Mia Darien has lived in New England all of her life and knows that no matter where she goes from here, New England is always going to live in her. Presently, she still lives in the land of snow and fast talkers, with her husband, her son and her pets. She writes a bit of everything genre fiction (horror, romance, mystery, fantasy and science fiction) and thinks it sounds like an odd joke: a unicorn, a space monster, and a pair of zombie lovers walk into a murder investigation…
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Mia has brought along her post-apocalyptic erotic romance.
Life isn't easy in Sanctuary City. For years, the world has been in shades of grey. The same could be said of its people. Everyone does what they must in order to survive.
That's what Lydia does. Survive. But more than that, she brings a little light into the lives of the people around her. Sometimes with sex. Sometimes with a kind word. An ear to listen. A shoulder to cry on. Whatever someone needs.
All she asks in return is the means to live, and to keep her secret safe.
Flynn survives, too. Does whatever he must, whatever he's asked, to get by. It's not until he meets Lydia that he thinks about actually living again, but it won't be so easy to find a life with her when he's not the only one who wants her. When someone wants her dead.
And Flynn's the one who was hired to kill her.
Lydia: In her early twenties, Lydia is a woman making her way in a world torn apart. It all went to hell while she was still a teen and one moment of violence turned her life into something she never could have imagined. Now she gives of herself to helps others, and in turn, they help her.
Flynn: Where as the ending of the world as everyone knew it made Lydia soft, it made Flynn hard. He does what he has to in order to survive, including the dark things. It's a dog eat dog world out there now, and he makes no apologies.
Lydia smiled at him and the world lit up. "There is still good in people, if you are willing to look for it." She reached up and laid her palm against his rough cheek. It was so tender and intimate a gesture that it was almost painful on his undeserving skin. "The times must be hard on you to have such a look in your eyes."
"I..." He faltered, because he didn't know what to say. Instead he closed his eyes and laid his hand over hers. It was so big in comparison.
"What do you need, Flynn?" she whispered.
He didn't know that either, but whatever it was, she had it. He felt a longing he hadn't thought he was even capable of any more. He wanted her, but it was more than that. It was too deep to comprehend.
Flynn kissed her. It wasn't something you did nowadays, but he suddenly couldn't imagine going another moment without kissing her. She responded immediately, rising on her toes to meet him, lips pliable and soft.
It had been so long that he had forgotten how wonderful this could be. Her body was warm and supple as their arms wrapped around one another. Lips parted. Tongues tangled. For one long, glorious instant, he felt like he could kiss her until the world ended, a second time.
However, it didn't take long for his arousal to make itself known. He felt strangely embarrassed, like he might have at sixteen.
Lydia pulled away, smiling sweetly and silently as she took his hand and led him to the bed. She pulled him down on the pile of blankets. They were soft and thick. He couldn't feel the hardness of the floor beneath them. And when she kissed him again, drawing him against her as she lay back, he wouldn't have cared if he did.
He possessed her with his mouth while her legs embraced him, inviting him in. When had he ever felt such naked passion and bared longing in his soul?
What had she done to him?