Lunchtime Nibbles (Volume One)
Author: Claire Davis and Al Stewart
Published: 1st December, 2016
ISBN: eBook: 9781786450968
Genre: LGBT, Humour, Romance and Relationships, Erotic, Short Stories, New Adult
Two short, fiery stories with enough spice to satisfy the biggest carnal appetites.
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Cheese and Pickle
Harvey and Greg work in the same office. Of course Harvey noticed Greg - who wouldn't notice the beardie hottie with muscles aplenty to silence even the noisiest team meeting? Then a home visit turns into a car-rocking tryst of spectacular proportions, and suddenly Tuesday lunchtimes become the highlight of Harvey's week.
But will a quickie with the recalcitrant Greg be enough, or will something more meaningful develop?
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Featuring Tork and Adam from The Tork and Adam series
Adam is a sex god. At least, that's what he tells himself.
Tork is a green-haired mind-reader.
They haven't been together for long, but when Adam realises Tork's birthday is coming up, he knows he has to make this the best birthday ever. But what to buy someone like Tork? And how much to spend?
Every time Tork calls, Adam's knees turn to jelly, and he's not so much a sex god as a whimpering idiot.
Can Adam take control and make the birthday dinner perfect?
What happens when the kitchen sparks end up in the bedroom with Tork and Adam naked?
Cameo appearance by Dickens the cat.
These two short stories are, I think, the closest Claire Davis and Al Stewart have come to writing throwaway romance. Of course, it would be an absolute crime to throw away anything that these authors write, But that's not what I mean. You see, I've been reading and editing Claire and Al's work for more than two years now, and they have a talent for writing the real, gut-wrenching stuff.
In this respect, The Detonator is somewhat misleading, because all the other stories in the Tork and Adam series are profoundly deep and deal with serious social issues, such as mental ill-health, homelessness, low self-esteem and PTSD. The Detonator, on the other hand, offers some resolution to the saga of Tork and Adam's ongoing relationship. In other words, this is one for the readers, and I do believe it was written because the readers requested it, which is nice. :D
Cheese and Pickle doesn't quite escape the deep stuff. It's also the kind of story that some might find hard to believe could happen in real life, and yet it does. I would wager there are a great many of us who have experienced, at some point in our lives, a relationship where the level of intimacy far exceeds the level of communication.
Whilst these two stories are great for a lunchtime nibble, they'll no doubt give people something to think/talk about for the rest of the afternoon.
"Did you see what Mavis was reading in the staffroom at lunchtime?"
"Pure filth. It's shocking."
"Yeah. I must ask her for the title..."
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