Monday, August 12, 2013


August 1 – September 20

Callie couldn’t stop staring at the way his finger gently smoothed over the flower petals as he spoke, the rich darkness of his skin highlighted against the yellow. His strokes were soft, but confident, and she knew that if he touched her in the same way, she would be done for.

She took another step toward the singer. He was so close now that she could feel the heat of him on her bare arms and stomach, warming skin that was already flush with arousal. Somewhere in the recesses of her brain, her rational mind was demanding to know what the hell she was doing. But this stranger had short-circuited her inhibitions, and Callie’s libido was now on autopilot.

"Would you like a taste?"

Callie couldn't even hope to contain the tremor of pleasure that passed through her body. She nodded eagerly.

He closed his eyes and slowly drew his finger along one of the newly opened buds. Callie watched in amazement as the petals fluttered wildly and then went limp under his touch. When he moved his finger away, a single perfect bead of liquid was suspended from the tip.

"Open for me," he commanded, reaching toward her. Callie obeyed, unthinking.

His finger slid into her mouth and her lips closed around it, her tongue lapping at the pad, feeling its whorls against her tastebuds. The pearl of liquid broke over her tongue, its flavor spicy and sweet and intoxicating. She sucked harder, trying to lap up every last bit of the delicious taste.

The gandharva groaned and slid his finger from her mouth, gently cupping her face in his hand.

"What is your name?" he asked.
© 2013 Sweet to the Taste  by Alyssa Cole

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Alyssa Cole is a Brooklyn-based romance author who loves exploring the intersection of culture and romance, and writing the naughty, naughty sex scenes that can result from those intersections. Her erotic short story SWEET TO THE TASTE, a contemporary tale drawing inspiration from South Asian mythology, will be released by The Wild Rose Press in the fall of 2013. You can find her on Facebook or Twitter (@AlyssaColeLit), and at


  1. Lord have mercy, I'm *panting* over here!!! :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

  2. Ditto! What a sensual scene, I need to go cool off, lol!

  3. Very sensual. Would love to read the rest of this.