By Meka James
Fiendish is a dark and twisted take on Beauty and The Beast. This story contains mature themes meant for readers 18+.
So what would you do if your prince charming turned out to be the worst kind of monster?
Calida Alexander moves from Charlotte to Atlanta after a painful break up. She faced some harsh realities about herself during that breakup and desperately wants to change who she perceives herself to be. When she meets Seth, she is drawn in by his sexy good looks and is won over by his gentlemanly demeanor. On the surface, he's her dream come true.
Seth Jokobi is sexy and charming, the kind of man that women dream of being with. As a master manipulator, he uses his charm and good looks as a lure. His prey never suspect that lurking behind those piercing blue eyes and million dollar smile, lies a sadistic monster. When he meets Calida, her shy nature tempts him into playing a game where the stakes end up being higher than he could have imagined.
Can love really conquer all or is it sometimes just not enough?
“Intimacy,” I whispered into her hair.
I slid my hand under her shirt, stroking the soft skin of her abdomen. I felt the subtle changes in her breathing. I smiled; she was still weak to my touch even when angry with me.
“Seth, I would just like to go to sleep.”
“I’m not trying to have sex with you right now, Calida. I’m answering your question.”
“I didn’t ask you anything.”
My fingers splayed across her toned stomach, my thumb grazed the bottom curve of her breast.
“Yes, you did,” I replied, planting soft kisses along her neck. It was a very beautiful neck and my second favorite part of her body I enjoyed kissing. “At the beach. You asked why I wouldn’t kiss you.”
Stepping back, I slowly turned her in my arms. I wanted to see those gorgeous green eyes of hers. I wanted to see the emotions in them as I gave her this little piece of me. You don’t have to explain yourself to her. Her gaze was trained on my chest as she chewed on her bottom lip.
“Look at me. Please.” I waited until I had her complete attention before continuing.
Cupping her lovely face in my hands, I leaned down to partake in those luscious lips of hers. Their softness, the warmth, the taste of them called to me. It wasn’t a deep passionate kiss. I only wanted to feel her lips on mine. Resting my forehead on hers, I stroked her cheeks with my thumbs as I spoke.
“For me, a kiss is not just a kiss.” Her eyes were wide with confusion, causing a smile to tug at the corner of my mouth. “It’s about intimacy, the connection you have with a person. It implies a level of comfort and personal knowledge of the person you share the kiss with.” I leaned down, placing a soft kiss just below her ear before continuing. “A kiss can be orgasmic in itself. When performed by two lovers, it can be more seductive, more meaningful, and exude more intensity than the act of sex. It can leave you breathless and wanting; desirous heat and passion can bleed into every fiber of your being when embraced so achingly close to someone sharing the same sensations.”
Calida’s pupils dilated, her breathing became shallow, and she shifted her stance, pressing her legs tighter together. She was aroused yet trying to fight it. I traced the outline of her lips with my thumb. They parted slightly, bringing another smile to my face. “So…” Her tongue darted out, licking her lips as she tried to gather her thoughts “…um, I…I don’t…I wasn’t expecting that kind of an answer.”
“Before you, Calida, I hadn’t kissed or had the desire to kiss anyone for a very, very long time. I take that very seriously. Do you understand that?” Wordlessly, she nodded her head. “Good. Now keep your hands at your side. No touching, understand?”
“Yes,” she replied breathlessly.
I placed my hands on the counter on either side of her but kept our bodies separated. “I’m going to kiss you now.”
Seth Damien Jokobi
Age 30 born October 31
Blue eyes black hair
Tattoos—3 wolf’s head on his back, Celtic symbol and dagger on his chest, dragon on his right upper arm.
He works out on a regular basis and has a well toned muscular body.
Seth enjoys reading and gaining knowledge of all sorts. He is an accomplished pianist at the insistence of his mother. He speaks three additional languages.
Only child of deceased parents Damien and Rose Jokobi. Damien was a ruthless business man obsessed with his career. He treated his wife and his child more like possessions instead of family. He was a controlling and domineering man who instilled in his son strong men take what they wanted and the weak get left behind.
Rose was a quiet woman that never really voiced her opinion in opposition of her husband. Before she met and married Damien she was a concert pianist at the peak of her career but gave it up at his insistence. She wanted more children, but he said he only needed one male heir so she was forced to have a tubal ligation done to prevent future children. If she had any dreams or desires of her own they were never known as her entire world revolved her husband and her son. She spoiled Seth by catering to his every whim. He was denied nothing and never was forced to face the consequences of his actions.
He could be considered a Sociopath with his disregard for the feeling and emotions of others. Although he does know right from wrong, he doesn’t care and does what he wants as a result of his upbringing.
About the Author
Meka James is a stay at home mom to four kids ranging in ages 17-4 and lives in the great state of Georgia. She’s been happily married for 11 years and counting. She is a pet lover and has three dogs: Pixie, Loki, and Thor. The additional pets include a turtle, a bearded dragon, and two snakes that belong solely to her husband and children. When she’s not attending little league games and school functions, she finds time to volunteer with the local Weimaraner Rescue. Her main hobby outside of writing and reading is playing The Sims 3 PC game.
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