How long can he deny his heart? #Excerpt Alitus by Kayelle Allen #SciFi #MFRWhooks

Alitus is addictive. He must touch no one.

But how long can he deny his heart?

Excerpt from Alitus, Tales of the Chosen

In this scene from Alitus, it's late at night, and Wulf Gabriel is on his way to a secret rendezvous.


Wulf let himself into the apartment and double-locked the door. He didn't need to turn on the lights. Although his tenant had brought in her own furniture, the layout remained the same, and he could find his way around blindfolded. He pulled off his shoes and set them aside to protect the new white carpet. He'd had it installed last week, which was the least he could do, considering he'd been the one who'd ruined it. Who knew body paint could do so much damage?

It was kind of her to still let him use it when she was out of town. Where else could they go?

Emptying his pockets onto an antique table in the foyer, Wulf shrugged out of his jacket, hung it on a chair, and headed for the bedroom. When he opened the door, the heady scent of peaches wafted to him. Candles lit the sumptuous bedroom, illuminating the warm, inviting colors. It was a woman's room, soft, appealing, yet strong.

At the foot of the bed stood a serving cart draped with linen. A silver bucket of ice held an open bottle of his favorite black vodka, and to one side, a single martini glass with a white chocolate truffle inside. Picking up the bottle and glass, Wulf followed a trail of petals from the ornate iron bed to the open bathroom door.

There, in a tub of bubbles, lounged his blond and beautiful lover. With a faint blush, Alitus rested his head against the tub. The bathwater's steam rose around him.

The sight made Wulf's breath catch. Damp and curling, tendrils of Alitus's pale hair clung to his jaw and throat. His face looked innocent, but the ocean-blue gaze was far from it.

Wulf bit into his lower lip and fought the carnality threatening to overwhelm him. He almost broke the fragile glass stem. "It was so hard tonight, seeing you at the palace and having to pretend you weren't the most important person in the room."

"Same here." Alitus gave him a lazy smile, and trailed a wet fingertip along the edge of the tub. "When you defended me, and then looked my way, I feared every person in the room would know we were lovers."

Alitus, Tales of the Chosen releases July 23, 2021.

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