[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy/Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, witches, public exhibition, bondage, sex toys]
Kirby Saxon, a fun-loving spider monkey shifter, finds himself being rescued by a large, muscled man with kind eyes from an overzealous woman. He decides to mate now and learn about each other later…including that male witches can get pregnant.
Amery Goddard is an ancient Witch who carries the weight from his lengthy past on his shoulders. He works at a hospital in Colorado Springs, while Kirby can live anywhere with his job for Sups Weekly, so it seems they are the perfect fit. Amery’s job as CNO has been his main passion—that is, until he meets Kirby. But that same hospital is the cause of his greatest distress in years, and he almost crumbles under the pressure.
Will Kirby and Amery’s attendance at the UPAC Conference be a blessing concealed within a curse, or will Amery’s haunted past lead to them losing everything they’ve built?
A Siren Erotic Romance
4 STARS: "Joyee Flynn is bringing back the funny! The other two books in this trilogy set were a little darker but SPELLS AND BANANAS, number 9 in the Midnight Matings series brings back the humor that has been so prevalent in past books. Don't get me wrong. Anytime you have M-preg with the possibilities of not only multiple births but let's throw in the mingling of species too, it's not all fun and games, but there are some really funny moments in this story. This book is another example of how little the species know about each other, and I feel gives us more insight as to why the Elders made the decision they did. Not that I think what they did is right and thought Amery's little "gift" to them was HILARIOUS. I liked the idea of opposites attracting, the silly spider monkey with the serious witch, the larger Amery wanting to be topped by the smaller Kirby. And where you would think that Amery being the Chief of Nursing for a large hospital would be the more secure of the two, you couldn't be more wrong. Amery's low self-esteem and insecurities make him a very sympathetic character and made Kirby's treatment of him very sweet to read. Another thing I liked about this book is we get much more of the after story than in any of the previous books and it was nice to see where the couple was several months after the honeymoon phase. I would have liked to find out the Kirby's mom ended up with the vampire cop but alas that was not mentioned--hint hint possibly another story??? Ms. Flynn's story arc is well developed and made for a quick and fun read. If you enjoyed the previous Midnight Matings books, you will not be disappointed with this addition." -- Tyra, The Romance Reviews
"At the Great Gathering the crowd is stunned when the Elders announce they’ve cast a spell that will force everyone there to choose a mate within 24 hours. It must be someone from another cast, coven, pack, etc… If they don’t find a mate they will go feral. Spider money shifter Kirby Saxon is immediately grabbed by a female. She doesn’t seem to care when Kirby tells her that he’s gay, though she does care when powerful witch Amery Goddard tells her to let go. Making the best of a difficult situation Kirby and Amery logically decide to mate and romantically hope things will work out. Happily, the pair get along quite well from the start. Kirby quickly realizes however that Amery is very sensitive and easily takes comments the wrong way. Someone’s definitely hurt Amery badly in the past and seems intent on continuing when they start life together in Amery’s home. Watch out trouble, because monkey or not Kirby will protect his mate. Pair a spirited spider monkey with a tender witch and in this tale you get love. Spells and Bananas is a sweet romance without the sugary aftertaste. Past experiences give Amery issues with trust and fidelity whereas Kirby is his perfect match, honest and sassy. The bad guys don’t stand a chance with this loving couple. Sexy and refreshingly touching, Spells and Bananas is deliciously hot fun." -- Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed
More From Midnight Matings
There was that awkward moment that everyone has with a new lover…where we stared at each other wondering what came next. Should I make a move? Let him make the move? Maybe stop being so eager and play a little coy?
I mentally smacked myself across the face. This wasn’t just any lover. It was my mate, and I wouldn’t start eternity together playing games.
“Thank the gods,” he whimpered as I rolled onto him and started kissing his massive chest. “At work, I know what to do, always. But the rest of the time I admit I’m a little awkward and never seem to know what I should be doing.”
“No games between us, Amery.” I licked his right nipple to keep my words light. “I was just wondering if I shouldn’t show how much I wanted this—be too eager. But I don’t want that for us.”
“Agreed,” he moaned as I latched onto his other nipple and sucked hard. “I want us to always be comfortable around each other and honest.”
“Deal,” I said firmly and shimmied down his body. I knelt between his legs and stared at his hard cock for a moment. “Well, hello there. I’m Kirby, and you and I are going to be great, great friends.”
Amery started to chuckle until I swallowed him down. Holy shit! I only had about half of his dick in my mouth before it hit the back of my throat. Well, practice makes perfect!
“Please, Kirby, I need you in me.”
“As my mate wishes,” I purred after I pulled off his cock with a pop. “Can you claim me in this position? How does it work for witches?”
“Yes, it’s a binding incantation I’ll say before we come.”
“Sweet.” I lifted his legs, pushing his knees to his chest as I lined up my cock with his hole.
