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4 Star and 3 Star Reviews for Goblet’s Edge by Lore Graham #MM #Fantasy @LT3Press @Grahamlore

CoverTitle: Goblet’s Edge
Author Name & Publisher: Lore Graham (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 25, 2016 – 68 pgs

Synopsis

August and Laurence have been lovers for years, and it’s a love August has never had any cause to doubt, even if Laurence is also his employer—until they arrive in Umbra and meet Queen Maeve, the woman Laurence is to marry.

It’s immediately clear to August that Maeve is more than a little interested in Laurence, and as the gap between him and lover widens, Laurence growing increasingly reserved and distant, August fears the moment he’s always dreaded is near to hand.

And the end of their relationship might be easier to accept if he could hate Maeve, but asking him to hate the beautiful, intriguing Maeve would be like asking him to stop loving the Lord he’s served and adored so long. Which just makes August more miserable than ever, and waiting for the moment when he’s finally cast out.

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FourStars

Lore Graham’s worlds are complex and interesting, and I love the way the world-building is threaded into the plot seamlessly. I enjoyed discovering August’s culture and surroundings as the story unfolded.

For the most part, I enjoyed this story. The characters and setting are interesting. Although I wanted to know more about their society, there was enough detail to keep my attention, and I didn’t feel as though it were lacking. It’s more that I want to see other stories set in this realm.

I liked August very much, but I’m not entirely sure how I feel about his relationship with Laurence or with Maeve for that matter. I am still on the fence about the power imbalance. I don’t really think August is being used, exactly, but he certainly isn’t on the same level with the others. It particularly bothered me that August seemed more like he was servicing Laurence than that Laurence actually cared about him as a person, and that bothered me a bit. I was left with the impression of “we trust you and we will occasionally have you in our bed, but you’re basically still a servant and should know your rightful place.” It may just be a case of it not really being my thing.

Other than that, though, it was very well written. There were some nicely steamy moments, and I definitely appreciated the skill regarding the creation of this world. I hope to see more about it in the future.

~Amy

ThreeStar

Although I did enjoy this quick read, I was left feeling as if there could have been much more to this story.

August in my opinion really does get the short end of the stick in this book. He works for Laurence basically as his personal assistant to whatever he needs and he is his secret lover also but I feel as if he is being used and nothing more. Then you throw Mauve (Laurence’s soon to be new wife) into the mix and I feel as if both Laurence and Mauve are both getting their cake and eating it too.

I believe that August is in love with Laurence and would never deny him any of his wishes but what I did not like about the story is Laurence never really said how he felt about August one way or the other and also Laurence is rather gold to August for the most part throughout the book.

What I did enjoy about the book is the fact that Mauve was a very bright woman and treated August with respect even though she really did not have too. I think that she actually has feelings for both men. The fact that she wants to include instead of exclude August in their wedding night was more then August could have ever asked for. Not to mention she did not want him to leave when they were done.

I enjoyed this story but I really wish that Laurence’s character would have been more forth coming with his feelings and I wish that he would have made it clear what he really wanted from both Mauve and August.

Tosha

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3.5 Stars for What She Wants (A Roughstock Menage) by B. A. Tortuga @BATortuga #MFM #Menage #Romance @PridePublishing

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Title: What She Wants (A Roughstock Menage)
Author Name & Publisher: B. A. Tortuga (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: May 24, 2016 — 202 Pages

Synopsis

Calleigh and Adrian might have an open relationship, but she’s tired of staying home. She wants Adrian, and his lover Packer, to be all hers.

Calleigh and Adrian have always had an open marriage. Adrian being on the road all the time has made it easy for them to have separate lives, but neither of them acted on their agreement to see other people until Adrian met fellow Aussie and force of nature, Packer Stevens.

Now Packer and Adrian are always together, and Calleigh is left at home, missing her man. When Calleigh decides she’s not going to let Adrian go without a fight, she comes up with what she thinks is the perfect plan. She hits the spa, and the gym, and sets out to find her inner buckle bunny, intent on getting her bullrider back, and maybe on impressing Packer a little, too. She heads out on the road, ready to fight for her husband.

