A Little Encouragement Prompt

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“Dawkins, get down to the pens. One of your dogs won’t come out of the kennel.”

Moira glanced up from the status report she’d been reading, frowning at the burly man standing in the breakroom doorway.

“Which one?”


Moira sighed, scooting her chair back and getting to her feet.


“Yeah, whatever.” The man said with a sneer. “They want to try him out, and he won’t come. If you don’t want them using the prods, handle it.”

“Jesus, he’s only been in the program a few weeks.” She muttered, annoyed at the impatience of her colleagues. “He hasn’t even finished his training.”

“Not gonna either, if he doesn’t get his shit together.”

Moira closed the folder and gathered up her things, throwing what was left of her lunch in the trash.

“Tell them I’ll be down in five.”

The man grunted as she passed him on the way out of the lunchroom, and Moira had to force herself to ignore the way his head angled to watch her go.

One of only two women in the unit, she was accustomed to the men ogling her. Sexual harassment was common, but Moira didn’t make a fuss. Her pack relied on her to take care of them, and after two grueling years of hard labor earing their trust, she wasn’t willing to risk being relocated for filing a complaint against one of the soldiers the company employed.

Moira dropped her things at her cubicle and retrieved her laminated badge. She slipped the lanyard over her head as she made her way towards the elevator at the end of the hall, swiping the badge beneath the reader that controlled the shaft doors.

The red light blinked green, and the doors parted. Moira stepped inside, typed in her code on the keypad and chse sub-level three from the menu. A buzzer sounded and the doors closed, a series of electromagnetic locks sealing her in as the elevator started it’s decent.

Once she’d reached her floor, the locks disengaged, and another warning buzzer sounded as the doors opened. Moira exited the car into the passage that led to her packs encloser, unbothered by the cold concrete and infrequently placed lights that composed the hall.

She’d gotten used to the dismal conditions on sub-level three a long time ago. It was like perpetual night here, always dark, gloomy, and impersonal. They insisted it was for safety sake, but Moira thought it was unnecessary for them to keep the unit packs in such a depressing facility. She thought it more likely they didn’t care enough to make the space more welcoming. After all, who cared what the hounds thought?

To most of the soldiers and scientists here, they were just animals, pure and simple. Potential weapons, who were only useful if they could be trained to do the bidding of the men running the show.

This program had been in place for more than eight years, but many of the first specimens had been euthanized due to uncontrolled aggression and violence. It took the arrogant bastards behind the scenes years to figure out that their subjects only responded to certain kinds of training, and brute force wasn’t enough to do the job.

That’s where Moira came in. After a chance encounter with an escaped facility subject that ended peacefully instead of the blood and violence they’d expected when trying to retrieve him, they’d offered her a place in the program.

Well, they’d offered her an ultimatum. Work for us, or we’ll ruin your life.

They had the money and influence to do it. They’d made sure she knew it, too. When she’d refused to answer their calls, they’d shut down her bank accounts and sent the police to bring her in on a fake drug charge that her public defender assured her would put her behind bars for at least ten years.

She’d gotten the message.

Moira turned left at a fork in the hall, flashing her badge beneath another reader by a reinforced steel door. The lights flashed, the door sliding open to allow her passage. The small walkway was enclosed, a door on each end. She had to wait for the first door to close before her badge would open the second, which released her into the observation deck above her pack’s enclosure.

She made her way to the bullet-proof windows – the only thing strong enough to keep them from breaking through – and looked down into the pen below.

Fake boulders and skeletal machinery littered the concrete floor below. Canopies made of netting hung over and between the landmarks, providing a sense of cover for the creatures who called the place home. The same straw that was scattered atop the netting was also strewn over the floor, a pathetic covering. She hadn’t been able to convince the company to provide something more pleasant for them.

Moira sighed. It was like a sad zoo in a third-world country where the animals spent their entire lives in a concrete box. She only hoped her work would eventually convince the higher-up’s that improving the quality of life for the pack improved their trainability and cooperation.

There were three soldiers beneath her in the pen, close to the exit, waiting.

She turned away from the viewing window and made her way through yet another door with the flash of her keycard. It was a flight of stairs down to the floor. At the next door, she hung her badge on the wall outside the entrance to the pen, retrieved a remote that controlled the electric collars the pack wore, fastened it around her wrist and fisted the round device before typing a code on the keypad.

You couldn’t wear badges here. They were too smart for that.

She passed through another check-point style room, waiting for the first door to close before she coded the second door that released her into the pen.

Two of the soldiers turned her way as the door opened, electric prods lowered. The third kept watch on the unmoving landscape.

“’Bout time.”

“I didn’t know you were pulling them today.” Moira countered. “Could have saved you the trouble if someone would tell me what is going on.”

“You’ll know what you’re meant to.”

“Are the rest of the boys out already?”

“Three of five. That trouble-making pup and the Beta are still here.”

