Thursday, December 29, 2011

Episode 08: Return of the Wolves

Genre: Horror
Characters: Kaya, Rafe, Connor, Bane, Ulrick, Lobo, Julius, Phoenix, Byron, Lucy, Jacobi, Harley, Eli
Word Count: 5,240
Rating: R
Type: Series
Summary: The hunters make themselves known to Greymane when Bane accidentally runs into them while out on the prowl. Lobo returns to the manor and Kaya questions everything he experienced while away. The manor is flooded with new wolves and everyone is ramped up about something. When Kaya learns there is a true Alpha and that her father is heading into another war, she begins to panic, fearing what that means for their future.
Warnings: Language, suggestive material, violence, adult content, adult situations, nudity (and wordy).

Jacobi waited near the southern end of the park as Harley setup on the north. Their “bait” was tranquilized and laying in the center of the area near a small fountain. His wound was severe enough to cause bleeding but hidden from view from other people passing by so as not to cause alarm from the humans. They would just see him as some drunken, homeless guy passed out in the park. That was nothing out of the ordinary and nothing that warranted a second look.

He breathed in the night air as he waited. The azaleas and nearby gardenias were sweet but they masked the scent of anything else. Curiosity shot through him as he wondered if there were wolves watching him at that very moment. Quietly stalking him like a piece of meat that he was none the wiser for. The moon was high tonight and though it wasn’t completely full, it was getting there and he knew pretty soon they’d have more than enough action to occupy their time.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Episode 07: Misery

Genre: Horror
Characters: Kaya, Rafe, Connor, Lexi, Faith, Luther, Julius, Phoenix, Sonja, Dexter
Word Count: 4,702
Rating: R
Type: Series
Summary: Lexi and Faith recall the vision concerning Rafe and Faith makes it a point to mention her favoritism towards Kaya is prejudiced and should stop. Gideon wolves arrive and she informs them that there are more new wolves in town that they need to move on immediately. Rafe is going crazy waiting for his transition and asks Kaya to retrieve some personal effects for him from his place. She heads to his apartment and runs into Gideon wolves. Byron of Gideon helps her escape and they get back to their manor but arriving empty handed places Luther in a foul mood and he takes it out on an unsuspecting victim.
Warnings: Language, suggestive material, violence, adult content, adult situations, nudity, RAPE, STRONG sexual content -- (longest chapter so far)

“Mens, somes quod animus, mens, somes quod animus,” Lexi and Faith chanted as they sat around the pentagram blanking staring into the crystal centered between them.

“Give us a vision; a sight to the past,
allow us to view events we’ve cast.”
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Episode 06: Strays

Genre: Horror
Characters: Kaya, Rafe, Bane, Connor, Benjamin, Rachael, David, Melinda, Lucy - Jacobi & Harley Crane
Word Count: 2,833
Rating: R
Type: Series
Summary: Connor notices Rafe's attraction to Kaya and tells him that she and Bane have been hooking up and she isn't looking for anything long term. Kaya gets a visit from their handler Benjamin who informs her there is an issue with one of her shelters that needs her immediate attention. Once she arrives she discovers a large amount of wolves in need of a home and they all appear afraid of something. The hunters are back and decide they need to kill a few wolves before the approaching full moon reaches.
Warnings: Language, suggestive material, violence, adult content, adult situations

“Damn it!” Rafe yelled tossing the empty bucket back onto the bar and sitting the bottle down.

“What’s ya problem, Mate?” Bane asked stepping into the living room and flipping on the television.

“Why the fuck do you care?”
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Episode 05: Visions

Genre: Horror
Characters: Luther, Lobo, Damien, Odessa, Aleister, Lorena, Jason, Patrick, Lexi
Word Count: 3,400
Rating: R
Type: Series
Summary: Luther and Lobo make it to the summit and are informed that the seer had come to understand that a Supreme Alpha wolf rests among them. The Alphas of all the packs in attendance: Patrick, Jason, Luther and Lobo leave with the idea that they are the wolf in the vision. Luther determined to become the only Alpha respected and housed in Willow Reed makes a move on Lobo, attacking him with two other wolves. Lobo's seer Lexi stops them before they are able to complete their task and tells Lobo he has to stop Luther before he gets what he's after.
Warnings: Language, suggestive material, violence, adult content, adult situations, nudity, strong sexual content

Luther made it to the summit in record time, stomping through his old hunting grounds as he waited for the other members of the council to show. He stayed in form, stalking behind one of the locals, snarling and growling low as the shadows lurched further behind him.
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Episode 04: Moonlit Promenade

Genre: Horror
Characters: Kaya, Rafe, Lobo, Connor, Sonja, Dexter, Luther
Word Count: 3,026
Rating: R
Type: Series
Summary: Kaya teaches Rafe about the history of wolves as their training continues and he finds himself drawn to her. His dreams become vivid and she finds him tossing in bed and invites him out for a chat and learns that he was adopted and has no idea who his real parents are. Gideon's Alpha Luther and Greymane's Armand are called away to an emergency WarCouncil summit where it's reported the seers had a vision.
Warnings: Language, suggestive material, violence, adult content, adult situations  - information dump

For over a week Kaya prepped and taught Rafe everything she could about life as a wolf. Mornings were spent practicing his senses, balance and history of their kind. Afternoons she taught him how to communicate with other packs through body language, the purpose behind blending in and his supernaturally enhanced powers: strength, speed, agility and endurance. And at night, they worked on hunting, shifting and harnessing the full power of the moon. Though he had yet to fully transition, she wanted to ensure when the time came he would be fully prepared.

