The Book Gazette is hosting an excerpt from scifi romance novel “When Dreamers Wake”. Enjoy the excerpt!
Walking around the counter, Tia reached up, embracing him in a familiar, loving manner. They’d had a past, but the distance had grown tough on her. The last time they’d spoken had not been pleasant, but it seemed all was forgiven.
Her smooth skin was a beautiful, light brown. Her cocoa eyes twinkled at him good-naturedly before she released him from her grips.
“Hey, stranger,” Tia purred before backing away. The sudden removal of her large breasts from his rib cage was unpleasant, especially after seeing her in that simple white dress that delved so teasingly low. Her hands were hard from all the work she did out on the farm, and her arms were well muscled, but that did nothing to distract from her ample and quite visible cleavage.
Being lovers with someone led to a certain familiarity that persisted even after the lovemaking ended. He stared a bit openly at her breasts, giving a very obvious and dramatic shiver.
“Damn, Tia,” he said in his gruff voice, a bit huskier thanks to the postcoital weariness and day’s journey he was suffering from. “Seeing you again is enough to make me forget I just hiked through the damn countryside all day.” With a broad, handsome smile he rested his gun, helmet and pack aside, “How’ve you been, gorgeous?”
“Busy.” The backs of her fingers ran down his chest before she forced herself away. “You know how it is. Planting season. We’re lucky we got a huge stock of seeds in from one of the communes in California.” She smiled, obviously having had a large role to play in procuring that.
“What about yourself? Guessin’ you got something for me?”
With a somewhat reluctant nod he hefted the heavy bag he was carrying up, carrying it over to her countertop. “The usual sort of stuff,” he said, brightening up a bit as he began to fish things out. “Some useful tools,” he said, referring to the knives as well as other more traditional tools. “Some entertainment,” he said, bringing forth some books. “The best, of course,” he added handsomely, “for my favourite lady in all the wastes.”
About The Book
Author: J.E. and M. Keep
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic SciFi
The Old Gods have risen and moved on, leaving Earth in ruins.
Leon liked that just fine.
He got along better after the collapse of society, and has his own vision for how things should be run: with him in charge of his own fate, with many lovers beneath him.
Yet when he has a run-in with a beautiful and mysterious woman, his life will never be the same.
J.E. & M. Keep love to combine fantasy, scifi, horror, romance and mystery into exciting and titillating novels.
They are long term, loving partners in a very happy relationship and because of this, they love to torture their characters. Dark romance touches all of their stories in one way or another, from elicit trysts to forbidden love.
Some of their work contains dubious consent and erotic pain, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Their stories are often called twisted and arousing — at the same time.
All work is 18+, trigger warnings available on the second page of every book. If you want to hear about new releases, sign up for the newsletter!
There is a tour-wide giveaway for a gift basket with a Call of C’thulhu RPG Guide Book, “The Dreamers Awake” tote bag, a Strange Aeon’s Magazine (#11) and a Paracord Bracelet.