The Beta of the pack – Tanner, or 23 as he was now called – was still recovering from the pack’s last mission when he’d been too close to an IED that had gone off when they set the pack loose in hostile territory. Thankfully, the higher-ups were smart enough to realize a compromised asset wasn’t much of an asset at all. She was glad he’d been left behind. She wished they’d leave 28 as well. He wasn’t ready for training exercises yet. They hadn’t had enough time to bond properly.

Moira moved between the guards, taking a calming breath as she moved further into the enclosure.

“We’re right behind you.”

She held a hand up behind her, motioning for them to stay put.

“You’ve done enough. Stay there. I’ll get him.”

Moira skirted the hulking remains of a bulldozer, a hand trailing along the metal grill as she searched the shadowed maze beneath the netting. She made a series of clicking noises with her tongue, something she always did when she was coming in – letting the boys know she was there.

It wasn’t until she was out of sight of the soldiers, rounding another large bolder, when she heard the first signs of life. Scuffling, a huff and a sneeze. Moira turned her head slowly in the direction of the sound, not surprised to see Tanner emerging from the shadows of his favorite spot – a low place between several pieces of equipment.

Moira smiled at him as he pulled himself out of the den-like area, feeling a pang of sympathy as she watched him wince for the effort of moving his injured hind leg.

“Hey, Tanner.” She greeted him gently, softening her voice as he got to his feet. “Still feeling pretty rough?”

He chuffed a response, triangular ears drooping as he limped his way toward her, his tail flagging lazily behind him.

Tanner’s fur was tawny – thick and plush. Moira loved burying her fingers in it, feeling the downy undercoat between her fingers. Not that she’d have told the others, but he was her favorite. He was the charmer of the group, with dark eyes that did his smiling for him when a wagging tail didn’t say enough.

He was smaller than the Alpha, but still stood a head taller than Moira, forcing her to tilt her chin up to look at him when he paused before her. As all werewolves were, Tanner was heavily muscled. Broad shoulders, a tucked waist, and thick, muscular bipedal legs that allowed him to move on two legs or lope on four.

She lifted her hand, spreading her fingers and pressing her palm to his chest over his heart.

He gave a low rumble – an odd purr-like noise the weres made when they were happy – and brought his hand to rest over top of hers. Furred and clawed, the underside of palm and digits thick with leathery padding, his touch was surprisingly gentle.

Moira smiled at him again.

“Do you know where William is?”

Tanner grunted, his ears folding back for an entirely different reason this time. He tilted his head to the right, eyes shifting toward the actual den that had been constructed for the pack in the back corner of the enclosure.

Moira scratched his chest, smoothing the hair before she let her hand slip out from beneath his. The pack wasn’t fond of William. He hadn’t been here long enough for them to work out the hierarchy kinks. William had been snatched up right after he was infected. He hadn’t even had a chance to adjust to what had happened to him before he was thrust into the program. The older wolves had all been infected long before the company found them. The transition seemed to be easier once the man accepted his beast. “I’ll come back after I talk to him.”

Tanner dipped his chin in agreement.

Moira continued through the maze, letting her fingers trail along the rocks and machinery as she went. It was good to leave her scent here, it reminded them that she wasn’t far away, or that she wouldn’t be for long.

Contrary to what common folklore taught people about werewolves, they were quite intelligent, their human mind still perfectly intact. They were more primal, short tempered, and strong, but otherwise, the man remained intact – trapped inside the wolf, so to speak. The loss of control wasn’t the only thing folklore had wrong, though. Those afflicted with a werewolf’s curse didn’t suffer it only on the full moon. In fact, it was exactly the opposite. They lived and breathed their curse every day, only returning to their human form through an excruciating transformation during the full moon.

Still human at their core, the violence of the weres had been successfully tempered by her presence in their lives. In the beginning there had been a lot of terrifying moments when Moira was afraid she’d be torn to pieces, raped, or injured when the pack fought over her attention. Eventually, though, things had worked themselves out. 

With so little pleasure in their lives, her company was a balm that soothed and helped them keep in touch with their humanity. They grew protective, eager to please. One of the reasons Moira and the weres got along so well was that she still treated them like men. She was the only one who did in this place.

When she reached the den, she dipped low to clear the entrance. Inside, she could already hear the bristling growl of the were who was hiding in the relative darkness of the makeshift cave.

“Please stop growling at me, William.” Moira admonished as she entered the space. She waited for her eyes to adjust, sweeping over the room and its three alcoves. The straw was thicker here, rustling beneath her feet as she stepped inward. The steady grumbling of the youngest pack member told her where he was even before she could see him.

Black as pitch, William may as well have been a shadow. Tucked back into one of the alcoves, huddled low, the only thing she could see was the white gleam of his teeth as he continued to snarl and growl.

Cautious, Moira came within a few feet of him before she stopped.

“We need to talk.”

The growl changed pitch, but William didn’t move.

