The Goodbye Man by A. Giannoccaro and Mary E. Palmerin

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The Goodbye Man by A. Giannoccaro and Mary E. Palmerin

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He danced and he played before pressing the knife to her vein. After her life was taken, he laid next to her knowing she couldn’t be shaken. Death was his friend because it would never leave. He could love the dead ones, too. 
I don’t hurt people. I am a voyeur of pain.
I am not the worst thing that can happen to you, but I will be the last.

 

Second book in the Red Market Series:

The Goodbye Girl (Red Market Series Book 2)

Other Stories by A. Giannoccaro:

28 BOYS

Cirque: Act 1

   

 

Other Stories by Mary E. Palmerin:

Gwendolyn vs. the Band of Barren Hearts

Redeeming Rhys

   

 

The Bad Ones by Stylo Fantôme

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The Bad Ones by Stylo Fantôme

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 “She wanted his darkness to swallow her whole. She wanted to be a part of it. She wanted to give her own darkness back to him.” 
“It’s only ever us, Dulcie.
Now, yesterday, tomorrow. Whenever.
You get that, right?”
“I want to fuck you until you have bruises in places you didn’t even know were possible,” he hissed against her ear. 

“You pinned me down and you ripped me open and you showed me things inside me that I didn’t even know were there.  Whole new levels of sex and love and depravity, the likes of which the waking world isn’t ready for.  And you held them up in front of my face, yet I still refused to look.  I’ve had my eyes closed for so long.  Why did it take me so long to open them?” 

Other Stories by Stylo Fantôme

    

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Con finally unlocked the doors and she hefted herself into the massive vehicle. They sat in silence for a while, their breath fogging up the glass. Then he opened his mouth.

“Did he touch you?”

Dulcie knew he wasn’t asking about the homeless man.

“Not in any way that counts,” she replied, turning to look at him. His hands had moved to grip

the steering wheel.

“So he has touched you.”

“Jared was just an experiment, I wanted to see if -”

“You let him fucking touch you.”

You fucking left me!” she was suddenly screaming. He didn’t even flinch, just gripped the steering wheel harder. “You fucking left me in this fucking town, without a goddamn goodbye!  Without a goddamn word! God, you have no idea what it’s been like. That fucking camera, all those drawings. And there’s all these people, and talking, and feeling this way, and all the blackness, and I don’t even know what’s wrong with me, and nothing. You come back, and it’s like nothing to you. Oh hey, Dulcie. Where’s your sketchbook, Dulcie. Come to a party, Dulcie.  Let me just fuck this chick in the woods, Dulcie. So you know what? Yeah, he fucking touched me. I let him fucking touch me. And I hated every minute of it, and I would pretend it was you, and I would hate you, and I would hate myself, and I just let it happen.”

Con lunged across the seat, and absurdly, her first thought was “wow, he’s really fast” before his fingers wrapped around her throat. She wasn’t fazed, though, and she pushed right back, slapping him across the face. This only caused him to clench both hands around her neck and he yanked her forward, dragging her to him so their faces were only inches apart.

“Stupid little Dulcie,” he whispered, his breath hot against her lips. She held onto his wrists and glared at him, but didn’t try to pull away. His fingers got tighter. “So scared of the big bad wolf.”

“I’m not … scared of you,” she managed to gasp out, but then his grip grew so tight he completely cut off her oxygen.

“Of course you aren’t scared of me. I’m not the wolf. You are.”

So that’s what was hiding behind the curtain. I wish you’d told me sooner, Con. We could’ve reveled in our darkness together.

It felt like a weight was lifted off her back. She’d been pretending for so long, and she hadn’t even realized it. Had conditioned herself to do it. It was easier to believe Con was the darkness, and she was simply drawn to it. Basking in his wake. But it was all a lie – she was every bit as dark as him. They were the same animal. She’d just been better at deceiving herself. And now they’d evolved into something else, into a new, higher being. Her lungs were throbbing, screaming for oxygen. She could feel her pulse pounding behind her face. Her mouth was open, but she couldn’t make a sound. Black spots danced in front of her eyes, yet still they stared at each other. Recognizing each other, maybe for the first time ever.

Maybe for the last time.

What a way to die, looking into the face of this beautiful boy. What a gift.


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51dLIGmqT4L._UX250_About the Author

Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since …, forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

 

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Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

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Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

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Our lips met again and her fucking hands and body got possessive, rolling into me, feeling me, gripping me.  She held my hips, pressing me between her warm legs, and I lost my breath, knowing how goddamn good it would feel inside of her.
“I’ll look out for my little brother’s girlfriend and keep her nice and safe in the light of day and not violate the fuck out of her in the dark.”
“Such a good girl,” I growled in a whisper, flicking her lips with my tongue. “Say it, Rika.”

“I’m a good girl,” she panted, her voice shaky.

“And I’m going to fuck you up,” I finished, taking my hand off her breast and gripping her hip.

Other Stories by Penelope Douglas

Bully: The Fall Away Series
Until You: The Fall Away Series
Rival: A Fall Away Novel
Falling Away: The Fall Away Series
Misconduct

                      

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Penelope Douglas is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fall Away series. She has her Masters of Science in Education from Loyola University in New Orleans and she currently lives in Las Vegas with her family.

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Bliss by Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau

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Bliss by Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau

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“Yes, sir,” Aaron murmured. His gaze was fixed on some point in the distance, unseeing. And then his eyes fell on Rory, intense and clear. “I’ve gotten everything I ever wanted.”
[…] “Shit, Aaron, your nose is bleeding.”

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