QSFer Edward Kendrick has a new MM fantasy book out:
Dirk Raynell is the half-elf son of Lex, the elf who founded the magical team. But he isn’t certain he wants to become a member, even after he meets its charismatic and very gay Elven leader Tonio. The team is comprised of Felan, a wolf-shifter; Reni, a vampire witch; Mattie, a human witch; and Bay, a human warlock who is cursed to come back each time he dies at the age he was at his first death. The sixth, unofficial member is Nina, Tonio’s twin sister and a healer.
Then Dirk becomes embroiled in the jobs the team does, including taking down a mobster and trying to eliminate a very evil sorcerer. Along the way he falls for Bay and discovers swirling undercurrents within the team which could determine if they can successfully stop the sorcerer before he destroys them all.
NOTE: Also contains an M/F romance, but the erotic scenes are only M/M.
Is there anyone in town you won’t fuck? Nina shook her head with wry amusement after watching a good-looking man leave her twin brother’s town home. It was a rhetorical question at best, as she knew the answer.
“Damned few,” Tonio replied with a laugh, opening the front door a moment later to let her in.
“You know I hate when you do that,” she grumbled, glaring at her green-eyed, dark-haired twin.
“What? Opening the door for you?” He stepped out of reach when she tried to swat him.
“Reading my mind, ass.”
“Well, you were broadcasting loud and clear. Besides, you do it to me.” He closed the door and followed her into the living room. “That was Martin and it was his first, and last, time here. Conceited idiot.” Tonio flopped down on the long leather sofa, waiting for his sister to land somewhere, too.
Nina did, at the other end of the sofa, after kicking off her shoes so she could put her feet up, wrapping her arms around her knees. Her long, dark hair hung loose around her elfin face. Her deep green eyes, which matched Tonio’s almost perfectly, darkened as she gazed at him.
“Now what did I do?” he asked.
“It’s not what you did, it’s what you didn’t do.”
Tonio frowned. “Which was? Remind me.”
“Oh hell, Nina, I don’t want to,” he whined.
“Gods, you sound like a two-year old.”
“I feel like one around him.”
“So he’s imposing and authoritarian and sexier than all get out and,” she sighed, “not the least bit interested me, damn it.”
“Why do you care? You’ve got, what’s his name? Yeah, Devlin, wrapped around your little finger. You don’t need another man.”
“Says the guy who seems to need as many as he can get his hands on.” Nina smiled devilishly. “And that’s why you’re avoiding Lex. You can’t get your hands on him.”
“I don’t want to,” Tonio protested. “He’s bossy, arrogant…” “And sexy.”
“And sexy,” he admitted with a sigh. “If you like much older men.”
Born and bred Cleveland, I earned a degree in technical theater, later switched to costuming, and headed to NYC. Finally seeing the futility of trying to become rich and famous in the Big Apple, I joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), ending up in Chicago for three years. Then it was on to Denver where I put down roots and worked as a costume designer until just recently.
I began writing a few years ago after joining an on-line fanfic group. Two friends and I then started a group for writers where they may post any story they wish no matter the genre or content. Since then, for the last three years, I’ve been writing for publication. Most, but not all, of my work is m/m, either mildly erotic or purely ‘romantic’, and more often than not it involves a mystery or covert operations.
For more information, please visit edwardkendrick.blogspot.com.