Moira crouched down in front of him, giving him a half-hearted smile.

“I know you don’t want to go with them, William. I don’t blame you,” she began, her tone one of practiced sympathy. “It’s terrifying, degrading, frustrating… I know. But this is how we survive.”

A snort sounded amid the growling, the dry grating of straw on concrete detailing his movements as he turned his face to the corner and gave her his back – trying to ignore her.

“William, come on.” Moira pleaded. “Someday, they won’t be able to treat you like an animal anymore. But until we find the loophole that lets us out, we’ve got to work together. Otherwise, well… What they threatened to do when you attacked the guard your first week? They’ll actually do it.”

She scooted a little closer, reaching forward to place a tentative hand on his furred shoulder. He twitched, but the growl died away as she started working her fingers through his fur.

“It isn’t fair that their making you go before you’ve had a chance to do more training, but I’m sure it will be an easy exercise.” Moira promised. “If you stay close to Jack and the others, you’ll be fine.”

His shoulders slumped, an unhappy sound escaping his muzzle as she continued to work fur and muscle beneath her hand. He had never been mad at her, and she knew it.

 Confidence boosted by the relaxing of his posture, Moira went to her knees behind him, laying herself over his back and pressing her cheek to his shoulder. Hugging the giant furred creature to her chest, she jostled him what little she was able.

“It’s just a training exercise, William.” She assured him, inhaling his woodsy scent deep. It always surprised her how they weres managed to smell like the wilderness, even locked in a concrete box. “The boys usually like it. They tear shit up, make a mess, blow off some steam… It’ll be good for you all. Don’t you want to get out of the enclosure for a while?”

William huffed, shrugging a shoulder.

Moira gave him another squeeze, then got to her feet. She wrapped her hands around his upper arm and gave him a tug. “Come on, William. I’ll walk out with you. It’ll be fine.”

With a grumble, the were let her pull him out of the alcove. He stayed on all fours as they moved to the den entrance, Moira’s hand resting on his shoulder. Once they exited into the main chamber, the sleek black creature got cautiously to his feet.

Nervous golden eyes searched the terrain, his ears swiveling back and forth as he listened to every living creature in the enclosure who was making enough noise to be heard.

Moira gave him a minute, not wanting to force him forward before he was ready. When the tension in his muscles lessened minutely, she wrapped her arm around his and gave him another tug.

“Come on, William. I promise it won’t be so bad. You’ll probably even have fun.”

He searched her expression, as if trying to judge whether or not she was telling the truth. Finally, his ears drooped in surrender.

Moira smiled.

“Good. That’s the right attitude to have. Come on then, lets get this over with.”

New Release Coming Soon Alert!

Hello all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, I know. I’ve been helping some other awesome authors publish their books, and working like a mad woman! However, I swear, I’m still alive 😀

I come bearing good news today! I have a new release coming in October 2020.

Now, I know a lot of you are waiting for the second Sacred Omegas book. I promise it’s coming. The first book is getting a good clean up, and will be getting an updated cover soon as well, and I’m hoping to have the second book in the series out by the end of the year or shortly after. That being said, I’m here today because of a totally separate series!

This new book is the first in a series of dark romance Bratva/mafia books unlike any you’ve read thus far. This couple ya’ll, they are pretty amazing. I can’t wait for you to meet them, and especially for you to meet Evgeni, our H. He’s uh, he’s a pretty special beast of a man. Check out the blurb and pre-order info below 😀

Evgeni’s Obsession: A New Reign – Book One

She came to Moscow to escape, to forget how her life was falling apart.

All sunshine and sweetness, she calls to the predator within me like no other woman has.

I think of nothing else.

But she is a good girl, not made for a soldier of the Bratva. I try to keep my distance, but the pull is too strong.

Oh, my solnyshko. I fear I cannot let you go.

Fate has gifted you to a monster.

** Evgeni’s Obsession is the first book in a new Bratva dark romance series that features sizzling chemistry, danger, suspense, and a cliffhanger that will leave you gasping for breath**

Render Commissions Now Open!

Yummy, right? 😀

Well, good news! I’m now taking commissions for renders! There’s actually a handy little tab on the menu at the top of this page that will lead you to the portfolio 😀

I am open to doing portraits, action shots, avatar png’s, and just about anything else you can think of. I can do most genres – humans, animals, fantasy creatures, aliens, and more are in the realm of possibilities! Complex commissions may even be available for ebook covers.

Commissions start at $25 for simple portrait type images and go up from there. Cost will depend upon how complex the image is, and how many assets (items such as models, clothing, settings, accessories, etc.) must be used to complete the image. Two revisions will be provided if necessary for each commission. You will receive the base image, as well as an image that has had basic photoshop edits to fill in missing pixels, adjust contrast, etc.

I am more than happy to give quotes and discuss ideas so please don’t hesitate to email me at merel.pierce@gmail.com

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Exciting News! Omegaverse Anthology Pre-Orders Open! Cover Reveal!

