Did you see that Boone Brux was over at Larissa’s Bookish Life yesterday with her own After Dark on Bourbon Street story? You should totally go read it…like now.
After Dark on Bourbon Street
Valda Salt ran her hand over the dusty, splintered, broken bar top and glanced around what used to be the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. She laughed; a quiet, deep rumble in her chest, at the last name Valda had given herself, ‘Salt” her people not having last names, not needing them.
For years Valda had been hiding, away from her people in New Orleans. She wanted to be normal, a human, to enjoy the life they had, not hidden in the mountains, or the forests of world. Standing at six feet tall in her human form, Valda grabbed the bottle of unbroken whiskey that was on the floor behind the bar, and smiled.
“A round of whiskey for everyone here.” P.J. Schnyder ordered and leaned over to Dakota Cassidy. “I don’t think Stella will find us here, but if she does, run for it. She’s toting her Nerf Power Soaker, and that sucker can shoot clear across the room.” PJ snickered. “I should know. I got it for her for Christmas last year.”
Dakota gulped the whiskey down. “I owe Miss Stella one yet.”
Gayle Donnelly snickered and nudged Robyn MacKenzie, laughing. “I hate to say it, Dakota, but it’s the first time anyone has actually seen you speechless.” Gayle nodded to the end of the bar. “Isn’t that the male model Stella used, or you, used? I do have to admit he was hung.”
Everyone busted out laughing, just as Stella came into the bar, loaded and ready. “All of you are supposed to be out there pointing people to the panels.” She aimed the Nerf gun and all of them took off running.
“Poor, Trinity Blacio. She didn’t have a chance.” Valda whispered, and took a swig of the whiskey as she sat down on the floor, visualizing Trinity’s fall and soaking from the gun.
They were all gone now. Oh, she had seen through their human forms to their natural shapes, but that hadn’t bothered her, because she too was hiding from her destiny, but she also knew soon it would come crashing down around her.
Yep, Stella Price and her man were really snake shifters, and were now enjoying the new planet, which Velda would soon be part of. She took another gulp of whiskey and smiled. Dakota had been a Fae and now surrounded my Fae men with her Terra on her head. P.J. had been a wolf shifter. She was a member of Remi’s pack, same as always, running free, driving the
Then there was Gayle and Robyn, both of them Vampires, under the protection of King Hazelfield. Yep, Gayle had given poor Dominic hell the first time she had seen him. Informing him there was no way that she and her husband were going to be part of their private BDSM club. Oh, but Valda knew Gayle’s secret; she had seen her buy the black whip.
“Me thinks Gayle protests too much.” Valda sighed, and once more glanced at the broken furniture, smashed windows, and wreckage all around her. Valda’s gift was to see things, things that had not happened yet, but would. Once she touched a person, Valda knew their life history, past and future, and she hated her gift. The only people she couldn’t read were those who were close to her and her own
Oh, she had seen Jaycee’s, Suzanne’s, and Lissa’s past, but those were thrust upon her by the new world, that still to this day, called to her to come home. She was one of the missing females from their circle, but she wasn’t ready to fulfill that prophecy yet.
Sure Suzanne had four men who surrounded her, but her people had hardly any females left, so having four men would be great. In her world, every female was surrounded by a pack of men, not one, two, three, or even four, but six! But as if that wasn’t enough, the men all believed she should just lie there and let them each take a turn with her. No foreplay, no nothing.
Valda wanted love and her new friends had showed her on Bourbon Street what it felt like to belong. No, she wasn’t ready to leave New Orleans yet, she still had her memories and the toys that Valda had discovered. No, she didn’t need any men. Yet.
Meet Trinity Blacio!
Trinity Blacio has been writing now professionally for eight years. Currently she has available titles from Freya’s Bower, and Ravenous Romance, with more to come. She is always excited to be writing, hearing from readers, and helping fellow authors.
Want to purchase Trinity’s novels?
Running In Fear
- Escape at Amazon
- Abandoned: Book 2 at Amazon
- Coming Home: Book 3 at Amazon
- Cupids Venom Book 4 at Amazon
- Dragons Den Book 5 at Amazon
- Ghost Warrior Book 6 at Amazon
The Naughty Angel and Her Three Wise Men at Amazon
Naughty Mommy and Santa’s Helpers at Amazon
Summer of the Beast at Amazon
Werewolves in Love at Amazon
Masquerade Desire at Amazon
Never To Many Valentines: A Menage Novella Collection at Amazon
Thank you Lacie for taking the time to stop by Literary Escapism for our Authors After Dark on Bourbon Street event!
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