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More from NICOLAS. This week, Nico takes it too far…
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Good God! Jamie wanted to play. What a delightful lover, almost as if he’d been made especially for him—
Nico froze at the thought, fear dousing him in ice. His gaze ran over Jamie’s exquisite body, laid out like a feast for his pleasure. What had he done? He needed to get out of there, right now. Cristo! He’d let it go too far.
Ignoring Jamie’s frantic questions, he rolled off the bed and crossed the chamber in quick strides. He pulled on his clothes in the bathroom that Jamie had washed and folded for him, feeling Jamie’s gaze from the doorway, but brushed past him without a word.
“I don’t understand.” Jamie’s voice had grown soft, sounding tired while he watched Nico lace up his boots at the door.
Nico flicked him a glance, saw him shivering in the cold seeping through the cracks of the door. “Go warm up by the fire,” he said and stood, pulling open the door. After stepping through, he slammed it behind him.
Betrayed by a lover, Jamie rents an isolated cabin on Lake Huron, wanting only to be left alone. Instead, he is pulled from his solitary existence as an artist and tumbles headlong into the legend of Saint Nicolas.
As a young man, Nicolas accidentally killed a man intent on murdering three children, only to have the man’s malicious spirit rise up against him. Fleeing through the centuries from the Krampus, the evil troll-like creature that dogs his steps, Nico finds refuge with the young artist who takes him into his home and bed. But Jamie has questions. Who is Nicolas, and why does the Krampus want to destroy him?
When the Krampus begins to torment and torture anyone Nico comes in contact with to punish him, Jamie’s life is put in danger. And Jamie isn’t sure whether he can help Nico defeat his nemesis or if he’s merely a pawn in the Krampus’s game.