Happy Sunday everyone! Exciting news!
Reticent Desire Publications’s upcoming Sci-Fi/Omegaverse crossover anthology (which I’m part of :D), 𝗔𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱 – 𝗔𝗻 𝗢𝗺𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 is celebrating it’s cover reveal today as well as opening for pre-orders. It will be available in paperback as well, but be sure to get your copy, because it will only be here from April to July! —>

This book will be offered from April 29th to July 29th, and will be available to purchase in ebook and paperback forms, as well as being able to borrow it in Kindle unlimited.

Each story starts or involves a slave market, where the characters meet. Whether the main character is a slave or a buyer, you’ll have to read and see. We have a nice mix of published and newish authors, here too 😀

For my story, I tried something a little different. My story features two Alpha males (one bisexual, the other homosexual), and the Omega female that ends up completing their dirty little family. You guys, these Alphas…So hot! I love them. I hope you will too. 😀

𝐶𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑗𝑒𝑤𝑒𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑅𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑠𝑖𝑚𝑎 𝐸𝑚𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑒 . 𝐻𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑠ℎ 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑡𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑥𝑦.
𝑇𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑡 𝑠𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑑𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝐹𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑙 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑐𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑖𝑑.
𝐼𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑛, 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑐𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑑 𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ – 𝑜𝑟 𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 – 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑡ℎ.
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑒𝑟.
𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑑?

𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑓𝑎𝑏𝑢𝑙𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑝 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑢𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑟𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑗𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑎𝑛 𝑂𝑚𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒/𝑆𝑐𝑖-𝐹𝑖 𝑐𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑦 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑚 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑛𝑎𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑦 𝑓𝑢𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢’𝑣𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑟𝑒𝑠. 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑞𝑢𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑑𝑦𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑐𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛, 𝑎𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑣𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠. 𝑂𝑛𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑙𝑙 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑜𝑛? 𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐴𝑙𝑝ℎ𝑎 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑙.
𝐽𝑜𝑖𝑛 𝐿𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑛 𝑅𝑦𝑎𝑛𝑠, 𝑀𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑙 𝑃𝑖𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑒, 𝑅𝑎𝑒𝑣𝑦𝑛 𝐿𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑛, 𝐼𝑠𝑜𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛, 𝐿.𝑃. 𝐷𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑛, 𝐸𝑚𝑚𝑎 𝑀𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑑, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑉.𝑇. 𝐵𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑠𝑒𝑥𝑦 𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑛, 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑅𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑠𝑖𝑚𝑎 𝐹𝑙𝑒𝑠ℎ 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑡𝑠 – 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑖𝑡 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔, 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑦 𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑙 𝐽𝑢𝑙𝑦 𝑜𝑓 2020!
𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑒𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑏𝑒ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑎𝑔𝑒, 𝑣𝑖𝑜𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑐𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑢𝑙𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑔𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑒, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝑐𝑟𝑦, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠, 𝐻𝐸𝐴’𝑠 (𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡) 𝑤𝑎𝑖𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒. 𝑃𝑅𝑂𝐶𝐸𝐸𝐷 𝑊𝐼𝑇𝐻 𝐶𝐴𝑈𝑇𝐼𝑂𝑁. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑑.

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Strange Bedfellas Adult Toy Review **WARNING ADULT CONTENT**

We’re back again today to do another adult toy review! Why? Well, they arrived within a short time frame of each other, and I’m excited. That’s why!

It’s book research, damn it. For monster peen. Let me tell you, monster peen is something that this next company understands! Lets get right to it!

Strange Bedfellas is an awesome fantasy toy shop that I discovered on Etsy.

click image to be taken to their etsy shop
click to be taken to the website

The company is composed entirely of merchandise and toys for monster lovers! See these stickers and pins? Yeah, they totally get it.

If you visit the website, you will find that each creature mold has a page of their own, that tells you about the inspiration for the piece, the size dimensions, and a section with artwork and a dating profile for that particular monster. It’s seriously adorable.

Each mold comes in a variety of sizes, and the silicone does come in a variety of firmness, but you’ll just have to be sure to check the listing!

Currently, the shop mainly drops pre-made stock. Don’t worry though, if you watch long enough, you’ll find the model you want in exactly the right color and size, because wow…They pump out a lot of beauties. It’s super hard to choose! But you better be ready on the trigger finger, because when the store restocks, it sells out of the majority of it’s stock super fast.

They do seem to be testing out a custom listing option, but you are currently only able to choose from a predetermined list of color styles. They are so busy pumping out new stock, I can’t blame them for not doing custom orders right now. Really, you won’t be disappointed if you just keep your eye on the shop!

Now, on to the deets of my two new boys!


Shipment took place within a few days of purchase. It arrived a few days later. Awesome! As for the packaging… It was very nice. Plain brown box addressed from an individual, items wrapped in tissue paper, copy of my invoice, several shop stickers including valentines special issue stickers, a small silicone squishy, and my two toys wrapped in individual plastic bags. Overall, 9/10. Everything was secure and nicely packaged.

