- Demon or Angel
WAR IS COMING… the angels of Osestra and the demons of Exilum are preparing for the final battle to be played out in Manna, the human realm, and one young man is caught in the middle. Vern Swain may be the key to everything…
Vern is a country boy dreaming of seeing his name up in lights. He runs away to become a star. His journey is just beginning, but it takes him in unusual directions…right in the path of his guardian demon.
Teague, son of Xaphan is a demon of Exilum charged with ruining Vern's life, but he just can't do it. He's confronted by his family, and forced to choose sides.
War is coming, but who's fighting for Manna?
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Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 3 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Tropes: Badass Hero, Bodyguard/Guardian Angel, Coming of Age, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, InstaLove / Love at First Sight
Word Count: 67000
Setting: country, city, beach
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Teague took a long slow drag off his cigarette, even knowing the glowing tip could give him away. He didn’t give a damn. He needed a glimpse of the kid...to be sure he was safe and relatively unharmed.
The voices in the dilapidated joke of a house raised. The father’s gruff mutterings carried less in the wind than the woman’s shrill pitch. Doors slammed. A light came on in the back room—the one Teague had been waiting for.
He took a few tentative steps closer, pine needles and dried leaves crunched beneath his boots. He pressed his back against a tree and took another drag.
He’d kept his primary form for Manna—for earth—to conserve energy, but dressed in dark jeans and dark hoodie to cover his light hair to blend into the dark. He doubted anyone would see him. There was no reason someone would hide in the woods stalking an unimportant boy like Vern.READ MORE
Certainly not the boy’s family, they had no idea Teague existed. Even if they looked out the back windows and stared right at him, they probably wouldn’t see him. And if they did? He’d influence them to think they hadn’t.
So why was he worried?
Probably because Teague’s brother, Zepher, wouldn’t like him watching Vern so closely and so passively. But it wasn’t time, yet. The boy was only sixteen, a rëisch—a baby. His life had already been hard enough from what Teague had witnessed.
Vern’s shadow moved back and forth in the window. He seemed fine, but from this distance…
He pulled a folded eye from his back pocket and shook it out, popping it into an elongated shape. He’d become overly comfortable using such tools, knowing the cost. They weren’t always necessary, but they were helpful.
He put one end up to his eye and peered through it. He needed to be sure Vern was okay.COLLAPSE
A lot of bigger themes on questioning good and evil.