|About the Book|
Im not gay, he said. He felt like an idiot the moment the words left his mouth. He felt the insult in them that he hadnt intended, felt the obvious falseness in them that his actions spelled out, even as he knew in his heart they were true.SheMoreIm not gay, he said. He felt like an idiot the moment the words left his mouth. He felt the insult in them that he hadnt intended, felt the obvious falseness in them that his actions spelled out, even as he knew in his heart they were true.She only smiled as she leaned back, looking up at him. Neither am I.I dont know what this means, he said. I dont know what you... Im sorry, I dont even know how to say it.You dont need to say anything...* * *A pleasant business encounter looks set to turn into a pleasurable one-night stand. But hes been looking for something for years without knowing what -- and shes got something to offer him that no other woman ever has.This 7,000-word erotic novelette is an explicit and graphically detailed story of romance and sexuality, exploring transsexuality, first-time sex, memories of teenage sexuality, and casual encounters. It is intended for adults only.EXCERPT (SFW)He had enjoyed the games when he was younger. But as his ex-wife liked to remind him whenever they saw each other through the lives of mutual friends, he wasnt so young anymore.I dont want to rush things, he said. But if youre as interested in me as Im interested in you, I really feel like we could make a memorable evening.That sounds fabulous, she said with a coy smile. Dinner and dancing? We could take in a show? But as she spoke, he felt her foot find his beneath the table. Her shoe was off, her toes walking lightly up his thighs. He was already half-hard for her, and had been since theyd started talking. He felt himself stiffen even more.Youre very beautiful, he said. And Id like to make you feel good. Id like to spend the night with you. Or whatever portion of it you care to spend with me.He smiled then, because the smile was the key to the honesty. He had learned that long ago, in the early days of his divorce. Too strong a smile, and that honesty seemed like ego. A grinning douchebag player with far too high an opinion of himself, and likely a lack of finesse in bed that the ego was covering for. But smile in gratitude. Smile a little bit embarrassed, a little bit uncertain, to show a real hint of how much the honesty meant. Then it became something else.Id like that, she said. Just like that. The honesty he had hoped for. But then he saw her eyes focus in on his eyes as she added, Ill make you feel good, too. I promise.I dont doubt it, he said.The success of honesty was always measured in how the woman smiled back. She was smiling back now as she said, Are you ready for new things?Then she kissed him before he could say anything else...(For a NSFW excerpt, please download the free sample -- and enjoy.)* * *What readers are saying about MUSE OF SHADOW:It is so wonderful to read erotica that makes use of the sensual side of our brain as well as engaging the carnal side too...Wonderful character development and interaction... one of the most enjoyable erotic reads I have had this year...This book is sexy, kinky and just a little funny to keep things in motion...Detailed, dynamic, and interesting...Wonderfully sensual...Sexually tantalizing on virtually every page...MUSE OF SHADOW is a producer and purveyor of no-holds-barred erotic literature -- couple-friendly and written for people who believe that the imagination is the most important component of human sexuality. Our books are written to provide a workout for those most sensual muscles of the mind.Caelyn Alba is a pseudonym responsible for the writing of erotic fiction and memoirs, much of it in conjunction with husband Sean Gerard Leah. In real life (when she can figure out what that is), she teaches humanities in the Pacific Northwest.