Nice, right? Ok. Now, on to the good part!


The two toys I chose were models I’d been admiring for quite some time. They are called Tyv, and Fornax. Here are the photos from their dating profiles XD

Tyv – A furry beasty
Fornax- No one knows wtf it is XD

So. We’ve got an idea of the inspiration, now. Are we ready to see the monster peen? Yeah, I know. Shaddup and show us the peen.


Tyv is available in five sizes

Ok, now first, let me just say… It is impossible to catch all the glitter and shimmer in this bad boy! I tried outside, I tried inside, different types of lights…Aside from buying a photo booth box, I don’t think I’d catch it. But let me assure you, this boy is gorgeous! The photos don’t do him justice. Not only is he just absolutely covered in interesting textures, his colors are beautiful! I got him in a small (I was a little gun-shy after my bad-dragon sizing choice) and he’s so petite and cute! Definitely a size most people could use, though a little on the small side of small. I definitely think I need him in a medium :sage nod: Now, I’m pretty sure there is a warning about it, but he doesn’t stand well on his own. He WILL, but the base of the toy is so narrow that the soft silicone keeps him from being very sturdy. In other words, store this boy where he can’t fall and hurt himself!


Fornax is available in three sizes

Seriously…These guys shimmer like no other! I chose Fornax in a medium, and he’s perfect for that size! Definitely a more manageable medium than bad-dragon’s crackers’. XD. But guys…Look at him! Shimmer, sexy, totally alien! Again, loaded with textures and beautiful color work! This guy also has something similar to a knot, and as a bonus, he even has another little one on the under side of his shaft! I love it! He’s a handsome, handsome boy. Fornax is marked on site as not being able to stand on his own. Mine however, has been doing so just fine. But, just as with little Tyv, the smaller stem at the bottom of the toy makes this guy a little unstable, so don’t leave him standing where he can fall and be damaged.


AMMENDED – 10/10. I’m super, super hard on toys…Or I would be, if I were going to be using them as toys and not just pretty sculptures for study reference :coughcough:. Soft silicone probably isn’t ideal for me. I could see rough play tearing the stem of these two toys, since they have a more delicate connection to the base, BUT THAT is just because I’ve been known to accidentally puncture or tear with fingernails when I don’t mean to. IF however, I wasn’t an awful toy owner and I wasn’t so rough on things, they’d be fine! The quality is great, smooth and seamless. The colors and sculpts are gorgeous. I totally want an entire collection of nothing but these two models in different colors and sizes XD

The owner was super helpful and answered messages promptly. I have no doubt the customer service is just as great in every aspect of the business.

They were more cost effective than bad-dragon, and while the sculpt range is a little smaller, the imagination isn’t! I am very happy with my purchase.

if you’d like to check out this company (which I STRONGLY recommend that you do), you can find them at any of the following links —>

Website – https://www.strangebedfellas.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/strangebedfella

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/strangebedfellas/

Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/shop/StrangeBedfellas

Rainbow peen, for your viewing pleasure!

Bad-Dragon Toy Review *WARNING ADULTS ONLY*

Oh, hey there guys! Glad to see you back!

So, today, we’re trying yet another new thing. I’m going to review an adult fantasy toy I recently acquired. Why, you ask? Well, because there was interest.

My foray into the adult fantasy toy world started as research for paranormal creature cock. Yep, you read that right. I write Sci-Fi, Paranormal, and fantasy…There are some monsters, and aliens, and I needed inspiration. So! That’s where this whole things started.

However, I’ve now developed a liking for the pretty colors and unique textures that fantasy toys seem to have. I’ll admit it, I have a habit of collecting things. Pretty much anything that strikes my fancy. Right now, it’s fantasy peen. XD

So, here’s the official warning.


Ok, so lets get started!

Today, I bring you a frighteningly handsome model from Bad-Dragon

click photo to be taken to the bad-dragon site

If you haven’t heard of them before, bad dragon is an adult fantasy toy site that specializes in all sorts of fantastic creatures and monsters. No normal dildos here, guys.

They have a wide range of products including dildos, wearables, vibrators, squirting toys, masturbators, and lots of cute accessories and merchandise.

Now, I’ll be honest, I’ve been looking at this site for years. I don’t even remember what first led me to their door, but the cost always held me at bay.

HOWEVER. I finally took the plunge this year (because I’m doing research for a book :coughcough:) and purchased my first toy from bad-dragon.

The model I chose is one named Crackers.

Crackers is described as being a cockatrice. A cockatrice is a mythological animal that looks like a cross between a reptile or dinosaur and a bird. Sometimes it looks like a rooster, sometimes more majestic, depending on the artist. Now, I know there was a lot of legacy art when this company first came out, but I’m having trouble finding any artwork for Crackers. However, in my head, I picture him looking something like this ->

art by Dan Dussault on deviantart

However, I did find this piece online. I’m not sure if it’s a fanart piece, or an official image. The peen definitely looks right, but I can’t find much info about it otherwise.

