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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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“Don’t even think about it, Parsley,” I admonished myself as I felt a stirring in my loins when I gripped Seth’s pale, slender hand. “We’ll draft a nice Gothic story about a smolderingly seductive vampire who has his way with the innocent young prodigal son who just returned home to Ye Olde Manor after a year away. We will have naughty video chats with our sexy girlfriends. We will not, and I repeat, will not seduce our ex-boyfriend’s new man.”

“So, how’s life in paradise, Parsley?” Bobby asked. “Man, look how tan you are! You make Seth and me look like we spent the last year in a tomb!”

“Didn’t we?” Seth joked.

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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.  

Take two: I just shelved the second iteration of this project and am now working on a third one. While the story does have a cohesive plot, I decided to opt for the Metric Fuckton of Sex option as opposed to a subtler, more nuanced slow burn culminating in something explosive.

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