Chapter Fifteen: The Fiery Pit

Premier James sat in Lucky’s, drinking vodka from a bottle that Lucky had left at his table.  

The scream of Luc’s supercharged engine and the protest of his tires proceeded him bursting through the door. He made a bee line…

Chapter Fourteen: What Could Have Been

Luc found Charlene at the cemetery, standing against the morning wind in front of two headstones. Luc hurried up to her and grabbed her in a tight hug.  

She turned inside his grasp and kissed him with sudden ferocity until…

Chapter Thirteen: Hell to Pay

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Luc couldn’t help thinking that Charlene was in trouble. He felt like he knew her, somehow, and that he had to act to save her. He didn’t know what was wrong, but his instincts told him to act. 

He…

Chapter Twelve: Sand Gets Into Everything

It had been three long days from Mountain River to Los Angeles, pushing the bike hard, blasting across the plains and through the mountains.  

Charlene’s Black card rented a hotel villa looking out over the brilliant blue Pacific with long…

Chapter Eleven: The Iron Horse We Ride

Charlene heard an unfamiliar rumble outside her house, the thundering sound of a V twin motorcycle. Looking through the window she saw Luc stop and drop the kickstand on a big black Harley Davidson and pulled off his helmet. 

She…

Chapter Ten: He Held Her Purse Today

The limousine deposited them back at the hotel with night almost over and pink streamers of light making cotton candy out of the high clouds. Charlene and Luc were escorted to the private penthouse by a porter. As he opened…

Chapter Nine: Cowboy Bacchanalia

Slowly but surely Charlene got Luc to join her and the kids at her table at Lucky’s. She would pat the bench beside her and space would be made for him to sit beside her.  

The boys in the group…

Chapter Eight: Luc's Love Loss

Charlene awoke to the smell of bacon and coffee and sex. 

Sunlight poured through the open window accompanied by a mountain breeze. She stretched and yawned, pausing to smile about her newest conquest and an athletic night of pleasure.  

She…

Chapter Seven: The Flatdeck Music Appreciation Society

Charlene sat cross legged in her VIP booth at the club. Across from her sat the mayor of Mountain River, one of her earliest clients.  

The Mayor was in the midst of begging her, "Charlene, you really have to help…

Chapter Six: Introducing the Devil

A young Charlene threw her book bag down as she staggered into her empty home. It was just after noon, when Tommy had shared disgusting video of the two of them having sex in his bedroom. It had been her…

Chapter Five: Hellcat Smoke 

Charlene perched, legs crossed, on her desk, one gleaming high-healed shoe resting on the chair between the legs of the boy in front of her, the other bouncing to its own rhythm. "So you want to be a famous actor…

Chapter Four: Dislodged Demons 

Watching while Lucky and Luc drank at the bar, Charlene sent two of her boy toys off to fetch the Dodge driving stranger. The two boys had been waiting patiently for a lull in the conversation  until one of them…