Credit to artist (uknown)

Here’s his official blurb from the bad-dragon website:


The showstopper of the bunch, Crackers is hardly shy about his appearance. With an intricately designed tip to a stunningly detailed shaft and base, this is one pecker that you’ll always want to display proudly. Its pointed, detailed tip tickles as you insert it or use it externally to tease your most sensitive areas. Once deep inside, you’ll notice its textured shaft provides ample sensation and its girth creates a nice, full feeling. Bulging out and tapering back in allows you to leave the toy inside for some hands-free fun. Its sturdy, substantial base is coated in texture of its own for additional external stimulation and maneuverability. Crackers is well suited for anal and vaginal use as well as clitoral stimulation and depth-play. With its strong base, adding a suction cup makes for a fun, rideable addition to your new toy.

His site ‘glamour shot’

Crackers is available in five sizes (there is also a mini, but it isn’t shown here), as seen below

I decided on a Medium, because apparently I have the same problem with sex toys that I do with food….My eyes are bigger than my stomach. Or in this case, well… You get the picture. When you see his photos below, you’re going to wonder (just like I did) how anyone other than an elephant can use that extra large….

Crackers comes in a wide variety of color options. The company offers monthly ‘special’ color combos, and each mold has a signature color as well. Many combinations of solid, gradient, and marble colors can be chosen as well. They all cost extra though, so pay close attention to the pricing structure when your playing with color mockups (the site allows you to see an example of what your choices might look like with a 3D render)

He also comes with a variety of firmness options. Depending upon the size of the toy, this definitely comes in handy, I’m sure. Get a big ol’ boy and it won’t be able to hold itself up as well in soft firmness as it might be able to in medium or firm

Without further adieu, lets get to the pictures, shall we?


Now, I didn’t think to take pictures as I opened it. I was too damned excited. So! I’ll just have to describe it. First, it was packaged in a simple brown box, with no company logos anywhere on the outside of the package. It was addressed from an individual. Very discreet. When I opened the package I found it wrapped in brown packing paper, making the fit snug so he didn’t bounce around in the box during his trip. The toy itself was sealed in a nice cellophane type bag with the logo emblazoned on one side and a clear window on the other. He came with a little care sheet card, which features all of the company info on the other side that you would need to find them on social media. All in all, I’d give packaging 9/10.


When they said Crackers was a show-stopper, they weren’t kidding. This guy is beautiful.

The narrowest part of his shaft, and I still can’t touch fingers
The widest part of the shaft, and there is no hope of getting my hand all the way around it.
I ordered the suction cup base… You know…. For reasons. It costs extra but it’s worth it.
Just chillin’, hangin’ out on the wall. The suction is very strong. Good and sturdy.
This boy has texture for dayssssssss.
So. Many. Textures.
One of my favorite pics…I love the little vein running up the underside of the shaft.


Rating – 10/10

That probably seems generous, but I absolutely cannot find a single thing to complain about with this guy. I chose a medium texture, which gives him a weighty, realistic feel. He’s got a little give, but he stands firm just like a real cock would. He stands up well on his own, even when not suctioned down. As an artist, the color work on this guy just astounds me. The gradient fade is so beautiful, and all the tiny little areas of texture are accented with subtle color to highlight them as well.

His sculpt is lovely and creative, and I have no trouble believing this cock belongs to some kind of magical creature I haven’t seen before.

He was a bit costly, which I was initially concerned about. However, after handling him, I can see that he is of a much higher quality and craftsmanship than anything you can purchase in a store. He seems sturdy and durable, and all though I’m doubtful that I can use him based on my miscalculation with the size choice, he is just stunning, and I’m not sorry I purchased him.

It took about three and a half months to receive him. They do warn about wait times on their site. I also collect ball jointed fantasy dolls so I’m accustomed to the wait (they sometimes take as many as six or seven months), so it didn’t bother me. It’s just something to be mindful of if you are looking to get it by a certain date.

They do offer a clearance section of pre-made toys that are ready to ship, so that may be a good option if you can’t stand to wait.

Overall, I think he is the most stunning cock I’ve ever seen. A real work of art.

And omg, do you see what I mean about the size? WHO USES THAT XTRA LARGE YOU GUYS? WHO? I’m so jelly. Well, I’m jelly they have a beautiful crackers of that size….Not that they can use him functionally. XD

He’ll definitely provide some fantasy worthy inspiration for character peen in the future…I can tell you that right now.

If you haven’t already, you need to head on over to the bad-dragon site and check out the amazingly creative selection of toys they have! You won’t be disappointed.

click the photo to visit the site

Let’s Talk About Take-Overs

Good morning all!

Today, I want to talk about author take-overs.

For those who are hoping to make their publications successful, author take-overs are a very useful way to widen your audience and interact with potential readers.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, let me explain.

