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Tangled Roots

Tangled Roots

by Giselle Renarde

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Control. Over her relationships, her heritage, her career... and above all, her emotions. It is what Simone desires above all else, and what she had managed to keep. But now that is changing. She is lost in the wilderness, and it will take a man named Moses to lead


All proceeds from the sale of titles in the Coming Together: Neat line benefit Kiva!
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Control. Over her relationships, her heritage, her career... and above all, her emotions. It is what Simone desires above all else, and what she had managed to keep. But now that is changing. She is lost in the wilderness, and it will take a man named Moses to lead her to a promised land she never knew she wanted.

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The passion in this story was very good, and the scenes were very imaginative. This was a good short story, perfect for those days when you want to escape for just a little while.

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"I love you, Moses," she said in disbelief. "I love you."

Kissing her forehead, Moses replied. "Maybe you do. And maybe you're looking for something beautiful to counterbalance the pain. Either way, Simone, you are loved. You are worthy of love. I guarantee it."

The tears she cried turned from tortured to awed, like when she used to cry in church, never knowing why. Running her hands across the prickly hair of his head, Simone pulled Moses in to take comfort in the warmth of his mouth. His tongue still tasted of black liquorice and of her. She kissed him hungrily, desperately, like she could consume his spiritual knowledge this way.

Simone expected him to push her away, ask her to stop, thinking she was too emotional. He didn't. No, Moses kissed her back, wrapping her body in his tremendous arms, leaning her down until her hair touched the pine needles. Hungry for love in any form, in all its forms, Simone pulled off her clinging top. No more weeping. Her awe was silent now, and she wiped the traces of tears from her cheeks. Firelight kissed Moses' skin, making him look like an angel in hell, while it warmed her naked breasts.

"I'm sure," she whispered in anticipation of the question he seemed about to ask.

Her eager nipples piqued in expectation, pointing up to the greener-than-green treetops. An errant raindrop found its way through the cover overhead, bursting against her chest. The bristle of Moses' hair excited Simone's skin as he followed the rain down her breasts. There he worshipped, taking the luscious orbs in his hands as he pressed his beautiful face into them. Softly, he kissed the malleable flesh on either side of her cleavage, leaving wet lipmarks in his wake. Slowly, he ran his hot tongue along the cleave, from the base of her round breasts up.

His soft mouth against her nipples sent a message, like an electrical current through her body. The feel of his wet tongue on her breasts ignited her pussy, and that raindrop sensation came back to her abdomen. With every nerve-ending Moses touched, new feelings of beauty awakened in her. He wrapped her in his protective arms, sucking at her breasts. The dew of his mouth on her skin made her body bloom like a patch of white trillium flowers. In her mind, she could see pure white petals bursting through every precious green bud in the forest. The sun and rain together inspired new birth. As Moses planted loving kisses across her chest, a drop of crystal rain kissed her forehead. It flowed like holy water through her hair, cleansing her guilty conscience. Simone's eyes opened wide. She was awakened.

A surge of love-infused adrenaline ran through her core. Wrapping her feet around Moses' calves, Simone rubbed her impatient clit against the hard cock still concealed beneath bathing trunks. God, if Moses wasn't the man of steel, her name wasn't Simone Valcourt! The silky texture of her skirt delighted her pussy lips as she pressed her body against the man suckling like a child at her breast. At last, she was truly ready for everything this beautiful, sexy, tattooed man had to give her.

"Grab the boat safety kit?" Simone requested.

Moses threw her an odd glance as he reached out for it. When he saw what she'd packed, he chuckled and clicked his teeth like she was a naughty puppy. "You planned this," he accused, pulling a condom from the container.

Still awed at the experience, Simone replied, "I only planned to have sex with you, not to feel this miraculous. Do you know how I feel with you, Moses? Like my body has roots in the earth beneath me and I'm reaching up to the sky with both hands. My heart is expanding."

The embracing expression on Moses' face was too much to bear. "I can't believe I just said all that." She shook her head, running her hands along his expansive shoulders. "It sounds so silly."

Moses said nothing, gazing beyond her eyes and deep inside her spirit. With a breathless laugh, Simone reminded him, "Anyway, you can't be too surprised I want to make love. I did tell you I was feeling Canadian today."

"Oh, so it's 'make love' now, is it?" Moses teased. "Maybe we should wait till we're back in the canoe, then."

More grounded than she'd felt in years, Simone began pulling his bathing suit down with her toes. Deep in her throat, she giggled. "Get these off!"

Meet the Author

Eroticist Giselle Renarde is a queer Canadian, avid volunteer, contributor to more than 50 short story anthologies, and author of dozens of electronic and print books, including Anonymous, Ondine, and My Mistress' Thighs. Ms Renarde lives across from a park with two bilingual cats who sleep on her head.

Giselle Renarde is author of 2011 Rainbow Awards Honourable Mention My Mistress' Thighs: Erotic Transgender Fiction and Poetry, The Red Satin Collection (loveyoudivine Alterotica), Anonymous (Amber Allure), Ondine (Hudson Audiobooks/eXcessica Publishing), Audrey & Lawrence (eXcessica Publishing), and many dozens of e-books.

Ms Renarde has also contributed short stories to more than 50 erotica and queer fiction anthologies, including Red Velvet and Absinthe, Smooth, Please Ma'am, Girls on Top and Tasting Her (Cleis Press), Love Bites, I Put a Spell on You, Taken, and Bite Me (BBA/Torquere Press), Like Twin Stars (Circlet Press), Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2009 and Best Lesbian Love Stories 2009 (alyson books), as well as Mammoth Book of Erotic Confessions (Constable & Robinson), Sugar and Spice (Ravenous Romance), Surprise (Rubicund Press), numerous Xcite and Coming Together anthologies, Best Women's Erotica 2011, Best Lesbian Erotica 2011, Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica (ed. Tristan Taormino), Best Bondage Erotica 2012, Best Lesbian Romance 2012 and Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 (Cleis Press).

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