What Calleigh doesn’t understand is that her plan will be wildly successful, and also the hardest thing she’s ever done in her life. Packer is more than willing to play, but he’s as complicated as Calleigh is emotional. As much as he loves Calleigh and Packer, and the sexy games they play, Adrian has to try to set things right, but can he find a way to give Calleigh what she wants, and make everyone else happy at the same time?

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ThreeandHalfStars

This story was more of a feel good YA romance than a true adult story.  There was a light story and the scenes were steamy, however, I didn’t really feel that there was a story.

It was a rough mish-mash of emotions and the characters were mostly thinking with lust instead of what a relationship would truly be like.

I normally love Tortuga stories, but this one – the sex was a distraction because that was all they did.  There was no meaningful conversation about how this might work, or whether or not they wanted it to work.  There was a half-hearted attempt at conflict and even though I really disliked the female “buckle bunny”, she was just a minor detail for me.

Overall, this was not my favorite story and that makes me sad to say.

~AvidReader

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NEW RELEASE! 5 stars for The Cattery by K. A. Merikan @KA_Merikan #MM #Fetish #Poly

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Title: The Cattery
Author Name & Publisher: K. A. Merikan (Acerbi & Villani ltd)
Publication Date & Length: April 8, 2016 – 186 Pages

Synopsis

— Role-playing a cat for six months? You said you’re paying how much? —

Goran’s mouth has no filter, and it’s losing him job after job. Desperate and a week away from being homeless, he finds an offer online that sounds too good to be true. Spending six months in a mansion by the beach in return for a hundred thousand dollars as long as he sticks to the house rules.

This might be the one job where his unruly mouth doesn’t get in the way. After all, saying the wrong thing is impossible… when you’re role-playing a cat.

Meeting all the other guys at the cattery seems to be the icing on the cake, but the inconvenient truth he dishes out turns out to be too much. Goran makes everyone his enemy, but worst of all, Ollie, the prettiest cat of the bunch, the one who’s been in the cattery the longest, and the one who makes Goran’s heart skip a beat.

Ollie’s big blue eyes hold secrets Goran is intent on cracking, but to do so, he will need to learn to bite his tongue and listen. Too bad the pretty blond ice prince is set on getting Goran kicked out of the cattery for good.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: debt, enemies to lovers, cat-play, Miami, immigrant, billionaire, love triangle, social anxiety, rent boy, backstabbing

Genre: M/M contemporary romance, sugar kink

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FiveStars

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this book. From the description I was skeptical about reading it because it almost sounds like it is a little to far fetched on the kinky side but once I started reading it, I could not put the book down. Yes it was a kinky fetish that Luis has with having guys act as a cat for him but am also it is more than that for Luis.

I believe that Luis is truly a lonely man that is looking for something that he has yet to find in just one individual. I believe that with him having people act as a cat he is able to interact with them without all the drama that can go into actual relationship and I believe that is what he is looking for. Luis in my opinion is actually a really sweet man and he cares for the people that are in his cattery. And if I had to guess I think that he did start to fall a little for Goran.

Goran is this outspoken person who says what is ever on his mind. He has that problem where his mouth speaks before his brain can catch up with what he is going to say. So he is constantly getting into trouble. I think that intentionally when he joined the cattery it was about mainly the money and a chance at some fun but when he met Ollie it became so much more.

Ollie is the one it took a while for me to get an accurate read on. I believe that Ollie has become complacent with being in the cattery for two years and he has made himself believe he was in love with Luis. I think he realizes something is missing and that answer lies within him leaving the cattery but he is scared. He is scared of the unknown and he is scared to trust.

All in all this book in my opinion is more of a love story then it is a kink/fetish story. I truly enjoyed reading it and cannot wait for another one in the series to come out.

~Tosha

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New Release: 4 Star Review for Snowed In, A MM Anthology by Lynn Townsend, Jessica Chase, Kassandra Lea, Leigh Ellwood, Logan Zachary, Tray Ellis, Emjay Haze, L.J. Hamlin

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Title: Snowed In, A M/M Anthology
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publication Date & Length: January 27, 2016 – 44k

Synopsis

Snowed In is a wintery blend of frost, snow, and romance from eight of Torquere Press’ M/M authors.

Winter storms are dangerous, and in Celibate Cold by Lynn Townsend, Topher finds himself stranded in one when his car slides into a ditch. Alone and scared, he tries to walk home in the blizzard but ends up at Chase’s house, desperately in need of help.

