My One and Oni
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by Misa Izanaki
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: Alexi grew up thinking there was a monster in the closet of his childhood bedroom in Hawaii. His mom always told him he was just imagining things, but when he comes home from going to college on the mainland, Alexi finds out his monster wasn't just a childish fear. Kai is an Oni, and he's been watching Alexi from the closet for a long time. When he sees Alexi as an adult, he knows he'll follow Alexi wherever he goes. When Kai goes back to school with Alexi, though, he has no idea that he'll be the one in danger. Can Alexi and Kai find a way to let their love out of the closet?
eBook Publisher: Torquere Press/Spectre, 2008 www.torquerepress.com
eBookwise Release Date: June 2008
48 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [109 KB]
Reading time: 70-99 min.
"Nearly every child has had a monster living under their bed or in their closet at some point in their early years. Alexi's just happens to be a gorgeous hunk of monster, a Japanese Oni, who's been haunting the closets of Alexi's family for generations. When Alexi goes home during college for a vacation, Kai, the monster of his boyhood is waiting for him. Kai loves Alexi, always has, and now that Alexi is a grown man, he doesn't hesitate to let his feelings be known. Within a very short time of Alexi's return, he finds himself the focus of one very sexy Oni. Misa Izanaki pens a delightful adult fairytale in this story of faithfulness, trust, love, and honor. From the very first pages when the reader is introduced to Kai through the innocent eyes of young Alexi, to the end, when Kai and Alexi struggle with the problems of Kai's immortality (or close enough facsimile), and Alexi's all-too mortal lifespan, we are swept up in the heated sexual attraction between the two, and the love that binds them together. The sex is hot enough to burn, and the mental images of Kai trying to get Alexi bent over every surface in the house are laugh-out-loud funny. It's a terrific read!"--Kiernan Kelly, author of Dancing on the Head of a Pin
It was late, at least for Alexi, but he didn't want to go to bed. Not when he knew what was waiting in the dark shadows of his closet. His mother said he worried too much, that there was nothing to be afraid of, but she'd never seen him; the great, big monster that crept around his room when no one was looking. He thought it was a boy monster, he couldn't imagine a girl monster, unless she was there to give him cooties or something. Alexi stood in the doorway of his room clutching Franklin, his slightly battered but well-loved teddy bear, to his chest and peering inside worriedly.
A slim, dark-haired woman stopped behind the boy and looked at him sternly. "All right you, no more dawdling. You need to go to bed."
"But, Mom," Alexi replied, blinking at her with big innocent eyes. "I can't go to sleep yet."
"Alexi, it's already an hour past your bedtime." The boy's mother smoothed his caramel-colored hair. "Ten year olds are not supposed to be up all night, especially when they have school in the morning."
"But, I'm not sleepy, really." Alexi tried to hold back a yawn but wasn't terribly successful. He was tired, but not getting eaten took priority over sleep, at least in his book.
"Alexi, bed. Now," his mother ordered as she pointed toward his bed.
"Okay." There was no arguing with his mom when she took that tone. Alexi headed into his room cautiously and sat on his bed.
"I don't understand you sometimes." His mother fixed a button on his penguin pajamas. "What are you so afraid of in here?"
"I--nothing." He couldn't tell her. She wouldn't believe him. Grownups didn't believe in monsters. Alexi just hoped that he could make it to grown up so he could stop believing in them, too.
"Get some sleep, okay?"
"That's all I ask." Alexi's mother tucked him in and kissed his forehead. "Good night, Alexi."
Alexi lay in his bed for a while, determined to stay awake, just in case his monster decided to make an appearance. Then again, it would probably be less painful to be eaten if he was asleep. At least he wouldn't know what was happening until it was too late. With that in mind, Alexi pulled his covers over his head and Franklin's and tried to go to sleep. It wasn't hard, considering how tired he was.