all comrades-in-arms to die, Thane is crushed. Sent from the horrors of war to a luxury spa resort to recover, he meets Suresh. Suresh is beautiful and brave, but also hides painful wounds. The fact that he is also an elf doesn't escape Thane's attention. When Suresh is attacked time and again by humans and androids, Thane comes to his defense, drawn to the haughty elf.
Suresh is suffering from the effects of poisoning from iron bullets, and the poisoning seems to be getting worse instead of better. He is grateful for Thane's help, but also wary, as humans don't much appreciate the elves' aloofness. What is more, the news of his failure to protect a squad of human soldiers paints him as a traitor. Yet Thane's nearness stirs the dormant desire in his body, and in its wake, powerful magic.
When Suresh's identity is revealed, Thane must decide whether he believes in the elf and questions his nascent affection. Suresh, meanwhile, must discover who threatens his life and decipher his feelings for this handsome, fearless human who risks himself repeatedly to save him.
Unfortunately, time is running short. Unless they trust each other, they might not have a chance at a future at all...
Genres: Gay / Futuristic / Fantasy / Witchcraft / Magic
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: January 2012
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [123 KB]
Reading time: 74-104 min.
All Other formats: Printing DISABLED, Read-aloud DISABLED
Suresh stirred, groaning, and opened his eyes. Sweat beaded his brow. Why was he in such pain? The wounds seemed to be healing just fine.
Thane massaged his temples. He shouldn't be feeling like this, this protective of the elf. You're a fool. He pulled the quilt over Suresh. "You need a healer."
"No, it will pass. I do not trust..." Suresh shivered. "Do not trust healers. Not sure the last one cared if I lived or died."
Thane struggled with himself. It didn't seem right to go against Suresh's wishes--but if they'd told him he'd be better by now and wasn't ... "Are you sure? Why don't you use your magic to suck energy from around you?"
"The iron poisoning prevents me. When it clears up, I will be able to." The elf's teeth chattered. His lips were an alarming shade of pale blue. Hypothermia? "Maybe tomorrow."
"Yeah, maybe." Thane undid the buttons of his shirt and took it off.
"What are you doing?"
"Scoot over." Thane pushed down his soaked pants, goose bumps rising on his naked flesh. Suddenly he grinned. "We'll just cuddle."
"I do not cuddle, human."
"But I do. I'll just warm you up." He climbed under the covers behind the elf and molded himself to his strong back, arms wrapped around Suresh, biting back curses at the contact with his chilled flesh. "Then you can have me out of your hair and you can go on being alone and aloof and everything you desire."
"You are insufferable, has anyone told you that?"
Thane smiled against the elf's wet hair and held on tight.