Can an accident on Luke and Tom’s annual hike lead to them becoming more than good friends? Find out in Jessica Chase’s Falling for Love!

In This Winter’s Night by Kassandra Lea, Barry is devastated when he realizes he spends more time talking to his horses than his boyfriend—but that’s about change.

These snow angels have a devilish side! Huey and Tommy think their neighbor Marshall would be a naughty, fun addition to their snow day in Snow Angels by Leigh Ellwood.

In Snow Job by Logan Zachary, winter doesn’t always come with a chill—sometimes it’s smokin’ hot! For Lance and Leo, snowbound and icicles are about to take on whole new meanings.

Beau and Leon are two strangers on a chairlift. When Leon—the “experienced” skier—laughs at himself, Beau looks at him in a whole new light in Taking the Fall Line by Tray Ellis.

In Snowy Reunion by Emjay Haze, Steven wonders if he even has a boyfriend since Jonathan walked out after their last argument. But Jonathan surprises Steven during a ski trip and it just might save their relationship.

Seeking the elusive Yeti is Joel’s passion, but he finds more than he bargained for in Adventures of a Yeti Hunter by L.J. Hamlin.

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FourStars

Celibate Cold

by Lynn Townsend

This was delightfully sexy and steamy. Both Chase and Topher are likable, and they have terrific chemistry. The story is exactly what it should be when it comes to a snowstorm hookup: A good time had by all but with the dangling possibility for more. Not an instant-love-connection tale, just two men warming up by the fire. 5 stars

Falling for Love

by Jessica Chase

I was pretty meh about this one. It’s cute that Luke and Tom had a second chance to connect. However, I found it past the realm of fantasy and into unbelievable territory when they started making out while Luke had an untreated broken leg on a mountainside. That was so utterly ridiculous and neither romantic nor hot. That said, I liked seeing them together, just not like that. 2 stars

This Winter’s Night

by Kassandra Lea

I love romance between established partners, so this one was nice and sweet. Tender, romantic, and emotional, it hit some nice notes. Barry and Oliver are a great pair, and I enjoyed this gentle interlude between them. 4 stars

Snow Angels

by Leigh Ellwood

Hands down, this is my favorite in the entire anthology. It’s is scorching hot, funny, sexy, and just plain delightful. Huey and Tommy are hilarious in their ogling of hot neighbor Marshall, and Marshall is wonderfully reserved in his ogling right back. I am not usually one for threesomes, as I find they lack a certain chemistry, but this one may have converted me. Really well-written with smart dialog and enough charm to melt the coldest heart. 5 stars

Snow Job

by Logan Zachary

This is another one I was iffy about. I really don’t care for instant-love, and this is pretty much the definition of it. One night of sort of bland sex and Lance is asking Leo to move in while Leo is changing his sign to add Lance’s name? That’s pushing my limits on believability. I didn’t find the passion between them terribly compelling, and the writing style lacked some grace. I kept getting pulled out of the story by oddly phrased sentences and missing words. This was okay, and I did like the characters, but it clearly wasn’t the story for me. 2 stars

Taking the Fall Line

by Tray Ellis

I thought Leon and Beau were exceptionally cute together. I loved the ski and snowboard lingo. It brought me right into the story and held me there, and I was reading it as much for that as for the budding romance between Leon and Beau. I love when an author sneaks in a bit of social commentary, so I perked up at Beau’s internal dialog about Leon’s family and their wealth. Fun and sweet. 5 stars

Snowy Reunion

by Emjay Haze

This was a sweet story about Steven and Jonathan making things right between them after a nasty fight. I love make-up stories, and this had some great highlights. My only hesitation is that there wasn’t anything that made this one really stand out. It was good, and well-written, but it wasn’t terribly original or unique. 4 stars

Adventures of a Yeti Hunter

by L.J. Hamlin

A great last story to wrap up the anthology. I enjoyed the budding romance between Joel and Tommy. The concept was interesting, with the yeti hunting. I don’t think I’ve read a story with a paranormal or fantasy element that wasn’t really the focal point. I liked it. Joel and Tommy are hot together, and naturally, I appreciated a story about a pansexual character. I appreciated that this was about “staying warm” in a storm but not about instant love, even though there’s a promise for more. 5 stars

Averaging out the star ratings, the anthology as a whole gets a solid 4 stars. The only thing missing in this one was a genuine fantasy or science fiction tale. Otherwise, there should be something fun for everyone inside.

