A mouse shifter in a backwoods bordello falls for a cursed lady of the evening in this lesbian erotic romance.
Bess was born human in a backwoods brothel, and she's lived there as a mouse long enough to watch generations of girls come and go. Loralee’s the only one remaining to entertain cowboys who leave her with bruises and a fistful of cash.
Oh so many years ago, Bess sought Old Gertie's magic to avoid the fate Loralee now lives. Her little heart can't bear the torment those brutes impose on poor Loralee. She's got a plan to revisit her human form, but is Bess willing to come out of retirement in a career she never started?
Warnings: This paranormal lesbian romance contains explicit erotic encounters. Appears in the anthology "Girls Gone Carnal: Lesbian Vamps, Witches and Weres."
Loralee considered Bess gravely, perched with one foot up against the tree. “You’re not some freaky chick, are you? Here to kill me and whatnot?”
Bess shook her head, trying not to smile too widely. “I’m just a girl who wants a little pleasure out of life…like you?”
“Oh, sister, you got me all wrong.” Cackling, Loralee pushed herself away from the tree with her foot and stumbled toward the open kitchen door. “Hmm…guess I musta left that open.”
“Right…” Bess’s heart palpitated as she followed Loralee inside. “Well, since you did and all, I brewed you up some coffee. Want a cup?”
A grin like Bess hadn’t seen in ages bled across Loralee’s lips. “I surely would, little lady. Thanks a bunch.” She sat at her own kitchen table and allowed Bess to serve her.
As Loralee sipped her coffee black, her hazy eyes found the glimmer of her youth. She’d been so vibrant before the drinking, before the whoring. Bess had watched from the walls as girls grew up too fast in this house. She would have been one of them if it hadn’t been for Old Gertie’s magic, and there was more guilt in that thought than Bess could bear.
“Could I help you take a bath?” Bess asked, watching Loralee’s strong hands grip her coffee mug. “I’d enjoy that quite a bit.”
Loralie looked up from the table, questioning, and then grinned. “Guess so.” She shrugged. “Hey, what is your name, anyway?”