Laurel Black


$FREE on 4/1/2019 – Fractured Fairytales Volume 2 by Laurel Black

There's always been an untold nostalgia within an otherwise happy fairy tale. Whether it be through innocent love, erotic romance, or even love born from war, macabre desires will always rule over their hearts. Because after all, that's what it means, for beauty to be found within tragedy.

Stories include In Loving Memory, Senseless, and Until Your Heart Breaks.

Excerpt:
Did he just happen to fall in love with Mare? Was he infatuated with him, to the point where he’d run away with him, forsake everything he knew, just like the fairytales Mare gushed over? Probably not. But it was nice, to know that he was wanted. That someone cared for him.

And it scared him.

It was so fast. And all it took was just one person. One person to get him to open up. One person that made him think back to when things were okay, to when he wasn’t feeling so numb, when he didn’t start downing alcohol or turn to knives or fire for entertainment or comfort. One person to make him remember what it felt like, before he spun out of control.

So maybe he was right. Maybe it wasn’t love. Maybe it was just the high that he gets whenever he felt like he’s found the one. Maybe it was the kind of emotions he gets when he finds someone he can latch onto, someone he feels like won’t betray him, won’t abandon him for anything. He’s had those feelings before, and each time he does, he’s wrong on all of them.

But it couldn’t hurt to hope.

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$FREE on 3/11/2019 – One More Night by Laurel Black

Around him, people moved on with their lives. He smelled fast food and alcohol, heard some of the conversations pass him by. He heard the planes taking off outside, and the bustle of the people shoving each other, trying to get on. There they all were, moving around him, paying little to no attention to the two men standing awkwardly in the corridor, men who have absolutely no idea what to say to each other. And it irked him. Quietly, he looked up at Jeremy again, a resolute light in his eyes.

And Jeremy froze.

He saw the pain in the young man’s eyes. He saw the tremor in his hands, and the thinly veiled rage just hidden underneath. He saw the confusion and the complete and utter terror in his expression. And then it dawned on him at just how badly he messed up.

And all it took was that phrase, “One more night.”

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$FREE on 1/15/2019 – Bittersweet by Laurel Black

A small collection of short stories that deals with love and loss. This collection includes: End of a Dream, Seasons, Misplaced Love, and One More Night.

Excerpt:
Just before you proposed, you told me about a dream you once had.

We were back in high school, being goofy, lovestruck teens. We were walking in one of the local parks. There was a lake near us, and you figured it’d be a good idea to push me in. Fortunately, I caught the sleeve of your shirt, and took you down with me. We spent the rest of that dream kissing in that lake, until evening fell and we had to go back.

As I looked down at you in that hospital bed, I kept remembering that dream, your voice still ringing in my ears. Before I knew it, I leaned down, and kissed your forehead.

“I love you,” I whispered, just as the nurses rushed in, just as I was ushered to the side, they couldn’t do anything to revive you.

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$FREE on 12/20/2018 – Until Your Heart Breaks: A Fractured Fairytales Story by Laurel Black

When Aleksandr woke, he heard a song. ​

It was beautiful, and sad, and bittersweet, not at all like the dark hymn he sang that night. It made him want for nothing, all the while building a haven, albeit an empty one. He tried to hide the smile on his face, but he couldn’t. As he slowly opened his eyes, he saw a shadow in front of him. He stared at the figure for a while, before closing his eyes again, content with listening. ​

When the song slowed, Aleksandr reached out, curling his fingers into the silhouette. Clothes, he realized. The tune faltered a little, but then the song picked up again, this time more lively, more vibrant. It wasn’t like anything he’d heard before, and though it was tumultuous, Aleksandr felt calm, if only for a few more moments. ​

“Aleksandr.”

He stopped. He forced his eyes open, and saw Sasha staring down at him. A deep, dark blush spread across his face then, but before he could turn away, Sasha cupped his face with both hands. He was embarrassed. He wanted to curl up under the blanket, make himself seemingly nonexistent to the world around him. But despite that, Sasha didn’t look away.

​A moment later, he felt a thumb underneath his eyes.

“Aleksandr,” he said again, “Why are you crying?”

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$FREE on 6/15/2018 – The Velvet Quiet: Volume #1 by Laurel Black

‘The two stared out at the sky. Alex reminisced on what could have been, what he’d already achieved. He thought about Alice, about the lovers he abandoned, the dreams he built for himself. And as the sun kept rising, he couldn't help but turn to Erin then. He titled his chin up, and kissed him once more, their hands still intertwined.

‘Light filled the sky, and just like that, everything faded to white.'

We fell in love within the veil. Our arms caressed our lovers, as we spoke our promises in the dark. We made our vows, and made them ours, no matter what anyone else may think. Our hearts called out to our lovers, and when Death finally comes for us, we'll fall asleep softly, gently.

This short story collection includes His Grey Eyes, Time's Decadence, and The Reaper's Blessing.

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