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Thursday, April 12, 2012

K is for KIRIKA AMARATSU_A kiss To Live For


{Blake Adamson had been left chained to a tree in the New Zealand wilderness by the last fae. He escapes death by being given an apple of immortality from Idun's Asgardian garden.

By whom? Odin's ravens, Huggin and Munnin (that's MIND and MEMORY for those of you not versed in Viking - and yes, there is a bit of an allegory going on there.)

He has been discovered by Hone Heke (an angel on a sort of community service punishment) and by Kirika Amaratsu. In happy relief at finding him alive, Kirika has bowled him over on his back with her atop him.

Blake has kept a slice of Idun's apple for her. She agrees to eat it ... on one condition.

“What kind of condition?,” I asked with a sinking heart.

An evil gleam started to grow in her deep, large brown eyes. “Oh, nothing obscene, nothing bizarre, nothing sexual.”

She winked. “I lied about the sexual.”

Hone groaned, “Uh, oh.”

Kirika smiled wicked. “I will eat your apple. But only if you share the last bite ... in a kiss with me.”

She wiggled, pressing her hips dangerously into mine as I managed to croak, “I - I can live with that.”

She laughed, “I thought you might.”

She brought the apple to her lips.

“Oh,” I started, but Kirika had already bitten into the slice.

Her eyes rolled up as she stiffened in spasms on top of me. With horror, I saw her begin to fade, becoming a ghost on top of me. I wrapped both arms around her tight.

“Stay with me, Kirika! Don’t fade on me. Stay with me, please. I don’t know what I’d do if I lost you.”

The weight of her body pressed back down on top of me again. She was soft and firm in my arms once more. She squirmed her hips into me, her lips melting into mine.

She murmured, “Then, fade from you I never will. Never.”

I smiled, “I - I can live with that.”

She asked, “Are all the bites like that one?”

“Just the first.”

She raised an eyebrow, and I insisted, “Honest.”

“In that case ---”

She slowly took another bite. Her eyebrows shot up. She wiggled delightfully on my body. She actually seemed to glow. She let out a long, ragged breath.

“B-Blake, never have I tasted such a wonder. It fills me with such a power and joy. Starving, you denied yourself this for me?”

“Denied? Seeing you enjoy it this much is better than I have the words to describe.”

Her whole face glowed, her deep eyes seeming to swallow me. I went willingly. She bit slower and slower, savoring each bite, squirming more and more into me.

Hone coughed uneasy.

She seemed not to hear. Only the last bite was left. She took it and moistened her full lips with the piece. Then, she bent her face right to mine.

“When I place it in my lips, Blake, place yours around it, and we will kiss as I swallow. All right?”

I nodded. She moistened my lips with it, then re-wet her lips again. She smiled, and promises dark and tempting filled my head. Hone coughed again, but I barely heard him.

In fact, the whole world grew dim around the edges. All that was clear were Kirika’s gleaming, deep, deep eyes. She slipped the bit of apple into her wet lips, leaning right into me. I shyly wrapped my lips around the apple.

Like I knew she would, she tried forcing it into my mouth with her tongue, I thrust it back. Then, she caught me by surprise and swallowed it, wrapping her tongue around mine, doing some thrusting and rubbing of her own. I could feel my eyes roll back into their sockets, and tingles dance all down my body.

From the magic of Idun’s apple or Kirika’s tongue I couldn’t say.

She arched in my arms, thrusting her hips into me again and again. I was about to lose it completely, when she went limp in my arms, slumping across my whole body.

This time it was me that let out a long, ragged breath. I shivered in spasms. That had been --- something. Kirika purred in my arms.

“Next time, get a hotel,” growled Hone.

“I didn’t do that,” I sputtered.

Kirika breathed, “Was it good for you, beloved?”

I couldn’t help myself and let out a sigh, “Oh, yeah.”

Hone grunted, “Tell me again what you didn’t do.”


  1. Love the name Kirika! It reminds me of Kirukan from the WHEEL OF TIME series, one of my all-time fave book series.

    Hope you've been having fun with the A-Z, I'm just now getting to catch up on what people have been doing!

  2. Thanks, Trisha:
    I've named one of my major characters in THE RIVAL and in BEST OF ENEMIES Trish. Though you would be tickled to know, Roland

  3. I really shouldn't read stuff like this when I'm at work. How many hours before I can go home?

  4. Oh, very nice little tale! That knowledge... dangerous stuff, eh? All sexy and scary at the same time.

  5. Oh, I really enjoyed reading this. The Forbidden Apple...makes you wonder what happened next, and you even brought the Fades into it...wonderful!

  6. Who can resist an excellent kiss :)


  7. Like Trisha, love the names. New take on the Adam and Eve story?


  8. Love the Adam and Eve undertones, Roland, how you tweaked the apple. Great job!

  9. Jennifer:
    Blake certainly does have a tempting Eve!

    I just envy you being able to visit the internet at work. Alas that is denied me.

    I've always had a weakness, like Blake, for bad girls in life and in fiction! LOL.

    Thanks, Margo:
    Hope your day contains some magic and fun!

    Blake got to sail the Sea of Fate next! Dance lessons and other pursuits followed. Glad you liked my excerpt.

    Certainly not Blake!

    Blake's last name is Adamson (Son of Adam {Man}). Allegories galore in THE PATH BACK TO DAWN. I had fun. Hopefully the readers will. Thanks for visiting!

    I tried for sexy without blatant. I'm happy you had fun with the excerpt. Roland