Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Sexy Dilemma #MySexySaturday

So I'm participating in the Sexy Saturday today and I've decided to post seven paragraphs about Sanderson's dilemma in my New Adult magical realism novel THE MOONLIGHT MARKET:

“Come on. Frieda will know where the photographer is this year.”

Cory took his hand and Sanderson tugged him close for a final kiss before he reset the lock, pulling the door closed behind them.

Sanderson hoped Frieda would feed them. He was hungry and he’d do cartwheels for her coffee.

His gaze trailed to the shadows down the aisle ahead of them. A prickle of unease skittered along Sanderson’s skin like leaves blown before the wind. Niari’s tent lay down that path. The tinkle of her ankle bells echoed in his mind, or had he heard them in the dark that crouched behind the tents?

Sanderson kicked a pebble at his feet. He’d thought touching Cory, tasting Cory one last time would make it easier to hand him over. Cory was just a good-looking guy that Sanderson had fucked. There was nothing special about him. Sanderson had just wanted one last moment and now he’d get one last meal with him.

Then he’d take Cory to Niari. She would take his memories, and Sanderson could go on his merry way. They’d meet up again on campus. Next time Sanderson wouldn’t screw it up. Next time he’d take Cory out and show him how charming he was before he fucked his brains out. Next time Sanderson would take him to a real bed where he could spend hours worshipping Cory’s body instead of stolen moments clinging together in whatever small bit of privacy they could find.

Cory losing his memory of Sanderson would be a good thing. It would give them a fresh start. He didn’t have to give up Cory to satisfy the Weaver. Just the memory of their time together.

The Moonlight Market
by Aidee Ladnier

Publishers: Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-68252-185-4
Editor: Kierstin Cherry
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
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The Moonlight Market

College senior Cory Long tracked his missing sister to the magical Moonlight Market to bring her home. Instead, he found a disorienting world of performers and hawkers, bizarre sights and sounds, and one very familiar showman, Sanderson Beets. Like a drowning man, he latched onto Sanderson, trusting him to navigate the twists and turns of the Market as unerringly as he had steered Cory to passion in their furtive trysts on campus.

But Sanderson was tired of being the quickie in the alley.

Sanderson Beets had escaped the Moonlight Market to attend college, hoping to settle into a normal life, maybe meet someone and fall in love. To obtain that new life he made a dangerous bargain. And when the sinister woman known as the Weaver of Dreams is involved, second chances always come with strings attached…and sacrifices. Sanderson’s debt has come due, and the only payment he has to offer is Cory, and their chance at a relationship.

And finally, don’t forget to drop in on the rest of the authors sharing My Sexy Saturday excerpts today. 


  1. I was immediately drawn into this story. Great snippet and blurb.

  2. Great e crept! Feel sad for Sanderson. Seems that he is tasked with hard choices.

    1. Definitely a hard choice. And one he chooses the wrong one!