4 stars

~AmyM

Excerpt

Chase squinted. Of course it wasn’t a yeti, he thought. But the creature who was stumbling in his direction was covered in snow from the thighs down and his coat was thick with ice crystals. He had a hat crammed low down over his ears, but no gloves, and his sleeves were crusted with more snow. He’d probably fallen a few times, to judge by the smears of white down his front.

By the time Chase had identified the intruder as being nothing more than a man, his visitor was nearly to the porch. The man’s teeth were chattering so hard that he couldn’t seem to force intelligible words out. Chase caught a few mumbled syllables.

“Well, you look like three miles of bad road,” Chase said. He helped the man up the stairs and then impartially started brushing snow off his back, not really paying attention to where his hands were until the man startled when Chase’s hands came down on his ass, smacking snow away.

The stranger whirled, his brown eyes wide.

Chase held his hands out to his sides, harmless. “No point in trackin’ that all in m’house, man, and you look a bit chilled to do it yourself.”

The man nodded, stomped off his feet as best he could, which wasn’t very well. Chase sighed. The guy was wearing fucking Oxfords, for Christ’s sweet sake. He’d be lucky if he had any toes left at all. Fool.

“Sex,” the man said.

“What?” Chase had to have misheard that. He stuck a finger—snow covered, and cold—into his ear as if to clear it out. Or wind up his brain. “What did you say?”

“Six. Six miles of bad road.”

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4 Star Review for Anthem by A.M. Leibowitz #Bisexual #Poly @amyunchained

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Title: Anthem
Author Name & Publisher: A.M. Leibowitz (Acquitted Books)
Publication Date & Length: March 1, 2016 – 270 pgs

Synopsis

Trevor Davidson has everything going for him. He’s just moved out on his own with three friends, and he’s landed a job as music director at a large Boston church. He has high hopes for marrying his long-term girlfriend and settling into a comfortable, devout lifestyle.

Andre Cole has spent the past few years throwing himself into a dead-end job at a Cape Cod-based call center. When an opportunity to move back to Boston arises, Andre believes it will be the do-over he needs to put his past behind him.

A chance meeting in a club on New Year’s Eve brings Trevor and Andre together for a brief but steamy encounter. Both assuming that’s the end of it, they are unexpectedly thrown back into each other’s lives when Trevor’s church hires Andre for their website design. While Andre is content at first to move on, Trevor’s conflicted feelings bubble over into his songwriting. Before he can stop it, his ode to Andre becomes an inadvertent Christian radio hit.

Unfortunately for Trevor, he isn’t the only one who knows the song’s hidden meaning. Someone has leaked the story and upended Trevor’s life. In order to put the pieces back together, he needs to learn to be honest with his girlfriend, with Andre, and especially with himself.

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FourStars

I really enjoyed this story. The struggle with being bisexual is a big part of this story. Not to mention the struggle of whether or not to follow your feelings and come out when you will possibly lose quite a bit because of who you want to be with.
While I really enjoyed the plot of the story and found it really interesting, I struggled with the pacing at times. It seemed to drag at times and I found myself losing interest or wanting to scan to get to a part of the story that was moving it forward. Part of it was that it was a very intricate story line so there were a lot of parts that didn’t necessarily feel important until later in the story when we found out why they’d be introduced earlier.
I have to say that I really connected with Trevor even with all his insecurities because I understand what that is like.. to struggle with the feelings that you don’t necessarily want to acknowledge while not being able to stop them either.
Overall, I have to say that even though A.M. Leibowitz doesn’t normally write such romantic stories, I really found this one quite good and would happily pick up another of her romance themed books.
Renee

Excerpt

A sliver of light and the door thumping shut alerted him to the presence of someone else.

His hands stopped moving, hovering over the keyboard. He looked up to see Pastor Bret standing at the back of the aud.

Trevor jumped, his face flaming, and he was glad for the dim light hiding the red flush he was sure marked his cheeks. “Uh…hi?” he squawked out.