Author take-overs are events where an author signs up to ‘take-over’ or become a guest in the Facebook group of another person or community. Generally, you would choose groups in a genre appropriately matched to your book.

During this time period (which may range from fifteen minutes to an entire day, depending upon the rules of the group), you would tell everyone about yourself, introduce your books and writing, play games, and interact.

Now, you may be asking yourself, ‘Merel, how do I know I’m doing this right?’

There really isn’t a wrong or right way to do it. But for the sake of argument, I’ll give you some examples. 😀


Hi! My name is Merel Pierce, and I’m super excited be to hanging out with you today. Thank you to (whoever the host or party organizer is) for having me!

I love to write Mafia, Omegaverse, Paranormal, and other dark romance. I write complex tales woven with humor, horror, trials and tribulations a plenty. My hero’s are anything but one dimensional, and my heroine’s always prevail over that which tries to destroy them. Even in the darkest of scenes you will find love, even if it isn’t in the form you expected. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

If you’d like to keep up with the naughty things I’m doing, you can find me here –>

Facebook: (provide your social media links)




Not so bad right? Just tell a little about yourself and where to find you.

Next, you might choose to play a few games. You want to interact, and games are a good way to do it. There don’t have to be prizes, but if you can offer a free copy of your book or a small gift of some kind, it’s a nice bonus. You can find inspiration for author games everywhere online, pinterest included. Here are a few examples of the games I use 😀

This is a game I made when I released my BDSM/Omegaverse Club cross over book. 😀 Themed games are fun.
This is another favorite of mine 😡

You’ll also want to share your books and stories. So, if you have a new release, post about it! Post the blurb, post a scene snippet, be damn sure to post the link to your story! You can do it a few ways. You can write the text in the post, and attach your link and cover or promo image, or you can make a promo with the text in it, like so-

You can also share meme’s or photos, and encourage people to participate by doing the same. Whether its ‘your favorite naughty meme’ or something else, anything that encourages participation and comments is good.

How many posts you need will depend upon how long of a time slot you have. Once you know how long your slot will be, you can plan out your posts and usually (you may have to ask for this) you will be given moderator rights before your event so that you can schedule the posts in advance. This allows you not to be tied up posting them as the even is happening. That means more time for interactions 😀

At the end of your time slot, thank everyone for coming to the party, thank your host, and again post all your links as a reminder of where they can find you!

Be sure to adhere to the rules of the group that has been kind enough to host you, as well as Facebook’s community standards (you don’t want to get your host in trouble), and make certain you know what time zone the party will be held in so that you can adjust accordingly (if you aren’t in the same time slot you may need to double check with the coordinator to help you determine the time difference for your posts)

And really! It’s all that simple! To recap…

  1. Post an introduction, thank your host for having you, tell them about yourself and post your social media links
  2. Share snippets or descriptions of your books, be sure to attach the links where they can find your work!
  3. Play games, post things people can interact with!
  4. Thank your host, again link everyone to where they can find and follow you.
  5. Most importantly, have fun!

Believe me, after the nervous anxiety of your first take-over, you’ll see that there was nothing to be scared of! It’s really very easy 😀 Do them often, if you can. They’re always good for spreading the word about your work!

We Need Your Help


Good morning everyone!

Over the past year, you have all made our tiny company of authors (Reticent Desire Publications) feel so welcome, so blessed.

2019 was a fabulous start for us, with two authors signing on, two successful novel releases, a novella publication, and three books in our author inspirations series up and running. The support and encouragement we have received is something amazing, truly. We are grateful for you all, every day.

In 2020, we want to bring you even more characters and stories to love! We also have several authors that have expressed an interest in joining our family. Because we are still very small, we must currently plan our releases more than four or five months in advance due to budgeting restrictions. We are excited to bring you those books, but know that we could give so much more! Currently, we have a back log of manuscripts already waiting to be processed.

We have decided to open a kickstarter campaign,, in hopes that we may be given the opportunity to present you with more offerings this year than are currently scheduled. Your support would allow us to shorten release times between publications by 1/3-1/2 the present scheduling, extend our marketing, take on new authors, hire an assistant to help spread the word and take care of the daily tasks so we can focus on creating those magical stories to share with you all, and much, much more.
There are lots of special gifts for our backers, and all of our gift packages include a membership to an exclusive group who will receive updates and teasers before everyone else.

If you have enjoyed the work of Ana B. Starr , myself, and Isoellen Writes, please consider taking a peek at our project. We are working hard every day to bring more magical dark romance into your lives. Even if you can’t donate, every share helps. We have until the end of March to reach our goal.
Thank you so much for being part of our family. We look forward to spending the year with you all! ❤

If you have any questions, please feel free to pm me.

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Author Spotlight – L.V. Lane

Ok people, we’re back for another author spotlight. This week, we’re going to focus on L.V. Lane 😀

Here’s a little bit about L.V. Lane

I love a happy ever after, although sometimes the journey to get there can be rough on my poor characters.
An unashamed fan of the alpha, the antihero, and the throwback in all his guises and wherever he may lurk.