I glanced up at his face for a moment, completely confused. “We’re good without one.”
“Really?” he gasped, his face lighting up like the Fourth of July.
Umm, okay? Was Amery so used to being with humans that he’d never gone bareback before? It was common knowledge that shifters couldn’t get or give human diseases, and shifter illnesses were very rare and never sexually transmitted. I’d have to ask about that later, but right now I didn’t want the real world interfering with our mating sex.
“Really,” I moaned as I pushed inside of him. Damn, that spell rocked! He was perfectly slicked and stretched out for me. I watched where our bodies connected in awe. His tight hole stretching to accommodate me as if his body wanted me there as much as I did.
Amery wrapped his legs around my hips when I bottomed out inside of him. It was the most heavenly, magical feeling I’d ever had…and not just because he was a witch. It was Amery. This was right, and I knew no matter how we got there, we were meant to be mates.
“You feel it, too?” he whispered, almost as if he didn’t want to break the trance we were in. I nodded as I leaned forward, folding him in half so I could move my hands under his shoulders.
“It’s like coming home to a place I never knew I was missing,” I said softly as I stared into his sparkling caramel eyes.
“Yes. As if my whole life was leading up to me finding you to start really living.”
“But that’s crazy, right?” I asked, more to myself than him, but when I saw Amery’s face fall with disappointment, I wished I could kick my own ass right then. “I feel it, too, Amery. Don’t doubt that, okay?”
“Okay,” he said with a nod, though his eyes didn’t revert to their previous bliss, and I wanted to change that.
“I only meant that I’d never heard that mating could be like this in a world where there are not fated mates like you read in books.” I started moving my hips slowly because if I didn’t, I thought I was going to lose my mind. Amery was perfect, his body and the way he felt better than any dream I could ever have had. The temptation to take him was just too much to resist.
Not that he was complaining of course, but I probably should have waited until we were done talking. He just seemed so sad, and it might have been a cheap shot to take him when he was obviously distracted. I just wanted us to focus on us, nothing else.
“I thought you were saying that I’m crazy,” he admitted and turned his head away from me.
“Wait—what? No! Amery, no!” I stuttered and gasped. “Don’t ever think that! I just meant the intense feelings we’re having after the mating seals seem a little nutty to me. But if you’re crazy, I’m right there with you, babe.”
I almost fell on top of him ungracefully as I moved both hands at once to turn his face back to me. I was able to right myself at the last moment with my left hand while my right hand grabbed his chin. Growling when he fought me, I turned his face to me none too gently.
“No games and no hiding, remember?” I snarled as I moved so our noses were touching. Then I switched tactics when I saw him practically crawl into himself as his face seemed to shut down on me when his eyes lost focus and expression went blank. I kissed the tip of his nose and then each of his eyes. “Why do I think this is more than just you thinking I called you crazy, my mate?”
“You’re right. I’m sorry,” he said sheepishly, as if the light bulb went off over his head, and he just put the pieces together. “I’ll tell you everything but later, if that’s okay?”
His smile was so hesitant, almost frightened, that I knew I wasn’t going to like this. But I pushed my feeling to the side. Amery needed me, needed to be loved more than anything if his actions since we’d met were any indication. And I was just the man for the job.
“Nothing else right now but us,” I whispered against his lips and thrust into him hard. “Us and mating sex. Everything else waits at the door and takes a number for when we’re done.”
“Right. Right, sounds good,” Amery moaned as he lifted his hips to meet me. “Just us, only our mating.”
“Your compliance is appreciated.” I winked at him and quickly kissed him when I saw he was going to start laughing as the corners of his mouth crinkled. And then we got to the hot monkey sex.
I intertwined our fingers and moved them over his head as I snapped my hips faster.
“Oh gods, yes, like that,” Amery exclaimed as he went wild beneath me. “Do you bite me?”
“No,” I grunted, not slowing down our rhythm. “I’ll shift and throw feces on you.”
“What!” he gasped as he tried to get out from underneath me.
“Kidding!” I laughed and then changed angles to nail his sweet spot. “I’ll shift, my monkey will sniff your neck, and then I will beat my chest in approval. That’s it.”
“Smart-ass,” he mumbled as he raised his head and then took my lips in a toe-curling kiss.
When we both needed air, we broke apart and simply stared at each other. I made sure my flat stomach was grinding against his leaking cock as I fucked him with everything I had.
“Perfect and no condom,” he moaned. What was with him and the lack of condom? Before I could process what he’d said, Amery started whispering in a language I didn’t recognize. All I could tell was it was very old. Then he switched back to English. “Do you accept me as yours, Kirby Saxon?”
“I do, Amery Goddard,” I said softly. Suddenly I needed to come right then or I thought my heart would stop. With energy I didn’t know I had, I pounded into my mate. I just needed to hang on until…