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Authors: Jan Irving

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Matthew reached down and stripped Dove’s cock, rubbing a tender thumb over the swollen stem crushed between their bodies.

A band seemed to tighten around his head, the emotions he was trying to suppress, the need… “

“It’s all right, Matthew—”

“But I can’t!” Embarrassed color in his cheeks, but his body… he couldn’t hold on! Acting on primal instinct, needing to mate for the first time in his life, he pulled out so he spilled on Dove’s open legs, wanting to see his come on his lover.

Their hands wedded as he panted, wilting.

After a moment, he rocked against his angel, feeling his hands tighten on Matthew’s ass again. Tears stung his eyes so he closed them. He put a finger into Dove, plying him as he thrust against him, succulent sounds, Dove’s body tightening, and then the angel arched and his wings wrapped around Matthew, keeping him safe, keeping them both safe.


*  *  *

I’m not sure how the fuck to use this place to get you home. Truth is, every science fiction movie I’ve ever seen, they head up to one of these places and send out signals to outer space, but….” Matthew rubbed the back of his neck, rueful. He was still a little wobbly after his nerves, his
, had shorted out with Dove earlier. He’d never felt like that before.

He knew he never would again.

“It’s all right, Matthew. This place will do,” Dove said, dark eyes serene.

“You know how to use all this stuff?” Matthew gestured around the room where they’d managed to open the ceiling so they could view the stars. Various computers and research materials were strewn around.

The angel sighed. “Matthew, the truth is I could have returned to my sky world a long time ago.”


“I stayed for you, to heal you and then because I couldn’t bear to leave you. But,” Dove wrapped his arms around himself, “I can feel the cold now. Holding this shape so long has diminished me.”

“I know you can’t. I don’t want you to be less!” Matthew rubbed Dove’s arms briskly. “You do what you have to.”

“Kiss me?”

Matthew’s eyes glittered with the tears he was holding back to shed after he was left behind.
I’m not going to be all right.
But it didn’t matter when he was in his angel’s arms, pressed against wings and silken olive skin, giving a throaty moan as he caressed nipples he’d suckled and smooth curves he’d worshiped.


*  *  *

me you’ll be okay?”

Matthew nodded.

“I wish—”

“You can’t stay,” Matthew said, his voice husky.

“You’re not going to be okay, Matthew-friend. Your aura is still bleeding!” Dove scolded. “I can’t leave you like this.”

Matthew felt tears spill. He leaned his head against Dove’s neck, taking comfort. “You have to go. I want you to.”


“I know I’m just a guy working crummy jobs, nothing like you, nothing special, but I…”
love you.
His voice dried up, but he could feel that Dove read him, as he’d always read him.

“There is only one solution,” Dove said gravely. “But only if you trust me.”

Matthew blinked.

“Will you come back with me to my new spaceship? I have repaired it and made it larger, to accommodate a human. I could retain a facsimile of this body for when I wasn’t in energy form.” Dove stroked his cheek. “To please you, Matthew-friend.”

“Go there?” Matthew looked up at the stars, scared, but the old longing unfurled inside him, seeing an answer to the question he’d asked since he was a child.
I can’t. I’m just an ordinary guy. I’m not meant to—

Dove held out his hand, even as his skin was heating, glowing, so it dazzled the eyes. His form seemed to grow taller, expanding, then the feathers spread and there was a singing sound, like the chime of one of those spirit bowls Matthew liked to play with at the new age shop.

Suddenly Dove Hollister’s body lay on the floor, abandoned now, chest rising and falling as if he were asleep. A gossamer creature with wings hovered above him, waiting… beginning to fade…

Am I still beautiful to your eyes, Matthew?
A wistful voice asked in Matthew’s mind.

Matthew swallowed. “Yes.”

“Goodbye, Matthew-friend.”

“No.” Matthew was smiling as he finally reached out, trusting as he had every time they’d gone flying together, letting go of where he hurt, of how he was unworthy. He snagged onto part of his angel’s wing. “Not goodbye.”

Mistletoe Madness

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About the Author





Jan Irving
has worked in all kinds of creative fields, from painting silk to making porcelain ceramics, to interior design, but writing was always her passion.

She feels you can’t fully understand characters until you follow their journey through a story world. Many kinds of worlds interest her, fantasy, historical, science fiction and suspense—but all have one thing in common, people finding a way to live together—in the most emotional and erotic fashion possible, of course!

Visit Jan’s web site at and blog at


The Star Man ©Copyright Jan Irving, 2009


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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of the authors’ imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events or locales is entirely coincidental.


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Released in the United States of America

December 2009


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eBook ISBN: 978-1-61581-334-6


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