L.V. is a prolific dark romance writer, who has a fabulously unique twist on the Omegaverse genre. She’s recently started to branch out with a science fiction thriller and a romance that I think is going to have us laughing and fanning ourselves all at once.

Lets start with her new releases, because why not?

I can tell when someone is lying.
And I know when they speak the truth. 
I predict about the future, about our civilization, 
And I know we are going to lose the war. 
I’m not afraid to use predictive skills to break the rules–to break people–if it’s necessary for the greater good.
My relationship with my brother may be strained, but he’s in trouble. 
And I’m going to get him out…whatever it takes.

Today is the first day of my first job.
I’m nervous, excited, and much too early.
Which is when I meet him for the very first time.
He’s a businessman with a ruthless reputation.
A billionaire and a playboy.
His company sponsored my scholarship.
And I’ve dreamed about him in the kind of detail you can’t even tell your best friend about.
That was before I thought we might meet.
There is something very cliche about accidentally throwing your drink over a god in human flesh. The throwing part is where the cliche ends for me. 
He doesn’t look endeared by the incident, nor amused. He looks mad as freaking hell. 
My brain freezes, mental capability flees, and I look away from his penetrating gaze, 
but that brings my focus to his chest, where coffee drips down onto his doubtless expensive shoes.
I want to die. I have never wanted to die before, but if a magic wish were granted me now, I would happily cease to exist. 
I’ve just thrown a full and very hot cup of coffee all over my very hot new boss.

Before the Copper virus came along, we were ordinary people. Developed in a lab, the virus was hailed as the next stage of evolution. Little did we know how it would change us, physically and physiologically. It divided us. There were still ordinary people among us, those for whom the virus did not latch. And then there were the dynamics—Alpha through to Mu. And Omega, the lowliest dynamic. We are obligated to use our special gifts for the betterment of our kind, often forced into combat or government operations. They assign us Alpha controllers, to keep us in line. How they accomplish that, is too carnal and intimate to discuss in mixed company.
(This is the complete collection of books 1-6, which you can find listed individually below)

Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six

So, if you like sci-fi, omegaverse, and tons of steamy romance, then these books are probably for you, and you should like…You know. Stalk L.V. Lane, since she’s always putting out something new and exciting 😀

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Author Spotlight – Leann Ryans

We’re going to try something new, guys!

I’m going to be doing an author spotlight once a week, where I highlight an author and their work, and tell you where you can find them.

Today, we are focusing on Leann Ryans

About Leann Ryans

Leann Ryans is a stay-at-home wife and mother of three. She grew up on Sci-fi and Fantasy books with some of her favorite authors being Anne McCaffery and Mercedes Lackey. 

In 2013 she discovered paranormal romance and delved into a whole new world. After reading Omegaverse stories from Addison Cain and Nora Ash, she had the idea for The Omega Prize and decided to take a shot at writing a book of her own. 

The beginning was rough, it took two months to write the first five chapters, but as her 2019 New Year’s resolution she said she was going to finish the story and committed to writing every day. It didn’t take long for the book to begin telling itself and from there she just kept going. 

2020’s goal is to improve her craft and keep putting out more books. Older ones will be getting updates between new releases, and there will be a few surprises this year.

Currently all of her books are Omegaverse, but they span other genres like Sci-Fi, Historical Barbarians, and Dystopian.

You can find her link tree with all her social media contact points here –>

So, lets get started!

As an indie author, Leann is putting a lot of us to shame. Her first year in publication ended with like…Eleven books up on amazon? That’s insane! Mind you, they are novellas and anthologies, but that’s some damn impressive catalog! She is a super motivated author, who has tons of naughty stories she wants to tell!

She started in Omegaverse, and while her publications are mainly in this genre, I have a feeling she’s going to be expanding in the future and bringing her particular brand of romance into other genre’s. 😀

The Legion Omegas

A Sci-Fi Omegaverse full of feisty Omegas and growly Alphas

Book One
Book Two
Book Three
The Omnibus Collection of all three Books

The Hired Series

A modernish Omegaverse world where the Alphas have been deemed dangerous and are no longer in chage… Except, of course, in the bedroom.

Book One
Book Two

The Alpha Barbarians Series

A historical barbarian Omegaverse world perfectly suited for dominating Alphas

Book One
Book Two
Book Three

Alphas’ Captive Duet

A super dark and steamy duet about a captive Omega

Book One
Book Two

Stand Alone Novels

A stand alone enemies to lovers modern Omegaverse romance. Hot and steamy!

So, in short, if you are looking for a short, steamy Omegaverse read, Leann Ryans is your girl! Her worlds are sexy and unique, but don’t exist under the same umbrella of darkness and depravity as most Omegaverse worlds, which makes for a lighter reading experience. If you are looking for something new, be sure to check her out!

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