I was so glad that Amazon finally marked Molly’s Lips: Club Mephisto Retold down to FREE this week! Not sure how long it will stay there but I hope I found some new readers while this novella was climbing the “free” charts. I decided to use it as my Seventeen Sentence Sunday book since I was so excited. Hey, it’s always nice to chart!
I chose this scene when Molly and Clayton are parting at the beginning. I think the two parts of the book that affect me the most emotionally are this time when he drops her off, and then the scene when they are reunited at the end. I always imagine how that felt to Mephisto, to watch that from the outside. One thing I love about the Mephisto books is the triangle of Molly, Clayton, and Mephisto, with all the complexity and tension underneath.
Mephisto had many slaves he played with, but none of them were a full time responsibility like Molly was to Clayton. For just a moment, Mephisto’s confidence faltered. Could he do this? Could he deliver her back to Clayton without turning her into a total wreck?
“I suppose I’d better go,” said Clayton. “She’s cutting off the circulation in my legs.”
Under the table, her face was again pressed to her Master’s pant leg. Mephisto wanted to find it silly, but it was touching. “I’ll take good care of her,” he promised.
“Well then, she’s yours,” Clayton said, handing over her leash.
Mephisto watched Molly for signs of distress. Her eyes were wet, her expression bleak, but she was hanging in there. He tugged the leash to bring her up on her knees. “Bid your Master goodbye, kitten. You’ll see him in a week.”
Clayton leaned down to give her one last squeeze. Their hug looked natural, like they did it a lot. She clung to him, her face buried against the side of his neck.
I hope you’ll read the rest of Molly’s Lips: Club Mephisto Retold to see more of Mephisto’s thoughts. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s FREE! At least I hope it stays free for a while. It’s always free at Smashwords.com of course. Click the cover below to visit the page with the blurb and various buy links.
And if you already read and enjoyed Molly’s Lips, I hope you’ll also read Burn For You, the novel-length conclusion to the whole shebang!