I am so beyond excited to be a part of this great anthology with some very awesome writers in the M/M community.
Since ancient times, humankind has looked into the night sky and wondered: Are we alone? Are there other civilizations beyond the stars? Will we ever encounter these beings? Who are they, what are they like, and what might they want with us?
These questions are about to be answered, but those who discover the truth might wish they had never asked. On the other hand, some might find salvation in visitors from other planets. For while some aliens are hostile, others are benevolent. Some have little in common with humans, but for others, the need for love and acceptance is universal. Lives will intersect and otherworldly passions will ignite as four acclaimed authors of gay romance explore first contact—and where it can lead.
F.E. Feeley Jr
From my own personal story – My Final Blog – here is an excerpt:
The house was quiet at two thirty in the morning. Outside, the wind howled as tree limbs brushed against the window, making eerie scratching noises against the glass. A clock tick-tocked in the kitchen until the second hand reached twelve in its continuous rotation. Then it stopped. The lights, which had been off, flickered in a wave throughout the house as if they were ocean waves crashing upon the shore. In slow motion, they came on and went off on their way to the bedroom where George slept deeply. Had he been awake, he would have noticed the smell of ozone, as if lightning had struck somewhere close. In the bedroom, the lights flickered once before going dark. The computer in the corner booted to life. George rolled over in bed and murmured Elijah’s name. The load-up screen finished, bringing up the desktop. Its blue light illuminated the room. George rolled over onto his side, subconsciously avoiding it. The camera
The load-up screen finished, bringing up the desktop. Its blue light illuminated the room. George rolled over onto his side, subconsciously avoiding it. The camera atop his computer, used to skype with distant friends and relations and to take the occasional selfie for his Facebook page, began to focus in and out. A window popped open on the desktop, and the image of George’s bed appeared. Suddenly the screen turned completely white and began to flash in quick succession, in patterns of three. Through the speakers, pulses blared in time with the flashing light. It came out as a static thud-thud-thud. George rolled over in bed again and threw back the covers before sitting up. His face was creased with the indentions of the pillow and his hair hung in his eyes. As he stood up, George’s T-shirt clung to his lithe body.
He walked closer to the computer, his eyes staring, dead, into the flashing light. George stood there swaying on his feet for a moment before reaching down and removing his shirt. The white light flashed in quicker succession and the pulses coming out of the speakers increased in volume. He turned around slowly, lifting his arms into the air and then back down in a strange sort of ballet. Once he turned back around, George tucked his thumbs into the waistband of his pants and, in one fell swoop, lowered them to the ground. He kicked out of them and stood there, barefoot, in front of the computer screen, with a semi-erection. Once again he turned in slow motion. When he came back around, the flashing had stopped, although the camera box was open. On its swivel, the camera turned its eye up at George. The lens began to flash with a red light into the eyes of the man who now stood there with a full erection jutting out. And then the screen went dark and the computer shut itself off. George stood there a moment longer before turning around and walking back, naked, to his bed. He climbed underneath the covers and turned over onto his side. Before too long, snoring could be heard as the lights in the bedroom flickered three times before reversing their travel through the house.
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