“So when you change, does it hurt?”
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a safe and wonderful family gathering from the cast of After Midnight! Cherish the moments you are together and hopefully have many more!
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Episode 03: Dog Eat Dog

Genre: Horror
Characters: Dexter, Luther, Armand, Ulrick, Connor, Bane, Rafe, Kaya
Word Count: 4,719
Rating: R
Type: Series
Summary: Luther Crowley, Alpha for the Gideon pack, threatens his Beta Dexter unless he can get the new pup Rafe out from under Greymane's roof. Rafe discovers that the wolves in the manor are actually members of a famous rock band and his past as a musician comes into question. Dexter along with Phoenix make a move and attack Greymane to retrieve the pup and Lobo vows to protect him.
Warnings:  Language, suggestive material, violence, adult content, adult situations, nudity, strong sexual content

“You called for me?” Dexter asked entering the dimmed office located in the back of the Gideon manor. Luther swiveled his chair around to meet his beta. His large brooding eyes told the man he was not in the mood for bad news and he took a quick step back.
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November 2011 Update

Hello Readers!

I want to say thank you to everyone that sent me warm wishes and "get well soons" it made breaking out of my hospital room that much easier! As some of you know I was struck with sudden pains in my side that forced me into the hospital for a near 2 week stay as I underwent a series of headaches which included 3 blood transfusions and the removal of my gall bladder. For those that are just learning this news, this is why there have been no November updates. BUT I am home again as of 11/18 12:30pm EST and will have updates rolling ASAP! First release is an After Midnight update and I will get the others done shortly thereafter.

I want to thank you all again for sticking with me through everything! Your support and encouragement is much appreciated. I am a bit saddened by the mega health scare though as this was the Anniversary month of my first story Desired and I was planning on doing a bit of a contest or something to celebrate. Sorry about that. But it's 1 full year of writing that story now and the hits just keep on coming! I am still loving the Steele family and their many brushes with the dark side so their story is not over yet.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday and enjoy the time together with your loved ones!

Yours truly,

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Episode 02: It's a Dog's Life

Genre: Horror
Characters: Kaya, Rafe, Bane, Ulrick, Connor, Lobo
Word Count: 3,182
Rating: R
Type: Series
Summary: Kaya explains to Rafe who and what he is. Unable to believe or accept that he's a wolf as she explains, he lashes out and tries to drown himself in alcohol and forget the night. In the morning he again speaks with Kaya and she tells him though he isn't a prisoner, it's safer for him to remain with them at the manor until he finishes transitioning. Rafe agrees and meets the Alpha of the Greymane pack: Armand Villalobos.
Warnings: Language, suggestive material, violence, adult content, adult situations, nudity

Rafe downed another glass before quickly refilling it from the bar. “A werewolf? You…I’m…,” he paused to suck down the fresh drink before pushing off the bar and turning towards her. “That thing out there, that was you?”

“Yes and in a few more moons, it’ll be you as well.”

“What? How? What happened to me? How is this possible? Werewolves? There are no such things!”
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Episode 01: Hunted

Genre: Horror
Characters: Kaya, Rafe, Bane, Connor, Ulrick, Jacobi & Harley Crane
Word Count: 3,233
Rating: R
Summary: Rafe awakens next to the mauled body of a woman he'd met at a club and cannot recall anything that took place before that. He is hunted and chased through the woods and searches for a way out. Greymane wolves Kaya, Connor, Bane and Ulrick find him and take him back to the manor for rest where he learns the reason the hunters were after him.
Warnings: Language, suggestive material, violence, adult content, adult situations, nudity

Gotta keep moving, gotta get out of here, the only thoughts moving through his head as he raced quickly through the underbrush dodging protruding branches and jumping over fallen logs and rocks. The sound of the barking and growling dogs hot on his tail scared him and he moved to keep from getting caught. The moonlight was peeking between the trees above him casting a pale blue glow and dimly lighting a path for him to follow in the darkened woods. He had no idea where he was or even how he came to be there yet all he could think of was how he got into this mess.

His feet pounded the moist dirt and grass as he moved quicker. The slimy feel of the mud squished between his toes but felt surprisingly cool to his sore soles. His ankles cracked with every step and his calves were on fire. His body was giving out on him but he couldn’t stop now, not with those gunmen behind him.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Prologue: The Hunt

They prowl in the night taking what they need
nothing can stop them and their desire to feed
the moon at night won’t keep the creatures at bay
and with the bright sun, they’re changed for the day
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