I love military heroes, both real and fictional. I guess that’s not surprising, considering most of the men in my family served in the military during war time. My dad was a Marine, my husband served on a battleship in the Navy, and my son plans to join the military next year. All of my uncles and most of my brothers-in-law served in the Navy, and claim those years were among the best of their lives. A few say they wished they’d applied for officer’s training and become lifers.
When Delilah Devlin put out the call for submissions for HIGH OCTANE HEROES, it seemed natural for me to write a story about an Iraq War veteran. My hero has a hard time readjusting to civilian life, which is reflected in his arid relationships—until he meets the story heroine and finds relief from his demons when he falls in love for the first time.
I hope you enjoy HIGH OCTANE HEROES and my story “Natural Appetites”.
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for the anthology!
NATURAL APPETITES by Adele Dubois
Mickey glanced at the time on his dashboard, as he slid behind the wheel of his car. “Shit.” He’d missed his after-work drinks date with Madelaine. Again.
He checked his cell. No messages. His spoiled, over-sexed girlfriend warned if he was late one more time, she’d be done with him. With her looks, men offered to crawl through glass to sleep with her. She’d made it clear Mickey could be easily replaced. One stiff cock was as good as another, as far as she was concerned. It would take her all of about five minutes to finish sulking and find a new guy. Maybe two, in ten.
He called her anyway, but Madelaine refused to answer. Mickey swore. He’d miss the luscious mouth that drank him in, slow and steady, like velvet whiskey. And her ass. He’d surely miss that.
His cell phone went dark.
Without a shadow of doubt, Mickey knew he’d just been dumped.
Adele Dubois is a multi-published, award-winning author of erotic romance. Before turning to fiction, Adele wrote for newspapers and magazines in the USA, Caribbean and UK.
Adele and her real life Navy hero husband enjoy their eastern Pennsylvania home where she is working on her next novel.
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