It says cover reveal up there in the subject line, so let’s get to it, shall we? (Also, shall we admit that you’ve totally seen and processed the cover before you even began to read these words? No? Okay, we’ll pretend that hasn’t happened…)
Covalent bonds aren’t just about atoms sharing electron pairs anymore—it’s about the electricity that happens when you pair two geeks together. This anthology celebrates geeks of all kinds (enthusiasts, be it for comics, Dr. Who, movies, gaming, computers, or even grammar), and allows them to step out of their traditional supporting roles and into the shoes of the romantic lead. Forget the old stereotypes: geeks are sexy.
Featuring nine stories ranging from sweet to hot, by authors G.G. Andrew, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Tellulah Darling, Mara Malins, Jeremiah Murphy, Marie Piper, Charlotte M. Ray, Wendy Sparrow, and Cori Vidae, Covalent Bonds is a chance for geeks get their noses out of the books, and instead to be the book.
My Covalent Bonds contribution, “Critical Hit”, is a short, sweet story about Dungeons and Dragons and the kind of things that can happen when you roll the dice.
“You could just say, ‘Natural twenty. Critical hit. You do double damage’.”
“I could, but that wouldn’t be as much fun.”
“You mean it wouldn’t be as gross,” Lila said.
“Whatever,” Hallie flipped her reference books closed and shrugged. “It doesn’t matter. You killed it, saved the village, yay.”
“You’re enthusiasm is overwhelming.” Terrance stretched and leaned back in his chair, his stretch pulled his shirt from his jeans, revealing a band of olive skin just above his waistband. A sprinkling of dark hairs, two shades darker than those on his head, trailed down from his belly button to disappear into his jeans. Now that was a treasure trail she’d like to follow—
She looked quickly back behind the screen, hoping Terrance and Lila hadn’t noticed her distraction, the track her thoughts had taken—the same track they took more and more these days. “I’m just tired of the same campaign again and again. Why don’t they ever do anything different? It’s always find the missing item, save the village, rescue the maiden, kill the dragon… blah blah blah.”
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Interesting side note: This was written as part of my ‘She’s on the Bottom’ Erotica Under Glass theme… it started out from a very different place than it ended up LOL