Title: Teresias Bound
Author: Rebecca James
Publisher: Rebecca James
Release Date: July 29
Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex
Length: approximately 81k
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, mpreg
Aiden is a man in a woman’s body. His dream is to fly to Aquarix where the elusive Fluens–the only species capable of changing his life record and physically making him a man–reside, and for years he’s been working at a seedy brothel in Solarias to save enough money to make that dream a reality.
Lydo, the prince of Teresias, has spent his youth leading his father’s army and avoiding his responsibilities on his home planet. On brief leave during a dangerous mission, he stops at a brothel and acquires the services of a feisty young prostitute who insists Lydo refer to her as a boy. Amused by the girl, the prince pays her way to Aquarix.
Aiden is euphoric at his transformation, but Lydo is more than a little disconcerted by the fact he is attracted to Aiden as a man.
When it’s time to part ways, Aiden fulfills his second dream by taking a job on a spaceship. Resigned to step into his expected role on Teresias, the prince returns to his homophobic planet. But as the king parades princesses before his son in hopes of a betrothal, Lydo finds his heart remains with a certain adventurous boy somewhere out in space.
“Good to know now you’re not a man of your word, before I start to trust you in any way,” Lydo said, face tight.
Aiden feigned ignorance. “What’s that supposed to mean?”
“We had a deal.”
Aiden crossed his arms over his chest, still a little surprised at the feel of the taut, muscular pectorals rather than the soft breasts he’d lived with for so long. “You never believed me in the first place.”
Lydo bent close to Aiden’s face, and Aiden straightened his spine, refusing to be cowed. Tilting his head back, he looked at the big man face-to-face, heart rocketing into overdrive on multiple levels. Lydo was threatening, sexy, and unreadable, and if Aiden wasn’t careful, he was going to do something incredibly stupid like allow his crush to deepen into something much more dangerous.
“Are you able to get me out of here?” Lydo’s warm breath brushed Aiden’s face. “Or was it all a lie to get into my pants?”
Aiden sighed. “I could do it. The question is, is leaving what you really should do?” He put his hand on Lydo’s arm and touched the corded muscle of bulging bicep before snatching his fingers away again.
“There’s so much you could do here if you ruled as king. You saw those people, Lydo. The Konnics. They live a miserable existence on a barren wasteland because they have no other choice. If you were king, you could fix all that.”
Lydo’s eyes burned into Aiden’s for a long moment before the prince stepped away, putting some space between them. Inwardly, Aiden sagged with relief.
“You don’t know what you’re talking about,” Lydo grumbled.
Aiden considered that perhaps Lydo didn’t have it in him to be a good ruler. Remembering the sharp disappointment not an hour earlier when he’d realized it wasn’t Lydo giving him pleasure, followed by the twist of the knife when the Pusari female reported Lydo had been the one to send her, Aiden reminded himself only an acute sense of self-preservation had gotten him this far in life, and right then that sense was flashing a red light of warning.
Aiden’s desire for Lydo was blooming into something that threatened to throw him off course. The demanding, arrogant man who had come into the brothel had turned out to be more complicated than Aiden had at first thought. After managing to crawl beneath Aiden’s defenses, Lydo continually ran hot and cold. He seemed perfectly willing to give his body in payment for the favor he desired, yet he obviously had a problem with the concept of sleeping with a man.
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Please welcome Rebecca James to the blog today as she tells us a bit about her path to becoming a writer, and her writing process:
For me, the first few hours after I wake up in the morning is the best time for me to write. My muse is awake and eager to help me along. It’s odd how easily the words flow sometimes, as though the characters are speaking for themselves, and then how at other times getting a word onto the page is like pulling teeth.
I’ve always loved to write. I’d sit in school dreaming up stories rather than listening. Obviously, I wasn’t a stellar student, but I was a huge reader and always did well in English. I later wound up majoring in the subject. Early in our relationship, my husband told me I lived in a fantasy world. I was insulted at the time, but he was right. I really do and always have. I can’t change that, but I can use it to entertain others. (I have, however, had to learn how to pull my head out of the sand and face reality. I still struggle with that.)
I remember writing long, hand-written stories for my friends to read, sometimes pairing them with people they found repulsive just to see their reaction. When I got older, (much older), I discovered fan fiction, which slowly taught me some of the basics of good writing, introduced me to the term “slash fan fiction,” and eventually the M/M genre, which I’d never realized was a thing. In “slash” and the M/M genre, I found like-minded people who enjoyed strong emotional (and physical) bonds between men. The one thing I miss about writing fan fiction is the interaction with readers. Writing can be a lonely profession, and I long to hear what my readers have to say about characters and situations in my books. I encourage any who want to comment on one of my books to do so on my website or to drop me an email. I’d love to hear from you. Reader feedback really helps me with character growth in my serial books.
What do I hope my readers take away from my work? I think every author wants to provoke an emotional response from their readers. I want to move them, and I want those who read my work to come away with the knowledge that same-sex love is like any other kind of love.
Meet the Author
Best-selling author of contemporary and paranormal gay romance, Rebecca James is an English major with a life-long love of reading and writing who found her niche in M/M romance.Rebecca will be a supporting author at GayRomList 2017 this October in Denver. Let her know if you’ll be there and if you’re one of her newsletter subscribers, she’ll have a special gift set aside for you!
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