“Don’t stop on my account,” Pastor Bret said. “The song is fantastic. You’ve been holding out on us, acting like you didn’t have anything big for the recording. Where’ve you been hiding that one?”

Covering his tracks, Trevor joked, “Under my hat.” His stomach churned.

“Uh huh. Well, I’d like to see you finish up your new song so we can use it. How long do you think it’ll take?”

“It’s about done, but—” He coughed, stalling while he worked out what to say to Bret to put him off. “I was thinking about changing some of the words, though. It’s not—I mean, it doesn’t specifically say God or Jesus, and it probably needs some other fixes. You know, so it sounds more…spiritual.” Trevor gritted his teeth in frustration as the inspiration for the song rose to the forefront of his mind.

Bret looked thoughtful. “I don’t know. Can you play it for me?”

All the blood which had previously rushed to Trevor’s face drained away, and sweat trickled down his neck to his collar. “I—”

“Not sure you want anyone to hear it til it’s perfect, eh?” Bret laughed. “Come on. Don’t worry that it’s not good enough.”

Oh, God, help me! Trevor prayed. “Okay,” he heard himself say, even though he’d really meant to say, No way in hell.

He played the opening chords and began to sing, quietly at first and then with more confidence. “You touch my heart…”

He immersed himself in the song and in the memories he’d drawn on to write it. It didn’t matter what it was about; he was perfectly capable of making it sound like a love song to his God. He kept his gaze trained on the chord sheet in front of him, not daring to look Bret in the eye just in case. When he was through, he let the note fade away and closed his eyes. He didn’t want to see Bret’s reaction.

It took a moment, but Bret finally broke the silence. “Wonderful. I wouldn’t change a thing. When we have a thousand members all singing this together, they’ll all know who they’re singing it for.”

Trevor’s immediate reaction was, No, they won’t.

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New Release: Snowed In, A MM Anthology by Lynn Townsend, Jessica Chase, Kassandra Lea, Leigh Ellwood, Logan Zachary, Tray Ellis, Emjay Haze, L.J. Hamlin

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Title: Snowed In, A M/M Anthology
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publication Date & Length: January 27, 2016 – 44k

Synopsis

Snowed In is a wintery blend of frost, snow, and romance from eight of Torquere Press’ M/M authors.

Winter storms are dangerous, and in Celibate Cold by Lynn Townsend, Topher finds himself stranded in one when his car slides into a ditch. Alone and scared, he tries to walk home in the blizzard but ends up at Chase’s house, desperately in need of help.

Can an accident on Luke and Tom’s annual hike lead to them becoming more than good friends? Find out in Jessica Chase’s Falling for Love!

In This Winter’s Night by Kassandra Lea, Barry is devastated when he realizes he spends more time talking to his horses than his boyfriend—but that’s about change.

These snow angels have a devilish side! Huey and Tommy think their neighbor Marshall would be a naughty, fun addition to their snow day in Snow Angels by Leigh Ellwood.

In Snow Job by Logan Zachary, winter doesn’t always come with a chill—sometimes it’s smokin’ hot! For Lance and Leo, snowbound and icicles are about to take on whole new meanings.

Beau and Leon are two strangers on a chairlift. When Leon—the “experienced” skier—laughs at himself, Beau looks at him in a whole new light in Taking the Fall Line by Tray Ellis.

In Snowy Reunion by Emjay Haze, Steven wonders if he even has a boyfriend since Jonathan walked out after their last argument. But Jonathan surprises Steven during a ski trip and it just might save their relationship.

Seeking the elusive Yeti is Joel’s passion, but he finds more than he bargained for in Adventures of a Yeti Hunter by L.J. Hamlin.

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Chase squinted. Of course it wasn’t a yeti, he thought. But the creature who was stumbling in his direction was covered in snow from the thighs down and his coat was thick with ice crystals. He had a hat crammed low down over his ears, but no gloves, and his sleeves were crusted with more snow. He’d probably fallen a few times, to judge by the smears of white down his front.

By the time Chase had identified the intruder as being nothing more than a man, his visitor was nearly to the porch. The man’s teeth were chattering so hard that he couldn’t seem to force intelligible words out. Chase caught a few mumbled syllables.

