There was a tremble in Nathan’s hands when he first reached for the hem of Sasha’s shirt. He wasn’t desperate for oblivion like he had been the night he left the Gatehouse, but he did want and need with enough urgency that he was shaking.
“Nathan,” Sasha whispered against his lips, warm hands reaching down to take Nathan’s and still his trembling. Sasha helped him then, he didn’t push Nathan’s hands away, just guided them, lifting the T-shirt up his body until it was off. “It’s okay,” the shirt fell to the floor and Sasha reached for Nathan’s face with both hands, “I love you. Nothing’s ever going to change that.”
Another kiss, just as new, like breathing, like coming up out of deep water and breathing again for the first time. Nathan didn’t even realize at first that he had started to back Sasha toward the bed. It was instinct, moving for a comfortable surface so this could be easier, so he didn’t have to struggle to stay standing when his knees were weak.
Sasha smiled when they neared the bed, pulling back and lowering himself onto it with nothing but trust on his face, and love, and encouragement.
Nathan didn’t hesitate. He sunk right down into Sasha, kissing again, touching the pads of his fingers to the smooth skin of Sasha’s chest. It felt so natural, even as it was fresh, and new, and different. It didn’t feel rushed or wrong like Nathan had feared. Dave had taken the shadow from Nathan’s heart, and though it wasn’t yet bathed in light, it knew how to turn toward it and seek the light out.
Nathan’s over-shirt was pushed down his arms, his T-shirt pulled up over his head and tossed away, leaving both of them only in jeans. They scooted up the bed as they kissed, smiling throughout it all like they almost couldn’t believe they could have this again.
It had been three weeks at least, close to four, since the last time they were together long enough for Sasha to feed. Sasha had to need this more than he was letting show, and Nathan had to wonder what the incubus would have done if he had been in the Veil for longer than a week’s time on Earth.
They shared a smile as they came up for air, but Nathan wasn’t sure what to do next. Well, he knew what to do. It was just difficult to undress Sasha the rest of the way when his hands were shaking.
About the Book
Author: Amanda Meuwissen
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Gay Romance
Nathan Grier returns from the Veil a changed man. The consequences of his time with Malak, the dark sidhe king, and the deal made to free him may be more than he can bear. The weakening of the Veil and new enemies foretell of a greater battle still ahead. With Nathan’s brother Jim now an Awakened changeling, and Nathan’s role in Malak’s plans finally revealed, Nathan’s love for fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, may not be enough to save him after all.
The Previous Books in the Series
Incubus (The Incubus Saga – Book 1)
Nathan Grier only ever wanted a normal life, but for him, life, family, and love are anything but normal. On the other side of the Veil, dark and light fae exist outside the knowledge of most humans. Nathan was born human, but his twin brother Jim is a changeling. On the run since they were children, time for both of them is running out. Turning to fae hunter Sasha Kelly for help, Nathan must soon face his growing feelings for the other man while trying to save himself and his brother from a fate worse than death.
Changeling (The Incubus Saga – Book 2)
Nathan Grier’s dark fae bounty looms overhead. As he faces the very real threat of becoming a slave to the bounty’s owner, his brother Jim uses his changeling abilities more and more trying to save him. Every changeling throughout history turns evil once their powers manifest, meaning time may be running out for both of them as Jim nears True Awakening. Fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, is prophesized to save Nathan, but while Nathan has embraced his feelings for the other man, he fears their time together will be cut short—either from his impending fate…or Jim’s.
Amanda Meuwissen is the author of The Incubus Saga and the novelette The Collector. She also serves as COO and Managing Editor for BigWorldNetwork.com. She oversees editing and series selection, and is featured as a narrator for several BWN audiobooks and series. Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cats, Helga and Sasha (no connection to the incubus of the same name).
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