Soul Lights: A Hallowe'en Romance of an Erotic Danse Macabre
Lighting a soul light in a cemetery on Hallowe’en hoping to catch a glimpse of her mother in the danse macabre, Nina’s sadness weighs her down. Then something shimmers on the edge of the tree line. Called to it, she lets a spirit whose flesh is hot and solid but invisible, like no spirit she’s encountered before, lead her into the woods.
With sensations of Deja Vu, she immediately trusts him but knows not why. Wanting that dangerous reach for life that comes only through skin on skin contact, she gives into her needs, outside, against a tree, at the whim of this spirit who feels like a real flesh and blood man. But, secrets await her once Kailen’s spirit materializes fully. And, who steps through the portal next with a Hallowe’en gift will change her life forever…
She’d never experienced the woods quite this way, to this depth. As they moved or stopped, their bodies continued to brush against each other in various ways. All of her nerve endings remained on high alert. They wanted more of him against her. As she became more disoriented to time and place so far into the trees now, all she only heard his voice. The low timbre floated over her as he talked of things that didn’t quite seem of this time. She didn’t question it though, a slave to her senses, as his body moved hers. Of course, her ghostly guide would defy all the laws of the spirit world, but she failed to focus on it. She should fear his voice, as she lost all her self-preservation instincts when he spoke.
“We are close to my cas…home,” he stumbled over his words. She could feel his breath on her face. He moved in front of her, taking her by the arms to stop her. Something shimmered again in front of her, the quick image of a masculine face, but then disappeared.
He then pulled her toward him as he guided her over a few inches of some rough terrain into a small opening in the trees. Her feet fell in awkward positions over the bumps in the earth. Feeling off balance or out of sorts, she reached out quickly for him. One hand landed on a muscled arm and the other fell flat over his obviously tone abs as he caught her wrists with one of his hands.
“Sorry,” she apologized as she bit her lower lip and felt the blood rush to her cheeks again.
“No apologies,” he half-groaned.
She bit down harder on her lower lip while she freed one of her hands. Bravely, she ran her free hand up his arm to his shoulders and then his face. Catching herself, she swallowed a gasp when her fingers brushed over his lips. She carefully explored and he didn’t stop her. Moving her fingers around, she thought she could make out a chiseled cheek structure. She’d never had to learn someone’s face this way. The moment proved intimate, exotic, stimulating, as far from scary as one could get.
Nina forced her other arm free of his hold and brought her hand up toward his other cheek. Yet, to her surprise, Kailen grabbed it back before it got there.
About the Author
Ever since she was young, Kiki Howell has loved to listen to a well-woven tale with real characters, inspired plots, and delightful resolutions. Kiki could spend hours lost in a book, and soon she knew that creating lives, loves, and losses with just words had to be the greatest thing that she could do. To that end, she pursued her study of literature and writing, earning a bachelor’s degree in English.
In May, 2011, Kiki was chosen as an Ohioana Book Festival author for her novel, Torn Asunder. She's also had three flash fiction stories win writing contests. In the fall of 2013, her novel, Hidden Salem, made the Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers Lists in 3 categories: Paranormal, Suspense and Ghosts. You can find out more about Kiki on her website www.kikihowell.com or stop by her blog http://anauthorsmusings.blogspot.com/
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite aspect of Halloween, as it’s one of my favorite holidays from the crisp chill in the air to the fall leaves, but I guess if forced, I would have to go with the evenings sitting in my fully-decorated living room that looks like a witch’s study full of books and potion bottles. With all of that candles lit and my misting cauldron going, I love to watch Halloween or horror movies.
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