Silent Knight / Sleepless Knight by Gale Stanley
Cover art: Bryan Keller
Genres: Gay Romance, Multiple Partners, Holiday
Length: Box Set
Page Count: 145
Publisher's Note: Silent Knight, Sleepless Knight (Duet) contains the previously published novellas Silent Knight and Sleepless Knight.
Paul Stanton thought he had it all, a great job, a beautiful condo and a stable relationship with his boss, but when his lover dumps him for another man, Paul is forced to rethink his life. Rather than spend the holidays alone in San Francisco he visits his childhood home in rural Pennsylvania. But only a few days with his family is enough to convince Paul that you can’t go home again.
Paul leaves for the airport in the midst of a snowstorm. Stranded in the woods, a chance meeting with a hunter is his only option for survival. Paul knows the type, a backwoods bigot just like the men he grew up with, but what choice does he have? A few days with the hunter convinces Paul there’s more to Andy Reynolds than meets the eye. But is it enough to bind two men who have nothing in common except their sex?
Andy and Paul are totally committed to each other, but when the two-year itch infects their relationship, Paul becomes distant and refuses to talk about it. Andy arranges a much needed vacation, but on the way home they pick up a hitchhiker who’s willing to trade sex for a roof over his head. Andy will do anything to make Paul happy, even if it means bringing another man into their bed. But is a threesome really the answer? Or will it drive them further apart?
Los Angeles, California
Who gets fired from a stripper job? Un-fucking-believable. He’d missed one fucking last minute schedule change and the manager gave him the boot. At the last club, he’d got sacked for arguing with a customer who’d gotten too frisky.
Maybe he should try another line of work. Do you want fries with that?
Zach consoled himself with a beer at the Banana Bar, an upscale dance club he really couldn’t afford. He didn’t even notice the guy next to him until he felt a firm thigh rubbing against his. He glanced over from the corner of his eye.
“A penny for your thoughts.”
“They’re not worth that much.”
“The worst. I lost a lover and a job.”
“Shit, man. That’s too bad. Let me buy you another beer. I’m Rick Lord, by the way.”
“Zach Baker.” He twisted and put out a hand.
“It has a nice ring to it. Real or screen name?”
“I don’t have any use for a screen name. You?”
“You never heard of me?”
“No, can’t say I have.”
“Well, I haven’t been in the business long,” Rick conceded.
“What business is that?”
“Rick Lord of the Jungle.”
Zach looked at him blankly.
“Porn, sweetheart. My dick is getting rave reviews.”
“Sorry man. I’ll have to pick up a copy. I’ve been thinking about getting into skin flicks myself.”
“Really?” Rick eyed him with interest. “My producer is always looking for guys. Wanna show me what you got?”
This could be the break he’d been waiting for -- or just another guy looking for a blowjob. What the hell. Zach couldn’t afford to pass up a chance, even a small one. He nodded.
“Meet me in the alley.” Rick threw some money on the bar. Zach slid off the stool and walked toward the backdoor, knowing Rick would follow.