Friday Reads | The Break-In

It’s NaNo times people, I don’t have time to read! That’s not entirely true because I haven’t been writing either, but there haven’t been many pages read on my part this week. Since my attention span isn’t up to its normal level I picked a short read for this Friday. The Break-In by Sloan Parker is an erotic short story about Billy, Dough, and Roger.

Billy used to be a part of their relationship but after having been in prison he doesn’t feel he has the right to come back. That doesn’t stop him from breaking into what once was his home every Friday night when Dough and Roger are out eating. This Friday, however, they happen to come home a little early…

I enjoyed it, it’s a short, hot read, and being a little crazy like I am I found it quite funny when Billy hid under the bed. Check it out if you’re in the mood for a short M/M/M.

Book cover The Break-In Sloan ParkerHeartbroken and lonely, Billy’s been breaking into his ex-lover’s apartment every Friday night for a little solo sex in the bed they used to share. One night he almost gets caught. Now he has only seconds to decide if he should stay or run from the most erotic encounter of his life—and maybe a chance at love again.

This story includes m/m/m sexual content and was originally published via the author’s website.

Contemporary Erotic
Short Story
includes m/m/m sexual content
16 pages (in PDF)
Word Count: 6,000

Author’s Note
This story was inspired by the Alanis Morissette song “Your House” where she walks into her former lover’s house, puts on his robe, listens to his music, and lies in his bed, all while he’s seeing someone else. I wanted to write a story with a similar theme, but give it a romantic twist. “The Break In” is the result of that personal challenge.

Friday Reads | Cherry Pop Valentine

Friday!!! Have you been reading anything good this week? I had me some Cherry Pop Valentine by Debbie McGowan with my morning coffee today—a lovely distraction for the fact that my mother is coming and the house looks like crap. But I favour coffee and a good book over cleaning every day of the week so I decided to read…and soon I’ll have to clean *sigh*.

If you’ve read Debbie McGowan before you know the writing is good, and it is here too, but the plot isn’t really what I associate with Ms McGowan.  This is a rather short, steamy read, and for a Swedish girl like me, it’s always fun to see Swedish characters in books. We meet Sven and Flavier who has been together for ten years. The story is told in Flavier’s POV, and there is no mistaking how much he loves Sven, but one stupid little slip-up, and he risks losing Sven forever.

This is the kind of story you read in one sitting (or two if you have kids who interrupt you). *

Their band’s new single is due to be released in four days’ time, and lovers Sven and Flavier are beyond excited. It’s tipped to be a big hit, and Flav can’t wait to see the online reaction to the promo film he’s made.

But when he joins Sven in bed, he can’t even begin to imagine the fallout that will ensue when he awakes, and all his dreams are shattered with just one click of an upload button.

Can he fix the damage caused by that one careless click, or will he be condemned to endure Valentine’s Day alone?

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WARNING: this story contains sex acts between consenting male adults.

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Friday Reads | The Trash Collector

Sometimes you want long stories. You want to soak up a different world and disappear, but sometimes you just want something short. I was in the mood for something short. I wanted that feeling of having accomplished something at the same time as I was juggling kids, trying not to scald them with my coffee while answering emails and phone calls.

As always when I want a short story but don’t really know what kind I want, I go to Amazon and look at the short fiction lists. The Trash Collector by Monica Shaughnessy was what ended up being my escape from the wrestling children in my living room. It’s a seventeen pages long story about a widow watching the neighbourhood hoarder picking up things others have thrown away. There’ve been some thefts in the area and she’s set out to prove that he’s behind them. It’s a perfectly good story for a few minutes timeout, and that was what I needed.


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Book cover the Trash collector by Monica ShaughnessyWhen objects begin to disappear from porches, Lydia Strichter suspects the neighborhood hoarder, Dale Kreplick. He’s a strange man with an even stranger habit of digging through people’s garbage. But when she sets out to prove the “Trash Collector” is behind these thefts, she discovers more than the culprit. She discovers some things can’t easily be discarded. A heart-warming story of tolerance, grief, and the persistence of memory.