Thank you for inviting me to your blog today with new release MM romance,
String of Pearls
The story is set in the same SciFi fantasy city as last yearâs release, The Dreamboat.
Indigo Vaughn, the warlock head of security, features in the story along with a new cast of characters. When I wrote The Dreamboat, I already had the new characters in my head along with their story. Tobias Mars and Dante Pepper, the elite space pilots for the royal court, very nearly made an appearance in The Dreamboat, but because that story is about Indigo at last finding love, I decided they needed their own story.
Once upon a time Dante and Tobias were close to becoming lovers, but Dante met Viridian and fell in love. Tobias has yet to meet his love when String of Pearls, opens. Heâs a man of high integrity, handsome, caring, but also longing for love and sex. String of Pearls is his love story.
Handsome, elite space pilot, Tobias Mars is completing a special mission, when on a water planet, recently ravaged by space pirates, he discovers Dreft Hann hiding and injured in the sand dunes.
Thereâs instant attraction between the two men, but honorable Tobias believes the fact Dreft is in his care precludes him from showing his growing love for the young man. Whatâs worse is his shocking discovery of Dreftâs real identity. Even so, Tobias canât deny his feelings for Dreft.
When head of royal security, powerful warlock, Indigo Vaughn discovers Dreftâs secret, he anticipates trouble.
As beautiful Dreft falls in love with Tobias and dreams of joining the elite pilot squad, trouble is brewing from someone in Dreftâs past.
Will love finally win with so many obstacles in Tobias and Dreftâs path?
Warning, the book contains MM sex, MMM sex, gay anal sex, MM oral sex
BUY the book
On special new release discount price only on the Evernight Publishing website
Read an excerpt
Tobias Mars gazed at Dreft lying on top of the bed in room ten of the infirmary. Hariâs treatment had worked wonders and not only on Dreftâs wounds. Hari had cleaned Dreft up. His hair, now a dirt-free glossy hazelnut brown was brushed back to show off the handsome planes of his face. Hari had replaced Dreftâs strange boy-like clothes with the infirmaryâs grey cotton pants and t-shirt. The man was, as his colleague, Dante, put it, deliciously pretty. For a fleeting moment, Tobias wondered what it would be like to kiss those perfect lips and hold that muscular body to his own. He shook the thought away.
Dreft opened his eyes and a shy smile spread on his mouth. As Tobias neared him, he shuffled up the bed to sit. âThank you so much for helping me, sir.â
Tobias pulled a chair beside the bed and sat. âMy nameâs Tobias, Tobias Marsâno need to call me sir. How are you feeling?â
The handsome manâs eyes held gratitude. âIâm so much better. Thank you. I noticed the insignia on your jacket, sir.â
Tobias grinned as his fingers went to trace the gold and blue embroidered crest. âIâm one of the queenâs pilot explorers. I guess you could call us the elite unit. All the same, call me Tobias. Iâd like that.â
âIâve heard that you have to be aristocracy to be chosen for the unit. Is that true?â
A little frown creased between Tobiasâs eyes. âHave you? Whereâd you hear that?â A spike of worry prevented him from answering with the truth. His intense security training from the warlock, Indigo Vaughn, threw a question into his mind. Could Dreft be a rival courtâs spy or even assassin?
âSorry. I mean no harm. I heard a lot of things during my years as a slave.â Dreftâs voice held anxiety. His blue eyes clouded.
Witnessing Dreftâs unease, a wave of kindness softened Tobiasâs look and tone. âHow long were you a slave?â He remembered Hariâs description of the scars on Dreftâs back.
Sadness passed in Dreftâs eyes. âFive yearsâIâve been a slave since I was stolen from my home when I was eighteen. I, Iâd become desperate, hence the leap from the ship when we cruised reasonably low to take water from the lake on the planet where you rescued me.â His voice cracked a little.
Tobias watched fear replace the sadness in the young manâs eyes. He wanted to lighten the mood. âHey, are you hungry? I bet Hari hasnât given you breakfast and Iâve not eaten yet. Do you feel up to a little walk? My home isnât far. I have loads of foodâfruit, pancakes, savory pastries, and coffee. What do you say?â
Dreft gave him the most endearing look. âIâm very hungry.â
Tobias stood and pushed the chair away from the bed. He held out his arm for Dreft to take and helped him stand. âHang on. You have no shoes.â Tobias left Dreft perched on the side of the bed. He went to the closet inset at the end of the wall and brought back a pair of felt slip-ons for Dreft.
Dreft pushed his feet into them. âThank you. I think the medicA threw away what I was wearing.â
âHari is the best medicA available. I trust him implicitly, but heâs a hygiene fanatic. He probably burned what you were dressed in.â Tobias laughed. âCan you manage or will you take my arm. Itâs a gesture of support.â
Dreftâs gaze raked Tobiasâs face and he smiled softly. âI know the clothes you found me in probably gave you the impression Iâm a pirateâs plaything. Iâd like to explainââ
âYou donât need toââ Tobias hurried to assure Dreft.
âI want to.â He held Tobiasâs arm.
âAfter youâve eaten, then.â Tobias led the way from the room, along the corridor and out of the infirmary door. His villa was two doors down from Danteâs and he walked slowly favoring Dreftâs halting steps.
âIâm limping but Hari said my legs were only bruised under the abrasions. Sorry. I didnât expect them to hurt so much. My ribs donât and they were broken.â
âHari fixed your ribs and administered slow release pain reliever at the site. He fixed your abrasions somewhat, but itâs good to heal naturally where possible. He wants you to rest.â A smile sprang to Tobiasâs lips. âIf he sees us, heâll probably say to me, âSir, you got Dreft Hann up too soon.ââ
Â©E.D. Parr, Evernight Publishing, 2018
Find E.D. Parr
I'm a crazy zany author who loves to fish and listen to loud music. I love car restorations show as well as baseball, old game shows, and HGTV and DIY networks.