Samhain (eBook)

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70 pages | eBook | 6x9"
Date of publication: 10/31/2014
  • ISBN: 978-1-941984-21-5
  • Model: 12900 words

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Robert must care for his niece, Aimee, who's unaware he's a witch of light. Darkness seeks to use her against him. On Samhain the forces of light and dark will clash. Who will be the victor?

Robert unexpectedly finds he has to care for a niece he hasn't been allowed to see in over a decade. Aimee is unaware that he is a Witch of Light, or that he even has a male lover, Leander, who is also his familiar. As Samhain approaches, they have to find a way to complete their ritual while not revealing their true selves to Aimee.

Angry at being sent to stay with a man who hasn't been in contact with her since she was a baby, Aimee is a target for the dark forces that seek to destroy Robert's forest sanctuary.

On Samhain, darkness and light will clash. Who will emerge victorious?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.

"If you like stories about witches who fight evil, if you enjoy reading about lovers who stick together no matter what, and f you're looking for a slightly spooky Samhain-themed read with a battle of good versus evil, then you will probably like this short story." Serena Yates for Rainbow Book Reviews

 

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"I don't believe it. I don't fucking believe it."

The sound of Robert's angry voice reached Leander from the hallway. He looked up from where he'd busily assembled cream cheese and smoked salmon topped bagels for breakfast. The plates, glasses of orange juice, and a pot of coffee were already out on the table.

"What is it, love?" He headed towards the door, and met Robert on his way in. His lover's normally smiling visage scowled darkly. Whatever was in the crushed piece of paper that Robert held in his hand had genuinely upset him.

"This." Robert shook the paper. "My bloody sister."

Leander stood frozen in shock. Lucy, Robert's sister, hadn't contacted him in over a decade. This couldn't be anything good. He shook himself into action. He had to take care of his lover. He urged Robert to sit at the table, and poured him a mug of coffee.

"Do you want me to read it or will you give me the abridged version?" Leander sat close, and pushed the coffee toward his lover.

Robert sipped at the coffee and peered, frowning, over the mug's rim.

"My dear sister, who hasn't so much as spoken to me for the last twelve years, wants me to look after her daughter, Aimee. Lucy's having surgery, needs recovery time afterwards, and wants us...me, to look after Aimee."

"What?" Leander couldn't stop the squawk of outrage. "The niece you haven't been permitted to see in over a decade, since she was...what, three years old?"

"Oh, that's not the best of it. She's invoked the Bound by Blood Oath. I can't refuse to take Aimee as she's my blood, my kin. Equally, I'm bound not to reveal to her I'm gay, or that I live with you. That's part of the deal."

"She expects you to honour the Blood Oath yet deny yourself at the same time?" Leander couldn't help his voice rising in pitch as his anger also rose. That was a mean trick, even for Lucy. The oath meant that Robert couldn't refuse his sister's request, bound by their relationship as brother and sister, to care for his niece. He was also bound by whatever terms Lucy imposed, such as silence regarding their relationship, which she had never approved of.

"Aimee hasn't been told anything about me other than I'm eccentric, I like to live away from the city, and I have a log cabin out in the woods. She doesn't know about you at all."

Robert sounded so defeated that Leander went to him and rubbed against his lover until Robert pulled him into his lap and wrapped strong arms around him.

"I'm not surprised." Leander sighed heavily and stroked Robert's hair and shoulders. "She's never accepted your position or that you're gay. But to give you a fifteen-year-old girl raised in the big city, who's had no contact with you for all these years... Well, it's a recipe for disaster."

"Lucy thinks I can send you away, not have you in the house for the three weeks Aimee will be here. No fucking way. This is your home as much as mine."

"You couldn't manage without me for that long, even if I was close by. She should know that. When does Aimee arrive?"

"The day after tomorrow."

"What? Seriously? That woman is such a bitch. Samhain is an important and potentially difficult time for us."

"Lucy won't have given that a second thought. Not surprisingly, Aimee assumed she'd stay with friends, so Lucy left it to the last minute to tell her too, and Aimee's already on her way. She's stopping off at our parents' on the way here but that won't be much of a delay. This is going to be a nightmare." Robert covered his face with his hands.

"Come with me." Leander grasped Robert's hand and led him back upstairs to their bedroom. He shrugged off his robe, then removed Robert's. "We'll have to be really careful with a fifteen-year-old around the house. But for today, you can have me as you want."

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Living in clean, green New Zealand, Pelaam is a multi-published author of gay romance and erotic books. When not busy writing she can be found indulging in her other passions of cookery and wine appreciation.

Pelaam's book "Breath of the Feathered Serpent" is a finalist for the 2014 Rainbow Awards in Gay futuristic/sci-fi. "Bedazzled" and "Firebird" were a combined finalist for the Rainbow Awards in Gay futuristic/sci-fi 2013.

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