Killing Me With His Seductive Gray Eyes #MFRWHooks


Genre: Gay Romance, Holiday Romance, M/M Romance, Romantic Comedy

#bisexual #m/m romance #polyamory #role playing

Heat Level

5 Flames



Publisher: ‎ Naughty Netherworld Press

Publication date: ‎ December 23, 2023

Length: 14,500 words (Novelette)


Parsifal returns home to spend the Christmas holidays with his family. As he arrives at the airport, he is greeted by his brother Hart and his ex-boyfriend Bobby. Bobby is accompanied by his new boyfriend Seth. As they spend the day together, Parsifal notices something peculiar. Bobby seeks comfort from Hart rather than Seth after a minor accident at the park.

Meanwhile, Parsifal finds himself drawn to hot nerd Seth. The more time they spend together, the more Parsifal believes the feeling is mutual.

However, Parsifal's Christmas holiday is about to get even crazier. His redneck relatives are coming over for Christmas Eve dinner, and Parsifal is dreading the chaos that is sure to ensue. Between his family's quirky behavior and Seth's enticing presence, Parsifal’s vacation is shaping up to be anything but relaxing.

This is the second book in The Shape Of Heat series. It can be read as a standalone, but the first book, Awakening, should be read first if you wish to know more about the background of Parsifal and his girlfriends Candi and Luisa.

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Read the previous snippet here.

Hart gave me a great big bear hug and put my bags in the trunk. I settled in the passenger seat. Bobby and Seth, who had flown into Nashville from Los Angeles, were riding in the back.

Bobby reached around the seat to hug me. He was still the same golden-haired, freckle-faced ray of California sunshine that I remembered. Seth was quiet and had a brooding artist vibe about him. He had shaggy coffee-brown hair with long wedge bangs and a pale complexion. He smiled shyly when he shook my hand.

“Seth Dinapoli,” he said, his voice cool and whispery like the winds outside a haunted castle.

“Parsifal Matveev. Pleased to meet you.”

"The pleasure is all mine," Seth said, unaware of how he was killing me with his seductive gray eyes peeking from behind his dark curtain of hair.

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Lil's Musings

I’m sure this problem isn’t exclusive to writers with ADHD, but having a brain with wacky wiring combined with the proclivity for second-guessing myself doesn’t help.

I have been struggling to wrestle a story into submission for this year’s Passionate Ink anthology.

With the March 16th deadline looming and having given this story three chances to straighten up and fly right, I’ve shelved it in favor of a quick and dirty plot that will hopefully realize who’s boss.

It isn’t that the story I was working on was bad, it’s just too damn intricate to be confined to 10,000 words.  

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  1. Wow, very sexy image, Cie!

    Happy Birthday in advance! <3

  2. Great concept. I like that there's a sense of who belongs with whom!

  3. Enjoyed the excerpt. Good set up and the new character has potential


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