“Well, you look like three miles of bad road,” Chase said. He helped the man up the stairs and then impartially started brushing snow off his back, not really paying attention to where his hands were until the man startled when Chase’s hands came down on his ass, smacking snow away.

The stranger whirled, his brown eyes wide.

Chase held his hands out to his sides, harmless. “No point in trackin’ that all in m’house, man, and you look a bit chilled to do it yourself.”

The man nodded, stomped off his feet as best he could, which wasn’t very well. Chase sighed. The guy was wearing fucking Oxfords, for Christ’s sweet sake. He’d be lucky if he had any toes left at all. Fool.

“Sex,” the man said.

“What?” Chase had to have misheard that. He stuck a finger—snow covered, and cold—into his ear as if to clear it out. Or wind up his brain. “What did you say?”

“Six. Six miles of bad road.”

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New Release: Anthem by A.M. Leibowitz #Bisexual #Poly @amyunchained

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Title: Anthem
Author Name & Publisher: A.M. Leibowitz (Acquitted Books)
Publication Date & Length: March 1, 2016 – 270 pgs

Synopsis

Trevor Davidson has everything going for him. He’s just moved out on his own with three friends, and he’s landed a job as music director at a large Boston church. He has high hopes for marrying his long-term girlfriend and settling into a comfortable, devout lifestyle.

Andre Cole has spent the past few years throwing himself into a dead-end job at a Cape Cod-based call center. When an opportunity to move back to Boston arises, Andre believes it will be the do-over he needs to put his past behind him.

A chance meeting in a club on New Year’s Eve brings Trevor and Andre together for a brief but steamy encounter. Both assuming that’s the end of it, they are unexpectedly thrown back into each other’s lives when Trevor’s church hires Andre for their website design. While Andre is content at first to move on, Trevor’s conflicted feelings bubble over into his songwriting. Before he can stop it, his ode to Andre becomes an inadvertent Christian radio hit.

Unfortunately for Trevor, he isn’t the only one who knows the song’s hidden meaning. Someone has leaked the story and upended Trevor’s life. In order to put the pieces back together, he needs to learn to be honest with his girlfriend, with Andre, and especially with himself.

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Excerpt

A sliver of light and the door thumping shut alerted him to the presence of someone else.

His hands stopped moving, hovering over the keyboard. He looked up to see Pastor Bret standing at the back of the aud.

Trevor jumped, his face flaming, and he was glad for the dim light hiding the red flush he was sure marked his cheeks. “Uh…hi?” he squawked out.

“Don’t stop on my account,” Pastor Bret said. “The song is fantastic. You’ve been holding out on us, acting like you didn’t have anything big for the recording. Where’ve you been hiding that one?”

Covering his tracks, Trevor joked, “Under my hat.” His stomach churned.

“Uh huh. Well, I’d like to see you finish up your new song so we can use it. How long do you think it’ll take?”

“It’s about done, but—” He coughed, stalling while he worked out what to say to Bret to put him off. “I was thinking about changing some of the words, though. It’s not—I mean, it doesn’t specifically say God or Jesus, and it probably needs some other fixes. You know, so it sounds more…spiritual.” Trevor gritted his teeth in frustration as the inspiration for the song rose to the forefront of his mind.

Bret looked thoughtful. “I don’t know. Can you play it for me?”

All the blood which had previously rushed to Trevor’s face drained away, and sweat trickled down his neck to his collar. “I—”

“Not sure you want anyone to hear it til it’s perfect, eh?” Bret laughed. “Come on. Don’t worry that it’s not good enough.”

Oh, God, help me! Trevor prayed. “Okay,” he heard himself say, even though he’d really meant to say, No way in hell.

He played the opening chords and began to sing, quietly at first and then with more confidence. “You touch my heart…”

He immersed himself in the song and in the memories he’d drawn on to write it. It didn’t matter what it was about; he was perfectly capable of making it sound like a love song to his God. He kept his gaze trained on the chord sheet in front of him, not daring to look Bret in the eye just in case. When he was through, he let the note fade away and closed his eyes. He didn’t want to see Bret’s reaction.

It took a moment, but Bret finally broke the silence. “Wonderful. I wouldn’t change a thing. When we have a thousand members all singing this together, they’ll all know who they’re singing it for.”

Trevor’s immediate reaction was, No, they won’t.

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