2nd Edition with 2,300+ words added
When fifteen-year-old Devin Hughes created his imaginary friend after getting bullied by the freshman boys in the locker room, he never expected Brice to materialize into a physical human being twenty-five years later. Nor did he ever anticipate Brice’s demonic surprise.
Brice, a demon enslaved to Satan, must bring individuals into their realm by convincing them to walk through the portal–a mirror–into hell so their souls can be harvested. To his disappointment, Devin proves to be a tough target, especially after he meets Matthew.
Matthew Lyons, CEO of Lyons Security, has a terrible habit of jumping into relationships too soon and too fast. But he can’t deny the zing his heart sustained the second he shook hands with advertising executive, Devin Hughes.
While sparks fly between Matt and Dev, Brice’s rage reaches record levels. But under no circumstances will the deceitful evildoer let the two foolish men ruin his plans.
When Devin realizes Brice’s true intention, it might be too late to stop the horrific consequences. Can the strength of Dev’s and Matt’s love defeat and banish Brice forever, or will the maniacal demon subdue both men and turn them into cadaverous trophies? Is love powerful enough to defeat a vengeful hellion?
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Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: InstaLove / Love at First Sight, Office / Workplace Romance, Second Chances
Word Count: 325800
Setting: New Jersey
Languages Available: English
“Just get the fuck out, Trace. And take your friend with you! Good thing I took a half day because of this damn flu, or I’d never know how you’ve been using our place—no, make that my place—on your days off! Is this your way of thanking me for the nice birthday party I arranged for you last week?”
Steam billowed from Devin Hughes where he stood, one hand clenched into a fist at his side, and a finger on the other pointing toward the front of the apartment that until four minutes ago he shared with his presumed committed lover, Trace.
“Come on, Dev. I’m sorry. I still love you, Dev… please.” Desperation never sounded more pathetic.READ MORE
“You still love me? Funny that, because I just found you with another guy’s dick buried so far up your ass, it wouldn’t surprise me if he needed a search and rescue to recover it. We’re done! Now get the hell out. You’ll find all your shit in the hallway in garbage bags right after I shovel it in them! Oh, and you can fucking forget the Thanksgiving plans we made.” Devin’s voice got deeper and darker with each word.
Trace’s tone carried more than a hint of bitterness. “Can’t we talk this out like adults? I’m stunned, Dev. I never knew you harbored such a nasty little green goblin inside you.”
“Fuck you, Trace. Oh, wait… your buddy here seems to have already done that. Make sure the door hits you in the ass good and hard on your way out. I hope you enjoy each other. No more talking… Get! Out! Now!”COLLAPSE